Can Commerce Students Apply for NDA Exam?

By Dhruv Kumar|Updated : September 20th, 2022

The most frequently asked question by aspirants from a commerce background is "Can Commerce Students Apply for NDA Exam?". Commerce background aspirants are also confused about the defence wings they can apply for through the exam. In this article, we answer all the queries of NDA aspirants of commerce backgrounds. We will also discuss the exam's age limit, educational qualification, and exam pattern.

NDA Eligibility Criteria for Commerce Students

The question frequently asked "Is Commerce Students Eligible for NDA?", and the answer to that is in the official notification. You can find the answer to your queries related to the age limit, minimum height, etc., in the following table:

Eligibility Criteria for NDADetails
Who can Apply?Male & Female Candidates
Age Limit16.5 - 19.5 Years
Minimum HeightMale: 157 cms (Note- Relaxation is there for candidates, depending on Region )
Female: 152 cms (Note- Relaxation is there for candidates, depending on Region )
Male & Female Candidates (Flying Branch)- 162.5 cms

NDA Educational Qualification for Commerce Students

The educational criteria for commerce students for applying for the NDA Exam and filling out the application form are also provided by UPSC in official notification. Check the following details for NDA for Commerce Students:

NDA Educational QualificationDetailsCan Commerce Students Apply for NDA?
For Army Wing of NDA12th Class pass with the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination conducted by a State Education Board or a
University.
Yes
For Air Force and Naval Wings of NDA12th 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.No
For the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the INA12th 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.No

NDA Exam Pattern for Commerce Students

Before you start preparing for the exam, you must thoroughly understand the exam pattern. An idea of the exam pattern helps students understand the different parameters of the exam.

Exam Name

Duration

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Mathematics

2 ½ hours

120

300

General Ability Test

English

2 ½ hours

50

200

General Knowledge

100

400

SSB Interview

-

50

900

Total

1800

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Can Commerce Students Apply for NDA Exam FAQs

  • Yes, commerce students who are appearing or passed 10+2 are eligible to apply for the NDA examination. Therefore, Commerce students can apply for NDA.

  • Commerce students are eligible only for the Army wing of NDA. Candidate must have completed their 10+2 to apply for the Air Force or Navy wing of NDA.

  • To apply for NDA, candidates must fulfill the height parameters mentioned in the UPSC notification for the NDA exam. Following are the details regarding the minimum height required for the NDA exam for male and female candidates.

    • Minimum height for male candidates- 157 cms
    • Minimum height for female candidates- 152 cms
    • Height for Flying (Male & Female)- 162.5 cms

    Note there is relaxation in height for male and female candidates belonging to a particular region.

  • No, only those students who appear or pass class 12th can apply for the NDA exam. Commerce students are only eligible to apply for the Army wing of NDA.

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