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UPSC National Defence Academy Examination(NDA)

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UPSC National Defence Academy Examination(NDA)

  • 03 Sep
The NDA exam is conducted by UPSC for admission to the Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of the NDA. This exam is a gateway for candidates looking forward to joining Defence Forces including Army, Navy, and Air Force.

This is a national level exam conducted twice a year: NDA I and NDA II to help candidates make a career in Defence services. National Defence Academy & Naval Academy (NDA & NA) Examination will be a two-step process where candidates first need to take the exam and then qualify the personality test or interview conducted by the Service Selection Board (SSB). The UPSC is solely responsible for issuing guidelines for selection and the final conduct of the entrance examination.

NDA Exam Overview

Exam name 

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (NDA & NA)

Conducting Body

Union Public Service Commission

Level of Exam

National 

Exam category 

After Class 12

Frequency

Twice a year

Test cities 

41

Exam helpdesk

011-23385271/011-23381125/011- 23098543 

Official website

upsc.gov.in

 

NDA 2021 Exam Highlights 

The details regarding NDA exam are summarised below.

Exam name 

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (NDA & NA)

Conducted by 

UPSC 

Exam level 

National 

Total vacancies

400

Exam category 

After Class 12

Exam Frequency

Twice a year

Exam stages 

Written Test and SSB Interview 

Exam mode 

Offline 

Exam duration 

Five hours (Mathematics: 2 ½ hours, General Ability Test (GAT): 2 ½ hours) 

Exam syllabus 

Mathematics: Algebra, Matrices and Determinants, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions, Differential Calculus, Vector Algebra, Statistics and Probability

GAT: English, General Knowledge, Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Geography, Current Events, etc. 

Exam pattern 

GAT: 150 objective-type questions 

Mathematics: 120 objective-type questions 

Language 

English and Hindi 

Exam purpose 

For admission to National Defence Academy (NDA) and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) 

Test cities 

NDA I: 41

NDA II: 75

Exam helpdesk

011-23385271/011-23381125/011- 23098543 

Official website

upsc.gov.in

 

NDA Vacancies 2021

Academy 

NDA (I) & (II) Vacancies 2021

NDA 

370

Army: 208

Navy: 42

Air Force: 120
(including 28 for ground Duties) 

Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) 

30

Total 

400

 

NDA 2 2021 Exam Important Dates

NDA 2 2021 Exam Events

Important Dates

NDA 2 2021 Notification Release Date

09th June 2021

NDA 2 2021 Apply Online Start Date

09th June 2021

Last Date of Registration

29th June 2021

NDA 2 Application Withdraw

06th to 12th July 2021

NDA 2 2021 Apply Online Start Date for Girls

24th September 2021

Last Date of Registration

08th October 2021

NDA 2 Admit Card release date

22nd October 2021

NDA 2 Exam Date 2021

14th November 2021 (revised)

NDA Result 2021

-

 

NDA Eligibility Criteria 2021

Candidates need to fulfil the following eligibility criteria in order to be eligible for the exam:

Age limit: For NDA 1 exam, both male and female candidates must have born not earlier than July 2, 2002, and not later than July 1, 2005. For NDA 2 exam, both male and female candidates must have born not earlier than January 2, 2003, and not later than January 1, 2006. 

Educational qualification: The educational qualification is different for different academies. Candidates can check the educational qualification prescribed for different academies below.

Army Wing of National Defence Academy

Passed Class 12/HSC or equivalent from a recognised board or university. 

Air Force, Navy and Naval Academy of National Defence Academy

Passed Class 12/HSC with Physics and Mathematics 

 

NDA 2 Exam Pattern 2021

Subject

Code

Duration

Maximum

Marks

Mathematics

01

2½ Hours

300

General Ability Test                                                02

2½ Hours

600

Total

 

900

SSB Test/Interview:

 

900

 

NDA 2 Syllabus 2021

The syllabus of the NDA exam 2021 is shown below:

Paper

Topics

Paper I: Mathematics - 300 Marks

  • Algebra
  • Matrices & Determinants
  • Trigonometry
  • The geometry of 2 & 3 dimensions
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus
  • Vector Algebra
  • Statistics & Probability

Paper-II: General Mental Ability - 600 Marks

  • English - 200 Marks
  • General Knowledge - 400 Marks

1. Physics
2. Chemistry
3. General Science

4. History Freedom Movement

5. Geography

6. Current Events


 

NDA Cut Off Marks

Paper

Written Exam

Final Exam

NDA & NA (II) 2020

355

719

NDA & NA (I) 2020

 355

726

NDA & NA (II) 2019

346

709

NDA & NA (I) 2019

342

704

NDA & NA (II) 2018

325

688

NDA & NA (I) 2018

338

705

NDA & NA (II) 2017

258

624

NDA & NA (I) 2017

342

708

 

NDA Salary 2021: Grade Pay, Perks, & Benefits

Check here the in-hand NDA salary for rank-wise officers in the tabulated form below:

Rank

Level

Grade Pay

Lieutenant

Level 10

₹ 56,100 – 1,77,500

Captain

Level 10 B

₹ 6,13,00-1,93,900

Major

Level 11

₹ 6,94,00 – 2,07,200

Lieutenant Colonel

Level 12A

₹ 1,21,200 – 2,12400

Colonel

Level 13

₹ 1,30,600-2, 15,900

Brigadier

Level 13A

₹ 1,39,600-2,17,600

Major General

Level 14

₹ 1,44,200-2,18,200

Lieutenant General HAG Scale

Level 15

₹ 1, 82, 200-2,24,100

HAG+Scale

Level 16

₹ 2,05,400 – 2,24,400

VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG)

Level 17

₹ 2,25,000/-(fixed)

COAS

Level 18

₹ 2,50,000/-(fixed)

 

NDA Admit Card 2021

The steps to download the admit card of NDA is given below.

  • Visit the official website 
  • Click the admit card link on the home page of UPSC 
  • Download it either by registration number or roll number
  • CDS admit card appears on the screen
  • Download the admit card and take its printout

 

UPSC NDA  Result 2021

UPSC releases National Defence Academy Examination result through online mode on the official website. Candidates who want to download CDS Result PDF from the official website can follow the steps given below:

  • – 1st Step: Go to the official website of UPSC – upsc.gov.in.
  • – 2nd Step: Click on the tab ‘Examination’.

 

NDA Preparation Tips 2021

  • Know the syllabus and exam pattern
  • Previous Year Papers and Mocks
  • Keep the fundamentals clear
  • Focus on important topics
  • Attempt easier questions firs
  • tMake a proper timetable

 

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