UPSC NDA and Naval Academy Examination 2019 Application Process Begins

UPSC NDA and Naval Academy Examination 2019 –The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), the apex education body will begin its online registration of the NDA and Naval Academy Examination till February 4, 2019. The Commission has scheduled to hold the examination on April 21, quoting official notification, NDTV reported. To register online, the candidates are advised to visit the official website,

The examination is being held for the admission to the three defence wings of army, navy and air force of the National Defence Academy (NDA), located in Pune, Maharashtra for the 143rd Course, and for the 105th Indian Naval Academy Course. 392 vacancies will be filled in NDA and Naval Academy through this exam. 208 vacancies are for admission to the Army wing and 92 for the Air Force wing.

Apply Online

  • Online registration will be open till February 4
  • Candidates can register for the exam at the UPSC portal


  • 10+2 pass students are eligible to apply for this examination
  • 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
  • However, those appearing in the 11th class exam are not eligible for this examination
  • Candidates are selected on the basis of the written exam conducted by UPSC and interview held by Services Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence
  • Only those candidates who qualify the written examination are shortlisted for the interview

Organisation and Functions

  • The UPSC is the nation’s premier central recruiting agency, responsible for appointments to and examinations for All India services and group A and group B of Central services
  • The Department of Personnel and Training is the central personnel agency in India
  • The agency’s charter is granted by Part XIV of the Constitution of India, titled as Services under the Union and the States
  • The commission is mandated by the Constitution for appointments to the services of the Union and All India Services
  • UPSC is also required to be consulted by the Government in matters relating to the appointment, transfer, promotion and disciplinary matters
  • The commission reports directly to the President and can advise the Government through his/her office
  • Although, such advice is not binding on the Government. Being a constitutional authority, UPSC is amongst the few institutions which function with both autonomy and freedom, along with the country’s higher judiciary and lately the Election Commission
  • Headquartered at Dholpur House, in New Delhi, UPSC functions through its own secretariat
  • Set up on October 1, 1926, as Public Service Commission, it was later reconstituted as Federal Public Service Commission by the Government of India Act, 1935; only to be renamed as today’s Union Public Service Commission after the independence

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