A Citizen of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibetan refugee who came over to India before
January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, Or
A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East
African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi,
Zaire, and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in
For Army Wing:
Pass certificate in 10+2 exams via recognized board or a University.
For Air Force and Naval Wings:
For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet
Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy: Candidate should have passed Class 12th
exam in the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent with Physics and Mathematics
conducted by a State Education Board or a University.
- It must be noted that candidates studying in Class 11 are not eligible for appearing
in NDA 2018 exam. Additionally, those candidates who have failed INSB / PABT earlier
will not be considered eligible for recruitment in Air Force.
- Those candidates, who are currently studying in Class 12 at the time of application,
must submit proof of passing the exam by deadline. Requests for extending the due
date would not be entertained on any grounds.
- It must also be noted that the candidates who have been debarred by the Ministry
of Defence from holding any type of Commission in the Defence Services will be considered
ineligible for admission to the exam.