Indian Navy

The Indian Navy conducts the recruitment exam for the appointment of eligible candidates in the Indian Navy Sailor and Artificer Apprentice Sailors positions respectively. Every year a lot of candidates participate in the concerned recruitment exam to get appointed in the concerned positions. The main exams that are included under the Artificer Apprentice Recruitment are – Written Test, Physical Fitness Test and Medical Standard Examinations respectively.



  • Unmarried Male Indian Citizens and subjects of Nepal and Bhutan.
  • Educational Qualifications : Qualified in 10+2/ equivalent examination withMaths &
    Physics and atleast one of these subjects;Chemistry/Biology/Computer science.
  • Age : ( 17 to 21 for SSR ) & (17 to 20 for AA)

SELECTION CRITERIA :Selection of recruits is based on the order of merit depending on their performance in Written Test, Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and fitness in the Medical Examinations.

Written Test :

(a) The question paper will be bilingual (Hindi &English) and objective type.
(b)The question paperwill comprise of four sectionsi.e.English,Science,Mathematics andGeneral Knowledge.
(c) The standard of the question paper will be that of 10+2 and the syllabus for the examination is available on website
(d) Duration of question paper will be of one hour.

(e) The candidates are required to pass in all sections and in aggregate.

Physical Fitness Test (PFT) : 

PFT will consist of 1.6 Kmrun to be completed in 7 minutes, 20 squat ups (UthakBaithak) and 10Push-ups.Candidates undergoing PFT
will do so at their own risk.

Medical Standards :

(a)Medical examination will be conducted by authorisedmilitary doctors as permedical standard prescribed in current regulations applicable to sailors on entry.
(b)Minimumheight 157 cms.Weight and Chest should be proportionate. Minimum Chest expansion of 5 cms.
(c)Goodmental,medical and physical health free fromany disease/ disability, likely to interfere with efficient performance of duties. Colour perception: CP II.
(d) No Cardio- vascular disease, surgical deformities like knock knee, flat feet etc. infection of ears, no history of fits or psychiatric ailment, varicose vein, corrective surgery for eye sight etc.
(e) Medical standard should be as per the detailed guidelines issued by IHQ MoD
(Navy) in NO(Spl) 01/2008.

 Candidates are advised to get their ears cleaned for wax and tartarremoved from teeth prior to examination.

Visual Standards :

Without Glasses :  ( Better Eye – 6/6 ) ( Worse Eye 6/9 )

With Glasses : ( Better Eye – 6/6 ) ( Worse Eye 6/6 )


Physical Standards for Indian Armed Forces

Many youngsters are desperately wanted to join the Indian Army and looking for the one of the most mandatory rule of Indian Army that is Physical Standards for Indian Armed Forces. As Indian Army is one of the most powerful and strongest Armed Force all over the country. During survey we have found big questions which arise is- What is the Height and Weight Ratio required in Army, Air force and Navy? So, we are making available the Physical Standards for Indian Army on this page.

You have to work very hard if you are preparing to join the Indian army, as these days competition is very high. As for physical strength, you have to put all your efforts, especially in the running part. As all you know after the 6th and 7th pay commission, the future of a GD soldier is very bright in Indian army. So many benefits are offered of being in the army like free medical services, holidays, pensions etc. We advise you to go through the below segment as we the team members of have provided the up-to-date info regarding the concern.

Physical Standards for Indian Armed Forces

Height and Weight Standards for Males:

  • Height in Centimeters (Without shoes)
  • Weight in Kilograms
Height In Cms. Weight In Kgs
18  Years 20  years 22 years
152 44 46 47
155 46 48 49
157 47 49 50
160 48 50 51
162 50 52 52
165 52 53 55
168 53 55 57
170 55 57 58
173 57 59 60
175 59 61 62
178 60 62 63
180 63 64 65
183 65 67 67
185 67 69 70
188 70 71 72
190 72 73 74
193 74 76 77
195 77 78 78


Height and Weight Standards for Females:

  • Height in Centimeters (Without shoes)
  • Weight in Kilograms
20 years 25 years 30 years
150 39 41 43
153 40 47.2 43.5
155 43 44 46
158 45 46 48
160 46 47 49
163 47 49 51
165 49 51 53
168 50 52 54


Let’s look over the Indian Army Standards!!!

  • Firstly, Candidate must have good physical as well as mental health.
  • Applicant should free from any disease or disability which can interfere in efficient performance of duties.
  • No evidence of weak constitution, bodily defects and overweight.
  • The minimum height for Male candidate is 157.5 cms which is acceptable and for women minimum acceptable height is 152 cms. Gorkhas and individuals belong to hills of North Eastern region of India, Garhwali and Kumaon, their Minimum height must be 5 cms less. If candidates are from Lakshadweep, then minimum height can be reduced by 2 cms for males and females.
  • About Chest- minimum range for males should be 5 cms. In recording the measurements, fraction of less than 0.5 cm can be ignored, 0.5 cm will be recorded and 0.6 cm and above will be recorded as 1 cm. Chest X-Ray is compulsory and no disease of the chest should found.
  • No disease of bones and joints in the body.
  • Should have normal Hearing. Can able to hear a forced whisper from both ears at a distance of 610 cms.
  • No evidence of past or present disease of the ear, nose and throat.
  • Aspirant should have normal Blood pressure.
  • There should be no hydrocele, varicocele or piles.
  • Test of Urine will be done and any abnormality, if found detect will be a cause for rejection.
  • Any skin disease which is likely to cause disability or disfigurement will also be a cause for rejection.
  • Powers to read from 6/6 in a distant vision chart from each eye with or without glasses. Myopia should not be more than 3.5D and hypermetropia should not more than 3.5D including Astigmatism. For women candidates the minimum acceptable visual acuity is: Distant vision (corrected) better eye 6/6 worse 6/18, Myopia of not more than minus 5.5 including Astogination.
  • Examination of the internal eye can be done by means of ophthalmoscope. Therefore, must have good binocular vision. The standard of colour vision will be CP-III for Army A candidate should be able to recognise red and green colours.
  • Those who have undergone LASER Surgery for correction of refractive error will be considered for commission in Army if they fulfill following criteria :-

1) More than 20 years of Age
2) Uncomplicated stable LASIK/ Excimer (PRK) laser procedure done for Myopia or Hypermetropia, with stable refraction for a period of six months after the procedure.
3) A strong and healthy retina
4) Corrected vision should be 6/6 in better eye and for worse eye 6/9, with maximum residual refraction of +  1.50 in any meridian for myopia or hypermetropia.
5) Axial length within allowable limits.


Indian Army Physical Standard

Physical Standard of Various Categories is mention in the table according to region wise described below-

Soldier General Duty & Tradesman Soldier Technical & Nursing Assistant Soldier Clerk / Store Keeper Technical (Cms) (Kgs)
Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Western UP (Meerut and Agra Divisions) 170 cms 170 cms 162 cms 77 50
Eastern UP, Bihar, West Bengal and Orissa 169 cms 169 cms 162 cms 77 50
J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab Hills (Area South and West of the Inter State Border between Himachal Pradesh and Punjab and North and East of Road of Mukerian Hoshiarpur, Garh Shankar, Ropar and Chandigarh, Garhwal and Kumaon) 166 cms 163 cms 162 cms 77 48
Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Dadar, Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu 168 cms 167 cms 162 cms 77* 50
Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam and Hill Region of West Bengal (Gangtok, Darjeeling and Kalimpong Districts 160 cms 157 cms 160 cms 77 48
Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa and Pondicherry 166 cms 165 cms 162 cms 77 50


In Indian Army, Relaxation is for these Sections:

1 Ladakhi 157 50 77
2 Gorkhas 157 48 77
3 Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Group Including Minicoy
Settlers 165 50 77
Locals 155 50 77
4 Tribals of authorized Tribal Areas 162 48 77
5 Brigade of Guards 173 50 77
6 Medium Artillery 170 50 77
7 Corps of Military Police 173 50 77
8 Clerk General Duty / Store Keeper Technical 162 50 77
9 Religious Teacher JCO 160 50 77

 Indian Army Physical Fitness Test:

After the PST (Physical Standard Test), the next phase is PFT (Physical Fitness Test). The Physical Test in Indian Army will be conducted of 100 marks and it is divided into 4 parts. The complete details about 4 Parts of Indian Physical Fitness Test are described under-

  • 6 Km Run
  • Pull Ups
  • Balance
  • 9 Feet Ditch

Marking System for 1.6 KM Race:

1 Upto 5 Mins 40 Secs Group-I 60 Marks
2 From 5 Mins 41 Secs to 6 Mins to 20 Secs. Group-II 48 Marks
3 Provisions for Extra Time for 1.6 km run in Hill Terrain Areas.

  • Upto 5000 Ft as above
  • Between 5000Ft to 9000 Ft – Add 30 Secs.
  • Between 9000Ft to 12000 Ft – Add 120 Secs.

Marking System for Pull Ups:

10 and above 40 Marks
9 33 Marks
8 27 Marks
7 21 Marks
6 16 Marks

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