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When a student plans to join defence at the position of officers right after 12th, then some of the important questions arise in his mind. One of them is related to the nda eligibility criteria. So to know about the nda eligibility criteria terms & conditions becomes very important for him.
Here in this article we are discussing detailed nda eligibility criteria. To become successful in nda entrance exam, one has to clear nda written exam, ssb interview & medical fitness test. So find below the nda eligibility criteria in details as laid down in upsc notification & defence forces.
Citizenship – Candidate must be a citizen of India OR a subject of Bhutan, Nepal OR a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 OR 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 or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Age criteria – The age of the candidate must be between 16½ years & 19½ years. Kindly note that age limit is count on the date of joining not the date of releasing of the nda notification. So candidate is advised to add 12 months to his present age & then match the age to lower & upper age limits. For NDA 1 2021 Exam, you must born not earlier than 02nd July, 2002 and not later than 1st July, 2005.
Educational qualification – The candidates must have passed 10+2 board education from any state board & central board recognised school or college.
Marital Status & Gender – Only unmarried & male candidates are eligible to appear in nda exam. Girls are not eligible to appear in this nda exam.
Body Tattoos - Permanent body tattoos are only permitted on inner face of forearm i.e. from inside of elbow to the wrist and on the reverse side of palm / back (dorsal) side of hand / Permanent body tattoos on any other part of the body are not acceptable and candidates will be barred from further selection.
Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination as per guidelines.
Physical Conditioning: Prospective candidates are advised to keep themselves in good physical condition by following the under mentioned routine :—
Visual Standards for Army
Visual Standards for Navy
Visual Standards for Indian Air Force
And now finally mark this point that a candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces is not eligible to apply.