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What all medical tests you have to go through after clearing SSB?


physical examination

Candidate, those who clear ssb are asked to stay back at ssb centre for 5 more days for their medical examination.  Medical is conducted in this order over next 4/5 days –

Day 1 – Blood test, Urine test, Chest x-ray, Ultrasound..
Day 2 – Ear, Nose & Tongue(ENT), Eye
Day 3 – Surgical Examination
Day 4 – Eye & Dental
Day 5 – General Medical(Height, weight, blood pressure, heart beat) & Medical Conference

Height and Weight Scale for Men

 Height (in Cm)

          Weight (in KG)

For Age 15-17 18-22 23-27 28-32
152 – 158 46 – 49 47 – 50 50 – 54 54 – 58
159 – 165 50 – 53 51 – 55 55 – 59 59 – 63
166 – 171 54 – 56 56 – 59 60 – 64  63 – 66
172 – 178 57 – 60 59 – 63 64 – 69 67 – 71
179 – 183  61 – 63 64 – 66  69 – 72 72 – 74
184 – 185 64 67 – 68 73 – 74 75

Note: Minimum acceptable height for male candidates is 162.5 cms for air force . And the weight should be proportionate to the height as per their standards .

Height and Weight Scale for Women

Height (in Cm) Weight (in KG)
For Age 20-25 26-30
148 – 151 43 – 45 46 – 48
152 – 155 46 – 48 49 – 51
156 – 160 49 – 51 52 – 55
161 – 165 52 – 54 55 – 58
166 – 171 55 – 58 59 – 62
172 – 176 59 – 61 63 – 66
177 – 178 62 – 63

Note : A 10% variation on either side of average is acceptable

Medical Standards

  • The candidate should be free from wax (EARS), DNS, Hyrocele/Phimosis. Defective Colour Vision, LASIK Surgery, Over/Under Weight, Under Chest, Piles, Gynecomastia, Tonsillitis, Veri-Cocele And Aids.
  • You should be able to read 6/6 in a Distant Vision Chart
  • Colour Vision Standard should be CP-III
  • Minimum 14 Dental Points With Sound Teeth

Vision Standards

  • Uncorrected without glass: 6/6, 6/9
  • Corrected with glass: 6/6 (only for Hypermetropia)
  • Nil limits for myopia
  • Limits for Hypermetropia: +2.00 D
If you do not clear medical Board then, what happens?

Once medical conference is done, if you are fit then – you can go home and enjoy. If not then apply for Appeal medical Board after the given time to overcome the medical problems like overweight/underweight. After given period you will once again undergo medical examination for same reason at your selected Military hospital.

Procedure of Appeal Medical Board

The Appeal Medical Board takes place at one of the below mentioned hospitals: –

  1. Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt.
  2. Command Hospital, Southern Command, Pune.
  3. Command Hospital, Eastern Command, Kolkata.
  4. Command Hospital, Central Command, Lucknow.
  5. Command Hospital, Western Command, Chandimandir.
  6. Command Hospital, Air Force, Bangalore.
  7. Command Hospital, Northern Command, C/o 56 APO.
  8. INHS, Ashvini, Mumbai.

The candidates will report for medical examination within the stipulated period i.e., 42 days from the date last examined by the Special Medical Board for re-examination along with the receipted copy of the MRO/TR as directed by the President Medical Board.  The endeavor will be to complete the Medical Board in one day.

Review Medical Board

In case of candidate being declared unfit by the Appeal Medical Board, he/she may challenge the proceedings and may be granted review of medical proceedings based on the merit of the case.  Any candidate desiring for a review should address the request to Recruiting Directorate (Personnel & Coord), Army Headquarters, West Block III, RK Puram, New Delhi with a copy to the President of Appeal Medical Board within one day of the holding of Appeal Medical Board. The application for RMB are routed through DG AFMS. The decision for grant of RMB is with DG AFMS, and is not a matter of right. RMBs are conducted at R&R Hospital  Delhi Cantt and AFMC, Pune.

These are the various medical standards required to clear Medical Appeal Board in SSB. If this does not answer your query or you have any doubt related to SSB Medicals you can leave a comment below.

Stay healthy! Have fun 😉

What do you think??


430 comments on “What all medical tests you have to go through after clearing SSB?

  1. Dishu
    June 15, 2018

    I have very mild pectus carinatum problem which cannot be predicted very easily , will it be a big problem to me to get through medicals in nda ssb if yes what should i do ?? Plz help!!

  2. raja
    June 8, 2018

    Sir i have slightly bent penis towards left an next month there is my airforcemedical examination can it cause rejection??

    • Sonu
      June 8, 2018


      That’s a serious concern my friend. A curved penis.

      Well airforce authorities will not allow you to sit in plane’s cockpit. Because of hindrance caused by your curved tool.

      Kidding, it’s not a issue. Go ahead you will clear, I bet your penis will not come between your selection.

  3. raja
    June 8, 2018

    Sir, my penis is bent towards left and i have medical examination next month. I want to know can it cause rejection in medical examination.

  4. abhi
    May 29, 2018

    sir i didn’t know to swim is it a problem

    • Sonu
      June 8, 2018

      Nope, I didn’t knew when I was born.
      Learnt and you can do the same.

      Only advice, the earlier you do that – better it will be for you.

  5. Likith
    April 28, 2018

    I have a hand fracture, but i think it does not cause any problems. Am i eligible for nda.

    • Sonu
      June 8, 2018

      Fractured hand which is healed will not cause rejection.
      But you gotta be careful during training.

  6. Nikhil Chandrasekar
    April 25, 2018

    Sir My pulse Rate is little Bit fast does it gets rejection in ssb medicals??

  7. SAGAR
    April 17, 2018

    hello sir
    I m not sure weather i have shin splints or not but will it be a permanent rejection at SSB?

  8. Rahul
    March 16, 2018

    Filling teeths are eligible in defence medical exam and root canal treatment

  9. Divyansh shukla
    February 2, 2018

    If anyone having a peyronic’s disease he is medically fit or not

    • Sonu
      June 8, 2018

      Not sure. Refer to a military doctor for that.

  10. Sanjeev
    January 27, 2018

    I have epididymal cyst on right side. Although it doesn’t cause any problem. Is it a medical out condition?

  11. Suraj
    January 7, 2018

    Hello sir,
    I have a cavity in mouth in one of my teeth.
    Is it will be a problem during the medicals.

  12. Nikhil
    December 10, 2017

    My 2 teeth are filled up because of cavity.
    And usually swetting on paws. Is this a problem?

    • Sonu
      December 11, 2017

      If too sweaty then it could be a problem.

  13. Kumar Tanmay
    December 6, 2017

    Sir, I’m 21 right now and confidently preparing for defence services, I just wanna know that 6 years ago I had an open surgery in the stomach for removal of gall bladder stone! Though it is a minor surgery can I know will it become a problem for me in medical/ssb in future.?Kindly guide me.

    • Sonu
      December 6, 2017

      No, it shouldn’t be a problem in SSB as it was six years ago.

  14. skc vlog
    December 6, 2017

    sir, i have kelloid on my chest of about 1 inch in size ,but it wont create any problem in doing any physical activity, plz let me know if it create any problem in ssb medical exam

    • Sonu
      December 6, 2017

      Not sure, please check with a military doctor at MH.

  15. kamleshmittapelli
    November 9, 2017

    Is this the correct details for visual standards? I have read from sources where INA accepts candidates with vision from -3.5 to +3.5.
    Can you please provide the source?

  16. Sanish pal
    November 6, 2017

    Sir is bowlegs effected in medical examination after ssb?

    • Sonu
      November 8, 2017

      Yes, this could cause problem in medical. Check with Military doctor.

      *Bowlegs is a condition in which the knees stay wide apart when a person stands with the feet and ankles together.

  17. siddharth singh
    October 21, 2017

    sir my ear surgery has been done which is for mastoid am i eligible for defense

    • Sonu
      October 21, 2017

      Sorry, I can’t tell about this. Please check with a military doctor.

  18. Aakash patel
    October 7, 2017

    Sir my left hand had broke before 3 yrs but in xrays present day im fit .can i apply for nda
    Sir pls rply

  19. Aakash patel
    October 7, 2017

    Sir my lEFT hand was broken 3/4/14 and rod was fixed in my hand but after 2 months rod had replaced but in xray my hand has completely recovered.My hand has perfect at that time .Can i apply for nda
    Pls rply sir

  20. Nitesh
    October 4, 2017

    Hey Sonu I have bend in my both Hands up-to 27° but I have Not any broken history of my hands tell me I am eligible for NDA

    • Sonu
      October 5, 2017

      Eligible for NDA but You have cubitus Valgus, that is only permitted till 15°. Beyond that you might get medical TR.
      *Cubitus valgus is a medical deformity in which the forearm is angled away from the body to a greater degree than normal when fully extended.

  21. Harshad
    September 23, 2017

    My two teeth broken.. And my eye sight is – 4.5 and – 3.5.. Can I join army for ncc special entry for the officer….. And what about the lasik surgery… Please reply

  22. Piyush Hemant Nikhade
    September 20, 2017

    Sir, Can pinky toe pain lead to rejection in SSB medicals. ????

    • Sonu
      September 24, 2017

      Pinky TOE PAIN – please visit nearest military hospital for advice. I don’t think it will lead to rejection.

  23. Ayush pandey
    September 18, 2017

    Sir, If one has thyroid problem that is hypothyroidism with high tsh and low t4 but takes medicines regularly for it as advised by the doctor. Then what is the case for medicals for this condition?

  24. adarsh hareendran
    September 16, 2017

    bhai im going 4 army recruitment(technical) so will knock knees affect it my knees are touching sligtly with each other in 45 degrees also may be because of my flesh sow will it affesct

    • Sonu
      September 25, 2017

      It will depend on the degree of your knees bending, might get selected – so you must go and give a try brother.

  25. Satyaveer
    September 15, 2017

    sir , Is over weight is big issue for defence? My height is 5’10 & weight is about 80 kg. So how much time they give me to alter this.

    • Sonu
      September 16, 2017

      Not very big but its HUGE 👀 issue. You will get Temporary rejection(30-45 days time to reduce) and then permanent rejection if you do not reduce within permissible limit.

  26. Ankur sharma
    September 13, 2017

    Sr I have problem of Veri-Cocele is this fails me in medical

    • Sonu
      September 16, 2017

      Most probably yes. Please visit nearest Military Hospital for confirmed decision.

  27. adarsh hareendran
    September 12, 2017

    bhaya i have completed my +2 and i have a doubt that will they accept NIOS ie NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OPEN SCHOOLING Which is my +2 board/university. its a bord same as CBSE ,so will they accept it . is anyone serving after the completion from this board

    • Sonu
      September 16, 2017

      It shouldn’t be a problem, will get accepted. I do not know anyone who is serving from the same board.

  28. neandrathalman
    September 6, 2017

    I have -2.25 and -2.75 in both eyes,am I eligible for army, and should I have to get checkup before writing CDS,so that I can correct myself, will u suggest me few hospital which can perform these checkups in Bangalore?

    • Sonu
      September 7, 2017

      You are eligible. You don’t have time to correct it. But you can go to Command Hospital(Air Force Hospital), for a check-up / advice.

  29. RAHUL P
    September 2, 2017

    Hello sonu i have a small lump in my left chest i have consulted doctor but he said its just a lump no need to worry about it, Does this lump also causes rejection in ssb medicals?????

    • Sonu
      September 2, 2017

      No it wouldn’t. As the doctor already advised – its not hampering anywhere.


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