NDA Result 2021, Scorecard, Answer keys & Cutoff

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Apr 6, 2021

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NDA result 2021 will be released by the UPSC, the conducting body of the exam. The written test of NDA I will be held on April 18, 2021, and the result is expected to be issued in the month of June 2021.

Candidates who will secure the NDA cutoff marks will be called for the SSB Interview. The cutoff marks will be released along with the NDA Result. NDA 2021 results will be available in PDF format which will contain a list of the registration numbers of qualified candidates.

Once the conducting body issues the result on the official website, candidates will be able to check individual results by their credentials i.e. registration number and date of birth. Read about the selection process of NDA 2021

Latest Updates

March 08, 2021: UPSC NDA 2020 Result has been declared with the list of qualified candidates. Read more

NDA Highlights

NDA Result Highlights

Name of Exam National Defence Academy (NDA)
Conducting Body Union Public Selection Commission (UPSC)
Frequency Twice a year
Exam Level National
Selection Process
  • Written Exam
  • SSB Interview
Mode of Result Online
Format of Result PDF format
Mode of Scorecard Online
Official Website
NDA Result Dates

NDA 2021 Result Dates

The upcoming important dates of NDA I and NDA II is mentioned below:

Events NDA I 2021 NDA II 2021
NDA written exam April 18, 2021 September 05, 2021
Result of written exam June 2021 November 2021
SSB Interview July to September 2021 January 2022 to April 2022
Declaration of NDA final result To be notified To be notified

How to Check NDA Result 2021?

To check the NDA result 2021, candidates must follow the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Visit the UPSC Official website and on the home page, click on the result link.

Step 2: On the display, the NDA Result 2021 will appear.

Step 3: Enter Ctrl + F and enter your registration number. If the registration number appears, this means candidates have qualified the exam.

Step 4: Download the NDA result for future reference.

NDA Scorecard

NDA Scorecard 2021

The scorecards of qualified candidates will be released within 10 - 15 days after the declaration date of NDA result 2021. The scorecards must be downloaded within 30 days. Candidates must remember that the mark sheet will not be sent to the individual students via post or courier.

How to Download the NDA Scorecard?

The candidates, who qualify the written exam, will be able to download the NDA scorecard. Here are the steps to download the scorecard:

  1. Visit the official website and click on the “Examination” tab and select “Marks Information”
  2. The available scorecards for various examinations are displayed. Click on the link to NDA 2021.
  3. Log in with your credentials i.e. registration number and password.
  4. Enter login details to access the NDA 2021 Scorecard.

Visible Details on NDA 2021 Scorecard

Once the scorecard is downloaded, candidates must check if the visible information is correct. Here are the following details that will be displayed:

  • Candidate’s name
  • Roll numbers
  • Sectional scores.
  • Overall scores

How to calculate NDA Score?

After the written exam, with a span of 15 days, the answer key will be released on the official website. Candidates can use the answer keys and calculate the marks for each paper according to the marking scheme to determine the marks you are likely to obtain.

  • In General Ability Test (GAT), candidates get four marks for correct answers
  • In the Mathematics section, for correct answers candidates scores 2.5 marks
  • For wrong answers, 0.33 marks are deducted.
Section Formula of Calculation
GAT Number of the correct answers (x 4) -Number of wrong answers (x0.33)
Mathematics Number of the correct answer(x 2.5)- number of wrong answers (x0.33)
NDA Stage Result

Stages of NDA Result 2021

  • The NDA exam is conducted in 2 stages - written test and SSB interview.
  • The result will be released in 2 stages as well - once after the written exam and the final result after the SSB interview.
  • The qualified candidates will appear in the SSB Interview.
  • NDA final result is declared after the completion of the SSB Interview.
  • The qualified candidates will be selected to join the academy based on their performance

Tie-Breaking Policy

When two or more candidates secure equal aggregate marks in the NDA 2021 exam, the ties are resolved as per age which means candidates older in age will be given preference.

What After Declaration of NDA Result 2021

Once a candidate qualifies for the written exam of NDA selection process, they are called for the SSB Interview round. The commission will release a separate call letter for the interview round.

Candidates must log on to the website of the Army, Navy or Air Force after qualifying for the written exam to get the interview schedule and venue. For the interview round, candidates have to carry certain documents with them for verification such as:

  • Matriculation certificate or its equivalent examination certificate.
  • Original age certificate.
NDA Answer Key

NDA Answer keys

The answer key is published by UPSC after the declaration of the final results. The candidates can check the correct answers and also calculate the score of their written test.

The answer key is made available for sets of test booklets - A, B, C, and D in PDF form. Candidates will be able to calculate the probable score of the exam with the help of the answer keys.

NDA Cutoff

NDA Cutoff 2021

The NDA 2021 cutoff marks will be declared by the UPSC after the final results are published. The facts that affect the cutoff marks each year are the number of vacancies, the number of appeared candidates, the competition level, and the level of difficulty of the questions in the written exam.

Here is a tabular which represents the expected cutoff marks:

Exam NDA expected cut off
Written Exam 342
Final Cutoff 704

Candidates must note that the sectional cutoff of a minimum of 35% marks to qualify for final cutoff marks which means a candidate has to score a minimum of 105 marks in the mathematics section. A total of 210 marks in the General Ability Section must be secured to be able to qualify for the overall cut-off.


NDA Result FAQs

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 2021 be published?

Ans. The tentative result publication for NDA 1 2021 was in May 2021.

Ques. What details are mentioned in the result PDF?

Ans. The result PDF comprises the roll numbers of qualified candidates.

3 Months Crash Course

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


06/09/2020 nda exam written but any information not availble
diya suresh

NDA II exam dates were released recently and as per the schedule, application form will be released on June 09, 2021 and those who are eligible will be able to register till June 29, 2021. The date for written exam is tentatively scheduled for September 5, 2021 and result will be released in December 2021. Online mode of application is only accepted.

saurabh kumar
All subjects 25%marks compalsary
gurpreet singh

HI Saurabh

Visit on our official website of NDA Eligibility to know the whole details about the qualification required to apply for the exam.

vishal sharma
how many marks required to qualify nda written exam?
jaya garg

Hi Vishal. Candidates are supposed to score at least 25% marks in each subject to qualify for the written examination. Further details are available here.

After getting the NDA 1 2020 written exam result, what should I do next, and how and what should I register on
jaya garg

Hi Muheshraaj. The qualifying candidates who cleared the written exam will have to undergo a 5-days long interview procedure. Eligible candidates will be mailed a call letter that includes all the details related to their interview time, date and venue. For more details, refer here.

shruti verma
How will I be notified when the written exam results in the NDA (National Defense Academy) will be out?
jaya garg

Hi Shruti. For the same, you need to refer to the official website as all the latest notifications are uploaded on the site.

shubham sharma
Can I take the NDA exam at 11th class starting, and what do I do if they ask about the 12th results?
jaya garg

Hi Shubham. No, the students who are in 12th or have passed out 12th are eligible to give the exam. You can check detailed NDA exam eligibility here.

When will the UPSC NDA II 2020 written exam result be declared?
jaya garg

Hi Vipasha. The results for NDA 1 and 2 have already being declared on 9th October 2020. The shortlisted candidates are supposed to appear for Service Selection Board (SSB) interview round for final selection. The final UPSC NDA I 2020 result will be announced in November 2020 post the completion of SSB interview.

ambar ahirawar
After how many days of the declaration of the NDA written exam results will we receive an SSB call letter?
jaya garg

Hi ambar. The marks of candidates will be declared post 15 days from the date of declaration of final results and it takes a few days to get call letter.

shruti verma
When are the NDA 2 written exam results declared? After how many days are candidates called for an SSB after declaration of the written results?
jaya garg

Hi Shruti. NDA 2 results were announced on October 9th, 2020. Selected candidates are supposed to appear for Service Selection Board (SSB) interview round for final selection. It takes at least a month to be called for an SSB interview.

When will the NDA 1 exam results be released?
jaya garg

Hi Naman. The final UPSC NDA I 2020 result will be declared in November 2020 post the completion of SSB interview.

anuj singh chauhan
Can the students who were not able to qualify for the NDA exam see their results?
jaya garg

Hi anuj. Yes, candidates can check the result for both the exams by visiting the official website. NDA result is made available in PDF format and candidates can download their scores from the official site.

How many students apply for NDA exam and how many passed?
jaya garg

Hi pradeepraj. Almost 2.5 lakh candidates across the country give the NDA written exam, out of which only 550 (almost) get an SSB interview call.

sourajit mukherjee
How many days does it take to publish the NDA exam results after conducting the exam?
jaya garg

Hi sourajit. Mostly it takes almost a month to get the results post the exams get over but sometimes there can be slightly delay as well.  You can refer here to know more about the same.

ibashisha mukhim
After how many days are the NDA exam results declared?
abhishek upadhyay

Hello Ibashisha, greetings from Collegedunia. The exam results are declared after an approximate two months from the date of conduction of the examination.

rupendra kumar
2020 nda 1 ka merit kitna h gaYA
aniket ranjan

Hii Rupendra. To know more details about NDA Exam 2020 cutoff follow this link:- NDA EXAM CUTOFF 2020

Will the score card , marks and rank card of each and every candidate be available in upsc website??
swati srivastava

Hi Jayanath, once the results are declared, all the necessary information will be available on UPSC website. For more details visit: NDA EXAM

If I take 280 marks? Can I qualify in written exam
abhishek upadhyay

Hello Balasubramaniyam, greetings from Collegedunia. The minimum marks or say the cut-off marks for NDA is different for each session depending upon various factors such as number of vacancies, cnadidates, difficulty level of the exam, etc. Hence, 280 may or may not be sufficient, wait for the minimum marks to be released by the UPSC.

subham ghosh
If I get 477 in nda 2020 written exam will I get ssb calling
swati srivastava

Hi Shubham, Greetings from Collegedunia. There are chances for you to get admitted. For details click here.

soham roy
How likely is it to get a merit out after the medicals and the SSB for NDA?
jaya garg

Hi Soham. See it depends upon a lot of factors like total candidates, etc. In case more candidates applied for the post, then more will be the merit. Total number of candidates recommended for different courses of NDA in the past few years include:

soham roy
After the NDA written result is shown does a merit list is formed even of the selected candidates to be called in SSB?
jaya garg

Hi Soham. Yes you need to clear the overall cut off too to be called for SSB Interview. It is important for the candidates to clear the sectional and total cutoff in all the defense exams, whether it’s about NDA, CDS, CS, or AFCA.