NDA 2019 - UPSC will release NDA admit card for the written exam in October 2019. Candidates will be able to download admit card online from the official website of UPSC at upsc.gov.in. To download NDA 2019 admit card, candidates need to enter registration number/roll number and date of birth. NDA II 2019 is scheduled to be held on November 17, 2019. Candidates who will appear in the written exam will be able to check the unofficial answer key released by the coaching institutes. The unofficial answer key will be available for all sets of test booklets. NDA 2019 official answer key will 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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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
The minimum height of candidates for Army, Navy and Naval Academy is 157 cm while it is 162.5 cm for Air Force
Name of Exam
National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination
Commonly known as
NDA & NA
Union Public Service Commission
Twice a year
Written exam and SSB Interview
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
NDA Written Examination
November 17, 2019
NDA result for Written Examination
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.
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.
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
UPSC will release the admit card of NDA 2019September 2019. The admit card will be 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.
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 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 Cavalier
NDA Answer key 2019 by Baalnoi
NDA Answer Key 2019 by Aim & Achieve
NDA Maths Answer key 2019
NDA GAT Answer key 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 is 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 out of written exam and 900 of 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 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)
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.
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.
The number of appeared and qualified candidates of the last five years in NDA exam is given below.
The age limit to appear for NDA is 16. 5 to 19.5 years of age.
Yes, if you are from biology stream you can only apply for the admission to Army wing.
No, girls are not allowed to appear for NDA exam.
Yes, it is compulsory for the candidates to have Maths & Physics as their subject in class 12 to appear for Airforce and Navy.
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.
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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As per previous year cut off of NDA exam, NDA 1 cut off for written exam was 338 while for NDA 2 it was 325. While candidates who made their name in final selection for NDA 1 secured 705 marks while for NDA 2 it was 688.
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For NDA 1 2020 candidate should not be born earlier than 02 January 2002 and so unfortunately you are not eligible.
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Dear Vaishnavi, unfortunately NDA is only for unmarried Male Candidates. Female Candidates cannot apply for NDA. Girls are only eligible for Officers Training Academy. You can write the NCC Special entry exam if you are a NCC Women Cadet.
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