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NDA Eligibility Criteria

Individuals must read the page carefully to know about NDA Eligibility Criteria including Qualification/Age Limit/Height/Weight etc. NDA 1 and 2 eligibility details and other terms and conditions that are required to apply for NDA exams are specified on this page. Additionally, NDA important dates are also given here.

NDA Notification 2019

  • Name of the Organization: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
  • Name of the Examination: National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination

NDA 2019 Important Dates:

Admit card releaseReleased20-08-2019
NDA 2019 Exam Date21-04-201917-11-2019
Declaration of resultJune 2019November 2019

NDA Eligibility Criteria 2019

NDA Eligibility Criteria – Nationality:

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

Eligibility Criteria for NDA – Marital Status:

According to the norms of NDA Exam Eligibility Criteria 2019, Only Unmarried male candidates are eligible to apply for NDA Exam.

NDA Eligibility Qualification:

Post nameEligibility For NDA Qualification Required
For Army wing
of National
 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
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.

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NDA Exam Eligibility Age:

  • According to the NDA Recruitment Eligibility / NDA Eligibility Age Limit candidates born not earlier than 02nd July, 1999 and not later than 1st July, 2002 are eligible
  • No relaxation in age will be given to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC categories as mention in NDA Age Eligibility.

Physical Eligibility for NDA Exam:

  • NDA Physical Eligibility includes various norms that are structured below, candidates are advised to go through these norms carefully.
  • According to the NDA Exam Eligibility norms candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defense Academy and Naval Academy Examination. The Detailed criteria for Physical Eligibility For NDA is given below:

Let’s start with Minor Errors, candidates are advised to rectify the minor errors as:

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

NDA Eligibility 2019 – Body tattoos:

NDA Entrance Exam Eligibility also has a norm over 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.

Height/Weight Standards For Army/Air Force:

According to the NDA Eligibility Criteria 2019 the Height/Weight standards must be as follows:

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

To meet special requirement as a pilot in the Air Force the acceptable measurements of leg length, thigh length and sitting height will be as under:

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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NDA Exam Eligibility Criteria for Chest:

  • Chest of applying candidate must be fully developed.
  • Fully expanded chest should not be less than 81 cms.
  • The minimum range of expansion after full inspiration should be 5 cms.
  • There should be no mal development or impairment of function of the bones or joint.

NDA 2019 Eligibility for Spinal Conditions:

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.

Eligibility For NDA 2019:

In case of noticeable Scoliosis or suspicion of any other abnormality or spinal deformity, more than mild, appropriate X-rays of the spine are to be taken and the Examinee referred for specialist’s advice.

Eligibility Criteria For NDAX-Ray Examination:

According to the NDA Eligibility Criteria 2019, If any candidate found with following diseases at the time of medical test then he/she will immediately 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
  • Spinal Bifida other than SV 1 and LV 5 if completely Sacralised
  • Any other abnormality, if so considered by specialist

NDA Eligibility 2019 Hearing:

  • Hearing is also a part of NDA Physical Eligibility requirements
  • Hearing of candidate must be normal
  • A candidate should be able to hear a forced whisper with each ear at a distance of 610 cms. in a quiet room.
  • Candidate must not have any disease related to the ear, nose and throat
  • Audiometric test will be done for AF.
  • Audiometric hearing loss should not be greater than 20 db in frequencies between 250 and 8000 Hz.

NDA Eligibility Criteria 2019 Eye Sight:

Distance Vision (Corrected): Better Eye 6/6; Worse Eye 6/9. Myopia should not be more than -2.5D including astigmatism and manifest hypermetropia not more than +3.5D including Astigmatism.

NDA 2019 Eligibility Eye Sight 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

NDA Recruitment Eligibility For Air Force:

Minimum distant vision 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other,
correctable to 6/6 only for Hypermetropia
Colour vision CP-I Hypermetropia +2.0 D
Sph Manifest Myopia Nil
Retinoscopic Myopia 0.5 in any
Meridian permitted Astigmatism + 0.75 D Cyl (within + 2.0 D.Max)

NDA Eligibility Maddox Rod Test:

at 6 metersExo-6 prism D
Eso-6 prism D
Hyper-1 prism D
Hypro-1 prism D
at 33 cmsExo-16 prism D
Eso-6 prism D
Hyper-1 prism D
Hypo-1 prism D

According to the rules of Eligibility For NDA Exam, Candidates having undergone cataract surgery with or without IOL implants will also be not eligible.

Physical Standards:

  • Applicants must be physically & mentally fit as per the physical standards maintained by the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination 2019.
  • Those who have resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces may not apply as per NDA Eligibility Criteria.

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PRK/LASIK Requirements:

LASIK surgery should not have been carried out before the age of 20 years.
The axial length of the eye should not be more than 25.5 mm as measured by IOL master.
At least 12 months should have elapsed post uncomplicated stable LASIK with no history or evidence of any complication.
The post LASIK corneal thickness as measured by a corneal pachymeter should not be less than 450 microns.
Individual with high refractive errors (> 6D) prior to LASIK are to be excluded. (vi)Radial Keratotomy (RK) surgery for correction of refractive errors is not permitted for any Air Force duties. Candidates having undergone cataract surgery with or without IOL implants will also be declared unfit.

Physical Conditioning:

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

Other NDA Eligibility Medical Requirements:

  • no signs of functional or organic disease of the heart and blood vessels should found in candidate
  • Candidate BP should be normal
  • no enlargement of liver or spleen will be entertained
  • Un-operated hernias will make a candidate unfit. In case of Hernia which has been operated, a minimum of one year must have passed prior to final medical examination before commencement of the course.
  • Candidate should now have hydrocele, varicocele or piles
  • Urine examination must get qualified by contender
  • Skin disease causing disability or disfigurement may cause rejection
  • Candidate should have sufficient number of natural and sound teeth
  • A minimum of 14 dental points will be acceptable.
  • When 32 teeth are present, the total dental points are 22. A candidate should not be suffering from severe pyorrhoea.
  • Routine ECG for Air Force candidates must be within normal limits.

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.

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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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77 Responses to "NDA Eligibility Criteria 2019-20 NDA 1 Qualification/Age Limit/Height/Weight"

  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

  34. RAHUL


  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.

  40. Rahul

    Respected sir,My d.o.b is 14/09/1999 am I eligible for nda 2 2018 exam?

    • admin

      Hi Rahul,
      Candidates born not earlier than 02nd July, 1999 and not later than 1st July, 2002 to apply for NDA Exam.

  41. Harender Yadav

    Hello sir, My DOB is 04/07/1999
    And I am eligibile for nda 2 exam

    • admin

      Hi Harender Yadav,
      To apply for NDA Exam, candidates born not earlier than 02nd July, 1999 and not later than 1st July, 2002.

  42. jimmy

    Is there relaxation of age in nda 2 recruitment my .d.o.b Is 21/8/1999

  43. Faisal ahmad

    Hello sir mera 10 me 60% hai me apply kr skta ho

  44. kushvanth

    hlo sir , my father is a x-militerymen is that cetificate helps for nda exam

  45. Sakshi Madne

    Hello Sir, I am Suding in XI Science Genral Group. can I jion Navy Force.

    • admin

      Hi Sakshi Madne,
      Yes, you can join Navy Force

  46. Venktesh patil

    Dear sir

    My DOB-1/ 6/2000 & now I am studying 2nd P.U.C sir I want to write NDA T.E.S EXAM will my age come to write after competing 2nd puc

  47. MD shafee

    Can every cast candidates apply for this exam???

  48. Shilpa

    HI Sir, i met with an accident in 2010, having minor surgery of my leg, still can i join NDA?

  49. Gourav

    Sir I am having myopic eye with -3.25 D can I get nda

    • admin

      Hi Gourav,
      Limits of Myopia For NDA (Navy) is -0.75

  50. Yash

    Sir can I apply nda with education in commerce field

    • admin

      Hi Yash, please check the details under the heading “NDA Eligibility Qualification”

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