Agniveer Vayu Physical & Medical Requirements in Indian Air Force


The IAF Agniveer Notification has already been released and the last date of submission of online applications has been over on the Indian Air Force’s official website. Therefore, Agniveer Vayu will be enrolled in the Indian Air Force under Air Force Act 1950, for a period of four years. AGNIVEER Vayu would form a distinct rank in the Indian Air Force, different from any other existing ranks.

It is very important for the candidates to know the complete Agniveer Vayu Selection Process as well as the medical and physical fitness requirements of the Agniveer Vayu entry 2022.

Agniveer Vayu Selection Process

The Agniveer Vayu selection process comprises three different phases. We have detailed the complete selection process below:

1. Phase 1 – Online Test

In phase 1 of the Agniveer Vayu selection procedure, candidates will have to appear for an online test. It also has a negative marking of 0.25 marks and the candidates will be given 1 mark for every correct answer. There will be a sectional cut-off for qualifying.

2. Phase 2 – Physical Fitness Test, Adaptability Test 1, Adaptability Test 2

The next phase of the Agniver Vayu entry includes three parts namely the Physical Fitness Test (PFT), Adaptability Test 1 (AT-1), and Adaptability Test 2 (AT-2).

Physical Fitness Test (PFT) – The candidates have to perform the following tasks to qualify for Phase 3. A 1.6 Km run is to be completed within 06 minutes 30 seconds. Candidates shall also have to complete 10 Push-ups, 10 Sit-ups, and 20 Squats within the stipulated time frame.

Adaptability Test 1 (AT-1) – All candidates who pass the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) shall have to undertake Adaptability Test-I (objective type written test). It is to assess the suitability of a candidate for employment in the IAF and involves deployment in varied geographic terrain, weather, and operational conditions.

Adaptability Test 2 (AT-2) – All candidates who pass Adaptability Test-I shall have to undertake Adaptability Test-II as per policy in vogue. It is to select candidates who can adapt to the environment of the Indian Air Force and are able to adjust to the military way of life.

3. Phase 3 – Medical Examination

Candidates who qualify for Adaptability Test-II shall be issued with a medical appointment letter at their respective ASCs for their medical examination at the designated Medical Boarding Centre (MBC) on the specified date. The medical examination shall be conducted by Air Force Medical Team as per IAF medical standards and policy in vogue on the subject issue.

IAF Agniveer Vayu PFT

Agniveer IAF PFT stands for Indian Air Force Physical Fitness Test. Here is the minimum physical fitness parameter that the candidates must fulfill to become an engineer in the Indian Air Force. Indian Air Force is not obliged to retain AGNIVEER VAYU beyond the engagement period of four years.

First of all the candidates will have to appear for the online test and then they will be called for the Physical Fitness Testa and the medical examination. Names of the shortlisted candidates, who qualify for the online test, shall be displayed on the CASB Web Portal on a stipulated date and shall be called at the designated ASC for Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

The PFT will consist of a 1.6 Km run to be completed within 06 minutes 30 seconds. Candidates shall also have to complete 10 Push-ups, 10 Sit-ups, and 20 Squats within the stipulated time to qualify for the Physical Fitness Test.

Note: Candidates are advised to bring their sports shoes and shorts/track pants

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IAF Agniveer Vayu Medical Standards

Firstly, General Medical Standards for AGNIVEER VAYU are as follows:-

(a) Height: Minimum acceptable height is 152.5 cms
(b) Chest: Minimum range of expansion: 5 cm
(c) Weight: Proportionate to height and age.
(d) Corneal Surgery (PRK/LASIK) is not acceptable. Visual requirements as applicable as per Indian Air Force standards.
(e) Hearing: The candidate should have normal hearing. They should be able to hear forced whispers from a distance of 6 meters with each ear separately.
(f) Dental: Should have healthy gums, a good set of teeth, and a minimum of 14 dental points.
(g) General Health: The candidate should be of normal anatomy without loss of any appendages. Free from any active or latent, acute or chronic, medical or surgical disability or infection, or skin ailments.

Lastly, the candidate shall be physically and mentally FIT to perform duty in any part of the world, and every climate and terrain.

IAF Agniveer Medical Examination

Therefore, the medical examination would also include a Baseline Investigation of:-
(a) Blood Haemogram – Hb, TLC, DLC

(b) Urine RE/ME
(c) Biochemistry
(i) Blood Sugar Fasting & PP
(ii) Serum Cholesterol
(iii) Urea, Uric acid, Creatinine
(iv) LFT- Serum Bilurubin, SGOT, SGPT
(d) X-Ray chest (PA view)
(e) ECG (R)
(f) Tests for Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Abuse.
(g) Any other test necessary in the opinion of the Medical Officer.

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What happens if Declared Unfit in the Medical Examination?

Although, candidates declared medically unfit can avail of the option for ‘Appeal Medical Board’ (AMB) by depositing Rs. 40/- in a Government Treasury/RBI/SBI through Military Receivable Order (MRO). Also, Submit the application for AMB along with the original copy of MRO and photocopy of the Unfitness Certificate to the representative of ASC. Documents should be submitted within three working days of medical examination.

Therefore, the recruitment medical officer and the specialist doctors of the Armed Forces are the final authorities on declaring a candidate fit or unfit during initial medical examination, appeal medical board, and medical examination prior to enrolment. Lastly, the candidates shall be governed by Armed Forces standards which may be at variance from civil standards. There is no provision for representation or review after the appeal medical board.

Hence, the candidates are advised to get tartar and stains removed from their teeth before appearing for the Medical Examination. Also, ears should be free of wax. Ultimately, candidates should be prepared to stay for the medical test for four to five days under their own arrangement. No TA/DA shall be admissible.

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Ultimately, candidates using corrective glasses must be in possession of a prescription from an ophthalmologist bearing a stamp and registration number and it should not be more than one month old. After all, passing the medical examination is not a guarantee of employment in the Indian Air Force

Also Read: Tips & Tricks to prepare for Agniveer Vayu Bharti 2022

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