Medical Test After SSB Interview: Know Full Medical Procedure

Medical Test After SSB Interview: Know Full Medical Procedure

What is Services Selection Board Interview (SSB)

A lot of you are very curious to know about what is the medical procedure after the SSB interview. This is very important for candidates who have appeared for NDA, CDS, AFCAT and other direct entries.

The Medical test is conducted for only recommended candidates who have been shortlisted by the Service Selection Board, SSB. Completing the medical board takes 4 to 5 days for the respective Military Hospital and then the candidates are dispersed.

NDA candidates will be examined for both Army and Navy unless instructed otherwise and fitness status endorsement will be made accordingly.

On the other hand, the candidates that are shortlisted for IMA, INA and AFA entries, that which who apply through CDS, AFCAT or any other direct entry, need to appear for a fitness test that is designed for the specific military wing.

Here we will discuss all the important medical test that is conducted after SSB Interview.

Medical Test After SSB Interview

The Medical Examination Procedure is as follows:

1. Special Medical Board (SMB) :

The candidates after getting recommended are then retained for a period of 1 week at the SSB center for medical examination where they will be declared Fit/Temporary Unfit or Permanent Unfit.

Following are the various tests that are conducted by the medical board at various days:

Day 1 – Blood test, Urine test, Chest x-ray, Ultrasound.

Day 2 – Ear, Nose & Tongue(ENT), Eye

Day 3 – Surgical Examination

Day 4 – Eye & Dental

Day 5 – General Medical (Height, weight, blood pressure, heartbeat) & Medical Conference

Medical Standards and Vision Standards:

Below are some Medical Standards and Vision Standards against which a candidate is tested against:

Medical Standards:

  • The candidate should be free from wax (EARS), DNS, Hydrocele/Phimosis. Defective Colour Vision, LASIK Surgery, Over/Under Weight, Under Chest, Piles, Gynecomastia, Tonsillitis, Veri-Cocele, and Aids.
  • You should be able to read 6/6 in a Distant Vision Chart
  • Colour Vision Standard should be CP-III
  • Minimum 14 Dental Points With Sound Teeth Vision Standards:
  • Uncorrected without glass: 6/6, 6/9
  • Corrected with glass: 6/6 (only for Hypermetropia)
  • Nil limits for myopia
  • Limits for Hypermetropia: +2.00 D

Once the medical conference is finished, you can go home and enjoy if you are fit. If not, then apply for the AMB (Appeal Medical Board) to overcome medical problems such as overweight/underweight for which due time is given. After a period of 42 days, you will be again undergoing a medical examination at your selected military hospital for the same problems.

2. Appeal Medical Board:

The candidates who are declared permanently unfit will by the Special Medical Board are also eligible for Appeal Medical Board by depositing a sum of Rs. 40. No fees is charged from candidates who are given temporary rejection (TR).

The Appeal Medical Board will be held at one of the following hospitals:

  1. Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt.
  2. Command Hospital, Southern Command, Pune.
  3. Command Hospital, Eastern Command, Kolkata.
  4. Command Hospital, Central Command, Lucknow.
  5. Command Hospital, Western Command, Chandimandir.
  6. Command Hospital, Air Force, Bangalore.
  7. Command Hospital, Northern Command, C/o 56 APO.
  8. INHS, Ashvini, Mumbai

The candidates will report for medical examination within the specified period i.e. 42 days from the last date examined for re-examination by the Special Medical Board together with the received copy of the MRO / TR as directed by the President Medical Board. The Medical Board will be completed in one day.

3. Review Medical Board:

In the event that a candidate is declared unfit by the Medical Board of Appeal, he/she may challenge the proceedings and may be granted medical examination based on the merit of the case. Any candidate seeking review should submit a request to the Recruitment Directorate (Personnel & Coord), Army Headquarters, West Block III, RK Puram, New Delhi within one day of the holding of the Medical Board of Appeal. RMBs are performed at R&R Hospital, Delhi Cantt and AFMC, Pune.

Discipline during Medical Examination

It is utmost important that recommended candidates maintain proper discipline during their stay in Selection Centers during their conduct of the medical examination. The candidates are required to put on their medical Chest Number (with Red Cross) whenever they are present in the campus of Selection Centers.


  • Running: 2.4 KM in 15 minutes
  • Push-ups: 13 Nos
  • Sit-ups: 25 Nos
  • Chin-ups: 6 Nos
  • Rope climbing: 3-4 meters

Candidates are advised to build themselves up by physical training, sports, running, swimming etc so that they meet the training goals successfully.

Ideal Age, Height and Weight for Male: It should be within permissible limits (+ or – 10%) of the ideal weight as per correlation table between age, height and average weight given below in recording fraction lower than 0.5 kg will be noted and 0.5 kg above will be recorded as 1 kg:

Height and Weight Standard for Men
Height in Cm Weight in KG (Age Range in Years)
Age 15-17 18-22 23-27 28-32 
152 – 158 46 – 49 47 – 50 50 – 54 54 – 58
159 – 165 50 – 53 51 – 55 55 – 59 59 – 63
166 – 171 54 – 56 56 – 59 60 – 64 63 – 66
172 – 178 57 – 60 59 – 63 64 – 69 67 – 71
179 – 183 61 – 63 64 – 66 69 – 72 72 – 74
184 – 185 64 67 – 68 73 – 74 75       
Height and Weight Standard for Women
Height in Cm Weight in KG (Age Range in Years)
Age 20-25 26-30
148 – 151 43 – 45 46 – 48
152 – 155 46 – 48 49 – 51
156 – 160 49 – 51 52 – 55
161 – 165 52 – 54 55 – 58
166 – 171 55 – 58 59 – 62
172 – 176 59 – 61 63 – 66
177 – 178 62 – 63 63 – 66

Note: A 10% variation on either side of average is acceptable

Click Here to download SSB Medical Notification 

Medical Rejection

Some of the important tests that lead to Medical Rejection are:

1. Sweaty Palms
2. Flat Foot
3. Knock Knee
4. Kidney Stones
5. Colour Perception
6. Pigeon Chest
7. Color Perception CP2 and CP3 (Flying Branch) and CP3 (CDS entry)
8. Carrying Angle of Elbow

Tattoo Policy 

Candidates belonging to tribal communities/from tribal areas, as declared by the
Government of India Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Orders Act/Lists
(amended and modified from time to time), are permitted to have permanent body
tattoos on any part of the body, as per existing customs and traditions of the said
tribe to which a candidate belongs.

For All Other Candidates:
Permanent body tattoos are permitted on the following body parts only, for
which a candidate will be required to sign a Self Certification Certificate as per format at Appendix ‘D’:-

tattoo in Medical Test After SSB Interview

(a) Inner face of forearms i.e. from inside of the elbow to the wrist of both the hands (area between 1-2 and 3 in picture affixed) Note:- Area between 4, 5, 6  is not permitted.

(b) Reverse side of the palm/back (dorsal) side of both hands (area between 2 and 3 in picture affixed)

Click Here to download Tattoo Policy latest notification by Indian Army


We hope that these tests would help you in preparing well for Medical Test after SSB interview procedure, as it is very disheartening when candidates after getting recommended get rejected on medical grounds. Many of these tests can be done on a prior basis and proper action can be taken against it.

Thank you!

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