NDA Exam 2019 Notification: Eligibility, Exam Date, Exam Pattern, How to Apply and Syllabus

NDA 2019 Exam:  The dates for the NDA 2019 conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) are declared. This is a national level entrance test conducted by UPSC for induction of candidates in the Indian Army, Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force. The NDA exam are held twice in a year, i.e. NDA I and NDA II. The exam is conducted in two stage, after qualifying the written test candidates will also have to clear the SSB interview round.

In this article, we’ll discuss everything about NDA 2019 exam, regarding Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Dates and other notifications, etc.

NDA Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are applying for the NDA exam 2019 should check the eligibility criteria carefully. Read the eligibility criteria for UPSC NDA exam 2019:


  • Aspirant applying for NDA exam 2019 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, SriLanka 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 recognised 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  • Candidate who has resigned/withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces will not be eligible to apply.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 2019 Exam Date –
Release of notification 9th January 2019 7th August 2019
Application form available 9th January 2019 7th August 2019
End date to submit the application 4th February 2019 3rd September 2019
Admit card release 1 or 2 weeks before the exam 1 or 2 weeks before the exam
Exam date 21st April 2019 17th November 2019
Declaration of result May 2019 November 2019


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NDA 2019 Exam Paper Pattern –
Subject Code Duration Maximum Marks Questions
Mathematics 01 2 Hrs 30 Min 300 120
General Ability Test 02 2 Hrs 30 Min 600 150
Total 900
SSB Test / Interview 900
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NDA 2019 Exam Important Topics – 
Paper – I (Maths) Topics – Paper – II (General Ability Test) Topics –
Trigonometry Biology
Algebra Chemistry
Probability Physics
Matrices & Determinants History
Analytical Geometry Civics
Differential calculus Geography
Integral calculus English
Vector algebra Current Affairs

*The paper in the entire subject consists of objective type question only.

Negative marks:

  • Marks for Each Correct Answer = 2.5 for Maths , 4 for English , 4 for G.K
  • Negative Marks for Incorrect Answer = -0.83 for Maths , -1.33 for English , -1.33 for G.K
How to Prepare for NDA Written Exam –
  • 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.

For more tips and tricks on NDA, follow our article made solely for those who need an organised approach to clear NDA Examination.

How to Apply for NDA 2019 – 
  • Apply online on Official Website.
  • Fill the Application Form followed by Part – 1 and Part – 2 registrations.
  • Read Declaration and Click and Agree.


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