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Eligibility in NDA

Eligibility in NDA (National Defence Academy) – Age Limit, Education Qualification, Marital Status, and Physical Standard.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must be a citizen of
1. India, Bhutan, and Nepal
2. A Tibetan refugee who is a permanent citizen of India came before January 1, 1962.
3. An Indian migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or Vietnam.

Age Limit
The Age limit of candidates
• The minimum age limit is sixteen years, and the maximum age limit is 19 years to apply for the NDA entrance exams.
• The date of birth written in the 10th/12th class certificates is accepted.

Education Qualification
• Candidates appearing in the 12th or equivalent examination can apply.
• Candidates appearing in the 11th standard are not eligible.
• For the Army wing, candidates must be 12th pass or equivalent examination from a recognized university.
• For Navy and Air Force wings, candidates must be passed 12th with Physics and Mathematics from a recognized university.

Marital Status
Only unmarried male and female candidates can apply for the entrance exam.

Physical Standard
Candidates must be physically fit to apply for the NDA entrance exam.

• For Army and Air Force, the minimum height prescribed is 157 cm and 162.5 cm.
• The minimum height will be 5 cm less for candidates belonging to hills of North-Eastern areas of India, Gorkhas, Gharwal, and Kumaon and for Lakshadweep candidates is lesser by 2cm.
• For Air Force, the minimum leg length prescribed is 99 cm, and the maximum is 102 cm. The maximum thigh length is 64 cm, and minimum sitting height is 81.50 cm, and the maximum sitting height is 96 cm.

Visual Standards
• The candidate’s distance vision should be 6/6 in the better eye and 6/9 in the worst eye.
• Myopia has to be more than 2.5 D.
• Air Force candidates must not wear spectacles.
• Hyper ametropia not more than 3.5 D.

Candidates must not suffer from any of the following conditions
• Piles, Tonsillitis, Varicocele, Under Sized Chest, Phimosis, Ear Wax, and Overweight / Underweight

Guideline Regarding Tattoos
• Any permanent tattoo on any part of the body is not acceptable except for those candidates who belong to the tribes where it is necessary to have a tattoo.

Candidates must have to pass the X-Ray exam.
We hope this article on Eligibility in NDA helps young candidates to know about eligibility criteria for the NDA entrance exam. For more information and coaching for the NDA entrance exam, visit our website!


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