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 18||Age 20||Age 22|
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 centimetres||Age 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.|
(For FAT % (<20) of Normal Individuals)
The acceptable weight for Air Force candidates will be ± 10% of the average weight given above.
CDS Eligibility Criteria for Female Officer Candidates
|Height in centimetres (without shoes)||Weight in Kg.|
|20 Years||25 Years||30 Years|
- 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
- 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.
(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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