NDA Age Limit Criteria Important Points to Remember

NDA Age Limit: All unmarried males between the age of 16 1/2 years to 19 years are invited to apply for NDA Exam 2017. This exam is being organized twice in a year in the month of April and September by Union Public Service commission (UPSC).

If you are joining Indian Naval Academy you would be going for 4 years B.Tech course and he will have the opportunities to choose branches like Executive and Technical of the Navy Subject according to the availability of vacancies. You can read more about NDA 2 Admit Card 2017

NDA Exam Eligibility and Criteria:

If you are appearing for NDA Exam, you might be searching for NDA Exam Eligibility and NDA Age Limit, get full information about NDA Exam Eligibility and NDA Age Limit for General and category applicants. Don’t miss to read about UPSC Calendar 2017.

Required Nationality:

  • You must be Indian applicant or subject to Nepal or Bhutan.
  • Please Note that Tibetan refugees migrated to India before 1st January 1962 and today they are permanent resident are also eligible to apply.
  •  You may also check NDA 2 2017 Result.
  • If you are an applicant of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, United Republic of Tanzania etc with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • Eligibility certificate is not required in case of Gorkha candidates with subject to Nepal
  • Also The National Defence Academy has given training to more than 700 cadets from the 28 friendly countries i.e Afghanistan, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Nigeria, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tonga, Uganda, Uzbekistan and Vietnam

Educational Qualification:

  • You should have qualified 12th standard accordingly 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
  • For Naval Academy: You should pass 10+2 educational level with physics and mathematics subjects. Don’t miss to check and download NDA Answer Key 2017

NDA Age Limit:

  • You should acquire minimum age 16.5 years and maximum age will be 19.5 years.
  • Please note that NDA Age Limit is not valid for SC/ST/OBC etc candidates.

Required Physical standards for NDA Medical Examination:

Wax (Ears) Deviated Nasal Septum Hydrocele / Phimosis
Overweight / Underweight Undersized Chest Piles
Gynaecomastia Tonsillitis Varicocele

You can also download NDA EXAM Syllabus 2017

Specific Requirements for Air Force Pilot
Leg length 99.00cm 120.00cm
Thigh length Max 64.00cm
Sitting height 81.50cm 96.00cm


Height and weight standard for Army/Air Force

Height (cms) Weight (kgs)
Without shoe 16-17 years 17-18 years 18-19 years
152 42.5 44.0 45.0
155 43.0 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 52.0 55.0 56.0
173 54.0 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


Height and Weight standards for Navy. Download NDA Previous Year Question Paper 

Height (cms) Weight (kgs)
Without shoe 16 years 18 years 20 years
152 44 45 46
155 45 46 47
157 46 47 49
160 47 48 50
162 48 50 52
165 50 52 53
167 52 53 55
170 53 55 57
173 55 57 59
175 57 59 61
178 59 61 62
180 61 63 64
183 63 65 67


Navy Criteria for Eyesight  

Uncorrected without glass 6/6
Corrected with glass 6/6/
Limits of Myopia -0.75
Limits of Hypermetropia +1.5
Limits of color perception I
Binocular vision III


Air Force Criteria for Eyesight 

Uncorrected without glass 6/6, 6/9
Corrected with glass 6/6 (only for Hypermetropia)
Limits of Myopia Nil
Limits of Hypermetropia +2.00 D Dph
Color Vision CPI (MLT)
Astigmatism +0.75 Cyl
Near Vision N-5 each eye


Note: If applicant wears spectacles on regular basis then he is not allowed to apply for NDA EXAM. Read more about NDA Exam, NDA Form.

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