MEDICAL STANDARDS

Medical Standards for Airforce:-
PHYSICAL STANDARDS

 Physical fitness is one of the most important prerequisites for joining the Air Force. Irrespective of the branch you are applying for, you must fulfil some basic physical standards. Listed below are some guidelines that identify the general physical requirements that are common for all candidates.

  • You must be in good physical and mental health and free from any disease/ disability, which is likely to interfere with efficient performance of duties. There should be no evidence of weak constitution or bodily defects.
  • The height and weight standards for men and women differ. Click to view the appropriate standards for each.

o   Men*
o   Women*

  • Your chest should be well developed. The minimum range of expansion after full inspiration should be 5 cm.
  • There should be no disease of bones and joints of the body.
  • You should be free of any past history of mental breakdown or fits.
  • Your hearing should be normal without any evidence of present or past disease of the ear, nose and throat.
  • There should be no sign of functional or organic disease of the heart and blood vessels. Your blood pressure should also be normal.
  • The muscles of the abdomen should be well developed without any enlargement of the liver or spleen. Any evidence of disease of internal organs of the abdomen can be a cause for rejection.
  • An un-operated hernia can make you unfit for selection. If operated, this should have been done at least six months prior to the present examination and healing should be complete without any potential for recurrence.
  • There should be no hydrocele, varicocele or piles. If operated for hydrocele and/or varicocele, this should have been done at least six months prior to the present examination and healing should be complete without any recurrence.
  • Urine examination will be done and any abnormality, if detected, can be a cause for rejection.
  • Any disease of the skin, which is likely to cause disability or disfigurement, will also be a cause for rejection.
  • Vision will be tested. You must have good binocular vision. In case you have undergone or are detected to have undergone Radial Keratotomy, or any other procedure to improve the visual acuity, you will be permanently rejected.
  • You 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. You should not be suffering from severe pyorrhoea.
  • The following are conditions pertaining to women that will entail rejection for all Air Force Duties:
    • Acute or chronic pelvic infection
    • Severe menorrhagia
    • Severe dysmenorrhea
    • Complete prolapse of uterus
    • Pregnancy/ Amenorrhea
    • Any other gynaecological condition, if so considered by the specialist.

Medical Standards On Officer Entry

The candidates recommended by Service Selection Board undergo medical examination at nearest Service Hospitals. The medical examination procedure for candidates is as follow:-
(a) Special Medical Board(SMB). Special Medical Board (SMB) of officer candidates will be held at designated hospitals over duration of five to six days. Candidates will be declared Fit/Temporary Unfit or Permanent Unfit. Candidates declared Temporary Unfit are to report back to the hospital for examination after the specified time. Candidates who still do not qualify will be declared Permanent Unfit.
(b) Appeal Medical Board (AMB). Candidates who are declared Permanent Unfit by Special Medical Board are eligible for Appeal Medical Board after depositing a sum of Rs. 40/- in the Government Treasury. No fees will be charged from Temporarily Unfit candidates. Unfit candidates get a maximum of 42 days to report for AMB at designated Command Hospital.
Candidates declared unfit by Appeal Medical Board are eligible to appeal for Review Medical Board.
(c) Review Medical Board (RMB). The President of Appeal Medical Board will intimate the candidate, the reason of his/ her unfitness through a leaflet and guide him / her for Review Medical Board. However, he will explain to the candidate that holding of the Review Medical Board is at the discretion of DGMS(Navy) and DGAFMS based on the merits of the case and it is not his/her right. RMBs are conducted at Army Research & Referral Hospital 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) Weight . Table showing correlation between age, height and weight are given at for Male and Female candidates respectively. This is to be used as a guide making allowance for build as necessary. The criteria for selection should be general build of the body and proportionate development rather than rigid, adherence to the above standards. Overweight and Underweight individuals who are otherwise fit in every respect may be accepted at the discretion of the Recruiting Medical Officer / Medical Board. The weight should not however vary from the average by more than 10%.
(c) Anthropometric Measurement . The acceptable anthropometric standard for aviation entries i.e Short Service Commission(Aviation & Observer) entry for both male and female are 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

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

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


 
 
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