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AFMC Medical Standards 2017

To be declared fit for admission, the candidate must be in good physical and mental health and free from any disability likely to interfere with the efficient performance of duty in the Armed Forces.

Medical Examination will be carried out by a Board of Officers at AFMC Pune, prior to admission to the College. Medical Board will categorize the candidates as Fit and Unfit, in accordance with the prescribed standards. Candidates declared Unfit are entitled to appeal on payment of a fee of Rupee 40/-. The president of the Medical Board / OIC Admission Cell will intimate the procedure to the concerned candidates.

Medical fitness for admission to MBBS Course at AFMC will be decided by the Medical Board as per above. However, the following few important physical requirements are being indicated for guidance of the candidates. The candidates in their own interest may get themselves medically examined to avoid any disappointment later on :

  • They should be free from serious deformity and mal – developments. There should be no scoliosis, spina bifida and other skeletal deformities apparent or on clinical examination.
  • There should be no impediment of speech.
  • There should be no sign of functional / organic disease of the heart and blood vessels.
  • There should be no evidence of pulmonary tuberculosis or previous history of this disease or any other chronic disease of the lungs.
  • There should be no evidence of any disease of the digestive system, including any abnormality of the liver and spleen. Ultra – sound exam of the abdomen will be done.
  • There should be no inguinal hernia or tendency thereto, hydrocoele or definite varicocoele or any other disease or defect of the genital organs. Candidates who have been operated for hernia may be declared medically fit provided :
    • One year has elapsed since operation. Documentary proof to this effect is to be provided by the candidates.
    • General tone of the abdominal musculature is good.
    • There has been no recurrence of the hernia or any complication concerned with the operation.
  • There is no fistula or evidence of piles.
  • There is no disease of the kidneys, including glycosuria or albuminuria.
  • There is no disease of the skin.
  • There is no active, latent or congenital STD or HIV.
  • There is no history of epilepsy and any mental and psychiatric disorder.
  • There is no squint or any other morbid condition of the eye and eyelids.
  • There is no active trachoma or its complications.
  • There are no enlarged glands ( Lymph nodes ) in the neck and other parts of the body.
  • The height and weight requirements will depends upon the age, body build and racial characteristics as per standards laid down for Armed Forces. The minimum requirements is as follows :
    • Girls Standards : In case of female candidates, minimum height of 144 cms and minimum weight of 36 Kgs is essential.
    • Boys Standards : The male candidates with height below 157.5 cms ( 152.5 cms for Gorkhas, Nepalese, Assamese and Garhwali ) and weight below 47 kgs will not be accepted irrespective of age and other factors.
    • Overweight and obese candidates as per Height / Age Weight standards for the Armed Forces will be declared unfit.
  • There should be a minimum 5 cms range of chest expansion.
  • Minimum of 14 dental points are essential and candidates should be free from severe pyorrhea and advanced caries.
  • There should be no ear discharge and no perforation of the eardrum / nasal septum. There should also be no hard wax in the ear canal, obstructing the view of the eardrum.

Visual Standards :

Sr.No Better eyeWorse Eye
(i)Distant Vision / ( Corrected )6/66/18
(ii)Near Vision ( Corrected )N5N8
(iii)Myopia of not more than– 3.5 D in any one meridian
(iv)Hypermetropia of not more than+ 3.5 D in any one meridian. Including astigmatism

Note :

  • Fundus and Media to be healthy and within normal limits.
  • No undue degenerative signs of vitreous or chorio – retinitis to be present, suggesting progressive myopia.
  • Minimum colour vision standard should be CP – 3 ( Defective Safe ).
  • Should have good binocular vision, fusion faculty and full field of vision in both eyes.
  • There should be no organic disease likely to exacerbations or deterioration.
  • Candidates who have undergone lasik surgery will be governed as per provisions of DGAFMS / departmental instructions from time to time. Lasik / PRK for correction of vision is permitted only for candidates of age 20 years and above and even among them a period of 06 months should have elapsed after the procedure.

Hearing Standard : Hearing will be tested by speech test, if required audiometric records will also be taken.

  • Speech Test : The candidate should be able to hear a forced whisper with each ear separately, standing with his / her back to the examiner at a distance of 20 feet in a reasonably quiet room. The examiner should whisper with the residual air, that is to say, at the end of an ordinary expiration.
  • Audiometric record : The candidates should have no loss of hearing in either ear at frequencies of 128 to 4.096 cycles per second ( Audiometry reading between plus 10 and minus 10 ).

The Medical Board will be guided by departmental instructions issued from time to time. The above guidelines are for the information of candidates only.

17 thoughts on “AFMC Medical Standards 2017

  1. With due respect i beg to state that i happen to have a power of -4.50(left) -4.25(right) in my spectacles. I earnestly want to join the Indian army. Will i be eligible?

  2. Sir, from my childhood day’s onwards I am so interested in studying in AFMC.so I applied the BSC/GNM course which held on feb 28 2016 .iam eligible for the interview which held on April 19. but during that time iam hospitalised,so couldn’t attend that interview. now iam waiting for theNEET 2016 results.i expected around 373 marks. Sir, am I eligible for AFMC M.B.B.S? waiting for reply…

  3. Respected Sir,
    i dont have 2 teeths due to cavity problem.but I’m overall physically fit .I dont have any serious disease problem as we mentioned in the criteria for medically fit.Am i eligible for afmc ?? please if i hav any chance to get select in afmc , please give me a chance . waiting eagerly for your reply .have a good day ahead !

  4. Sir,
    I am eager to join AFMC and this was my aim since eighth standard.Now I am studying in class tenth,but I am anxious of my admission in AFMC.Currently I am using spectacles of power 1.75 and 2.00 for right and left eyes respectively.Eye specialist informed me of having short sight.My distant vision is 6/6.Am I eligible sir?So that I can prepare for the entrance along with the higher secondary education.Waiting for your reply.

  5. I am eligible in every conditions. There is only one defect. I am suffering from myopia with -4.5 D in right eye and -5.0 in left eye. Please help me and reply.

  6. Respected sir/madam ,I’m having skin problems like pimples and is there any possibility for me to join afmc

  7. sir.ihave some skin problems like pimples …what should I do? am i eligible ……..

  8. sir my right eye vision is -4 and left eye as -3.5 now what should i do?
    please reply sir i am very worried

  9. respected sir/mam,
    actually i want to give enterance of afmc pmt but they are having condition that the person who is having myopia more than -3.5D in each meridian is not eligible.but i am having myopia of -4 or -4.5 of each eye .
    plz help me what to do as its my aim to do mbbs in afmc since 4th
    i know u will help me for sure
    is laser operation of eye sight will help?or is there any way out they will come to know that person is operated ?
    plzz advice me as soon as u can
    waiting eagrly fro urs fabulous reply

  10. AFMC and AIEEE entrance exam 2012 are on same date. Request change date accordingly to participate all eligible candidates like me.

  11. Respected Sir/Madam,
    I am exactly 144 cm tall and weigh more than 39 kg. I wish to do MD in physiology at AFMC and so I have chosen to join AFMC in NEET application form. If I do get selected based on my marks,am I fit to join AFMC, physically?

  12. sir
    my son is having flat foot but with normal walking
    is this condtition affect his eligibility

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