NDA Admit Card 2020 (Delayed), Exam Centers & Exam Day Instructions

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Jul 7, 2020

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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.

Latest highlights:

  • 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

Prepp Test Series

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 (any one), 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: usna-upsc@nic.in

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 upsconline.nic.in

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. 

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 usnda-upsc@nic.in.

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 contact@upsc.nic.in.

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. www.upsc.gov.in 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.


sambit pattanayak
how realease nda2 2019 admit card
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Sambit, admit card for NDA 2 2019 is expected to get released by Oct 28, 2019 (tentatively). However, till now, exact date has not been announced by UPSC for the same.
bambhaniya prince rameshbhai
How to get call leter of nda
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Bambhaniya, admit card can be downloaded either by registration ID or roll number by following these steps:

  • Select your “Date of Birth”.
  • Now, click on the submit button.
  • The admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Candidates must take a print out of the same to bring it to the exam center on the day of exam.
lochan mohit
i can't download my e-admit card for NDA II which will be held on 17 November 2019
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Mohit, you can download the admit card either by submitting registration id or by roll number from here: NDA II Admit Card

abhisek mahalik
I have copied my registration id of NDA from my mail but when i paste it in the option where i can download my admit card it shows error and showing the nortification that it is wrong
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Abhishek, in such case, two conclusions are there:

  • Do not use copy-paste, rather fill in the details yourself.
  • Secondly, chances are there that you may not have filled the application form completely or have missed the payment.
Appearing at 12 class of 10 plus 2 pattern of school education
akansha expert

Hi Nikita, Please check this link for getting the NDA Eligibility Exam.

sushant saurav
How can I download my admit card
akansha expert

Hi Sushant, Please check this Given Below to get How to Download NDA Admit Card 2018? 

Follow the given procedure step by step to download the UPSC NDA admit card 2018:

  1. Visit the official website of UPSC i.e. upsc.gov.in
  2. Click on the given link.
  3. A new page will be opened on the computer screen.
  4. Then, click on the “Click Here” link under the section of “To download e-Admit Card”.
  5. Read the instructions carefully & click on “Yes” button.
  6. Take a print out copy of it for exam day.
  7. Now, select any of the given options, i.e. “By Registration ID” & “By Roll Number”.