Medical Standards

The candidates recommended by Service Selection Board undergo medical examination at nearest Service Hospitals. The medical examination procedure for candidates is as follows: -

(a)Special Medical Board (SMB).
Special Medical Board (SMB) of officer candidates will be held at designated hospitals over duration of 3 to 4 working days. Candidate will be declared Fit / Temporary Unfit or Permanent Unfit. Candidates will be declared Fit/Unfit.

(b) Appeal Medical Board (AMB).
Candidates who are declared Unfit by SMB are eligible for AMB after depositing a sum of Rs 40/- in the Government Treasury. Unfit candidates get a maximum of 42 days from the date of SMB to report for AMB at designated Command Hospital. Candidates declared unfit by AMB are eligible to appeal for Review Medical Board.

(c) Review Medical Board (RMB).
The President of AMB will intimate the candidate, the reason of his / her unfitness through a leaflet and guide him / her for RMB. However, he will explain to the candidate that holding of the Review Medical Board is at the discretion of DGAFMS based on the merits of the case and it is not his / her right. RMBs are conducted at Army Hospital (Research & Referral), New Delhi and Armed Force Medical College Pune.

Medical Standards

(a) Height .
The preferable height for a candidate of 18 years of age is 157 cm for males and 152 cm for females.

(b) Anthropometric Measurement .
The acceptable anthropometric standard for aviation entries i.e. Short Service Commission (Aviation & Observer) entry for male is as follows: -

Minimum Height-162.5 cm
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

           Age in Yrs                        Height in CM                         Present Weight in KG             Proposed amendment
15 165 48 49
30 175 65 64
32 175 64 65
18 180 62 63

Visual Standard
'-75' be amended to '-0.75'. 'IT/Musician' be included under Law/Logo/Edu

Keratorefractory Surgery
In para (b)(iii) '<25.0mm' be amended to < 25.0mm' Para (b)(v) be amended to individual with refractive errors less than 6D prior to LASIK

HEIGHT AND WEIGHT STANDARDS ; MALE ( WEIGHT IN KILOGRAMS) AGE IN YEARS
AGE IN YEARS
Height
in Cms
15 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
152 43 44 45 46 47 48 48 49 49 50 50 50 51 51
155 44 45 46 47 49 50 50 51 51 52 52 52 53 53
157 45 46 47 49 50 51 51 52 53 53 53 54 54 55
160 46 47 48 50 51 52 53 53 54 54 56 56 56 57
162 47 48 50 52 53 54 54 55 55 56 56 57 57 58
165 48 50 52 53 55 56 56 57 57 58 58 58 59 59
168 51 52 53 55 57 58 58 58 59 59 60 60 61 61
170 52 53 55 57 58 59 60 60 61 61 62 62 62 63
173 54 55 57 59 60 61 62 62 62 63 64 64 65 65
175 56 57 59 61 62 62 63 64 65 64 66 67 67 67
178 58 59 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 67 68 69 69 70
180 60 61 62 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 71 72 72
183 62 63 65 67 67 68 70 71 72 72 73 74 75 75
185 66 67 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 77 78
188 68 70 71 72 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 81
190 70 72 73 74 76 78 79 80 81 82 82 83 84
193 72 74 76 77 78 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87
195 75 77 78 79 81 82 83 85 86 87 88 89 90

NOTE:- Height and Weight as shown are for men fully stripped. The principles of average will be utilised for Calculating body Weight for in between Height

HEIGHT AND WEIGHT STANDARDS - FEMALE ( WEIGHT IN KILOGRAMS)
AGE IN YEARS
Height
in Cms
17-18 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60
148 36 38.5 41 42.5 44 45 46.5 47 48.5 49
150 38.5 40.5 41.5 43.5 45 46 47 48 49 50
153 40.5 42 43.5 45.5 46.5 48 48.5 49.5 50.5 52
155 42 43 44.5 46 47.5 49 49.5 50 51.5 52.5
158 43 45 46.5 48 49.5 50.5 51.5 52 53 54.5
160 45 46 47.5 49 50.5 51.5 52.5 53 54 55.5
163 46 47.5 49 50.5 51.5 52.5 53 54 55.5 56.5
165 47.5 49 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58
168 49 50 52 54 55.5 57 58 59 60 61
170 50 51 53 55 56 58 59 60 61 62
173 52 53 55 56 57 59 60 61 62 63
175 53.5 55 56.5 57.5 59 60.5 62 63 64 65

VISUAL STANDARDS -OFFICER'S ENTRY
VISUAL STANDARDS-EXECUTIVE BRANCH
CRITERIA
NDA/ 10+2 INA/ AVIATION(OBSERVER/ PILOT) GSES/ NCC(Spl)/ SCC(GSX) HYDRO NAIC LAW/ LOGO/ EDU ATC
Uncorrected Vision 6/6,6/9 6/12,6/12 6/60,6/60 6/60,6/60 6/9,6/9
Corrected Vision 6/6,6/6 6/6,6/6 6/6,6/12 6/6,6/12 6/6,6/6
Limits of Myopia -.75 -1.5 -3.5 -3.5 -0.75
Limits of Hypermetropia +1.5 +1.5 +3.5 +3.5 +3.0
Limits of Colour Perception I I II III II
Binocular Vision III III III II III
VISUAL STANDARDS -OFFICER'S ENTRY
VISUAL STANDARDS-TECHNICAL BRANCH
CRITERIA
COMMON ENTRY 10+2 (INAC) GRADUATE ENTRY (UNIV/ SSC) NAVAL CONSTRUCTOR/ ARCHITECT
Uncorrected Vision without glasses 6/6,6/9 6/24,6/24 6/60,6/60
Corrected Vision with glasses 6/6,6/6 6/6,6/6 6/12,6/12
Limits of Myopia -.75 -3.5 -3.5
Limits of Hypermetropia +1.5 +3.5 +3.5
Binocular Vision III III III
Limits of Colour Perception I II II

(a)Keratorefactory surgery (LASIK) may be allowed for short service commission intake of officer in the followings categories:-

   (i) Observer Entry

   (ii) ATC Entry

   (iii) NAI

   (iv) Law

   (v) Logistics

   (vi) Education

   (vii) Graduate Entry Technical

   (viii) Naval Constructor /Architect

(b) LASIK may be allowed subject to the following conditions:

   (i) Surgery should not have been carried out before 20 yrs of age

   (ii) Uncomplicated surgery at least 12 months before examination

   (iii) Axial length <25.0 mm by IOL Master or A scan

   (iv) Post LASIK corneal thickness measured by Pachymeter should not be less than 450 microns

   (v) Individuals with high refractive errors (>6D) prior to LASIK are to be excluded

   (vi) Normal retinal examination

PHYSICAL STANDARDS FOR CANDIDATE JOINING INDIAN NAVY AS OFFICERS (MALE/FEMALE)

1. These standards are laid down to assess the fitness of a candidate for selection to the Navy. The candidate must be in good physical and mental health and free from any defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of duties both ashore and afloat under peace as well as war conditions in any part of the world.

2. During the inspection of candidates the following principal points are to be ensured :-

(a) The hearing is good and that there is no sign of any disease of ear, nose or throat.

(b) Vision in either eye is up to the required standard. His/her eyes are bright, clear and with no obvious squint or abnormality. Movements of eye balls should be full and free in all directions.

(c) Speech is without impediment.

(d) There is no glandular swelling.

(e) Chest is well formed and that his/her heart and lungs are sound.

(f) Limbs of the candidates are well formed and fully developed.

(g) There is free and perfect action of all the joints.

(h) There is no evidence of hernia of any degree or form.

(j) Feet and toes are well formed.

(k) Absence of any congenital malformation or defects.

(l) He/she does not bear traces of previous acute or chronic disease pointing to an impaired constitution.

(m) Presence of sufficient number of sound teeth for efficient mastication.

(n) Absence of any disease of the Genito- Urinary tract.