NDA Selection Process 2021: Know Written Exam and Interview Phase

NDA Selection Process 2021: Know Written Exam and Interview Phase

ByNaveen Singh  |  Updated on: Jul 9, 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.
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NDA Selection Procedure 2021

NDA Exam 2021 aims at recruiting the best personnel in various posts of the Army, Air Force, and Navy in order to serve the nation. However, the NDA selection process is not very straightforward. The UPSC will be conducting all the selection phases for this highly critical examination.

After you have applied for the NDA Exam 2021, you have to go through two stages of the NDA selection process. The first stage is a written exam and the second stage is an Interview round. Below you will find all details regarding the written exam and interview selection procedure for the NDA.

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Different Stages of NDA Selection Process 2021

NDA Selection Process 2021 requires every candidate to write the written exam in Phase 1. Candidates who qualify for the written exam move on to the SSB Interview round. All details regarding the NDA Written Exam 2021 and SSB Interview Process 2021 have been given below to help you prepare better.

  • Phase I - Written Exam
  • Phase 2 - SSB Interview
  • Phase 3 - Medical Examination
  • Final Merit List

NDA Written Exam Pattern 2021

As per the NDA Written Exam Pattern, the NDA Written Exam 2021 is a 900 mark test that comprises two sections, namely Mathematics and General Ability. It's a three-hour exam that consists of objective-type MCQs. To qualify for this exam.

You have to secure the minimum cut-off marks. Only after that, you will be selected for the second stage of the NDA Exam. You will get the Results on the dates announced by and UPSC on its official website. If the Academy shortlists you, your name will be officially published by UPSC.

Subject

Code

Duration

Maximum

Marks

Mathematics

01

2½ Hours

300

General Ability Test 

02

2½ Hours

600

Total

 

900

SSB Test/Interview:

 

900

Check: NDA Syllabus 2021

SSB Interview 2021

Stage 2 of NDA Selection Process 2021 involves the Interview conducted by the Services Selection Board for all the candidates qualifying for NA and NDA posts. All the details of the exam centre and the scheduled dates of the interviews will be available for you on the website.

Your NDA Interview Call Letter 2021 shall contain all details regarding the venue, date and time of the SSB Interview. After you qualify for the written examination, the SSB interview process will start, and it takes place for around five days. However, the schedule and duration for the same can be changed as and when the Commission deems fit. You will have to face the following tests in the first stage of the interview process;-

  • Officer Intelligence Rating or OIR test
  • Picture, Perception and Description Test or PP & DT

In order to qualify for the subsequent stages, you need to pass this stage first.

The duration of the second stage of the SSB Interview process is the longest. It takes around four days to complete the entire process before the final selection. It involves the following processes not necessarily in the same order

  • Interview
  • Group Testing Officer tasks
  • Psychology Tests
  • Final Conference

You have to give your hundred percent to qualify for the Final Stage of Selection.

Note: The candidates applying for the Air Force shall also have to qualify for the Pilot Aptitude Test (PAT) and Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS).

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NDA Cut offNDA Question Papers
NDA Syllabus 2021 PDFNDA Study Material 2021
NDA Books 2021NDA Salary 2021
NDA Selection ProcessNDA Preparation Books 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 Selection Process 2021, you will be finally selected on the basis of the scores of the written exam and your performance in the SSB Interview.

  • Yes, UPSC will publish all the qualifying candidates' names in the final merit list after the completion of the NDA Selection Process 2021.

  • After qualifying the NDA Exam, you will get admitted to different wings of the Army, Air-Force, and Navy, and the 10+2 cadet entry scheme of the Naval Academy.

  • In 2021, there are 400 vacancies in total for all NDA posts, including the posts for NA.

  • The location of NDA are in the following places;-

    • Maharashtra
    • Pune
    • Khadakwasla

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