National Defence Academy Examination (II) – NDA & NA Exam II 2018 Physical Standards

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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A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces is not eligible to apply.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 

  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

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.

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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 to 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 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 years17-18 years18-19 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 years18 years20 years
178 596162

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“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 Length99.00cms. 120.00 cms.
Thigh Length-64.00 cms.
Sitting Height81.50cms.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

  1. At 6 meters  – Exo-6 prism D, Eso-6 prism D, Hyper-1 prism D, Hypro-1 prism D
  2. 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

  1. LASIK surgery should not have been carried out before the age of 20 years.
  2. The axial length of the eye should not be more than 25.5 mm as measured by IOL master.
  3. At least 12 months should have elapsed post uncomplicated stable LASIK with no history or evidence of any complication.
  4. The post LASIK corneal thickness as measured by a corneal pachymeter should not be less than 450 microns.
  5. Individual with high refractive errors ( > 6D ) prior to LASIK are to be excluded.
  6. 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 

  1. Running 2.4 km in 15 minutes
  2. Skipping
  3. Pushups and sit ups ( minimum 20 each )
  4. Chin ups ( minimum 08 )
  5. Rope climbing 3-4 metres.

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35 Responses to “National Defence Academy Examination (II) – NDA & NA Exam II 2018 Physical Standards”

  1. EBIN K BONIFUS January 2, 2012 at 5:50 pm # Reply


  2. MOHIT January 12, 2012 at 12:34 pm # Reply


  3. ayush March 8, 2012 at 2:11 pm # Reply

    what is the requirement of height in air force

  4. SUPRAJIT DHAR March 16, 2012 at 4:40 pm # Reply


  5. Anmol March 24, 2012 at 10:04 pm # Reply

    Sir my height is 5.4 feet am i eligible for nda exam and what post i will get if i cleared

  6. arjun vs March 27, 2012 at 5:49 pm # Reply

    i am of age 18 and i am having height 175 weight is kg .is there any problem in getting the selection

    • UpscExam March 29, 2012 at 12:38 pm # Reply


      Yes you are eligible for NDA Exam. Next NDA Exam will be :

      Application issue date for NDA Exam II 2012 : 05.05.2012

      Application last date for submission of NDA Exam II 2012 : 04.06.2012

      Exam date for NDA Exam II 2012 : 19.08.2012

  7. Vivek Kashyap March 30, 2012 at 12:51 pm # Reply

    sir, i want to report that my exam is on 17th april and i hav still not received my admit card. kindly, see to it

  8. krishna chithanya April 1, 2012 at 3:36 pm # Reply

    sir,i have ‘-3′ eye sight, i can eligible this exam

  9. Vikrant Kulkarni April 11, 2012 at 1:55 pm # Reply

    I have an eye problem. My spect no. is 2.5

  10. Manjeet Shaha April 17, 2012 at 8:41 pm # Reply

    My spects no. is 2.75 and my height and weight are 5″5 and 51kg. respectively. Am i eligible according to your physical standards.

  11. vikas April 25, 2012 at 1:24 pm # Reply

    my eye sight is 6/5.kya mai elegible hun is exam k liye.

  12. manjeet May 1, 2012 at 10:03 am # Reply

    sir,i am 6 foot 1 inch and i weigh 87kg.Am i eligible for giving nda exam II 2012? moreover,will a candidate have to take engg. course after qualifying in this exam?

  13. abhishek mishra May 4, 2012 at 10:45 pm # Reply

    sir,plzzz can you tell me dat when are the nda results of may 2012 going to be out???
    if you are not sure of the exact date den at least tell me that it will be out in which month….
    plzzzz help..

  14. birendra kumar singh May 7, 2012 at 9:17 am # Reply

    sir,I have cleared written,& ssb exam successfully,& gone for medical checkup in delhi,all reports are good,but officer written unfit due to hypertention,I get it cheked by out side 5 diffrent doctors & they all are certifing normal BP,NOW I take advice in MEDANTA CORDIOLOGIST ,IT IS ok,Now I am thinking to get observation from AIMS ALSO.
    So can you suggest any advice for me?

  15. anurag singh May 7, 2012 at 10:25 pm # Reply

    i wear spectacles and have power of -2.5 and -3.0 for left and right eye respectively.
    am i eligible for nda medical or not?

  16. arjit gupta May 11, 2012 at 9:39 pm # Reply

    i m 30th May 1994 born am i allegible for appearing in NDA exams as i have passed 10+1 and astudent of +11

  17. omkar kunte May 16, 2012 at 4:45 pm # Reply

    my birth date is 22/11/1993 but nda application form shows only 1994 and below, how should i fill my form

  18. ROBIN DESWAL May 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm # Reply


  19. ANUPAM June 7, 2012 at 2:42 pm # Reply


  20. surupam June 11, 2012 at 11:04 am # Reply

    i have leg length of 91 cms and i want to be a pilot

    other information

    hieght – 168 cms
    age – 17
    weight -63 kgs

    will there be any problem for qualifying in nda (2).

  21. Prashant June 12, 2012 at 4:53 pm # Reply

    my father is in army. my height is 156 cm. can a be given relaxation for height

  22. Gurpreet Singh June 21, 2012 at 11:14 am # Reply

    Sir How i am increase my height

  23. sanjay kumar June 22, 2012 at 1:51 pm # Reply

    i am sanjay. my hieght is 162. i want to know what is the max. weight in nda & na

  24. rahul choudhary July 16, 2012 at 7:36 pm # Reply

    sir my eyesight is week and my spectacles no. is -3 can i eligible for nda exams according to your physical standard

  25. Nikhil July 20, 2012 at 8:26 am # Reply

    Sir kindly Get me the details of NDA exam whose forms will be out somewhere in August

  26. manpreet singh July 26, 2012 at 12:24 pm # Reply

    what about the eyesight?

  27. Kuldeep August 2, 2012 at 4:05 pm # Reply

    What is the age requirement for NDA after 12th….

  28. PARAS August 4, 2012 at 10:59 pm # Reply

    what about eye sight ?

  29. rahim sayyed August 6, 2012 at 2:23 pm # Reply

    sir my height is 185 cm and my weight is 70 kg will i be able to get clear the physical and rest all other things are perfect….

  30. Dev gariya August 11, 2012 at 9:11 am # Reply

    i used specticles can i fit for nda

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