NDA Qualification

The NDA Exam conducted by the UPSC has certain stringent qualification criteria. These criteria are set in place in order to ensure the best candidates get recruited as officers of the Indian Armed Forces.

The qualification criteria refers to the educational criteria. Hence this article will give details about the educational qualification criteria set by the UPSC for the NDA Exam.

Educational Qualifications for NDA 2022

The educational qualifications for Army, Air Force and Navy of the NDA Academy are as follows:

NDA Educational Qualifications 2022

For Army Wing of National Defence Academy

12th Class

pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent

examination conducted by a State Education Board or a

University.

For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence

Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian

Naval Academy

12th Class pass with Physics, Chemistry and

Mathematics of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent

conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

*Notes regarding NDA Educational Qualifications:

  • Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.
  • Such candidates who qualify the SSB interview but could not produce Matriculation/10+2 or equivalent certificate in original at the time of SSB interview
  • Candidates appearing in the 11th class exam are not eligible for this examination.
  • Those candidates who have yet to qualify in the 12th class or equivalent examination and are allowed to appear in the UPSC Examination should note that this is only a special concession given to them.
  • They are required to submit proof of passing the 12th class or equivalent examination by the prescribed date (i.e. 24th December, 2022) and no request for extending this date will be entertained on the grounds of late conduct of Board/University Examination, delay in declaration of results or any other ground whatsoever.
  • Candidates who are debarred by the Ministry of Defence from holding any type of Commission in the Defence Services shall not be eligible for admission to the examination and if admitted, their candidature will be cancelled.
  • Those candidates, who have failed CPSS/PABT earlier, are now eligible for Air Force in Ground Duty branches if they fill their willingness in the Online Application Form

Frequently Asked Questions about NDA Qualification

Can students who passed 12th apply for NDA?

Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.

Does 12th std marks matter for NDA?

No, 12th marks don’t matter for NDA. Candidates must qualify for the 10+2 with PCM

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