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NDA 2019
NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY EXAM

Exam Days Left: 25 Days
Examination Date: 2019-10-17
Application Form Date: 2019-08-07
Result Announcement Date: 2019-11-20
Mode of the exam: Offline
Number of Papers: 1
Duration of exam: 2 Hours and 30 Minutes
Type of questions: objective
Language of the exam: English and Hindi
Officlial Website: upsc.gov.in/ 
About NDA

NDA or National Defence Academy Exam is a national level exam organized by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) to recruit candidates in Army, Navy and Air Force. It is a two-tier examination, wherein, candidates qualifying the written test will also have to clear the SSB interview round.

Latest Update: NDA 2019 admit card has been released on the official website of UPSC.

  • NDA I is scheduled for April 21, 2019 and NDA 2 is scheduled for November 17, 2019.   
  • The eligibility is different for every post, applicants must fulfil the complete NDA Eligibility to apply for the exam. 
  • The exam will be conducted in offline mode (pen and paper-based).
  • The exam consists of 2 sections- Mathematics and General Ability Test. Total duration of exam is 5 hours combinedly for both sections. 
  • Syllabus of NDA exam is based on CBSE 10+2 standards.
  • Candidates qualify the written test are called for NDA SSB InterviewFinal selection is done on the basis of overall performance of the candidate. 
How To Prepare

NDA 2019 has been conducted in offline mode on September 9, 2019. The test has two sections- Mathematics (300 marks) and General Knowledge (600). The time duration for each paper is 2 hours and 30 minutes. The following table has further information regarding duration, number of sections, and number of questions:

Exam Pattern Highlights
NDA 2019 Mathematics General ability test
Exam Duration 2 hours and 30 minutes 2 hours and 30 minutes
No. of sections 1 2 (English and General Knowledge)
Total no. of questions 120 150
Total marks 300 600 (English (200) + GK (400))
Marking scheme 2.5 for correct and -0.83 for incorrect 4 for correct and -1.33 for incorrect
Medium English and Hindi English for English section. English and Hindi for GK section
Exam Eligibility

There are various parameters on the basis of which the candidates’ eligibility is checked so that they can appear for the exam and eligible for the further procedure.

Nationality

As per the nationality standards set by UPSC for NDA 2019, Candidates must have:

  • Indian Citizenship or should be
  • Subject of Bhutan
  • Subject of Nepal
  • Tibetan refugee who came to India prior to January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • A PIO (Person of Indian Origin) who has come back from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Uganda, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention to get settled down permanently in India.

Age Limit

  • Only unmarried male candidates, who are not born before 2nd January 1999 and not after 1st January 2002 are eligible to appear for NDA 2019 conducted by UPSC.
  • Candidates should enter their Date of birth as recorded in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognized by an Indian University.
Admit Card

UPSC has released a notification with important instructions for NDA II which is scheduled for November 17, 2019

The authority will release NDA II 2019 Admit Card via online mode on the official UPSC website.

  • Visit upsc.gov.in to download NDA Hall Ticket 2019.
  • To download the admit card, candidates have to fill up details like RID, Date of Birth or Roll Number & other details.
  • The admit card bear exam related details like students name, roll number, exam centre, exam date & timing, etc.
  • Without admit card, candidates will not be permitted to appear in the examination.

How to Download NDA 2019 Admit Card

To download follow the steps given below:

  • Go to the official website of UPSC.
  • A link for NDA II 2019 Admit Card Download will be provided, click on it.
  • You must enter registration number/ roll number along with password and captcha code.
  • Click on submit, the admit card will appear on the screen.
  • Check all the details carefully and download multiple copies of it.
Fees Structure
GENERAL 100
SC/ST 0
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