To short-posting possibility for Indian guard Forces, for example, Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force as officers, UPSC conducts NDA/NA Exam. The passage test is directed twice in a year. Applicants, who need to make their vocation in the

  • Overview
  • Important Dates
  • Application Form
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Exam Pattern
  • Others

To short-posting possibility for Indian guard Forces, for example, Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force as officers, UPSC conducts NDA/NA Exam. The passage test is directed twice in a year. Applicants, who need to make their vocation in the field of Indian Armed powers, should full fill qualification and present their NDA 2019 Online application before the due date.

NDA 2019 Notification

NDA 2019 Application Process will be begun from ninth January 2019. Snap Here to apply online for NDA/NA Exam I.

Overview of UPSC NDA 2019

CONDUCTED BY Union Public Service Commission
EXAM TYPE National Level Entrance Exam
PROGRAMS OFFERED Recruit candidates in the Army, Navy and Air Force
MODE OF EXAM Pen And Paper Based mode
SECTION Mathematics, GAT (Section 1- English) and GAT (Section 2- General Knowledge)
TOTAL MARKS 900 (0.33 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer)
TYPE OF QUESTIONS Multiple Choice Question
EXAM DURATION Two and half hours will be given for each code, i.e. Code 1 (mathematics) and Code 2 (general ability test)
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA 10+2 or equivalent examination
EXAM DATE Will be updated soon.

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NDA 2019 Important Dates

Events NDA -1 NDA- 2
Releasing of Official notification 9th January 2019 7th August 2019
Availability of application form 9th January 2019 7th August 2019
The closing of Application submission 4th February 2019 3rd September 2019
Releasing of admit card April 2019 October 2019
Exam date 21st April 2019 17th November 2019
Announcement of result May 2019 October 2019

NDA 2019 Application Form

Intrigued and qualified applicants can apply online for NDA/NA Examination 2019. Applicants should fill every required field deliberately and effectively. Candidates should fill all the fundamental data and individual points of interest in the application shape. After the accommodation of online application shape, no adjustment or changes will be permitted. Competitors should transfer the checked photograph and signature, in the wake of filling all the individual and instructive points of interest in the application shape. Applicants ought to present a solitary application frame.

Application Fee

  • Application expense can be paid through trade out any part of SBI Bank or through net saving money, ace card/visa card/plastic.
  • Applicants from General and open classification need to pay Rs 100/
  • No application charge for SC/ST competitors and wards of NCOs/JCOs/Ors

NDA 2019 Admit Card

  • Before a little while from the NDA examination date, the Admit card for NDA 2019 will be discharged by the UPSC.
  • No other mode with the exception of online will be engaged to get the concede card.
  • Applicants can download the concede card through the UPSC’s site who finished their application procedure effectively inside the booked time.
  • Upon the arrival of the NDA exam, competitors should convey their concede card at the examination focus.

Eligibility Criteria

The National Defence Academy lays down certain eligibility conditions that the applicants must fulfil. So the candidates applying for the NDA exam must check out their eligibility status. The eligibility criteria are mentioned below:

  1. Nationality:

  • Candidates must be Indian, or
  • A Subject of Nepal/Bhutan, or
  • A Tibetan refugee who migrated into India before 1st July, 1962 with a motive to become a permanent resident, or
  • A person of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma & East African countries like Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, the United Republic of Tanzania, Vietnam, Zaire & Ethiopia to become permanent resident of India.
  • Candidates belonging to 2, 3 and 4th category must have an Indian Government issued certificate.
  1. Educational qualification:

  • For ARMY: candidates must have completed their 10+2 level exam or equivalent.
  • FOR Air Force & Naval: Candidates must have passed their 10+2 level or equivalent with the subjects Physics and Mathematics.
  1. Age Limit:

  • The candidates conceived not before second July 2000 and not after first July 2003 for NDA 1.
  • The candidates conceived not before second January 2001 and not after first January 2004 for NDA 2.
  • Conjugal status: male competitors who are not hitched are just qualified to apply.
  1. Gender & Marital Status:

  • Only unmarried male candidates are eligible.
  1. Physical Fitness:

  • Candidates should be physically fit as per medical examination report.

NDA 2019 Exam Pattern

  • The NDA Entrance exam will comprise of two paper i.e. paper An and paper B.
  • The placement test will be held in both English and additionally the Hindi Language.
  • The test will be directed through disconnected mode.
  • Each inquiry will contain four elective answers out of which hopefuls need to pick the right one as it were.
  • There will be a negative stamping for off base answers given by competitors.
Subjects Code Duration Maximum marks
Mathematics 01 2 hours & 30 minutes 300
General Ability Test 02 2 hours & 30 minutes 600
SSB Test/Interview 900
Total 1800

Physical Standards

Hopeful must be physically fit. Hopeful must satisfy all the physical gauges standards, for example, hight weight and visual perception.

Height/weight standard for Army/Air Force

Height (cms) Weight (kgs)
Without shoe 16-17 years 17-18 years 18-19 years
152 42.5 44.0 45.0
155 43.0 45.3 47.0
157 45.0 47.0 48.0
160 46.0 48.0 49.0
162 48.0 50.0 51.0
165 50.0 52.0 53.0
167 51.0 53.0 54.0
170 52.0 55.0 56.0
173 54.0 57.0 58.0
175 56.0 59.0 60.0
178 58.0 61.0 62.0
180 60.0 63.0 64.5
183 62.5 65.0 66.5

Height/Weight for Navy

Height (cms) Weight (kgs)
Without shoe 16 years 18 years 20 years
152 44 45 46
155 45 46 47
157 46 47 49
160 47 48 50
162 48 50 52
165 50 52 53
167 52 53 55
170 53 55 57
173 55 57 59
175 57 59 61
178 59 61 62
180 61 63 64
183 63 65 67

Eyesight Criteria for Navy

Uncorrected without glass 6/6
Corrected with glass 6/6/
Limits of Myopia -0.75
Limits of Hypermetropia +1.5
Limits of color perception I
Binocular vision III

NDA 2019 Syllabus

The syllabus is separated into two sections to be specific Mathematics and General Ability Test.

The General Ability Test part will contain inquiries from different themes, for example, General Knowledge (GK), English, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, General Science and Current Events.

Critical Books to Prepare for NDA 2019

  • Way Finder for NDA and NA
  • Lucent’s General Science
  • Arihants Pathfinder NDA and NA
  • Arithmetic for NDA and NA By R S Aggarwal
  • Pathfinder for NDA and NA Entrance Examination National Defense Academy/Naval Academy Conducted by UPSC by Arihant Experts
  • Abridgment General Knowledge 2017 with Latest Facts and Data By Kumar Sundaram
  • General Knowledge 2017 For Useful For SSC NDA IAS PCS And Other Exam By Rajat Wasan
  • Abridgment General Knowledge 2017 with Latest Facts and Data By Kumar Sundaram
  • Chapterwise-Section savvy Solved Papers NDA and NA (Mathematics/English/General Ability) with Explanatory Solutions By Experts Compilation
  • Chapterwise – Sectionwise Solved Papers NDA and NA (Mathematics/English/General Ability) with Explanatory Solutions by Arihant Experts

Tips to Prepare for NDA 2019

  • Fix your objective and begin getting ready ahead of schedule, as right on time as after your Class X exam. This will give you an edge over different understudies.
  • Return to your nuts and bolts, regardless of whether that implies alluding to your Class VI, VII, VIII, books for specific subjects.
  • Comprehend the syllabus completely and make a firm daily practice with the goal that you cover every one of the subjects
  • Allude to the previous years’ inquiry papers with the goal that you have a reasonable thought of what’s in store.
  • Enhance your English. Begin perusing a daily paper day by day and make it a general propensity to watch the news on TV. Likewise, catch up on your Grammar abilities.
  • Recognize your frail subjects and begin taking a shot at them so you gain a fortress.
  • Fathom whatever number deride question papers and past inquiry papers as could be allowed.
  • As there would be negative stamping, attempt to set yourself up in such a way, to the point that you don’t need to make any speculations in the examination lobby. It is best to answer just on the off chance that you are certain of the appropriate response. Suppositions are not going to pay here.
  • Set yourself up to be quiet in the examination corridor and answer the inquiries inside the stipulated time.
  • Begin considering and acting like an officer.
  • Invest energy in understanding yourself, your powerless zones and attempt to fortify them.

Admit Card

NDA releases admit cards of the candidates in online mode. So the candidates who have successfully registered themselves must visit the official website of NDA to download their admit cards. Candidates have to use their registration number and date of birth to download their respective admit cards. Candidates after downloading their respective admit card must take a print out of the same. Candidates unable to produce their admit cards will not be eligible to sit for the exam.

NDA Syllabus

  • Candidates are advised to collect all the details regarding official syllabus before starting their preparation for the exam.
  • Mathematics & General Ability Test are the parts of the syllabus.
  • The topics like Trigonometry, Algebra, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus & Differential equations, Vector Algebra, Statistics, Probability, etc. are the major ones for Mathematics.
  • English and General Knowledge are the major parts of GK section.

NDA Admit Card 2019

  • The NDA 2018 Admit Card will be released by the authority via online mode.
  • Students can download their admit cards from the official website.
  • Candidates just need to fill up details like RID, DOB or Roll Number & other details to download the admit card.
  • NDA hall ticket will not be sent individually to the candidates by post.
  • The exam related details like candidate’s name, roll number, exam center, exam date & timing, etc. are mentioned in the admit card.
  • Without admit card, candidates will not be allowed to enter into the examination hall.

NDA Answer Key 2019

  • The answer key will be out within 7 days after the exam.
  • It will be published on the official website.
  • The NDA 2018 answer key will contain all the correct answers NDA exam paper.
  • With the help of answer key, candidates can calculate their tentative score in the examination.

NDA Result 2019

  • NDA result will most probably be announced after 4 weeks of the exam.
  • The NDA 2019 result will be declared on the official website only.
  • The result of candidates shortlisted for SSB Interview will be available in PDF format.
  • Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the SSB Interview round conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB) of the Ministry of Defence.
  • After the SSB interview & other rounds get over, the final result will be announced.

NDA 2019 Selection Process

  • Competitors shortlisted based on composed exam will be welcomed for SSB meet.
  • SSB will be directed for four to five days.
  • Competitors who effectively qualified SSB round will additionally be called for therapeutic test and record check process.
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