NDA or National Defense Academy is the Joint Service Academy for the Indian Armed Forces. Army, Navy and Air Force are trained together under it before moving to the pre-commissioning training. NDA is referred to as the first tri-service academy in the world.
To get admitted to it, the candidates are recommended to qualify the NDS 2019 UPSC exam, which will be followed by an extensive interview conducted by SSB. In addition, the final results will reveal get the medical report of the qualified candidates.
The fact is that around 4.5 Lac candidates give this UPSC exam every year. From which, only 6300 will go for the interview process. Moreover, among these, only 320 candidates will accept. Among these 42 cadets for Navy, 70 cadets for the Airforce, and 208 cadets for the army are selected for further process.
In brief, National Defense Academy is a national level entrance test. It has been conducted two times a year to recruit candidates in the Army, Navy and Air Force. It is a two-tier examination, in which once qualified for the written examination, the candidates will have to clear the SSB interview round.
Here, in this article, you will find about NDA 2019 examination, including notification, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, application form, exam dates, syllabus, and so forth.
NDA 2019 Exam Date
|Events||NDA I||NDA II|
|Date of notification of NDA exam||9th January 2019||7th August 2019|
|Date of NDA Application form||9th January 2019||7th August 2019|
|Last date to submit NDA application form||4th February 2019||3rd September 2019|
|Date for NDA Admit card||1 or 2 weeks before the exam||1 or 2 weeks before the exam|
|NDA 2019 Exam date||21st April 2019||17th November 2019|
|Date of NDA result declaration date||May 2019||November 2019|
NDA 2019 Eligibility Criteria
The candidates who are seeking to qualify NDA 2019 exam are requested to check the eligibility criteria prescribed by the UPSC before filling up the application form.
As per Nationality
- The interested candidates must be the citizen of India or a subject of Nepal or Bhutan.
- They may be Tibetan refugee who comes over to India before 1st January 1962 with the permanent intention to settle down over in India.
- The candidates who are migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, the United Republic of Tanzania, and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
As per Age
- For NDA I, the candidates must be born between 2nd July 2000 to 1st July 2003.
- For NDA II, candidates must be born in between 2nd January 2001 to 1st July 2004.
As per Educational Qualification
- For Army Wing of National Defense Academy: The candidates should have qualified 12th or equivalent examination from any recognized board.
- For Air Force & Naval of National Defense Academy and 12th Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: The candidates must have passed 12th or equivalent exam with mathematics and physics subjects. In addition, the candidates appearing in the qualifying exam are eligible to apply as well.
As per Gender & Marital Status
Only single or unmarried male candidates are eligible to apply for NDA (National Defense Academy). Moreover, candidates are not supposed to get married until and until they complete their training process.
As per Physical Standards
Only those candidates are eligible who are physically fit as per the physical standards notified by the officials. Moreover, candidates who have withdrawn or resigned on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of the Armed Forces will not be considered eligible to apply for the same.
NDA 2019 exam Application Form
Filling up the application form is the first step towards attempting the NDA exam. Before filling the application, candidates are recommended to check the guidelines. Following, it has been mentioned some major details about the NDA exam 2019 registration:
- NDA application form is available on the UPSC official website.
- The Application form for NDA I will be released on 9th January and NDA II on 7th August.
- The registration form will have two parts.
- In NDA 1, registration form, the candidates will have to write down the general details and in part II, they will select their exam, pay the prescribed application fee as well as upload the scanned photograph (image size should be (3KB – 40KB) and signature (the image size should be1KB – 40KB).
- Once done, click on the submit button and take the printout of the same for the future references.
NDA Admit Card
The candidates who have filled the application form are eligible to download the admit card for NDA exam 2019. They will get the admit card before one or two weeks of the examination. To get NDA 1 admit card, the candidates can wait until the month of March 2019 and NDA 2 admit card they should wait until the month October 2019.
Only online way is recommended to get the admit card for UPSC NDA exam. In addition, once downloaded, the candidates are requested to check it properly in term of any error, if so, then contact to UPSC. If everything is accurate, make sure to take the printout of the same.
NDA Exam 2019 Pattern
To qualify the NDA exam 2019, candidates are requested to check the exam pattern properly, thereby they can prepare for the same easily.
Objective type questions will come in NDA exam 2019. These will come in OMR pattern. The mode of the exam will be pen and paper-based. The language used for UPSC NDA will be English or Hindi. In addition, for every wrong answer, 0.33 % marks will be deducted
|Mathematics||300||Only 2 ½ hours|
|GAT (Section 1- English)||200||Only 2 ½ hours|
|GAT (Section 2- General Knowledge)||400|
|For SSB Interview
(Only those candidates can conduct who would have qualified for the above level)
NDA Exam Syllabus
The NDA exam will include subjects named as mathematics, English and general knowledge. In mathematics, there will be Concept of sets, operations on sets, types of matrices, the determinant of a matrix, trigonometric identities sum, difference formulae, distance formula, etc.
In English, there will be Vocabulary, grammar and usage, comprehension, etc. In General knowledge, there will be physics, chemistry, general science, geography, current events, history, freedom movement, etc.
To get more help for NDA syllabus 2019, kindly click on the following links.
NDA exam 2019 selection process
Stage 1: Written Exam: As prescribed above, the written exam will cover this syllabus. Only those candidates will become eligible for the stage 2 or SSB interview who would have been clear the stage I.
Stage 2: Intelligence and Personality Test: This interview process will be taken 4 to 5 days. Once done with the SSB interview, the candidates will go to the medical examination.
How to check the NDA exam Result?
NDA UPSC 2019 exam result will declare on the official web portal of UPSC. The cut off and score will publish separately. To check the list of the final results, candidates are supposed to consider the following steps.
- First of all, click on the link provided on the official website of UPSC showing the result.
- Now find out your roll number in the entire list. In addition, the students can get the help of Ctrl and F keys to open search command in PDF file and type roll number.
- Lastly, download it for future references.
Tips to prepare and qualify for the NDA 2019 Exam
By preparing the competitive exams in a strategic manner, the students can easily qualify for it. It is recommended to interested participates to concentrate on key areas in which they have a weak base. Let’s follow the following steps to qualify your NDA 2019 exam in a simple way:
- Make sure to manage a timetable where the entire syllabus can be covered. You should study as per your would have listed on the timetable. This tactic will endow you to complete the entire syllabus in time.
- Try to underline the important questions, therefore, you will able to revise those concepts properly during your preparation days.
- Try to get the help of previous year question paper as well as important questions. This tactic will endow you to get know about the pattern that had come last time. You will also able to prepare accordingly.
- Make sure to revise the whole syllabus twice or thrice thereby you will able to attempt the NDA 2019 exam confidently.
Hence, to become NDA officers are not a daunting task. The interested candidates will need to read the above article thoroughly. Moreover, they can ask their queries in the below-mentioned comment box.