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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??


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

  1. 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

  2. Mahesh tyagi
    June 22, 2017

    Does virginity matters in ssb?

    • Sonu
      June 22, 2017

      Indian Armed Forces don’t have any issue if you have enjoyed your life.

  3. Himanshu
    June 14, 2017

    can a person with mallet finger can get selected in indian army

  4. Monica gosavi
    June 7, 2017

    I hav only 55percent aggregate in BE I wish to apply for the defence services. Which will be D best option.Also my brother is trying for the army and has colour blindness will it hinder his selection?

  5. Pragya kumari
    May 28, 2017

    Is any temporary rejection applied in bsc nursing entrance in army like other job in army
    Pl reply

  6. Jithu
    May 10, 2017

    How is digital tremors checked at medicals and is very minor shivering a big problem??

    May 6, 2017

    I have gone trough a dental surgeory. Two of damaged molar tooth were polished an then the caps were fixed on its natural roots. The term they used during the process was ‘post and core.’ Can it be matter of concern during ssb medicals?

    • Sonu
      May 10, 2017

      Only two. Shouldn’t be a issue.

  8. Arohi
    April 29, 2017

    Is virginity a problem during medical tests?

    • Sonu
      May 3, 2017

      No, Indian Army is looking for people to make them officers and prepare them for war. Not something that requires virgins! 🙂

  9. Anoop Kumar singh
    April 28, 2017

    Sir my right hand ring finger is slightly deform . Am I eligible for Army as a soldier.

    • Sonu
      May 3, 2017

      Eligible but i deformity is more than you might have problem.

  10. Jay P. Desai
    April 27, 2017

    What about jammed or mallet finger.I have jammed ring finger (minor) ? Can this cause rejections?

  11. Jayanth
    April 14, 2017

    I have gynomastia will they permanently disqualify me or they will give me time to rectify it..!?

    • Sonu
      April 15, 2017

      You will be given time for it and you can reduce depending upon how bad it it.

  12. Meghana
    April 9, 2017

    Hello , my fiance is a 3rd term GC in IMA , he was relegated in december as he was unable to hive his pt being in medical category.Now he is in his last term and is worried about getting relegated . He is weak in running , except that he cleared all tests , what if he fails in 2 tests are there any chances for him to pass out ?

    • Sonu
      April 9, 2017

      If he fails then I am afraid he will be relegated and will have to repeat the term unless he clears PT test, finally.

  13. Vishnu Chauhan
    April 4, 2017

    I got a fracture in my little finger. i need to get operation for treatment. can it be a problem in army selection??

  14. Anamika
    March 29, 2017

    What is the permissible axial length limit acceptable in indian army after having lasik eye surgery.AS mine is 25.7mm and 25.8mm going for AMB soon.If anyone have some idea please comment.

  15. Eishaank Sarikwal
    March 22, 2017

    I have a vey minor lazy eye ( u can notice it if im looking at an object kept far away but its not noticeable if im looking at a nearby object or any eye checkup machine)…will i be rejected in the ssb ..? Im 16 and ill be giving my NDA entrance exam next year when i pass 12th….. Also, can one give the ssb interview before passing 12th..?

  16. Shashank Jha
    March 14, 2017

    Hi.. I have been Diagnosed with Heart Murmers. I Went Through ECG and Report says there’s no deformity. Everything is Fine. Will that be a cause of rejection ? Even if i show my reports to the Doctors. I got myself checked up in a MH only.

    • Chetanya Rani
      March 21, 2017

      Dear final decision will be taken by MH doctor so you should show report or try taking the test in MH itself.

  17. Rahul Singh Chauhan
    March 12, 2017

    What about type 1 gymecomastia ? (That is only minor puffiness of nipples) ?

    • Sonu
      March 13, 2017

      Type one isn’t an issue.

  18. Protyush Goswami
    February 27, 2017

    For a weak eyesight which does not meet the required limits prescribed by the board what kind of rejection is given ( TR or PR ) ? If TR is given what step should be taken to cure the problem ? Is lasik allowed after getting TR ?

  19. K.chandrahasan
    February 23, 2017

    Did single testical will rejected for indian navy
    And does it consider as unfit or fit

  20. Bhavesh Vadhiya
    February 22, 2017

    Does it may cause a rejection, if a man having one testical by birth?

  21. shireen ali
    February 20, 2017

    hello when I stand straight I have little bit gape between my knees ..but not that much ..will it affect my medical for join airforce as a ground duty officer?

  22. Ganesh
    February 7, 2017

    Orthopedic lower jow surgery allow for a officer

  23. PB
    February 3, 2017

    Sir, will a girl with height 5’4″ and weight 65 kg be recommended by SSB?
    If not, what should be the maximum weight?

  24. Eswari
    January 28, 2017

    hello sir, whether a girl with a myopia 5.75D is eligible for officers post in Indian army…???

    • Sonu
      January 29, 2017

      No. A girl or boy – more than 3.5 is not allowed.

  25. rohan
    January 18, 2017

    will tonsillitis affects my selection ??

    January 16, 2017

    I have applied for coming CDS 1 2017 exam. Preference order while online reg. was given as AFA then IMA. So, if i appear before the AFSB and got selected after PABT and all processes, may i have choice to opt for IMA? Or i should mention my changed preference in PIQ in the selection board ie. AFSB?

  27. Vaibhav Sethia
    December 22, 2016

    I am having dry skin and hard ear wax will i be rejected

  28. Ayushi
    December 7, 2016

    My height is 148 cm height so i am eligible for army since many say it’s 152 cm??? Please answer.

  29. Arpita Mishra
    November 25, 2016

    My one feet is flat feet.. will I get recommended in Ssb??

    • Sonu
      November 28, 2016

      Flat, if it flat like a flip flop sole. Then you might have difficulty in clearing SSB medicals. Arpita

  30. Prashanth
    November 11, 2016

    Wether piles is the reason for being rejected in ssb?if not how can one overcome this to join armed forces?

  31. varunh
    October 28, 2016

    Sir , i earlier had hydrocele due to which one of. My testes is being shrinked due to heavy dose of medicine ! Both are still present in the sac ! M i fit for army or not ?

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