NDA 2 2021 Exam: Notification, Exam Date, Vacancy, Apply Online, Fee, Eligibility, Selection

NDA 2 2021 Exam: Notification, Exam Date, Vacancy, Apply Online, Fee, Eligibility, Selection

ByNaveen Singh  |  Updated on: Jul 14, 2021NDA 2 2021 Exam: Check NDA Notification 2021 official details such as Exam Date, Admit Card, Vacancies for NDA & INAC course, syllabus, pattern, papers, application Form, Fee, Eligibility, and more.
NDA 2 2021 Exam: Check NDA Notification 2021 official details such as Exam Date, Admit Card, Vacancies for NDA & INAC course, syllabus, pattern, papers, application Form, Fee, Eligibility, and more.
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NDA 2 Exam Date 2021  -Nov 14, 2021

NDA 2 2021 Exam Notification

NDA 2 2021 exam notification has been released officially on 09th June 2021. The application form link for the NDA 2 2021 exam is now closed on the official website of UPSC and was available from 09th June to 29th June 2021. Last year, a common examination was held for both NDA 1 and NDA 2. However, it won't be the same for this year. 

400 NDA vacancies are released under NDA 2 2021 recruitment notification for admission to the Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of the NDA. NDA is a spectacular opportunity so the candidates awaited to join the Indian Forces and serve the nation.

The exam date for NDA 2 2021 is scheduled to be held on 05th September 2021 has been postponed and is now scheduled for 14th November 2021 as per the latest notice. Only the candidates who submitted the NDA application form successfully will be eligible to participate in the examination process.

The notification of the NDA 2 exam 2021 is released along with other details such as eligibility criteria, selection procedure, exam pattern, syllabus, physical standards, & more. Click on the link below to know more.

NDA 2 Exam 2021 Notification, Download PDF Now!

Highlights of NDA 2 2021 Exam

  • NDA exam is conducted by the officials of the Union Public Service Commission.
  • NDA exam is conducted twice a year in offline mode.
  • The two stages of NDA exams are written and SSB interview.
  • Minimum qualifying marks are stated by the officials of UPSC.
  • Every year approximately 5-6 lakh candidates participate in the recruitment process.
  • NDA admit card is usually released three weeks prior to the exam date.
  • NDA exam date is already disclosed along with the official notification.

NDA Exam Overview

Exam name National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (NDA & NA)
Conducting BodyUnion Public Service Commission
Level of ExamNational 
Exam category After Class 12
FrequencyTwice a year
Test cities 41
Exam helpdesk011-23385271/011-23381125/011- 23098543 
Official websiteupsc.gov.in

NDA 2 2021 Exam Latest Updates

NDA 2 2021 exam date revised as per the latest notice released by UPSC. Now, NDA 2 2021 exam will be conducted on 14th November 2021 instead of 05th September 2021. UPSC has released the NDA 2 notification 2021 on 09th June 2021 as mentioned under the UPSC Calendar PDF. Only the candidates who will submit the NDA 2 application forms before the last date i.e. 29th June 2021 will be eligible to appear for the exam.

NDA 2 2021 Exam Date Notice, Check Here!

NDA 2 application withdrawal link activated for the candidates who wish to withdraw their application. The direct link to withdraw NDA 2 application form is shared below as available officially.

NDA 2 2021 Application Withdrawl Link Activated!

NDA 2 2021 notification PDF is released by the officials of the Union Public Service Commission. 400 NDA vacancies are disclosed officially by the Union Public Service Commission. Candidates are required to fill up the NDA 2 application form through the official site of UPSC. Applicants can download the NDA 2 notification 2021 PDF and check other details of the exam here

Latest Updates:

  • 13th July 2021: NDA 2 2020 cut off released.
  • 06th July 2021: NDA 2 application withdrawal window open now.
  • 30th June 2021: NDA 2 apply online link deactivated.
  • 30th June 2021: NDA 1 2021 result announced.
  • 23rd June 2021: NDA 2 2021 exam date changed.
  • 09th June 2021: NDA 2 application form available.
  • 09th June 2021: NDA 2 2021 notification PDF released.

What is the Full Form of NDA?

The full form of NDA is National Defence Academy. It is the joint defence service training institute of the Indian Armed Forces, where cadets of the three services i.e. the Indian Army, the Indian Navy, and the Indian Air Force are trained together before they go on to their respective service academies for further pre-commission training.

NDA 2 2021 Exam Date and other Important Dates

NDA 2 2021 exam date has been released officially by the Union Public Service Commission calendar along with the entire NDA 2 exam schedule. Below we have listed down the important exam dates of the NDA 2 2021 exam for your reference.



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 Admit Card release date

3 weeks prior to the exam date

NDA 2 Exam Date 2021

14th November 2021 (revised)

NDA Result 2021


NDA 2 2021 Application Form

NDA 2 2021 application form is made available for the candidates those who are interested in serving the nation as well as eligible for the desired post from 09th June 2021 onwards. The last date to fill the NDA 2 application form 2021 is 29th June 2021.

Make sure you don't exceed the last date. Candidates can apply online for NDA 2 2021 exam through the official website of UPSC or can also fill the NDA 2 form through the direct link shared below:

NDA 2 Application Form 2021, Apply Here!

Steps to Apply Online for NDA 2 2021

Step 1: Visit the official website of UPSC- www.upsconline.nic.in

Step 2: Check the latest notification and after reading all the instructions. Press “Yes

Step 3: Register online by filling Part I of the application

Step 4: Upload your Photo along with Signature

Step 5: Submit the required fees (if applicable)

NDA 2 2021: Application Fees

The NDA 2 application fee is mandatory for all the candidates in order to submit the NDA 2 application form successfully. Candidates must pay the NDA 2 application fee after the submission of the application form. Below is the category-wise NDA 2 application fee:




₹ 100/-

SC/ST/Sons of JCOs, NCOs, ORs


Note: Registrations will be cancelled for the candidates who will not submit the application fee.

NDA 2 2021 Vacancies

A total of 400 NDA 2 vacancies are disclosed along with the official notification by the UPSC. Check out course-wise NDA 2 2021 vacancies (tentative) to be filled on the results of this examination below:

NDA 2 2021: Vacancy Details (Branch wise)



148th National Defence Academy (Indian Army)


148th National Defence Academy (Indian Navy)


148th National Defence Academy (Indian Air Force)

120 (28 for Ground duty)

110th Indian Naval Academy Course




NDA 2 2021 Eligibility Criteria

NDA 2 2021 eligibility criteria are described under the NDA 2 2021 official notification. The candidates applying for the NDA 2 2021 exam should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility norms for admission to the NDA examination.

The admission of the candidates at all the stages of the examination will purely be based on the provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed NDA eligibility conditions. Candidates failing to fulfill the norms will not be allowed to participate in the recruitment process.

The NDA 2 eligibility criteria are split into three different stages which are age limit criteria, educational qualification, and physical standards. Below you can go through the detailed eligibility norms of NDA 2 2021 exam:

Age Limit for NDA 2 2021

The age limit criteria for NDA 2 2021 exam for different courses are as follows. Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd July 2003 and not later than 1st July 2006 are eligible to apply online for NDA 2 2021 exam.

Educational Qualification


Educational Qualification

NDA Course (Indian Army)

12th Class pass of the 10 + 2 School Education pattern or equivalent exam performed by the State Education Board or University.

NDA Course (Indian Navy & Indian Air Force) & 107th and 108th INAC Course

12th Pass of the 10 + 2 School Education pattern or equivalent to Physics and Mathematics by a State Education Board or a University.

Note: Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.

Physical Standards

The different physical standards for NDA 2 2021 exam are as follows:

Heights Standards


Minimum Height for Male Candidates

Tribals from Ladakh Region

155 Cm

Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep and Minicoy Islands

155 Cm

Gorkhas, Nepali, Assamese, Garhwali, Kumaoni and Uttarakhand

152 Cm

Bhutan, Sikkim & North East Region

152 Cm

Vision Standards


Standards : 10+2 entries, NDA(Army), TES and equivalent

Graduate & equivalent entries: CDSE, IMA, OTA, UES, NCC,TGC & equivalent

Post graduate & equivalent entries: JAG, AEC , APS, RVC,TA, AMC, ADC, SL & equivalent

Uncorrected vision(max allowed)

6/36 & 6/36

6/60 &6/60

3/60 & 3/60


Rt 6/6 & Lt 6/6

Rt 6/6 & Lt 6/6

Rt 6/6 & Lt 6/6


< -2.5 D Sph

( including max astigmatism ≤ +/- 2.0 D Cyl)

< -3.50 D Sph

( including max astigmatism ≤ +/-

2.0 D Cyl)

< -5.50 D Sph

(including max astigmatism ≤ +/-

2.0 D Cyl)


<+2.5 D Sph,

( including max

<+3.50 DSph

( including max

<+3.50 D Sph

(including max


astigmatism ≤ +/- 2.0

D Cyl)

astigmatism ≤ +/-

2.0 D Cyl)

astigmatism ≤ +/-

2.0 D Cyl)

Lasik/equivalent surgery

Not permitted

Permitted *


Colour perception




NDA Selection Process 2021

Following are the NDA selection process and its stages are: 

  • Pen & Paper Test (written exam)

The NDA written exam is the first stage of selection and is conducted in an offline mode. The candidates obtaining the minimum qualifying marks will then be eligible to appear in the next round of selection.

  • SSB Interview

This is the second stage of selection. SSB Interview tests are conducted for the Intelligence and Personality Test of the candidate. The SSB Interview is also held at 2 stages where 1st round is taken by the Centres/Air Force Selection Boards/Naval Selection Boards. Candidates cracking the 1st round only are eligible to appear in the 2nd interview round.

  • Medical Examination

This stage is of qualifying in nature. Candidates who want to be a part of Indian forces should be medically fit and must qualify this stage of the selection.

  • Final Merit List

The final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks scored in the written exam and SSB Interview. The final allocation will be done based on the availability of vacancies, fulfilling eligibility criteria, medical fitness, and merit-cum-preferences.

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NDA 2 Syllabus 2021

The syllabus of the NDA exam 2021 is shown below:



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

NOTE: Out of total marks assigned to the General Knowledge of General Mental Ability paper, questions on physics, chemistry, science, history, geography & current events will carry approximately 25%, 15%, 10%, 20%, 20%, and 10% weightage respectively.

NDA 2 Exam Pattern 2021








2½ Hours


General Ability Test                                                02

2½ Hours





SSB Test/Interview:



Read here the full NDA Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021

NDA Question Papers

Candidates can download the NDA question papers along with the solutions PDF and start practicing in the best manner for the exam.  Practicing NDA papers will help you to know the exam trends and the type of questions being asked in the exam.

Exam YearEnglishHindiAnswer Key

NDA 1 & 2 2020

NDA-2 2019

NDA-1 2019

NDA-2 2018

NDA-1 2018

  • Solution of Maths Question Paper
  • Solution of GAT Question Paper

NDA-2 2017

NDA-1 2017

NDA-1 2016

Download PDF

NDA-2 2016

Download PDF

NDA Cut Off Marks

UPSC releases NDA Cut Off every year after the successful completion of the recruitment process. NDA Cut Off is released separately for both the written exam and the final selection. Candidates appearing for the NDA 2021 exam must check out the previous year's NDA Cut Off in order to determine the good attempts. Below you can go through the NDA Cut Off 2020/2019/2018/2017 for NDA 1 & NDA 2 exam:


Written Exam

Final Exam

NDA & NA (II) 2020



NDA & NA (I) 2020



NDA & NA (II) 2019



NDA & NA (I) 2019



NDA & NA (II) 2018



NDA & NA (I) 2018



NDA & NA (II) 2017



NDA & NA (I) 2017



Check here UPSC NDA Result 2021 

How to Download NDA 2 Admit Card 2021?

NDA 2 Admit Card 2021 will be made available by the officials of UPSC 3 weeks prior to the exam date on their official website. Candidates who have successfully submitted the NDA application fee will be eligible to download the admit cards from the official website.

However, none of the admit card for the NDA exam will be sent by post. Thus, make sure to download the NDA 2 admit card online before the exam date in order to appear for the examination. Since without admit card candidates won't be allowed to appear for the examination.

However, we will update you with the direct link to download the NDA 2 admit card as soon as it is officially available. Therefore, stay tuned to BYJU'S Exam Prep to get the latest updates of the NDA 2 admit card.

NDA 2 Admit Card 2021, Available Soon!

Steps to Download NDA 2 Admit Card

  • Visit the official website of UPSC.
  • Click on the link shown for NDA admit card.
  • Enter the required credentials such as registration number and password.
  • Click on the submit button.
  • A new tab showing your NDA admit card will appear.
  • Download and save two copies of the NDA admit card.

NDA 2 Result 2021

NDA 2 result 2021 will be announced 20 to 25 days after the exam is successfully held. The officials of UPSC will announce the NDA 2 result along with the cutoff to shortlist the candidates for the next round of selection.

Only the candidates preparing for the NDA 2 examination will be eligible to view the result status on their official website. However, for your reference, we will update you with the direct link to check the NDA 2 result as soon as it arrives.

For now, candidates can have a look at the NDA 1 result 2021 as released officially on 30th June 2021 by UPSC. Below is the direct link to download the NDA 1 result pdf 2021.

NDA 1 Result 2021, Download Here!

Important NDA Links:
NDA Eligibility Criteria 2021NDA Mock Test 2021
NDA Cut offNDA Question Papers
NDA Syllabus 2021 PDFNDA Study Material 2021
NDA Books 2021NDA Salary 2021
NDA Selection Process 2021NDA Exam Analysis 2021

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Naveen SinghNaveen SinghMember since Jan 2019
Recommended twice for Indian Army in 2011 & 2017. Cleared NDA, CDSE, AFCAT, CAPF Exams.
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  • As per the NDA Notification, the age of the candidate must be between 16.5 – 19.5 years.

  • Total number of vacancies is released under NDA 2021 official notification.

    • Indian Army - 208
    • Indian Navy - 22
    • Indian Air Force - 120
    • Naval Academy (10+2) - 30
  • During the training period at IMA, the NDA Cadets are paid ₹ 56,100/- p.m. The salary is liable to change after every title change such as Lieutenant, Captain and so on.

  • The best way to prepare for the NDA Examination is to take proper guidance from an expert teacher via classes or coaching and then solving multiple NDA mock test for revision and efficiency.

  • No, You must have passed 12th standard (10+2) to be eligible for NDA Examination 2021.

  • No, the eligibility criteria for NDA Examination an unmarried male. If girls wish to join the defence services, there are other examinations available such as CDS.

  • After you qualify the NDA Examination, you called a cadet in the training period at IMA. Further, the rank changes to Lieutenant on commission and then after 2 years, the rank of Captain.

  • The NDA training takes place for 03 years at the Indian Military Academy.

  • The NDA Examination consists of a written test where Objective or MCQ questions include 120 from Mathematics and 150 from the General Ability Test.

  • The passing marks in NDA Exam 2021 are the cut off which is released by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) after completion of the NDA Exam process.

  • The height requirement for NDA Exam varies as per AIR, Army and Naval Services. The minimum acceptable height is 152 cms without shoes. For the complete table, read about NDA weight height requirements.

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