medical standards

Medical Standards 

 A candidate recommended by the Interview Board will undergo a medical examination by  Medical Officers convened for this purpose. Only those candidates will be admitted to the institute who are declared fit by the Medical Officers. The proceedings of the Medical Officers are confidential and will not be divulged to anyone.

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy. (Since the candidate will actually be appearing in the medical examination conducted by military authorities for NDA entry two years later, certain aspects of the medical standards as deemed appropriate by the Medical Officers may be relaxed as the candidate may be expected to reach the requisite standards of physical development by then.)

Candidates are advised to rectify minor defects/ailments in order to speed up finalization of medical examination.  The under mentioned ailments are considered, common minor ailments :-Wax (Ears), Deviated Nasal Septum, Hydrocele/Phimosis, Overweight/Underweight, Under sized Chest, Piles, Gynaecomastia, Tonsillitis, Varicocele

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.

There should be no evidence of weak constitution, bodily defects or under weight.   The candidate should not be overweight or obese.

The minimum acceptable height is 157.5 cms. (162.5 cms for Air Force) F

Height and weight standards are given below:

Height/Weight Standards for Army/Air Force

Table-I

Height in Cms. (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

19

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 Cms. (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

167

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.

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 disease of bones and joints of the body. X-ray of spine of candidates will not be carried out as a routine except for Air Force. It will, however, be done on the advice of surgical specialist wherever clinically indicated. Minor congenital defects which are not likely to interfere in the performance of military duties may be acceptable on merit.

Spinal conditions: Thorough clinical examination of the spine including its shape, local tenderness if any, spinal movements etc is to be carried out. Mild kyphosis or Lordosis where deformity is barely noticeable and there is no pain or restriction of movement will not preclude acceptance. In case of noticeable Scollosis or suspicion of any other abnormality or spinal deformity, more than mild, appropriate X ray of the spine are to be taken and the examinee referred for specialists advice.

The candidate should have no past history of medical breakdown or fits.

The hearing should be normal. A candidate should be able to hear a forced whisper with each ear at a distance of 610 cms in a quiet room.

There should be no signs of functional or organic disease of the heart and blood vessels. Blood pressure should be normal.

The muscles of the abdomen should be well developed and there should be no enlargement of the liver or spleen. Any evidence of disease of the internal organs or the abdomen will be a cause for rejection.

Un-operated hernia will make a candidate unfit. If operated earlier the healing should have been completed.

There should be no hydrocele, varicocele or pile.

Urine examination will be done and any abnormality if detected will be a cause for rejection.

Any disease of the skin which is likely to cause disabilities or disfigurement will also be a cause for rejection.

A candidate should be able to read 6/6 in a distant vision chart with each eye, with or without glasses. Myopia should not be more than 2.5D and Hypermetropia not more than 3.5D including Astigmatism. Internal examination of the eye will be done by means of opthalmoscope to rule out any disease of the eye. A candidate should have good binocular vision; the colour vision standard will be CP III for the Army. A candidate should be able to recognize red and green colours. Candidates will be required to give a certificate 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 the visual acuity will be rejected.

The candidate 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 pyorrhea.

Prospective candidates are advised to keep themselves in good physical condition by following a suitable fitness routine.

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