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Can I Join NDA With Spectacles?

Can I join NDA with spectacles? Over the years, we have received hundreds of queries from defence aspirants. And today, we are going to resolve questions pertaining to eyesight. The question is often raised by aspirants whether they are preparing for NDA or CDS.  What is the vision standard for NDA examination? So here, we are sharing what should be minimum eyesight criteria for NDA and how candidates can still join NDA with spectacles, which means low vision power when compared with their counterparts.

Yes, you are eligible for the NDA examination but selection solely depends upon meeting the specific vision criteria set by the authorities. Moreover, your area of operation will be restricted to some specific fields. Although NDA examination is held to select candidates for three wings of armed forces i.e Army, Navy and Air Force vision standard vary. Good eyesight is a prerequisite for a career in the armed forces and a slight deviation from the normal may lead to rejection. However, there is no need to lose hope. With a little bit of expert advice and information, you can still make the final cut as relaxations are given to candidates in some area of operation by the armed forces. So keep on reading to know more. Here are the details about the required visual standards for the question, Can I join NDA with spectacles?.


Uncorrected without glass – 6/12

Corrected with glass – 6/6

Limits for myopia 0.75D and for Hypermetropia +1.5D

Binocular vision III

Limits of colour perception I

Candidates with colour and night blindness are rejected

Corrected vision for better eye and the worse eye is 6/6 and 6/9 respectively. Myopia and hypermetropia should not exceed 0.75D and +1.5D respectively. Applications of candidates who have undergone Radial Keratotomy or laser surgery will be rejected outrightly. Eyes are examined via ophthalmoscope to rule out the possibility of any eye disease. Moreover, a candidate is expected to identify white, red and green colours accurately as depicted by Martin’s Lantern at a distance of 1.5 meters.

The vision standard for the flying branch of the Indian Air force, Indian navy and Indian army and also the snipers of the Indian Army vary. Candidates with weak vision are unfit to become a front-line soldier but you are still eligible for other branches of the Indian Army such as the education department, finance, logistic etc.


Uncorrected without glass 6/6, 6/9

Corrected with glass 6/6, 6/6

Myopia –0.75

Hypermetropia +1.5

Binocular vision III

Limits of colour perception I

Those with weak eyesight are still eligible to join Indian Navy but their activities and area of operation will be restricted to the educational department, navy architecture, naval ship design, finance or logistic, etc.


The procedure is almost identical for Air Force but those with poor vision are unfit for a fighter pilot or fighter helicopter pilot role. There are still chances that you can be allowed to join the flying branch as a cargo pilot or other branches such as the education department, canteen department, finance or logistic with spectacles? Corrected vision for better eye and the worse eye is 6/6 and 6/9 respectively. Near Vision must be N-5 for each eye.

Our advice to the defence aspirants is to take care of their body parts. Good amount of sleep is necessary. Take care of your eyes and eat a healthy diet. NDA with spectacles is no more hurdle for Defence exam  For further information get in touch with our support staff at Trishul Defence Academy.



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