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    Are girls eligible for NDA entrance exam?

    Are girls eligible for NDA entrance exam?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2012

    Thumbs up Re: Are girls eligible for NDA entrance exam?

    Hi friend,

    No, girls are not elible for NDA.
    Eligibility criteria is described below:

    >Only unmarried male candidate can apply for this.
    >age must be between 16.5 to 19 years.
    >you must be citizen of India.
    >you must be physically fit and strong.

    Hope this information helps you.

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    pabolu manikanta
    Join Date
    Sep 2011

    Thumbs up Re: Are girls eligible for NDA entrance exam?

    Hello Friend

    NDA ( National Defense Academy ) entry is only for Unmarried Male and girls are not eligible for the NDA academy to join in the Indian Defense Services in any of its wings like Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force.

    But i say that if you are really interested to join in the Indian Defense Services and serve for the nation then you can go for the CDS ( Combined Defense Services ) exam which recruits Unmarried Girls for OTA ( Officers Training Academy ).

    CDS entry is based upon the qualifying in the written exam conducted by the UPSC ( Union Public Service Commission ) every year and if you want to to for attempting the CDS exam you must have to eligible for the certain requirements like

    Education :

    you must have completed your Degree in any stream from any recognized university.

    Age :

    you must be born not earlier than 2nd Jan 1983 and not later than 1st Jan 1989 and there will be an age relaxation for Widows of Defense personnel upto 4 years who died in harness, and there age must be not born earlier than 2nd Jan 1979 and not later than 1st Jan 1989.

    If you are interested in joining Indian Air Force then there is an entry in different departments like

    I. Technical Branch : as an Aeronautical Engineers

    you must be Unmarried and

    Education :

    you must have completed your Bachelor Degree in Engineering with atleast 60% marks from any recognized university or college.

    Age :

    you must have minimum 18 years and maximum 28 years.

    II. Ground Duty branches : you can enter into Indian Air Force for deartments in ground duties like

    a. Administration : as Air Traffic controller, Fighter controller
    b. Accounts
    c. Logistics

    Education :

    you must have completed your Degree in any stream with minimum 60% marks from any recognized college and if you apply for Accounts department then you have B.Com Degree.

    Age :

    you must have minimum 20 years and maximum 23 years of age.

    For Indian Air Force applying you can apply through Direct Entry Scheme ( DES ) as per the released notification for more details you can go through the link www.indianairforce.nic.in

    So these are the entry's that you are eligible being a girl candidate for any further information you can leave your message here.


  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2011

    Re: Are girls eligible for NDA entrance exam?

    No , Girls are not applicable for NDA exam but after graduation degree they are applicable in CDS exam.

    NDA stand for National Defence Service Exam.This exam is conduct twice time in a year.This exam is conducted by UPSC.

    NDA Examination is conducted in 3 wings:

    • Indian Air Force
    • Indian Navy
    • Indian Army

    If you have completed 12th standard from recognized board with science department you are applicable for NDA exam.Commerce student are applicable for only Indian Army branch.

    But your age should be in between 16.5 to 19 years.

    Only unmarried male candidate are applicable for NDA exam.You must have citizenship of India.


    You can prepare well for Mathematics , English and GK.Because this is one of though exam.You can study well to your 12 standard books.

    This is the NDA II notification so you can apply here through UPSC website.

    You can get more information regarding the exam at the official site of UPSC at http://www.upsc.gov.in


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    Rahul kuntala
    Join Date
    Aug 2011

    Re: Are girls eligible for NDA entrance exam?

    No. Girls are not eligible for NDA. But you can still join defense in following ways.

    # CDS
    # SSC non-tech women
    # SSC tech women
    # NCC special Entry Schem for women
    # 10+2 Tech entry scheme
    # University Entry Scheme(UES)

    You can choose one of the above ways according to your requirements and qulifications in your academics.

    If you are an Engineering student, then you can select UES(University Entry Scheme) to get into Army...
    If you have an NCC certificate, then you can select NCC Special Entry Scheme for women..
    If you have PCM(Physics,Maths,Chemistry) as your background in your 10+2 then you can choose 10+2 Tech entry Scheme..
    If you are a non-engineering student, then you can go with CDS ..


    ->You must be an Indian.
    ->Your age must be between 16.5 to 19years.
    ->You should be Unmarried.
    ->You must be PHYSICALLY FIT.
    ->You have to complete your Inter from any recognized University of India.

    For Officers Training Academy - Male/ Female candidates (married or unmarried) between 19-25 years.

    CDSE selection process is of 3 stages:
    1. Written Exam
    2. SSB(Services Selection Board) Interview
    3. Medical Test

    For Officers’ Training Academy 1. English (Objective type) 100 Marks
    2. General Knowledge (Objective type) 100 Marks
    Total 200 Marks

    Application form details:

    Through ONLINE only

    1.Online Application form consists of 2 parts that have to filled in seperately.
    It can be filled at http://upsconline.nic.in/mainmenu2.php

    2.The candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100/-

    (Except Female/SC/ST candidates who are exempted from payment of fee)

    either by remitting the money in any branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking
    facility of SBI or by using any Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card
    3.Before start filling up Online Application, you must have your photograph
    and signature duly scanned in the .jpg format in such a manner that each file
    should not exceed 40 KB and must not be less then 3 KB in size.

    For more info,

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2012

    Re: Are girls eligible for NDA entrance exam?

    sorry , Girls are not eligible for NDA Examination

    NDA stands National Defences Academy

    NDA Eligibility :
    complete a 12th stands from a recognized university
    and also eligible final year students
    age limit between 16.5 to 19 years
    Unmarried males Person
    Citizen of Indian
    Physically fit

    Selection process :
    Written test

  7. #7

    Re: Are girls eligible for NDA entrance exam?

    am 19 year girl ,ihave done 3year polytechnic diploma in ece .am entrested in army,air force,&navy job what can ido for this?

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Bikaner, Rajasthan

    Re: Are girls eligible for NDA entrance exam?

    Dear Friend,

    SORRY, To say That Girls are not Eligible for NDA.

    NDA Stands for National Defense Academy.

    NDA exam is Conduct by UPSC( Union Public Service Commission ). UPSC Conduct NDA Twice in a year.

    NDA have three Wings -

    Indian Air Force(IAF)
    Indian Army
    Indian Navy

    Eligibility -

    you must An Indian.
    you must complete your 12th with PCM from a recognized Board.
    your age must Between 16.5 - 19 years.
    Only Unmarried Male Candidates Allowed.
    you must be Physically Fit.

    Exam Pattern -

    Duration - 3 hrs.
    Paper Type - Objective
    Negative Marking Allowed.

    Selection Procedure -

    Written Exam
    Physical Test

    BEST OF LUCK............
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