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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs): Regarding SSB – Screening, Interview, GTO, Psychology and Medicals

Frequantly Asked Question About SSB

All the medical related frequently asked questions are given in this section of the post.

Q1. Is a person (both male and female) who is recommended for medical after SSB (army/navy/IAF) stripped fully naked during the medical examination?

Ans. If by stripped naked you mean a thorough checking using a torch and separate instruments then the answer is Yes. But in some cases they only ask you to strip till your underpants.

For female – No, they do ask you to remove clothes and you remain in underpants but that’s justifiable.

You can’t have X-Ray taken with clothes on. Ultrasound done with a belt on and body measurements done with jeans and layers of clothing on. And about them checking the genital region, that takes place individually, under supervision of the (or by the) surgical doctor.

And if you’re concerned about men and women being stripped together, then that doesn’t happen. Men are grouped in a different batch and women in a different batch.

Although men can be checked by women doctors.
Women are generally checked by only women doctors.

Checks with Partial strip with underpants on
a) Weight check/ECG/Heart test.
b) Spinal cord / Chest xray.
c) Anthropometry.

Checks with no underpants
a) Genital test
b) Test for piles

Q2. Does minor filling in teeth lead to rejection?
Ans. No, minor filling does not. Here by minor  filling I am referring to fillings in two or three teeth.

Q3. Is it necessary to have good knowledge of General Knowledge for SSB?
Ans. Fair is the word. I mean have fair knowledge of latest things happening in world. Don’t be like I don’t give a damn! Because remember where you are appearing for SSB, to become a officer.

Q4. What is the minimum height for men to join army?
Ans. The minimum height must be 152cm(4.99 Ft). You are eligible for the Indian army.

Q5. What is the minimum height for women to join army?
Ans. The minimum height must be 148cm(4.85 Ft).

Q6. I am a 21years girl, my height is just 5Ft and I want to join Indian Army. Does my height becomes problem for selection?
Ans. No, 5Ft is good enough for you to be eligible for Army selection(SSB).

Q7. Will sweaty palm and sole create any problem in SSB medicals?
Ans. Yes, Medically, the condition of having excessively sweaty palms is known as “Palmar Hyperhidrosis”. In general, it can be caused by two different things- emotional stress and the result of your body trying to control its temperature (thermoregulation). Its stated that excessive sweating hinders in performing various task in line of duty.

Cure for Sweaty palm : Visit this page to know more –

Q8. When I stand straight there is no gap between my knees(Knock Knees), will it affect my medical examination? Otherwise I am healthy.
Ans. Yes, it would be the reason for your rejection in SSB medicals.

Physical exercise to correct knock knees –

Q9. I am not sure that I have a flat foot. How do I test myself for flat foot?
Ans. If you look at an adult foot from the inside, you’ll usually notice an upward curve in the middle. This is called an arch. When the tendons all pull the proper amount, then your foot forms a moderate, normal arch. When tendons do not pull together properly, there is little or no arch. This is called flat foot.

Test Yourself for Flat Feet :-

  1. Get your feet wet.
  2. Stand on a flat surface where your footprint will show, such as on a concrete walkway.
  3. Step away and look at the prints. If you see complete imprints of the bottom of your feet on the surface, then you’re likely to have flat feet.

Symptoms of Flat Feet –Many people have flat feet — and notice no problems and require no treatment. But others may experience the following symptoms:

  1. Feet tire easily
  2. Painful or achy feet, especially in the areas of the arches and heels
  3. The inside bottom of your feet become swollen
  4. Foot movement, such as standing on your toes, is difficult
  5. Back and leg pain

Physical Exercise To Correct Flat Feet –

Q10. I have flat foot, will I get recommended in SSB Medicals?
Ans. No, you will not be recommended, because doctors analyzing the flat feet problem in soldiers tell that it leads to severe physical injuries in future because of excessive running and physical activity during training and exercise.

Q11. I have been recommended and all my medical tests have been done. All tests were positive except my blood pressure which was high and I was also diagnosed with heart murmur, I am Temporarily Rejected(TR). Usually my bp is normal, but it shot up due to anxiety. What are the tricks to pass this test??
Ans. There are no quick tricks/hacks to lower your bp..

Thought you can consume boiled bottle gourd(Loki) daily and reduce salt consumption to bare minimum.There might be medicines available in market, but I wouldn’t recommend taking those. High bp can lead to a lot of problems once you join the forces!

Choose wisely 🙂

Q12. I am recommended from 14 SSB Allahabad board for SSC-Tech. But in medical I am TR due Hyper-extension of elbow(Cubitus Valgus). I appeared in Delhi base hospital but they did the same . Now my plea forwarded to the RR hospital. What will happen? Is it curable? What is the allowed angle of Cubitus Valgus?
Ans. No, you cannot remove this deformity and most probably your plea will be rejected by RR Hospital, Delhi as well. The permissible angle for Cubitus valgus in SSB medical is between 0° to 15°. Beyond this you will be rejected in Medicals.

Q13. Am I eligible for Indian Army if my eyesight is (-)2D? What is the minimum eye standard required?
The eye sight requirement for the post of in Indian army is mentioned below:

  • Uncorrected without glass – 6/12
  • Corrected with glass – 6/6
  • Limits of Myopia – 3.5
  • Limits of Hypermetropia – +2.5
  • Binocular vision III

Q14. Can anyone with weak eyesight join the Indian Army as an officer?
ANS. a) A candidate should be able to read 6/6 in a distant vision chart with each eye with or without glasses. Myopia should not be more than 3.5D and hypermetropia not more than 3.5D including Astigmatism. For women candidates the minimum acceptable visual acuity are: Distant vision (corrected)better eye 6/6 worse 6/18, Myopia of not more than minus 5.5 including Astogination.

b) Internal examination of the eye will be done by means of ophthalmoscope to rule out any disease of the eye. A candidate must have good binocular vision. The colour vision standard will be CP-III for Army A candidate should be able to recognise red and green colours.

Note: You are informed that the videos and instructions given in this post are only for your knowledge and if you decide to follow any of these, do so at your own risk.

If you have any other question, please leave a comment. I will be happy to help you.

What do you think??


190 comments on “Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs): Regarding SSB – Screening, Interview, GTO, Psychology and Medicals

  1. Meghana
    September 8, 2017

    I am 20 years old I have thyroid am I eligible for IAF

    • Sonu
      September 8, 2017

      Yes Thyroid particularly hasn’t been mentioned as a rejection criteria for IAF.

  2. Gaurav
    September 5, 2017

    Sir I once conference out n after dat 4 continuously screen out…My communication is also not good …plz suggest me from where I should practice story writing n also gd participation ..As in repeatr it is tough to speak as no one listen..Plz suggest sir n help me…sir

  3. Gaurav
    September 5, 2017

    I m having vitiligo on my legs. is it comes under rejection in medical of armed forces??Plz suggest me.

  4. Sarvesh
    September 3, 2017

    Sir i had bifid 6th rib( left)
    so will i be declared medically fit or unfit in SSB for army?

    • Sonu
      September 4, 2017

      Most likely chances are there.

      • Sarvesh
        September 5, 2017

        Sir for TES 38 i was declared fit for army by bhopal MH but for NDA 139 i was declared unfit due to same problem. By allahabad MH
        Now i had appealed in base hospital Delhi cantt….
        So what are the chances to be medically fit.

        • Sonu
          September 5, 2017

          50-50 chances I would say.
          It depends on the nature of TR give to you.

  5. manwar
    August 25, 2017

    Sir I was declared unfit in airmen recruitment rally due to digital tremors and swan neck deformity. Are these acceptable in SSB? Should I try for AFSB or not.?

    • Sonu
      August 25, 2017

      Not acceptable in SSB medicals, though you can give a try – so that you should not have a doubt – that maybe somehow I would have made it. Therefore go and try.

  6. Tulika Singh
    August 24, 2017

    I am 18 years old.In oct 2016 I faced operation. There was blockage in my ureter by birth because of this my left kidney was not functioning and swollen. After operation my kidney started little functioning and still my left kidney is bigger in size as compare to normal kidney.But doctors assured me that I will not have any health issues regarding to this. AM I ELIGIBLE FOR CDS?? plz help me..

    • Sonu
      August 24, 2017

      You are eligible for CDS, but SSB Medical examination may give you problems. Therefore apply for CDS and appear but before going to SSB, kindly visit a doctor in Military hospital to get his views regarding your health issue.

      Don’t fight against your body Tulika. I am not discouraging you but just trying to guide correctly.

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  8. Divyanshu
    August 15, 2017

    sir I underwent an acl reconstruction 2.5 years back now I am fit will this surgery cause problem in medical s

    • Sonu
      August 15, 2017

      Hey Divyanshu,

      It will be a problem for you during medical, even though it was 2 and a half years back but with the kind of training and physical activities you will go in academy may cause further injury like a meniscus tear or other problems.

      Therefore you might me given rejection on that basis at the time of medical.
      (Please visit any Naval Hospitals and meet a Orthopedic doctor to take the final advice.)

      Happy Independence Day🙂

  9. Anil
    August 2, 2017

    Is pile candidate appeal for remedial this temraroy rejected or permament

    • Sonu
      August 3, 2017

      Not sure about Pile, but I guess its temporary rejection and you can appeal.

    July 31, 2017

    Is mallet finger allowed in Indian Army

    • Sonu
      July 31, 2017

      No, its not allowed. But in certain cases exceptions are there where they allow candidates with minor deformity.

  11. Abhi
    July 28, 2017

    I have shaky hands.
    I m not sure whether its due to nervousness or some medical issue…
    I have never consumed any drug alchol or smoking in past
    Will it be the reason for rejection..?
    Is it temporary one or a permanent rejection ?

    • Sonu
      August 15, 2017

      Shaky hands is reason for rejection – Permanent Rejection.

  12. Lalrem Hrangkhawl
    July 25, 2017

    I have even ordered and received the BOOK but. .
    anyway please Sir . I seek your positive suggestions and steps to make a corrections in my registered profile at http://WWW.JOININDIANARMY.NIC.IN
    I am unable to make a corrections and edit my profile . So please so that i can try it for the
    upcoming recruitments.

    • Sonu
      August 15, 2017

      You can only make corrections once you speak to the admin of website via their contact page.

      I can only do that much.

  13. Lalrem Hrangkhawl
    July 25, 2017

    Sir.recently I have done the formfillup for TAOFFICERS but slightly made a mistake in the present and the postal address. Although i didnt received any messages regarding the admit cards because the amount is not deducted after i have made the payment. Nevermind i accept its all because of my carelessness but sir please sir i seek your suggestions so that i can edit my profile and receive informations for the upcoming recruitments and exam .
    thank you sir

    • Sonu
      July 27, 2017

      Please find the contact details on website of Join Indian Army, and they can only help you with correction of details in your registration.

  14. Rakesh Singh
    July 13, 2017

    Sir,i have called from SSB Allahabad Center for TES+2 .
    Problem is my 2 molar teeth are removed.Since at age 9yrs.
    Can I recommend.

    • Sonu
      July 21, 2017

      Yes you can get through.

  15. singh
    July 12, 2017

    Sir it is my first experience about ssb on september 2017 but as first timer i didn’t understand meaning of ‘call letter’ ? is they sent an email is a call letter ? In which they notified time,date and place .Please shere a sample copy of call letter on my id

    • Sonu
      July 21, 2017

      Yes, its a email in which they give you all the details for your SSB, Right from your time to report to what you should carry for interview. And for the same they send a letter also via post at your home address. You could get one or both.

      Sorry I dont have a sample with me.

  16. rahul singh
    July 10, 2017

    Liitle swelling in testicals will lead to rejection in medical in ssb

    • Sonu
      July 10, 2017

      Not at all. Sweating problem is only for hands & leg not your testicles or any other body part.

  17. Manoj
    July 5, 2017

    Please sir
    Mujhy suggest kariye…
    Main bhot nervous Hun
    Aur mujhy job ki jaroort hai😫

  18. Manoj
    July 4, 2017

    Sir main first time TES -38 post k liye apply Kiya hai
    Mai abhi 12th pass out hun
    Sir Kya jaroori hai hum ssb me English me hi bole ….?
    Aur TES-38 me bhi 5 days ssb hota hai?

    • Sonu
      July 9, 2017


      Yes, English is important for communication during SSB as its a selection for officer cadre. SSB duration is for 5 days for all entries.

  19. Strange
    June 23, 2017

    I can feel my spinal cord when I bend downward is it aissue or a problem for me in medical test

    • Sonu
      July 4, 2017

      Strange question? Can you elaborate?


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