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Height & Weight Standard for the Cadets:-

In the height and weight standards the the cadets required mimimun acceptable height 157.5cms for Indian Army,162.5 cms for Indian Air Force.

  • In case of Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North Eastern regions of India, Garhwal and Kumaon, the minimum acceptable height will be 5 cm less than the general norm.
  • In the case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cm.

NDA Physical Standards for Indian Army and Air Force

Height(in cms) Weight(in Kgs)
Height 16-17years 17-18years 18-19years
152 42.5 44 45
155 43.5 45.3 47
157 45 47 48
160 46.5 48 49
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


NDA Physical Standards for Indian Navy

Height(in cms) Weight(in Kgs)
Height 16years 18years 20years
152 44 45 46
155 45 46 47
157 46 47 49
160 47 48 50
162 48 50 52
165 50 52 53
168 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

  • The height of cadets is measured without shoes.
  • Height relaxation up to 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.

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 (in cm) Maximum (in cm)
Leg Length 99.00 120.00
Thigh Length N.A. 64.00
Sitting Height 81.50 96. 00






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