Are Girls Allowed In NDA? Check eligibility for female candidates for NDA Exam

Are Girls Allowed In NDA? Published by: suzan poudel Updated Tue, 18 Jan 2022 07:05 AM IST
On 24th of September, the much familiar and known web page of the Union Public Service Commission turned to Pink. It is a recognition of changes that are providing opportunities to women candidates gaining permanent commission into Defence Forces. NDA is one of the most sought-after entrance examinations in the country for joining the defence sector. The exam is conducted twice every year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for admission to Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of NDA and Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). NDA examination consists of two stages: written exam and SSB Interview. Are Girls allowed in NDA is a question that confused many. Read this article to know all about Are Girls are allowed in NDA here. If you are preparing for NDA/NA (I) 2022 Exam and are looking for expert guidance, then join now: NDA 2022 (1) Champoin Batch.

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Are Girls Allowed in NDA?

Yes, girls are allowed to sit for the NDA Exam. In compliance with the judgment of the Honorable Supreme Court in the case of  Kush Kalra Vs. UoI & Others, UPSC has released the latest notification for the Recruitment of Women Candidates into the National Defence Academy. With the NDA Exam 2021 part, 2 women have been allowed to sit in the exam. As the latest NDA 2 result, there are 1002 women out of 8000 candidates who have been called for SSB interviews. 

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Are Girls Allowed in NDA: Eligibility for Female Candidates

NDA Eligibility Girls: Nationality 

To apply for NDA, a Girl candidate must be: 

1) A citizen of India or

2) A subject of Nepal or

3) A subject of Bhutan

4) A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, intending to permanently settle in India or

5) A person originally Indian 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 intending to permanently settle in India

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories 2, 3, 4 and 5 shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Indian government.

A certificate of eligibility will not, however, be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.

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NDA Eligibility Girls: Age Limit 

  • For NDA 2, Girls candidates must have been born not earlier than January 2, 2002, and not later than January 1, 2005. 

  • For NDA 1, Girls candidates should be born not earlier than July 2, 2001, and not later than July 1, 2004. 

  • The commission will accept the date of birth that is entered in Class 10 or 12 certificates of the candidate.
    Candidates need to submit these certificates after the declaration of the result of the written exam.

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NDA Eligibility Girls: Educational Qualification 

The educational qualification prescribed for girl candidates for admission to the different academies is given below:

The Army wing of NDA

Passed class 12 or equivalent examination from a recognized board

The Air Force and Naval wings of NDA and 10+2 Cadet entry scheme at INA

Passed Class 12 or equivalent examination with Physics and Mathematics


  • Candidates who are appearing in Class 12th  or equivalent examination can apply.
  • Candidates appearing in the Class 11th exam are not eligible.

NDA Eligibility Girls: Physical Standards 

Physical standards and number of vacancies for Girl candidates would be notified after receipt from Govt. of India (Ministry of Defence) in due course of time

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NDA Notification For Girls: Exam Fee

Female candidates are not required to pay fees for their application for this Examination. 

UPSC NDA/NA (I) 2022: How To Prepare

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Are Girls Allowed in NDA FAQs

Q. Are Girls allowed to apply for NDA Exam?

A. Yes girls are allowed to apply for NDA Exam.

Q. How many attempts are allowed for NDA Exam?

A. There is no upper limit on the number of attempts allowed.

Q. What is the minimum age limit to apply for NDA Exam?

A. Candidate should be 15.7 years/ 16 years of age during the commencement of the course.

Q. Are female candidates eligible to apply for NDA Exam?

A. Yes female candidates are eligible to apply for NDA Exam.

Q. Are married candidates eligible to apply for NDA Exam?

A. No, only unmarried candidates can apply for NDA Exam.

Q. What is the maximum age limit to apply for NDA Exam?

A. Candidate should be 18.7 years/19 years of age during the commencement of the course.