NDA and NA II 2021 Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

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NDA and NA II 2021 Exam - Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination II 2021 or NDA and NA II 2021 is the entrance examination for admission to NDA and NA Examination. NDA and NA II 2021 is conducted by Union Public Service Commission.

NDA and NA II for the year 2021 has been announced by Union Public Service Commission and will be held on 05/09/2021. The application forms will be available from 09/06/2021 till 29/06/2021. The exam is in written mode. It is being conducted in English and Hindi languages. The result date will be announced later.

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NDA and NA II 2021 Conducting Body

Union Public Service Commission

NDA and NA II 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Nationality : A candidate must be unmarried male and must be :
  • a citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with  the intention of permanently settling in India, or 
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri  Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. 

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii) and (iv) above  shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.  

Certificate of eligibility will not, however, be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.

(b) Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status :

  • Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd January, 2002 and  not later than 1 st January, 2005 are eligible. 

(c) Educational Qualifications:

  • 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
  • For 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.

(d) Physical Standards: 

  • Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II), 2021 as per guidelines given in Appendix-IV. 
  • A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces is not eligible to apply.  

NDA and NA II 2021 Important Dates

Events Start Date Last Date
Application Form 09/06/2021 29/06/2021
NDA and NA II 2021 Exam Date Offline Dates
  • 05/09/2021
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    NDA and NA II 2021 Prospectus

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    Note: Info based as per current year; will be updated on release of new prospectus.

    NDA and NA II 2021 Application Form

    Application Form Filling Instructions


    • Candidates are required to apply online by using the website upsconline.nic.in n Brief instructions for filling up the online Application Form have been given in the Appendix-II (A) Detailed instructions are available on the above mentioned website
    • The Commission has introduced the facility of withdrawal of application for those candidates who do not want to appear for the Examination. In this regard, Instructions are mentioned in Appendix-II (B) of this Examination Notice
    • Candidate should have details of one photo ID viz. Aadhar Card/ Voter Card/  PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving License/ School Photo ID/Any other photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government. The details of this photo ID will have to be provided by the candidate while filling up the online application form. The same photo ID card will also have to be uploaded with the Online Application Form. This photo ID will be used for all future referencing and the candidate is advised to carry this ID while appearing for examination/SSB..
    • Candidates of NDA& NA Examination (I) 2021 who intend to apply for NDA& NA (II) Examination 2021 should note that their photograph, signature, choice of Centre & Photo ID as per NDA & NA (II) 2021 application will be utilised for the purpose of allotment of centre and future referencing and they are advised to carry this ID while appearing for the examination. They should also note that any variation in photograph/signature/date of birth in two applications may entail cancellation of candidature for either of the two examinations or both. Such common candidates are required to indicate their unique RID of NDA&NA Examination (I) 2021 in the application form for NDA&NA Examination (II) 2021. The unique RID for NDA&NA Examination (I) 2021 was provided to each of them after submission of application for the examination earlier. 
    • The candidates should also note that no addition/deletion/any changes are allowed in online application form in the NDA & NA Examination in any circumstances once it is submitted

    NDA and NA II 2021 Syllabus

    Mathematics012½ Hours 
    General Ability Test022½ Hours 


    • Mathematics
    • General Ability Test

    NDA and NA II 2021 Exam Day Instructions

    Offline Dates

    • 05/09/2021

    Examination Day Instructions


    • The use of any mobile phone (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic  equipment or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smart watches etc. or camera or blue tooth devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or switched off mode capable of being used as a communication device during the examination is strictly prohibited. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.  
    • Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned item  including mobile phones or any valuable/costly items to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safe-keeping cannot be assured. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard. 
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    NDA and NA II 2021 Results

    Not yet announced

    How can I Join Indian Army after Graduation

    December 11, 2019

    How can I Join Indian Army after Graduation

    Indian Armed Forces jobs are the most prestigious and well sought in India. While one serves the nation, even at the risk of one's own life; armed forces jobs take care of you and your family for the rest of your lives. The salaries are very good and the lifestyle is of the top quality. Indian Army provides a lot of facilities to its officers. It also provides a handsome pension – the only pensionable jobs in India today.

    One can join Armed Forces after class 12 or after graduation. This article sums up the ways one can join Indian Army after graduation. There are five ways by which one can join Indian Army after Graduation and become officers. These ways are described below.

    Entry with Combined Defence Service (CDS) Examination

    The most frequently and easiest ways to join the Defence Forces after the bachelor’s degree is to take Combined defence Service Examination.

    •    Your age has to be between 19-24 years.
    •    Your graduation should be from UGC recognized university or institution.
    •    For the male candidate, you can join either Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun or  Officers Training Academy. Chennai (OTA).
    •    Female candidates can join OTA for the training.

    CDS is a written examination for joining the above two institutes and the exam is held twice a year, September/October and February/March. The notifications are provided in all the leading newspapers and journals as well as websites.

    Technical Entrance Method

    If you have a BE or BTech degree from any recognized institution or the university of India, you can enter the Armed Forces in two ways.

    First Route
    You can choose the Technical Graduate Course (TGC), if one has a BTech degree.

    •    It is only for male candidates.
    •    The age has to be between 20-27 years for the Permanent Commission.
    •    The training for the Technical Graduate Course is given at IMA.
    •    TGC admissions are notified twice a year, in April and October.

    Second Route
    The second route is by choosing the Short Service Commission (Tech); this is for male and female candidates.

    •    For a short service commission, the age limit for the male candidates is 20-27 years.
    •    For female candidates, it is 19-25 years.
    •    Training for the Short Service Commission is provided at Officers Training Academy, Chennai.
    •    Short Service Commission service if for ten years, but can be extended by another four years. One can also put in an application for permanent commission in the tenth year of service.
    •    Admissions for SSC are notified once a year in the months of June/July.

    NCC Special Entry Scheme

    This is a direct admission and one does not need to sit for any written entrance exam for the same. Requirements include

    •    If you’re a graduate with a minimum of 50% marks
    •    2 years’ service in the NCC Senior Division Army
    •    Have a B grade in the C Certificate Exam  After application, you’re entitled to be called in for the SSB interviews directly.
    •    Any person between 19-25 years’ age can apply for the same.
    •    Training is generally provided at the OTA, Chennai.
    •    The notification for the same comes around in the months of April and October.

    University Entry Scheme

    University Entry Scheme gives you access to a Permanent Commission job.

    •    Only male candidates are eligible to apply.
    •    There are two interview schedules for the entrance—the first one is held at the campus whereas the final one is the SSB interview held at the designated centres.
    •    The eligibility criteria for the same is a BTech degree (the final and pre-final year students can also apply)
    •    The age limit is between 19-25 years.
    •    The training for the same is imparted at the IMA Dehradun.
    •    The notification generally comes out in the month of May.

    Judge Advocate General Branch Entry Scheme

    This is also called JAG Entry Scheme. One has to be a law graduate with minimum 55% marks and registered with the Bar Council of India or of the State.

    •    One must be 21-27 years old.
    •    The training for the same is provided at Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai
    •    Entrance is based on SSB interview call.
    •    The notification for the same comes out in June/July.

    The entry through all the above schemes is subject to the candidate being medically fit. The above five methods give excellent opportunities to students to join Indian Army after graduation degree.


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