UPSC NDA 2019 – Notification, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Date

NDA 2019 Application Form [Exam Date, Eligibility, Age Limit]Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)  has released the official notification for NDA 2019 Exam (I) on Jan 09, 2019 for the academic year 2019-20. All those students who want to serve their nation by working in Indian defence forces need to clear NDA examination. The NDA examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) twice a year. Here, we will provide you all the essential details such as NDA 2019 official notification, important dates, eligibility criteria, application process, admit card, result, cut-off etc that you need to know if you want to secure your career in armed forces.

After every six months, the UPSC conducts NDA exam for all those students who want to join Navy, Army and Air force wings of the National Defence Academy. NDA exam stands for National Defence Academy exam. Through this exam, a candidate can get recruited in any of the Army, Navy and Air Force wings.

UPSC conducts NDA exam to recruit candidates for the Joint Services academy of the Indian Armed Forces. Every year end number of applicants comes forward to appear for this exam and that’s one of the reasons that this exam is conducted twice a year.UPSC NDA

UPSC NDA 2019 Notification

UPSC NDA 2019 notification has been released on Jan 09, 2019 on the Commission’s official website @ As NDA 2019 notification released, we have updated a link below to download and read it.

Download NDA 2019 Notification PDF

NDA 2019 Important Dates

Recruitment conducted byUPSC (Union Public Service Commission)
Exam nameNDA 2019 (I)
Apply ModeOnline
Notification Issue NDA I and NDA III- Jan 09, 2019 & II- Aug 07, 2019
Application Date NDA I and NDA III- Jan 09 to Feb 04, 2019 & II- Aug 07 to Sept 03, 2019
Admit cards Issue NDA I and NDA III- March 2019 & II- October 2019
Exam date of NDA I and NDA III- Sunday, April 21, 2019

II- Sunday, Nov 17, 2019
Exam TypeEntrance exam for students who want to join National Defence Academy
Exam centersIn all Major cities across the country
Apply online at
Result Issue NDA I and NDA II (Expected)I-May 2019 & II-Dec 2019

NDA 2019 Eligibility Criteria

  • Age Limit For NDA Exam I 2019

  1. Candidate born in between July 2, 2000 to July 1, 2003 are only eligible for this exam.
  2. All the candidates born before July 2, 2000 and after July 1, 2003 are not eligible to write the exam.
  • Age Limit For NDA Exam II 2019

  1. Candidate born in between January 2, 2001 to January 1, 2004 are only eligible for this exam.
  2. Candidates born before January 2, 2001 and after January 1, 2004 2003 are not eligible to write the exam.


  • Only unmarried males can appear for this exam.
  • Girls are not allowed to write this exam.

NDA Physical Health Standards

  • According to the standards followed by Naval Academy and National Defence Academy 2019 candidate needs to be mentally and physically strong.
  • At the time of the medical examination for NDA exam. A candidate should not be:
  1. Overweight
  2. Underweight
  3. Under sized chest
  4. Should not have piles
  5. Wax in ears
  6. Nasal Septum deviated
  7. Tonsillitis
  8. Phimosis
  9. Varicocele
  10. Gynaecomestia
  11. Permanent tattoos are only allowed at the inner face of the forearm. On rest of the parts of the body no permanent tattoos should be there.
Height (cm)Weight in ( Kg )
Without Shoe16-17 years17-18 years18-19 years

NDA Other Physical Standards

  • Candidate should be physically and mentally fit
  • Free from diseases
  • Should not have under developed chest
  • No impairment function or maldevelopment
  • No mental breakdown and fits in the past history
  • Normal blood pressure
  • Normal hearing
  • X ray examination
  • Spinal condition examination
  • Proper eye sight
  • Maddox rod test
  • Physical conditioning

NDA 2019 Minimum Educational Qualifications

  • The candidates who wants to apply for Army Wing of NDA must have completed class 12th from a well-recognised board or any other degree equivalent to 12th from a well-recognised board.
  • Those candidates who are applying for Indian Air Force and Indian Navy should have passed their 12th with Mathematics and Physics as major subjects.
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination can also apply

NDA 2019 Application Fee and Mode Of Payment

  • For General and OBC students the application fee will be 100 rupees.
  • Wards of NCOs, Ors and JCOs and all other SC and ST candidates do not need to pay any application fee for the application form.
  • To pay fee, candidates can either deposit the money in any SBI branch or pay through online by using a net banking, debit/credit card.

NDA 2019 Application Form and Process

The exam is conducted twice a year and is referred to as NDA I and NDA II. UPSC NDA application form to submit online application has been active to apply online. The official exam dates for the year 2019 have been released through UPSC annual calendar 2019. To check or download UPSC annual calendar 2019, please click here.

For NDA I 2019 Application Form

  • Applications form will be available online from January 09, 2019.
  • Last date to fill up the application form is February 04,  2019.
  • The offline mode is not available, so all the candidates need to fill their forms online only.
  • The date of the exam will be on Sunday, April 21, 2019
  • The admit cards will be released before a week or two of the exam date.
  • And, the results will be announced in the month of May, 2019.

For NDA II 2019 Application Form

  • Applications form will be available online from Aug 07, 2019
  • Last date to fill up the application form is Sept 03, 2019
  • The offline mode is not available, so all the candidates need to fill their forms online only. NDA 2019 II exam will be on Sunday, Nov 17, 2019.
  • The admit cards will be released before a week or two of the exam date.
  • And, the results will be announced in the month of December 2019.

Online Application Form

How To Complete NDA 2019 Registration Process?

  • The registration process of NDA exam form will be completed in two parts: Registration part 1 and Registration part 2.
  • In registration part 1, students just need to fill in their personal information, education qualifications, email id, mobile number and other essential details.
  • After completing registration part one, the candidate will receive a registration number.
  • And after that in Registration part 2, students need to select the exam centre of their choice across the country and make the fee payment.
  • The fee can be paid online and offline both. The offline payment can be done through e-challan of SBI Bank.
  • Candidate need to upload their scanned photograph as well as the signature.
  • Then, you just need to accept the declaration.
  • You can get your form printed for further use.

List of Documents Needed

  • Academic/personal details to fill online application
  • Scanned copies of documents in accepted format
  • Internet banking/credit/debit card details (if paying online)

NDA 2019 Exam Pattern

NDA 2019 exam paper will comprise of Mathematics and General Ability. The general ability section is further divided into English and General Knowledge.

  • The mode of examination will be pen and paper.
  • Objective questions will be asked in the exam.
  • The question paper will be available in two languages: Hindi and English.
  • There will be negative marking for every wrong answer. 0.33 % marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

SubjectCodeDurationMaximum Marks
Mathematics12 ½ Hours300
General Ability Test [English + General Knowledge]22 ½ Hours600
SSB Interview900
Grand Total1800

NDA 2019 Syllabus

1. Mathematics

Trigonometry, Algebra, Differential Calculus, Vector Algebra, Integral Calculus, Differential equations, Matrices and Determinants, Analytical Geometry, Statistics, and Probability

2. General Ability

Part A (English)

  1. Vocabulary
  2. Grammar Usage
  3. Comprehension
  4. Cohesion
  5. Test the proficiency in English

Part B (General Knowledge)

All the current events topics related to all the subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology, geography, etc. will be covered in this section.

Test Centres for NDA Exam 2019

The exam conducting authority wants large number of candidates to appear for NDA 2019 examination. Therefore, the authority is planning to conduct NDA 2019 examination in almost every major city in India including: Ahmedabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Delhi, Dharwad, Shillong, Jaipur, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Shimla, Srinagar, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam.

A student can select the centers from within India. After selecting a center, candidate will be asked to give three choices and will be assigned one out of those three.

NDA 2019 Admit Card

The NDA 2019 aspirants need to download their admit card from the UPSC official website. All the aspirants are required to know that no Admit Card will be sent by post or any other mode. NDA 2019 admit cards will be available to download 3 weeks before the date of examination.

How To Download e-Admit Card For NDA 2019 Examination?

  • Go to the UPSC official website
  • On UPSC’s homepage, you will find ‘Admit Cards’ button, click it
  • You will be landed on a new page where you find ‘E-Admit Cards for various Examinations of UPSC’ link, click it
  • On next page, find and click ‘NDA Examination 2019’ link
  • Before downloading NDA 2019 E-admit card, read given ‘Important Instructions’ carefully
  • Click ‘Yes’ button
  • Click any of the option- ‘By Registration ID’ or ‘By Roll Number’
  • If you will click ‘By Registration ID’, you need to enter registration ID, date of birth and captcha code
  • If you click ‘By Roll Number’, you need to enter roll number, date of birth and captcha code
  • By clicking any option, you will get your admit card
  • Download or take a print out

NDA 2019 Result

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release NDA 2019 written test result after few weeks from the date of examination. 

It is expected that NDA 2019 (I) results will be released in the month of May 2019, NDA (II) results will be declared by the end of Dec 2019.

How To Check UPSC NDA 2019 Result?

  • Visit UPSC official website
  • On homepage, find and click ‘Written Results’ button
  • You will be redirected on the next page where you will see ‘Exam Name’ ‘download’ and ‘Date of upload’ columns
  • Download your result and take a print out
  • NDA 2019 written test result will be available to download in PDF format
  • Candidates need to find their roll number in PFD file

NDA 2019 Cut Off

If a candidate wants to qualify in NDA 2019 written examination then s/he needs to score above cut-off marks. Cut-off marks are the minimum marks set by the UPSC. NDA 2019 cut off marks will be available to check within one week from the date of declaration of results.

UPSC NDA 2019 Selection Procedure (SSB Interview)

Candidates who qualify NDA 2019 written examination will be called for SSB interview round to be organized in two stages- Stage 1 & Stage 2. SSB interview round will be conducted over four to five days.

Stage 1 of interview will be an Officer Intelligence Rating and Picture Perception & Description Test.

Candidates passed in Stage 2 will be called for Stage II. Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference will be conducted in the second stage. Candidates qualified in both the stages of SSB interview will have to undergo a medical test.

NDA 2019 FAQs

Q. When Will Be The NDA Notification Gets Released?

A. For NDA 2019 I & II exams, notification gets released on January, 09, 2019 and August 07, 2019 respectively.

Q. What Are The Last Dates For Receipt Of NDA 2019 Applications?

A. The last dates for receipt of NDA 2019 applications are as follows –

  • NDA 2019 I exam – Feb 04, 2019
  • NDA 2019 II exam – Sept 03, 2019

Q. How To Fill and Submit NDA 2019 Application Form?

A. Interested candidates will have to fill and submit NDA 2019 application form through online mode at website

Q. Is It Mandatory To Upload Documents In The NDA 2019 Application Form?

A. Yes, candidates must have to upload the scanned images of photograph and signature in their application form.


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