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Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II), 2018
A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces is not eligible to apply.
Guidelines for Physical Standards for Admission to the National Defence Academy
Note : Candidates must be physically and mentally fit according to the prescribed physical standards.
A Number of qualified candidates are rejected subsequently on medical grounds. Candidates are therefore advised in their own interest to get themselves medically examined before submitting their NDA II Online applications 2018 to avoid disappointment at the final stage.
Candidates are also advised to rectify minor defects / ailments in order to speed up finalisation of medical examination conducted at the Military Hospital after being recommended at the SSB.
Few of such commonly found defects / ailments are listed below
- Wax ( Ears )
- Deviated Nasal Septum
- Hydrocele / Phimosis
- Overweight / Underweight
- Under sized Chest
Note : Permanent body tattoos are only permitted on inner face of forearm i.e. from inside of elbow to the wrist and on the reverse side of palm / back ( dorsal ) side of hand / Permanent body tattoos on any other part of the body are not acceptable and candidates will be barred from further selection. Tribes with tattoo marks on the face or body as per their existing custom and traditions will be permitted on a case to case basis. Comdt Selection Centre will be competent authority for clearing such cases.
Civilian candidates appearing for all types of Union Public Service Commission in the Armed Forces will be entitled to out-patients treatment from service sources at public expense for injuries sustained or diseases contracted during the course of their NDA II examination 2017 by the Selection Board. They will also be entitled to inpatient treatment at public expense in the Officers ward of a hospital provided -
1. The injury is sustained during the NDA tests or
2. The disease is contracted during the course of the National Defence Academy II 2017 examination by selection board and there is no suitable accommodation in local civil hospital or it is impracticable to remove the patient to the civil hospital; or
3. The medical board requires the candidate’s NDA admission for observation.
Note : They are not entitled to special nursing.
A candidate recommended by the Services Selection Board will undergo a medical examination by a Board of Service Medical Officers. Only those candidates will be admitted to the academy who are declared fit by the Medical Board. The proceedings of the Medical Board are confidential and will not be divulged to anyone. However, the candidates declared unfit will be intimated by the President of the Medical Board and the procedure for request for an Appeal Medical Board will also be intimated to the candidate. Candidates declared unfit during Appeal Medical Board will be intimated about the provision of Review Medical Board.
- The candidate must be in good physical and mental health and free from any disease / disability which is likely to interfere with the efficient performance of Military duties.
- There should be no evidence of weak constitution, bodily defects or under weight. The candidate should not be overweight or obese.
- The minimum acceptable height is 157 cms. ( 162.5 cms for Air Force ) For Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North Eastern regions of India, Garhwal and Kumaon, the minimum acceptable heights will be 5 cms. less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cms.
NDA Height and Weight Standards are given below
Height / Weight Standards for Army / Air Force
|NDA Height / Weight Standards for Indian Army / Indian Air Force|
|Height in Centimetres ( Without shoes )||Weight in Kgs.|
|16-17 years||17-18 years||18-19 years|
Note 1 : Height relaxable upto 2.5 cm may be allowed where the Medical Board certifies that the candidate is likely to grow and come up to the required standard on completion of his training.
Height / Weight Standards for Navy
|Height / Weight Standards for Indian Navy|
|Height in Centimetres ( Without shoes )||Weight in Kgs.|
|16 years||18 years||20 years|
“Individual’s weight is considered normal if it is within ± 10% departure from the average weight given in the above tables. However, in individuals with heavy bones and broad build as well as individuals with thin but otherwise healthy this may be relaxed to some extent on merit.
Note 1 : To meet special requirement as a pilot in the Air Force the acceptable measurements of leg length, thigh length and sitting height will be as under
|Leg Length||99.00cms.||120.00 cms.|
|Thigh Length||-||64.00 cms.|
|Sitting Height||81.50cms.||96.00 cms.|
Chest should be well developed. Fully expanded chest should not be less than 81 cms. The minimum range of expansion after full inspiration should be 5 cms. The measurement will be taken with a tape so adjusted that its lower edge should touch the nipple in front and the upper part of the tape should touch the lower angle of the shoulder blades behind. X-Ray of the chest is compulsory and will be taken to rule out any disease of the chest.
There should be no maldevelopment or impairment of function of the bones or joint.
National Defence Academy II Exam 2018 Visual Standard
Candidates who habitually wear spectacles are not eligible for Air Force, Minimum distant vision 6 / 6 in one eye and 6 / 9 in other, correctable to 6 / 6 only for Hypermetropia. Colour vision CP-I Hypermetropia : +2.0 D Sph Manifest Myopia : Nil Retinoscopic Myopia : 0.5 in any Meridian permitted Astigmatism : + 0.75 D Cyl ( within + 2.0 D.Max ) Maddox Rod Test
- At 6 meters – Exo-6 prism D, Eso-6 prism D, Hyper-1 prism D, Hypro-1 prism D
- At 33 cms Exo-16 prism D, Eso-6 prism D, Hyper-1 prism D, Hypo-1 prism D
Hand held Stereoscope–All of BSV grades Convergence–Up to 10 cm Cover test for distant and near–Latent divergence / convergence recovery rapid and complete. (a) “Candidates who have undergone PRK (Photo Refractive Keratotomy / Lasik ( Laser in Situ Keratomileusis ) may be considered fit for commissioning in the Air Force in all branches”. Candidates having undergone cataract surgery with or without IOL implants will also be declared unfit. Binocular vision must possess good binocular vision ( fusion and stereopsis with good amplitude and depth ).
“Post PRK / Lasik candidates must meet the visual requirements required for the branch”.
The following criteria must be satisfied prior to selecting post-PRK / LASIK at the time of Air Force Medical Examination
- LASIK surgery should not have been carried out before the age of 20 years.
- The axial length of the eye should not be more than 25.5 mm as measured by IOL master.
- At least 12 months should have elapsed post uncomplicated stable LASIK with no history or evidence of any complication.
- The post LASIK corneal thickness as measured by a corneal pachymeter should not be less than 450 microns.
- Individual with high refractive errors ( > 6D ) prior to LASIK are to be excluded.
- Radial Keratotomy ( RK ) surgery for correction of refractive errors is not permitted for any Air Force duties. Candidates having undergone cataract surgery with or without IOL implants will also be declared unfit.
USG abdomen examination will be carried out and any congential structural anomaly or disease of the abdominal organs will be a cause for rejection in Armed Forces.
The candidates should have sufficient number of natural and sound teeth. A minimum of 14 dental points will be acceptable. When 32 teeth are present, the total dental points are 22. A candidate should not be suffering from severe pyorrhoea.
Routine ECG for Air Force candidates must be within normal limits.
Physical conditioning : Prospective candidates are advised to keep themselves in good physical condition, by following the under mentioned routine
- Running 2.4 km in 15 minutes
- Pushups and sit ups ( minimum 20 each )
- Chin ups ( minimum 08 )
- Rope climbing 3-4 metres.