Exam Notification 2023

NDA 2 2021 Notification : Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus

NDA 2 2021 Notification : Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has started the registration process for National Defense Academy and Naval Academy Examination 2 2021 (NDA 2) on its website i.e. upsc.gov.in.

Eligible and interested candidates can apply for UPSC NDA 2021 through UPSC online website upsconline.nic.in from 09 June to 29 June 2021. Online applications can be withdrawn from 06 July 2021 to 12 July 2021 till 6:00 PM.

Candidates who will successfully submit their application will be called for UPSC NDA 1 Exam which is scheduled to be held on 05 September 2021.

This year UPSC has invited applications to fill up 400 vacancies. Last year, the commission had invited applications to fill up 413 vacancies under the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy (10+2) Cadet Entry Scheme.

More details about UPSC NDA 2 Exam like educational qualification, age limit, selection process, the application process, exam pattern, syllabus are given below

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UPSC NDA 2 2021 Exam Dates

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

UPSC NDA Online Applications Opening Date

9th June 2021

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)

Download of Admit Card of NDA 2021 Exam

Three weeks before the exam

UPSC NDA & NA (2) 2021 Written Exam

5th September 2021

UPSC NDA 2 2021 Vacancy Details

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

UPSC NDA & NA II 2021 Recruitment


National Defence Academy







(28 for Ground Duties)



Naval Academy

(10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)




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

NDA 2 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Following are the detailed eligibility criteria for NDA 2 2021 examination : –

Age Limit, Sex, Marital Status:

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

UPSC NDA 2 2021 Academy 

  • National Defense Academy
  • Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)

NDA 2 2021 Educational Qualification

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

NDA 2 2021 Physical Standards

  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.
  2. The minimum acceptable height is 157 cms (162.5 cms. for Air Force). Chest should be well developed. A fully expanded chest should not be less than 81 cms. The minimum range of expansion after full inspiration should be 5 cms.

  3. 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).


NDA Nationality Criteria 

A citizen of India, or

A subject of Nepal, or

A Tibetan refugee who came to India before the 1st day of January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

NDA 2 2021 Selection Process

NDA 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).

NDA 2 2021 Exam : How To Apply

Candidates can start filling the NDA & NA 2 2021 Application Form from 9th June 2021 at upsconline.nic.in

Applications need to submitted in online mode only.

Application Fees 



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 are also not required to pay the prescribed fee if they are studying in Military School (formerly known as King George’s School)/ Sainik School run by Sainik Schools Society.

No Fees

UPSC NDA 2 2021 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

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




Maximum Marks

Mathematics (120 Questions)


2 Hours & 30 Minutes


General Ability Test (150 Questions)

English + General Knowledge


2 Hours & 30 Minutes






SSB Test/Interview




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