Defence Academy Coimbatore is thankful to Former Military Dr, for allowing us to share with all the aspirants the answer to the following question:-
What are the procedures done during medical tests in the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force?
Medical is done after SSB and I will try my best to describe it.
For people who don't know the procedure, when any doctor finds some point in your medical (no matter how big the defect is) they don't give you permanent rejection instead they give you temporary rejection under which you are given a time period of 42 days to prove your medical fitness in any of the few given command hospitals across the country.
The candidate is supposed to choose any one hospital from given list after his medicals as per hi convenience.
So the medical is done by 5 different specialists.
1.ENT: Ear, nose and throat. They check very basic things and any person who has never had any bad experience will clear it. Hardly anyone is rejected in this.
Common Points of rejection: Hole in ear membrane (CSOM)and something with nose bone though it is easily treated in a 5 min surgery).
2.EYE: Common tests for vision and color blindness etc. Eyesight is checked along with your specs but the power of your specs should be in the permissible limits which is based on the type of entry.
Common points of rejection: Color blindness, weak eyesight.
3.Dental: Normal checkup, rarely anyone gets rejected. If you have a full grown set of teeth without any problems you are good.
Common Points of rejection: Though if you are ever advised to wear braces then you might have a problem.
4.Surgery: Here you will be asked to take off all your clothes and the surgeon will examine you from bottom to top for knock knees, any previous injuries, deviation of arms, anus, hernia, flat feet etc.
Common points of rejection:
Permissible limit is 15 degrees(for boys) but they approve you upto 17 degrees. This is the most unexpected medical point people come across as they have no idea about this before coming to SSB.
Any severe fractures in any body part which resulted in permanent deformation.
5.Medical: Height, weight, chest, BP, ECG (in special cases) etc.
Common Points of rejection: Over weight(very common), heart/BP problems(rare).
Chest x-ray for lungs, ultrasound for kidney stone, liver problems, blood test, urine test are also done and results are examined. Hardly anything is pointed out in any of these tests. Kidney stone is found sometimes in some candidates which is very much treatable.
I have written in a layman language to give basic idea.
I would like to express my opinion on something written in the description of the question. It says something about efforts getting wasted if a candidate is rejected on medical grounds.
Let me tell you my friend, anyone who has attended SSB and spent those 5 days they will agree with me about that experience being totally amazing and learning even if you are not selected.
That feeling when your chest number is called out after the conference and way other candidates look at you is just priceless. The confidence that you gain cannot be bought from a mall. A recommended person can face anything, any kind of interview, any test without fear.
Hope it Helps you.
Best of Luck
Regards and Jai Hind🙏🇮🇳
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