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UPSC NDA Result 2021: Preparation guide for SSB

The NDA 1 result is expected to be out soon. Right after the announcement of the result, SSB interviews will be held for qualified candidates. There is no time to lose. Know how to prepare for SSB here.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is expected to announce NDA 1 result 2021 in a few days. The exact date of the declaration of the result has not been notified. However, it is expected that the result will be announced by the third or fourth week of June 2021. UPSC has also released the NDA (II) application form. The last date to submit it is June 29, 2021. The NDA (II) exam will be held on September 5, 2021.

The result of the NDA 2021 exam will be uploaded online, at upsc.gov.in. It will be announced via a pdf and will contain the name and roll number of the selected candidates for Services Selection Board (SSB) interviews. Those who qualify for the written tests are required to appear in the SSB interview. The final results are based on the performance of the candidate in the written test and the SSB interviews. 

SSB interviews are very crucial and must not be taken lightly. Looking at the trends from the past, it is seen that only 8% to 10% of the candidates could qualify for the SSB interview rounds. Therefore here is a preparation guide on how to stay mentally and physically ready for the SSB Interview rounds:

Books to prepare for the interview: 

There are many books available in the market and in the online shopping portal that can be used to prepare for the SSB interview. A few of the most recommended books are – SSB Interview: The Complete Guide by Dr N.K. Natarajan; Let’s Crack SSB Interview by SSBCrack; SSB OIR & PPDT: Complete Guide To Stage 1 SSB Interview by DDE; Breaking The Code of SSB Psychological Tests – SSB Interview by SSBCrack; Get Success in SSB Interviews by Arihant Experts.

Know what happens in SSB interview:

You cannot play a game if you do not know the rules, right? Similarly, you must know what happens in the SSB interview rounds to be able to prepare for it. Here is what goes on during those 5 days of SSB rounds

Day 1 is a screening test day. Candidates will be called to fill a few forms and will have to take a few physiological tests. Candidates who qualify on day 1 can stay, the rest of the candidates are sent back home.

Day 2 and 3 are days for the GTO tasks. These tasks are the group activities which the aspirant has to perform along with his group members. There will be group discussions, picture perception tests, and more such activities.

Day 4 and 5 are personal interview days. The SSB interview is held where the interviewer assesses the candidate in diverse ways. The interviewers consist of a panel of officers that can be up to 20 in numbers.

UPSC NDA (National Defence Academy) Exam 2021:

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has invited applications for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA (National Defence Academy). Application process has begun and will continue till 29th June. Interested candidates can apply through official website - www.upsc.gov.in. Before heading to fill the application form, candidates are advised to go through the detailed notification posted on the site.




Notification releases

9th June 2021

Availability of application form

9th June 2021

Last date to submit application form

26th June 2021

NDA II exam

5th September 2021

UPSC NDA exam II 2021: Eligibility criteria 


For Army Wing or National Defence Academy: Candidates must qualify 12th or equivalent examination from any recognized board or university to be eligible for examination.

For Air force & Naval wings of NDA & for 10+2 cadet entry scheme at the Indian Naval Academy : Applying candidates must qualify 12th with Physics & Mathematics as their compulsory subject to be eligible for examination.

Physical fitness: Candidates must be physically fit as per the norms laid down by officials.

Appearing: Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam will be also eligible to apply for NDA.

Age: Candidates should be at least 18 years of age to be eligible to apply for the job. The date of the calculation of age will be notified soon.

UPSC NDA exam II 2021: How to apply

Step 1: Visit the official website – upsconline.nic.in

Step 2: Click on the “online application for various posts”

Step 3: Click on the registration link

Step 4: Fill in required credentials

Step 5: Upload the photograph and signature as per the prescribed size

Step 6: Submit and pay fees (if applicable)

Step 7: Submit the fees and keep the registration number carefully for future reference.

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