About NDA 2019

National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) examination is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for the admission to Navy, Air Force and Army. NDA/NA is conducted twice a year in April and November. NDA I is conducted in April while NDA 2 is held in November. The notification of NDA is released along with the application form. The Commission will also release the facility to withdraw application form for the candidates who will register successfully. 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. 

Frequency: 2 times a year
Languages English, Hindi
Conducting Body: Union Public Service Commission
Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes

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NDA Nov 2019 Important Dates

NDA (Session Nov 2019)

Upcoming Dates and Events

17 Nov, 2019

Exam | Mode: Online

Past Dates and Events

10 Sep, 2019 - 17 Sep, 2019

Withdrawal of Application Form | Mode: Online

07 Aug, 2019 - 03 Sep, 2019

Application | Mode: Online

07 Aug, 2019

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NDA (Session Apr 2019)

Past Dates and Events

18 Jun, 2019

Result | Mode: Online

29 Mar, 2019 - 21 Apr, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Online

21 Apr, 2019

Exam | Mode: Offline

08 Feb, 2019 - 14 Feb, 2019

Withdrawal of application form | Mode: Online

09 Jan, 2019 - 04 Feb, 2019

Application | Mode: Online

09 Jan, 2019

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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:

            

Wing

        
            

Qualification             

        
            

Army             

     
            

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

        


Nationality
Candidate applying for NDA 2 exam must be
i. an Indian, or
ii. a subject of Nepal, or
iii. a subject of Bhutan, or
iv. 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, or
v. a Tibetan refugee who came to settle permanently in India before January 1, 1962.
Age limit
Candidates must be between 16.5 to 19.5 years of age.

Marital status

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

        
            

Online

        
            

Net banking, Visa/MasterCard/Rupay             Credit/Debit Card

        
            

Offline             

        
            

Bank challan            

        


Specifications for uploading of photograph and signature

            

Images             

        
            

File size

        
            

Photograph             

        
            

3 kb to 40 kb

        
            

Signature             

        
            

1 kb to 40 kb

        


Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC Online Male ₹ 100
OBC, General Offline Male ₹ 100

NDA Paper 1 Syllabus

Mathematics
Algebra Concept of set
Operations on sets
Venn diagrams
De Morgan's laws
Cartesian product
Relation
Equivalence relation
Representation of real numbers on a line
Complex numbers—basic properties
Modulus
Argument
Cube roots of unity
Binary system of numbers
Conversion of a number in decimal system to binary system and vice-versa
Arithmetic
Geometric and harmonic progressions
Quadratic equations with real coefficients
Solution of linear in equations of two variables by graphs
Permutation and combination
Binomial theorem and its applications
Logarithms and their applications
Matrices and determinants Types of matrices
Operations on matrices
Determinant of a matrix
Basic properties of determinants
Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix
Applications-solution of a system of linear equations in two or three unknowns by Cramer's rule and by matrix method
Trigonometry Angles and their measures in degrees and in radians
Trigonometrical ratios
Trigonometric identities
Sum and difference formulae
Multiple and sub-multiple angles
Inverse trigonometric functions (principal value only)
Applications - height and distance
Properties of triangles
Analytical geometry of two and three dimensions Rectangular Cartesian coordinate system
Distance formula
Equation of a line in various forms
Angle between two lines
Distance of a point from a line
Equation of a circle in standard and in general form
Standard forms of parabola, ellipse and hyperbola
Eccentricity and axis of a conic
Point in a three dimensional space
Two dimensions: Cartesian coordinates, distance between two points, section formulae, shift of origin
Three dimensions: Direction cosines and direction ratios, equation of a straight line in space, equation of a plane, distance of a point from a plane
Equation two points
Equation of a plane and a line in various forms
Angle between two lines and angle between two planes
Equation of a sphere
Differential calculus Concept of a real valued function–domain
Range and graph of a function
Composite functions, one to one, onto and inverse functions
Notion of limit
Standard limits—examples
Continuity of functions—examples, algebraic operations on continuous functions
Derivative of function at a point, geometrical and physical interpretation of a derivative—applications
Derivatives of sum, product and quotient of functions
Derivative of a function with respect to another function
Derivative of a composite function
Second order derivatives
Increasing and decreasing functions
Application of derivatives in problems of maxima and minima
Integral calculus and differential equations Integration as inverse of differentiation
Integration by substitution and by parts
Standard integrals involving algebraic expressions,
Trigonometric, exponential and hyperbolic functions
Evaluation of definite integrals— determination of areas of plane regions bounded by curves—applications
Definition of order and degree of a differential equation
Formation of a differential equation by examples
General and particular solution of a differential equations
Solution of first order and first degree differential equations of various types—examples
Application in problems of growth and decay
Vector algebra Vectors in two and three dimensions
Magnitude and direction of a vector
Unit and null vectors
Addition of vectors
Scalar multiplication of a vector
Scalar product or dot product of two vectors
Vector product or cross product of two vectors
Applications—work done by a force and moment of a force and in geometrical problems
Statistics and probability - statistics Classification of data
Frequency distribution
Cumulative frequency distribution—examples
Graphical representation — histogram, pie chart, frequency polygon with examples
Measures of central tendency—mean, median and mode
Variance and standard deviation—determination and comparison
Correlation and regression
Statistics and probability - probability Random experiment
Outcomes and associated sample space, events, mutually exclusive and exhaustive events, impossible and certain events
Union and intersection of events
Complementary, elementary and composite events
Definition of probability—classical and statistical with examples
Elementary theorems on probability—simple problems
Conditional probability
Bayes' theorem—simple problems
Random variable as function on a sample space
Binomial distribution, examples of random experiments giving rise to binominal distribution

NDA Paper 2 Syllabus

General ability test
English Vocabulary
Comprehension
Cohesion
General knowledge (physics) Physical properties and states of matter
Mass, weight, volume, density and specific gravity
Principle of Archimedes
Pressure barometer
Motion of objects
Velocity and acceleration
Newton's laws of motion
Force and momentum
Parallelogram of forces
Stability and equilibrium of bodies
Gravitation
Elementary ideas of work
Power and energy
Effects of heat
Measurement of temperature and heat
Change of state and latent heat
Modes of transference of heat
Sound waves and their properties
Simple musical instruments
Rectilinear propagation of light
Reflection and refraction
Spherical mirrors and lenses
Human eye
Natural and artificial magnets
Properties of a magnet
Earth as a magnet
Static and current electricity
Conductors and non-conductors
Ohm's law
Simple electrical circuits
Heating, lighting and magnetic effects of current
Measurement of electrical power
Primary and secondary cells
Use of X-rays
General principles in the working of - Simple pendulum, simple pulleys, siphon, levers, balloon, pumps, hydrometer, pressure cooker, thermos flask, gramophone, telegraphs, telephone, periscope, telescope, microscope, mariner’s compass
General principles in the working of - lightening conductors, safety fuses
General knowledge (chemistry) Physical and chemical changes
Elements, mixtures and compounds
Symbols
Formulae and simple chemical equations
Law of chemical combination
Properties of air and water
Preparation and properties of hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide
Oxidation and reduction
Acids, bases and salts
Carbon— different forms
Fertilizers — natural and artificial
Material used in the preparation of substances like soap, glass, ink, paper, cement, paints, safety matches and gun-powder
Elementary ideas about the structure of atom, atomic equivalent and molecular weights
Valency
Difference between the living and non-living
Basis of life—cells, protoplasm's and tissues
Growth and reproduction in plants and animals
Elementary knowledge of human body and its important organs
Common epidemics, their causes and prevention
Food—source of energy for man
Constituents of food
Balanced diet
The solar system—meteors and comets, eclipses
Achievements of eminent scientists
Bhoodan, sarvodaya, national integration and welfare state, basic teachings of Mahatma Gandhi
War of American independence
French revolution, industrial revolution and Russian revolution
Impact of science and technology on society
Concept of one world, united nations, panchsheel, democracy, socialism and communism
Role of India in the present world
General knowledge (history, freedom movements etc.) A broad survey of Indian history, with emphasis on culture and civilisation
Freedom movement in India
Elementary study of Indian constitution and administration
Elementary knowledge of five year plans of India
Panchayati raj, co-operatives and community development
Forces shaping the modern world
Renaissance, exploration and discovery
General knowledge (geography) The Earth, its shape and size
Latitudes and longitudes,Lattitudes and longitudes, concept of time
International date line
Movements of earth and their effects
Origin of earth
Rocks and their classification
Weathering - mechanical and chemical
Earthquakes and volcanoes
Ocean currents and tides atmosphere and its composition
Temperature and atmospheric pressure
Planetary winds
Cyclones and anti-cyclones
Humidity
Condensation and precipitation
Types of climate, major natural regions of the world
Regional geography of India—climate, natural vegetation
Mineral and power resources
Location and distribution of agricultural and industrial activities
Important sea ports and main sea, land and air routes of India
Main items of imports and exports of India
General knowledge (current affairs) Knowledge of important events that have happened in India in recent years
Current important world events
Prominent personalities—both Indian and international including those connected with cultural activities and sports
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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. It is important for the candidates appearing in NDA exam that they have clear ideas about the basic concepts of Mathematics. 

NDA Paper 1 Exam Pattern

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

Duration

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Mathematics 

2 Hours & 30 minutes

120

300

NDA Paper 2 Exam Pattern

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

Papers

Parts/Sections

No. of Questions

Duration

Maximum Marks

General Ability Test 

Part - A (English)














150 











2 Hours & 30 minutes











600


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 Paper 1 Exam Pattern

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

Duration

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Mathematics 

2 Hours & 30 minutes

120

300

NDA Paper 2 Exam Pattern

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

Papers

Parts/Sections

No. of Questions

Duration

Maximum Marks

General Ability Test 

Part - A (English)














150 











2 Hours & 30 minutes











600


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 is released online. 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. 

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

State City
Tripura Agartala
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Mizoram Aizawl
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
Bareilly
Lucknow
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Madurai
Odisha Cuttack
Sambalpur
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Delhi New Delhi
Sikkim Gangtok
Telangana Hyderabad
Manipur Imphal
Rajasthan Jaipur
Udaipur
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Srinagar
Assam Jorhat
Kerala Kochi
Thiruvananthapuram
Nagaland Kohima
West Bengal Kolkata
Maharashtra Mumbai
Nagpur
Goa Panaji
Bihar Patna
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Jharkhand Ranchi
Meghalaya Shillong
Himachal Pradesh Shimla
Andhra Pradesh Tirupati
Visakhapatnam
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card
  • Aadhar card
  • Driving license
  • Passport
  • Voter ID card

NDA  Answer Key

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) releases the official answer key of NDA. Candidates can check number of correct and incorrect answers through the official answer key which can help them calculate their probable score. Some coaching institutes also release the answer key within few hours of NDA written exam where candidates can download and check their answers. 

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.

NDA Result 

Candidates who secure the minimum qualifying marks as prescribed by UPSC eligible to appear for SSB interview.

Final Result

The final result of NDA exam is calculated out of 1800 marking including the total marks of written and SSB interview. The final result of NDA have combined 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. 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.  

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Matriculation certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth
  • 10+2 pass certificate or equivalent
  • Call letter

General Information

Questions related to NDA

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sir mera 12th me 59.6 parsent hai nda ka fom bhar skata hu

Apoorva Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019

Hello dear student,

Don't worry for NDA there is no specific criteria of marks required.

For Army Wing of National Defence Academy: Pass certificate in 10+2 exams via recognized board or a University.

For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: Candidate should have passed Class 12th exam in the 10+2 pattern of School e ducation or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

i hope this was helpful to you

best wishes

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Sir mera 12th me 59.6 parsent hai kya mai nda ka fom bhar sakta hu

Payal 19th Oct, 2019

Hii aspirants

let me clear your doubt. yes you can apply for nda exam. since the basic eligibility criteria for nda exam is that candidate should have only passed or appearing in class 12.and there the no criteria related to percent. So you can fill nda form

I hope my answer will help you out Good luck

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can I prepar for NDA exam as per the JEE exam preparation?

Anupam Kumar Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Hey there

You can prepare jee mains and NDA written at the same time. Maths section of NDA exam is of jee level and you need to be very good at maths for getting good marks. For others you will have to put extra efforts buy books for NDA of Arihant it has got full concepts.

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sir mera stomach main surgery huwa hai NDA ka medical test main problem hoga kiya?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Dear Niraj, NDA Medicl test requires a Candidate to:

  • Be in good physical and mental health without any disease that might interfere with his duties
  • No evidence of bodily defects or under weight
  • And no weak constitution

Now a surgery is a medical necessity, If it does not interfere with your daily activities or doesn't cause you to be ill, this should not be any problem. We are guessing it might be appendicitis and that is not a problem.

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