NDA 2021: Application Form (NDA I & NDA II), Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

NDA 2021NDA 2021: The autonomous government body in India, Union Public Service Commission is soon going to conduct the UPSC NDA 2021 Examination. The organization commenced the exam twice every year and so this year as well. Those who are looking for applying for the examination ideally need to have whole information so that no stone is left unturned and make preparations according to the pre-informed schedule. The examination which is talked about here comprises the posts of National Defense Academy, Naval Academy, and Indian Air Force. Find below the NDA 2021 Exam (I) & (II) Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility & Educational Qualification:

UPSC NDA 2021 Notification:

  • 8th October 2021: The last date to submit the Application form (for women only) for NDA II 2021 is 8th October 2021. Click here to apply.

NDA 2021 Highlights:

Name of Exam NDA 2021
Exam full form National Defence Academy
Level of exam National Level
Course Offered UPSC Exams (Indian Army, Navy & Air Force)
Exam Conduct By Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Vacancy 400
Mode of application form Online
Mode of exam Offline
Helpline Number 011-23098543 / 23381125 / 23385271 / 23098591
Email Address [email protected]
Official Website http://www.upsc.gov.in/

NDA 2021 Exam Date:

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Exam Dates (Only for Women Candidates)

Events NDA (II) Exam Date
Online application form Available 24th September 2021
Last date to Submission of Form 8th October 2021
Date of admit card download
NDA I & II 2021 Exam date 14th November 2021
Announcement of result

Exam Dates (For Male Candidates):

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Events UPSC NDA (I) Exam Date NDA (II) Exam Date
NDA I & II Official notification Release Dates 30th December 2020 9th June 2021
Online application form Available 30th December 2020 9th June 2021
Last date to Submission of Form 19th January 2021 29th June 2021
Date of admit card download 26th March 2021
NDA I & II 2021 Exam date 18th April 2021 14th November 2021
Announcement of result

NDA 2021 Application Form:

Candidates can check below before filling NDA 2021 Application Form. Here we provide all guidelines related Application Form of NDA:

  • Candidates can submit NDA 2021 Application form online Mode.
  •  NDA Application form will be released two times a year for the NDA I will be December 2020 and NDA II will be June 2021.
  • UPSC NDA application form is divided into two parts i.e. Part I and Part II.
  • For Part I Candidates submit their General Details.
  • In Part II Select the exam, upload the scanned images of the photograph and signature & pay the exam fee.
  • During uploading the image candidates must know the image format will be JPG, the size of the Phonograph will be 3 KB to 40 KB, and the Signature size will be also the same (1KB – 40KB).
  • Must check before the submit application form because there is no facility for correction.
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Application Fee:

  • 100 Rupees will be the Application fee.
  • Pay the NDA application fee through SBI internet banking and credit /debit card.
  • Candidates also pay the application fee through the SBI bank challan.
  • For the SC/ST application fee will fee.
  • Women candidates are not required to pay fees for their application for this Examination.

Steps to Apply For NDA II 2021:

  • Visit the official website of UPSC.
  • On the homepage, click on what’s New.
  • Then click on the Exam Notification of NDA.
  • Then click on the apply now link for Part I & part II registration.
  • First complete Part I, which consists of details like personal & qualification details such as the name of the candidate, Aadhar number, marital status, gender, etc.
  • Then fill Part II, which consists of details like exam center choice, images & signature uploading, and application fee payment.
  • After that go through the declaration & click on the “I Agree” option.
  • Take the printout of the confirmation page for future use.

Important Links:

NDA (II) 2021 Official Notification: Click here
NDA (II) 2021 Application Form:  Click here


The approximate number of vacancies will be 400:

  • National Defence Academy:- 370 to include 208 for Army, 42 for Navy, and 120 for Air Force (including 28 for ground Duties) 
  • Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme):- 30

Exam Center:

The Examination will be held at the following Centres :

Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Bengaluru, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dharwad, Dispur, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur, and Vishakhapatnam.

Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates who want to apply for NDA just check here the NDA 2021 Eligibility Criteria. Below we are providing the eligibility criteria for the UPSC NDA exam:


  • Aspirant before applying for the examination, assure to be the citizen of India or refugee from Nepal/Burma, can apply for the examination
  • Tibetan refugees who come to India before 1st Jan 1962 with the intention of permanently setting in India.
  • Person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, and East African Countries of Uganda, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire, and Vietnam or Ethiopia with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limit:

The age of the candidate applying for the examination should have born before Jan 1996 and not after Jul 1998. You will be considered for an exam if submit a high school/ intermediate mark sheet. If bachelors and spinsters applying for the examination then they cannot marry until the training period gets over

Education Qualification:

  • Educational qualification is necessary to look at. A candidate is considered valid for an exam if he/she has done with 10+2 /intermediate / equivalent qualification via state government.
  • While applying for the Air Force, you should be 12th passed with subjects such as Mathematics and Physics. However, those who are pursuing the 12th standard and eager to the part in the exam can also go for examination.
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Physical Condition:

The candidate should be physically fit. Also, past records should not show any sign of resignation from the training of the armed forces.

NDA Exam Pattern:

Candidates must check the below NDA 2021 Exam Pattern, we mention all-important point below related to the exam pattern:

  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be Offline mode, exam conduct in pen & paper-based.
  • Questions Types: Questions will be asked about objective types.
  • Pattern: The question paper pattern will be OMR.
  • Answering Mode: No need for Pencil or Ink Pen. Candidates use a black ball pen to mark the answer sheet.
  • Exam Duration: There will be two parts of the exam first part will Mathematics and the second part will be the General Ability test each part will be 2.30 Hours.
  • Language: The NDA exam language will be English and Hindi.
  • Negative Marking: Negative marking is available for the wrong answer. Each wrong answer 0.33% will be deducted.
Subjects Maximum Marks Duration
Mathematics 300 2 ½ hours
GAT (Section 1- English) 200 2 ½ hours
GAT (Section 2- General Knowledge) 400
Total Marks 900
SSB Interview 900
Grand Total 1800

NDA Syllabus:

The NDA 2021 Syllabus will be mention below. These subject will include such as mathematics, English, and general knowledge sections:

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Mathematics Syllabus:

Operations on sets, Concept of a set, Venn Diagrams, Operations on Matrices, Types of matrices, Determinant of a matrix, Trigonometric identities Sum and difference formulae, Trigonometrical ratios, Distance formula, Angle between two lines, Equation of a line in various forms, Distance of a point from a Line, Composite functions, Equation of a circle in standard and general form, One to one, onto and inverse functions, Standard limits, Notion of limit, etc.

GAT (General Aptitude Test) Syllabus:

English: Grammar and usage, Vocabulary, Comprehension & cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English. It tests the candidate’s understanding of English and the use of words.

General Knowledge:

Here we mention the topics in General knowledge such as Chemistry, Physics, General Science, Current Events, Geography, freedom movement, history, etc.

NDA Admit Card:

NDA (I) Exam 2021 Admit Card has been released on 26th March 2021. Candidates can download the Admit Card from the official website via online mode. The Admit Card for NDA-I will release in March 2021 and NDA-II Hall Ticket will be released in October. Hall ticket will contain all details of candidates and exams. If your Admit card has something mission and any errors you can contact UPSC Office for correction.

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Steps to Download UPSC NDA (I) Exam Admit Card 2021:

  • Visit the Official Site of UPSC i.e, upsc.gov.in.
  • On the home page, check What’s New.
  • Then search for the NDA (I) 2021 Admit card.
  • Click on UPSC NDA NA Exam 1 Admit Card 2021.
  • Then enter ID and password.
  • Take the printout of the Admit Card and carry it to the examination hall.

NDA 2021 Answer Key:

Candidates can check the NDA 2021 Answer Key through online mode. The answer key will be published after 1 week of the exam. NDA 2021 Answer key will authority will not be published, various coaching institutions will provide the answer key candidates can check the score.


Candidates who give the exam successfully can check the result through online mode. We provide all details below related NDA 2021 Result:

  • The NDA 2021 result will be published in PDF format.
  • Candidates can check the NDA result after One month of the exam.
  • Qualify candidates will receive the call letter for SSB Interview.

Cut Off:

The board will release the sectional and overall cut-off marks online on the website. The candidates who will qualify the NDA exam by obtaining the cut-off marks will be eligible for an interview.

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NDA 2021 SSB Interview:

NDA SSB Interview round will be conducted after the written test. Candidates who will clear the written test round are eligible for the interview and medical round. SSB will be organized in several rounds. The interview will be held in five days and candidates have to necessarily appear in all the rounds.

  • On the first day, psychological tests will be done.
  • The second-day test will be of situation reaction test, word association test, self-description test, and thematic apperception test. Military Planning Exercise, Group Discussion Test, Intergroup Obstacle race, Lecturettes, Snake Race, Progressive Group Task, command task & personal interview, half group task will be done on the third day of interview for candidates by the President.
  • On the fourth and fifth tests will be done related to Final Group Task, Individual Obstacles, Interview for remaining candidates, final board conference & announcement of results.

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