Complete NDA Selection Process – How To Get Selected

Eligibility
Written Exam
SSB
Summary

Joining National Defence Academy (NDA) is a glamours dream of almost every youngster in India, but there are very few who get to live this dream. Twice every year the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) organizes the NDA written exams for the recruitment of young and talented aspirants.

There are usually approx. 368 vacancies for every single NDA recruitment and almost 2.5 lakh aspirants from all around the country participate in the written exam. Out of these, only 545 (approx.) are called for the SSB interview. And finally, only the required number of candidates are selected for the training.

These statistics point out only one thing, that not everyone who applies for NDA examination can become an officer. So, Before moving on to NDA eligibility and selection process, lets first determine if you are suited for NDA or not?

See also: How to crack NDA written exam

How difficult is it?

Written exam: People often ask questions like is NDA tougher than iit?  NDA or iit which is best? etc. Just like other competitive exams, the written exam of NDA is also quite challenging. But the good news is that, NDA is much easier as compared to IIT. So, if you are preparing for IIT as well, then NDA should be easy for you.

SSB: In the whole selection process of NDA, this is the most difficult stage. The SSB goes on for 5 days, and your mental abilities will be tested on each day of this test. The difficulty level just keeps on raising every day till the end. Only 1 out of 3 candidates make it to the merit list during this 5 days test process. So, to sum up, SSB of NDA is quite difficult. But on the brighter side, most of those who go through the SSB, describes it as one of the best experiences of their lives.

Qualities – Do you have them?

To become an officer, one needs to have the officer like qualities (OLQ’s): leadership, teamwork, decision making, volunteering etc. The bad thing is that not everyone is born with these qualities. Most of these qualities can be developed with hard work, discipline and dedication. And for any human being to be successful, these are the three keys.

Know this before applying

Subjects required for NDA exam: An aspirant needs to have Physics, and Maths in class 11th and 12th if he wishes to join air force or navy wing. Anyone who is 12th pass from any stream can apply for army wing.

Airforce Physics and Maths compulsory
Navy Physics and Maths compulsory
Army Any stream

When to apply?

Though the minimum qualification required to apply for NDA is 12th pass, but a 12th appearing student can also apply. Since the NDA exams are organized two times a year, therefore, one may apply in the month of December/January (NDA-I) or in the month of June/July (NDA-II).

The exam for the same will be held in April and September/October respectively.

Applicants are often confused on questions like how many times can I give the exam? or how many chances will I get in NDA? Since the NDA exam is held twice a year, but within three years of eligibility, one can apply only 3 times.

NDA Eligibility Criteria

nda-eligibilityRules and regulations of defense are very strict, therefore aspirants should not hope for any relaxation in eligibility criteria because none will be given (except in special cases). Aspirants who are prohibited by the Ministry of Defense from holding any type of Commission in the Defence Services are not eligible to apply. Any male aspirant who is more than 16½ years and less than 19½ years of age can apply for NDA. He should be 12th pass, or a 12th appearing students can also apply. Marital Status should be unmarried.

# Physical Qualification

The basic and most important need for an aspirant is to be physically and mentally fit in every aspect. Following is the table describing the height and matching weight needed as per the age of an aspirant.

 Height (in cm)  Weight (in kgs.)
16 – 17 years 17 – 18 years 18 – 19 years
 152 42.5 44.0 45.0
 155 43.5  45.3  47.0
 157  45.0  47.0  48.0
 160  46.0  48.0  49.0
 162  48.0  50.0   51.0
 165  50.0  52.0  53.0
 167  51.0   53.0   54.0
 170   52.5   55.0  56.0
 173  54.5  57.0  58.0
 175  56.0   59.0  60.0
 178   58.0  61.0  62.0
 180  60.0  63.0   64.5
 183   62.5  65.0  66.5

The relaxation of 5 cm in height is allowed for Gorkhas and aspirants belonging to hills of North-Eastern areas of India, Garhwal and Kumaon. Those belonging from Lakshadweep will get a relaxation of 2 cms in height.

Tattoos Prohibition
Tattoos inside of elbow to the wrist and on the reverse side of palm/back, body tattoos on any other part of the body are prohibited for the selection. Tattoo on the inner face of forearm will be accepted but it should not be very large. Also, the tattoo should not be abusive and should fall under the rules. For more details download the pdf file given below.

Download Official Tattoo Policy pdf

# Medical Criteria

nda medicalMedical fitness is one of the main criteria required in NDA. Following are the main points of medical fitness that are inspected in an aspirant.

Weight: Along with the physical and mental fitness, one must have a strong constitution and must have no bodily defects or underweight. Overweight or obese candidates will also be rejected from the selection field.

Chest: An aspirant must have a well developed and Fully expanded chest which should not be less than 81cm. The minimum range of expansion should be 5 cms. Aspirants will need to present the X-Ray of the chest to convince that there is no chest related disease.

ENT (ear, nose, throat and teeth): An aspirant must have a normal Hearing. There should not be any evidence of present or past disease of ear, nose and throat.

A candidate who is going to appear in the physical test must have sufficient number of natural and sound teeth. A minimum of 14 dental points will be accepted. He should not be suffering from severe pyorrhea.

14 dental points

Abdominal and inner parts

  • The examination of urine will be done, and even a minor abnormality can be the cause of rejection.
  • A candidate should not have any bone or joint maldevelopment.
  • Blood Pressure should be normal with no signs of functional or organic disease of the heart and blood vessels.
  • There should be no signs of diseases or injury of the spine or sacroiliac joints.
  • There should not be any past of mental breakdown and fits.

Eyes: The vision of an aspirant should be 6/6 in better eye and 6/9 in the worse eye. Myopia should not be more than 2.5 D and Hypermetropia not more than 3.5 D including Astigmatism.

Internal examination of the eye will be done by means of the ophthalmoscope. A candidate should have good binocular vision. The color vision standard will be (CP-III) for Army. A candidate should be able to recognize red and green colors.

The candidate who is going to appear in the physical test will be required to produce certificates that neither he nor any member of his family has suffered from night blindness.

Aspirants who have undergone cataract or Laser Surgery for correction of the refractive error are also prohibited from defence services.

Other medical criteria

There are some minor defects which a candidate need to avoid, if he really wish to reach the next level. Like, Wax (Ears), Deviated Nasal Septum, Hydrocele/Phimosis, Overweight/Underweight, Under, Sized Chest, Piles, Tonsillitis, Gynaecomastia, Varicocele, etc. If any of the given defects are found in any aspirants during the medical examination, then he may be directly rejected, or given 1 month of time to overcome the defect.

Citizenship

The Applicant of NDA exam must be a citizen of India, Nepal or Bhutan. Or, if the ancestors of the applicant were Tibetan refugee who came to India before 01 January, 1962 to become a permanent resident of India, then you are also eligible to appear in the exam.

Apart from it, if a person of Indian origin from Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan & East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam has migrated with the intention of permanently settling in India, then he is also eligible to apply.

This completes the eligibility criteria for NDA.  Now let’s move on to the selection process.

NDA Selection Procedure

NDA selection process can be defined in 2 simple steps i.e cracking the written exam, and then clearing the 5 days SSB. But, there is much more to this picture. Let’s began from the scratch :

Apply online first

Applying for the written exam is the very first step in the selection process of NDA. Just not to so long ago, there was a time wasting process to apply, which was the offline mode. Now with the online application facility, applicants can easily apply from anywhere. The application for NDA – It usually open in the months of December – January, and for NDA – II the application opens in June – July.

It is advised to keep your documents ready before applying online. Also, make sure to use internet connection with good speed. All the details in the form should be filled as per your documents. The application fees are Rs. 100.

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The Admit Card

After applying online, the wait for the admit card begins, which is released by UPSC before 1 month (or so) of the written exam. All the information and instructions regarding exam are given in the admit card. Without admit card no one can participate in the written exam. The admit card will be delivered to the address mentioned in the application form, and if due to any reason someone did not receive the NDA hall ticket, then it can be download from the official UPSC website.

# Main written exam

The real journey for NDA begins with the written exam, this is the first stumbling block as most of the population is weeded out in the written exam.

since written exams play a major role in the making of the final merit list, therefore, aspirants should try to score maximum marks in this test to keep their chances bright.

The exam will be conducted in two parts i.e part – I (Maths), and part – II (GAT).

Part – I (Maths)

This part carries 300 marks and total 120 questions. The time duration will be 2 hours and 30 minutes. There will be negative marking, 0.33 marks will be reduced for every wrong answer. Questions in exams will come from CBSE class 11th and 12th syllabus.

One must try to give at least 45 correct answers in this papers if he wishes to qualify for further rounds.

Part – II GAT (general ability test)

This exam is further divided into two parts i.e section – A (English), and section – B (GK).

Section – A (English):- This part carries 200 marks and 50 questions.

Section – B (General Knowledge) :- This part carries 100 questions making total of 400 marks. The questions in this section are based on History, Geography, Civic and other social science subjects.

To clear this exam one needs to answer at least 60 questions correctly without any negative marking.

A candidate needs to pass in both the subjects separately. The GAT part is only checked if a candidate has scored enough marks to qualify in maths exam.

Result of written exam and SSB call letter 

After giving the written exam, aspirants will have to wait for the result. The result or list of selected candidates is released after 1 month or so. Those having their names on the list will receive call letter for SSB.

Depending on the batch, the time duration for receiving the call letter may vary from 11 days to 2 months. i.e one may get his call letter within 11 days of the written exam result, or it may take even 2 months (max.). To be on the safe side aspirants should keep in touch with the official UPSC website for regular updates on SSB dates.

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# Acid Test – SSB

After clearing the written exam, the selected candidates are called for SSB (Services Selection Board) interview. One needs to undergo Intelligence Test & Personality Test before he is selected for the training in NDA. Before jumping into details, let’s first look at the important documents that a candidate needs to take with him for this test.

Documents required

Though the documents required will be mentioned in the call letter of SSB, but, following is the list of documents to give you an idea.

  • Original high school and 12th mark sheet and passing certificate. note:- If the mark sheet or passing certificates are submitted in colleges or institute for higher education, or if the aspirant is 12th appearing, then one needs to bring a bonafide certificate issued by the school stating that the candidate has appeared/is appearing in the qualifying examination.
  • Risk certificate (the format will be mentioned in the call letter).
  • Call Letter of SSB, a copy of application form.
  • Twenty passport size photograph in white Shirt.
  • Original and II photocopies of Any ID proof such as voter ID/Passport/DL/Pan card.

Reaching the SSB center

Aspirants who are attending the SSB first time are given travel allowances (TA) upto AC – 3 tire for both side. But, your travel expenses should not be more than AC – 3 tire.

Following are the list of centres where you may have to go for interview :

For Army :  Selection centre East (SCE) Allahabad (UP), Selection Center Central (SCC) Bhopal: (Madhya Pradesh), Selection centre central (SCS) Bangalore (Karnataka).

For Airforce : AFSB Dehradun (Uttarakhand),  AFSB Mysore (Karnataka), AFSB Gandhi Nagar (Gujrat),  AFSB Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh).

For Navy :  NSB Coimbatore: (Tamilnadu), 12 SSB at SCS Bangalore: (Karnataka), 33 SSB at SCC Bhopal: (Madhya Pradesh).

These are the centers for SSB interviews for the different defense wings. One must do all the important tasks like ticket reservation as soon as he gets call letter.

SSB Day Zero

Candidates are received from the train station on the day of reporting and taken to the SSB centre.

On the reporting day, formalities like verification of documents are done. Candidates are given chest numbers. Then a GTO officer gives a briefing about instructions to be followed.

SSB Day 1 (screening test) – Stage I

Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) test: Officer Intelligence Rating Test is a written exam consisting of 54-55 questions related to simple linguistic, logical, analytical, and mathematical questions to test the common sense of the candidates.

Picture Perception Description Test (PP&DT): A blurred picture is shown, and candidates have to write a story on it, narrate it and then discuss it with the group members to make a common story.

Result for these test are announced, those candidates who fail to clear this round are sent back home. The qualifying candidates then have to fill a biodata called personal information questionnaire or PIQ. They will stay in the center for rest of the 4 days.

SSB Day 2 (Psychology Tests) – Stage 2

Following tests are conducted on day 2  :

Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) : this test is very similar to PP&DT, except for the fact that in this test instead of blur picture, clear pictures are shown.

Word Association Test (WAT) : in this test candidates are show a word for 15 seconds, within this time they need to write the first thought that pops up in their mind related to that word. 60 such words will be shown.

Day 3 and 4 GTO (group testing officers) task

On day 3 and 4, the GTO tasks are carried out. Tests like GD (group discussion), group planning, progressive group tasks, individual obstacles, group obstacles race etc. are conducted.

In these kinds of tests, candidates are divided in different groups and are given some specific task which they have to accomplish with the support of each other.

Day 5 (conference)

On the final day, there is just one conference in which all the board examiners, psychologists, GTO’s and technical officer are present, and each candidate has to appear in front of them.

Candidates are asked common questions in this conference. ½ hour after the conference is complete, the result is declared. Those who make it through all the tests stay for the medical examination, and the rest are sent back home.

With the completion of 5th day, the acid test of SSB is completed.

The Personal Interview can be taken on any day at afternoon or evening time. So, candidates should always be prepared for it.

Medical Examination

Clearing SSB is like climbing a mountain, but wait, there is yet another mountain (medical test) to climb before you get selected. The worst part about the medical test is that you do not have control over it, which is obviously very frustrating.

Various medical tests will be done to kick those out who are unfit as per rules. All the medical eligibility criteria are given above in this article.

The medical test will take 4 to 5 working days. Once the medical test is completed, then the candidates can go home and wait for the final merit list.

Final merit list

If it were for some other job, then getting through so many tests would have guaranteed the selection, but this is NDA. After written exam, 5 days SSB and the medical test comes the final merit list. Not all who are recommended gets their name in the merit list.

Total 3 merit list are released for army, air force and navy. The merit list is made after adding the marks of written exam + SSB. So, one must try to score maximum marks in each and every test. The final cutoff list of NDA is released approximately 2 months before the training starts.

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Hardship of training

Once the name of the candidate appears in the merit list, then he can be considered as selected in NDA. But this does not mean that he has become an officer. Before turning into a full-fledged officer, one needs to go through the 4 years of training.

The starting 3 years will be spent in pursuing a Bachelors course by candidates, the Indian government will sponsor all the candidates. But, if someone wishes to leave the course, then he will have to pay for all the expenses done by government on him.

The remaining 1 year of the training will be done in IMA (for army candidates).

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  1. Sir. I’m preparing for NDA. I’m sure that I’m going to make it in my first attempt. I want to know that how do they select candidates for different wings (army, navy & airforce). Is it based upon final merit list or upon the preference of a candidate.

    Jai Hind Jai Bharat!

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      It kind of depends on both the factors, which candidate to chose for what wings depends on the performance of candidate and his preference too. For example, if you have given first preference to airforce and your performance is not as required, then you may be allotted to some other wing.

  2. In 2008 when i was 6 years old i faced a paralysis in which my CHIN has shifted a very little towards right.But now is the case that no one can tell that whether i have faced any disease in past or not.Only a person who know about this disease and notice me very carefully can only identify it.Means to say that it is just like negligible. Then please suggest me if it is a right decision of my to get into NDA if i desperately want to?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      You should know that medical test procedure is very strict and they will check you thoroughly check your body for any defect. Since you are desperate to join NDA, therefore, even if there is 1% chance then you should go for it.

  3. How can we buy Our personal things in nda?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Sundays are given off to cadets during NDA. So you can get essential personal items on Sundays.

  4. Namaste sir/mam,
    I am so much interested in joining Indian army or air force to serve my country, but as you know NDA is not for girls. So please suggest me something on how can i join? Jai hind! Jai bharat!

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      There are number of ways through which you can join Indian army, like Indian army is now organizing recruitment for solder GD. Also, if you wish to join army as an officer, then you can do so through OTA. For air force you can apply for AFCAT.

  5. Hello sir, is there any dress code for SSB interview? or any other condition for SSB interview?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      The dress code to appear for SSB interview is a Dark color trouser and light color shirt, tie or blazer with black formal shoes. The color or trouser and shirt can be anything, but make sure it’s decent and well ironed. There are no condition for SSB interview.

  6. Hello sir or madam the person who selected for NDA training has to pay fee? If yes, then how much he has to pay per year?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      You do not need to pay any kind of fees in NDA. Once you are selected, then all your expenses are covered by government.

  7. hello sir , i am a student of class 12th. I have a doubt as i am having braces in my teeth which may take 1 year or further to get removed. So what to do regarding it? because i am afraid for my selection.

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Braces are not allowed in army, you must remove the braces before appearing for medical test, else you will be temporarily rejected.

  8. Hello sir, I have jock itch rashes near private part, do you think it will effect on SSB selection?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      It may result in temporary rejection in medical test. You should treat it as soon as possible, better safe than sorry.

  9. Mam/Sir their is help in NDA when someone’s father is in army

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      No special benifits are given to candidates even if they have army background. You have to pass on your own.

  10. Sir agar 12 me 90+percent aaa jati h to kya direct ssb de sakte h????

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Yes, there is special entry knows as technical entry scheme through which the eligible candidates can directly appear for SSB. But, one must satisfy the following eligibility criteria:

      The candidate must have passed class 12th with Physics, Chemistry & Math as subjects. And should have scored at least 70% marks. The eligible candidates are selected on the basis of cutoff released by Indian army.

  11. Sir, I have stretch marks. May i apply for NDA? will i be able to pass the medical exam?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Hello Vikash, stretch marks are quite normal as most humans have them. So, it wont be a problem (unless there is something abnormal).

  12. Sir/mam you don’t think that it is unnecessarily too hard to crack nda..As fist have to prepare for written exam then ssb (can be rejected any time on first day or on last day, even at last in medical also). Still not confirm about being officer or not. Still 4 year course.
    Very disappointed?!A child who is preparing from over 1 year cam be rejected on 5th day of interview. What is the basis of selection and what is this testing system? At least once UPSC have to think about it. Also, do reservation affects the merit list?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Ujjawal,
      First of all let me clear that there are no reservations in NDA, therefore it won’t have any effect on merit list. Now coming to your complaint, it’s true that the process for selection in nda is long and tough, but it is the matter of highest priority. Being an officer you will have the responsibility of soldiers under you while in a war. One wrong order from you can put their life in jeopardy. So, they have to be absolutely sure that you are up for the task.

  13. Sir my both knees join together if i am standing well in straight manner. Am i eligible?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Saeed,
      as per army medical criteria, you knees must not join when standing in straight position. Therefore, if it is the case with you then sorry to say but you will be disqualified in medical round.

  14. Nitin Pratap Singh

    Sir I have another question . Yes Jo weight and height chart diya h us mein weight maximum h ya minimum …

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      That is the minimum height and weight given in the table above.

  15. Sir is there. Separate cutoff for English and Science to qualify the written exam ? Please tell me sir.

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      To qualify the written exam of NDA, you need to pass separately in each subject but there is no separate cutoff for each subject. The cutoff is prepared from the overall marks.

  16. Sir right now I am give class11 the final exam in March 2019.nad my result is declare and I am promote to 12th standard.
    I already fill the form of NDA on January 19.
    If I will clear the writen + ssb then I will join the NDA..
    ..
    some body sats that “No I will not select in Because after NDA I have to submit my marks sheet during March2020 to April 2020
    But at that time I have not my 12th marksheer

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      You cannot join NDA because at that time you will not have your 12th Pass certificate. However, you can give the next NDA Entrance exam.

  17. Sir I have given compartmental exam . Does my compartmental marks sheet affects on sab interview of nda

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      No, there will be no effect of your compartmental mark sheet in the interview of NDA.

  18. Hello maam
    My name is Rahul and i am in class 11
    I have a ques that if if i m repeating my class 11 and i pass 12th after it am i eligible for NDA?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Yes, you can apply for NDA after repeating 11th and clearing 12th std. But make sure that your age is eligible for NDA.

  19. Sir I am studying 11th class.can I apply for NDA II -2019.held on september

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Hello Charansi, you can apply for NDA if you are in class 12th or 12th pass.

  20. Hlw Sir
    my name is vishal
    I want to ask u one question
    I was appearing in 10+2 so i will fill the nda1 2019
    So i will be selected for a ssb or not

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Hello Vishal, you cannot apply for NDA 1 2019. However, you can apply for NDA II 2020

  21. Sir iam santosh from ANDHRA PRADESH ,Sir I have a lot of interest to join NDA ,I completed my 10th with the G.P.A. of 9.8 on 2017 .May I eligible to apply NDA.

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Hello Santosh, You should either 12th appeared or 12th passed and the age limit for NDA is 16 to 19.5 years.

  22. Sir i am going to appear in my first ever ssb interview via nda.can you help me about how will i receive mu call up letter

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Hello Faisal, you should check the official site for SSB notification. On the official site, a list will be declared for qualifying candidates for SSB there you can find relevant information regarding your SSB interview.

  23. Sir I am an 11th student having mathematics as major Let me tell you that I got 92.5 percent in tenth class I want to crack NDA in my first attempt my math is good but I want to be assured that my mathability is well enough for NDA. Is it good to give the examination of JEE mains exam only for constructing us perfect at maths because we know that JEE main’s math is more difficult than NDA , if we can pass the JEE then it will be easier to pass NDA . Well I don’t want to do any IIT or something like that but Only NDA is my target, What should I do from now , crucial things that I should practice from now please tell.

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Hello Ramesh, this is good to give JEE exam for boosting up your preparation. But you need to prepare according to the NDA syllabus. Maths is not only the subject for NDA so focus equally on each subject from the syllabus. Also, practice from NDA previous papers this will help you a lot. And SSB is the Major part of NDA so prepare regularly for SSB from debate to interview. Make your day to day life well disciplined and like an officer. All the best.

  24. Virendra singh rathore

    Kya bio ke students NDA kar sakte h

    1. Hello Virendra, yes they can apply for NDA exam but only for Air Force wing.

  25. Diksha Dilip Patekar

    Hii sir, I am Diksha Patekar i will complete my BBA course on April 2019. I have 60% marks in 10th [ CBSE ]. So sir can i apply for NDA exams in 2019.

    1. Hello Diksha, If you are a female candidate then you cannot apply for NDA But if you are a male candidate then also you cannot apply for NDA right now because you have to either 12th appeared student or 12th passed student. However for female candidates, after graduation, they can apply for the CDS exam.

  26. Sir, if i clear ssb interview for indian army.
    Then should i take indian air force or not ? if i have PCM.

    1. Hello Dev, when you applied for NDA then if you remember you already have given your preference, So according to your given preference and your overall merit you will get the Army force.

  27. Pandit vaibhav mishra

    Bhai mera ek seedha sa ques h am in 12 standard with Pcm…stream…i read your article and really its…so……easy to understand…thnx for that.now my simple ques is this…how much i have to score in 12 i mean is there any % req..to appear in Nda..

    1. Hello Vaibhav, you don’t need to score high marks because it is not mentioned in NDA eligibility, However, 50+ marks are sufficient.

  28. Sir I am Hritik Hansda I have hair in many parts of my body.does it will affect in my medical or not

    1. Hello Hritik, it will not affect the medical exam, but you should go clean for the medical exam.

  29. Sir,After selected in nda . Can I give CDs exam if I have B.Sc.

    1. Hello Priyanshu, yes you can apply for CDS exam.

  30. Hello sir presently I’m pursuing my BA first semester (2018).My academic date of birth is 12 February 2001 so can I still appear for NDA exam?

    1. Hello Satpura, yes you can apply for NDA.

  31. Hello sir I am Tushar can I proceed my graduation before passing NDA exam

    1. Hello Tushar, yes you can proceed with your graduation but after graduation, we will not able to apply for the NDA exam due to your age but then you can apply for CDS exam. so the better way is to proceed with graduation and apply for NDA simultaneously.

  32. Hello sir, I am in 11th std and I have taken commerce,so when I will be in 12th, am I eligible to apply for nda army wing in commerce stream,0lz guide me,thank you in advance

    1. Hello Abhishek yes you will be eligible to apply for NDA but only for Indian Army wing. you cannot apply for Navy and Air Force since you are from commerce stream.

  33. Kya 3 mahina k course hota h nda merit list aana k baad woh bhi dehradun m

    1. Hello Anukul, we are not sure about this but there is 2-3 best institute for NDA where you can ask your query. search on google for DDA & Ground zero.

  34. Kya agar ssb and exam clear out ho Gaya par medical nahi nikla to merital list me Mera naam aaye ga

    1. No, the candidate will be rejected if the medical exam is not clear.

  35. Mera question ye h ki nda me selection hone ke bad trenning kha se hoti h and iski fees hame Deni hoti h ya hame payment milta h

    1. Hello Aditya, Once a candidate is selected then all the expenditure is done my NDA itself.

  36. Sir , I download call letter from which official website

    1. Its joinindianarmy

  37. Pratyush Kumar Shrivastava

    Hello sir,
    I am born on 02/09/2003. and in 12th currently. When can i give nda exam ? Also, what is the criteria for normal and abnormal legs. Is it also a factor in final selection.

    1. Hello Pratyush, the candidate can apply for NDA between 16 & half to 19 & half age. And Normal or abnormal legs test is a part of medical and yes it is also the part of the selection.

  38. Is it necessary for one to go to air force,if his first option is airforce? Can change it after the merit list?

    1. No it is not necessary, And these are preferences, you can choose.

  39. I cleared the NDA WRITTEN EXAM 2018. What are the further procedures for appearing in the SSB Interview?

    1. You will get SSB call letter in your Email or you can download it from the official site.

  40. If a peron wants to join army but he is selected for navy then what ????

    1. It’s his choice. He can serve in Indian army or can join Indian navy.

  41. Hello Sir,
    I have cleared the written exam of NDA(I) 2018. Now I am preparing for SSB Round.
    Sir I wanted to know that if we have to have to fill any application for SSB, to appear in SSB Round, if so please provide the link to the same, OR the they will themself send a call leter.

    1. Hi Akarsh, If you have cleared the written exam and got selected for SSB then they will send you e-mail or check the official website for call letter.

  42. Hello sir ,
    My DOB is 15/05/1997 am I eligible for NDA exam
    My running is 21 ,please advise

    1. Hello Meet, according to NDA eligibility, you are not eligible for NDA exam.

  43. Sir , how many times can I give nda exam

    1. Hello Shubham, there is the only age limit for NDA exam. And so there is no specific number.

  44. sir i m now 16 years old and i have specks of 2.5 D so if i do laser surgery now to get my eyes perfect can i appear for nda

    1. Hello Abhiraj, your eyesight must be normal then only you can eligible for NDA medical.

  45. Hello sir
    I am in class 12th right now ,can I give exam after the board exams .

    1. Hello Rahul, yes, you can give, even in this season, you can apply for NDA since you have appeared in 12th std.

  46. Sir i am 12 appearing student what i have to filled in educational qualifications block while applying for nda

    1. Hello Anurag, there is a statement “appeared at 12th class” you have to select that.

  47. Sir, my DOB is 28th feb 2000. But i have no original marksheet of class 12th as they are not distributed by the CBSE. Am i eligible for exam of NDA.

    1. Hello Akash, yes, you are eligible for NDA Exam.

  48. Can i get technical field after joining NDA, if my marks in 10+2 is 67% in pcm

    1. Yes, you can get the technical field.

  49. Sir i have stich marks on my body ,because of my fractured leg ,but there are no plates or rods inside and the leg is also normal so am i eligible for nda medical….please clarify my doubt

    1. Hello Shubh, yes, you are eligible for NDA medical. All the best!!!

  50. If a person having mathematics as additional subject and not having physics,is that person is capable for airforce or navy?

    1. Hello Sudiksha, No, the candidate not having physics is not eligible for airforce or navy but only for Indian army.

  51. AJINKYA ANIL KAHANE

    SIR HOW MANY MARKS DID AN INDIVIDUAL HAVE TO SCORED TO CRACK NDA EXAM (MINIMUN MARKS)

    1. Hello Ajinkya, there is no specific marks. It depends on cut off. And this year cut off may go above 350+.

  52. Should we have to take rooms for living during ssb ?

    1. Hello Shubham, there is no need to book any room since during SSB you will be under Indian Army(NDA).

  53. Sir if I fail in nda 2018 examination should I wait for nda 2 or join any course like bsc

    1. Hello Aniket, yes you can give another exam but in parallel, you can join BSc.

  54. hello sir/ma’am
    i have 187 cm height and 85 kg of weight am i eligible for nda exam. my age is 16.5 years.

    1. Hello Jatin, the table mentioned above gives the detail about the question you asked, you can check the physical qualification in this article.

  55. Sir,I have a flat foot, but not other problems regarding it.am I eligible to join the navy.

    1. Hello Kuttan, unfortunately, you are not eligible to join the Navy. But still, you can give a try. All the best!!!

  56. Rajput Harsh Omprakash singh

    Hello sir, my height is 180 CM. And my weight is 65 kg. So I am eligible for the exam

    1. Hello Harsh, Yes you are eligible. All the best!!!

  57. Sir I gave NDA paper 1 2018. Can I give paper 2 this year.

    1. Hello, Prashant, yes you can give paper 2nd. All the best!!!

  58. Sir my name is Shubham. My hieght is 5’10 foot and weight is 66 kg am i elgible for Nda

    1. Hello Shubham, It also depends on your age, you can check in the table given in this article.

  59. Sir , should we have to pay for the bachelor course in nda or there is any different situation

    1. Hello Shubham, No, you don’t have to pay. Once you get selected then its their responsibility so don’t worry about it.

  60. Mam where should we ask to go for bachelor course in nda?
    Which state?

    1. Hello Shubham, NDA (National Defence Academy) is a central government body. there are specific different regions for different wings. for Army NDA Dehradun, for Airforce :- hyderabad, for Navy :- Indian Naval Academy

  61. Hello sir my name is rutvik and my height is 160 and my weight is 65 can I apply for NDA

    1. Hello Rutvik, It seems you are not eligible for NDA since your height and weight are not matching, you can if you can reduce your weight. But still you can give a try. All the best!!!

  62. mam, if i clear the written exam in 12 appearing then should i ask for ssb ?

    1. Hello Shubham, if you clear the written exam with 12 appearing you can give ssb but if you clear the ssb you must submited the 12th pass document another you will be disqualified.

  63. Is the cutoff of GAT for English and general science are individual

    1. Hello Ankit,
      the cutoff of GAT for English and general science are not individual

  64. sir,i have got 55 percent In PCMB can I join nda and Can I join Air Force or navy?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Rajesh,
      you are eligible for NDA, after crack NDA completely you can join both Airforce or Navy or Army

  65. Sir i had spects ,i will do laser tretment then they will allow me to nda. I had a goal to crack nda

    1. Correction in eyesight is allowable in NDA upto certain extent. Please Read our article on NDA Medical Process for all details.

  66. Sir i have two ques.

    1. i have opted for pcm how to prepare history and geography ?

    2. how to test that i am medically fit ?

    1. You can prepare history and geography with NCERT Books or you can buy GS books for NDA. To test your medical fitness, you can go to nearest clinic or government hospital.

  67. Iam going to btech 1st year can i continue from 2nd year at nda or should i continue from 1st year middle at nda

    1. No. If selected in NDA, you will have to start from 1 year only.

  68. Sir, i just wanna know that how much running is needed in what minutes so i can prepare for it..
    Plzz tell me the distance and in what time

    1. No Running is required in NDA Examination. You just need to be fit and healthy as per the medical standards.

  69. I have scored 153 in maths and 217 in gs part in nda 1 2018 will I be selected for ssb ……

    1. Yes. If your accuracy is above 90%, your chances of getting selected for SSB are high.

  70. I want to know that whether the result of written exam is on the basis of passing criteria or on the merit list
    Actually I had just given nda 1 2018 exam and I had done about 68 ques in maths and 108 ques in gs part in which about 63 are correct in maths and 70 in gs
    Whether my nda would be clear this time

    1. The NDA Exam have a sectional cut-off as well as the main cut-off. This means that you should have the minimum qualifying marks in both the subjects and you should also clear the overall passing percentage to be selected in NDA exam.

  71. Sir, my score in NDA 2018 paper 1 is 335. Maths-111 and GAT-224. Will I be selected for
    SSB??

    1. That depends on the NDA Cut-off. The cut-off this year will be between 320-340. Therefore, you stand a fair chance to be selected for SSB.

  72. please tell me why girl can not give NDA exams ? and which is other way to become a fighter pilot ?

    1. Sorry, we can’t comment on Why girls can give NDA Exams. But to become a fighter pilot in Indian Airforce, girls can go for CDS Exam and then opt for OTA or you can give AFCAT Examination. After clearing these exams you need to clear the SSB and once the whole process is can be a fighter pilot.

  73. Sir I scored 2018 NDA 1 PAPER
    MATHS-200
    ENGLISH-120
    GK-64
    Can I be eligible for SSB REPLY FAST

    1. Yes.

  74. Sir GAT aur math ka alag alag cutoff banta hai

    1. Yes. You have to secure at least 30% marks in GAT and Maths exam. Then only you will be considered for the final merit list.

  75. Sir i just wanna ask that if i got more than 85 percent in class 12 pcm then is it possible that i will be called out for ssb directly…..

    1. Probably. You will have to apply for Technical Entry Scheme (TES) for SSB Direct Entry.

  76. Hello sir I am ADITYA TIWARI sir I want to know that I am 168 cm and my weight is 78 kg am I eligible for this position

    1. Yes. You are eligible. But You may need to control your weight.

  77. Sir im a pcb stream+2 student.i want to how can i crack the NDA maths paper for entering army?

    1. To qualify in NDA, you must clear the Mathematics paper. For that you can go with NCERT Books and can Buy Previous Years papers from our website.

  78. Sir I have 6 subjects I passed 5 subject in Class 12 . Can I Apply for NDA??

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Shouvik,
      No, you cannot apply.

  79. Sir,if anybody has flat faw.he is able to fight for nda

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Sagar,
      If you mean flat toe, then that person is not eligible for NDA or any other Defence Force particularly. Army.

  80. Hello sir
    Mera height 155cm aur weight 60 kg hai kya kio problem bhi hoga

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Suman,
      There is no problem.

  81. Sir I use spectacles whose power is -3.5 .
    Is not there any chance to apply for NDA

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Mukul,
      You can apply.

  82. Hello sir,my name is shahnawaz ansari,me ye janna chahta hu ki 12 pass krne ke baad NDA me admission lene ke liye kitna time lgta hai..

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Shahnawaz,
      You need to clear the NDA exam first, then SSB and in the last you need to clear Medical Exam.

  83. Sir i am a humanities student.According to your article a student of any stream can apply for NDA army wing but sir how the paper of maths will be cleared by us.Humanities student? Please give some tips for me.

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Archit,
      There is no doubt that you need to learn Maths to clear NDA, so prepare yourself for the exam.

  84. Hello sir
    I applied for naval academy for btech
    Then what’s about my physical fitness and discussion in ssb interview or all members has same process
    Is there any special quota for naval academy applied ones

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Lokesh,
      There is no special quota for Naval Academy.

  85. Can girls can give nda exam?

    1. Hello Riya,
      No, NDA dosen’t recruit girls.

  86. Hello sir my name is pavan jadav my height is 178 cm and my weight is 85 but i am fit enough for nda am i eligible for nda and my age is 17 Years .

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Pavan,
      Yes you are eligible.

  87. Hi
    My name is vidyadhar sharma. I want to ask you that my height is 6. 4 feet can I eligible for nda

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Vidyadhar,
      You are eligible

  88. Hello Sir. Just wanted to clarify how much should I weigh if I am 187 cm tall?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Aaron,
      You need to be more than 50 kg

  89. I have less mark in 12th but just pass will it effect on the Nda exam or on the mirit list of the selection in the exam

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Pratik,
      There is not a criteria of 12th marks, but if you have scored well in 12th then it can be helpful for your merit list.

  90. Hello sir, What are the documents required for the NDA before the written exam and what are courses will be teach in the academy?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Pratik,
      You need to bring admit card, and a valid ID with its photostat. The courses depends on your chosen field like Army, Navy or Air Force

  91. Hlo sir,
    I m 162 cms tall, but my weight is 67 kgs. How many kgs i have to loss.???

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Utkarsh,
      You weight should be between 50 – 60 kgs

  92. J.D. Ansho jerfin singh

    Sir my height is 175 and my weight is 67 is there any problem

  93. Ansho jerfin singh

    Sir my height is .
    175 but my weight is 69 is there any problem

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Ansho,
      There is no problem with your height and weight

  94. hey sir my DOB is 25/05/2002
    so when will i be eligible to give NDA test??

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Satyam,
      You will get eligible next year.

  95. mera ek teeth dusre teeth ke piche nikal rakha hai kiya usse koi medical check up me problem ho sakti h

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Depanshu,
      No problem

  96. Im very weak at sports can i get selected

    1. Hello Kevin,
      it does not matter if you are weak or strong in sports, for NDA a candidate must be mentally and physically fit. So, you are physically and mentally fit, then there is no problem.

  97. Anupam Sanjay Gawhane

    Hii sir..
    After 12th if i gave NDA exam and i failed then can i give again this exam. If yes then should i take admission in higher classes like B.Sc, or do nothing and only giving nda exam?

    1. Hello Anupam,
      you can apply as many times as you want, and you can also apply while you are pursuing higher studies. But the only condition is that you must fit within the age limit to apply for NDA.

  98. Sir I have problem of deviated nasal septum and I had sinus problem .Am I eligible to qualify the medical test.

    1. Hello Anuj,
      Any kind of diseases or medical issue will result in rejection during medical test.

  99. sir my centre teeth had half broken its effect on NDA medical

  100. Hi ma’am after 4 years be.tech. graduation completed in academic if I got good placement is there choice to leave from there

  101. I am in commerce can I apply for NDA? is science necessary for NDA?

    1. Hello Anuj,
      you can apply for Indian army through NDA, but not for air force or navy if you did not had science in 12th. This means that if you want to become an officer in Indian army, then you can apply for NDA, but the same is not applicable for navy and air force.

  102. Sir, if I got selected in NDA, then will I be able to change my defense wing?

    1. Hello Piyush,
      Once you are selected in NDA then you can not change the wing. So, you have to be absolutely sure while applying about your preference.

  103. Sir i am 16 years old an i have a birth mark on my face just below the eye and i also have some white hairs am i eligible for nda

    1. Hello ADK,
      You are not eligible age wise currently, you need to be at least 17½ to apply for NDA. Birth mark and gray hairs will cause no problem.

  104. I have braces in my teeth will I pass the medical? Just tell me yes or no.

    1. Hello Sebu,
      You may get temporary rejection for braces. So, if possible then you should get ride of the braces. Though, if the braces are for short term, then you may not be rejected.

  105. Sir i have undergone appendix operation !
    Am i fit for nda?

    1. Hello Abhinav,
      If the operation was performed at least 6 months earlier, and if it do not have any effect on your health or body, then you are fit for NDA.

  106. Hello sir I have one nipple bigger than the other . Will it cause any problem in my selection?

    1. Hello Tapan,
      any abnormality in body can cause to temporary or permanent rejection. You should consult a doctor to know if it’s ok or not.

  107. I have no problem but my one testis is looping downwards will I be selected

    1. Hello Rohan,
      Both the testicles are never at equal level, one of them will always loop slightly down than other. So, don’t worry, it’s normal.

  108. Hello sir, first of all i appreciate your job what you have done by providing such good material of knowledge to us. I want to ask you that i have skin problems like rashes when I expose to sun too much. So I would like to ask you i have only this problem can this affect my selection in NDA medical’s.

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello,
      In NDA, they look for the candidates who are totally fit. So, if they detect any disease or problem in you, then you will be disqualified.

  109. Help mam/sir
    My self ajay singh rajput
    Dob :- 21/08/2000
    Qualification :- 12 appearing from Nios
    Or sir m smoke krta tha 1 saal phale ab m koch nhi krta toh kya sir m eligible hu for amry or NDA

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Ajay,
      You need to be 17½ to apply for NDA or army. educational qualifications and smoking will not cause any problem (if you do not have any disease due to smoking).

  110. Hello mam,
    My current age is 15 years and i was having asthma upto the age of 10 years and now i am completely fine. Mam i want to know can i apply for NDA since there had no asthma attack since 5 years. Can i apply for it??
    I will be thankful to you if you let me know this details..
    Thanking you

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Udit,
      Yes, currently if you do not have asthma, then you can apply.

  111. Hello Sir. Mujh ye puchna hai ki kya jab ssb interview clear ho jata hai uske bad jb academy join karte hai tab fees kitni lagti hai ya nahi lagti koi fees. Please help.

    1. Hi Raju.
      Yes, a certain amount of money is deposited at the time of training by every candidate. Cost of training will cover accommodation, books, uniforms, boarding and medical treatment will be incurred by the Government.Parents or guardians of cadets be required to meet their pocket and other private expenses. If in any case a cadet’s parents or guardian is unable to meet wholly or partly even this expenditure, financial help upto Rs. 175.00 pm may be granted by the Government.
      Candidates who are finally selected for training at the Academy will need to deposit the following amount on arrival: Pocket allowance for 5 months at Rs. 400.00 pm, Rs.2000.00 for items of clothing and equipment, Rs.3200.00 Incidental Expenditure during 1st Semester, Rs. 425.00 which means total Rs. 5625.00. Out of the above mentioned amount the amount stated below is refundable to the candidate if financial help is sanctioned. Pocket allowance for 5 months at Rs. 400.00 pm, Rs. 2000.00 for items of clothing and equipment approximately Rs. 475.00.

  112. Hello sir , madam
    I am Gaurav standard in 11th class and I am 17 years old
    Sir I want to know about NDA test , I have some question about NDA .
    My d.o.b – 02-07-2002 so How many chance of NDA attempts?
    And what is the next year attempt is better for me?
    And which is most important subject for NDA
    written examination.
    Thank you sir

    1. Hello Gaurav,
      As per your DOB, you are just 15 years old, and the minimum age required in NDA is 16½. So you will have to wait for 1½ year. You can apply for NDA II of 2019, but not next year because till date you will not be eligible. As for how many chances you will get, then the maximum age to apply is 19½. So, you will have 3 years, and each year NDA exams are held twice. So, you’ll get 6 chances.

      The most important subject in NDA according to me is Maths. Prepare well for maths.

  113. Hi mam. I have written NDA 2(2017) recently and I’m a bit confident that I will clear the written examination. Will you please tell me about when the ssb dates for NDA 2(2017) are more likely to come?
    I will be waiting for your reply!😀

    1. Hi Priyanshu.
      At present UPSC have not released the NDA II paper result. Only after the result is declared the selected candidates will get their call letter in which your SSB date and time will be mentioned. So, at present you just have wait until the result is out.

  114. Hello mam. I have scored 96% in 10+2 examinations. Then could you please tell me how can I go for SSB directly without any written test by TES?

    1. Hi Usthela.
      TES stand for Technical Entry Scheme, as the name suggest, it is a technical entry to get into Indian army as an officer. TES is more or less like UES and TGC entries of Indian army, but in case of UES and TGC candidates apply for it after doing their engineering from outside, TES is an opportunity for the aspirants to join the technical branch of Indian army after 10+2 but as per the vacancies candidates can join other fields also like infantry, artillery etc. Only candidates who have passed 10+2 Examination or its equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 70% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. You will have visit the Indian army website and apply online when the forms will be available and then short listed candidates will be called for Services Selection Board (SSB) interview at Bhopal, Bangalore or Allahabad. Successful candidates at the SSB will be required to undergo medical test lasting 3 to 5 days. Candidates recommended by the SSB and declared medically fit, will be appointed for training in the order of merit, depending on the number of vacancies available.

  115. Hello Sir. I am still reading in XII. So am I eligible to give NDA exam?

    1. Hi Diganta.
      Yes, both 12th appearing and 12th pass out students are eligible for NDA exam. Just make sure you fit the age limit criteria which is 16 and half to 19 and half years.

  116. Hello mam. Is there any scheme through which I can directly called for SSB interview? please mam tell me.

    1. Hi Govind.
      I have earlier also mentioned in below comment that if you are preparing for NDA exam then there is no way that you can directly go to SSB round. You will have to first clear the written exam. There is TES(Technical Entry Scheme) for candidates who have passed 10+2 Examination or its equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 70% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. For TES you don’t have to write an exam as only short listed candidates will be called for Services Selection Board (SSB) interview at Bhopal, Bangalore or Allahabad. And after that you will go through your training session.

  117. Hello mam. Myself Dheeraj sharma and I am giving the exam of NDA which will be held on 10 September. At present I m in 12th standard if I pass the written exam. Then how can I go on training before completing my 12th.

    1. Hi Dheeraj.
      As you have mentioned that the NDA II exam is on 10th September for which you are preparing so, the result of this exam will be released nearly after 1-2 month. And after that if you clear the written exam you will be called for 5 day SSB for which you might have to take leave from your school. The final result will also take 2 months most probably. If you also crack the SSB round then finally you will selected for training. So, basically the training will start after your board exams. There is nothing to worry about. I would recommend you to focus on your exam at present.

  118. Hello ma’am. I have gone to 2 camps, one was NCC camp an other was Scouts an guides camp both of them were for 10 days. We learned a lot there. Will the certificates of those camps be useful? I have sports certificates too.

    1. Hi Aswin.
      You have not mentioned that whether you are preparing for NDA exam or for some JCO post in Indian army. In NDA exam you don’t get any benefits of these certificates. But in case you have applied for Indian army then there are chances you might get relaxation on sports certificate but only if it is national/state/district sports certificate.

  119. Hi sir. I’m from Telangana. I’m in 11 class. Can we do our engineering while training for NDA. After we get into NDA.

    1. Hi Ashwin.
      Yes, you can do B.Tech. in NDA, but only if you opt for Navy or Airforce. Now it’s compulsory for Navy and Airforce cadets to pursue B.Tech. in NDA. While Army cadets have 3 options I.E BSc(Computer science), BSc(PCM), B.A.(History, Economics, Geography, Political Science) any three of these. So, it is important that you choose Navy or Airforce if you want to pursue B.Tech while in NDA.

  120. Sir I got 87.2% marks in 12th. How can I face ssb direct without any written exam.

    1. Hi Aman.
      If you are preparing for NDA exam then there is no way that you can directly go to SSB round. You will have to first clear the written exam. There is TES(Technical Entry Scheme) for candidates who have passed 10+2 Examination or its equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 70% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. For TES you don’t have to write an exam as only short listed candidates will be called for Services Selection Board (SSB) interview at Bhopal, Bangalore or Allahabad. And after that you will go through your training session.

  121. Hello Sir,
    I’m currently in Class XII but I wish to opt for NDA II examination, after my finals. But I’ve a weak eyesight, -3.0 & -2.75. Since, you mentioned above that the ideal eyesight requirement is around -2.5. Will it be worthy enough to even try for NDA, knowing your fate is sealed? (Indian Army is my choice of service btw. Does it have another eyesight requirement because I’ve heard they select candidates upon -3.0?)

    1. Hi Priyanshu.
      First of all I would recommend you to be positive. Yes, the eye sight requirement that we have mentioned are standard but that doesn’t mean you cannot make through the exam. If you perform really good in the written exam and in all rounds of SSB except medical then there are chances that you might get selected. What I’m trying to say here is that if you try you best you have nothing to loose but you don’t try at all then you already know the result. So, don’t think much, if you are really passionate about it and dedicated towards your aim then all you have to do is work hard each and every day.

  122. Hello sir. I want to know that in GAT test it is compulsory to pass in English section.

    1. Hi Satender.
      Yes, in GAT test there are two section English and Gk and you will have to pass each section separately.

  123. Hello sir/ma’am
    Can a person who has undergone LASIK surgery apply for NDA?

    1. Hi Manav.
      As per the current policy, you’re not eligible for NDA after LASIK. And moreover if your surgery is performed before the age of 20, you’ll be declared medically unfit for all the entries.

  124. Hi mam. Can you please tell me that what should be the least marks scored in each section of written examination in order to qualify? Also are all those candidates who qualify written exam are interviewed? I have read somewhere that 8000 candidates qualify written exam but only 5000 are interviewed.

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi Prasun.
      There is no sectional cutoff marks in NDA exam. This means that you don’t have to pass each section separately. All you have to keep in mind is the overall cutoff marks. And there is no way that you have cleared the written exam but are not selected for SSB. All the candidates who clear the written exam are then asked to attend the 5 days of SSB in which interview is the last stage. After you qualify the SSB you will be selected for final merit list.

  125. Hello. Why are female cadets not eligible for NDA? I have always aspired to join nda. Is CDS equivalent to nda? Is there any difference between the training of male and female cadets? if yes,then what are they. Please provide me full information.

    1. Hi Radah.
      It is really impressive that you look forward to join India armed forces. But for NDA exam only the 12th appearing or 12th pass out boys are only eligible. Girls can only join Indian army through CDS exam. And to be eligible for CDS exam you have to be graduate. Both boys and girls can apply for CDS exam. Through CDS boys can join IMA, AFA, Naval Academy and OTA(Officer Training Academy) but for girls after clearing the written exam and SSB you will join OTA and from there you get your training. You see NDA and CDS are different platform but both are the golden opportunity. NO, there are no differences in the physical training standards for male and female cadets. Although the physical training is exclusive and separate.

  126. Sir my name is Biki. I’m 12th pass out student with science. Maine maths,physics,chemistry and all subject mai up to 65 marks mile hai. Kya mai NDA exam k eligible hu?

    1. Hi Biki.
      There is no percentage criteria for NDA exam. You just have to be 12th appearing or 12th pass out student. But there is age limit which is 16 and half to 19 and half years. If you fit in the age limit criteria then you are eligible for NDA exam.

  127. Sir I want to join NDA for Indian army. Will I have to write maths portion in nda exam or is it necessary to have pcm in 11 and 12 or I can go and opt for army with PCB. Please clear my doubt.

    1. Hi Ankit.
      It is impressive that you are looking forward to join Indian army through NDA exam. Yes, you will have attend the maths section in the written exam even if didn’t had maths in 12th. But it is not necessary that you have PCM in 11th and 12th for NDA exam, it is only mandatory for those students to have Physics and Maths in 11th and 12th who wants to join Navy or air force. For Indian army there is no such criteria.

  128. Hi sir. I am 10th pass. Kya main NDA ke liye apply kr sakta hu? Please reply.

    1. Hi Nitish.
      According to the eligibility criteria of NDA exam, only 12th appearing and 12th pass out students are eligible to apply for this exam. The age limit criteria is 16 and half to 19 and half years. As, you have mentioned that you are 10th pass so you cannot apply for this exam. We would recommend you to continue your studies at present and once you are in 12th you can apply for this exam.

  129. Hi sir. Sir NDA k exam me branch jo miltaaa hai kis basis pr milta hai. I mean for example mai Air Force aur Navy join krna chahata hu to wo mujhe kis basis pr milega 1 written exam 2 ssb 3 training ke through.

    1. Hi Md Faisal.
      When you will apply for NDA exam you will have to mention for which armed forces(Army, Navy, Air Force) you want to apply for. And then afterwards once you qualify the written exam and the SSB you will be trained for that branch particularly. As, you have mentioned that you want to join Navy or Air Force then you must have studied Maths and Physics in 11th and 12th as, it is compulsory.

  130. Hello mam. How much time does it takes from the date of exam to final selection? And presently I am studying in class 11th and next year I will be in class 12th. So can I apply for NDA 2018 exam?

    1. Hi Himanshu.
      As, you have mentioned that you are in 11th so next year you can definitely apply for NDA exam. But also make sure you fit in the age limit criteria which is 16 and half to 19 and half years. We cannot give you the exact time period between the written exam to the final merit list but it can take 5-6 months approx for the whole procedure to complete.

  131. Dear Sir,
    My DOB is 24/11/1998 and I’m just 18 and half years old. So, please tell me why I can’t apply for NDA .

    1. Hi Arif.
      The age limit criteria for NDA exam is 16 and half to 19 and half years. According to your DOB you are eligible for this exam.

  132. Hello sir. I want to know that are there any ways such as if I have Osgood scatter and it doesn’t hurt and what if i build muscleS over my pigeon chest by doing workouts and I don’t have a problem of breathing.

    1. Hi Ankush.
      As, I have mentioned before that you have to be medically fit and should not have any kind of diseases only then you can clear the medical round of NDA exam. If you are eligible for NDA exam then I would recommend you to apply for it and give your best shot. Keep yourself physically fit and maybe you will clear the medical round too.

  133. Will pigeon chest and Osgood schlatter in knee can become a cause of rejection. And what if I try to build a muscle over my chest. I am desperate to join the armed forces, please help me.

    1. Hi Ankush.
      During the 5 days of SSB you will have to go through physical test as well as medical examination. It is important that you are medically fit. And as, you have mentioned that you have Osgood schlatter disease which causes pain in the knee and Pectus carinatum(scientific name of pigeon chest) then there are chances that you might get rejected in the medical round. Sorry to say but to join armed forces you have to be free from any kind of diseases.

  134. Hi sir. I am Prashant. Sir I am in 12th class at present and I have some dental problem, doctors said they will have to eliminate 4 teeth 2 from each jaw. So my question is, will it cause any problem in the NDA exam? Can this be the reason for my rejection?

    1. Hi Prashant.
      In NDA exam during medical test you should have sufficient number of natural and sound teeth. A minimum of 14 dental points will be acceptable. When 32 teeth are present, the total dental points are 22. And as you have mentioned that you have some dental problem then you might get rejected in the medical round. But don’t loose hope. Be confident and give your best shot.

  135. Respected sir,
    Thanks for giving reply, you have explained to me that after joining nda there will be 4 year training. So can you tell me that in between these 4 years I can complete my graduation or not. If I can pursue my graduation then can I get good officers rank in navy. Sir please reply. I will be thankful to u.

    1. Hi Tushar.
      Yes, you can continue your studies after joining of NDA. They will arrange the optional courses for all members. A Bachelor’s degree will be provided from IGNOU on successful completion of training. You will be Awarded with a B.A ,B.SC Or BCA Degree of your choice from Prestigious JNU(Jawahar Lal Nehru University)Delhi. In Addition you can opt for Foreign Language Course also. Once you pass the NDA they give you a lot of physical and mental training but at the same time they also allow you to choose among different courses.

  136. Hello Sir. I am in class 10th and I want to join Indian Navy as an officer. So what is the procedure to join NDA and after joining how can I become an officer. In NDA what courses are available and can I continue my studies. Sir please reply I will be obliged to you.

    1. Hi Tushar.
      As, you have mentioned that you are in 10th class at present and you look forward to join Indian navy as an officer then NDA is the best option for you. NDA exam is conducted by UPSC twice a year for both 12th appearing and 12th pass out students who aspires to become an officer in Indian army, Navy and Air force. The age limit for this exam is 16 and half to 19 and half. At present you are not eligible for this exam.
      You will have to first apply online for this exam and after qualifying the written exam you will have to go through 5 days of SSB(staff selection board). In these 5 days you will have to give number of test(both written and physical) including the interview and once you qualify all the round you will be selected for the final merit list. After that you will have 4 years of training(3 years in NDA and 1 in IMA). During these training years you will be able to pursue your further studies. For more information on selection procedure of NDA just go through with the above article. We are sure you will find all the information.

  137. Hello Sir. I am a student of CA and my brother have recently passed the 10th class. He wants to become an Air Force officer through NDA exam and I also want the same for him, but we belong to a middle class family and we are facing financial problem. Please suggest me a right path.

    1. Hi Prabhat.
      First of all let me tell you that NDA is only for those students who have the strong desire to join Indian army, Navy and Air force and who look forward to serve their country. How you look or from where you belong does not matter. If your brother is dedicated towards his dream of becoming an Air force officer then we would recommend you to support him and encourage him. NDA exam is conducted by UPSC twice a year for both 12th appearing and 12th pass out students. As, you have mentioned that your brother have just passed 10th so, at present he is not eligible for this exam. But later on when he enter 12th class he can apply for it. Now the important thing is for Navy and Air force students must have studied Physics and Maths in 11th and 12th. Tell your brother this. Also keep the age limit criteria in mind which is 16 and half to 19 and half years.
      NDA is a golden opportunity for students who dream to become an officer in armed forces. At present all you can do is build up your brothers confidence and help him in realizing the importance of this chance. For more information on NDA exam search for ‘Complete NDA Selection Process – How To Get Selected’ in the search box of our website.

  138. PRAMIT kumar jena

    Sir I have completed my 1st year exam of +2 with science and continuing the 2nd part. My age is 16+, can I apply NDA exam. And please explain me what is the procedure to apply and how to prepare.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Pramit.
      According to the eligibility criteria of NDA exam both 12th appearing and 12th pass out student can apply for this exam. The age limit for this exam is 16 and half to 19 and half. Yes, you can apply for NDA exam. You will have to apply online as, the forms of this exam are not available in offline mode. You must be aware that NDA exam is conducted twice a year so, whenever the form will be available we will upload it in our website just keep yourself updated through our website.
      For preparation tips just search for ‘ 7 Effective Steps To Crack NDA Written Exam in Ist Attempt’ in the search box of our website.

  139. Hi. My aim is become a pilot officer & my age is 18. I have passed 12th(science,math) with 79% and now I’m in B.Sc. final year. So, now what should I suppose to do?

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Hem Kumar.
      As you have mentioned that you want to become a pilot and at present you are pursing graduation then you have the opportunity to prepare for CDS exam. This exam is conducted by UPSC twice a year only for graduates who aim to join Indian army, Navy and Air force as an officer. Men and women both can apply for CDSE and the best part is about CDSE is that there is no percentage bar for it. While men can apply for Army (IMA and OTA) Navy (INA) and Air Force (AFA), women can only apply for Army (OTA). You must fulfill the eligibility criteria which is different for army, navy and air force. Just start your preparation and keep doing hard work.

  140. I am in 10th class at present and I dream to become a navy officer. When is the perfect time to start the preparation for NDA exam and which books will you refer. And which coaching is best to join for NDA.
    Help me please because I want to crack it in my 1 attempt.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Abhay.
      First of all it is really good to hear that you look forward to join Indian Navy through NDA. But you must know that if you desire to join Indian Navy and Air force then you must have studied Maths and Physics in 11th and 12th. As, you have mentioned that you are in 10th class so, you are not eligible to give NDA exam at present. Once you are in 12th you can apply for this exam. Also keep in mind the age limit is 16 and half to 19 and half. Right now we would recommend you to focus on your studies so you can score good marks.
      What you can do is try to build officers like qualities like time management, work on your confidence, how you represent yourself and other things which will definitely help you in the future when you will apply for NDA exam and during the SSB round. Just keep working hard and you will achieve your dream for sure.

  141. Hi if I pass the medical examination can it happen that my name will not be listed on merit list. Is it possible? Please reply fast.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Abhay.
      Once you have qualified all the rounds i.e the written exam and the 5 days of SSB including the medical examination your name will surely be listed in the final merit list.

  142. Hello mam, I am in class 12th (CBSE). I come from my school at 3:00pm and my coaching starts at 5:00pm to 8:00pm. In the remaining time I study a little bit to complete my school syllabus. Please suggest me how can I prepare for NDA 2 2017 in between this routine?

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Rishik.
      First of all it is good to hear that you are preparing for NDA exam. Yes, for regular students sometimes it become quite hard to manage time but if you are dedicated enough then nothing is impossible. You must be familiar with the whole syllabus and the exam pattern so, you know that to cover all the topics you need to focus on NCERT books. Along with your studies take 2-3 years for practicing previous year papers and sample papers. In free time or whenever you take a break read the interviews given by the candidates who have qualified the SSB. It will surely help you a lot. Every day hard work is must if you dream to qualify the exam. For more information on how to crack the exam search for ‘7 Effective Steps To Crack NDA Written Exam in Ist Attempt’ in the search box of our website.

  143. I have passed 12th a year ago. Now I want to join NDA. Whats the procedures and when is the exam? Please tell me.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Sooraj.
      As, you have mentioned that you have passed 12th and look forward to join NDA then first of all make sure you fit in the age limit criteria, which is 16 and half to 19 and half years. UPSC conducts the NDA exam twice a year to recruit students who aspires to join Indian army, Indian Navy and Air Force as officers. First you have clear the written exam and the next phase is 5 days of SSB in which you will be tested physically as well as mentally. And once you have qualified the SSB you will be selected for further training. For more information read ‘Complete NDA Selection Process – How To Get Selected’ in our website.

  144. Hi myself Rishik. I am preparing for NDA 2017 exam as well as 12th boards this year. Can you please suggest me how can I can be physically and mentally prepared for nda as well as 12th exams?
    How my physical performance should be for qualifying nda (naval academy)?

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Rishik.
      It is good to hear that you are preparing for NDA exam. First of all you need to set a time in such a way that you are able to prepare for board exams and give some extra time to your NDA preparations. You must be aware that the syllabus of NDA written exam consist of GK section for which you have study really hard since it contains questions from history, geography, general science etc. For subjects like Physics Chemistry Maths you need to focus on NCERT books. Keep reminding yourself that nothing is impossible. All you need to do is be dedicated towards your studies. Along with it keep yourself physically fit by taking part in sports Time management and discipline are very important. Keep yourself motivated and practice daily because each day counts.Your physical performance will be tested in SSB. For that you have be prepared physically as well as mentally. But at present just be focused on the written exam. For more information on how you should prepare for the written exam of NDA search for ‘7 Effective Steps To Crack NDA Written Exam in Ist Attempt’ in our website. Good luck.

  145. Hi. After I have cleared SSB and if I have also done medical test then, it is sure that my name will come in the merit list.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Abhay.
      Yes, of course if you clear the written exam as well as the SSB you are selected for NDA(National Defense Academy) for further training. But it is not an easy task to clear the SSB so, you need to focus on your goal and work hard. It is important that you start adopting officer like qualities which will help you during the 5 days of SSB. Just keep yourself dedicated.

  146. Hi I have already passed out 12th and want to join NDA but I also have submitted my original documents in institute while they will be required after SSB interview. what should I do? Please help me.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Sachin.
      As, you have mentioned that you have submitted your original documents in an institute, there is nothing to worry about because you first have to clear the written exam only then you would receive the call letter for SSB. Once you have cleared the written exam you can ask for the original documents from the college authorities explaining your situation. At present just keep yourself focused in the written exam.

  147. mam
    If I have to give compartment of maths of 12 in month of July, then in same month can I apply for NDA. My father is in army at ORs category and I want to become an officer in army. So, what can I do?

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Saurabh.
      As, you have mentioned that you have got compartment in Maths then until you have cleared the compartment exam and you are considered pass in 12th you cannot apply for NDA exam. Once the result of compartment exam is declared and you have passed in it then you are eligible to give NDA exam.

  148. Sir i got 56% in my class 12 exams….. I want to know that is there any marks required for ssb interveiw….will i have any chance to get selected into nda????…. Plzzzz answer me

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Shuvam. There is no such marks criteria for the NDA SSB interview. Prepare well. Good luck.

  149. Sir my name is sai kadam I have passed 12 class but in left hand finger I have a small cut. I did not had math in 12 class. Can I apply for NDA?

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Sainath.
      Yes, you can apply for NDA exam. As, you have mentioned that you did not had maths in 12th so, you can only apply for Indian army and cannot join Indian Navy and Air Force through NDA.

  150. Sir I am presently in 12th can I apply for Indian Navy
    Pls clarify
    Jai hind

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Amith, yes, you can apply for Indian Navy by appearing in the NDA exam.

  151. Sir I am presently in 12 So sir can I apply for the upcoming exam of nda

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Amith, yes you can appear in the NDA exam. Good Luck.

  152. Are female candidates allowed for NDA exam?

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Ritika.
      No, girls cannot apply for NDA exam. Although if you are interested in joining then you can give CDS exam which is conducted by UPSC twice a year for graduates who aspires to join Indian army, Navy and Air Force. You have to first complete your graduation and then you can apply for this exam.

  153. Hello sir my height is 6 feet 1 inch and my dob is 29/07/1999. Can I join NDA?

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Sonu.
      According to the DOB that you have mentioned you are eligible to give NDA exam. The physical standards like height and weight vary according to the aspirants age limit. In the above post we have mention all the physical standards that are required.

  154. Hi sir.
    I want to ask one thing that, what is the age limit for applying NDA examination?
    And sir my height is 5 foot 9 inch can I join Indian army? My DOB is 15/8/2001 am I eligible for NDA exam in 2017 sir?

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Aman.
      The age limit criteria for NDA exam is more than 16 and half years and less than 19 and half years. According to the DOB that you have mention you are eligible to apply for the exam. You must know that through this exam you can join Indian Army, Navy and Air Force therefore the physical standards that are required like height, weight are different as per the different age of the aspirant. In the above post we have mentioned the physical standards that are required for the exam in a table.

  155. Hi sir,
    I have a tattoo on my right hand between wrist and elbow. It is almost of 1 inch. Am i eligible for NDA exam?

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Sonar.
      Indian army has revised the tattoo policy. Tattoos are permitted on the inner face of the forearms i.e from inside of the elbow to the wrist and back side of the both hands. As you have mentioned that your tattoo is on the inner face of the forearm then you are eligible for NDA exam.

  156. Hi ma’am
    Madam my brother passed class 12th from UP board from PCM with 81% in 2016. He is currently 18 years old and have passed his first year examination of B.Sc and also has its NCC C certificate and his mind is also in force. What is the processor for in selection in the NDA? If he want to do coaching then is it the right decision because the time is very short? Jai Hind

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Mateen.
      As, you have mentioned that your brother have completed his 12th class and is interested in joining Indian army then at present his best option is NDA exam. The age limit for the exam is more than 16 and half years and less than 19 and half years. Your brother have this great opportunity to prepare for NDA exam. If he thinks he needs coaching then go for it. And since he have NCC ‘C’ certificate he will get benefits of it also. If he works really hard then for sure he can crack the exam. For more information on NDA exam read ‘ Complete NDA Selection Process – How To Get Selected’ in our website.

  157. Hi Sir I am Devaraj. How much is the salary for a candiadet in NDA during training and after training?

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Devraj.
      During the training period candidates are not provided any pocket money but once they reach the commissioning academy including IMA, Naval Academy, Air force Academy they start to earn 21000 Rs per month. And after the training his salary is equal to an officers salary.

  158. Priyakanta samal

    Hi mam I’m Priyakanta can you tell me army Nda salary after training ?

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Priyakanta.
      During the training period in NDA cadets are not provided any money. But once you reach the commissioning academy including IMA, Air Force Acdemy, Naval Academy he starts to earn Rs 21000 per month. And after completing your training you will be paid the salary of an officers.

  159. Hi mam. I am anuj verma and I am a commerce student. Can I apply for NDA? I have maths subject plz tell me mam if I’m eligible or not.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Anuj.
      Yes, you are eligible to apply for NDA exam. Students who have completed 12th from any stream(Science/Arts/Commerce) or appearing are eligible for this exam.

  160. Hello sir I’m 12th standard student of JNV and I want to give nda appearing test, My dob is 12-06-2000.i have president scout award will it would be helpful for nda.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Vikram. The age criteria to appear in the NDA exam is from 16½ to 19½. So, you are eligible. Once you clear the written exam, the mentioned award will give you better opportunities in SSB.

  161. Sir.. I have lost one Natural premolar teeth And remaining Teeth are in good Condition so can I eligible for nda medical plz.. Tell me sir. .I Am confused so much about it.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Ankit, don’t worry, as per the physical eligibility criteria of NDA, you must have a minimum of 14 dental points. As you have lost one premolar tooth, there may be deduction of few marks. But, still you are eligible to appear in the the exam.

  162. Hello sir..
    My teeth are somewhat disorder so can I clear NDA medical..

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Dhruv, you must know that in NDA medical test, a minimum of 14 dental points will be accepted. For detailed information, read the above article carefully. Hope, it will help you.

  163. Hello mam For nda exam how many percentage should the student in 11or in 12

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Manish. To appear in the NDA examination, a candidate must have passed 12th standard. There is no such percentage criteria. But, you must keep in mind that candidates having Science(Maths) subjects in class 12th can apply for Air Force And Navy wing. But others can only apply for the Army section.

  164. Sir, I want to join NDA for army wing which stream is best for that in class 11

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Nitin. As per the eligibility criteria of NDA examination, there is no such restriction to subject choice. But, still i would suggest you to opt Science stream for a better preparation.

  165. Can gk and english plays much role to qualify in nda

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Abhishek.
      Yes, English and Gk both subjects plays a very important role in the written exam of NDA. You can search for ‘Train To Crack NDA Written Exam In First Attempt’ in our website, there you will find all the information regarding how you can prepare for the NDA exam.

  166. Raghuvinder singh patel

    Hello sir,
    I’ m studying in class 12th by up board . I want to join NDA. But a problem come out that when I pass the 12th exam then my age is crossing the NDA age limit.so I want to know sir that what I can apply for NDA or no.please help me.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Raghuvinder.
      There is nothing to worry as, 12th appearing students can also apply for NDA exam. As, you have mentioned after this year you will cross the age limit for NDA exam so, you have only one chance. Try try this year and give your best.

    2. Hello sir , I am 21 years boy can I alligible

    3. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Rohit.
      The age limit for the NDA exam is 17-19 and half years. As, you have mentioned that you are 21 years old so, you are not eligible for the exam. But if you have completed your graduation then you can apply for CDS exam which is conducted by UPSC twice a year for recruitment in Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy.

  167. Rahul Singh Parmar

    Hi sir , I am Rahul Singh and I want to know that what percentage should be required in 12 standard to give NDA exam . Please help me ..

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Rahul.
      There is no specific percentage that is required in class 12th to appear for the NDA exam. The minimum qualification required is 12th pass and 12th appearing can also apply for the exam.

  168. Hii mam i have permanant tatoo on my inner side of the elbow
    can i am eligible to join NDA

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi Aman.
      Yes, you are eligible because according to the new tattoo policy, tattoo are only allowed in the inner side of the elbow to the wrist and on the reverse side of the palm. The size of the tattoo is not specified but it should not be too large. And you have make self certification for every single tattoo that you have.

  169. Hii mam my name is hem Chand I have passed 12th class with PCB then I have elligilble for NDA or not …All three stream plss tell me

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi Hemchand.
      Yes, you are eligible to give NDA exam. But as, you have mentioned you had Biology and not Math in 12th you cannot be part of Indian Navy and Indian Air force by appearing in the NDA exam. You can only apply for territorial army.

  170. hii my bro is army person in gd ..can he fill the nda form.if yes then plz tell some tip nd ideas..how is process nd qualification.
    nd how much type exam paper

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi Sona.
      As, you have mentioned your brother is already in army at the post of solider GD and he must be looking forward to become an officer. Since the age limit for NDA exam is 17-19 and half, it would be better for him to prepare for the other exams like ACC(Army Cadet College) exam, PC(SL) exam i.e Permanant Commission Special List and SCO(Special Commissioned Officers) exam. These exams are only for the serving soldiers who to want to become an officer and not for public domain. The age limit for ACC exam is up to 26 years, for PC exam it is 28-35 years and for SCO exam it is below 42 years but for SCO you must have minimum 10 years of service experience. The education qualification required are 10+2 for the exams. The selection processor is different for all the exams,

  171. Hello ma’am…
    I am in 10th standard. I want to join NDA. But I have myopia with -2.75 D. I want to ask you wether I am eligible to join NDA or not. If not then what should I so.
    Please reply as earliest as possible. Thankyou

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Shivam.
      As you have mentioned you are in 10th class and looking forward to join NDA which is really impressive but the minimum qualification required is 12th pass and 12th appearing can also apply. The eye vision must be 6/6 in better eye and 6/9 in worse eye. Myopia should not be more than 2.5 D so, you are eligible to apply for NDA.

  172. May I get any job in NDA .I am not having physics…

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Krishna Shukla. As you do not have Physics in your class 12th, you can apply only for territorial army. That means, you cannot be a part of Air Force and Indian Navy by appearing in the NDA exam.

  173. Sir what type of questions ask in an interview of NDA and what is CDS what is the difference between NDA and CDS which is better NDA CDS what type of facilities provided by the government after completing the full exam of NDA or CDS

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Deepak. You can get a splendid idea of the questions asked in the NDA interview by reading Most Common Questions In NDA SSB Interview With Answer

      There is not much difference between NDA and CDS. Both are the ways to get entry into IMA. The difference lies in the entry levels of two. NDA is for high school pass outs and CDS is for college graduates.

  174. I have to ask for jioning NDA then Air force how much CGPA should get in class 10 and class 12

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Deepak.
      There is no such percentage criteria to appear in the NDA exam. Instead of worrying about marks, it will be better for you to focus on clearing your concepts.

  175. Can girls also apply for NDA?

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Jayanti. Sorry to say but girls cannot apply for NDA. But, still you have opportunity to acquire an officer rank in armed forces by appearing in the CDS exam.

  176. Sir/Mam……. Is it necessary to choose PCM in 11th and 12th to apply for NDA ARMY

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Vinay.
      No, it is not necessary to have PCM in 11th and 12th to apply for the NDA written exam. But it become little bit easier to crack the written exam for those students who have passed 12th with PCM.

  177. maam can i apply for NDA after class 12th … i am from commerce stream without maths and i want to appy for army armed forces

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Vishal.
      Yes, you can apply for NDA exam after 12th even if you are a commerce student but also keep in mind the age limit for the exam i.e 17 to 19 and half.

  178. Hi ma’am,
    Ma’am i am 16 yrs old and giving final exam of 9th class….i want to know that can i apply for NDA army in 10th class….if not then which side i need to choose in 11th or 12th class to apply for NDA ARMY

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Vinay.
      As you have mentioned you are 9th class student and looking forward to join NDA which is really impressive. At present you are not eligible to apply to for NDA. The age limit for the exam is 17 to 19 and half that means you have nearly 3 chances to apply for the exam. There is no specific stream that you need to opt for the NDA exam but it would be really helpful for you if you take science stream as, by the time you apply for the exam you will have good command over the three subjects i.e physics, chemistry and maths. The entrance exam for NDA is really tough so, you need to work really hard to crack it. At present just focus on your studies.

  179. Mhd I.U.Barbhuiya

    Hlw sir….
    I am mhd from assam….former student of saint marys school….and presently studying science (PCM) in ss college hailakandi;assam…..
    Sir my D.O.B is 24/10/1998…..am i eligible for the NDA’s next year examination….
    Sir also i am a SD Ncc cadet of 4th Assam Bn. Ncc….
    I will be very thankful if you plz let me know this in details…
    Thank you
    Jai hind

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi. As per your date of birth and education qualification, you are eligible for the NDA examination.The NCC certificate will not give you any such relaxation but it is definitely beneficial for you in every other aspect. You will be given more priority than others in SSB Interview.

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