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Medical Standards for NDA 2019

Medical Criteria for NDA

UNVEIL THE MEDICAL BENCHMARKS OF NDA

An ideal career for thousands- NDA has reached a glorious height with its brilliant record in recent years. National Defence Academy, situated in Khadakwasla, Pune is a manifestation of quality + excellence. NDA aims to equip its candidates with best academic and technological training for further service careers.

Medical Criteria for NDA - ARMY, AIRFORCE & NAVY

The pros kept aside, there is a certain standard of this dignified institution. It demands minimum eligibility and intensive preparation. Without knowing the medical criteria for NDA, preparation for it is futile. So here is a simple synopsis of the medical requirements of the NDA:

  • Candidate should be aged between 16.5 years to 19 years
  • The applicant must be fit, both mentally and physically, as per the guidelines of Appendix IV of UPSC
  • A proficient batch of medical experts under the Board of Service Medical Officers will conduct the medical examination.
  • Any disability or ailment which poses interference to military duties shall not be entertained.
  • Candidates must be free from the following defects to safeguard their selection:

Wax (ears), deviated nasal septum, hydrocele, overweight, under sized chest, piles, gynaecomastia, tonsillitis, and varicocele.

  • A desirable candidate should not have :
  • Any past history of mental breakdown or fits.
  • Any symptom of functional or organic disease of heart and blood vessels
  • Enlargement of liver or spleen
  • Unstable  blood pressure
  • Abnormal ECG
  • Impediment of speech
  • Any congenital structural anomaly
  • Exclusively for the ultra cool and fashionistas of today: tattoos can be present only on the inside of forearm.

In case of tribal applicants, relaxation may be given by the authority incharged.

  • Specifications of spinal conditions:  candidate can be rejected for commissioning in the IAF due to medical history of injury or disease of spine or sacro iliac joints; there must be no sign of spinal fracture or prolapsed intervertebral disc or any surgical treatment. You can also check the whole list of diseases on the official website of UPSC NDA.
  • Furthermore, individuals attempting for the Air Force will have to separately go through an X- ray. Detection of the following problems will lead to their disqualification: greater than mild lordosis, arthiritis, herniated nucleus pulposes, compression fracture of vertebra, sacrilization disease, presence of Schmorl’s node at more than one level, Spina Bifidia, or any other defect as observed by the board members.
  • Candidates who underwent PRK test will be included in the fit- list.
  • Don’t miss to note that applicants who had cataract surgery (with or without IOC) will be considered unfit.
  • Filling out the crucial criteria of eyesight, weight and height, the following data is essential to understand:

 

HEIGHT and WEIGHT

For the Air Force minimum height measurement is 157, that is, 16.25 cms. Other standards are:

Height (in cms) (without shoes)

Weight (in kg)

Weight (in kg)

Weight (in kg)

 

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

46.5

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 Navy the standards are:

 

Height (in cms) (without shoes)

Weight (in kgs)

Weight (in kgs)

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

52

168

52

53

53

170

53

55

55

173

55

57

57

175

57

59

59

178

59

61

61

180

61

63

62

183

63

65

64

 

VISUAL STANDARD

Candidates using glasses permanently are not eligible for Air Force. Apart from that your eyesight may not be stunning but it must fulfil this common requirement:

Without glasses

Without glasses

With glasses

With glasses

Better eye

Worse eye

Better eye

Worse eye

6/6

6/9

6/6

6/6

 

 Other visual standards to be paid attention to are:

AIR FORCE

Limits of myopia

Nil

Limits of hypermetropia

+2.0 D sph

Colour vision

CP- I (MLT)

Astigmatism

+0.75 Cyl

Near vision

N- 5 each eye

Those candidates aspiring to be pilots also note the following:

 

minimum

maximum

Leg length

99.0 cms

120.0 cms

Thigh length

-

64.00 cms

Sitting height

81.50 cms

96.00 cms

 

                                                    NAVAY/ ARMY

Limits of myopia

-0.75

Limits of hypermetropia

+1.5

Limits of colour perception

I

Binocular vision

III

 

  • Not mentioning teeth would be a big miss. Candidates must have minimum 14 dental points while 22 are desirable+ no symptom of pyorrhea.
  • Lastly, raise your potential by this short to- do- list:

Skipping daily

Pushups and sit- ups for minimum 20 minutes each

Aiming to run 2.4 km in 15 minutes

Minimum 8 chin ups

Regular rope climbing of 3-4 meters

Often we hear of cases where the applicants succeed in the written NDA exam but get rejected due to deficient medical norms. Hence a piece of suggestion to all the aspirants here: get a prior medical check up and start taking care of your health because landing in NDA without the wing of medical fitness is an illusion.
 

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