What are the Eligibility Criteria to join Indian Air force / Army after 12th (Physics, Chemistry & Math)?


After 12th, One needs to appear for NDA exam to enter into air force. The age should also lies between 16 years 6 months to 19 years at the time of filling application form. The Candidate can join army also through NDA only. This exam is to enter into all three defense forces. You need to be physically fit without ant past disease.

If one doesn’t clear the NDA Exam, the other option is, one can go for the Indian Army as well as the Indian Air Force with these subjects at the bachelor’s level through the Combined Defense Services Exam which is conducted twice a year (February and August) by the Union Public Service Commission to admit cadets for the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force.

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For the record, the eligibility criterion is as follows:

For IMA: Unmarried males with Bachelor’s degree in any discipline (aggregate 60%).

For Air Force Academy: Unmarried males with BE / Bachelors degree, Physics and Math in Plus II.

For OTA (SSC course): Married or unmarried males with a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.

For OTA (SSC Women Non-Technical Course): Unmarried women/issue less widows and divorcees/widows of defense personnel (four-year age relaxation for widows of defense personnel)

For Naval Academy: Unmarried males with BE /B.Sc (physics and math).

Selection is made on the basis of an objective-type written exam followed by SSB tests and interview for those who qualify the written exam.

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