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

Safalta Expert Published by: suzan poudel Updated Sat, 29 Jul 2023 10:06 PM IST

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

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NDA Eligibility Criteria for Girls: Wondering if girls are eligible to join NDA? If yes, then you have reached the right page. After the Supreme Court's landmark judgement, girls can join NDA. The Union Public Service Commission releases the official notification for the exam which has information about NDA eligibility for girls. It is more or less the same as boys. Read this article to know complete NDA eligibility criteria for girls and related details.

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Table of Content

  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. 

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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 

  • The age limit is same as that of boys.

  • The commission will accept the date of birth that is entered in the 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

Note:

  • 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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NDA Eligibility Criteria: Physical Standards

The general guidelines related to the physical guidelines are mentioned below, candidates who wish to read particular details related to height and weight standards must visit the official notification for the examination. 
  • The applicant must have good physical and mental health and should be free from diseases and disabilities.
  • The candidates are advised to rectify minor defects/ailments.
    Permanent body tattoos are only allowed from the wrist to the inside of the elbow and on the hand’s backside. Tattoos on any other body part are not acceptable.
    Candidates belonging to tribes who have tattoos/ marks on the face/ body as part of their custom/ traditions will be allowed on a special case basis.
 

NDA Physical Fitness: Undesirable Health Issues

The candidate must not be suffering from any of these minor conditions at the time of the NDA medical exam as that would lead to the candidate’s ineligibility:

  • Wax (Ears)
  • Deviated Nasal Septum
  • Condition of Overweight / Underweight
  • Piles
  • Tonsillitis
  •  

NDA  Height and Weight Requirements For Applicants

  • Body Mass Index should be below 25.
  • The Waist to Hip ratio should be below 0.9 for males and 0.8 for females. 
  • Waist Circumference should be less than 90 cm for males and 80 cm for females. 
  • All biochemical metabolic parameters should be within normal limits. 
 

NDA Vision Standards for Candidates

The vision standards are the main concern for several candidates in NDA Eligibility. For your benefit we have clarified the vision standards for NDA Exam:
NDA Vision Standard For ARMY
Distance Vision (Corrected) Better Eye 6/6; Worse Eye 6/9
Colour vision CP-III (Defective Safe).

Myopia should not be more than -2.5D

Hypermetropia should not be more than +3.5D 

 
NDA Vision Standards for Air Force
Candidates who wear spectacle Not eligible for Air Force
Minimum distant vision

6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other

correctable to 6/6 only for Hypermetropia

Colour vision CPI Hypermetropia: +2.0 D Sph Manifest Myopia: Nil Retinoscopic Myopia: 0.5 in any Meridian permitted Astigmatism: + 0.75 D Cyl (within + 2.0 D.Max)
 
Vision standard for Navy
  1. Uncorrected without glass -6/6, 6/9
  2. Corrected with glass – 6/6, 6/6
  3. Limits of Myopia – –0.75
  4. Limits of Hypermetropia – +1.5
  5. Binocular vision – III
  6. Limits of color perception – I


 

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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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