CDS Eligibility Criteria

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CDS Eligibility

CDS Eligibility Criteria

A candidate must complete the physical eligibility criteria to be apart of the defence services. In this blog, we are going to show you CDS Physical eligibility criteria. There are different criteria for male or female candidates.

Let’s have a brief study of CDS eligibility criteria

Height and Weight Standard Eligibility Criteria

A candidate must conform not only height but also weight before taking the CDS exam. There is an index to help you understand the height and weight criteria.

Male candidates eligibility criteria Army and Navy 

Height in centimetres (without shoes)Weight in Kg
Age 18Age 20Age 22
15244*4647
1554648**49
157474950
160485051
162505253
165525355
168535557
170555758
173575960
175596162
178616263
180636465
183656767
185676970
188707172
190727374
193747677
195777879

For Navy 45* and 47**

Candidates who apply for Navy, the average weight given in the table above is to be considered within normal limit from A ± 10%.  However, candidates with heavy bones and broadly built as well as individuals with thin built but otherwise healthy, this may be relaxed to some extent on merit.

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CDS Male Candidates Physical eligibility criteria For Air Force 

Height in centimetresAge Range of the candidate
15-17 Yrs.18-22 Yrs.23- 27 Yrs.28- 32 Yrs.33-37 Yrs.38-42 Yrs.43-47 Yrs.>48 Yrs.
1524647505454545554
1534747515555545654
1544748515655555755
1554849525656565756
1564849535757565856
1574950545858575857
1584950545858585958
1595051555959596058
1605152565960596059
1615152566060606160
1625253576161616260
1635254586162616261
1645354596263626362
1655355596363636462
1665456606364646463
1675456616465646564
1685557616565656565
1695557626566666665
1705658636667676766
1715659646668676767
1725759646768666867
1735860656869696968
1745861666870696969
1755961666971707069
1765962677071717170
1776062687072727171
1786063697173727271
1796164697273737372
1806164707274747373
1816265717375757473
1826266727476757474
1836366727476767575
1846467737577777675
1856468747578777676
1866568747678787777
1876569757779797877
1886669767780807878
1896670777881807979
1906771777981818079
1916771787982828080
1926872798083828181
1936873798183838182

(For FAT % (<20) of Normal Individuals)

The acceptable weight for Air Force candidates will be ± 10% of the average weight given above.

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 CDS Eligibility Criteria for Female Officer Candidates

Height in centimetres (without shoes)Weight in Kg.
20 Years25 Years30 Years
148394143
150404243.5
1534243.545
155434446
158454648
160464749
163474951
165495153
168505254

 

  • The candidate should get oneself medically examined before filling the application form. It is because if due to some reason the candidate was found unfit, he/ she wouldn’t be an eligible candidate. Hence, all the effort of the candidate will go in vain.
  • The candidate needs to have a body, which is free from any disease as well as free from any disability. If at all the candidate who might be unfit may apply for Appeal Medical Board (AMB) to be completed within 42 days of SMB.

Before the SSB (Service Selection Board) interview the candidate should make sure of the following pointers:

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Visual Standards for Air Force

Candidates who habitually wear spectacles are not eligible for Air Force. Minimum distant vision 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other correctable to 6/6.

Hypermetropia Colour vision CP-1

  • Hypermetropia: +2.0 d Sph
  • Manifest Myopia: Nil
  • Retinoscopic Myopia: –0.5 in any meridian permitted
  • Astigmatism: +0.75 D Cyl (with + 2.0 D- Max)

Maddox Rod Test

The Maddox rod test is used to subjectively detect and measure a latent, manifest, horizontal or vertical strabismus for near and distance. The test follows the principle of Diplo-pic projection.

(A) at 6 meters: Exo-6 prism D | Eso-6 prism | D Hyper-1 prism D | Hypo-1prism D
(B) at 33 cms: Exo-16 prism D | Eso-6 prism D | Hyper-1 prism D | Hypo-1 prism D

Spinal Conditions for Air Force

A candidate must show his past medical history of diseases or injury. Defence services need a perfect candidate. They never compromise their medical stander. candidates must read the given index to know all medical conditions.

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The Medical conditions

(a) The granulomatous disease of the spine
(b) Arthritis/Spondylosis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis and allied disorders
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Osteoarthrosis, spondylosis and degenerative joint diseases
  • Non-articular rheumatism (e.g. lesions of the rotator cuff, tennis elbow, recurrent lumbago etc.)
  • Miscellaneous disorders including SLE, dermatomyositis, polymyositis, vasculitis.

(c) Spondylolisthesis, spondylolysis, spondylosis.
(d) Compression fracture of vertebrae.
(e)Scheuermann’s disease (Adolescent Kyphosis).
(f) Loss of cervical lordosis when associated with clinically restricted movements of the cervical spine.
(g) Unilateral/bilateral cervical ribs with a demonstrable neurological or circulatory deficit.

If the following medical conditions detected during the medical exam then the candidate will be disqualified for Air Force service.

Other Important Facts

The following conditions detected on X-ray examination will be disqualifying for entry to Army and Navy:
(a) The granulomatous disease of the spine.
(b) Arthritis – Rheumatoid arthritis & allied disorders and ankylosing spondylitis
(c) Scoliosis more than 10o degree as measured by Cobb’s method.
(d) More than mild Kyphosis/Lordosis.
(e) Spondylolisthesis/Spondylosis/Spondylolysis.
(f) Herniated nucleus purposes.
(g) Compression fracture of Vertebra.
(h) Sacralisation Disease.
(i) Cervical ribs with demonstrable neurological or Circulatory deficit.
(j) Presence of Schmorl’s node at more than one level.
(k) atlantooccipital and atlantoaxial anomalies.
(l) Incomplete Sacralisation Unilateral or Bilateral.
(m) Spina Bifida is other than SV 1 and LV 5.
(n) Any other abnormality, if so considered by the specialist.

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