NDA 1 2019 – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is conducting the NDA 1 2019 exam on April 21, 2019. For this Commission is inviting the application form for National Defense Academy (NDA) / Naval Academy (NA) from January 09 to February 04, 2019 from candidates of 18 to 24 years at upsc.gov.in. The candidate should have passed the class 12. UPSC will provide the application withdraw facility from February 08 to 14, 2019. The selection of the candidates will be done through written examination and SSB interview. For which the admit card will be released 03 weeks before the examination. From this page, candidates will get full information regarding NDA 1 2019.
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||03 weeks prior to the exam|
|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|
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.
|National Defence Academy||342|
|Naval Academy (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)||50|
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.
- 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
- Under Sized Chest
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.
Admit Card of UPSC NDA 1 2019
The admit cards will be issued once the procedure of application form is completed. The candidates who fill the complete form will be issued admit cards as per the scheduled dates at upsc.gov.in. Candidates who will have filled the application form in time will be able to download the admit card. They will require the Registration ID and date of birth to download the admit card. One thing should be noted by the candidates, that UPSC will not post the admit card of NDA to the candidates on their residents. They ahve to download them from the website.
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:
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.
|General Ability Test||02||2.5 hours||600|
|Part A – English||200|
|Part B – General Knowledge*||400|
|SSB Test or Interview||900|
*General Knowledge sections
|D||History, Freedom Movement||20%|
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|
|Major||11||6,94,00 – 2,07,200|
|Lieutenant Colonel||12A||1,21,200 – 2,12400|
|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
Official Website: www.upsc.gov.in
For more details on UPSC NDA 1 2019 download 2018 Information Brochure.