To clear an exam, knowing the exam date is very important. Knowing the date of the exam beforehand helps aspirants concentrate, plan, make a schedule pass the exam but due to Coronavirus pandemic, all Armed Forces exams were delayed. Finally, UPSC and Air Force have released the new and updated dates of Combined Defence Services Exam (CDSE), National Defence Academy Examination (NDA), Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) and for Central Armed Police Forces Assistant Commandant Examination (CAPF AC). We have compiled all the dates of these exams so aspirants can plan and prepare better. The only change in date has happened to NDA and CAPF AC examination.
UPSC NDA 2020
The NDA Exam is conducted by UPSC and is open for male candidates only. Students who are in school can become officers through this exam. There are 2 NDA Exams conducted every year. The registration for NDA 1 had begun on 8th January 2020 and ended on 28th January 2020. The exam for NDA 1 was supposed to be conducted on 19th March 2020 but due to lockdown and pandemic, the NDA 1 exam was postponed. The UPSC in its revised calendar has made it clear that now, both NDA-I and NDA-II exams are gonna take place on the very same day aka there will be only one NDA exam this year.
(Old) Date of Notification: 8th January 2020
(Old) Last Date to apply: 28th January 2020
(Old) Date of commencement of Exam: 19th April 2020
(Old) Date of Notification: 10th June 2020
(Old) Last Date to apply: 30th June 2020
(Old) Date of commencement of Exam: 6th September 2020
NEW DATES FOR NDA 2020 EXAM
As previously stated, both NDA 1 and NDA 2 Exams this year are gonna take place on the same day. There will be no separate exam for NDA 1 and NDA 2 candidates. There will be one common exam for both NDA 1 and NDA 2 candidates. Results, however, will be separate for NDA 1 and NDA 2. Candidates who have applied for NDA 1 can apply for NDA 2 as well. Candidates who have applied for NDA 1 but don’t want to apply for NDA 2 can just use their NDA 1 examination registration for the exam.
(NEW) Date of Notification: 10th June 2020
(NEW) Last Date to apply: 30th June 2020
(NEW) Date of commencement of Exam: 6th September 2020
The application for NDA 2 is OPEN NOW! Click here to apply
UPSC CDS 2 2020
The CDS exam is conducted for male candidates who have graduation to join the Indian Armed Forces. CDS exam is conducted twice every year. CDSE 1 was conducted on February 2, 2020, and was not affected by the pandemic. However, there was a lot of speculation about CDS 2 2020 and whether it would be delayed this year. This, however, has not turned out to be the case.
There is NO CHANGE IN CDSE 2 2020 EXAM date this year. The exam will be held following its regular schedule.
Date of Notification: 5th August 2020
Last Date to apply: 25th August 2020
Date of commencement of Exam: 8th November 2020
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AFCAT 2 2020
The AFCAT exam which is conducted by Indian Air Force allows both men and women to join the Indian Air Force as Officers. The AFCAT exam is conducted online and graduates are eligible to apply.
There is NO CHANGE IN AFCAT 2 2020 EXAM date this year. The exam will be held following its regular schedule.
Date of Notification: 10th of June 2020
Commencement of Application: 15th June 2020
Last Date to apply: 14th July 2020
Date of commencement of Exam: 19th Sept 2020 to 20th Sept 2020
The application for AFCAT 2 is OPEN NOW! Click here to apply
UPSC CAPF AC exam
UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam is conducted for aspirants who want to join Indian paramilitary forces/ Central Armed Police Forces like CAPF, CRPF, ITBP, SSB etc as officers. The exam is conducted once every year and both men and women with a bachelors degree are eligible to apply. Due to COVID-19, the exam which generally was conducted in august was delayed and its new exam dates have finally been released
(Old)Date of Notification: 22nd April 2020
(NEW) Date of Notification: 18th August 2020
(Old)Last Date to apply: 12th May 2020
(NEW)Last date to apply: 7th September 2020
(Old)Date of commencement of Exam: 9th August 2020
(NEW) Date of commencement of Exam: 20th December 2020