UPSC NDA 1 2021: Check important exam day instructions

Union Public Service Commission has issued some important exam day instructions and guidelines for the NDA 1 2021 exam scheduled to be held on April 18. Check all the important NDA exam guidelines and SOPs here.

UPSC NDA 1 2021: Check important exam day instructions
Piyush Chaudhary | Apr 16, 2021 - 9:23 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is scheduled to conduct the UPSC National Defence Academy (NDA) on April 18, 2021, in offline mode. Aspirants appearing for the NDA 1 2021 exam will have to follow all the protocols and COVID-19 guidelines as issued by the UPSC and health ministry. The UPSC has mentioned the NDA 2021 exam day guidelines in the NDA admit card 2021.

UPSC NDA 1 exam date 2021


UPSC NDA 1 exam date

NDA admit card 2021

March 26, 2021

UPSC NDA 1 2021 exam

April 18, 2021

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UPSC NDA 2021 exam day guidelines

  • Aspirants must carry the NDA 2021 admit card on examination day.

  • They need to carry their own stationery as it won't be provided by the examination authority.

  • Entry into the examination venue will be closed 10 minutes prior to the commencement of the exam.

  • Applicants need to carry an original valid photo ID card to the UPSC NDA exam centre on the exam day.

  • Candidates need to carry two identical photographs in case the photo on their e-admit card is not clear.

  • No electronic devices will be allowed inside the NDA examination centre.

  • Applicants won’t be permitted to leave the exam hall before the exam is over.

UPSC NDA 2021 COVID-19 instructions and SOPs

  • Applicants need to wear a face mask for the full duration of the exam.

  • They must carry their own hand sanitizer and drinking water in a transparent bottle.

  • Applicants have to follow all the social distancing guidelines and COVID-19 protocols as issued by UPSC and the Government.


UPSC conducts the NDA exam twice every year for Class 12 pass students. The UPSC NDA 2021 selection process has two stages - written exam and SSB interview. Applicants clearing all the stages of the UPSC NDA recruitment process will be inducted as officers in any of the three defence services i.e. Indian Army, Navy and Air Force.

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