The date of declaration of UPSC NDA 1 2021 exam is the biggest topic of discussion among NDA aspirants as on today’s date. The key reasons behind this are – (1) NDA 2 application form has already been released, and candidates who appeared in NDA 1 first need to know whether they cleared it or not in order to decide whether to apply for NDA 2 or not; and (2) The expected result date of NDA 1 result is also this week.
As per our calculations, the NDA 1 2021 result should be announced on any date between June 15 to June 29, 2021. This is based on past year trends, and the deadline for NDA 2 registrations.
Barring the results of NDA 1 2020, which were declared within 33 days of exam, the results of NDA 1 in the year 2018, and 2019 were announced 54 and 58 days after exam. This makes the most probable date of declaration of NDA 1 2021 result to be tomorrow, June 15, 2021.
However, even if UPSC does not declare result tomorrow, it will most certainly do so before the last date of application form submission of NDA 2 exam.
Union Public Service Commission conducted the NDA 1 2021 exam on April 18, 2021. Now, candidates who have appeared in the national level, defence recruitment exam, are waiting for the results to release. Those who qualify will face the SSB interviews for final selection.
NDA Result Date of Last 05 Years
The exam date of the last 05 NDA examinations conducted by the UPSC and the corresponding date of release of the written result is given in the table below. Before jumping to conclusions, it may be noted that last year, the NDA 1 and NDA 2 exams were conducted as a combined test on September 06, 2020, and the result came out on October 09, 2020, i.e. 33 days after the exam. While this was a significant deviation from the usual schedule of the NDA exams, the decision was taken in light of the prevailing pandemic conditions last year.
|NDA Exam||Exam Date||Result Date||Difference|
|NDA 1 and 2 2020||06 Sep 2020||09 Oct 2020||33 Days|
|NDA 2 2019||17 Nov 2019||12 Dec 2019||25 Days|
|NDA 1 2019||21 Apr 2019||18 Jun 2019||58 Days|
|NDA 2 2018||09 Sep 2018||30 Nov 2018||70 Days|
|NDA 1 2018||22 Apr 2018||15 Jun 2018||54 Days|
In 2019, the NDA 1 exam was held on April 21, 2019, and the result was declared on June 18, 2019, i.e. around 58 days after the exam. NDA 2 exam in 2019 was held on November 17, 2019, while the results were declared by the Commission on December 12, 2019, i.e., 25 days after the exam was conducted.
In 2018, the NDA 2 exam was held on September 09, 2018. Union Public Service Commission released the result of the exam on November 30, 2018, i.e., 82 days after the exam was conducted. Based on the statistics of the last 05 NDA exams presented above, on average, the UPSC releases the result, 46.2 days after the exam is conducted.
NDA Cut Offs
In order to qualify for the NDA written exam, candidates have to secure a score, equal to or more than the cut-offs specified by the Commission for the written exam. During the last 05 NDA exams conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, the cut-off marks have remained within the maximum and minimum score of 355 and 325.
|NDA Exam||Cut Offs|
|NDA 1 2020||355|
|NDA 2 2019||346|
|NDA 1 2019||342|
|NDA 2 2018||325|
Evidently, the NDA cut offs have progressively increased throughout the last few years. Thus, the cut offs for the NDA 1 2021 exam can be expected to be above 355. Candidates are advised to remain active on the official website upsc.gov.in for further updates about NDA 1 2021 result and cut-offs.
On the basis of NDA 1 2021 final result, candidates will be admitted to Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 147th Course, and
for the 109th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 2nd January, 2022. Whereas on the basis of NDA 2 2021, they will be admitted to Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 148th Course, and for the 110th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 2nd July, 2022. Under both, the total number of vacancies are 400.