The UPSC is one such examination that is considered the toughest examination in the country and every year around thousands or even lakhs of students apply for this examination but not many are lucky enough to clear it in a single attempt. But how can we do it? There are a few simple steps that one can follow in order to clear their examination.

The UPSC exam has various sections like the NDA exam which is conducted twice every year for choosing different candidates for the Indian Armed Forces of the country.

So, today let’s move forward to know a bit about this exam.

Let’s get started.

What is NDA?

NDA, also very famously known as the National Defence Academy is the training institute of the Indian forces where all the three forces – Indian Army, Indian Navy, as well as the Indian Air Force train together with each other before they go on to join the respective duties that have been assigned to them.

For getting selected to the different armed forces, one has to take part in the NDA examination which is conducted by the UPSC. So, the candidates have to work hard in order to clear the UPSC NDA examinations and get their chance to be selected in the Indian Forces where they can train together to further go on & join their respective duties.

Why Should one Take Part in the NDA Exam?

One can take part in the NDA exam at any age they want till the time they reach the age of 25 years. So, even if you’re studying in your 12th standard or have just completed your graduation, you can move forward to apply for the NDA exam.

But why should one take part in this exam?

Let’s get to know this.

The NDA exam offers the candidates different opportunities to pay their contribution towards their nation and their country by serving their nation and working to protect its citizens from the dangers that await it.

By getting to take part in the NDA exam, one gets a chance to become a part of the Indian Armed Forces and with that get to choose to take part in the Indian Army, Indian Navy, or Indian Air Force in general.

UPSC NDA Exam

UPSC NDA exam is conducted every year in our country twice in order to select different candidates who are willing enough to serve their nation by being in the different Indian Armed Forces of the country like the Indian Army, Indian Navy, as well as Indian Air Force.

UPSC NDA Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria
Age LimitMinimum Age – A Candidate applying for the NDA exam should not be less than 16 years of age.

Maximum Age – A Candidate applying for the NDA exam should not be more than 25 years of age, in order to join the Indian Armed Forces

Nationality#1. Any Candidate applying for the NDA exam should be a citizen of the country India, in order to apply for the exam.

#2. He/she can also be a subject of the Nepal or Bhutan

#3. Any person who was born in India but moved to different countries like Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, as well as to Vietnam is eligible to apply for the NDA exam in India.

MarriageAny male who is married is not eligible to apply for the NDA exam and take part in the Indian Armed Forces.

Married candidates, be they females or males, are not eligible to apply for the NDA examination.

Educational QualificationsIn order to apply for the NDA exam and take part in the Indian Armed Forces, a candidate has to present his/her certificate for the 10+2 classes and they should have cleared their school from a recognized board or university like CBSE, etc.

One thing to note in particular is that any student who is studying either in Standard XI or Standard XII is not eligible to apply for the Indian Armed Forces and the NDA exam in general.

FitnessAny candidate who has serious health issues is not eligible to apply for the Indian Armed Forces.
Health IssueThere are some health conditions with which the candidate should not be suffering if he/she wants to apply for the Indian Armed Forces and these are:

#1. Overweight/Underweight

#2. Piles

#3. Tonsillitis

#4. Gynaecomastia

#5. Varicocele

#6. Phimosis or Hydrocele

#7. Under Sized Chest

UPSC NDA Application Form 2021

UPSC NDA Form 2021 – NDA I 2021

EventsDates for the Year 2021
Notification ReleasesDecember 30. 2020
Application Form AvailabilityDecember 30, 2020
Last Date to Submit Application Form through Offline ModeJanuary 18, 2021
Last date to submit the application form and online feesJanuary 19, 2021
Application WithdrawalJanuary 27, 2021 – February 02, 2021
NDA I Exam DateApril 18, 2021

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UPSC NDA Form 2021 – NDA II 2021

EventsDates for the Year 2021
Notification ReleasesJune 09, 2021
Availability of Application FormJune 09, 2021
Last Date to Submit Application FormJune 29, 2021
NDA II ExamSeptember 05, 2021

UPSC NDA Last Date

The last date to submit the application form for the UPSC NDA is June 29, 2021. The application form has already begun and it will end on June 29, 2021.

Link to Visit the UPSC NDA Application Form

Given below is the link to apply for the UPSC NDA exam. So, to register and apply for the UPSC NDA, the link for the same is:

Upsc.gov.in

You can visit the site any time you want and fill the application form and register as well as apply for the examination.

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How to Fill the UPSC NDA Form?

Given below are a few steps that one can follow in order to fill the UPSC NDA form:

#1. In order to fill the form, one has to first visit the UPSC site and for that, the link is given below.

Upsconline.nic.in 

Or

Upsc.gov.in

#2. After visiting the official site of the UPSC, now it’s time for you to click on the exam notification link of the UPSC NDA/NA examination.

#3. When you click on the exam notification link, it will direct you to the online website of the UPSC examination.

#4. Now, click on the UPSC NDA exam and the link to its application.

Further Steps

#5. Log in to your portal and fill in the registration form that is given there in order to apply for the examination.

#6. Now, after registering for the form that is given there, it’s time for you to upload your photograph and all the other documents that have been asked for you to upload there.

#7. The last step is to submit the application fee and your form is complete.

For those of you who want to know about the admit card and its details, you can easily get it three weeks prior to your exam by logging on to your portal. The admit card will be available there and you can get it by downloading it from the portal.

Conclusion

Hopefully, you must have found this information useful and this must have provided you with a lot of knowledge about so many things that you wanted to know about this examination.

With this, we really hope that you must have gained a lot of knowledge and insight about so many things in life and if you want to know more, feel free to comment down below and let us know so that we can help you with the same.

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