NDA Age Limit 2020-21 (Released)

NDA Age limit 2020
NDA Age limit 2020

Hello defence aspirants. You are checking NDA age limit, which means that you have taken the decision to join Indian Armed forces after 12th standard. On our platform, you will get detailed strategy for NDA GAT paper and NDA Maths paper along with exact books to read in given time frame and much more related to NDA.


But initially, it is really important to be aware about NDA examination age limit so that you can calculate number of NDA attempts which will help you to plan your Boards preparation and NDA exam preparation in more systematic way.

NDA examination age limit

There is confusion among students related to NDA examination age limit like:

  • Can I give NDA exam in 11th standard?
  • Do I require 12th marksheet at SSB Interview?
  • How many attempts can I give for NDA exam?
  • Age limit of NDA exam in terms of date 

After reading this article, I guarantee that not a single doubt regarding NDA age limit will trouble you again.

Age limit of NDA exam

Age limit for NDA exam : 16.5 years to 19.5 years (as per UPSC Notification)

But wait, this is the Age limit at the time of Joining academy.

NDA exam is almost a year long process which includes NDA written exam, SSB Interview and Final result. So, the above age limit will not guide you to know whether you can give CDS written exam or not.

For example: Minimum age limit to join NDA is 16.5 years, but you can give your first attempt when you are 15 years and 10 months old. (Shocked !!)

So, let us check exact NDA age limit for NDA 1 2020 Exam, NDA 2 2020 Exam and successive attempts.

NDA Age Limit 2020

NDA 1 2020 Exam date: 19th April 2020

NDA 2 2020 Exam date: 6th September 2020

Now we will see the exact date range in which your birthdate must be present if you want to be eligible for NDA exam.

NDA 1 2020 Age limit

You must be born between 2nd July 2001 to 1st July 2004

NDA 2 2020 Age limit

You must be born between 2nd January 2002 to 1st January 2005

Let us have a look at NDA age limit in terms of age in years for NDA 1 2020 Exam and NDA 2 2020 exam:

NDA 1 2020 Age limit in terms of years

Your age must be between 15 years 9 months to 18 years 9 months

NDA 2 2020 Age limit in terms of years

Your age must be between 15 years 10 months to 18 years 10 months

NDA Age Limit 2021 :

NDA 1 2021 Exam date: April 2021

NDA 2 2021 Exam date: September 2021

Now we will see the exact date range in which your birthdate must be present if you want to be eligible for NDA exam.

NDA 1 2021 Age limit

You must be born between 2nd July 2002 to 1st July 2005

NDA 2 2021 Age limit

You must be born between 2nd January 2003 to 1st January 2006

Let us have a look at NDA age limit in terms of age in years for NDA 1 2021 Exam and NDA 2 2021 exam:

NDA 1 2021 Age limit in terms of years

Your age must be between 15 years 9 months to 18 years 9 months

NDA 2 2021 Age limit in terms of years

Your age must be between 15 years 10 months to 18 years 10 months

NDA exam Attempts

Many aspirants keep on asking regarding “How many attempts of NDA Exam” do they have for upcoming NDA exams. So, I will like to tell you that NDA attempts depends on:


  1. Your Date of birth
  2. Your passing year of 12th Board Exam
  3. Age limit provided by UPSC (Which changes very rarely and is constant)

You can give NDA exam twice a year. So, on an average (aspirant who has no year drop in his whole academics) gets minimum 4 attempts for NDA exam.

Considering:

  • He gives his first NDA exam attempt in First semister of 12th standard
  • And he gives his last NDA attempt in fist semister of graduation.

(Some aspirants even get more attempts, but thats rare)

Important dates to remember for NDA 1 2020 Exam



NDA 1 2020 application form release8th January 2020
NDA 1 2020 Registration starts on :8th January 2020
NDA 1 2020 Last date to fill form:28th January 2020
NDA 1 2020 Exam date :19th April 2020
NDA 1 2020 Admit card :3 weeks before written exam
NDA 1 2020 Result :55-65 days after written exam

Important dates to remember for NDA 2 2020 Exam

NDA 2 2020 application form release10th June 2020
NDA 2 2020 Registration starts on :10th June 2020
NDA 2 2020 Last date to fill form:30th June 2020
NDA 2 2020 Exam date :6th September 2020
NDA 2 2020 Admit card :3 weeks before written exam
NDA 2 2020 Result :55-65 days after written exam

NDA exam Educational Qualification

For Army Wing of National Defence AcademyPassed class 12 or equivalent examination from a recognized board
For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence AcademyPassed class 12 or equivalent examination from a recognized board with Physics and Maths

Can 11th class students give NDA Exam?

No. 11th standard student cannot give NDA exam.

(Generally all 11th standard aspirants are eligible to give NDA exam as per age limit. So, you can give NDA exam as a trial. But I will recommend you to give your first attempt in 12th standard by following detailed strategies on sarkaari service)

Can I apply for NDA exam while being in 12th standard?

Yes, Of course. You can apply for NDA Exam while being in 12th grade. You can give NDA exam in first as well as second semister of 12th standard. (NDA 1 and NDA 2)

Is it mandatory to pass class 12th before SSB interview of NDA exam?

This is very common question asked by many aspirants that “Is it Mandatory to have 12th class marksheet while appearing for NDA SSB?

You can appear for SSB Interview without 12th Marksheet if you are a 12th appear student.

Such Candidates who qualify the SSB interview but could not produce 10+2 or equivalent certificate in original at the time of SSB interview should forward duly self attested Photocopies to ‘Directorate General of Recruiting, Army HQ, West Block III, RK Puram, New Delhi – 11006 and if failed to do before specified date, candidature will be cancelled. 

In short, its not a big issue. Better focus on other important things like clearing NDA Written exam which is first task infront of you.

If you are reading this article till here, then make sure that you check NDA exam pattern and our other speciality articles on NDA exam like:

Jai Hind Aspirants. Keep hustling.

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