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NDA 2021 Application Withdrawal, Application Form, Registration, Dates and Fees

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Apr 5, 2021

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The candidates can fill up their NDA Application Form 2021 online. UPSC organizes the National Defence Academy exam. NDA 2021 exam will be organized twice a year. Through the NDA entrance test, the candidates will be recruited for Air Force, Indian Military (Army), and for Indian Navy. To appear for the NDA 2021 exam, the aspirants should qualify for the Entrance exam, Medical, and SSC Interview Round at first. Click here for NDA 2021 Admit card news.

 The online application process for NDA I is over now and the application withdrawal link was opened till February 02, 2021. On the other hand, the application form of NDA II will be released on June 9, 2021, and the last date of submission will be June 29, 2021. 

  • A list of candidates whose application for the NDA 2 exam has been rejected is released by the conducting authorities due to the non-payment of the application fees.
  • In Part I of the NDA application form, candidates have to fill in the basic information.
  • In Part II, candidates have to pay the application fees, select the NDA examination center, upload photographs, and signatures and agree to the declaration. 
  • The application fees are INR 100 for the general and OBC category while SC, ST candidates are exempted from fee payment.
  • The application fee can be paid both online and offline.
  • Successfully registered candidates will be issued NDA Admit Card in the last week of March 2020.

Direct link to apply for NDA II 2021

Important Dates

NDA 2021: Important Dates

Events NDA I Dates NDA II Dates
Release of Notification December 20, 2020 June 9, 2021
Availability of Application Form December 30, 2020 June 9, 2021
Last date to apply January 19, 2021 July 29, 2021
Availability of Admit card March 31, 2021 August 2021
NDA 2021 Exam April 18, 2021 September 05, 2021
Declaration of Result May 2021 November 2021
Eligibility Criteria

NDA Eligibility Criteria

To apply for NDA 2021, the aspirants should check the NDA eligibility criteria:

Age Limit and Relaxation

  • The age group of the aspirants should be lied in between 16.5 to 19.5 years for appearing in the NDA 2021 exam.
  • The aspirants should be born between July 2, 2002, and July 1, 2005, for their name enrollment to NDA I exam.
  • On the other hand, the candidates should be born between January 2, 2003, and January 1, 2006, to appear in the NDA II exam. 

Educational Qualification: 

  • The aspirants should complete their 10+2 or equivalent exam from any renowned Institution/University to take part as an Army Wing.
  • On the other hand, the aspirants should have Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects to qualify 12th standards for joining in Air Force or in Naval Wings. 
How to Apply

How to Fill NDA  Application Form 2021?

Candidates can check the steps to fill the NDA application form of UPSC:

NDA Registration – Part 1

  1. Click on the link provided above on this page.
  2. Click on ‘Part I Registration’. The image is given below:
NDA Application form

The part 1 registration is divided into four pages.

Page 1: Candidate’s Details

  • Name - Candidates need to enter their name in the NDA application form 2021 as recorded in the matriculation/secondary examination certificate. Applicants should not prefix such as Mr. or Ms. etc.
  • Gender - Select gender male or female from the dropdown menu.
  • Date of Birth - The date of birth should be entered in DD/MM/YYYY format as recorded in matriculation/secondary examination certificate.
  • Father's and Mother’s Name - Do not use any prefix such as Shri or Dr., etc.
  • Nationality - Select nationality from the drop-down menu.
  • Marital Status - Only unmarried male candidates are eligible to fill NDA application form 2021
  • Community - Select category SC/ST/OBC/General from the drop-down menu.
  • Fee Remission - Fee exemption is admissible for SC, ST sons of JCOs/NCOs/Ors
  • Educational Qualification -  Applicants need to select their educational qualification – if passed Class 12/HSC or appearing for the same.
  • Address and Email ID - Candidates should enter their address carefully as all communications regarding the examination will be sent to the same. Along with the address, candidates have to enter their contact number and email ID. 

Page 2: Choosing Branch Preference

  • Applicants in this page have to choose the preferences of the Indian Army, Air Force, and Navy.
  • Candidates have to mark the preferences in numbers from 1 to 4.
  • Mark ‘0’ in which candidates do not want to give their preference.
  • Those who are from Sanik/Military School or Son of JCO/NCO/Other Rank Officer have to enter details.
  • Click on ‘Continue’ to move to the next page of the NDA application form 2021.

nda application form

Page 3: Verify the details

  • Candidates in this part have to verify the details entered in NDA 2021 application form.
  • Applicants should note that no change will be entertained after final submission.
  • Select I agree/I do not agree

Snapshot of the Verification page

nda application form

Page 4: Registration ID Generation

  • Candidates will be able to view their registration ID along with other details like name, father’s name, DOB, email id, etc.
  • An email regarding the registration details will be sent to the candidate’s registered email address.
  • Candidates have to print their pay-in-slip in this part to pay the application fees offline.
  • Print the NDA application form by clicking on the ‘Print Application Part-I’ tab.
  • Click the Part II registration button to pay NDA application fees, select NDA Exam Centres 2021, upload photograph and signature and agree to declaration.

Snapshot of Page 4

nda application form

NDA 2021: Part 2 Registration

 Part 2 of the NDA application form 2021 comprises three stages.

  • Fee payment
  • Selection of examination center
  • Uploading of Photograph and Signature

Snapshot of Part-II Registration Page

nda application form

Application Fees Payment

  • Candidates can pay NDA 2021 application form fees both online and offline.
  • The fee for general and OBC category is INR 100. SC, ST, Sons of JCOs, NCOs, ORs are exempted from fee payment.
  •  Applicants can pay their fees in any branch of SBI by cash or through net banking, Visa/MasterCard/Rupay Credit/Debit Card.
  • Those paying the fees by cash should print the system generated pay-in-slip during Part-II registration and deposit the fee.

Payment Page

nda application form

Selection of Examination Centre

The lists of examination centers are prescribed by UPSC. Candidates have to select the centers for written examination from the given lists of exam cities. Allotment of Centres will be done on the first-apply-allot basis therefore candidates are advised to apply early.

Centre Selection Page

nda application form

Uploading of Photograph and Signature

 The scanned photograph and signature should be in the .jpg format. The file should not exceed 40 KB and must not be less than 3 KB in size for a photograph while it is 1 KB for the signature.

nda application form

At the bottom of the application page, candidates have to agree to the declaration and submit the form. Registration ID will be generated. To view the application, candidates have to click the link ‘View/Print’.

nda application form

Required Documents

NDA 2021: What Documents Required after Final Submission?

  1. Printout of NDA application form
  2. Fee payment proof
  3. Scanned copy of Identical photographs and signature (20 to 300 KB in JPG format)
  4. Photo identity card in PDF format, 20 to 300 KB in PDF format (Aadhaar card/ PAN card/ Voter Card/ School Photo ID/ Driving License/ passport)
  5. Bank details in case of conducting an online transaction
  6. Admit card and Marksheet of Class 10 and 12
Application Editing

NDA 2021: How to Edit NDA Application Form?

  • Candidates can make corrections in the data entered in the NDA application form within the dates prescribed by the commission.
  • The ‘Update’ button is provided at the bottom of the NDA application form to move back and make corrections to the information entered by the candidates.
  • They are advised to check the data carefully as no edit or change in the information will be allowed after the final submission.
Application Withdrawal

How To Withdraw NDA Application Form 2021?

The withdrawal facility is available for those candidates who do not want to appear in the exam. Follow the below-mentioned steps to withdraw the application form:

  • Visit the official website and on the home page, click on the ‘Apply Online’ link. 
  • Candidates are redirected to the page that contains the application withdrawal link.
  • Enter the registration ID, name, gender, date of birth, father’s name, mother’s name, mobile number, email ID.
  • Click on either ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ from the drop-down as per your choice.
  • Agree to the terms and conditions. 
  • Separate OTPs will be sent to candidates’ registered mobile number and email ID.
  • After the request is accepted for online withdrawal of the application, candidates must print the receipt.
  • On successful completion of the withdrawal of the application, an auto-generated email and SMS will be sent to the candidate’s registered email id and mobile.

Note: 

  1. Once the application has been withdrawn, it cannot be revived. 
  2. There is no facility to withdraw the application form with incomplete details.
  3. The application fees will not be refunded

Reasons of Rejection

What are the reasons for rejecting NDA Application Form 2021?

  1. Poor quality of both the photographs and signature image
  2. In case of uploading the photographs in the place of signatures and vice versa
  3. In case of uploading only one signature and photograph
  4. If the aspirants will forget to click the ‘Final Submit’ option of registration of NDA (II)
  5. When the aspirants fail to complete the filling of the application form, even also completing the payment process.
  6. In case of not receiving the payment details from the banks, then that particular payment will be considered as a fictitious payment and hence, the applications can be rejected. 

What to do if the payment details not received from the banks?

If the Commission will not get any payment details from the respective banks, then the aspirants should follow the below-mentioned guidelines:

  1. The aspirants should submit the documentary proof of the payment of fees to the Under Secretary (NDA), UPSC
  2. They need to submit the documentary proof within 10 days of releasing date
  3. If the commission will find the documentary proof as to the genuine payment, then the application of the candidates will not be rejected. 

The applicants submitted their form through online mode is not needed to send any document/certificate to the UPSC. The message of the final submission of the NDA application form will be received by the candidates via E-mail. The “View/Print Application” link is available on the home page for viewing the submitted NDA application form.


NDA FAQs

NDA FAQs

Ques. Can a girl apply for NDA 2021?

Ans. No, only male candidates are eligible to apply for NDA Examination.

Ques. What is the selection procedure of NDA?

Ans. First, there is a written examination. Then shortlisted candidates are called for the SSB interview round and medical examination for final selection

Ques. What is the maximum limit of attempts to give NDA Examination?

Ans. There is no limit on the number of attempts, candidates can apply for the NDA exam till they meet the other eligibility criteria

Ques. What are the documents required at the time of filling the NDA Application form?

Ans. Candidates have to upload only the scanned images of passport size photograph and signature.

Answer- Yes, registration number which will be provided to you when you fill the Part-1 of the application form, is very important, for all future references.

Ques - What is NDA Exam?

Answer – NDA is a national level entrance examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for candidates interested in joining National Defence Academy (NDA). The exam is held twice in a year and comprises three levels, the written examination, SSB and personal interview. UPSC is responsible for issuing all the guidelines for selection and final conduct of the entrance examination.

Ques - What are the minimum eligibility criteria to join NDA

Answer- For Army wing- Candidates must have successfully passed class 10th & 12th examination or cleared equivalent examination of the State board to be eligible for NDA 2020. For Air Force or Naval wings and for 10+2 Cadet Entry scheme at the Indian Naval Academy – Passing class 12th examination with Physics and Mathematics as subjects or clearing equivalent examination of the State board. Candidates appearing in class 12th examination or equivalent examination of the State board are also eligible to apply for NDA 2020.

Ques - When can I apply for NDA Exam?

Answer- Technically, for the May cycle, you should apply in January and in June for the September cycle.

Ques - How to fill NDA 2021 Application Form?

Answer- The application forms for NDA 2020 is available online on the official website of UPSC (www.upsconline.nic.in). Registration Procedure comprises of two steps, first, fill the application form as per the given instructions, and, second, remit the application fee of INR 100, either by online or offline mode.

Ques - Will it create an issue if I fill up two forms for NDA Exam?

Answer- No, it will not create any issue. You can fill another form at the same time, with a different email id and it will be accepted by the authority.

Ques - Does the authority need to be informed after filling up two forms?

Answer- No, you don’t need to inform the authority if you made up a mistake in filling up the form or you have filled another form.

Ques - Can I fill another form if I made a mistake in filling up one form?

Answer- Yes, you can fill another form, if you have made mistake in filling your current form. UPSC does not accept forms with same email id, so you need a new email id, to fill up another form. Also, you have to be very careful while filling the application form to avoid any mistakes.

Ques - Is uploading picture/signature/thumb impression compulsory?

Answer- Yes, it is compulsory to upload a passport size picture, signature and thumb impression (if asked) while filling in the application form, or else the form will be rejected. Also, make sure that the uploaded documents are in the correct resolution as mentioned on the application form.

Ques - Is it important to resize the photo and signature?

Answer- Yes, resizing your photo and signature as per the guidelines of resolution is very important, or else, your application form will be rejected.

Ques - How can I resize my photo?

Answer- In order to resize your photo and signature in the mentioned resolution, you have to first open the picture using MS Paint. Select the ‘resize’ option from the toolbar present on the top. A resize and skew box will display. Click on ‘pixels’ option, in the resize part of the box and uncheck the ‘maintain aspect ratio’ option. Then enter the required pixel size, and it is done.

Ques - What is the application fee of the NDA Examination?

Answer- After filling the application form, applicants are required to remit an application fee of INR 100, either through online mode or by offline mode.

Ques - How can I remit the application fee?

Answer- Students who want to pay via offline mode are required to deposit the money in any branch of SBI (State Bank of India) or they can remit the fee online by using net banking facility/Visa/Master Credit Card/Debit Card.

Ques - How many seats are available as per the NDA exam?

Answer- The number of seats available varies from year to year. Last year, in NDA & NA II, there were 375 seats, out of which 208 were for army, 42 for Navy, 55 for Naval Academy and 70 for Air Force.

Ques - Is there a fee exemption for backward category students?

Answer- Yes, there is a fee exemption for SC/ST/OBC/PH Applicants/Sons of JCOs/ORs/NCOs.

Ques - How can I select examination centres for NDA Exam?

Answer- While filling the application form, candidates have to select their preferred exam center for NDA Exam 2020 from the given list of cities. However, allotment of exam center will be done on the first-apply-first-allotment basis.

Ques - What is the required dimension for photo?

Answer- The dimension of the passport size photograph should not exceed 40KB and should not be less than 3 KB in size. Also, it has to be uploaded in .jpeg format.

Ques - What is the required dimension for signature?

Answer- The scanned image of candidate’s signature should not be less than 1 KB in size, and it has to be uploaded in .jpeg format.

Ques - Do I have to send the hard copy of the application form?

Answer- No, candidates are not supposed to send hard copy of their filled application forms or any other document/certificate/testimonial to UPSC Office.

Ques - Is it necessary to take a print out of the submitted application form?

Answer- It is not compulsory, but, candidates are advised to take a print out of their submitted application form for the record. By doing this, you will have a proof that you have successfully applied for NDA Exam and, also, you can refer to the information you have filled anytime.

Ques - Can a married person apply for NDA?

Answer- No, a person has to be unmarried to apply for NDA Exam.

Ques - What is meant by ‘fictitious payment’?

Answer- Names of candidates whose payment confirmations were not received by UPSC is displayed under this category of ‘fictitious payment’. Your application forms won’t be cancelled, you just have to prove that you did pay the fees successfully.

Ques - Is registration number important to remember?

Answer- Yes, registration number which will be provided to you when you fill the Part-1 of the application form, is very important, for all future references.

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

Comments


86 Comments
K
koyena biswas
I have applied successfully, will I get an auto generated mail?
J
jaya garg

On the successful completion of the withdrawal of the application, an auto-generated email and SMS will be sent to the candidate’s registered email id and mobile. But if the application has been withdrawn, it cannot be revived later.

P
puja sao
Am I allowed to make the edits in the NDA Application Form?
J
jaya garg

Hi. Candidates can make corrections in the data entered in the NDA application form within the mentioned dates decided by the commission. The ‘Update’ button is provided at the bottom of the NDA application form to move back and make corrections to the information entered by the candidates.

T
tanishka shah
What should be the ideal Photograph and Signature size?
J
jaya garg

The scanned photograph and signature must be in the .jpg format. The file must not exceed 40 KB and must not be less than 3 KB in size for a photograph while it is 1 KB for the signature. To know more about the NDA application process, refer here.

R
riyaz
Can I use the Rupay Credit to make the payment?
J
jaya garg

Yes, applicants can pay their fees in any branch of SBI by cash or through net banking, Visa/MasterCard/Rupay Credit/Debit Card. Those paying the fees by cash are supposed to take a print out of the system generated pay-in-slip during Part-II registration and deposit the fee.

D
devisingh
When can I mark 0 while choosing the Branch Preferences?
J
jaya garg

Hi. Applicants are supposed to select the preferences of the Indian Army, Air Force, and Navy and have to mark the preferences in numbers from 1 to 4. Mark ‘0’ where the candidates don’t not want to give their preference.

S
sourajit mukherjee
I am from a maths background and studied maths as the main subject, can I give the NDA Exam?
J
jaya garg

Hi. Aspirants should have completed their 10+2 or equivalent exam from any renowned Institution/University to take part as an Army Wing. Additionally they should have Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects to qualify 12th standards for joining in Air Force or in Naval Wings.

S
sourajit mukherjee
I don’t have any Email ID, do I need to make the same while applying?
J
jaya garg

Hi. Yes, candidates must enter their address carefully as all communications regarding the examination will be sent to the same. Along with the address, candidates have to enter their contact number and email ID. You can make a new email ID.

S
sandesh kumar
What happens in case I don’t pay the application fees on time?
J
jaya garg

Hi. A list of candidates whose application for the NDA 2 exam has been rejected will be announced by the conducting authorities due to the non-payment of the application fees. Thus make sure you pay the fees on time to avoid the rejections.

P
priya
Is part 1 and part 2 of NDA application differ?
J
jaya garg

Hi. In Part I of the NDA application form, candidates are supposed to fill in the basic information. While in Part II, candidates have to pay the application fees, select the NDA examination center, upload photographs, and signatures and agree to the declaration.

K
koyena biswas
Can I apply for the NDA II exam now?
J
jaya garg

Hi. The application form of NDA II will be made available on June 9, 2021, and the deadline of submission will be June 29, 2021.

T
tanishka shah
For which posts, the NDA exams are taken?
J
jaya garg

Hi. Through NDA entrance test, the candidates are shortlisted for different posts including the Air Force, Indian Military (Army), and for Indian Navy. To appear for the NDA 2021 exam, aspirants must qualify for the Entrance exam, Medical, and SSC Interview Round at first.

S
savyata swain
Can girls apply for NDA examination 2021
D
diya suresh

Hi Savyata, For NDA 1 exam only unmarried male candidates are eligible to apply. There are other eligibility norms related to nationality, fitness standards and age that too needs to be followed to be eligible. Find more details at NDA 2021 exam.

A
anesh kumar netam
Kya 10th passed aply kar sakte hai
D
diya suresh

Hi Anesh, There are different posts available under NDA for which the minimum educational qualification is 12th exam, It is suggested to first complete 12th class exam then apply for the exam. There are however other qualifications including that of age and nationality that needs to be followed as well. To get more details visit NDA exam eligibility.

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pawan
Mujhe nda ke bare me sab kuchh janana hai ,kya online form kaise bhare ,or physical ability kya honi chahiye please tell me or syllabus bhi ????
D
diya suresh

Hi Pawan, NDA exam is conducted 2 times in a year for which you must have following eligibilities:

  • Age between 15.7 to 18.7 years
  • Marital status must be unmarried
  • Must have passed 12th exam
  • Different posts have different physical standards

You need to apply in online mode but exam is conducted in offline mode. The exam has two sections of Mathematics and General Ability.

To get more details click NDA 2021 exam.

S
sadim ansari
how to apply for nda entrance exam?
J
jaya garg

Hi Sadim. The application form will be made available on the official website of UPSC. Registration Procedure is of two steps including filling the application form as per the given instructions, and, second, paying the application fee of INR 100, either by online or offline mode. More details are mentioned here.
 

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punit kumar
Kya 12th class me study karne wale allowed hoge
A
aditi arun

Hello Punit,

Yes, the students who are currently studying in class 12th are eligible to apply for NDA. To check your eligibility on various other parameters, visit- NDA Eligibility.

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punit kumar
Kya 12th class me study karne wale allowed hoge
A
aniket ranjan

Hii Punit. Yes, you allowed to appear for NDA Exam as Students who are currently studying in Class 12 at the time of application, must submit proof of passing the exam by the deadline. For more details visit:- NDA ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

V
varshakumari
Mein commerce ki student hu lekin mein ab nda ki tyari karna chahti hu mam mein kaise tyari kru or na hi mere pass math h
G
gurpreet singh

Hi Varshakumari

You need to be minimum of 16 years to apply for NDA. You just need to clear your 12th exam. There is different requirement for different sections in NDA. You can visit on our official website of NDA Eligibility to check all the details. You will also get the preparation tips for the exam.

G
gopal tripathi
Main navy main jana chahta hu mam plz aap mujhe full syallbus and patern bta dijiye
S
swati srivastava

Hi Gopal, for details regarding pattern and syllabus please visit: NDA SYLLABUS

D
dharika chouhan
All Girls can also apply for nda.
A
aditi arun

Hello Dharika,

No, Girls are not yet allowed to give NDA examination. They can join the Military Service through the CDS examination.