NDA 2021: Frequently Asked Questions
Serving in the armed forces is an ambition which is revered by many. To recruit young enthusiasts the Union Public Service Commission conducts NDA examination. Candidates who get selected in a written exam followed by an interview are admitted into the National Defence Academy to get trained to become officers of merit and value. UPSC has released the exam dates for NDA 2021.
Go through the frequently asked questions related to NDA 2021 and clear all your queries.
Frequently Asked Questions about NDA 2021
What is NDA ?+
NDA stands for National Defence Academy which is situated in Khadakwasla, Pune. It is a tri-service academy where cadets of all the three armed forces train together for three years.
What is the eligibility criteria for NDA 2021?+
||1. Applicant must be an Indian citizen/subject of Bhutan /subject of Nepal or refugee from Tibet who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention to reside permanently in India.
2. Migrants : Those who have migrated from Burma ,Pakistan,Sri Lanka and East African countries of Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda, Malawi, Zaire and Vietnam or Ethiopia with an intention of settlement are also eligible to apply.
3. Foreign Nationals can also apply provided they can produce eligibility certificate issued by the Government of India.
||Age should be between 17 to 19.5 years .
For NDA (1) 2021 candidate must be born between July 2, 2002- July 1, 2005 and for NDA (2) 2021 candidate must be born between January 2, 2003- January 1, 2006.
||Only male candidates are eligible to apply.
||Candidate should be unmarried.
||FOR ARMY WING : Candidates should have passed class 10 and 12 from a recognised board with any subjects.
FOR AIR FORCE AND NAVY WING : Candidates should have passed class 10 and 12 from a recognised board with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
NOTE:Candidates who are or will be appearing for their Class 12 board examinations or are awaiting their results are also eligible to apply.
What is the exam pattern of NDA 2021?+
NDA recuitment process involves two stages- first is the written exam and those who qualify the written exam have to appear for the SSB interview and clear the same to be finally selected into NDA.
What is the written exam pattern of NDA 2021?+
The exam paper is divided into two sections - Mathematics and General Ability Test.
||No. of Questions
||2 hrs 30 min
|GENERAL ABILITY TEST
||2 hrs 30 min
For Mathematics 2.5 marks are awarded for each correct answer and 0.83 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.
For General Ability Test 4 marks are awarded for every correct answer and 1.33 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.
When will NDA 2021 be conducted?+
UPSC has released the examination dates for NDA 2021. NDA exam is conducted twice in a year. NDA(I) 2021 will be conducted on 18 April, 2021 and NDA(II) 2021 will be conducted on 5 September, 2021.
NDA 2021 exam will be conducted online or offline?+
UPSC conducts NDA exam in the offline mode.
What is the last date to apply for NDA 2021?+
Candidates can apply for NDA (I) 2021 till 19 January, 2021 and till 29 June, 2021 for NDA(II) 2021.
How many vacancies are there in NDA 2021 exam?+
There are 370 seats available for NDA out of which 208 are for army candidates, 42 for Navy and 120 for Air Force candidates.
What is the fee for NDA 2021 form?+
The fee for General and OBC category candidates is INR 100 while candidates belonging to SC/ST category and those who are sons of JCOs, NCOs, ORs are exempted from fee payment.
What is the cut-off for NDA written exam?+
The cut-off for the written exam varies from year to year depending on the difficulty level of the question paper. It usually ranges between 250-350 marks however, for the last three years the cut-off has been between 320-350 marks.
When will the registration for NDA 2021 exam start?+
The registration process for NDA(I) 2021 will start from 31 December, 2021 and that for NDA(II) 2021 will start from 9 June, 2021.
How many times can I apply for NDA exam?+
UPSC conducts NDA entrance exam twice in a year. You can apply for NDA exam as many times as you wish provided you meet the eligibility criteria.
Do cadets get any salary while undergoing training at NDA?+
No, the cadets do not get any salary during the three years training period at NDA.
What are the opportunities available after passing out from NDA?+
After getting trained for three years at NDA, cadets join the academies of their respective preferences. Army cadets join the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun, Air Force cadets join the Indian Air Force Academy in Telangana while the Navy cadets join the Indian Naval Academy in Kerala. After getting trained in these academies for a fixed tenure cadets pass out as officers of the Indian Armed Forces and serve in various parts of the country.
How should I prepare for NDA 2021 exam?+
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