IAF Airmen Recruitment Physical & Medical Standards

IAF conducts ST (Schedules Test) and Recruitment rally to recruit Airmen. The recruitment process is carried out each year. Here, you will be reading about physical and medical standards required to become an Airman in IAF.

Airmen Physical and Medical Standards

Before heading to the meat of the matter – Airmen physical and medical standards – I want to provide you with links to some useful guides. Here they are – IAF Airmen recruitment schedule 2018 and IAF Airmen exam pattern and syllabus.

 

As we all know, the job post of Airmen is very diverse. There are many trades/groups within this post.

 

Airmen selection process consists of written test, aptitude test, physical test and medical test. IAF gives much importance to physical and medical fitness of Airmen candidates. This is the main reason why they carry out thorough physical and medical tests.

 

In order to be considered eligible for Airman training, a candidate must satisfy some physical and medical standards! The standard required may vary from one trade to another.

 

Here, you will find everything you need to know about trade-wise physical and medical standards. Here we go –

 

Airmen Physical Standards

IAF has laid out some basic physical standards a candidate should satisfy. Here they are –

  • Weight should be in proportion to height and age
  • Minimum chest expansion should be 5cm
  • Candidate should have normal hearing i.e. able to hear forced whisper from a distance of 6 meters by each ear separately
  • Candidate should have healthy gums, good set of teeth and minimum 14 dental points
  • Candidate should have no medical or surgical deformity and should be free from all communicable diseases & skin ailments

 

Detailed Medical Standards

Here, you will find out everything related to medical standards such as – eyesight requirement, ideal leg length, minimum height required etc. Here are the details –

 

Also read: Join IAF after 10th

 

Vision/Eyesight Requirements

Trade Visual Acuity Maximum limits of ref error Color Vision
Workshop Fitter (Mechanical), Workshop Fitter (Smith), Structure Fitter, Propulsion Fitter, Electronic Fitter, Electrical Fitter, Weapon Fitter, *Automobile Fitter, *Mechanical System Fitter 6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye. Hypermetropia +2.0D Myopia1D including + 0.50 astigmatism CP-II
Education Instructor 6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye. Not exceeding +3.50D including astigmatism CP-III
Ops Assistant 6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye. Hypermetropia +2.0D Myopia1D including + 0.50 astigmatism CP-II
Admin Assistant, Accounts Assistant, Medical Assistant, Logistics Assistant 6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye. Not exceeding +3.50D including astigmatism CP-III
Environmental Support Services Assistant (ESSA), Cryptographer, Met Assistant, Communication Technician 6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye. Not exceeding +3.50D including astigmatism CP-II
Auto Technician 6/12 > each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye. Hypermetropia +2.0D Myopia-1D including 0.50 astigmatism CP-II
Ground Training Instructor (GTI) 6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye. Hypermetropia +2.0D Myopia-1D including + 0.50 astigmatism CP-II
Indian Air Force (Police) [IAF(P)] PJI Unaided Visual acuity of 6/6 CP-II
Indian Air Force (Security) [IAF(S)] Unaided Visual acuity of 6/6 CP-II
Musician 6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye Not exceeding +3.50D including astigmatism CP-III
NC(E) 6/36 each eye correctable to 6/9 each eye Not exceeding +3.50D including astigmatism CP-III

 

Height and Leg Length Requirements

Trade Height Leg Length
Workshop Fitter (Mechanical), Workshop Fitter (Smith), Structure Fitter, Propulsion Fitter, Electronic Fitter, Electrical Fitter, Weapon Fitter, *Automobile Fitter, *Mechanical System Fitter 152.5 cm Minimum leg length required for Mechanical System Fitter and Automobile Fitter is 99 cm.
Education Instructor 152.5.cm
Ops Assistant 152.5 cm
Admin Assistant, Accounts Assistant, Medical Assistant, Logistics Assistant 152.5 cm
Environmental Support Services Assistant (ESSA), Cryptographer, Met Assistant, Communication Technician 152.5 cm
Auto Technician 165 cm (162.5 cm for North East & Hill stats) Minimum leg length required is 99 cm
Ground Training Instructor (GTI) 167 cm (162.5 cm for North East & Hill stats)
Indian Air Force (Police) [IAF(P)] PJI 175 cm
Indian Air Force (Security) [IAF(S)] 172 cm (162 cm for North East & Hill stats)
Musician 162 cm
NC(E) 152.5 cm

 

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