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 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. Click Here to apply online for NDA/NA Exam I.


UPSC NDA 2019 Overview

CONDUCTED BY Union Public Service Commission
OFFICIAL WEBSITE www.upsc.gov.in
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


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


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.


NDA 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

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 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.


NDA 2019 Application Form             

 Interested and eligible candidates can apply online for NDA/NA Examination 2019. Candidates should fill all mandatory fields carefully and correctly. Applicants will have to fill all the necessary information and personal details in the application form. After the submission of online application form, no correction or changes will be allowed. Candidates will have to upload the scanned photo and signature, after filling all the personal and educational details in the application form. Candidates should submit  single application form.


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 Nevy

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 Admit Card

  • Before two or three weeks from the NDA examination date, the Admit card for NDA 2019 will be released by the UPSC.


  • No other mode except online will be entertained to obtain the admit card.


  • Candidates can download the admit card via the UPSC’s website who completed their application process successfully within the scheduled time.


  • On the day of the NDA exam, candidates should carry their admit card at the examination centre.


  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 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 for NDA 2019


  • Path Finder for NDA & NA


  • Lucent’s General Science Arihants


  • Pathfinder NDA & NA


  • Mathematics for NDA and NA By RS 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


Tips to Prepare for NDA 2019     


  • Fix your goal and start preparing early, as early as after your Class X exam. This will give you an edge over other students.


  • Go back to your basics, even if that means referring to your Class VI, VII, VIII, books for certain subjects.


  • Understand the syllabus thoroughly and make a firm routine so that you cover all the subjects Refer to the past years’ question papers so that you have a fair idea of what to expect.


  • Improve your English. Start reading a newspaper daily and make it a regular habit to  watch the  news on TV. Also, brush up your Grammar skills.


  • Identify your weak subjects and start working on them so that you gain a stronghold. Solve as many mock question papers and past question papers as possible.


  • As there would be negative marking, try to prepare yourself in such a manner that you do not have   to make any guesses in the examination hall. It is best to answer only if you are very sure of the answer. Guesses are not going to pay here.


  • Prepare yourself to be calm in the examination hall and answer the questions within the stipulated time.


  • Start thinking and behaving like an officer.


  • Spend time on understanding yourself, your weak areas and try to strengthen them.


NB: This upcomimg vacancy is expected to be released on above given dates.  We are not liable if it does not release or any mismatch with the official notification. Please check official website regularly for further updates. 



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