- State PSC
NOTE : CANDIDATES MUST BE PHYSICALLY FIT ACCORDING TO THE PRESCRIBED PHYSICAL STANDARDS. THE STANDARDS OF MEDICAL FITNESS AND THE GUIDELINES FOR THE SAME ARE GIVEN BELOW.
A NUMBER OF QUALIFIED CANDIDATES ARE REJECTED SUBSEQUENTLY ON MEDICAL GROUNDS. CANDIDATES ARE THEREFORE ADVISED IN THEIR OWN INTEREST TO GET THEMSELVES MEDICALLY EXAMINED BEFORE SUBMITTING THEIR APPLICATIONS TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT AT THE FINAL STAGE.
1. A Candidate recommended by the Services Selection Board will undergo a medical examination by a Board of Service Medical Officers. Women candidates will undergo Medical Examination by a Medical Board comprising male/female doctors/specialists/Gynaecologist. There will be a Lady Medical Officer as member of Board. Only those candidates will be admitted to the Academy who are declared fit by the Medical Board. However, the candidates declared unfit will be intimated by the President of the Medical Board and procedure for request for an Appeal Medical Board (AMB) will also be intimated to the candidate.
Candidates who are unfit may apply for Appeal Medical Board (AMB) to be completed within 42 days of SMB and may request for Review Medical Board (RMB) within one day of completion of Appeal Medical Board.
Candidates declared unfit by AMB will be intimated by the President AMB about procedure of challenging the findings of AMB.
The candidates will also be intimated that holding Review Medical Board (RMB) will be granted at the discretion of DGAFMS based on the merit of the case and that RMB is not a matter of right. The candidate should address the request for RMB if he/she so desires to ADG Rtg. (CDSE) Army HQ, West Block-III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066 and AFCME/IAM/DGMS (Air), Air HQ, R.K. Puram in case of AF candidates and a copy of the same is handed over to the President of AMB. The O/o the DGAFMS will inform the date and place (Delhi and Pune only) where the candidate will appear for a RMB. The candidate must be physically fit according to the prescribed physical standards which are summarized below :
(a) The candidate must be in good physical and mental health and free from any disease/disability which is likely to interfere with the efficient performance of duties.
(b) There should be no evidence of weak constitution, bodily defects or over weight.
(c) The minimum acceptable height for male candidates is 157.5 cms. (157 cms for Navy and 162.5 cms for Air Force). For Women candidates minimum acceptable height is 152 cms. For Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North Eastern region of India, Garhwali and Kumaon, the Minimum acceptable height will be 5cms less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cms. These concessions are not applicable
Navy and Air Force. Height and weight standards are given below. Interpolation for weights against height not mentioned may be done.
|Height and Weight Standards (Males)|
|Height in Centimetres without Shoes||Weight in KGs|
|18 years||20 years||22 years|
A + 10% (for Navy) departure from the average weight given in the Table above is to be considered within normal limit. However, in individuals with heavy bones and broad built as well as individuals with thin built but otherwise healthy this may be relaxed to some extent on merit. The acceptable weight for Air Force candidates will be + 10% of the average weight given above.
Height and Weight Standards (Females)
|Height in Centimetres without Shoes||
Weight in KGs
|20 years||25 years||30 years|
(d) In your own interest you are advised to undergo a preliminary medical check up for wax in ears, refractory error of eyes, fungal infection of skin etc. before reporting for the SSB interview.
(e) Chest should be well developed. The minimum range of expansion after full inspiration should be 5 cms. The measurement will be taken with a tape so adjusted that its lower edge should touch the nipple in front and the upper part of the tape should touch the lower angle of the shoulder blades behind. XRay of the chest is compulsory and will be taken to rule out any disease of the chest.
(f) There should be no disease of bones and joints of the body.
(g) A candidate should have no past history of mental breakdown or fits.
(h) The hearing should be normal. A candidate should be able to hear a forced whisper with each ear at a distance of 610 cms. in a quiet room. There should be no evidence of present or past disease of the ear, nose and throat.
(i) There should be no sign of functional or organic disease of the heart and blood vessel. Blood pressure should be normal and candidates be free from AIDS.
(j) The muscles of abdomen should be well developed and there should be no enlargement of liver or spleen. Any evidence of disease of internal organs of the abdomen will be a cause for rejection.
(k) Un-operated hernias will make a candidate unfit. If operated, this should have been done at least 1 year prior to the present examination and healing is completed.
(l) There should be no hydrocele, varicocele or piles.
(m) Urine examination will be done and any abnormality, if detected will be a cause for rejection.
(n) Any disease of the skin which is likely to cause disability or disfigurement will also be a cause for rejection.
(o) A male candidate should be able to read 6/6 in a distant vision chart with each eye with or without glasses (For Air Force without glasses only). Myopia should not be more than 3.5D and hypermetropia not more than 3.5D including Astigmatism. For women candidates the minimum acceptable visual acuity are Distant Vision (corrected) better eye 6/6, worse 6/18, Myopia of not more than minus 5.5 including Astogination. Internal examination of the eye will be done by means of ophthalmoscope to rule out any disease of the eye. A candidate must have good binocular vision. The colour vision standard will be CP-III for Army. A candidate should be able to recognise red and green colours.
(p) Visual Standards for Navy
(a) Uncorrected without glass 6/12 (b) Corrected with glass 6/6 (c) Limits of Myopia -1.5 (d) Limits of Hypermetropia +1.5 (e) Binocular vision III (f) Limits of Colour Perception I
(q) For women candidates if pregnancy is detected at any stage after selection at SSB or during training will debar the candidates from grant of commission and cost recovered from the date of joining OTA till the date of debar on confirmation of pregancy from Military Hospital Authrorities
RADIAL KERATOTOMY AND LASER SURGERY : Candidates who have undergone or have the evidence of having undergone Radial Keratotomy, to improve the visual acuity, will be permanently rejected for all the three services. In order to detect PRK/LASIK all the candidates at SMB will be subjected to the measurement of Axial length by A-Scan biometer. Candidates who have undergone LASER Surgery for correction of refractive error will be considered for commission in Army if they fulfil following criteria :- (i) Age more than 20 years. (ii) Uncomplicated stable LASIK/Excimer (PRK) laser procedure done for Myopia or Hypermetropia, with stable refraction for a period of six months after the procedure. (iii) A healthy retina. (iv) Corrected vision should be 6/6 in better eye and 6/9 in worse eye, with maximum residual refraction of + 1.50 in any meridian for myopia or hypermetropia. (v) Axial length within permissible limits.
NOTES : The candidates will be asked to declare at the time of medical examination that he/she has undergone LASER procedure as above. He/she will be subjected to a thorough corneal and retinal evaluation by the ophthalmologist. However, he/she will be declared unfit at the SMB and those found to be within the acceptable limits for approval as above will be advised to undergo an Appeal Med. Board. During AMB he/she will be subjected to a thorough corneal and retinal evaluation as also scrutiny of the records by a Senior Adviser in Ophthalmology.
(r) The candidates should have sufficient number of natural and sound teeth. A minimum of 14 dental points will be acceptable. When 32 teeth are present, the total dental points are 22. A candidate should not be suffering from severe pyorrhoea.
(s) X-Ray examination of the chest will include the lower part of cervical spine for presence of cervical ribs. X-Ray examination of other parts of spine will be taken if the SMB considers it necessary.
(t) Carrying angle of elbow should not be more than 150 and 180 among males and females respectively.
2. In addition to the above, the following medical standards will be applicable in respect of Air Force candidates only :
(a) Anthropometric measurements acceptable for Air Force are as follows: Height 162.5 cms Leg Length Min. 99 cms. & Max. 120 cms. Thigh Length Max. 64 cms. Sitting Height Min. 81.5 cms. & Max 96 cms.
(b) X-Ray of Chest is compulsory.
(c) Vision (i) Distant Vision 6/6, in one eye and 6/9 Correctable to 6/6, Near Vision N-5 each eye, Colour Vision CP-1 (MLT) (ii) Manifest Hypermetropia must not exceed +2.00 DCYL ‘Myopia-NIL’ & +0.75 DCYL.
(d) Ocular Muscle Balance
Hetrophoria with the Maddox Rod Test must not exceed :
(i) at 6 metres Exophoria 6 prism dioptres; Esophoria 6 prism dioptres Hypophoria/Hyperphoria 1 Prism Dioptres. (ii) at 33 cm Exophoria 16 prism dioptres Esophoria 6 prism dioptres; Hypophoria/Hyperphoria 1 prism Dioptres.
Binocular Vision-Must possess good binocular vision (fusion and stereposis with good amplitude and depth)
(e) Hearing Standards (i) Speech test : W h i s p e r e d hearing 610 cms. each ear. (ii) Audiometric Test : Audiometric loss should not exceed + 20 db in frequencies between 250 Hz and 4000 Hz. (f) Routine ECG and EEG should be within normal limits.
3. The following conditions detected on X-ray examination will be disqualifying for entry to Armed Forces. (a) Granulomatous disease of spine. (b) Arthritis/spondylosis (c) Scoliosis more than 15 degree as measured by Cobb’s Method (10 degree for Army). (d) More than mild Kyphosis/Lordosis. (e) Spondylolisthesis/Spondylosis. (f) Herniated nucleus pulposes. (g) Compression fracture of Vertebra. (h) Sacaralisation Disease (j) Cervical ribs with demonstrable neurological or Circulatory deficit. (k) Presence of Schmorl’s node at more than one level. (l) Atlanto-occipital and atlanto-axial anomalies. (m) Incomplete Sacaralisation Unilateral or Bilateral. (n) Spinabifida other than SV 1 and LV 5. (o) Any other abnormality, if so considered by specialist.
4. The Medical standards for candidates of Naval Aviation Branch will be the same as for flying duties of Air Force.
5. Detection of any disability in the course of a special test carried out prescribed for one service, may render the candidate unfit for any other service(s), if so considered as disqualifying by Medical Board.
6. Physical Conditioning : Prospective candidates are advised to keep themselves in good physical condition by following the under mentioned routine :- (a) Running : 2 to 4 Km. in 15 minutes (b) Skipping (c) Pushups & : Minimum 20 each Sit-ups (d) Chin ups : Minimum 08 (e) Rope Climbing: 3 to 4 meters.