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NDA Eligibility Criteria 2017 Check UPSC NDA/NA Exam (1/2) Details

NDA Eligibility Criteria

Students who are appearing in UPSC NDA NA Exam and looking up for NDA Eligibility Criteria may check it over here. The candidates appearing for the UPSC NDA 1 Exam and UPSC NDA 2 Exam for 2017 can attain all the related details from below over this page. Contenders must know NDA Eligibility Criteria 2017 before applying or appearing for exam. UPSC conducts National Defence Academy Entrance Exam, twice in a year.

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NDA Eligibility Criteria

UPSC NDA/NA Exam (1/2) Details

UPSC NDA Eligibility Criteria (Nationality, Educational Qualification, Age limit, Physical Eligibility, Selection Process)

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NDA Eligibility Criteria

UPSC Conducts NDA to recruit the candidates in Army, Navy & Air Force wings of National Defence Academy posts. Candidates can check the relevant information about NDA Eligibility Criteria from the below section of this page which is prepared for you by the team of


  • A candidate must be either be a
  • A citizen of India , or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came back to India before the 01 January , 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India
  • Only unmarried male candidates are eligible
  • Girls are not allowed to appear for NDA exam.

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NDA Educational Qualification:

  • For Army wing of National Defence Academy: Applicants must have passed 12th Class of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination organized by a State Education Board or a University.
  • For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: Candidates should have done 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 10+2 Pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.

NDA Age Limit:

  • Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd July 1997 and not later than 01st July 2000 are eligible
  • No reservation in age is allowed for SC/ST/OBC etc candidates.

NDA Physical Eligibility:

Applicants, who have qualified the UPSC NDA NA Exam need to go through the UPSC Medical Exam for taking admission in National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I), 2017. You have to clear the following UPSC Physical test:

Wax (Ears) Deviated Nasal Septum Hydrocele/Phimosis
Overweight/Underweight Under sized Chest Piles
Gynaecomastia Tonsillitis Varicocele

The given below Physical Standards are required for the candidates who are applying for air force wing of the National Defence Academy:

Special OR Specific Requirements for Air Force Pilot
Leg length 99.00cm 120.00cm
Thigh length Max 64.00cm
Sitting height 81.50cm 96.00cm

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

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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

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NDA Selection Procedure:

UPSC conducts NDA (National Defence Academy) Exam in Two Stages which is mention below:

1st Step: NDA Written Exam

  • Firstly, organization conducts written examination for the selection of NDA.
  • After conducting the written examination, qualified candidates are eligible to appear for next stages.

2nd Step: SSB Interview

  • Qualified candidates will be called for Intelligence and Personality Test conducted by SSB (Services Selection Board).
  • Selection procedure will be based on two stages 1st is Psychological Aptitude Test and 2nd is Intelligence Test which will be organized at Selection Centers/Air Force Selection Boards.
  • After qualifying both stages, applicants need to submit original certificates along with one photocopy each of original matriculation pass certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth, original 10+2 pass certificate or equivalent.

In the above section of this page, we are providing, NDA Eligibility Criteria for the candidates who want to appear in this examination. We the team of, hope that this page helps you in preparation of your paper. Candidates, if you have any query then you can drop comment in comment box or you may visit Official Link.

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  1. I am studying in 11th standard now,
    can I do my NDA exam in this class?

  2. I am 20 year old can I join NDA after completing college

    • hello…
      i will complete my diploma in informetion technology and i am 19 year old ..
      so i am elegible for NDA??

      • Dear Sachin Suthariya,
        You have meet the age criteria of National Defence services, as the candidates born not earlier than 02nd July 1997 and not later than 01st July 2000 are eligible for NDA Exams.

    • vinit kumar Tiwari

      Sir i did diploma engineering after 10th can i eligible fot appearing in NDA exam

  3. Hi,
    I have just completed my 10th std and I am based out of Bangalore, Can you please suggest me the best stream for PUC,( that is Science with PCM or Commerce or Arts) which will help me for NDA . I want to join Indian Army

  4. I completed my 12th….now im interested to join and perfect height and weight…

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