NDA 2021 – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the examination dates for NDA (I) 2021 and NDA (II) 2021. Aspirants who are appearing for NDA 2021 exam can check the exam dates on upsc.gov.in or in this article. The official notification for NDA (I) 2021 will be out on December 30, 2020. As per the released notification, the NDA (I) exam is scheduled for April 18, 2021. Similarly, the notification for NDA (II) 2021 shall release on June 09, 2021, and NDA (II) 2021 is scheduled for September 05, 2021. Candidates who have passed 12th class are eligible to apply for NDA exam 2021. Get complete details for NDA 2021 from this article.
Latest: The NDA 2021 schedule is now available. Click here to check exam dates.
The NDA exam is conducted by UPSC to recruit eligible candidates for Army, Navy and Air Force Wing of the National Defense Academy. Get the complete schedule for NDA 2021 from the table shared below.
NDA (I) 2021
|NDA 2021||Important Dates|
|Release of notification||30 Dec 2020|
|Start of application process||30 Dec 2020|
|Last date to apply||19 Jan 2021|
|NDA (I) 2021 exam date||18 Apr 2021|
NDA (II) 2021
|NDA (II) 2021||Important Dates|
|Release of notification||09 Jun 2021|
|State date of application procedure||09 Jun 2021|
|Last date to apply||29 Jun|
|NDA (II) 2021 exam date||05 Sep 2021|
NDA 2021 Exam Date Announced!
UPSC has announced the schedule for NDA 2021. Candidates who are planning to appear for NDA 2021 exam can check the schedule from the image that is shared below.
Disclaimer: The details that are available in this article is based on the previous year data. As soon as the new notification for NDA 2021 is out, we will update our page accordingly.
NDA 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates who wish to apply for NDA (I) and NDA (II) must ensure that they meet the prescribed eligibility criteria. Check out the NDA eligibility criteria 2021 below:
- Candidates applying for NDA 2021 should be a citizen of India.
- Male candidates who are born before January 02, 2003, and after January 01, 2006, can apply for NDA exam.
- Candidates must have passed 10+2 exam to apply for Army Wing of National Defence Academy.
- Aspirants who have passed 12th standard with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics can apply for Air Force and Naval Wings of NDA and the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the INA.
- Candidates intending to apply for NDA exam should be physically and medically fit as per the NDA standards available on the official website.
Click here to check NDA age limit 2021.
NDA 2021 Application Form
The application procedure for NDA 2021 is conducted online via upsc.gov.in. Eligible and interested candidates can submit their applications by following the steps provided below.
Step 1: Browse the official website of UPSC, upsc.gov.in.
Step 2: Reaching on the website, click on ‘apply online’.
Step 3: Tap on the ‘Online Application for Various exam’
Step 4: After clicking on the relevant links, aspirants have to register themselves.
Step 5: Thereafter, start filling NDA 2021 application form and pay the application fee.
Step 6: Click on the ‘submit’ button and take a print out of the filled application form to keep it safe for future use.
|Sons of JCOs/NCOs/OR||Rs 0/-|
Mode of payment
- Online mode – Credit card/debit card/ master card/VISA/ Rupay/SBI net banking.
- Offline mode – Pay-in-slip (SBI)
NDA Exam Pattern 2021
Candidates preparing for NDA 2021 exam can refer to the scheme of examination provided below.
|Language||Hindi & English|
|Mode of examination||Offline exam (Written Test)|
|Total duration:||2 hours 30 minutes.|
|Total Marks||900 marks |
Mathematics – 300 marks
GAT – 600 marks
|Negative Marking||0.33 marks deducted for |
each incorrect answer
NDA Syllabus 2021
The written examination for NDA is conducted for two subjects – GAT and Mathematics. Get the syllabus for NDA GAT and mathematics below.
General Ability Test
- English grammar, comprehension & cohesion in extended text
- General science
- Social studies (History, freedom movement, etc)
- Current events
- Matrices & Determinants
- Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions
- Differential calculus
- Integral calculus
- Differential equations
- Vector algebra
- Statistics and probability
Preparation Tips for NDA 2021
Each exam conducted by UPSC is considered as one of the difficult examinations of the country, and NDA is one of them. Being a national level examination, it is hard for aspirants to crack the examination. With vast syllabus and high cutoff marks, candidates often find the preparation time consuming and exhaustive. However, qualifying the NDA I and NDA II in one attempt is not unattainable. We provide here some tips that aspirants can refer to while preparing for the NDA 2021 exam.
- Start referring to NDA previous year questions paper to understand the level of the exam, repeated sections/ questions and many other aspects of exams.
- Practising with NDA mock tests is just another benefit. It helps aspirants to understand where they need to focus more and also increase the speed of attempting questions.
- Start making short and easy to memorize notes. Start using pointers or highlighters to emphasize important topics and subjects.
NDA 2021 Admit Card
Union Public Service Commission releases the NDA 2021 admit card 03 weeks before the examination. Know everything about the call letter and the downloading process here:
- Aspirants can download the NDA admit card 2021 through upsc.gov.in.
- To download, they require registration ID and date of birth to download the NDA admit card 2021.
- Candidates have to carry the admit card, photo identity proof to the exam centre.
- The details that are available on the admit card are as follows:
- Examination’s Name and year.
- Registration ID of the candidate.
- Candidate’s roll number.
- Applicant’s name.
- Applicant’s address.
- Examination center and complete address of the exam.
- Examination’s date and time.
NDA 2021 Exam Centre
NDA 2021 exam is conducted on a large scale where candidates from all over the country participate. For a smooth commencement of the examination, UPSC conductss the examination all across the country at the centre at different cities. Check the exam centres for UPSC NDA 2021 below.
NDA 2021 Selection Procedure
UPSC regulates the selection criteria by adopting a two-stage selection procedure. First, eligible candidates are called for the written stage. Subsequently, qualified candidates shall appear for the SSB interview. Look into the in-depth selection procedure in this section.
The written examination takes place across the country at different examination centres. Candidates are called for the NDA written examination 2021 based on the eligibility criteria. The written examination is conducted for 900 marks. In these stages, candidates have to answer questions from the GAT and mathematics section which as of 12th standard level.
NDA 2021 qualifiers are called for the SSB interview based on written exam result. SSB interview takes place for 05 days. It includes two stages – Stage 1 is officer intelligence rating (OPR) test and picture perception and description test and Stage 2 are group testing officer tasks, interview round, psychology test, and the conference.
NDA 2021 Answer Key
After the conclusion of NDA 2021 examination, UPSC releases NDA 2021 answer key. Moreover, right after the examination, several coaching centre and institutes offer the unofficial answer to aspirants. Refer to this section to know more about the NDA answer key
- Aspirants have to visit the UPSC website, (upsc.gov.in) to check the NDA answer key.
- Candidates have to navigate to the examination > Answer Key link to download UPSC NDA 2021 answer key.
- As the examination is conducted with a different set, candidates have to to be careful while downloading the answer key of the correct set.
- The answer key can also be used to estimate the scores for UPSC NDA 2021.
NDA 2021 Result
The result for NDA 2021 is declared on the UPSC website, upsc.gov.in. A few days after the release of answer key, candidates can expect the NDA 2021 result declaration. Know more about the process of NDA 2021 result below:
- UPSC declares the result in pdf format without login. So, the candidates who have appeared for the examination can check their result easily through merit list.
- NDA scorecard is also released within 15 days from the releases of merit list. In this scorecard, candidates can check the marks they have secured in the examination.
- The scare card indicates the sectional as well as the overall score of the aspirant.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is India’s central recruitment body which conducts the severe national level examination. Some of these examinations are UPSC IAS, NDA, CDS, IFS, IES, ISS and several others. UPSC was established on October 01, 1926. It has its headquarters at Dholpur House, New Delhi.