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UPSC NDA Exam FAQs 2021: Check Frequently Asked Questions-Vacancies, Eligibility, Exam Dates, Salary, Selection Process, Physical Standards, SSB Interview Details

Archana Shandilya

UPSC NDA Exam FAQs 2021: UPSC will conduct NDA (2) 2021 Exam for the recruitment of 400 vacancies on 5th September 2021 for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 148th Course, and for the 110th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 2nd July 2022. In this article, we have compiled and answered all the questions which are frequently asked by the candidates for UPSC NDA 2021 Exam and Selection Process.  So, let’s look at those UPSC NDA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and their answers in detail:

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1. When was UPSC NDA (2) 2021 Recruitment Notification Released?

Answer: The official notification for UPSC NDA (2) 2021 Recruitment was released on 9th June 2021. An Examination will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on 5th September 2021 for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 148th Course, and for the 110th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 2nd July 2022.

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2. How many VACANCIES have been announced under UPSC NDA (2) 2021 Recruitment?

Answer: The approximate number of vacancies to be filled on the results of UPSC NDA & NA 2 2021 Exam will be as under:

UPSC NDA & NA 2 2021 Recruitment

Vacancies

National Defence Academy

Army

208

Navy

42 

Air

120

(28 for Ground Duties)

Total

370 

Naval Academy

(10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)

30

Total

400

Note: Vacancies are provisional and may be changed depending on the availability of training capacity of the National Defence Academy and Indian Naval Academy.

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3. What are the IMPORTANT DATES for UPSC NDA (2) 2021 Recruitment Process?

Answer: Below is the Important Dates of the UPSC NDA (2) 2021 Exam:

Important Dates for UPSC NDA & NA (2) 2021 Exam

UPSC NDA Online Applications Opening Date

9th June 2021

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UPSC NDA Online Applications Closing Date

29th June 2021 (Till 6:00 PM)

Withdrawal of Application Form

6th to 12th July 2021 (Till 6:00 PM)

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Three weeks before the exam

UPSC NDA & NA (2) 2021 Written Exam

5th September 2021

4. What is the AGE LIMIT for UPSC NDA (2) 2021 Recruitment as per the Official Notification?

Answer: Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 2003 and not later than 1st January 2006 are eligible.

Age Limit

Age (years)

Minimum Age

16.5 years during the commencement of course

Maximum Age

19.5 years during the commencement of course

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5. What are the EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS required for UPSC NDA (2) 2021 Exam?

Answer:

NDA & NA 2 2021

Educational Qualification As on 24th June 2022

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 of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

Note: 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.

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6. What is the Selection Process for UPSC NDA (2) 2021 Recruitment?

Answer: UPSC NDA & NA 2 2021 exam will consist of 2 stages, i.e., written exam and SSB Interview. UPSC prepares a list of candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as fixed by the Commission at their discretion. Such candidates shall appear before a Services Selection Board (SSB) for Intelligence and Personality Test where 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 and those for the Air Force in addition to the above will have to qualify Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS).

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7. What is the Exam Pattern for UPSC NDA (2) 2021 Written Exam?

Answer: The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:

Subject

Code

Duration

Maximum Marks

Mathematics (120 Questions)

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01

2 Hours & 30 Minutes

300

General Ability Test (150 Questions)

English + General Knowledge

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02

2 Hours & 30 Minutes

600

Total

25

50

900

SSB Test/Interview

900

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8. Will there be any NEGATIVE MARKING in UPSC NDA (2) 2021 Exam?

Answer: There will be Negative Marking of One-third marks for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.

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9. Will the UPSC NDA (2) 2021 Exam be conducted in ONLINE OR OFFLINE mode?

Answer: UPSC NDA 2 2021 Exam will be conducted in offline mode consisting of Objective Multiple Choice Questions.

10. In which medium of language UPSC NDA (2) 2021 exam will be conducted?

Answer: The question papers (test booklets) of mathematics and Part “B” of General Ability Test will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English. Part-1 will be English Paper.

11. Will there be a SECTIONAL CUT-OFF in UPSC NDA 2021 Exam?

Answer: No, there will be no sectional cut-off in the exam.

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12. Where are UPSC NDA (2) 2021 Exam Centres Located?

Answer: The Examination will be held at the following Centres :

Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Bengaluru, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dharwad, Dispur, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam.

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13. What are the NDA SSB Interview 2021 Selection Process Details?

Answer: Candidates shortlisted in the written exam are required to appear before a Services Selection Board (SSB) for Intelligence and Personality Test where 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 and those for the Air Force in addition to the above will have to qualify Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS). Candidates with Air Force as one of the choice would also undergo CPSS if they qualify SSB and are willing.

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14. What are the PHYSICAL STANDARDS required for UPSC NDA (2) 2021 Selection?

Answer: 1. The candidate must be in good physical and mental health and free from any disease/disability which is likely to interfere with the efficient performance of Military duties.

  1. The minimum acceptable height is 157 cms (162.5 cms. for Air Force). Chest should be well developed. Fully expanded chest should not be less than 81 cms. The minimum range of expansion after full inspiration should be 5 cms.
  2. Distance Vision (Corrected): Better Eye 6/6; Worse Eye 6/9. Myopia should not be more than -2.5D including astigmatism and manifest hypermetropia not more than +3.5D including Astigmatism. The Colour vision standard will be CP-III (Defective Safe).

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15. What is the current PAY SCALE and SALARY Structure of UPSC NDA Enforcement Officer (EO) & Accounts Officer (AO) after 7th Pay Commission?

Answer: Check NDA Officers' Salary after 7th Pay Commission, Pay Scale, Allowances, Promotion Avenues, Incentives, Scholarship, Cost of Training in National Defence Academy and Naval Academy from the link given below:

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16. When will the UPSC NDA 2021 Exam results be announced?

Answer: UPSC declares the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) Written Examination Results on its official website upsc.gov.in. It includes the Roll. Nos. of the candidates who have qualified for the interview by the Services Selection Board (SSB) of the Ministry of Defence for Admission to Army, Navy and Air Force Wings. 

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