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Physical Standards for Indian Armed Forces

Those candidates who are eager to join Indian Army, Air force, Navy etc, must be physically and mentally fir. There are some Physical Standards for Indian Armed Forces decided by the government like Height & Weight Ratio which are necessary to be fulfilled. Willing contenders can check all the necessary details on this page.

Physical Standards for Indian Armed Forces

Height and Weight Standards (Males)


Rest of all entries157  Male
152  Female

Height Relaxation For Other Than Aviation Entries

RegionMale  Female 
Tribals from Ladakh155150
Gorkhas, Nepali, Assamese, Garhwali,
Kumaoni and Uttarakhand
Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep
and Minicoy Islands
Bhutan, Sikkim & North East Region152147

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Anthropometric Measurement

Age in YrsHeight in CMPresent Weight in KG

Medical Examination Procedure:

  • Special Medical Board (SMB)
  • Appeal Medical Board (AMB)
  • Review Medical Board (RMB)

Medical Standards:

  • Must have good physical as well as mental health.
  • Applicant should free from any disease or disability.
  • No evidence of weak constitution, bodily defects and overweight.
  • The minimum height for Male candidate is 157.5 cms and for women minimum acceptable height is 152 cms. Gorkhas and individuals belong to hills of North Eastern region of India, Garhwali and Kumaon, their Minimum height must be 5 cms less. If candidates are from Lakshadweep, then minimum height can be reduced by 2 cms for males and females.
  • About Chest- minimum range for males should be 5 cms. In recording the measurements, fraction of less than 0.5 cm can be ignored, 0.5 cm will be recorded and 0.6 cm and above will be recorded as 1 cm. Chest X-Ray is compulsory and no disease of the chest should found.
  • Should have normal Hearing. Can able to hear a forced whisper from both ears at a distance of 610 cms.
  • No evidence of past or present disease of the ear, nose and throat.
  • Normal Blood pressure.
  • There should be no hydrocele, varicocele or piles.
  • Test of Urine will be done and any abnormality, if found detect will be a cause for rejection.
  • Any skin disease which is likely to cause disability or disfigurement will also be a cause for rejection.
  • Powers to read from 6/6 in a distant vision chart from each eye with or without glasses. Myopia should not be more than 3.5D and hypermetropia should not more than 3.5D including Astigmatism. For women candidates the minimum acceptable visual acuity is: Distant vision (corrected) better eye 6/6 worse 6/18, Myopia of not more than minus 5.5 including Astogination.
  • Examination of the internal eye can be done by means of ophthalmoscope. Therefore, must have good binocular vision. The standard of colour vision will be CP-III for Army A candidate should be able to recognise red and green colours.

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Indian Army Physical Fitness Test:

The complete details about 4 Parts of Indian Physical Fitness Test are described under-

  • 6 Km Run
  • Pull Ups
  • Balance
  • 9 Feet Ditch

Marking System for 1.6 KM Race:

Group-IUpto 5 Mins 40 Secs60 Marks
Group-IIFrom 5 Mins 41 Secs to
6 Mins to 20 Secs
48 Marks

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Provisions for Extra Time for 1.6 km run in Hill Terrain Areas:

  • Upto 5000 Ft as above
  • Between 5000Ft to 9000 Ft – Add 30 Secs.
  • Between 9000Ft to 12000 Ft – Add 120 Secs.

Marking System for Pull Ups:

No. Of Pull UpsMarks
10 and above40 Marks
933 Marks
827 Marks
721 Marks
616 Marks

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Indian Army Physical Standards:

Aspirants who have applied for any of the jobs in Indian Army, Air force, Navy are require cracking some selection stages. Firstly they need to personal interview which will be conducted by the organization. After a candidate clears the personal Interview, he/she is expected to undergo a Medical Examination held at the medical boards.

Only the candidates who are declared fit by the medical authorities are eligible to join the Training Academy. However you can appeal in the medical board again if you are declared unfit, also temporary rejections are given to candidates who have curable problems like, overweight, underweight etc.


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