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NDA Eligibility Criteria 2018 Age Limit For SC/ST/OBC, Qualification

NDA Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants who are going to appear for NDA Examination and are looking for NDA Eligibility Criteria, they can get it from this page. Every year Union Public Service Commission conducts NDA Examination two times with the objective to hire deserving candidates into three cadets that is Air Force, Navy and Army. Candidates who are interested to join Indian Defence Force appear in this examination. So the applicants who want to get recruited through NDA examination, they may get complete details regarding Age Limit/ Qualification norms for SC/ST/OBC. To acquire detailed information about NDA Eligibility Criteria 2018, aspirants need to read the complete post.

Highlights Of This Page:

  • Nationality
  • Qualification requirement
  • Age restriction
  • Physical eligibility
  • Height and weight
  • Eyesight
  • Physical standard
  • Body tattoo
  • Spinal condition
  • X-Ray Examination
  • Maddox test
  • Physical conditions
  • Selection procedure
  • About exam
  • Note

NDA officer enjoy lots of facilities and benefits provided by the central government including high remuneration. The union public service commission recruits only those candidates who satisfy the eligibility norms, so candidates must check NDA Eligibility Criteria before applying. In this concern we have provided all the significant information related to NDA Eligibility Criteria 2018, candidates who are willing to apply can check the details by scrolling down the page which is well modified by the hardworking team members of

NDA Eligibility Criteria


A candidate must be either:

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

Qualification Requirement:

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.

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Age Limitation:

  • 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.

Physical Eligibility Criteria:

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), 2018. You have to clear the following UPSC Physical test:

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

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 length99.00cm 120.00cm
Thigh lengthMax 64.00cm
Sitting height81.50cm 96.00cm

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Standard height and weight:

For Army Air Force:

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

For Navy:

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

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

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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NDA Eligibility Criteria- Physical Standards:

Eligible candidates applying against National Defence and Naval Academy Examination (II), 2018 must physically and mentally fit as per NDA Eligibility Criteria. Physical standards set by NDA are as follows:

Applying candidates must avoid these minor defects during medical examination:

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

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.

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Spinal Condition under NDA Eligibility Criteria

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
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 le
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

X-Ray Exam

If any candidate found with following diseases at the time of medical test then he/she will immediately disqualified:

Granulomatius disease of spine
Scoliosis more than 15 degree as measured by Cobb’s Method (10 degree for Army and Navy)
More than mild Kyphosis/Lordosis
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
Spinal Bifida other than SV 1 and LV 5 if completely Sacralised
Any other abnormality, if so considered by specialist

Maddox Rod Test

Details regarding Maddox test under NDA Eligibility Criteria are as follows:

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 Training

For selection candidate must follow these physical standards in daily routine:

Running 2.4 km in 15 minutes
Pushups and sit ups (minimum 20 each)
Chin ups (minimum 08)
Rope climbing 3-4 metres

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Selection Procedure for National Defence Academy :

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

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.

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.

About National Defence Academy:

The first tri-service academy in world is National Defence Academy (NDA). This academy trains three service cadets Army, Navy and Air Force together. It is situated at Khadakwasla near Pune, Maharashtra. It selects its candidates through written examination and after that interview conducted by Union Public Service Commission. It also take medical test of the candidate before appointing him/her for vacant post. Candidates who get selected then will be posted for training program.

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Essential Note:

Candidates who want to obtain more information regarding NDA Eligibility Criteria 2018, they must go through this Official Link provided here. Candidates also bookmark this web portal by tapping CTRL+D to get latest updates.

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61 Responses to "NDA Eligibility Criteria 2018 Age Limit For SC/ST/OBC, Qualification"

  1. moksh

    sir my age is 17 would i have eligible for this exam

    • admin

      Hi Moksh,
      To apply for NDA Exam, Age of candidates must resides between 16.5 to 19.5 years

  2. Manoj

    Sir i born on 01.01.1999 can i apply for nda 2 2017

    • admin

      Hi Manoj,
      Only those aspirants would be eligible to appear for this examination that is born not before 2nd day in the month of July in the year 1998 and not after 1st Day of January in the year 2001

  3. ravindra

    My date of birth is 04.08.1997 is I am eligible for registration cast OBC

  4. Chandra Prakash

    Sir My DOB 03/08/1999 Kay from fill kar saktai hai Nda&Na(ll)

    • admin

      Hi Chandra Prakash,
      Candidates born not before 2nd day in the month of July in the year 1998 and not after 1st Day of January in the year 2001 is eligible to apply for NDA & NA Exam

  5. vikas

    hi ,im vikas ,sir my dob is 15/08/ i eligible for nda 2 2017. please inform me.

    • admin

      Hi Vikas,
      Candidates applying for NDA 2 Exam must born not before 2nd day in the month of July in the year 1998 and not after 1st Day of January in the year 2001

  6. sachin

    Sir i am student of class 12th
    Am i eligible for nda

  7. Amit

    Sir , those students not qualified class 12 exam in 1 time qualify in 2 time. those student eligible for NDA exam.

    • Aryadeep

      You can apply but your age should be between 16.5-19.5.

  8. Anwar

    Sir, my date of birth 20-07-1998 I’m eligible nda2 exam

    • admin

      Hi Answar,
      Yes you are eligible to apply for NDA 2 Exam

  9. ANISH

    Sir is there any benefit of obc certificate in written exam or any other stages

  10. prakash

    Dear sir
    I passed 12th exam with 58% marks (science) .but physics marks 45 mark.
    Can I eligible for NDA 2 exam?

    • admin

      Hi Prakash,
      Applicant should have possessed 10+2 educational level with physics and mathematics subject to apply for NDA Exams

  11. Deepak Halder

    I am giving 10+2 CBSE this year
    My dob is 09-05-1999
    Can I apply for NDA next year??

    • admin

      Hi Deepak Halder,
      Only those aspirants would be eligible to appear for NDA Exam that is born not before 2nd day in the month of July in the year 1998 and not after 1st Day of January in the year 2001. So You can apply for NDA Exam for next year

      • Deepak Halder

        how many times i can apply for NDA?
        my Dob is 09. 05. 1999

        • admin

          Hi Deepak Halder,
          there is no limit to apply for NDA Exam

  12. Shivam Gupta

    Sir i got 74% in class 12 but i got only 46 marks in mathematics… Can i apply for NDA


    my dob is 10/11/1998 am i eligible for writing nda exam

    • admin

      Only Those Male candidates who are unmarried & born not earlier than 02nd July 1997 and not later than 01st July 2000 are eligible. So you are eligible to apply for nda exam

  14. Amit

    Sir my dob is 08/01/2001 i am eligible for Nda exam 2017

    • admin

      Hi Amit,
      Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd July 1997 and not later than 01st July 2000 are eligible

  15. vishnu vs

    sir iam born with 30th januaryin2001 iam eligible for exam

  16. Akash Shinde

    Hi Sir,
    My name is Akash Shinde.
    My Date of birth is 26-07-1996.
    Am I eligible for NDA ?
    please inform me sir

  17. ajju

    may i know the minimum height for army
    i am 160cm and my weight is 47

  18. vaibhav

    i was born on 15 feb. 1999 how many chance do i have i am currently 18 and am in 12th class

    • admin

      Hi Vaibhav,
      There is no limit on the number of attempts you can make in NDA Exam

  19. Joyesh

    Sir my eye sight is -3.25 can i apply

  20. lovkush

    hii sir my dob is 01.01.1999 can i apply NDA2 form 2017


    sir is it necessary to get minimum 30%marks in maths and general ability test?? i am getting more than expected cutoff but not getting 30%marks in maths..will i be selected??

  22. manpreet singh

    Born on 10/07.1999 sir can i join airforce

    • admin

      Hi manpreet singh,
      Yes you can join airforce

  23. joseph

    sir actually wanted to know that for NDA Exam i have completed 12th commerce but i had taken maths and IT so just wanted to ask that in the application form i have mentioned just passed 12th without physics and maths so is it fine sir. thank u

  24. Sidhaant Verma

    My date of birth is 08/04/1999 am I eligible for NDA 1 exam in 2018 .

  25. Yashraj Hirawat

    Sir i am born in 9th dec 1997 can i apply for NDA??

    • admin

      Hi Yashraj Hirawat,
      Yes you can apply for NDA Exam.

  26. Shrikant

    Hi Sir! My date of birth is 27/11/1999. Am I eligible for NDA2 exam which are going to conduct in april 2018 ?

    • admin

      Hi Shrikant,
      Yes, you are eligible to apply for NDA 2 Exam

  27. Dinesh narval

    sir my born 30/1/1999 can I give nda1 exam in 2018?

    • admin

      Hi Dinesh narval,
      You meet the age criteria required for NDA Exam, so you can apply

  28. aman sagar

    Hi sir my date of birth is 13/01/1999. Am i eligible for apply nda .

    • admin

      Hi Aman Sagar,
      You are eligible to apply for National Defence Services Exam

  29. Karthi Keyan

    I was born 15/07/1995 .. Can i apply NDA examination…. Plsss reply me sir

    • admin

      Hi Karthi Keyan
      Only Male candidates who were born not earlier than 02nd July 1997 and not later than 01st July 2000 are eligible to apply for NDA Examination

  30. Atul kumar

    sir mai d.o.b hai 25/11/1999 mai Nda Ka form fill kar sakta hu Sir ji

  31. Vijil Vasu Pillai

    Sir is there any age limit i.e. we should apply before the age of 19.

  32. Ravi

    Sir I had completed my diploma in Textile.
    Now im thinking to persive 12th in science n now I’m 19 years old
    So did I’m eligible for nda nxt year in 2018 my birth date is 27/8/1998.

    • admin

      Hi Ravi,
      Yes, you are eligible to apply for NDA Exam

  33. shivam

    Sir my DOB is 3/1/1999 and I want to join nda is their any technical entry

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  35. Mehul kr

    I am suffeeing from TB disease in 15 year bt now i am free from disease so i eligible for nda sir ??

  36. sitesh prasad

    sir my name is sitesh prasad & my D.O.B 10.10.1996
    kya mai NDA ke liye eligible hu

    • admin

      Hii sitesh prasad,
      you can apply as per your age..but if you are in class 11th, then you are not eligible.

  37. sandesh wasnik

    sir my d.o.b. is 18/03/1999 ,& i am pcb student so i am eligible for nda exam 2018

  38. Ravi Naidu

    Respected Sir, my name is Ravi Naidu
    Studying in class 11.Stream- commerce
    and my D.O.B -22/10/1998.
    I’d be appearing for the 12th exam next year.So, m i eligible for NDA Sir.

  39. Shatay teja

    I still studying intermediate second year can I eligible to NDA

    • admin

      Hii Shatay teja,
      You can complete your intermediate first. Till then you can start practicing for the examination.

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