Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the admit card NDA 2019 admit card at upsc.gov.in on October 25 in online mode. Candidates can download the admit card of NDA 2019 till November 17. In order to download the admit card of NDA, candidates must enter their registration number/roll number, date of birth or captcha. It is advisable to candidates that carry one prescribed id along with print copy of NDA admit card. Earlier Application form of NDA was filled from August 7 to September 3 in online mode. National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) exam is conducted for the admission to Navy, Air Force and Army. NDA exam is conducted twice a year in April and November. NDA I was conducted in April while NDA II will be held on November 17. Candidates who are between 16.5 to 19.5 years of age can apply for NDA exam. The selection process of NDA exam comprises two stages – written and Service Selection Board (SSB) Interview.
Latest: Candidates can download official NDA (I) answer key 2019 as follows
NDA answer key 2019 for GAT - Click Here
NDA 2019 answer key for Mathematics - Click Here
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Past Dates and Events
25 Oct, 2019 - 17 Nov, 2019
Admit Card | Mode: Online
17 Nov, 2019
Exam | Mode: Online
10 Sep, 2019 - 17 Sep, 2019
Withdrawal of Application Form | Mode: Online
07 Aug, 2019 - 03 Sep, 2019
Application | Mode: Online
07 Aug, 2019
Advertisement | Mode: Online
14 Nov, 2019
Answer Key | Mode: Online
11 Nov, 2019
Cutoff - Start Date | Mode: Online
18 Jun, 2019
Result | Mode: Online
29 Mar, 2019 - 21 Apr, 2019
21 Apr, 2019
Exam | Mode: Offline
08 Feb, 2019 - 14 Feb, 2019
Withdrawal of application form | Mode: Online
09 Jan, 2019 - 04 Feb, 2019
09 Jan, 2019
To be eligible for NDA exam, candidates must check the eligibility criteria which include educational qualification, physical standards, marital status, nationality and age limit.
Educational Qualification for NDA/NA:
Candidates applying for Army Wing of National Defence Academy should be 12th pass or 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination
Air Force, Navy and Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy
Candidates applying Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy must be 12th or equivalent examination with Physics and Mathematics
NationalityCandidate applying for NDA 2 exam must bei. an Indian, orii. a subject of Nepal, oriii. a subject of Bhutan, oriv. Indian origin migrants who have permanently settled in India from East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia or Vietnam, Burma, the United Republic of Tanzania, Pakistan, Malawi, Zaire, Sri Lanka, Zambia, orv. a Tibetan refugee who came to settle permanently in India before January 1, 1962.Age limitCandidates must be between 16.5 to 19.5 years of age.
Only unmarried male candidates can apply NDA 2 exam.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other
NDA application form is available online. The application can be filled in two parts. Part 1 of registration includes filling up of candidate’s basic details, choosing the branch, verification of details and registration id generation. Part 2 of the application form includes fee payment, exam centre selection and uploading of signature and photograph.
NDA Part 1– Registration
Part 2 of NDA registration is divided into four stages. In stage 1 candidates have to fill the basic details including name, gender, father’s and mother’s name, community, nationality, fee remission, marital status, address etc. In Stage 2, candidates have to choose the branch as per their preference like Navy, Army and Air force. Candidates from Military/Sainik School or Son of NCO/JCO/Other Rank Officer have to enter details asked in the application form. In stage 3, candidates must verify the details filled and if required they can make changes by clicking on ‘Update’ button. After filling all the credentials candidates are able to see the registration id, other details and print the pay-in-slip to pay the application fees offline.
NDA Part 2 – Registration
In Part 2 of registration, candidates have to select the mode of payment through online or offline mode. The application fee is Rs. 100 for General category and OBC candidates while SC, ST and Sons of NCOs, JCOs ORs are exempted from fee payment. Candidates also have to select exam centres from the prescribed list of centres by UPSC and Upload the scanned signature and photograph. The final stage candidates are asked to read the declaration and click on “I have read Declaration & Agree” to finally submit NDA application form and its print out.
Mode and methods of fee payment
Mode of payment
Methods of payment
Net banking, Visa/MasterCard/Rupay Credit/Debit Card
Specifications for uploading of photograph and signature
3 kb to 40 kb
1 kb to 40 kb
NDA Preparation Tips
To start the preparation of NDA exam candidates must know the exam pattern, syllabus and tips to prepare. Candidates must know the strategies to crack NDA exam, benefits of solving previous years’ question papers and day to day practice of written exam. To score good marks candidates must focus on the weak areas and practice it on daily basis. By checking the previous year question papers candidates can compose their strategy and accordingly predict the expected questions in exam. That's why It is important for the candidates to know NDA preparation tips before appearing in the exam.
As per NDA exam pattern, there are two papers for NDA written exam - Mathematics and General Ability Test (GAT). The Mathematics paper carries 300 marks where questions will be asked from various topics. For each wrong answer, 1/3 marks will be deducted. The exam will be conducted for 2 hours 30 minutes.
Subjects & Code
No. of Questions
2 Hours & 30 minutes
The paper of NDA written exam comprises General Ability Test (GAT). This paper will be held separately for 600 marks. Candidates will be given 2 and 1/2 hours to complete the exam. As per the marking scheme, 1/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. There are two parts in GAT - Part A (English) and Part B (General Knowledge). Further, Part B is divided into 5 sections - Physics, Chemistry, General Science, History, Freedom Movement etc, Geography and Current Events.
NDA Exam Pattern of Paper 2
General Ability Test
Part - A (English)
Part - B (General Knowledge)
Section - A (Physics)
Section - B (Chemistry)
Section - C (General Science)
Section - D (History, Freedom Movement etc)
Section - E (Geography)
Section - F (Current Events)
NDA Admit card
The admit card of NDA written exam was released online on October 25, 2019. It is to be noted that last date to download admit card is November 17, 2019. Candidates can download the admit card till the day of examination. In order to download NDA admit card, candidates have to enter either their registration id or roll number. Candidates will have to carry admit card and photo-identity proof on the day of examination.
Steps to download NDA Admit Card
Step 1: Visit the official website of UPSC -upsc.gov.in
Step 2: Click on the admit card link
Step 3: A new window will be opened
Step 4: Enter the login credentials i.e registration number/roll number and password
Step 5: Save the admit card and use it for future reference
Documents Required along with NDA Admit Card
2 passport size photographs
Any one photo id- proofs like Driving License, Aadhaar Card, Passport, Voter ID Card
NDA Answer Key
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the official answer key of NDA on November 14, 2019 in online mode at upsc.gov.in It is to be noted that authorities rhave released NDA answer key separately for all sets (A, B, C, D) of GAT and Mathematics papers. Candidates can check number of correct and incorrect answers through the official answer key which can help them calculate their probable scores.
How to download NDA answer key (I)
1- Visit the official website- upsc.gov.in
2. Check the Examination tab mentioned on page and click on answer key
3. GAT and Mathematics subject pdf file is available to download
4. Click on both subject separately to download answer key of NDA (I) 2019
5. Save the file to use it for future reference
NDA Exam Analysis: Exam analysis of NDA includes section wise difficulty of the exam and paper 1 & paper 2 and over all difficulty level of the exam. Along with this what could be the expected cut off of the exam should also need to be include in this section.
Candidates who will appear in the exam should note the point that authority will announce the result of written exam after two month of commencement of exam. Candidates who secure the minimum qualifying marks as prescribed by UPSC as per NDA written exam result are eligible to appear for SSB interview. The result & cut off of written exam for NDA is prepared out of 900 marks.
Commission will announce the final NDA exam result after 4 months of the commencement of exam. The final result of NDA exam is calculated out of 1800 marking including the total marks of written and SSB interview. Out of the total marks 900 marks are alotted each for written exam and SSB. The final result of NDA is prepared by combining the marks scored by the candidate in written and SSB interview after which all India merit list is prepared. Based on the all India merit list released by UPSC final allocation is done to Naval Academy and National Defence Academy.
NDA Cut off
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) releases cutoff marks written and final marks. Candidates should noted the point that commission releases official NDA cut off after the declration of result. The cutoff is the minimum qualifying marks obtained by the candidates. Candidates have to score the overall as well as the sectional cutoff to be eligible for the next stage of the exam which will be fixed by UPSC.
Factors determining NDA Cutoff
Total number of vacancies
Number of candidates appeared for the exam
Difficulty level of exam
NDA Selection Process: The Selection process of NDA involves two stages written exam followed by the interview process. On the basis of the marks secured in written exam candidates will be called for the next stage of selection process NDA selection process takes place for Army, Air force and Navy.
No, there is no such reservation in NDA. There
never was any caste based reservation in NDA or any defense service exams. Now that the government has added 10% reservation for EWS category students ; that will not be applicable in case of NDA exam. Officially by UPSC it was cited as "10% reservation, no impact on armed forces".
Now speaking of reservation, only students whose parents are/were in the field of defense. Only for them there's is a specific reservation in NDA.
All the best!
NDA exam is conducted by UPSC twice a year for admission into training academies of Indian Military, Navy and Air Force.
In 2020,19th April 2020 and 6th September 2020 are the official dates released by government authorities. If you want to know about your eligibility in any exam , please ask without hesitation.
all the best !
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