NDA Selection Process 2019
Supriya Kumari, 13 Dec 2018, #NDA

NDA Selection Process 2019 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) prescribes the selection process of National Defence Academy (NDA)/ Naval Academy (NA). NDA Selection Process 2019 involves two stages - Written exam and SSB Interview. Candidates appearing for NDA 2019 will have to appear for the written exam. On the basis of marks secured by candidates in the written exam, they will be shortlisted for SSB Interview. As per NDA selection Process 2019, SSB Interview comprises 2 stages - I and II. Candidates will qualify both the stages of SSB Interview to be eligible for final recruitment. 

Through NDA selection Process 2019 candidates will be recruited to three defense wings - Army, Navy and Air Force. The written exam of NDA 2019 is scheduled to be conducted on February 4, 2019. UPSC may release as many as 400 (expected) vacancies of NDA 2019. 

NDA Selection Process 2019 Stages 

The selection process of UPSC involves the following stages.

  • Written Exam
  • SSB Interview

NDA Selection Process 2019 for Written Exam

The written exam of NDA comprises 2 subjects – Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT). During NDA selection process 2019 for the written exam, candidates will be given 2 ½ hours duration to answer each paper. The total marks allotted to the written exam of NDA is 900 marks. In mathematics, questions will be asked from topics like Algebra, matrices and determinants, trigonometry, analytical geometry of two and three dimensions, differential calculus etc. GAT comprises question asked from English, Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events. Candidates will have to qualify the cut off released by UPSC to be eligible to appear for SSB interview. The shortlisting of the candidates will be done on the basis of marks obtained by candidates. 

NDA Selection Process 2019 for SSB Interview

The selection process of SSB Interview includes 2 stages - I and II. In stage I of NDA selection process 2019 for SSB Interview, candidates have to appear for Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) test which is Picture Perception * Description Test (PP&DT). Candidates qualifying stage I will have to appear for Stage II of SSB Interview. ) Stage II Comprises of Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. The stage II tests will be conducted for 4 days. Candidates qualifying both the stages of NDA selection process 2019 of SSB Interview will be eligible for final recruitment. Candidates can check day-wise NDA Selection process 2019 for SSB Interview Below.

Day wise SSB Interview



Day 1

Picture Perception* test and Description Test

Day 2

Psychology Tests

Day 3

Group Testing Officer’s Task

Day 4


Day 5


NDA Selection Process 2019 - Documents required at the stage of SSB Interview

Candidates will have to carry original certificates along with one photocopy following documents at the time of SSB Interview.

  • Original Matriculation pass certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth, 
  • Original 10+2 pass certificate or equivalent in support of educational qualification.
  • Cast certificate of the candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC etc.
  • Any one photo identity and address proof.

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