What is the eligibility criteria for NDA exam 2022?

12th April, 2021 Published by: Saloni Bhatia Updated Thu, 17 Feb 2022 06:47 PM IST

Candidates must review the NDA Eligibility Criteria before applying. Candidates interested in joining the National Defense Academy (NDA) must take the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) entrance exam in New Delhi. The authority conducts the review twice a year, in April and September. All applicants are advised to review the eligibility requirements listed here. We have given specific details about NDA Eligibility Criteria in this article. If you are preparing for NDA/NA (I) 2022 Exam and are looking for expert guidance, then join our NDA Batch.

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NDA Eligibility Criteria

NDA Exam is a test for candidates from all over India who want to join the Indian Defense Forces. Candidates are recruited for the Air Force, Navy, and Army through the NDA.
Before applying, make sure you meet the eligibility requirements since only those who meet these requirements are eligible to take the exam.

NDA Eligibility Criteria: Nationality

  • The nominee must be an Indian, Nepalese, or Bhutanese resident.
  • Tibetan refugees who arrived in India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of becoming permanent residents are also eligible.
  • An individual of Indian origin who has migrated to India permanently from Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and the East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or Vietnam is also qualified to apply.
  • Candidates who were not Indian citizens or Nepalese Gorkha subjects required a certificate of eligibility from the Indian government.

NDA Eligibility Criteria: Age Limits, Gender & Marital Status

The minimum age limit is that candidates should be 15.7 years/ 16 years of age during the commencement of the course and the maximum age limit is that candidates should be 18.7 years/19 years of age during the commencement of the course. There are no age relaxations provided to candidates in this exam.
That is He or she must have not been born earlier than 02nd January 2003 and not later than 01 January 2006.

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NDA Eligibility Criteria: Qualification Criteria

The following are the minimum requirements for the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force:

Indian Army Eligibility:

Candidates interested in joining the Indian Army must have completed their 12th (10+2 pattern) or equivalent examination from a recognized board. 

Indian Navy and Air Force Eligibility:

Those interested in joining the Indian Navy or Air Force must have completed their 12th/appearing (10+2 pattern) from a recognized board or university, with Physics and Mathematics as a required subject.

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Physical Criteria:

Candidates must be physically and mentally fit according to the National Defense Academy and Naval Academy Examination physical requirements.
An applicant who has resigned or been dismissed from either of the Armed Forces' training academies due to disciplinary reasons is ineligible to apply.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) for What is eligibility for NDA?

Is it possible for me to enter NDA after 12th grade?

To take the National Defense Academy Exam, students must have completed their 12th grade. The age limit for the NDA test is 16.5-19 years and applicants must be physically and medically qualified according to Defense standards. Male candidates who are not married are qualified to apply for the NDA Exam.

What is the NDA's salary?

During the training cycle, candidates selected via the NDA exam will be paid a stipend of Rs. 56100/- per month (at pay matrix level 10) at first. The applicant will be commissioned as a Lieutenant after completing the training, with a pay scale ranging from Rs. 56,100 to Rs. 1,77,500. Following that, pay increases would be made in accordance with promotions.

Can women take the NDA exam?

Yes, female candidates can appear for NDA Exam.

Is it possible for a married candidate to take the NDA exam?

No, only umarried male and female candidates are qualified to apply for the NDA test.

What are the requirements for taking the NDA exam?

Candidates for the NDA must be between the ages of 16 and 19. They must have passed a recognized board's Class 12 or equivalent test.

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