NDA Entrance Exam Eligibility
The National Defence Academy (NDA) Entrance Exam comes with a rigorous set of civil, academic and physical eligibility requirements
First and foremost, your citizenship status must be in order. Candidates are required to be either:
- An Indian citizen;
- A subject of Bhutan or Nepal;
- A Tibetan refugee who arrived in India in 1961 or earlier; or
- A migrant of Indian origin relocating from one of the following countries: Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zaire, Vietnam or Burma. Returning immigrants must be planning on making their stay in India permanent.
#2: Gender & Marital Status
As of this time, the NDA is only considering applications from male candidates who are unmarried.
The NDA Entrance Exam is designed for students between the ages of 16 and 19.
#4: Educational Qualifications:
(i) For Army Wing of National Defence Academy: 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University
(ii) For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: 12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University
Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination