UPSC NDA-1 Exam 2021 ADMIT CARD Link is Active | NDA Exam Dates along with the Eligibility Criteria & Exam Pattern

UPSC NDA Exam Dates 2021


Official Notification of UPSC NDA Exam 2021

Latest UPDATE Related to the NDA EXAM 2021: Today on 26th March 2021 UPSC recruitment department has activated the link to download the ADMIT CARD for NDA-1 EXAM 2021. Applicants who have applied for this year's NDA Exam 2021 can now download their ADMIT CARD for the written examination. The link to download the ADMIT CARD is available under the IMPORTANT LINK section at the last of this employment news.

UPSC Recruitment department is going to fill up 400 officer posts through this NDA Exam 2021. In this employment news, we are going to give you Brief Information related to the Union Public Service Commission National Defence Academy exam 2021. An employment notification has been published by UPSC recruitment department in PDF format related to this National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (I), 2021.

UPSC Used to conduct NDA examination two times a year. This is the first UPSC NDA Exam notification for the year 2021. In this Sarkari Job Portal news, we are going to explain about the UPSC NDA exam Eligibility Criteria, NDA Exam dates, and other term and conditions related to this examination. Read the complete news carefully before applying online for these Govt Jobs in India 2021.

Basic Information related to the NDA Exam 2021

Examination Name: NDA/NA Exam-1 (2021)

Designation: Officer.

Number of Vacancies: 400 Posts.

UPSC NDA Exam Notification 2021 / NDA Exam Dates along with the Eligibility Criteria and Exam Pattern

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NDA Exam 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Age Bond: The age of the applicant must follow the following criteria:

  • Minimum age: Not Born earlier than 2nd July 2002.
  • Maximum age: Not born later than 01st July 2005.

NDA Exam Detail along with Educational Criteria

 Post Name



National Defence Academy


Applicants who have passed in their 12th Class from a recognized educational board can apply for this NDA Exam 2021.

Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)


Those who have passed in the 12th Class with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics are eligible to apply for this scheme.

NDA Exam 2021 Application Fee

Applicants who are looking for a career in defence forces can apply for the NDA Examination by paying the following application fee amount:

·       For SC/ST/Sons of JCO’s/NCOs/ORs: Rs.0.

·       For remaining all categories candidates have to pay Rs.100 as an application fee amount.

Method of payment: Bothe online as well offline methods are available for the payment of the application fee related to the NDA Exam 2021.

Important NDA Exam Dates

30th Dec. 2020 is the starting NDA Exam Date for filling up the online application.

19th January 2021 is the last date to fill up the online NDA Exam form.

18th Jan. 2021 is the last date for paying the application fee by cash.

19th Jan. 2021 is the Last Date to pay the application fee online.

18th April 2021 is the NDA Exam Date. The written examination will be conducted all over India on this date.

Centres of NDA Examination in India

UPSC is going to conduct NDA Examination in the different cities all over India. The common NDA Exam Date is 18th April 2021. The NDA Examination will be held at the subsequent 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”.

·       Aspirants should note that there will be an upper limit on the number of applicants selected to each of the centres excluding Chennai, Dispur, Kolkata, and Nagpur.

·       Allocation of NDA Exam Centres will be on the first-apply-first-allot basis and once the capacity of a specific Exam centre is reached, the same will be frozen. Candidates, who cannot get a centre of their choice due to the upper limit will be essential to choose a Centre from the remaining ones.

NDA Exam Pattern 2021

1. The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed, and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:

·       Mathematics (Time: 2½ Hours), (Marks: 300)

·       General Ability Test (Time: 2½ Hours) (Marks: 600)

Total Marks of NDA Written Test: 900.

SSB Test/Interview Round Marks: 900.


3. In the question papers, wherever necessary, questions involving the metric system of Weights and Measures only will be set.

4. Applicants must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be permissible the help of a scribe to write answers for them.

5. The UPSC Commission have a choice to fix passing marks in any or all the subjects at the NDA examination 2021.

6. The applicants are not allowable to use the calculator or Mathematical or logarithmic table for responding to the objective type papers (Test Booklets). They should not, therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.

Important Links

Admit Card Link-1 

Notification Here

Apply Online

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