Medical standards for Indian Navy Sailor (Artificer Apprentice &Senior Secondary Recruit) Entry

Men in Indian Defence forces are not only known for their courage & camaraderie but also known for their physical fitness &mental toughness. There are set standards which one has to fulfill if they want to opt these services as a career. Being fittest among fit persons is the pre-requisite of this profession.


There are standards which is mandatory to follow. In many of the cases unawareness and ignorance about these set standards create complications and ultimately lead candidate’s rejection in the final stage. This blog will help all the budding Naval aspirants to keep themselves physically, medically fit.

Medical examination will be conducted by authorized military doctors as per medical standards prescribed in current regulations applicable to sailors on entry.

Height and Weight Standards, Male (Weight in Kilograms) Age in Years

The candidate must be in good physical and mental health, free from any defect likely to interfere with the efficient performance of duties both ashore and afloat under peace as well as war conditions as per Navy Order (Special) 01/2008.

Minimum height is 157 cms. Weight and Chest should be proportionate. Minimum chest expansion of 5 cms.


NOTE- Heights and Weights as shown are for men fully stripped. The principle of averages will be utilised for calculating body Weight for in-between Heights

Relaxation in Height

Minimum height permitted to a candidate for enrolment in the Navy is 157 cms. Tribal Candidates who pass written exam and PFT are to be granted relaxation in height as follows:-chart

Less height candidates other than mentioned are not acceptable and unfit for recruitment. No appeal medical examination is to be accorded in such cases. The procedure includes cases, if any, detected during final medical examination held at INS Chilka.

Visual Standards


Without Glasses With Glasses
Better Eye Worse Eye Better Eye Worse Eye
6/6 6/9 6/6 6/6
For AA
Without Glasses With Glasses
Better Eye Worse Eye Better Eye Worse Eye
6/12 6/12 6/9 6/12


Permanent body tattoos are only permitted on inner face of forearms i.e, from inside of elbow to the wrist and on the reversed side of palm/ back (dorsal) side of hand. Permanent body tattoos on any other part of the body is not acceptable and candidate will be barred from recruitment.

 Important Instructions
  • Initial Medical Examination for recruitment will be considered only “Provisionally fit subject to fitness in the Final Medical Examination”. Final Medical Examination of all selected candidates will be done at INS Chilka.
  • Candidates who are found medically fit in Final Medical Examination will be enrolled. Candidates who are found medically unfit will be advised to appeal against his findings if they so desire at INHS Kalyani, Visakhapatnam within a maximum period of 21 days.
  • Applicants declared Permanent medically unfit by any Armed Forces Hospital in previous recruitment for the same entry in Navy are advised not to apply.

Note: – Candidates are advised to get their ears cleaned for wax, and tartar removed from teeth prior to examination.

For more information kindly or call-1800-313-2004 || 9696330033.

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