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 mark sheet of NDA & NA (II) 2018 exam. Candidates who have appeared for the UPSC NDA & NA (II) 2018 exam can check their marks on the official website of UPSC – upsconline.nic.in.
The UPSC released a notice regarding the minimum qualifying standard/marks at the written stage and marks secured by the last candidate in the merit order at the final stage of the examination. The minimum qualifying standard/marks at the written stage (out of 900 marks) is 325 (with at least 25% marks in each subject). The marks secured by the last candidate in the merit order (out of 1800 marks) is 688.
The Commission has released the NDA & NA (II) 2018 final result on May 9. The successful candidates will be provided admission to the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force wings for the course commencing from July 2, 2019. A total of 520 candidates have been qualified for the admission.22 May 2019
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the final results of NDA & NA (II) 2018. The Commission has released the list of 520 merit candidates who have qualified in the examination. Candidates who have appeared for the Services Selection Board (SSB) interview are advised to check their result on the UPSC website.
The selected candidates are now eligible for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of National Defence Academy for the 142nd Course and Naval Academy for the 104th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from July 2, 2019. Candidates have to note that the results of Medical Examination have not been taken into account in preparing the lists.
Aspirants are advised to intimate to the Army Headquarters in case of change of address. The marks of the candidates will be available on the official website after 15 days from the date of declaration of the NDA & NA (II) final result 2018.10 May 2019
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be conducting the National Defence Academy & Naval Academy (NDA & NA) exam on April 21, 2019. Candidates are advised to carry the hard copy of admit card along with a photo identity card for verification purpose. Candidates can download the NDA admit card from the official website.
The NDA & NA entrance examination consists of two papers – mathematics and general ability test. The duration of each paper is 2 hours and 30 minutes. The test will be conducted for a total of 900 marks.
Candidates who qualify in the written examination will be called for the Service Selection Board (SSB) interview. One who qualifies in SSB will be eligible for admission to defence courses.19 April 2019
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the admit cards for the National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (I), 2019. Candidates who have registered for the NDA examination can visit the official website to download the admit card. The examination will be held on April 21, 2019.
In order to download UPSC NDA admit card, candidates need to provide either registration Id or roll number along with the date of birth. The admit card will be available on the official website till the exam date, i.e., April 21, 2019.
After downloading the NDA admit card, candidates are advised to check whether all the details are correct or not. Candidates should contact the Commission in case of any discrepancy. One should also carry the identity card issued by the central or state government for verification.1 April 2019
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