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.
To appear in NDA exam, candidates must match the following eligibility criteria:
1. Age Limit
2. Education Qualification
4. Physical Standards
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.
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.
- Sri Lanka
- East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia
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.
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.
Height and weight requirements for Army and Air Force:
Height (in cm)
Age in years
16 - 17
17 - 18
18 - 19
Weight (in kg)
Height and weight requirements for Navy
Vision standard for Naval candidates
Uncorrected without glass
Corrected with glass
Limits of Myopia
Limits of Hypermetropia
Limits of colour perception
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;
Minimum distant vision
Corrected with glass (for Hypermetropia)
Sph Manifest Myopia
0.5 in any Meridian permitted
+ 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
Hypo-1 prism D
The minor ailments recommended by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) are as follows:
Deviated Nasal Septum
Special or Specific Requirements for Air Force Pilot
99.00 cm - 120.00 cm
Up to 64.00 cm
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.
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.
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.
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
Dear Aspirant, Yes, you are eligible provided you satisfy other eligibility criteria of NDA as mentioned above.
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.
Dear Aspirant, the NDA exam is conducted in both the languages English and Hindi. So you can choose either language as per your convenience.
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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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
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
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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