Height and Weight Standards for NDA Female Candidates

Many girls who want to join the National Defence Academy have no idea about the height and weight requirements for females to join the NDA. Because of a lack of knowledge, many female candidates think they are not eligible to join the NDA and become an officer in Army, Navy, and Air Force. In this article, we are going to mention the correct height and weight requirements for female candidates who want to join the National Defence Academy. Earlier we have discussed the medical tests for NDA female candidates which happens after the NDA SSB Interview.


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Now let’s look at the height and weight requirements for female candidates to join the National Defence Academy.

Height and Weight Standards for Female Candidates joining NDA (Army)

Height (Cm)Minimum Weight for all agesWeight (Kg) for 17 to 20 yrsWeight (Kg) for 20+01 day- 30 yrsWeight (Kg) for 30 +01 day – 40 yrsWeight (Kg) for Above 40 yrs

Minimum Height Required for Females to Join Armed Forces

The minimum height required for entry into the Armed Forces for female Candidates is 152 cm. Gorkhas and candidates belonging to Hills of North Eastern region of India, Garhwal and Kumaon will be accepted with a minimum height of 148 cm. An allowance for growth of 02 cm will be made for candidates below 18 yrs at the time of examination. The minimum height requirement for the Flying Branch is 163 cm. Flying Branch also requires other anthropometric standards like sitting height, leg length and thigh length.

Weight for height charts given below is for all categories of personnel. This chart is prepared based on the BMI. The chart specifies the minimum acceptable weight that candidates of a particular height must have. Weights below the minimum specified will not be acceptable in any case. The maximum acceptable
weight of height has been specified in age wise categories. Weights higher than the acceptable limit will be acceptable only in the case of candidates with documented evidence of body building, wrestling, and boxing at the National level. In such cases the following criteria will have to be met.

  • Body Mass Index should be below 25.
  • Waist Hip ratio should be below 0.9 for male and 0.8 for female.
  • Waist Circumference should be less than 90 cm for male and 80 cm for female.
  • (iv) All biochemical metabolic parameters should be within normal limits.

Note: The height and weight for candidates below 17 years will be followed as per guidelines by ‘Indian Academy of Paediatrics growth charts for height, weight and BMI for 05 Years to 16 Years old children’ amended from time to time.

Height and Weight Standards for Female Candidates joining NDA (Air Force)

Minimum height for Flying Branch will be 162.5 cm. Acceptable measurements of leg length, thigh length and sitting height for such aircrew will be as under:

  • Sitting height : Minimum – 81.5 cm Maximum – 96.0 cm
  • Leg Length : Minimum – 99.0 cm Maximum – 120.0 cm
  • Thigh Length : Maximum – 64.0 cm

The minimum height for entry into Ground Duty branches will be 152 cm. For Gorkhas and individual belonging to North-Eastern regions of India and hilly regions of Uttarakhand, the minimum acceptable height will be 5 cm less (147 cm). In case of candidates from Lakshadweep the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cm (150 cm).

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