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NDA 2019 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern

NDA 2019 (1) Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

To short-listing candidates for Indian defence Forces such as Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force as officers, UPSC conducts NDA/NA Exam. The entrance test is conducted twice in a year.  Candidates, who want to make their career in the field of Indian Armed forces, must full fill eligibility and submit their NDA 2019 Online application before the due date.

NDA 2019 Notification

  • NDA 2019 Application Process will be started from 9th January 2019. Candidates can apply online after the release of official notification

UPSC NDA Exam I 2019

Application Starts 9th January 2019
Last date to Apply 4th February 2019
CDS I 2019 Exam Date 21st April 2019
Admit Card March 2019
Result May 2019

Vacancy Details

Indian Military Academy, (IMA) 342 (Army-208, Navy- 42, Airforce- 92)
Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) 50
Total 392

Age Criteria 

NDA Exam 1 2019 2nd July 2000 to 1st July 2003
NDA Exam 2 2019 2nd January 2001 to 1st January 2004

 Application Fee 

General/OBC Rs. 100/-
SC/ST/Female (Reserved Candidates)  Rs. 0/- (Exempted from fee)

Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam Pen And Paper Based mode
Total Marks 900
Types of Questions Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)
Exam Duration Mathematics: 2 ½  hours

General Ability Test: 2 ½  hours

Important Links

Official Notification Click here
Apply Online for NDA 1 2019 Click Here

NDA II 2019 Important Dates

Releasing of Official notification 7th August 2019
Availability of application form 7th August 2019
The closing of Application submission 3rd September 2019
Releasing of admit card October 2019
Exam date 17th November 2019
Announcement of result October 2019

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant should be Indian national / a subject of Nepal/a subject of Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, to permanently settle here.
  • The applicants born not before 2nd July 2000 and not after 1st July 2003 for NDA 1.
  • The applicants born not before 2nd January 2001 and not after 1st January 2004 for NDA 2.
  • Marital status: male candidates who are not married are only eligible to apply.

Educational Qualification

For Air Force and Naval Wings of NDA and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy:

  • Aspirants must have cleared 12th examination or equivalent examination with Mathematics and Physics subjects from a recognized State Education Board/ University.

For Army Wing of NDA:

  • The aspirant should have cleared 12th examination or equivalent qualification organized by a recognized State Education Board / University.
  • Candidates who are appearing in the 12th or equivalent qualifying examination may also apply.

Physical standards:

  • Applicant must be physically fit as per the prescribed physical criteria of the respective authority.

Application Fee

  • Application fee can be paid through cash in any branch of SBI Bank or through net banking, master card/ visa card/debit card.
  • Candidates from General and open category have to pay Rs 100/
  • No application fee for SC/ST candidates and wards of NCOs/ JCOs/Ors

NDA 2019 Exam Pattern

  • The NDA Entrance exam will consist of two paper i.e. paper A and paper B.
  • The entrance exam will be held in both English as well as the Hindi Language.
  • The test will be conducted through offline mode.
  • Each question will contain four alternative answers out of which candidates have to choose the correct one only.
  • There will be a negative marking for incorrect answers given by candidates.
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

Candidate must be physically fit. Candidate must fulfil all the physical standards norms such as hight weight and eyesight.

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 Result

  • The Result will be announced after one month from examination by the official portal of UPSC.
  • In order to check their result, applicants should enter their roll number, date of birth etc in the given fields.
  • Candidates are advised to take the printout of the same and keep it safe with you till the completion of selection process.
  • Selected candidates in NDA written Test will be invited for further admission process.

NDA 2019 Selection Process

  • Candidates shortlisted on the basis of written exam will be invited for SSB interview.
  • SSB will be conducted for four to five days.
  • Candidates who successfully qualified SSB round will further be called for medical test and document verification process.

NDA 2019 Syllabus

  • The syllabus is divided into two parts namely Mathematics and General Ability Test.
  • The General Ability Test part will comprise questions from various topics such as General Knowledge (GK), English, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, General Science and Current Events.

Important Books to Prepare for NDA 2019

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


  1. Suraj Kumar nirala

    Sir Ji main Abhi 11th me hun Aur April me hin xam hn Nda ka Kya MN Nda ka xam de Sakta hun to Kya Aur agar main NDA ka result me select ho gaya to Kya bo mujhe reject Nhi krenge qki 12 ka result to 2019 me ayega

    • jobs

      Check the age criteria, if you fit in that and your 12th standard is going to complete at the time of NDA Exam, you can write for this

  2. Vikas

    What if I have still not completed 12 while applying for NDA … But would have finished my 12th … While writing the exam???…. What should I enter my qualification as?

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