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NDA Exam 2019, NDA 2019 Entrance Exam Last Dates



NDA 2019 (I) Exam Last Dates and other important information


What is NDA Exam 2019 ?

NDA Exam 2019 is an examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission twice a year (once in April and once in September) for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). The approx number of candidates selected through each exam for National Defence Academy is about 339 (208 for Army, 39 for Navy and 92 for Air Force) and for 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme Naval Academy the numbers advertised was 44. All Candidates who wish to apply may fill up the NDA online application form with complete information as required. Candidates who have Physics, Chemistry and Maths can choose in all three Services – The Airforce, Navy and the Army.If you want to Just apply for Indian army, you just need to be a 12th Class pass in any stream of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University. Check out this post for complete info on NDA 2019 Exam


National Defence Academy

National Defence Academy at khadakwasla is a Defence Training Institute which imparts basic training for all three Services of Indian Armed Forces – Army, Air Force and Navy. India Males (NDA is not for females) who intend to join armed Forces can join NDA after 12th. To get into NDA, A three stage selection Procedure is followed, i.e. Written Exam, Service Selection Board Interview and Finally Medical examination. The selected candidates go through rigorous training for 3 years culminating in graduation with  BA/BSc or BCs (Computer Science) degree of JNU Delhi (Apart from this the candidates are also trained in outdoor skills, like PT, Drills And games. The emphasis in NDA is on character building, mental and physical robustness, leadership and a sense of keen observation for leading the troops in the Battle field.


NDA 2019 Dates – Last Date to Apply

  • As per oficial UPSC website, NDA 2019 Exam Notification will be announced on 09th January 2019 and the registration will also onple on the same date


  • Last date for Application for NDA Exam 2019 (I) is 04th February 2019


  • NDA Exam Date 2019: The NDA Exam (I) 2019 is scheduled to be held on  21st April 2019 (Sunday)


  • Admit  Card for NDA 2019 exam will be released about 3 to 4 weeks before the exam.



NDA 2019 Eligibility Conditions

The Candidate has to be a national of India or has to fulfill the exact requirements as laid down in the NDA 2019 Notification.


  • Age: Only Male candidates (unmarried) whose date of birth is within 02nd July, 2000 and not later than 1st July, 2003 are eligible.(Other Age relaxation is as per notification)


  • Educational Qualifications: The minimum educational requirement as lasd down by UPSC for NDA Army wing Army Wing of National Defence Academy is 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.


  • For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy :—12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.


  • Those appearing in 12th Class in March 2019 under the 10+2 pattern may also apply.It may be noted that candidates appearing in Class 11 will not be eligible for this


NDA 2019 (I) Admit Card

The NDA Exam 2019 Admit Card will be made available in the UPSC website [upsc.gov.in] for being downloaded by candidates No Admit Card will be sent by post. For downloading the e-Admit Card the candidate must have his vital parameters like RID & Date of Birth or Roll No. (if received) & date of birth or name, father’s name & Date of Birth available with him


NDA Exam Centres:

The Examination will be held at the following Centres – Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bengaluru, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dharwad, Dispur, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam.


Applicants should note that there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the centres except Chennai, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur. Allotment


NDA 2019 Application

Candidates are required to apply online by using the website upsconline.nic.in Brief instructions for filling up the online Application Form have been given in the Appendix-II. Detailed instructions are available on the above mentioned website www.upsc.gov.in or upsconline.nic.in

LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS: The Online Applications can be filled upto 04th February 2019 till 6.00 PM. . you need to apply online at http://www.upsc.gov.in


NDA Exam 2019 Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How many times NDA exam can be given ?

Answer: NDA Exam is conducted twice a year. You should be between 16.5–19.5 and must clear your 12th class examination by the time of joining. Once you are above age, you are not eligible.

Question: What are the marks required to clear NDA Exam ?

Answer: As per previous trends, To be in the merit list the Cut off marks for NDA exam GA test is 30%. General ability test consist of 600 marks in which candidates need to score minimum 180 marks to clear the NDA exam and for Maths  anything above 120 marks should be ok.

Question: What is the age requirement to be eligible for NDA Exam?

Answer:  As per the eligibility conditions in the Notification, only Male candidates (unmarried) whose date of birth is within 02nd July, 2000 and not later than 1st July, 2003 are eligible. (Other Age relaxation is as per notification)

Question: Can Girls apply for NDA Exam ?

Answer: No, NDA is only open for male candidates.

Question: Can a student pursuing plus 12 with PCB subjects sit for NDA Exams?

Answer: Yes, you may appear for NDA Exam. No restrictions on the subjects in 12th. But to clear the exam, you need to appear for Maths (11th and 12th Standard).

Question: What is the pattern of NDA exam?

Answer: The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only.  For more Details, see the NDA Exam Pattern section in this post.

For any query, please post your questions in the comments section below.


NDA Exam Pattern and Syllabus

The NDA Exam will have Mathematics and General Ability Test as per the details given below. The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows

The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. the question papers (test booklets) of mathematics and part “b” of general ability test will be set bilingually in hindi as well as english.


Penalty for wrong answers: Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the objective type question papers


6 Responses to “NDA Exam 2019, NDA 2019 Entrance Exam Last Dates”

  1. Bhagat Vishwas says:

    Does NDA Candidate get any Salary during training ? What is his salary after he is commissioned as an Officer

    • anurag64 says:

      NDA Cadet gets a stipend of Rs 21000/- per month.

      Once Commissioned the startion Pay Band is as below:

      Pay scale in commissioned service
      Rank Pay Band (Rs.)

      Lieutenant to Major Rs.15,600-39,100(PB-3). There are many other allowances as well.

      And it increases as you go higher.

  2. Sumit V says:

    What are the best books for NDA Exam Preparation ?

    • Kamlesh says:

      Check out Previous Solved Question papers of Arihant Publishers. Also Pathfinders for NDA by the same publisher is good for NDA Exam Preparation

  3. Adit Gupta says:

    Whan is the result expected for NDA Exam 2018 (2nd)

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