UPSC Recruitment 2020 - National Defence Academy Exam 2021

Last Updated: 02-Jan, 2021

UPSC Recruitment 2020

Union Public Service Commission - UPSC Recruitment 2021 notification has been issued for filling 400 vacancies of the National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (I), 2021. Eligibility conditions, Category-wise UPSC NDA Vacancy details, Method of application, Selection Procedure and all other details of this UPSC Jobs 2021 have been explained below in detail

Interested candidates may apply for this UPSC NDA 2021 through online mode from 30 Dec 2020 to 19 Jan 2021.

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Important Dates

Start Date

30-Dec, 2020

Last Date

19-Jan, 2021


All over India



Selection Process

Written Exam
SSB Interview

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (I), 2021


  • For Army Wing of National Defence Academy:— 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University
  • Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: —12th Class pass with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent conducted by a State Education Board or a University


  • National Defence Academy - 370 ( Army-208 | Navy-42 | Air Force - 120 )
  • Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) - 30


  • Only unmarried male candidates born between 02nd July, 2002 and 1st July, 2005 are eligible to apply for this UPSC NDA 2021


  • Stipend during training will be paid at ₹ 56,100/- per month (On successful commissioning, the pay in the Pay matrix of the Officer commissioned shall be fixed in first Cell of Level 10)

Selection Procedure

    Selection for this UPSC NDA Vacancy will be made on the basis of Written Exam and SSB Interview. The SSB procedure consists of two stage Selection process - stage I [comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception * Description Test (PP&DT)]and stage II [Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference]. Only those candidates who clear the stage I are permitted to appear for stage II
Application fee for UPSC NDA Recruitment 2021
SC/ST - No Fee
All other candidates - ₹ 100/-
How To Pay Application Fee

Application fee for this UPSC National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Exam (I) 2021 can be paid 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 any Visa/MasterCard/Rupay Credit/Debit Card.

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How to apply for UPSC NDA Exam 2021?
  • Eligible candidates may apply through the UPSC Official website - www.upsconline.nic.in
  • NOTE: Read the official UPSC Notification 2021 carefully before you fill the online application form
Pattern of UPSC NDA Exam 2021 (I)
Subject Code Duration Max Marks
Mathematics 01 150 Min 300
General Ability Test 02 150 Min 600
SSB Test/Interview 900


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