(i) For Army Wing of National Defence Academy :â??12th Class
pass of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent
examination conducted by a State Education Board or a
(ii) For Air Force and Naval Wings of National Defence
Academy and for the 10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the Indian
Naval Academy :â??12th Class pass with Physics, Chemistry and
Mathematics of the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent
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 this examination.
Such candidates who qualify the SSB interview but could not
produce Matriculation/10+2 or equivalent certificate in original at
the time of SSB interview should forward duly self attested
Photocopies to â??Directorate General of Recruiting, Army HQ, West
Block.III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066â?? and for Naval Academy
candidates to â??Naval Headquarters, DMPR, OI&R Section, Room
No. 204, â??Câ?? Wing, Sena Bhavan, New Delhi-110011â?? by 24th June,
2024 failing which their candidature will be cancelled. All other
candidates who have produced their Matriculation and 10+2 pass or
equivalent certificates in original at the time of attending the SSB
interview and have got the same verified by the SSB authorities are
not required to submit the same to Army HQ or Naval HQ as the
case may be. Certificates in original issued by the Principals of the
Institutions are also acceptable in cases where
Boards/Universities have not yet issued certificates. Certified true
copies/photostate copies of such certificates will not be accepted.
In exceptional cases the Commission may treat a candidate, who
does not possess any of the qualifications prescribed in this rule as
educationally qualified provided that he possesses qualifications,
the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission, justifies
his admission to the examination.
NOTE 1 : Candidates appearing in the 11th class exam are not
eligible for this examination.