Good, bad and unexpected of Military life.
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.
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 – http://www.wikihow.com/Treat-Sweaty-Hands
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 :-
Symptoms of Flat Feet –Many people have flat feet — and notice no problems and require no treatment. But others may experience the following symptoms:
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?
Ans. The eye sight requirement for the post of in Indian army is mentioned below:
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.
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