NDA 2021: Result (Declared), Cut Off, Answer Key (Out), SSB Interview

NDA 2021NDA II 2021 Result has been declared on 15th December 2021. Answer Key (Institutional) has been released. Final Result has been declared for NDA II 2020. NDA is organised by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). It is a national level entrance exam which is held every year. Through NDA exam, the qualified candidates will become eligible for selection into training academies of Indian Navy, Indian Military and Air Force. After clearing the written test, candidates also go through SSB Interview round. Candidates qualifying the written test, SSB interview & medical test will be considered eligible for entry into NDA. In this article, we have provided complete details regarding NDA 2021 application, dates, pattern, syllabus, result, interview etc.

NDA 2021 Notifications – Result Out (NDA II)

newiconNDA II 2021 Result has been declared on 15th December 2021. Check here for result details.

newiconNDA I 2021 Marks Information of recommended candidates has been released. Check here for result details.

newiconNDA II 2021 Answer Key (Institutional) has been released by various coaching institutions. Check here for answer key details.

newiconNDA II 2021 Exam Date has been revised. The exam has been held on 14th November 2021. Check here for other dates.

newiconNDA 2022 Exam Dates has been released. Get all exam details and latest updates about NDA 2022 from here.

newiconSupreme Court has allowed women aspirants to participate in the NDA 2021 examination to be conduced by the officials. Check here for eligibility criteria.

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NDA II 2021 Application Form Withdrawal Window has been opened from 6th July 2021. Check here for application form details.

NDA II 2020 Final Result has been declared on 6th July 2021. Check here for result details. 

NDA I 2021 Result has been released on 30th June 2021. Check here for result details. 

NDA I & II 2020 Answer Keys (Official) has been released now. Check here for answer key details. 

NDA I 2020 Marks of Recommended Candidates has been released on 12th March 2021. Check here for result details. 

Check here for all details about the NDA 2020 SSB Interview & further selection process. Check here for details.

NDA 2021 Highlights

What is the age limit for NDA 2021 ? – Between 16.5 to 19.5 years

When will be NDA II 2021 exam organised ? – 14th November 2021 (Revised)

Are female candidates eligible to apply for NDA 2021 ? No.

How many attempts can be made for NDA exam  ? No attempt limit prescribed. You can attempt the exam if you satisfy the age criteria

Is option of application withdrawal in NDA II 2021 available ? – Yes, till 12th July 2021 (NDA II), Check application form

Can Non- science background students apply for NDA ? Yes, such candidates can only apply for Indian Army wing of NDA

Is the exam pattern of NDA different for the students with Non- Science background ? – No. Check exam pattern

Are there any changes in NDA 2021 Syllabus ? – No, Check syllabus

Can I apply for both NDA I & II exam ? Yes

Are Body tattoos allowed ? Yes, Check eligibility criteria

In what mode will be the NDA exam conducted ? – Offline (PBT)

Exam Dates Answer Key

Result FAQs Admit Card

NDA 2021 Exam Dates

Know about NDA Exam Dates for various events in the below given table:

EventsDates 2021 (Announced)
Release of Notification30th December 20209th June 2021
Availability of Application Form30th December 20209th June 2021
Last date to apply19th January 202129th June 2021
Option to change test centreTill 29th June 2021
Last date to pay fee by cash18th January 2021 –
Withdraw of application27th January to 2nd February 20216th july to 12th july 2021
Availability of Admit card26th March 202122nd October 2021
Application form women candidates24th September to 8th October 2021
NDA 2021 Exam18th April 202114th November 2021
Declaration of Result29th June 202115th December 2021
SSB interviewDecember 2021
NDA 2021 की जानकारी हिंदी में – यहाँ देखें

NDA 2021 Admit Card

The admit card of NDA 2021 was made available for download from 25th March 2021 for NDA Session I. NDA Admit card for session II has been made available on 22nd October 2021. Candidates can get admit card 3 weeks before the examination. Students are able to download the admit card by entering login credentials.

The admit card contain details like student’s exam centre, name, roll number, exam date and timing, exam centre address, etc. In case of discrepancy in the admit card details, contact the officials immediately.

NDA 2021 Result

The result of NDA I 2021 has been declared on 29th June 2021 through online mode. it has been made available in the form of PDF. For NDA II, the result has been published on 15th December 2021.

The result has been made available in the form of PDF have names of the qualified candidates. Students successfully clearing the written test with the qualifying marks will be eligible for further counselling as well as medical test.

NDA 2021 Cut Off

Only the candidates who will qualify the NDA exam by obtaining the cut off marks will be eligible for interview. The board will publish the sectional and overall cut off marks online on the website.

The cut off will vary for various category candidates. For the written test the cut off is 342 and the final cut off is expected to be 708.

NDA 2021 Application Form

Students can know details about NDA 2021 Application Form in the below given section:

  • For NDA 2021 Registration, students are required to apply through online mode on the website.
  • The application process through online mode can be done till 29th June 2021 for NDA II.
  • application fee has been released on 24th September to 8th October 2021 for women candidates.
  • No other mode for submission of application is allowed.
  • Students should submit only one application form. In case of submission of more than one application, the higher registration id (latest) will be considered and rest of the applications will get cancelled automatically.
  • Candidates must have photo ID i.e. Aadhaar Card/ voter ID/ PAN card/ Passport/ Driving licence etc. at the time of filling application form.
  • Candidates are able to complete the online application form in two stages – Part I and Part II.
  • In the Part I of application process, candidates have to fill their basic and other details in the application.
  • In the Part II application process, students are required to upload photograph and signature, make choice of exam centre and make payment of application fee.
  • Correction will not be allowed in the details of application after the submission of form.

Application Fee:

  • The application fee payable for all category candidates is Rs.100/-.
  • Candidates of ST/ SC/ NCOs/ Sons of JCOs/ ORS are exempted to pay the fee.
  • There will be no application fee for women category candidates.

Payment mode: The fee can be paid through debit/ credit card/ net banking or SBI bank Challan method.

Check Here – How to Fill NDA 2021 Application Form

NDA 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Know details related to NDA Eligibility criteria in the given below section:


  • Applicant must be an Indian citizen/ subject of Bhutan/ subject of Nepal or Refugee of Tibetan (came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention to settle permanently in India).
  • Those migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and east African countries of Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda, Malawi, Zaire and Vietnam or Ethiopia with an intention of settlement in India are also eligible to apply.
  • Foreign nationals: Foreign nationals (except Gorkhas) will be required to produce eligibility certificate issued by the Govt. of India.
  • Women candidates can also apply For NDA 2021 September examination.

Age, Gender & Marital Status:

  • Age: Candidate’s age should be between 16.5 – 19.5 years. For NDA I he must be born between July 2, 2002 – July 1, 2005. For NDA II, he must be born between January 2nd, 2003 – January 1st, 2006.
  • Gender: Male/ Female candidates are eligible to apply for NDA.
  • Marital Status: For NDA, the male/ female candidate should be unmarried. The candidates will not be allowed to get married until completing their training period.


  • For Army Wing of National Defense Academy: Passed 10th & 12th level from a recognized board or university.
  • For Air Force and Naval Wings (Cadet Entry Scheme): Passed 10th & 12th level from a recognized board or university with Physics and Mathematics as main subjects.
  • Appearing: Candidates who are appearing in 12th level or waiting for result will be eligible to apply.

Physical Fitness:

  • Those who have resigned or withdrawn from any of the training academies of Armed Forces on disciplinary grounds will not be considered eligible.
  • Candidates must be physically fit according to the physical standards set by the commission for admission into NDA.

What should I Study for NDA ? Check Exam Pattern & Syllabus

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NDA 2021 Exam Pattern

Students can check details of NDA Exam pattern below:

  • Exam Mode: NDA exam has been held on twice through in Pen and Paper (offline) mode.
  • Language of Paper: The language of the paper will be in English or Hindi language.
  • Type of Questions: The objective type of questions will be asked in the paper.
  • Number of Sections: The paper will be divided into two sections – Mathematics & General Ability Test.
  • Total Marks: Paper will be of total 900 marks (Mathematics – 300; General Ability Test – 600). Also the interview round (SSB) will be of 900 marks.
  • Duration of the Exam: The time duration to complete the paper will be of 5 hours (2½ hours each).
  • Marking Scheme: 33% of the mark assigned to the question will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

Know distribution of marks and time duration for each subject:

SubjectCodeTime DurationMaximum Marks
Mathematics012 hrs and 30 min300
General Ability test022 hrs and 30 min600

NDA 2021 Syllabus

NDA Syllabus must have various topics from Mathematics, English and General Knowledge subjects. Students can check the complete syllabus through online mode on the website.

Students can check the important topics coming in English, Mathematics & G.K subjects in the below given section:


The question paper of English will be designed for testing the students understanding of English and workman like use of words. The syllabus covers various aspects like: Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension and usage and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English.


Matrices & Determinants, Analytical Geometry of two and three Dimensions, Integral calculus and Differential Equations, Algebra, Trigonometry, Statistics and Probability, Differential Calculus, Vector Algebra, etc.

General Knowledge:

The paper of General Knowledge in NDA will cover various topics from the subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Social Studies, General Science, and Geography & Current Events.

The answers given by the candidates will show their intelligent understanding and knowledge in the subject.

NDA 2021 Preparation Tips

To secure good marks in the exam and qualify the exam, candidates can take help of the below given NDA preparation tips:

  • Students should start their preparation of exam earlier.
  • Plan a study routine and follow it in disciplined manner.
  • Solve sample papers and previous year questions papers.
  • Study for the exam using good study material which is highly recommended by the experienced professionals.
  • Attempt mock test and analyze your preparation level.

FAQS (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: NDA 2021 Application process has been started from 30th December 2020 for NDA I and it has been started from 9th June 2021 for NDA II.

Answer: Yes, you can appear for both NDA I & II or for single session if you fulfill the eligibility norms.

Answer: No, correction is not possible in the details entered in the application.

Answer: No, females are not eligible for NDA.

Answer: Yes, 33% of the mark assigned to the question will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

Answer: No, only unmarried males are eligible to apply. Candidates cannot marry until completing their training period.

Answer: To get selected in NDA, candidates have to qualify the written test followed by the SSB Interview round and medical test.

NDA 2021 Answer Key

NDA Answer Key has been released by various coaching institutions. No official answer key is released by UPSC. It is available in various sets for various subjects. The key will be available only online and cannot be obtained through any other medium.

Through answer key, candidates are able to calculate their expected score of NDA.  It will be present for downloading in the PDF format. Institutional answer key has been released on 15th November 2021 for NDA 2.

NDA 2021 SSB Interview

NDA SSB Interview round will be organized after the written test. Candidates clearing the written test round will be considered eligible for the interview and medical round. SSB will be organized in number of rounds.

It will be held in five days and candidates have to necessarily appear in all the rounds. On the first day, psychological tests will be done. Second day test will be of situation reaction test, word association test, self-description test and thermatic apperception test.

Millitary Planning Exercise, Group Discussion Test, Intergroup Obstacle race, Lecturettes, Snake Race, Progressive Group Task, command task & personal interview, half group task will be done on the third day of interview for candidates by the President.

On the last two days – fourth and fifth tests will be done related to Final Group Task, Individual Obstacles, Interview for remaining candidates, final board conference & announcement of results.

If you have any other query related to NDA 2021, you can ask your query in the comments section below.

Displaying 229 Comments
  1. Juber khokhar says:

    I’m 12 since student but my subject is biology cen I applying
    Nda army fors

  2. Hitesh donger says:

    My DOB is 24feb2002 am i eligible for nda1 2021?

  3. Buddha jyoti chakma says:

    Sir my D. O. B IS 16 NOVEMBER, 2002 how many chance left for me to attempt in NDA exam,
    Sir answer me plz.

  4. Pradeep yadav says:

    Please send me all notification about nda 1&2 2021 on my email

  5. Ankit Kumar says:

    My D.O.B is 01 June, 2002.
    Am I eligible for NDA for 2021.
    Please reply me.

  6. Buddha jyoti chakma says:

    Sir,i am buddha jyoti chz from Arunachal Pradesh n my DOB- 16 November 2002,am I eligible to attempt NDA 1 2021.

  7. A,P.Jyotikrishnan says:

    Sir,my DOB is 28.06.2002 and according to eligibility age laying between 16.5yr to 19.5yr.Can I apply for NDA-I 2021?

  8. A,P.Jyotikrishnan says:

    Sir,my DOB is 28.06.2002 and according to eligibility age is between 16.5yr to 19.5yr.Can I apply for NDA-I 2021?

  9. Manish says:

    My dob is 6jun 2002…..
    Am I eligible for NDA1 2021???
    Please answer…..

  10. Mohit Kumar says:

    I am in class 11 currently .am i qualify for NDA 1 exam 2021 ?

  11. Vishal sharma says:

    My date of birth is 01/08/2002 …am i eligible for nda 2 2021

  12. Rohit Kumar says:

    Sir,mera janm 21st June 2002 ko hua he me aabhi 18year 2months ka hu aur nda ke form bhar jayge tab me 18year 6month ka houga to kya me NDA ka form nahi bhar sakta kyouki upar likha hua he ki jo NDA I he must be born between July 2, 2002 – July 1, 2005 ,aur mera janm july 2,2002 se pahale Hua he

  13. Balamurugan M says:

    Hai.I was born in 21/10/2001.now my age is 18years 10months.i want to write an NDA1 2021.The NDA1 exam 2021 shows an age should be between 16.5-19.5 years even I am eligible by age but according to the date of birth is 2,july 2002 -2,July 2005.whether now am I eligible?.If anybody know about this question can you tell

  14. Rajan Tomar says:

    Can knock knees be a creteria for not selected in NDA

  15. Naveen Gupta says:

    Iam in class 11 now. Am I eligible for NDA 2021

  16. PRAJWAL says:


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  18. Vibhu Bawa says:

    Sir, my date of birth is 28th August 2001, and I do not come under age limit criteria (acc. To DOB) but acc. To age calculater my age is 19 years 13 days till 10th sept… I want you to guide me as age limit is till 19.5 years….

  19. Ajay kumar says:

    Hello sir/mam
    My DOB is 15feb 2002
    Can I apply for nda 2021

  20. Vaishu says:

    Sir can 2001 student can aplly for NDA plzz sir tell me

  21. Yoihenba khaidem says:

    I have miss my exam which was held on sep6th 2020 can I appeared in coming exam 2021

  22. Yoihenba khaidem says:

    I am from Manipur and I want to join NDA and I have miss my exam which was held on sep6th 2020 can I appeared in next coming exam

  23. Md nawasarip says:

    My date of birth is 01/04/2002
    April 1 of 2002, would I be eligible for nda 1-2021 or not?

  24. ARPAN says:


  25. Nikhil Singh Rathore says:

    My birthday is 25th August 2005.Can I attempt NDA 2021(1)

  26. Utkarsh prajapati says:

    I want to appear in nda 2021 examination and my DOB is 03/06/2002 can i appear in exam?

  27. Ashok kajgunde says:

    I am 12th student now running then i can apply for NDA 1 2

  28. Avirash says:

    Sir my birthday is 2nd Feb 2002 can I apply for nda 1 in 2021

  29. Aditi Das says:

    Can a girl join NDA army….

  30. Mahavir says:

    My DOB is 14 January 2002
    Can l apply this exam.

  31. Mahipal says:

    DOB is 01/07/2002
    Can i eligible

  32. kuldeep kumar says:

    sir my dob 01/07/2002 can i reply nda 2021 form

  33. Abner says:

    Is there any relaxation for ST!

  34. Manish says:

    Sir I am now going to +2, my exam was in june, can I apply to the NDA exam at 30 december 30-12-2021

  35. Madhu says:

    I am studying (Polytechnic) Diploma In MECHANICAL ENGINEERING.
    Can I eligible for NDA exam.
    If I eligible.., I can start my preparation for NDA exam sir/madam…
    Thank You sir/madam…
    Waiting for your Reply sir/madam…
    Please Reply me…please

  36. Prasanna hegde says:

    My DOB is JAN 2002 can I apply NDA1

  37. Prasanna hegde says:

    Is it compulsory that we have 2 write both the NDA-1 and NDA-2 exams or NDA-1 exam is enough

  38. Madhu says:

    I am studying (Polytechnic) Diploma In MECHANICAL ENGINEERING.
    Can I eligible for NDA exam.
    If I eligible.., I can start my preparation for NDA exam sir/madam…
    Thank You sir/madam…
    Waiting for your Reply sir/madam…

  39. Ajay Kumar Shukla says:

    My date of birth is 24 match 2002 am I eligible for the nda1in 2021?

  40. Bojja mahipal says:

    Iam 10+2camplet iam in eligibility NDA . 1998

  41. Amol hire says:

    Sir birth of date 25 Dec 2001 ho mein NDA 2021 apply kr sakta hu kya

  42. Ganesh Patil says:

    Dear ,sir
    How can i get job in eng.IIT in NDA

  43. Ganesh Patil says:

    Sir i am in 11 class tody ` In 2020 ssc 10 th bord i get 86. 60%
    can i try to NDA side for eng. for our INDIA `

  44. ARPIT Rajesh Joshi says:

    My age limit is over can I apply I’m 20 year old now

  45. Ankit Kumar Singh says:

    I want registration number

  46. vinay says:

    sir i will gave the board 2021 in march. can i apply for both NDA and TES.

  47. Raj patil says:

    Sir meri dob 9-12-2003 hai kya me 2021 NDA exam de sakta hu kya

  48. Arunreddy says:

    Sir iam purchuing btch 3rd year , will iam aligbile for nda1 2021

  49. Aditya says:

    when will the final merit list( both written and SSB )out for NDA 1 2021 will out ???? any idea
    My dob is 27 July 2002 and how many attempts are left ? Pls tell

  50. Himanshu says:

    Is NDA1 is only maths part

  51. Himanshu says:

    If I clear NDA1 so did I need to give the NDA2 also

  52. Harsh walia says:

    Sir meri dob 16 6 2002 hai kya mein 2021 k liye eligible hoon

  53. Rohit devkar says:

    Sir my d.o.b. 6/6/2002 hai to main eligible ho kya

  54. vinay says:

    can i aplly for both NDA with TES

  55. vinay says:

    i am in class 12th now can i apply for both jee mains and NDA in january 2021 . my DOB..24/03/2004

  56. Akash Raut says:

    My DOB is 15/04/2002
    Am I eligible for NDA 2021?

  57. Akash Raut says:

    My Date of birth is 15/04/2002
    Can I apply NDA 1 form?

  58. Avi says:

    Sir i am born on 25.7.2003
    Am i eligible for nda 2021

  59. Akhil Arora says:

    I am Akhil Yadav from dhamasang(nalanda) and my day of birth 13_04_2003 am I eligible for NDA 1ST

  60. Lakhinder Tanti says:

    I not have physics & mathematics in class 12th so ‘I apply for Air Force Wing in NDA?

  61. Arjun says:

    Would i am able to apply for NDA 2020 now?

  62. Mukul says:

    Where do I get its course?

  63. ARAVINDRAJ says:

    Can i apply for NDA after graduation??

  64. Rishitha says:

    I am Rishitha from Hyderabad, telangana. I am studying 12th standard .can I apply for NDA xam 2021

  65. gunnjan jadav says:

    sir my dob is 1_9-2002 may i aligable for nda 1 2021

  66. Pavan says:

    My date of birth is 9 September 2002 , am I eligible for second NDA EXAM Or not

  67. Divyansh dixit says:

    Meri age 18.01.2002 hai kya mein aavedan ke paath rahun .

  68. Manas kukreja says:

    1,after we join NDA how is it decided that how will go for air force and how will go for Navy and armed force

    2,what is the difference in joining army after graduation or post graduation, do we get a post of higher level

    3,how many years do we get training in NDA

    Pls answer me quickly,pls

  69. Sibomoy Dey says:

    I want to give the examination in 2021 nda 2 but my DOB is 23-03-2002 . Am I eligible to sit for the examination?

  70. Vishnu Raman says:

    Is Aadhar card no necessary? I don’t have it as I reside in muscat now.

  71. vaibhav says:

    sir what is the critera for eye power?

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