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NDA Mock Test 01 Paper 1 MATHEMATIC
NDA Mock Test 01 Paper 2 GAT
NDA Mock Test 02 Paper 1 MATHEMATIC
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NDA Crash Course

NDA/NA (I) - 2021 Target Batch

Course Name:
NDA/NA (I) - 2021 Target Batch
Mode of Study
Online Live Classes, with App Support
Targeted Exams
NDA/NA (I) - 18th April, 2021
Course Duration
5 Months
Hours of Study
450+ hours of Live Study
Paper Covered
NDA/NA (I) - Paper 1 & Paper 2
Subjects Covered
Mathematics, English, GS (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Polity, Geography, Economics, Current Affairs)
New Batch Start Date
2nd November 2020
Class Schedule
5 Days in a week (Monday to Friday)
Daily Class Timings
3 Hrs.
Session 1
3:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Session 2
05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
About Exam
UPSC conducts NDA exams twice in a year. Notification and calendar are released every year. For year 2021, as per new UPSC exam exam calender is scheduled as follows:

NDA & NA-(I): 18th April, 2021

NDA & NA-(II): 5th September, 2021
Exam Pattern of the Course
Paper-1 (Mathematics)
Exam Mode: Objective Type Online Test (Bilingual Mode)

Paper-2 (English & General Studies)
Exam Mode: Objective Type Online Test (Bilingual Mode, Except English Subject)

Exam Mode:

Objective Type Written Test (Pen Paper Mode) (Multiple Choice Questions)

Paper - I
Mathematics (120 Qs.)
2.5 hours
Paper - II (Part-A)
General Science, General Studies & Current Events (100 Qs.)

2.5 hours
Paper - II (Part-B)
English (50 Qs.)
Total Marks (Written)
Negative marking: 1/3rd marks will be deducted if wrong answer marked.

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What is NDA conducted for ?

NDA is a national level exam conducted by Union Public Service commission (UPSC) to recruit candidates for Army, Navy and Air Force. The exam is divided into two parts as NDA(1) and NDA(2) and is conducted twice a year

What is the eligibility criteria for NDA exam ?

To be eligible to apply for NDA, a candidate must be:
(1) A citizen of India, or;
(2) A subject of Nepal, or;
(3) A subject of Bhutan, or;
(4) A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before1 January, 1962, with an intention to permanently settling in India or;
(5) A person originally Indian who may have migrated from Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, The United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with an intention to permanently reside in India.

(* Provided the candidates belonging to category (2), (3), (4), (5) shall have certificate of eligibility issued in their favour by the Govt. of India. However, Certificate of eligibility will not be necessary for the candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.)

What is the educational qualification required to get admitted into National Defence Academy (NDA) ?

The educational qualification to get admitted into NDA is as follows:

The Army Wing of NDA The candidate must have passed class 12 or equivalent examination from a recognised board.
The Air Force and Navy Wings of NDA and 10+2 Cadet entry scheme at INA The candidate must have passed class 12 or equivalent examination with Physics and Mathematics.
• Candidates appearing in Class 12 are eligible or equivalent exam can apply.
• Candidates who are appearing in Class 11 are not eligible.

What is the age limit to apply for NDA exam 2020 ?

• To be eligible for NDA (1), candidates should not be born earlier than 2nd July, 2001 and not later than 1st July, 2004.
• To be eligible for NDA (2), candidates must not be born earlier than 2nd January, 2002 and not later than 1st January, 2005
• A candidate must be aged between 16.5 years to 19 years to be eligible for NDA exam.
• The commission will consider the Date of Birth as mentioned on Class 10 or 12 certificate
• Candidates are expected to submit these required certificates after declaration of results of written exam.
(Only unmarried male candidates are eligible to apply for the exam. Candidates are not allowed to get married their training is complete. If any candidate decides to get married during his training period then he is discharged and then is required to refund all the expenditure spent on him to the government.)

How can we apply for NDA?

The registration process is divided into two parts:


• The candidate can apply for NDA exam by filling the application form which is available on official website of UPSC i.e. upsc.gov.in
• The application form first requires the candidates to fill their details carefully Ex. Name, Address, Date of Birth, Marital Status, Community, etc.
• After filling the above details the candidate is required to choose the branch preference of Indian Army, Navy and Air Force and rate them from 1 to 4 based on his preference.
• The candidate is then required to verify all the details filled in the form as no changes can be made to the form after the final submission. After verification, candidate is required to click on I Do Not Agree/ I Agree.
• After the above step, the candidate will be provided with their registration IDs. And the same registration IDs are sent to the respective candidate’s email ID.


• Once the registration IDs are generated, the candidates are now required to pay the final application fee, which can be paid both through online and offline mode too.
• The next step requires the candidate to select the examination centre.
• And the last step requires the candidate o upload his Photograph and Signature as per the dimensions prescribed by the authority.

How many vacancies are there in NDA/NA (I) & (II) 2020 ?

The number of vacancies for NDA/NA (I) 2020 are:

145th National Defence Academy (Indian Army) 208
145th National Defence Academy (Indian Navy) 42
145th National Defence Academy (Indian Navy) 120
107th Indian Naval Academy Course 48
Total 418

The number of vacancies for NDA/NA (II) 2020 are:

146th National Defence Academy (Indian Army) 208
146th National Defence Academy (Indian Navy) 42
146th National Defence Academy (Indian Air Force) 120
108th Indian Naval Academy Course 43
Total 413

What is the expected salary of NDA officers ?

The expected salary of NDA officers at different ranks of Army, Navy and Defence is as follows:

Rank Post
Stipend of the candidates in IMA during their training INR 56,100/-
Lieutenant INR 56,100/- to INR 1,77,500/-
Captain INR 61,300/- to INR 1,93,900/-
Major INR 69,400/- to INR 2,07,200/-
Colonel INR 1,30,600/- to INR 2,15,900/-
Brigadier INR 1,39,600/- to INR 2,17,600/-
Major General INR 1,44,200/- to INR 2,18,200/-
Lt. General HAG Scale INR 1,82,200/- to INR 2,24,100/-
HAG+ Scale INR 2,05,400/- to INR 2,24,400/-
VCOAS/ Army Cdr/ Lt Gen (NFSG) INR 2,25,000/- Fixed<
COAS INR 2,50,000/- Fixed

What are the promotion and career growth opportunities in NDA ?

The list of NDA promotions for officers in Army, Navy and Air Force is as follows:

Minimum Service Required for Promotion Indian Army Indian Navy Indian Air Force
On being Commissioned Lieutenant Sub Lieutenant Flying Officer
After 2 years of service Captain Lieutenant Flight Lieutenant
1After 6 years of service Major Lt Commander Squadron Leader
13 years of service Lieutenant Colonel Commander Wing Commander
On Selection Colonel (Selection) Captain (selection) Group captain (Selection)
26 years of service Colonel (Time Scale) Captain (Time Scale) Group captain (Time Scale)
On Selection Brigadier Commodore Air Commodor
On Selection Major General Real Admiral Air Vice Marshal
On Selection Lieutenant General Vice Admiral Air Marshal
On Selection General Admiral Air Chief Marshal

When will application process start for NDA 2021 ?

The application process will start from 30th December, 2020 and will end by 19th January,2021 for NDA(1) exam (Tentative).
The application process will start from 9th of June, 2021 and will end on 29th of June, 2021 for NDA(2) exam (Tentative).

Is NDA exam bilingual and is the negative marking policy followed in NDA exam ?

Yes, the NDA exam is bilingual with Hindi and English as the selected languages. Yes, the NDA exam follows negative marking policy in its written test.

What is the exam pattern of NDA exam ?

The exam pattern of NDA exam is as follows:
The first exam i.e. a written test is an offline pen-paper based exam. The exam is an Objective type or MCQ based exam which is divided into two parts, namely Mathematics and General Ability Test. The test is of 900 marks and comprises of 270 questions overall.

What are the physical needs to be fulfilled to qualify the selection process of NDA exam ?

Qualifying some pre determined Physical standards as prescribed by NDA are a must to get selected as a NDA officer. Some of the important physical factors are listed below:
If a candidate wants to go for Indian Army, he should be 157 cm tall and if a person wants to go for Air Force, he should be 163 cm tall.

Height (in cm) Weight (in kgs)
152-183 16-17 Years 17-18 Years 18-19 Years
42.5-62.5 44-65 45-66.5

Physical standards for NDA exam – Navy 2020.

Height (in cm) Weight (in kgs)
152-183 16 Years 18 Years 20 Years
44-63 45-65 46-67

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