UPSC NDA 1 Exam Date 2021, notification, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result, full form

NDA NA 2021 Exam

If you are looking for the latest updated details for UPSC NDA 1 2021 exam then you are at the right place. Check complete details like Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Eligibility Criteria, NDA admit card, Online Application Process, NDA full form, Important Dates, the meaning of NDA, etc.

Update (October 9, 2020): UPSC NDA 1, 2, 2020 result have been released by the commission on the official website ((Government of India Press Information Bureau Press Note Subject: National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I) & (II), 2020–Declaration of Written Result thereof, Union Public Service Commission, Oct. 9, 2020. Accessed on: Oct. 10, 2020. [Online]. Available: The result is available in a pdf file and candidates can easily check their Roll No. in the pdf.

What is NDA? NDA Full Form?

UPSC National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination commonly known as NDA Exam is conducted twice a year by UPSC for the admission in Indian Army, Indian Air Force, and Indian Navy.

UPSC NDA exam is generally conducted in the month of April and September.

All successfully selected cadets will get initial training at National Defence Academy located in Khadakwasla, Pune, Maharashtra.

Selected cadets who successfully completed the program at National Defence Academy located at Khadakwasla, Pune will be sent to the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Air Force Academy (AFA), and Naval Academy (INA).

Indian Military Academy (IMA) is located at Dehradun, Air Force Academy (AFA) at Dundigal, Hyderabad, and Indian Naval Academy (INA) is located at Ezhimala, Kerala.

UPSC NDA 1 notification 2021

Union Public Service Commission has released an official UPSC NDA 1 exam 2021 notification on 30th December 2020.

All important details have been made available by UPSC along with UPSC NDA 1 2021 exam notification. The online application process has been started on 30th December 2020 and candidates can submit the online applications until 19th January 2021.

We have mentioned all important details from the UPSC NDA 1 2021 notification in this post so that all job aspirants can easily check the latest details easily.

NDA 1 2021 Number of Vacancy

The number of Vacancies for the NDA 1 exam 2021 has been released by Union Public Service Commission. Please have a look at the below table regarding the number of vacancies in the NDA 1 2021 exam.

AcademyNumber of Vacancies
National Defence Academy (NDA)370 (208 for Army, 42 for Navy and 120 for Air Force), including 28 for ground Duties
Naval Academy30

UPSC NDA 1 Exam 2021 Highlights

Exam NameNational Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination
Exam LevelNational
Exam CategoryUnder Graduate
Exam ModeOffline (Pen and Paper-based)
Conducting BodyUPSC (Union Public Service Commission)
FrequencyTwice a year (NDA 1 & NDA 2) in April & September
Required Marital StatusUnmarried

Note: Graduates candidates can apply for UPSC CDS Exam 2021 also to get an entry in the Indian Army, Air Force, and Navy.

UPSC NDA Exam Date 2021

UPSC finally released the NDA 1 official notification along with NDA 1 Exam date 2021.

The official NDA 1 2021 notification has been released on December 30, 2020. Candidates can check NDA 1 & NDA 2 2021 exam dates from the table given below:

EventsNDA 1 2021 Dates
Notification DateDecember 30, 2020
Starting of Application FormDecember 30, 2020
Last date to submit the application formJanuary 19, 2021
Last date for fee paymentJanuary 19, 2021
Application withdraw dateJanuary 27 to February 2, 2021
Availability of Admit cardLast week of March 2021
NDA 1 2021 Exam Date18th April 2021
Announcement of ResultsWill be updated

NDA Eligibility Criteria 2020

Please check complete NDA eligibility criteria like Nationality, NDA Age Limit, Gender, Minimum NDA Qualification, and Physical Standards from the below-given link.

Also check UPSC ISS 2020 Exam full information at the linked page.

NDA Exam Pattern 2020

Candidates of the NDA 1 exam 2020 who are eligible and want to apply for the NDA 2 Exam 2020 may apply. They should, however, note that no separate written examination will be held for NDA 1 2020 exam this year.

The written examination will be common for the candidates of both NDA 1 & NDA 2 2020. However, the results of these two examinations will be prepared separately.

Please find below NDA exam pattern 2020:

upsc nda exam pattern

How to Apply For NDA 2 2020 Exam?

Candidates can apply for UPSC NDA Exam by visiting the official website only.

Application Fee:

NDA 1 2021 application form has already been released by UPSC on 30 December 2020 and the last date to submit the application form is 19th January 2021.

upsc nda exam application fee

Click on the below link to check the complete steps to apply for the NDA exam.

NDA Syllabus

upsc nda exam syllabus

UPSC NDA Admit Card

Union Public Service Commission today (10/08/2020) has released the UPSC NDA 2020 Admit Card on the official website. Candidates can download their Admit Card by entering their Registration Id or Roll Number.

Download UPSC NDA Admit Card 2020

This year a common exam will be conducted for both NDA 1 & NDA 2 so a common Admit Card has been released for the NDA exam which is scheduled to be conducted on 6 September 2020.

NDA Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Are Girls eligible for NDA exam?

No, Girls are not eligible for the NDA exam. Only unmarried male candidates can apply for the UPSC NDA exam. Girls can apply for the UPSC CDS exam after graduation.

What is the age limit for NDA exam?

The age limit for the NDA exam is a minimum of 15.5 years to a maximum of 18.5 years. Check the complete eligibility criteria here.

Can we give NDA after 10?

No, You can not apply for NDA exam after 10th class. You must have passed 12 th class to be eligible for NDA exam.

Does 12th Percentage matter in NDA?

No, As per the eligibility criteria of NDA exam by UPSC, Percentage does not matter. If you havee cleared your 12th class exam or still appearing in the 12th class exam, you can apply for NDA exam.

Is PCM necessary for NDA?

No, Its not necessary if you want to apply only for Army wing of National Defence Academy. But if you want to apply for Air Force and Naval Wing also then you must have Physics and Mathematics subject at 10+2 level.

What is NDA exam for?

NDA exam is conducted each year two times for admission to National Defence Academy which is located in Khadakwasla, Pune. There all cadets undergo training for some time before deploying to all wings of Armed Forces such as the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force.

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