NDA Guidelines for Physical Standard
National Defence Academy Examination (II) � NDA & NA Exam II 2014 Physical Standards
NDA Guidelines for Physical Standard: Candidates must be physically fit according to NDA physical standards for National Defence Academy admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II), 2014 as per guidelines given in Appendix – IV.
A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the NDA II training academies of the Armed Forces is not eligible to apply. #NDA Guidelines for Physical Standard
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. The guidelines for the same are given below. #NDA Guidelines for Physical Standard
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 2014 to avoid disappointment at the final stage.
Candidates are also advised to rectify minor defects/ailments in order to speed up the finalisation of a medical examination conducted at the Military Hospital after being recommended at the SSB. #NDA Guidelines for Physical Standard
A few of such commonly found defects/ailments are listed below :
- Wax ( Ears )
- Deviated Nasal Septum
- Hydrocele / Phimosis
- Overweight / Underweight
- Undersized Chest
Note: Permanent body tattoos are only permitted on the inner face of the forearm i.e. from the inside of the elbow to the wrist and on the reverse side of the palm/back ( dorsal ) side of the 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 the competent authority for clearing such cases. #NDA Guidelines for Physical Standard
Civilian candidates appearing for all types of Union Public Service Commission in the Armed Forces will be entitled to out-patient treatment from service sources at public expense for injuries sustained or diseases contracted during the course of their NDA II examination 2014 by the Selection Board. They will also be entitled to in-patient treatment at public expense in the Officer’s 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 2014 examination by the selection board and there is no suitable accommodation in a 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 an NDA 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. #NDA Guidelines for Physical Standard
Candidates declared unfit during Appeal Medical Board will be intimated about the provision of the Review Medical Board. #NDA Guidelines for Physical Standard
- 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 a weak constitution, bodily defects or being underweight. The candidate should not be overweight or obese.
- The minimum acceptable height is 157.5 cm. ( 162.5 cm for Air Force ) For Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North Eastern regions of India, Garhwal and Kumaon, the minimum acceptable height will be 5 cm. less. In the case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cm.
NDA Height and Weight Standards are given below :
|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|
|Height / Weight Standards for Indian Navy|
|Height in Centimetres ( Without shoes )||Weight in Kgs.|
|16 years||18 years||20 years|
A ± 10% ( A ± 6 Kg for Navy ) departure from the average weight given in table 1 above is to be considered within the normal limit. 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. #NDA Guidelines for Physical Standard
Note 1: Height relaxable up to 2.5 cm ( 5 cm. for Navy ) 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 National Defence Academy training.
Note 2: To meet the 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.|
On account of the lower age of NDA II Exam 2014 candidates, a margin of up to 5.0 cm. in height, 2.5 cm. in leg length ( minimum ) and 1.0 cm. sitting height ( minimum ) may be given provided it is certified by the Medical Board that the candidate is likely to grow and come up to the required standard on completion of his training in NDA. #NDA Guidelines for Physical Standard
d. Chest should be well developed. A fully expanded chest should not be less than 81 cm. The minimum range of expansion after full inspiration should be 5 cm. 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. #NDA Guidelines for Physical Standard
e. There should be no maldevelopment or impairment of the function of the bones or joints.
National Defence Academy II Exam 2014 Visual Standard: A candidate should be able to read in a distant vision chart 6/6 in the better eye and 6/9 in the worse eye with or without glasses. Myopia should not be more than 2.5 D and hypermetropia not be more than 3.5 D including Astigmatism. Internal examination of the eye will be done by means of an ophthalmoscope to rule out any disease of the eye. A candidate must have good binocular vision. The colour vision standard will be ( CPIII ) for Army. A candidate should be able to recognise red and green colours. Candidates will be required to give certificates that neither he nor any member of his family has suffered from congenital night blindness. Candidates who have undergone or have evidence of having undergone Radial Keratotomy, to improve visual acuity will be permanently rejected for all the Services. Candidates who have undergone Laser Surgery for correction of refractive error are also not acceptable to defence services.
Vision Standard for Indian Naval candidates in NDA / NA II 2014
|Uncorrected without glass||6/6, 6/9|
|Corrected with glass||6/6, 6/6|
|Limits of Myopia||-0.75|
|Limits of Hypermetropia||+1.5|
|Limits of colour preception||I|
Visual Standards for Indian Air Force in NDA II 2014
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
|i. at 6 meters||Exo – 6 prism D|
Eso – 6 prism D
Hyper – 1 Prism D
Hypro – 1 Prism D
|ii. at 33 cms||Exo-16 Prism D|
Eso – 6 prism D
Hyper – 1 prism D
Hypo – 1 prism D
Handheld Stereoscope-All of BSV grades Convergence – Up to 10 cm Cover test for distant and near – Lateral divergence/convergence recovery rapid and complete Radial Keratotomy, Photo Refractive Keratotomy/laser in Situ, Kerato – miles ( PRK / LASIK ) surgeries for correction of refractive errors are not permitted for any Air Force duties. 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. Candidates who have undergone LASIK surgery are not considered fit for permanent commission in the flying branch of IAF. #NDA Guidelines for Physical Standard
USG abdomen examination will be carried out and any congenital structural anomaly or disease of the abdominal organs will be a cause for rejection in Armed Forces. #NDA Guidelines for Physical Standard
The candidates should have a 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. #NDA Guidelines for Physical Standard
Routine ECG for Air Force candidates must be within normal limits.
(v) NDA / NA Exam II 2014 Physical Conditioning: Prospective candidates are advised to keep themselves in good physical condition, by following the undermentioned routine :
- Running 2.4 km in 15 minutes
- Pushups and sit ups ( minimum 20 each )
- Chin-ups ( minimum 08 )
- Rope climbing -3-4 metres.