UPSC release official notification for Naval Academy Examination (NDA) 2019

UPSC release official notification for Naval Academy Examination (NDA) 2019

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has already issued a notification announcing date and procedure for applying for National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I) 2019 on its official website,, according to HT report. Check all the details regarding NDA examination here:

NDA posts

An estimated 392 posts will be filled through this examination: 342 for the National Defence Academy (208 for the Indian Army, 92 for the Indian Air Force, 42 for the Indian Navy) and 50 posts for the Indian Naval Academy, noted the report.


Last Date for Submission and Withdrawal of Applications

(i) The Online Applications can be filled up to 4th February 2019 till 6:00 PM.

(ii) The online Applications can be withdrawn from 08.02.2019 to 14.02.2019 till 6:00

Examination form

The last date for submission of NDA application form is February 4, 2019, till 6.00 PM. The online applications can be withdrawn from February 8 to February 14 till 6.00 PM. Detailed instructions regarding withdrawal of applications have been provided in the UPSC NDA official notification.

Examination date

The written examination will be conducted by UPSC on April 21, 2019, for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 143rd Course, and for the 105th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 2nd January 2020. The date examination is tentative and liable to be changed at the discretion of the commission.


  • Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd July 2000 and not later than 1st July 2003 are eligible
  • Aspirants are required to check eligibility conditions and instructions before applying for the exam, exclusively through the website ups

Educational Qualification

  • For Army Wing of National Defence Academy: 12th Class pass of a the10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University
  • 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 for this examination

Admit Card

  • Candidates shall be issued an e-admission certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination and will be available on the UPSC website

Examination Pattern

  • The UPSC NDA examination will be of two levels
  • One will be the written test and the next level will be SSB test or interview
  • In the written examination questions from Mathematics will be asked for 300 marks and the second paper will general ability test for 600 marks
  • Duration of each paper will be 2.5 hours
  • The examinations will be objective in nature
  • The second level will be SSB test or interview for 900 marks

Syllabus for Mathematics

  • Algebra, matrices and determinants, trigonometry, analytical geometry of two and three dimensions, differential calculus, Integral calculus and differential equations, vector algebra and statistics and probability

Syllabus for General Ability

  • English, GK, Section A Physics, Section B Chemistry, Section C General Science, Section D (History, Freedom Movement etc.), Section ‘E’ (Geography) and Section ‘F’ (Current Events), SSB Test and interview and Intelligence and Personality Test.

Examination Centres

Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bengaluru, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dharwad, Dispur, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur,

Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam.

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