The candidates recommended by service selection board (SSB) are required to go through Physical and Medical examination. Candidates must be physically and mentally fit according to NDA physical standards for National Defence Academy admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II), 2016. Guideline for the same given below:
A candidate recommended by the Services Selection Board will undergo a medical examination by a Board of Service Medical Officers. Candidates are also advised to rectify minor defects / ailments in order to speed up finalization of a medical examination conducted at the Military Hospital after being recommended at the SSB. Few of such commonly found defects / ailments are Wax(Ears), Deviated Nasal Septum, Hydrocele/ phimosis, piles, gynaecomastia, tonsillitis, varicocele.
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.There should be no maldevelopment or impairment of a function of the bones or joint.
HEIGHT: 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 the case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cms.
CHEST: 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.
VISUAL STANDARD: A candidate should be able to read in a distant vision chart 6/6 in better eye and 6/9 in worse eye with or without glasses. A candidate should be able to recognize red and green colors. Candidates will be required to give certificates that neither he nor any member of his family has suffered from congenital night blindness. Candidates who have undergone Laser Surgery for correction of refractive error are also not acceptable to defence services.
PHYSICAL CONDITIONING: candidates are advised to keep themselves in good physical condition, by following the
1.Running 2.4 km in 15 minutes
3.Pushups and sit-ups ( minimum 20 each )
4.Chin ups ( minimum 08 )
5.Rope climbing -3-4 meters.
TATTOOS: 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.