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Height , Weight & Chest Required for Joining Indian Army


SSBInsights Team
21 Jan 2018
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Physical Criteria for joining Indian Army for Soldier General Duty, Tradesman , Clerk & SKT , Technical & NA.


Physical Standard of Various Categories

Region
Height (Cms)
ChestWeight
State Names & RegionSoldier General Duty & TradesmanSoldier Technical & Nursing AssistantSoldier Clerk / Store Keeper Technical

(Cms)

+ 5 cm (Chest Phulana)

(Kgs)
Western Himalayan Region (J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab Hills (Area South and West of the Inter State Border between Himachal Pradesh and Punjab and North and East of Road of Mukerian Hoshiarpur, Garh Shankar, Ropar and Chandigarh, Garhwal and Kumaon)163 cms163 cms162 cms7748
Eastern Himalayan Region(Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam and Hill Region of West Bengal (Gangtok, Darjeeling and Kalimpong Districts).160 cms157 cms160 cms7748
Western Plains Region(Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Western UP (Meerut and Agra Divisions)170 cms170 cms162 cms7750
Eastern Plains Region(Eastern UP, Bihar, West Bengal and Orissa)169 cms169 cms162 cms7750
Central Region (Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Dadar, Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu)168 cms167 cms162 cms77*50
Southern Region (Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa and Pondicherry)166 cms165 cms162 cms7750

* Chest 76 cms only for Soldier Technical category from Central Region.

Special Physical Standard.

Special physical standard as given below are applicable to the following with effect from 01 Aug 2004:

Ser. No
Physical Standards
Height (Cms)
Weight (Kgs)
Chest (Cms)
(a)Ladakhi1575077
(b)Gorkhas both Nepalese and Indian1574877
(c) Candidates from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Group Including Minicoy.
(i)Settlers1655077
(ii)Locals1555077
(d)Tribals of authorized Tribal Areas1624877
(e)Brigade of Guards1735077
(f)Medium Artillery1705077
(g)Corps of Military Police1735077
(h)Clerk General Duty / Store Keeper Technical162*5077
(j)Religious Teacher JCO1605077
(k)Soldier TradesmanMinimum Physical Standard of the regions given above, minus 1 cm Chest and 2 kgs Wt. Height criteria would be at par with Soldier General Duty as relevant to the region.
(l)Havildar EducationAs applicable to Soldier Clerk / Store Keeper Technical for various regions. However, preference will be given to the candidate fulfilling the physical standard laid down for Soldier General Duty.
(m)JCO Catering (ASC) / SurveyorAs applicable to Soldier General Duty for Automated Cartographer (Engineer) various regions.

Note:*Regional physical standards lower than the standards laid down in Para 2 (h) above will be applicable to clerical candidates belonging to those regions.

Dispensation in Physical Standards

Ser. No
Physical Standards
Height (Cms)
Chest (Cms)Weight (Kgs)
(a)Sons of Servicemen(SOS) / Ex-Servicemen (SOEX)/ War Widows(SOWW) / Widows of Ex-Servicemen.212
(b)Adopted son / son–in–law of a War Widow, if she has no son including a legally adopted son of Serving Soldier / Ex-Servicemen212
(c)Outstanding Sportsmen (National / State level having secured 1st / 2nd Position in last two years)235
(d)For candidates belonging to chronically poor areas and those desirous of joining overage categories who are from families engaged in traditional profession. This relaxation may be given at the discretion of DDG Recruiting (States) or Centre Commandants.NilNil

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Note: An eligible candidate can be granted prescribed relaxations in all three measurements i.e. Height, Chest and Weight. However, he cannot claim dispensations of more than one category i.e. parental and sportsmen.

This is the minimum Height Weight & chest required for joining indian army as JCO/OR

Instant Enrolment

Instant enrolment is provided into the Army as Soldier General Duty to the following through respective Regiment / Corps Training Centres:

  • One son of a battle casualty.
  • One real brother of a battle casualty, when deceased was unmarried / did not have a male child.
  • One real brother of a battle casualty provided he gets married to the deceased widow who is issueless or has no male child.
  • One real brother of a battle casualty provided he gets married to the deceased widow who has a male child but who has not attained age for enrolment.
  • One real son of the battle casualty when the battle casualty has been invalidated out of service on medical ground.

The candidates should meet age, educational qualification, physical measurement and medical standards. The concessions as applicable to the sons of servicemen / ex-servicemen in physical measurement will also be given in such cases. They will not be put through any formal test like Physical Fitness Test and written tests.

(Hindi Conversion)

त्वरित नामांकन संबंधित रेजिमेंट / कोर प्रशिक्षण केंद्रों के माध्यम से निम्नलिखित में सैनिक जनरल के रूप में सेना में तत्काल नामांकन दिया जाता है:
1. एक युद्ध के हताहत होने के एक बेटे एक लड़ाई के दुर्घटना का एक असली भाई, जब मृतक अविवाहित था / एक पुरुष बच्चा नहीं था।
2. एक लड़ाई के हताहत होने का एक असली भाई बशर्ते कि उसने मृतक विधवा से शादी कर ली जो निडर है या कोई पुरुष बच्चा नहीं है
3. युद्ध के एक हताहत होने का एक असली भाई बशर्ते कि उसने मृतक विधवा से शादी कर ली, जिसकी एक पुरूष बच्चा है, लेकिन जिसने नामांकन के लिए आयु नहीं प्राप्त की है।
4. युद्ध के हताहतों की एक वास्तविक बेटी जब मेडिकल जमीन पर युद्ध से बाहर होने के कारण हताहतों की संख्या को रद्द कर दिया गया है।
उम्मीदवारों को उम्र, शैक्षिक योग्यता, शारीरिक माप और चिकित्सा मानकों से मिलना चाहिए। शारीरिक मामलों में सैनिकों / पूर्व सैनिकों के बच्चों पर लागू रियायतों को भी ऐसे मामलों में दिया जाएगा। उन्हें शारीरिक फिटनेस टेस्ट और लिखित परीक्षाओं जैसे किसी भी औपचारिक परीक्षा के माध्यम से नहीं रखा जाएगा।

The Above Information is taken from official Website of Indian Army source - http://joinindianarmy.nic.in/eligibility-criteria.htm

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