NDA 2019: Application Form, Important date, Eligibility, Syllabus


NDA 2019 Application Begins today (9th Jan)

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  • 11-01-2019

NDA (I) 2019 Application form has been started from 9th January 2019. The UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) will conduct the NDA 2019 examination. It is a national level entrance test. The UPSC NDA exam is conducted to recruit candidates in the Army, Navy and Air Force. This exam is conducted two times a year, i.e. NDA I and NDA II. It is a two-tier examination, after qualifying the written test candidates will also have to clear the SSB interview round. Here we are providing details about NDA 2019 examination including notification, application form, exam dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.

NDA 2019 Exam Date

The official UPSC NDA 2019 dates been announced now. Here students can check the official dates of the NDA exam:




Release of notification

9th January 2019

7th August 2019

Application form available

9th January 2019

7th August 2019

End date to submit the application

4th February 2019

3rd September 2019

Admit card release

1 or 2 weeks before the exam

1 or 2 weeks before the exam

Exam date

21st April 2019

17th November 2019

Declaration of result

May 2019

November 2019

NDA Application Form 2019

Before filling the application, candidates must check the guidelines to fill the application form. Here we have mentioned some major details about the NDA registration 2019:

  • UPSC has provided the NDA Application form through online mode.
  • Application form has been released from 9th January (for NDA I) and 7th August (for NDA II).
  • The registration form comprises of two parts, i.e. Part I and Part II.
  • Candidates have to provide their general details in Part I.
  • In Part II, candidates have to select their exam, pay the application fee and upload the scanned images of photograph and signature.
  • The images should be in JPG format with photograph (3KB – 40KB) and signature (1KB – 40KB) size.
  • No correction facility provided after the final submission of UPSC NDA application form.
  • No need to send the printout of the application form to the UPSC.

Application Fee:

  • Candidates have to pay the application fee through debit/credit card and SBI net banking.
  • Fee payment can also be done through challan of SBI bank.
  • The application fee is Rs. 100/-.
  • SC/ST candidates, Sons of JCOs, NCOs &Ors are exempted from the payment of application fee.

NDA Eligibility Criteria

Candidates seeking for applying in the NDA exam should check the eligibility criteria carefully.


  • A candidate must be a citizen of India or a subject of Nepal or Bhutan.
  • Tibetan refugee who come over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • Person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limit:

  • For NDA I, candidates must have born between 2nd July 2000 to 1st July 2003.
  • For NDA II, candidates should have born between 2nd January 2001 to 1st July 2004

Gender & Marital Status:

  • Unmarried male candidates are eligible to apply for NDA.
  • Candidates must undertake not to marry until they finish their complete training.

Qualification Criteria:

  • For Army Wing of NDA: Candidates should have qualified 10+2 or equivalent examination from any recognized board.
  • For Air Force & Naval of NDA and 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam with physics and mathematics subjects.
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam are also eligible to apply.

Physical Standards:

  • Candidates have to be physically fit as per the physical standards notified by the officials.
  • Candidate who has resigned/withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces will not be eligible to apply.

NDA Exam Pattern 2019

Candidates who will appear in the NDA examination should check the exam pattern for better preparations.

Type of Questions: There will be objective type questions asked in the examination.

  • Pattern: The question paper will be asked in the OMR pattern.
  • Mode: The exam will be conducted in pen and paper-based mode.
  • Answering Mode: Candidates will use black ball pen to mark their answers. Do not use Ink pen or pencil.
  • Duration: Two and half hours will be given for each code, i.e. Code 1 (mathematics) and Code 2 (general ability test).
  • Language: The medium of the exam will be set bilingually in English as well as Hindi.
  • Negative Marking: 0.33 % marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.


Maximum Marks




2 ½ hours

GAT (Section 1- English)


2 ½ hours

GAT (Section 2- General Knowledge)


Total Marks


SSB Interview



Grand Total



NDA Syllabus 2019

The syllabus will comprise mathematicsEnglish and general knowledge sections. Candidates can follow the NDA 2019 syllabus given below:


The concept of set, operations on sets, Venn diagrams, types of matrices, operations on matrices, the determinant of a matrix, trigonometrical ratios, trigonometric identities sum and difference formulae, distance formula. an equation of a line in various forms, angle between two lines, a distance of a point from a line, the equation of a circle in standard and in general form, composite functions, one to one, onto and inverse functions, the notion of limit, standard limits, etc.

GAT (General Aptitude Test):

English: Vocabulary, grammar and usage, comprehension and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English. It tests the candidate’s understanding of English and the use of words.

General Knowledge: This section contains topics from the physics, chemistry, general science, geography, current events, history, freedom movement, etc.
There are various NDA books available to prepare for the exam.

How to Prepare for NDA

Better preparation plays a vital role to score well in the examination. Candidates can check below some good tips for NDA 2019:

  • Firstly, candidates have to make a smart study plan. Gather all the details about the officially prescribed syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Prepare a good time table for exam preparations and prepare accordingly.
  • Choose the right study material like reference books to prepare for the NDA exam.
  • Solve previous year question papers it will help you to know more about the exam pattern.
  • Make short notes while studying and revise them at the end time of preparations.
  • Make yourself fit and healthy and don’t take stress for preparations.

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