NDA Eligibility Criteria 2024: Age, Qualification Criteria

NDA Eligibility Criteria: All the young aspirants out there who are dreaming of joining the Indian Armed Forces and looking to serve their nation as an officer by joining the Army, Indian Airforce, or Naval Academy must be waiting for the NDA & NA (I) Notification which was usually released by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) in Dec/Jan. But to be a part of one of the most esteemed forces in the world is not an easy task; you have to be the best, meet NDA Eligibility Criteria, and be suitable in all forms.

Through this article, we have shared eligibility criteria details for NDA & NA, which is most important for each candidate before submitting their NDA application online.

NDA Eligibility Criteria
NDA Eligibility Criteria 2024: Age, Qualification Criteria 3

NDA Eligibility Criteria

Are you one of the aspirants preparing for the NDA & NA Examination? If your answer is Yes! Then, do you know several applicants toiled away day and night every year and cleared the written examination? Still, at a later stage, they were disqualified just because they didn’t fulfil the medical, physical, and other important eligibility criteria for the post mentioned in the notification.

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We know many readers are similar to them, and don’t the head and tail of it? So, just for you, we came up with this article in which we will inform you about the Eligibility criteria for NDA.

NDA Eligibility Criteria

Before you proceed, we want to inform you to read all the details carefully because if you fail to fulfil any of the criteria mentioned below at any stage, you will be barred from the selection process. Eligibility criteria for NDA examination are given as:-

Nationality

Applicant applying must be an unmarried male and also

  1. An Indian Citizen OR
  2. Subject of Bhutan or Nepal or a Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st Jan 1962
    OR
  3. Indian origin person migrates from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Burma, East African countries like Kenya, Uganda, Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Zaire, Malawi, Ethiopia, or Vietnam.

Note: Candidates of (b) and (c) categories must have a certificate issued by the Indian Government.

Age Limit for NDA

For NDA I: Male and female unmarried candidates with age lying between 16.5 years to 19.5 years (inclusive of both crucial dates as per the notification)

For NDA II: Male and female unmarried candidates with age lying between 16.5 years to 19.5 years (inclusive of both crucial dates as per the notification)

The DOB, mentioned in the matriculation/equivalent exam certificate or on a birth certificate issued by the registrar, will be accepted by the commission as one of the important points of NDA Eligibility Criteria.

  • Such certificates will be required once the commission has declared the result.
  • It is to be noted that the DOB mentioned in such certificates on the date of application submission will be accepted, and the request to change the same will not be accepted.
  • Also, candidates are not to marry until they complete their training. If any candidate marries, though he is selected for training, he will not be selected, and any candidate who marries during the training period will be discharged and liable to pay the expenditure incurred on him by the Govt.

NDA Education Qualification

Army Wing of National Defence Academy: – for this, applicants must have completed their 10+2

Air Force and Naval Wing of NDA 7 for 10+2 cadet entry at INA: – for this application must pass their 10+2

Note: Those appearing for the qualifying examination can also submit their application, but they need to prove clearing the said examination by the prescribed dates.

Other Criteria

If any of the candidates who are debarred from the Ministry of Defence from any commission in Defence service will not meet NDA Eligibility Criteria for this.

Candidates who had failed in CPSS/PABT earlier are now only eligible for Air Force ground duty branches.

Physical and Medical Standard Details

Physical Standard

As the nature of the job is not relaxing, it will test your mental and physical strength anytime without sending any prior notice. So before you may proceed do check twice whether you fulfill the physical strengths criteria whose details are given as: –

There are a few ailments or defect which every candidate need to rectify from their end to speed up the medical examination if they are recommended for SSB and some of them defect is given as: –

  • Ear Wax
  • Overweight/underweight
  • Deviated nasal septum
  • Phimosis/ hydrocele
  • Piles
  • Gynaecomastia
  • Tonsillitis
  • Varicocele

Height and Weight Standard for Army Entries

The weight of the applicant should be proportionate according to their height. Below we have given the height and weight chart:

Height (CMS)Weight (KG) Age 17 to 20 years
14043.1
14143.7
14244.4
14345
14445.6
14546.3
14646.9
14747.5
14848.2
14948.8
15049.5
15150.2
15250.8
15351.5
15452.2
15552.9
15653.5
15754.2
15854.9
15955.6
16056.3
16157.0
16257.7
16358.5
16459.2
16559.9
16660.6
16761.4
16862.1
16962.8
17063.6
17164.3
17265.1
17365.8
17466.0
17567.4
17668.1
17768.9
17869.7
17970.5
18071.3
18172.1
18272.9

Visual Standards

Parameters10+2 Entries
Uncorrected Vision (maximum applicable)6/36 & 6/36
BCVARt 6/6 & Lt 6/6
Myopia≤ -2.5 D Sph ≤ +/- 2.0 D Cyl)
Hypermetropia≤ + 2.5 D Sph ≤ +/- 2.0 D Cyl
Lasik/ equivalent surgeryNot Allowed
Colour PerceptionCP-II

NDA Eligibility for Height and Weight for Navy – INA

The minimum height for NA entries should be 157 cm, but relaxation will be allowed to candidates who possess the domicile of the below-mentioned areas:

CategoryMinimum height in cms
Ladakh region tribal155
Andaman and Nicobar, Lakshadweep and Minicoy island155
Gurkhas, Nepali, Assamese, Garhwali, Kumauni, and Uttarakhand152
Bhutan, Sikkim, & North East Region152

Height & weight standards for NA are given as: –

Height in cms16 year (in kgs)18 years (in kgs)20 years (in kgs)
152444546
155454647
157464749
160474850
162485052
165505253
168525355
170535557
173555759
175575961
178596162
180616364
183636667
185666869
188687071
190707273

Vision standard for NA

Uncorrected without glass6/6 & 6/9
Corrected with glass6/6, 6/9
Myopia-0.75 D
Hypermetropia+1.5 D
Binocular visionIII
Colour PerceptionI

Physical Standard for Navy

Applicants must keep themselves physically fit so that they can complete the following routine:

  • Running: 2.4 KM in 15 minutes
  • Skipping
  • Push up and situ ups: Minimum 20 each
  • Rope Climbing: 8 Mr
  • Chin-Ups: Minimum 8

NDA Eligibility Criteria – Physical and Medical Standard (Flying and Ground Duty)

The minimum height for ground duty is 157.5 cm, but

Candidates belonging to North Easter, the Hilly region of Uttarakhand, and Gurkhas will receive a 5 cm of relaxation i.e. 152.5 cm. whereas candidates of Lakshadweep will receive a 2 cm relaxation

The minimum height for flying branch is: 162.5 cm

Posture measurementMinimumMaximum
Sitting height81.5 cm96.0 cm
Leg Length99 cm120 cm
Thigh length64 cm

Ideal Nude weight for male candidates for NDA (Flying and ground duty)

Height (in cms)Age Range
 15-1616-1717-1818-19
15241.042.544.045.0
15542.043.545.347.0
15743.045.047.048.0
16045.046.548.049.0
16246.048.050.051.0
16548.050.052.053.0
16749.051.053.054.0
17051.052.555.056.0
17352.554.557.058.0
17554.556.059.060.0
17856.058.061.062.0
18058.560.063.064.5
18361.062.565.66.5

NDA Eligibility for Medical Standard

To be medically fit, the applicant should be in a good mental and physical state and must be free from some of the diseases/disabilities/syndrome mentioned below: –

  • No Swelling/tumours/cysts/ swollen lymph node in any part of the body
  • No sinus/ fistula on the body
  • Hyper or hyperpigmentation or any other kind of skin disease
  • Hernia
  • Scars which can impair the functioning
  • Arteriovenous malformation in the body
  • Head and face malformation
  • Deformity due to fracture
  • Colour perception and field of vision
  • Any kind of disease or syndrome of the endocrinal system
  • Free from any kind of history or evidence of meant

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