nda-faundation course


Duration: 2 years

Examination: Twice a Year (NDA 1/2)


  • Express training for NDA along with 11th and 12th schooling
  • All in one training to improve soft skills and physical training to become the best version of yourself
  • Lifestyle training to instill officer like qualities and behavior

Why choose CMS NDA Coaching Pune ?

The NDA foundation course allows us to help students develop a spark so that they can become torchbearers for the country. The esteemed faculty at CMS passionately strives to shape young minds with their valuable experience and drive.

This course prepares students to compete in the NDA exam by developing their mindset in all spheres.

Our faculty is highly qualified and experienced and the study material is developed under their expert supervision to facilitate speedy growth. They are here to helplay a solid foundation for students’ and give them the perfect launch pad.

We offer a comprehensive academic curriculum to students in order to make their future endeavours in the NDA examinations and SSB interviews smooth sailing.

Course particulars:

●     NDA Coaching

●             SSB Coaching

●     Physical Training

●             NDA Study Material

●     Mock Tests

CMS believes in holistic development to ensure the success of candidates. The program is designed to build individuals’ abilities in all spheres of life – mentally, physically and ethically to produce the best out of any other training program available.

A day in the life of a CMS student:

[Week days]

  • A fresh start to the day at 05:30 hrs with physical training
  • Lectures in school curriculum followed by a stimulating session with NDA material
  • Followed by sports to boost energy levels
  • Leisure hours that include self-study time before lights-out


  • SSB classes
  • Personality development classes
  • Spoken English classes
  • Weekly football, volleyball, cricket tournaments
  • chess and boxing

Who can apply?

  • Programs are designed for both 10th pass students
  • For 10th pass students’ program, intermediate (11th and 12th) schooling/college courses are included

Is the CMS NDA Coaching Pune Provide 100% Selection guarantee?

We provide 100% selection either in the NDA or in the MERCHANT NAVY. In case of non-selection in both, succeeding year’s coaching will be FREE of COST!

1. Course Curriculum

  • Duration: 2 Years (With 11th & 12th Schooling / College)
  • Examination: Twice a Year (NDA 1/2)
  • Thorough preparation of NDA along with schooling (11th + 12th)
  • Inculcation of OLQS and OLBS (officer like qualities and behaviour)
  • Over all grooming and training in various skills and sports (boxing, football, basketball, trekking etc)

2. What’s Included in the SSB Training

  • Group Tasks
  • Group Discussions and Lecturettes
  • Personality Development Sessions
  • Interview Techniques
  • Individual and Group Obstacles
  • Psychological Tests
  • Intelligence Tests
  • Online Test series practice

3. NDA Eligibility Criteria 2024 Highlights 

Candidates can check below few important highlights related to NDA eligibility criteria.


Particulars Details
Name of the Exam NDA
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission
Exam Level National
Post Lieutenant
Gender & Marital Status Unmarried female and male
NDA Age Limit 16 to 19 years
NDA Educational Qualification

Army Wing: Passed or appearing in Class 12 (Any Stream)

For Air Force and Naval Wings: Passed or appearing in Class 12. Candidates must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in Class 12.

Selection Process

Written exam

SSB Interview


4. NDA Eligibility Criteria 2024: Age Limit

The age limit of candidates should be as given below:

  • For NDA 2, candidates must have born not earlier than January 2, 2002, and not later than January 1, 2005
  • For NDA 1, candidates should be born not earlier than July 2, 2003, and not later than July 1, 2006
  • The commission will accept the date of birth that is entered into Class 10 or 12 certificates
  • Candidates need to submit these certificates after the declaration of the result of the written exam

5. NDA Eligibility Criteria: Educational Qualification 2024

The educational qualification prescribed for admission to the different academies is given below.


The Army wing of NDA Passed Class 12 or equivalent examination from a recognized board
The Air Force and Naval wings of NDA and 10+2 Cadet entry scheme at INA Passed Class 12 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
  • Candidates who are appearing in Class 12 or equivalent examination can apply
  • Candidates appearing in the Class 11 exam are not eligible

6 NDA Eligibility Criteria: Marital Status

Only unmarried male and female candidates can apply for the exam. Candidates should not marry until they complete their training. Candidates who marry during the training will be discharged and have to refund all expenditures spent on them by the government.


7. NDA Eligibility Criteria 2024: Physical Standards

Candidates must be physically fit according to the physical standards for the NDA exam.

Height and weight for Army and Air Force 

The minimum height prescribed is 157 cm (For Air Force it is 162.5 cm). Certain exceptions are applicable for candidates based on the region from where they belong.


Height (in cms) Weight (in kgs)
16-17 years 17-18 years 18-19 years
152 42.5 44.0 45.0
155 43.5 45.3 47.0
157 45.0 47.0 48.0
160 46.0 48.0 49.0
162 48.0 50.0 51.0
165 50.0 52.0 53.0
167 51.0 53.0 54.0
170 52.5 55.0 56.0
173 54.5 57.0 58.0
175 56.0 59.0 60.0
178 58.0 61.0 62.0
180 60.0 63.0 64.5
183 62.5 65.0 66.5


For Gorkhas and candidates belonging to hills of North-Eastern areas of India, Garhwal, and Kumaon, the minimum height will be 5 cms less than the figure mentioned above. For candidates belonging to Lakshadweep, the minimum height standard is reduced by 2 cms.


Height and Weight requirements for Navy 


Height (In cms) Weight (in kgs)
16 years 18 years 20 years
152 44 45 46
155 45 46 47
157 46 47 49
160 47 48 50
162 48 50 52
165 50 52 53
167 52 53 55
170 53 55 57
173 55 57 59
175 57 59 61
178 59 61 62
180 61 63 64
183 63 65 67


8. Candidates who wish to be pilot need to fulfill the following requirements.

  • Leg Length: The minimum of 99 cms and maximum of 120 cms
  • Thigh Length: Maximum of 64 cms
  • Sitting Height: The minimum of 81.50 cms and maximum is 96 cms

Visual Standards 

  • The distance vision (corrected) of candidates should be 6/6 in the better eye and 6/9 in the worse eye
  • Myopia should not be more than 2.5 D
  • Hyper metropia not more than 3.5 D including astigmatism
  • Air Force candidates must not wear spectacles

9. Candidates can check below the visual standards for Navy and Air Force.

Specification  Naval  Air Force 
Uncorrected without glass 6/6 6/6, 6/9
Corrected with glass 6/6 6/6 (only for Hypermetropia)
Limits of Myopia -0.75 Nil
Limits of Hypermetropia +1.5 +2.00 D Sph
Limits of Colour Perception I Nil
Binocular Vision III Nil
Manifest Myopia N.A. Nil Re
Tinoscopic Myopia N.A. 0.5
Colour Vision N.A. CP-I (MLT)
Astigmatism N.A. +0.75 Cyl (within + 2.0 D.Max)
Near Vision N.A. N-5 each eye


10. Candidates must not suffer from any of the following minor conditions:

  • Wax (Ears)
  • Deviated Nasal Septum
  • Hydrocele / Phimosis
  • Condition of Overweight / Underweight
  • Under Sized Chest
  • Piles
  • Tonsillitis
  • Gynaecomastia
  • Varicocele

11. Guidelines regarding Tattoos

  • Candidates must ensure that any permanent body tattoos should be present only on their inner side of forearm
  • Under no circumstances, UPSC accepts tattoos on the inside of the elbow to the wrist and on the reverse side of palm/back (dorsal) side of the hand
  • Permanent body tattoos on any other part of the body are also not acceptable
  • In case a candidate belongs to a tribe where it is customary to have tattoo, acceptance will be granted considering the traditions involved

Spinal Conditions

Candidates must not have the following diseases:

  • Granulomatous disease of spine
  • Arthritis/spondylosis (Rheumatoid arthritis and allied disorders / Ankylosing spondylitis/ Osteoarthrosis, spondylosis and degenerative joint disease / Non-articular rheumatism (e.g. lesions of the rotator cuff, tennis elbow, recurrent lumbago etc.) & Miscellaneous disorders including SLE, polymyositis, vasculitis
  • Spondylolisthesis/spondylolysis
  • Compression fracture of vertebrae
  • SC Heuerman’s disease (Adolescent kyphosis)
  • Loss of cervical lordosis when associated with clinically restricted movements of cervical spine
  • Unilateral / Bilateral cervical ribs with demon stable neurological or circulatory deficit
  • Scoliosis more than 15 degree as measured by Cobb’s method
  • Degenerative Disc. disease
  • Presence of Schmorl’s nodes at more than one level
  • Atlanto-occipital and atlantoaxial anomalies
  • Hemi vertebrae and/or incomplete block (fused) vertebrae at any level in cervical, dorsal or lumbar spine and complete block (fused) vertebrae at more than one level in cervical or dorsal spine
  • Unilateral Sacralisation or lumbarisation (Complete or incomplete) at all levels and bilateral incomplete sacralisation or lumbarisation
  • Any other abnormality if so considered by the specialist

X-Ray Exam

Any of the following conditions will disqualify the candidature of candidates:

  • Granulomatous disease of spine
  • Arthritis / spondylosis
  • Scoliosis more than 15 degree as measured by Cobb’s Method (10 degree for Army and Navy)
  • More than mild Kyphosis/Lordosis
  • Spondylolisthesis / Spondylosis / Spondylolysis
  • Herniated nucleus pulposes
  • Compression fracture of Vertebra
  • Sacralisation Disease
  • Cervical ribs with demonstrable neurological or Circulatory deficit
  • Presence of Schmorl’s node at more than one level
  • Atlanto-occipital and atlanto-axial anomalies
  • Incomplete Sacralisation Unilateral or Bilateral
  • Spina Bifida other than SV 1 and LV 5 if completely Sacralised
  • Any other abnormality, if so considered by specialist

Admission Procedure:

  • The registration form is available online on our website which is quite simple
  • If you face any problem while filling the form or locating the form feel free to call our counsellors at +91 86521 62016
  • The registration fee is 500 rupees which are to be paid online
  • The registration fees are non-refundable
  • After registration, an ‘Online test’ will be conducted if the candidate passes the online test he/she will get a call for an interview
  • The interview will be conducted through a video call by our interview panel
  • If the candidate passes the interview round then he/she will be given admission after submission of the first instalment.

Fee Particulars:

Duration Course Fees Batch Commencement Eligibility
24 Months 6,66,000 1st May 2022

After 10th Candidate can apply – 11th STD & 12th STD Schooling / College + NDA Coaching will be Provided.

(Residence Programme)


Fee Particulars FOR 2 YEARS With Schooling. (11th & 12th & NDA Preparation) 

Seat Booking Rs. 25,500
At a time of Reporting – June 2022 Rs. 1,74,500
December 2022 Rs. 1,33,000
March 2023 Rs. 1,66,500
September 2023 Rs. 1,66,500
Total Fees Rs. 6,66,000


Yearly Fees – 3,33,000/- Fees paid in 1 instalment will be eligible for 5% Discount in Total Course Fees.


 Candidate From Defence Back ground are Eligible for – 10% Discount in Course Fees




Candidate From Defence Back ground are Eligible for – 10% Discount in Course Fees.


This fee includes – Medical Insurance for 2 Years (Only for the Residence Students), Admission fee, Study material, Books, Uniform & Bag, hostel & Food Student I Card, access to Gymnasium, Indoor & Out Door Games, Library, Computer Lab etc.. The classes of Spoken English and SSB-Interview are free of cost for NDA Students. 

100% Selection Either in NDA or else in MERCHANT NAVY if Not Selected in NDA or else in MERCHANT NAVY Next Year Coaching will be FREE of COST.

For any Additional Discount & Instalment in the COURSE fees or Else Bulk Group Discount Kindly Contact at +91 8652162016

100% Selection Either in NDA or else in MERCHANT NAVY if Not Selected in NDA or else in MERCHANT NAVY Next Year Coaching will be FREE of COST.

NDA Eligibility Criteria 2022 FAQs

Q. Are women candidates eligible for NDA exam?

A. Yes, as per Supreme Court’s order, women candidates can apply for the NDA exam. Earlier, the women candidates were not allowed to appear for the exam. Women candidates will be granted permanent commission in the armed forces.

Q: What is the minimum educational qualification required to apply for NDA exam?

A: Candidates applying for NDA exam must have passed or are appearing in the Class 12 exam. Candidates cannot apply for the exam after Class 11.

Q: What is the age limit to apply for the NDA 1 exam?

A: For NDA 1 exam, candidates must have been born not earlier than July 2, 2003, and not later than July 1, 2006.

Q: Is there any limit in the number of attempts in NDA exam?

A: No, there is no limit in the number of attempts in NDA exam. Candidates within the prescribed age limit can apply for the exam

Q: Is Mathematics required to apply for NDA exam?

A: Yes, candidates applying for Air Force and Naval wings of NDA and 10+2 cadet entry scheme at INA should study Mathematics in Class 12.

Q: Is there any minimum percentage required in Class 12 to apply for NDA exam?

A: No, there is no minimum percentage in Class 12 for applying to NDA exam.

Q: What are the physical standards required for the NDA exam?

A: Candidates appearing in the NDA exam should be physically fit. Physical fitness is measured in terms of eyesight, height, weight, etc.

Q: Is there any age relaxation for reserved category candidates in NDA exam?

A: Yes, relaxation in the age limit is provided in NDA exam to candidates belonging to reserved categories as per government rule.

Q: I am Class 11, can I apply for NDA exam?

A: No, you are not eligible to appear in NDA exam. Candidates who have appeared or are appearing in Class 12 are eligible to apply for the NDA exam.

Q: I am appearing in Class 12. Can I apply for the exam?

A: Yes, you can apply for NDA exam provisionally. However, you are required to provide a pass certificate of Class 12 at the time of admission.

Q. How can I fill NDA application form?

A. NDA application form needs to be filled online only. The application fees can be paid both online and offline.

Q: What is NDA eligibility criteria for women?

A: According to NDA eligibility criteria for female, candidates who have passed or are appearing in Class 12 can apply for the exam.

Q: What is NDA age limit for girls?

A: NDA age limit for girls is between 16 and 19 years.

Q: I am a female who migrated from Nepal with an intention to permanently reside in India. Am I eligible for this exam?

A: Yes, you are eligible for the UPSC NDA exam under Person of Indian Origin (PIO) category.

Q: I have a tattoo on my arms. Can I apply for the exam?

A: Person having permanent tattoos on his/her body is not eligible for the UPSC NDA exam.