New Delhi | Jagran Education Desk: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) wil be conducting the UPSC National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) 1 and NDA and NA 2 exams together this year, in view of the coronavirus-mandated lockdown which has halted every other process in the country. 

According to the revised schedule by the UPSC, the NDA/NA 1 and NDA/NA 2 exams will take place on September 6, 2020, while the application process for the UPSC NDA 2 exams 2020 started from yesterday (June 10) and will continue till June 30. Candidates can apply online through the official site of UPSC at upsc.gov.in. 

The UPSC held a special meeting on June 5 to review the ongoing situation in the country due to the COVID-19. Taking note of the phase-wise opening of coronavirus-mandated lockdown and easing of restrictions, the commission released a revised schedule of UPSC NDA 2020 exams and other recruitment tests.  

 

Eligibility Criteria for UPSC NDA 2020 exam:

Educational Qualification

For Army Wing of National Defence Academy: The desired candidates must have cleared the class 12th exams of the 10+2 pattern of School education or equivalent exmas conducted by state education board.

For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: The desired candidates for this category must have passed the class 12th exams of the 10+2 pattern of school or equivalent exams with Physics and Mathematics conducted by state education board.

 

However, the candidates who are in the final year of the qualifying examinations or candidates who are waiting for their results are not eligible to apply for the UPSC NDA/NA exams 2020. The eligible candidates can apply online at upsconline.nic.in.   

All those candidates who want to apply for the examination will have to pay Rs 100/- as application fees. SC/ST candidates/ Sons of JCOs/NCOs/Ors are exempted from payment of the fee.

Here are the important dates for NDA/NA Exams 2020: 

UPSC NDA I Online Applications Date

8th January to 28th January 2020

UPSC NDA II Online Applications Date

10th June to 30th June 2020

UPSC NDA & NA (1) & (2) 2020 Written Exam

6th September 2020

Posted By: Talib Khan