NDA Cutoff 2021 will be released on the official website by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) along with the declaration of the NDA result 2021. The cutoff marks will be released separately for the written test and the final selection stage.
Candidates are required to score a minimum of around 25% marks in each subject to qualify for the written examination. On the basis of NDA cutoff 2021, candidates will be selected for admission to the Army/Navy/Air Force Wings of National Defence Academy and Naval Academy.
|Name of Exam||UPSC NDA|
|Conducting Body||Union Public Service Commission|
|Level of Exam||National|
|Mode of Result||Online|
|Events||NDA I 2021||NDA II 2021|
|Written Exam||April 18, 2021||September 05, 2021|
|SSB Interview||July 2021 to September 2021||January 2021 to April 2022|
|Release of NDA cutoff 2021||December 2021||May 2022|
The NDA 2021 Cutoff marks can be check by following the below-mentioned step:
Step 1: Visit the official website of UPSC and look for NDA Cutoff
Step 2: A new page will appear where the PDF file of cut off will open
Step 3: Check the UPSC NDA category wise cutoff
Step 4: Download and save the file for future reference
There are multiple factors, which affect the NDA Cut off:
UPSC NDA cutoff is released in two stages - NDA written exam cutoff and final NDA cutoff.
To qualify for the NDA written exam, candidates are required to secure the minimum percentage of marks. The minimum prescribed qualifying cutoff is set by UPSC. The official aggregate cutoff is released along with the final NDA result. The minimum qualifying marks are 25% marks in mathematics paper and 25% marks in GAT paper each.
The candidates who qualify the written exam will be able to participate in SSB Interview. After the SSB Interview, the final NDA cutoff is the aggregate score that a candidate secures in the NDA written exam and SSB interview.
The expected NDA cut off marks is given below as per the previous years’ trends:
|Written Exam||342 - 345|
|Final Cutoff||704 - 710|
The year-wise- cutoff marks for the written exam and the final cutoff marks is given below:
|Year||Written Exam Cutoff||Final Cutoff|
|NDA II 2019||346||709|
|NDA I 2019||342||704|
|NDA II 2018||325||688|
|NDA I 2018||338||705|
|NDA II 2017||258||624|
|NDA I 2017||342||708|
|NDA II 2016||229||602|
|NDA I 2016||288||656|
|NDA II 2015||269||637|
|NDA I 2015||306||674|
|NDA II 2014||283||656|
|NDA I 2014||360||722|
|NDA II 2013||360||721|
|NDA I 2013||333||698|
|NDA II 2012||335||699|
There are also variations in the sectional cut off marks in NDA. Usually, it's around 25% to 30% somewhere. Here is the year-wise sectional cutoff of the NDA exam:
|Year & Exam Name||Sectional Cutoff|
|NDA II 2019||25%|
|NDA I 2019||25%|
|NDA II 2018||25%|
|NDA I 2018||25%|
|NDA II 2017||25%|
|NDA I 2017||25%|
|NDA II 2016||20%|
|NDA I 2016||25%|
|NDA II 2015||25%|
|NDA I 2015||35%|
|NDA II 2014||30%|
|NDA I 2014||30%|
|NDA II 2013||30%|
|NDA I 2013||30%|
|NDA II 2012||30%|
There will be no separate cutoff marks released for SC / ST / OBC candidates. There is one cut off and based on it, candidates belonging to all the candidates are selected or rejected.
The selected candidates will be invited to join the respective academy as per their performance in the written exam and SSB interview. The joined candidates will go through three years of the training period.
Ques. What is the NDA Sectional Cut Off?
Ans. The sectional cut off refers to the minimum qualifying marks that candidates will have to secure to qualify for each section of the exam.
Ques. Is there any Sectional Cut Off in NDA Exam?
Ans. Yes, there is a sectional cutoff in UPSC NDA 2021 Exam.
Ques. When will be the NDA cut off marks released?
Ans. The cutoff marks will be released along with the NDA result 2021. The cut-off is expected to be released tentatively in December 2021 for NDA I and in May 2022 for NDA II 2021 exam.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.