NDA Exam Dates – Event Schedule for NDA I & II

Due to COVID-19 outbreak, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) decided to merge NDA I and NDA II exams for the year 2020. According to the latest schedule for NDA exam dates 2020, the combined NDA exam will be conducted on September 6, 2020. Also, the NDA II application form 2020 submission is ongoing from June 16 to July 6. Earlier, the NDA I was scheduled to be held on April 19, 2020. 

Candidates who decide to quit from the NDA exam 2020 (after submitting the application form) can withdraw their NDA II application from July 13 to July 19 2020. UPSC is yet to declare the official dates for NDA admit card release and result declaration. Read this article to get acquainted with the NDA I & II event schedule 2020 with other relevant details.   

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NDA Exam Dates – Event Schedule for NDA I and NDA II

As already discussed, the NDA recruitment process for Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA will have a set of time-specific events. The table below will help you in keeping abreast with NDA exam dates 2020.

Event Calendar of NDA 2020

Events NDA (I) Schedule NDA (II) Schedule
Publication of official notification January 8, 2020 June 16, 2020
Release of NDA application form January 8, 2020 June 16, 2020
Last date to submit the application form January 28, 2020 July 6, 2020
Facility for application form withdrawal February 4 – February 11,  2020 July 13 – July 19, 2020
Issuance of NDA admit card August 2020 August 2020
NDA exam date 2020 (Combined) September 6, 2020 September 6, 2020
Display of NDA answer key To be notified To be notified
Declaration of NDA result To be notified To be notified

NDA Exam Date – Shift Timings

The UPSC conducts the NDA examination in two shifts on the exam day. The shift timings for NDA 2020 are mentioned in the table below:

NDA 2020 Shift Timings

Shift Timing
Morning 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Afternoon 2 PM to 4:30 PM

NDA Exam Date – Application Form Submission 

UPSC has released the NDA II application form from June 16 to July 6, 2020 (till 6 PM). Candidates who filled the application form for NDA I between January 8 to 28, 2020 can also fill the application form for NDA II starting from June 16 to July 6 (only if they meet the NDA II eligibility criteria). Also, candidates who have changed their mind to appear for NDA will have an opportunity to withdraw their application form from July 13 to July 19, 2020.

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A detailed schedule for NDA I and NDA II application process is available in the table below

Events NDA (I) Application Dates NDA (II) Application Dates
Release of application form January 8, 2020 June 16, 2020
Last date to fill the application form January 28, 2020 July 6, 2020
Start of application form withdrawal process February 4, 2020 July 13, 2020
Last date for the application form withdrawal February 11, 2020 July 19, 2020

NDA Exam Date – Admit Card Release 

The NDA 2020 admit card is a crucial document. Candidates have to carry the printed copy of their admit card on the NDA exam day. There will be multiple details mentioned on the admit card including the NDA exam date and schedule. Candidates must check all the details on the admit card before taking a print out of the same. UPSC is yet to disclose the NDA admit card 2020 issuance date. However, it is expected to be issued three weeks prior to the NDA exam date.

A detailed schedule for the issuance of NDA admit card is available in the table below

Events NDA (I) Admit Card Schedule NDA (II) Admit Card Schedule
Issuance of NDA admit card First/Second week of August 2020 (Tentative) First/Second week of August 2020 (Tentative)
Last date to download NDA admit card September 6, 2020 September 6, 2020

NDA Exam Date 2020 

Usually, UPSC conducts the NDA exam twice a year. The NDA (I) was to be conducted on April 19, 2020. However, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation had to face a shutdown at the time of the NDA (I). UPSC has now decided to set a common exam date for NDA (I) and NDA (II). The combined NDA exam date is set as September 6, 2020. 

Table below solves the mathematics of the NDA exam dates 2020 precisely

Events NDA (I) Exam Dates NDA (II) Exam Dates
Priorly set NDA I exam date by UPSC April 19, 2020
New NDA exam date for both the exams (combined) September 6, 2020*

NDA Exam Date – Answer Key Release 

UPSC is yet to notify about the release date of NDA 2020 answer key. Candidates will be able to evaluate their probable score prior to result declaration by accessing the answer key of NDA. However, do keep in mind that the actual NDA score might differ from your calculated score using the NDA answer key. Still, the NDA answer key is useful in estimating your tentative NDA written exam score.  

NDA Exam Date – Result Declaration 

As both the NDA exam terms have been merged, UPSC will declare the NDA result 2020 for Round I & II collectively. The schedule for NDA result announcement is yet to be notified by the conducting body. However, aspirants can expect the declaration of NDA result after 2-3 weeks of the NDA exam date 2020. 

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NDA Exam Date – FAQs

✔️ What is the NDA exam date 2020?

UPSC is conducting NDA I and II on a single date i.e. September 6, 2020. Earlier, the NDA I was slated to be held on April 19. But due to nationwide lockdown, the conducting authority couldn’t organize this exam as per the schedule.

✔️ Why did UPSC merge the NDA (I) & (II) 2020 exam dates?

In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak, the NDA I exam was not conducted on its prior scheduled date i.e. April 19, 2020. With an intention to keep the yearly NDA exam schedule on track, UPSC decided to merge the NDA I & II exam. Hence, the new date for the combined NDA exam 2020 is September 6, 2020.

✔️ Has UPSC released the NDA I admit card 2020?

No. As the UPSC will conduct a combined NDA exam this year, the NDA (I) & (II) admit cards will also be released together 2-3 weeks prior to NDA exam date 2020 i.e. September 6. It is suggested to keep visiting this page to track any notification from UPSC regarding the NDA admit card issuance date.

✔️ When can I expect declaration of the NDA result 2020?

UPSC is yet to roll-out the official date for NDA 2020 result declaration. Candidates can expect the announcement of NDA 2020 written exam result in December 2020.

✔️ When would the SSB interview be conducted for the candidates who qualify the NDA written exam?

Service Selection Board (SSB) interview is a long process to be covered in 3-4 months. SSB interviews are expected to be started in January 2021 and the process might stretch up to April 2021.

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