Cut-off marks for an exam is known as a minimum mark required to be eligible for attending the counselling and admission process to enter into a particular college. In this section, we will discuss the cut off marks for the NDA 2020 exam. The candidates in order to estimate the NDA Cut Off 2021 must be aware of the NDA Cut Off 2019 and other previous years cut off.
Results for NDA exam will get declared in June 2021. After the declaration of the result, merit will list be prepared based on the minimum qualifying marks on the basis of which candidates will get called for the counselling rounds. Candidates should refer to some of the highly prescribed books for the NDA Exam to achieve the required cut-off.
|Exam Events||NDA 1 2021||NDA 2 2021|
|Written Exam Date||September 6, 2021||September 6, 2021|
|NDA Cut off Marks Release Date||May 2021||May 2021|
NDA 2021 Cut Off (Expected)
The cut off for UPSC NDA 2021 will be released on the official UPSC website. Candidates can refer to the previous years cut off and get a better understanding of the expected cut off for 2021 as given in the below table. The official UPSC NDA 2021 Cut off will likely be the same as the expected cut off. Candidates can check the previous year's cut off and estimate the UPSC NDA cut off 2021. The NDA 2019 Cut off is also given in the following table.
|Subjects||Expected cut off|
|Written Exam Cut off||342|
|Final Cut off||704|
Note: Candidates must remember that the above cut off for 2021 is the expected cut off that is estimated using previous year cut off. The exact cut off will be updated, once it is released officially.
Previous Year Cut Off (2016-2019)
To get a better understanding of the difficulty level of any exam, candidates must go through the previous years cut off in order to score better and beat the competition. Candidates can refer the below UPSC NDA cut-off from 2016 to 2019.
NDA 1 Cut off
The NDA 1 cut off 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016 are given below. Candidates will get an idea about the NDA Cut off trends.
|Year||NDA 1 Cut off (900 Marks)||Final Selection Cut Off (out of 1800 Marks)|
|2019||342 (With at least 25% marks in each subject)||704|
|2018||338 (With at least 25% marks in each subject)||705|
|2017||342 (With at least 25% marks in each subject)||708|
|2016||288 (With at least 25% marks in each Subject)||656|
NDA 2 Cut off
The NDA 2 Cut off 2019 along with other previous year cut off are given in the table below.
|Year||NDA 2 Cut off (900 Marks)||Final Selection Cut Off (out of 1800 Marks)|
|2019||346 (With at least 25% marks in each subject)||709|
|2018||325 (With at least 25% marks in each subject)||688|
|2017||258 (With at least 25% marks in each subject)||624|
|2016||229 (With at least 20% marks in each subject)||602|
Factors Determining the NDA Cut Off
NDA Cut off will be based on the following factors:
- The total number of candidates writing UPSC NDA exam.
- Maximum and minimum marks scored by the candidates.
- Level of difficulty of the exam.
- Number of seats available