NDA Admit Card 2020 latest news: UPSC has postponed the release of NDA 1 Admit Card 2020. The commission has deferred the NDA exam scheduled to be held on April 19, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The official notice says “NDA & NA Exam (I)-2020, scheduled to be held on 19.04.2020, stands deferred till further notice“. Now the commission will decide a new exam date and announce it soon at upsc.gov.in. Then 3 weeks before the exam, UPSC will release the NDA admit card. Candidates should keep their registration ID and date of birth handy in order to download it as soon as it releases. Here are the atest updates on new exam date, new admit card release date, exam syllabus, papers, and preparation with mock tests.
NDA Admit Card 2020: New Date
UPSC was supposed to release the NDA admit card in the last week of March. However now that exam date is postponed, it will release the hall tickets on a new date 3 weeks ie 21 days before the new exam date. Since the lock down is until April 14, 2020, therefore new exam date will be announced after April 15, 2020, exam will be after this date, and NDA admit card 2020 will also be after this date. Also note that over 50 exams in India, that were scheduled until mid-May have been postponed.
The latest calendar of events is as follows.
|UPSC NDA 1 2020||Important Dates|
|Last date to apply online||28 Jan 2020|
|NDA Admit Card 2020 date of release (expected)|
|Date of exam|
What will be the new exam date of UPSC NDA 1 2020?
Union Public Service Commission has not announced the new exam date for NDA 2020 exam yet. It is expected to be announced after April 15, 2020. Also, since all exams in India have been postponed until mid-May, therefore it is expected that the NDA exam will now be held by last week of May.
However, the final decision will be of UPSC. The commission will announce the new exam date at upsc.gov.in as soon as it takes a decision on this matter.
NDA Admit Card 2020 Postponed: Utilize This Time For Preparation – Syllabus, Question Papers, Mock Test
To score high in NDA exam, you need to make good of every minute! So now that you have extra time, waiting for the NDA admit card 2020 to release and the new exam date to come, make yourself stronger in the exam.
First, download the syllabus and complete all topics
Next, solve previous year NDA exam question papers
And finally, practice NDA exam mock tests
Direct link to download NDA admit card 2020
Technical requirements to download NDA Admit Card 2020
How to download NDA Admit Card?
First of all you should keep in mind that the only way to get your NDA admit card, be it for NDA 1 or NDA 2, is online. The admission certificate is not sent by post or any other means. Now comes the part where you need to know how you can download it online. Simple steps to get the UPSC admit card for NDA exam are explained here. There are two ways. You can either download your admit card by accessing the link on this page, or you can first go to the official website and then follow steps.
To download NDA admit card from official website, follow these steps.
1st step. Go to upsc.gov.in.
2nd step. Click on link admit cards.
3rd step. Then on the next page, click e-admit cards for various examinations of UPSC.
4th step. Now the page with all available UPSC admit cards exams opens. If NDA 1 admit card 2020 is available, then you will see this entry in the examination name column – National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I) 2020. Click download link in front of it.
5th step. Page to download NDA admit card opens. Click the click here link under To Download e-Admit Card column.
6th step. On the next page, instructions open. Read them all. Scroll down and click yes under the question “have you read and taken the print out of important instructions”.
7th step. Then you get two options to download admit card of UPSC NDA. One is by registration ID and the other is by roll number.
If you click by registration ID, you have to enter registration ID, date of birth, security code.
However if you select roll number, then you have to enter roll number, and date of birth.
After you log in, your NDA admit card gets downloaded. Save it as PDF.
To print your NDA admit card 2020, attach a printer to your system. Otherwise you can connect your printer to your phone by wifi also if that is supported. Check that printer settings are correct, and preferably take a color printout.
Forgot Registration ID? Know How To Get It Here To Download NDA Admit Card!
Many a times UPSC aspirants forget their registration number or the RID. Since it is very important to download NDA admit card 2020, UPSC has provided a simple way to get it back. The Forgot RID option. Steps to get it are shown below.
Step #1. Click on the download NDA admit card 2020 link above. (Only available when NDA admit card 2020 is available for download).
Step #2. When you go to the page on upsconline.nic.in to download NDA admit card, you will see Forgot RID option. Click it.
Step #3. On the next page, you will get a form. Here you have to enter your name, your father’s name, your mother’s name, and date of birth – all as filled in your application. Then click submit.
Step #4. Now your RID will be sent to you registered email ID and mobile number. So simply login to your registered email ID or open the sms app in your mobile phone and see the RID sent by UPSC.
Contents Of NDA Admit Card 2020
Know what all is there in your admit card.
- Name of exam
- Date of exam
- Your name
- Roll number
- Father’s name
- Mother’s name
- Center city
- Venue of exam
- Time table of exam
- Exam day instructions
- Your photograph
Must Have Documents / Items On Day Of Exam
Travel light and do not carry unnecessary items to the exam hall. However there are some things that are mandatory, without which, you will not be allowed to take the exam. Here is that list.
Important items to take to exam center
- Your UPSC NDA 1 Admit Card 2020
- Valid photo ID
- Black ball pen
Valid photo ID means that photo ID which you have mentioned in the online application form. While filling the form, you were asked to specify any one of the following
- Aadhar card
- Driving License
- PAN Card
- School Photo ID
- Voter Card
- Any other photo ID Card issued by the state or central government
Note: You will have to mark answers in OMR sheet. So please carry the black ball pen. You cannot ask other candidates to lend you a pen as you will not be allowed to talk to anyone during the exam. Also, you should not use pencil or ink pen because pencil may not be readable by OMR reader, and ink pen may damage the sheet.
What to do if NDA Admit Card 2020 Not Issued?
UPSC says that if you do not get the NDA admit card 2020, or even any communication about it, even one week before the exam, then you should contact the Union Public Service Commission.
You can either contact UPSC in person or over call. In person you can visit the facilitation counter in UPSC officer. Via call, you need to dial 011–23385271, 011–23381125, 011–23098543 Extn 4119, 4120.
The commission has also warned that if candidate does not communicate at least one week before the exam, then candidate himself or herself will be responsible for not being able to appear in the exam.
And steps to take if there is any issue in the NDA admit card 2020
Simply put, the NDA admit card 2020 should have two types of information
- Your details as you entered in the application form
- Details which the UPSC is assigning to you
In the first type are details like your name, photograph, father’s name, mother’s name. Whereas the second type of information includes exam center, instructions.
Now in the first type, the details should be exactly as you entered in the application form. And the second type should be as decided by the commission. You can see if any data is wrong if it does not match the form.
UPSC has advised that if candidates find any issue in the NDA admit card, then they should bring it to the notice of the commission immediately.
Also, if you get NDA admit card 2020 of another candidate, then it is a processing error and you should at once contact UPSC. You can only appear for the exam if the admit card is yours.
Name abbreviated or short: Sometimes UPSC shortens your name if there are too many alphabets in the name. This is not an error of NDA admit card 2020. So do not panic in these cases.
Whenever you contact the UPSC, please mention these five details for sure
- Exam name and the exam of exam
- Your RID
- Roll number (if you have it from the NDA admit card 2020)
- Your name in full and block letters
- Postal address as given in the form
Important Instructions for NDA Admit Card
Here are some important things that UPSC has said about the NDA admit card 2020. Please note them for your reference.
- You will not get NDA admit card 2020 by post.
- No one will be allowed to appear in exam without the e-admission certificate.
Another important set of instructions is about banned items.
Banned items in UPSC exam hall
Mobile phones, pager or any electronic equipment, pen drive, smart watches, camera, blue tooth devices.
Since there will not be any safe place to keep valuables at the exam center, candidates should not bring any such thing. For example nowadays everyone carries mobile phones. But if you do so, you cannot enter the exam hall with it, and you will need to keep it someplace safe which will not be available. So better not to take it at all. Or if you are with someone, friend or family, then they can only keep your things while you take the exam.
About UPSC NDA 1 2020
Every year UPSC conducts the NDA NA exam twice. The NDA 1 is conducted in April and is also known as NDA April, whereas the second one NDA 2 is held in November and so is also called NDA November. The only difference in each of the NDA exams are the exam dates, batches to which candidates will join, vacancies.
In UPSC NDA 1 2020, these details are as follows.
Joining batch: Union Public Service Commission is conducting NDA 1 2019 for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 145th Course, and for the 107th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 2nd January, 2021.
|Name of batch||Number of vacancies|
|Army in National Defence Academy||208|
|Navy in National Defence Academy||42|
|Air Force in National Defence Academy||120|
|Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry)||48|
About UPSC NDA NA Exam and Selection Process
There are limited ways to join the Indian Army. And there are only two ways to join it after 12th class. One is through UPSC NDA exam, and the other is through 10+2 Tech scheme.
- UPSC NDA exam of 900 marks
- Services Selection Board of 900 marks
A. UPSC NDA Exam
Exam pattern is as follows.
|Subject||No. of Qs.||Marks|
|General Ability Test||150||600|
- Mathematics: +2.5, -2.5/3
- GAT: +4, -4/3
B. Services Selection Board
At SSB, candidates undergo Intelligence and Personality Test.
- Army and Navy wings of NDA, and 10+2 Cadet Entry for INA will undergo Officers Potentiality Test.
- Air Force wing candidates will undergo Officers Potentiality test and Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS).
- Two stage selection procedure at Selection Centres, Air Force Selection Boards, Naval Selection Boards include Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test.
Qs 1. Are requests regarding the change of centre is accepted?
Ans 1. No. UPSC does not entertain any such requests. The center once allotted via the admit card is the final one.
Qs 2. Should I carry original or xerox copy of photo id proof on the day of NDA Exam?
Ans 2. You must carry both original and xerox copy of the valid photo id proof on the exam day.
Qs 3. How do I correct a spelling mistake in NDA 1 Admit Card 2020?
Ans 3. For any correction, you must contact the Facilitation Counter located in the Commission’s Office.
Qs 4. From where can I download my NDA Admit Card?
Ans 4. The NDA Admit Card is available only on the UPSC official website i.e. upsc.gov.in.