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NDA 2 2019 Notification Released, Application Form, Fee, Eligibility, Admit Card Exam Date, Pattern, Syllabus

As per the latest notification released by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), the online application will be started from 7th August 2019 till 3rd September 2019. It is one of the national entrance exams of Indian Defence services. National Defence Academy Exams are conducted two times in a year: NDA I & NDA II.

Candidates who qualify NDA 2 is able to get either into the Army, or the Air Force, or the Naval Academy. Once the written exam is done, qualified candidates are called for SSB. Service Selection Board conducts the Interview round for selecting the appropriate candidates. You can also read the detailed article about the complete selection process of NDA candidates.

The candidates who are willing to apply for NDA 2019 exam i.e. NDA 1 2019 and NDA 2 2019 can find the complete details on NDA 2 2019 exam date, age limit, eligibility, application form, exam pattern, cut off and notification date below.

Read: How to crack NDA Exam in just 1 month

NDA 2 Important Dates And Highlights 2019

The desiring aspirants can now check the official NDA 2 Dates regarding the Application forms and exam announced by the UPSC in below table

EventsDates (Announced)
Releasing of Notification7th August 2019
Starting of filling online application7th August 2019
Last date to fill and submit application form3rd September 2019
Application modeOnline
Availability of Admit Card3 weeks prior to the exam
NDA 2 exam date 201917th November 2019
Exam modeOffline
Declaration of resultLast week of December
Official website
Helpline 011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591Email : [email protected]

NDA 2 Exam Centres

Following are the written exam centres for UPSC NDA. All the candidates who want to attempt the NDA Exam can give from the cities listed below.

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.

NDA 2 Application Form 2019

To apply for one of the national defense entrance exam NDA 2 2019, candidates will need to fill an application form before the last date announced by the UPSC. Check All the details regarding NDA 2 application form 2019 listed below carefully:

  • The online application will be started from the 7th August 2019 till 3rd September 2019.
  • The NDA 2 application form 2019 will be released through online mode.
  • Candidates have to upload the scanned images of photograph and signature according to the format.
  • All the details should be authentic and as per the 10th certificates.
  • Must take the printout of the filled-in application form at the end.

NDA 2 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility is an important factor to check while applying for the NDA 2 Entrance Exam 2019. Go through the below section carefully to know about the complete eligibility criteria for a candidate decided by the board.


  • Candidates those belong to Indian/Nepal/Bhutan can apply.
  • Candidates those migrated from Tibet to India before 1st January, 1962 can also apply.
  • A person of Indian origin 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 with the intention of permanently settling in India are also eligible to apply.

Age: The age of the candidate should be 2nd January, 2001 to 1st January, 2004.

Marital Status: Only unmarried male candidates can apply. No female candidate can apply.

Qualification Criteria

  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates must pass the 12th or equivalent exam from any recognized board.
  • Subjects: Candidate must clear the qualifying exam with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Physics and Mathematics is necessary for applying in Air Force and Navy wing.

Physical Standards

  • Candidates should be physically fit according to the physical standards for admission to NDA and Naval Academy Examination as per the guidelines provided by the Medical Authority.
  • The candidates those have resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces are not eligible to apply.

Application Fee Structure

The fee structure is set differently for different categories. It also varies in some conditions. The correct and complete information of Fee structure and mode of submission is tabulated below

CategoriesFee Amount
General/OBCRs. 100/-
SC/STNo fee
Sons of JCOs/NCOs/ORs No fee

Mode of Submission: Candidates can submit the application fee either in Branch of SBI by cash or by using net banking facility.

NDA 2 e-Admit Card 2019

UPSC will issue the e-admit card(online) for NDA 2 before three weeks of the commencement of the examination on its official website. The admit card will not be sent by post to any candidate. The candidates can download the e-admit card from UPSC official website.

Candidates must have the RID & Date of Birth or Roll No for downloading the e-admit card. (if received) & date of birth or name, father’s name & Date of Birth. Candidates should also carry the one photo Id proof along with admitting card.

Steps to download e-admit card

Candidates are suggested to follow the following steps while downloading their admit card

  • Step 1: Visit the official website.
  • Step 2: Login with the help of your credentials.
  • Step 3: Click on the link to download your NDA Admit Card.
  • Step 4: Your Admit Card will be displayed on the screen. Students are advised to check the details mentioned on the Admit Card.
  • Step 5: Download and take a print out of the same.
  • Step 6: Students are advised to keep the NDA Admit Card safely for future reference.

NDA 2 SSB Interview

  • After conducting the written exam, a merit list will be released. On the basis of the merit list, applicants who are shortlisted will be invited for personality and intelligence test.
  • The qualified/selected applicants will be sent to the selection center and dates of the SSB interview round will be sent by mail with the Applicants in their UPSC online application.
  • The first stage of SSB will carry the Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) and in the second stage the Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and Conference will be conducted.
  • Final selected candidates will be informed for their selection on the spot after all rounds. The candidates have to submit the original certificates after the completion of the interview round.

NDA 2 Exam Pattern

The NDA 2 exam comprises of two papers: Mathematics and General ability test. You can also prepare for NDA written exam with Previous year NDA papers and NDA Sample Papers. You can get the complete details of both the papers below

  • Mathematics: The mathematics paper is of 300 marks and consist of multiple choice questions based on the syllabus of class 11th and 12th. The time allowed to write the paper is 2.5 hr.
  • General Ability: The General Ability test includes two sections i.e. Section A and Section B. Section A is of English (200 marks) and Section B (400 marks) is of general knowledge.
SubjectCodeMaximum MarksDuration
Mathematics01300 2.5 hours
General ability test02600 2.5 hours
SSB Test/Interview900
  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be conducted in offline mode (pen paper mode).
  • Duration of Exam: The two and half hour will be provided for each paper.
  • Language of Exam: The question paper will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as in English.
  • Type of Questions: The question paper will be of Objective Type.
  • Maximum Questions: The questions paper will be of a total of 900 marks.
  • Negative Marking: There will be negative marking for the wrong answer.

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NDA 2 Exam Complete Syllabus 2019

The Syllabus for NDA 2 written entrance exam 2019 decided by the conducting authority and which is Union Public Service Commission. The different subjects include Mathematics and General ability test (English, General knowledge). The chapters and their topics are given below in detail.


  • Algebra
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Trigonometry
  • Analytical Geometry of Two and Three Dimensions
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus and Differential Equations
  • Vector Algebra
  • Statistics and Probability

Concept of set, operations on sets, Venn diagrams. De Morgan laws, Cartesian product, relation, equivalence relation. Representation of real numbers on a line. Complex numbers—basic properties, modulus, argument, cube roots of unity. Binary system of numbers. Conversion of a number in decimal system to binary system and vice-versa. Arithmetic, Geometric and Harmonic progressions. Quadratic equations with real coefficients. Solution of linear inequations of two variables by graphs. Permutation and Combination. Binomial theorem and its applications. Logarithms and their applications.

2. MATRICES AND DETERMINANTS: Types of matrices, operations on matrices. The determinant of a matrix, basic properties of determinants. Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix, Applications-Solution of a system of linear equations in two or three unknowns by Cramer’s rule and by Matrix Method.

3. TRIGONOMETRY: Angles and their measures in degrees and in radians. Trigonometrical ratios. Trigonometric identities Sum and difference formulae. Multiple and Sub-multiple angles. Inverse trigonometric functions. Applications-Height and distance, properties of triangles.

4. ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY OF TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONS: Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate system. Distance formula. Equation of a line in various forms. The angle between two lines. Distance of a point from a line. Equation of a circle in standard and in general form. Standard forms of parabola, ellipse, and hyperbola. Eccentricity and axis of a conic. Point in a three-dimensional space, the distance between two points. Direction Cosines and direction ratios. Equation two points. Direction Cosines and direction ratios. Equation of a plane and a line in various forms. Angle between two lines and angle between two planes. Equation of a sphere.

5. DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS : Concept of a real valued function–domain, range and graph of a function. Composite functions, one to one, onto and inverse functions. Notion of limit, Standard limits—examples. Continuity of functions—examples, algebraic operations on continuous functions. Derivative of function at a point, geometrical and physical interpretation of a derivative—applications. Derivatives of sum, product and quotient of functions, derivative of a function with respect to another function, derivative of a composite function. Second order derivatives. Increasing and decreasing functions. Application of derivatives in problems of maxima and minima.

6. INTEGRAL CALCULUS AND DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS: Integration as inverse of differentiation, integration by substitution and by parts, standard integrals involving algebraic expressions, trigonometric, exponential and hyperbolic functions. Evaluation of definite integrals— determination of areas of plane regions bounded by curves—applications. Definition of order and degree of a differential equation, formation of a differential equation by examples. General and particular solution of differential equations, solution of first order and first-degree differential equations of various types—examples. Application in problems of growth and decay.

7. VECTOR ALGEBRA: Vectors in two and three dimensions, magnitude and direction of a vector. Unit and null vectors, addition of vectors, scalar multiplication of a vector, scalar product or dot product of two vectors. Vector product or cross product of two vectors. Applications—work done by a force and moment of a force and in geometrical problems.

8. STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY: Statistics: Classification of data, Frequency distribution, cumulative frequency distribution—examples. Graphical representation—Histogram, Pie Chart, frequency polygon—examples. Measures of Central Tendency—Mean, median and mode. Variance and standard deviation—determination and comparison. Correlation and regression. Probability: Random experiment, outcomes, and associated sample space, events, mutually exclusive and exhaustive events, impossible and certain events. Union and Intersection of events. Complementary, elementary and composite events. Definition of probability—classical and statistical— examples. Elementary theorems on probability—simple problems. Conditional probability, Bayes’ theorem—simple problems. Random variable as function on a sample space. Binomial distribution, examples of random experiments giving rise to Binominal distribution.

General Ability and Test:

  • English
  • General Knowledge

Part ‘A’—ENGLISH (Maximum Marks—200)

The question paper in English will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding of English and workman like use of words. The syllabus covers various aspects like Grammar and usage, vocabulary, comprehension, and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English.

Part ‘B’—GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (Maximum Marks—400)

The question paper on General Knowledge will broadly cover the subjects: Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography, and Current Events. – The syllabus given below is designed to indicate the scope of these subjects included in this paper. The topics mentioned are not to be regarded as exhaustive and questions on topics of similar nature not specifically mentioned in the syllabus may also be asked. Candidate’s answers are expected to show their knowledge and intelligent understanding of the subject.

Section ‘A’ (Physics)
Physical Properties and States of Matter, Mass, Weight, Volume, Density and Specific Gravity, Principle of Archimedes, Pressure Barometer. Motion of objects, Velocity and Acceleration, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Force and Momentum, Parallelogram of Forces, Stability and Equilibrium of bodies, Gravitation, elementary ideas of work, Power and Energy. Effects of Heat, Measurement of Temperature and Heat, change of State and Latent Heat, Modes of transference of Heat. Sound waves and their properties, Simple musical instruments. Rectilinear propagation of Light, Reflection and refraction. Spherical mirrors and Lenses, Human Eye. Natural and Artificial Magnets, Properties of a Magnet, Earth as a Magnet. Static and Current Electricity, conductors and Non-conductors, Ohm’s Law, Simple Electrical Circuits, Heating, Lighting and Magnetic effects of Current, Measurement of Electrical Power, Primary and Secondary Cells, Use of X-Rays. General Principles in the working of the following: Simple Pendulum, Simple Pulleys, Siphon, Levers, Balloon, Pumps, Hydrometer, Pressure Cooker, Thermos Flask, Gramophone, Telegraphs, Telephone, Periscope, Telescope, Microscope, Mariner’s Compass; Lightening Conductors, Safety Fuses.

Section ‘B’ (Chemistry)
Physical and Chemical changes. Elements, Mixtures and Compounds, Symbols, Formulae and simple Chemical Equations, Law of Chemical Combination (excluding problems). Properties of Air and Water. Preparation and Properties of Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Carbondioxide, Oxidation and Reduction. Acids, bases and salts. Carbon— different forms. Fertilizers—Natural and Artificial. Material used in the preparation of substances like Soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Safety Matches and Gun-Powder. Elementary ideas about the structure of Atom, Atomic Equivalent and Molecular Weights, Valency.

Section ‘C’ (General Science)
Difference between the living and non-living. Basis of Life—Cells, Protoplasms, and Tissues. Growth and Reproduction in Plants and Animals. Elementary knowledge of Human Body and its important organs. Common Epidemics, their causes, and prevention. Food—Source of Energy for man. Constituents of food, Balanced Diet. The Solar System—Meteors and Comets, Eclipses. Achievements of Eminent Scientists.

Section ‘D’ (History, Freedom Movement, etc.)
A broad survey of Indian History, with emphasis on Culture and Civilisation. 21  Freedom Movement in India. Elementary study of Indian Constitution and Administration. Elementary knowledge of Five Year Plans of India. Panchayati Raj, Co-operatives and Community Development. Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, National Integration and Welfare State, Basic Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. Forces shaping the modern world; Renaissance, Exploration, and Discovery; War of American Independence. French Revolution, Industrial Revolution, and the Russian Revolution. Impact of Science and Technology on Society. Concept of one World, United Nations, Panchsheel, Democracy, Socialism, and Communism. Role of India in the present world.

Section ‘E’ (Geography)
The Earth, its shape and size. Latitudes and Longitudes, Concept of time. International Date Line. Movements of Earth and their effects. Origin of Earth. Rocks and their classification; Weathering—Mechanical and Chemical, Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Ocean Currents and Tides Atmosphere and its composition; Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure, Planetary Winds, Cyclones, and Anti-cyclones; Humidity; Condensation and Precipitation; Types of Climate, Major Natural regions of the World. Regional Geography of India—Climate, Natural vegetation. Mineral and Power resources; location and distribution of agricultural and Industrial activities. Important Sea ports and main sea, land, and air routes of India. Main items of Imports and Exports in India.

Section ‘F’ (Current Events)
Knowledge of Important events that have happened in India in recent years. Current important world events. Prominent personalities—both Indian and International including those connected with cultural activities and sports.

NDA 2 2018 Previous Years Cut Offs

The previous five years cutoffs of NDA written exam phase I and II are given below

YearNDA-1 (Max Marks:900)NDA-2 (Max Marks:900)
2014 348 368

NDA 2 Exam 2019 Helpful eBooks

The syllabus decided for NDA 2 by UPSC includes Mathematics and General ability test. The best books for Mathematics and general ability test are mentioned below.

For Mathematics

As far as recommended books are concerned, NCERTs of class 10th, 11th and 12th are undoubtedly the finest books for NDA Mathematics Preparation 2019.

Apart from NCERTs, the best books and study Materials for NDA exam 2019 for Mathematics section are as follows:

  1. Mathematics for NDA & NA by R.S. Aggarwal
  2. NDA & NA mathematics by Manjul Tyagi
  3. Pathfinder for NDA & NA by Arihant Publication.

For General Ability Test

The General Ability section will consist of questions from various subjects i.e.  English, General Knowledge, Current Affairs, History, Physics, General Science, etc.

The candidates should follow different books for all these subjects as given below

For English

  1. Objective English by Hari Mohan Prasad
  2. Objective English by R.S. Aggarwal

For General Knowledge and current affair

  1. Lucent’s General Knowledge
  2. Objective General Knowledge & Current affairs (level 1) and (level 2) by Disha Experts.
  3. Indian polity by Laxminath.

For History and Geography

  • NCERT History and Geography for Class 11th and 12th should be enough for these subjects.

For General Science (Physics, Chemistry)

Candidates should follow NCERT books for this section before moving on to other help books. Apart from NCERT, the best Books and Study Materials for NDA exam 2019 for General Science section are as follows:

  1. Numerical Chemistry by R.C Mukherjee.
  2. Concepts of physics by H.C Verma.
  3. Arihant Physics by D.C Pandey.

Other Recommended Books for NDA Exam 2019

Apart from the subject-wise books, some guidebooks are also available for the NDA exam preparation which includes sample papers that can be beneficial for the preparation.

  • Chapterwise-Sectionwise Solved Papers NDA & NA by Arihant publication.
  • Pathfinder for NDA & NA Entrance Examination by Arihant publication.
  • Let’s Crack NDA Exam – National Defence Academy & Naval Academy.

NDA (2) Result 2019

The result of the written part will be most probably declared in the month of October/November 2019. Candidates can check their roll number in the pdf file generated by the UPSC.

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