The National Defense Academy or NDA exam is held twice a year to recruit new cadets for the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force. For NDA 2021, applicants must meet certain physical and educational eligibility criteria. This article will answer questions like “Is NDA for girls?”, “Can girls apply for the NDA?”, “Are girls allowed on the 2021 NDA test for girls?”, Etc.
Can girls apply for NDA?
Well, the answer to your questions will seem pretty sad to you, because the candidates are not eligible for the NDA (Defense Academy of India). However, there are some opportunities available for female candidates to join Defense in different wings.
It seems that the dream of joining the National Defense Academy of the young woman will be a possibility soon. Defense Minister Dr. Subhash Bhamre said on Thursday that measures are being taken to allow women to enter combat roles and a proposal to allow girls to be admitted to the National Defense Academy is being actively considered. (NDA). Dr. Subhash Bhamre spoke at the inauguration of the newly sanctioned Industrial Training Institute (ITI), the first in the Canton of Pune.
Currently, only male candidates can join the National Defense Academy after 12th place for the Indian Army, Air Force, and Navy after taking the CDS exam that UPSC takes twice a year. Women are not yet allowed to join the National Defense Academy and can only enroll in the Army, Navy and Air Force after graduation. Opening the doors of the NDA would be a bold move by the government and it will be interesting to see how long this will become a reality.
How Can Female Candidates join Indian Army:
Entry through UPSC
Candidates in the age group 19-25 are eligible to apply to UPSC. UPSC schedules this exam twice a year. Candidates must have completed an undergraduate/graduate degree in any branch of a recognized discipline.
Entry through NCC Special Entry
This entry is only available to NCC female cadets. These candidates must have 2 years of NCC senior division military service experience and must have at least a B grade on the C certificate exam. The age of female cadets must be between 19-25 years. Candidates must have completed or appeared in the final year of their graduation with a minimum score of 50%.
Entry via SSC-Technical
The age criterion for entering the SSC-Technical is 20 to 27 years old. Candidates must be graduates or appear in any discipline or entry through SSC-Technical.
Entry by JAG
Candidates must be of Law Degree between the age group of 21 to 27 years. Candidates must have an LLB / LLM degree with a score of at least 55% in total and must be registered with the Bar Council of India or State.
Indian Airforce entry for female candidates
Entry by AFCAT
For this entry, candidates must qualify for the AFCAT exam. AFCAT is held twice a year. Qualified AFCAT candidates will be called up for the SSB interview. Through AFCAT you can get a ticket at the following branches:
Entry into Flying Branch
To obtain an entry into Flying Branch, candidates must have reached the age of 19-23. Candidates must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline and must have Physics and Mathematics at level 10+2 OR B.E / B.Tech from a recognized University with a minimum score of 60%.
Entry into a technical branch
Candidates in the 18 to 28 age group can apply for the Technical Branch. In this Branch, candidates can get an entry into these departments
Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanics)
Aeronautical Engineer (Electrical)
Entry into ground service branches
The age limit is different for undergraduate and graduate candidates to apply to ground service branches. For graduate candidates, the age limit is 20-23 years, for postgraduates the age limit is 20-25 years, for the LLB the age limit is 20-26 years, for M.Ed / PhD / CA is from 20 to 27 years old. Eligible candidates can apply to the following departments at Ground Duty Branch:
Administration and Logistics
The age limit for non-AFCAT entries is 20-25 years old and 27 years old for PhD candidates. In this entry, the candidates will be selected and summoned for the SSB interview. Candidates must have completed a graduate degree in Science / Mathematics / Statistics / Geography / CS / EVS / Physics / Geo-Physics, etc. with a minimum score of 50% in total.
Indian Navy entry for female candidates
Inscriptions in the Executive Branch
The entries into the Executive Branch in the Indian Navy in different departments are as follows:
SSC air traffic controller
Candidates must have completed Graduation in any branch of Science OR M.Sc with Mathematics / Physics / Electronics. The age limit is from 19.5 years to 25 years.
Candidates must have completed graduation in any discipline with a minimum score of 50% with Mathematics and Physics at level 10 + 2. The age limit is 19 to 23 years old.
Candidates must have completed graduation in LAW with a minimum score of 55%. The age limit is 22 to 27 years old.
Candidates must have completed B.E / B.Tech in Computer Science, Computer Science, Architecture, Civil, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Marine Engineering or Diploma with PG Diploma in Materials Management. The age limit is from 19.5 years to 25 years.
Enrollments in the engineering branch
UES SSC (Naval Architecture)
Candidates who have a B.E / B.Tech degree in Naval Architecture / Mechanical / Civil / Aeronautical / Metallurgical / Aerospace Engineering with a minimum score of 60% can apply for UES SSC (Naval Architecture). The minimum age is 19 and the maximum is 25.
SSC naval architecture
Candidates who have a B.E / B.Tech degree in Naval Architecture / Mechanical / Civil / Aeronautical / Metallurgical / Aerospace Engineering with a minimum score of 60% can apply for SSC Naval Architecture. The minimum age is 21 and the maximum age is 25.
Candidates holding a BE / B.Tech degree in Computer Science, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanics OR M.Sc in Physics / Mathematics / Computer Applications with a minimum score of 50% may apply for the Branch of Education. The minimum age is 21 and the maximum age is 25.