NDA 2019 - UPSC has released the result of the written exam of NDA (II) 2019 on December 12, 2019, on its official website @upsc.gov.in. The written exam was conducted on November 17, 2019 across various centres in India. According to the result, a total of 7034 candidates have qualified the NDA written exam and are eligible to appear for the SSB round. UPSC has also mentioned that the mark-sheets of the qualified candidates will be available to download from the website within 15 days after the conclusion of SSB interviews. The final result will remain available for 30 days. Candidates who qualify the SSB interview will be enrolled in the National Defence Academy & Naval Academy.
Latest:NDA Application Form 2020 out on Jan 8, 2020
SSB Interview will be conducted for 5 days which will include 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.
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
October 25, 2019 (Released)
NDA Written Examination
November 17, 2019
NDA result for Written Examination
December 12, 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.
According to the 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 had declared the result of NDA II 2019 written exam in on December 12, 2019. The result is available online in PDF format which has the roll numbers and names of the qualified candidates. Qualified candidates in NDA II 2019 result of written exam will be selected for SSB Interview for Intelligence and Personality Test. After the SSB Interview, the examination authority will prepare the final merit list on the basis of candidate's performance in 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
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.
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.
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)
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 number of appeared and qualified candidates of the last five years in NDA exam is given below.
UPSC has released the NDA II application on August 7, 2019. The last day to fill the application form is September 3, 2019. Candidates can fill the 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 fulfil 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 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
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 a 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 a 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.
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.
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?
Pocket allowance for 5 months at Rs. 3000 per month
For items of clothing and equipment
Army Group Insurance Fund
Incidental Expenditure during the 1st Semester
Before a candidate joins the academy, the guardian will need to sign the following documents:
Scholarship and Financial Assistance cadets can avail while at the National Defense Academy:
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 the son of an ex-serviceman.
Kaur Singh Memorial Scholarship
Two scholarships awarded to cadets who obtain the 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 the 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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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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Yes you are eligible for NDA 1 2020.
As per the official notification a candidate born on or after 2nd July 2001 and on or before 1st July 2004 is eligible to appear for NDA 1 2020.
For more details refer to the official notification at the link given below
No specific percentage required to apper in the nda exam. You just need to pass your higher school exams.
Age Limits, Gender & Marital Status:
The minimum qualification required for Indian Army wing, Navy and Air Force is as follows:
Eligibility for Indian Army:
Eligibility for Indian Navy and Air Force:
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