How To Join NDA After 12th (Commerce, Arts, Science)- Eligibility, Application, Selection Process
How To Join NDA After 12th - Class 12th passed candidates are eligible to join NDA after 12th. Candidates should satisfy the NDA eligibility norms, submit the form, pass the selection process to join NDA after passing 12th class. Union Public Service Commission conducts NDA exam to fill officer level vacancies in armed forces. To apply for UPSC NDA, candidates age should be between 16.5 to 19.5 years and passed 12th class. There is no NDA eligibility 12th percentage. The written NDA 1 2021 is scheduled to be held on April 18, 2021. Students have to solve objective-type questions based on Elementary Mathematics and General Awareness Test. Candidates who qualify the written examination will be called for a 5 day SSB process at various selection boards. Candidates who clear the SSB interview will be called for a medical exam. Let's now discuss the How To Join NDA After 12th.
Latest- NDA 1/2021 application form released on December 30, 2020. The last date to apply is January 19, 2021. Start covering the NDA Exam Syllabus 2021 after filling the application form to prepare for the exam.
Who Can Join NDA After 12th Class?
NDA Eligibility for 12th Passed Students
Candidates applying for UPSC NDA exam 2021 must be the citizen of India.
Aspirants from Nepal, Bhutan and Tibetan refugee, Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam are also eligible but only after subject to fulfil eligibility criteria as the rule of Government of India.
NDA 2021 Age limit
16.5 to 19.5 years
Educational qualification for NDA exam
For Army wing:
For Air Force and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of INA:
Candidates must have passed Class 12 exams with Physics and Mathematics
How to Apply for NDA After 12th Class?
UPSC releases the National Defence Academy application form twice every year at its official website. Aspirants can fill NDA application form upon release. For more detail, check steps to fill NDA application form below.
Visit the official website of UPSC - www.upsc.gov.in.
Click on the “Apply Online” link.
Fill basic details in registration form part 1.
Now proceed to registration part 2.
Fill educational qualification, personal details and exam details.
Upload photograph, signature and photo ID proof as per the specifications.
Pay the NDA application fee and submit the application form.
Download the application form for future reference.
Documents Required for NDA Exam
Candidates appearing in the NDA exam must keep certain documents ready before filling the application form. Check below documents required to join NDA after 12th.
Valid email ID and mobile number
Valid photo ID proof - Aadhar Card/ Voter Card/ PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving License/ School Photo ID/Any other photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government.
Matriculation/10+2 or equivalent certificate
Scanned image of photograph and signature.
Visa/MasterCard/Rupay/ Credit/Debit Card to pay NDA 2021 application fee.
How to Prepare for NDA after 12th?
Candidates appearing for the NDA exam must check the preparation tips from below.
Make a study plan to distribute time for all topics.
Go through the NDA exam pattern thoroughly before starting your preparations.
Practice previous year NDA question papers regularly.
Practice online mock tests for better time management.
Candidates who wish to join NDA after 12th class must go through the NDA 2021 selection process, candidates first need to appear for a written exam. Qualified candidates will be called for SSB interviews.
NDA Exam 2021
The written exam of NDA comprises two papers - Elementary Mathematics and General Awareness Test. The exam will be conducted for a duration of 5 hours. Paper 1 of NDA will be of 300 while paper 2 will carry 600 marks. Lets now discuss the SSB process of the NDA exam.
Qualified candidates from the written exam have to face the Service Selection Board interview. The first day is called the screening day. Candidates have to appear for two verbal and non-verbal tests followed by PPDT. On the basis of performance of candidates, the SSB board announces the result for all candidates. Qualified candidates from day one are retained for the next stage of SSB interview and remaining candidates will be sent back on the same day. The next stages in SSB interview are
Group Testing Officers Test
After the conference round, final results will be announced. Candidates who got recommended will be called for medical examinations at various centres.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - How To Join NDA After 12th (Commerce, Arts, Science)- Eligibility, Application, Selection Process
Question: Can a commerce student apply for the NDA exam?
Yes, commerce stream aspirants can apply for the NDA exam.
Question: What is the age limit to appear for the NDA exam?
Candidates between 16.5 to 19.5 years of age with essential educational qualifications can apply for the NDA exam.
Question: Can a 12th appearing candidate apply for NDA exam?
Yes, 12th class appearing candidates can also appear for NDA exam.
Question: When will the UPSC release NDA admit card?
Candidates can download the admit card of NDA exam tentatively from March 30.
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Questions related to NDA
what are the government exams for girls age 16-17 in class 11-12th standard (like for boys their is NDA that can be given in this age and class)?
If you are aspiring to join in Defence after class 12th then Indian Army B.Sc Nursing is the entrance exam for you. The eligibility criteria is that a candidate must have passed 10+2 with Biology, Physics and Chemistry from a recognized board. The minimum height required is 152 CMS. To check the details use the link below
To join in other armed forces like Indian Navy, Indian Air Force including Indian Army you must at least passed 3 year bachelor's degree or B.E/B.Tech or LAW from recognized board. If you are aspiring to appear for other government exams then you may consider appearing for
- SSC CHSL
- SSC MTS
- SSC Stenographer Group C and Group D
- State Police Constable
- State level Postal Recruitment
- Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)
- State level Public Commission Service
can I apply to the NDA after BTech?
Hope you are doing good.
Below I have mentioned the eligibility criteria for NDA 2021:
Should be an Indian national
The candidate should be an Unmarried male
Minimum education qualification required for NDA is 10+2 (Army), 10+2 with Physics and Maths (Air Force & Navy)
Candidates should fall in the age group of 16.5 and 19.5 years
So by the time you complete your B.Tech you would have crossed the maximum age and would not be an eligible candidate. So I would suggest you to try now itself.
Hope this helps
I am born on 10 Nov 2003.Am I be able to appear in the NDA(1) and NDA(2) exam in 2022
- For NDA 2, candidates must have born not earlier than January 2, 2003, and not later than January 1, 2006.
- For NDA 1, candidates should be born not earlier than July 2, 2002 and not later than July 1, 2005.
This is the age limit as per the previous years statistics.Moreover NDA exam considers the date of birth as mentioned in 10+2 board exam certificates.
Hope it helps!!
how many mark to clear nda exam and want to also know th 2020 cut off and 2021 syllabus may change or not
As per previous years records, for clearing written stage you need to have atleast 320-340+ marks out if 900 marks with atleast 25% in each subject. And final cutoff out of 1800, you must have atleast 710-720+ marks. And there is no news till now regarding any changes in syllabus of NDA 2021. Click below to see the syllabus of NDA 2021:
Is The Date for Filling Form Of NDA is Ended?
The last date to fill the NDA 1 application form is over. The last date was 19-Jan-2021 and 18-Apr-2021 is the date for the written exam.
But The NDA examination takes place twice a year, in the month of april and in september. The Release of NDA 2 notification will be on 09-Jun-2021 and the form will be available from 09-Jun-2021 to 29-Jun-2021.