UPSC NDA 1 2021 Admit Card: UPSC NDA 2021 Exam Dates and Important Rules.


UPSC will be conducting NDA ( National Defense Authority) 2021 Recruitment Exam to fill 400 Vacancies on April 18th, 2021. NDA exam is the way for students to get into various wings of Indian Armed Forces like Indian Army, Navy & Airforce.

Last date to apply for UPSC NDA 1 2021 exam was on January 19th,2021.

NDA 1 2021 Admit Card Out-

UPSC has released the admit card for the admission into examination centers for UPSC NDA 2021 exam on March 26th,2021. Students can download the admit card from official UPSC website by entering their Roll number/ Registration ID.

UPSC NDA 2021 Exam Pattern

NDA 2021 exam involves two papers with a total 900 marks from the two papers.

PART A of NDA 2021 exam is MATHEMATICS Paper with a total of 120 Questions.

PART B of NDA 2021 exam is General Ability with a total of 150 Questions.

Questions consists of Objective/Multiple choice questions with each Incorrect/wrong answer carrying -1/3 Marks.


EXAMNational Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (NDA & NA)
Conducted by Union Public Service Commision
Exam Type National Level/ All India Exam
Class 12
No of exams in a Year Two times in a year
Exam PatternWritten Test and Staff Selection Board Interview
Exam mode Offline Mode
Exam duration Five hours (Mathematics: 2 ½ hours, General Ability Test (GAT): 2 ½ hours) 
Exam syllabus Maths- Algebra, Matrices and Determinants, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions, Differential Calculus, Vector Algebra, Statistics and Probability. General Ability Test: English, General Knowledge, Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Geography, Current Events etc. 
Exam pattern General Ability Test: 150 objective type questions Mathematics: 120 objective type questions 
Language English and Hindi 
Test centers/cities41 cities
Exam helpdesk011-23385271/011-23381125/011- 23098543 
Official UPSC

NDA Eligibility Criteria 2021

Eligibility Criteria for NDA 2021 exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission.

Age Limit: Candidates must have born not earlier than July 2, 2002, and not later than July 1, 2005 for NDA 1 exam. Candidates must have born not earlier than January 2, 2002, and not later than January 1, 2006 for NDA 2 Exam.

Educational qualification for NDA 1 & NDA 2 Exams: 

Army Wing of National Defence Academy NDAPassed Class 12/HSC or equivalent from a recognised board or university. 
Air Force, Navy and Naval Academy of National Defence AcademyPassed Class 12/HSC with Physics and Mathematics 

Must Follow Rules for Candidates in NDA 2021 Exam by UPSC.

  • Students are mandated to wear mask for the exam centers. Candidates without Face Mask will not be allowed into the exam center. Candidates have to remove the face mask only for the purpose of Identity verification by officials at the exam center.
  • Hand Sanitizers are allowed only in Transparent Bottles
  • Candidates should bring the Print Out of Admit Card along with the Original Photo Identity proof that is mentioned in during the application process. Candidates must also carry two passport size photos to the examination center.
  • Only Black Ball Point Pens are advised for OMR sheets.
  • Electronic Items, Calculators, Mobile Phones, Bluetooth Devices, Smart Watches & Devices, Any communication devices- all are prohibited from entry into the examination center.

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