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Physical and Medical Standards for AFCAT

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Physical and Medical Standards for AFCAT For Men and Women: Indian Air Force or IAF is going to conduct the AFCAT 2 2018 exam for graduates and post graduates in the month of August 2018. For candidates who want to apply for AFCAT 2 2018, it is important to be physically and medically fit in order to qualify the test. Indian Air Force has set AFCAT medical standards and physical fitness rules for examination. Candidates are suggested to check out the Physical and Medical standards for AFCAT (ALL BRANCHES) here.

Physical Standards For Men Under Physical And Medical Standards for AFCAT

In the AFCAT Selection Process, candidates have to go through the Physical Standard Test. After clearing this round, they will be called for another rounds – SSB and medical examination.

Note: There is no Chest criteria in AFCAT.

Flying Branch

  • Height: The minimum weight should be 162.5 cms with correlated weight
  • Weight: Weight should be proportionate to height.
  • Leg Length: Minimum leg length should be 99 cms, whereas maximum should be 120 cms.
  • Thigh Length: Maximum thigh length should be 64 cms.
  • Sitting Height: Minimum sitting height should be 81.5 cms, while maximum should be 96 cms.
  • Manifest Myopia – Nil

Technical or Ground Duty Branch

  • Height: Minimum height should be 157.5 cms.
  • Weight: Weight should be proportionate to height.
  • Height relaxation: The minimum acceptable height for men is 5 cms less. This is only for Gorkhas and individual who belongs to hills of North-Eastern region of India, Garhwali and Kumaon.
  • The minimum acceptable height is less by 2 cms for candidates from Lakshadweep.
  • The report of the IAF Medical Authorities is considered as final fir fitness criteria.
  • There should be minimum Visual Acuity 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other, correctable to 6/6 only for hypermetropia.
  • Manifest Myopia – Nil
Physical Standards For Women Under Physical And Medical Standards for AFCAT

Flying Branch

  • Height: The minimum height should be 162.5 cms with correlated weight.
  • Weight: Weight should be proportionate to height.
  • Leg Length: Minimum leg length should be 99 cms, whereas maximum should be 120 cms.
  • Thigh Length: Maximum thigh length should be 64 cms.
  • Sitting Height: Minimum sitting height should be 81.5 cms and maximum should be 96 cms.
  • Minimum Visual Acuity should be 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other, correctable to 6/6 only for hypermetropia.
  • Manifest Myopia – Nil.

Technical or Ground Branches

  • Height: The minimum height should be 152 cms.
  • Weight: Weight should be proportionate to height.
  • Height relaxation: Same as men category.
  • The minimum acceptable height will be by 2 cms less for candidates from Lakshadweep.
  • The decision of the IAF Medical Authorities is final and applicable for eliminations.
  • All other medical criteria would be evaluated by the IAF Medical Authorities whose decision on the fitness would be final.
Medical Standards for AFCAT (Flying Branch) Under Physical And Medical Standards for AFCAT

Check out the medical requirements for both men and women (Flying Branch):

If any of these conditions detected, candidates would be disqualified:

  • Arthritis / Spondylosis
  • Granulomatous Disease of spine
  • Non-articular rheumatism
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and allied disorders
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Osteoarthrosis, Spondylosis and Degenerative joint disease.
  • Misc disorders including SLE, Polymyositis and Vasculitis.
  • Spondylolisthesis / Spondylolysis.
  • Compression fracture of vertebra
  • Scheuerman’s Disease (Adolescent Kyphosis)
  • Unilateral / bilateral cervical ribs with demonstrable neurological or circulatory deficit.
  • Loss of cervical lordosis when associated with clinically restricted movements of cervical spine.
  • Any other abnormality as so considered by the expert.

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