MEDICAL STANDARD FOR JAG
Indian Army does not compromise with physical and medical standard of a candidate a minute defect can also easily disqualify you. Hence we recommend candidate to read this section carefully as five minute investment of time can save your dismissal . Medical standard of JAG is given below:
(i) HEIGHT AND WEIGHT :- The minimum acceptable height and weight for men is 157.5 cms with correlated weight and for women candidate is 152 cm and 42 kg. In case of candidates belonging to the North East and hilly areas like Gorkhas, Nepalese, Assamese and Garhwalis, the height will be relaxed by 5 cms and weight commensurate with reduced height. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cms.
(ii) VISUAL STANDARD :- The minimum acceptable visual acuity are: Distant vision (corrected) better eye 6/6, worse 6/18, Myopia of not more than minus 3.5 including Astigmatism. Candidates who have undergone or have evidence for having undergone Radial Tracheotomy to improve the visual acuity will be permanently rejected. Candidates who have undergone Lasik Surgery for correction of reflective error are NOT acceptable.
(iii) To pass fit, a candidate must be in good physical and mental health free from any disability likely to interfere with the efficient performance of duty.
(iv) Prospective candidates are advised to execercise and keep themselves physically fit, in order to avoid any injury due to the rigorous physical training at OTA Chennai. In order to be able to adjust to the regime there candidates are advised to achieve following standards before joining the OTA, if finally selected:-
(a) Running 2.4 Km in 15 minutes.
(b) Push up – 13 Nos.
(c) Sit ups – 25 Nos.
(d) Chin ups- 6 Nos.
(e) Rope climbing – 3-4 meter.
Note:- Candidates withdrawn from IMA/OTA/Naval Academy/Air Force Academy on disciplinary ground are not eligible to apply.