eligible for NDA

Eligibility Criteria Of NDA In 2022 – Age Limit, Educational Qualification & Physical Standards

To join NDA candidate’s age should be ‘’16 years 6 months’’ to ‘’19 years 6 months’’ at the time of commencement of course. The candidate must belong to India and only unmarried Men are allowed in NDA. Educational qualification required is 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics. The students appearing for 10+2 can also apply. Students with any stream i.e., Commerce, Arts, Humanity etc. can also apply for NDA but they are only eligible to join Indian army they cannot join Indian Air force or Indian Navy. However students belonging to Physics and Mathematics background are Eligibility Criteria Of NDA for all of the armed forces. The students that are appearing for class 11th exam are not Eligible For NDA. Candidates who has been resigned or withdrawn from any training academies of armed forces on disciplinary ground earlier are not Eligible For NDA.

The candidate must be physically and mentally strong to be Eligible For NDA. Even all the candidates must have pre medical check before preparing to join any armed forces. This can be easily done by having a pre medical checkup from the armed forces doctors as they have all the knowledge about the medical standards required for NDA. To get your free medical checkup click here.

Candidates are also advised to rectify minor defects / ailments in order to speed up finalization of medical examination conducted at the Military Hospital after being recommended at the SSB.

Few of such commonly found defects / ailments are listed below

  1. Wax (Ears)
  2. Deviated Nasal Septum
  3. Hydrocele / Phimosis
  4. Overweight / Underweight
  5. Under sized Chest
  6. Piles
  7. Gynecomastia
  8. Tonsillitis
  9. Varicocele

Note: Permanent body tattoos are only permitted on inner face of forearm i.e. from inside of elbow to the wrist and on the reverse side of palm / back ( dorsal) side of hand / Permanent body tattoos on any other part of the body are not acceptable and candidates will be barred from further selection. Tribes with tattoo marks on the face or body as per their existing custom and traditions will be permitted on a case to case basis. Committed Selection Centre will be competent authority for clearing such cases.

A candidate recommended by the Services Selection Board will undergo a medical examination by a Board of Service Medical Officers. Only those candidates will be admitted to the academy who are declared fit by the Medical Board

The minimum height should be 157 cm for Army, Navy and Naval Academy while 162.5 for Air force. Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North-Eastern, there is relaxation of 5 cm in height.

Contact Us

The Senaabhyas Educational Center
Opposite Jaipuria Sunrise Greens, Baghda Mod, Barauli Ahir, Shamshabad Road,
Agra 283125 India

Contact Director (for SSB queries) :
Contact Brigadier Manoj Kumar:
+91-7081110009 Website: