NDA exam admit cards out: check out the syllabus, exam date, result and eligibility

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Organised by UPSC [UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION], National Defence Academy Exam is the entrance test for admitting in NDA (National Defence Academy).

In the organisation, the Army, Navy & Air Force candidates are trained jointly which makes it the first tri-service training camp in the world.

The academy has alumni which include three Param Vir Chakra recipients and twelve Ashoka Chakra recipients. National Defence Academy has produced twenty-seven service Chiefs Of Staff [COS] till date. The current COS of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force are all NDA alumni. 

Notable alumni are General Vijay Kumar Singh, Admiral Arun Prakash, Admiral Robin Kumar Dhowan, Admiral Sunil Lanba, Air Chief Marshal Pradeep Vasant Naik, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, etc

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\This year the exam is scheduled to be held two times, one in the next month that is April and the other one in the month of November.

For the April exam, the registration was started in January. And now the Admit cards are out. Download the Admit cards here: NDA Exam 2019 Admit Cards


  • The exam will be of 900 marks in total. 
  • There will be two sections: Mathematics and  English-General Knowledge

  • For Maths section: 

                              120 Questions [MCQ type]

                               total marks: 300
                               2.5 marks for correct
                               -0.83 marks for incorrect
                               taken in both languages English & Hindi

  • For English & General Knowledge section:
                                150 Questions [MCQ type]
                                total marks: 200+400
                                 4 marks for correct
                                -1.33 marks for incorrect  
                                taken in both languages (for G.K)
                                only English language for English paper

Subjects for mathematics section:

  1. Matrices and Determinants
  2. Algebra
  3. Differential Calculus
  4. Integral Calculus and Differential Equations
  5. Trigonometry
  6. Analytical Geometry of Two and Three Dimensions 
  7. Statistics and Probability
  8. Vector Algebra

Subjects for G.K section: 

  1. Physics [100 marks]
  2. Chemistry [60 marks]
  3. General Science [40 marks]
  4. History and Freedom Movement [80 marks]
  5. Geography [80 marks]
  6. Current Events [40 marks]
Exam Dates:

  • The schedule/important dates for both the exams are:

Apr-19                                       Nov-19
Announcement 9th Jan Announcement 7th Aug
Last App. Date 4th Feb Last App. Date 3rd Sept
Admit card issue  1st April Admit card issue  N/A
Exam date 21st April Exam date 17th Nov
Result July Result N/A

  • Nationality:
  1.  An Indian citizen or subj. to Bhutan or
  2.  Tibetian refugee residing in India since 1 Jan 1962 or
  3. Person of Indian origin from Uganda, Kenya, Myanmar, Malawi, Zaire, Sri Lanka, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Ethiopia, Vietnam or Pakistan with the intention to get settled down permanently in India.
  • Age limit: Born between 2/1/1999 and 1/1/2002

  • Educational qualification:
  1. For the Army wing candidate must have been qualified from 12 class or any equivalent state board.
  2. For Navy/Airforce wing and 10+2 format candidates must have passed class 12th examination / any equivalent state board exam in all subjects or appearing for it.


  • Will be declared in on-line mode on the web site.
  • Candidates considered for SSB interview will be shortlisted in PDF format.
  • After clearance of interview and following rounds declaration of final result will take place

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