Medical and Physical Standards For Indian Navy Sailor Entry

Medical and Physical Standards For Indian Navy Sailor Entry

The Indian Navy is a well-balanced and cohesive three-dimensional force, capable of operating above, on and under the surface of the oceans, efficiently safeguarding our national interests. Sailors in Indian Navy are the main workforce of The Navy. Indian Navy conducts SSR (Senior Secondary Recruit) Exam to select Sailors which is known as Indian Navy Sailor Entry. All the candidates who have cleared the online exam to join the Indian navy have to go through the full medical examination conducted by Indian navy at closest Service Hospitals. If you wish to be a Indian navy officer, you must all qualifications required for being a navy officer.

Medical examination will be conducted by authorized Military Doctors as per medical standard prescribed under current regulations applicable to the sailors of Indian Navy on entry. The detailed guidelines for medical standards are laid down in Navy Order (Spl) 01/2008 by IHQ MOD (Navy).

Physical traits include the minimum height of 157 cm with proportionate body weight, depending on the age and height of the candidate. He should also have a proportionate chest with minimum expansion capability of 05 cms. Candidate should possess good mental and physical health, should be free from any disease/ disability and have no cardiovascular disease, surgical deformities like Knock-Knees, Flat-Foot. Candidate should not have a past history of fits or psychiatric ailments, Varicose-veins etc.

He should not have any type of infection in the ears. Candidates are advised to get their ears cleaned for wax and tartar removed from teeth before appearing for the written test, which is followed by PFT and Medical examination. Candidate should possess Colour perception standard of CP II and Eyes Visual standards should meet the under mentioned prescribed standards for both the conditions that is with glasses and without glasses. Visual Standards

Visual Standards For Indian Navy Sailor Entry



Applicants declared permanent medically unfit by any Armed Forces Hospital in previous recruitment for the same entry in Navy need not apply.

Height and Weight Standards, Male (Weight In Kilograms) Age In Years



Heights and Weights as shown are for men fully stripped. The principle of averages will be utilized for calculating body Weight for in-between Heights.

Tattoo Policy For Indian Navy Sailor Entry

Permanent body tattoos are only permitted on inner face of forearms i.e. from inside of elbow to the wrist and on the reversed side of palm/ back (dorsal) side of hand. Permanent body tattoos on any other part of the body is not acceptable and the candidate will be barred from recruitment. There is a tattoo policy of Indian army too which is different from Indian Navy. To read for tattoo policy for the army, read here.

We hope this information would help you during a medical examination for the Indian Navy Sailor Entry.
Last edited:

Forum statistics

Latest member