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NDA 2021 Registration, Eligibility, Form Process


NDA 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

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.

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