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, 2001, and not later than January 1, 2004, are eligible.
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared the final results of NDA and NA (I) 2019. A total of 447 candidates have qualified in the selection process held by the UPSC. Candidates who have appeared for the final leg of selection can check their result on the official website.
Candidates should note that the results of the medical examination have not been considered to prepare the list. One can access the marks on the official website after 15 days from the date of declaration of the final result.
The Commission has conducted the written exam on April 21, 2019. The shortlisted candidates are called for the SSB selection process, which consists of two stages.5 November 2019
The UPSC has released the NDA (II) 2019 admit card today, i.e., October 25. Candidates who have registered for the written examination can download the admit card from the Commission's website.
The NDA & NA (II) 2019 examination will be held on November 17, 2019. After downloading NDA admit card, candidates are advised to check whether all the details are printed correctly or not.
Aspirants should also carry the photo identity card issued by the state or central government along with admit card to the examination centre. In case of any error in admit card, one should contact the examination authority without any delay.25 October 2019
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has activated the link for candidates to withdraw their National Defence Academy (NDA) & Naval Academy Examination NA (II) application. The withdraw link will be available until September 17, 2019, 6 PM.
Candidates who have changed their mind to cancel their participation in NDA & NA (II) 2019 can find the withdrawal link on the official website. To withdraw the application, candidates should have their registered mobile number and email ID because for the OTP. Applicants should note the fee amount will not be refunded.
NDA & NA (II) 2019 notification was released on August 7, 2019. The applications are accepted until September 3, 2019. The written test will be held on November 17, 2019.12 September 2019
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the list of NDA & NA (II) 2019 candidates whose applications have been rejected. The Commission has rejected the applications due to non-payment of examination fee, i.e., Rs 100. A total of 146 applications rejected.
The official notice reads, “Confirmation has NOT been received from the Bank Authorities regarding receipt of Fee of Rs. 100/- in respect of the following applicants for NDA & NA Examination (II), 2019.”
It also reads, “Appeal against rejection, if any, may be made within 10 days along with the documentary evidence by Speed Post OR by hand to Smt. Kripa Anna Ekka, Under Secretary (NDA), Union Public Service Commission, Hall No. 1, Examination Building, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi – 110 069.”
Candidates who have paid the application fee and found their name in the rejected list should submit the documentary proof.11 September 2019
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will close the registration window for National Defence Academy & Naval Academy NDA & NA (II) 2019 on September 3. Interested candidates can apply for the examination through the official website of UPSC.
Candidates should pay Rs 100 as application fee. The fee is exempted for reserved categories such as SC and ST. We advise candidates to keep the scanned photograph and signature ready before start registering. The Commission will conduct written test on November 17, 2019.
The selection of the candidates will be based on the written examination which comprises of two papers. The total duration of each paper is two hours and thirty minutes. The total marks for the written test are 900 excluding 900 marks for SSB interview. Explore NDA & NA exam pattern here.30 August 2019