NDA 1 2019 – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued the admit card of NDA 1 2019 on March 29, 2019, at upsc.gov.in. The admit card has been released for the examination to be held on April 21, 2019. The candidates who have registered themselves on time can download their admit card for National Defense Academy examination.  The selection of the candidates will be done through written examination and SSB interview. From this page, candidates will get full information regarding NDA 1 2019.

Latest: The UPSC released the admit card of NDA 1 2019. Click here to download the admit card.

NDA 1 2019

The UPSC will be conducting phase 1 of NDA on April 21, 2019, for 392 vacancies. In the last NDA examination, UPSC announced 383 vacancies. Interested candidates are advised to go through the important details before proceeding further.

NDA 1 2019 Important Dates
Date of Notification 09 Jan 2019
Commencement of online application 09 Jan 2019
Last date to submit the online application 04 Feb 2019
Commencement of Application withdrawing 08 Feb 2019
Last date to withdraw applications 14 Feb 2019
Issuance of the admit card 29 Mar 2019
Date of NDA 1 2019 Examination 21 Apr 2019 (Sunday)
Declaration of NDA 1 Written examination To be announced
Admit Card for SSB interview To be announced
Declaration of the final result To be announced

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Admit Card of UPSC NDA 1 2019

The admit cards have issued by UPSC to all the registered candidates of UPSC. The candidates can download the admit card by visiting the official website i.e. upsc.gov.in. They require the Registration ID and date of birth to download the admit card. One thing should be noted by the candidates, that UPSC does not post the admit card of NDA to the candidates on their residents. They ahve to download them from the website.

NDA 1 2019 Application Form Withdraw Process

The Commission has activated the window, the candidates who have registered themselves, but doesn’t want to appear in the exam can withdraw the form from upsc.gov.in. The candidates should note that there is no provision to withdraw the rejected application form.

Application Form of NDA 1 2019

The UPSC has released the application form of NDA at upsc.gov.in. The candidates who meet eligibility criteria can fill the form. The application form of NDA has two parts. It is mandatory to fill both the parts. All the candidates have to pay the application fee except for the SC/ST candidates they are exempted to pay the fee.

Application Fee: Apart from those who are exempt will have to pay an application fee of the amount Rs. 100/-.

Mode of payment: The Commission has provided both modes for submitting the application fee.

  • Online: Via Net Banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card
  • Offline: Via depositing the fee in SBI with help challan

Vacancy Details of NDA 1 2019

This year UPSC has announced 392 vacancies for NDA 1 2019. Check the vacancy distribution from here.

Defense Academy Vacancy
National Defence Academy 342
Army 208
Navy 42
Air Force 92
Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) 50
Total 392

Eligibility Criteria of NDA 1 2019

The interested candidates are advised to go through the eligibility criteria before applying.


  • India national
  • or Subject of Bhutan
  • Subject of Nepal
  • Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1/Jan/1962
  • Person of Indian Origin (PIO) 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.

Age Limits: Candidates age should fall between 18 to 24 years

Sex: Only male candidates are allowed to apply.

Marital Status: Only unmarried male candidates.

Education Qualification: 

  • For Army Wing of National Defence Academy eligibility criteria – Class 12 pass of 10+2 pattern.
  • For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy / 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Naval Academy eligibility criteria –  Class 12 pass (PCM)

Physical Standards: UPSC prescribes physical and mental fitness. Candidates should be mentally and physically fit for NDA/NA. They should not have these issues

  • Wax (Ears)
  • Deviated Nasal Septum
  • Hydrocele / Phimosis
  • Overweight/Underweight
  • Under Sized Chest
  • Piles
  • Gynaecomastia
  • Tonsillitis
  • Varicocele

About permanent body tattoo: As per the UPSC’s direction, full body permanent tattoos are not allowed. Only such Permanent body tattoo is permitted on inner face of the forearm. Although  Army, Navy, Air Force may permit tribes with tattoo marks on face or body as per existing custom and traditions on a case to case basis.

Exam Centres of NDA 1 2019

At the time of filling the application form, the candidates have to choose the examination center where they want to appear for the examination. The test centers where the examination is going to held are:

Agartala Dehradun Jorhat Port Blair
Ahmedabad Delhi Kochi Ripur
Aizwal Dharwad Kohima Ranchi
Allahbad Dispur Kolkata Sambalpur
Bengaluru Gangtok Lucknow Shilong
Bareilly Hyderabad Mdurai Shimla
Bhopal Imphal Mumbai Srinagar
Chandigarh Itanagar Nagpur Thiruvananthapuram
Chennai Jaipur Panaji (GOA) Tirupati
Cuttack Jammu Patna Udaipur

Exam Pattern for UPSC NDA 1 2019

The Exam pattern followed by the conducting body is given below. For maximum advantages candidates should be fully acquainted with the same:

  • A written exam will be conducted.
  • The exam shall be of duration 2 ½ hours for each exam.
  • There will be Objective Type MCQ questions. Four alternatives to each question will be available.
  • A penalty will be imposed for wrong answers. The deduction of 33% marks will be done.
Subject Code Duration Maximum Marks
Mathematics 01 2.5 hours 300
General Ability Test 02 2.5 hours 600
Part A – English 200
Part B – General Knowledge* 400
Total 900
SSB Test or Interview 900

*General Knowledge sections

Section Subject Weightage
A Physics 25%
B Chemistry 15%
C General Science 10%
D History, Freedom Movement 20%
E Geography 20%
F Current Events 10%

Answer Key of NDA 1 2019

Once the written examination will over, UPSC will publish the answer key for it. The answer key will be available on upsc.gov.in. The candidates who will appear in the examination will be able to check the answer key. The answer key will be released separately for each set which will be asked in the examination. The answer key for mathematics and General Aptitude Test will be released at upsc.gov.in. But on the same day of the examination, many reputed coaching centers publish the answer key.

Result of NDA 1 2019

UPSC will release the result of NDA 1 2019 twice, Once when the written examination will be over, and the final result when the SSB interview will be over. The result will be available on the UPSC’s website at upsc.gov.in in the form of pdf. The pdf will be containing the roll number of qualified candidates. Those who clear the written exam will be called for the next round of interview/personality test to be conducted by SSB where candidates for the Army/Navy wings of the NDA will be assessed on Officers Potentiality and those for the Air Force in addition to the above will have to qualify Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS). Candidates with Air Force as one of the choices will have to undergo CPSS if they qualify SSB and wish to do so.

Period of Probation

An officer will be on probation for a period of 6 months from the date he/she receives his/her commission. If he/she is reported on within the probationary period as unsuitable to retain his/her commission, he/she may be terminated at any time whether before or after the expiry of the probationary period. Candidates withdrawn from Officers’ Training Academy on disciplinary grounds are not
eligible to apply.

Personnel granted Short Service Commission are liable to serve anywhere in India and abroad on selected appointments as decided by IHQ MOD (Army) from time to time.

Salary During Probation Period

The candidates who will join as cadets will get the monthly stipend of Rs 56,100/- (Starting
pay in Level 10). 
After completion of probation period, their salary would according to their rank in the respective force.

Pay Scale of UPSC CDS (2) 2018 Exam

The Cadets of NDA will be provided the salary as per the pay scale decided by the Government of India. The pay scale of the cadets rank wise has beeen provided here.

Rank Level Salary in INR
Lieutenant 10 56,100 – 1,77,500
Captain 10 B 6,13,00-1,93,900
Major 11 6,94,00 – 2,07,200
Lieutenant Colonel 12A 1,21,200 – 2,12400
Colonel 13 1,30,600-2, 15,900
Brigadier 13A 1,39,600-2,17,600
Major General 14 1,44,200-2,18,200
Lieutenant General HAG Scale 15 1, 82, 200-2,24,100
HAG+Scale 16 2,05,400 – 2,24,400
VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General
17 2,25,000/-(fixed)
COAS 18 2,50,000/-(fixed)

Official Website: www.upsc.gov.in

For more details on UPSC NDA 1 2019 download 2018 Information Brochure.

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