NDA Eligibility Criteria 2020
Vikrant.shukla, 01 Oct 2019, #NDA

NDA Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) defines the eligibility criteria for NDA 2020 Exam and releases it along with the official notification of NDA. Candidates willing to appear in NDA exam 2020 should follow it before applying for the NDA exam. The NDA 2020 Eligibility Criteria states that only unmarried male candidates aged between 16.5 to 19.5 years, who have passed or who are appearing in class 12 (10+2) examination can take the NDA exam for 2020. The NDA 2020 eligibility criteria also consists of some crucial requirements like; Educational qualifications, Age Limit, Nationality, Physical standards and candidate’s marital status. Candidates need to satisfy the NDA eligibility criteria 2020 or else their candidature might get rejected at any stage of the NDA admission process.

Highlights of NDA Eligibility Criteria 2020

To appear in NDA exam, candidates must match the following eligibility criteria:

1. Age Limit

2. Education Qualification

3. Nationality

4. Physical Standards

NDA 2020 Eligibility Criteria - Age Limit

For being eligible to appear in the NDA exam, the minimum age of the candidate should be 16.5 years and the maximum age limit should be 19.5 years. Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than January 02, 2002 and not later than January 1st, 2005 are eligible.

NDA Eligibility Criteria - Nationality

1. A citizen of India

2. A subject of Nepal

3. A subject of Bhutan

4. A Tibetan refugee who moved to India, before January 1, 1962, with the intention of settling here permanently

5. A PIO (Person of Indian origin) is someone who has migrated from the countries specified below, with the intention of permanently settling in India. The nationals from the following countries would fall under this category.

- Pakistan

- Burma

- Sri Lanka

- East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia

- Vietnam

NDA Eligibility - Educational Qualification

1. 10+2 for the Army Wing or the National Defence Academy

2. 10+2 with Mathematics and Physics for Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the (10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme) at the Indian Naval Academy.

Candidates appearing/passing class 11 exams are not eligible for the exam.

Marital Status

Only unmarried male and female candidates can appear for the NDA exam. Selected candidates should not marry during their training period, in case they fail to observe the requirement they can be prohibited from being a part of the NDA.

Physical Standards

Height and weight requirements for Army and Air Force:

Height (in cm)

Age in years

16 - 17

17 - 18

18 - 19

Weight (in kg)

152

42.5

44

45

155

43.5

45.3

47

157

45

47

48

160

46.5

48

49

162

48

50

51

165

50

52

53

167

51

53

54

170

52.5

55

56

173

54.5

57

58

175

56

59

60

178

58

61

62

180

60

63

64.5

183

62.5

65

66.5


Height and weight requirements for Navy

Height (in cm)

Age in years

16

18

20

Weight (in kg)

152

44

45

46

155

45

46

47

157

46

47

49

160

47

48

50

162

48

50

52

165

50

52

53

168

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


Vision standard for Naval candidates

Requirements

Vision standard

Uncorrected without glass

6/6, 6/9

Corrected with glass

6/6, 6/6

Limits of Myopia

-0.75

Limits of Hypermetropia

+1.5

Binocular vision

III

Limits of colour perception

I


Visual Standards for Air Force

For being eligible to be a part of the Air Force, candidates must not wear spectacles. The visual standards set for Air Force has been provided below;

Requirements

Vision standard

Minimum distant vision

6/6, 6/9

Corrected with glass (for Hypermetropia)

6/6, 6/6

Colour vision

CP-I

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 maximum)

Maddox Rod Test at 6 meters

Exo-6 prism D

Eso-6 prism D

Hyper-1 prism D

Hypro-1 prism D

Maddox Rod Test at 33 cms

Exo-16 prism D

Eso-6 prism D

Hyper-1 prism D

Hypo-1 prism D


The minor ailments recommended by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) are as follows:

  • Ear Wax

  • Deviated Nasal Septum

  • Hydrocele/ Phimosis

  • Overweight/ Underweight

  • Undersized Chest

  • Piles

  • Gynaecomastia

  • Tonsillitis

  • Varicocele

Special or Specific Requirements for Air Force Pilot

Leg length

99.00 cm - 120.00 cm

Thigh-length

Up to 64.00 cm

Sitting height

81.50 cm - 96.00 cm


According to the NDA Eligibility Criteria 2020, the minimum height allowed for Navy, Army and the Naval Academy is 157 cm while for Air Force it is 162.5 cm. For Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North-Eastern, the minimum acceptable heights will be 5 cm less.

NDA Application Form 2020

UPSC conducts NDA exam twice in a year. The application process for NDA 1 starts in January whereas for the NDA 2 exam it starts in September. Candidates who are planning to apply for NDA 1 in 2020, must meet the above-mentioned eligibility criteria of NDA and can apply from January 08, 2020 to January 28, 2020, the exam for the same will be conducted on April 19, 2020. The application process for NDA 2 will start from June 10, 2020, and will end on June 30, 2020. While filling the NDA application form candidates should meet the NDA eligibility criteria, must pay their application fees, select the exam centres, upload photograph and signature and agree to the declaration. The NDA application fees is Rs. 100 and can be paid both in the online as well as offline mode for general and OBC candidates while for candidates belonging to the SC, ST category are exempted from paying the application fee.

NDA Syllabus 2020

After meeting the NDA eligibility criteria NDA 2020 and filling out the application form, candidates must check the syllabus for both the papers - Paper I Mathematics and Paper II (General Ability Test (GAT). The syllabus of NDA is prescribed by UPSC. NDA syllabus for Mathematics is designed based on class 12 standards, the syllabus of GAT consists of subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography, Current Events and English language. NDA syllabus 2020 will be designed to assess candidates’ basic knowledge about Maths, current affairs, proficiency of English language etc.

Preparation Tips for NDA 2020

1. Understand the NDA exam pattern in deep

2. Create an effective time table

3. Divide equal time to all the subjects

4. Solve previous year question paper

5. Make your basics clear

6. Take mock tests while preparations

7. Refer to best books for NDA for preparing

8. Keep a track on your weaker areas

9. Do thorough revisions

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NDA Eligibility Criteria 2020

Question: What is the educational qualification required to apply for NDA exam?

Answer:

Dear Aspirant, Yes, you are eligible provided you satisfy other eligibility criteria of NDA as mentioned above.

Question: What are the important things to keep in mind before applying for NDA exams?

Answer:

Dear aspirant, after meeting the above-mentioned eligibility criteria of NDA you only have to understand the exam pattern and syllabus. It is always advised to solve previous year papers, practise mock test and evaluate your performance on a day-to-day basis.

Question: In which language the NDA exam is conducted?

Answer:

Dear Aspirant, the NDA exam is conducted in both the languages English and Hindi. So you can choose either language as per your convenience.

Question: Is there an interview round for the NDA?

Answer:

Hi, there is an interview round for the candidates who qualify the NDA written exam. The interview is conducted by the SSB.

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sir mera 12th me 59.6 parsent hai nda ka fom bhar skata hu

Apoorva Student Expert 19th Oct, 2019

Hello dear student,

Don't worry for NDA there is no specific criteria of marks required.

For Army Wing of National Defence Academy: Pass certificate in 10+2 exams via recognized board or a University.

For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: Candidate should have passed Class 12th exam in the 10+2 pattern of School e ducation or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

i hope this was helpful to you

best wishes

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Sir mera 12th me 59.6 parsent hai kya mai nda ka fom bhar sakta hu

Payal 19th Oct, 2019

Hii aspirants

let me clear your doubt. yes you can apply for nda exam. since the basic eligibility criteria for nda exam is that candidate should have only passed or appearing in class 12.and there the no criteria related to percent. So you can fill nda form

I hope my answer will help you out Good luck

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can I prepar for NDA exam as per the JEE exam preparation?

Anupam Kumar Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Hey there

You can prepare jee mains and NDA written at the same time. Maths section of NDA exam is of jee level and you need to be very good at maths for getting good marks. For others you will have to put extra efforts buy books for NDA of Arihant it has got full concepts.

Check about NDA preparation.

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Good luck

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sir mera stomach main surgery huwa hai NDA ka medical test main problem hoga kiya?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Dear Niraj, NDA Medicl test requires a Candidate to:

  • Be in good physical and mental health without any disease that might interfere with his duties
  • No evidence of bodily defects or under weight
  • And no weak constitution

Now a surgery is a medical necessity, If it does not interfere with your daily activities or doesn't cause you to be ill, this should not be any problem. We are guessing it might be appendicitis and that is not a problem.

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