NDA Selection Process 2019
Shristi Kirti, 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 of NDA, 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.

NDA 2019 is to be held on November 17, 2019. This year, the authority has has announced a total of 415 vacancies for NDA II 2019 rescruitment

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.

NDA Answer Key 2019

Once the selection process of NDA is over, the exam authority will release the official answer key of NDA. However, few coaching institutes will release the unofficial answer key of NDA 2019 within few hours from the conclusion of the exam. Candidates can go through NDA answer key and know all the correct and wrong answers attempted by them. Candidates can also calculate their expected scores and predict their probability to qualify the exam by going through the answer key of NDA.

NDA Cut Off 2019

The exam authority will release the cut off of NDA for both written and final stage after the declaration of the result. NDA cut off 2019 for written exam will be determined out of 900 marks while the final cut off will be determined out of 1800 marks. Candidate who secure marks equal to or more than the marks secured by the last recommended candidates will be considered NDA qualified.

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I have my spectacles no. -ve 4,can I be selected in NDA if I cleared written exam?Please guide me.

Aman Raj Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019

Hello Pushkar

Maximum allowed is -3.5 D(Myopia). So i think you can't make it.

As you know NDA is a tri-service Academy so you can apply for Army,Airforce and Navy and the maximum eye power accepted if you go through NDA entry are as follows:

Army : -2.5 D

Navy: -0.75 D

Airforce:You must have perfect 6/6 vision without any optical aid . No glasses allowed,


now, iam studying sy ME diploma can i apply nda on basis of external 12th

Sharon Rose Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019

Hello Prathamesh,

The eligibility criteria for NDA is that

  • A candidate must have passed 10+2 with Mathematics and Physics as compulsory subjects from a recognised board.
  • Must have born in between 2nd January, 2002 and 1st January 2005.
  • Must have age in between 16.5 years to 19.5 years.

So if you have studied mathematics and physics in 10+2 the you are eligible to apply.You need to fulfill the above eligibility criteria.


can i give nda from arts streme

Sharon Rose Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019
Hello Pratha,

The eligibility criteria for NDA is that a candidate must have passed 10+2 with Mathematics and Physics as compulsory subjects from a recognised board or university.

I regret to inform you that as you are from arts background, you are not eligible for NDA as you have not fulfilled the eligibility criteria.

what is eye site permission to join in NDA academy

Shareef 18th Nov, 2019
The eye sight should be not in a critical way, in which you can see anything without spectacles.
The short sight must now exceed more then 2.5D and long sight should not be more then 3.5D
A student must be able to read the distance chart with or without glasses perfectly.
Funduscopy tool will be used to test your eye defects or problems will are not visible outside.
Must be able to detect red and green colour. Must provide a proof that your parents hadn't any blindness. Because that may effect you in future, if something is like this, you will be rejected.

si r my eye site is _2.5 can i apply for nda?

Shareef 18th Nov, 2019
Yes, you are eligible to apply for NDA. You are on the core for selections.
NDA eyesight rules,
  • Short sight should not be more than 2.5D
  • Long sight should not be more the  3.5D
  • must be Able to detect colours
  • Your internal eye problems will be tested using a tool
If everything is fine, you will not be rejected. See that you will not increase your sight, Because the limit is only upto 2.5. Be careful
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