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NDA Application Form 2019: Apply online at

Updated On - February 4th 2019 by ANUPAMA SINGH

Candidates can apply online for NDA 1 till February 4 (6:00 p.m.) online at The application form can be filled in two parts - Part I and II. The application process began on January 9. 

  • The application fees was INR 100 for general and OBC category while SC, ST candidates are exempted from fee payment. The application fee can be paid both online and offline.
  • In Part I of NDA application form, candidates have to fill basic information. In Part II, candidates have to pay the application fees, select the examination centre, upload photograph and signature and agree to the declaration. 

Direct Link to Apply for NDA

NDA 2019 Application Dates 

EventNDA (1) NDA (2)Reference Links
Notification publishedJanuary 09, 2019August 07, 2019Official Notification to Apply for NDA 
Application form started fromJanuary 09, 2019August 07, 2019NDA  Application ends on July 2, 2019
Last date for filling the application formFebruary 04, 2019September 03, 2019Check NDA Photo & Sign Dimensions 
Admit Card AnnouncedMarch 27, 20191 or 2 weeks before the examDownload NDA Admit Card from
Exam dateApril 21, 2019November 17, 2019Exam will be conducted in offline mode
Result AnnouncementJune 2019October 2019Check NDA Result 2019 at

How to Fill NDA Application Form 2019?

Candidates can check below the steps to fill UPSC NDA 2019 application form.

NDA Registration – Part 1

  1. Click on the link provided above on this page.
  2. Click on ‘Part I Registration’. The image is given below:

nda application form

The part 1 registration is divided into four pages.

Page 1: Candidate’s Details: Candidates have to enter the following details

  • Name - Candidates need to enter their name in NDA application form 2019 as recorded in the matriculation/secondary examination certificate. Applicants should not prefix such as Mr. or Ms. etc.
  • Gender - Select gender male or female from the dropdown menu.
  • Date of Birth - The date of birth should be entered in DD/MM/YYYY format as recorded in matriculation/secondary examination certificate.
  • Father's and Mother’s Name - Do not use any prefix such as Shri or Dr. etc.
  • Nationality - Select nationality from the drop down menu.
  • Marital Status - Only unmarried male candidates are eligible to fill NDA 2019 application form
  • Community - Select category SC/ST/OBC/General from the drop down menu.
  • Fee Remission - Fee exemption is admissible for SC, ST sons of JCOs/NCOs/Ors
  • Educational Qualification -  Applicants need to select their educational qualification – if passed Class 12/HSC or appearing for the same.
  • Address and Email ID - Candidates should enter their address carefully as all communications regarding the examination will be sent to the same. Along with the address, candidates have to enter their contact number and email ID. 

Page 2: Choosing branch preference

  • Applicants in this page have to choose the preferences of Indian Army, Air Force and Navy.
  • Candidates have to mark the preferences in numbers from 1 to 4.
  • Mark ‘0’ in which candidates do not want to give their preference.
  • Those who are from Sanik/Military School or Son of JCO/NCO/Other Rank Officer have to enter details.
  • Click on ‘Continue’ to move to the next page of NDA application form 2019.

nda application form

Page 3: Verify the details

  • Candidates in this part have to verify the details entered in NDA 2019 application form.
  • Applicants should note that no change will be entertained after final submission.
  • Select I agree/I do not agree

Snapshot of Verification page

nda application form

Page 4: Registration ID Generation

  • Candidates will be able to view their registration ID along with other details like name, father’s name, DOB, email id, etc.
  • An email regarding the registration details will be sent to candidate’s registered email address.
  • Candidates have to print their pay-in-slip in this part to pay the application fees through offline.
  • Print application form by clicking on ‘Print Application Part-I’ tab.
  • Click Part II registration button to pay NDA application fees, select NDA Exam Centres 2019, upload photograph and signature and agree to declaration.

Snapshot of Page 4

nda application form

NDA Registration 2019 – Part 2

 The part 2 of NDA application form 2019 comprises three stages.

  • Fee payment
  • Selection of examination centre
  • Uploading of photograph and Signature

Snapshot of Part II Registration Page

nda application form

Fee Payment - Candidates can pay NDA 2019 application form fees both online and offline. The fee for general and OBC category is INR 100. SC, ST, Sons of JCOs, NCOs, ORs are exempted from fee payment.

Mode of payment - Applicants can pay their fees in any branch of SBI by cash or through net banking, Visa/MasterCard/Rupay Credit/Debit Card. Those paying the fees by cash should print the system generated pay-in-slip during Part II registration and deposit the fee.

Payment Page

nda application form

Selection of examination centre - The lists of examination centres are prescribed by UPSC. Candidates have to select the centres for written examination from the given lists of exam cities. Allotment of centres will be done on first-apply-allot basis therefore candidates are advised to apply early.

Centre Selection Page

nda application form

Uploading of photograph and Signature - The scanned photograph and signature should be in the .jpg format. The file should not exceed 40 KB and must not be less than 3 KB in size for photograph while it is 1 KB for the signature.

nda application form

At the bottom of the application page, candidates have to agree to the declaration and submit the form. Registration ID will be generated. To view application, candidates have to click the link ‘View/Print’.

nda application form

What Documents to Preserve after Final Submission?

  1. Printout of application form
  2. Fee payment proof
  3. Identical photographs

?How to Edit details in NDA 2019 Application Form?

  • Candidates can make correction in the data entered in the NDA application form within the dates prescribed by the commission.
  • ‘Update’ button is provided at the bottom of application form to move back and make correction in the information entered by the candidates.
  • They are advised to check the data carefully as no edit or change in the information will be allowed after final submission.

NDA 2019 – Key Features

  • The applicants submitted their form through online mode is not needed to send any document/certificate to the UPSC.
  • The message of final submission of the application form will be received by the candidates via e-mail.
  • “View/Print Application” link is available on the home page for viewing the submitted application form.


Ques. Can a girl apply for NDA 2019?

Ans. No, only male candidates are eligible to apply for NDA Examination.

Ques. What is the selection procedure of NDA?

Ans. First, there is a written examination. Then shortlisted candidates are called for the SSB interview round and medical examination for final selection

Ques. What is the maximum limit of attempts to give NDA Examination?

Ans. There is no limit on the number of attempts, candidates can apply for the NDA exam till they meet the other eligibility criteria

Ques. What are the documents required at the time of filling NDA Application form?

Ans. Candidates have to upload only the scanned images of passport size photograph and signature.

Answer- Yes, registration number which will be provided to you when you fill the Part-1 of the application form, is very important, for all future references.

Ques - What is NDA Exam?

Answer – NDA is a national level entrance examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for candidates interested in joining National Defence Academy (NDA). The exam is held twice in a year and comprises three levels, the written examination, SSB and personal interview. UPSC is responsible for issuing all the guidelines for selection and final conduct of the entrance examination.

Ques - What are the minimum eligibility criteria to join NDA

Answer- For Army wing- Candidates must have successfully passed class 10th & 12th examination or cleared equivalent examination of the State board to be eligible for NDA 2019. For Air Force or Naval wings and for 10+2 Cadet Entry scheme at the Indian Naval Academy – Passing class 12th examination with Physics and Mathematics as subjects or clearing equivalent examination of the State board. Candidates appearing in class 12th examination or equivalent examination of the State board are also eligible to apply for NDA 2019.

Ques - When can I apply for NDA Exam?

Answer- Technically, for the May cycle, you should apply in January and in June for the September cycle.

Ques - How to fill NDA 2019 Application Form?

Answer- The application forms for NDA 2019 is available online on the official website of UPSC ( Registration Procedure comprises of two steps, first, fill the application form as per the given instructions, and, second, remit the application fee of INR 100, either by online or offline mode.

Ques - Will it create an issue if I fill up two forms for NDA Exam?

Answer- No, it will not create any issue. You can fill another form at the same time, with a different email id and it will be accepted by the authority.

Ques - Does the authority need to be informed after filling up two forms?

Answer- No, you don’t need to inform the authority if you made up a mistake in filling up the form or you have filled another form.

Ques - Can I fill another form if I made mistake in filling up one form?

Answer- Yes, you can fill another form, if you have made mistake in filling your current form. UPSC does not accept forms with same email id, so you need a new email id, to fill up another form. Also, you have to be very careful while filling the application form to avoid any mistakes.

Ques - Is uploading picture/signature/thumb impression compulsory?

Answer- Yes, it is compulsory to upload a passport size picture, signature and thumb impression (if asked) while filling in the application form, or else the form will be rejected. Also, make sure that the uploaded documents are in the correct resolution as mentioned on the application form.

Ques - Is it important to resize the photo and signature?

Answer- Yes, resizing your photo and signature as per the guidelines of resolution is very important, or else, your application form will be rejected.

Ques - How can I resize my photo?

Answer- In order to resize your photo and signature in the mentioned resolution, you have to first open the picture using MS Paint. Select the ‘resize’ option from the toolbar present on the top. A resize and skew box will display. Click on ‘pixels’ option, in the resize part of the box and uncheck the ‘maintain aspect ratio’ option. Then enter the required pixel size, and it is done.

Ques - What is the application fee of NDA Examination?

Answer- After filling the application form, applicants are required to remit an application fee of INR 100, either through online mode or by offline mode.

Ques - How can I remit the application fee?

Answer- Students who want to pay via offline mode are required to deposit the money in any branch of SBI (State Bank of India) or they can remit the fee online by using net banking facility/Visa/Master Credit Card/Debit Card.

Ques - How many seats are available as per NDA exam?

Answer- The number of seats available varies from year to year. Last year, in NDA & NA II, there were 375 seats, out of which 208 were for army, 42 for Navy, 55 for Naval Academy and 70 for Air Force.

Ques - Is there a fees exemption for backward category students?

Answer- Yes, there is a fee exemption for SC/ST/OBC/PH Applicants/Sons of JCOs/ORs/NCOs.

Ques - How can I select examination centers for NDA Exam?

Answer- While filling the application form, candidates have to select their preferred exam center for NDA Exam 2019 from the given list of cities. However, allotment of exam center will be done on the first-apply-first-allotment basis.

Ques - What is the required dimension for photo?

Answer- The dimension of the passport size photograph should not exceed 40KB and should not be less than 3 KB in size. Also, it has to be uploaded in .jpeg format.

Ques - What is the required dimension for signature?

Answer- The scanned image of candidate’s signature should not be less than 1 KB in size, and it has to be uploaded in .jpeg format.

Ques - Do I have to send the hard copy of the application form?

Answer- No, candidates are not supposed to send hard copy of their filled application forms or any other document/certificate/testimonial to UPSC Office.

Ques - Is it necessary to take a print out of the submitted application form?

Answer- It is not compulsory, but, candidates are advised to take a print out of their submitted application form for the record. By doing this, you will have a proof that you have successfully applied for NDA Exam and, also, you can refer to the information you have filled anytime.

Ques - Can a married person apply for NDA?

Answer- No, a person has to be unmarried to apply for NDA Exam.

Ques - What is meant by ‘fictitious payment’?

Answer- Names of candidates whose payment confirmations were not received by UPSC is displayed under this category of ‘fictitious payment’. Your application forms won’t be cancelled, you just have to prove that you did pay the fees successfully.

Ques - Is registration number important to remember?

Answer- Yes, registration number which will be provided to you when you fill the Part-1 of the application form, is very important, for all future references.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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Pathan imran khan idrish khan

Sir , i am student of 12 commerce and my DOB is 17,december 2000.can i apply for nda exam. If,yes Please give the some information about sylebus.

15 Dec, 2018 00:20
Akansha Expert

Hi Pathan, Yes you are eligible for the exam, It should be clearly noted that only unmarried male candidates, who are born not earlier than July 02, 1999 and not later than July 01, 2002, are eligible for NDA (II) 2018.

15 Dec, 2018 15:31
Rohit Singh

What is the age limit to fill up NDA form. And can a commerce student fill NDA form

26 Oct, 2018 00:20
Akansha Expert

Hi Rohit, It should be clearly noted that only unmarried male candidates, who are born not earlier than July 02, 1999 and not later than July 01, 2002, are eligible for NDA (II) 2018.

26 Oct, 2018 11:38
Ashi Sagar

my brother was born in 1999 in DOB there is years shows form 1969 to 1998,what should he do?

17 Oct, 2018 12:37
Akansha Expert

Hi Ashi, It should be clearly noted that only unmarried male candidates, who are born not earlier than July 02, 1999 and not later than July 01, 2002, are eligible for NDA (II) 2018.

17 Oct, 2018 13:28
Saksham Garg

I lost my application form....from where can i get it?

28 Aug, 2018 20:54
Akansha Expert

Hi Saksham, I will suggest you to please contact to the NDA Authority to get the relevant information.

29 Aug, 2018 12:11
Insane Guy

what to do if i miss the dates of form filling dates plz reply quickly plzplzplzplzplz

03 Jul, 2018 21:18
Ritika Sharma

Hi insane, sorry you can not take admission this year if you have not fill the exam form you can try next year.

12 Jul, 2018 13:32


21 Jan, 2018 00:20
Bhawna Vedwal

Hello Roshan, For a general candidate registration fee is 100 (INR). Application Fee is exempted for candidates from SC/ST categories/Sons of JIOs/NCOs/ORs.

21 May, 2018 15:42

Hi. At present I'm studying in PU 1st year...can i take NDA exam?

16 Jan, 2018 00:20
Bhawna Vedwal

Hello Karthik, To stand eligible for NDA exam candidate should meet this Age eligibility criteria- It should be clearly noted that only unmarried male candidates, who are born not earlier than July 02, 1999 and not later than July 01, 2002, are eligible for NDA (1) 20

19 May, 2018 16:34

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