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NDA Eligibility Criteria 2018-19 for NDA II (Education/Age/Physical Details)

NDA Eligibility Criteria

UPSC NDA NA 2 Exam is scheduled to be held on 09.09.2018. Those who are willing to apply for it must check NDA Eligibility Criteria from here. Get all details about NDA II eligibility such as education details, age limit, Physical standard etc.

Process to accept UPSC NDA NA 2 Application Form has begun. Keen applicants may apply for it latest by 02 July 2018. Ensure NDA Eligibility Criteria 2018 terms prior applying for NDA NA 2 Exam.

UPSC NDA 2 Eligibility Criteria:

To apply for Army Wing of National Defence Academy, you may pass 12th (10+2 pattern) from State Education Board or a University. Contenders applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions.

To grab more details regarding Union Public Service Commission NDA 2 Eligibility conditions such as NDA Qualification, Age Limit, Physical Standards, go through this page created by team of www.recruitmentinboxx.com

NDA Eligibility 

NDA 2018 Eligibility


  • A candidate must be either be 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 Eligibility Qualification:

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  • 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.
  • For more details regarding NDA Qualification visit to official notification provided below.

NDA Eligibility Age Limit:

  • Candidates who will not satisfied the NDA Age Limit will not allowed to attend the examination
    • As per the NDA age eligibility 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.
    • The know more about NDA Age Limit hit on the below official link!

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NDA Exam Eligibility 2018

Physical Eligibility for NDA:

Applicants, who have qualified the UPSC NDA Exam need to go through the UPSC Medical Exam for taking admission in National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I), 2018. You have to clear the following UPSC Physical test:

NDA Exam Physical Eligibility

Wax (Ears)Deviated Nasal SeptumHydrocele/Phimosis
Overweight/UnderweightUnder sized ChestPiles

The given below NDA exam eligibility criteria 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 length99.00cm 120.00cm
Thigh lengthMax 64.00cm
Sitting height81.50cm 96.00cm

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Height/weight standard for Army/Air Force:

Height (cms)Weight (kgs)
Without shoe16-17 years17-18 years18-19 years

Height/Weight for Navy:

Height (cms)Weight (kgs)
Without shoe16 years18 years20 years

Physical Standards of IAF:

Leg Length99 cms120 cms
Thigh Length65 cms
Sitting Height81.50 cms96 cms

Eyesight Criteria for Navy:

Uncorrected without glass6/6
Corrected with glass6/6/
Limits of Myopia-0.75
Limits of Hypermetropia+1.5
Limits of color perceptionI
Binocular visionIII

Eyesight criteria for Air Force:

Uncorrected without glass6/6, 6/9
Corrected with glass6/6 (only for Hypermetropia)
Limits of MyopiaNil
Limits of Hypermetropia+2.00 D Dph
Color VisionCPI (MLT)
Astigmatism+0.75 Cyl
Near VisionN-5 each eye

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Body Tattoos:

Tattoos on inner face of forearm and candidates belongs to that tribes in which tattoo marks on any body part is in their traditions and customs will only be accepted by the Comdt Selection Centre. Tattoos on any other body part will not be accepted such as on the inside of elbow to the wrist and on the reverse side of palm/back (dorsal) side of hand.

Spinal Condition:

Any past injury or medical history of diseases of spine or sacroiliac joints/history of spinal fracture/prolapsed inter vertebral disc and surgical treatment is a main cause for rejection in NDA. If any condition detected at the time of medical exam, then candidate will get disqualified for Air Force:

  • Granulomatous disease of spine
  • Arthritidies/spondylosis (Rheumatoid arthritis and allied disorders/ Ankylosing spondylitis/ Osteoarthrosis, spondylosis and degenerative joint disease/ Non articular rheumatism (e.g. lesions of the rotator cuff, tennis elbow, recurrent lumbago etc.) & Miscellaneous disorders including SLE, polymyositis, vasculitis.
  • Spondylolisthesis/spondylolysis
  • Compression fracture of vertebrae
  • Scheuerman’s disease (Adolescent kyphosis)
  • Loss of cervical lordosis when associated with clinically restricted movements of cervical spine
  • Unilateral/Bilateral cervical ribs with demon strable neurological  or circulatory deficit
  • Scoliosis more than 15 degree as measured by Cobb’s method
  • Degenerative Disc. Disease
  • Presence of schmorl’s nodes at more than one level
  • Atlanto-occipital and atlantoaxial anomalies
  • Hemi vertebrae and/or incomplete block (fused) vertebrae at any level in cervical, dorsal or lumbar spine and complete block (fused) vertebrae at more than one level in cervical or dorsal spine
  • Unilateral Sacralisation or lumbarisation (Complete or incomplete) at all levels and bilateral incomplete sacralisation or lumbarisation
  • Any other abnormality if so considered by the specialist.
  • Mild Kyphosis or Lordosis where deformity is barely noticeable and there is no pain or restriction of movement will not preclude acceptance.

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NDA Exam Eligibility Criteria (X-Ray Examination):

Candidate found with any of the following diseases during X-RAY Examination will get disqualified:

  • Granulomatius disease of spine.
  • Arthritidies/spondylosis
  • Scoliosis more than 15 degree as measured by Cobb’s Method (10 degree for Army and Navy)
  • More than mild Kyphosis/Lordosis
  • Spondylolisthesis/Spondylosis/Spondylolysis
  • Herniated nucleus pulposes
  • Compression fracture of Vertebra
  • Sacaralisation Disease
  • Cervical ribs with demonstrable neurological or Circulatory deficit
  • Presence of Schmorl’s node at more than one level
  • Atlanto-occipital and atlanto-axial anomalies
  • Incomplete Sacaralisation Unilateral or Bilateral
  • Spina Bifida other than SV 1 and LV 5 if completely Sacralised
  • Any other abnormality, if so considered by specialist

Maddox Rod Test:

Following are the details regarding Maddox test under NDA Eligibility Criteria:

  • At 6 meters Exo-6 prism D
  • Eso-6 prism D
  • Hyper-1 prism D
  • Hypro-1 prism D
  • At 33 cms Exo-16 prism D
  • Eso-6 prism D
  • Hyper-1 prism D
  • Hypo-1 prism D
  • Candidates having undergone cataract surgery with or without IOL implants will also be not eligible.

Physical Conditioning:

  • Candidates must follow these Physical Conditions to be physically fit:
  • Running 2.4 km in 15 minutes
  • Skipping
  • Pushups and sit ups (minimum 20 each)
  • Chin ups (minimum 08)
  • Rope climbing 3-4 metres

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NDA Selection Procedure (NDA Recruitment Eligibility):

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.

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UPSC NDA NA 2 Dates 2018:

EventsImportant Dates
Closing date to apply02.07.2018
Exam Date09.09.2018

Important Note:

To grab more information regarding NDA Eligibility Criteria 2018- 2019, candidate must visit the Official Link provided here. Aspirants are suggested to stay tuned with this web portal www.recruitmentinboxx.com to get latest updates regarding Eligibility for NDA exam 2018.

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  1. Priyadarshini Patil

    Sir girls are not allowed to write NDA exam?

    • Hii Priyadarshini Patil,
      Girls are not eligible to write NDA Examination. After completing your graduation, you can apply for CDS (Combined Defense Services) Examination.

  2. Respected sir,only students of non-medical can apply nda test

  3. Sir/mam I am studying in class 11th can I give the entrance exam .
    My age is 19 may 2002.

  4. sir NDA me kitna marks ayenge to hame interview ke liye call ayega

    • Hii siddharth rai,
      As per 2016 Stats:
      NDA 1 Cut Off: 288 (With at least 25 % marks in each Subject)
      NDA 2 Cut Off: 315

  5. Respected sir/mam … I’m yet 16 years old and I want a good guidance …i want to crack NDA ..I need ur guidance ..plz sir/mam ..I want a superb guidance will u be my guide .

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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

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

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

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