NDA (National Defence Academy) 2019



NDA exam is conducted 2 times every year. The exam is conducted for the recruitment of Candidates for the Officers in Army, Navy & Airforce. The candidates are shortlisted on the basis of written exam followed by SSB Interview.


Here we have mentioned all the official exam date and events related to NDA-I 2019:

Events Dates (Announced)
Notification Date 09/01/2019
Closing date of Application Submission 04/02/2019
Date of Examination 21/04/2019


The approximate number of vacancies to be filled on the results of this examination will be as under:

National Defence Academy 342 (208 for Army, 42 for Navy and 92 for Air Force)
Naval Academy(10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) 50
Total Number of Vacancies 392


Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 2000 and not later than 1st July, 2003 are eligible.

Application Fee

Candidates (excepting SC/ST candidates/Sons of JCOs/NCOs/ORs specified in Note 2 below who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees one hundred only)

Educational Qualifications:

(i)For Army Wing of National Defence Academy:—12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

(ii) 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.

Exam Pattern

Exam Subject Max Marks Time
Paper I Mathematics 300 2.5 hours
Paper II A. English
B. General Knowledge
2.5 hours

The candidates who qualify the written exam need to go through the SSB Interview at the respective centres of Army, Navy & Airforce. The final Merit list is prepared on the basis of Joint score of Written exam and SSB Interview.

Penalty for Wrong Answers

One third of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

NDA Exam Preparation@IBS

IBS is one of the leading Institute in the field of NDA exam coaching in North India. IBS has its head office in Chandigarh and over 80 branches across India. IBS also has branches in Chandigarh, Ambala, Patiala, Pathankot, Panchkula, Mohali, Jalandhar, Shimla, Yamunangar, Bathinda & others cities.

There are experienced trainers who have been guiding the students for the defence exams. The high ranking retired Officers from Army & Airforce are mentoring the students in IBS. In past few years IBS has emerged as the final destiny for the Candidates willing to serve Defence Forces.

Why IBS is the 1st Choice among Students preparing for NDA

  • IBS boasts of its Highly Qualified Team of Experienced Trainers.
  • Mentoring by the Ex Officers of Army & Air force.
  • Comprehensive Study Material: 7 Books.
  • Weekly Quiz to assess the student progress.
  • 10 Mock Tests to assess the Student performance.
  • Highest Success Rate for cracking the written exam.
  • Guidance for SSB alongside the written exam preparation.
  • Individual Attention for each and every student.
  • Special Doubt clearing sessions.
  • Interactive sessions with the Outgoing successful candidates.

Our Courses

IBS provides you the best study environment. The students can study in groups in the presence of teachers who can help them in clarifying their doubts. So if you are thinking of preparing for NDA Exam join IBS & Fulfill your dreams. The admissions are open for:

NDA Programme Duration No. of Hours
NDA – Sprint 7 Hrs./Day Mon – Sat 30 Days 180 Hrs.
NDA Excel 3 Hrs./Day 6 Day 4 Months 300 Hrs.
NDA Weekend 3 Hrs./Sat 5 Hrs. Sunday 6 Months 200 Hrs.