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NDA and NA II 2019 Exam - Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination II 2019 or NDA and NA II 2019 is the entrance examination for admission to NDA and NA Examination. NDA and NA II 2019 is conducted by Union Public Service Commission.

NDA and NA II for the year 2019 has been announced by Union Public Service Commission and will be held on 17/11/2019. The application forms will be available from 07/08/2019 till 20/09/2019. The exam is in written mode. The duration of the exam will be 300 minutes. It is being conducted in English and Hindi languages. Result is expected to be announced on 12/12/2019.

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NDA and NA II 2019 Conducting Body

Union Public Service Commission

NDA and NA II 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Nationality A candidate must be unmarried male and must be:

  • a citizen of India, or 
  • a subject of Bhutan, or 
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962  with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, 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.  Provided that a candidate belonging to above  categories shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. Certificate of eligibility will not, however, be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal. 

 Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status : 

  • Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd July, 2000 and not  later than 1st July, 2003 are eligible. 

Educational Qualifications: 

  • For Army Wing of National Defence Academy: 12th Class pass of the  10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a  State Education 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: 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University
  • Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination. 
  • Such candidates who qualify the SSB interview but could not produce Matriculation/10+2 or equivalent certificate in original at the time of SSB interview should forward duly self attested Photocopies to ‘Directorate General of Recruiting, Army HQ, West Block.III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi110066’ and for Naval Academy candidates to ‘Naval Headquarters, DMPR, OI&R Section, Room No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhavan, New Delhi-110011’ by 24th June, 2020 failing which their candidature will be cancelled. All other candidates who have produced their Matriculation and 10+2 pass or equivalent certificates in original at the time of attending the SSB interview and have got the same verified by the SSB authorities are not required to submit the same to Army HQ or Naval HQ as the case may be. Certificates in original issued by the Principals of the Institutions are also acceptable in cases where Boards/Universities have not yet issued certificates. Certified true copies/photostate copies of such certificates will not be accepted.

Physical Standards: 

  • Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination  (I), 2019 as per guidelines given in Appendix-IV (in prospectus). 
  •  A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from  any of the training academies of Armed Forces is not eligible to apply. 

[N.B.: A certificate of eligibility for fee exemption is required to be obtained by all such candidates from the Principals concerned individually and produced for verification at the time of SSB Test / Interview by the candidates who are declared qualified for the SSB Test / Interview.] 

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NDA and NA II 2019 Exam Centers

Offline Dates

17/11/2019 Port Blair, Tirupati, Visakhapatnam, Itanagar, Dispur, Jorhat, Patna, Chandigarh, Raipur, Delhi, Panaji, Ahmedabad, Shimla, Jammu, Srinagar, Ranchi, Bengaluru, Dharwad, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhopal, Mumbai, Nagpur, Imphal, Shillong, Aizawl, Kohima, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Jaipur, Udaipur, Gangtok, Chennai, Madurai, Hyderabad, Agartala, Allahabad, Bareilly, Lucknow, Dehradun, Kolkata

NDA and NA II 2019 Important Dates

EventsStart DateLast Date
Application Form07/08/2019 03/09/2019
Application Form With Late Fee- 20/09/2019
NDA and NA II 2019 Exam Date Offline Dates
  • 17/11/2019
  • Declaration of result12/12/2019-
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    NDA and NA II 2019 Prospectus

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    Applicants should note that there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the centres except Chennai, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur. Allotment of Centres will be on the first - apply - first - allot basis and once the capacity of a particular centre is attained, the same will be frozen. Applicants, who cannot get a centre of their choice due to ceiling, will be required to choose a Centre from the remaining ones. Applicants are, thus, advised that they may apply early so that they could get a Centre of their choice. 

    NDA and NA II 2019 Application Form

    Application Form Fee

    Application Form Fee: Rs 100 

    • Candidates (excepting SC / ST candidates / Sons of JCOs / NCOs / ORs) exempted from Application Fee.

    Application Form Filling Instructions


    • Candidates are required to apply Online by using the website upsconline.nic.in Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above - mentioned the website. 
    •  The Commission has introduced the facility of withdrawal of application for those candidates who do not want to appear for the Examination. In this regard, Instructions are mentioned in Appendix-II (B) of this Examination Notice
    • Candidate should also have details of one photo ID viz. Aadhar Card/ Voter Card/ PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving License/ School Photo ID/Any other photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government. The details of this photo ID will have to be provided by the candidate while filling up the online application form. The same photo ID card will also have to be uploaded with the Online Application Form. This photo ID will be used for all future referencing and the candidate is advised to carry this ID while appearing for examination/SSB

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    CANDIDATES ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY ONLINE AT http://upsconline.nic.in only. No other mode is allowed for submission of  Application.

    Last Date for Submission and Withdrawal of Applications

    The online Applications can be withdrawn from 10.09.2019 to 17.09.2019 till 6:00  PM. Detailed instructions regarding the withdrawal of Applications are available at Appendix-II (B).

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    Facilitation Counter for Guidance of Candidates:

    In case of any guidances / information / clarification regarding their application, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near Gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over Telephone No.011-23385271 / 011- 23381125 / 011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs. to 17.00 hrs.

    NDA and NA II 2019 Syllabus

    Mathematics012½ Hours 
    General Ability Test022½ Hours 

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    • Mathematics
    • General Ability Test

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    NDA and NA II 2019 Admit Card

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    NDA and NA II 2019 Exam Day Instructions

    Offline Dates

    • 17/11/2019

    Examination Day Instructions

    • For both writing and marking answers in the OMR sheet (Answer Sheet) candidates must use black ball pen only Pens with any other colour are prohibited. Do not use Pencil or Ink pen. Candidates should note that any omission/mistake/discrepancy in encoding/filling of details in the OMR answer sheet especially with regard to Roll Number and Test Booklet Series Code will render the answer sheet liable for rejection. Candidates are further advised to read carefully the “Special Instructions” contained in AppendixIII of the Notice. 


    • The use of any mobile phone (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic equipment or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smart watches etc. or camera or blue tooth devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or switched off mode capable of being used as a communication device during the examination is strictly prohibited. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations. 
    • Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones or any valuable/costly items to the venue of the examination, as an arrangement for safe-keeping cannot be assured. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard. 

    Unfair means strictly prohibited 

    • No candidate shall copy from the papers of any other candidate nor permit his papers to be copied nor give nor attempt to give nor obtain nor attempt to obtain irregular assistance of any description. 

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    Admit Cards:

    The eligible candidates shall be issued an e - Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e - Admit Card will be made available on the UPSC website (upsconline.nic.in) for being downloaded by candidates. No Admit Card will be sent by post. All the applicants are required to provide valid & active e - mail id while filling up online application form as the Commission may use electronic mode for contacting them. 


    If a candidate does not receive his e-Admit Card or any other communication regarding his candidature for the examination one week before the commencement of the examination, he should at once contact the Commission. Information in this regard can also be obtained from the Facilitation Counter located in the Commission’s Office either in person or over Phone Nos. 011–23385271 / 011–23381125 / 011–23098543 Extn 4119, 4120. In case no communication is received in the Commission’s Office from the candidate regarding non-receipt of his e-Admit Card at least one week before the examination, he himself will be solely responsible for non - receipt of his e - Admit Card. 

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    NDA and NA II 2019 Results

    Result Declaration12/12/2019

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    As per the official notification released, “Candidates need t0 register themselves online on the Indian Army Recruiting website joinindianarmy.nic.in within two weeks of announcement of written result for the SSB interview. At the time of SSB interview, candidates will have to submit the original certificates of age and educational qualification.

    How to join Indian Army, Airforce or Navy as an officer after class 12

    December 11, 2019

    How to join Indian Army, Airforce or Navy as an officer after class 12

    Join Indian Army, Airforce or Navy as an officer after Class 12th

    NDA or National Defence Academy provides education and training to students for joining Army, Airforce or Navy as officers. NA/INA or Indian Naval Academy is for those students, who want to join Navy right from word go after class 12. Thus both NDA and NA provides training to students to become officers in Indian Navy. For admission to Army and Airforce, one has to join NDA for first three years. NDA is located at Khadakwasla, Pune and Indian Naval Acadmy is located at Ezhimala, Kerala.

    Number of seats at NDA, Pune

    Number of seats do vary each semester according to the requirements. For the 144th course at NDA, for which students will join on 2nd July, 2020:
    •    208 cadets are to be taken for Indian Army
    •    120 for Air Force (including 28 for ground duties)
    •    42 for the Navy.

    A total of 370 cadets will accepted to the academy in this semester. Thus the total number cadets inducted at NDA are around 740 each year.

    Number of seats at INA, Ezhimala
    45 seats are allocated to join Indian Naval Academy as 10 + 2 Cadet Entry Scheme. By that count almost 90 candidates are accommodated at INA each year.

    Duration of Course at NDA:

    It is a 3 years training and at the end of three years, the cadet is awarded an undergraduate degree in BSc or BA affiliated with Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, and fully supported and supervised by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

    After 3 years, army cadets are allocated to Indian Military Academy, Dehradun for a year, after which they pass out as Indian Army Officers.

    After graduation from NDA after three years, Air Force cadets are send to Air Force Academy (AFA) at Dundigal, Hyderabad for a three semester course before passing out as Indian Air Force Pilots.

    Naval cadets, after completing three years at NDA go to Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala in Kerala. It’s a one year course before they pass out as Indian Navy Officers.

    Duration of Course at INA

    This course is only for those aspirants who want to join Navy after class 12. According to the choice and merit, students opting for navy will get allocated to INA or NDA for naval training after clearing the UPSC NDA & NA entrance exam successfully.

    The Indian Naval Academy inducts two batches each year at a difference of six months. Final passing out for INA graduates is after 4 years. They all get a B.Tech degree after 4 years of training.

    Navy cadets from NDA, who join INA for their fourth year of training join the MSc (Applied Electronics and Communications) course, which is of one year duration before they pass out as Indian Navy Officers

    Eligibility criteria

    •    Must be an Indian citizen or should have letter of eligibility from Indian Government if a resident of some other country.
    •    The minimum age should be 16 and half years and maximum age should be 19 and half years.
    •    Candidate should be unmarried

    Educational Qualifications for Navy at NDA and INA
    10+2 Science stream schooling with Physics and Mathematics subjects, with minimum 70% marks in PCM subjects. Also, minimum 50% marks is required in English subject also (10th or 12th class).

    Education qualifications for Army at NDA
    For joining Army training at 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.

    Education qualifications for Airforce at NDA
    Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam with physics and mathematics subjects.

    Entrance Exam:

    UPSC holds a NDA & NA entrance exam twice a year for  induction into National Defense Academy and Naval Academy.

    NDA applicants have to pass the written exam conducted by the UPSC, followed by extensive interviews by the Service Selection Board (SSB). These interview cover candidates skills in general aptitude, psychological testing, team skills as well as physical and social skills, along with medical tests. Applicants for Air Force go through a test called Computerized Pilot Selection System or CPSS for short.

    Once Selected, a merit list is published and students join NDA or INA.

    Preference to join

    1.    A candidate has to specify one order of preferences to join Army, Airforce or Navy in the Online Application Form.
    2.    Candidates will be considered for appointment to those services only for which they express their preferences.
    3.    No  request  for  addition/alteration  in  the  preferences  already indicated by a candidate in his application will be entertained.      

    Thus there are lot of opportunities for students to join Indian Defence Services as officers after class 12. As the entrance exam is held twice a year, one will have to keep a vigil on the UPSC or mynextexam sites to know about the time of filling up of applications. The joining to the courses is in January or July each year. Read More...

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