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National Defence Academy Examination (II) – NDA & NA Exam II 2010 Physical Standards

National Defence Academy Examination (II) – NDA Physical Standards 2010

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II), 2010 as per guidelines given below.

A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academics of Armed Forces is not eligible to apply.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 pre-scribed Physical standards. The guidelines for the same are given below.

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 applications 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 :

  1. Wax (Ears)
  2. Deviated Nasal Septum
  3. Hydrocele/Phimosis
  4. Overweight/Underweight
  5. Under sized Chest
  6. Piles
  7. Gynaecomastia
  8. Tonsillitis
  9. Varicocele

Civilian candidates appearing for all types of 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 examination by the Selection Board. They will also be entitled to in-patient treatment at public expense in the Officers’s ward of a hospital provided–

  1. the injury is sustained during the tests or
  2. the disease is contracted during the course of the 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 candidates’s 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.

  1. The candidate must be in good physical and mental health and free from any disease/disability which is likely in interfere with the efficient performance of military duties.
  2. There should be no evidence of weak constitution, bodily defects or under weight. The candidate should not be overweight or obese.
  3. The minimum acceptable height is 157.5 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 minumum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cms. Height and weight standards are given below :
    Height/Weight Standards for Army/Air Force
    Table-I
    Height in Centimetres (Without shoes) Weight in Kgs.
    16-17 years 17-18 years 18-19 years
    152 42.5 44 45
    155 43.5 45.5 47
    157 45 47 48
    160 46.5 48 49
    162 48 50 51
    165 50 52 53
    167 51 53 54
    170 52.5 55 56
    173 54.5 57 58
    175 56 59 60
    178 58 61 62
    180 60 63 64.5
    183 62.5 65 66.5
    Height/Weight Standards for Navy
    Table-II
    Height in Centimetres (Without shoes) 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
    168 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

    A ± 10% (A ± 6 Kg for Navy) departure from the average weight given in the table 1 above is to be considered within 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.

    Note 1 : Height relaxable upto 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 training.

    Note 2 : 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 :–

    Minimum Maximum
    Leg Length 99.00cms. 120.00 cms.
    Thigh Length 64.00 cms.
    Sitting Height 81.50cms. 96. 00 cms.

    On account of lower age of NDA candidates, a margin of upto 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 upto the required standard on completion of his training in NDA.

  4. 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.
  5. There should be no mal-development or impairment of function of the bones or joint.

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