NDA Eligibility Criteria- Age, Nationality, Qualification

NDA Eligibility Criteria- Age, Nationality, Qualification

The candidates whose dream is to join NDA have to qualify the entrance examination conducted by UPSC, New Delhi. The NDA examination held twice in a year in the months of April and September. The appearing candidates must ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility criteria before they start the application procedure.

NDA 2017 Eligibility Criteria

NDA examination 2017 is going to be conducted at all India basis to recruit eligible candidates in Air Force, Navy, and Army. The candidates must ensure that they fulfill all the NDA 2017 eligibility criteria before they start application procedure.

Nationality

  • The candidates applying for NDA 2017 must be a citizen of India, Nepal or Bhutan.
  • Candidates can also apply who are Tibetan refugee and came to India before 1st January 1962 with mind-set to become a permanent resident of India.

Qualification

  • The candidates who are interested in applying for Indian Army should have cleared higher secondary or its equivalent from a recognized board (appearing candidates can also apply for the examination)
  • The candidates who are interested in applying for Indian Navy & Air Force should have cleared higher secondary from a recognized board or university with Physics & Mathematics as compulsory papers.

Age Limit

  • To apply for NDA-I, students should be born between 2nd July 1998 to 1st July 2001.
  • To apply for NDA-II, students should be born between 2nd January 1999 to 1st July 2002.

Marital status

  • The candidates applying for NDA examination must be unmarried. Female candidates are not allowed to apply for NDA examination.

Physical Standards

Height/weight standard for Army/Air Force

Height (cms) Weight (kgs)
Without shoe 16-17 years 17-18 years 18-19 years
152 42.5 44.0 45.0
155 43.0 45.3 47.0
157 45.0 47.0 48.0
160 46.0 48.0 49.0
162 48.0 50.0 51.0
165 50.0 52.0 53.0
167 51.0 53.0 54.0
170 52.0 55.0 56.0
173 54.0 57.0 58.0
175 56.0 59.0 60.0
178 58.0 61.0 62.0
180 60.0 63.0 64.5
183 62.5 65.0 66.5

Height/Weight for Navy

Height (cms) Weight (kgs)
Without shoe 16 years 18 years 20 years
152 44 45 46
155 45 46 47
157 46 47 49
160 47 48 50
162 48 50 52
165 50 52 53
167 52 53 55
170 53 55 57
173 55 57 59
175 57 59 61
178 59 61 62
180 61 63 64
183 63 65 67

Eyesight Criteria for Navy

Uncorrected without glass 6/6
Corrected with glass 6/6/
Limits of Myopia -0.75
Limits of Hypermetropia +1.5
Limits of color perception I
Binocular vision III

Eyesight criteria for Air Force

Uncorrected without glass 6/6, 6/9
Corrected with glass 6/6 (only for Hypermetropia)
Limits of Myopia Nil
Limits of Hypermetropia +2.00 D Dph
Color Vision CPI (MLT)
Astigmatism +0.75 Cyl
Near Vision N-5 each eye

If a candidate appearing for NDA examination wears spectacles habitually then he is not eligible to apply.

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Note:- For more details about NDA 2017 Eligibility Criteria, Candidates may access official website of UPSC.


62 thoughts on “NDA Eligibility Criteria- Age, Nationality, Qualification”

  1. sir i m doing diploma in automobile can i apply for NDA my DOB is 05/09/1999….sir plzz reply on this comment

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    • sir my dob is 16-10-1999, I am now in 12th std physics, chemistry, mathematics group, please tell me I can attend September-2016 examination or not.

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  2. Sir,
    I am having sight more than (-2.0)
    In both the eyes.
    Right eye (-2.5) & left eye (-3.0)
    So, I can apply for the exam?

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  3. Hi sir IAM interest to join NDA or NA
    But I completed ITI Electronic
    Pls tell me sir
    IAM waiting for your response Sir pls…….

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  4. My brother did his 1st year diploma in mechanical engineering with 91%..he was on born on 6-june-1999 is he eligible for writing NDA

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  5. hello sir,
    i want to know that is maths compulsory for army also.
    i am doing 12 with biology,physics and chemistry.

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  6. sir,
    i have completed online form submission.i am sc community student. but i can not make my payment online.
    so, please tell me the process to make payment..

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  7. Sir can I apply for NDA now, I am in 12th my birth date is 06-05-1999. Please let me know when will be the details

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  8. HELLO SIR 🙂 PLEASE TELL ME WHEN TO FILL THE FORM FOR NDA .I HAVE ALREADY MISSED THE TWO DATES FOR FILLING THE FORM AND IN THE FEBRUARY OF 2017 I WILL TURN INTO 18,SO PLEASE TELL ME HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY FOR NDA.

    THANKYOU . 🙂

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  9. Hai sir I am Amogha I want to Join NDA . I have correct height under u r rules .I have a more weight 70+. So place suggest me How to I join the NDA

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  10. Is there any problem to those who are appearing 10+2 through National Open School I mean students those who are doing 10+2 through National Open school can they apply or not?

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