UPSC has invited applicants for National Defence Academy. Entrants who have made their mind to dedicate their life to service to the nation can now complete their UPSC NDA Online Application 2021. As per the official UPSC NDA Notification 2021, the online application will start from 5th August 2021. On the last day for the UPSC NDA Online Application by 25th, August 2021 entrants must complete registration.
UPSC NDA has declared about 418 for NDA (I) & 413 for (II) vacancies for 2021. The NDA exam is conducted in two phases as per the UPSC NDA Exam Pattern 2021. The 1st phase is the written exam and the 2nd one is the interview. It is important to know how and when is the exam will be conducted. Let’s have a look at the dates of the NDA Exam:
|Total Marks in Written exam||900|
|Exam Language||English or Hindi|
|NDA (I) Notification release||8th Jan 2021|
|NDA (II) Notification release||16th June 2021|
|Application start date NDA (I)||Jan 8th 2021|
|Application start date NDA (II)||June 16th 2021|
|Last Day of Registration NAD (I)||28th Jan 2021|
|Last Day of Registration NAD (II)||6th July 2021|
|Admit Card Release NDA (I) & (II)||10th August 2021|
|NDA Written Exam||6th September 2021|
|NDA results||Tentatively in Nov 2021|
Now that we are aware of the important dates for the NDA exam it becomes necessary to know who is eligible for the exam. Before starting to prepare entrants must go through all the criteria of UPSC NDA Eligibility 2021 to know if they fulfil all the criteria to apply for the exam at all. So let’s have a look into the details:
The UPSC NDA Eligibility 2021 criteria are divided into four parts. The nationality, Education, Age limits and Fitness of an entrant. An entrant can make 6 attempts to crack the exam. However, entrants have to be within the age limit. Entrants who are eligible should apply for the exam or else the registration will be canceled. Let’s have a look at the aspects of Eligibility:
Now you already know about the very basic eligibility criteria i.e. citizenship. We will not have a look at the next aspect of criteria that is the Age limit for UPSC NDA.
|Department Name||Age Limit||Entrant’s Marital Status||Gender|
|NDA||Max 19.5- Min 16.5||Unmarried||Male|
|Navy||Maximum 19.5- Min 16.5||Unmarried|
The above table shows the age criteria for various depts. Now let’s have a look into the educational skills needed for NDA exam:
The Defence Personals have to work in extreme weather conditions and many adverse situations. Entrants must ensure that they are physically fit mentally strong to handle each situation. UPSC have some fixed standards in matter of fitness let’s find out what are those. Entrants have to meet this standard to be able to be a part of Indian Defence system.
UPSC will not consider an entrant eligible if he is suffering from any of the above-mentioned ailments. Entrants must try to rule out all these issues before appearing for the exam. It is obvious that an entrant who wants to crack the NDA exam must be preparing their bodies as well since a period of time to rule out above health issues. They must also increase their physical strength through regular exercise, diet, running, jogging, weight lifting. This will help the entrants to crack the medical test and the training easily. Now let’s find out the physical standards needed for the NDA exam:
|Length Of Legs||120 CMS||99 CMS|
|Length Of Thighs||64 CMS|
|Height While Sitting||96 CMS||81.50 CMS|
|NAVY Vision Standard|
|Without glasses (uncorrected)||6/6||6/9|
|With glasses (corrected)||6/6||6/6|
|Limits of colour perception||I|
Note: Entrants who regularly wears spectacles are not eligible for Airforce.
|Air Force Vision Standard|
|Minimum Distant Vision||6/6||6/9|
|Correctable Vision||6/6 only for Hypermetropia|
|Hypermetropia||+2.0 D Sph Manifest|
|Retinoscopy Myopia||0.5 in any Meridian permitted|
|Astigmatism||+ 0.75 D Cyl (within + 2.0 D.Max) Maddox Rod Test.|
|SL No||at 6 meters Exo-6 prism D||at 33 cms Exo-16 prism D|
|1||Eso-6 prism D||Eso-6 prism D|
|2||Hyper-1 prism D||Hyper-1 prism D|
|3||Hypro-1 prism D||Hypo-1 prism D|
Now that we are aware of the UPSC NDA Eligibility criteria for 2021 let’s move to the next important aspect of the NDA Exam that is the UPASC NDA Exam Pattern 2021. So that you can understand what are the phases of the exam you are going to face.
The exam for the NDA exam is divided into two phases. 1st phase is a written exam and 2nd one is the interviews. The question type of written exam will have MCQ questions to answer. Thereafter comes the interview round. Let’s have a look into the details:
We already know there are two kinds of questioning pattern for various departments that an entrant has chosen while registering themselves. Let’s have a look into the details of questing pattern and marking scheme:
|Exam Papers||NDA Subjects||Max Score||Time Limit|
|1st Paper||Maths||300||2 Hours & 30mins|
|2nd Paper||General Ability Test||600||2 Hours & 30mins|
|SL No||Subjects||Sections||Max marks||Duration of Time|
|1||Basic English||200||2hours & 30 mins|
|2||General Knowledge||General science||40|
|SL No||Subjects||Score Per Correct Answer||Deduction For the Wrong Answer|
|1||General Ability Test||4||1.33|
The second phase of the exam is the interview round. The interview will be done in two-phase. The marks obtained in the 1st phase of the exam will decide if the entrant is going to be qualified for the Interview round. Thereafter the entrants will the move to the 1st round of interview.
|Nature Of Test||Name of Tests|
|Screening Test||Verbal and non-verbal tests|
|Nature Of Test||Name of Tests|
|Psychological Test||Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)|
|Word Association Test (WAT)|
|Situation Reaction Test (SRT)|
|Self Description Test (SD)|
|Group Testing Officers Test|
|Group Testing Officers Test||GD|
|Snake race/Group Obstacle Race|
So after the successful completion of the written exam, entrants will go for interview round and fitness test as well. We now know about the subjects that are required to study for NDA Exam. However, its important to know what are the subtopics that need to be studied within those subjects. Let have a look at the UPSC NDS Syllabus 2021 now:
|1. Matter & its properties (mass, weight etc).
2. Specific gravity.
3. Archimedes principle.
5. Velocity and Acceleration.
6. Newton’s Laws of Motion.
7. Force and Momentum.
8. Force Parallelogram.
9. Stability and Body Equilibrium.
11. Elementary Work Ideas.
12. Power and Energy.
13. Heat effects.
16. Temperature and heat measurement.
17. State change and latent heat.
18. Heat transfer modes.
19. Rectilinear light.
20. Simple Pulleys.
|22. Hydrometer, Pressure Cooker.
23. Reflection and refraction propagation.
24. Spherical mirrors and human eye lenses.
25. Natural and artificial magnets.
26. A magnet’s properties.
27. Earth as a magnet.
29. Ohm’s Law.
30. conductors and non-conductors
31. Telescope, Siphon, Levers, Balloon, Pumps,
32. Simple Electrical Circuits, Current Heating.
33. Lighting and Magnetic Effects.
34. Electrical Power Measurement.
35. Primary and Secondary Cells.
36. X-Ray Use.
37. Simple Pendulum.
38. Thermos Flask, Gramophone, Microscope, Mariner’s Compass.
|Hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide preparation and properties||Chemical Combination Law.||Air and water properties||Changes in physical and chemical conditions.|
|Oxidation and reduction.||Acids, bases, salts, etc.||Fertilizers— Artificial and Natural.||Carbon— various forms|
|The material used in the preparation of substances such as Soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Gun-Powder and Safety Matches.||Atomic Equivalent and Molecular Weights structure||Basic ideas on Atom||Valence|
|Life basis — cells||Living and non-living difference.||Tissues||Protoplasm|
|Human Body’s basic knowledge and its important organs.||Plant and animal growth and reproduction.||Common epidemics, causes and prevention of them.||The Meteors and Comets Solar System.|
|Food — man’s energy source.||Eclipses.||Food constituents||Balanced diet|
|Eminent Scientists ‘ achievements|
|A comprehensive survey of Indian History||Freedom movement.||Indian Constitution and Administration elementary study.||Focusing on culture and civilization.|
|Panchayati Raj.||The basic knowledge of India’s Five-Year Plans.||Community Development Co-operatives.||Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, Mahatma Gandhi’s Basic Teachings|
|National Integration and Welfare State.||Modern world forces.||Renaissance||Exploration and Discovery|
|American Independence War.||Russian Revolution and the Industrial Revolution.||French Revolution.||Impact on society of science and technology.|
|UN, Panchsheel, Democracy,||One World Concept.||India’s role in today’s world.||Socialism, and Communism.|
|Latitudes, Longitudes.||The shape and size of the Earth.||Time Concept||Earth’s movements and effects.|
|Date-Line International.||Rocks and their classification; mechanical and chemical weathering, earthquakes and volcanoes.||Earth’s origin.||Ocean Currents and Tides Atmosphere and their composition|
|Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure||Humidity||Planetary Winds, Cyclones and Anti-cyclones||Condensation 23 and Precipitation|
|Climate Types, World’s Major Natural Regions.||Natural vegetation.||India’s regional geography— climate||Resources for minerals and power; location and distribution of agricultural and industrial activities.|
|Important seaports and major seaports||Land and air routes.|
|Knowledge of major events that have occurred in India over the past few years.||Important personalities around the world including those related to cultural and sports activities||Current major events in the world.|
|Grammar & Usage|
|Algebra||Matrices and Determinants||Trigonometry|
|Analytical geometry of two and three dimensions||Differential calculus||Integral calculus and differential equations|
|Vector Algebra||Statistics And Probability|
The subjects of the NDA exam is not very vast and can be cracked with little hard work. Let’s have a look into the process of downloading the UPSC NDA Admit card:
In case of any mistake in the details provided in your admit card inform immediately to UPSC. Send mail to UPSC in the stated email id- [email protected] Inform which information is wrong. UPSC will further communicate with you after making the necessary corrections. However, the data have to match with the details you have put in the UPSC NDA Online Application. Entrants must make sure they have put all correct details in the application form in the 1st place. Let’s have a look at some instructions follow for the day of the exam.
In conclusion, the exam dates are already out now. Entrants looking forward to completing UPSC NDA Online Application must go to the official website and finish it as soon as possible. Entrants must also prepare your UPSC NDA Study plan to crack the exam. It not very difficult to crack the exam if entrants study and do the revisions.
There are 418 for NDA (I) and 413 for NDA (II) tentative vacancies in UPSC NDA 2021.
The online application for UPSC NDA exam is starting from 8th January 2021 NDA (I).
The UPSC NDA exam is conducted in 2 phases, the written exam & interview. All phases of the exam are compulsory.
There will be negative marking UPSC NDA exam. For each wrong answer, 1/3 marks will be cut. There would be sectional cut off as well.
The last date of UPSC NDA Online Application is 28th Jan 2021
Minimum age to attend NDA exam is 15.7 years. The candidates can go through the eligibility criteria, age limit, and academic qualification required for a particular job profile. The candidates can also check the important dates and the basic knowledge of Syllabus and Admit Card details on this page.