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    About National Defence Academy / Naval Academy exam eligibility criteria

    Aspiring to join NDA or Naval Academy? Want to know the minimum age requirements for NDA entrance exam and also for SSB interview and medical test? Find detailed information for all your queries on this page.

    I am a student of 10+1 and will appear 10+2 in May - June 2018. I am eligible for NDA exam by age limits. But, am I eligible for NDA exam going to be held on April 2018 when considering my standard?
    If I get selected, will I be able to appear for SSB interview and medical test?
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  • Yes. The candidates who are going to appear +2 exam in March 2018 are also eligible to apply. You can attend the written test and Interview. The candidates who qualify in the interview but not submitted the certificate in original at the time of SSB interview should send duly self-attested Photocopies to 'DirectoratGeneral of Recruiting, Army HQ, West Block.III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi110066' and for Naval Academy candidates to 'Naval Headquarters, DMPR, OI&R Section, Room No. 204, 'C' Wing, Sena Bhavan, New Delhi-110011' by 24th December 2018. If you are not able to submit your application by that your candidature will be cancelled.

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  • If you are a student of XIth standard as on date, how can you appear in XIIth Board examination in May-June, 2018? Those students who are appearing in XIIth Board examination in 2018, are eligible to appear in National Defence Academy and Naval Academy. If selected in the written examination, you will be able to appear in the interview held at one of the Service Selection Boards (SSBs). After qualifying the interview and psychological test, you have to appear for the medical test.

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  • The UPSC NDA and NA exams are conducted in April and September. The Last date for applications for the NDA exams is 5th Feb 2018 for the course that commences on 2nd Jan 2019.

    Unmarried male candidates born between 2nd July 1999 to 1st July 2002 are eligible. Candidates appearing for the 12th class exams under the pattern of 10 + 2 are also eligible. You would be eligible if you have a valid birth certificate that falls within the date bracket mentioned above.

    If you are successful and qualify for the SSB interview and Physical/Medical exams. You can attend the interview and satisfy one of the below

    1.produce the 12 pass certificate if in hand by the time
    2. You need to forward the attested copy of the 12th pass before 24th December 2018.
    3.An original certificate issued by the Principal of the Institution is also acceptable if there is a delay by the board to issue the certificate.

    Please understand that the NDA does not accept any excuses for the board NOT conducting the exams, NOT declaring the result. By 24th Dec 2018, the NDA needs in hand proof that you have passed the exam to the below address
    For Army - 'Directorate
    General of Recruiting,
    Army HQ, West Block.III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi110066'
    For Navy -'Naval Headquarters, DMPR,
    OI&R Section, Room No. 204, 'C' Wing, Sena Bhavan, New Delhi-110011'

    Please consider and if applying do it online before 6:00OM 5th February 2018.

    Further detailed guidelines can be found in (

  • The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the notification for recruitment process in National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA). It is a very good career and you must feel proud that you will be serving the country in future. You can apply online through their official website:

    The last date of application is 5th February 2018 and the exam date is on 22nd April 2018. The posts available are:
    Total posts: 415
    Naval Academy (10+2 cadet entry scheme): 55
    National Defence Academy
    Army: 208
    Navy: 60
    Air Force: 92

    The written exam will be multiple choice questions and there will be negative marking for each wrong answer. Since you are eligible in age terms you can apply for this exam. Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination. Once applied you will be given e-admit card three weeks before the commencement of the examination. You can download e-admit card from:

    Note that the admit card will not be sent by post. An issue of an e-admit card does not indicate that you are eligible for the selection procedure after clearing the exam. The eligibility, verification of documents are checked personally during the SSB interview.

    Once you clear the exam you will be called upon for the interview by the services selection board (SSB). During this interview, you need to provide your 10 + 2 certificates along with all other original required documents.

    For any queries, you can contact UPSC's Facilitation Counter near Gate 'C' of its campus in person or over
    Telephone No.011-23385271/011-23381125/011- 23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs. to 17.00 hrs.

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  • As you are appearing 10+2 examination in may-june 2018, you can apply for NDA exam and the notification is already released by UPSC. Last date to apply for this exam is 5th February 2018 and the date of exam is 22nd April 2018.
    Union Public Service Commission conducts this NDA examination twice every year to select the candidates for defence services like Army, Navy and Airforce.
    And the candidates who wish to apply for NDA exam must complete 12 th standard for Army & 12 th class with mathematics, physics subjects for Navy, Airforce.
    Age limit to apply for this exam is 16.5 years to 19 years.
    Unmarried male candidates belongs to India only are eligible to apply for NDA examination.
    And you must be physically and mentally fit to apply for this exam & physical standards required to apply for NDA exam are :
    * Height should be minimum 152 cm & weight must be minimum 44 kgs for Navy, 42.5 kgs for Airforce and Army.
    * Eye sight should be 6/6, 6/9 in both eyes uncorrected without glasses & 6/6, 6/6 in both eyes corrected with glasses.
    And the candidates are selected based on marks obtained in written exam conducted by UPSC and SSB interview and medical fitness test.
    Once you clear the written test, you will be allowed for SSB interview and later for medical test.
    And the website to apply for this exam is and my suggestion is to apply today itself as last day if any issue with server you may not be able to apply because many candidates will apply on last date of application only.

  • If you are appearing in class XII exam in May-June 2018 and your date of birth is in the range 02.07.1999 to 02.07.2002 then you can very well appear in the NDA examination and submit your certificate of class XII after successfully passing it.

    Please remember for the date of birth you have to provide your matriculation certificate.

    As this examination is held twice a year, you can select the slot as per your convenience.

    If you clear the written test you will be called for SSB tests where your physical fitness and parameters will be checked.

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