National Defence Academy & Naval
Academy Examination (I), 2012
The Examination will be held at the following Centres
Nationality : A candidate must either be :
(i) a citizen of India, or
(ii) a subject of Bhutan, or
(iii) a subject of Nepal, or
(iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with
the intention of permanently settling in India, or (v) a person of Indian origin
who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of
Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and
Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v)
above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been
issued by the Government of India.
Certificate of eligibility will not, however, be necessary in
the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.
Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status :
Only unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1994 and
not later than 1st July, 1996 are eligible.
The date of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in the
Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate
recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an
extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University which must be
certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Higher Secondary
or an equivalent examination certificates. These certificates are required to be
submitted only after the declaration of the result of the written part of the
examination. No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits,
birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, service records and the like will be
accepted. The expression Matriculation/Higher Secondary Examination Certificate
in this part of the instruction includes the alternative certificates mentioned
(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 and for the
10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian Naval Academy :- 12th Class pass of
the 10 + 2 pattern of School Education or
equilvalent with Physics and Mathematics conducted by a State Education
Board or a University. Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the
10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for
Those candidates who have failed INSB/PABT earlier are
not eligible for Air Force.
Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for
admission to Nat ional Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examinat ion( I ) ,
2012 as per guidelines given in Appendix-IV.
(e) A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any
of the training academies of Armed Forces is not eligible to apply.