NDA 1 2021

NDA 1 2021 : Result Declaration Soon, Check Expected Cut Off  

NDA 1 2021 Result : Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will declare the result for NDA 1 2021 exam very soon. NDA 1 2021 exam was in offline mode conducted on 18th April 2021 this year. As per the difficulty level in both the papers of the exam- General Ability (GAT) & Mathematics we are providing the expected cut off via this important informational blog.

NDA 1 2021 exam was held nationwide for 400 vacancies for recruitment in Indian Armed Forces (Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, Indian Army ) at 10 +2 entry-level amidst corona pandemic.

NDA 1 2021 Exam Pattern

NDA exam consists of two papers – General Ability (GAT) and Mathematics which consisted of Multiple Choice Objective questions which calculated at 900 marks. The examination was held in offline mode. There was a negative marking of 1/3 marks for wrong answers. The total time duration was 2 Hours 30 minutes each.

NDA 1 2021 Written Exam Pattern
Subject/ No. of Questions Paper Duration Maximum Marks
Mathematics (120 Questions) 1 2 Hours & 30 Minutes 300
General Ability Test (150 Questions)

Part-A English + Part-B General Knowledge

2 2 Hours & 30 Minutes 600
Total 900

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NDA 1 2021 Exam Analysis

Questions asked in Paper 1 & 2 Paper were in the range of moderate to the tough difficulty level. The marks scored in the written exam will be considered for the SSB interview round.

NDA 1 2021 Expected Cut Off

Expected Cut-Off Total Marks (Paper-1 + Paper-2)
350 – 360 900

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NDA 1 Exam Previous Year Marks
Year Written Exam Marks

(Out of 900)


(Out of 1800)`

NDA & NA (I) 2020 355 723
NDA & NA (II) 2019 346 709
NDA & NA (I) 2019 342 704
NDA & NA (II) 2018 325 688
NDA & NA (I) 2018 338 705
NDA & NA (II) 2017 258 624
NDA & NA (I) 2017 342 708
NDA & NA (II) 2016 229 602
NDA & NA (I) 2016 288 656
NDA & NA (II) 2015 269 637
NDA & NA (I) 2015 306 674
NDA & NA (II) 2014 283 656
NDA & NA (I) 2014 360 722
NDA & NA (II) 2013 360 721
NDA & NA (I) 2013 333 698
NDA & NA (II) 2012 335 699



UPSC NDA/ NA 1 Result Analysis
Exam Name Number of Candidates Qualified
NDA 2 2019 written exam 7034
NDA 1 2019 written exam 7927
NDA 2 2018 written exam 6930+
NDA 1 2018 written exam 8200+
NDA 1 2018 SSB interview 379
NDA 2 2017 written exam 6500+
NDA 2 2017 SSB interview 447
NDA 1 2017 written exam 8010
NDA 1 2017 SSB interview 371

SSB Interview After Written Exam

After the conduction of NDA written exam SSB prepares a list of candidates who have scored minimum qualifying marks in the written exam as fixed by Commission.

The shortlisted candidates shall appear before the 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.

Final Selection: SSB Qualified candidates will then be placed in a single combined list on the basis of total marks secured by them in the Written Examination and the Services Selection Board Tests.

The final allocation/selection for admission to the Army, Navy, Air Force of the National Defence Academy and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy will be made upto the number of vacancies available subject to eligibility, medical fitness and merit-cum-preference of the candidates.



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