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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??


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

  1. Mohit Kumar Vishnubhatla
    June 10, 2018

    I have been recommended for SSC Tech-51 at Allahabad. I’ve been give TR in the medicals due to gall bladder stones. In the medical conference I’ve been advised to undergo laparoscopic surgery and I did the same as well. In the appeal medical board, my ultrasound was clear. In the surgery the remarks were given like ” stitches have been healed and since the recover period for laparoscopy is 60 days, it isn’t completed”. Now I have applied for review medical board at Pune. What are my chances of being called at review medical board?? Also what are my chances of getting fit at review medical board??

    • Sonu
      June 13, 2018

      It’s 50-50 depending on doctors. And if by the time review comes and you complete 60 days. Then chances are very high.

  2. Riti Roy
    May 31, 2018

    I am a female . My height is 148.5cm . Am I eligible to join Indian army?

    • Sonu
      June 9, 2018


      For women candidate’s 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.

  3. Varsha
    May 5, 2018

    Sir ,I have done ICL treatment of eye 5years ago instead of Lasik surgery.Will this affect eligibility?

    • Sonu
      May 5, 2018

      There was policy on lasik but ICL I’m not sure.

  4. ayushkumar7
    May 2, 2018

    Sir can you tell me some exercise to reduce cubitus valgus

  5. Nish
    April 17, 2018

    Sir I have problem of crossbite. But it can be corrected by applying braces( suggested by doctor) .but I am facing my San on 1 June 2018. So is brases on teeth allowed during San procedure or I need to remove tjem

  6. prasanna kumar
    April 11, 2018

    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 ?

  7. Sunil Choudhary
    April 7, 2018

    Sir i have lumbar L3-L4 spine surgery 3 year ago having 2 stretches may i treated fit or not for ssb medical

  8. Vinod Pandey
    April 6, 2018

    My one kidney is quite smaller than other one and it is like that by birth. Will it cause any problem in SSB medicals?

  9. Jonny
    March 19, 2018

    I have huge gaps in my teeth coz of which i have used a crown of 9 teeth in the front. But i havent underwent root canal. Will it cause any problem in getting into the armed forces. Thanks in advance!

  10. Jonny
    March 19, 2018


  11. Sonali
    March 16, 2018

    Is PCOS a reason for disqualification in medical eligibility?

    • Sonu
      March 18, 2018

      Not really. Because its not a very common thing.

  12. Neeraj BHATT
    March 15, 2018

    Sir I want to know if my left side of chest is just little bit outward than right side of chest, just slight and I don’t have any problem related to breathing can I join defense

  13. soledaydreamer
    March 12, 2018

    I have a small cyst like thing of 1mm on my lower eyelid.
    Which does not effect my vision.and it does not grow.
    Is it okay if I go for removal if I’m applying for the army dental corps.
    Or should I leave it without any treatment.?
    I’m in my final year of BDD now.

    • So
      March 12, 2018


    • Sonu
      March 16, 2018

      Its not a problem. You can leave it.

  14. Mohammed Asif
    February 20, 2018

    Dear people, I have a mallet finger injury in little finger of left hand, will this leads to temporary rejection ? Thank you.

  15. Pratyusha Rao
    February 16, 2018

    Hii sir, this is Pratyusha . I had ACL surgery on my knee before 5 years and now I’m completely ok. I’M I eligible to join Indian Army???

  16. Deepak
    February 3, 2018

    i have a minor cubitus varus is i am eligible for army

    • Sonu
      February 4, 2018

      Minor then yes you can be eligible.

    • ayushkumar7
      May 2, 2018

      Sir I am studying in 10th standard and I want to join nda after 12th standard but I have cubitus valgus with greater degree can you tell me some exercise or treatment to reduce the degree of cubitus valgus. Please tell me about this in this email :

      • Sonu
        May 2, 2018

        Exercises are available on internet or else meet an ortho doctor.
        Surgery is one way but not recommended.

  17. Prajot Jadhao
    January 26, 2018

    Sir,i have spects of -2.5D.but i cannot see things after i take off my spects.i get a lot blurred image.will i get rejected in ssb medical??

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  19. Sakshi
    January 20, 2018

    Am i eligible for CDS if i have a kidney stone and myopia 3.0?

    • Sonu
      January 21, 2018

      Myopia 3.0 is fine. But kidney stone I am doubtful – please refer to military doctor for correct diagnose and decision.

  20. akarshrawat30
    January 14, 2018

    Hi, I don’t have my middle name in my college semester marksheet but it is present in the high school and +2 marksheet. Will it cause any trouble??

  21. jagatjeet singh
    December 13, 2017

    Sir , i feel strong irritation and redness in winters when ever I come in contact with sun but it is temporary
    Will they reject me

    • Sonu
      December 17, 2017

      Not reject but this will be a problem for you in training.

  22. jagatjeet singh
    December 13, 2017

    Sir, my penis is curved but I feel no pain
    Will I will considered fit

  23. Abhinav
    December 10, 2017

    is tinnitus can be a issue in ssb medical ?
    tinnitus is accepted or the candidate s are rejected ?

    • Sonu
      December 11, 2017

      Cannot comment on this, please check with military doctor.

  24. Ajay
    December 9, 2017

    Hey!! Very nice .Its feel proud when some Recommended Candidate helps other this is what army is all about.One of the Quality of Helping other without Selfishness.
    I too have questions-
    1. I have applied for Direct SSB and i did not attend because only of foolish reason..If i get chance of staying for 5 Precious DAYS Then my query is ” ssb have record of screen out candidate (We all know).But what about candidate like me who did not attend and if they asked me about that ?Then?

    • Sonu
      December 9, 2017

      You didn’t attend any SSB. Neither appear Screening. So you are a fresh candidate.
      No records for you.

  25. Nitesh Tripathi
    November 23, 2017

    My name is Nitesh Tripathi
    My what’s app no. Is 9568406959
    Please add me

  26. Ankit
    November 22, 2017

    Sir previously i had eczema in inner thighs and hips
    But now they are fully cured but i am having some black dark spots. It will be accepted in medical or will become cause of permanent rejection.

    • Sonu
      November 26, 2017

      It shouldn’t be a issue as it is cured and those dark spots don’t affect you now.

  27. gauravsingh
    November 17, 2017

    Hi, I have SSC (non tech) ssb in december, What clothing do you recommend in the winters for GTO and interviews? Thanks

    • Sonu
      November 26, 2017

      Read your SSB instructions, its clearly mentioned in it.

  28. Dipali
    November 13, 2017

    Please tell me, I have a hole in my eardrum but i can listen properly and also i have operated my nose for sinus. So is it will affect in medical exams i am appearing for it in next month

    • Sonu
      November 14, 2017

      Hole in eardrum, and you can listen properly. That’s good. Hole may or may not affect.
      I suggest you appear for interview and go through medical. Don not worry about it even before getting recommended.

  29. Ashish kumar
    October 29, 2017

    I have applied for TGC entry. I did my bachelors in civil engg. Do I need to prepare for my civil engg subjects for the interview.

    • Sonu
      October 29, 2017

      Yes, but not extensively. You must know the basics from what you studied.

  30. Rohan Singh
    October 15, 2017

    Hello i am in 10std and willing to join NDA after 12 but i am having a very minor heart hole in my heart but doctor have declared me ok and i play basketball for my school team and i am not having any problem due to this. Please tell me can i crack mediac exam.

    • Sonu
      October 15, 2017

      Hole in Heart – However minor has huge impact on health.
      Its would be fine until you join the academy. But after there you may or may not have some serious issues due to the nature of training (Physical and mental level stress – never experienced earlier kind of).

      I am not saying do not join but Seriously discuss with the Doctors in SSB medicals and prior to that doctor at any military hospital.
      p.s. – Jaan hai to jahan hai Rohan 🙂

  31. ambika
    October 14, 2017

    good evening sir,
    I have one foot flat the other one normal
    will it not be possible for me to get selected in airforce

    • Sonu
      October 15, 2017

      One or two – Flat foot does create issue in medical. But it depends that one flat foot is severe or not. Recommend to visit Airforce Hospital (CH) or any similar or else go apply and try your luck.

  32. Prem Thavare
    October 4, 2017

    Sir I have root canal on my 4 molars (2 upper and 2 lower) and 2 molar fillings, will it lead to rejection? I am having my ssb interview in few days.

    • Sonu
      October 4, 2017

      No you will not be rejected for this, why are you so worried about medicals even before you could clear SSB.
      You can clear everything just think this and march ahead. 🙂

  33. Mandy
    October 1, 2017

    Sir ,
    Is penile curvature is a reason for rejection in ssb medicals

    • Sonu
      October 1, 2017

      No. Not at all even if it is at whatever unimaginable angle from your body. 🙂

  34. Anurag
    September 27, 2017

    I am gonna just ask it here instead.
    I have two crooked teeth, Will I get a rejection or it isn’t a major problem? I have just graduated even if I go for braces it will take around 1 year at least to solve them and by then I might as well be over the age limit who knows.

    • Sonu
      September 27, 2017

      Sorry Anurag, I am not sure about it.
      I suggest you can visit a military doctor and get right advice.
      Though I will try to check and let you know by this week.

      • Anurag
        September 27, 2017

        thanks a lot.

  35. Anurag
    September 27, 2017

    hey, can you answer my question, it’s on about me comment box.thanks

  36. Manas Pradhan
    September 24, 2017

    I have a sports injury in my left hand thumb finger and is deviated 7-8 degrees inward.It was before 5 yrs and now the finger is completely strong and works more effectively.Can I know the degrees of deviation accepted in SSB medicals n can I clear it for indian army ssb as a ssc tech officer?

    • Sonu
      September 24, 2017

      Permissible Degree of deviation for thumb not known. Yes you can, if you wish and work for it.

  37. 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.

  38. 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

  39. Gaurav
    September 5, 2017

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

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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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  44. 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🙂

  45. 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.


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