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NDA 2019 – Exam Dates, Admit Card, Syllabus, Answer Key, Question Papers

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.   

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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.

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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.



State/Union Territory








Uttar Pradesh




Uttar Pradesh


Madhya Pradesh




Tamil Nadu






National Capital Territory of Delhi












Arunachal Pradesh




Jammu and Kashmir








West Bengal


Uttar Pradesh


Tamil Nadu









Port Blair

Andaman and Nicobar Islands










Himachal Pradesh


Jammu and Kashmir




Andhra Pradesh




Andhra Pradesh

NDA 2019 Answer Key
The answer keys for NDA will be released by UPSC after the successful conduct of the written examination. NDA results will be released basis the final answer keys released by the authority. Candidates can evaluate their performance in written test basis the NDA answer keys released.

Answer keys help the candidates to evaluate their performance before the actual results are declared. NDA answer keys are released for all the 4 sets of the question paper. Candidates can take a look at the answer k

NDA 2019 Dates
Get all NDA 2019 important dates such as registration date, application date, admit card date, exam date, result date and counselling date. Sign up so that you don’t miss a single exam date or an update on NDA 2019 exam.

7 Aug ’19 –

3 Sep ’19

NDA II Application form 2019

17 Nov ’19

NDA 2019 Paper II

NDA 2019 Question Papers
Download previous year NDA question papers and sample papers. Use them for practice and improve your speed and accuracy. You can download NDA previous year question papers and the preparation guides for free.

Download NDA Question Papers
NDA NA 2015 GAT Paper I Actual Question Paper.pdf
NDA NA 2015 GAT Paper I Actual Question Paper
NDA NA 2015 GAT Paper II Actual Question Paper.pdf
NDA NA 2015 GAT Paper II Actual Question Paper
NDA 2019 Application Form
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 OB
NDA 2019 Pattern
The two stage selection process is listed below:

Stage 1: Written Exam

Stage 2: Intelligence and Personality Test

NDA 2019 Syllabus
Take a look at the exam syllabus for NDA examination. The paper will comprise questions from the below enlisted topics and subjects.

NDA Paper 1 Syllabus



Differential Calculus

Matrices and Determinants

Integral Calculus and Differential Equations


Vector Algebra

Analytical Geometry of Two and Three Dimensions

Statistics and Probability

NDA Paper II Syllabus


Physical Properties and States of Matter

Modes of transference of Heat


Sound waves and their properties



NDA 2019 Admit Card
NDA admit card 2019 for exam II will be released by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) three weeks prior to the exam date in the online mode. Candidates can download the admit card from the official website of UPSC. All eligible candidates will be able to download their NDA II 2019 admit card till the day of the exam by submitting their registered credentials.

NDA admit card is an important document to be carried to the exam centre. Candidates who fail to produce their admit at the time of

NDA 2019 Cut Off
National Defense Academy & Naval Academy (II) Examination, 2019 Minimum qualifying standard approved at the written stage and marks secured by the last recommended candidate at final stage of the examination Minimum qualifying standard approved at the written stage (Out of 900 marks): 340 expected (with at least 30% marks in each subject Marks secured by the last finally recommended candidate (Out of 1800 marks) : 640 EXPECTED

(Available for 2016)


NDA-1 (Max Marks:900)

NDA-2 (Max Marks:900)


NDA 2019 Results
Union Public Service Commission announces NDA Result 2019 will be available on the following official website – upsc.gov.in. The result of NDA 2019 is published one by one for the written exam, the final result after SSB.

UPSC NDA 1 Final Result 2019 is generally announced in the month of November for admission to Army, Navy and Air Force wings of National Defence Academy for the 139th Course and Naval Academy for the 101st Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commence from the month of January.

NDA 2019 Counselling
The selection process for NDA in a two stage process. Stage 1 is the written examination and Stage 2 is the SSB Interview. Candidates are evaluated basis their performance in written test and SSB round which includes PI and Medical. NDA selection stages are a total of 900 marks.

After the declaration of written exam results, candidates will have to get themselves registered for the interview round within 2 weeks. Allotment of selection centers and dates will then be notified on the registered e

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