NDA Eligibility Criteria 2017–2018 for Male/Female Physical Standard, Age, Education UPSC NDA NA 1 & 2 Details

NDA Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are going to apply for National Defence Academy (NDA) examination and are looking for NDA Eligibility Criteria, they can check UPSC NDA NA 1 & 2 Eligibility Details from this page! Every year UPSC conducts NDA exam two times with the objective to hire deserving candidates into three Defence Forces of India that are Army Navy and Air force and many aspirants who are interested to join Indian Defence Force appear in this exam. So the applicants who want to get recruited through NDA examination, they may get complete details regarding eligibility norms for Male/Female or required Education Physical Standard, Age etc from the below section of this page. To acquire detailed information about NDA Eligibility Criteria 2017–2018, aspirants need to read the complete post. 

There are lots of facilities and benefits which are provided by the government to NDA officers along with the high package of salary, these benefits are so attractive that joining National Defence Academy is like a desire for many aspirants. The union commission selects only those aspirants who are suits best for the reputed job in accordance to eligibility, so it is foremost important that candidates must meet with the eligibility requirement before applying. In this concern we have provided all the significant information related to NDA Eligibility Criteria, candidates who are willing to apply can check the details by scrolling down the page which is well modified by the hardworking team members of resultinbox.com

NDA Eligibility Criteria


Candidate’s residence is an important factor for NDA, so the concerned authority has set some condition according to which the candidates belonging to the following are only eligible to apply for NDA Exam and they should attain centrally issued nationality certificate, so have a look:

  1. A candidate must be citizen of India.
  2. A Subject of Bhutan.
  3. A Subject of Nepal.
  4. Tibetan refugee who came in India before 01st January 1962 with the intention settled in India.
  5. People who finally settled in India and are 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.


  1. Only male candidates are applicable to join National Defence Academy, females are not all allowed to join Indian Defence Force, if they will apply then their form get cancelled while the screening of the application is done.
  2. Male candidates should not get marry in the training period if they do so, they are declared disqualified and are liable to pay the training expense done by the government on them till then.

Check out: How to Crack NDA Exam

Educational Requirements:

Those aspirants who want to appear in NDA Exam to join Indian Army must have passed or should be pursuing 12th Class or equivalent from any recognized board or university. While those who want to apply for Indian Air Force and Indian Naval Force they should have passed or should be pursuing 12th Class or equivalent in (Physics and Mathematics) as main subjects from any recognized board/institute.

Pay attention!!!

Those aaplicants who are still pursuing their 11th class, they are not eligible to appear fo NDA examination, If they will fill the application form, their form will be rejected by the authority.

Age Limitation:

For NDA I 2017 For NDA II 2017
Age of the aspirants must lie between 2nd July 1998 to 1st July 2001,  those candidates who are born before 2nd July, 1998 and after 1st July, 2001 are not eligible to apply for NDA (1) 2017 exam. Age of the aspirant must lie from 2nd January 1999 to 1st July 2002 , those candidates whose age lie before 2nd January, 1999 and after 1st July 2002, they are not eligible to appearfor this exam.


Get Here: NDA Previous Year Question Paper

Do you this restriction about Tattoos?

  • Those applicants who have Tattoos on the visible part of their bosy like elbow, wrist or side of palm/back (dorsal) side of hand they are not accepted by the authority and candidates will be declared unfit for the job. Tattoos are allowed only on inner face of forearm
  • Those candidates who are tribes and as per their custom and traditions they have tattoo on the face or body part, then it will be accepted.

Physical Standards

To get admission through National Defence Academy Naval Academy Examination, candidates should be physically fit and meet the requirement on the basis of set physically standards, so have a careful glance on the below given information.

For Navy

Height (cms) Weight in Kgs
(without shoe) 16 years 18 years 20 years
152 44 45 46
155 45 46 47
157 46 47 49
160 47 48 50
162 48 50 52
165 50 52 53
167 52 53 55
170 53 55 57
173 55 57 59
175 57 59 61
178 59 61 62
180 61 63 64
183 63 65 67

For Army/Air Force

Height (cms) Weight in Kgs
(without shoe) 16-17 years 17-18 years 18-19 years
152 42.5 44.0 45.0
155 43.5 45.3 47.0
157 45.0 47.0 48.0
160 46.0 48.0 49.0
162 48.0 50.0 51.0
165 50.0 52.0 53.0
167 51.0 53.0 54.0
170 52.5 55.0 56.0
173 54.5 57.0 58.0
175 56.0 59.0 60.0
178 58.0 61.0 62.0
180 60.0 63.0 64.5
183 62.5 65.0 66.5

Must check these tips:

Steps to Follow during Online Examination

Tips to Prepare For Written Examination

For pilots in Air Force

Minimum Maximum
Leg Length 99.00 cms 120.00 cms
Thigh Length  – 64.00 cms
Sitting Height 81.50 cms 96.00 cms

Spinal Condition

If applying candidate attain any of the following skin disease then they will be declared disqualified for Air Force:

Unilateral Sacralisation or lumbarisation (Complete or incomplete) and bilateral incomplete sacralisation/ lumbarisation.
Compression fracture of vertebrae.
Scheuerman’s disease (Adolescent kyphosis)
Degenerative Disc. Disease.
Loss of cervical lordosis when associated with clinically restricted movements of cervical spine.
Unilateral/Bilateral cervical ribs with demon strable neurological  or circulatory deficit.
Granulomatous disease of spine
Arthritidies/spondylosis (Rheumatoid arthritis and allied disorders/ Ankylosing spondylitis/ Osteoarthrosis, spondylosis and degenerative joint disease/ Non articular rheumatism (e.g. lesions of the rotator cuff, tennis elbow, recurrent lumbago etc.) & Miscellaneous disorders including SLE, polymyositis, vasculitis.
Scoliosis more than 15 degree as measured by Cobb’s method.
Presence of schmorl’s nodes at more than one level.
Atlanto-occipital and atlantoaxial anomalies.
Hemi vertebrae and/or incomplete block (fused) vertebrae in cervical, dorsal or lumbar spine and complete block (fused) vertebrae in cervical or dorsal spine.

About medical examination:

Candidates who will successfully qualify the entrance exam will have to attend the personal inbterview which is taken by Services Selection Board, after that the selected contenders are required to qualify the medical examination which will be judged by Board of Service Medical Officers. So aspirants are therefore suggested to overcome the minor defects/ailments for final medical examination. So you need to pay focus on these minor things such as Wax (Ears), Deviated Nasal Septum, Hydrocele /Phimosis, Overweight/Underweight, Under Sized Chest, Piles, Tonsillitis, Gynaecomastia and Varicocele.

Visual Standards

For Naval Candidates:

Uncorrected without glass 6/6
Corrected with glass 6/6
Limits of Myopia -0.75
Limits of Hypermetropia +1.5
Limits of Colour Perception I
Binocular Vision III

For Air Force Candidates:

Uncorrected without glass 6/6, 6/9
Corrected with glass 6/6 (only for Hypermetropia)
Limits of Myopia Nil
Limits of Hypermetropia +2.00 D Sph
Manifest Myopia Nil Re
Tinoscopic Myopia 0.5
Colour Vision CP-I (MLT)
Astigmatism +0.75 Cyl (within + 2.0 D.Max)
Near Vision N-5 each eye

Also Check:

NDA 1 Admit Card

NDA 1 Answer Key

NDA 1 Result


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