The NDA exam is conducted by UPSC for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA. This exam is a gateway for candidates looking forward to joining Defence Forces including Army, Navy and Air Force.
This is a national level exam conducted twice a year: NDA I and NDA II to help candidates make a career in Defence services. NDA Exam 2019 schedules for NDA I and NDA II exam has already been released by UPSC.
National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination 2018 will be a two-step process where candidates first need to take the exam and then qualify the SSB interview conducted by the Service Selection Board.
NDA I 2019 will be held on April 21, 2019, while NDA II will be conducted on November 17, 2019. So, candidates planning to take the exam should fill the application form before the last date and start preparation of NDA & NA 2019 exam.
The UPSC is solely responsible for issuing guidelines for selection and the final conduct of the entrance examination.
The Commission has released the NDA & NA (I) 2019 notification on January 9. The online applications will be accepted until February 4, 2019. The notification was released for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 143rd Course, and for the 105th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from January 2, 2020. The number of vacancies are given below for NDA & NA (I) 2019.
|NDA & NA (I) 2019||Vacancies|
|National Defence Academy||342 (208 for Army, 42 for Navy and 92 for Air Force)|
The Commission will release the NDA & NA (II) 2019 notification on August 7. The online applications will be accepted until September 3, 2019. The notification will be released for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 144th Course, and for the 106th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing in 2020. The approximate number of vacancies are given below for NDA & NA (II) 2019.
|NDA & NA (I) 2019||Vacancies|
|National Defence Academy||308 (208 for Army, 42 for Navy and 58 for Air Force)|
Candidates must be physically and mentally fit for admission to National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) Examination (I) & (II), 2019. Every year, many candidates fail to qualify in the medical test. Hence, candidates are advised to get themselves medically examined before applying for the examination.
Aspirants are also advised to rectify a few minor defects/ ailments such as Wax (ears), Deviated Nasal Septum, Hydrocele/Phimosis, Overweight/Underweight, Under Sized Chest, Piles, Tonsillitis and Varicocele.
The minimum acceptable height is 157 cms (162.5 cms for Air Force). The minimum height is relaxed by 5 cms for Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North-Eastern regions of India, Garhwal and Kumaon. However, the minimum height is reduced by 2 cms for candidates belonging to Lakshadweep.
|Height/ Weight Standards - Army/ Air Force|
|Height in Centimetres (without shoes)||Weight in Kgs|
|16-17 years||17-18 years||18-19 years|
|Height/ Weight Standards - Navy|
|Height in Centimetres (without shoes)||Weight in Kgs|
|16 years||17 years||18 years|
Candidates have to meet the special requirement as a pilot in the Air Force. The acceptable measurements of leg length, thigh length and sitting height are given below
|Leg Length||99.00 cms||120.00 cms|
|Thigh Length||-||64.00 cms|
|Sitting Height||81.50 cms||96.00 cms|
Candidates who are wearing spectacles habitually are not eligible for Air Force. According to the official sources, the minimum distant vision 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other, correctable to 6/6 only for Hypermetropia. Colour vision CP-I Hypermetropia: +2.0 D Sph Manifest Myopia : Nil Retinoscopic Myopia : 0.5 in any Meridian permitted Astigmatism : + 0.75 D Cyl (within + 2.0 D.Max) Maddox Rod Test.
|at 6 meters Exo-6 prism D||at 33 cms Exo-16 prism D|
|Eso-6 prism D||Eso-6 prism D|
|Hyper-1 prism D||Hyper-1 prism D|
|Hypro-1 prism D||Hypo-1 prism D|
The aspiring candidates are advised to be in the good physical condition by following the routine mentioned below.
1. Running 2.4 km in 15 minutes
3. Pushups and sit ups (minimum 20 each)
4. Chin ups (minimum 08)
5. Rope climbing 3-4 metres.
A candidate must be either:
(i) a Citizen of India, or
(ii) a subject of Nepal, or
(iii) a subject of Bhutan, or
(iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
1. For Army Wing of National Defence Academy:
The candidates must have the Class 12 pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
2. For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy:
The candidates must have the Class 12 pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status:
For NDA & NA (I):
Age Limit: Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than July 2, 2000, and not later than July 1, 2003, are eligible.
For NDA & NA (II):
Age Limit: Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than January 2, 2000, and not later than January 1, 2003, are eligible.
The Union Public Service Commission has released the notification for the National Defence Academy & Naval Academy (I) 2019. Candidates who are aiming for defence services can apply online up to February 4, 2019, till 6:00 PM.
The Commission will be conducting an examination on April 21 for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 143rd Course, and for the 105th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from January 2, 2020. The approximate number of vacancies are given below:
Candidates should pass class 12th in order to apply for the Army Wing of NDA. However, candidates need to pass class 12th with physics and mathematics or its equivalent for Air Force and Naval Wings of NDA and for the Indian Naval Academy.9 January 2019
The written exam result of National Defence Academy and Naval Academy (NDA & NA (II)) 2018 was declared by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Candidates who have appeared for the written exam on September 9 can visit the official website of UPSC to check their result.
Candidates who passed with flying colours in the examination have to appear for the interview, which will be conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB) of the Ministry of Defence for admission to Army, Navy and Air Force Wings of the National Defence Academy for the 142th Course and for the 104th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 2nd July, 2019.
The official result notification reads that candidates are requested to register themselves online on the Indian Army Recruiting website joinindianarmy.nic.in within two weeks of the announcement of the written result. The successful candidates would then be allotted selection centres and dates, of the SSB interview which shall be communicated on registered e-mail ID. Any candidate who has already registered earlier on the site will not be required to do so. In case of any query/login problem, e-mail be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The qualified candidates should submit the original certificates of age and educational qualification to the respective Service Selection Boards (SSBs) during the SSB interview. The marksheets of the candidates will be put on the UPSC's website within 15 days from the date of publication of the final result.3 December 2018
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the final results of NDA & NA (I). Candidates can check their final results on the official website of UPSC. The final merit list has been prepared based on the results of the written examination followed by an interview conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).
Candidates who have appeared for the interview can check their result on the PDF available on the official website – www.upsc.gov.in. One should check their result using the roll number. However, the marks of the candidates will be available after 15 days from the date of declaration of the final results.
According to the official notification, a total of 379 candidates have been shortlisted for admission to the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force wings. The admission process will commence from January 2, 2019. Candidates should note that the results of the medical examination have not been taken into account in preparing these lists.
Annually, the UPSC conducts NDA & NA (I) and (II) examinations in the month of April and September for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings.27 November 2018
The NDA and NA (II) 2018 exam is likely to be conducted by the UPSC on September 9, 2018, for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 142nd Course, and for the 104th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from July 2, 2019.
The UPSC conducts National Defence Academy & Naval Academy (NDA & NA) twice a year. A candidate who qualifies in the objective-type written examination is only eligible for an interview. The written exam of the NDA & NA consists of two subjects namely, Mathematics and General Ability Test.
The selection process for NDA & NA consists of written examination and SSB interview. Click here to know more about the important tips to crack NDA and NA (II) 2018 exam within 2-3 days.
The UPSC has released the admit card for the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) examination (II) 2018. Aspirants can download it from the official website. Then click here to know more about how to download the admit card.21 August 2018