NDA Exam and Eligibility: Things to Know Before Apply NDA Examination

Know The Age Criteria, Eligibility, Qualification & Physical Standard for National Defence Academy Examination  (NDA) Exam

NDA Exam Eligibility Criteria

The National Defence Academy Examination is organized by UPSC twice a year. Candidates must fulfil the eligibility criteria, which includes nationality, educational qualification, age limit, marital status and physical conditions. One must at least be appearing for their degree and should have completed graduation or will be done by 2022. Candidates must make sure they practice enough papers beforehand so they can appear the best out of everyone else on the day of their test!

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NDA  2022 Exam Dates

The National Defence Academy(NDA) is a competitive examination that decides the aptitude and capability for Joining Indian Armed Forces. If a candidate passes the NDA, they then give their choice of arms they want to join. The candidates who pass the test will be placed in one of three categories (army, navy or air force) again based on their preference.

UPSC has already released the NDA 12022 exam dates scheduled on 10 Apr, 2022 (NDA 1 2022) and 04 Sep, 2022 (for  NDA 2 2022). Given below is the complete detail of NDA exam schedule in 2022.

NDA 1 2022 Exam Dates

NDA Exam Notifications

NDA Exam Online Registration

NDA 1 2022 Exam Dates

22 December, 2021

NDA Exam Notifications

NDA Application Last Date

NDA 1 2022 Exam Dates

11 Jan, 2022

NDA Exam Notifications

Admit Card Issue Date

NDA 1 2022 Exam Dates

Mar, 2022

NDA Exam Notifications

NDA 1 2022 Exam Date

NDA 1 2022 Exam Dates

10 Apr, 2022

NDA Exam Notifications

NDA 1 2022 Exam Results

NDA 1 2022 Exam Dates

40-100 days After Exam

NDA 2 2022 Exam Dates

NDA Exam Notifications

NDA Exam Online Registration

NDA 2 2022 Exam Dates

18 May, 2022

NDA Exam Notifications

NDA Application Last Date

NDA 2 2022 Exam Dates

14 June, 2022

NDA Exam Notifications

Admit Card Issue Date

NDA 2 2022 Exam Dates

October, 2022

NDA Exam Notifications

NDA 2 2022 Exam Date

NDA 2 2022 Exam Dates

4 Sep, 2022

NDA Exam Notifications

NDA 2 2022 Exam Results

NDA 2 2022 Exam Dates

40-100 days After Exam

Number of Vacancies in NDA 1 2022 and NDA 2 2022 Exam

The following are the number of vacancies for the NDA 2022 examination which has been officially released by the UPSC. The candidates both male and female have been given a total of 400 seats into various wings of the Indian defence forces. However subject to the Supreme Court ruling and in the future the number of vacancies may vary. But according to the official numbers these are the breakdown of the number of seats.

Candidates can refer to the following table for a list of both NDA 1 2022 and NDA 2 2022 vacancies released.

Name of the Academy

149th National Defence Academy (Indian Army)

Number of Vacancies

208 ( Including 10 female seats )

Name of the Academy

149th National Defence Academy(Indian Navy)

Number of Vacancies

42 ( Including 03 female seats )

Name of the Academy

149th National Defence Academy (Indian Air Force)

Number of Vacancies

120 ( Including 06 female seats )

Name of the Academy

111th indian Naval Academy Course

Number of Vacancies

030

The Eligibility Criteria for NDA Examination

The aspiring candidates can look for to their eligibility criteria before applying for the Nda Examination. 

NDA Exam Eligibility Criteria: Nationality

9

A Citizen of India by birth.

9

A subject of Nepal or Bhutan.

9

The citizens of Indian origin who have migrated or shifted permanently to India are also eligible for the examination only the people who had migrated from these countries or allowed to sit in the examination Pakistan, Uganda Burma Sri Lanka, zaire, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Ethiopia, Vietnam or Malawi.

9

A Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1962 and intends to live here permanently.

NDA EXAM Criteria

NDA Exam Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit and Marital Status

9

The candidates both male and female  should be aged between 16.5 to 19.5 years of age at the date of joining . 

9

 02 january 2004 male /female candidate born not earlier than 01 january 2007 are eligible.

9

Unmarried male candidates who fulfil the criteria of citizenship and not born earlier than 2nd Jan, 1998 and not later than 1st Jan, 2004 are eligible for officers training Academy (SSC course for men).

9

Unmarried women, widows and divorcees candidates and not remarried and also who fulfil the citizenship criteria and not born earlier than 2nd Jan and not later than 1st Jan, 2004 are eligible for officers training Academy (SSC women non-technical course).

Name of the Academy

Indian Military Academy, Dehradun (IMA)

Age Limit (in years)

16.5 - 19.5

Name of the Academy

Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala (INA)

Age Limit (in years)

16.5 - 19.5

Name of the Academy

Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (AFA)

Age Limit (in years)

16.5 - 19.5

NDA Exam Eligibility Criteria: Education Qualification

9

Male candidates who are unmarried and fulfil the criteria of citizenship born not earlier than 2 Jan, 1999 and not later than 2nd Jan, 2003 are eligible to apply for Indian Naval Academy and Indian military Academy.

9

Only unmarried male/female candidates born not earlier than 02nd July, 2003 and not later than 1st July, 2006 are eligible. for NDA 1 2022

9

02 January, 2004 male / female candidates born not earlier than 01 January, 2007 are eligible for NDA 2 2022.

Name of the Academy

Indian Military Academy, Dehradun (IMA)

NDA Exam Education Qualification

12th Appearing / Passed

Name of the Academy

Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala (INA)

NDA Exam Education Qualification

12th Appearing / Passed (With Physics & Maths)

Name of the Academy

Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (AFA)

NDA Exam Education Qualification

12th Appearing / Passed (With Physics & Maths)