NDA 2021 Application Form, Registration, Eligibility – Apply Online Here

NDA 2021 Application FormNDA 2021 Application Form will be made available via online mode. National Defence Academy (NDA) Entrance exam is organized by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The examination is organized twice – NDA I & NDA II in the month of April & September 2021. It is a national level exam conducted in various cities across India. Through NDA, candidates get admission in Defence in Army, Air Force and Navy. Candidates must go through following details such as application form, fee payment, eligibility norms & much more regarding NDA Application Form 2021.

NDA 2021 Application Form

Here we are providing complete details regarding NDA 2021 Application Form:

  • NDA 2021 Application Form will be made available via online mode.
  • Candidates will be able to apply for NDA twice in a year.
  • For NDA I, candidates will be able to fill the application form from first week of January till last week of January 2021.
  • For NDA II, application form will be made available from second week of June to last week of June 2021.
  • Candidates must ensure their eligibility before filling the NDA 2021 application form.
  • Only single application form will be accepted, so candidates must avoid filling multiple forms.
  • While filling application form, candidates must not forget to upload passport size photograph & signature with prescribed format & size.
  • There will be no need to send any application to UPSC through any offline medium.
  • Once application form will be filled, candidates must not forget to take printout of filled in application form for further use.

Details Required while filling NDA Application Form:

  • Qualification details
  • Educational certificates
  • Any one photo ID proof- Aadhar card, pan card, photo ID card, driving license, or any other photo ID card which must be issued by central/ state government.
  • Scanned image of photograph & signature

Applications Closing Soon:


Application Fee:

  • Candidates will be able to submit NDA 2021 application fee through both online or offline medium.
  • Through online mode, candidates will be able to use credit card, debit card or net banking.
  • E- challan method of SBI bank will be used through offline medium.
  • NDA 2021 application fee will be of Rs.100/-.
  • SC/ ST/ Sons of ORs, NCOs and JROs, category candidates will be exempted from the fee.

NDA 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must go through following eligibility norms before applying for NDA 2021:

General Eligibility:

  • Nationality: Indian national, a subject of Bhutan or a subject of Nepal category candidates will be eligible for NDA 2021 OR
  • A Tibetan refugee who came India (before 1st January 1962) with intention of permanently settling in India OR
  • Indian origin person who migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, East African, Burma countries of Uganda, Kenya, the united public of Tanzania, Zambia, Zaire, Vietnam or Ethiopia and Malawi with Intention of permanently settling in India.
  • Marital Status: Candidates must be unmarried to be eligible for NDA 2021.
  • Gender: Only male category candidates will be eligible to apply.
  • Age Limit: Candidate’s age must be between 16.5 to 19.5 years to be eligible for NDA 2021 examination.
    • NDA I- Applying candidates must be born between 2nd July 2002 to 1st July 2005.
    • NDA II- Applying candidates must be born between 2nd January 2003 to 1st January 2006.

Education Qualification:

  • For Army Wing or National Defence Academy: Candidates must qualify 12th or equivalent examination from any recognized board or university to be eligible for examination.
  • For Air force & Naval wings of NDA & for 10+2 cadet entry scheme at the Indian Naval Academy : Applying candidates must qualify 12th with Physics & Mathematics as their compulsory subject to be eligible for examination.
  • Physical fitness: Candidates must be physically fit as per the norms laid down by officials.
  • Appearing: Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam will be also eligible to apply for NDA.

NDA 2021 Application Dates

Candidates must check following table for NDA 2021 application dates:

NDA I 2021:

Candidates must check following table for NDA 2021 application dates:

EventsDates 2021 (Tentative)
Notification releases1st week of January 2021
Availability of application form1st week of January 2021
Last date to submit application form4th week of January 2021
NDA I exam3rd week of April 2021


EventsDates 2021 (Tentative)
Notification releases2nd week of June 2021
Availability of application form2nd week of June 2021
Last date to submit application form4th week of June 2021
NDA II exam1st week of September 2021

Important Instructions For Withdrawal of application form:

  • Students are suggested go through all the official instructions before filling the request for withdrawal of application form.
  • Candidates are advised to provide details of registered application form with the completed & submitted registration ID. There will be no provision for withdrawing of incomplete application form.
  • The commission will provide the withdrawn facility in the month of February for those candidates who doesn’t want to appear for NDA 2021.
  • Candidates must make sure that their registered ID & number would be available before making the request for withdrawal. Request will be accepted only after providing the OTP sent on the registered ID & no. OTP will be valid for 30 minutes, therefore if OTP will not be received within 10 minutes, resend option will be also eligible.
  • UPSC will have no provision for refund of application fee submitted by the candidates even after successfully withdrawn of application. Therefore, the fee will be non-refundable.
  • Once the final withdrawn of online application request will be accepted, candidates must print the authenticated receipt. Once withdrawn will get accepted, it will not be revived in future.
  • In case candidates filled more than one application form, the higher registration ID with latest form will be considered for withdrawal. However all earlier forms will lead to rejection & candidates will be informed through SMS or mail.
  • After successful completion of withdrawal of application, an auto generated mail & SMS will be sent to candidate. In case, candidate did not submitted request for withdrawn of application, candidates will be allow to contact UPSC on email ID at [email protected]
  • Candidates are advised do not share OTP received on registered mail ID/ no. with any one.

How to Apply For NDA 2021

Candidates must follow following steps while filling NDA application form:

  • Visit official website (Link will be provided above)
  • Candidates must follow Part I & part II registration
  • Part I will consist of details like personal & qualification details such as name of candidate, Aadhar number, marital status, gender, preference of branch etc.
  • Part II will consist of details like exam centre choice, images & signature uploading and application fee payment.
  • Photograph & signature’s must be in JPG format with size between 20 KB to 300 KB.
  • After filling both parts, re-check & verify the given details.
  • After that go through declaration & tick on the “I Agree” option.
  • Now a confirmation page will appear on your computer screen
  • Take printout of the confirmation page for future use.

FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: The application form for NDA I will get start from first week of January 2021 while for NDA II from second week of June 2021.

Answer: You will be able to apply for NDA 2021 via online mode.

Answer: No, the application fee will be non-refundable in any case.

Answer: Yes, you will have to fil separate application form for both sessions.

Answer: Yes, you will be able to submit application fee through offline medium via E-challan method.

Answer: No, only male category candidates will be eligible for NDA examination.

Through the above NDA 2021 application form article, candidates can check all details such as application form, its mode, fee payment mode, fee details & much more. We have also mentioned step by step procedure for how to fill the application form for candidates to avoid any kind of rejection in the submission. Authority will accept form only of eligible candidates so candidates must also check the mentioned eligibility norms to check whether they are eligible or not.

If you have any other queries regarding NDA 2021 Application Form, you can ask us by leaving your query in the comment box below.

Displaying 3 Comments
  1. Jevin lakum says:

    Respected sir/madam,

    My question is that due to corona virus lockdown, my board results will come one and half month later due to which I may not appear in 2020 nda examinations and in 2021 my age will exceed age limit criteria. So, What can I do to apply for nda examination?

  2. Mohammad ILTUMSHA says:

    Why date in air force applied please

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