NDA EXAM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR GIRLS
The National Defence Academy (NDA) is getting ready to welcome female aspirants in the upcoming entrance exam cycles, owing to the Supreme Court's interim order on the ongoing issue of allowing women candidates to join the prestigious defence academy of the country. Only male candidates were previously eligible to take the NDA entrance exam, but with the Supreme Court's recent decision, the struggle for women's long-awaited right to apply for admission to the prestigious National Defence Academy has finally achieved success. Following the Supreme Court's recent ruling and the Armed Forces' decision to allow female aspirants to join the NDA Khadakwasla, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is likely to include both male and female aspirants in its future notification for the NDA entrance exam. In this article, we have covered the NDA exam eligibility criteria for girls as well as the key highlights of the Supreme Court's recent adjudication.
The Supreme Court's interim order on the prevailing issue highlights the key points:
The Supreme Court issued an interim order on August 18 while hearing a petition in support of initiating co-education in the country's prestigious tri-service academy, allowing women candidates to appear in the upcoming NDA entrance exam and directing the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to issue a corrigendum in light of its interim orders to give it wide publicity for the exam.
The Union government informed the Supreme Court on September 8, 2021, that it has concluded that women can join the Pune-based National Defence Academy (NDA), but requested time to implement the new policies, procedures, training, and infrastructure adjustments before the next exam cycle.
The Supreme Court, while hearing the petition to allow women to take the NDA exam, directed the Union government to submit the statement through an affidavit and deferred the case for two weeks, with the next hearing set for September 22, 2021.
Eligibility Criteria for Girls to Take the NDA Entrance Exam
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will soon release the official notification for the NDA-1 2022 exam cycle, which will include complete information regarding the eligibility requirements for female candidates who will be taking the NDA entrance exam for the first time. Earlier, in its previous notification for the NDA-2 2021 exam cycle, the UPSC has allowed only male candidates to appear for the NDA entrance exam which is scheduled to be conducted on 14th November 2021. Certain specific eligibility requirements for female candidates, such as nationality, age limit, and educational qualifications, are expected to remain the same as for male applicants, however, physical and medical standards may be relaxed for the female aspirants.
All Indian nationals including both male and female, within the specified age limit, will be eligible to appear for the upcoming NDA entrance exam.
The age limit of all female candidates who wish to join the National Defence Academy through the NDA entrance exam should be between 16.5-19.5 years. The detailed information regarding the minimum and maximum age limits for female aspirants is expected to be released soon by the Union Public Service Commission in its upcoming exam cycle.
Female aspirants who wish to join the National Defence Academy should have passed the 10+2 examination in any stream from a recognized board. However, those candidates who wish to join the Air Force or Navy should have passed the 10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as mandatory subjects. The 12th appearing female aspirants may also be allowed to appear for the upcoming NDA entrance exam after satisfying the required eligibility norms.
Female aspirants who wish to join the prestigious National Defence Academy should be unmarried to comply with the rules and governing principles of the Armed Forces.
The above information is based on the previous notifications issued by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) with regard to the NDA entrance exam. The official notification in this reference is yet to be announced by the UPSC. We will update the details following the alterations in the official notification once it is issued by the exam conducting authority. Stay connected to get the latest updates on the upcoming NDA exam and other defence-related notifications.
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