NDA & NA (I) Examination 2019 to be Held on 21<Sup>st</Sup> April (Download PDF)

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UPSC is conducting NDA 1 2019 exam on 21st April, 2019. For this Commission is inviting application form for National Defense Academy (NDA) / Naval Academy (NA) from 9th Jan. to 4 Feb. , 2019 from candidates of 18 to 24 years at upsc. gov. in. It is a national level entrance test.

NDA & NA (I) Examination 2019
  • UPSC NDA exam is conducted to recruit candidates in Army, Navy & Air Force. This exam is conducted 2 times in a year, i.e.. NDA I & NDA II.
  • It is a 2 tier examination, after qualifying written test candidates will have to clear SSB interview round.
  • Candidate should have passed class 12.
  • UPSC will provide application withdraw facility from 8th -14th Feb. , 2019.
  • Selection of candidates will be done through written examination & SSB interview.
  • For which admit card will be released 03 weeks before examination.

NDA (I) 2019 Exam Date

Table of Contain Shows NDA (I) 2019 Exam Date
EventsImportant Dates
Date of Notification9th January 2019
Application form available9th January 2019
Last date to submit online application4th February 2019
Admit card release1 or 2 weeks before exam
Exam date21st April 2019
Declaration of resultMay 2019

Application Form of NDA 1 2019

  • UPSC has provided NDA 2019 application form through online mode.
  • Application form has been released from 9th January (for NDA I) .
  • Candidates have to provide their general details in Part I.
  • In Part II, candidates have to select their exam, pay application fee & upload scanned images of photograph & signature.
  • Images should be in JPG format with photograph (3KB - 40KB) & signature (1KB - 40KB) size.
  • No correction facility provided after final submission of UPSC NDA application form.

Application Fee:

  • Candidates have to pay application fee through debit/credit card & SBI net banking.
  • Fee payment can be done through challan of SBI bank.
  • Application fee is ₹ 100/-.
  • SC/ST candidates, Sons of JCOs, NCOs & Ors are exempted from payment of application fee.

Vacancy Details of NDA 1 2019

Table of Contain Shows Vacancy Details of NDA 1 2019
Defense AcademyVacancy
National Defence Academy342
Air Force92
Naval Academy (10 + 2 Cadet Entry Scheme)50

NDA Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality:
  1. India national
  2. Subject of Bhutan
  3. Subject of Nepal
  4. Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st Jan 1962
  5. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka & East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire & Ethiopia or Vietnam.
  • Age Limits: Candidates age should fall between 18 to 24 years
  • Sex: Only male candidates are allowed to apply.
  • Marital Status: Only unmarried male candidates.
  • Education Qualification:
  1. For Army Wing of National Defence Academy eligibility criteria - Class 12 pass of 10 + 2 pattern.
  2. For Air Force & Naval Wings of National Defence Academy/10 + 2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy eligibility criteria - Class 12 pass (PCM)
  • Physical Standards:
  • UPSC prescribes physical & mental fitness. Candidates should be mentally & physically fit for NDA/NA.

NDA Exam Pattern 2019

  • Type of Questions: There will be objective type questions asked in exam.
  • Pattern: Question paper will be asked in OMR pattern.
  • Mode: Exam will be conducted in pen & paper based mode.
  • Answering Mode: Candidates will use black ball pen to mark their answers.
  • Duration: 2 & half hours will be given for each code, i.e.. Code 1 (mathematics) & Code 2 (general ability test) .
  • Language: Medium of exam will be set bilingually in English & Hindi.
  • Negative Marking: 0.33 % marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
Table of Contain Shows NDA Syllabus 2019
SubjectsMax. MarksDuration
Mathematics3002 12 hours
GAT (Section 1- English)2002 12 hours
GAT (Section 2- GK)400
Total Marks900
SSB Interview900
Grand Total1800

NDA Syllabus 2019


  • Algebra
  • Matrices & determinants
  • Trigonometry
  • Analytical geometry of 2 & 3 dimensions
  • Differential calculus
  • Integral calculus & differential equations
  • Vector algebra
  • Statistics & Probability

GAT (General Aptitude Test) :

  • English: Vocabulary, grammar & usage, comprehension & cohesion in extended text to test candidate՚s proficiency in English. It tests candidate՚s understanding of English & use of words.

General Knowledge:

  • Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Geography, Current Events, History, Freedom Movement, etc.

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- Published/Last Modified on: February 12, 2019

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