NDA 2020-21: Notification Date, Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility

If you have it in you, which makes you think that you can be an officer in Indian Armed Forces then, NDA (National Defence Academy), NA(Naval Academy) is your first and the best option to get entry into a prestigious institution. UPSC(Union Public Service Commission) conducts examinations twice a year, NDA I and NDA II, to recruit the candidates for National Defence Academy. This article contains complete information regarding NDA I & II 2021, like notification date, application form, exam dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, and syllabus, admit card, answer key, exam result, selection process, etc then without further ado let’s begin.

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NDA 2021: Notification Date, Application Form, Exam Dates

Exam Dates
Application Form
Application Fees
Eligibility Criteria
Exam Pattern
Exam Syllabus
Admit Card
Answer Key
Selection Procedure

Exam Dates of NDA (I) 2021:

Notifications Dates (Announced)
Application form availability 30th Dec 2020
Last date to fill the form 19th Jan 2021
Admit card out 1 or 2 weeks before the exam
Exam date 18 Apr 2021
Result announcement May 2021

Exam Dates of NDA (II) 2021:

Notifications Dates (Announced)
Application form availability 9th June 2021
Last date to fill the form 29th June 2021
Admit card out 1 or 2 weeks before the exam
Exam date 5 Sept 2021
Result announcement Oct 2021

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NDA (I & II) 2021 Application Form:

NDA application form comes twice a year but the process of filling both the forms, NDA (I) and NDA(II), is exactly the same. Following is the process:

  • The online application form will be available from 9th Jan 2021 to 29th June 2021 for NDA-II, there is no offline mode to fill the application form
  • The form will be available only on the official website
  • Registration will be done in 2 parts
  • Part-I will need your personal details, qualification, photo and signature upload, etc.
  • Part-II will be completed only after the application fees is paid which can be done in either mode online or offline (via bank challan)
  • The exam for NDA-II will be on 5 September 2021.

Application Fees:

NDA application fee 2018

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NDA (I & II) 2021 Eligibility Criteria:

Following are the eligibility criteria to apply for NDA 2021 which includes nationality, educational qualification, age limits, physical and medical standards.

  • Must be a citizen of India or can be a subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Person of Indian origin migrated from the following countries with the intention of settling in India permanently and the countries are Zambia, Zaire, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Ethiopia, and Vietnam.
  • Tibetan refugee came to India before 1st Jan 1962

Age Limit:

Criteria Status
Marital Status Unmarried
Gender Male (only)
Age Limit (NDA I 2021) 2nd July 2002 to 1st July 2005
Age Limit (NDA II 2021) 2nd Jan 2002 to 1st July 2005

Educational Qualification:

In NDA there are 3 wings, Army, Air Force, and Naval, and a candidate can get either of the wings, according to their Subjects chosen in 12th class.

  • For Air Force and Naval wing included Technical Entry(10+2), a candidate must have studied Physics and Mathematics
  • For the Army wing, you have to be 12th pass or equivalent exam from the CBSE, ISC, or any state board

Physical Standards:

  • Candidates have to fulfill the physical and medical norms set by NDA and NA(Naval Academy)
  • At the end of the selection procedure, every candidate must get through the medical test organized by Military Hospital which is the last stage of the selection test

NDA (I & II) 2021 Exam Pattern

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2018

Papers Conducted:

Two papers (Paper-I and Paper-II) conducted in every sitting of the NDA exam Paper-I is Mathematics, which consists of Class 10th, 11th, and 12th. Paper-II is the General Ability Test which consists of general science and English. There is a 1 or 2-hour gap between Paper-I and Paper-II

Code Subject Duration Marks
1 Mathematics 2 and 1/2 Hours 300
2 General Ability Test 2 and 1/2 Hours 600
SSB Interview 900
Total 1800

NDA (I & II) 2021 Exam Syllabus:

  • As there are 2 papers in the NDA exam one in Mathematics and another is General Ability Test and the syllabus also divided accordingly
  • Mathematics will consist of the questions taught in class 10th, 11th, and 12th mathematics like Differentiation, Integration, Statistics, Probability, Vector, Algebra, Trigonometry, etc
  • General Ability Test  test contains question from general science(10th level) and English

NDA (I & II) 2021 Admit Card:

  • Necessary document to get the entry in the examination hall
  • UPSE releases NDA 2021 Admit Card, 1 or 2 weeks before the exam date
  • To download admit card, one must have to fill the required fields in Registration ID or Roll Number, Date of Birth, etc

NDA (I & II) 2021 Answer Key:

Answer key contains the correct answers regarding the question and one can calculate his/her marks. NDA Answer key 2021, usually gets released within one week after the examination.

  • NDA Answer Key 2021 will get published within 1 week of the examination
  • Answer key helps in getting the score of the candidate
  • It provides answers to the questions asked in the examination
  • Can also be changed if any answer is wrong

NDA (I & II) 2021 Result:

  • The result of NDA I 2021 or NDA II 2021 will be declared within 1 month of the examination which can be seen on the official website of UPSE(upse.gov.in)
  • The result will be declared online
  • Selected candidates, whose name is in the shortlisted pdf list, will be called for SSB Interview
  • Once, SSB is cleared then every candidate have to pass the medical test and then only the final result is declared

 Complete NDA 2021 Selection Process:

  • The complete selection procedure is divided into 2 parts
  • First is, written examination, which is conducted twice a year
  • After the written examination, those who have cleared, candidates are called for an interview.
  • The second part is the SSB interview, which is a 5-day task including physical, psychological, and medical tests
  • After the completion of SSB, document verification is done of every candidate and then a final merit list is produced which contains the selected candidates who are recommended for the National Defence Academy
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  1. Sir mera hydrocele ka operation hua hai Lekin ab main bilkul thik hu to kya main NDA ke liye eligible hu . Please tell me sir g

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      You have to tell them about your operation and then will decide that you will fit for the Army or not.

  2. Sir I have opted biology in class 12 can I apply for nda

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Hi Alok, Yes you can apply for NDA, But you cannot choose IAF(Indian Air Force) and IN (Indian Navy). You only have one choice i.e. Indian Army (Ground service)

  3. Sir,
    I have applied for NDA 1 (2019).

    I have lost one of my canines in an accident 5 years back.
    Now, I do have a healthy and intact set of 31 teeth .
    Will I get rejected in the SSB round of NDA entrance examination ?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Hi Subham, No, there is no issue with a set of 31 teeth.

  4. Sir I have operation mark on my stomach. Will I am able to clear the medical test for NDA?

    1. Hello Rupesh, Operation mark doesn’t matter but yes they will ask you about your operation if it looks normal then don’t worry about it.

  5. hi sir ….iam completed my 10th and completed diploma in mechanical ….can i apply for NDA exams ?????

    1. Hi Mugunth, Yes you can apply for NDA but you can choose only Indian Army wing.

  6. Jayrajsingh. S. Saddiwal

    Sir what is the fee structure of NDA.

    1. Hello Jayraj,
      The fee structure of NDA is as follows: General/OBC category is 100 rupees and Free for SC/ST.

  7. Sir my molar teeth one of upper jaw and one of lower jaw has been removed will i am able to pass medical examination

    1. Hello Anurag, you need to get 14 dental points in order to clear your medical. It seems there is no issue with your teeth.

  8. Hello sir
    My self R.T.Gyana
    Sir now a want to apply nda test .and also m belong to st caterory.rightnow m studying in class 12 standard.so how can i apply in nda upcoming test.

    1. Hello R.T., This is the best time for you to apply for NDA exam. The NDA II exam application form will be available from June. Read this article & you can get all the necessary details in this article.

  9. what is minimum service period for nda selected and trained officers

    1. The minimum service period of NDA servicemen is 14 years.

  10. Sir i hve completed my 10th from icse board. Now my aim to be join navy.
    So i need some tips .
    Sir plz tell me what i hve to do now to join navy.
    Now i am 16 years old.

    1. That’s great Deepanshu. You can join Indian Navy after completing your 12th by appearing for NDA Exam. You can read about NDA in full on our website.

  11. Santhosh koudagani

    Hello sir,
    My self santhosh
    sir I have eye sight (long sightedness)
    now can I apply for NDA in up coming 2019….
    And I’m belongs to BC-D category is their any reservations & restrictions for me… Sir

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Santhosh,
      Yes, you can apply for NDA.

  12. sir now i am giving class 12 jacboard 2018. can i apply now for NDA

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Manish,
      Yes, you can apply

  13. Sir I have applied for NDA I. I belong to non -creamy layer but typed as creamy layer how can I change it. I have registered to last including the payment

    1. Hello Sahul,
      there is no other way, you will have to apply again. In this case you will have to submit the fees again.

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