NDA Entrance Exam Eligibility Criteria


National Defense Academy (NDA) allows only male candidates to apply for the NDA entrance exam. Candidates who desire to join the Army wing of the NDA must have a pass in class 12 or its equal from any subject stream. The certification must be from a recognized board or university. Those who aspire to join the Naval Wing and the Air Force must have a pass in class 12 in science.

Candidates who are going to appear for the class 12 or its equal exam are also suitable to submit an application for this exam. As to get admitted into the Naval Academy and National Defense Academy, the candidates also need to pass in the physical fitness test, as part of the selection process.

Qualifying Examinations for NDA Entrance Exam

The selection of the candidates into the Air Force, Naval and Army wings of the NFA will be done through the NDA Examination. This exam will be carried out by the Union Public Service Commission. The exam will be held on 30th of December 2011.

Age Qualification for NDA Entrance Exam

Candidates who are appearing for the NDA exam must be unmarried males. They must be atleast 16 1/2 years and not more than 19 years on January 1st or July 1st of the year subsequent to the year of the exam.

Who can apply for NDA Entrance Exam?

Candidates who are permanent citizens of India can apply for the NDA exam. Candidates whose family was a part of Bhutan, Nepal or a Tibetan refugee who had migrated to India prior to January 1st 1962 with the objective of residing permanently in India are also eligible to apply for the NDA exam.

Those candidates who have their origin from India but have migrated from neighboring countries of India as well as from East African nations that include United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya and have the intention of settling permanently in India are eligible to apply too. These candidates are required to have a certification of eligibility from the Indian Government. However, candidates who are from the Gorkha category of Nepal need not submit any certificates of eligibility.

Eligibility for the Foreign Nationals/NRI/PIO for NDA Entrance Exam

Individuals who are citizens of foreign countries will not be considered eligible for writing the NDA entrance exam. However, NRI’s will be allowed to appear for the exam, if they have a valid Indian passport which proves their citizenship.

Scholarship program for NDA Entrance Exam

Several scholarships are made available for candidates by the Government of India to provide financial support to them. The Scholarships and Financial Assistance that are given as part of NDA program include :

  • Parashuram Bhau Patwardhan Scholarship – The parents of the candidates who are applying for this scholarship must have a monthly income of Rs. 350/- and 500/-. In addition to this the candidates who have the domicile of Karnataka and Maharashtra are only entitled for this scholarship. The scholarship value is corresponding to the financial assistance that is provided by the government.
  • Colonel Kendal Frank Memorial Scholarship – A Maratha candidate who is the son of an ex service man is eligible to apply for this scholarship. He will be granted a scholarship of Rs. 360/- per annum. This scholarship will be in addition to any other financial aid from the Indian government.
  • Kaur Singh Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship will be given to two top candidates from Bihar. These candidates must have scored the highest when compared to the other candidates. They will each receive a scholarship of Rs. 37/- per month.

In addition to that there are specific scholarships available for some states like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Orissa and so on.



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  1. 291
    anuj kumar:

    My date of birth 10/08/1996 am ieligible for second nda exam 2014

  2. 290
    faheem ahmad khan:

    my date of birth 21.08.1998 I am eligible for nda exams or not

  3. 289

    I am cleftplate by birth & my eye site is little weak can I am physicaly fit for NDA

  4. 288
    sameer sharma:

    My age is 28-may-1995 am i eligible for NDA

  5. 287
    Rajnish Pandey:

    I am Indian bt I have done my matriculation and 10 2 from Nepal..not from Indian boards(stateboards/CBSE/ICSE) i repeat not from CBSE/state boards/ICSE…am I eligible for NDA.?..remember i am indian of 17 years…i cant make my DL/Voter ID/PAN etc becoz i am of 17 years

  6. 286

    i am 18 year old i am in 11std commerce can i give nda exam

  7. 285
    himanshu jain:

    if i has to use specs than is i am eligible to nda exams

  8. 284
    ghanisht bagaria:

    I am born of 30th march 1996.
    I want to know if I am eligible for the nda exam to held in august

  9. 283
    jashan kamboj:

    my date of birth is 4 sep 1995. am i eligible for nda?

  10. 282

    im wearing specs but i wantto service for my country i want to became naval officer officers reply

  11. 281

    sir i m graduated and nw i m 23 years old i want to participate in NDA entrance exams so qualifieing or what sir?

  12. 280

    my age is 19 years old born of 06/07/1994 so i want to ask can i join indian navy or air force without giving the exam of nda

  13. 279
    Aakash Dubey:

    i have to give Nda but i have not taken english in 12th can i give the exam or not?

  14. 278
    kalpesh hamre:

    dear Sir,
    Would i be eligible for nda entrance exam 2014.
    My birthday is 20th december 1994.
    Plz reply me Sir.

  15. 277

    Sir my Date of Birth is 29th June 1995.Can i give NDA exam ?if yes when will be my next chance for appearing to NDA?

  16. 276

    i was born in 12 sep 1995 can i give nda exam in 2014

  17. 275
    sameer sharma:

    i born in 12 sep .1995 can i eligible for giving nda exam in 2014

  18. 274
    Rajat Talwar:

    What is minimum marks for passing the written test Nda

  19. 273
    Adarsh Singh:

    What is minimun % to appear in exam of NDA

  20. 272
    dijo david:

    what is the % of. PCM sunjects

  21. 271
    how many marks in written exam for nda airforce?for nda airforce how many need percentage in 12 exam?:

    i want join in airforce please give me information for nda ssb.

  22. 270
    avinash anand:

    can i take admission in national defence academy with biology

  23. 269
    avinash anand:

    can i take addmission in nda taking biology as subject?

  24. 268
    aman patel:

    I m student of bio streem without maths can i appear for NDA exam for any post?

  25. 267
    prabhjot singh:

    What is the exams date for this year.Iam at present 18yrs old and given my 1 12 by commerce stream.am Ielligible for the exam

  26. 266

    what percentage is required for appearing in nda exam?

  27. 265
    Basudev sarkar:

    Hi sir, my son’s DOB is 12 april 1996,he is in class 11th having science with PCM how can he join NDA after completing 12th. Please guide me.

  28. 264

    Hi sir,my DOB is 12 april 1996, i am in class 11th having science with PCM how can i join NDA after completing 12th. Please guide me.

  29. 263

    can intermidiate students write nda exam

  30. 262
    Avninder Singh:

    if im a student of biology ,what subject i hav to study for the entrance test of nda???

  31. 261

    sir, iwant to know that igave 10th exam and i wanted to opt for nda after 12th so are there any tution classes for preparation of entrance exam(navy).

  32. 260
    Manoj rathour:

    I m indian….migrated from uttarakhand to maharashtra….appeard 12th from maharashtra….can i give nda exam in maharashtra or i will have to give exam in uttarakhand

  33. 259

    i entered birth date 28/4/1995 then it says date not valid.. why?

  34. 258
    Samuel bangalore:

    Sir my name is Samuel . and my date of birth is 12/04/1995 . at the time of submitting the online application form. it is showing that my date of birth is not eligible as per the eligibility criteria. but my date of birth is not below January 1995 and more than July 1997. what shall I do?

  35. 257
    rohit kumar:

    meri date of birth 5feb 95 h application submit nahi ho rahi h. Date of birth nt valid critria aise likha aata h plese tell me hw i solve it .plese reply hurry up

  36. 256

    is their any age relexation for sc/st

  37. 255

    How much minimum marks is required for qualify in NDA written exam

  38. 254
    s.deekshith reddy:

    sir,i have completed my 11th class and appearing for 12th class in march 2014,so i applied for nda,my question is that if we r selected in written test in this notification only when we have to submit our certificates

  39. 253

    am passed scouting Rashtrapathi exam at last year can I applaying this feild how it help?

  40. 252
    sai sumanth:

    sir, could you send me the details regarding physical abilities ? can i appear for the xam if i hav sight ?

  41. 251

    sir,plz tell me a physicall tests which are requaire for NDA?

  42. 250

    what should i do to appear NDA after 10th?

  43. 249

    Can i apply after 10th std for NDA or iaf OR hoe to apply Airman after 10th std

  44. 248

    Is studying Cambridge educational programme allows me eligible for NDA entrance

  45. 247

    This year 2012 i have given exam 11th with PCM .pls suggest me can i join NDA.

  46. 246
    suresh chandra:

    if i will not take maths after 10th would i able to write the exam

  47. 245
    Vikram Rai:

    can i elligible for nda xam i hd facture in my collar bone 5years back…

  48. 244

    ANY physical test are there for NDA what are they?

  49. 243
    Mrs B Jethi:

    What is the norm for physical and medical fitness needed to join NDA. My son who is a student of class XII wears spectacles.

  50. 242
    vishal hosure:

    my date of birth is 17/12/1994 studying second puc can i able to apply nda?

  51. 241

    i am 18 year old, how can i apply for nda eam?/

  52. 240
    harioum sambhu narayan dash:

    what kind of physical fitness test will be taken

  53. 239
    Kishor Pawar:

    Sir , my birth date is 3rd August 1994.
    Am I eligible for NDA -I 2013

  54. 238

    sir,my date of birth is1-1-1995 and on1st january 2013 i attained age of 18 years which is valid for applying for nda1 2013,but the registration page is declaring it as unvalid. what should i do??? PLZ HELP.

  55. 237
    kuldeep singh:

    I am a student of k.V studing with commerce group can i sit in the nda entrence exam.

  56. 236
    Yashvardhan Yadav:

    How can apply Biology students?

  57. 235

    i’m studying 11th standard . and have sight of -1.25 am i eligible for NDA 2013

  58. 234

    Sir , can the students of 11th pass also appear in exams and how many chances are given to a student to appear for exam?

  59. 233
    jhabar mal:

    my date of birth is 25-03-1995 can i apply nda-1 2013

  60. 232
    Joshua oriowo:

    YOUR’S EXCELLENCY I gratuated from secondary school this year 2012, I am 17 year’s old. With my waec result can i be admitted if i can get the form

  61. 231

    sir i have 58.4%in +2 examination can i eligble for nda

  62. 230
    Neha Agrawal:

    Sir i hv appeared in class 12th science dis year can i appear for the nda examination

  63. 229
    Anil kumar:

    %age of +2 examination

  64. 228

    sir my D.O.B is 24/12/95. so i am eligible or not for joining and i am only 10th passed and now doing polytechnic so can i join it ?

  65. 227

    sir i have passed 12th (PCM) with 60.4% marks this year. i got only 39% marks in maths & now i got lateral entry in polytechnic (COMPUTER SCIENCE). can i give NDA exam for NAVY or IAF after coplete my polytechnic???????????????????????????????//

  66. 226
    Vikas kumar:

    sir, in intermediate, I got 62% marks. But grace in physics.can i join nda through airforce?

  67. 225

    Sir,my D.O.B 13.08.1994 can i apply NDA entrance 2012 (2nd).

  68. 224
    Mayank Bhatt:

    i have 1.9 no chasma can i give the nda exam

  69. 223

    What should i do after i pass out my 10…to apply for nda ..i am a. commerce student

  70. 222

    I m going to appear in class 12th m i eligible? Nd what r d degrees given by this instituts

  71. 221
    sudhir suryawanshi:

    why r femails not allowed in nda?

  72. 220

    i have 4 no chasma can i give the test of NDA

  73. 219

    Respected sir,my D.O.B is 16.04.1994. Can I eligible for NDA-2012 exam and i completed my second year this academic year?

  74. 218

    As per your eligibility criteria the age of the candidate must be between 16.5 to 19 yrs and on the other hand they are saying that only candidates born after 1 July 1994 are eligible for NDA II 2012.
    My date of birth is 30 June 1994 then why I am not eligible INSPITE OF NOT YET COMPLETING 18 YEARS???

  75. 217
    Ayush Omer:

    i am student of 11th from the institution of v.s.e.c., kanpur.
    i passed my 10th with 8.6 c.g.p.a. can i eligible for nda examination. d.o.b 24/4/1996

  76. 216

    i hve got 66.4 % in +2 xamination can i eligible for nda or not

  77. 215
    Shubham sharma:

    What type of topics are there in group discussions?????????”””””

  78. 214
    sudhanshu sharma:

    my age is 18/06/1994 and i want to apply for nda exam am i eligible for it if i will complete my 10+2 before march 2013

  79. 213

    MY DOB: 18/04/1995

  80. 212
    sachin rawat:

    i am class 12th student with PCB as subjects , can i apply for NDA ?

  81. 211
    upender singh:

    hello sir,
    my dob is 5-5-1994 so can i eligible for nda or not…

  82. 210
    vivek rana:

    sir, what is the age limit for NDA entrance exam. 2 july 1993-1 jan 1996 or 1 jan 1994-2 july 1996 reply must quickly before its too late

  83. 209

    sir i ask u my 12th math stream 59%marks.what i can give nda exam and my eye weak for 1 no. Chasma.reply

  84. 208
    sahib singh:

    As per your eligibility criteria the age of the candidate must be between 16.5 to 19 yrs and on the other hand they are saying that only candidates born after 1 July 1994 are eligible for NDA II 2012.
    My date of birth is 25 June 1994 then why I am not eligible INSPITE OF NOT YET COMPLETING 18 YEARS???

  85. 207

    I Have Pass 12th In 2011 With 71% from National Institute Of Open Schooling (NIOS) So Can i Eligible For NDA
    { sir Please reply immedieatly so i can start my preparations if i am eligible}

  86. 206
    sahil sharma:

    1) Iam a biology student. 2)my DOB is 19-02-1996 so can i eligible for NDA

  87. 205
    krishna kishore:

    hello sir,
    i am studing BTECH in ece . in my intermediate i got apendicitis(24 hours pain),so i have a small operation ,is iam eligible for NDA enterence test .

  88. 204
    ankit miglani:

    Sir, my date of birth is 25 Dec 1993.So i want to know that, am i eligible for NDA (II) [2012] exam which is going to held on 19 august 2012.
    {Please reply immedieatly so i can start my preparations if i am eligible}

  89. 203
    sumit agrawal:

    sir,i have passed +2 in 2011 with 80%.my age on 5 jan 2012 is complete 18 year.can i eligible for nda entrance exam. What is the last date of submission of application form.plz rply soon on my E-mail id.

  90. 202

    my dob is 18/3/1991 m i eligible for admissions?

  91. 201
    nepolean khumallambam:

    sir,i have completed matric which is recently taken by bsem and i want to take art stream,will i be eligible for nda exam?

  92. 200
    sameer anand:


  93. 199
    Yogesh sahu:

    Sir, my D.O.B is 21/03/1993 can i am elligible for nda-II in 2012

  94. 198
    Bilal Nabi:

    i am completing my bca degree can i join nda now,
    pls inform me.

  95. 197
    deep saurav:

    if i am student of science by biology chemistry and physics can i give exam …………………………………….

  96. 196
    Ansif M.S:

    I have a short sightedness in eyes, and two decayed tooths , but i have enough height ,weight, age ,and all . can I APPLY FOR NDA ENGENERING ENTRANCE exam. please reply sir

  97. 195

    can i apply nda exam if i was born in 26/07/1994 in 2012

  98. 194
    yuvraj jagtap:

    how to prepare for NDA ?

  99. 193
    ashish saraswat:

    sir;i am doing 12 class can i apply to nda exam test

  100. 192

    i am a ART student.i complete my 12th examination with ART subject. can i join this nda

  101. 191
    arun sharma:

    a student having humanities subjects in 11th standard is eligible to give exam for joining air force or not?

  102. 190

    sir, my D.O.B is 20/2/1994. am i elligible for nda 2 2012?

  103. 189

    i hv optd bio in class 12 then also i hv to give d paper of math in nda qualifyng exm

  104. 188
    vinay hooda:

    si r,my name vinay hooda i want admit card my dob 20/05/1994.s0am i eligable for nda 2012..

  105. 187
    Param Rathee:

    Sir, I m 64 inches tall and of 52 kg. My D.O.B. is april18,1995.I have passed out 12th class and I m using specs. Sir,I want to know that am I eligible for Indian Airforce(nda). Thanking you in antisepation.

  106. 186
    sooraj babu:

    sir my body weight is 70kg and my height is 177 is im eligible

  107. 185
    lavkush yadav:

    what is the percentage in class 12 to appear in nda exam

  108. 184

    i have completed my b.tech from electronics comm. i want to join IAF or army .so suggest me, what i have to do?

  109. 183

    i am join nda but nda exam is not cleare give me information nda coaching

  110. 182
    murali behera:

    My name sri murali behera sir I want my addmit card my date of birth day 26/06/1994 am I eligible for NDA 2012

  111. 181
    murali behera:

    My name sri murali behera sir I want my addmit card my date ofbirth day 26/06/1994 am I eligible for NDA 2012

  112. 180
    shivam pareek:

    i am a biology student.i complete my 12th examination with biology subject. can i join this nda

  113. 179
    Hardik Mashru:

    My date of birth is 18/06/1996. Am I eligible for NDA II 2012???

  114. 178
    yash vasishtha:

    sir i am yash vasishtha my date of birth is 26/9/96 i want to know about how many times i apply for nda and is there any benefit of ncc student in nda exam please reply me i am waiting for your reply

  115. 177
    satish kumar:

    my d.o.b is 23 oct. 1996 .am i eligible for NDA II 2012?

  116. 176
    Devendra Kumar:

    I m b.tech.civil 4th student can i apply for NDA exam my date of birth is 18.08.1992

  117. 175

    sir, i want to join indian air force but my age is 20 year and i m doing b.tec in 1st year so pls tell me how can i join it?

  118. 174
    yuvrajsinh solanki:

    i have subject only biology but not maths. so, i can appear the exam of nda whithout maths ??

  119. 173
    Abhishek vishwakrma:

    I am bsc-II . May i join Nda?

  120. 172
    Arpan biswal:

    I am reading in class 12 and have all the criteria to appear nda exam…I have the doubt that my vison is 6/6 in both the eyes but i have power -5.25 and -4.75…so can i apply for it ?

  121. 171

    what are the scholarships available for the keralites in nda

  122. 170

    what is the physical lligibillity forNDA

  123. 169
    devarj h d:

    once the candidate get passed in examination for n d a, how many years he have to study and how many years minimum he has to serve in the defense

  124. 168
    soumya ranjan parida:

    i have 49%mark in +2 scince and 75% mark in 10th can i appear nda exam for navy and air force

  125. 167

    1 .How many height is require ? 2. How many and which physical test are reqaire ? 3 How much the minimum scored in NDA entrance exam for selection

  126. 166
    vishal singh:

    is the syllabus of NDA exam is same for army wing as compair to indian navy and indian air force,

  127. 165
    dev prajapat:

    how much is the minimum marks to be scored for the selection in NDA

  128. 164
    amit kumar:

    How much percentage we get in 12th class to appear in entrance exam.

  129. 163

    will i be allowed to appear in the entrance exam of nda if i am 15?

  130. 162
    Subhadeep Mukherjee:

    my age is 16+ . and my height is 5 feet 5 inches . can i appear for NDA AIR FORCE wing.?

  131. 161

    Can i join indian army without giving nda return exam..?

  132. 160
    shiva kumar:

    as my date of birth is 10 feb 1996 can i give nda exam in 2012

  133. 159

    my dob is 25nov1993 is i m eligible for nda 2012?

  134. 158

    What is part 1 and part 2

  135. 157
    ankit joshi:

    can you ask me which types of salary is given in nda?

  136. 156
    Krishan Rawat:

    what is the processing of nda after passing nda exam.

  137. 155
    Rohit Gaikar:

    how height reqired

  138. 154

    my d.o.b is 28.06.1993. do i am eligible to appear NDA-I 2012 exam……

  139. 153
    pradeep rastogi:

    is up board student of 12 class computer subject can attend NDA exam.they not have english subject

  140. 152
    Gaurav Arora:

    sir i am study in class 12 from up board in 2012
    can i apply in n.d.a exam in 2012 i am 18 years old.

  141. 151

    sir, my date of birth is 17-12-1993 and i have passed 12th exam with PCB and i got 69% marks , can i give NDA exam , plz reply fast , thank you

  142. 150

    I am in 12th class right now and my date of birth is 08-12-1992, can i give NDA exam after completing 12th. I am a science student (PCM) .plz reply fast , thank you!

  143. 149

    i got 97percentage in inter1st year.is test is necessary for me

  144. 148
    amisha verma:

    can female candidate apply for NDA.

  145. 147


  146. 146

    sir,i am student of 11th class can i apply this form.

  147. 145

    i was born on 14 may 1993. is i m eligible 4 nda test 2012

  148. 144

    At present, i am in 11th.. Am i elegible for NDA examination 2012?

  149. 143
    Moin Arif:

    Dear sir, i have a question that my date of birth is 16/dec/1996, can i join exam for nda 2012.

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