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Medical Standards for Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam

Medical Standards for CDS

REJOICE VICTORY WITH ABSOLUTE FITNESS

Greater the preparation, quicker the success! The idea has been revolving around the globe for ages. It’s time to take it seriously, or should I say take ‘greater’ seriously. For CDS aspirants, the word ‘greater’ is synonymous to ‘wholesome’. Yes, wholesome, because we work on 3 tiers- academics+ personality+ physical fitness.

Physical fitness is today’s highlight. Combined Defence Service (CDS) examination is a sub- strata of UPSC, which marks your entry into the Indian Military Academy, Indian Air Force Academy, Indian Navy Academy and Officer’s Training Academy. Nationally conducted twice a year, CDS is hailed as an ultimate career choice of the Indian Defence aspirants.

Medical Standards for CDS

With great prestige come great standards. Apart from written exam and interview, CDS aspirants must have certain medical standards. So here is an easy- to- comprehend list of the medical criteria for CDS:

  • Board of Medical Service Officer shall conduct a medical test of the shortlisted candidates. Women applicants will be examined separately by a female doctor, a gynaecologist. Once the officers declare you fit, the stage is all yours!

MAJOR CRITERIA:

  • Permanent tattoos can be present only on the inner face of forearm. Relaxation may be given to tribal candidates
  • No sign of weak constitution of body, overweight or other bodily defects
  • Presence of good physical+ good mental health

 

EXCLUSIVE CRITERIA:

  • Medical tests:

Take a piece of suggestion, get yourself medically examined, especially in context to refractory error of eyes, fungal infection, wax in ears etc. prior to SSB interview.

You must be imagining Army uniform, Air Force jets and naval cruise when CDS is mentioned. But before all these luxuries you will have to face severe academy training in harsh weather, grim conditions, and remote areas. Hence, any bodily limitation will be harmful. To be clear of this candidate must ensure that:

  1. He can undergo training and cope up with the physical and mental requirements of Armed Forces
  2. He is free from any such disease that could lead to hospitalization or loss of time on duty
  3. He is healthy enough to adjust to military life, even without medical facility
  4. He is bereft of any contagious disease that could harm other people

 

Height:

Minimum acceptable height for male

157.5 cm (157 cm for Navy and 162.5 cm for Air Force)

Minimum acceptable height for female

152 cm

Relaxation for Gorkhas and North Eastern candidates

5 cm less

Relaxation for Lakshdweep candidate

2 cm less

 

Desired weight as per height for Army and Navy (for men):

Height (in cm)

Weight(in kg)

 

18 years

20 years

22 years

 

152

44

46

47

 

155

46

48

49

 

157

47

49

50

 

160

48

50

51

 

162

50

52

53

 

165

52

53

55

 

168

53

55

57

 

170

55

57

58

 

173

57

59

60

 

175

59

61

62

 

178

61

62

63

 

180

63

64

65

 

183

65

67

67

 

185

67

69

70

 

188

70

71

72

 

190

72

73

74

 

193

74

76

77

 

195

77

78

79

 

 

         Desired weight as per height for Army and Navy (for women):

Height (in cm) (without shoes)

Weight(in kg)

 

20 years

25 years

30 years

 

148

39

41

43

 

150

40

42

43.5

 

153

42

43.5

45

 

155

43

44

46

 

158

45

46

48

 

160

46

47

49

 

163

47

49

51

 

165

49

51

53

 

168

50

52

54

 

 

For Air Force candidates the weight will be ± 10% of the average weight given above.

  • Visual standard: minimum 6/9 distant vision in one eye and 6/9 in another eye
  • Head and neck: There must be no muscolo- skeletal deformities such as would interfere in usage of cervical rib, or safety gear.
  • Skin: no sign of vitiligo, scars, vascular malformations chronic skin diseases.
  • Chest: absence of musculoskeletal diseases is must
  • Limbs and spine: no hyper flexible or restricted movements of joints. Add to that thare should be no Cubitus valgus, Cubitus varus, genu recurvatum, deformities of hands and feet, kyphosis, scoliosis, congenital deformities, like spina bifida etc.
  • Abdomen or reproductive system: Candidates must see to it that they have no hernia, organomegaly, vascular deformities, renal deformities, gall stones, renal tones etc. There must be no deformities of reproductive system.

To end, become CDS- ready with a fully packed preparation. Dear candidates to safeguard your selection in CDS mould yourself to the best both academically as well as physically and success will be on your side!

 

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