NDA Admit Card (Out) 2021, Exam Centers & Exam Day Instructions

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Jun 9, 2021

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The NDA I Admit Card 2021 has been released online on March 31, 2021, and the written test has been scheduled for April 18, 2021. Candidates can be able to download the admit card by entering the registration number and password once it is released on the official website. 

Candidates also can download the previous years’ papers of NDA and NA Exam in PDF format. For NDA 1 2021, there are a total of 400 vacancies in all the departments. – Check NDA 2021 Selection Process

The Commission will conduct the NDA (II) 2021 exam on September 5, 2021, and the candidates who wish to appear must apply online from the official website of UPSC. 

Important Dates

NDA Admit Card 2021: Important Dates

Since the dates for the exam have been postponed, all the other relevant dates are likely to be delayed than the estimated tentative dates. Here are some of the important NDA 2021 dates that you must watch out for on the UPSC website for notification.

Events NDA I Dates NDA II Dates
Availability of Admit card March 31 2021 August 2021
Last Date of Admit Card Availability April 18, 2021 September 5, 2021
NDA 2021 Exam April 18, 2021 September 05, 2021
Declaration of Result May 2021 November 2021

Even though the change in schedule means, you will be getting more time to prepare for the written test, the time you get for preparing for the SSB interview and its several rounds get shortened. Hence, instead of waiting for your NDA 1 written test results to be published, it is better to start taking the basic preparation for the NDA SSB interview as early as possible. 


NDA Admit Card Highlights

Particulars Details
Issuing authority Union Public Service Commission
Official website
NDA Admit Card 2021Credential Registration number/ Roll number and Date of Birth
Details mentioned Candidate's Name, Name of the parents, Roll Number, Exam Centre, Examination venue, Exam time table, Subject and subject code
Document to carry at test center Admit card, valid original photo ID (anyone),passport size photograph,
Helpline contact details Union Public Service Commission Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi - 110069 Email ID: Telephone No. 011-23385271/ 23381125/ 23098543 (on working days between 10 am to 5 pm).
How to Download

How to Download NDA Admit Card 2021

Read the following guidelines for downloading the NDA Admit Card 2021:

Step 1: Go to the official website of UPSC, hence, you have to open

Image of login window for NDA Admit Card 2021

Step 2: Now, the aspirants should click the ‘e-admit’ card option from the various examinations.

Step 3: To download the NDA 2021 call letter, you now have to click the e-admit card link.

Step 4: Next, you should read carefully the NDA exam 2021 instructions before you download your NDA Admit Card 2021. 

Step 5: Now, the aspirants should click the ‘Yes’ option if they complete of reading the instructions. 

Step 6: Provide the roll number or registration number apart from entering the date of birth (followed by a captcha code) of the students

Step 7: If you see the NDA Admit Card 2021 on your displayed screen, then you can download it, by going through the link.

Step 8: Lastly, you have to save the NDA call letter. For future reference, you are advised to take a print out of it. 

Information on Admit Card

Visible Information on NDA Admit Card 2021

The aspirants will find the below mentioned notable details once they download their NDA Call Letter 2021:

  • Name of the aspirants
  • Birthdate of the candidates
  • Roll number
  • Signature and photograph of the aspirants
  • Date of exam
  • Reporting time to the exam center
  • Time of examination
  • Exam center and city
  • Centre code
  • Photo ID as submitted in the NDA Application Form 2021

Sample of NDA Admit Card 2021

Required Documents

Required Documents for NDA 2021 

Along with the NDA Admit card 2021, the aspirants should carry their original and valid photo identity proof (anyone) to the examination hall. For better understanding, read the following content:

  1. Aadhaar Card
  2. Driving License
  3. Two Passport size photographs (the snaps should be equal to the uploaded during the registration process)
  4. Voter ID card
  5. Pan card
  6. College/School ID card
Retrieve NDA Password

How to Retrieve NDA Password

  • First, the aspirants should go through the link, which will be provided on the login page
  • Second, you have to provide the name of the aspirants, birthdate, and parents' name.
  • You will receive your registration ID to your registered email id
  • To download the hall ticket or admit card of NDA 1, you should follow the same instruction. 
Important Browser

What browsers you can use to download the NDA Admit Card 2021?

To download the NDA Admit Card 2021, the aspirants are suggested to use the updated versions of the below-mentioned internet browsers:

  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome

You should enable Javascript on your browser. It is better not to use a mobile phone or other gadgets for downloading the admit card. More specifically, you can use OS on a laptop or desktop. Furthermore, do not forget to clear the caches and cookies, by using the browser settings. 

Correct Mistakes

Steps to Correct Mistakes in NDA Admit card 2021

The aspirants should immediately contact the examination authority if they find any discrepancy in the NDA Admit Card 2021 after receiving it. To modify and correct the errors, the aspirants should provide the below-mentioned details:

  • Name and the year of the test
  • Registration ID (RID) of the candidate
  • Roll Number (if received)
  • Name of the aspirants (Full in Block letters)
  • Postal Addressed, mentioned in your NDA Application Form 2021. 

Notable Instructions Associated to NDA Exam and NDA Admit Card 2021

  • You should bring the print out copy of your NDA Hall Ticket
  • Keep the NDA Admit card 2021 with yourself until the NDA result is declared
  • Try to reach the exam hall before one hour
  • You do not have permission to bring a mobile phone/ any gadgets/calculator/pager/ camera or any electronic device to the examination hall.
  • Do not forget to bring a black point pen to mark the answers
  • If your photograph is not clearly visible on the NDA Admit card, then you have to bring three passport size photographs for every exam session with an undertaking. 

NDA Admit Card FAQs

Ques: I have forgotten my registration ID. How can I get the admit card?

Ans. You can recover your registration ID by entering the particulars like the mother’s name, father’s name, and date of birth.

Ques: How can the mistakes be corrected in the NDA admit card?

Ans. You have to mail your registration ID along with incorrect details and their corrections at

Ques: Do I need to carry the NDA admit card at the time of the interview also?

Ans. Although it is not necessary to carry the NDA admit card along with you during the interview you can carry it to be on the safer side.

Ques: Will I get any notification about the release of the NDA to admit card?

Ans. No, you have to stay updated with the official exam website.

Ques: When will I receive my NDA Admit Card 2021?

Ans. You can start checking the official website three weeks before the examination.

Ques: What should I do if there is no photograph printed on my NDA Admit Card 2021?

Ans. Carry 2 passport size photographs along with your ID proofs at the examination center.

Ques: Which browser is the best to download NDA Admit Card 2021?

Ans. You can download the admit card from the latest version of any browser, preferably Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Ques: I am not able to download my NDA Admit Card 2021. What should I do?

Ans. Try downloading the NDA admit card from a different browser. Even then also if you are not able to download it, mail your query at

Ques: What are the timings to contact for queries regarding NDA Admit Card 2021?

Ans. You can call in between 10 AM to 5 PM on working days.

Ques: What all details will be mentioned on my NDA admit card?

Ans. NDA admit card will have the following details:

  • Name of candidate
  • Parent’s Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Date of Examination
  • Details of NDA Exam Center
  • Time of Examination

Ques: What if I forget to bring my NDA admit card to the exam center?

Ans. You will not be allowed to give the examination.

Ques: Along with NDA admit card, what other documents should be carried to the exam center?

Ans. Carry your ID proofs along with your admit card to the examination center.

Ques: Will I get my NDA admit card if I will not upload my photograph and signature?

Ans. No, you will not get your NDA admit card if you will not upload the required documents.

Ques: Do I need to inform anyone that I have got NDA admit card?

Ans. No, you just need to carry your admit card to the examination center at the time of examination.

Ques: Do I need to attest my NDA admit card from any gazetted officer?

Ans. No, it is not required.

Ques: What are the steps to download NDA admit card?

Ans. Follow the subsequent steps to download NDA admit card: 1. Visit the official website i.e. 2. Search the link related to NDA admit card and click on link 3. Fill in the particulars and download your admit card 4. Take a print out of your admit card

Ques: I haven’t received my NDA admit card yet.

Ans. Even if you have not received your admit card before one week of examination, contact at 011–23385271/011–23381125/011–23098543.

Ques: What are the particulars required if I need to report any discrepancy about my NDA admit card?

Ans. You have to mail the following particulars:

  • Name and year of the examination.
  • Registration ID (RID).
  • Roll Number (if received).
  • Name of candidate (in full and in block letters)
  • Postal Address as given in the application

Ques: I have lost my NDA admit card. Can I get one?

Ans. No, under any circumstances, UPSC will not issue any duplicate admit card.

Ques: Print out of NDA admit card should be colored?

Ans. Not necessarily, black and white print out can also serve the purpose.

Ques: I have got my NDA admit card but now I want to drop this year. Will my attempt be counted?

Ans. No, your attempt won’t be taken into consideration until you attend the examination.

Ques: I have lost my NDA admit card and I have to go for SSB interview in the next month. What should I do?

Ans. It is not mandatory to carry the admit card at the time of the interview. It will be sufficient if you remember your UPSC roll number. Don’t forget to carry your SSB Call letter and the valid ID proofs to the center. 

Ques: What are the qualifying marks for each subject?

Ans. You have to score at least 25% of the marks secured for each subject to qualify the written test.

Ques: Will I qualify the written test if I score 340 marks?

Ans. Yes, you will be eligible for the SSB interview. Considering the NDA Cut-off trends from previous years, 340 is good enough for qualifying the test.

Ques: When will the results for NDA 1 2020 be published?

Ans. The tentative result publication for NDA 1 2020 was in May 2020 but due to the postponing of the exam for the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become uncertain and hence yet to be notified.

Ques: What about the SSB Interview dates for NDA 2 2019?

Ans. The SSB interview dates have also been postponed due to the present situation of national lockdown. The candidates will have to keep a tab on the UPSC website for further notification regarding the same.

Ques: What topics do you need to prepare for an SSB interview?

Ans. The first stage of SSB interview comprises Picture Perception and Description test as well as Officer Intelligence Test. If you qualify this round, you will be eligible for the second stage. It comprises Group testing Officers Tasks, Psychology Tests, Interview and Conference round. All these rounds together consist of 900 marks.

3 Months Crash Course

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


nafisa khatoon
Can you tell me the paper pattern for NDA Exam?
jaya garg

Hi. -There are two stages, namely Written exam, whose mode is offline. It further involves two sections: GAT (General Ability Test) and Mathematics. For maths section, candidates get two and a half hours. More details related to NDA exam are here.

How to retrieve lost RID number at the time downloading NDA admit card?
jaya garg

Hi. To retrieve the RID number, candidates need to select their name, father's name, mother's name, date of birth and random image.

How can I get admitted to NDA?
jaya garg

Hi. In order to get admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Regular Combatant Course programme, candidates need must have completed their Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC or NECO) or a GCE O' Level with at least five credits passes in not more than two sittings.

yash raj singh
Should I wait for the NDA 1 written test results or start preparing for the NDA SSB interview?
jaya garg

Hi. Candidates are suggested to prepare for the SSB interview to get shortened. Instead of waiting time for the NDA 1 written test results to be published, it is better to start preparing for the NDA SSB interview as early as possible.

vishal sharma
"Can you tell me the helpline contact details? "
jaya garg

Hi. You can get in touch with Union Public Service Commission Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi - 110069 Email ID: Telephone No. 011-23385271/ 23381125/ 23098543 (on working days between 10 am to 5 pm).

sandesh kumar
How many vacancies were announced in NDA exam?
jaya garg

Hi. For NDA 1 2021, the exam conducting authority announced a total of 400 vacancies in all the departments. The Commission will conduct the NDA (II) 2021 exam on September 5, 2021, and the candidates who wish to appear must apply online from the official website of UPSC.

My photograph is not clear in the admit card, what to do? And do shortlisted candidates need to bring the documents at the time of verification?
jaya garg

Hi Pradeepraj. Candidates need to inform the examination authority for correction. Shortlisted candidates need to bring the required original documents along with 1 set of Photostat of the required documents at the Services Selection Centre (SSC).

sunny pandey
How can I retrieve lost RID number?
jaya garg

Candidates are supposed to select their name, father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth and random image.

nafisa khatoon
What is the suitable version for downloading NDA 2021 admit card? When and how can I download NDA admit card?
jaya garg

The admit card application is best suitable for the latest versions of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. Candidates can easily download the admit card from their phones. Admit card is mostly issued at least three weeks before the exam on the official website of UPSC.

sheetal chib
how to download nda exam hall ticket?
jaya garg

Hi Sheetal. Refer to the official website. Login using your credentials and you can refer to click on the Admit Card'. More details are mentioned here.

prince choudhary
Hii,I,m Prince choudhary.I,m belong in kangra.(Hp).I,m applying NDA test today.My admit card is who were coming in the time?
gurpreet singh

Hi Prince

You will get your admit card once you fill the form and the admit card will be given on the date it will be announced.

rinki mahapatra
What are certificates required for SSB if I am appearing in class12 exam? (NDA entry)?
jaya garg

Hi Rinki. In case you are studying in class 12 and want to go for SSB Interview, then you need to get a bonafide signed from your schools which states that you are currently a student of that school and pursuing your studies in class 12th.

pranshu singh
I want to saw my written examination paper, please
abhishek upadhyay

Hello Pranshu, greetings from Collegedunia. You can download the question paper of NDA-II from the official website of UPSC.

nafisa khatoon
Can I carry my smartphone in NDA written exam? It's very important for me to take it as I have to maintain contact with my parents. Has someone else carried it? Do they have some place for safekeeping?
jaya garg

Hi Nafisa. No you are not allowed to carry the smartphone inside the exam hall. Regarding a safe place to keep your phone, some exam centre might allow you to keep your bag outside the class while others might not. So to be on safer side, try not to carry your phone with you as it might get misplaced.

ambar ahirawar
Which books, magazines, or newspapers should I refer to, while preparing a strategy for the UPSC CSE?
jaya garg

Hi Ambar. Some of the best books that can be referred while preparing for the UPSC CSE exam are mentioned here. Newspapers like The Statesman, Indian Express, and The Hindu helps a lot while preparing for the UPSC CSE exam.

shatakshi patki
If I have filled NDA form in class 11th. Will I get the admit card for the exam?
swati srivastava

Hi Shatakshi, Greetings from Collegedunia. For details regarding eligibility criteria and admit card click here.

dharshini rajendran
Are we going to get an option to change the exam center for the upcoming UPSC NDA 1 (2021)?
jaya garg

Hi Dharshini. UPSC don’t accept the request to make changes in exam centres. To know detail about the same, refer here.

Is it possible to change the centre of NDA after submitting a form?
jaya garg

Hi Taniksha. No, its not possible to change it. But in case you want some other centre, you have to again apply for the NDA written exam from UPSC website. 

What are the formalities that happen inside the NDA exam centre?
jaya garg

Hi Drona. The candidates must not forget to take the print out of their e-admit card of NDA, else they will not be permitted to give the exam. To know other exam day instructions, refer here.

karan rathod
Do I need to carry the same photo in the NDA exam that I used when filling out the form?
jaya garg

Hi karan. Yes, you need to carry the same photo in the NDA exam which you have used while applying.