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Last updated on April 9th, 2022 at 06:54 pm

The UPSC NDA cutoff marks are decided by the Commission based on certain factors that fluctuate every year. The cut off marks define the least marks you should score in the written exam to appear for the next stage of selection. Those who score above this are considered to be selected for the next stage. There are two cut offs for UPSC NDA, one for written exam and one for written exam plus interview.

  • To check and download the UPSC NDA cutoff list; candidates need to check the commission’s website.
  • The UPSC NDA cut off for the written exam is calculated out of 900 marks.
  • The final UPSC NDA cut-off is calculated based on the marks secured by the last selected candidates out of 1800 marks (900 marks of written exam and 900 marks of the Interview).  
  • The cut off can be predicted based on the previous year’s cutoff because usually, it increases slightly every year. 
  • Candidates who clear the cut off will be recommended for admission to Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of National Defence Academy and Naval Academy. 

Candidates can find the cut offs for previous year for UPSC NDA Recruitment here. 

Exam NameUPSC NDA
Recruitment authorityUnion Public Service Commission
Post nameNational Defence Academy Recruitment
Vacancy400
Exam date10th April 2022
Cut off modeOnline
Cut off statusNot released
WebsiteUPSC NDA

UPSC NDA Cut Off Date

The table below has the major details of UPSC NDA cut-off dates

NDA Cut Off EventsNDA Cut Off Dates
Written Exam10th April 2022
InterviewJuly 2022 to September 2022
Release of Cut Off MarksDecember 2022

UPSC NDA Cut Off 2021

UPSC NDA Recruitment is a golden opportunity for candidates who want to secure a job in the Indian Army. The Commission releases the list of wing-wise vacancies for the post, so candidates should prepare accordingly. Here is a list of the UPSC NDA cut off marks for 2021. Candidates can get an idea for building the strategy of preparation from the cut off. 

Wing nameVacancyRecommended candidatesCut off for written test out of 900 marksFinal test out of 1800 marks
Army
Air force
Naval academy
Navy
208
92
50
42
447342704

UPSC NDA Previous Year Cutoff

Read this table to know about UPSC NDA Cut-off Marks for the previous year. This will help you get an idea of how many marks need to be scored for 2022.

Year Cut Off Marks
2020350
2019342
2018338
2017340
2016288
2015306

How to Check UPSC NDA Cut Off?

Candidates can check the UPSC NDA cutoff marks on the official website of the Commission. Candidates can follow the instructions below to check the cut off.

Step 1: Go to the official website of UPSC.

Step 2: Click on the link for the Recruitment results. 

Step 3: On clicking the link, you will find a drop-down menu.

Step 4: Find the option of cut off marks on the drop-down menu, and click on that. 

Step 5: Now, you will reach the cut-off page. You will see different links available for various posts under UPSC. 

Step 6: Click on the link for the UPSC NDA exam you took. 

Step 7: On clicking, it will automatically download into your device.

Step 8: Open that PDF document and check the cut off of UPSC NDA Recruitment 

UPSC NDA Cutoff for Final Selection

The final Cut Off for UPSC NDA Recruitment is released is released out of 1800 marks. Out of this, 900 marks will be for the written exam and 900 marks will be for the interview. Check out the previous years’ final cut off for UPSC NDA Recruitment

Year Cut Off Marks
2021709
2020723
2019704
2018705
2017708
2016656

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UPSC NDA Cut Off 2022 FAQs

Is there a relaxation in the UPSC NDA Cutoff for the reserved categories?

There is no relaxation for the reserved categories specific to the cut-off. 

I cleared the UPSC NDA cutoff. What next?

Once you clear the UPSC NDA cutoff, you are eligible for the next round of the selection process. 

My laptop is not working. Can I view the UPSC NDA cutoff on my mobile phone as well?

Yes. You can view the UPSC NDA Cutoff on your mobile phone as well. 

I downloaded the UPSC NDA Cutoff PDF. Should I print it as well?

No, you are not required to print the Cutoff PDF. Once you download the document, check if your score is above the cutoff or not. If your score is more than the cutoff, you should start preparing for the next round.

Will the Commission release a cutoff list for all the wings of NDA separately?

No. The Commission releases does not separate cutoff lists for each post.