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
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(a)Keratorefactory surgery (LASIK) may be allowed for short service commission intake of officer in the followings categories:-
(b) LASIK may be allowed subject to the following conditions:
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.