NDA Eligibility Criteria 2022 for Girls, Check Age Limit, Qualification, Marital Status

By Dhruv Kumar|Updated : February 16th, 2022

NDA Eligibility Criteria 2022 for Girls: Previously, only unmarried male candidates were allowed to take the NDA exam, and female candidates were not. With the latest announcement by the Supreme Court of India, girls and women are now allowed to take the NDA exam in an interim order issued on August 18, 2021.

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NDA Eligibility Criteria 2022 for Women

The eligibility criteria for the NDA exam to be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission were set by a couple of conditions. The following are the major components of the UPSC NDA eligibility criteria:

  • Nationality
  • NDA age limit
  • Education
  • Marital Status
  • Physical health

Eligibility Criteria for NDA 2 2022 - Nationality

An applicant who is an Indian citizen can apply for the UPSC NDA 2022 examination, according to the UPSC NDA notice 2022. Alternatively, they must satisfy any of the Commission's NDA nationality criteria listed below.

  1. A  Nepalese subject or  
  2. A  Bhutanese subject
  3. People of Indian descent returned to India or Vietnam from Zaire, Ethiopia, East African countries Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Uganda, Burma, Pakistan, Zambia, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam.
  4. Tibetan refugees arrived in India before January 1, 1962, seeking to cooperate there.

Note: Those who meet any of the four criteria listed above and have a certificate of eligibility from the Government of India are eligible to apply for the UPSC NDA 2022 exam.

NDA 2 2022 Age limit Eligibility Criteria for Women

The question which is frequently asked is How to join NDA for females. The answer for that answer is in the official NDA notification 2022, the Union Public Service Commission stipulates the UPSC age limit. According to the UPSC, aspirants between the ages of 16.5 and 19.5 years for the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA) 2022 exams can apply online.

UPSC regulations, those who come under the reserved category are allowed for NDA age relaxation. For more details on NDA 2022 age limit and age relaxation, check the tables below:



NDA Exam

16.5yrs to 19.5 yrs

Age limit for NDA 2 2022

02 January 2004 - 1st January 2007

Note: As per the Union Public Service Commission's norms, reserved category applicants for the NDA and NA tests are not eligible for age relaxation.

NDA Eligibility Criteria - Academic Qualification

The educational criteria for applying for the UPSC NDA exam and filling out the NDA application form 2022 are also given by the Union Public Service Commission. Aspirants must have completed class 12th from a recognized board to be eligible to take the NDA 2022 exam.

Eligibility Criteria for NDA 2 2022 - Marital Status

Candidates who want to take the UPSC NDA 1 and 2 2022 exam must be solitary and intend to stay solitary until the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy training begins. If a candidate marries while undergoing UPSC NDA training, he would be expelled from the Academy.

Physical & Medical Standard for NDA 2 Eligibility Criteria 2022

Those who pass the NDA & NA 2022 SSB interview will be invited to take the NDA physical fitness or medical test. The authorities will examine the candidate's physical and mental health at this stage.

Physical & Medical Standards for Female candidates in NDAStandards
Minimum Height
  • Flying Branch- 162.5 cm
  • For Ground Duty & other Services- 152 cm

Note: There is a relaxation in height for the female candidates holding domicile of areas as mentioned in the official Notification of NDA.

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NDA 2 2022 Female Candidates Eligibility Criteria FAQ's

  • Applicants for the NDA 2022 exam must be between the ages of 16.5 and 19.5 years old.

  • Yes, according to the recent judgment of the Supreme Court female candidates can apply for NDA.

  • The NDA 2 2022 application form is released on 18th May 2022 .Candidates can apply for NDA 2 2022 by visiting the official site of UPSC.

  • There are three stages to the NDA selection process in 2022. They are.

    • Exam (written)
    • Interview with SSB
    • Medical exam or physical standard
  • Minimum height criteria for female candidates is provided below:

    • Flying Branch- 162.5 cm
    • For Ground Duty & other Services- 152 cm

    Note: There is relaxation in height criteria for the candidates belonging to certain regions of the country.

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