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AFCAT Medical Standards

AFCAT Medical Standards 2021

AFCAT Medical Standards: Air Force Common Admission Test also known as (AFCAT) is the selection test conducted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) for the enlistment of officers. The AFCAT test is directed twice each year in February and September. Through AFCAT, IAF fills the opening of officer rank posts in different offices including Flying Branch, Technical Branch and Ground Duty Branch.

Candidates who clear AFCAT are called up for a 5-day SSB interview process at one of the selection centres of defence forces. SSB or Services Selection Board, the meeting tests the psychological capacity, physical fitness, communication skills, natural abilities and different characteristics of a candidate.

Candidates who qualify the SSB round are then required to clear a medical examination test in which their physicality and wellness are estimated and contrasted with the physical and medical standards of IAF (Indian Air Force).

Consistently, AFCAT releases the physical and medical standards alongside the official notification for the test. In this article, we cover the physical and medical standards needed for AFCAT. Applicants who don’t fulfil the said standards won’t be enlisted into the flying wing of the Indian Air Force.

Physical and Medical Standards for AFCAT

Working in the Defense Forces is a trustworthy yet exceptionally requesting position. The work expects officers to not exclusively be fit as a fiddle yet additionally be medicinally fit and intellectually solid to deal with the necessities of the work. Thusly, IAF needs to guarantee that an applicant is truly and medicinally fit to fill in as an official in the Air Force.

Each candidate for AFCAT needs to go through a physical and medical standards test in which they are completely checked to be a medically fit. Physical attributes of the applicant, for example, their height and weight are additionally estimated and recorded.

Height and Weight Standards for AFCAT

Candidates can check the branch-wise height and weight standard for male and female applicants given beneath. Applicants who are discovered to be overweight according to the predetermined guidelines are given with a letter of alert and they need to diminish their weight to the predefined standard before they report for the medical test.

Height Standards for Flying Branch of IAF

Given below is the maximum and minimum height standard for male and female candidates for the flying branch of the Indian Air Force. No concession is given to any competitor in these boundaries.

Parameter Min. (in cms) Max (in cms)
Acceptable Height 162.5
Leg Length 99 120
Thigh Length 64
Sitting Height 81.5 96

Height Standards for Ground Duty Branch of IAF

The height standards for male and female candidates for Ground Duty (Technical / Non-Technical) branch of IAF can be found given below.

Parameter Min. (in cms) Max. (in cms)
Acceptable Height for Males 157.5
Acceptable Height for Females 152

Height and Weight Standards for Male

Height (in cm)

Without Shoes

Age Range (in Years) / Weight (in Kgs)
15-17 18-22 23-27 28-32 years 33-37years
152 46 47 50 54 54
153 47 47 51 55 55
154 47 48 51 56 56
155 48 49 52 56 56
156 48 49 53 57 57
157 49 50 54 58 58
158 49 50 54 58 58
159 50 51 55 59 59
160 51 52 56 59 60
161 51 52 56 60 60
162 52 53 57 61 61
163 52 54 58 61 62
164 53 54 59 62 63
165 53 55 59 63 63
166 54 56 60 63 64
167 54 56 61 64 65
168 55 57 61 65 65
169 55 57 62 65 66
170 56 58 63 66 67
171 56 59 64 66 68
172 57 59 64 67 68
173 58 60 65 68 69
174 58 61 66 68 70
175 59 61 66 69 71
176 59 62 67 70 71
177 60 62 68 70 72
178 60 63 69 71 73
179 61 64 69 72 73
180 61 64 70 72 74
181 62 65 71 73 75
182 62 66 72 74 76
183 63 66 72 74 76
184 64 67 73 75 77
185 64 68 74 75 78
186 65 68 74 76 78
187 65 69 75 77 79
188 66 69 76 77 80
189 66 70 77 78 81
190 67 71 77 79 81
191 67 71 78 79 82
192 68 72 79 80 82
193 68 73 79 81 83
+/- SD 6 6.3 7.1 6.6 6.9

These were the endorsed physical and clinical guidelines for AFCAT. Check the connected articles given underneath for more data about the AFCAT test.


Height and Weight standards for Female

Height (in cm) Without Shoes Age Range (in Years) / Weight (in Kgs)
20-25 Years 26-30 Years
148 43 46
149 44 47
150 45 48
151 45 48
152 46 49
153 47 50
154 47 50
155 48 51
156 49 52
157 49 53
158 50 53
159 51 54
160 51 55
161 52 55
162 52 56
163 53 57
164 54 57
165 54 58
166 55 59
167 56 60
168 56 60
169 57 61
170 58 62
171 58 62
172 59 63
173 59 64
174 60 64
175 61 65
176 61 66
177 62 67
178 63 67
+/- SD 5 5

AFCAT Visual Standards for Different Branches

IAF likewise checks the eyes of a candidate for any deformities. Candidates applying for IAF should have great vision according to the guidelines indicated by AFCAT. The visual standard indicated by the IAF for its various branches is mentioned below.

Branch Maximum Limits of Refractive Error Visual Acuity Errors Colour Vision
F (P) including WSOs Hypermetropia: + 2.0D Sph

Manifest Myopia: Nil

Retinoscopic myopia: – 0.5 in any meridian permitted

Astigmatism+ 0.75D Cyl (within + 2.0D Max)

6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other

Correctable to 6/6 only for Hypermetropia

CP-I
Aircrew other than F(P) Hypermetropia: +3.5D Sph

Myopia: -2.0D Sph

Astigmatism+ 0.75D Cyl

6/24 in one eye and 6/36 in other

Correctable to 6/6 and 6/9

CP-I
Adm / Adm (ATC) / Adm (FC) Hypermetropia: + 3.5D Sph

Myopia: -3.5D Sph

Astigmatism+ 2.5D Cyl in any meridian

Corrected visual acuity should be 6/9 in each eye CP-II
AE(M)
AE(L)
Hypermetropia: + 3.5D Sph

Myopia: -3.50 D Sph

Astigmatism:+ 2.5D Cyl in any meridian

Corrected visual acuity should be 6/9 in each eye

Wearing glasses will be compulsory when advised

CP-II
Met Hypermetropia: + 3.5 D Sph

Myopia: -3.50 D Sph

Astigmatism:+ 2.50 D Cyl

Corrected visual acuity should be 6/9 in each eye.

Wearing glasses will be compulsory when advised

CP-II
Accts / Lgs / Edn Hypermetropia: + 3.5 D Sph

Myopia: -3.50 D Sph

Astigmatism:+ 2.50 D Cyl

Corrected visual acuity should be 6/6 in the better eye and 6/18 in the worse eye.

Wearing of Glasses will be compulsory.

CP-III