NDA 2019 – The Union Public Service Commision (UPSC) has released the official notification for NDA (II) 2019 exam. As per the official notification released, NDA (II) 2019 exam is scheduled to be held on November 17, 2019. The exam will be held for admission to Army, Navy and Air Force wings of NDA for 144th course in Army and Navy and 105th Naval Academy Course.   

The National Defense Academy, formally known as NDA is the Joint Service Academy for the Indian Armed Forces. It is conducted twice a year. Cadets of three armed services including Army, Navy and Air Force are trained together in the academy, before moving forward with the pre-commissioning training. NDA is said to be the first tri-service academy in the world. Admissions in the academy are accepted via written examination conducted by UPSC, followed by an extensive interview conducted by SSB. Finally, a medical test to keep a check on the candidate’s overall health and physical fitness.

Around 4, 50,000 applicants sit for the exam every year, among which only 6,300 are called for the interview round. Out of these, only 320 cadets are accepted to the academy, each semester. 70 for Air force, 42 for Navy and 208 cadets for the army.   

 

NDA 2019 Eligibility

The eligibility of a candidate willing to appear for NDA is evaluated on the basis of four different categories.

As per Nationality:

Apart from Indian origin, candidates from other countries can also appear for NDA 2019. For the same the candidate must either be

An India citizen

A citizen of Bhutan or,

A citizen of Nepal

Tibetan refugees who came over to India before January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India are also eligible to appear for NDA 2019.

An Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, 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 are also eligible to appear for NDA 2019 exam.

Note: The candidate from other countries other than India must possess a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

As per Age Limit:

Minimum Age: 16.5 years

Maximum Age: 19.5 years

The date of birth will be calculated as mentioned on the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation.

 

As per Educational Qualification:

Army Wing of National Defence Academy: The Candidates willing to apply for Indian Army must possess a class 12/HSC in 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

Air Force, Navy and Naval Academy of National Defence Academy: The Candidates willing to apply for Air Force, Navy and Naval Academy must possess a class 12/HSC in 10+2 pattern of School Education with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University

As per Physical standard:

Candidates willing to appear for NDA 2019 must be physically and mentally fit, according to the prescribed physical standards of the conducting authority i.e. SSB (Services Selection Board). A candidate recommended by the SSB will undergo a medical examination by a Board of Service Medical Officers.

The candidate must possess a good physical and mental health and free from any disease/disability which is likely to interfere with the efficient performance of Military duties. The candidates selected by the authority will be admitted to the academy for further training.

Minimum height required is 157 cm for Army, Navy and Naval Academy while 162.5 cm for Air Force. A leverage of 5 cm is provided to Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North-Eastern regions.

Other Factors:

Marital Sex: Candidates must be unmarried in order to appear for the NDA 2019 exam.

Gender: Only male candidates are eligible to apply for NDA 2019.

 

 

 

NDA 2019 Process

Step 1: Fill Application Form

  • At this stage, the candidates will have to fill the application forms to appear for the examination. The forms are available online on the official website.
  • The interested candidates need to visit the official website and fill the application form online for NDA Exam.
  • To apply, the aspirants are required to login on the official website and click on “Apply online” and fill up the form online.
  • While filling up the form candidates has to select the preferred venue.
  • After submission of the form, the online generated Hall ticket is sent to the email ID of the candidate (the email ID provided by the candidate during filling up of the form).

Step 2: Download NDA Admit Cards

  • The NDA exam 2019 admit cards will be made available on the official website for downloads. The candidates will need their guardian’s email address and the student’s full name in order to download the admit card.
  • NDA exam admit card is an important document having variety of information. We advise to preserve the admit cards until the admission process is successfully conducted.

Step 3: Appear for NDA Exam 2019 

  • Students need to appear for NDA exam 2019 exam as per the schedule mentioned in the important date’s section.
  • Aspirants are advised to reach the exam centre at least an hour before the commencement of the exam.

Step 4: Check NDA 2019 Result

The conducting body would be declaring the results for NDA Exam 2019 on their official website. The candidates shall check their NDA exam 2019 results once announced, by simply submitting their application number and date of birth on the official website.

NDA 2019 Exam Centers

NDA 2019 paper II will be conducted at the following exam centres. 

S.No

City

State/Union Territory

 

Agartala

Tripura

 

Ahmedabad

Gujarat

 

Aizawl

Mizoram

 

Allahabad

Uttar Pradesh

 

Bangalore

Karnataka

 

Bareilly

Uttar Pradesh

 

Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh

 

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

 

Chennai

Tamil Nadu

 

Cuttack

Odisha

 

Dehradun

Uttarakhand

 

Delhi

National Capital Territory of Delhi

 

Dharwad

Karnataka

 

Dispur

Assam

 

Gangtok

Sikkim

 

Hyderabad

Telangana

 

Imphal

Manipur

 

Itanagar

Arunachal Pradesh

 

Jaipur

Rajashtan

 

Jammu

Jammu and Kashmir

 

Jorhat

Assam

 

Kochi

Kerala

 

Kohima

Nagaland

 

Kolkata

West Bengal

 

Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh

 

Madurai

Tamil Nadu

 

Mumbai

Maharashtra

 

Nagpur

Maharashtra

 

Panaji

Goa

 

Patna

Bihar

 

Port Blair

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

 

Raipur

Chhattisgarh

 

Ranchi

Jharkhand

 

Sambalpur

Odisha

 

Shillong

Meghalaya

 

Shimla

Himachal Pradesh

 

Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir

 

Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala

 

Tirupati

Andhra Pradesh

 

Udaipur

Rajasthan

 

Vishakhapatnam

Andhra Pradesh 

 

 

NDA Paper 1 Syllabus       

NDA Syllabus 2019

Mathematics

Algebra

Differential Calculus

Matrices and Determinants

Integral Calculus and Differential Equations

Trigonometry

Vector Algebra

Analytical Geometry of Two and Three Dimensions

Statistics and Probability

NDA Paper II Syllabus

Physics

Physical Properties and States of Matter

Modes of transference of Heat

Mass

Sound waves and their properties

Weight

Simple musical instruments

Volume

Rectilinear propagation of Light

Density and Specific Gravity

Reflection and refraction

Principle of Archimedes

Spherical mirrors and Lenses

Pressure Barometer

Human Eye

Motion of objects

Natural and Artificial Magnets

Velocity and Acceleration

Properties of a Magnet

Newton’s Laws of Motion

Earth as a Magnet

Force and Momentum

Static and Current Electricity

Parallelogram of Forces

Conductors and Non-conductors

Stability and Equilibrium of bodies

Ohm’s Law

Gravitation

Simple Electrical Circuits

Elementary ideas of work

Heating, Lighting and Magnetic effects of Current

Power and Energy

Measurement of Electrical Power

Effects of Heat

Primary and Secondary Cells

Measurement of Temperature and Heat

Use of X-Rays

 

General Principles in the working of the following: Simple Pendulum, Simple Pulleys, Siphon, Levers, Balloon, Pumps, Hydrometer, Pressure Cooker, Thermos Flask, Gramophone, Telegraphs, Telephone, Periscope, Telescope, Microscope, Mariner’s Compass; Lightning Conductors, Safety Fuses.

Chemistry

Preparation and Properties of Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Carbon Dioxide, Oxidation and Reduction. Acids, bases and salts. Carbon— different forms

Physical and Chemical Changes

Fertilizers—Natural and Artificial

Elements

Material used in the preparation of substances like Soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Safety Matches and Gunpowder

Mixtures and Compounds

Elementary ideas about the structure of Atom

Symbols, Formulae and simple Chemical Equation

Atomic Equivalent and Molecular Weights

Law of Chemical Combination (excluding problems)

Valency

Properties of Air and Water

General Science

Common Epidemics, their causes and prevention

Difference between the living and non-living

Food—Source of Energy for man

Basis of Life—Cells, Protoplasms and Tissues

Constituents of food

Growth and Reproduction in Plants and Animals

Balanced Diet

Elementary knowledge of Human Body and its important organs

The Solar System—Meteors and Comets, Eclipses. Achievements of Eminent Scientists

 

History

Forces shaping the modern world; Renaissance

A broad survey of Indian History, with emphasis on Culture and Civilisation

Exploration and Discovery; War of American Independence, French Revolution, Industrial Revolution and Russian Revolution

Freedom Movement in India

Impact of Science and Technology on Society

Elementary study of Indian Constitution and Administration

Concept of one World

Elementary knowledge of Five Year Plans of India

United Nations, Panchsheel, Democracy, Socialism and Communism

Panchayati Raj

Role of India in the present world

Co-operatives and Community Development

A broad survey of Indian History, with emphasis on Culture and Civilisation

Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, National Integration and Welfare State

 

Basic Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi

Geography

The Earth, its shape and size

Ocean Currents and Tides Atmosphere and its composition

Latitudes and Longitudes

Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure, Planetary Winds, Cyclones and Anticyclones; Humidity; Condensation and Precipitation

Concept of time

Types of Climate

International Date Line

Major Natural regions of the World

Movements of Earth and their effects

Regional Geography of India—Climate, Natural vegetation. Mineral and Power resources; location and distribution of agricultural and Industrial activities

Origin of Earth. Rocks and their classification

Important Sea ports and main sea, land and air routes of India

Weathering—Mechanical and Chemical, Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Main items of Imports and Exports of India

Current Affairs

Knowledge of Important events that have happened in India in the recent years

Prominent personalities—both Indian and International including those connected with cultural activities and sports

Current important world events

 

 

NDA 2019 Eligibility

The eligibility of a candidate willing to appear for NDA is evaluated on the basis of four different categories.

As per Nationality:

Apart from Indian origin, candidates from other countries can also appear for NDA 2019. For the same the candidate must either be

An India citizen

A citizen of Bhutan or,

A citizen of Nepal

Tibetan refugees who came over to India before January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India are also eligible to appear for NDA 2019.

An Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, 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 are also eligible to appear for NDA 2019 exam.

Note: The candidate from other countries other than India must possess a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

As per Age Limit:

Minimum Age: 16.5 years

Maximum Age: 19.5 years

The date of birth will be calculated as mentioned on the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation.

 

As per Educational Qualification:

Army Wing of National Defence Academy: The Candidates willing to apply for Indian Army must possess a class 12/HSC in 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

Air Force, Navy and Naval Academy of National Defence Academy: The Candidates willing to apply for Air Force, Navy and Naval Academy must possess a class 12/HSC in 10+2 pattern of School Education with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University

As per Physical standard:

Candidates willing to appear for NDA 2019 must be physically and mentally fit, according to the prescribed physical standards of the conducting authority i.e. SSB (Services Selection Board). A candidate recommended by the SSB will undergo a medical examination by a Board of Service Medical Officers.

The candidate must possess a good physical and mental health and free from any disease/disability which is likely to interfere with the efficient performance of Military duties. The candidates selected by the authority will be admitted to the academy for further training.

Minimum height required is 157 cm for Army, Navy and Naval Academy while 162.5 cm for Air Force. A leverage of 5 cm is provided to Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North-Eastern regions.

Other Factors:

Marital Sex: Candidates must be unmarried in order to appear for the NDA 2019 exam.

Gender: Only male candidates are eligible to apply for NDA 2019.

NDA Application & Registration Form 2019

Candidates can access the NDA Application Form 2019 online through the official link from August 7, 2019. The last date to apply is September 3, 2019. NDA application is an online process only. No other mode will be available for the application form.

  • Applicants are required to upload the scanned images of photograph and signature in the application form.
  • There is no need to send the hard copies of the application form to the authority.
  • The application fee is Rs. 100/- for general and OBC students and SC/ST students or sons of JCOs/NCOs/Ors categories are not required to pay any application fee.
  • Candidates can make fee payment via online (Visa, master, debit card and net banking) or offline (Cash payment in SBI Bank).
  • Only male candidates can apply for NDA II 2019.

NDA 2019 Process

Step 1: Fill Application Form

  • At this stage, the candidates will have to fill the application forms to appear for the examination. The forms are available online on the official website.
  • The interested candidates need to visit the official website and fill the application form online for NDA Exam.
  • To apply, the aspirants are required to login on the official website and click on “Apply online” and fill up the form online.
  • While filling up the form candidates has to select the preferred venue.
  • After submission of the form, the online generated Hall ticket is sent to the email ID of the candidate (the email ID provided by the candidate during filling up of the form).

Step 2: Download NDA Admit Cards

  • The NDA exam 2019 admit cards will be made available on the official website for downloads. The candidates will need their guardian’s email address and the student’s full name in order to download the admit card.
  • NDA exam admit card is an important document having variety of information. We advise to preserve the admit cards until the admission process is successfully conducted.

Step 3: Appear for NDA Exam 2019 

  • Students need to appear for NDA exam 2019 exam as per the schedule mentioned in the important date’s section.
  • Aspirants are advised to reach the exam centre at least an hour before the commencement of the exam.

Step 4: Check NDA 2019 Result

The conducting body would be declaring the results for NDA Exam 2019 on their official website. The candidates shall check their NDA exam 2019 results once announced, by simply submitting their application number and date of birth on the official website.

NDA Exam Dates 2019

7 Aug ’19 –

3 Sep ’19

NDA II Application form 2019

17 Nov ’19

NDA 2019 Paper II

PAST EVENTS

10 Jan ’19

NDA 2019 exam notification release

UPSC has released the NDA 2020 exam dates on the official website.

Exam Application Dates Exam Date
NDA 2020 Exam I January 8 to 28, 2020 April 19, 2020
NDA 2020 Exam II June 10 to 30, 2020 September 6, 2020

Candidates can take a look below at NDA 2019 exam I schedule for reference.

Exam

Official Notification

Last date of Application Submission

Exam Date

Duration

NDA & NA Examination (I), 2019

January 9, 2019

February 4, 2019

April 21, 2019

1 DAY