NDA 2 Exam 2021

NDA Exam 2021 (II) Notification, Exam Dates, Application Form

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UPSC NDA & NA (II) Recruitment 2021 – Apply Online for 400 Vacancy

UPSC NDA 2 2021 – The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has started the registration process for National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination II 2021 (NDA II) on its website.

Eligible and interested candidates can apply for UPSC NDA 2021 from 09th June to 29th June 2021 on UPSC Online website upsconline.nic.in. The online Applications can be withdrawn from 06th July 2021 to 12th July 2021 till 06:00 PM

A total of 400 vacancies are available for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 148th Course, and for the 110th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 02nd July, 2022.

NDA 2 Notification 2021 Highlights

  • Conducted by: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
  • Exam: National Defence Academy and Naval Academy (NDA & NA) Written Exam
  • For Joining: Indian Armed Forces (Army, Navy and Air Force) as an officer
  • Level of Exam: National
  • Frequency of Exam: Twice in a year (NDA 1 and 2)

Also See: Defence Exams after 12th

NDA 2 Exam 2021 Important Dates

  • UPSC NDA II Notification Date: 09th June 2021
  • Starting Date for UPSC NDA II 2021 Application Form: 09th June 2021
  • Last date for online application for UPSC NDA II Registration: 29th June 2021 till 6 PM
  • Online Application Withdrawn Date: 06th July to 12th July 2021
  • UPSC NDA II Exam Date: 05th September 2021
  • UPSC NDA II Admit Card 2021 Date: Expected in August 2021
  • UPSC NDA NA II Result 2021 Date: To be announced
  • UPSC NDA NA II Answer Key 2021 Date: To be announced
  • UPSC NDA II Interview Date: To be announced
  • Date for 149th Course for the NDA and 110th Course for the Naval Academy to be announced

NDA No. of Vacancy

  • National Defence Academy – 370 to include 208 for Army, 42 for Navy and 120 for Air Force (including 28 for ground Duties)
  • Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) – 30 Posts
  • Total No. of Vacancies: 400 Posts

Eligibility Criteria for NDA Exam 2021


  • a citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India
  • Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii) and (iii), above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age Limits

  • Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd January, 2003 and not later than 01st January 2006 are eligible.

Physical Standards

  • Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Exam (II), 2021 as per guidelines

Educational Qualifications

  • For Army Wing of NDA: 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
  • Naval Academy: 12th Class Pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or University.
  • For Air Force & Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian. Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent exam can also apply

NDA 2 Exam 2021 Application Procedure

How to Apply?

  • Candidates are required to apply online by using the website upsconline.nic.in. The Online Applications can be filled up to 29th June, 2021 till 6:00 PM
  • Applicant should also have details of one photo ID viz. Aadhar Card/ Voter Card/ PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving License/ School Photo ID/Any other photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government. The details of this photo ID will have to be provided by the applicant while filling up the online application form.
  • The same photo ID card will also have to be uploaded with the Online Application Form. This photo ID will be used for all future referencing and the applicant is advised to carry this ID while appearing for examination/SSB.
  • Applicants are required to apply online by using the website upsconline.nic.in Brief instructions for filling up the online Application Form have been given in the Appendix-II (A) Detailed instructions are available on the above mentioned website.
  • The Commission has introduced the facility of withdrawal of Application for those applicants who do not want to appear for the Examination. In this regard, Instructions are mentioned in Appendix-II (B) of this Examination Notice.
  • Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the official website https://upsc.gov.in/

Application Fee

  • Fee: Rs.100/- (Rupees one hundred only)
  • Mode of Payment: Any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/MasterCard/Rupay Credit/Debit Card

NDA Exam 2021 Selection Process

  • The UPSC shall prepare a list of applicants who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as fixed by the Commission at their discretion.
  • Such applicants shall appear before a Services Selection Board for Intelligence and Personality Test where applicants for the Army/Navy wings of the NDA and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy will be assessed on Officers Potentiality and those for the Air Force in addition to the above will have to qualify Computerized Pilot Selection System (CPSS).
  • Applicants with Air Force as one of the choices would also undergo CPSS if they qualify SSB and are willing.
  • The selection will be done on the basis of:
  • Written Test – 900 Marks
  • SSB Interview/Personality Test – 900 Marks

NDA Exam 2021 Exam Pattern

  • There will be objective-type questions on:
SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksTime
Maths (Post Code – 01)1203002 Hours & 30 Minutes
General Ability Test (Post Code – 02)1506002 Hours & 30 Minutes
  • There will Negative Marking for wrong answers marked

NDA Exam 2021 Syllabus

  • UPSC NDA 2021 Syllabus will consist of subjects like Mathematics and General Ability. General Ability covers English, Chemistry, General Science and General Knowledge. Check syllabus topics in the table below:
  • Mathematics: Matrices and Determinations; Algebra; Trigonometry; Differential Calculus; Integral Calculus and Differential Equations; Statics and Probability; Vector Algebra; Analytical Geometry of Two and Three Dimension
  • General Ability Test: English; Chemistry; General Science; History Freedom, Movement; Current Events; Geography

Paper 1 – Mathematics

AlgebraMatrices & DeterminantsTrigonometry
Differential CalculusAnalytical Geometry 2D & 3DIntegral Calculus
Differential EquationsVector AlgebraProbability

Paper 2 – Part A – English

  • The syllabus covers various aspects like: Grammar and usage, vocabulary, comprehension and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English.

Paper 2 – Part B – General Knowledge

PhysicsChemistryGeneral Science
HistoryGeographyCurrent Affairs

NDA Exam Centres

  • Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Bengaluru, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dharwad, Dispur, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam

NDA 2 Exam 2021 Admit Card

  • NDA admit card will be made available one month before the exam i.e. in the first week of August according to the official notification. Applicants are required to enter their Registration ID and Date of Birth in order to download the NDA admit card 2021.
  • Details like name of the applicant, roll number, exam centre, date and time of the examination, venue of the exam will be mentioned on the admit card
  • Applicants are also required to carry valid ID proofs and two passport-sized photographs to the exam centre.

NDA 2 Result

  • The result will be announced on the official website of UPSC. UPSC NDA Result 2021 Date will be available in the detailed notification.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question 1: How to join NDA?

Answer: To join NDA applicant must appear in the entrance exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission, this exam is conducted twice a year, normally in March and August. Applicant must be an unmarried male. To join NDA one must pass written exam followed by SSB, medicals and finally to be in merit list.

Question 2: What is NDA?

Answer: National Defence Academy (NDA) is an entrance exam organized at the national level for the applicants who wish to be a part of Indian Navy, Air Force and Army

Question 3: Who will conduct NDA exam?

Answer: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the NDA entrance exam.

Question 4: What happen after NDA exam?

Answer: All the cadets joining the NDA after their 10+2 Examination are trained in the Academy for three years culminating in graduation with BA/BSc or BCs (Computer Science) degree of Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Question 5: How many applicants apply for NDA 2021 examination?

Answer: Around 4 lakh applicants are applying for NDA examination 2021.

Question 6: How to join NDA after 10th?

Answer: No, applicant is not eligible for NDA exam after class 10th. Applicant should pass class 12th examination from recognised board or it’s equivalent

Question 7: How to apply for Examinations conducted by the UPSC?

Answer: Applicants can apply online for the UPSC Examinations by accessing the online portal hosted on the UPSC’s website (https://upsconline.nic.in)

Question 8: Which category of applicants is exempted from payment of Examination fee?

Answer: For all the Examinations conducted by the Commission, Female applicants, Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) and applicants belonging to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories are exempted from payment of Examination Fee.

Question 9: Will UPSC Postpone NDA 2 2021 Exam?

Answer: Till now notification for the same has not been released. If it will be released then will be updated here on the Yosearch page.

Question 10: How to crack NDA exam?

Answer: To crack NDA exam it’s necessary to make a proper note of all topics. Revision is must and also it will really help to solve Questions of previous year’s.

Question 11: When NDA exam held?

Answer: Mostly, it is conducted in April by the UPSC.

Question 12: How many times NDA exam held in a year?

Answer: NDA exam is held twice a year; NDA 1 & NDA 2.

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