PHYSICAL STANDARDS FOR COMMISSION IN THE ARMY MEDICAL CORPS

1. A candidate must be in good physical and mental health and free from any disease, effects of injury or disability likely to interfere with efficient performance of military duty.

2. There should be no abnormality in the X-ray chest and spine.

3. There should be no impediment of speech or malformation or abnormality of any part of the body

4. There should be no disease of the eye, ear, nose and throat. The candidate should be able to hear forced whisper at 610 cm distance, Distant Vision in better eye must be 6/6 (corrected) and worse eye 6/18 (corrected), and myopia or hypermetropia of not more than 3.5 D in any one meridian. Colour vision should be defective safe and normal field of vision.

5. The candidate should be free from organic disease of the heart, blood vessels, lungs, digestive system or other surgical disability.

6. There should be no disease of the kidney and urine must be free from sugar and albumin.

7. There should be no disease of the skin.

8. There should be no history or evidence of mental disease.

9.    Standards of Height, Weight and Chest measurement:-

a)    Height-Minimum acceptable height is 157.5 cm relaxable to 1.52 cm in case of Gorkhas, Assamese, Garhwalis etc.

b)     Weight - Weight should be proportionate to the height for 157.5 on height, minimum weight should be 49.5 Kg. For every additional 2.5 cm in height the weight should be on an average 1.5 Kg more. The weight should also be related to the age to accordance with prescribed Army Tables.

c)     Chest - Chest should be well developed with a minimum range of expansion of 5 cm.  

10.     The teeth should be in sound condition. In case of loss of teeth, the candidate must have 14 dental points out of maximum 22 points possible. However, well-fitted dentures are acceptable in lieu of sound teeth.