UPSC NDA & NA (I) 2020 Registration & Application Form

Updated By Shreya Sareen on 05 Jun, 2020 19:07

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UPSC NDA & NA 2020 Application Form

The online application process of UPSC NDA & NA  2020 opened from January 8, 2020, for the examination that is scheduled to be conducted on September 6, 2020. The UPSC NDA & NA application form has been released in the online mode and all the interested candidates can fill their applications through the same mode. Applications submitted by post or email will not be accepted by the Commission.

NDA Application Form is divided into two parts:

In Part I, candidates have to fill basic details such as personal details, educational qualification details, choosing branch preferences, verification of details and generation of registration ID.

Part II of NDA application form involves filling up payment details, selection of examination centre, uploading of photograph and signature and agreeing to the declaration.

In order to fill the online application form of NDA and NA (I) 2020, candidates need to keep some documents handy. Check the following list of documents required to fill and submit the NDA application form 2020.

  • Valid Email Address,
  • Working Mobile Number,
  • Date of Birth Certificate,
  • Caste and community certificate (if applicable),
  • Educational Qualification certificates,
  • Scanned copy of recently clicked passport size photograph and signature.

UPSC NDA & NA 2020– Important Instructions for Application Form Filling

Applicants can take a look at the below pointers to know the important instructions for filling the online application form of UPSC NDA & NA 2020:

  • In order to access the home page of the "ONLINE APPLICATION", applicants will have to log on to the official website of UPSC, i.e. and click on "Online Application for various examinations of UPSC".

  • Candidates are advised to read the detailed notice of UPSC NDA & NA 2020 which is available on the official website of UPSC dated 07.08.2019 before filling up the application form.

  • On the official website, in the ‘Examination' menu, The link displaying "PART-I Registration" and "PART-II Registration" will be displayed.

  • By clicking on "PART-I Registration" link, applicants can select to apply for any of the listed active examinations by clicking on the link "Click Here" against each exam. And, by clicking on "PART-II Registration", applicants can fill the second part of the online application of UPSC NDA & NA (II).

  • After clicking on the link for the particular examination, the applicants will be redirected to a new page for registration and after clicking on the “Continue” button, applicants can proceed to fill the application form of UPSC NDA & NA 2020 (I).  

How to Fill UPSC NDA & NA Application Form 2020

Fill up Personal Details:

  • Go to the official website of UPSC NDA i.e.

  • Click on the link 'Registration Part 1'.

  • After that, you have to fill basic details such as your Name, Gender, Parent's Name, Marital Status, Date of Birth, Nationality, Residential Address and Fee Relaxation Claimed.

Educational Qualification Details:

  • Candidates must keep their academic qualifications handy while filling NDA application form 2020. The documents are required to fill out the necessary details including passing marks for the 10th and 12th standard.

Choosing Branch Preference and Verification of Details:

  • Candidates have to provide their choice of branch in NDA 2020.

  • After that, candidates are given 4 options to fill their preferences.

  • They have to mark their choices from 1 to 4 and give 0 for which they do not want to give their preference.

  • Once the candidates are through with filling up of details as asked in the NDA I application form, they have to click on the update button to complete part 1 registration process.

  • Candidates should check all the details before updating their details in the application form as there is no opportunity to edit the same later.

Generate Registration ID:

  • Once the details are updated, candidates have to submit part 1 of the application form. Upon successful submission of part 1, a unique system generated registration ID is given to each applicant. The details of registration ID are sent to the candidates through email.

  • Candidates are recommended to keep the registration ID and password secure as they would need both while filling part 2 of the application form. After, candidates can proceed with Part 2 of the registration process.

There are 3 parts in Part 2 registration. The following are the complete details of Part 2 of the NDA application form.

Payment of Fees:

  • In this step, candidates have to pay INR.100/- as application fees while submitting the application form.

  • The application fees can be paid through online and offline modes.

  • The candidates who choose the payment of fees by cash mode (offline) can pay the same in any branch of State Bank of India.

  • Candidates can also pay their application fees through online mode i.e. through net banking/credit/debit card.

  • Candidates can make the online payment through SBI if they are customers of SBI Bank and have activated their Internet banking facility.

Choice of Exam Centre:

  • All candidates have the freedom to choose their examination centres from the lists in the drop-down menu mentioned in NDA Application Form 2019.

  • Candidates must apply quickly if they want the exam centre of their choice as exam centres will be allotted on first come first serve basis.

Uploading of Documents:

  • After the successful payment of fees, candidates have to upload scanned copies of their recently clicked passport size photograph and signature as per the standards provided by UPSC.

The Part 2 registration of NDA Application Form 2020 is considered complete after this process. After the final submission of the application form, candidates should take a print copy of the same and keep it safe for future processes.

Note: Candidates are advised to get done with all the steps involved in the online application process of UPSC NDA and NA on time in order to avoid any sort of last-minute confusion and whimsicalities. The examination conducting authority has also introduced a procedure to withdraw their online application if the candidates are not interested to appear in the entrance.

On what Factors UPSC NDA & NA 2020 Application Form is Rejected?

By reading the pointers mentioned in the table below, applicants will get to know under which circumstances the UPSC NDA & NA 2020 application form will be rejected:

The application of the applicants is rejected on the grounds of bad quality of submitted signature.

The application of the applicants is being rejected due to submission of photographs only, i.e no signature submitted or photograph submitted at the place of signature as well

The application of the applicants is being rejected on the grounds of swapping of a photograph with that of signature.

The application of the applicants is being rejected on the grounds of bad quality of the submitted photograph

The application of the applicants is being rejected due to submission of signature only, i.e no photograph submitted or signature submitted at the place of photograph as well

The application of the applicants is being rejected on the grounds of non- submission of payment proof to the Commission within specified time in case of fictitious payment(which are intimated to the applicant through e-mail as well as published on the website of the Commission within two weeks after the last date of receipt of the online application form).

Withdrawal of UPSC NDA & NA Online Application - Important Instructions

As mentioned earlier, the examination conducting authority of UPSC NDA & NA provides a provision for withdrawal of online applications. It is to be noted that the candidates who successfully apply to appear in the entrance will only be able to apply for the cancellation. It is advisable for the candidates to go through the pointers given below before applying for withdrawal of the application form:

  • The Commission which supervises all the schedules related to UPSC NDA and NA will provide the candidates with a particular span of time in which they will be able to fill up the request for withdrawal of the application forms.

  • Candidates will have to provide the details of the registered application along with their registered application id in order to apply for the withdrawal of online application forms.

  • It should also be ensured that the candidates have direct access to registered Email-ID and phone number which were submitted by them during the submission of the online application forms.

  • OTPs are sent by the Commission on the registered email id and phone number of the candidates which will be unique in nature. The request for withdrawal or cancellation will only be confirmed if the OTP details sent on the candidates’ mobile number or email-id gets validated. The OTP will only be valid for thirty minutes.

  • In case a candidate submits more than application form, the one with the higher registration id will be considered for withdrawal. The other applications will be considered to be cancelled automatically.

  • When the candidates are done with the submission of the request for online withdrawal, they should take a printout of the authenticated receipt. Candidates should also be aware of the fact that if once they withdraw the application there will be no further chance of reviving it.

  • The application fee will not be refunded by the examination authority on withdrawal of online applications.

  • On successful withdrawal of the application form, candidates will receive an auto-generated email and SMS on their registered contact details. 

Note: It is advisable for the candidates to not share the OTP with any other person.

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