You must be physically and mentally fit according to the prescribed physical standards. A number of qualified candidates are rejected subsequently on medical grounds. 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.

The candidate must be physically fit according to the prescribed physical standards which are summarized below:

  • The candidate must be in good physical and mental health and free from any disease or disability which is likely to interfere with the efficient performance of duties.

  • There should be no evidence of weak constitution, bodily defects or underweight. The candidate should not be overweight or obese.

  • 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 5 cms less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cms.

  • 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. X-ray of the chest is compulsory and will be taken to rule out any disease of the chest. Routine X-ray Spine is not carried out of Navy Candidates.

  • There should be no mal-development or impairment of function of the bones or joint.

  • A candidate should have no past history of mental breakdown or fits.

  • 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. There is no impediment of speech.

  • There should be no signs of functional or organic disease of the heart and blood vessels, Blood pressure should be normal.

  • 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.

  • Un-operated hernias will make a candidate unfit. In case of Hernia which has been operated, a minimum of six months must have passed prior to final medical examination.

  • There should be no hydrocele, varicocele or piles.

  • Urine examination will be done and any abnormality if detected will be a cause for rejection.

  • Any disease of skin which is likely to cause disability or disfigurement will also be a cause for rejection.

  • USG abdomen examination will be carried out and any congenital structural anomaly or disease of the abdominal organs will be a cause for rejection.

  • 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.