UPSC NDA 2021 Application Form Released, Check Here for UPSC NDA NA Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Application and Selection Process, NDA Salary, NDA NA 2021 imp dates, NDA exam pattern
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UPSC NDA 2021 Application Form Released: Check Here for NDA Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Application and Selection Process

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) releases the detailed notification for the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I) 2021 on its official website The UPSC NDA 2021 application process has begun on December 30 and the forms will continue to remain open till 6:00 pm on January 19, 2021. The online applications can be withdrawn from January 27 to February 2 till 6 pm.

Candidates willing for admission in Army, Navy, and Air Force Wings of NDA for 147th Course and for 109th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing for 02 January 2022 can apply for UPSC NDA 2021 Recruitment. The last date for UPSC NDA Registration is 19 January 2021. UPSC NDA-1 2021 Exam is scheduled to be held on 18 April 2021.

UPSC will fill a total of 400 vacancies through this recruitment exam. Of the total 400 seats, 370 seats will be filled in National Defence Academy (NDA) and the rest 30 seats in the Naval Academy (NA). More details on UPSC NDA NA 1 Exam such as important dates, vacancy details, the application process, eligibility criteria, selection process, exam pattern, salary offered among others are given below-

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UPSC NDA 2021 Important Dates

Event Date
UPSC NDA 1 Notification Date 30 December 2020
Starting Date for UPSC NDA 1 2021 Application Form 30 December 2020
Last date for online application for UPSC NDA NA 2021 19 January 2021
NDA NA 1 2021 Exam Date 18 April 2021
NDA NA 1 2021 Result Date to be announced
NDA NA 1 Answer Key Release Date to be announced
NDA NA 1 2021 Interview Date to be announced
Commencing of 147th Course for the NDA and 109th Course for the Naval Academy 02 January 2022

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UPSC NDA NA 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Age: As per the official notice, only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than July 2002 and not later than July 1, 2005, are only eligible.

Education Qualification: Applicants should have at least a class 12 level of education.

  • For Army Wing of National Defence Academy: 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
  • For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy: 12th Class pass with Physics and Mathematics of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

Candidates who are appearing in class 12 exams under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply.

NDA NA-1 2021 Vacancy Details

Total Vacancies: 400

National Defence Academy: 370 (208 for Army, 42 for Navy and 120 for Air Force (including 28 for ground Duties)
Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme): 30

How to Apply for UPSC NDA NA 2021?

Step 1: Visit the UPSC official website to apply for National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (I).

Step 2: Read the detailed instructions and confirm whether you read important instructions properly.

Step 3: Complete Part – 1 registration with your personal details.

Step 4: After filling in the details, check it and press “Continue” at the bottom of the page.

Step 5: Fill in the part-II form.

Step 6: Pay the application fee and submit. Candidates will have to pay a fee of Rs 100. Those belonging to SC, ST category, NCO, ORs are exempted from paying any fee.

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UPSC NDA NA Selection Procedure

The selection will be done on the basis of performance in the Written Test (900 Marks) and SSB Interview/Personality Test (900 Marks).

NDA NA 2021 Exam Pattern

There will be objective-type questions in the exam. The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:

Subject No. of Questions Marks Time
Maths (Post Code – 01) 120 300 2 Hours & 30 Minutes
General Ability Test (Post Code – 02) 150 600 2 Hours & 30 Minutes

The paper-II general ability will be of 600 marks in which part A English will be for 200 marks, part B for 400. There will Negative Marking for wrong answers marked

Salary Offered for NDA/NA Ranks

Fixed Stipend for Cadet Training for Army Officers and equivalent ranks in Air Force and Navy: Rs 56,100/- p.m. (Starting pay in Level 10)

Pay for NDA/NA Different Levels

Lt to Major

  • Lt – Level 10 (56,100 – 1,77,500)
  • Capt – Level 10 B (61,300-1,93,900)
  • Maj – Level 11 (69,400 –2,07,200)

Lt Colonel to Major General

  • Lt Col – Level 12A (1,21,200 –2,12,400)
  • Col – Level 13 (1,30,600-2,15,900)
  • Brig – Level 13A (1,39,600-2,17,600)
  • Maj Gen – Level 14 (1,44,200-2,18,200)

Lt Gen AG Scale

  • Level 15 (1, 82, 200-2,24,100)

HAG + Scale

  • Level 16 (2,05,400 – 2,24,400)

VCOAS/ Army Cdr/ LtGen (NFSG)

  • Level 17 (2,25,000/-) (fixed)


  • Level 18 (2,50,000/-) (fixed)

If you have any queries regarding UPSC NDA 2021 Examination, please post on in the comment box.

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