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UPSC NDA-2 Eligibility Criteria 2019: Age Limit, Educational Qualification,etc|Last Date to Apply (3rd Sep)

In this article, we are going to share all the eligibility criteria including the age, upper age limit, educational qualification(s), physical and medical standards, needed to be fulfilled before applying for the UPSC NDA & NA II 2019 Recruitment Process. Eligible candidates can start filling the application form from 7th August 2019 till 3rd September 2019.

Sep 2, 2019 13:04 IST
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UPSC NDA-II 2019 Eligibility Criteria 2019
UPSC NDA-II 2019 Eligibility Criteria 2019

UPSC has invited online application for filling up 415 vacancies in Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA). Every year twice UPSC conducts NDA & NA Exam consisting of Written Exam and SSB Interview. Written Examination will be conducted by UPSC on 17th November, 2019 for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 144th Course, and for the 106th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 2nd July, 2020. Below are important dates for UPSC NDA & NA 2019 Recruitment Process:

Important Dates for UPSC NDA II 2019 Exam

Dates for submission of online applications

7th August 2019 till 3rd September 2019

Last date for Online Payment

3rd September 2019 (6:00 PM)

Last date for Offline Payment (Pay by Cash)

2nd September 2019 (23:59 hrs)

Facility to withdraw application form           

10th September to 17th September 2019 (6:00 PM)

144th Course for the NDA and 106th Course for the Naval Academy

Commencing from 2nd July 2020

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UPSC NDA & NA II 2019 VACANCIES

UPSC NDA & NA II 2019 Recruitment

Vacancies

National Defence Academy

Army

208

Navy

42

Air

120 (including 28 for Ground Duties)

Total

370

Naval Academy

(10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)

45

Total

415

Before applying for the UPSC NDA & NA II 2019 Exam, candidates should make sure that they fulfill all the eligibility norms including age, upper age limit, educational qualification(s), Physical Standards and Medical Standards. So, let’s look at the Eligibility Criteria for UPSC NDA & NA II 2019 2019 Recruitment Process:

Age Limit, Sex, Marital Status

Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 2001 and not later than 1st  January, 2004 are eligible.

Age Limit

Age (years)

Minimum Age

15.7 years (not later than 1st January, 2004)/ 16 years during the commencement of course

Maximum Age

18.7 years (not earlier than 2nd January, 2001)/ 19 years during the commencement of course

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Educational Qualifications (As on 24th June 2020)

NDA & NA II 2019

Educational Qualification

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 of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and

Mathematics conducted by a State Education Board or a University.

Note:

- 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. These candidates should submit proof of passing the 12th class or equivalent examination by 24th June, 2020.

- 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 should forward duly self attested Photocopies to ‘Directorate General of Recruiting, Army HQ, West Block.III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi110066’ and for Naval Academy candidates to ‘Naval Headquarters, DMPR, OI&R Section, Room No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhavan, New Delhi-110011’ by 24th June, 2020 failing which their candidature will be cancelled.

- Candidates appearing in the 11th class exam are not eligible for this examination.

Recommended Books for NDA Preparation:

Pathfinder NDA/NA National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Entrance Examination

 

NDA / NA Solved Paper Chapterwise & Sectionwise Paperback

 

Mathematics for NDA/NA: National Defence Academy and Naval Academy by RS Aggarwal

 

General Science Guide for Competitive Exams - CSAT/NDA/CDS/Railways/SSC/UPSC/State PSC/Defence by Disha Publication

 

Objective General English by S P Bakshi

PHYSICAL STANDARDS

1. Height & weight

The minimum acceptable height is 157 cms(162.5 cms. for Air Force). For Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North-Eastern regions of India, Garhwal and Kumaon, the minimum acceptable heights will be 5 cms. less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cms. Height and weight standards are given below:

Male Ideal Nude Weights for Different Age Groups and Heights for

ARMY/AIR FORCE (10% variation on higher side of average acceptable)

Height (in cm)

Without Shoes

Age Range (in Years) / Weight (in Kgs)

15-16

16-17

17-18

18-19 years

152

41

42.5

44

45

155

42

43.5

45.3

47

157

43

45

47

48

160

45

46.5

48

49

162

46

48

50

51

165

48

50

52

53

167

49

51

53

54

170

51

52.5

55

56

173

52.5

54.5

57

58

175

54.5

56

59

60

178

56

58

61

62

180

58.5

60

63

64.5

183

61

62.5

65

66.5

Note:

  • Height relaxable upto 2.5 cm may be allowed where the Medical Board certifies that the candidate is likely to grow and come up to the required standard on completion of his training.

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Male Ideal Nude Weights for Different Age Groups and Heights for

Navy (10% variation on higher side of average acceptable)

Height (in cm)

Without Shoes

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

2. Chest Measurement

Chest should be well developed. Fully expanded chest should not be less than 81 cms. The minimum range of expansion after full inspiration should be 5 cms.

3. Visual Standard

Vision standard for Army candidates

Distance Vision (Corrected)

Better Eye 6/6; Worse Eye 6/9

Colour vision

CP-III (Defective Safe).

Myopia should not be more than -2.5D including astigmatism and manifest

hypermetropia not more than +3.5D including Astigmatism.

Vision standard for Naval candidates

Uncorrected without glass

6/6, 6/9

Corrected with glass

6/6, 6/6

Limits of Myopia

–0.75

Limits of Hypermetropia

+1.5

Binocular vision

III

Limits of colour perception

I

Visual Standards for Air Force

Candidates who habitually wear spectacle

Not eligible for Air Force

Minimum distant vision

6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other

correctable to 6/6 only for Hypermetropia

Colour vision CPI Hypermetropia : +2.0 D Sph Manifest Myopia : Nil Retinoscopic Myopia

: 0.5 in any Meridian permitted Astigmatism : + 0.75 D Cyl (within + 2.0 D.Max)

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