How to check NDA Result 2021?

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the name-wise result of NDA I 2021 written exam on July 2. Earlier, the commission had published the roll numbers of shortlisted candidates on June 30. The names of candidates declared successful in NDA I written exam have been made available in PDF form. Selected candidates are required to register for the SSB Interview within two weeks. NDA 1 2021 exam was conducted on April 18.

NDA (II) 2021 written exam, scheduled to be conducted on September 5, has been postponed to November 14. NDA (II) 2021 result for the written exam is expected to be announced in January 2022. 

How to check NDA Result 2021?

Candidates can follow the steps below to check the NDA result.

  • Visit the official website of UPSC
  • Click the result link on the UPSC home page
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  • NDA result 2021 opens on a new page in PDF form
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  • Candidates can search their roll numbers and names in the result PDF through Ctrl+F
  • If their roll numbers and names are in the result PDF, this means candidates have qualified the exam
  • Download the result PDF and take its printout
NDA I 2021 Result with names – Download HereNDA I 2021 Result for written exam- Download Here

NDA Scorecard

The marksheet of candidates is made available on the official website within 15 days from the date of publication of NDA final result. The scorecard is available to download for a period of 30 days. NDA scorecard displays the following details.

  • Candidate’s name
  • Roll numbers
  • Sectional and overall scores

How the scores of candidates are calculated?

UPSC follows the marking scheme while calculating the scores of candidates. NDA marking scheme is given below.

  • In General Ability Test (GAT), candidates get four marks for correct answers
  • In the Mathematics section, for correct answers candidates scores 2.5 marks
  • For wrong answers, 0.33 marks are deducted

Formula for score calculation

GAT- Number of correct answers x 4 – Number of incorrect answers x 0.33

Mathematics – Number of correct answers x 2.5 – Number of incorrect answers x 0.33

Stages of NDA result

NDA result is declared in two stages. First, the result for the written exam is declared which is followed by the declaration of the final result. The stages of NDA result 2021 are explained below.

NDA Result 2021 for Written Exam

The written exam as per NDA exam pattern comprises two sections-GAT and Mathematics. The total marks of the test are 900. UPSC prepares a list of candidates who secure the minimum qualifying marks in the written exam. Only such candidates are selected for SSB Interview for Intelligence and Personality Test.

Final NDA 2021 Result

NDA final result is declared after the completion of the SSB Interview. Candidates are selected for admission to the Army/Navy/Naval Academy and Air Force based on their performance in the written exam and SSB Interview. Candidates are required to secure separate minimum qualifying marks in both tests.

What after the declaration of NDA result?

Qualified candidates of the written exam are required to appear in the SSB Interview. The exam is a two-stage process based on Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test. All selected candidates are required to appear first in Stage 1. Only those candidates who qualify the Stage 1 are selected for Stage 2. Candidates who qualify for Stage 2 are required to submit the original certificates along with one photocopy of each original Class 10 pass certificate and Original 10+2 pass certificate.

Preparation of Merit List for Selection

  • A single combined merit list is prepared based on the total marks secured by candidates in the written exam and SSB Interview
  • 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 is done as per the number of vacancies subjected to candidates’ eligibility, medical fitness and merit-cum-preference
  • While allocation/selection to one service/course, they will not be considered for admission to other remaining services/courses

Tie-Breaking Policy 

When two or more candidates secure equal aggregate marks in NDA exam, the ties are resolved as per age. This means candidates older in age will be given preference. 

NDA Result Analysis

Given in the table below are the past three years’ data of the number of candidates who qualified the written exam and SSB interview

Exam Number of qualified candidates
NDA 2 2019 written exam7034
NDA 1 2019 written exam7927
NDA 2 2018 written examMore than 6930
NDA 1 2018 written examMore than 8200
NDA 1 2018 SSB interview379
NDA 2 2017 written examMore than 6500
NDA 2 2017 SSB interview447
NDA 1 2017 written exam8010
NDA 1 2017 SSB interview371

NDA Cut off 

The cut off is released after the completion of the recruitment process. NDA cut off is different for written exam and SSB Interview. To qualify the exam, candidates need to secure the cut off marks separately in written exam and SSB Interview. The cut off marks for the written exam are calculated out of 900 marks. The final NDA cut off which is the marks secured by the last recommended candidates is determined out of 1800 marks. 

NDA Result 2021 Dates

Candidates can check on the table below NDA 2021 dates related to the declaration of result.

EventsNDA 1 Result 2021NDA 2 Result 2021
Written exam 18-Apr-202105-Sept-.2021 (14-Nov-2021)
Declaration of result for written exam30-Jun-2021January 2022
Declaration of final NDA result To be notified To be notified

NDA Result 2021 FAQs

Q. When NDA (I) 2021 result for the written exam will be declared?A: NDA (I) 2021 result for the written exam was announced on June 30. The exam was conducted on April 18.

Q: When NDA (II) 2021 result for the written exam will be declared?A: NDA (II) 2021 result for the written exam is expected to be declared in January 2022. The exam will be conducted on November 14.

Q. Will I get the hard copy of NDA result 2021?A. No, candidates do not receive the hard copy of the NDA 2021 result.

Q. Will UPSC send individual communication regarding the result?A. Candidates are not informed individually regarding the declaration of NDA result.

Q. Where can I check the NDA result 2021?A. Candidates can check their NDA results on the official website of UPSC.  

Q. What details are mentioned in the NDA result PDF?A. NDA result PDF comprises the roll numbers of qualified candidates.

Q. If I get 323 in UPSC NDA exam. Am I eligible for SSB?A. Yes, you will be probably selected for the SSB Interview. 

Q: When NDA cutoff marks are released?A: NDA cut off marks are released after completion of the recruitment process for the written exam and final selection. 

Q. What is NDA merit list?A. The merit list of NDA is prepared based on the total marks scored by candidates in the written exam and SSB Interview. 

Q. How long will it take to prepare for SSB Interview after the declaration of NDA result?A. Candidates must start their preparation early for SSB Interview after the declaration of result. 

Q. What is the public disclosure of NDA scores?A. UPSC releases the scores of candidates publicly who appeared in the final stage of the exam but not recommended for the recruitment exam.

Q. Are there any qualifying marks in each subject of NDA exam?A:  Yes, candidates are required to secure 25% in each subject of NDA written exam.

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