NDA Examination Eligibility Conditions

Eligibility Conditions:
* Nationality
* Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status
* Educational Qualifications

A candidate must either be:

• i. a citizen of India , or

• ii. a subject of Bhutan , or

• iii. a subject of Nepal , or

• iv. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India , or

• v. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Certificate of eligibility will not, however, be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal .

Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status


Only unmarried male candidates who must have attained the age of 16 1/2 years and must not have attained the age of 19 years on the 1st July, 2007 i.e. he must have been born not earlier than 2nd July, 1988 and not later than 1st January, 1991 are eligible.

The date of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University which extract must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Higher Secondary or an equivalent examination certificates. These certificates are required to be submitted only after the declaration of the result of the written part of the examination. No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, service records and the like will be accepted. The expression Matriculation/Higher Secondary Examination Certificate in this part of the instruction includes the alternative certificates mentioned above.

• Candidates should note that only the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/Higher Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate AVAILABLE on the date of submission of applications will be accepted by the Commission and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.

• Candidates should also note that once a Date of Birth has been claimed by them and entered in the records of the Commission for the purpose of admission to an Examination, no change will be allowed subsequently or at aNY subsequent examination on any Ground Whatsoever.

• The candidates should exercise due care while entering their date of birth in column 8 of the application form for the Examination. If on verification at any subsequent stage any variation is found in their date of birth from the one entered in their Matriculation or equivalent Examination certificate, disciplinary action will be taken Against them by the Commission under the Rules.

• Candidates must undertake not to marry until they complete their full training. A candidate who marries subsequent to the Date of his application though successful at this or any subsequent examination will not be selected for training. A candidate who maRRies during training shall be discharged and will be liable to refund all expenditure incurred on him by the Government.

Educational Qualifications

• i. For Army wing of National Defence Academy :- 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

• ii. For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 (Executive Branch) Course at the Naval Academy :- 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equilvalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent exmination can also apply for this examination.

If you have questions, please ask below


  1. Darshan singh says:

    I am darshan singh from sirsa.my date of birth 04-05-1991.i got 50.44 percet in 12th(PCM).now i join B.tech(mechnical engg).this is my first semster.at the end of this what is the job which i join and which way.please tell me can i join?call me at 09872196526 and send your contact no……….

  2. athul ashok says:

    is a colour blind eligible for joining nda? i am eligible on all other aspects except this..

  3. Upamanyu Hota says:

    Hey my name is Upamanyu.I have an eye power of -1.75.Am i eligible for NDA? Plz help me out.

  4. BALU says:

    sir im doing my BE, ELECTRICAL nd ELECTRONICS ENGG final year i want to join to NDA job so what r the requirements r conditions needed??plz inform…….

  5. pranav says:

    my birth date is 8 feb 1988
    i was completed my diploma in computer
    i am eligible for nda job? which?
    plz inform 9850733677

  6. rahul tiwari says:

    my birth date is 7 feb 1992.studying in 11th class with mcommerce stream.is i am eligible to appear in nda exam next year?what are the posts available and suitable for me?plz inform 9981414608

  7. awake says:

    i have apperared for 12th in the year 2010.
    i want to know how much marks are required in PCM and aggregate for being eligible for NDA ?
    are the marks of 12th PCM taken into consideration ?

  8. prosenjit bhowmik says:

    i have appeared for 12th in the year 2010…i want to know how much marks are required in PCM & aggregate for NDA…I GOT 41% in pcm…and 51% in aggregate…reply me plz….

  9. abhijit.chandra says:

    now i passed s.s.c exams in 2010.
    so i got 58%.
    i m intrested in NDA.
    so give me some advice.

  10. DHEERAJ says:

    I have an eye power between -1 to -2. I am not sure.I am physically fit in all other conditions. Can I be selected for the physical exam in NDA.Please reply.

  11. DHEERAJ says:

    I have an eye power between -1 to -2. I am not sure. I am physically fit in all other conditions. Can I be selected in the physical test of NDA. Please help me out.

  12. U CAN'T SEE ME says:

    i have passed 12th science(A group) with 49.33%. I am VERY interested to join NDA. Can i qualify for NDA. Please help me 4 joining. My contact no. 09730820332.

  13. nitin says:

    dear sir,
    my birth date according to highschool certificate is 1 jan 1993 .
    am i eligible for the nda exam 2011??
    please reply me hurry
    thanks .

  14. MANOJ SHARMA says:

    I am Manoj Sharma.I have passed twelth class(commers) with 65% marks. Can i apply for nda? Tell me about my exam also please befor 03-11-2010. I shall be highly thankfull to you for this.

  15. MANOJ SHARMA says:

    I am Manoj Sharma. I have passed twelth class(commers) with 65%. Can I apply for NDA . Mail me on manojsharma332@gmail.com.

  16. divye joshi says:

    i m in 11th class (PCM with IP).how much percentage i m required to apply for NDA. i have eye power b/w -0.50 to -0.75.and i m physically fit in all other conditions.

  17. ankush says:

    i have myopia with 3diopter . could i join nda

  18. DEEPAK YADAV says:

    I am Deepak yadav i want to serve my nation , how can i do so if i am not selected in nda .

  19. karan bhardwaj says:

    i am karan bhardwaj of delhi i passed my 12th class with 65 marks my date of birth is 22.12.1988 can i take the nda exam and how to apply for it? please help


    (i)Is it possible to write the consecutive examinations of august and april.
    (ii)Is it possible to attend the exam while studying in 12th class.

  21. Neeraj yadav says:

    can a person become a pilot after doing b.tec .

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