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NDA 2019: Admit Card, Exam Date, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

NDA 2019 (I) admit card will be released soon. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will organize NDA 2019 examination on 29th April 2019. Every year, the UPSC conducts this national level entrance test for recruiting candidates in Indian defense services. The exam conducts twice in a year i.e. NDA I & NDA II. It is a two-tier entrance exam, after clearing the written test the successful candidates will also have to qualify the SSB interview round. Candidates who want to make their career in the field of Indian Armed forces i.e. Army, Navy and Air Force should apply for NDA 2019 by submitting their application form on or before the due date. Most probably the admit card of NDA 2019 (I) will be released by March 2019 and the exam is scheduled to be held on 29th April 2019. Below, we are listing all important details on NDA exam 2019 such as application form, eligibility criteria, important dates, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.

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NDA 2019 admit card is supposed to be available in March 2019. You can download here

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NDA 2019 application form is available from 9th January 2019. Check here for further details about application form and apply online for the exam.

Highlights on NDA 2019

Name of ExaminationNational Defence Academy
Commonly known asNDA
Conducting authorityUnion Public Service Commission
Exam levelNational Level Entrance Exam
Organized forRecruitment in Indian Army, Navy and Air Force
Mode Of ExamOffline i.e. Pen & Paper Based mode
SectionMathematics, GAT (Section 1- English) and GAT (Section 2- General Knowledge)
Total Marks900
Negative marking0.33 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer
Type Of QuestionsMultiple Choice Question(MCQ)
Eligibility Criteria10+2 or equivalent examination
Exam Duration2 hours 30 minutes

NDA 2019 Important dates (Released)

Candidates can check the tentative schedule for NDA exam 2019 below:

EventsNDA I dates NDA II dates
Release of official notification9th January 20197th Aug 2019
Availability of application form9th January 20197th Aug 2019
Last date for the submission of application form4th Feb 20193rd Sep 2019
Release date of Admit cardUpdated ShortlyUpdated Shortly
Date of entrance test21st April 201917th Nov 2019
Announcement of resultUpdated ShortlyUpdated Shortly

NDA 2019 Admit Card

Eligible candidates who registered successfully will be able to download the admit card before 10 days from the examination. The authority will release the NDA admit card in the month of March (for NDA I) and in the month of August (for NDA II) tentatively. Candidates can download their admit card from the official website by submitting their application login details. All the candidates should carry the NDA hall ticket while appearing in the exam center.

NDA 2019 Eligibility criteria

Candidate’s eligibility for NDA 2019 will be depending upon various parameters. The NDA eligibility criteria 2019 will be slightly different for all defense services. The details about NDA 2019 Eligibility criteria are listed below:


As per the nationality standards decided by UPSC for NDA 2019, the candidate must be an Indian Citizen or subject of Bhutan or Nepal or Tibetan refugee who came to India prior to January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India are also eligible to apply.

A PIO (Person of Indian Origin) who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, Zaire, Malawi, and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the purpose to get settled down permanently in India may also apply for the exam.

Age Limit

  • Candidates, who have born in between 2nd July 2000 to 1st July 2003, are eligible for apply for NDA (1) exam.
  • For NDA 2, applicants should have born in between 2nd January 2001 to 1st July 2004.

Gender & Marital criteria

  • Only unmarried male candidates are eligible to apply for NDA.
  • Applicants must assume not to marry until they finish their complete training.

Educational qualification

For Army Wing: Passed 10+2 or equivalent examination from any recognized board.

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

  • Must be completed 10+2 or equivalent examination with physics and mathematics subjects.
  • Appearing candidates are also eligible to apply.

NDA Application form 2019: How to apply?

Candidates must check the important instructions to fill the application form, before filling the online application. Below, candidates can find the some major details about the NDA registration 2019:

  • Candidates can access and fill the application form through online mode.
  • The conducting body will release the NDA 2019 Application form on 9th January 2018 (for NDA I) and 7th August 2019 (for NDA II) tentatively.
  • Candidates have to first complete the registration part. Only after the successful registration, they can access the application form.
  • Fill in the details carefully as no changes will be allowed to be made thereafter.
  • Candidates have to upload the scanned images of photograph and signature as per the prescribed format.
  • There will be no need to send the printout/hard copy of the application form to the UPSC.

Application Fee

Candidates belonging to general category have to pay Rs. 100/ as necessary application fee. The payment can be made through debit/credit card and SBI net banking. Candidates can also remit fee through challan of SBI bank. There will be no fee for candidates belonging to SC/ST category/ Sons of JCOs, NCOs & Ors.

Exam pattern

NDA 2019 will be conducted in offline mode. The entrance test will comprise of two sections i.e. General Knowledge (600 marks) and Mathematics (300 marks). The paper will consist of objective type questions. For each wrong answer 0.33 marks will be deducted. The duration given to complete each paper is 2 hours and 30 minutes. The section wise distribution of marks according to NDA exam pattern is provided in the below table:

SubjectsMaximum MarksDuration
Mathematics3002 and half hours
GAT (Section 1- English)2002 and half hours
GAT (Section 2- General Knowledge)400
Total Marks900
SSB Interview marks900

Syllabus for NDA 2019

The NDA syllabus will cover topics from mathematics, English and general knowledge sections. The detailed info about syllabus is listed below:

NDA syllabus for Mathematics:

Concept of set, venn diagrams, operations on sets, types of matrices, determinant of a matrix, operations on matrices, trigonometric identities sum and difference formulae, trigonometrical ratios, distance formula, angle between two lines, Equation of a line in various forms, distance of a point from a line, composite functions, equation of a circle in standard and in general form, notion of limit, one to one, onto and inverse functions, standard limits, etc.

NDA syllabus for GAT (General Aptitude Test):

English: Vocabulary, comprehension, grammar and usage, vocabulary and use of words.

General Knowledge: In this section, candidate’s knowledge on physics, general science, chemistry, geography, history, current events, freedom movement, etc will be checked.

NDA 2019 Result

The UPSC will announce the result for NDA 2019 exam within a month after the completion of examination. Candidates can check their result through online mode only. The result will comprise the roll numbers and name of candidates who qualified the NDA written exam. The successful candidates who qualify the written exam have to appear for the SSB interview round.

Selection process

The shortlisted candidates have to go through the SSB interview round for final selection. The NDA SSB interview process will include 2 stages, i.e. stage 1 and stage 2. The stage 1 will include on Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) test and Picture Perception & Description Test (PP & DT). Candidates who clear the stage 1 will be allowed to appear in SSB Stage 2. Group Testing Officer Tasks, Interview, Psychology Tests and the Conference will be held in stage -2. After being recommended at the SSB, the selected candidates will have to further go through the medical test.

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  1. Shivam Chaudhary says:

    If i fill NDA & UPTU form then exam date of both on same day
    Then how I can give exam
    Plz resolve it

  2. Md zahid says:

    My DOB is 01january 2001
    So can i apply for NDA II ??

  3. Ansuman Rout says:

    How can i apply the dates are overed?

  4. Uttam Jadhav says:

    Sir what type of physical fitness should be required for us?

    • Manish says:

      Hi Uttam,
      Candidates should be physically and mentally fit as per the standard. Please follow the brochure for more details.

  5. Yashpal rao says:

    Sir what physical condition required to apply for NDA???

  6. AVINASH says:

    I am forM atr’s stream. Can I apply for NDA?

  7. Kannan says:

    Hello sir I studied 10th std. I am 17yrs old. Now i am currently doing DECE 2nd year. Can i apply for air force

  8. Megha says:

    Can u plz tell m about the scope in NDA for female candidate..

  9. Patil Nikunj says:

    Sir I am study in 11th
    science B group.can I adle for NDA-1 and NDA-2

  10. Patil Nikunj says:

    Sir I am study in science B group.can I adle for NDA-1 and NDA-2

  11. Arti says:

    I am a girl can I give this exam my D.B.O. 05/03/2002

  12. Abhi says:

    Kya m nda paper2 ka lia apply karsakta hu my DOB is 13 July 2000

  13. Abhi says:

    Sir my height is 158 cm…Am I eligible for nda airforce 2019

  14. Sayak pramanik says:

    Sir… I am appearing to 12th from science stream am I eligible to attempt NDA exam

  15. Sanki dkhar says:

    Please update the location on nda entrance exam in each state

  16. Dibyendu Ghorai says:

    I am a Handicaped student
    Do I apllication? This NDA form please quick feedback.

  17. Yash says:

    Sir my DOB is 15 June 2003.
    I am now studying in 10 th so can I appear for exam on next yeari.e 2020

  18. Anubhav Raj verma says:

    Sir can I join NDA ,my dob is 02-06-2001
    Iam studying in class 12.

  19. Rakesh kumar kr says:

    Sir can I join NDA ,my dob is 13-11-2001
    Iam studying in class 11.

  20. Ajaypal singh says:

    SIR 12th roll no.chahiye kya

  21. Nokmai Arangham says:

    Sir will i able to appear the NDA entrance exam in NDA 2 in 2019… My dob 2003 may 30

  22. Sankardev Nath says:

    Sir,my D.O.B.is 24/12/1998.can I apply here?

  23. Jamish says:

    My date of birth is 18-2-2000.Then I cannot apply for NDA exam.have any NDA opportunities for me..? (For these agers)

    • Manish says:

      Sorry Jamish,

      For appearing in NDA exam, you must have to meet the minimum eligibility requirements. You may refer to NDA website for further recruitment details.

  24. Aayush Sharma says:

    will you help me please about my carrier opportunities after 12th class I am from science mathes. How many examinations for further study I can appear.

  25. ASIF ALI says:

    I am i need to study for my plus two..and i am also willing to write NDA so.. is that second exam in sep is good for me

    • Manish says:

      The decision will be completely yours. However, please confirm your eligibility for NDA II which is going to be held on 17th Nov 2019.

  26. Ramniwas says:

    Sir,i am 12th pass with pcm stream but I got 47 marks in maths. Am I eligible for nda exam 2019.
    Tell me soon, sir

    • Manish says:

      Hi Ramniwas,
      As per the official,candidates who passed 12th Class of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University are eligible for Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy.

  27. veena Kumari says:

    Sir is it available for girls?

  28. Sir I have myopia defect (-3.5). Can I eligible for NDA exam? says:

    Help me

    • Manish says:

      Myopia should not be more than -2.5D including astigmatism and manifest hypermetropia not more than +3.5D including Astigmatism.

  29. Vishal Singh says:

    Please share me the website URL to fill up the form of NDA, i am facing some difficulties to find it.

  30. Sharon PS says:

    I failed in chemistry and Biology in 11th standard.can I apply for NDA

  31. Chanchal jha says:

    Sir,still now I am in class 11,I will pass my 12 in March 2020,and my birthday is on the date:27/05/2003,can I fill this form?

  32. Rohit Raj says:

    I am suffering from myopia. Am I eligible for the exam.

    • Manish says:

      Hi Rohit,

      As per the official notification, Myopia should not be more than -2.5D including astigmatism and manifest hypermetropia not more than +3.5D including Astigmatism.

  33. Lokesh says:

    My date of birth is 1 jul.2003. I am studing in 12th class.

  34. lokesh swami says:

    My date of birth is 1 jul 2019. I am studing in 12th class.

  35. Bingi Arun vikas says:

    I’m studying diploma in agriculture.at Telangana state..but I have interest towards defence armyy..I’m now final semester of 12th class . I’m I eligible for this recruitment..I will complete my 12th in April ..can I apply

  36. Sadhin sk says:

    I was born on 25th December, 2000… Can I apply for the application?

  37. Gurdeep singh says:

    NDA KA JO 900 KA PAPER H ISMA Minimum Kitna laane hota h iska baad ssb wala process hoga

  38. Ajit Dhodade says:

    Sir my HSC is completed but in Arts field so cal i apply this form …. And my age is 23 years running now….please reply

  39. Shuvo Goldar says:

    Sir my date of birth 03/03/1998… Can I give the NDA exam???

  40. Sankalp says:

    Sir I am a biology student having subject PCB. Can I fill the form

  41. Ajinkya Kharade says:

    Sir my date of birth is 09 Apr 2002 but I am studying in class 11,can I eligible for jan / Aug 2019 exams

  42. Rahul says:

    Main March me 10+2 pass Kar lunga so can fill the form

    • Manish says:

      Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination. It means you are eligible for the exam.

  43. Vishal says:

    Main March me 10+2 pass Kar lunga so can fill the form

  44. Piyush Agrahari says:

    Sir my date of birth is 28 July 2003 but I am studying in class 10 ……

  45. Piyush Agrahari says:

    Sir my date of birth is 28 July 2003 but I am studying in class 10

  46. Need says:

    Sir i am studying in 12th with Medical subject…
    M from j&k…Reply plzzz

  47. Karan kumar says:

    My Date of birth is 04/01/2004 can I able to NDA 1 st exam 2019

  48. Navneet patel says:

    Sir I am studying in class12 and my d. O. B is 12042002

  49. Ashish yadav says:

    My date of birth is 20/09/2003 but I have army relation of my father I can pass 10+2 in march can I fill the first form & have a national sports certificate in Indian adventure foundation

  50. Michael says:

    My DOB is 11.4.2002 am I eligible for NDA 1 exam 2019

  51. pratap singh charan says:


  52. Kuldeep says:

    I am studying in class 9. My D.O.B is 29-06-2003. So can I apply for the exam?

  53. Mahesh naidu says:

    Sir,iam studying diploma final year am I eligible for nda1 exam

  54. Ishika singh says:

    I am a girl,am I eligible to give exam for NDA and can j give it when I am in 12th?



  56. Nishant Dev says:

    My birth date is 16/02/2002.Is I am eligible for 2020 NDA exam?

  57. Nikhil says:

    Sir My birth date is 22 10 2000 can i give nda1 exam

  58. vishwas kumar says:

    sir iam born on 05.03.2003
    am i elligible for nda1 2019

  59. Ramesh kumar says:

    Sir my son is in arts stream in +2 can he give the NDA test

  60. sai says:

    i qualified in nda 2 how to apply for ssb plz tell

  61. vikas kumar says:

    my DOB is
    can I able for NDA 2019

  62. Shivam says:

    Sir my date of birth is 05.05.2000. Can I give nda1 2019

  63. Koushik manna says:

    My date of birth is 18/5/2000,can I get a opportunity for nda 2019 #ndal

  64. Sachin Shikarwar says:

    To which Part I’m elligible

  65. Sachin Shikarwar says:

    Sir,my date of birth is 10 Feb. 2000
    How many attempt I have?

  66. Vishal says:

    My birth date is
    Can I able for NDA1 2019

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