UPSC NDA I Application Form 2021 (Till 19th Jan) लिंक Registration Procedure Eligibility

UPSC NDA Online Application 2021: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the notification for UPSC NDA I 2021 on 30th December 2020. Interested candidates can apply online for NDA & NA Exam I 2021 from 30th Dec 2020 to 19th Jan 2021. This year commission has released NDA notification for a total of 400 vacancies.

Update: The last date for submission of UPSC NDA 2021 online application form is 19th January 2021 tilll 6:00 pm. Candidates can apply through the links shared below.

NDA aspirants eagerly waits for UPSC selection and recruitment notification and application form for NDA every year. UPSC releases the notification twice a year to invite the applications from the interested candidates for two different sessions. As the interested candidates must know NDA registration is done in part 1 and Part 2. The UPSC NDA notification for part 1 for 2021 has released on 30th Dec 2020 and Part 2 official notification will be released in June 2021 as per the information on examination calendar of 2021.

UPSC NDA Application Form

An overview of UPSC NDA 1 2021

Name of the examinationNDA I 2021
Online application commences from30th Dec 2020
Last to submit online application19th Jan 2021 (till 6:00 am)
Examination date18th April 2021
Admit card availability3 weeks before exam
Result announcementTo be notified later

UPSC NDA 1 Online Application 2021

In this post, we have compiled detailed information about UPSC NDA Online Application 2021 and other topics related to it. To be a part of NDA and Indian Defence forces is a dream of many youngsters in India and to achieve that dream UPSC NDA exam is the first step. This is the reason that aspirants keep toiling to crack the entrance examination of NDA. Here have a look at the highlights of NDA 1 Online Application 2021 then we will movw forward to other topics;

 Article Category Application Form Released for Competitive Exam
Exam Name National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination 
Conducted by  UPSC 
Exam level  National 
Examination notice No. NOTICE NO.03/2021-NDA-I
Exam category  After Class 12
Frequency of exam  Twice a year
Exam stages  Written Test and SSB Interview 
UPSC NDA Exam mode  Offline 
Application Process Active till 19th Jan 2021
Exam purpose  For admission to National Defence Academy (NDA) and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) 
Official website
NDA 1 2021 Apply Link Check Below

UPSC NDA I 2021 Online Application Important Dates

UPSC released the notification for NDA 1 2021 for which the examination is scheduled to be held in April 2021. The application submission process started online from 30th Dec 2020. All the aspirants who want to serve the nation by joining the National Defense Academy should apply online after checking their eligibility for NDA. Further in this section, we have mentioned the detailed information related to the important dates associated with NDA 1 and NDA 2 2021.  Have a look at the important dates first;

Important Dates For NDA 1 For NDA 2
NDA 2021 Notification
30th Dec 2020
9th June 2021
Release of Application Form 30th Dec 2020 9th June 2021
Last date to submit the application form 19th Jan 2021 29th June 2021
Release of Admit card 3 weeks before the entrance exam 3 weeks before the entrance exam
NDA I 2021 Exam 18th April 2021 5th September 2021
Announcement of Results To be notified later To be notified later

UPSC NDA vacancies 2021

UPSC has to fill a total of (400) vacancies and () vacancies for NDA 1 and NDA 2 respectively for 2021 examination. Here have a look at the number of vacancies.

Academy Vacancies (NDA I)Vacancies (NDA II)
NDA  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
Total 400

Eligibility To Apply For UPSC NDA 2021

It is a must for the aspirants to check their eligibility to apply for NDA. If any candidate could not fulfill the eligibility criteria set by UPSC to apply for NDA then his application form will get rejected. Read on to know about the required qualification and age limit to apply for NDA 2021;

  • The candidate must be an unmarried male and he must be an Indian citizen. A subject of Bhutan, or Nepal, or  Tibetan refugee  (who came over to India before the  1st January 1962)  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 can also apply for NDA.  
  • The Age of the candidate will be counted as per their date of birth. The applicant must be not be born earlier than 2nd July 2002 and not later than 1st July 2005.
  • To apply for National Defence Academy the required qualification is 12th Pass out. By a State Education Board or a University. Candidates who are perusing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern can also apply for this examination. However, who are yet to pass the qualifying exam can apply but they must submit the pass certificate by the specified date (24th December, 2021).
  • To apply for Air Force or Naval wings and for 10+2 Cadet entry scheme at the Indian Naval Academy the candidates must have passed 12th class with Physics and Mathematics as subjects or cleared the equivalent examination of the State Board to be eligible for NDA 2021.
  • It is a must for the candidate to be physically fit to clear the NDA competitive exam.

If you fulfill all the above-mentioned conditions then you can apply online to take the NDA exam 2021. All those candidates who are appearing in class 12th under 10+2 pattern or under any state or government recognized board will have to present their original educational documents of completing the 12th after clearing SSB interview.    

UPSC NDA I 2021 Application Fee

  • Candidates from UR and OBC category are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100/
  • Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes are not required to pay any fee.
  • The sons of serving/ex-Junior   Commissioned Officers/Non-Commissioned Officers/Other Ranks of Army and equivalent ranks in the Indian Navy/Indian Air Force are also not required to pay the prescribed fee.  

How to deposit application fee?


Candidates can deposit their application fee in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Credit/Debit Card. To pay the fee in cash you should print the system generated Pay-in-slip during Part-II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working.  

NDA Admit Card 2021

UPSC will release the admit card for the applicant of the NDA exam so that they can participate in the written exam and other stages of selections. The admit card will be released online on the official UPSC website. We will be updating the tentative dates for releasing the admit card for NDA 2021 sppn. Here are the steps that you will have to take to download your NDA 2021 Admit card;

  • Visit to download NDA I Hall Ticket 2021.
  • You will have to fill the details like RID, Date of Birth or Roll Number to download your admit card.
  • The admit card will be having exam related details like student name, roll number, exam center, exam date & timing, etc.
  • It is an essential document and without hall ticket, candidates will not be permitted to appear in the examination.

NDA Selection Process 2021

After releasing the admit card for NDA 2021 the selection process will get a start. Here have a look at the different stages of NDA selection process.

Written Exam

  • The written exam for NDA will comprise two subjects – Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT)
  • In the test paper, objective type questions will be asked. The language of the question paper will be Hindi and English.
  • Total marks of the written exam are 900 and the duration of exam will be 2 ½ hours.
  • To clear the written exam of NDA the candidates need to secure 25% marks in each subject.
Subject name and codeMax MarksDuration of exam
Mathematics (01)3002 ½
General Ability Test (02)6002 ½

SSB Interview

After the written exam, the selected candidates will participate in the SSB Interview and this test will also of 900 marks. The interview will be having a two-stage selection process – Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test.

After qualifying the first stage the candidates will get shortlisted for the second round of SSB.

After this, the candidates will have to show their original documents to support their date of birth and educational qualification.

Final Merit List

To get accepted by Army/ Naval Academy and Air Force under NDA recruitment, it’s a must for the candidates to score the cut off marks than clear the SSB Interview. After that based on the medical fitness test, a UPSC NDA Result and merit list will be prepared by the NDA officials and applicants will get admission to NDA.

Documents required for NDA 1 Online Application

Name of the documentsSize of the scanned copy
Applicants photograph (JPG Format)20 KB to 300 KB
Applicants signature (JPG Format)20 KB to 300 KB
Identity proof (PDF Format)20 KB to 300 KB

How To Fill And Submit UPSC NDA 1 2021 Application Form कैसे भरें

As we have mentioned above that the application form NDA 1 will be released shortly and interested candidates have to apply online to participate in the NDA exam.  To fill and submit the NDA application form the applicant will have to follow the below-given instructions;

  • NDA registration process is divided into two parts; Part 1 and Part 2. Have a look at part 1 first.
  • To apply online visit the official website of the commission now on the home page of the website click on the apply online
  • After this, you need to select the Online application for various examination link.
  • Now on the next page, you need to select the Part I online registration link.
  • Read the instruction appeared on the next page press ‘Yes‘ and proceeds.
  • Part 1 of the registration is divided into 4 pages. In-Page 1 you will have to enter personal details about you like Name, DOB, Parents Name, address, gender, marital status, and other information.
  • On the second page, you can mark your preference of the Indian Army, Air Force, and Navy. You can give preference to numbers 1 to 4.
  • On the third page, you will have to verify the details, and is any information is incorrect then you can update it too.
  • On the fourth page, you can view their registration ID along with other details like name, father’s name, DOB, email id, etc. You will also receive an e-mail on your mail id related to your registration details.
  • In part II of the registration process, you will have to pay the application fee online and take a print out of the payslip. 
  • Selection of examination center and Uploading of Photograph and Signature will be proceeding in the second part of the registration process.

UPSC NDA 2 Application 2021- Important Link

NDA 1 NotificationCheck Here
NDA I 2021 Apply LinkApply Here
NDA 2 NotificationCheck Here

If you have a question about the UPSC NDA 1 Online Application 2021, then comment below and we will reply to asap.

Frequently asked question

What is the date of commencement of NDA I 2021 application process?

NDA 1 2021 Application procedure was started on 30th December 2021

What is the last to submit online application for NDA I 2021?

The last for submission of online applications is 19th January 2021

How many vacancies are there to recruit in NDA 1 2021?

There are total 400 vacancies for which NDA 1 2021 exam will be conducted.

NDA 1 2021 examination will be conducted on which date?

It is scheduled for 18th of April 2021.

Are offline application forms available for UPSC NDA?

No, applications can be submitted in online mode only. No, offline applications are available. Candidates have to visit the official portal of UPSC to submit the applications.

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