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  • Last Modified 16-05-2023

Expected Cut-off for NDA 1 2023: Previous Year Qualifying Marks, Factors


UPSC NDA Cut-off 2023: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducted the NDA & NA EE 2023 exam on April 16, 2023. UPSC releases the NDA cut-off marks online on its official website. The cut-off is the minimum qualifying mark that candidates have to obtain to qualify for the next selection round or final selection. Candidates who appeared for the exam can check the cut-off at upsc.gov.in. Furthermore, they can check the cut-off in this article.

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The NDA selection process consists of two stages, i.e., a written exam and SSB interviews. UPSC releases separate cut-off marks for the written exam and final selection. Candidates who clear both cut-offs are called for a medical examination. Furthermore, the cut-off marks depend on various factors such as vacancies, the number of candidates who appeared for the exam, their performance, etc. Read on to find out more.

UPSC NDA (1) Cut-off Marks 2023

The Commission conducts the NDA & NA EE exams twice a year. Furthermore, the cut-off marks vary for both NDA (1) and NDA (2) exams. The UPSC NDA written exam cut-off is decided out of 900 marks. On the other hand, the final cut-off is decided out of 1800 marks. As the Commission is yet to release the cut-off marks for the UPSC NDA exam 2023, candidates can check the cut-off for the NDA (1) 2022 from the table below:

NDAStageCut-off Marks
NDA (1)Written Exam360 Marks
NDA (1)Final720 Marks

UPSC NDA Cut-off Marks Determining Factors

The UPSC NDA cut-off marks decided by UPSC are based on various factors, some are listed below:

  • Total Number of Vacancies
  • Total Number of Candidates Participating
  • Level of Difficulty of Questions
  • Categories of Candidates
  • Reservation Norms
  • Last Year’s Cut-off Trends

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  • 1st Step: Visit Embibe’s official website, i.e., embibe.com.
  • 2nd Step: Use the mobile number/email to log in.
  • 3rd Step: Click on the “Getting into my dream Undergraduate College” menu bar.
  • 4th Step: Select the Goal “Defence” from the Dropdown and click on “Next”.
  • 5th Step: Select “NDA & NA EE” and click on “Next”.
  • 6th Step: Select the preferred language and click on “Done”.
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How To Check UPSC NDA Cut-off Marks?

The Commission uploads the written exam cut-off and final cut-off marks together online on its official website. Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to check or download the UPSC NDA qualifying marks:

  • 1st Step: Go to the official website, i.e., upsc.gov.in.
  • 2nd Step: Click on the “Examination” tab and then the “Cut-off Marks” tab. A new page will open with year-wise cut-off marks for various exams.
  • 3rd Step: Search for “National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination” and click on the PDF link in front of it.
  • 4th Step: The UPSC NDA cut-off will open on the screen.
  • 5th Step: Check and download the cut-off for future reference.

Previous Years’ UPSC NDA Cut-off Marks

Aspirants can also check the previous years’ cut-offs. It will help those who are planning to appear for the upcoming exam. Moreover, they will know how many marks they need to obtain in the written exam or interviews to be selected.

NDA Cut-off for Written Exam

Candidates can check the NDA written exam cut-off from 2016 to 2021 below:

YearNDA (1) Cut-off
(Out of 900 Marks)
NDA (2) Cut-off
(Out of 900 Marks)

Note: Candidates require to obtain a minimum of 25% in each subject.

NDA Cut-off for Final Selection

Candidates can find the final cut-off marks from 2016 to 2021 in the table below:

YearNDA (1) Cut-off
(Out of 1800 Marks)
NDA (2) Cut-off
(Out of 1800 Marks)

Also, check:

UPSC NDA Detailed InfoNDA Exam Dates
NDA Application FormNDA Syllabus
NDA Preparation TipsNDA Books
NDA Question PapersNDA Result

FAQs on NDA Cut-off Marks 2023

The frequently asked questions regarding UPSC NDA Cut-off 2023 are given below:

Q: What is the NDA cut-off?

Ans. The cut-off is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates need to obtain to get clear the examination.

Q: What are the cut-off marks for UPSC NDA 2023?

Ans. UPSC is yet to publish the cut-off for the NDA & NN EE exam 2023. However, the cut-off for the written exam was 360 marks and for the final stage was 720 marks for NDA (1) 2022.

Q: Where to check the UPSC NDA cut-off?

Ans. Candidates can check the NDA cut-off marks in this article or on the official website, i.e., upsc.gov.in.

Q: Is there any sectional cut-off in the NDA exam?

Ans. Yes. There is a sectional cut-off of a minimum of 25% in each subject for the written examination.

Q: How many vacancies have been announced for UPSC NDA 2023?

Ans. UPSC announced 395 vacancies for the NDA & NA EE exam 2023.

We hope that this article on UPSC NDA Cut-off 2023 helped you. Stay tuned to embibe.com for the latest news and updates on the UPSC NDA exam 2023.

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