NDA 2 2022 Exam:15 things you must know to clear NDA

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Hello defence aspirants, you are reading “NDA 2 2022 Exam” specific details which means that you have taken 1 step towards your dream. Its already high time to start preparation for upcoming NDA 2 2022 attempt.

Before starting NDA preparation, its necessary to understand these 15 important things of NDA 2 2022 exam, which may seem very basic, but these basic things will contribute in your success.

Even if you have zero knowledge about NDA exam, this detailed article will clear all your doubts and also give you specific direction in NDA preparation (from age limit to important books/chapters to study)

So, keep patience and read this detailed guide till the end !

NDA 2 2022 Notification Details

NDA Exam is conducted twice a year (April and September) and its notification (advertisement) is released roughly 2-3 months before NDA written exam. NDA Notification is released on upsc.gov.in as well as in “employment news” paper which is released every week all over India.

NDA 1 2022 Notification has 50-60 pages related to NDA Recruitment. So, its too hectic and practically not fesible to waste time reading this lengthy Notification pdf. Moreover, new aspirants are not aware of what exactly to read from notification. So, I have made a compilation of all important things related to NDA 1 2022 exam which every NDA aspirant must know.

NDA 2 2022 Exam Date

NDA exam is conducted in offline format in almost all important cities of India. You have to select nearest city while filling the NDA exam form. Every NDA exam is conducted on Sunday for aspirants ease.

NDA 2 2022 Exam Date : 4th September 2022

NDA 1 2023 Exam Date : 16th April 2023

NDA 2 2022 exam consists of 2 papers (Maths and General Ability Test):

  • NDA Maths Paper (Paper 1)
  • NDA GAT Paper (Paper 2)

NDA 2 2022 Exam time:

NDA Exam papers Subject Timing
Paper 1 NDA 2 2022 Maths 10:00 am  to 12:30 pm
Paper 2 General Ability Test 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm

It becomes too hectic to give 2 papers on the same day with just 2 hours of gap between them. These things must be considered while studying.

Practice of previous year question papers is must to maintain speed and accuracy in actual NDA exam. 

How to fill the NDA 2022 Exam form correctly? (Step by Step Process)

Step 1: Go to www.upsc.gov.in
Step 2: In Examination > Active Examination > NDA 1 2020 Exam
Step 3: Click on " https://upsconline.nic.in" and fill the Exam form

NDA Form filling process takes place in 2 stages: Part 1 Registration and Part 2 Registration.

After completing the Part 1 Registration, you get a confirmation message on your mobile (along with Registration ID) , which is used to fill NDA Part 2 Registration form.

Let us see common details which you need to fill in NDA Application Form:

NDA Part 1 Registration Includes:

  • Full Name (as on 10th Certificate)
  • Gender 
  • Date of Birth 
  • Fathers and Mothers Name
  • Fee Remission 
  • Educational Qualification 
  • Address and Email ID 
  • Preferences of Branch
  • Marital Status
  • Community

NDA Part 2 Registration Includes

  • NDA Exam Fee payment
  • Examination center selection
  • Uploading of scanned copy of Passport size photograph and Signature
  • Signing Terms and Conditions
  • Print of NDA application form which you have filled


NDA 1 2022 Age Limit

There is always some sort of confusion related to NDA 1 2022 Age limit. I recived large number of messages related to NDA age limit. So, today I will provide exact date range in which your date of birth must lie to be eligible for NDA exam.

NDA 1 2020 Age limit

Aspirant must be born between 2nd July 2001 to 1st July 2004

NDA 2 2020 Age limit

Aspirant must be born between 2nd January 2002 to 1st January 2005

UPSC NDA age limit in terms of exact age of aspirant:

NDA 1 2020 Age limit ( Years)

Your age must be between 15 years 9 months to 18 years 9 months

NDA 2 2020 Age limit (Years)

Your age must be between 15 years 10 months to 18 years 10 months

NDA 2 2022 Eligibility Criteria

NDA Eligibility Criteria as given in the Notification:

  1. You must be a Citizen of India
  2. You must be within the age limit specified above (16.5-19.5 years)
  3. You must have passed 12th standard / 12th Appear
  4. You must be mentally and medically fit to join Armed forces
  5. You must meet minimum height requirement and Height to weight ratio (as per NDA eligibility criteria)

NDA Eligibility not mentioned in Notification:

  1. You must study hard to clear Written exam Cut off (not easy)
  2. You have to treat SSB as a way of life to clear SSB Interview
  3. This requires systematic study from detailed strategies (in which many aspirants fail to be eligible)

NDA 2 2022 Exam Qualification

Qualification of NDA exam is very easy to understand.

  1. You must be 12th Pass or even 12th appear to apply for NDA exam
  2. You can be from Arts, Commerce or Science background
  3. If you want to apply for Indian Air Force branch of NDA, you need Physics and Maths as compulsory subjects
  4. Also if you want to apply for Indian Navy branch of NDA, you need Physics and Maths as compulsory subjects
  5. No such special criteria for Indian Army Branch

NDA exam Pattern 2022 (Latest)

Understanding the Bird’s Eye view of NDA exam Pattern:

NDA paper Subject Subject Code Time Alloted Marks Allotted
Mathematics 01 150 minutes 300
General Ability Test 02 150 minutes 600
Total Marks 900

Understanding Negative Marking of NDA written exam: 

NDA written exam has One Third Negative Marking for Both the papers (Maths and GAT).

Subjects of NDA written exam Marks Deducted
Maths 0.833 Marks
For English section of GAT paper 1.33 Marks
For GK section of GAT paper 1.33 Marks
  • NDA Maths Question: 2.5 Marks Each 
  • NDA GAT Question: 4 Marks Each

Can I Clear the NDA exam in 3 Months Time?

I have provided detailed strategies for NDA Maths and NDA GAT paper which can yield you 415+ marks (minimum) in written exam. It takes around 5-6 months to complete A to Z sources as told.

But if you are dedicated enough to study 7-8 hours daily as per detailed NDA Study plan, then you can even manage completing NDA Syllabus with revision.

(And if you face any issue in self preparation, fell free to contact us)

NDA 2 2022 Written Exam Tips

I have already provided exact tips and tricks alog with important chapters to study for NDA exam. But still I will tell you 6 tips which you must remember to crack NDA exam in first attempt:

  1. Be mentally prepared to study best sources for different subjects (don’t expect 1 single book for NDA exam. Those days are gone! )
  2. Study for Boards and NDA exam in intergrated manner (Don’t isolate NDA preparation from boards or any other engineering entrance, as major overlap of syllabus can be seen)
  3. Self Preparation is the key to success (You just need guidance which I have provided for free on this platform)
  4. Give your 1st attempt very seriously (when you are 12th appear)- Many aspirants give first attempt as a trial.
  5. You will get only 2 serious attempts for NDA exam. So, study accordingly
  6. Many aspirants regret when attempts are over. So, learn from others mistakes and make your upcoming attempt full and final.

NDA 2 2022 Important Dates

NDA 1 2020 Notification Release Date: 8th January 2020

NDA 1 2020 application date: 8th January 2020

NDA 1 2020 written exam date: 19th April 2020

NDA 1 2020 Admit card release date: 3 weeks before exam

NDA 1 2020 Result date: 50-55 days after written exam

NDA 1 2020 Form filling Last date: 28th January 2020

NDA 1 2020 Form filling start date: 8th January 2020 (till 6pm)

NDA 2 2022 Application form

NDA Application starts on the same day of Notification release. 

Don’t hurry while filling the form. Read all the Form Filling Instructions in NDA notification carefully. Because form once submitted, cannot be edited !

NDA Application rules

NDA 2 2022 Syllabus

I have written a detailed article on NDA syllabus 2022 where you will get word to word syllabus of each NDA paper along with previous year question paper analysis.

NDA Syllabus 2022 = Syllabus given in Notification + Previous year question paper (to understand latest trend of questions asked exam)

Now, we will see Chapter-wise weightage for NDA 1 2022 Maths paper :

NDA Maths Chapter-Wise Weightage

  • Differential calculus and Integral calculus
  • Trigonometry
  • Algebra
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Vector Algebra
  • Analytical Geometry
  • Determinant and Matrices

Now, we will see Chapter-wise weightage for NDA 1 2022 GAT paper :

NDA GAT Chapter-Wise Weightage

  • English
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • History, Freedom struggle
  • Geography
  • Current Affairs

Much more breakdown of NDA syllabus and Chapter-wise weightage is provided in detailed article on NDA Syllabus 2022. Do, check it out. 

NDA 1 2022 Last Date to Fill form

I am repeating this point, that is, Last date to fill NDA 1 2022 exam form is 28th January 2022 till 6:00pm because many aspirants forget to fill the form.

NDA 2 2022 Cut off

I have done detailed NDA cut off analysis (individual cut off and overall cut off) last week, so do check it out. Today we will see previous 3 year cut off marks of NDA exam.

Given below NDA cut off is of NDA written exam which is calculated out of 900 marks (300 Marks of Maths paper + 600 Marks of GAT paper)

NDA 1 2019 Cut off Marks: 342 
NDA 2 2018 Cut off Marks: 325 
NDA 1 2018 Cut off Marks: 338 
NDA 2 2017 Cut off Marks: 258
NDA 1 2017 Cut off Marks: 342 
NDA 2 2016 Cut off Marks: 229 
NDA 1 2016 Cut off Marks: 228 
NDA 2 2015 Cut off Marks: 306 

NDA 2 2022 Result

NDA result is highly anticipated by all NDA aspirants at different stages of whole exam. Let us directly see the time duration for NDA result:

1. NDA 1 2022 result (written exam) : 2nd June 2022 (expected)

2. NDA 2 2022 Final Result : 6 to 7 months after NDA written exam

(NDA 1 2022 written result is generally release 45-55 days after written exam)


If you are reading this article till here, then you have A to Z details about NDA exam and even a detailed direction to study for NDA written exam.

So, be “Self Enlightened” and be focused on your studies if you want to clear NDA 2 2022 exam.

“No one can stop you from succeeding if you are self motivated”

Jai Hind !


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