i) For IMA Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1999 and
not later than 1st July, 2004 only are eligible.
(ii) For Indian Naval Academy Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than
2nd July, 1999 and not later than 1st July, 2004 only are eligible.
(iii) For Air Force Academy 20 to 24 years as on 1
st July, 2023 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd July, 1999 and not
later than 1st July, 2003 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current
Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 yrs. i.e.
born not earlier than 2nd July, 1997 and not later than 1st July, 2003 only are
Note: Candidate below 25 years of age must be unmarried. Marriage is not
permitted during training. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible
to apply but during training period they will neither be provided married
accommodation nor can they live with family out of the premises.
(iv) For Officers' Training Academy (SSC Course for men) unmarried male
candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1998 and not later than 1st July, 2004 only
(v) For Officers' Training Academy (SC Women Non-Technical Course)
Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless
divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are
eligible. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd July, 1998 and not later
than 1st July, 2004.
NOTE : Male divorcee/widower candidates cannot be treated as unmarried male
for the purpose of their admission in IMA/INA/AFA/OTA, Chennai courses and
accordingly they are not eligible for these courses.
The date of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in the
Matriculation/Secondary School Examination 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 extract must be
certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Matriculation/Secondary
School Examination or an equivalent examination certificate. 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/Secondary School Examination Certificate in this
part of the instruction includes the alternative certificates mentioned above.
Sometimes the Matriculation/Secondary School Examination Certificate does not
show the date of birth, or only shows the age by completed years or completed years
and months. In such cases a candidate must send in addition to the self
attested/certified copy of Matriculation/Secondary School Examination Certificate a
self attested/certified copy of a certificate from the Headmaster/Principal of the
Institution from where he/she passed the Matriculation/Secondary School
Examination showing the date of his/her birth or exact age as recorded in the
Admission Register of the Institution.
NOTE 1 : Candidates should note that only the Date of Birth as recorded in the
Matriculation/Secondary School Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate
on the date of submission of applications will be accepted by the Commission and
no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.
NOTE 2 : Candidates should also note that once a Date of Birth has been claimed
by them and entered in the records of the Commission for the purpose of admission
to an Examination, no change will be allowed subsequently or at a subsequent
examination on any ground whatsoever.