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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??


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

  1. Piyush Hemant Nikhade
    September 20, 2017

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

  2. 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?

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. shivam
    September 1, 2017

    My middle finger of right leg doesnot bend due to some pre injury ,is it a big issue??

    • Sonu
      September 5, 2017

      No it is not a big issue.

  10. Sudhanshu
    August 29, 2017

    My right leg foot knee bones is thoda bahar fake rakha hai isa koi problem to nahi hoga medical mai

    August 26, 2017

    -4(RE) and-3.75(LE) unfit for navy due to high refractive error can it be corrected by exercise in 30 days.

    • Sonu
      August 26, 2017

      Sorry but Difficult to correct it.

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  13. kumar
    August 23, 2017

    Sir i have nasal allergy will i make it in army.

    • Sonu
      August 24, 2017

      Nasal Allergy is it minor? Not affecting you to run or do physical activities for prolonged duration? If yes, then you can clear medical examination unless its a special condition.

      Refer a doctor for accurate advice and final decision.

  14. abhishek
    August 19, 2017

    my left testicals is bigger than the right one and it hangs generally lower than the right one and also left one is heavier.but when it contracts due to low body temperature they generally are on same level . will it create a problem in medical. and also do i have a disease or a problem?

    • Sonu
      August 24, 2017

      It is normal for one of the testicles to be lower than the other. Regarding size – you must visit gynecologist to find if its normal or not.

  15. Khushbu Rastogi
    August 5, 2017

    Hi Sir,I have undergone two surgical operation for correcting congenital cataract nd multifocal lens has been injected in both the eyes.will it make any trouble during medical? Thanks

    • Khushbu Rastogi
      August 5, 2017

      One more thing I have + 0.75 Nd +0.5 myopia in left Nd right eye

      • Sonu
        August 5, 2017

        The the power is not a problem as it is accepted till a level of +/- 3.5. But its a permanent rejection.

  16. naren
    August 2, 2017

    thank u for your info bro…

    • Sonu
      August 3, 2017

      Your welcome 🙂 Naren

  17. Arjun
    July 21, 2017

    My eye power stands at -2.5 for right and -1.5 for left .I have applied for the technical entrance scheme of ssb and received a call letter by mail. Does my eyesight falls under the required standards of the Navy or army?

    • Sonu
      July 21, 2017

      For army it does fall under eligibility criteria. Navy – I am not sure 🙂

  18. Meenal
    July 12, 2017

    Sir ,thanku so much for your dedicated work.
    Sir I have tonsils from me birth but dont cause any type of problem.
    Am I medicaaly fit or not??
    Is lasik surgery allowed in medical test if I have -4 in both eyes????

    • Sonu
      August 15, 2017

      Thank you Meenal.
      In Indian Army +2.5D to -2.5D is allowed.The principal criteria are that the individual must be older than 20 years before undergoing LASIK, and that LASIK ought to have been done 6 months or 1 year before the medical examination.

  19. Shantaman
    July 12, 2017

    Hello Sir
    If Penis size is very small and Person is not Virgin due to childhood sex will they check Penis and Anas both any chance of Rejection

    • Sonu
      August 15, 2017


      You gotta be kidding. I mean, you are trying for wrong profession – if you have queries like that. I hope you aren’t looking for a #PORNSTAR vacancy in the forces.
      Johnny Sins – is not a soldier. You got motivated by wrong guy.

  20. Daniel
    July 8, 2017

    Sor i have sinusitis will i be selected? For army

    • Sonu
      July 8, 2017

      Yes, its a minor issue not affecting your selection.

  21. Kaushiki singh
    June 30, 2017

    Actually my little fingers of both hands are little bent by birth. will it cause any problem in medical examination?

    • Sonu
      July 8, 2017

      If fingers are deformed too much. Then its a issue.

  22. Garima yadav
    June 30, 2017

    Actually my little fingers of both hands are little bent by birth. will it cause any problem in medical examination?

  23. Vishal singh
    June 27, 2017

    Sir i have broken eardrums both side who need surgery. Can i clear medicals. This broke in my childhood but i can listen properly. When exposed to loud sound it pain.

    • Sonu
      July 4, 2017

      Very less chances, as you might fail in hearing test(ENT). But you must try once, never know if you pass.

  24. abhimanyu singh yadav
    June 19, 2017

    sir i have g6pd. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency is a genetic disorder that occurs almost exclusively in males. This condition mainly affects red blood cells, which carry oxygen from the lungs to tissues throughout the body. it leads to hemolytic anemia.hemolytic anemia is most often triggered by bacterial or viral infections or by certain drugs (such as some antibiotics and medications used to treat malaria. can i still go for ssb??

    • Sonu
      June 20, 2017

      During Initial medical you will furnish all these details and chances are high that you will not be clearing medical. ARMY training consists lots of running, everyday and throughout year. I will be harmful to your body and might get severe injury.

      If condition is like that, I suggest don’t go.

  25. Tejeshwar Solanki
    June 10, 2017

    I am hereditary thin , my height is 179 cm and weight is 45 kg. What can I do for the medical.

    • Sonu
      June 11, 2017

      You are under weight my friend. You need to take more number of calories then only wight will increase.

      Start physical workout / go to gym – try weight training it helps. (Gym supported with protein for calories)

  26. pankaj singh tomar
    May 25, 2017

    sir..i want to ask you about the eyesight as i am having -0.5 in right eye and +0.75 in left eye sir am i fit for nda medical or not

    • Sonu
      May 25, 2017

      The acceptable limit is upto +/- 3.5 for Army. You are fit.

  27. kumar
    May 15, 2017

    Sir I got initial stage of external hemorrhoids while doing my exercises because of the excess pressure in my abdomen and I have moderate wheezing right from my childhood . Will both this problem cause me a rejection ?

  28. aman
    May 6, 2017

    if i have problem of left hand ring finger which bend cause of regection in ssb


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