National Defence Academy & Naval Academy (I) Examination, 2019 Notification Released
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 Academy
342 (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.
(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.
Mode of Application: Online
Application Fee: Rs. 100/- (excepting SC/ ST candidates/ Sons of JCOs/ NCOs/ ORs)
Registration for the exam will be take two parts, Part-I and Part-II. Candiadtes should complete both the two parts.
Mode of Exam: Offline
2 1/2 Hours
General Ability Test
2 1/2 Hours
(Negative Marking) for Wrong Answers
SSB Test/ Interview
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.
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
Date of Notification
Last Date for Submission of Applications
04-02-2019 till 6:00 PM
Online Applications can be withdrawn from
08-02-2019 to 14-02-2019 till 6:00 PM
Issue of e-Admit Cards
3 weeks before the commencement of the examination.
Date of Commencement of Examination
Duration of Examination
For complete information about National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I), 2019 notification, Exam Centers, Syllabus and for Register online, Visit www.upsc.gov.in/upsconline.nic.in
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