Phase III Medical Standard For Air Force Exam

Phase III Medical Standard:- Friends, Joining is given after written examination, physical examination and medical examination to be held in Indian Air Force. In today’s article, we are sharing you detailed information about Phase III ie Medical Standards of Indian Air Force. Students are selected in the Indian Air Force as per the medical standard given below. Without taking too much of your time, below we are sharing with you detailed information about Medical Standards.

Phase III Medical Standard For Air Force Exam

Height for Airman and Flying Branch

  1. The minimum height for ground duty branches is 157.5 cm.
  2. The minimum height for Gorkhas and individuals belonging to the North Eastern regions of India is 5 cm less (152.5 cm).
  3. In the case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum height is 155.5 cm.
  4. The minimum height for Flying Branch is 162.5 cm.
  5. The measurements of leg length, thigh length, and sitting height for such aircrew:-
Sitting height81.5 cm96.0 cm
Leg Length99.0 cm120.0cm
Thigh Length64.0 cm
Phase III Medical Standard

Internal Body System

Cardiovascular System

Medical TermsNormal range
normal pulse rate60-100 bpm
BP120/80 mm
Electrocardiogramresting – 10-14
Phase III Medical Standard

Respiratory System

  1. Any residual scarring in pulmonary parenchyma or pleura will be rejected.
  2. Pleurisy with Effusion thickening will be a cause for rejection.
  3. Bronchial asthma/ allergic rhinitis/wheezing will be a cause for rejection.

Gastrointestinal System

  1. The following dental standards will be followed:-
  2. The candidate must have 14 dental points.
  3. Candidates suffering from, acute ulcerative gingivitis, pyorrhoea, and gross abnormality of the teeth or jaws, will be rejected.
  4. Gastro-Duodenal Disabilities will be rejected.
  5. Viral hepatitis or any other form of jaundice will be rejected.
  6. Candidates who have undergone splenectomy are unfit.
  7. Splenomegaly of any degree is a cause for rejection.


  1. Fit
    1. Normal neuroanatomy of the liver, IHBR, portal, CBD, and hepatic veins.
  2. Unfit
    1. Fatty liver
    1. Solitary cyst > 2.5 cm
    2. Any calcifications more than 03 mm in size.
    3. Multiple hepatic cysts of any size.
    4. Hemangioma > 02cm.
    5. Portal vein thrombosis

Gall Bladder

  1. Fit
    1. Normal neuroanatomy of the gall bladder.
    2. Post laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.
    3. Open Cholecystectomy.
  2. Unfit
    1. Cholelithiasis or biliary sludge
    2. Choledocholithiasis.
    3. Polyp of any size and number
    4. Choledochal cyst.
    5. Gall bladder mass
    6. Gall bladder wall thickness > 05 mm.
    7. Septate gall bladder.
    8. Persistently contracted gall bladder on repeat USG
    9. Incomplete Cholecystectomy.

Urogenital System (Phase III Medical Standard)

  1. A simple non-obstructive renal cyst of less than 2.5 cm size in one kidney will be considered fit.
  2. The following congenital structural abnormalities of kidneys will be declared unfit.
    1. Unilateral renal agenesis.
    2. Unilateral or bilateral hypoplastic/ contracted kidney of size less than 08 cm.
    3. Malrotation.
    4. Horseshoe kidney.
    5. Ptosed kidney.
    6. Crossed fused/ ectopic kidney.
    7. Simple single renal cyst of more than 2.5 cm size in one kidney.
    8. Renal/ ureteric/ vesical mass.
    9. Hydronephrosis, Hydroureteronephrosis
    10. Calculi – Renal/ Ureteric/ Vesical.
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Scrotum and Testis (Phase III Medical Standard)

  1. Unilateral intraabdominal testes provided the other testes are completely descended will be declared fit.
  2. Bilateral undescended testes or bilateral atrophied testis will be declared unfit.
  3. Unilateral undescended testis will be declared unfit.
  4. Varicocele will be unfit.

Urogenital System (Phase III Medical Standard)

  1. Urine Examination (for rejection)
    1. Proteinuria
    2. glycosuria (Renal glycosuria is not a cause for rejection.)
    3. urinary infection
  2. chronic glomerulonephritis
  3. Renal Colic and Renal Calculi.
  4. Unilateral nephrectomy
  5. horseshoe kidneys
  6. The non-functional contralateral kidney
  7. Crossed ectopia, unilateral congenital hypoplasia
  8. Bilateral undescended testis /atrophied testis.
  9. Hydrocele or Varicocele (A minor degree of varicocele will not entail rejection.
  10. Seropositive HIV status

Endocrine System (Phase III Medical Standard)

  1. Endocrine disorders will be a cause for rejection.
  2. All cases of thyroid swelling having abnormal iodine uptake and abnormal thyroid hormone levels will be rejected.
  3. Candidates detected to have diabetes mellitus will be rejected.

Dermatological System

for rejection (Phase III Medical Standard)

  1. Acute non-exanthematous and non-communicable diseases
  2. Diseases of a trivial nature
  3. Eczema
  4. Any sign of Leprosy
  5. Mild Pityriasis Versicolor
  6. Extensive Pityriasis Versicolor
  7. Tinea Cruris and Tinea Corporis
  8. Scrotal Eczema
  9. Intertrigo
  10. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  11. Scabies.

Musculoskeletal System and Physical Capacity

  1. The following conditions detected radiologically will disqualify a candidate for Air Force Service:-
    1. The granulomatous disease of the spine
    2. Arthritis/Spondylosis
    3. Rheumatoid arthritis and allied disorders.
    4. Ankylosing Spondylitis.
    5. Osteoarthrosis, spondylosis, and degenerative joint disease.
  2. Spinal Conditions not acceptable for Flying Duties.
    1. Scoliosis more than 15 degrees as measured by Cobb‘s method.
    2. Degenerative Disc Disease.
    3. Atlanta – occipital and atlantoaxial anomalies
  3. Conditions Affecting the Assessment of Upper Limbs
    1. Amputation of the terminal phalanx of the little finger on both sides is, however, acceptable.
    2. Deformities of the upper limbs or their parts will be cause for rejection.
    3. Syndactyly and polydactyly will be assessed as unfit.
    1. dislocation of the shoulder will entail rejection.
    2. Malunion/non-union of an old fracture clavicle will entail rejection.
  4. Conditions affecting the Assessment of Lower Limbs
    1. Shortening of the first metatarsal is also considered unfit.
    2. Hallux Rigidus is not acceptable.
    3. Loss of any digit of the toes entails rejection.
    4. Extra digits will entail rejection.
    5. True lesions of the hip joint will entail rejection.

Ear, Nose and Throat (Phase III Medical Standard)

  1. Nose and Paranasal Sinuses
    1. Obstruction to free-breathing as a result of a marked septal deviation is a cause for rejection.
    2. Post correction surgery with residual mild deviation with adequate airway will be acceptable.
    3. Any septal perforation will entail rejection.
    4. Atrophic rhinitis will entail rejection.
    5. Cases of allergic rhinitis will entail rejection for flying duties.
    6. Multiple polyposes will be a cause for rejection.
  2. Oral Cavity and Throat
    1. Tonsillectomy is indicated, will be rejected.
    2. The presence of a cleft palate will be a cause for rejection.
    3. Any disabling condition of the pharynx or larynx including persistent hoarseness of voice will entail rejection.
  3. Hearing loss
  4. Free field hearing loss is a cause for rejection.
  5. A radical/modified radical mastoidectomy entails rejection.
  6. Tympanic membrane intact, normal hearing, and presenting no evidence of disease may be accepted.
  7. The following middle ear conditions will entail rejection:-
    1. Attic, central or marginal perforation.
    2. Tympanic membrane scar with marked retraction.
    3. Tympanoplasty Type II onward but not Type I.
    1. Middle ear infections.
    2. Granulation or polyp in the external auditory canal.
    3. Stapedectomy operation.
  8. Miscellaneous Ear Conditions. The following ear conditions will entail rejection:-
    1. Otosclerosis.
    2. Meniere‘s disease.
    3. Vestibular dysfunction including nystagmus of vestibular origin.
    4. Bell‘s palsy following an ear infection.

Ophthalmic System (Phase III Medical Standard)

  1. Visual defects and medical ophthalmic conditions are amongst the major causes of rejection for flying duties.
  2. Naso-lacrymal occlusion producing epiphora or a mucocele will be rejection.
    1. Uveitis (iritis, cyclitis, and choroiditis) is will be rejected.
    2. Corneal scars, opacities will be cause for rejection.
    3. Night blindness
  3. Myopia
  4. PRK (Photo Refractive Keratectomy)/ LASIK (LASER In Situ Keratomileusis)

Haemopoietic System (Phase III Medical Standard)

  1. Sickle cell disease, Beta Thalassaemia: Major, Intermedia, Minor, Trait and Alpha Thalassaemia, etc. will be considered unfit for service.

Assessment for women candidates-

  1. Any lump in the breast will be a cause for rejection.
  2. Galactorrhoea will be cause for temporary unfitness.
  3. Following conditions will not be a cause for rejection:-
    1. Small fibroid uterus (3 cm or less in diameter) without symptoms.
    2. A small ovarian cyst (6 cm or less in diameter) as such cysts are invariably functional.
    3. Congenital elongation of the cervix (which comes up to the introitus).
  4. Acute or chronic pelvic infection and Endometriosis will be causes for rejection.
  5. Severe menorrhagia will entail rejection.
  6. Complete prolapse of the uterus will be a cause for rejection.
  7. Pregnancy will be a cause for rejection.

frequently asked question (FAQs)

  1. If there is any type of pain in the joints, can not fill the form of Airforce?
    Ans:- No, if you have any type of pain in the joint and have been treated some time ago, then you can fill the form of Airforce.
  2. I have had a liver operation and recovered after taking the medicine: Am I eligible for the form?
    No, if there is any type of infection or any problem in the liver, then you are not eligible:
  3. My teeth are full But due to cavity, pain persists. What should I do, fill the form or not?
    No, you are not eligible. See the list for more information.
  4. Some time ago May was troubled by haemorrhoids. But I want to join Airforce. What should I do?
    Ans:- If you have had haemorrhoids done and want to join the Air Force, you can fill the form.
  5. What are the height and criteria for the flying branch?
    For more information see the information given by us.
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