National Defence Academy & Naval Academy (I) Examination, 2019 Notification Released

Notification Date:2019-01-09
Expiry Date:2019-09-30

National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I), 2019

  • National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination, 2019 is the exam for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA.
  • National Defence Academy is a premier joint training institution and center of excellence for grooming junior leaders for the Indian armed forces and armed forces of Friendly Foreign Countries.
  • The National Defence Academy is the Joint Services academy of the Indian Armed Forces, where cadets of the three services, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force train together before they go on to respective service academies for further pre-commissioning training.

The approximate number of vacancies to be filled on the results of this examination will be as under:

National Defence Academy342 (208 for Army, 42 for Navy and 92 for Air Force)
Naval Academy
(10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)


  • Nationality: A candidate must be unmarried male and must be:
    (i) a citizen of India, or
    (ii) a subject of Bhutan, or
    (iii) a subject of Nepal, or
    (iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
    (v) 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 categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above 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:
    (i) 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.
    (ii) 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.
  • Physical Standards: List of physical standards is available at the official website of the upsc online exams which is mentioned in official notification.

Application Procedure:

Mode of Application: Online

Application Fee: Rs. 100/- (excepting SC/ ST candidates/ Sons of JCOs/ NCOs/ ORs)

  • Candidates are required to apply online by using the website
  • Registration for the exam will be take two parts, Part-I and Part-II. Candiadtes should complete both the two parts.

Exam Pattern:

Mode of Exam: Offline

Subject Code Duration Maximum Marks
Mathematics 01 2 1/2 Hours 300
General Ability Test 02 2 1/2 Hours 600
Total 900
1/3 Penalty (Negative Marking) for Wrong Answers
SSB Test/ Interview 900

Exam Centers:

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

Note: 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.

Selection Procedure:

Two-stage selection procedure based on:

  • Psychological Aptitude Test and
  • Intelligence Test has been introduced at Selection Centres/Air Force Selection Boards/ Naval Selection Boards

Important Dates:

Date of Notification09-01-2019
Last Date for Submission of Applications04-02-2019 till 6:00 PM
Online Applications can be withdrawn from08-02-2019 to 14-02-2019 till 6:00 PM
Issue of e-Admit Cards3 weeks before the commencement of the examination.
Date of Commencement of Examination21-04-2019
Duration of Examination One Day

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