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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.

NDA & NANationality

A candidate must either 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 01st 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 favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Govt. of India. Certificate of eligibility will not, however, be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.

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NDA & NAExam Pattern

The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows. Subject Maximum Marks Mathematics 300 General Ability Test 600 Total Marks 900 SSB Test/Interview 900 Grand Total 1800   The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. The Question papers of Mathematics and Part B of general ability tests will be set Bilingually in HINDI as well as ENGLISH. There will be Negative Marking for Wrong Answers marked by a candidate in objective type question papers.

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NDA & NAExam Syllabus

NDA Syllabus 2019 The NDA syllabus will comprise mathematics, English and general knowledge sections. Candidates can follow the NDA 2019 syllabus given below: Mathematics: 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. the equation of a line in various forms, angle between two lines, distance of a point from a line, 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 physics, chemistry, general science, geography, current events, history, freedom movement, etc.…

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NDA & NAImportant Dates

Date of Notification 09.01.2019 Last date for submission of online application 04.02.2019 Date of Written Examination 21.04.2019

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NDA & NAApplication Form

UPSC has provided the NDA 2019 application form through online mode. The application form has been released from 9th January. 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 the UPSC NDA application form.

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NDA & NAApplication Fees

Candidates have to pay the application fee through debit/credit card and SBI net banking and 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.

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NDA & NAPreparation Tips

NDA preparation schedule must be well-planned and organized. Use Smart Strategies and Prepare for the exam as per the syllabus. Include the best preparation books and earlier years question papers in your study materials. To clear NDA exam only written test is not the key you should be physically and mentally fit to clear the selection process (SSB). 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.

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NDA & NASelection Process

Candidates who will be shortlisted after qualifying the written test have to go through the SSB interview round. The NDA SSB interview will comprise of two stages, i.e. stage 1 and stage 2. In stage 1, candidates will have to clear the OIR (Officer Intelligence Rating) and PP & DT (Picture Perception & Description Test). Candidates will be selected for stage 2 on the basis of candidate’s performance in the OIR and PP & DT tests. Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference will be conducted in the second stage. SSB interview round will be conducted over four to five days. After being recommended at the SSB, candidates will have to go through the medical examination round.

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NDA & NAAdmit Card

NDA (I) 2019 Admit Card will be released in the last week of March 2019. Candidates can get the UPSC NDA  admit card 2019 via online mode only. It will be available on the official website. Candidates can download it by entering their “Registration ID” & “Roll number”. Candidates should bring a valid admit card at the examination hall.

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NDA & NAResults

The declaration of the result will be on  May 2019 as notified by UPSC. To view more details about UPSC NDA I - Click here

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NDA & NAExam Centers

S.No City State/Union Territory 1. Agartala Tripura 2. Ahmedabad Gujarat 3. Aizawl Mizoram 4. Allahabad Uttar Pradesh 5. Bangalore Karnataka 6. Bareilly Uttar Pradesh 7. Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 8. Chandigarh Chandigarh 9. Chennai Tamil Nadu 10. Cuttack Odisha 11. Dehradun Uttarakhand 12. Delhi National Capital Territory of Delhi 13. Dharwad Karnataka 14. Dispur Assam 15. Gangtok Sikkim 16. Hyderabad Telangana 17. Imphal Manipur 18. Itanagar Arunachal Pradesh 19. Jaipur Rajashtan 20. Jammu Jammu and Kashmir 21. Jorhat Assam 22. Kochi Kerala 23. Kohima Nagaland 24. Kolkata West Bengal 25. Lucknow Uttar Pradesh 26. Madurai Tamil Nadu 27. Mumbai Maharashtra 28. Nagpur Maharashtra 29. Panaji Goa 30. Patna Bihar 31. Port Blair Andaman and Nicobar Islands 32. Raipur Chhattisgarh 33. Ranchi Jharkhand 34. Sambalpur Odisha 35. Shillong Meghalaya 36. Shimla Himachal Pradesh 37. Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir 38. Thiruvananthapuram Kerala 39. Tirupati Andhra Pradesh 40. Udaipur Rajasthan 41. Vishakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh…

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NDA & NAVacancy Details

National Defence Academy: 342 (208 for Army, 42 for Navy and 92 for Air Force) Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme): 50 Total Vacancies: 392 Vacancies are provisional and may be changed depending on the availability of training capacity of National Defence Academy and Indian Naval Academy.

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NDA & NAPhysical Standards

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

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NDA & NAEducational Qualification

(a) 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. (b) 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 exam can also apply for this exam. 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 Delhi-110066’ and for Naval Academy candidates to…

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NDA & NAAge Limits, Sex and Marital Status

Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd July 2000 and not later than 01st July 2003 are eligible. The date of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University which must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Secondary School Exam or an equivalent exam certificate. These certificates are required to be submitted only after the declaration of the result of the written part of the exam. No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, service records and the like will be accepted. The expression Matriculation/ Secondary School Exam Certificate in this part of the instruction includes the alternative certificates mentioned above.

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