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Physical standard for AFCAT 2016-2017

Physical standard for AFCAT: Are you medically fit for AFCAT 2016-2017 exam or not? Just check the Physical standard for AFCAT 2016-2017 details here in this post. We are providing separately medical standard for height/weight and vision. There are different physical standard for male and female candidates. So here is the list of Height/Weight standard and Vision standard for all the branches. Also check AFCAT selection process.

Physical standard for AFCAT details

1) Height and Weight standard for AFCAT (Males)

For Flying branch Height and Weight (MALES)

  • Minimum height : 162.5 cms with correlated weight
  • Leg Length : Min – 99 cm, Max – 120 cm
  • Thigh Length : Max – 64 cm
  • Sitting Height : Min – 81.5 cm, Max – 96 cm

Height and Weight Standard for AFCAT

For Technical Branch and Ground Duty Height and Weight (MALES)

  • Minimum height: 157.5 Cms with correlated weight
  • All other medical criteria would be evaluated by the Air Force Medical Authorities whose decision on the fitness would be final

2) Height and Weight standard for AFCAT (Female)

For Flying branch Height and Weight (FEMALES)

  • Minimum height : 162.5 cms with correlated weight
  • Leg Length : Min – 99 cm, Max – 120 cm
  • Thigh Length : Max – 64 cm
  • Sitting Height : Min – 81.5 cm, Max – 96 cm

For Technical Branch and Ground Duty Height and Weight  (FEMALES)

  • Minimum height: 152 Cm with correlated weight
  • All other medical criteria would be evaluated by the Air Force Medical Authorities whose decision on the fitness would be final

Candidates now go through the Vision Standard for AFCAT. It is only applicable for flying branch and is similar for male and female candidates.

Frequently questions asked by AFCAT aspiring candidates about Vision Standard for AFCAT. They can find their answers below (after these questions).

  • Eye power required for AFCAT Ground duty officer?
  • Am I eligible for AFCAT having eye power of -2.5?
  • Minimum vision standard for ground duty Technical Branch in IAF? Can I appear after laser surgery?
  • Am I eligible for Air Force Ground Duty after treatment of -4 long sight?
  • Eye correction required?
  • Minimum vision standard for ground duty Technical Branch in IAF

Vision Standard for AFCAT Male & Female

Vision Standard for AFCAT

a) Minimum Visual Acuity 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other, correctable to 6/6 only for hypermetropia.

b) Manifest Myopia – Nil.

c) LASIK Surgery for correction of vision is admissible in Transport and Helicopter streams of Short Service Commission (Flying Branch) if the following conditions are fulfilled at the time of Air Force medical examination:-

  1. LASIK Surgery should not have been carried out before the age of 20 years.
  2. At least twelve months should have lapsed post uncomplicate stable LASIK. No history or evidence of any complication
  3. The axial length of the eye should not be more than 25.5 mm as measured by OLmaster.
  4. Individuals with high refractive errors (>6D) prior to LASIK are to be excluded.
  5. The post LASIK corneal thickness as measured by a corneal pachymeter should not be less than 450 microns.
  6. Candidates must not suffer from colour or night blindness.
  7. All other medical criteria would be evaluated by the Air Force Medical Authorities whose decision on the fitness would be final

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  1. i am appearing last year of btech ece ,am i eligible

    1. Yes, final year students can apply. Be sure to present your provisional degree on or before 15th June 2017

  2. I HAVE -3.00 POWER IN BOTH MY EYES.I WEAR SPECS EVERY TIME.AM I ELIGIBLE FOR AFCAT TECHNICAL BRANCH. I AM A FINAL YEAR BTECH STUDENT WITH ECE STREAM.

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