NDA 2022 Application Form: Dates, Registration, Form-Filling & Fee

NDA stands for National Defence Academy. It is a national level competitive examination. Do you want to apply for NDA exam this year? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, we will have an in-depth analysis of NDA 2022 application process.

NDA Application

In this post, readers will find the following details – NDA application form (dates and details), registration process (step by step guide), documents required and application fee. In short, this post contains all the important details that you need to know about NDA application process.


Come, let us take a quick look at NDA application process-overview:

Name of entrance exam:NDA (National Defence Academy)
Mode of application process:Online


NDA is a national level entrance examination. The UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) conducts this test each year. This test is conducted twice in a year (NDA I and NDA II).


The main aim of this test is to facilitate selection of eligible candidates into NDA, Pune. NDA stands for National Defence Academy.


It is a joint services academy of the Indian Armed Forces. At the NDA, cadets of the three services (Indian Army, Indian Navy and the India Air Force) train together. After completing 3 years of training at the NDA, they are sent to their respective service academies (example – IMA for the Indian Army cadets).


After going through this post, readers will find answers to the following questions – How to register for NDA exam? How to fill NDA application form? And other questions.


Important dates

Online application process will start on1st/2nd week of January, 2022June, 2022
Last date to apply online4th week of January, 20224th week of June, 2022
Admit card will be released on1st/2nd week of March, 2022August, 2022


Let us take a closer look at NDA application process. Here it is –


NDA 2022 Application: How to fill the form?

NDA application process consists of the following stages –

  • Registration (part 1 and part 2)
  • Payment of application fee
  • Center selection
  • Uploading relevant documents
  • Declaration and submission of form


Let us take a closer look at each stage and check out the steps involved –


NDA 2022 Registration (Part 1)

  1. Visit the official website of UPSC (upsc.gov.in).
  2. Click on ‘apply online’ link on the right-hand side of the website.
  3. Click on ‘online application for various examinations’ link.
  4. Click on ‘online applications for various examinations of UPSC’ link.
  5. Click on ‘Part 1’ registration link of NDA examination.
  6. Go through the set of instructions and click on ‘Yes’ button.
  7. Fill up the part 1 registration form by entering the following details – Personal details, academic details, address and contact details.
  8. Click on ‘continue’ button.
  9. Choose the type of ID card.
  10. Enter the ID card number.
  11. Enter examination preferences.
  12. Click on ‘continue’ button.
  13. Preview your registration form. Watch out for mistakes and correct them.
  14. Enter the captcha code/security pin and click on ‘I agree’ button.
  15. Part 1 registration process is complete. You may take take printout of the slip.
  16. You’ll also receive a confirmation message via email on your registered email id.


After completing part 1 registration process, a candidate may click on ‘click here for part 2 registration’ link and move on to the next stage. Come, let us check out the steps involved in part 2 registration process –


NDA 2022 Registration (Part 2)

  1. After finishing part 1 registration, click on ‘click here for part 2 registration’ link.
  2. Enter your registration number (from part 1), date of birth and captcha code.
  3. Click on ‘submit’ button.
  4. Choose preferred mode of payment.
  5. Pay the application fee.
  6. Take printout of/save payment receipt for further reference/use.
  7. Enter your choice of exam center.
  8. Click on ‘submit’ button.
  9. Upload scanned documents (photograph, signature and ID card).
  10. Click on ‘upload image’ button.
  11. Enter your photo ID number.
  12. Go through the declaration text and accept it by clicking on ‘I agree’ button.
  13. You’ll receive ‘success’ message on screen.
  14. Click on ‘view/print’ application form link and take printout of application form.


While filling up the application form, a candidate is supposed to enter the following information –

  • Personal information
  • Academic information
  • Contact information
  • And more…


Come, let us take a closer look at the different types of information required –


Details required

  • Personal information: Name of the candidate, gender, date of birth, father’s name, mother’s name, nationality, marital status, community etc.
  • Academic details: Select your academic qualification.
  • Address: Address of residence, district/city/town, state and pin-code.
  • Contact information: Email id, mobile number and alternate email id.
  • Photo ID details: Type of photo ID and photo ID number
  • Preferences: Choice of service wing and choice of exam center.
  • Documents: Scanned images of candidate’s passport size photograph, signature and ID proof.


Application fee

  • NDA application fee is 100 INR.
  • SC/ST candidates are exempted from fee payment.
  • Wards of JCOs/NCOs/ORs are exempted from fee payment.


Important documents required

  • A valid email id
  • An active mobile number
  • Academic certificates
  • Scanned documents (photograph, signature and photo ID card)
  • Photo ID card
  • Credit/debit card for paying application fee


Keeping the above mentioned things/documents ready will simplify the application process. For example, a candidate is supposed to enter his/her photo ID card number. Keeping the card ready will help you enter the number quickly.


Guidelines for scanned images

While filling up the application form, a candidate is supposed to upload the following documents –

  • Latest passport size photograph of the candidate
  • Candidate’s signature specimen
  • Photo ID card


Signature specimen20-300KBJPG/JPEG
Photo ID cardPDF


  • All scanned images must be clear, not blurry.
  • Upload your latest passport size photograph.
  • Don’t wear cap/mask/sun-glass/dark glass while getting the photograph clicked.
  • Signature specimen must be on white paper.
  • Sign using black or blue inked pen only.
  • Don’t upload password protected document.


Let us check out whether you are eligible to apply for NDA or not –


General instructions

  • Make sure that you are eligible to apply (before filling the application form).
  • Fill up and submit the application form before the deadline.
  • Fill up the application for correctly. Revise it before submitting.
  • Enter a valid email id while registering.
  • Enter a working mobile number while registering.
  • Keep necessary documents ready while filling up the form.
  • Make sure that scanned documents adhere to the guidelines set by the authorities.
  • Take printout of the form/confirmation page.
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