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NDA Notification 2019


NDA exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Recruitment of candidates to Army, Navy and Air force wings of the National Defence Academy (NDA), is through National Defence Academy Entrance Exam which is held twice a year, generally in the month of April and Septemember.  A candidate must be an unmarried male.
The candidates Joining Indian Naval Academy would undergo 4 years B.Tech Course and would be given an opportunity to join Executive and Technical Branches of the Navy subject to availability of vacancies.

Date of notification NDA & NA (II) Exam 2019:  7th August 2019

Last date of form submission NDA & NA (II) Exam 2019: 3rd September 2019 till 6:00 PM

Date of NDA & NA (II) Exam 2019 is 17th November 2019

UPSC NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY and NAVAL ACADEMY (II) 2019 Examination will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 144th Course and for the 106th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 02nd July 2020

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

National Defence Academy   Naval Academy  
Army 208 45  
Navy 42
Air Force 120
Ground Duties 28
Total 370 45 415

UPSC NDA Eligibility:

(a) Nationality:
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 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 and 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.

(b) Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status :

A candidate must be an unmarried male and have born not earlier than 2nd January 2001 and not later than 1st January 2004
Candidates must not marry until they complete their full training. A candidate who marries subsequent to the date of his application, though successful will not be selected for training.
A candidate who marries during training shall be discharged and will be liable to refund all expenditure incurred on him by the Government.

(c) UPSC NDA Educational Qualifications :

1. 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.
2. 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.

Candidates appearing in the 11th class exam are not eligible for this examination.
Those candidates who have yet to qualify in the 12th class or equivalent examination and are allowed to appear in the UPSC Examination should note that this is only a special concession given to them. They are required to submit proof of passing the 12th class or equivalent examination by the prescribed date (i.e.24th December, 2019) and no request for extending this date will be entertained on the grounds of late conduct of Board/University Examination, delay in declaration of results or any other ground whatsoever

(d) UPSC NDA Physical Standards : Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination as per guidelines given :

Candidates are advised to rectify minor defects/ailments in order to speed up finalization of medical examination conducted at the Military Hospital after being recommended at the SSB. The under mentioned ailments are considered, common minor ailments :
Wax (Ears), Deviated Nasal Septum, Hydrocele/Phimosis, Overweight/Underweight, Under sized Chest, Piles, Gynaecomastia, Tonsillitis, Varicocele

A candidate recommended by the Services Selection Board will undergo a medical examination by a Board of  Service Medical Officers. Only those candidates will be admitted to the academy who are declared fit by the Medical Board. The proceedings of the Medical Board are confidential and will not be divulged to anyone. However the candidates declared unfit will be intimated by the President of the Medical Board and the procedure for request for an Appeal Medical Board will also be intimated to the candidate.

Candidates declared unfit during Appeal Medical Board will be intimated about the provision of Review Medical Board.

(1) The candidate must be in good physical and mental health and free from any disease/disability which is likely in interfere with the efficient performance of military duties.

(2) There should be no evidence of weak constitution, bodily defects or under weight. The candidate should not be overweight or obese.

(3) The minimum acceptable height is 157.5 cms. (162.5 cms for Air Force)

Please refer to brochure for further details on height and weight standards

(e) How to Apply UPSC NDA Application Form:

Candidates are required to apply Online by using the website www.upsconline.nic.in

(f) FEE: Candidates (excepting SC/ST candidates/Sons of JCOs/NCOs/ORs who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees one hundred only) either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/MasterCard/RuPay Credit/Debit Card.

UPSC NDA Exam Dates and Schedule

Tentative Schedule (Examination held twice a year)

(i) Notification of Examination     Sept. – Oct. & May – June
(ii) Conduct of Examination         March – April & Aug. – Sept.

UPSC NDA Examination Centres:-

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

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