Defence Exam 2021:

Many young Indian youths see a dream to build their career in defence and serve the nation. The Defence exams are conducted to recruit eligible candidates in the Indian Armed Forces. Through various Defence exams, these defence services offer jobs under the Indian Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, medical & engineering services and many others. Government announces the job opening through public notifications and open to all the citizens of India.

If you are an aspirant of Defence Exams, this article will guide you about different Defence exams, dates, syllabus and exam pattern.

List of Defence Exams 2021

Defence ExamsDate of notification releaseLast date to applyExam Dates
AFCAT 2021November 28th 2020 January 11, 2021
20th, 21st, and 22nd February 2021

CAPF April 15th 202105th May 202108th August 2021
CDSCDS 1- October 28th 2020
CDS 2- To be notified
24th August 2021

CDS 1- February 7th 2021
CDS 2- To be notified
NDANDA 1 – December 30 2020
NDA 2- June 9th 2021
1 January 2021NDA 1 – April 18th 2021
NDA 2- September 5th 2021

AFCAT 2021 Notification And Exam Date

The Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is conducted by the Indian Air Force. And invites eligible candidates both (Men and Women) to be part of this elite force. The AFCAT exam is held twice a year in February and August/September, respectively, to select Class-I Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duties (Technical and Non-Technical) Post. Indian Air Force will conduct AFCAT 2 2021 tentative dates on 21 Aug 2021 and 22 Aug 2021. This article will help you get exam dates  notifications, exam pattern and eligibility.

AFCAT EventsDetails
AFCAT2 Notification DateJune 2021
AFCAT Online Application Date June 2021
AFCAT Admit Card dateAugust 2021
AFCAT Exam dateAugust 2021
Exam levelNational
Exam modeOnline
Exam syllabusGeneral Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

EKT: Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics
Exam patternAFCAT have a total of 100 objective questions for 300 marks.EKT comprises a total of 50 questions for maximum of 150 marks.

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2021

Flying :

Flying Branch candidates age should be 20 to 24 years as on 01 July 2022 i.e. born between 02 July 1998 to 01 July 2002. (both dates inclusive). The upper age limit for candidates who have valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence is relaxable up to 26 years i.e. born between 02 July 1996 to 01 July 2002 (both dates inclusive).

Educational Qualification: Graduation with minimum 60% marks and must have scored minimum 60%marks in Maths and Physics in 10+2 in 12th standard.

Ground Duty Technical:

The candidate age should be from 20 to 26 years as of 01 July 2022 i.e. born between 02 July 1996 to 01 July 2002 (both dates inclusive).

Educational Qualification: The candidate must have B.Tech/ B.E degree in notified streams as mentioned in the official notification of the IAF with a minimum of 60% marks and have scored a minimum of 60% marks in Physics and Maths in 10+2 standard are eligible for technical entry.

Ground Duty Non-Technical:

The candidate age should be from 20 to 26 years as of 01 July 2022 i.e. born between 02 July 1996 to 01 July 2002 (both dates inclusive).

Educational Qualification: For Administration, candidates must have Graduation in any discipline with a minimum of 60% Or Cleared section A&B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized university with 60%.

CDS Exam Notification 2021

The Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) twice every year for the recruitment of candidates into Combined Defence Services- IMA/INA/AFA/OTA. UPSC CDS Part I and Part II are conducted every year for those aspirants who want to serve the nation by joining the defence forces can start applying for the CDS examination. In order to apply online for the CDS examination, candidates must meet all the eligibility criteria set by the Commission. The selection of the candidates will be based on the written examination followed by an interview for intelligence and personality test.

Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2021

Date of NotificationAugust 4, 2021
Date of Commencement of Examination November 14, 2021
Duration of Examination One Day
Last Date for Receipt of Applications August 24, 2021
Exam Mode Offline
Selection Process Written test and SSB interview
CDS (II) 2021 Result Date December 2021

CDS Eligibility 2021 : Age, Education, and Nationality – Check Here

UPSC CAPF Notification 2021

Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) Examination is a competitive exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission to recruit candidates in the Central Armed Police Forces. The post belongs to Group A (Class I Gazetted), candidates recruited through this exam, join the forces as Assistant Commandant (AC). Every year lakhs of the country from all over the country apply for a few hundred seats under this exam. The exam is conducted for enrollment of candidates into the various Security Forces.

  • Border Security Force (BSF)
  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
  • Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
Exam NameCentral Armed Police Forces
Conducting Authority Union Public Service Commission
Exam Level National
Exam ModeOffline
Selection Process
Written Test
Physical Test
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam Language English and Hindi
Official website

UPSC CAPF Eligibility 2021 : Check Here

(NDA)National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination 2021

NDA is organized by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) and it is one of the most desiring defence entrance exams in the country. NDA is a national level entrance exam that is held twice every year, the exam is conducted for admission to Army, Navy and Air Force wings of NDA and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). This exam conducted in two stages known as written exam and SSB Interview. The candidates who qualify in the written test will be eligible to attend the next stage which is the SSB interview, after this medical test will be considered eligible for entry into NDA.

EventsNDA (I)NDA (II)
NDA 2021 NotificationDecember 30, 2020 June 9, 2021
Release of NDA 2021 Application Form December 30, 2020 June 9, 2021
Last date to submit the application formJanuary 19, 2021 July 29, 2021
Release of NDA 2021 Admit card March 2021 August 2021
NDA 2021 Exam Dates April 18, 2021 September 05, 2021

NDA Syllabus 2021 [Mathematics & GAT]

This section aims to provide detailed information on the National Defense Academy Syllabus

NDA General Ability Test Sections Maximum marks
Part A – English -200
Part B – General Awareness Physics 100
History, Freedom Movement, etc. 80
Geography 80
Chemistry 60
General Science 40
Current Events 40
Total 600


Most frequent questions and answers

You can only give the NDA exam when you are appearing for your 12th standard or have finished your 12th. and your age must fit between 16.5 and 19.5.

AFCAT General Awareness consists mainly of current affairs and level is easier as compared to CDSE where it consists of a blend of questions, the level is tougher.

No, after completion of 12th standard you are not eligible for CDS(Combined Defence Service) exam because the minimum education qualification to apply this exam is Graduation. 


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