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    Can I appear for NDA Exams after completing 19 years by 11th of May?

    [I] I will be completing 19 years by 11th May . Can I appear for NDA exams. Please clarify.

    Milindh M

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    megh@ is offline Junior Member
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    Re: Can I appear for NDA Exams after completing 19 years by 11th of May?

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    [I] I will be completing 19 years by 11th May . Can I appear for NDA exams. Please clarify.

    Milindh M
    No Friend,
    That is not possible.

    The age limitation of the NDA exam is 16.5-19 years during the starting date of the batch you applied for.

    The age of the candidates should be calculated according to the date when the batch will start.

    It almost takes 1 year to complete the entire selection procedure to complete and by then you will be of 20 years old thus not eligible to apply.

    There is no age relaxation for the SC/ST/OBC candidates.

    It will be better if you complete your graduation degree and apply for the CDS exam.

    For more details check http://www.upsc.gov.in

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    G.one is offline Senior Member
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    Re: Can I appear for NDA Exams after completing 19 years by 11th of May?

    • No, you are not eligibile to apply for the National defence academy (NDA) examination once you have attained the age of 19 years.
    • The age limit prescribed for this examination is 16.5 years to 19 years at the time of joining.
    • The selection process takes nearly one year, so the age limit applies is 15.5 years to 18 years.
    • And there is no provision for age relaxation to any category.
    • Only male and unmarried students can apply for it.
    • Now you can apply for the combined defence services (CDS) examination once you complete the graduation.

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    starstar is offline Junior Member
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    Re: Can I appear for NDA Exams after completing 19 years by 11th of May?

    Hello my Dear Friend ...

    I am really Sorry to Say this ..


    For this N.D.A exam .. you must have a minimum of " 12th " class from a recognized university

    The minimum age must be "" 16.5 "" years

    Maximum age is allowed up to "" 19 "" years

    There is no Age relaxation for the reserved candidates even


    Only Unmarried male candidates are eligible to appear for the exam


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    visvaharish is offline Senior Member
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    Re: Can I appear for NDA Exams after completing 19 years by 11th of May?


    Yes, you are eligible for NDA Examination.

    >> Now your age is 18 years.

    >> To appear in NDA Examination, you must Complete 12th standard then you are eligible for NDA Examination .

    >> Minimum Educational Qualification Needed for this Examination is that the candidate should Hold 12th standard from recognized University .

    >> Details of NDA Examination:

    >> Examination is Conducted by UPSC.

    >> Examination is Held every twice in a year.Examination having three wings Indian Army, Navy, Air Force wings .

    >> Eligibility Criteria for NDA Examination:

    >> minimum 12th/ Equivalent Qualification from a recognized school or college.

    >> Passing Mark is Enough to apply for the Examination

    >> Candidate must Learned Physics and Mathematics as Mandatory subjects if you wish to apply for the Indian Air Force /Navy Wing

    >> age should be between 16.5 to 19 years.

    All the Best

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    Re: Can I appear for NDA Exams after completing 19 years by 11th of May?

    Hi Friend,

    Eligibility for NDA:
    10+2 from Recognized university with 60% Marks
    Age limit is 16.5 to 19 years
    Should be Male
    Should be Indian
    Should be UN Married
    Should be fit Physically and Mentally

    Exam Pattern:
    Written Test
    Medical Test

    Thank you.,

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    JSD is offline Junior Member
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    Re: Can I appear for NDA Exams after completing 19 years by 11th of May?

    It is sorry to tell you that you can not appear in the NDA exam as you have crossed the age of 19 on 11 may 2013.NDA exam, conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). NDA is an entrance for joining in Indian Defense Services, different cadre's like

    1. Indian Army Academy
    2. Indian Navy Academy
    3. Indian Air Force Academy

    NDA eligibilty:-

    :- You must be a citizen of India.

    :- You must strictly be a unmarried male candidate.

    :- You must have a age limit of 16 1/2-19 years.

    :- You must have completed +2 from a recognized school board with a fair percentage so that they can be eligible for the NDA exam.

    :- You must be a physically fit while appearing for the NDA Exam as per the physical standards as it is very important.

    !! Good Luck !!


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    Ravi dikshith is offline Senior Member
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    Re: Can I appear for NDA Exams after completing 19 years by 11th of May?

    Hello dude!

    The exam for National Defense Academy is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission.The notification for the posts is already released by Upsc.The eligibility details of the exam is mentioned below:
    • You must be a citizen of India.
    • Applicant's date of birth should fall between 02 July 1995 and 01 January 1998.
    • If you are applying for the Army wing,then you must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination in any stream.
    • For Air Force and Navy the candidates must have Mathematics and Physics subjects in 10+2 examination.
    • Candidates who are in second year of 10+2 pattern are also eligible to apply for NDA.
    These are the complete details of National Defense Academy.

    Coming to the exam pattern,there will be a written test followed by Intelligence and Personality test.There are two papers in the written test.They are:

    * Paper 1 consists of Mathematics for 300 marks.
    * Paper 2 consists of General Ability test for 600 marks.

    The General ability test consists of two sections.They are:

    * Paper 1 consists of English for 200 marks.
    * Paper 2 consists of General Knowledge test for 400 marks.

    These are the examination details.
    Hope the information helped you and all the best.

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    Bachelor Jatt is offline Junior Member
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    Re: Can I appear for NDA Exams after completing 19 years by 11th of May?

    Sorry Dear Friend...

    You are not eligible for NDA , because Your age is 19 years old , Only those candidate can apply which has age between 16.5 to 19 years ..

    Eligibility :-

    1. Complete +2 from recognized Board

    2. Candidate should secured 50% marks in 12th

    3. Candidate should be Unmarried

    4. Nationality Indian

    5. Age limit 16.5 to 19 yrs

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    neeraj1000 is offline Junior Member
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    Re: Can I appear for NDA Exams after completing 19 years by 11th of May?

    Dear user

    It is not possible for you to give the NDA entrance exam. You doesnot satisfy eligiblity criteria. You are older than 19 years at the time of commencement of the exam.

    Here is the eligibility criteria for the NDA entrance exam:-

    NDA entrance exam eligibility criteria:-
    You should be minimum 10+2
    Age limit-16-19 Years
    You should be an unmarried citizen of india

    I would suggest you to complete graduation and then apply for CDS.

    Good luck

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    Kunalroy89 is offline Senior Member
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    Re: Can I appear for NDA Exams after completing 19 years by 11th of May?

    You will not be eligible for NDA at that age.
    The maximum age allowed for NDA is 19 years at the time of commencement of course at NDA i.e. after joining.
    You will be 19 in May 2014 itself whereas the NDA I exam is conducted somewhere around April.When the exam is conducted in April,the final joining will be around December around till then you will already be 6-7 months over 19.
    Enroll for graduation without wasting time and try for defence sector from final year of graduation through CDS, AFCAT etc or else if you delay your age will again be problem after Graduation also.

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    mxsiva4u is offline Junior Member
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    Re: Can I appear for NDA Exams after completing 19 years by 11th of May?

    NDA Eligibility Criteria

    1. Nationality: A candidate must be a citizen of India.
    2. Age: Only the Unmarried Male Candidates born not earlier than 2nd July,1994 and not later than 1st January ,1997 are eligible.
    Sex: only unmarried male candidates are eligible.
    3. Educational Qualifications:
    (i)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.
    (ii) For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence Academy: A candidate must have passed 10+2 educational level with physics and mathematics subjects. Candidates who are appearing in the 12th class under the 10+2 pattern of school education or equivalent can also apply.

    NDA Syllabus

    (Code No. 01)
    (Maximum Marks – 300)
    Algebra :
    Concept of a set, operations on sets, Venn diagrams. De Morgan laws. Cartesian product, relation, equivalence relation.
    Representation of real numbers on a line. Complex numbers – basic properties, modulus, argument, cube roots of unity. Binary system of numbers. Conversion of a number in decimal system to binary system and vice-versa. Arithmetic, Geometric and Harmonic progressions. Quadratic equations with real coefficients. Solution of linear inequations of two variables by graphs. Permutation and Combination. Binomial theorem and its application. Logarithms and their applications.
    Matrices and Determinants:
    Types of matrices, operations on matrices Determinant of a matrix, basic properties of determinant. Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix, Applications – Solution of a system of linear equations in two or three unknowns by Cramer’s rule and by Matrix Method.
    Angles and their measures in degrees and in radians. Trigonometrical ratios. Trigonometric identities Sum and difference formulae. Multiple and Sub-multiple angles. Inverse trigonometric functions. Applications – Height and distance, properties of triangles.
    Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions:
    Rectangular Cartesian Coordinate system. Distance formula. Equation of a line in various forms. Angle between two lines. Distance of a point from a line. Equation of a circle in standard and in general form. Standard forms of parabola, ellipse and hyperbola. Eccentricity and axis of a conic.
    Point in a three dimensional space, distance between two points. Direction Cosines and direction ratios. Equation of a plane and a line in various forms. Angle between two lines and angle between two planes. Equation of a sphere.
    Differential Calculus:
    Concept of a real valued function – domain, range and graph of a function. Composite functions, one to one, onto and inverse functions. Notion of limit, Standard limits – examples. Continuity of functions – examples, algebraic operations on continuous functions. Derivative of a function at a point, geometrical and physical interpreatation of a derivative – applications. Derivatives of sum, product and quotient of functions, derivative of a function with respect of another function, derivative of a composite function. Second order derivatives. Increasing and decreasing functions. Application of derivatives in problems of maxima and minima.
    Integral Calculus and Differential equations:
    Integration as inverse of differentiation, integration by substitution and by parts, standard integrals involving algebraic expressions, trigonometric, exponential and hyperbolic functions. Evaluation of definite integrals – determination of areas of plane regions bounded by curves – applications. Definition of order and degree of a differential equation, formation of a differential equation by examples. General and particular solution of a differential equation, solution of first order and first degree differential equations of various types – examples. Application in problems of growth and decay.
    Vector Algebra :_
    Vectors in two and three dimensions, magnitude and direction of a vector. Unit and null vectors, addition of vectors, scalar multiplication of vector, scalar product or dot product of two-vectors. Vector product and cross product of two vectors. Applications-work done by a force and moment of a force, and in geometrical problems.
    Statistics and Probability :-
    Statistics: Classification of data, Frequency distribution, cumulative frequency distribution – examples Graphical representation – Histogram, Pie Chart, Frequency Polygon – examples. Measures of Central tendency – mean, median and mode. Variance and standard deviation – determination and comparison. Correlation and regression.
    Probability : Random experiment, outcomes and associated sample space, events, mutually exclusive and exhaustive events, impossible and certain events. Union and Intersection of events. Complementary, elementary and composite events. Definition of probability – classical and statistical – examples. Elementary theorems on probability – simple problems. Conditional probability, Bayes’ theorem – simple problems. Random variable as function on a sample space. Binomial distribution, examples of random experiments giving rise to Binominal distribution.
    General Ability Test
    (Code No. 02)
    (Maximum Marks-600)
    Part “A” – ENGLISH (Maximum Marks 200). The question paper in English will be designed to test the candidate”s understanding of English and workman like use of words. The syllabus covers various aspects like : Grammar and usage, vocabulary, comprehension and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate”s proficiency in English.
    (Maximum Marks-400)
    The question paper on General Knowledge will broadly cover the subjects : Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Social Studies, Geography and Current Events.
    The syllabus given below is designed to indicate the scope of these subjects included in this paper. The topics mentioned are not to be regarded as exhaustive and questions on topics of similar nature not specifically mentioned in the syllabus may also be asked. Candidate”s answers are expected to show their knowledge and intelligent understanding of the subject.
    Section “A” (Physics)
    Physical Properties and States of Matter, Mass, Weight, Volume, Density and Specific Gravity, Principle of Archimedes, Pressure Barometer.
    Motion of objects, Velocity and Acceleration, Newton”s Laws of Motion, Force and Momentum, Parallelogram of Forces, Stability and Equilibrium of bodies, Gravitation, elementary ideas of work, Power and Energy.
    Effects of Heat, Measurement of temperature and heat, change of State and Latent Heat, Modes of transference of Heat.
    Sound waves and their properties, Simple musical instruments.
    Rectilinear propagation of Light, Reflection and refraction. Spherical mirrors and Lenses. Human Eye.
    Natural and Artificial Magnets, Properties of a Magnet, Earth as a Magnet.
    Static and Current Electricity, conductors and Non-conductors, Ohm”s Law, Simple Electrical Circuits, Heating, Lighting and Magnetic effects of Current, Measurement of Electrical Power, Primary and Secondary Cells, Use of X-Rays.
    General Principles in the working of the following :
    Simple Pendulum, Simple Pulleys, Siphon, Levers, Balloon, Pumps, Hydrometer, Pressure Cooker, Thermos Flask, Gramophone, Telegraphs, Telephone, Periscope, Telescope, Microscope, Mariner”s Compass; Lightening Conductors, Safety Fuses.
    Section “B” (Chemistry)
    Physical and Chemical changes. Elements, Mixtures and Compounds, Symbols, Formulae and simple Chemical Equations, Law of Chemical Combination (excluding problems). Properties of Air and Water.
    Preparation and Properties of Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen and Carbondioxide, Oxidation and Reduction.
    Acids, bases and salts.
    Carbon – different forms.
    Fertilizers – Natural and Artificial
    Material used in the preparation of substances like soap, Glass, Ink, Paper, Cement, Paints, Safety Matches, and Gun-Powder.
    Elementary ideas about the Structure of Atom, Atomic, Equivalent and Molecular Weights, Valency.
    Section “C” (General Science)
    Difference between the living and non- living.
    Basis of Life – Cells, Protoplasms and Tissues.
    Growth and Reproduction in Plants and Animals.
    Elementary knowledge of human Body and its important organs.
    Common Epidemics, their causes and prevention.
    Food – Source of Energy for man. Constituents of food, Balanced Diet.
    The Solar System – Meteors and Comets, Eclipses.
    Achievements of Eminent Scientists.
    Section “D” (History, Freedom Movement etc.)
    A broad survey of Indian History, with emphasis on Culture and Civilisation.
    Freedom Movement in India.
    Elementary study of Indian Constitution and Administration.
    Elementary knowledge of Five Year Plans of India.
    Panchayati Raj, Co-operatives and Community Development.
    Bhoodan, Sarvodaya, National Integration and Welfare State, Basic Teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.
    Forces shaping the modern world; Renaissance, Exploration and Discovery; War of American Independence. French Revolution, Industrial Revolution and Russian Revolution. Impact of Science and Technology on Society. Concept of one World, United Nations, Panchsheel, Democracy. Socialism and Communism. Role of India in the present world.
    Section “E” (Geography)
    The Earth, its shape and size. Lattitudes and Longitudes, Concept of time. International Date Line. Movements of Earth and their effects.
    Origin of Earth. Rocks and their classification; Weathering – Mechanical and Chemical, Earthquakes and volcanoes.
    Ocean Currents and Tides
    Atmosphere and its composition; Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure, Planetary Winds, cyclones and Anti-cyclones; Humidity; Condensation and Precipitation; Types of Climate. Major Natural regions of the World.
    Regional Geography of India – Climate, Natural vegetation. Mineral and Power resources; location and distribution of agricultural and industrial activities.
    Important Sea ports and main sea, land and air routes of India. Main items of Imports and Exports of India.
    Section “F” (Current Events)
    Knowledge of Important events that have happened in India in the recent years.
    Current important world events.
    Prominent personalities – both Indian and International including those connected with cultural activities and sports.

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    Re: Can I appear for NDA Exams after completing 19 years by 11th of May?

    Dear Friend,
    firstly i tell you for the NDA exam the required age is 16.5 to 19 years..But still you have completed 19 age then you can't apply for the NDA Exam..But you have another option that is CDS Combined Defense Service which have to appear after completing graduation..
    Requirement for the CDS Exam_There are of three types of services provide..
    1.Indian Military Academy
    2.Indian Navy
    3.Air Force
    Required Education_ The required qualification for the Military is degree from recognized university..
    Indian Navy_ There are graduate with Physics and math specialization..
    Air force_ The degree and +2 level board with physics and Maths..
    Age Required -The age is required between 19 to 25 years..
    Scheme of Examination _ The exam will must be objective type..
    General Knowledge

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    gorav harish is offline Junior Member
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    Re: Can I appear for NDA Exams after completing 19 years by 11th of May?

    Sorry, your Age is not eligible in NDA(National Defence Academy).You are older than 19 years at the time of this Exam.

    Eligibility Criteria:-
    :You have passed +2 Standard for any stream with maximum 60% marks.
    : You must be an Indian.
    :You must be an Unmarried person.
    :You must be Physically fit.

    :Age limits:-
    :16 to 19 years.


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    shivimahi is offline Junior Member
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    Re: Can I appear for NDA Exams after completing 19 years by 11th of May?

    Extremly Sorry Friend
    You are not eligible to appear for the exam because the Age Limit is 16.5-19 years.
    And with that only UNMARRIED MALE candidate are eligible to appear for exam.
    For further details visit: www.upsc.gov.in
    Don't be so tense you have further more oppurtinities.
    Wish U Very Very Best Of Luck.....

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    Re: Can I appear for NDA Exams after completing 19 years by 11th of May?

    Friend there is no possibility to do NDA entrance examination after 19 years.

    NDA(National Defence Academy)entrance examination is conducted by UPSC twice in a year.

    NDA Eligibility: A 12th standard from the recognized University / board can do NDA entrance exam.

    Age: The age of the NDA candidate must be within 16 1/2 years to 19 years.

    An unmarried male Indian can write NDA entrance examination.

    According to NDA eligibility a candidate after the completion of 19 years can not appear NDA entrance exam.

    Thank You,

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    Re: Can I appear for NDA Exams after completing 19 years by 11th of May?


    The age limit for NDA is 16.5 years to 19 years.
    At the time of commencement of the course,not at the time of applying.

    The fact is that NDA have three stage selection process and as it is required that you must apply 1 year before the time of commencement of course.
    One must apply between 15.5 years to 18 years.

    As your age is 19 years,you can not apply for NDA.

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