NDA 2021 Notification

Union Public Service Commission – UPSC releases Notification for NDA Written Exam twice a year. As you know that there are three stages of NDA selection process i.e.

  1. written exam,
  2. SSB interview &
  3. medical fitness test

(Four stages for air force aspirants as there is CPSS or PABT conducted after SSB interview).

Here, you have to take a note that UPSC is only responsible for releasing NDA notification, completing NDA online registration process, releasing of NDA admit card, conducting of NDA written exam & publishing the result – means you can say that UPSC only has the responsibility to complete the stage 1 i.e. NDA written exam & share the list of NDA written exam successful candidates to defence authorities i.e. army, navy & air force.

Now service selection board – SSB will conduct the 5 days interview & declare the result of candidates who are successful in SSB interview. Then the medical board of defence wings examines each & every candidates deeply & declares fit or unfit.

NDA Vacancies

Every time, we see a change in no. of vacancies released by UPSC for NDA 1 April & NDA 2 September examinations. Find below the no. of vacancies will be filled as per NDA latest notification.

Name of the WingApproximate No. of Vacancies
Air Force120
Naval Academy30
Total no. of vacancies400

NDA Notification 2021 for April & Sep Exam

As we mention above that UPSC releases NDA notification twice a year. It means the complete cycle of NDA entrance exam is conducted two times a year & you have the great chance to clear / repeat the NDA exam two times in a year. UPSC releases 1st notification in the month of December for NDA I April Exam & 2nd Notification in the month of June for NDA 2 September Exam.

What happens on the day of NDA Written Exam –

You have to appear in Paper 1 Maths & Paper 2 General Ability Test on the same day with 1:30 hours of interval in-between the both papers. Kindly note that NDA written exam is one day exam. In First shift (10 am – 12:30 pm) Paper of Maths is conducted & in Second shift (2 pm – 4:30 pm) the paper of GAT – General Ability Test is conducted.

Now come to the every important details of NDA notification – NDA April & Sep Exam Notification Date, NDA Exam Date, NDA Application Fees, List of Documents, NDA Exam Centre, NDA Application Process, NDA Admit Card and NDA Official Website.

NDA April & Sep 2021 Important Dates

ParticularsNDA April 2021NDA September 2021
NDA Notification Release Date30th Dec 20209th June 2021
NDA Online Application Date30th Dec to 19th Jan 20219th June to 29th June 2021
Release of NDA Admit Card3 weeks prior to written exam3 weeks prior to written exam
NDA Exam Date18th April 20215th September 2021
Release of NDA Written ResultWithin 2 to 3 months of writtenWithin 2 to 3 months of written
NDA Official Notification PDFView/DownloadYet to release
NDA Online Application Linkupsconline.nic.in
UPSC Official Websitewww.upsc.gov.in

NDA Application Fees

  • For General & OBC – Applicants have to pay Rs. 100/- either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/MasterCard/Rupay Credit/Debit Card.
  • For SC / ST candidates / Sons of JCOs / NCOs / Ors – Applicants are exempted to pay any fees. This means they don’t have to pay any application fees.

List of Documents

Those students who are going to fill NDA Online Application Form; have to prepare a list of documents that needs to upload to complete NDA online application form. Kindly make sure that you have the soft copy of these documents in proper size & format.

  • Aadhar card
  • Passport size photograph
  • Signature

Other important things you require are

  • Email id
  • Mobile number
  • Payment details – net banking or card

Image & Document format & size

  • Aadhar card – PDF format only 20 KB to 300 KB each
  • Scanned photograph – JPG format, 20 KB to 300 KB and min resolution of 350 x 350 pixels
  • Scanned signature – JPG format, 20 KB to 300 KB and min resolution of 350 x 350 pixels

NDA Exam Centre

The change of the NDA Exam Centre won’t be allowed once you filled the NDA application form online. So before start filling the NDA application form online, you must sure your desired NDA exam centre. The NDA examination will be held at the following centres.

AhmedabadDharwadPort BlairRanchi
Prayagraj (Allahabad)GangtokKohimaShillong
CuttackJorhatPanaji (Goa)Vishakhapatnam
Dehradun  Patna

NDA Application Process

How to apply – The filling of nda online application contains two parts.

  • Part I registration – candidate will have to fill basic information. On submission of details, candidate will be prompted to check the details and make correction, if any, in the application.
  • Part-II Registration – filling up Payment details (except for fee exempted candidates), uploading of Photograph, Signature, Photo Identity Card Document, selection of examination centre and Agreeing to Declaration.

On successful completion of your complete application, an auto-generated email message will be sent on your registered email-id. In case email is not received by you please check / ensure that submission of Part-II of the Application has been made by you.

NDA Admit Card

Download three weeks before the NDA exam date – Those candidates whose registration are successful; shall be issued an e-Admit Card three weeks prior to the commencement of the NDA examination. Candidates can download the e-Admit which are made available on the UPSC website upsconline.nic.in. Kindly note that no hard copy of the admit card will be sent by post. So providing self-owned & working / valid email & a mobile number is mandatory for all future communication.

Where to contact in case you don’t receive or able to download e-Admit Card – If a candidate does not receive his e-Admit Card or for any other communication, he should contact the UPSC office at least one week before the NDA exam date. Information in this regard can also be obtained from the Facilitation Counter located in the UPSC office either in person or over Phone Nos. 011–23385271 / 011–23381125 / 011–23098543 Extn 4119 & 4120.