NDA Eligibility Criteria 2021, Qualification – Check Category Wise Eligibility Here

NDA Eligibility Criteria: UPSC NDA Eligibility Criteria should be check by the candidates before applying. NDA examination conducted by UPSC. And UPSC conducted the examination two times within the year.

The NDA is located at Khadakwasla near Pune, Maharashtra, Pincode – 411023. The online application is in 2 parts. Part I of the form application is for your personal details and part II of the application form is for your payment info. Here one can get complete information of NDA 1 Eligibility Criteria 2021, NDA 2 Eligibility Criteria 2021, nationality, Age Criteria, etc.

NDA 2021 Eligibility Criteria:

The candidate ought to carefully choose the center for the examination in an online application form, and the applicant is suggested to submit the only single application form. And there’ll be informed of the timetable and examination place.

According to NDA 2021 eligibility criteria, the applicant’s age ought to be between 16.5 to 19.5 years. In the written examination and marking the answer, the candidates should use a solely black ball pen. Don’t use it with any other color pen. and also the candidate ought to currently that there’ll be negative marking in the NDA examination. After finishing the written test, there’ll be going for an interview that is taken by SSB (Services Selection Board).

Educational Qualifications:

For Army Wing of National Defence Academy: 12th class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted 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.

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 within the 12th class beneath the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination may apply for this examination.

Such candidates who qualify the SSB interview but couldn’t produce Matriculation/10+2 or equivalent certificate in original at the time of SSB interview ought to forward duly Self Attested Photocopies to ‘Directorate General of Recruiting, Army HQ, West Block JII, R.K. Puram, New Delhi- 110066’ and for academy candidates to ‘Naval Headquarters, DMPR, OI&R Section, Room No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhavan, New Delhi-110011′. Certified true copies/photo state copies of such certificates won’t be accepted.

Physical Standards:

Candidates should be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and naval academy Examination. A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the coaching academies of armed forces isn’t eligible to apply.

Candidates Appearing for 12th:

Candidates who are appearing 12th class of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination may apply for the examination.
Candidates appearing within the eleventh class examination are not eligible for this examination.

Body Tattoos:

Permanent body tattoos are accepted solely on the inner face of a forearm. Tattoos on the inside of the elbow to the wrist and on the reverse side of palm/back (dorsal) side of hand/Permanent body tattoos on the other a part of the body aren’t acceptable.
Tribes with tattoo marks on the face or body as per their existing custom and traditions are going to be allowable on a case by case basis.
Comdt selection Centre are going to be the competent authority for clearing such cases.

Height/Weight Standards for Army/Air Force:

Height (cms)
(without shoe)
18-19 years (Weight in Kgs) 17-18 years
(Weight in Kgs)
16-17 years
(Weight in Kgs)
152 45.0 44.0 42.5
155 47.0 45.3 43.5
157 48.0 47.0 45.0
160 49.0 48.0 46.5
162 51.0 50.0 48.0
165 53.0 52.0 50.0
167 54.0 53.0 51.0
170 56.0 55.0 52.5
173 58.0 57.0 54.5
175 60.0 59.0 56.0
178 62.0 61.0 58.0
180 64.5 63.0 60.0
183 66.5 65.0 62.5

Height/Weight Standards for Navy:

 Height (cms) (without shoe) 20 years (Weight in Kgs) 16 years
(Weight in Kgs)
18 years
(Weight in Kgs)
152 46 44 45
155 47 45 46
157 49 46 47
160 50 47 48
162 52 48 50
165 53 50 52
168 55 52 53
170 57 53 55
173 59 55 57
175 61 57 59
178 62 59 61
180 64 61 63
183 67 63 65

Eyesight Eligibility for Naval Candidates:

Corrected with glass 6/6
Limits of Myopia -0.75
Binocular Vision III
Uncorrected without glass 6/6
Limits of Hypermetropia +1.5
Limits of Colour Perception I

Eyesight Eligibility for Air Force Candidates:

Uncorrected without glass 6/6, 6/9
Corrected with glass 6/6 (only for Hypermetropia)
Limits of Myopia Nil
Limits of Hypermetropia +2.00 D Sph
Manifest Myopia Nil Re
Tinoscopic Myopia 0.5
Colour Vision CP-I (MLT)
Astigmatism +0.75 Cyl (within + 2.0 D.Max)
Near Vision N-5 each eye

Maddox Rod Test:

At 6 meters Exo-6 prism D
Hyper-1 prism D
Eso-6 prism D
Hypro-1 prism D
At 33 cms Exo-16 prism D
Eso-6 prism D
Hypo-1 prism D
Hyper-1 prism D


X-Ray Examination:

Any of the subsequent conditions detected at the time of X-Ray examination are going to be disqualified for Armed Forces:

Granulomatius disease of spine.
Scoliosis more than fifteen degrees as measured by Cobb’s method (10 degrees 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.
Atlanto-occipital and atlanto-axial anomalies.
Incomplete Sacaralisation Unilateral or Bilateral.
Any other abnormality, if so considered by specialist.

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