What is Cut Off for NDA?

The written examination for NDA 2021 1 is scheduled to be held on April 18. Defence aspirants are running out of time and need to pull up their socks to meet the NDA qualifying criteria. What is cut off for NDA? We have received several queries from aspirants and trying to allay your fears. So keep on reading to get a fair idea about the expected cut off for NDA 1 2021.

As a rule, the cut off for NDA 2021 will be released by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on their official website. Cut off for the written test and the final selection stage will be released separately. The eligibility criteria require a defence aspirant to score a minimum of 25% marks in each section, on the basis of which, candidates will be selected for Army, Navy or Air Force.

The cut-off list for NDA written examination is prepared out of a total of 900 marks. Sectional NDA cut off for written exam is the sole discretion of UPSC and calculated on the basis of total marks obtained in each section.

To prepare for the written examination a candidate can follow these tips:

  1. Follow the exam pattern and syllabus for acquiring high scoring topics
  2. Master the art of learning basic concepts
  3. Solve previous year question papers
  4. Time management is the key to success; a candidate needs to solve a question paper within a specific time duration
  5. Spare time is needed in the end for revision of questions attempted by you
  6. To get no-holds-barred NDA preparation tips you can seek a crash course at Trishul Defence Academy

Following factors are kept in mind for calculating NDA cut off:

  1. Number of candidates appearing for the test
  2. Total number of vacancies
  3. The level of difficulty faced by examinees in solving the questions

With hard work and dedication, you can score well above the cut off marks. And with the smart preparation tips available at Trishul Defence Academy, you can crack the NDA exam successfully that too with a higher score. We will help you to improve your score with last-minute preparation via mock tests and crash course.

Our credentials and ‘Numero Uno’ status is reflected by the highest number of selections given by us in the last two decades. Our hard work and impeccable professionalism are evident through the testimonials written by our past students, who have secured a high flying career in defence forces with their dedication and our expertise. Founder director, Wing Commander Anoop Mehrotra sir gives final shape to exam preparation methodology, which leaves no scope of error and equips you with all the arsenals needed to cross various stages of NDA smoothly and easily. Thousands of selections in the last two decades speak volumes about our ability to become your trusted mentor that can impart you the winning streak without burning a hole in your pocket.


2020 336
2019 (1) 342
2018 (1) 338
2017 (1) 342
2016 (1) 288



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