NDA 2019: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, UPSC NDA

NDA 2019The UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) will conduct the NDA 2019 examination. It is a national level entrance test. The UPSC NDA exam is conducted to recruit candidates in the Army, Navy and Air Force. This exam is conducted two times in a year, i.e. NDA I and NDA II. It is a two tier examination, after qualifying the written test candidates will also have to clear the SSB interview round. Here we are providing details about NDA 2019 examination including notification, application form, exam dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.

Application Form Eligibility Exam Pattern

 Syllabus FAQs

NDA 2019 Exam Date

The official dates for UPSC NDA 2019 examination have not been published yet. Here students can check the tentative dates of NDA exam:

Release of notification3rd week of January 20191st week of June 2019
Application form available3rd week of January 20191st week of June 2019
End date to submit the application1st week of February 20191st week of July 2019
Admit card release1 or 2 weeks before the exam1 or 2 weeks before the exam
Exam date4th week of April 20192nd week of September 2019
Declaration of resultMay 2019November 2019

NDA Application Form 2019

Before filling the application, candidates must check the guidelines to fill the application form. Here we have mentioned some major details about the NDA registration 2019:

  • UPSC will provide the NDA 2019 application form through online mode.
  • Application form will be released in the third week of January (for NDA I) and first week of June (for NDA II).
  • The registration form comprises of two parts, i.e. Part I and Part II.
  • Candidates will have to provide their general details in the Part I.
  • In Part II, candidates have to select their exam, pay the application fee and upload the scanned images of photograph and signature.
  • The images should be in JPG format with photograph (3KB – 40KB) and signature (1KB – 40KB) size.
  • No correction facility provided after the final submission of UPSC NDA application form.
  • No need to send the printout of the application form to the UPSC.

Application Fee:

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

NDA Eligibility Criteria

Candidates seeking for applying in the NDA exam should check the eligibility criteria carefully. Below we are providing the eligibility criteria for UPSC NDA exam:


  • A candidate must be a citizen of India or a subject of Nepal or Bhutan.
  • Tibetan refugee who come over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • Person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limit:

  • For NDA I, candidates must have born between 2nd July 2000 to 1st July 2003.
  • For NDA II, candidates should have born between 2nd January 2001 to 1st July 2004.

Gender & Marital Status:

  • Unmarried male candidates are eligible to apply for NDA.
  • Candidates must undertake not to marry until they finish their complete training.

Qualification Criteria:

  • For Army Wing of NDA: Candidates should have qualified 10+2 or equivalent examination from any recognized board.
  • For Air Force & Naval of NDA and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam with physics and mathematics subjects.
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam are also eligible to apply.

Physical Standards:

  • Candidates have to be physically fit as per the physical standards notified by the officials.
  • Candidate who has resigned/withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces will not be eligible to apply.

NDA Exam Pattern 2019

Candidates who will appear in the NDA examination should check the exam pattern for better preparations. The detailed NDA 2019 exam pattern is mentioned below:

  • Type of Questions: There will be objective type questions asked in the examination.
  • Pattern: The question paper will be asked in the OMR pattern.
  • Mode: The exam will be conducted in pen and paper based mode.
  • Answering Mode: Candidates will use black ball pen to mark their answers. Do not use Ink pen or pencil.
  • Duration: Two and half hours will be given for each code, i.e. Code 1 (mathematics) and Code 2 (general ability test).
  • Language: The medium of the exam will be set bilingually in English as well as Hindi.
  • Negative Marking: 0.33 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
SubjectsMaximum MarksDuration
Mathematics3002 ½ hours
GAT (Section 1- English)2002 ½ hours
GAT (Section 2- General Knowledge)400
Total Marks900
SSB Interview900
Grand Total1800

NDA Syllabus 2019

The syllabus will comprise of mathematics, English and general knowledge sections. Candidates can follow the NDA 2019 syllabus given below:


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

GAT (General Aptitude Test):

English: Vocabulary, grammar and usage, comprehension and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English. It tests the candidate’s understanding of English and use of words.

General Knowledge: This section contains topics from the physics, chemistry, general science, geography, current events, history, freedom movement, etc.

How to Prepare for NDA

Better preparation plays a vital role to score well in the examination. Candidates can check below some good NDA preparation tips 2019:

  • Firstly, candidates have to make a smart study plan. Gather all the details about officially prescribed syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Prepare a good time table for exam preparations and prepare accordingly.
  • Choose the right study material like reference books to prepare for the NDA exam.
  • Solve previous year question papers it will help you to know more about the exam pattern.
  • Make short notes while studying and revise them at the end time of preparations.
  • Make yourself fit and healthy and don’t take stress for preparations.

FAQs (Most Asked Questions)

Answer: The application form can be filled only through online mode.
Answer: Candidates will have to upload the scanned images of photograph and signature.
Answer: In this case, the last successfully submitted application will be considered. All previous application will be ignored.
Answer: There will be no need to send the printed application.
Answer: The registration will be started in the month of January (for NDA 1) and month of June (for NDA 2).
Answer: The application fee can be paid through online mode or e-challan of SBI bank.
Answer: Yes, you are eligible to apply for Army wing of NDA.
Answer: You can check the exam pattern from the above given section.
Answer: No, you will have to submit the application during the schedule provided by the UPSC.
Answer: Yes, appearing candidates are also eligible to apply.

NDA 2019 Admit Card

Eligible candidates will be able to download the admit card before one or two weeks from the examination. Here we are providing details about NDA 2019 admit card:

  • NDA hall ticket will be released in the month of March (for NDA 1) and in the month of August (for NDA 2).
  • It will be provided via online mode.
  • In order to download the UPSC NDA admit card, candidates must keep safe their application details.
  • If any errors/discrepancy found in the admit card, contact to the UPSC officials immediately.

NDA Answer Key 2019

The answer key will be released through online mode. NDA 2019 answer key will be published within a week after the examination.

The answer key will not be published officially. It will be released by various coaching institutions. Through answer key, candidates will be able to calculate their rough marks.

NDA Result 2019

The result of NDA written exam will be checked through online mode. Below we are providing the details about NDA 2019 result:

  • UPSC NDA result 2019 will be announced within a month after the completion of examination.
  • Result will be published in the PDF format.
  • The result will contain the roll numbers of the qualified candidates of NDA written exam.
  • Candidates, who will qualify the written test, have to appear for the SSB interview round.

NDA 2019 Cut Off

The cut off will be published through the website. Here we have provided details about the NDA cut off 2019:

  • The cut off will be the minimum marks needed by the candidates to qualify the written test or interview.
  • Cut off will be different for both rounds.
  • Candidates will be able to check the cut off within a week after the declaration of result.
  • The previous year cut off for written stage is 342
  • The final cut off for finally Recommended Candidates is 708

Selection Procedure (SSB Interview)

  • Candidates who will shortlisted after qualifying the written test have to go through the SSB interview round.
  • The NDA SSB interview will comprise of two stages, i.e. stage 1 and stage 2.
  • In stage 1, candidates will have to clear the OIR (Officer Intelligence Rating) and PP & DT (Picture Perception & Description Test).
  • Candidates will be selected for stage 2 on the basis of candidate’s performance in the OIR and PP & DT tests.
  • Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference will be conducted in the second stage.
  • SSB interview round will be conducted over four to five days.
  • After being recommended at the SSB, candidates will have to go through the medical examination round.

For any other queries about NDA 2019, you can ask us by leaving your queries in the comment box.

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  1. Santosh Kumar says:

    I am a diploma holder, I can eligible for apply for NDA..??

  2. Dikshant Sable says:

    I was born on 01/03/2001 and recently given my H.S.C. exam,but I missed the NDA-1 application,so can I apply for NDA-2 IN 2018?

  3. Priyanshu says:

    Sir if suppose I fail in first attempt then am I allowed to apply next year in second attempt????

  4. Saurav sehgal says:

    Is the syllabus given above for mathematics is enough to clear nda written exam ?

  5. Vinod Sen says:

    Sir my date of birth is 24/081999 so tell me I’m fill the application form of nda 2018

  6. Subramanian.c says:

    Can I apply for nda-1 when 12th std is running.

  7. Shubham ingole says:

    Sir sir I born in year 2000 and in this year I completed my 10th can I apply for NDA

  8. Jay R.Khot says:

    My birthdate is 08/09/2000
    Am I eligible for the NDA examination.

  9. Subhram Yadav says:

    Hi Sir , When is next Paper for 2019 DNA ,I give my examination for 10+2 this year

  10. Deeksha sharma says:

    Can a girl apply for NDA-1 and NDA-2 exam

  11. Aditya gurjar says:

    Sir can i apply for nda-1 2019.the age limit for nda-1 2019 is between 1st july 2000 to 1st july 2003.so i am not aligible

  12. Rethinakumar. S says:

    Still I am studying 11th std .my dob is 2.12.2002.but application form is available in January 2019.at this time iam studying 12th std.can I apply for NDA 1 exam.

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Yes, apply.

      • Rethinakumar. S says:

        Application form is available in 3rd week of January.at this time iam studying 12th std.but,apply for NDA 1 they needs 12th pass.exam date 4th week of April.at this time iam finish my studies.iam eligible are not.

      • Sarvgyan Team says:

        Appearing candidates can also apply for NDA.

  13. Hrishikesh says:

    My date of Birth is 20.01.2002. Can I apply for nda 2019?

  14. Manvendra says:

    I m diabetic can I apply

  15. Eldhose says:

    My dob is 11-04-2001 can I apply for NDA exam in 2019 should I attended separate coaching camp

  16. Arnab manna says:

    My birth date is 15/7/2000
    when i shall apply for NAD I 2019

  17. snegha says:

    can u say whether girls can attend this exam

  18. Suraj says:

    my date of barth is 10/03/1999 can i apply for nda exam 2019

  19. Rethinakumar. S says:

    My d.o.b is 02.12.2002.can I apply for NDA-1 exam 2019.

  20. Sarthak Sandal says:

    Can I appear for exam after the 10th standard?

  21. Ujjwal Dhiman says:

    My D.O.B is 11-01-2000.Can I apply for NDA 2019 exam?

  22. Aditya gurjar says:

    Can i apply for nda-1 in 2019 , my DOB is 7/11/2000.

  23. Paras says:

    sir…where is my center of examination
    My registration no is 11811975790

  24. Liteshgoyal says:

    I am born in 16 December 2003.can I give this time the exam

  25. DiWaKaR sHaRmA says:

    My date of birth is 12-08-2002 can I apply for nda exam 2019

  26. Sumit kumar says:

    Can I apply the NAD exam 2019. My date of birth is 25/05/2002

  27. Guddu Kumar Yadav says:

    Can I please get the detailed syllabus of nda air force

  28. Ashutosh Nayak says:

    Sir my date of birth is 25-02-2000.Can i apply for nda exam 2019?

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