NDA Recruitment 2021 (Out): Check NDA 1 Exam Dates, Vacancy, Eligibility, Registration, Exam Pattern

NDA Recruitment 2021: UPSC NDA 2021 Notification: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released UPSC NDA/ NA Recruitment Notification on the official website of UPSC – upsc.gov.inNDA 1 online applications have begun from December 30. The last date to apply online for the NDA exam is January 19, 2021. Check UPSC NDA Application process, eligibility, selection process, important dates, exam pattern, syllabus

UPSC NDA Recruitment Notification – Download PDF!

NDA Recruitment 2021:  Exam Overview

Exam Name NDA & NA Exam
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Frequency Twice a Year
Mode of Application Online
Exam Stages 2 (Written Exam & SSB Interview)
Exam Mode Offline
NDA/NA (1) Vacancies 400
No. of Exam Centres 41
Official Website upsconline.nic.in (or) upsc.gov.in

UPSC NDA 2021 Recruitment Exam Dates

Check UPSC NDA/NA recruitment exam dates from the tables below:

NDA/NA (1) 2021 Exam Dates

Events Dates
Start of NDA (I) Application December 30, 2020
Last Date to Apply Online January 19, 2021 (6 PM)
NDA (1) Application Withdrawal January 27 to February 02, 2021
Release of NDA 1 Admit Card March Last Week 2021 (Tentative)
NDA I Exam Date April 18, 2021
Release of NDA 1 Answer Key To Be Notified
Declaration of NDA 1 Result To Be Notified

NDA/ NA (2) 2021 Exam Dates

Events Exam Dates
Start of NDA/NA 2 Application June 09, 2021
Last Date to Apply Online June 29, 2021
NDA 2 Application Withdrawal To Be Notified
Release of NDA 2 Admit Card August 2nd Week 2021 (Tentative)
NDA 2 Exam Date September 05, 2021
Release of NDA 2 Answer key To Be Notified
Declaration of NDA 2 Result To Be Notified

NDA Recruitment 2021: Vacancies

The vacancy details of UPSC NDA (1) 2021 Recruitment is tabulated below:

Post  Vacancy Details
National Defence Academy 370 Army: 208 Navy: 42 Air Force: 120 (including 28 for ground Duties)
Naval Academy 30
Total 400

Eligibility Criteria of NDA Recruitment 2021

UPSC NDA Age Limit :

candidates should be between the age of 16.5 years and 19.5 years to be eligible for the exam

Educational qualification:

a. For Army Wing of National Defence Academy: The candidates should have passed the 10+2 board exams from a recognized board.

b. For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and For Naval Academy: The candidate should have cleared Class 12 board examination in 10+2 pattern or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths as subjects from a recognized board.

NDA Application Fee 2021

The application fee for UPSC NDA Recruitment is table below:

Category Fee
General Rs. 100/-
SC/ST Category/ Sons of JCOs, NCOs & ORs. No Fees


NDA Recruitment 2021 Exam Centres

NDA/NA exam will be conducted in 41 cities across the nation. Check the list of NDA/NA exam centers from below:

  1. Agartala
  2. Ahmedabad
  3. Aizawl,
  4. Prayagraj (Allahabad)
  5. Bengaluru
  6. Bareilly
  7. Bhopal
  8. Chandigarh
  9. Chennai
  10. Cuttack
  11. Dehradun
  12. Delhi
  13. Dharwad
  14. Dispur
  15. Gangtok
  16. Hyderabad
  17. Imphal
  18. Itanagar
  19. Jaipur
  20. Jammu
  21. Jorhat
  22. Kochi
  23. Kohima
  24. Kolkata
  25. Lucknow
  26. Madurai
  27. Mumbai
  28. Nagpur
  29. Panaji (Goa)
  30. Patna
  31. Port Blair
  32. Raipur
  33. Ranchi
  34. Sambalpur
  35. Shillong
  36. Shimla
  37. Srinagar
  38. Thiruvananthapuram
  39. Tirupati
  40. Udaipur
  41. Vishakhapatnam.

UPSC NDA 2021 Selection Procedure

The NDA selection procedure involves two stages:

  • Stage 1: Written Test
  • Stage 2: SSB Interview

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

UPSC NDA Exam Pattern 2021

There will be objective-type questions on:

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

There will Negative Marking for wrong answers marked

NDA Salary Scale 2020


Rank Pay (in Rupees)

Lieutenant to Major

15,600 – 39,100/-

Lieutenant Colonel to Major General

37,400 – 67,000/-

Lieutenant General HAG Scale

67,000 – 79,000/-

HAG+ Scale

75,500 – 80,000/-

Vice Chief of Army Staff/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG)


Chief of Army Staff

90,000/- (fixed)

How to Apply for UPSC NDA NA 1 Recruitment 2021?

Interested candidates can apply for UPSC NDA NA 2021 through the online mode from 30 December to 19 January 2021. Candidates will be required to complete the Online Application form containing two stages viz. Part I and Part II.

UPSC NDA Recruitment Notification – Download PDF!

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