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
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|
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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|
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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|
|Morning||10.00 am to 12:30 pm|
|Afternoon||2.00 pm to 4:30 pm|
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|
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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.
|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|
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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.