Rahul Joshi

What is the age limit for NDA entrance exam?

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RE: What is the age limit for NDA entrance exam?

Avadhut Desai
Avadhut Desai
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Career Counselor / President at Foresight Foundation
  • Kolhapur

Hello Gaurav,

That’s great; the career prospects in NDA are quite high and considered one of the highest career options. The NDA lets you work at the high positions like colonel and above, from where you serve the nation with pride. The NDA is located at Khadakvasla, Pune (Maharashtra). The selection process is conducted by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) which sole authority responsible for the selection process guideline, the entrance exam and all other matters thereof. The entrance exam for the NDA is held twice a year and the notification for filling up application comes in the Employment Newspaper (http://www.employmentnews.gov.in) and on a website of the UPSC itself (www.upsc.gov.in). Generally, the notification comes in the month of January and June and the entrance exam is held in April and September respectively.


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Eligibility Criteria for appearing in the NDA Entrance Exam:

  • A candidate must pass or be appearing in the 10+2 level of education or equivalent for Army wing and with Physics and Maths for Air force and Navy wings.
  • Age limit is generally from 16 years to 19 years of age.(for coming entrance in 2017, candidates are required to be born not before 2nd January 1998 and not later than 1st January 2001)
  • A candidate must be unmarried Male.
  • A candidate must be with the Nationality of following countries and fulfill the criteria bellow-
    • India
    • Bhutan
    • Nepal
    • Tibetan Refugee
    • The person of Indian origin who has migrated to India with the intention to settle in India permanently.
  • A candidate must be physically fit according to the standards set by NDA for which, after interviews by SSB (Service Selection board) the selected candidates are supposed to undergo a medical test.
  • The acceptable minimum height is 157.5 cm (162.5 cm for Airforce)
  • Candidates should possess good physical and mental health
  • A candidate must not have any deformity or major disease.

Dates for coming available Entrance Exam in 2017:

  • Dates of notification - 18th January 2017 / 7th June 2017
  • Last dates for Application – 10th February 2017 / 30th June 2017
  • Dates of Entrance Exam – 23rd April 2017 / 10th September 2017

So, Dear Aspirant, it takes a lot of efforts to put in place for securing admission at NDA. For further queries and information, you have an option approaching our Professional Experts at CareerGuide where you will get a genuine guidance for sure. Wish you all the Best.

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