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NDA Admit Card 2021, Exam Centers & Exam Day Instructions

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Jan 8, 2021

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Every year the NDA exam is conducted twice a year by UPSC to recruit new cadets for the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Air Force. Organized at a 10+2 level, only those between 16.5 to 19.5 years unmarried males are eligible to appear for it. Despite the school-level syllabus, this is one of the toughest exams to crack when you consider both the tiers and the medical tests together.

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Latest highlights:

  • The NDA 1 candidates have to fill up the TES-44 form after downloading the admit card. the Technical Entry Scheme is a 4-year course that upon completion, grants Permanent Commission to the cadets. they can get promoted to Lieutenant after being commissioned.

  • The NDA admit card will be issued three weeks before the exam but has also been delayed as the exam is postponed.

  • For NDA 1 2020, there are a total of 419 vacancies in all the departments. – Check NDA 2020 Selection Process

NDA Result Date

NDA Admit Card (1 and 2) 2020 

Since the dates for the exam have been postponed, all the other relevant dates are likely to be delayed than the estimated tentative dates. Here are some of the important NDA 2020 dates that you must watch out for on the UPSC website for notification.



NDA 1 admit card 2020 Release Date

August 14, 2020 (Tentatively)

NDA 1 2020 Exam Dates

September 6, 2020

NDA 2 Admit Card 2020 Release Date

August 14, 2020 (Tentatively)

NDA 2 exam date

September 6, 2020

Even though the change in schedule means, you will be getting more time to prepare for the written test, the time you get for preparing for the SSB interview and its several rounds get shortened. Hence, instead of waiting for your NDA 1 written test results to be published, it is better to start taking the basic preparation for the NDA SSB interview as early as possible. 

Stages of NDA Results

Overview of NDA Admit Card 2020 (1 and 2)



Issuing authority

Union Public Service Commission

Official website to download NDA hall ticket

NDA Admit Card 2020 Credential

Registration number/ Roll number and Date of Birth

Details mentioned

Candidate's Name, Name of the parents, Roll Number, Exam Centre, Examination venue, Exam time table, Subject and subject code

Document to carry at test centre

Admit card, valid original photo ID (anyone), passport size photograph, 

NDA 1 Vacancies

A total of 415 vacancies will be filled as follows:

Army - 208

Air Force - 120 (including 28 for Ground Duties)

Navy - 42

Naval Academy 45 (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)

NDA 2 Vacancies

A total of 413 vacancies will be filled as follows:

Army - 208

Air Force - 120 (including 28 for Ground Duties)

Navy - 42

Naval Academy 43 (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)

NDA helpline contact details

Union Public Service Commission

Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road,

New Delhi - 110069

Email ID:

Telephone No. 011-23385271/ 23381125/ 23098543 (on working days between 10 am to 5 pm).

Steps to Download NDA Admit Card 2020 (1 and 2)

Read the following guidelines for downloading the NDA Admit Card 2020 (1 and 2):

Step 1: Go to the official website of UPSC, hence, you have to open

Image of login window for NDA Admit Card 2020

Step 2: Now, the aspirants should click the ‘e-admit’ card option from the various examinations.

Step 3: To download the NDA 2020 call letter, you now have to click the e-admit card link.

Step 4: Next, you should read carefully the NDA exam 2020 instructions before you download your NDA Admit Card 2020. 

Step 5: Now, the aspirants should click the ‘Yes’ option if they complete of reading the instructions. 

Step 6: Provide the roll number or registration number apart from entering the date of birth (followed by a captcha code) of the students

Step 7: If you see the NDA Admit Card 2020 on your displayed screen, then you can download it, by going through the link.

Step 8: Lastly, you have to save the NDA call letter. For future reference, you are advised to take a print out of it. 

What are the detailed information mentioned in NDA Admit Card 2020 (1 and 2)?

The aspirants will find the below mentioned notable details once they download their NDA Call Letter 2020:

  • Name of the aspirants
  • Birthdate of the candidates
  • Roll number
  • Signature and photograph of the aspirants
  • Date of exam
  • Reporting time to the exam centre
  • Time of examination
  • Exam centre and city
  • Centre code
  • Photo ID as submitted in the NDA Application Form 2020

Sample of NDA Admit Card 2020

What are the essential documents you have to carry along with the NDA Admit Card 2020 (1 and 2)?

Along with the NDA Admit card 2020, the aspirants should carry their original and valid photo identity proof (any one) to the examination hall. For better understanding, read the following content:

  1. Aadhaar Card
  2. Driving License
  3. Two Passport size photographs (the snaps should be equal to the uploaded during the registration process)
  4. Voter ID card
  5. Pan card
  6. College/School ID card

Step to Retrieve NDA Password

  • First, the aspirants should go through the link, which will be provided on the login page
  • Second, you have to provide the name of the aspirants, birthdate, and parents' name.
  • You will receive your registration ID to your registered email id
  • To download the hall ticket or admit card of NDA 1, you should follow the same instruction. 

What browsers you can use to download the NDA Admit Card 2020?

To download the NDA Admit Card 2020, the aspirants are suggested to use the updated versions of the below-mentioned internet browsers:

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome

You should enable Javascript on your browser. It is better not to use a mobile phone or other gadgets for downloading the admit card. More specifically, you can use OS on a laptop or desktop. Furthermore, do not forget to clear the caches and cookies, by using the browser settings. 

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NDA Admit Card FAQs

Steps to Correct Mistakes in NDA Admit card 2020

The aspirants should immediately contact the examination authority if they find any discrepancy in the NDA Admit Card 2020 after receiving it. To modify and correct the errors, the aspirants should provide the below-mentioned details:

  • Name and the year of the test
  • Registration ID (RID) of the candidate
  • Roll Number (if received)
  • Name of the aspirants (Full in Block letters)
  • Postal Addressed, mentioned in your NDA Application Form 2020. 

Notable Instructions Associated to NDA Exam and NDA Admit Card 2020

  • You should bring the print out copy of your NDA Hall Ticket
  • Keep the NDA Admit card 2020 with yourself until the NDA result is declared
  • Try to reach the exam hall before one hour
  • You do not have permission to bring a mobile phone/ any gadgets/calculator/pager/ camera or any electronic device to the examination hall.
  • Do not forget to bring a black point pen to mark the answers
  • If your photograph is not clearly visible in the NDA Admit card, then you have to bring three passport size photographs for every exam session with an undertaking. 

NDA Admit Card FAQs

Ques: I have forgotten my registration ID. How can I get the admit card?

Ans. You can recover your registration ID by entering the particulars like the mother’s name, father’s name, and date of birth.

Ques: How can the mistakes be corrected in the NDA admit card?

Ans. You have to mail your registration ID along with incorrect details and their corrections at

Ques: Do I need to carry the NDA admit card at the time of the interview also?

Ans. Although it is not necessary to carry the NDA admit card along with you during the interview you can carry it to be on the safer side.

Ques: Will I get any notification about the release of the NDA admit card?

Ans. No, you have to stay updated with the official exam website.

Ques: When will I receive my NDA Admit Card 2020?

Ans. You can start checking the official website three weeks before the examination.

Ques: What should I do if there is no photograph printed on my NDA Admit Card 2020?

Ans. Carry 2 passport size photographs along with your ID proofs at the examination center.

Ques: Which browser is the best to download NDA Admit Card 2020?

Ans. You can download the admit card from the latest version of any browser, preferably Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Ques: I am not able to download my NDA Admit Card 2020. What should I do?

Ans. Try downloading the NDA admit card from a different browser. Even then also if you are not able to download it, mail your query at

Ques: What are the timings to contact for queries regarding NDA Admit Card 2020?

Ans. You can call in between 10 AM to 5 PM on working days.

Ques: What all details will be mentioned on my NDA admit card?

Ans. NDA admit card will have the following details:

  • Name of candidate
  • Parent’s Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Date of Examination
  • Details of NDA Exam Center
  • Time of Examination

Ques: What if I forget to bring my NDA admit card to the exam center?

Ans. You will not be allowed to give the examination.

Ques: Along with NDA admit card, what other documents should be carried to the exam center?

Ans. Carry your ID proofs along with your admit card to the examination center.

Ques: Will I get my NDA admit card if I will not upload my photograph and signature?

Ans. No, you will not get your NDA admit card if you will not upload the required documents.

Ques: Do I need to inform anyone that I have got NDA admit card?

Ans. No, you just need to carry your admit card to the examination center at the time of examination.

Ques: Do I need to attest my NDA admit card from any gazetted officer?

Ans. No, it is not required.

Ques: What are the steps to download NDA admit card?

Ans. Follow the subsequent steps to download NDA admit card: 1. Visit the official website i.e. 2. Search the link related to NDA admit card and click on link 3. Fill in the particulars and download your admit card 4. Take a print out of your admit card

Ques: I haven’t received my NDA admit card yet.

Ans. Even if you have not received your admit card before one week of examination, contact at 011–23385271/011–23381125/011–23098543.

Ques: What are the particulars required if I need to report any discrepancy about my NDA admit card?

Ans. You have to mail the following particulars:

  • Name and year of the examination.
  • Registration ID (RID).
  • Roll Number (if received).
  • Name of candidate (in full and in block letters)
  • Postal Address as given in the application

Ques: I have lost my NDA admit card. Can I get one?

Ans. No, under any circumstances, UPSC will not issue any duplicate admit card.

Ques: Print out of NDA admit card should be colored?

Ans. Not necessarily, black and white print out can also serve the purpose.

Ques: I have got my NDA admit card but now I want to drop this year. Will my attempt be counted?

Ans. No, your attempt won’t be taken into consideration until you attend the examination.

Ques: I have lost my NDA admit card and I have to go for SSB interview in the next month. What should I do?

Ans. It is not mandatory to carry the admit card at the time of the interview. It will be sufficient if you remember your UPSC roll number. Don’t forget to carry your SSB Call letter and the valid ID proofs to the center. 

Ques: What are the qualifying marks for each subject?

Ans. You have to score at least 25% of the marks secured for each subject to qualify the written test.

Ques: Will I qualify the written test if I score 340 marks?

Ans. Yes, you will be eligible for the SSB interview. Considering the NDA Cut-off trends from previous years, 340 is good enough for qualifying the test.

Ques: When will the results for NDA 1 2020 be published?

Ans. The tentative result publication for NDA 1 2020 was in May 2020 but due to the postponing of the exam for the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become uncertain and hence yet to be notified.

Ques: What about the SSB Interview dates for NDA 2 2019?

Ans. The SSB interview dates have also been postponed due to the present situation of national lockdown. The candidates will have to keep a tab on the UPSC website for further notification regarding the same.

Ques: What topics do you need to prepare for an SSB interview?

Ans. The first stage of SSB interview comprises Picture Perception and Description test as well as Officer Intelligence Test. If you qualify this round, you will be eligible for the second stage. It comprises Group testing Officers Tasks, Psychology Tests, Interview and Conference round. All these rounds together consist of 900 marks.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


sheetal chib
how to download nda exam hall ticket?
kavita rani

Hi Sheetal. Refer to the official website. Login using your credentials and you can refer to click on the Admit Card'. More details are mentioned here.

prince choudhary
Hii,I,m Prince choudhary.I,m belong in kangra.(Hp).I,m applying NDA test today.My admit card is who were coming in the time?

Hi Prince

You will get your admit card once you fill the form and the admit card will be given on the date it will be announced.

rinki mahapatra
What are certificates required for SSB if I am appearing in class12 exam? (NDA entry)?
kavita rani

Hi Rinki. In case you are studying in class 12 and want to go for SSB Interview, then you need to get a bonafide signed from your schools which states that you are currently a student of that school and pursuing your studies in class 12th.

pranshu singh
I want to saw my written examination paper, please

Hello Pranshu, greetings from Collegedunia. You can download the question paper of NDA-II from the official website of UPSC.

nafisa khatoon
Can I carry my smartphone in NDA written exam? It's very important for me to take it as I have to maintain contact with my parents. Has someone else carried it? Do they have some place for safekeeping?
kavita rani

Hi Nafisa. No you are not allowed to carry the smartphone inside the exam hall. Regarding a safe place to keep your phone, some exam centre might allow you to keep your bag outside the class while others might not. So to be on safer side, try not to carry your phone with you as it might get misplaced.

ambar ahirawar
Which books, magazines, or newspapers should I refer to, while preparing a strategy for the UPSC CSE?
kavita rani

Hi Ambar. Some of the best books that can be referred while preparing for the UPSC CSE exam are mentioned here. Newspapers like The Statesman, Indian Express, and The Hindu helps a lot while preparing for the UPSC CSE exam.

shatakshi patki
If I have filled NDA form in class 11th. Will I get the admit card for the exam?
arvind kumar

Hi Shatakshi, Greetings from Collegedunia. For details regarding eligibility criteria and admit card click here.

dharshini rajendran
Are we going to get an option to change the exam center for the upcoming UPSC NDA 1 (2021)?
kavita rani

Hi Dharshini. UPSC don’t accept the request to make changes in exam centres. To know detail about the same, refer here.

Is it possible to change the centre of NDA after submitting a form?
kavita rani

Hi Taniksha. No, its not possible to change it. But in case you want some other centre, you have to again apply for the NDA written exam from UPSC website. 

What are the formalities that happen inside the NDA exam centre?
kavita rani

Hi Drona. The candidates must not forget to take the print out of their e-admit card of NDA, else they will not be permitted to give the exam. To know other exam day instructions, refer here.

karan rathod
Do I need to carry the same photo in the NDA exam that I used when filling out the form?
kavita rani

Hi karan. Yes, you need to carry the same photo in the NDA exam which you have used while applying.

shaik kabeer
What will be the schedule of the NDA, CDS, and the AFCAT for 2021?
kavita rani

Hi Shaik. The official notification related to all these exam is expected to be announced by UPSC in October 2020 (tentatively). It is anticipated that the CDS and AFCAT exams 2021 will be conducted in February 2021.

lakshay kakkar
What are the documents required for NDA written exam in the examination hall?
kavita rani

HI Lakshay. While going for the exam, don’t forget to carry your admit card and ID proof preferably aadhar card. No other document excluding admit card and ID proof is allowed inside the exam hall.

ananya pandey
What are the particulars that should be taken while going to NDA exam?
kavita rani

Hi Ananya. You can carry a clip board, a pencil, eraser, sharpener and a pen containing blue or black ink. You don’t need to carry answer Sheet and sheet for doing rough work as it will be provided by the invigilator.

vishal sharma
Is it compulsory to take the colour print of an NDA admit card to an exam center?
kavita rani

Hi Vishal. There is no such condition that you need to get a colored print out only to the exam center. The only difference between the colour and the non-colored print out is that in the colored print out, things are more clear as compared to the black and white print out.

vikram dewan
What are the chances that UPSC will postpone the preliminary exam further than 04 October? As CLAT has already announced the date and UPSC has also released admit cards for NDA Exam
kavita rani

Hi Vikram. Till now there is no information regarding further extension in the prelim exam. The first stage of Civil Service Examination was actually planned a few months backs but amid increasing spread of the pandemic, the UPSC postponed the dates to October 4, 2020.

What is the process of the NDA 2 exam admit card download?
kavita rani

Hi Harssham. The NDA admit card is issued at least two-three weeks before the exam and it can be easily downloaded from the official website. The candidates need to click on the ‘e-admit’ card option to get their admit card. For the detailed process, you can refer to the kink here.

ankur jain
What are the important instructions to download the NDA exam admit card?
kavita rani

Hi Ankur. Some of the important instructions to keep in mind while downloading the NDA exam admit card includes selecting the right “Date of Birth”, cross checking the details presented on the card, and most importantly take a print out of the same as it is required on the day of exam. To know more about the information mentioned on the NDA exam admit card, refer here.

ananya pandey
NDA exam admit card have already arrived so is there any chance of it's postponement to october?
kavita rani

Hi Ananya. Till now there are no chances regarding the postponement of NDA exam. So study harder to get a good score in the exam.

pratim ray
After having qualified in the written examination of NDA, if I qualify in SSB, will I be legally bound to join NDA even if I don't want to?
kavita rani

Hi Pratim. In case you have not joined NDA then you are not legally bound to join it. However, if someone wishes to leave the course or training in between, they are liable to pay all the expenses incurred by the government while proving training.