NDA 2020: Exam 1 & 2 on Sept. 6, Check Written Exam and SSB Interview Details

NDA 2020: Exam 1 & 2 on Sept. 6, Check Written Exam and SSB Interview Details

National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination 2020

NDA is one of the most popular defence entrance exams in India that is organised twice a year to offer admission to Navy, Army and Air Force wings of NDA as well as Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). NDA exam is conducted in dual stages viz. written exam and SSB Interview. Every year, around 4 lakh aspirants appear for this exam, out of which approx 6000 get shortlisted for SSB Interview. 

NDA 2020 Highlights 

Name of the Examination 

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination 

Conducting Body


Level of the Exam 


Frequency of conduct

Twice a year

Mode of Exam


Duration of Exam

5 hours (2 ½ hours for Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT), each) 

Paper pattern

GAT - 150 MCQs

Mathematics - 120 MCQs


English and Hindi 

Test cities 


Official website


Recent Updates

NDA (II) 2020 Rejected applicants list has been published on the ground of non-payment of application fee. Admit Cards for the successful applicants will be released soon. NDA 2020 Exam 1 and Exam 2, both will be conducted by Union Public Service Commission on September 6, 2020.

NDA 2020: Upcoming Important Dates 

Aug '20


Release of NDA 2 admit card

Aug '20


Release of NDA (I) admit card

6 Sep '20

NDA 2020 Exam 1

6 Sep '20

NDA 2020 Exam 2

NDA 2020: Selection Process

NDA 2020: Application form 

Interested aspirants need to fill an application form for NDA exam in an online mode. Upon the successful registration on the official website of NDA, the candidate needs to enter the valid details in the application form and submit it after paying the stipulated application fee of INR 100. The application fee can be paid either via online mode or offline mode. After the closure of the application window, the conducting body publishes a list of rejected applicants and also activates the link that allows uninterested applicants to withdraw their NDA application form. This link remains active for a certain time-span. Release of admit card 

NDA 2020: Admit Card

The commission starts the issuance of Admit Cards three week prior to the examination date in an online mode. Successful applicants can download their admit cards by clicking on a link that is available on the official website of NDA, after logging in using their roll number or registration number. Candidates must note that any hard copy of the admit card is not posted individually to the applicants.

NDA 2020: Written Examination

Successfully registered applicants need to appear for the written test on the stipulated date, time and test centre. There are two sections in the written examination- Mathematics and General Ability Test that together carry a total of 900 marks. Shortlisted candidates who obtain least qualifying scores in the written exam are invited to participate in the SSB Interview. 

NDA 2020: Exam Pattern 

Mode of the Exam

Offline/Pen-paper based

Total Sections

GAT and Mathematics

Duration of Exam

2 ½ hours for GAT

2 ½ hours for Mathematics 

Exam timings

GAT - 10 am to 12.30 pm

Mathematics - 2 pm to 4.30 pm

No. of questions

GAT – 150 questions for 600 marks

Mathematics - 120 questions for 300 marks 


English and Hindi

Total marks

Written Exam: 900 

SSB Interview: 900

NDA 2020: Result

The result for NDA is announced in two phases viz. Written and Final. The NDA 2020 result will be declared on the official website after the completion of the written test and publication of the answer key. The NDA 2020 I & II results are anticipated to be released in online mode in the month of November 2020. Candidates who qualify the written test with the specified qualifying score are called for the SSB Interview round.

NDA 2020: SSB Interview

The SSB Interview is organised to evaluate the Intelligence and Personality Test of the applicant in two stages. All the shortlisted candidates are first set out on Stage 1 test on the initial day of reporting at Air Force Selection Boards/Naval Selection Boards or Selection Centres. Candidates who qualify the 1st stage are called for the 2nd stage examination and the candidates who qualify the 2nd stage need to submit a birth certificate along with a pass certificate. 

SSB Interview Pattern



Stage 1 

Screening Test

  • Verbal and non-verbal tests.
  • PPDT

Stage 2

Psychological Test

  • Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
  • Word Association Test (WAT)
  • Self Description Test (SD)
  • Situation Reaction Test (SRT)

Group Testing Officers Test

  • GD
  • PGT
  • GPE
  • HGT
  • IOT
  • Snake race/Group Obstacle Race
  • Command Task
  • Individual lecture
  • FGT





Final Selection 

Based on the overall performance in the written examinations and SSB interview, the candidate is finally selected for the enrollment into the Army, Navy & Air Force wings of NDA and INAC. Seats are finally allocated depending on total availability of vacancies, medical fitness of the candidates and merit-based-preference. 


Can female candidates take the NDA 2020 exam?

No, female candidates are not allowed to take the examination, only bachelor males are eligible to appear for NDA.

What will be the duration of the NDA 2020?

Each test of NDA 2020 will be of 2 ½ hours. 

Will the answer key for NDA 2020 be published officially?

Yes, the official answer key will be published officially after a few days of examination.

Is there any negative marking in the examination?

Yes, 0.33% mark is deducted for every wrong answer.

What will be the language of the examination?

The exam will be conducted in Hindi as well as English.


IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

Students participated in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) June 2020 TEE, and December 2019 TEE exam will now be allowed to apply for the xerox copies of answer booklets. Indira Gandhi National Open University has decided to allow the students for the revaluation and re totalling of marks, they scored in these examinations.

The results of IGNOU June 2020 TEE were announced on October 1. With the upcoming facility of issuance of the photocopy of answer booklets, the students who were dissatisfied with their results can apply for the revaluation of marks scored in the term-end examinations and the photocopies of IGNOU TEE answer sheets. 

The application for the same will have to be made online on the official website of the university. Students simply need to go to the IGNOU website and click apply on the designated link. After which, a few details need to be filled, followed by the payment of the application fee and submission of the application form. 

It must be noted that the applications for revaluation and photocopies of IGNOU December 2019 TEE and IGNOU June 2020 TEE of exams comprising MCQ type questions are disallowed. 

According to the statement in the IGNOU revaluation window,  “Reevaluation and copy of Answerscripts is not available for the Following Exam for Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type and conducted on OMR sheets.”

Students can apply for and get the photocopies of the answer booklets of IGNOU June TEE and IGNOU December TEE examinations if the answer copy has not been handled for Re-evaluation. Students can either first make an application for the copy of Answer Sheet, followed by an application for Re-evaluation or go for both simultaneously. 


UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

Education expenses of NEET topper Akansha Singh will be paid by Uttar Pradesh Government. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has made an announcement about the disbursement of her graduation expenses. These expenses will include the expenditure of food and lodging during all the academic levels of her graduation.

Akansha Singh lives in Kushinagar district of UP and has achieved 100% score in NEET 2020 exam.  

Though Akansha was given second rank in the examination, she has been declared as top-ranked along with Soyeb Aftab who is native of Odisha state. On the direction of CM Yogi Adityanath, a letter is to be sent by the chief secretary of UP state, to the authorities concerned for the declaration of NEET 2020 ranks to declare Akansha Singh and Soyeb Aftab, both as the first rankers of NEET 2020 examination as they both have scored 720 marks out of maximum score of 720. 

Besides, personal wishes are sent from UP CM to the family members and parents of AKansha Singh, laurelled the top- scorer as an ideal for all the girls. CM Yogi Adityanath appreciated the hard -work she has made and the high perseverance she has maintained throughout her preparation. 

On the other side, Shoyeb Aftab has also created a history with a full score of 720/720 and All India Rank of 1. He is the first-ever candidate to score 100% in NEET examination. From Odisha state also, he is the first student to Top NEET. With this high score, he hopes to get admission in AIIMS New Delhi. 

NEET 2020 comprises a sum of 180 MCQ type questions for a maximum of 720 marks. Qualified candidates who have scored at least or more than NEET 2020 cut-off are considered eligible to participate in the counselling process of NEET 2020. This implies that the candidates with scores more than NTA NEET 2020 cut-off will be eligible for enrollment to state-quota seats India quota (AIQ) seats through NEET 2020 counselling. The NEET 2020 cutoff for students who belong to General Category is 147. The highest number of students who have qualified NEET 2020 are from Uttar Pradesh followed by Maharashtra.


KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association, KPPGCA has released the admit card for KMAT 2020 for the eligible candidates who applied for the examination by filling the application form and paying the prescribed application fee. The admit card has been released via online mode on the official website of KPPGCA on 27th October 2020. 

Successful candidates need to download their admit card from the official website i.e. kmatindia.com. using their login credentials.

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 is an entrance examination that will be conducted by KPPGCA (Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association) to offer enrollment to the qualified candidates in 189+ AICTE or University accredited Management Schools established in Bangalore and Karnataka. This year, the examination will be conducted on 29th October 2020 for admission to management institutes in the state. 

The exam will take place via online mode, keeping in mind all the precautionary measures amid COVID-19. All the participants must carry along their KMAT Admit Card otherwise the entry to the exam hall is prohibited. Check below the simple steps to download the KMAT 2020 Admit Card. 

Step 1: Go to the official website i.e. kmatindia.com.

Step 2: Click on the link that reads KMAT Admit Card 2020.

Step 3: Enter the details asked on the page and download the KMAT 2020 admit card.

Step 4: Save a copy of KMAT Admit Card 2020 for future reference.

KMAT 2020: Official notice

According to the latest official notification on the website, Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 will be conducted throughout the country and in more than 10 cities in Karnataka and Karnataka. Anyone from any part of India or world is allowed to apply for the examination.




230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

According to an official statement by Raghu Sharma, Rajasthan Health Minister, approval for the additional seats in MBBS in Rajasthan has been granted. 230 additional seats have been green signalled for the MBBS programmes at four medical schools in the state. 50 additional seats will be given to the medical schools in Udaipur and Ajmer. As far as Barmer Medical College is concerned, there will be an increment of 30 seats this year. 

In comparison to last year when there was a total increment of 550 seats, seats added this year are lower. However, if taken together, the total addition in MBBS seats in the last two years reaches 880 in Rajasthan, thereby making a sum of 2830 total MBBS seats in Rajasthan, today. 

The initiation of Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar has also received approval by the National Medical Science Commission. The Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar will be started in the session 2020-21. 

Sikar is a native district and approval of a medical college in Sikar was great news for Govind Singh Dotasara, Congress State President, who expressed extreme joy through a tweet over the approval.

"The much-awaited Sikar Medical College has received the approval of the National Medical Science Commission. It is a result of the strong will power of the Congress government of the state that the Sikar people have got their right, their medical college," a tweet by Mr Dotasara.

NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register

NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register

The news highlights the commencement of first round of NEET 2020 Counselling from Tomorrow

The first round of the NEET 2020 Counselling will start from 27th of October 2020 by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The first round of seat allotment under this process will commence from tomorrow. The counselling process will be conducted only for those candidates who have qualified the NEET 2020 exam. Unqualified aspirants will not be able to take part in the same. However, the registration is mandatory for the eligible candidates to participate in the counselling. 

Registration for the first round of seat allotment needs to be done on the official website of MCC - mcc.nic.in. and will remain open till 2nd November 2020 before 5 pm. It must be noted that registration must be done before the deadlines otherwise the participation in the seat allotment process is prohibited. 

NEET 2020 registration process seeks the names of the courses and colleges preferred by the candidates that means the candidates will have to fill in their choices about the college and the course during the registration process. However, the candidates will be allowed to fill in their preference within a specific course of time i.e. from 28th October 2020 to 2nd November 2020, after that the preferences will be frozen. 

Followed by the 2nd round of seat allotment, details about which will be notified very soon, the 1st round will be conducted on 3rd and 4th November and the results of the same will be declared on 5th November 2020. Here is the process to register for the counselling process of NEET 2020:

NEET counselling 2020: Online registration process

Step 1: Go to the official website of MCC i.e. mcc.nic.in.

Step 2: Find and click on the ‘UG Medical Counselling’ link available on the homepage.

Step 3: Click on ‘New Registration’.

Step 4: Save your new login ID and password that will appear on the screen.

Step 5: Click on ‘Candidate Login’ and enter your new login credentials.

Step 6: Enter all the details asked.

Step 7: You will get a registration slip after filling all the details. 

Step 8: Make a payment of the registration fee. 

The registration fee needs to be paid before the deadline and the due date for the payment of the registration fee for NEET 2020 Counselling's first round is 2nd November 2020.