NDA Application Process 2022
Candidates applying for the National Defence Academy (NDA) examination have to follow a standard procedure. Read more and learn about ‘how to apply’ for the NDA examination.
- Candidates must visit the official website
- The required instructions to fill up the online application form are given below-
- The candidate will have to complete the online application form in two parts- Part I and II.
- Candidates need to pay Rs. 100 (except SC/ST, female candidates,Wards of serving/ex-Junior Commissioned Officers/Non-Commissioned Officers/Other Ranks of Army and equivalent ranks in the Indian Navy/Indian Air Force) either by depositing the specified amount in any of the SBI Branch or via Net banking/Visa/Rupay/MasterCard Debit/Credit card.
- Aadhar Card/ Voter Card/ PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving Licence/ School Photo ID/Any other photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government should also be available. The candidate will be required to provide the details of this photo ID while filling out the online application form. An identical photo ID card will be required for the Online Application Form. This photo ID will be used for all future references, and the candidate should have it with them when they appear for the examination/SSB.
- Candidates must have their photo and signature in the .jpg format with not more than 300 KB and not less than 20 KB in size before beginning to fill up the application form.
- The photo ID card needs to be submitted in PDF format and its size should be between 20 KB to 300 KB.
- Candidates can fill out the online application form, both parts, from 22nd December 2021 to 11th January 2022, until 6 PM in the evening.
- Applicants are requested to avoid submitting multiple online applications. In case, you submit multiple applications, due to any reason, ensure that the application that has a higher Registration ID is filled completely.
- In the event of several applications, the Commission will consider the applications with the higher Registration ID, and fees paid against one Registration ID will not be adjusted against any other Registration ID
- Applicants are advised to check their emails on a regular basis and make sure that emails that end with @nic.in are directed to their inbox folder rather than any other folder
- Candidates must provide their valid email addresses while filling out the application form
- It may be used by the commission as an electronic mode of communication to contact the applicant at various stages of the examination
- Candidates are highly encouraged to apply online well in advance of the deadline, rather than waiting until the final day to submit an application
- Furthermore, the Commission has included an option for a candidate to withdraw his or her application if he or she does not wish to sit in the Examination
- The detailed guidelines or instructions for the same are available on the website- upsconline.nic.in
- Candidates can withdraw their applications if they do not want to appear for the exam
- To know about the same, instructions regarding withdrawal of application are mentioned below-
- Candidates who wish to withdraw their application can do so between 18th January 2022 and 24th January 2022 till 6 PM
- Applicants are urged to provide their details regarding registered applications with the registration ID that was used in the final submission. Incomplete applications cannot be withdrawn
- Before requesting a withdrawal, candidates must confirm that they have access to the registered mobile number and email address that they gave at the time of application submission
- The Commission will provide separate OTPs to the registered mobile number and email address
- Only after authenticating the OTP details supplied to the candidate’s mobile and email address will a withdrawal request be accepted
- These OTPs will only be valid for 30 minutes
- Candidates can request for the generation of OTP in regards to the withdrawal of the application till 5:30 PM on 24th January, 2022
- In case the candidate has submitted multiple applications, the online application with higher Registration ID or latest application will be accepted for withdrawal and all the previous applications will be cancelled automatically
- The candidate must take a printout of the authenticated receipt after the final acceptance of the request for withdrawal of the application
- A withdrawn application cannot be revived in future under any circumstances
- There are no provisions regarding the refund of the amount paid for the online application, even in the case of withdrawal of the application
- Applicants will receive an auto-generated SMS as well as an email on the registered contact number and email address once the application has been withdrawn successfully
- Candidates who have not submitted the request for the withdrawal of the application can contact the UPSC via email
- Candidates are requested to not share any OTPs, received on their email address or SMS with anyone
- Aadhar Card, Voter Card, PAN Card, Passport, Driving License, School Photo ID, or any other photo ID card issued by the State/Central Government to be presented by the candidate
- Candidates need to submit the details of the particular photo ID when they are filling out the online application form
- The identical photo ID card should also be uploaded to the Online Application Form
- This photo ID will be used for all future purposes, and candidates are suggested to bring the same with them to the examination/SSB
- Candidates who are in Government services such as candidates in Armed Forces, Sailors of Indian Navy (including artificers apprentices and boys), Cadets of Rashtriya Indian Military College (Formerly known as Military Schools) and Sainik schools run by the Sainik School Society, Government owned industrial undertakings or other similar organisations or in private employment need to apply online directly to the commission
a) Candidates already in Government service, either in permanent or temporary form, or as work charges employees other than casual or daily rated employees, or those serving under Public organisations
b) Candidates serving in the Armed forces, Sailors (including boys and artificers apprentices) of the Indian Navy
c) Cadets of Rashtriya Indian Military College (previously known as Sainik School, DehraDun), Students of Military Schools formerly known as King George’s Schools and Sainik Schools run by Sainik Schools Society need to inform their Head of Department/office, Principal of the institution, Commanding officer, in written form that they have applied for the particular examination. Candidates should be aware that if the Commission receives a letter from their employer/authority withdrawing permission to the candidates applying for/appearing at the examination, their applications will be denied and their candidatures will be terminated.
- Candidates must give proper attention while choosing their examination centre, at the time of filling up the application form
Note: If candidates appear at any other centre of examination, other than the one indicated in e-admission certificate by the commission, their paper will not be valued and liable for cancellation.
- Candidates who fail to make the fee payment (other than exempted candidates), their candidature will be rejected
- No representation or correspondence will be entertained regarding such conditions under any condition
- Candidates need not submit any document along with their application that supports the claims of age, SC/ST/OBC educational qualifications, fee remission, etc. except the photo ID card
- Candidates need to ensure that they fulfil the entire eligibility criteria for admission to the exam
- The exam is purely provisional
- It can get cancelled if it is later found out that Candidates don’t meet the eligibility requirements
- The result of the written exam will be declared in June 2022
- Candidates who qualify the written exam need to register themselves online on the Directorate General of Recruiting website, with the same email ID that was provided while filling in the UPSC application
- Candidates must be certain that the e-mail addresses they include in their online applications are legitimate and operational
- The aforementioned website would subsequently assign these individuals to Selection Centres
- Candidates should contact the Directorate General of Recruiting using the phone numbers listed on their website or through the feedback/query module after login onto their profile if they have any problems or questions
- Candidates who passed the written test do not have to submit their original certificate of age and educational qualifications either to the Directorate General of Recruiting, Army HQ, West Block III, RK Puram, New Delhi- 110066 or to Naval HQ, DMPR, OI&R Section, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi- 110011
- Candidates who are called for SSB interview need to carry their original Matriculation certificate or equivalent exam certificate to the SSB
- The original documents need to be produced soon after the interview and will be returned after verification
- Candidates who have qualified the 10+2 exam need to carry their original 10+2 pass certificate or marksheet for the interview
- If any information is found incorrect, the candidates will be liable to disciplinary action by the commission in terms of the following provisions
Candidate who is or has been declared by the commission or respective service HQ to be guilty of the following-
a) Obtaining candidature via the following means-
- Applying pressure
- Offering illegal gratification to
- Blackmailing, or threatening to blackmail any person related to the conduct of examination.
c) Procuring impersonation by any other person
d) Submitting fabricated/incorrect documents or documents that have been tampered with
e) Uploading irrelevant or incorrect photos/signature in the application form in place of the actual photo/signature.
f) Making statements that are incorrect or false or suppressing material information
g) Resorting to the following means in relation with the candidature for the examination:
- Acquiring a copy of the question paper through improper means.
- Influencing the examiners.
- Obtaining the personal information of those involved in the examination’s secret work.
h) Using unfair means or possessing unfair things during the exam
i) Writing or drawing obscene sketches or irrelevant matter in the answer sheet
j) Misbehaving in the exam hall, eg. tearing of answer booklets, encouraging other examinees to boycott examination, creating a chaotic scene, and the like
k) Threatening or harassing or doing physical harm to the staff employed by the commission for the conduct of examination
l) Possessing or using any mobile phone, pager, or any electronic equipment or programmable device or storage media such as pen drives, smart watches, or camera or bluetooth devices, or any other equipment or related accessories capable of being used as a communication device during the examination (whether in working or switched off mode)
m) Not obeying to instructions issued to candidates along with the admission certificates that permit them to take up the exam
n) Trying to commit or, as the case may be, actively supporting the commission of any or all of the actions listed in the preceding clauses
Candidates will be disqualified from the examination held under these rules set by the Commission, and/or will be debarred either permanently or for a specific amount of time, in addition to being subject to criminal prosecution.
- By the Commission, from any exam or selection conducted by them
- By the Central Government from any employment under them
- Candidates will be liable to face disciplinary action as per the rules if they are already in Government Service
Given that there is no penalty for candidates under this rule will be imposed except after:
- Providing the candidate with a chance of making such representation in the written form as the candidate wishes to make on that behalf
- Accepting the representation and taking the same into consideration, submitted by candidates within the specified period for the purpose
Any individual found guilty of cooperating with a candidate (s) in committing or abetting the commission of any of the acts specified at Clauses I to (xiii) above by the Commission or respective service HQ is subject to action under the Clause (xiv).