ARMY MEDICAL STANDARDS
The board conducting the medical test consists of
male and female doctors and gynecologists and specialists. In case of
women candidates, a lady medical officer is present and the entire
proceedings are confidential. The aim of the test is to find out if
there are any disabilities that could manifest in the future, apart from
any current problems.
Tests conducted are in the form of blood tests, urine
tests, and check up of the eye, ear, throat, nose and an entire
external check up. The heart and BMI check up is also done along with
urine and dental check up. The blood test identifies transferable
diseases and any potential in this regard. Eye check up is done to
For ARMY the distant vision must be 6/6, either with
glasses or without. The standard for color vision is CP-3 and the
candidate must be able to recognize the colors red and green. Myopia
should e within 3.5D and this includes Astigmatism
Physical fitness is a must with the candidates having
a height of 157.5 cm at the minimum. the minimum height is 162.5 cm or
according to the standard chart of age-height-weight ratio. A minimum
height of 5 cms less than this is allowed for Gorkhas and for applicants from the North eastern region.
The minimum height for women is 142 cms and weight is 36 kgs at the least. The
weight is also checked out at the medical examination. The correct
weight is identified according to the standard chart of height, weight
and age of the candidate. In case of a boy of 18 years, the minimum
weight is 44 kgs with a height of 142.5 cm. In case of a boy of 22
years, the ideal weight should be 55 kg with 173 cms heigh
1. The chest should be well developed and x ray of the
chest is compulsorily done. The candidate should not have any bones or
joints diseases or any past history of any mental disease, fits and so
The hearing is also checked and it should be normal.
The candidate should be able to hear what is known as a forced whisper
from a 610 cms distance under quiet conditions.
Tests are done to detect any functional r organic
illness of blood vessels and heart and to check whether the blood
pressure is normal. There should be no enlargement of liver of spleen.
In case of hernia and piles that has not yet been operated, the candidate will be declared as unfit.
The urine is checked for any abnormalities, and in
case of such abnormalities, the candidate can be rejected. No skin
disease is accepted.
Dental check up stipulates 14 dental points in case of 32 teeth. Candidates suffering from severe Pyorrhea will be rejected..
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