NDA 2019
Bachan Thakur, 17 Nov 2019, #NDA

NDA 2019 - UPSC has conducted NDA-II 2019 on November 17. Various coaching institutes have released the unofficial NDA 2019 answer key. Candidates can also download NDA 2019 question papers that are now available. Earlier, UPSC released NDA admit card for the written exam on October 25, 2019. Candidates could download NDA 2019 admit card online from the official website of UPSC at upsc.gov.in. To download NDA admit card 2019, candidates had to enter registration number/roll number and date of birth. The unofficial answer key will be available for all sets of test booklets. NDA 2019 official answer key will be released after the declaration of the final result. To qualify in NDA written exam, candidates need to obtain minimum qualifying marks as well as overall cut off. Based on NDA 2019 result, candidates will be shortlisted to appear SSB Interview.

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SSB Interview is conducted for 5 days which includes 2 stages. Stage I of SSB interview includes Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) test which is Picture Perception * Description Test (PP&DT) whereas stage II includes Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. Candidates who qualify the SSB interview are eligible for final recruitment. NDA is conducted twice a year for the admission of candidates to Army, Navy and Air Force. The finally selected in NDA II 2019 will be admitted to 144th Course of Army, Navy and Air Force and 106th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 2nd July 2020.

NDA II 2019 Overview



Name of Exam

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination

Commonly known as


Conducted by

Union Public Service Commission

Exam category


Exam level


Exam mode



Twice a year


Written exam and SSB Interview

NDA Exam Dates 2019

Exam Events

NDA II dates

NDA Application Form

August 7, 2019 (Released)

Last date to apply

September 3, 2019 (6:00 P.M)

Withdrawal of application form

September 10 to 17, 2019

NDA II admit card

October 25, 2019 (Released)

NDA Written Examination

November 17, 2019

NDA result for Written Examination

January 2019

NDA Admit Card 2019

UPSC has released the admit card of NDA 2019 on October 25, 2019. The admit card has been issued online to candidates who have successfully fill the application form. Candidates can access NDA admit card of NDA II by entering either registration number or roll number. NDA 2019 admit card carries details like candidate’s name, the address of allotted exam centre, date, time of the exam, roll number, category, photograph, signature etc. Candidates must carry their NDA II 2019 admit card to the examination centre on the day of the exam.

NDA Exam Pattern 2019

According to NDA II exam pattern, the test is conducted in pen and paper mode. The exam carries two papers, Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT). The duration of each test will be 2 hours and 30 minutes. The Mathematics paper will carry total of 120 questions while GAT paper will have 150 questions. Maximum marks allotted to the written exam is 900. As per the marking scheme, candidates for the correct answer in mathematics will score 2.5 marks. For the correct answer in GAT, candidates will score 4 marks. For the wrong answer, 1/3 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty. The SSB Interview will be conducted for 900 marks.

NDA Syllabus 2019

The syllabus of NDA 2019 has been prescribed by UPSC. NDA II 2019 syllabus contains the topics and sub-topics under Mathematics and General Ability Test. The standard of questions in the exam was of matriculation and 10+2 level. Candidates can check below NDA II syllabus.

Topics and Sub-Topics in NDA II syllabus 2019




Algebra, Matrices and Determinant, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions, Differential Calculus, Integral Calculus and Differential Equations, Vector Algebra, Statistics and Probability etc


English, General Knowledge, Physics, Chemistry, General Science, General Science, History, Freedom Movement etc., Current Events

NDA Result 2019

UPSC will announce the result of NDA II 2019 written exam in January 2020. The result will be available online in PDF format which will display the roll numbers and names of qualified candidates. On the basis of NDA II 2019 result of written exam, candidates will be selected for SSB Interview for Intelligence and Personality Test. After the SSB Interview, the examination authority will prepare the final merit list. The final merit list is prepared on the basis of written exam and SSB Interview. Final admission will be offered to candidates based on their rank in the merit list.

NDA Answer Key 2019

NDA 2019 answer key will be released after the declaration of the final result. However, some of the coaching institutes will release NDA answer key after the exam. Candidates will be able to download the answer key for all sets of subjects, Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT). Using the answer key, candidates will able to check the correct answers to questions asked in the exam.

Candidates can check NDA I answer key 2019 released by coaching Institutes below.

NDA Answer Key 2019 by Coaching Institutes

Coaching Institutes

Answer Key

NDA Answer key 2019 by Cavalier

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NDA Answer key 2019 by Baalnoi

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NDA Answer Key 2019 by Aim & Achieve

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NDA Answer Key 2019 - Paper-Wise


Answer Key

NDA Maths Answer key 2019

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NDA GAT Answer key 2019

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NDA Question Papers 2019

It is important that the candidates have NDA question papers handy while analysing the answer key of NDA 2019. Aspirants of NDA can also use NDA question papers and answer keys to prepare better for the exam. Practice solving NDA question papers is beneficial for aspiring candidates since it helps them understand the difficulty level of the exam, topics from which questions appear in the exam and their weightage. Candidates can also time themselves while solving NDA question papers to increase speed and accuracy.

NDA Cut off 2019

The cut off is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates will have to secure to qualify the exam. NDA cut off is applied for written exam and SSB Interview but UPSC releases the cut off for written exam and final selection. NDA II cut off 2019 for written examination will be calculated out of 900 marks. Based on NDA cut off of written examination, candidates will be selected for SSB Interview. The commission will decide the final cut off out of 1800 marks (900 for written exam and 900 for SSB Interview). The final merit list of NDA will be prepared based on the final cutoff. Candidates can check previous years’ NDA cut off.

NDA-I 2019 Cutoff


Written exam (out of 900)

SSB Interview (out of 900)

Final Cut off (Out off 1800)

342 (With at least 25% marks in each subject)



Previous years’ NDA Cut off for Written Exam out of 900


NDA 1 cut off

NDA 2 cut off


342 (With 25 % in each subject)

258 (With 25 % in each subject)


288 (With 25 % in each subject)

229 (With at least 20% marks in each subject)


306 (With at least 30% marks in each Subject)

269 (With 25 % in each subject)

Previous Years’ NDA Cut off for SSB Interview out of 1800


NDA 1 cut off

NDA 2 cut off










Statistical Overview of NDA Exam

The number of appeared and qualified candidates of the last five years in NDA exam is given below.













20, 000



















NDA Application Form 2019

UPSC has released NDA II application on August 7, 2019. The last day to fill the application form is September 3, 2019. Candidates can fill NDA II application form in two parts – I and II. In Part I, candidates have to register for the exam by filling the basic information. In Part II, applicants have to pay the examination fees, select examination centre, upload photograph and signature. Candidates can edit the details in NDA application form 2019 within the prescribed date of application. The application fee for General category candidates is Rs. 100 while SC/ ST candidates, sons of JCOs, NCOs, ORs are exempted from paying the fee.

NDA Eligibility Criteria 2019

UPSC has prescribed the eligibility criteria of NDA. Candidates applying for the exam must fulfill NDA II eligibility criteria 2019 in terms of age, academic qualification and physical measurement. The eligibility criteria of NDA is given below.

Detailed NDA Eligibility Criteria



Age Limit

The age of candidates applying for NDA must be between 16.5 and 19.5 (Candidates born not not earlier than January 2, 2000, and not later than January 1, 2004)

Educational Qualification

For Army wing, candidates must have passed Class 12/HSC

For Air Force and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy, candidates must have passed Class 12 with Physics and Mathematics

Physical Measurement

The minimum height of candidates for Army, Navy and Naval Academy is 157 cm while it is 162.5 cm for Air Force

NDA Selection Procedure 2019

The selection procedure of NDA 2019 comprises two stages – written test and SSB Interview for Intelligence and Personality Test. Candidates clearing the written exam are called for SSB Interview. The test follows two-stage selection procedure. All the candidates are put to stage-one test on the first day of reporting at Selection Centres/Air Force Selection Boards/Naval Selection Boards. Only those candidates who will qualify NDA ii 2019 stage 1 are admitted to the second stage/remaining tests. Stage 2 of SSB continues for 4 to 5 days followed by medical test of 3 to 4 days. SSB board evaluates intelligence, personality, compatibility and potential of prospective candidates for Army/Navy wings of the NDA and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy.

NDA Exam Analysis 2019

Candidates can check NDA exam analysis after the exam has been conducted. NDA exam analysis includes difficulty level of the exam, topics from which the questions have appeared, their weightage and more. Aspiring candidates must check out NDA 2019 exam analysis to understand the exam trends better.

What after Selection in NDA 2019?

  • The selected candidates for the three services viz, Army, Navy and Air Force are given preliminary training both academic and physical for a period of 3 years at the National Defence Academy.

  • The training during the first two and half years is common to the cadets of three wings. All the cadets on passing out will be awarded degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru University Delhi as under:-

  • (a) Army Cadets - B.Sc/ B.Sc (Computer)/ B.A

  • (b) Naval Cadets - B. Tech Degree

  • (c) Air Force Cadets - B. Tech Degree

  • The selected candidates of the Naval Academy will be given preliminary training both academic and physical, for a period of 4 years at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala.

  • The cadets of 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme will be awarded a B. Tech Degree on successful completion of training.

  • On passing out from the National Defence Academy, Army Cadets go to the Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun, Naval Cadets to Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala and Air Force cadets to AFA, Hyderabad.

What after the candidate gets admission in NDA?

Candidates who are finally selected for training will have to deposit a sum amount of Rs. 50636 upon their arrival to the Commandant, National Defence Academy. The amount deposited by candidates upon arrival will be as follows

Fees Payable by selected candidates

Pocket allowance for 5 months at Rs. 3000 per month

Rs. 15000

For items of clothing and equipment

Rs. 21720

Army Group Insurance Fund

Rs. 6400

Incidental Expenditure during the 1st Semester

Rs. 7516


Rs. 50636

Before a candidate joins the academy, the guardian will need to sign the following documents:

  • A certificate that their son or ward will not be entitled to claim any compensation against injury or death during the course.
  • If the cadet withdraws or is being dismissed on disciplinary grounds or the commission finds any false information in his application. The cadet will have to bear the expenses incurred on his training.
  • Parents will be required to meet cadet's pocket and other private expenses. Although, the government will provide financial assistance to guardians whose income will be less than 21,000 per month.
  • To avail the financial aid, guardians will need to immediately submit an application through the District Magistrate and forward it with his recommendation to the Commandant, National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune-411023.

Scholarship and Financial Assistance cadets can avail while at the National Defense Academy:

Scholarship Name


Parashuram Bhau Patwardhan Scholarship

One time scholarship amount is Rs. 5000/- Granted to cadets who secure overall first in academics while passing out Course.

Colonel Kendal Frank Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship of Rs. 4800.00 per annum awarded to Maratha cadet who is son of an ex serviceman.

Kaur Singh Memorial Scholarship

Two scholarships awarded to cadets who obtain highest position amongst candidates from BIHAR. Value of each scholarship is Rs. 37.00 per mensem payable for 4 years during training.

Assam Government Scholarship

Two scholarships of Rs. 30.00 per mensem awarded to cadets from ASSAM payable during their stay at the NDA. Scholarships awarded to the two best cadets from ASSAM.

Uttar Pradesh Government Scholarships

Two scholarships each of the value of Rs. 30.00 per month along with outfit stipend of Rs. 400.00 awarded to two cadets of UTTAR PRADESH on merit-cum-means basis payable for a period of three years.

Kerala Government Scholarships

One merit scholarship of the value of Rs. 480/- per annum awarded to Kerala resident cadet for their entire period of training at NDA. Cadet should also score first position in the All India UPSC Entrance Examination to NDA.

Bihari Lal Mandakini Prize

Cash prize of Rs. 500.00 available for the best BENGALI boy in each Course of the Academy.

Odisha Government Scholarships

One for Army, one for the Navy and the Air Force of the value of Rs. 80.00 each per month to be awarded by Government of Odisha to the cadets belonging from Odisha.


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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NDA 2019

Question: What is the age limit for the NDA?


The age limit to appear for NDA is 16. 5 to 19.5 years of age.

Question: Can I apply for NDA if I am from Biology stream?


Yes, if you are from biology stream you can only apply for the admission to Army wing.

Question: Can girls apply for NDA?


No, girls are not allowed to appear for NDA exam.

Question: Is it compulsory to have Maths and Physics in class 12 to apply for admission to Air Force and Navy?


Yes, it is compulsory for the candidates to have Maths & Physics as their subject in class 12 to appear for Airforce and Navy.

Question: What is NDA salary?


Candidates get a stipend or salary of Rs. 21,000 per month during the training period. However, the in-hand salary of NDA Officers as Lieutenant is Rs. 15,600 – 39,100 basic salary per month whereas grade pay is Rs. 500 per month and military fund Rs. 6000 per month.

Question: Which rank is given after NDA?


Different ranks are given under three branches of NDA. In the Indian Navy, candidates are appointed to the post of Sub- Lieutenant,  for Air Force the first rank is Pilot Officer and in Army candidates are appointed as Lieutenant.

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next nda exam application form in 2020

Yashu Shrivastava 4th Dec, 2019

Hey Praveen

UPSC conducts NDA exam twice in a year.The application form for 1st exam  will be released in January and form of 2nd exam will be released in September .Candidate interested for the 1st exam can register for the exam from January 8  2020 to January 28 2020.And exam will be conducted on April 19 2020.

Hope This Helps

Best Wishes For You


can you issue me last 10 years nda peper with solution pdf

Aditya kumar Student Expert 3rd Dec, 2019
Hello there!


You can easily download previous year question papers of nda by going throughour page for which link is provided below :-


These papers will help you to understand the types of questions which are asked in exam, you will understand the important topics which are covered in the exam by practising previous year papers; you will also get to know your preparation level by solving the previous year papers.


The Hindu newspaper ke vocabulary se upsc NDA ke exam me SYNONYMS and ANTONYMS aata hai

Nisha 4th Dec, 2019


Aapko ek bat sabse pehle janni hogi ki kisi bhi ek kitab ya newspaper se kabhi sawal nhi aate.

The Hindu newspaper ki language aur vocabulary bahut achi mani jati hai jisse ki aapko taiyari me kafi madad milegi. Lekin ye kahna ki sare sawal wahin se ayenge ye galat hai. Aur ye bhi jaruri nhi ki aapko yahi newspaper padhna padega taiyari ke liye . Aap kisi bhi newspaper se apni taiyari ker sakte hai.

Ummed hai aapko kuch  madad hui hogi.


how much attempt can I get ? my birthday date is : 03/05/2003

apuroop sri durgesh 3rd Dec, 2019

Hello Atharva, there are two groups of NDA exam, for the year 2020

  • Age limit for NDA I: Candidates should have been born between 2 nd July 2001 and 1 st July 2004. Candidates born earlier & later than the prescribed dates are not eligible.
  • Age Limit for NDA II: Candidates should have been born between 2 nd January 2002 & 1 st January 2005. No candidate born earlier & later than the prescribed dates will be eligible.
  • Hope this helps.
  • Thank you.


Abhishek Kumar 2nd Dec, 2019

Hi Ronit,

If you want to get good marks in your UPSC and NDA exams it is very important for you to work on synonyms as well as antonyms. Many candidates prefer to look for synonyms and antonyms questions from previous year papers but it is not mandatory that those questions will land in your question paper. I am mentioning some good books that you can prefer for studying the questions of antonyms.

1. Antonyms, Synonyms and One Word Substitution by RAM SINGH YADAV

2. Synonyms and Antonyms Anglo by ROSHAN TOLANI

These are good books and have quality content for the preparation of competitive exams like UPSC, NDA, SSC CGL, etc.

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