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UPSC invites application for National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Exam 2021

UPSC invites application for National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Exam 2021

Kohima, December 31 (NEx): Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 has invited online applications for the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy Examination (I), 2021. Interested and eligible candidates can submit the online application form upto 06:00 pm, January 19, 2021.

An Examination will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on April 18, 2021 for admission to the 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. The Commission may change the exam dates on its discretion, UPSC notification stated.

According to the UPSC exam notification, there are approximately 370 vacancies at the National Defence Academy, including 208 vacancies for Army, 42 for Navy and 120 for Air Force (including 28 for ground duties). 30 vacancies at Naval Academy under the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme.

Age Limits:

Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 2002 and not later than 1st July, 2005 are eligible.

Educational Qualifications:

(i) For Army Wing of National Defence Academy:

12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

(ii) For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy:

12th Class pass with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are required to apply online by using the website upsconline.nic.in. No other mode is allowed for submission of applications, informed UPSC notification. Last date to fill the online Applications is January 19, 2021 till 6:00 PM. The eligible candidates will be issued an e-admit card three weeks before the commencement of the exam.

The Commission has also introduced the facility of withdrawal of Application for those candidates who do not want to appear for the Examination. The online Applications can be withdrawn from January 27, 2021 to February 02, 2021 till 6:00 PM.

For more details and brief instructions for filling up the online Application Form, visit the official website: http://upsconline.nic.in