NDA Eligibility 2023 for Girls, Check If Girls Are Allowed in NDA!

Safalta Expert Published by: suzan poudel Updated Sun, 04 Sep 2022 10:13 PM IST


Check NDA eligibility criteria for female candidates. Find out the answer to whether girls allowed in NDA.

The Union Public Service Commission conducts the NDA Exam to recruit male and female candidates to receive training in the National Defence Academy. Earlier only male candidates were eligible to appear for the NDA Exam but now female candidates can also apply for NDA Exam and join the National Defence Academy. The requirements of eligibility are more or less the same for the female candidates.  Read this article to know NDA eligibility criteria in detail. If you are preparing for NDA/NA (II) 2022 Exam and are looking for expert guidance, then join our NDA FREE English Online Classes- Join Now and you may also download NDA Free Practice Class- Join Here.


Table of Contents

  1. Are Girls Allowed in NDA?
  2. NDA Eligibility for Girls
  3. NDA Notification for Girls: Exam Fee

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. 

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NDA Eligibility for Girls

NDA Eligibility for 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 for 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 for 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.

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NDA Eligibility for Girls: Marital Status

Only unmarried male/female candidates are eligible to apply for NDA Exam. Other than the above-mentioned eligibility criteria, there are certain physical fitness standards that must be fulfilled by the candidates to be finally selected.

Candidates must note that NDA eligibility for males and females is the same, except for the physical criteria.  For details related to expected physical criteria candidates must refer to the official notification by UPSC for all the details related to NDA eligibility.

NDA Eligibility for 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. 

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Are Girls allowed to apply for NDA Exam?

Yes girls are allowed to apply for NDA Exam

How many attempts are allowed for NDA Exam?

There is no upper limit on the number of attempts allowed

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

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

Are female candidates eligible to apply for NDA Exam?

Yes female candidates are eligible to apply for NDA Exam.

Are married candidates eligible to apply for NDA Exam?

No, only unmarried candidates can apply for NDA Exam.

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

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

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