NDA 2018 ELIGIBILITY
NATIONAL LEVEL OFFLINE TEST
NDA 2018 is scheduled to take place on April 22, 2018 (NDA 1) and September 10, 2018 (NDA 2). The exam is conducted twice every year by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) to recruit candidates for Army, Navy and Air Force wings of NDA and Naval Academy.
NDA 2018 Eligibility specifies the requirements an aspiring candidate must meet in order to be eligible for appearing in the exam. Aspirants planning to take the exam must satisfy various criteria such as nationality, age, academic qualification and physical fitness before they proceed to fill NDA Application Form 2018.
Any applicants found to be flouting the eligibility norms and any other application requirements would be summarily rejected from taking part in any subsequent process of NDA.
All the candidates need to qualify the eligibility criteria pertaining to nationality. To be eligible for NDA 2018, a candidate must be either one of the following:
NOTE: It must be noted that, all the foreign nationals are required to produce a certificate of eligibility that has been issued by the Government of India. This certificate will however not be needed in case of those candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.
It should be clearly noted that only unmarried male candidates, who are born not earlier than July 02, 1999 and not later than July 01, 2002, are eligible for NDA (1) 2018.
Married candidates and female candidates are ineligible to apply for NDA exam. The date of birth mentioned in the application must be the same as that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate.
Any candidate who has been selected after qualifying the exam has to undertake not to marry for the duration of the training. Failure to observe this condition would cause the debarment of the candidate from NDA. Additionally, any charge incurred on him by the government is required to be refunded
The academic qualifications varies slightly according to the post that the candidate has applied for. The details of educational qualification for different posts are specified below:
There are certain requirements pertaining to the physical fitness or features that must be fulfilled by the candidate at the time of submitting NDA Application forms. The eligibility would vary slightly according to the post for which candidate is applying.
It must be understood that if a candidate has resigned or withdrawn, from any of the training academies of Armed Forces, on disciplinary grounds, he will not be considered eligible to apply for NDA 2018. The required physical criteria are listed below.
The candidate must not be suffering from any of these minor conditions at the time of medical examination –
Case of Body Tattoos
Candidates must note that the minimum height measurement specified is 157 cms (162.5 cms for Air Force). There are exceptions for certain candidates based on the region they hail from. The details in this regard are discussed below.
|Height (in cms)||Weight (in Kgs)|
|16-17 years||17-18 years||18-19 years|
For Gorkhas and those belonging to hills of North-Eastern areas of India, Garhwal and Kumaon, the minimum height will be 5 cms less than the usual figure. On the other hand, for candidates belonging to Lakshadweep islands, the minimum height standard may be reduced by 2 cms.
The standards are different for Navy posts and the particulars are summarised below:
|Height (in cms)||Weight (in Kgs)|
|16 years||18 years||20 years|
In case the candidate wishes to be pilot in the Air Force, the following requirements will have to be kept in mind, due to constraints of the flying vehicle:
Presence of any of these conditions will disqualify the candidate immediately:
There will be a separate presence of any of the following conditions will disqualify the applicant for posts of Armed Forces:
The distance vision (corrected) of the candidate should be 6/6 in the better eye and 6/9 in the worse eye. Myopia should not be more than 2.5 D and hyper metropia not more than 3.5 D, including Astigmatism.
It must be remembered that an internal examination of the eye will be done by means of an ophthalmoscope to rule out any possibility of eye diseases. Candidate must possess good binocular vision. The colour vision standard for Army is (CP-III).
The ability to recognize red and green colours is vital. Certificate that neither the candidate nor any member of his family has suffered from congenital night blindness, will have to be produced.
Another noteworthy point is that candidates who have undergone Radial Keratotomy, to improve their visual acuity, or Laser Surgery, will be permanently rejected for all Services. The details of eyesight levels for different posts are provided below:
|Uncorrected without glass||6/6||6/6, 6/9|
|Corrected with glass||6/6||6/6 (only for Hypermetropia)|
|Limits of Myopia||-0.75||Nil|
|Limits of Hypermetropia||+1.5||+2.00 D Sph|
|Limits of Colour Perception||I||Nil|
|Manifest Myopia||N.A.||Nil Re|
|Colour Vision||N.A.||CP-I (MLT)|
|Astigmatism||N.A.||+0.75 Cyl (within + 2.0 D.Max)|
|Near Vision||N.A.||N-5 each eye|
There are few other physical conditions besides the above mentioned criteria that candidates should fulfil. These criteria are specific to specific wings of defence forces.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College