NDA Aspirants can start filling the NDA & NA (1) 2021 Application Form before the closing by 19th January at the official website upsconline.nic.in for the respective 400 vacancies.
For your ease, we have listed down some relevant information needed to crack the examination before filling the application form. Let’s have a look at those points:
Important Dates Related to UPSC NDA & NA (1) Recruitment 2021 – Application Forms
|UPSC NDA & NA (1) EVENTS||DATES|
|Online Application started on||30th December 2020|
|Last Date of Online Application||19th January 2021 (Till 6:00 PM)|
|Withdrawal of Application Form||27th January to 2nd February 2021 (Till 6:00 PM)|
|Last Date for Fee Payment (Cash)||18th January 2021|
|Last Date for Fee Payment (Online)||19th January 2021 (Till 6:00 PM)|
|Admit Card Download Date||3 weeks before the exam|
|Exam Date||18th April 2021|
|Declaration of Exam Result||June 2021|
|Interview Date||July 2021 to September 2021|
UPSC NDA & NA (1) RECRUITMENT 2021 – HIGHLIGHT
|Advt. No||03/2021 – NDA – 1|
|Recruiting Body||UPSC (Union Public Service Commission)|
|Post||Army, Navy and Air Force Wings of the National Defence Academy (NDA)|
|Education Qualification||Senior Secondary|
|Selection Process||Stage I – Written Examination Stage II – SSB Examination (Intelligence & Personality Test)|
UPSC NDA & NA (1) RECRUITMENT 2021 – VACANCY DETAILS
The approximate number of vacancies to be filled on the results of the UPSC NDA & NA (I) 2021 Exam will be as under:
|UPSC NDA & NA (I) 2021 Recruitment||Vacancies|
|National Defence Academy||Army||208|
|Air||120 (28 for Ground Duties)|
|Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)||30|
Please note that the vacancies are provisional and may be changed depending on the availability of training capacity of the National Defence Academy and Indian Naval Academy.
UPSC NDA & NA (1) RECRUITMENT 2021 – ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA
Age Limit, Sex, Marital Status:
Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July 2002 and not later than 1st July 2005 are eligible.
|Age Limit||Age (years)|
|Minimum Age||16.5 years during the commencement of the course|
|Maximum Age||19.5 years during the commencement of the course|
|NDA & NA (I) 2021||Educational Qualification As on 24th December 2021|
|For Army Wing||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||12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.|
- Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.
- Candidates appearing in the 11th class exam are not eligible for this examination.
|General||Minimum Height -157 cms Minimum Height – 162.5 cms. (for Air Force)|
|For Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North-Eastern regions of India, Garhwal, and Kumaon||Minimum Height will be 5 cms. Less|
|In the case of candidates from Lakshadweep||Minimum Height will be 2cms less|
Height and weight standards are given below:
|Male Ideal Nude Weights for Different Age Groups and Heights for ARMY/AIR FORCE (10% variation on the higher side of average acceptable)|
|Height (in cm) Without Shoes||Age Range (in Years) / Weight (in Kgs)|
Note: Height relaxable up to 2.5 cm may be allowed where the Medical Board certifies that the candidate is likely to grow and come up to the required standard on completion of his training.
|Male Ideal Nude Weights for Different Age Groups and Heights for Navy (10% variation on the higher side of average acceptable)|
|Height (in cm) Without Shoes||16 years||18 years||20 years|
2. Chest Measurement
|Fully Expanded Chest||Not less than 81 cms|
|Minimum range of Expansion||5 cms|
3. Visual Standard
|Vision standard for Army candidates|
|Distance Vision (Corrected)||Better Eye 6/6; Worse Eye 6/9|
|Colour vision||CP-III (Defective Safe).|
|Myopia should not be more than -2.5D including astigmatism and manifest hypermetropia not more than +3.5D including Astigmatism.|
|Vision standard for Naval candidates|
|Uncorrected without glass||6/6, 6/9|
|Corrected with glass||6/6, 6/6|
|Limits of Myopia||–0.75|
|Limits of Hypermetropia||+1.5|
|Limits of colour perception||I|
|Visual Standards for Air Force|
|Candidates who habitually wear spectacle||Not eligible for Air Force|
|Minimum distant vision||6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other correctable to 6/6 only for Hypermetropia|
|Colour vision CPI Hypermetropia : +2.0 D Sph Manifest Myopia : Nil Retinoscopic Myopia : 0.5 in any Meridian permitted Astigmatism : + 0.75 D Cyl (within + 2.0 D.Max)|
Candidates are also advised to rectify minor defects/ailments to speed up the finalization of a medical examination conducted at the Military Hospital after being recommended at the SSB. Few of such commonly found defects/ailments are listed below :
(a) Wax (Ears)
(b) Deviated Nasal Septum
(e) Under Sized Chest
UPSC NDA & NA (1) RECRUITMENT 2021 – SELECTION PROCESS
UPSC NDA & NA (I) 2021 exam will consist of 2 stages
- Written examination
- SSB Interview.
Stage I – Written Examination (Objective Type Questions)
|Exam Date||18th April 2021|
|Written Exam Syllabus||Mathematics (300 marks)General Ability Test (G.A.T) (600 marks)|
|Duration||2.5 hours ( for mathematics)2.5 hours ( for G.A.T )|
|Marking||1/3rd marks deduction for each wrong answer.|
UPSC prepares a list of candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as fixed by the Commission at their discretion.
Stage II – SSB Examination (Intelligence & Personality Test)
|Exam Date||July 2021 to September 2021|
|SSB Exam Pattern||Stage I – Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) Test, Picture Perception (PP) & Description Test (DT) Stage II – Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Test & the Conference.|
- Such candidates shall appear before a Services Selection Board (SSB) for Intelligence and Personality Test.
- Candidates for the Army/Navy wings of the NDA and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy will be assessed on Officers Potentiality Test.
- Candidates for the Air Force in addition to the above will have to qualify Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS).
UPSC NDA & NA (1) RECRUITMENT 2021 – APPLICATION FEE
|Male Unmarried Candidates||Rs. 100|
|SC/ST candidates||No Fees|
|Sons of serving/ex-Junior Commissioned Officers/ Non-Commissioned Officers/ Other Ranks of Army and equivalent ranks in the Indian Navy/ Indian Air Force||No Fees|
Mode of payment:
- Cash in any Branch of SBI
- Net banking facility of State Bank of India
- Visa, MasterCard, Rupay Credit, or Debit Card.
Note: Applicants who opt for “Pay by Cash” mode, should print the system generated Pay-in-slip during Part-II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of the SBI Branch on the next working day only. “Pay by Cash” mode option will be deactivated at 23:59 hours of 18th January 2021, i.e., one day before the closing date.
- Photograph and Signature:
- JGP Format
- Each file should not exceed 300 KB & must not be less than 20 KB in size for the photograph and signature.
- Photo ID Proof:
- PDF Format
- Each file should not exceed 300 KB & must not be less than 20 KB in size for the Photo Identity Card Document.
Direct Link to Apply:
UPSC NDA & NA (1) RECRUITMENT 2021 – DIRECT LINK TO APPLY
Click on the above link to fulfil the PART I registration with valid details.
Click on the above link to complete PART II registration.
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