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Height and Weight Standard Ratio for Indian Armed Forces

Gorkhas and candidates belonging to Hills of North Eastern region of India. Garhwal and Kumaon will be accepted a minimum height of 152 cm.

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Dear all Defense aspirants, In this article I have discussed the medical standards of the Indian Armed forces with respect to height and weight ratio for both male and female candidates. If you are going to SSB then first read it also and maintains yourself fit according to the standards of the Indian Armed Forces. The height and weight ratio is shown below:

Minimum height shall not be less than the minimum height prescribed by the RPWD Act — 2016 (as amended from time to time). The requirement of minimum height is service-specific and should be intimated by the administrative authorities as the case may be. In any case, it cannot be less than the height described in RPWD Act-2016 as amended from time to time). The present guidelines are as under:-

indian army height requirement

Minimum Height for Male To Join The Indian Army

The minimum height required for entry into the Armed Forces for male cadets is 157 cm or as decided by the respective recruiting agency. Gorkhas and candidates belonging to Hills of North Eastern region of India. Garhwal and Kumaon will be accepted a minimum height of 152 cm. An allowance for growth of 02 cm be made for candidates below 18 yrs at the time of examination. The minimum height requirement for the Flying Branch is 163 cm. Other anthropometric standards like sitting height, leg length and thigh length are required by the Flying Branch.

Minimum Height for Female To Join The Indian Army

The minimum height required for entry into the Armed Forces for female cadets is 152 cm. Gorkhas and candidates belonging to Hills of North Eastern region of India Gharwal and Kumaon will be accepted with a minimum height of 148 cm. An allowance for growth of 02 cm will be made for candidates below 18 yrs at the time of examination. The minimum height requirement for the Flying Branch is 163 cm. Flying Branch also requires other anthropometric standards like sitting height, leg length and thigh length.

The minimum acceptable height for male candidates is 157.5 cms. (157 cms for Navy and 162.5 cms for Air Force). For Women candidates minimum acceptable height is 152 cms. For Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North-Eastern region of India, Garhwali and Kumaon, the Minimum acceptable height will be 5 cms less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cms. However, minimum height for all entries is 148 cm after all types of waivers/dispensations. Otherwise the candidate shall be considered a dwarf.

Height and Weight Ratio for Indian Armed Forces

Weight for height charts given in this manual will be the standard for all categories of personnel. These charts have been based on the BMI. The charts specify the minimum acceptable weight that candidates of a particular height must have. Weights below the minimum specified will not be acceptable in any case.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. I am 73kg , height 169 cms….how much Kg should I decreased more,,,,for a 169cms with age 24yrs,,,,My ideal BMI should be 71kg…..so do I have to be 71kg or decreased below 71kg

  2. Paritosh Kumar you may be so ever called LIEUTENANT !! whose gonna believe you? i would like to introduce myself as marshal, who knows i am sitting on the edge of the world giving such senseless comments :/ and please stop discouraging young aspirants by your absurd and worthless comments !!

    dear friends don’t pay any hue to this great personality and please refer official sites and try contacting them. there you would get good response and your moral would not be hindered in any way.

  3. sir I’m serving in army n want 2 become an officer.i want to know is the perianal sinus a cause of temporary or permanent rejection? can u guide me plz sir….

  4. Dear Sir, My age is 24 year and my weight is 80 kg and hight is 177 cm, please tell me how much weight i try to decrease for requitment of HC(Min)

  5. m a quite muscular guy but my weight is outside the range my height is near abt 173cm & my weight is approx 80 so m i eligible 4 defense officer’s entry or not? plz reply asap!!!!!

    • You need to shed about 10 kgs of weight but try….. if you get recomended the medical officer himself will tell you how much weight you need to lose

  6. What is the correct ratio for weight for height 188 cms…… i am quite tall (6’3″) an i think even a little overweight (95)…..

    • @Umesh Sharma I am in exactly the same situation as you. So, please do tell if you get any information. My height is also 188 cm (6’3″) nad my weight is around 98 kg

      • What is the correct ratio for weight for height 188 cms…… i am quite tall (6’3″) an i think even a little overweight (95)…..

        My age is 22 completed

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