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Medical Criteria for the posts of Soldier in Indian Army

MEDICAL STANDARDS FOR RECRUITMENT OF SOLDIERS IN INDIAN ARMY

MEDICAL STANDARDS FOR RECRUITMENT OF SOLDIERS IN INDIAN ARMY

1.   A candidate should have robust physical and mental health to join Indian Army as a soldier.

2.   He must be fit enough to undergo the stress and strain of military training and service.


Physical Standards:

1.  Height: As specified for various categories.

2.  Weight: Minimum 50 Kgs.

3.  Chest: 77 cm unexpanded with 5 cm expansion. Chest should be well formed.

Medical Standards:

1.  Individual should be physically well developed. Skin should be blemish free and should not have tattoos on any body part other than inner side of forearm and back of hand. They should be small and can be of religious nature. Scars if large are not permissible.

2.  Speech should be clear and normal.

3.  No bony deformities like Chest wall deformities, Elbow deformities, Finger deformities Knock Knee, Bowlegs and deformities of feet and toes should be present.

4.  Adequate number of teeth should be present with healthy gums. Artificial dentures are not allowed.

5.  Vision should be 6/6 Both Eyes for Soldier Infantry, with CP II grade Colour Vision. Visual standards can be up to 6/12 one eye for other trades like Soldier Technical, Clerks etc. Corrective spectacles are permitted with opinion of Eye Specialist.

6.  Hearing should be normal in each ear and there should not be any wax in the ears. There should not be any discharge from the ears. Nose should not be deformed.

7.  Chest should be expanding equally on both sides without deformity. Pulse and BP should be within normal limits. Lungs should be clear. Cardiac Murmurs are not permitted.

8.  No liver or spleen enlargement should be present in the abdomen

9.  A candidate should have robust physique and good mental health.

10.  Should have normal hearing with each ear and good binocular vision in both eyes. He should be able to read 6/6 in distant vision chart with each eye. Colour vision should be CP – III (able to recognize white, red and green signal colours correctly as shown by Martin’s Lantern at 1.5 meters).

11.  Should have sufficient number of natural healthy gum and teeth i.e. minimum 14 dental points.

12.  Should not have diseases like deformity of bones, hydrocele and varicocele or piles. Soldier General Duty for Infantry should have 6/6 eye sight.


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