UPSC CDS Physical Eligibility Criteria + Medical Standards

CDS Physical Eligibility Criteria | Medical Criteria for CDS | UPSC CDS Visual Standards with height and weight eligibility.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is going to conduct Combined Defence service exam (CDS 2016) for joining in Indian military academy (IMA), Indian naval academy (INA), Air force academy (AFA), Officers training academy (OTA).

Aspirants submit their CDS online application form before the last date. but before fill form you should need to check your eligibility for CDS Entrance exam. here we are talking about CDS physical standards and CDS medical fitness both. Check all information regarding “CDS Physical eligibility” below.

Physical Standard for UPSC CDS Exam –

General physical and mental standards are very important points to consider before apply for UPSC CDS Exam. here you find physical requirements for CDS and what type of physical fitness required for CDS check below.

  • First of all participant must aware about this that you are physically & mentally fit and fine and free from any type of disease / disability.
  • Participant not have any type of mental breakdown record in past.
  • Aspirant must undergo a preliminary medical check-up for wax in ears, refractory error of eyes, fungal infection of skin before reporting for the SSB interview.
  • Candidate must be under a standard weight
  • Chest should be in fine condition . X Ray will taken for figure out any disease in chest.
  • The minimum range of expansion after full inspiration should be 5 cms.
  • You should be no disease of bones and joints of the body. these are some of the CDS Physical criteria for interested candidates. here is more things which are also consider as CDS Physical eligibility.

Medical Eligibility for CDS

CDS Medical examination is also a important part of CDS exam eligibility. Here are many CDS physical conditions in medical examination. check it

  • A Participant selected by the Services Selection Board (SSB) will undergo a medical examination process by a Board of Service Medical Officers.
  • Female participants will undergo Medical Examination by a Medical Board comprising male / female doctors / specialists / Gynecologist. There will be a lady Medical Officer as member of Board.
  • Whole Generate reports by Medical board are confidential and not disclose to anyone.
  • The final decision of Candidate fitness will be intimated by the President of the Medical Board.
  • The candidate will also be intimated about the procedure for Appeal Medical Board.
  • Candidates declared unfit during Appeal Medical Board will be intimated about the provision of Review Medical Board.
  • Candidates must be Physically and Mentally fit according to the given standards. for more details such as vision standards , Height & weight criteria , eye sight criteria , Ear , Nose , throat , teeth condition etc.

Height and weight standards
CDS Exam physical eligibility test also includes one major point is aspirant height. Here is a table for height required for CDS Exam for male and female candidates with weight parameters check it.

Height/Weight Standards for Male Candidates Study Sector Guide

Height (in cm)Weight (in kg)
 18 years20 years22 years
15244 (45 navy)4647
1554648 (47 navy)49
Height/Weight Standards for Female Candidates Study Sector Guide
Height (in cm)Weight (in kg)
 20 years25 years30 years

Eyesight eligibility for CDS Exam

Most of the students ask this question that What is eyesight criteria for CDS ? CDSphysical test also covers your eyesight conditions. and vision standard for naval and Air force different from this which also mention below. Eyesight for CDS Exam –
Vision standard for Male Candidates

  • Candidate must able to read 6/6 in a distant vision chart with each eye with or without glasses (For navy and Air Force without glasses only).
  • Myopia should not be more than 3.5D
  • Hypermetropia should not be more than 3.5D including Astigmatism.

Vision standard for Female Candidates

  • Aspirant must able to read 6/6 (better eye) and 6/8 (worse eye) in a distant vision chart with or without glasses
  • Myopia should not be more than minus 5.5 including Astogination.
  • Internal examination of the eye will be done by means of ophthalmoscope to rule out any disease of the eye.
  • A candidate must have good binocular vision.
  • The colour vision standard will be CP-III.
  • A candidate should be able to recognize red and green colours.
Vision standard for Naval
Vision standard for Air Force
Uncorrected without glass 6/12Uncorrected without glass 6/12
corrected with glass 6/6corrected with glass 6/6
Limits of Myopia -1.5Limits of Myopia -0.75D
Limits of Hypermetropia +1.5Limits of Hypermetropia +1.5D
Binocular vision IIIBinocular vision III
Limits of colour perception ILimits of colour perception I

Teeth , Ear, Nose and Throat Conditions – CDS Physical Qualification also covers your conditions of teeth , ear Nose , Throat etc. Check the standards given below.

  • The applicants ought to have adequate number of normal and sound teeth.
  • At least 14 dental focuses will be satisfactory.
  • A hopeful ought not be experiencing serious pyorrhea.
  • The listening must be ordinary.
  • A hopeful ought to have the capacity to hear a constrained whisper with every ear at a separation of 610 cms in a very room.
  • There ought to be no confirmation of present or past disease of the ear, nose and throat.
  • Sound metric test will be ruined AF. Sound metric misfortune ought not exceed+20 db in frequencies somewhere around 250Hz and 4000 Hz.
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Other Physical Standards

  • Aspirant must be no signs of functional or organic disease of the heart and blood vessels.
    Blood Pressure must be normal.
  • The muscles of stomach area ought to be all around created and there ought to be no broadening of liver or spleen.
  • Any proof of sickness of inside organs of the stomach area will be a reason for dismissal.
    Radial keratotomy and Laser surgery.
  • Un-worked hernias will make a hopeful unfit. If there should be an occurrence of Hernia which has been worked, at least 1 year more likely than not went preceding last medicinal examination.
  • There ought to be no hydrocele, varicocele or heaps.
  • Pee examination will be done and any variation from the norm if distinguished will be a reason for dismissal.
  • Any ailment of skin which is liable to bring about inability or deformation will likewise be a reason for dismissal.
  • For ladies applicants if pregnancy is identified at any stage, after determination at SSB or amid preparing will suspend the competitors including issue less dowager divorcee from award of commission.

Medical Standards for Air-Force

Physical standards for UPSC CDS Exam Air force division. All candidates required to read carefully. these following medical standards will be applicable in respect of Air force aspirants only.
X-ray of Cervical and Lumbosacral spine will be carried out. The following conditions detected in the X-ray will be disqualifying :

  • Granulomatius disease of spine.
  • Arthritis/spondylosis
  • Scoliosis more than 15 degree as measured by Cobb’s Method (10 degree for Army).
  • More than mild Kyphosis/Lordosis
  • Spondylolisthesis/Spondylosis.
  • Herniated nucleus pulposes.
  • Compression fracture of Vertebra.
  • Sacaralisation Disease
  • Cervical ribs with demonstrable neurological or Circulatory deficit.
  • Presence of Schmorl’s node at more than one level.
  • Atlanto-occipital, and atlanto-axial anomalies.
  • Incomplete Sacaralisation Unilateral or Bilateral
  • Spinabifida other than SV 1 and LV 5
  • Any other abnormality, if so considered by specialist.

Anthropometric (Body) Measurements for Air Force Pilot

Leg length99.00cm – 120.00cm
Thigh lengthMax 64.00cm
Sitting height81.50cm – 96.00cm

Combined defence services physical standards are may be vary from official notification of UPSC CDS 2016. Candidates required to check all UPSC CDS Physical standards carefully before applying for CDS Exam 2016. You should check these points Physical ability for CDS , Medical standards for Indian Army and Air force separately , Vision standards , CDS Height eligibility etc. and some of UPSC CDS I 2016 physical standards for girls are different from boys.

Hope you find something useful in this UPSC CDS 1 Exam Feb 2016 Physical eligibility criteria. share your CDS Physical exam experience here to help other students and for any type of suggestion and query for Physical Requirement of CDS Exam you can use our comment section given below. Check Other related post of UPSC Examination 2016 Official website

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