UPSC NDA & NA Exam 2021 @ : Application begins for Women Candidates

UPSC NDA & NA Exam 2021 @ : Application begins for Women Candidates

Registration procedure for women candidates for UPSC NDA & NA Exam 2021 has begun. By 8 October 2021, applicants can apply for the exam. You can find more information on See here for details.


Since 24 September 2021 the application process for women candidates has started from today’s UPSC National Defense Academy, NDA and Naval Academy, NA or UPSC NDA and NA II Process for 2021. It should be noted that the candidates can request the examination until 8 October 2021., candidates can check for major updates.


2.1 Candidates are required to apply online by using the website Brief instructions for filling up the online Application Form have been given in the Appendix-II (A) Detailed instructions are available on the above mentioned website.

2.2 The Commission has introduced the facility of withdrawal of Application for those candidates who do not want to appear for the Examination. In this regard, Instructions are mentioned in Appendix-II (B) of this Examination Notice.


2.3 Candidate should also have details of one photo ID viz. Aadhar Card/ Voter Card/ PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving License/ School Photo ID/Any other photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government. The details of this photo ID will have to be provided by the candidate while filling up the online application form. The same photo ID card will also have to be uploaded with the Online Application Form. This photo ID will be used for all future referencing and the candidate is advised to carry this ID while appearing for examination/SSB.

Age Limit Age (years)
Minimum Age 16.5 years during the commencement of the course
Maximum Age 19.5 years during the commencement of the course

The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e-Admit Card will be made available on the UPSC website ( for being downloaded by candidates. No Admit Card will be sent by post. All the applicants are required to provide

Candidates should be aware that the positions are only allowed for unmarried female candidates. After the Supreme Court and SC recently ruled out the waiver of women during the 14 November 2021 examination, the decision to allow women to appear for NA Exam 2021 was taken. The SC bench led by Judge Sanjay Kishan Kaul stated that women’s candidates cannot be postponed for acceptance. No application after 8 October 2021 would be accepted, according to the official notice published by the UPSC. Furthermore, no requests other than the prescribed online mode will be accepted.


In case of any guidances/information/clarification regarding their application, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near Gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over Telephone No.011-23385271/011-
23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs. to 17.00 hrs.

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