UPSC NDA & NA 2021 [Exam Date, Eligibility, Apply Online] : UPSC NDA 2021 Exam will be conducted twice every year, once in April and another in September. UPSC NDA & NA (I) notification has been released on 30th December 2020. UPSC NDA apply online process commence at https://upsconline.nic.in/.
- UPSC NDA (I) Apply Online process commences from 30th December 2020 and the last date to apply online is 19th January 2021. UPSC NDA (I) exam will be conducted on 18th April 2021.
- UPSC NDA (II) Notification 2021 will be released on 9th June 2021 and the UPSC NDA (II) Apply Online process commences from 9th June 2021 and the last date to apply online is 29th June 2021. UPSC NDA (II) exam will be conducted on 5th September 2021.
- Candidates born between 2nd July 2002 to 1st July 2005 are only eligible to apply for NDA (I).
- Candidates born between 2nd January 2003 to 1st January 2006 are only eligible to apply for NDA (II).
- To be eligible for the Army wing, candidates must have completed class 12th and for Indian Air Force and Indian Navy wings, candidates must have studied class 12th with Maths, Physics as major subjects.
Candidates who want to serve the nation by working in Indian Defence Forces need to clear the NDA examination. After every six months, the UPSC conducts the NDA exam for the students who want to join the Navy, Army, and Air Force wings of the National Defence Academy. NDA exam stands for the National Defence Academy exam, through which a candidate can get admitted to any of the Army, Navy, and Air Force wings.
Read further to know about UPSC NDA & NA 2021 notification, important dates, eligibility criteria, the application process, admit card, result, cut-off, etc. that you need to know if you like to appear in the NDA exam.
- Important Dates
- Eligibility Criteria
- Application Fee
- Application Form
- Exam Pattern
- Admit Card
- Cut Off
- SSB Interview
UPSC conducts the NDA exam to recruit candidates for the Joint Services academy of the Indian Armed Forces. Every year, the number of applicants appears in the NDA exam and that’s one of the reasons that it is conducted twice a year.
UPSC NDA & NA 2021 Notification
UPSC NDA & NA 2021 notification (I) has been released on 30th December 2020 on the Commission’s official website @ www.upsc.gov.in. UPSC NDA (II) 2021 notification will be released on 9th June 2021. As NDA (I) 2021 notification is released, we have updated a link below to download and read it.
NDA 2021 Important Dates
Exam name UPSC NDA & NA 2021 (I) UPSC NDA & NA 2021 (II) Apply Mode Online Online Notification 30 Dec 2020 9 June, 2021 Application Date 30 Dec 2020 to 19 Jan 2021 9 June to 29 June 2021 Admit cards Issue 1st week of April 2021 August 2021 Exam Date 18 April 2021 (Sunday) Sep 5, 2021 (Sunday) Result Issue May/June 2021 Nov 2021 Exam Type Entrance exam for students who want to join National Defence Academy Exam centers In all Major cities across the country Apply online at http://www.upsc.gov.in/
NDA & NA 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Age Limit For NDA Exam I 2021
- Candidates born between 2 July 2002 to 1 July 2005 are only eligible for this exam.
- All the candidates born before 2 July 2002 and after 1 July 2005 are not eligible to write the exam.
Age Limit For NDA Exam II 2021
- Candidates born between 2 January 2003 to 1 January 2006 are only eligible for this exam.
- Candidates born before 2 January 2003 and after 1 January 2006 are not eligible to write the exam.
- Only unmarried males can appear for this exam.
- Girls are not allowed to write this exam.
NDA Physical Health Standards
- According to the standards followed by the Naval Academy and National Defence Academy 2021 candidate needs to be mentally and physically strong.
- At the time of the medical examination for the NDA exam. A candidate should not be:
- Undersized chest
- Should not have piles
- Wax in ears
- Nasal Septum deviated
- Permanent tattoos are only allowed at the inner face of the forearm. On the rest of the parts of the body, no permanent tattoos should be there.
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NDA Other Physical Standards
- The candidate should be physically and mentally fit
- Free from diseases
- Should not have underdeveloped chest
- No impairment function or maldevelopment
- No mental breakdown and fits in the past history
- Normal blood pressure
- Normal hearing
- X-ray examination
- Spinal condition examination
- Proper eyesight
- Maddox rod test
- Physical conditioning
NDA 2021 Minimum Educational Qualifications
- The candidates who want to apply for the Army Wing of NDA & NA must have completed class 12th from a recognized board or any other degree equivalent to 12th from a recognized board.
- Those candidates who are applying for Indian Air Force and Indian Navy should have passed their 12th with Mathematics and Physics as major subjects.
- Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination can also apply
UPSC NDA & NA 2021 Application Fee
- For General and OBC students, the application fee will be Rs. 100/-.
- Wards of NCOs, ORS, and JCOs, and all other SC and ST candidates do not need to pay any application fee for the application form.
- To pay fees, candidates can either deposit the money in any SBI branch or pay online by using a net banking, debit/credit card.
NDA & NA 2021 Application Form and Process
UPSC NDA & NA exam is conducted twice a year and an online application form will be available on the UPSC website. Interested candidates must apply online before the last date of registration.
For NDA I 2021 Application Form
- The application form will be available online from 30 December 2020.
- The last date to fill up the application form is 19 January 2021.
- The offline mode is not available, so all the candidates need to fill their forms online only.
- The date of the exam will be on Sunday, 18 April 2021
- The admit cards will be released before a week or two of the exam date.
- And, the results will be announced in the month of May 2021.
For NDA II 2021 Application Form
- The application form will be available online from 9 June 2021.
- The last date to fill up the application form is 29 June 2021.
- The offline mode is not available, so all the candidates need to fill their forms online only. NDA 2021 II exam will be on Sunday, 5 Sep 2021.
- The admit cards will be released before a week or two of the exam date.
- And, the results will be announced in the month of November 2021.
How To Apply for NDA & NA 2021?
- The registration process of the NDA & NA exam form will be completed in two parts: Registration part 1 and Registration part 2.
Registration Part I
- In Registration part 1, students just need to fill in their personal information, education qualifications, email id, mobile number, and other essential details.
- After completing registration part one, the candidate will receive a registration number.
Registration Part II
- And after that in Registration part 2, students need to select the exam center of their choice across the country and make the fee payment.
- The fee can be paid online and offline. The offline payment can be done through the e-challan of SBI Bank.
- Candidate needs to upload their scanned photograph as well as the signature.
- Then, you just need to accept the declaration.
- You can get your form printed for further use.
List of Documents Needed
- Academic/personal details to fill online application
- Scanned copies of documents in an accepted format
- Internet banking/credit/debit card details (if paying online)
NDA & NA 2021 Exam Pattern
UPSC NDA & NA 2021 exam paper will comprise of Mathematics and General Ability. The general ability section is further divided into English and General Knowledge.
- The mode of examination will be pen and paper.
- Objective questions will be asked in the exam.
- The question paper will be available in two languages: Hindi and English.
- There will be a negative marking for every wrong answer. 0.33 % marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
Subject Code Duration Maximum Marks Mathematics 1 2 ½ Hours 300 General Ability Test [English + General Knowledge] 2 2 ½ Hours 600 Total 900 SSB Interview 900 Grand Total 1800
UPSC NDA 2021 Syllabus
Trigonometry, Algebra, Differential Calculus, Vector Algebra, Integral Calculus, Differential equations, Matrices and Determinants, Analytical Geometry, Statistics, and Probability
2. General Ability
Part A (English)
- Grammar Usage
- Test the proficiency in English
Part B (General Knowledge)
All the current events topics related to all the subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology, geography, etc. will be covered in this section.
Test Centres for NDA Exam 2021
The exam conducting authority wants a large number of candidates to appear for the NDA 2021 examination. Therefore, the authority is planning to conduct NDA 2021 examination in almost every major city in India including Ahmedabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Delhi, Dharwad, Shillong, Jaipur, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Shimla, Srinagar, Udaipur, and Vishakhapatnam.
A student can select the centers from within India. After selecting a center, the candidate will be asked to give three choices and will be assigned one out of those three.
NDA & NA 2021 Admit Card
The UPSC NDA & NA 2021 admit card can be downloaded from the UPSC official website. All the aspirants are required to know that no Admit Card will be sent by post or any other mode. NDA 2021 admit cards will be available to download 3 weeks before the date of examination.
- UPSC NDA/NA (I) date of the exam will be on Sunday, 18 April 2021. UPSC NDA (I) admit card 2021 will be released before a week or two of the exam date and expected in 1st week of April 2021.
- NDA 2021 II exam will be on Sunday, 5 Sep 2021 and NDA 2021 (II) admit cards will be released before a week or two of the exam date and expected in the 3rd week of August 2021.
How To Download e-Admit Card For NDA 2021 Examination?
- Go to the UPSC official website
- On UPSC’s homepage, you will find the ‘Admit Cards’ button, click it
- You will be landed on a new page where you find the ‘E-Admit Cards for various Examinations of UPSC’ link, click it
- On the next page, find and click the ‘NDA Examination 2021’ link
- Before downloading NDA 2021 E-admit card, read the given ‘Important Instructions’ carefully
- Click the ‘Yes’ button
- Click any of the option- ‘By Registration ID’ or ‘By Roll Number’
- If you will click ‘By Registration ID’, you need to enter a registration ID, date of birth, and captcha code
- If you click ‘By Roll Number’, you need to enter the roll number, date of birth, and captcha code
- By clicking any option, you will get your admit card
- Download or take a print out
UPSC NDA 2021 Result
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release NDA 2021 written test results after few weeks from the date of examination.
It is expected that NDA & NA 2021 (I) results will be released in the month of May 2021, NDA (II) results will be declared by the end of Nov 2021.
How To Check UPSC NDA 2021 Result?
- Visit UPSC official website
- On the home page, find and click the ‘Written Results’ button
- You will be redirected to the next page where you will see ‘Exam Name’ ‘download’ and ‘Date of upload’ columns
- Download your result and take a print out
- NDA 2021 written test result will be available to download in PDF format
- Candidates need to find their roll number in the PFD file
NDA & NA 2021 Cut Off
If a candidate wants to qualify in NDA & NA 2021 written examination then s/he needs to score above cut-off marks. Cut-off marks are the minimum marks set by the UPSC. NDA 2021 cut off marks will be available to check within one week from the date of declaration of results.
UPSC NDA 2021 Selection Procedure (SSB Interview)
Candidates who qualify NDA 2021 written examination will be called for the SSB interview round to be organized in two stages- Stage 1 & Stage 2. SSB interview round will be conducted over four to five days.
Stage 1 of the interview will be an Officer Intelligence Rating and Picture Perception & Description Test.
Candidates who passed in Stage 2 will be called for Stage II. Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests, and the Conference will be conducted in the second stage. Candidates qualified in both the stages of SSB interview will have to undergo a medical test.
NDA & NA 2021 FAQs
Q. When Will Be The NDA & NA Notification Gets Released?
A. UPSC NDA (I) 2021 notification has been released on 30 December 2020 and UPSC NDA (II) 2021 Notification will be released on 9th June 2021.
Q. What Are The Last Dates For Receipt Of NDA 2021 Applications?
A. The last dates for receipt of applications for the NDA 2021 I exam is 19 Jan 2021 and NDA 2021 II exam is 29 June 2021.
Q. How To Fill and Submit NDA & NA 2021 Application Form?
A. Interested candidates will have to fill and submit an NDA 2021 application form online mode at the website www.upsc.gov.in.
Q. Is It Mandatory To Upload Documents In The NDA 2021 Application Form?
A. Yes, candidates must have to upload the scanned images of photograph and signature in their application form.
Q. When the NDA exam gets conducted?
A. UPSC NDA & NA exam will be conducted twice a year, in April & September. UPSC NDA I 2021 exam will be held on 18th April 2021, and UPSC NDA II 2021 exam will be held on 5th September 2021.