NDA Exam Dates 2021: Calendar-Application, Result and Counselling

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Apr 5, 2021

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UPSC has released the exam calendar for 2021. The notification of NDA I 2021 was issued on December 30, 2021, and the application withdrawal link was open till February 02, 2021. NDA I 2021 exam is scheduled to be conducted on April 18, 2021. NDA 2 2021 notification will be released on June 9, 2021. Candidates can apply for the exam till June 29, 2021.

The candidates who will successfully secure the cutoff marks of the NDA written exam will be called for the SSB Interview. The interview is a 5 days selection process that includes the physical and psychological abilities of the candidates. Check NDA Selection Process

Application Form Dates

NDA Application Form Dates 2021

Candidates have to fill the form online in two parts Registration Part 1 and Registration Part 2. Part 1 of the Registration includes filling of the personal and academic details of the candidate. In the next part of the NDA Application Form 2021, the candidate has to upload the photograph and signature, mention payment details, and choice of NDA Exam Center. The fee payment is the succeeding step post completion of the Application Process for NDA.

The detailed schedule of the NDA Application Form 2021 is given in the table below:

NDA 2021 Events NDA 1  NDA 2
Release of Notification of NDA exam December 30, 2020 June 09, 2021
Starting of NDA application process December 30, 2020 June 09, 2021
Last date of submission of NDA application form January 19, 2021 July 29, 2021
Starting of application withdrawal  January 27, 2021 To be notified
Last Date to withdraw the application February 02, 2021 (5 p.m.) To be notified

Read More NDA 2021 Application Form

Admit Card Dates

NDA 2021: Release of Admit Card

Candidates receive the NDA Admit Card on the official website. NDA Admit Card is a mandatory document to be carried to NDA Exam Center along with a valid ID proof and 2 passport sized photographs.

The Admit Card for NDA is different for each exam i.e. NDA 1 and NDA 2. The candidates must follow the important instructions mentioned before beginning the download process. UPSC releases NDA Admit Card which can be accessed by entering the registration ID and date of birth.

NDA 2021 Event NDA 1 (Over) NDA 2
Availability of NDA Admit Card March 31, 2021 fourth week of August 2021 (tentatively)
Last Date to Download NDA Admit Card  April 18, 2021 September 05, 2021

Read More NDA 2021 Admit Card

NDA Exam Dates

NDA Exam Dates 2021

NDA exam is conducted offline i.e. it is a pen and paper-based examination. NDA exam is divided into two sections i.e. Mathematics and General Ability as per the NDA Exam Pattern. The Mathematics section contains multiple-choice questions with a total weightage of 300 marks. The medium of NDA exam is English and Hindi both. The duration for both Mathematics paper and General Ability test is 2.5 hours each.

The General Ability Test contains objective questions based on General English and General Knowledge with a weightage of 600 marks in total. Negative marking prevails in NDA, thus, the candidate must carefully mark the choices in the answer sheet. The candidates can practice for the NDA exam through syllabus based NDA Practice Papers.

Event NDA 1  NDA 2
NDA exam April 18, 2021 September 6, 2021

Shift Timing of NDA 2021

Shift Timing
Morning  10.00 am to 12:30 pm
Afternoon 2.00 pm to 4:30 pm
NDA Result Date

ND 2021: Result Date

The candidates can check the NDA Result on the official website of the UPSC. The candidate must retain the Application Number and Date of Birth or Password to view the result for NDA. The conducting authority releases the NDA Cut off so that the candidates can compare their scores to the minimum scores required for admission to the desired courses.

The conducting body also releases an official NDA Answer Key on the official website for the candidates. The NDA Answer Key is released two weeks after conduction of the NDA exam. The candidates can check and predict the NDA Result through the NDA Answer Key.

Events NDA 1  NDA 2
Availability of NDA Answer Key To be notified To be notified 
Declaration of NDA Result May 2021 December 2021

Read More NDA 2021 Result

Selection Process Dates

NDA 2021: Selection Process Dates

The NDA Selection is a two-stage process that involves the conduction of written tests in Stage 1 and SSB interview in Stage 2. The candidates have to appear for psychological and intelligence tests on the first day of reporting to the Selection Centers/Air Force Selection Boards. The candidates must note that they will be marked out of 900 for both stages collectively during the NDA Selection Process.

The candidates who clear Stage 1 qualify for Stage 2 of the Selection Process for NDA. The candidates who clear the entire selection process for NDA are mentioned in the Final Merit List generated by the Board. The candidates who clear the entire process have to submit the original and photocopy of the Class 10 Certificate and Class 12 Passing Certificate.

Events Dates  Dates
Interview and Allocation of SSB Centers July to Sept 2021 January 2022 to April 2022
Declaration of Final Merit List To be notified To be notified

Read More NDA 2021 SSB Interview

3 Months Crash Course

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


nishan kh
Hi my name is Nissan kh my DOB is Aug 05/ am studying diploma 2nd year.Is there any possibility to write NDA exam

Hello Nishan,

Unfortunately, you can not apply for NDA as the candidates born before July 1st 2002 are not eligible for the same. To know about the eligibility criteria, please visit – NDA Eligibility Criteria.

mohibul sheikh
Hii I'm in class 11can I apply it
abdul nazir

Hi Mohibul, no you are no eligible as of now. For appearing in the exam a pass in 12th exam is mandatory. For more details on NDA eligibility click here.

pralin khaira
Can I Apply If I got 50 %in 12th
common admission test

Hii pralin. Yes, you can apply for NDA Exam as NDA exam not require any kind of Percentage marks in 12th standard. For more details Click Here

yash sable
My DOB is 22/12/2002 , how many attempts I am left with?

Hello Yash,

You can give the examination till you’re 19.5 years of age.

amjith m
Can i apply for the exam if my date of birth is 20 september 2001
common admission test

Hii Amjith. Yes, you can apply as the candidate born between July 2, 2001, and July 1, 2004, are eligible for NDA(1) of 2021.

kishan singh
If my age is under age limit for NDA and then going for written exam my age crosses age limit. So is their any problem for these
arvind kumar

Hi Kishan, the age group of the aspirant must lie between 16.5 to 19.5 and it should not be crossed. For more details visit: NDA EXAM

aashish kumar
pls inform nda form date
arvind kumar

Hi Ashish, NDA form will be available from 30 december 2020 till 19 january 2021. For more details visit: NDA EXAM

akshay ankit tirkey
Can I appear for exam if my date of birth is 31 December 2001. ?
arvind kumar

Hi Akshay, you are eligible to give the exam provided you fulfill the eligibility criteria. For more details visit: NDA EXAM

kajal kumari
When will NDA form applied again
arvind kumar

Hi Kajal, Greetings from Collegedunia. The tentative date to apply for NDA would be in 2nd week of january 2021. For more details click here.

riya gupta
How can I crack nda written exam in one month?
kavita rani

Hi Riya. First of all, understand the course curriculum • Prepare an effective time table • Focus on your strength and weaknesses • Make an effective study plan • Stay motivated • Practice more mock tests While preparing for NDA exam, candidates need to pay detailed attention to their health and stay motivated. Take short breaks between your studies to feel refreshed and energetic.  Follow all these tips to ace the exam.

ranjini basu
How was your schedule while preparing for the NDA written exam?
arunava ray
How do I correct wrong home address in NDA (UPSC) application form?
kavita rani

Hi Arunava. In case you have completed registration of both parts, i.e part 1 and 2 , in NDA application and have submitted the same, then you can’t make changes in it. But in case you have not done so, you can edit the details again in the 1st part by clicking in PART 1 in the website. If Earlier, the selection board for NDA sent call letter at the mentioned address, due to which address mattered a lot. But now, candidates receive emails, so in case they have correctly entered their email address, they can get call letter (only when they clear written exam).

arunava ray
Can the NDA exam scheduled on 6 September be postponed again?
kavita rani

Hi Arunava. Till now there is no information regarding to postponement of exam. A common entrance test is scheduled to be conducted for NDA exam on September 6, 2020.

sam sarma
Will the NDA 2020 be postponed again (after September 6)?
kavita rani

Hi Sam. NDA 2020 which is scheduled to be conducted on September 6, 2020 will not be postponed again. UPSC has already released the admit cards for NDA1 and NDA 2 in August 10 and NDA exams will be conducted under CIVID- 19 protocols. So candidates appearing for NDA exams are suggested to follow maintain social distancing norms.

ankit dubey
Is there any chance of postponing the NDA 1st 2020 exam?
deepak sharma

Hi Ankit, Both NDA 1 and 2 exams are scheduled to be taken offline on September 6 and the admit cards for the exams are released by the authorities. So there are almost no chances that these exams will be postponed again.
NDA 1 exam was actually scheduled to be conducted on April 19, 2020; but amid COVID-19 pandemic, these exams were postponed.