by Uday Kumar on July 1, 2009


Since many of you have doubts regarding whether physical tests like high jump, running, pull ups, pushups, etc..would be conducted in the services selection board, let me clear it for you.

There are no physical tests involved in the SSB interviews. Such tests are conducted for selection of airmen, sailors and sepoy only. For officers such tests are not conducted. But medical fitness is a must. By medical tests I mean eye sight, ear test, height, pulse, blood and urine test, blood pressure, back bone etc.. It is a belief of ours that officers are made in the academy. We want young and vibrant boys who will be transformed in to men in the academy after the rigorous training. So do not worry about the physical tests. But in your own interest if you can keep yourself fit and achieve those standards that are written in the joining application then it is more than enough to have a cake walk in the SSB group tasks and then in academy also.

As a matter of fact I was also overweight a bit. I could not achieve the standards written in the joining advertisement of the army. But somehow I reduced my weight and got myself medically clear. I just managed to clear the group tasks in the ground tests by shear josh and spirit shown on the field. If I could not do a particular task then I used to help others do it. I used to shout the war cry that was meant to be shouted and thereby show the ground training officer that you are full of josh and spirit.

And later on I reduced so much weight in academy in my first term only that my parents were hardly able to recognize me in my first term break. And later on in my fourth term camps I set an academy record timing in the josh run. I ran 22 kms in 2hrs 07 min with a  self loading rifle of about 7kgs and back pack weighing about 12 kgs. This is what is expected from each one of you. What you are before joining academy in mind  is what you become in academy physically.

{ 693 comments… read them below or add one }

1 ROOP July 10, 2009 at 7:40 am

thank’s sir for sharing such an imp. info. for all aspirants


2 srikarthikeyan-tamilnadu July 13, 2009 at 10:46 am

i have only one week for ssb interview but i didn’t have any practice for can i get success by using this short duration


3 Kumar July 13, 2009 at 12:04 pm

MR. KARTHIKEYAN it is never late… provided you agree to put in effort for the next one weeks time. I suggest you start reading papers right from today and go through the weekly magazines like Outlook, India today, Week, etc…You must go through this entire blog to gain initial knowledge of SSB. my best wishes for your preparation…

4 manoj July 15, 2009 at 5:56 am

hello sir
i am 23 years i have filled by first form for the selection in navy.
i have filled the permanent commission form for logistics officer in navy.
it is said that the the test will be held between august & Dec 2009
how will they let me know about the place and date of the test.


5 Kumar July 16, 2009 at 11:50 am

Mr. manoj you will get a call letter for SSB to any of the three centres…Bhopal, Bangalore or Mysore…you will get this letter well in advance to make your train tickets. these tickets can be reimbersed on reaching the centres for to and fro must be getting this letter any time in the month of july/august.

6 manoj July 16, 2009 at 2:17 pm

sir can u tell about me more about the post of logistics officer in navy
and also can i get u r email address.


7 Kumar July 20, 2009 at 2:05 pm

logistics is a very good branch as for the life in navy is concerned…it has a number of advantages and disadvantages…some of the advantages are more base postings, more time for your personal life, less ship appointments, no duty at sea or at harbor…and now the disadvantages are no command of ships, you literally do the work of a manager, not so attractive promotions, not so attractive foreign courses and no foreign appointments, you cannot become the commanding officer of a ship, you are never in the operational part of the navy. these are my views and experience you may do even more research on this before selecting your career…

8 Tashi July 21, 2009 at 6:40 pm

I have cleared the GDOC exam in air force held in may’09 and now have received a call to appear in the ssb interview. First of all i would like to ask that whether The Ground Duties is an officer post? Next, relted to the physical test u have written that there r no such things as high , long jumps, running etc, during the test. Is it true for GDOC also?


9 Kumar July 23, 2009 at 10:40 am

tashi if you can enlighten me more about gdoc entry i can explain better?as for as my knowledge it is 100%officer entry…SSBs are for the officers entry in the armed forces only…other ranks have recruitment…only officers have selection by SSBs…and all SSBs are the same what ever entry it may be…

10 TASHI July 26, 2009 at 6:01 pm

thank u sir 4 d info. regardind d gdoc entry i wud like 2 say dat its the ground duties officers course. i havving done my engineering, appeared 4 d CET and now m elgible for d Logistics nd administration branch. i have my ssb interview on the 9th of august nd m somewhat confused about d physical in wht do dey comprise and when r dey actually held i.e. during d 5- day schedule or afterwards during the medical. lastly i wud appreciate if u can provide me sum info regarding the appropriate dressing 4 girls during the stay.


11 Kumar July 27, 2009 at 4:58 pm

thank you for that info…regarding the physical tests i have written on article on PHYSICSL TESTS FOR SSB, any ways i would give a small note on that again…there are no physical tests conducted through the SSB…it is the group tasks in which you may have to do some physical activities like running with a group, climbing a wall as a group, climbing a pole as a group, etc. but these are all aimed at testing the leadership qualities and high spirits(josh )of a person. so there is no physical tests in the ssb. after the 5th day the medical examination starts in which right from eyes, blood,urine,heart,etc..etc..till height ,weight are tested. These medical tests go on for about4 to 7 days based on the availability of doctors in the military hospital.


















12 tashi July 27, 2009 at 5:34 pm

Thanks a lot for dat wil surely help me and a lot many like me.


13 sanju vishwakarma August 6, 2009 at 2:14 pm


where can we get list of indian airforce weapons do u have this list they may ask this question


14 Kumar August 6, 2009 at 6:12 pm

they may very well ask you about the aircrafts that the air force has got…but definitely they will not ask you about the weapons fitted on the aircrafts

15 raja September 23, 2009 at 6:40 am

write about thematic apperception test


16 bhaskar singh October 1, 2009 at 1:03 pm

Respected Sir,
I am one of the aspirant seeking for indian air force. I have done B.C.A with 69% and applied for CET exam, but couldn’t
able to make into success. Can you please give some tips so that i can come with flying colours. on what area should I prepare, i could say that i probably failed in written part.
kindly write your valuable suggestion on my mail id.


17 Kumar October 3, 2009 at 1:39 pm


18 dhanasekaran November 5, 2009 at 1:56 pm

hello sir,

Actually i am around 70 kgs, that is 10 kg more than the standard. so what can i do ??? is it possible to reduce weight in 15 days??


19 Kumar November 10, 2009 at 12:01 pm


20 ricky November 23, 2009 at 6:24 pm

i had just cmpltd my in 5 ywas due to my backlogs in ece. i want to ask u that may i am eligible fo ssb…
and one more qstn is that i hear that aftr there is no need to clear written test and engineers are eligible to direct entry in ssb… is it right???
if so then how can i apply for ssb???? and how can i start my prepration for this????


21 Kumar November 25, 2009 at 12:33 pm


22 kanika November 24, 2009 at 8:05 am

hello sir,

i m gng fr my SSB(army)in 20-25 dayz,jst wna knw that did u joined any coaching center fr ur SSB.. is it imp to join that??
n wht spcl advice u can give me fr my SSB??



23 Kumar November 25, 2009 at 12:36 pm


24 kanika November 25, 2009 at 5:59 pm

thnx alot sir..


25 vipin January 13, 2010 at 5:25 am

sir i’ve got call 4 ssb under ues navy ssc..but i have 2 uncleared i eligible??


26 Kumar January 15, 2010 at 4:34 am


27 Vishwkirti. January 25, 2010 at 8:51 pm

Sir My Name is Vishwkirti.
i have to go through SSB. M fixed in a trouble. plz give me exact weight for 175cm person.
plz reply ASAP
i am in gr8 need


28 PRITAM MOHANTY January 28, 2010 at 7:04 am



29 Kumar February 2, 2010 at 5:48 pm

not at all….pritam, ncc will definitely give an added advantage , but not having one is not a problem at all…do not worry….there are seperate entries for people with ncc certificates….so there wont be competition from that gang…..all the best

30 Harish January 28, 2010 at 6:10 am

Thanks Kumar for your Information,
I have a query, plz tell me the exact max. weight for a guy of 175 CM height.
Response is Highly awaited Sir.


31 Kumar February 2, 2010 at 12:56 pm

63 kgs + or – 10%…
that is maximum 69 to 70 kgs…
but if u donot look obese but still weigh more, then the doctor can pass you; stating as “having heavy bones”

32 jagbir singh January 29, 2010 at 7:44 am

i love ssb team.


33 Harish February 2, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Dear Kumar,
I am Waiting for SSB for Indian Navy for SSC Logistic cadre. Course is sheduled to commence in jul 2010 as nicely mentioned in the notice .
can you plz tell the APPROX. date for the same..

Plz reply soon.


34 Kumar February 3, 2010 at 12:30 pm

your ssb will be any time between mar to may (till first week)…..
course will commence in the end of june or the first week of july…

35 Harish February 2, 2010 at 9:29 pm

Thanks Kumar for the previous reply.
I got the target. thanks for motivating the youth including me. i TOO wish to devote my youth to my country-My motherland.



36 Harish February 4, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Thnks a ton Mr kumar sir,
This quick reply will really help me a lot.
I promise you my selection.
This will be a do or die for me.
I know i have to put my soul and every core of heart into it.
No other option . only service to the motherland.
kindly continue updating this mighty page.


37 diki February 12, 2010 at 7:01 pm

@kumar sir

wt according to u will the dos/aonts in ssb?
speacially abt interview and psycho u plz give sm guidance ?


38 Kumar February 13, 2010 at 9:25 am


39 SADHANA SINGH February 15, 2010 at 10:13 am

Sir,i have knowledge of the questions.BUT the problem is in presentation part .im not able to present it in a flow,in english .sir pls suggest me to come out of this problem.

thanking you.


40 Bhaskar February 15, 2010 at 7:05 am

Your valuable comment helped me sir ,I cleared GDOC exam held in Nov 30.Further I request you to please share some valuable comment on coming ssb which will be on march,2010.I would like to tell you that I am working in Infy and bit confused because they are going to ask one basic as well as tactic one that why do u want to leave infy and join indian air force.Kindly guide me .Moreover I would also like to ask whether traning contribute major role in getting success in SSB exam.Kindly suggest


41 SADHANA SINGH February 16, 2010 at 7:22 am

SIR is there any difference in the ssb interview of navy and cds.please let me knw tht.

thanking you ,sadhana.


42 SADHANA SINGH February 16, 2010 at 7:24 am

SIR is there any difference in the ssb interview of navy and cds.please let me knw tht.
ur response is highly awaited
thanking you ,sadhana.


43 Kumar February 18, 2010 at 2:15 pm


44 K.Naveen Kumar February 18, 2010 at 5:21 am

I was conferenced out for FP course AF…but it has motivated me to go for the defence services and now that i have applied for Naval Armament Inspection Cadre i dont want to miss out this chance of getting through.
So please let me how should i prepare myself and build confidence.
One more thing sir do have any idea when will the SSB letter be issued to us or how can we check whether the letters have been issued ???
Please do reply sir.
Awaiting your reply !!!!!


45 Kumar February 22, 2010 at 4:40 pm


46 K.Naveen Kumar February 21, 2010 at 5:44 am

Please sort out my issue and guide me..


47 Nikhil February 28, 2010 at 9:57 pm

I am currently in last year of computer engineering and my scores are at the range of 55-56% rt now. Will that cause a problem in my selection if i clear CDS exam? Also can u pls guide me on how to prepare for CDS exams.


48 Kumar March 4, 2010 at 10:34 am


49 VENKATESH JAYACHANDRAN March 1, 2010 at 5:41 pm

Good Day Sir,

Sir I had read your articles regarding the Physical Tests. But i want to know wheteher FLAT FOOT is allowed or not. Because i am having Flat Foot and i want to apply SSC (Engineering Officers). Sir Kindly reply me


50 Kumar March 4, 2010 at 10:33 am


51 K.Naveen Kumar March 5, 2010 at 12:46 pm

I filled up the Navy Technical Cadre form in gel pen,so would that be selected.
One more query is my aggregate percentage is 70.54 in Mechanical Engineering so would i meet the criteria for specially for Executive branch or for Technical branch.


52 Kumar March 5, 2010 at 3:27 pm

that would not be a problem…70 % is good enough, so donot worry about that too…

53 Amarnath March 9, 2010 at 4:10 pm

i am goin to attend on 20th of march 2010.i want to know how to clear the thematic apprecation test.i knew there would be display of Pictures for 30 seconds.But i want to now that how to start up this test…Could u pls tel any particular book that can help me in this context or any website for practising this test.plssssssss waitng for our earlier repl..


54 Kumar March 10, 2010 at 11:50 am

there are a number o books in the market that are helping in this regard. you may go through them

55 K.Naveen Kumar March 10, 2010 at 5:33 am

How do i find out whether do i possess those qualities required to be in the Forces..
I believe in myself but still !!!!!!!
Awaiting your response


56 Kumar March 10, 2010 at 11:49 am

if you believe in yourself and if you have the attitude to make sacrifices inorder to change yourself a bit, then that is all required. any body can join. but the problem is that everybody can not do this

57 mohan March 10, 2010 at 2:10 pm

hi good evening,
my name is mohan i am going to april 2010 navy ssb in bhoopal. my doubt is how to prepare for PDPT. how to clear group discussion


58 Nikhil March 17, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Thank you very much sir,I ll take ur advice seriously.


59 UJJWALA March 18, 2010 at 11:41 am



60 UJJWALA March 18, 2010 at 11:43 am

doig gr8 job 4 our nation.plz tell me is gto same for boys and girls.


61 Kumar March 19, 2010 at 12:29 pm


62 K.Naveen Kumar March 20, 2010 at 4:39 am

A friend of mine has got a call-up letter for 111th TGC Course Indian Army,
so he wanted to know whether the SSB’s are same as for the other courses or will it be different in some respect.
Please do tell.


63 K.Naveen Kumar March 20, 2010 at 4:43 am

A friend of mine has got call up letter for 111th TGC Course Indian Army so he wanted to know if there is any difference in SSB’s for TGC as compared to the SSB’s for other courses..
If there is please do tell in what respect is it different !!!
Awaiting response !!!!!


64 aravind April 11, 2010 at 7:48 am

sir ,
i am very much interested in joining the indian army .
at 2009 dec i was having 107 kg being so much intersted in joining the army i strated dieting and exercising and nw lost abt 20 kg i am 177cms ht.and i am sure i can lose more .but the pblm is tht of flat foot and touching knees will i be able to attend the interview and i am confiendt tht i can pass neglecting this to pblms of knees and foot .do u knw an situvation wher the ppl like me got in…..


65 Kumar April 11, 2010 at 11:35 am


66 Ravi V April 15, 2010 at 6:53 pm

Sir, i have been selected for Cost gaurd fsb …i have no issues with ssb . i know i can clear it. But i am overweight. My required weight is 73, with allowed =10% it makes around 81-82, but my weight is 98 kilos.

I am very tensed about it . Will they reject me ? I have heard that they give TR. But 18 kilos is impossible to lose within 42 days.

Is there any chance of me making through. I have to miss my university paprs if i am to attend ssb. Shud i take a chance or give my papers .

Please advice




67 Kumar April 18, 2010 at 6:49 am

you will get enough chances..finish your university papers at the same time reduce your weight also…then try will get enough chances

68 Nikhil April 18, 2010 at 11:25 am

Dear Sir,

I have a query….
i just filled the online application form for CDSE II registration. But i couldnt give preference for navy.It says that i m not eligible. My DOB is 15th June 1989 and i guess for navy the age limit is around 22 years. Does that mean that i cannot join navy ?? Pls reply..


69 Kumar April 23, 2010 at 10:56 am

no there may be some printing mistake..please refer to their website and confirm with reliable sources

70 Tony April 25, 2010 at 3:16 pm

iam 164cm long and weighs only 58kg. will that cause a problem in medical test?? iam applying for mechnical, is there any technical quests in ssb interviews or tests?


71 Kumar April 29, 2010 at 1:04 pm


72 akhil April 25, 2010 at 7:27 pm

kumar sir am a btech grad with 55% aggregate .. i wanna join navy.. bt i got to know 65% is reqd. wht shall i do know..


73 Kumar April 29, 2010 at 1:03 pm


74 rose May 5, 2010 at 4:26 pm

hello sir…


75 Kumar May 6, 2010 at 4:54 pm

you have given the reply to your question…he he he…it is not much of a problem, but still with case to case the problem is dealt with in a different way

76 Gaurav May 12, 2010 at 8:26 pm



77 Kumar May 13, 2010 at 10:05 am

i think that must not be a problem…

78 Gaurav May 12, 2010 at 8:30 pm



79 Kumar May 13, 2010 at 10:07 am

results will be out in jun …ssb in aug-oct ….final merit list in end of nov… and report to academy in the first week of jan

80 Aditya May 13, 2010 at 3:18 am

I will apply for technical entry scheme(10+2) in Indian Navy for the course commencing January 2011.
I am a bit overweight i.e, my height is 175 cm and weighing 87 kgs. However, I have been working out for past 1 year. I used to weigh 105 kgs.
This has tremendously increased my stamina. Can you give me advice on my workout schedule so that I meet the Physical Standards for SSB?
Also, is it necessary to learn to swim before I appear in SSB??


81 Kumar May 13, 2010 at 10:10 am

you are not a bit overweight but quite overweight… go to a gym and find ways to reduce your weight…. have control on your diet and run atleast 6 kms a day(run!!! and that too continuously)….if you learn swimming now then it will be easy in the academy….otherwise you will be struggling more

82 Aditya May 13, 2010 at 3:30 am

I forgot to mention my age. I am 18 years old.


83 Aditya May 13, 2010 at 12:18 pm

One more thing sir, how much weight should I reduce before SSB?


84 Kumar May 17, 2010 at 12:34 pm

for 175 cm the max weight acceptable is 74 kgs

85 Aditya May 17, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Aye, Aye Captain!
Started the Operation!


86 Gaurav May 19, 2010 at 4:14 pm

I have secured 68.7% in XII from CBSE board (PCM). I want to join Army/Navy/Airforce. The direct entry scheme for Army quotes a requirement for 70%, Navy – 75%. Please tell me whether there might be relaxation so that I may get considered for SSB interview. Please also tell me alternate modes of entry into the Army/Navy/Airforce.



87 Kumar May 24, 2010 at 2:07 pm

have u finished your graduation???

88 mayank mishra May 19, 2010 at 6:56 pm

good eveng sir,
i filled up the from of CDSII well i do smoke but iam not chain smoker does it gonna affect any way in interview..!!
also is knocking knee is a problem….???


89 Kumar May 24, 2010 at 2:08 pm

1. smoking is not a problem in ssb…it is a problem once3 you join academy..

2. knock knees depends on the extent of your problem

90 mayank mishra May 22, 2010 at 8:57 pm

good eveng sir,
i filled up the from of CDSII well i do smoke but iam not chain smoker does it gonna affect any way in interview..!!
also is knocking knee is a problem….


91 praveen June 3, 2010 at 7:40 pm

what is the selection rate in naval ssb interview….and i am in 4th sem B.E.,when should i apply for ues scheme


92 Kumar June 4, 2010 at 9:05 am

do it in the 7 th sem…

93 praveen June 4, 2010 at 5:00 pm

is it true that rejection in navy ssb is high


94 Kumar June 7, 2010 at 3:46 pm

no not at all!!!

95 vikram June 6, 2010 at 8:54 am

i scored 52% in 12th do interview depend upon 12th percentage…….if they ask why i got less %?……………. wht should i tell?


96 Kumar June 7, 2010 at 3:45 pm

plz inform as to which entry are you trying for???if it is for 10+2 streams (before graduation) then it will be a major issue!!!

97 Amal June 6, 2010 at 3:08 pm

I ‘ve written cdse-I(2010). My first option is IAF and I am pretty sure I’ll get the call. I have got placed in an IT company. The training would be till November and only three days of leave is allowed during the same. Can I postpone ssb by a month or so citing the above reason?
Very much interested in joining IAF.
Please help me by giving some frank advice.


98 Manvendra June 7, 2010 at 3:57 pm


Does knocking knees cause rejection in Indian Army. I am preparing for NDA.




99 Kumar June 9, 2010 at 11:11 am

knock knees depends on case to case basis … it depends on how much of knock knees have you got…if the medical specialist feels that your knock knees may give trouble to you in running then he might give you rejection…but if he feels that your problem is not so severe then he might pass you…it all depends on a case to case basis

100 prasad June 8, 2010 at 7:25 am

Plz can u send some of the pics as sample from picture perception and descriptive test


101 Kumar June 9, 2010 at 11:08 am

no i cant send you the pictures…i am sorry!!

102 praveen June 8, 2010 at 3:45 pm

is it compulsory to know swimming before attending ssb for navy


103 Kumar June 9, 2010 at 11:03 am

no is not necessary

104 srirag r June 26, 2010 at 4:15 pm

I have passed my cds exam. I had given my as following AFA,IMA & OTA.

i need few information regarding the following-
1) I have failed for PABT in the 6 ssc m(p) and my first preference was AFA.
sir can i attend thessb inteview .
2) i don’t want to get into any tech. branch , so sir can i get into IMA
3) How is the merit list for cds entry prepared?


105 srirag r June 26, 2010 at 4:18 pm

i ahve attened ssb twice and both times i was not reccomended. will my chance of getting into the academy be afftected. What shoyld i do in order to get through?


106 narender parsad kala June 29, 2010 at 1:25 pm

hello sir .. my ssb exam for GDOC (Admin & logistic) will be on 06th july …
plz guide me what is the criteria in ssb … their elimination process… what pattern there interview is base on.. Is medical xamination is take place immediately after ssb …. which type of prepn is reqiuer for interview … nd type of task for group tasks ..


107 Indian June 29, 2010 at 4:09 pm

Hiii Sir,
I dont undesrtand the funda of 6/60, 6/6 and 6/12 in case of eye sight.
My eyesight is -3 in both i stand eligible in this case ??..
Please reply.


108 Kumar July 30, 2010 at 9:15 am


109 Anurag Srivastav July 17, 2010 at 9:01 am

Sir i have been called for the SSB at allahabad on 4th of Aug for Indian Army under UES.. can u kindly tell me more about this scheme,job profile and pros and cons of it…


110 mahesh pillai July 26, 2010 at 11:50 am

sir can i knw the dress code for men in ssb logistics for navy???


111 Kumar July 30, 2010 at 8:33 am


112 mayank mishra July 28, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Yes sir i did completed my graduation which book i should prefer tht i should use as my study material iam using arihants ‘path finder for CDS’…!
And sir iam looking forward to move to delhi for taking coachings and all for CDS could you please suggest me some classes that i should join in delhi.

and thanks for my last query..!!


113 Kumar July 30, 2010 at 8:26 am

manorma/csr year books will be of help to you….go through the syllabus and then prepare accordingly…previous year q-banks are the most helpful tools!!!

114 deepak upadhyay August 5, 2010 at 3:05 pm

i am doing ncc “C” certificate by air wing.sir i want to know the full detail about the medical test in the ssb.and what is the advantage by air wing ncc.

deepak upadhyay


115 Kumar August 6, 2010 at 1:19 pm

advantage…you skip the written exam part son!!! which is there for permanent commission entries

116 rahul August 7, 2010 at 5:58 pm


my name is rahul i got call for ssb..i just wanted to clear that i meet an accindent couples of year hand got injured n alloy plate is placed i my hand is working properly with 0 this be an obstractle in medical tast..plz reply soon..


117 Kumar August 11, 2010 at 2:02 pm

yes ..this will be an obstacle..

118 mayank mishra August 9, 2010 at 1:03 pm

iam not that too prepared for this year exam.Could you please suggest me what should i do to get clear this paper iam desparate about it.


119 mayuri August 13, 2010 at 4:05 pm

dear sir,
i hav cleared cds i writtenn i m a female candidate my weight is 76 kgs n hgt is 5’6″.i m overweight n i m trying to reduce.will it b a cause 4r rejection?wht r other test like running n all.plz help


120 Ateet August 18, 2010 at 6:58 am

Sir I have applied for the NAVAl armament inspection cadre and also to TGC army. Sir i qualified for air force ssb but was made medical unfit( by air force standards) but i could apply for navy and army.

Sir, I would like to know as to what is the work of inspection officers in navy and whether joining in the navan armament would be good or TGC army? I am interested in defense no matter it is navy or army or air force but still i will have to decide on what to join. SO kindli suggest.


121 hp August 20, 2010 at 1:10 pm

sir how 2 check knock knees myself? that is how to keep my ankles or feet? n tell the way to rectify that


122 Kumar September 11, 2010 at 6:11 pm

it depends on the gravity of how much knock knees that u have…

123 Pranab August 20, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Is it necessary to know good swimming at the time of interview?


124 Kumar September 11, 2010 at 6:10 pm

no ..not at all

125 Pranab August 20, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Am I eligible with 177 cms height and 65 kg weight?


126 Kumar September 11, 2010 at 6:10 pm

very much eligible!!!

127 SACHIN September 11, 2010 at 12:13 pm

there is no need of it. bcos swimmimng only take 3-4 days to study.


128 SACHIN September 11, 2010 at 12:15 pm

there is no need of it , bcos ssb only select those who r exact in olq


129 gaurav rattan September 17, 2010 at 12:43 pm

sir my height is 6 feet and 3 inch and weight is 85 kgs and i am 18 year old and i have good muscles.i cleared nda written but my weight is not mentioned in the i cant join nda now.plz reply


130 Nitin B September 20, 2010 at 9:34 am

i want join the indian army. i m diploma holder i have completed my diploma in computer engineering with 69.52% from government polytechnic colloge , wardha, maharashtra but i listen during the medical examination of indian army the candidate must not have any sergical deformities like flat foot and knock knee. but here i m very confused about that because i have a flat foot and knock knee but not have any sergical deformities like flat foot and knock knee . please clear that point.


131 anil kumar September 23, 2010 at 4:40 pm

i have doubt regarding medical board…. i have brock my (acl) ligament left knee year b4 , it was complete tear… bt it heeled bt still i m nt suceed to gain my previous fitnesslevel… my doubt regarding medical i ll clear it or i ll becom permanetly unfit….. pls answer bec i did all to join army bt seeming option sleeping from my hand


132 Kumar September 24, 2010 at 4:05 pm

my sincere advice is not to be in a is very painful to be thrown out of the academy when you are not able to meet the think twice..if required give an attempt after a year or 6 months

133 gaurav rattan September 26, 2010 at 2:18 am

sir my height is 6 feet and 3 inch and weight is 85 kgs and i am 18 year old and i have good muscles.i cleared nda written but my weight is not mentioned in the i cant join nda now.plz reply sir


134 Neethi September 27, 2010 at 8:18 am

Hello Sir,
This is Neethi from Chennai. I was called up for campus interview from the INDIAN NAVY for Logistic cadre under UES 11. I got through the GD and did my interview well… Now my doubt is tat will they filter the candidates for SSB?? If i m getting selected for SSB wen and how ll i know abt the location and dates for the SSB. Please help me sir.


135 Siddharth September 28, 2010 at 4:44 am

Dear sir,

I wanted to apply for flying course in IAF, however I’m 75kgs and around 176cm. I wanted to know if i should apply or not. Would it be waste of time to apply, as I would be rejected anyways for overweight?
Reply highly awaited.



136 Siddharth September 28, 2010 at 4:47 am

Dear sir,

I wanted to apply for flying course in IAF, however my weight is 75kgs and ht is around 176cms. Would it be advisable to apply or not?
Reply highly awaited.



137 Kumar October 6, 2010 at 11:57 am

it is advisable…if you really want to become a pilot then no one can stop you from becoming the spirit and confidence you will succeed

138 vivek September 29, 2010 at 11:21 am

good evening sir….plz help me out in clearing gd……on 29 october i hav a call for ssb


139 dhruv September 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm

sir! when i stand strait nd make an angle of 45 digrees my ankles [v shape] my knees dont touch . there is a gap of about 1 and half inches. but when i make a 90 digrees V with my feet ,knees tend to touch.just guide me that am i fit for the army……thanks….


140 Kumar October 6, 2010 at 11:51 am

your case seem to be very minor problems son..youare fit

141 Raght September 30, 2010 at 7:18 am

Respected sir ,
This year i completed my engineering and m having a good physic but only problem is m having a flat foot . I read your previous
Articles you did mentioned that its not any problem till certain extent . So it is difficult me to judge whether m medically eligible or not . I placed in some company with handsome salary but always my dream was to join army . So pleas clarify about the extent of flat foot . Any words from you will be encouraging . Expecting your reply .
Thank you


142 Raghu September 30, 2010 at 7:22 am

Respected sir ,
This year i completed my engineering and m having a good physic but only problem is m having a flat foot . I read your previous
Articles you did mentioned that its not any problem till certain extent . So it is difficult me to judge whether m medically eligible or not . I placed in some company with handsome salary but always my dream was to join army . So pleas clarify about the extent of flat foot . Any words from you will be encouraging . Expecting your reply .


143 Kumar October 6, 2010 at 11:52 am

it is not a major issue..until it is too badly flat that the doctor feels that you will have problem in running

144 Neethi October 2, 2010 at 4:27 am

Hello Sir,
This is Neethi from Chennai. I was called up for an Campus Interview from the INDIAN NAVY for UES 11. I cleared the group discussion and hav given the interview. My doubt is that will they filter candidates for SSB?? If i m selected for the SSB when and how will i know about the dates and location. Please do the needfull sir.


145 vineet rai (lucknow university) October 8, 2010 at 6:09 pm

sir… there advantage of marks obtained in written exam in ssb?


146 Kumar October 19, 2010 at 1:17 pm

which exam are you talking about??

147 vineet rai (lucknow university) October 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm

sir……….if i have a sugar problem….can it become hurdles in my selection in ssb?


148 Kumar October 19, 2010 at 1:16 pm

definitely..i suggest you do not join forces..

149 Vinay Kumar October 8, 2010 at 3:54 pm

sir, i ave been selected for Navy entry under UES scheme……but… have a query regarding my medical part…i have got elbow angle which i think overshoots the required prescribed angle… can u plz tell me the max prescribed angle and also suggest means and ways to correct it..also it will be of muc help if u kindly tell me the medical procedure of how the above test is done in SSB medical exams…

regards, VINAY


150 Vinay Kumar October 8, 2010 at 3:55 pm

sir, i have been selected for Navy entry under UES scheme……but… have a query regarding my medical part…i have got elbow angle which i think overshoots the required prescribed angle… can u plz tell me the max prescribed angle and also suggest means and ways to correct it..also it will be of muc help if u kindly tell me the medical procedure of how the above test is done in SSB medical exams…

regards, VINAY


151 Vinay kumar October 8, 2010 at 3:59 pm

sir, i have been selected for Navy SSB entry under UES scheme……but… have a query regarding my medical part…i have got elbow angle which i think overshoots the required prescribed angle… can u plz tell me the max prescribed angle and also suggest means and ways to correct it..also it will be of muc help if u kindly tell me the medical procedure of how the above test is done in SSB medical exams…


152 Kumar October 19, 2010 at 1:19 pm

i am not a doctor..but if you feel that the angle does not permit you to work normally then you may give up the idea..but if you have no problems in doing any normal thing then you may give a try

153 ankur ranjan October 10, 2010 at 10:48 pm

hello sir im ankur ranjan im final year engineering student … i want to join indian army and im preparing for that i have applied for TGC entry… plz tell me is there any coaching required for the ssb … as im IT student so there are very less vacancies for IT engineers … plz help me out what all should i do to clear the ssb… my dream of getting into IMA is not letting me sleep….


154 Kumar October 19, 2010 at 1:13 pm

coaching is not recommended by me..because the coaching will make you a false personality which will suffer in the time of your prepare on your own and do the ssb as you would do in normal yourself

155 Vishal Pal October 11, 2010 at 3:02 pm

Dear Sir,

A very good evening to you.

I am going for the Air Force SSB at Dehradun on 21st Oct 2010. I have cleared FTS examination of Air Force of the Technical Entry (Aeronautical Engineer).

They took EKT + Picture Perception Test + Group Discussion based upon the picture.

Sir, please tell me whether I will have to face the screening test at Dehradun board again? There is an intelligence test which consists of verbal and no-verbal reasoning, will I be facing this test?

I am little confused about the SSB procedure that I will be facing. I have spoken to few friends of mine, all of them tells a different story to me, please throw some light at this Sir.

Thank you so much Sir.



156 Kumar October 19, 2010 at 1:11 pm

i would like toi know what stories your friends have told you..that would help a lot of people when i would say if it was true or not..screening is similar to your ekt…but after screening things are different..i would suggest you to go through my blog for further details of the ssb

157 Athar ali October 16, 2010 at 11:34 am

sir i have been called 4 ssb interview but my problem is that em underweight ???


158 Kumar October 19, 2010 at 12:59 pm

underweight is never a problem..dont worry

159 pawan October 22, 2010 at 8:55 am

sir, i got selected for 6 days interview for ssb airforce in mysore…but i got colour blindness…is it selestion factor sir?


160 Kumar October 25, 2010 at 12:22 pm


161 Roopinder Singh October 24, 2010 at 8:33 am

Hi Sir, my name is Roopinder Singh. I have cleared the CDS Examination(1) 2010 for OTA. Actually my real problem is its my first time in any kind of interview and i am real tense and nervous. Secondly, as per weigh standards i have to be 67-68 kgs as per my height which is 182 cms, but i am of 80 kgs. My SSB interview is on 18 Nov. 2010. Can it be a reason of disqualification?

And sir, i want clarify one more thing that i am a gym going person. I am used to do 20 chin ups, 30 push ups, 20-25 sit ups, in one sets each. I can run also at least 3 kms non stop. I have a good physique too. But my problem is i am overweight. Please give me some hope and guidance sir, i am very very tense.

And sir, one more thing i want to ask, sorry sir i am bothering u again. Actually I am a LL.B Graduate, i passed my graduation in 2008. And now i am a practising as an advocate in Delhi. In the SSB interview letter, they have asked for my LL.B degree or my provisional certificate of LL.B. But sir, I didn’t my LL.B degree yet because University distributes the degrees after completion of 2.5 years through post, and hence the period is not over. And second thing is my provisional certificate is submitted in Bar Council of Delhi, from where i am enrolled as an advocate. So Sir, Please give guidance about this also. Please sir i will be really obliged to you. Because to serve Indian Defense Forces is my passion and dream and now i got this chance, and i don’t want to lose this golden chance in any way.

Thank You Sir.


162 Kumar October 25, 2010 at 9:21 am

1. you are not overweight..if you look obese only then you must worry…if you have a good physique then the doctors will not reject you… must try to get your certificate for ssb..if not possible then atleast a xerox copy of it will suffice provided you promise to produce it on getting selected ……venue: delhi head quarters

163 Roopinder Singh October 25, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Thanks a lot, Kumar Sir.


164 Roopinder Singh October 25, 2010 at 5:24 pm

Hi Kumar sir, its Roopinder Singh again. How are u Sir?

Sir i want to tell you that I am bit nervous about the different tests which are to be held during SSB interview. I just want to know that what are their expectations from us. Actually before this i had a conception that we should be physically fit only for the SSB interview thats it. So please sir guide me about the various tests which has to be commenced there. And what is the best way to be on top. And sir i want some your platinum tips too, to survive there, because you know very well that its not a game, its a competition. And everybody will be competing there.

Thank you sir,
Yours Faithfully.


165 phani prasanth October 27, 2010 at 10:42 am

sir can we postpone the medical test after the ssb interview bcaz i am working in a software comapny..i got leave for only 5 days.please suggest me


166 Kumar October 29, 2010 at 11:51 am

yes by rules you can postpone…but generally it is a very painful process and most of the time it will not be encouraged…so try to finish it off in one go..i understand the problems which you have got in your software company

167 gurpreet October 31, 2010 at 4:55 am

hello sir,
please guide me.i have applied for bsf communication wing(after +2).i have doubt about physical standerds
.i dont have any sports background.its 15 days to go for recriutment.i can run
1.6 km in 8 min..which is 1.5 min.more than bsf want.can i reduce that difference in just 15 days? dont you think i will be rejected cos dont have any sports backgound .?
will they check my heart beat after run?


168 Kumar November 8, 2010 at 3:00 pm

no sports background is required..they will not take you ecg after making you run

169 Roopinder Singh October 31, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Hi Kumar Sir, Good evening

Actually sir i want to know that am i allowed to bring mobile phone to the venue center of my SSB interview? Because i have heard that we will be providing our own lockers, so i can keep my mobile in the locker.

And sir i want to know about the dress code for all days and all tests. So i can ready my luggage regarding this. Because it is very important to know about what to wear at which stage.

One more thing sir, please reply with writing my name, because its quite difficult to find my question’s reply between all your replies. Waiting for your reply.

Thank you, Sir.


170 Kumar November 8, 2010 at 2:56 pm

roopinder singh, you will be provided with lockers….if not plz keep them locked in your suitcase or bag..ssb to ssb facilities are must be knowing that there are 6 ssbs in total

171 salil November 5, 2010 at 1:04 pm

sir i am having a curved penis slightly curved by 30 degrees to the left . Can it be a reason for me failing the medical test? I am sorry if my question seems vulgar . I am very worried .Please help.


172 Kumar November 8, 2010 at 2:44 pm

plz consult a doctor…i dont have any idea about it

173 salil November 5, 2010 at 1:08 pm

sir, can you please answer that if Iam not havig pegion’s chest , hollow chest what may be other condition/s for me not clearing the exam due to chest deformities?


174 Kumar November 8, 2010 at 2:43 pm

i think only a doctor can reply to this question..sorry i do not have any idea about it

175 Mohit November 6, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Thank U Sir for clearing the air..i was so worried abt this aspect in particular.
Sir I would want to know the criteria/parameters on which a candidate is judged during GTO’s outdoor tasks and other tasks involving physical exercising.


176 Kumar November 8, 2010 at 2:37 pm

i could not get your intention

177 hari November 6, 2010 at 1:45 pm

sir i hav some problem with my backbone and also i am a bit overweight. I am 180cm tall and weigh nearly 82kg.. sir is there any chance 4 me to get through the medical test for selection to indian navy?
eagerly waiting 4 ur reply….


178 Kumar November 8, 2010 at 2:37 pm

no problems are very much fit…just try to reduce some weight before you go for the medical exam…we will take the responsibility of reducing the weight once you join the academy

179 saket November 8, 2010 at 4:13 pm

hello kumar sir,
i cleared my ues interview held at my college and i received a message to report for UES 11 interview on 28 November.. please tell me is this the ssb call. plus i hav not received any call letter. so what shud i do.
the message mentions my roll no and batch no and asks me to report at coimbatore


180 Roopinder Singh November 10, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Hi Sir, actually i want to know that is mobile allowed there?…in case if they are not providing any lockers. And sir, please tell me about the dress code according all stages.

And sir, belated happy diwali to you.

Thank you sir.


181 Kumar November 28, 2010 at 9:41 am

mobile phones are allowed and no lockers were provided lately some 2 years i am not aware of the situation…

182 Payodhi chaturvedi November 11, 2010 at 6:05 am

Sir ,
I got a call for ssb interview scheduled on 6 DEC 2010 at the bangalore ssb centre. I recieved my call letter on 6 th NOV. I am unable to get reservation and will have to travel by Bus or get reservation in tatkal. Will that be reimbursed?
Also the letter states for IMA/OTA/NAVY , haing done my graduation in commerce am i elegible for INDIAN NAVY?


183 Kumar November 28, 2010 at 10:31 am

you may apply for logistics….

184 akshay singh November 15, 2010 at 12:24 pm

sir, being a fighter pilot has been my aim since childhood, but recently i got the info that knock knees may act as a hinderance in my medicals, though i dont have ne problems in running. Sir i am getting really worried about it…plz help.!!


185 Kumar November 28, 2010 at 10:28 am

apply again…knock knees standard varies from doctor to doctor there is no specific standard for it…..if it is too much then no body can help you..if it is minor then you may be selected by some other doctor…its a 50-50 chance thing

186 gnaneshwar November 16, 2010 at 11:10 am

well sir.
i was selected in group discussion .. i think the ssb interview will commence in jan.. but i have one doubt.. i am applied as logistic officer in my application form.. can i change to any other officer after my ssb interview.. as for us course only logistic is applicable..


187 Kumar November 28, 2010 at 10:26 am

you cannot change your cadre once you have applied it for

188 gurpreet November 17, 2010 at 4:43 am

ok…BSF kicked me out cos of knock-knees…can any body suggest me to avoid knock knees,so that i can prepare for TGC entry.or i just give up the idea.? thanks


189 Kumar November 28, 2010 at 9:46 am

if you have been out it means then it means that you have a considerable amount of knock knees….so suggest you look forward to something else in life…but frankly saying knock knees and flat foot people have 50-50 chances…i myself had a knock knee as well as a flat foot

190 saket November 18, 2010 at 6:24 pm

hello sir,
my height is 160 cm and my weight is 52 kg.. am i eligible for navy UES entry..


191 Kumar November 28, 2010 at 10:24 am

you are very well eligible

192 kunal goyal November 20, 2010 at 5:02 pm

sir i am preparing for cds
i have a problem of mild knock knees slightly touch each other while standing with ankles touched.though i never had a problem due to it as i am a ncc”c” certificate holder.i do not have ne problem while running or marching.
pls clear my doubt..thanks


193 Kumar November 28, 2010 at 10:20 am

knock knees is a 50 -50 chance depends on the severity of knockknees..if it is too much then it may be a problem

194 Sri Ganesh November 22, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Sir first of all i would like to thank you for ur valuble comments..
I have applied for technical general service entry scheme(jul-2011). and expecting call by jan.. i am over weighted my height is 170cm and weight is 90kg and i have started working to reduce it. after ssb in medical examination will it be a problem or will they give any time to reduce my weight.? and in medical fitness test wht will be the procedure that they will test our ears becoz i had a minor surgery in ear(2yrs back) and it is fine nw is it a problem?


195 Kumar November 28, 2010 at 10:12 am

plz start working on your weight… might become serious matter in your medicals

196 Praveen November 22, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Sir this december im going to attend ssb exam under ues…. My weight is 82 and my height is 186… Is it correct weight…


197 Kumar November 28, 2010 at 10:11 am

it ok…not overweight

198 sakti November 24, 2010 at 11:55 am

sir,i had the call for SSB for GS/X post in indian navy,i have not prepared,help me sir


199 sakti November 24, 2010 at 11:59 am

Sir,may i ask u, what type of question come in intelligency test


200 Gaurav Kanojiya November 26, 2010 at 4:51 pm

thank u so much sir for ur valuable comments………..:-)


201 poornima November 27, 2010 at 2:33 pm

sir, i am selected for the ssb interveiw but i am really so overwieght major concern to know whether i will be able to make it up for the ground tests ….please give me your valuable suggestion regarding this…..


202 Kumar November 28, 2010 at 9:57 am

i do not know how much overweight you are..i suggest you start going to some gym and try to drastically reduce your weight….no body will stop you from giving the ground tests because you are overweight…it matters only at the medical exam

203 sandeep kumar November 27, 2010 at 6:02 pm

i have an N.C.C. “C” ertificate army wing and i am serving in air force as airmen and i want to join air force as a logistics officer, can i get weigtage in this regard and also i am 2 nd division B.Sc. can i appear for GDOC exam by getting benifit of of ncc


204 Kumar November 28, 2010 at 9:56 am will not get those benefits… will have to apply through commission worthy of special commission only…but you may apply for coast guard as officer after completing your degree

205 surya November 28, 2010 at 5:07 am

sir, i have been called for SSB ,under UES entry
will der be any physical tests???
will the medical will be that much tuff?


206 Kumar November 28, 2010 at 9:54 am

no there are no physical tests in any ssb…physical fitness tests are for jawans, sailors and airmen category only…the medical is aimed at finding out that you are physicall fit to undergo training and that you do not have any deformity….

207 omkar deshpande December 4, 2010 at 3:16 pm

I want to give CDSE exam, but I m confused when to give? I m currently in 2nd sem.(age20 weighing 83kg.) of B.E.?I also heard that we can give it from 5th sem., is it right? Also, I m not been able to do pull-ups/chin-up(but can do push-ups),so, will I face problem in SSB? Plz. guide me sir,I m mad about joining army?


208 rahul pal December 4, 2010 at 5:51 pm

hello sir, i have cleared air force ssb for technical entry. N having medical on 3rd feb 2011….. Sir i have flat foot is that a problem, n sir i was a good athlete at school so running was never a problem, will that be a problem while medical test. Nd can u suggest how the medical goes for technical entry.


209 Raja69 December 9, 2010 at 6:43 am

Dear Sir, i would like to know how colourblindness is checked. i have heard that it uses ishihara plates. I want to know how much plates we have to recognise in order to qualify eye medical. And how CP3(colour visn. Standard) is catagorised. Thank you please reply!


210 Bismita Swain December 11, 2010 at 6:36 am

I have applied for logistics cadre in executive branch in Indian navy for july 2011.According to my performance they will give the call up letter for SSB.In my my percentage is 68.9%.I am eligible for ssb or not.Please reply my soon.


211 priya December 17, 2010 at 4:20 am

Dear sir,
I am attending ssb at Bhopal under ues next month.
But my name is spelled wrong on the call up letter. Will that be a problem? What shall I do?

Thank you, Sir.


212 Krishna Swamy December 18, 2010 at 1:34 am

Sir,I am from Tirunelveli, I ve cleared my nda written exam -aug 22 2010 ..When shall i receive my call letter?….i have opted “Airforce” for my first preference will it be tough ?


213 abdul quadir December 19, 2010 at 2:48 pm

sir can u give standard in terms of body mass index (bmi value) …….
and any other advice to pass in medical ………
can i improve in 10 days ….ihad only 10 days …thank u sir ….


214 abhishek singh December 20, 2010 at 9:10 am

sir, i want to join flying branch in IAF.i have undergone knee ACL ligament surgery which happened in a basketball tournament. it will be fully cured in 6 more months according to doctor. will this be a problem for SSB medical??
also, does a LASIK surgery done on eyes to correct eyesight accepted by SSB medical for flying branch? if so, then how many months before?
please reply sir. thanking you for the favour.


215 saurav January 5, 2011 at 10:23 am

sir i have qualified my writtten nda exam…
my ssb is in bhopal
my 1st preference was of navy….
my height is 5’11
but i wear spectacles
are they going to be a problem……..????????
plz help……????


216 Kumar January 11, 2011 at 3:16 pm

no problem son..if there is any problem in your vision then you will get army

217 a narsing goud January 10, 2011 at 10:07 am

hi sir
am 4m hyd.
i applied for navy logisti cadre for having several other competitive exams coming days.
can i know what would be the time gap for interview once i get the call up letter. thnq sir


218 Kumar January 11, 2011 at 3:06 pm

aproximately 1month

219 Bismita Swain January 12, 2011 at 5:14 am

I have applied for logistics cadre in executive branch in Indian navy for july 2011.According to my performance they will give the call up letter for SSB.In my my percentage is 68.9%.I am eligible for ssb or not.Please reply my soon.


220 Aman Sinha January 12, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Dear Saurav,
I have seen your comment on 5th January. I am also going for Navy Interview in February. I hope we can be helpful to each other. Please reply me at my email address
I’ll be waiting. Ver less time left. Please do reply.


221 Rohit January 17, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Hello,Sir,I have some doubts and I feel some learned advice from you wil be very helpful.

1)I am in 8th Sem BE.In Sept,2010,Indian Navy came for campus.They held GD and selected a total of 16 students from our Institute.We are now going to be called for the SSB.
2)I want to know if this is short service commission or a permanent Navy job, if I clear the SSB.
3)How tough is the SSB going to be,physically,to be a little more specific?I read your blog but still want to be sure about it.How do I start preparations for the the same?
4)I am 185 cm and 83 kgs.Is that acceptable?


222 Kumar January 18, 2011 at 5:48 pm

dear rohit,
it varies it may be permanent or ssc must have asked those people at that time and made it clear….
physically it is not at all tough, because there is no physical test…
there is only a medical test where doctors will examine you and test you to find that your physical standards are good…
you may reduce a couple of kgs plz!!!
plz start applying for the entry plz and then start your preparation…most of the people do not understand that all the joining process starts about 1 year in advance.

223 shubhang January 18, 2011 at 8:49 am

sir,i m very intrested in army but i m having mild flat foot so suggest me weather i should go for my ues ssb or not and sir plz be honest


224 Kumar January 18, 2011 at 5:35 pm

you must go as you are saying that you have a mild flat foot…i have seen people getting selected with flat foot as well as knock knees….it all depends on the gravity of the problem…if it is too much and the doctor feels that the flat foot may hinder your running, your efficiency, your movement, etc, only then he recommends you unfit..other wise no problem

225 Rohit January 18, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Thank you so much,Sir. I am going to work out on my weight. If I am in any doubt,I shall write to you again..:)


226 A Singh January 20, 2011 at 10:19 am

Hello Sir,
I am interested in joining Indian army.My grandfather,father,uncles have served in army but none of them were officers.I completed my graduation and as i could not pass CDS exam so instead of doing my M.C.A, I choose B.E (Mechanical) as both B.Sc And B.E fall under graduation i am showing B.E for TGC Engineering Entry because of that, I am getting 3 years gap in between my education career. Can i apply for army services? And i tried to gather as much as information as i could but still i am confused.In your blog you have given the eligibility criteria for navy services can you please help me with the army services also.

Thanks and Regards.


227 surya January 21, 2011 at 9:24 am

sir am very much intrested in joing the armed forces,i hace done my B.E in ECE branch,am physicaly fit but i have short sight problem,will they take me i have around -3 only this criteria is i feel as my backog,can i perform lasik surgery and apply for it


228 Kumar January 21, 2011 at 5:00 pm

dear surya,this will not be accepted….your eye sight is not in the acceptale range…but recently i heard the rule has changed that people with lasik done are allowed…i m not sure…if you can tell me , it would be of a great help to all of us

229 rahul yadav January 22, 2011 at 2:02 am

good morning sir i have a distance of 1 cms b/w my knees is it the knock knee?
also sir my weight is 70 kgs and my height is 175 cms age-17.5 am i over weight?


230 Kumar January 23, 2011 at 7:42 am

it is definitely not knock knees…do not worry!!!!and your weight you may try to reduce a couple of kgs even if you dont reduce it is ok!!!

231 A Singh January 23, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Dear Sir,
With due respect you have not answered my question? I just want to know that weather i can apply in the army TGC-Entry or not. Am i not eligible as i have mentioned my condition in my previous question.
*(I completed my graduation and as i could not pass CDS exam so instead of doing my M.C.A, I choose B.E (Mechanical) as both B.Sc And B.E fall under graduation i am showing B.E for TGC Engineering Entry because of that, I am getting 3 years gap in between my education career. Can i apply for army services? ) and i forgot to mention my age it is 24 now and in the army website it is mentioned that age limit is (20-27)

Please sir help me in this.The only reason i went for BE was, I wanted to join army.

Thanks and Regards.


232 Kumar January 23, 2011 at 5:55 pm

A Singh, yes you can join in the short service commission entry very easily…

233 rahul yadav January 24, 2011 at 12:19 am

sir ,my 12th board practicle will be coinciding with my medical dates if i clears my ssb.and i can’t miss them what shoould i do now ?sir pls tell me
my ssb is on 29th jan in bangalore and practicals at delhi on 5th feb


234 Kumar January 28, 2011 at 3:09 am

dear rahul,try to get your medicals little postponed…no issues with that…but plzdo clear your ssb board for that…

235 A Singh January 24, 2011 at 4:40 am

Thank you sir for this information. I will be always be grateful for this kind act.
This blog is very good and people get a lot of informations.


236 rahul yadav January 24, 2011 at 2:33 pm

sir can i get ur contact no.


237 dimple January 27, 2011 at 8:38 am

sir, I have my ssb interview from 16 feb at bangalore.I applied for SSCw (T). I have also cleared CDSE held in sept 2010.(Being female I was eligible for OTA only)
I want to know thye difference in both formats of entry.
And also the physical requirements…will there be a physical test too.I am realyy tensed about the physical test.Do i need any kind of coaching…coz 16 feb is thye day and its 27th jan…plz help me out sir…


238 Kumar January 28, 2011 at 2:56 am

all permanent commission officers are from IMA and all the short service commission officers are from OTA…but the PC officers with graduation in art as a background do get trained in OTA..
there is no physical test conducted in SSB…there are outdoor activities which aim to see the josh and spirit of the candidate….you achieving physical fitness is their dont worry

239 dimple January 28, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Sir I am from Engineering background(Electronics)…So Which would be more appropriate to Tech or Non tech…I mean SSCW(T) or SSCW(NT)…


240 Kumar January 30, 2011 at 9:22 am

for women NT would be the best option….it is my personal view

241 rahul January 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm

i m persuing in cs final year. and i have done ncc “B”.
i m apllying for tgc(indian army), rit now my agregate mark is 58 with back log..
and i have one more big issu dat is my bone surgery in leg in 2005 , this was a type of tumar and this infected bone was totally cleaned from my leg and filled some bone from my wrest bone for filling this space. but after surgery now its became normal. i can do anyhtng as i did in noraml condition before surgery and till now i never feel any problm in this but there are surgery mark in my leg and wrest..
plzz sugest me i will b rejected for this or not ..
i hope u will sure sugest me for best.


242 LIJO K GEORG January 29, 2011 at 6:43 am

respected sir, i happened to clear the prelims of cds and ues(army). but i suffer from colour blindness. will i be able to join the army?


243 Kumar January 30, 2011 at 9:15 am, you can join army with certain amount of colour blindness… navy and airforce it is not possible

244 LIJO K GEORG January 30, 2011 at 10:15 am

Thank you sir for your reply. ?You are doing a wonderful job for young aspirants like us, who are keen in joining the elite armed forces. thank you sir 1nce again.


245 Bismita Swain February 1, 2011 at 6:08 am

I have apply for ssc-logistics cadre course commencing in jul 2011.When ssb call letter will come.Till now it has not come.As i have my percentage 68.9% for this post cutoff will be more than my percentage.Sir,please reply me soon. I have already asked u this question.Waiting for ur reply.


246 Kumar February 3, 2011 at 2:12 pm

hi bismita,
you may get it in feb/mar

247 Varun February 2, 2011 at 11:20 am


I got through the CDSE written exam & am waiting for my SSb call leter. I weigh about 81 Kgs & am 181 cms tall in height. Can you tell me strictness of the weight limit. Looking forward for your reply.


248 Kumar February 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm

it depends from person to person(doctor to doctor)…in my view weight should not be a factor for medical selection…i have seen people trying all their might to reduce weight before joining academy and nothing much is acheived,and then they reduce drastically within 6 months on joining academy…the academy will take care of your fitness and weight related issues….as of your weight, it is not a major issue…still you may try to reduce about 4 to 6 kgs

249 VINTI February 3, 2011 at 6:16 am

i am selected in airforce 130gdoc i.e ground duty .and i dont have much information about this and i have a call for ssb in dehradun can you please provide me information about ssb and what type of cloths i carry with my self?


250 Kumar February 3, 2011 at 1:38 pm

dear vinti, please go through my earlier article on dress code for ladies at ssb…i had written it a long ago…it is still available in this blog

251 Sabarinath February 3, 2011 at 11:22 am

Knees touch each other when i stand in attention position.
Will this be a factor in selection into defence services??


252 Kumar February 3, 2011 at 1:37 pm

sabarinath, if it is just touching then no problems…but if it is so much that it rubs against each other when you run, then it is a problem

253 VINTI February 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm

sir ,
i want to ask that what type of prepration i should do for mental and physical task as i have some time for prepration and i have to reach 7 am sharp dehradun so, what is the initial task for me there?and thre is any arrangement for me to stay there as the reporting place is far away from my home town.


254 VINTI February 3, 2011 at 2:57 pm

sir ,
i have passed in ground duty exam but i want to go in technical branch of AIRFORCE and i am persuing from mechanical engg. final year so can i apply if yes than how?


255 Kumar February 5, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Vinti plz go through employment news regularly and apply for technical entries as and when it is published

256 ravisankar February 6, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Dear Sir,

I ve bn called for ssb pilot ssc, i have 1 mnth to prepare, Hw cn i schedule it. and what is PABT, how to prepare for it. pls help sir.



257 Kumar February 6, 2011 at 4:45 pm

PABT stands for pilot aptitude and battery is a test to assess you on your capability to be a pilot…as a pilot is required to have good reflex and be able to work well when multi tasked…and appreciation of the situation is to be very quick…hence this test is conducted…there is an old article written by me on how to clear PABT in the blog…you may go to previous articles and have a look at them

258 bharat February 6, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Respected sir
i have ncc ‘c’ certificate with ‘b’ grade from air wing but instead of joining air-force i would like to join indian army through direct SSB interview . Now my Question is am i be allowed to join Indian Army with my ncc air wing certificate ?
For this query i will be really greatfull to you.
Thank You


259 LIJO K GEORG February 9, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Respected sir, i have cleared the cdse prelims exams(ima, ota and na) and i am waitng my ssb call letter. but sir, i met with a small accident and i have 5 stitches on my knee. sir, am i eligible in joining the armed forces?


260 Supratik February 9, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Sir, only aim in my life is to be a paratrooper …i have correct height and weight ratio for the army..i m fit for it and i m doing regular workout to get more fit …..but the problem is i m having knocked knees and flat foot …..i can really run fast than many lads ..i believe i will easily get selected if they ignore this defect but in the site they said they don’t want knocked knees …this is giving me sleepless nights…..some are telling me to even do a surgery ……what should i do sir ???? please help me ….can’t live without army sir


261 Kumar February 12, 2011 at 5:45 pm

who said so??? i always tell that they are never a reason for rejection…if the knock knees or flat foot is so bad that it hampers your physical efficiency only then you will be rejected

262 LIJO K GEORG February 9, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Respected sir, is stitch marks on leg a criteria for medical exam?


263 Kumar February 12, 2011 at 5:42 pm

dear lijo k george, stitch marks are definitely not a criteria for rejection!!!

264 neeraj khatri February 10, 2011 at 9:16 am

Respected Sir
I am going for UES 20 at Allahbad sir please tell me what the SSB board loking in a candidate overall,and what are various medical tests in detail.


265 LIJO K GEORG February 14, 2011 at 7:26 am

thanks a ton kumar sir for your kind reply… sir, one more query, my roll no. was there in the qualified list of candidates for cds-2 2010 (ima, ota and na). but sir, when the ssb list was declared in the website (, my name was missing. what should i do sir? the interview is scheduled to be on 1st march.


266 Dheeraj February 16, 2011 at 1:50 pm

One of my friend is going to appear in SSB in a month or so it would be highly appreciated if you can provide some tips or suggest a name of the academy/institute which he can join for the preperation.
Thanks and regards,


267 Rahul February 20, 2011 at 5:50 pm

warm wishes sir,
i got a call letter for Naval ssb “July 2011 Course” which will conduct on 8th of next month bt I hv some doubts regarding naval ssb …
Till date i scored 6.38 CGPA upto 7th sem i.e 58% as per university policy…for naval i guess eligiblty is 60% except for some ssc courses…
And 2nd i am Minutely color blind i cnt read the color test book properly mainly after 5th 6th pages,
My question is tht will i get reject due to above mentioned facts ??

Thanking You


268 Ramnika February 23, 2011 at 6:50 am

Hello Sir,

The kind of knowledge you have provided in your blog is really very helpful to face the SSB interviews. I have got a call to attend the SSB -Observer. I want to know about this post. What is the cahnce of growth? What kind of professional life this particular post offers?

Thanking you


269 Kumar February 28, 2011 at 2:13 am

dear ramnika, toughest among all the jobs available for women ailable in the navy…the job is demanding and needs lot of studies and hard work…professional growth you are short service commission so nothing much

270 Monalisa February 24, 2011 at 1:07 pm

m very much interested in joining air force…. but i have a doubt regarding knocking knees. The gap between my knees is very less. will it create any problem during medicals???? I want 2 join the ground Duties branch…. plz help


271 Kumar February 28, 2011 at 2:05 am

if there is very less space between your knees it is good..if there is no space then it is a matter of concern….if it bothers with your running and physical activity then it is very much concerning

272 Supratik February 26, 2011 at 10:10 am

THANK U SIR ….one more question is there ….i run like 1.2 km in 10 mins ….how will i improve my timing …..i m trying hard but can’t improve it ???? and there is one more defect which i didn’t tell u last time i.e. i have a defect in ribs…it’s not the cervical ribs…the problem is the first bone crosses with the second bone and they do each others job ….my mom told me this few months back..i never knew about this…..becoz it never gave me problem …i was a gk in my school soccer team and nth happened to me while diving and all…..will it be a problem ???


273 Kumar February 28, 2011 at 2:02 am

supratik, you must be less than 66 kgs, you will get consideration may be upto 70 kgs need to reduce a bit…and regarding our rib bone, i am not in a position to comment or guide you cos i donot want to misguide you, you may check up with some doctor who is an authorit for this…you need to improve your running also as you see the 2.4 km run is to be done in 11 minutes and if you take 1.2km in 10 min then it is bad!!!so you need to put in extra effort to reduce our weight and practise your running

274 Supratik February 26, 2011 at 10:12 am

and one more thing sir …what should be my correct weight . i m 5 feet 9 inches …74 kilos ???


275 Shubham Narang February 27, 2011 at 6:45 am

I want to ask that how many cadet they select during an ssb?
and what type of behaviour should i have for becoming an officer ?
i am in 10th and it will help me very much


276 Kumar February 28, 2011 at 1:55 am

for a single course of NDA about 350 to 400 cadets are selected by the ssb in a duration of 3 months over 8 ssb centers and a number of ssb interviews batches..shuubam do not worry about it…you prepare well and you will get selected

277 Monalisa March 1, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Thank u so much sir… No it does’nt bother me during walkin n running…. hope dat i get selected… But plz tell me one thing sir, watz TR/PR in medicals…. And one very stupid question I want 2 ask , is defense services really safe 4women??? I literally fight wid dos who say dat it is’nt safe 4women…. I really want ur opinion regarding dis… plz rply…..


278 Kumar March 1, 2011 at 5:44 pm

TR is temporary rejection and PR is permanent rejection..
if u get a tr you may get well and report after a stipulated time to another miitary hospital and get selected..
but if u get a pr it means u have a permanent problem and it cannot be cured /rectified ,so end of ur chances of joining the forces..
it is definitely safe…but there are other problems like marriages, bringing up children,etc which have to be tackled in a different manner…if a lady officer marries a software engineer who works in bangalore then there is hardly any chance that she would get to stay in bangalore..but if she marries a service officer then she will always get to work in the same city / place atleast …so there are these kind of things which need to be carefully solved later on in life

279 NavRattan Goyal March 4, 2011 at 4:30 pm


Hi this is navrattan goyal. I have received a SSB call from IAF 79AEC Technical Branch. You have written in your replies that there is no physical test in ssb. So why they have demanded in the letter that a running of 2.5kms has to be required?? Is there any rope climbing or obstacles related physical activity will be performed by us during ssb?? my ssb is on 22nd March and I have no physical activity experience later. So please reply soon..

navrattan goyal


280 Supratik March 5, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Thank u so much sir …… :D


281 manu March 5, 2011 at 3:19 pm

i m selected for army ssb….i had ma ear surgury last year…i have 50% loss in ma right ear and suffer from tinnitus…will dat be a problem during medical test?


282 Sabarinath March 7, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Thank you sir..
I have been so worried about this
One more question sir.
I have nasal septal deviaton is it a factor for disqualifing me in Medical Fitness??

Again Thank you for your support


283 Sabarinath March 10, 2011 at 11:16 am

My friend has a minor vericose vein and minor over sweating in palm of the hand..
Will this be a factor for disqualification??


284 sameer March 11, 2011 at 10:52 am

sir i have ssb lined up this month..i want to ask if knowing how to swim is necessary for navy ssb??


285 Kanika Dogra March 12, 2011 at 11:52 am

I’m a girl and am a final year student of B.Tech(IT). I cleared the CDSE(II) 2010 and have also applied for SSCW(T).
I just have one query. I perspire a bit more than normal and most of it is through palms and soles. Is this going to pose some kind of a problem in SSB or medical tests?
I ask this because I’m a bit confused regarding this issue. I have a male friend and has the same problem as mine (infact a bit more than mine) and he cleared his SSB as well as medical and was rendered fit for the flying course.

I request you to please specify my name while replying to my query.


286 Kumar March 18, 2011 at 2:46 pm

dear kanika dogra, palm sweating is a cause of rejection in extreme cases and generally lower levels of sweating are bypassed and are cleared

287 pankaj March 17, 2011 at 5:16 am

i am 22 yr. and 164cm in height. i am eligible for cds(army).
and any relaxation given to army personal kid.

please reply with my name.


288 Kumar March 18, 2011 at 2:24 pm

pankaj, there is no relaxation given to armymen kids…rather a lot would be expected from you as you are coming from such an environment…your eagerness and passion to join the forces would be determined from what you know of your fathers unit /regiment/ etc

289 BS March 21, 2011 at 12:51 pm

my height is 165 cms. How much weight shud i hav? Also i have a flat foot… To what extent it is ok.
And sir can one remain vegetarian in army?


290 BS March 24, 2011 at 7:17 am


I am 21 years old and desperate to join The Indian Army. But I have a flexible flat foot. Let me know that to what extent our armed forces consider flat-foot. Please specify. A friend of mine told me that army doctors completely reject such cases.

Expecting your reply…?


291 Kumar March 29, 2011 at 5:52 am

this flexible flat foot is a thing that i have heard for the first time, can ou be specific more

292 john March 26, 2011 at 8:36 pm

sir,i smoke badly….is there any chance for me to crack the ssb interview?


293 Kumar March 29, 2011 at 5:40 am

john, i dont think that is an issue at all…you may have to control your smoking during your training time …other wise there is no issue

294 DATTARAJ DEVIDAS NAIK March 28, 2011 at 12:53 pm






295 Kumar March 29, 2011 at 5:39 am

Naik, did you say 120 kgs…you need to drastically reduce your weight in order to be eligible to join as a sailor..your weight need to be below 70 kgs by all means…and by the by why do you want to join as a steward??

296 DATTARAJ DEVIDAS NAIK March 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm


I Am Resident Of Goa….

I Am An Goan By Birth…..


297 praveen kumar March 29, 2011 at 8:18 am

sir i want to know if there are any exercises to remove knocknees


298 Balaji M March 29, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Good morning sir………….
I went through your articles, it was very helpful to me, first of all thanks for this effort of yours.
My SSB is on April 10th, I am having Knock knee, but previously when i appeared for Sainik school medicals, i got it cleared in AMB. if, i am rejected on this basis… can i put forth about that issue. or else do i need to apply for AMB or else….
What would be your suggestion to make……..


299 khushal April 4, 2011 at 1:42 pm


I want to join The Indian Army. But I have a flat foot. Reading above queries adds to my confusion. Please specify to what extent it is OK.

I want to bring to your kind notice a report (see link below) and wats your take on it.


300 khushal April 4, 2011 at 1:47 pm

I want to join The Indian Army.
But I have a flat foot. Reading
above queries adds to my
confusion. Please specify to what
extent it is OK.
I want to bring to your kind
notice a report (see link below)
and wats your take on it.


301 khushal April 4, 2011 at 1:50 pm

I want to join The Indian Army.But I have flat foot.Reading above queries adds to my confusion. Please specify to what extent it is OK.
I want to bring to your kind
notice a report (see link below)
and wats your take on it.


302 shubhang April 5, 2011 at 4:30 pm

sir,i have ues entry in july and i am having little flat foot and knockknees should i go for that entry.
will i able to clear the medical please fast i really need it.
thank u and jai hind


303 LIJO K GEORG April 16, 2011 at 5:07 pm

respected sir, i qualified for ima, ota and na for cds2- 2010. i hav attended the NA ssb in bhopal and was conference out. sir, will i be getting ssb call letter for ota?


304 krishna April 18, 2011 at 12:19 pm

hello sir,
im a graduate in fashion design..and now i ant to join eligible or not?i hav little low arc in my feet..sir plz revert my query as soon as possible.


305 neeraj April 27, 2011 at 9:04 pm

How may I know that knock knee is between permisible limit or not. I can run long and hard, and have no other physical fitness problems. My height is 5’11″ and I weigh 72 kg. I am 21 years old.


306 swatantra May 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Respected sir/madam
I am a student of B.Tech(MECHANICAL ENGINEERING) studying in the 1st year.I want to become an officer in the INDIAN NAVY.I have doubt that althoug i have good academic record and also physical fitness I have allergy from the sun rays but very little .So, is there any hope that I can join INDIAN NAVY
Yours faithfully
Swatantra Kulkarni


307 Kunjan Dhingra May 4, 2011 at 3:10 am

My name has been short listed for AFCAT-2011 (Air Force Common Admission Test).
Now, I have to report to Dehradun OR Mysore OR Varanasi for 6-Days to undergo a number of psychological tests, PABT (Pilot Aptitude Battery Test), an interview and group activities, which are collectively called the Officer Like Qualities (OLQ) Tests.

So, please help me to know, what all I have to perform there ?
And, How can I crack/clear these tests i.e Preparations ?

Thank you :)


308 dipinti May 7, 2011 at 8:32 am

sir i have completed my prefinal year of engg in cse. sir i want to know what is the physical standard required for a girl to join indian army by UES or ssc(tech wom) sir please give me detail info about height and weight.


309 rohit May 7, 2011 at 1:25 pm

sir i hev cleared my ssb for tecnical entry in indian airforce. in medical xamination i am flat footed so is their n e chance of me being rejected on medical ground…


310 rohit May 7, 2011 at 6:15 pm

is medical fitness is counted for preparing merit list ?????


311 Aakash Sood May 8, 2011 at 5:22 am

i have cleared the AFCAT 2011, but i am in pre final year….so i was only eligible for the technical branch so can you please suggest what would be better …. flying branch(for which i can apply next year)….or should i go for the ssb this time itself??? if the technical branch is good enough………


312 Raj May 9, 2011 at 12:45 pm


I have been declared medical unfit for hyper extension in elbows for Navy. Now got a chance to appeal. Do you think this can be considered or it will be rejected ??


313 rohit May 9, 2011 at 12:59 pm

i am declared unfit on account of flat feet even though i can do all d stuffs that a person with high arc can do. i hev completed half marothon twice but still i m rejected by AFCME …. so in my opinion if u r flat feet dont go for defence they will not take u


314 Chandni May 9, 2011 at 3:31 pm

I am 21 years old and gave my CDS exam in feb, 2011.
I am expecting a call for SSB withing the next couple of mths for OTA (women’s non-tech). The thing that I am anxious about is my weight. I am 150 cms n weigh 72 kgs. I have lost 8 kgs in the past few mths bt need to lose another 15 or 20. But I am extremely fit despite my weight, being a regular squash and badminton player. Also, I can manage a fair number of pushups and crunches. Even at my slimmest I was not able to lose weight beyond 54 kgs. I dnt know how much I can lose in the next couple of mths. what are my chances in medical being so grossly overweight?


315 deepak May 12, 2011 at 2:50 pm

i hv ssb on 6th june, but i also have my exams during that time.
is there any procedure to pstpone ssb test?


316 vishal kumar May 13, 2011 at 8:47 am

sir my foot is some what flat …. so would i be eligible for medical fitness in ssb ????


317 Priyesh Tuli May 14, 2011 at 5:53 pm

Dear sir
It was really a nice experience in reading your comments and getting my doubts cleared. Recently i cleared my written tests; one for air force(SSC) and CDSE(army). I’ve got call for SSB from both. But unfortunately the dates of both SSB and my university examinations are clashing with each other. In any situation heh attend SSB, I’ll loose my graduation degree. Please tell me is there any way to change the dates of SSB. I’m fully mentally prepared to take any challenge.
Hope to get a reply soon
Thank you


318 Kumar May 26, 2011 at 10:39 am

yes u can get the dates of ur ssb dates changed….plz call up and speak to the pr cell of ihq

319 sneha May 20, 2011 at 9:36 am

i want to know it is necessry to give whole ssb interview in english.?????????
and i’m also suffrng from thyroid n bcz of ths i gain weight,so these issues can be a obstacle for me. ????
plzzz help me


320 ronak antil May 20, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Sir, i am preparing for Indian Army. I am having doubt about elbow angle, my hand is deviated from about 10 degrees from mean position, but i am having absolutely no problem in doing any task in daily life. Am i elligible for indian army.


321 sandeep May 22, 2011 at 2:18 pm

is colour blind cp IV permitted in air force admin branch


322 rahul May 24, 2011 at 1:01 pm

respected sir, i recently got selected for ssb i have a extra bone in my leg which doesn’t causes any hindrance in any physical activities could i be rejected in medeical examination because of it.


323 chandrashekhar May 31, 2011 at 8:10 am

Respected sir,

in ssb, what are the characters expected from any candidate..?? (For OTA SSB).
and also i would like to know how to face the ppdt,gto, interview ? i mean what are the qualities checked during these exams.
thank you sir.


324 Ikshu June 2, 2011 at 10:20 pm

sir, am a 2nd yr btech student and want to apply for the defence services. The only big problem that i face is of eyesight. My eyesight is 6/6 with glasses. (-2.5 D left eye & -3.75D right eye).
Sir, please tell me can I apply for the Technical Entry in the Army or AirForce or Navy..??
Will my eyesight be accepted..??
If not, if I undergo lasik surgery for eye, will I then be allowed if I mention it…???
Please sir, kindly reply as I have my entire life swinging on this one small thing and I am very much confused as there has been no clear information about this.


325 Devi June 3, 2011 at 6:37 pm

I am preparing for SSCW(T). Thank you very much sir.


326 rohit June 4, 2011 at 2:58 am

i hev qalified the ssb held at dehradun n cleared my medical but in merit list i hev name in reserved list …..m i having any chance of getting cll from them . i cleared EKT m in witing list of 79AEC AE(L) brance technical entry …. moreover i hev applied for permanent commission but i am getting SSC..


327 rohit June 4, 2011 at 4:07 am

and yes flat foot is not considered as serious issue .if u are not flat food by birth and its dude to ur wrong posture u must improve it by doing some exercises… it will increase ur chances of clearing medical as i did.


328 Supratik June 5, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Sir as i asked u before about my knocked knees u said that its not a problem unless n until it hampers ur physical efficiency …….sir what i want to know is how am I suppose to prove them that my knocked knees are not actually a problem for me and it doesn’t hampers my physical efficiency in any way ???? please help me sir


329 mohit chaudhary June 11, 2011 at 6:41 am

my height is 172cms .so, wht the max.weight for this height…

sir i have one more que. i have cavity problem in my molar teeth .
so ,i am eligible for ima ,in physical standard.
plz sir help me…


330 murali krishna June 11, 2011 at 1:14 pm

sir, i kept an application for ssb.iam 17.i stappled ssb application with my certificates…is that a problem..please rply no 9701919019


331 ABHINAV June 24, 2011 at 2:30 pm

sir i m an engineer and i would like to know what kind of stuff is needed psychologically & in group discussion


332 Iqbal June 25, 2011 at 6:58 am

Got a call from ssb varanasi 15 days left. My weight is around 88 kgs what are my chances to go through medicals. I am towering around 181 cms


333 V VISHWAKARMA June 28, 2011 at 9:53 pm

which post will i get in indian army through clearing CDS(upsc)exam ? is this permanent or short service commision? which type of medical tests will be held under medical test? is this same for every cadet for different posts in indian army..


334 Vijay July 1, 2011 at 7:50 am

Sir I have been called for SSB interview submarine cadre. Its stated that eyesight should be minimum 6/24 without glasses which is said to be equivalent to -1.5 power in terms of glasses.I have a -2 power . Sir is there a strict examination for eyesight. I really want to join the Navy. Please reply sir…


335 angad singh July 2, 2011 at 7:23 am

sir i have knocked knees….with a gap of 4cms between my ankles.i have no problem running or doing any physical activities.will it be a reason for my rejection?pls reply thank you.


336 anu July 3, 2011 at 3:40 pm

can u tell me how can i prepare myself for SSB(ATC)…its my 1 st ssb exam ..ihav no idea..plz help me and tell me abut medical test for girls….


337 Suvrajit Gangopadhyay July 6, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Good day sir,
I am a Marine Engineer by profession. I would like to apply for Territorial Army. I have the following concerns.
1. I have a flat foot.
2. I had a ligament operation on my right knee 1 yr back, however i hv no problems as of now.
Would these concerns stand as impediments in clearing the SSB and the medical board thereafter ? Anticipating your reply
Thank you !


338 Deepak July 21, 2011 at 7:24 pm

Dear Kumar Sir,

I have got dates for SSB on 9th august 2011. Im 181 cm and I weigh 88 kgs now. Assuming I will be able to reduce till 84 kgs, is it considerable to pass the medical test that will come immediately after the SSB selection. Please answer Sir


339 kshitij July 25, 2011 at 4:29 pm

i filled up the form for pc(log) jan 2012 course. i am btech with 70 %, but i dont know why i dint get shortlisted for SSB.(because my name is not there in the website)
I cant see my name in nausena bharti website .
Will i get the call letter directly ??
is it possible that i am shortlisted but my name is not there in the website , because what i have heard is that almost everyone gets shortlisted. i am feeling very depressed sir please help.


340 Kumar August 7, 2011 at 10:30 am

kshitij, no u will not get call letter directly
you must have done some mistake in filling up your application form or may be they didnot get your form in time

341 k'Lobo August 2, 2011 at 9:48 am

Sir,I gone through the entire blog written by you, one things is not clear that what is the chance of rejection if overweight having 90 kg with 176cm height. I got the call letter from SSB, another 12 days are left for the interview. My DOB Oct 1987. Still I am in weight reducing schedule.
Sir, Guide me on acheiving the Medical test.
waiting for your Valuable reply….


342 satish kumar sain August 3, 2011 at 12:48 pm

dear sir, my self satish kumar sain,Icompleted my BCA nd msc(cs).I received letter for ssb navy in logistic cadre.interview held from 9/aug/2011.i have only one weak left so pls tell me how i prepaire my self for this in short time nd tell me sir that “is this vacancy open every year or not nd when in year.right now im 22 nd half year old so pls tell that how many chance i have for future.
sir also tell me about air force entry according to my age in 12th i have science bio as optional subject.
pls sir guide me, i want to join defence.


343 Kumar August 7, 2011 at 6:08 am

satish from ur question i could make out that u need to improve ur english…if u make so much of grametical errors it creates a bad impression…so first and foremost try to improve ur english and try to avoid grametical errors

344 atul yadav August 5, 2011 at 6:32 am

sir, my weight is 90kg on 175cm height, bt i do regular exercise, n i did the whole physical criteria,which is mention on the ssb i.e 3 km run in 17 minutes, 25 pushups , etc, so sir my question is that, if i will complete the whole task in ssb intervies,so can i get any relaxtion for weight or time for reduce the weight,?


345 Kumar August 7, 2011 at 6:05 am

u can always get a relaxation of a few kgs in ur weight…but 90 is in the try to reduce it to atleast 84..u will get through easily

346 marina August 11, 2011 at 10:15 am

im 21 yrs old and my height is 150 or 151cm my weght is i eligible for the indian navy?
plz reply asap


347 Shreyas August 11, 2011 at 11:55 am

Dear Sir,
I am fit to join the army except my vision..myopia is -6.5..if i cant make it to the army in combat branch, is it possible for me to join any other branch like JAG or ground duties branch in the Air Force.,i am very interested in joining the defence services but backing out for my eyesight.i am a law graduate are the medical standards,SSB and vision test same for law graduates in army or ground duties in Air Force.i am very confused sir.would be obliged if u can provide me some helpful information….


348 Shreyas August 11, 2011 at 11:58 am

Dear Sir,
I am fit to join the army except my vision..myopia is -6.5..if i cant make it to the army in combat branch, is it possible for me to join any other branch like JAG or ground duties branch in the Air Force.,i am very interested in joining the defence services but backing out for my eyesight.i am a law graduate are the medical standards,SSB and vision test same for law graduates in army or ground duties in Air Force? I am very confused sir.would be obliged if u can provide me some helpful information….


349 sumit gupta August 13, 2011 at 6:37 am

Sir, i want to join indian air force but i have a problem regarding to sweating palms. Will it be a cause of rejection in medical test? I think it is not a problem of hyperhydrosis bcoz my palms do not sweats in excess.


350 Kumar August 15, 2011 at 12:26 pm

sumit gupta, all of has have a sweating palm when ever we are nervous and in tension, it is normal….but if it is in excess then it is a cause of concern

351 andrew August 13, 2011 at 8:45 am

hello..i have cleared my written examinations,my concern is that i have tattoo’s,and i am not not very sure if tattoo’s are allowed in the Indian army. Can u please kindly clear this heavy doubt. thank you


352 Kumar August 15, 2011 at 12:25 pm

andrew.. are your tattoos visual outside your dress, then it might be a problem, and how big are they…

353 Biswadeep Das August 14, 2011 at 1:48 pm

sir … i have a doubt that whether they allow a person with a flat foot in the medical examination of SSB …….


354 Kumar August 15, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Biswadeep it depends on how much of a flat feet it is…. if the flat foot is so sever that it may be a hinderance in your physical activities then you will be rejected… i cannot comment without seeing it

355 purushark August 15, 2011 at 7:08 am

with humble submission i want to know about the interview formal wears for men,is it appropriate to wear coat there.


356 Kumar August 15, 2011 at 12:07 pm

dear purushark,
i will not recommend a suit for your interview…you may wear a light coloured formal shirt and dark coloured trouser and a tie, with matching belt and leather shoes.

357 Satya August 22, 2011 at 3:57 am

I have to appear for ssb interview next month
But i have 2nd degree internal piles
I want to know how will they detect them
And will they summarily reject me for my condition but my condition can be corrected without surgory within a month
Is there any solution or help?
Please help


358 vishnu August 22, 2011 at 1:53 pm

sir i have received interview letter for nda at banglore
i am worried about my height-weight ratio
am 18yrs old n 175cms heigh
wat should be my minimum weight?
& could you please brief me the topics which i must concentrate for the interview?


359 Krishna September 6, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Hi All,

I recently met with an accident and had a Thigh bone fracture.Underwent a surgery for the same a month ago…doctors said i will be able to walk or run after 2 more months and I am expecting SSB calls by that time.Will I be able to attend SSBs in near future and clear the medicals(Will surgery be a big problem?) for the same?? Please help me with relevant information


360 Ram Bharadwaj September 22, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Sir I am an engineer graduate and i have passed my afcat exam and waiting for ssb.I am almost 193 cms now.can you tell the weight because i know i am over weight and am ready to reduce my weight by whatever means possible.Please let me know the limits,sir
Thank you


361 sravan September 30, 2011 at 6:29 am

Respected Sir,
I am pursuing final year B Tech in Mechanical eng. in IIT Delhi. I kept an option to have a career in IAF as I am very much interested to become a pilot (or in Technical Branch). As learnt, the minimum height for flying branch is 162.5 cm and corresponding weight, but my height is 159 cm weighing 65kg. Will I be able to make it through medical examination? What would you recommend for me? Do I need consider for Navy or army?


362 Nikhil Singh October 1, 2011 at 11:29 am

Hello Sir,
This is Nikhil, I have been called for Indian Army SSB for TGC Course. I have got a confidence that I can do well there but the problem with me is my one teeth at front is missing and i have placed an artificial teeth using the other two side by teeths and in this way my two teeths are now capped and one void is an artificial one…So will that going to create problem in the medical examintation and apart from that my nasal muscle at front is bit deflected due to an accident but the front bone is alright..So these things will create problem or not sir….Please do reply ASAP….


363 k.viswanath October 1, 2011 at 4:13 pm

hello sir,i had applied for indian navy ues 2012 short service aggregate is 81% and i had mild flat foot.will it be a problem to clear ssb?


364 anurag October 3, 2011 at 4:37 am

sir i want to join Indian Military Academy. I have knocked knees so could you please suggest me some exercises to correct the problem because i have one year in my hand. I have no other deformities except knocked knees. I have no problem in either walking or running.


365 Naresh October 3, 2011 at 10:43 am

Hello sir

I am Naresh, can you please let me know where will get the previous year question papers.

Thank You



366 surya kiran October 3, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Respected sir.
I am surya kiran and i am pursuing my 2nd btech course i want to apply for UES in the airforce or army! I have NCC ‘C’ certificate with a grade in the army wing! Will i get preference in the selections in technical branches of army,airforce?


367 ashwin October 4, 2011 at 6:26 pm

sir i would like to know about the medical test carried in indian navy espically about the blood pressure of a 172 cm boy


368 Sahil Bagewadikar October 11, 2011 at 2:06 am

Sir, I have cleared the AFCAT held on 28th August,2011. I wanted to know when will I receive the SSB interview call letter, so that i can calculate my speed of preparations. I am 173cm and weigh 73kg. Is it ok?


369 martina October 14, 2011 at 4:03 am

sir, i am a female standing 150 cm tall. am i eligible for the indian navy??? i am a pahari too. so is there any concession for pahari girls??
p.s i got ssb call


370 ishan October 15, 2011 at 7:17 pm

sir i have a little gland kind of thing on my right upper ab area from childhood.i am into gyming and have a fairly good body without beefy muscles.i’v never had any problem in doing any physical activity.not even sit ups.i consulted a surgeon and he said that its between the ab muscles and skin and there is no problem,if i want it can be removed will this lead to disqualification?


371 tanya October 19, 2011 at 5:34 am

sir i hav recieved my call letter 4 ssb-interview as i cleared my cds written exam…now i am worried 4 my physical standards as i hav weak eye -sight…after my medical check up d doc told me dat i hav 6/6 corrected vision of both of my eyes and my myopia is -1.5…..also i m taking multivitamins 2 improve my vision as prescribed by d doc….can u tell me wether my vision falls within d range of army selection criteria or not…


372 ashu November 1, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Hello sir,
i want to ask a question if a person is suffering from hyperhydrosis is he medically fit for indian army


373 raj November 3, 2011 at 7:43 pm

if a person has semi flat feet that is very less arches will it be a cause for rejection? how can a person know his feet are perfect that is not flat?


374 Kumar November 5, 2011 at 4:09 pm

raj, it is all to decide if u have difficulty in running or doing any exercise…a person with flat feet wil face difficulty in running and bending his foot

375 syed November 7, 2011 at 3:51 pm

hello sir,
i have been recommended for naval academy , but was given TR for over weight and it was 20 kg more, now i have reduced 10 kg and going to checkup at base hospital delhi cantt.
what are my chances of selection? will be getting fit certificate from the doctor??? please sir reply urgrntly….. i have reduced 10 kg in 35 days………


376 Kumar November 12, 2011 at 7:48 am

syed…thats good…your chances r high

377 syed November 8, 2011 at 2:28 pm

i have been recommended for naval academy .. but got TR due to overweight.
I was instructed to loose 20kg and by now i have lost 10+kg and will be reporting before APPEAL medical board next week..
sir , what is my chance?? will i be given fitness certificate or not ???? I have also shaped my body in a good physique…..


378 abhishek November 10, 2011 at 7:04 am

sir i have natural elbow carrying.can i pass nda medical?


379 syed November 12, 2011 at 4:48 pm

sir ,,,… thnks for ur support.. but i was again declared UNFIT by the doctor at base hospital, delhi cantt. .. he didnt cnsider my any request..and didnt listen to any of my plea….. i have again asked for RMB ……… which is at the discretion of DGMS(navy) and DGAFMS……
sir i think that i have very less hope of getting through……. what is ur opinion…….. ???
i want to know what criteria they use for considering the case… will they be looking over my merit and board exams result and my SSB results to into my matter…


380 Kumar November 13, 2011 at 2:11 pm

syed, sorry to say but at this level they donot look into all this…. i suggest you be mentally prepared to reduce your weight further and take up another SSB … your next SSB will be a cake walk for you

381 veer tomar November 16, 2011 at 8:33 am

I want to know sir i am bsc v sem student now how many apportunity of facing interview


382 gurvinder singh November 23, 2011 at 2:38 pm

respected sir,
i am three times conference out,but that has never broken my confidence.i wil work harder and harder and get recommened either in 38th ssc(t) or tgc 115.but there is one problem ,i have hashimoto’s thyroiditis so,i doubt that i can clear the medical test .can you please tell me if hashimoto’s thyroiditis is not a rejection criteria.and i also want to know whether the doctors take any ultrasound of the neck region during medical examination?

i desparately wait for your reply sir as my ssb is nearing
thanking you sir,
with regards
gurvinder singh


383 Adithya November 23, 2011 at 5:56 pm

HI Sir,

I have been short listed for SSC GX, I work in TCS as a Systems Engineer. I used to be a national lever swimmer in school/college days, but have put on weight in recent years i am 83Kgs height/172Cms. Will i be rejected in the SSB because of my weight? Or will i atleast be recommended to medicals in case I clear the 5th day ordeal?




384 Kumar November 25, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Aditya, for your height you seem to be a little over weight…but since you say that you are a national level swimmer, i feel that you can get back in shape in a matter of time and you can also clear the SSB with ease!!! What do you mean by till medicals???? You can clear medicals also!!!

385 naveen November 25, 2011 at 5:53 am

if i apply for AFA as 1st pref. and IMA as 2nd pref. in CDS exam then will i be considered for IMA if i fail respect of PABT ?


386 Kumar November 25, 2011 at 2:11 pm

NAVEEN, definitely you will be consiered for IMA if you fail in PABT!!!

387 priyanka singh December 1, 2011 at 9:49 am

sir.. I would like to knw if knocking knees is a problem for girls in OTA?


388 Kumar December 1, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Priyanka Singh, as i have reiterated before that Knock Knees are case specific and if you have mild knock knees then you will not be rejected and if you have so much that the doctoe feels that it will hinder your performance , then you may not be selected!!!

389 PARTHA NARAYAN DAS December 2, 2011 at 3:23 pm

I have get a call letter to attend SSB interview for induction into the SSC(TECH) – Jul 2012 COURSE of the Indian Naval Academy,

and I have to report at COIMBATORE JUNCTION at 1430 hrs on 21(TWENTY ONE) DEC 2011 .
Sir could you please tell me how to prepare my self for the interview & what are the different steps involved for the interview??
sir please reply soon.


390 Ritabrata Moitra December 9, 2011 at 8:18 am

sir, i read wat u said! wat i understood was dat i wnt have to apperar for any physical tests during the ssb! i just cleared the nda written examination!
i wud also like to knw the duration of the ssb or for hw many days it goes on!


391 Kumar December 11, 2011 at 7:55 am

Ritabrata Moitra, the duration the SSB is 5 days plus medical examination of approximately 4 days

392 Nagendra December 13, 2011 at 6:29 am

Respected Sir,

I am a final year bcom student.. I want to appear for CDS exam and then for SSB interviews for IMA.. I have a query.. By birth, i have one testicle only.. And i am mentally and physically fit.. So, will i be eliminated during medical test in SSB ? I’ve asked to many people but got no satisfactory reply.. So, please enlighten me and provide a solution for this if needed :)

Thank you sir!


393 Nagendra Singh December 14, 2011 at 11:34 am

Hello Sir,

I tried to post my comment here earlier but it said it is under moderation.. Later when i checked my comment was not here. So, i am posting it again. :)
I am a final year student and want to join army and will start my preparation for CDS and then SSB interviews. What query i have is that i have one testicle by birth. I am mentally and physically fit and never faced a problem with one testicle. I want to know that in SSB interviews at the time of medical tests, will i be rejected because of this ? I’ve asked many people but got no satisfactory reply. Please enlighten me and provide a solution for this.

Your’s sincerely,


394 Ajay Kumar Pandey December 14, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Gud Evening Sir,
My name is Ajay Kumar Pandey from Varanasi,done B.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering Branch.Actually, I have completed AFCAT(2/2011) and my SSB had scheduled on 7 November 2011 Varanasi. As u know , I am from Varanasi so my SSB has been cancelled from Varanasi and Officers said that my SSB would been in January in Dehradun. Sir, I want to know , is there any chance to cancel also from Dehradun ? It will be happen or not.
And last , I want to know , How to crack the first step of SSB like Picture Perception And Group Discussion. I have selected in Air Force two times. First time I have been rejected from PPDT. So ,please Sir give me best suggestion to crack the PPDT. I am very keen to come in Force.
Please reple soon , sir ,because my Indian Navy SSB is being scheduled on 19 December 2011.
Please , Sir , provide me exact details of SSB interview.
I am waiting for your response on my mail
Thanks for your best suggestions .


395 bhavesh December 16, 2011 at 10:05 pm

sir, I have my afsb on 2nd January in Varanasi. This will be my second attempt. I want to know if track suits are allowed for GTO tasks, as there would be severe cold. If allowed, could we wear track suit of black colour.


396 kinshuk garg December 17, 2011 at 9:53 pm

HELLO SIR,as i want to join indian airforce as a pilot,i am not aware of its medical fitness requirements and i am flat footed so sir please tell me whether i am eligible or not.


397 Ujjwal Goel December 19, 2011 at 5:47 am

Hello Sir
I have cleared written exam of CDS held in september,2011 and I have gone through your whole article and after reading this page i have joined gym too for reducing weight but sir i want to know whether really we have to run 2-4 km in 15 minutes and sir i also want to know according to you which ssb coaching institute is best in delhi.

Kindly reply ASAP

also sir can you tell me about how they will call me for ssb. Is any call letter will be sent to me and any additional info will also be appreciated.

lastly sir i really appreciate your work. This is the first blog i read with so much interest and you are doing very great effort sir….


398 Kumar December 27, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Dear Ujjwal, i have time and again siad that you will not be required to run a 2.4 kms rum in the SSB…at SSB we donot test your physical endurance…if you are medically fit , then we will train you at the academy to acheive this standard….according to me i suggest you not to tkae any SSB coaching from institutes…. yes ,you will get a call letter….thanx

399 Apoorv Tiwari December 20, 2011 at 9:46 am

sir……thanks for your wonderful and relieving answers about knock knees…..
my knees just touch….i m a state level basketball player and i dnt have any problem in running,jumping etc…….i m very keen in joining the indian army….
i had doubts,which have been removed by your comments…
and u did an excellent job on this blog…
jai hind…


400 Arjun Srivatsa December 23, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Hello Sir, I have my ssb on dec 30th 2011. i have a 3-4 inch long horizontal tattoo on my left biceps. also, it wont be visible if i have a shirt on. in medicals, obviously one needs to remove his shirt and now if the doctor gets to know that i have a tattoo, will it affect my chances of going through?

Thanks and regards,
Arjun Srivatsa


401 Kumar December 27, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Arjun, no ….. till the time it does not reveal anything vulgar or it is shown outside your cloths there is no problem

402 neeraj singh December 24, 2011 at 2:53 pm

hello sir, i have cleared my personal interview of UES-22. when is the ssb. what is the weight range for me as i m 20 years old and 6ft. tall


403 ishaan January 1, 2012 at 7:15 pm

sir, i had a ligament tear of left knee which has been operated………am i eligible for defence services…….?


404 Kumar January 6, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Ishaan, you are very much eligible…provided your injury/surgery does not affect your running or physical activities

405 Nagendra Singh January 2, 2012 at 11:13 am

Hello Sir,

I tried to post my comment here earlier but it said it is under moderation.. Later when i checked my comment was not here. So, i am posting it again.
I am a final year student and want to join army and will start my preparation for CDS and then SSB interviews. What query i have is that i have one testicle by birth. I am mentally and physically fit and never faced a problem with one testicle. I want to know that in SSB interviews at the time of medical tests, will i be rejected because of this ? I’ve asked many people but got no satisfactory reply. Please enlighten me and provide a solution for this.

Your’s sincerely,


406 Kumar January 6, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Dear Nagendra Singh, i am sorry for such a late reply… i donot have an answer to this question….i was trying to find an answer…. from what i enquired from some friends of mine, they say it is not a problem !!!

407 dinesh January 3, 2012 at 9:41 am

sir i am wearing spectacles am i eligible for SSB interview & Pls let me know the Vision site


408 Mantavya January 3, 2012 at 11:10 am

Respected sir,
i want to join nda but i have got flat foot as well as knock knee problem but sir i have got no problem in running .I run 2 kms everyday will i be rejected in ssb ,PLEASE GUIDE!!!,


409 Kumar January 9, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Mantavya, flat foot and knock knees are a problem if they affect your performance, but if they dont affect your running then it must not be a problem, but still seeing the severity of the flat foot and knock knees the doc will take a decision!!!

410 siddhant hasabnis January 3, 2012 at 6:14 pm

kumar sir, i have a torn acl in my right knee…will this hamper me to join ima?…will it be detected in my medicals??please reply!


411 ishan gupta January 5, 2012 at 7:21 pm

sir,i m shortlisted for navy pilot/observer entry scheme ssc(GX).my ssb is in end of march 2012.i m 5 foot 8 inches and my weight is 72 kg.i have little bit deviated nasal septum and they permanent reject me in medicals or give me a temp. guidance will be very helpful for me .thanks in advance.


412 ANVI January 7, 2012 at 8:58 am

i have been shortlisted for the SSB of airforce its in the month of march.
I want to join it in the technical or ground duty post.
Sir i have got different views for the vision standards from various sources, i am literally confused.
PLEASE help me by providing exact vision requirement as i am myopic.


413 gurjot dhariwal January 7, 2012 at 11:16 am

hi sir i m gurjot singh frm punjab..i m doin bca …sir by the birth of time i have only one testicle……i fell very ashamed..sir can u plz tell me that m i medically fit for doing jobs in indian army , forces and police?//// sir i m very much confusing now..bcz i dnt get a satisfactory reply frm anywhere…and sir plz tell me also that m i medically fit to perform duties like I.A.S AND IPS….plz reply me as soon as possible..i shall b very thankful to u//,,,,,,thanks and regards
gurjot singh dhariwal


414 Kumar January 9, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Dear gurjot, i have tried to find the answer through some doctor friends of mine..they have all told me that a natural absence of a testacle is a normal phenomenon and that you should not be rejected….. but loss of testacle due to injury/accident/disease is a matter of serious concern

415 Mantavya January 9, 2012 at 7:40 am

sir ,i have selected in nda enterance exam and will be going dor my ssb .kindly tell me the necessary preparation before going there.thank you your answer is very much awaited.


416 Nagendra Singh January 9, 2012 at 8:14 am

Thank you sir :-)
Anyways, i am trying to find an answer for this. Can you please clear one more doubt of mine ? I’ll be grateful to you :)

Is there a limit for the eyesight in SSB interviews for army ? Because from what i inquired, i got to know that eye sight is not a problem in army. Is minus 4.5 is the last limit ?

Your’s Sincerely,


417 Onkar January 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm

sir my SSB interview is scheduled on 18th jan for SSC Tech 38
I am too much exciting about Indian Army from my childhood
but i have some problems below please read it and inform me

1 according to height (for 167 cm, age 22 to 24) weight is 57 but mine is 50 kg
2 I have 2 dental cavities but my 28 teeth are in good condition

kindly reply me thanks you in advance


418 krishna January 10, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Respected KUMAR sir,
i have to face SSB interview at Bhopal on 18th jan
I have two problems regarding physical

1 According to height (for 167 cm and age 22 to 24) weight is 57 but mine is 50 kg
2 i have 2 dental cavities but my 28 teeth are in well condition

So kindly reply me whether it will affects or not
Thank you sir in advance


419 Nagendra Singh January 12, 2012 at 7:05 am

Thank you sir
Anyways, i am trying to find an answer for this. Can you please clear one more doubt of mine ? I’ll be grateful to you

Is there a limit for the eyesight in SSB interviews for army ? Because from what i inquired, i got to know that eye sight is not a problem in army. Is minus 4.5 is the last limit ?

Your’s Sincerely,


420 Anuraag January 12, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Sir I am going to ssb at varanasi on 30 Jan 2012.How should i prepare for it .I am appearing in board exams in 2012.


421 Kumar January 14, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Anurag Which entry are you preparing for???which board exams???

422 gurjot dhariwal January 13, 2012 at 3:57 am



423 Deepak Krishna January 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Gud evening sir,
I am selected for the ssb interview for navy under the UES scheme.My ssb interview is on feb 11.I am having flexible flatfoot.Is flatfoot allowed for navy?I am very much interested to join Armed forces and this problem is reducing my confidence.pls do reply


424 Kumar January 21, 2012 at 4:54 am

Deepak , flat foot is not much of a problem if it is not doing any harm to you in running ,exercising etc

425 mintu January 20, 2012 at 9:42 pm

sir i have Preliminary test for indian coast guard asst. commandent technical but i am underweight (40 kg ) and hight is 158cm age 24year can i reject.
i have scouting certificate of rajya puruskar and i belong to kumaon region.
and while filling online form i have not selected my engg branch(electronics) and there is by default branch is electrical.


426 Kumar January 21, 2012 at 4:54 am

Mintu, be will not be rejected

427 Pratap January 21, 2012 at 6:31 am

Sir, Is presense of one testicle a problem for Indian Army ? I mean its right from my birth and never faced any problem due to this. Also sir pls tell me that are people with lasic surgery done in eyes allowed in Indian army ?


428 Abhinav January 26, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Sir I’ve cleared my CDS Exam for SSC-96 NT course, Sir, I’ve read many articles in your blog and all the articles are very helpful for the young aspirants like me who wants to get in the army, I got many of mine doubts cleared while going through your various articles, but still I have few questions in my mind whose answers I couldn’t found in the above discussions so I want to ask them. Sir my questions are
1. Is having a Sports background is necessary for getting through the SSB as I didn’t played sports during my college time or school time, but I do play casually..
2. Sir I was in NCC during my college and I even attended two Annual Training Camps, but I left NCC after some months due to some reasons, so Sir will it be worth mentioning in PIQ form about my NCC experience or will it put myself in trouble as interviewer might get a negative impression of mine and he start asking me questions like why do you left NCC..etc
3. Sir last question is according to you what will be a Perfect answer for this question which I always get in mind that interviewer may can ask “Why do you want to join army as SSC officer and not as PC”…?


429 Kumar January 26, 2012 at 2:17 pm

1. that ok…you need not be a sports star …you just be able to play some game atleast casually
2.yes, you are right. that might lead to a negative impression. but if you have a good reason then go ahead and tell him
3.there is no perfect answer to this question. you may tell him that it is your dream to serve the army but not make a career out of it. you can give many such similar reasons

430 abhinav January 27, 2012 at 1:30 am

thank you very much sir for paying attention to my query, sir for me the reason for leaving the NCC was as I was in Professional stream as I was ding BCA and the NCC dept was in the Arts block of our college and the students of one block were not allowed in the other blocks of the college.. As we regularly have practicles so I was not able to synchronize my time table with the NCC time table, so I talked to the SUO of NCC in our college and he advised me to leave the NCC so that’s why I left in order to concentrate on my studies.. Sir do you think Sir this reason will be OK or does it show any negative quality of mine …?


431 rahul February 2, 2012 at 7:43 am

sir , can u please tell me what should i do in order to postpone my ssb date……can u tell me d full procedure…….like what kind of letter to be sent and to whom… centre is banglore


432 Prasoon February 2, 2012 at 10:21 am

I am a second year B-Tech student. I am having cavities in my teeth. Am I having any chance of surviving the medical test?


433 KUMAR February 2, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Prasoon cavities will not affect your selection!!!

434 Prasoon February 3, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I am worried coz I saw the following in the “common instructions for interview at all SSBs” page: -

12. Candidate reporting for their SSB should take care of the following medical points failing which he/she is liable for rejection :-
(a) Ideal Age, Height and Weight (Male) :- It should be within permissible limits i.e. 10%
of the ideal weight given in the table. In recording fraction lower than 0.5 Kg will be noted and
0.5Kg, above will be recorded as 1 Kg. a correlation table between age, height and average
weight is given below for guidance of candidates :-
* In case candidates belonging to the North East and hilly area like Gorkhas, Nepalese, Assamese and Garhwalis, the height will be relaxed by 5 cms and weight commensurate with reduced heights.
(b) No wax in the ear.
(c) No skin disease i.e. Acne vulgaris, warts, fungal infection.
(d) No dental cavities including temporary filling and minimum 14 dental points.
(e) No vision defect i.e. vision corrected by glasses.
(f) No hernia/abdominal operation in past one year.
(g) No hydrocele, varicocele.


435 KUMAR February 6, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Prasoon, donot worry. We are Indians and we do have relaxation for all these. But tell me what are you worried about in this list???????????

436 Prasoon February 3, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I am worried coz I saw the following in the “common instructions for interview at all SSBs” page: -

12. Candidate reporting for their SSB should take care of the following medical points failing which he/she is liable for rejection :-
(a) Ideal Age, Height and Weight (Male) :- It should be within permissible limits i.e. 10%
of the ideal weight given in the table. In recording fraction lower than 0.5 Kg will be noted and
0.5Kg, above will be recorded as 1 Kg. a correlation table between age, height and average
weight is given below for guidance of candidates :-
* In case candidates belonging to the North East and hilly area like Gorkhas, Nepalese, Assamese and Garhwalis, the height will be relaxed by 5 cms and weight commensurate with reduced heights.
(b) No wax in the ear.
(c) No skin disease i.e. Acne vulgaris, warts, fungal infection.
(d) No dental cavities including temporary filling and minimum 14 dental points.
(e) No vision defect i.e. vision corrected by glasses.
(f) No hernia/abdominal operation in past one year.
(g) No hydrocele, varicocele.


437 mandeep February 7, 2012 at 1:47 pm

thanks sir for giving me information bt i want to tell u smthing that i hv pain in my leg from 2 years and dr said my knee bone is pressed bt i hv no prob in walking so nw will i join SSB nw ? pls rply me or if u dont mind pls give me ur E mail id or ph no. pls i am very upset


438 SRIKISHAN February 8, 2012 at 2:08 pm

sir my weight is not meeting the standards which is asked in the navy website…for my height i am expected to be maximum of 68.i am 76 kg.i am working on reducing my weight. so is it possible to clear medical test with this weight?
i have 1 more doubt.i am attending ssb for navy in the absentees batch for the reason of GATE which is colliding with my ssb will that be considered as black mark or its not considered as a problem?


439 KUMAR February 10, 2012 at 7:53 am

Srikrishan, you must try to reduce some more weight… Anything less than 72 will not be a problem.. but even if it is more you will get grace time and you will have to reduce and report within that stipulated period, that is you will be temporarily rejected for ovrweight

440 Abhimanyu February 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Mr. Kumar thanks for all the information. I have given CDSII in sep and and seen online result of written in Dec’11 that I have qualified but still I have not received my SSB call letter, by what date should I expect my letter..?? I am physical good,but have flat foot,but till now I have didnt any issue in running or trekking. Is there any issue in clearing medical..?? And I have been reading newspaper & competion success,is there any thing else that Can help in better prepration..??? Your guidence is required.


441 KUMAR February 10, 2012 at 7:55 am

Dear Abhimanyu, like I always suggest the best way to prepare for defence exams is to prepare from previous exam q- banks. now that you have cleared your written exams, you might well as prepare on previous ssb interview q-banks of psychologicals tests and prepare based on frequently asked questions in the interview

442 Willy February 10, 2012 at 9:41 am

I had holes in my ear drums and was operated.I am perfectly alright now and don’t have any hearing loss.Will I be rejected since my ear was operated upon??


443 KUMAR February 10, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Willy , I dont think that it will be a problem!!!

444 Tousif February 11, 2012 at 10:51 am


I am preparing for cds………
I torn my acl of right knee while playing and planning for operation..

so I want to know whether this problem is acceptable in medical fitness or not…


445 KUMAR February 13, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Tousif, what operation and what was the intensity

446 priyanka February 11, 2012 at 11:56 am

Hello sir,

I have been selected for SSc (OBS) 2012, can u pls guide me in clearing SSb interview held and wat are the areas, that i should take care off.


447 Tousif February 11, 2012 at 12:38 pm


I am preparing for cds………
I torn my acl of right knee while playing and planning for operation..

so I want to know whether this problem is acceptable in medical fitness or not…


448 Tousif February 13, 2012 at 5:58 pm

doctor said that your ligament has to be reconstructed through operation
so i’m considering to go for anthroscopic operation

Ihave started preparing for cds but will fight for cds exam only after 18 months of rehabilitation
I’m 20 yrs sir and having no other problem rather than this
I want to join amry badly becoz all this years I have only thought of becoming an army officer and later join special forces

so plz tell me sir after getting the operation done will I be considered medically fit or not


449 Guruprasad B K February 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Sir i got recommended from 12SSB for Medical board, I have 2 weeks time for medical test. I have little blunt septum…can i get it corrected with in that??…is blunt septum a temporary rejection??


450 Aviral February 16, 2012 at 11:43 am

Hello sir…im a recommended candidate of UES 12 entry(Air force).
I had my medical done at AFCME, delhi n got temporary rejection due to AUDIOMETRIC HEARING LOSS in left ear…they say dat i miss 2 or 3 frequencies of sound…do i have chances of getting medical clearance because d civilian doctor said there z no cure to dis problem…? Plz help me with ur expertise..


451 KUMAR February 19, 2012 at 4:19 am

Aviral, audiometric hearing loss is a permanent rejection for Airfoece as pilots. There is no treatment also. So tough luck. You can try for navy/army

452 velu February 19, 2012 at 5:05 am

Hi im havin disc dehydration problem in my spine. also a disc bulge in L4-L5 disc. but the doctor i consulted told that it s not a big issue and im fit . ll t be a cause for going to take FSB(coast guard) after 10 days also awaiting for army call letter for ssb(tgc entry). pls help


453 KUMAR February 19, 2012 at 7:53 am

Velu, I am not sure of this particular issues.

454 NEMI CHAND February 19, 2012 at 5:02 pm

my eye sight is 6/24.Can i select in ssb. I got call letter from ssb for tes. Please suggest me.


455 NEMI CHAND February 19, 2012 at 5:08 pm

and also tell that should i go in defence field. I got 82.33% in 12 class. Which field is better for me? I am persuing B.TECH in ECE branch in 3 year. I applied for NDA & TES-27.


456 Aviral February 20, 2012 at 1:18 pm

sir, but my entry is in d engineering cadre..any hope..? :(


457 Tousif February 22, 2012 at 3:56 pm

any suggestions for my problem?????


458 Abhimanyu February 22, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Sir where i can find the previous year q-banks..??
And i had also applied for TGC-115 course..but still not received any information regarding SSB. Pl tell when can i can expect call letter.


459 KUMAR February 23, 2012 at 11:20 am

Abhimanyu, you can get the psychological study material for ssb from me by mailing a cheque/draft in the address given in the buy study material section.

460 Supratik February 23, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Sir,I have reduced my weight to 65 kilos and also increased my stamina and speed of running …i’m all set for the march 16th navy ssc pilot SSB…juz my flat foot and knock knees are giving me tension …i can do everything from running ,jumping etc etc and better than all of my frnds but the orthopedic near my home says u r having flat foot and dey might reject u….anyways dis blog has helped me lot..thank u again Kumar sir for answering every question i asked ..plzz pray for me :D


461 amit February 24, 2012 at 10:52 am

i am underweight ,will it cause any problem during SSB ?


462 KUMAR February 24, 2012 at 11:43 am

Amit, generally underweight is not an issue.

463 Ram Bharadwaj February 24, 2012 at 12:36 pm

i have cleared my AFCAT exam and called for the SSB. I had applied for the GDO.I am quite overweight.I am almost 6’3″ tall and 126kgs in weight.Can i clear or shoul i forefit??

Thank you Sir


464 KUMAR February 25, 2012 at 10:43 am

Ram Bharadwaj, if you want to become an officer in the armed forces and if you have the passion to do it then you will not be asking me this question!! you are asking me if you can quit?!?! I would never ever advce anyone to quit. Anything is possible. I have seen a 18 year old boy reducing from 98 to 68 in a span of 4 months to clear his NDA ssb and is now a very successful officer in the navy. so everything is possible only if you have the guts and passion to do it!!!
As i can see that 128 kgs is a bit high. Even in your personal life it is dangerous. I advice you to reduce your weight as much as possible. Even in the corporate world an overweight person is disliked and is generally considered lazy. So to be successful at any place you need to reduce your weight

465 vishesh February 24, 2012 at 6:17 pm

my height is 170cm and weight-70kgs… more one month left for ssb….
even if i clear stage2 will they call me as medically fit person after medical tests?? please tell me sir upto what weight will they consider according to my height as my age is 21……..


466 KUMAR February 25, 2012 at 10:38 am

Vishesh, dont worry about your weight so much, as i can see that you are with in 20 %. ideally speaking you must be within 10% , nevertheless its ok!! you may try to reduce some more weight

467 Rishi February 24, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Hello Kumar Sir.
I would be attending the SSB at Allahabad very soon. I haven’t received my final year marksheet and degree due to non-payment of fees. I have done BBA so the fees was about 1.8 lakhs. My father is unable to pay for it before June. The IMA 133 batch would be commencing in July 2012 Though, I have the provisional degree certificate signed by the Head of Department and the printout of the final year result from the University website. I have never desired for anything in life like Indian Military Academy. I wish to be wrapped with the tricolor after my death. Please help.


468 KUMAR February 25, 2012 at 10:36 am

Dear Rishi, May i know what you want me to do for you?

469 Ram Bharadwaj February 26, 2012 at 8:22 am

Hi sir
Thank you sir…I would never quit…the only question was about the standards…What would be the obstacles in ssb for gdoc?..i want to make myself clear about what i am going to do in those tests..I would surely try and reduce my weight..after all,that is my only woe…My ssb is on march 12th..i clearly dont have the time..if i dont get in i would surely get in the next interview fitter…Please tell me these things.

Thank you


470 Tousif February 26, 2012 at 6:01 pm

sorry to repeat the same question sir,
but if any going through or has gone through a ligament reconstruction surgery is considered fit for armed forces

or is permanently considered unfit……..

your valuable suggestions will help me a tons to prepare for my aim

thanx in advance


471 ssb March 4, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Dear Sir,
I have applied for tgc115 and due strilke for a week couldnot post the hard copy. recently I have seen my name in joinindianarmy websites and want to attend it.kindly guide me in this


472 Sudhir Sharma March 7, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Hello Sir,
Thanks for taking time to write the blogs which is really handy and helpful for all aspirants.
Sir I have my SSB in Bhopal on 12-Mar-2012 which is actually my secondary choice. As I am working as a software engineer in an MNC, I could not attend the primary batch in Feburary, just because my manager did nit approve the leaves at that time.
Now as per the call letter I should go with a letter stating the reason for opting the second choice. My manager refused to give such a letter. Could you please advise me what to do and/or could this be a reason for dis-qualification? Waiting for your reply eagerly.


473 KUMAR March 8, 2012 at 6:27 am

Sudhir, you need to produce a certificate/reason for your request to change the batch!!! Any valid reason would be accepted!!!

474 Sudhir Sharma March 8, 2012 at 8:39 am

Sir as I mentioned earlier that the Manager could not give me the leaves because of a low staffing issue in the last month. So will this reason do it. And also there are no chances that my manager would write a certificate for the same. So is it good to go with the same reason and will they accept my eligibility without the certificate stating.


475 KUMAR March 8, 2012 at 10:09 am

Sudhir Sharma, dont tell me you cannot manage a certficate afterall!!!! If your manager will not give it then may be someone else can give you!! ;)

476 Mahender March 10, 2012 at 6:35 am

Hello Sir,

Is lasik surgery done eyes allowed for entry in Indian Army ? Many of my friends and doctors said that it is allowed. Please can you tell me about it. :) And if the lasik is not allowed, what is the maximum eyesight accepted in Indian Army. From what i have heard, the maximum power allowed is (-4.50).

Please help!
Thanking you!


477 Piyush Joshi March 14, 2012 at 6:38 pm

I’ve got this mild condition of pigeon chest..can u tell me whether it would be a criteria for DQ or not..considering it dozent affect me with any thing..can you tell me about some doctors who does these kind of pre checkups that can put my mind at rest b’coz m mad about army and I am in btech 3rd yr..It deranges me ,every time these cynical thoughts crosses my mind that I wont be able to serve in the regular army.
Thank You .


478 KUMAR March 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Dear Piyush , any retired armedforces doctor can tell you.

479 Shardul March 16, 2012 at 2:29 am

Sir.., is thyroid an obstacle for medical fitness test of SSB ?


480 KUMAR March 18, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Shardul, yes thyroid is a problem which will be a cause of rejection in medicals

481 Chetan Pendharkar March 19, 2012 at 8:34 pm

i am 5’11” tall or 179cms . i weight around 85kg and i have regular atheletic fit as i am footballer…. there us no running prob. i daily run for about 6-7 km in warm up and practice…. could my weight be still be a problem


482 KUMAR March 20, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Dear Chetan, then it is not a problem!!!!! the doctors will certify that your muscular and will pass you!!! :)

483 Chetan Pendharkar March 19, 2012 at 8:40 pm

and sir i am aged 20 and currently completing B.E. in mechanical engg.


484 Mahender March 21, 2012 at 2:09 am

Hello Sir,

Is lasik surgery done eyes allowed for entry in Indian Army ? Many of my friends and doctors said that it is allowed. Please can you tell me about it. And if the lasik is not allowed, what is the maximum eyesight accepted in Indian Army. From what i have heard, the maximum power allowed is (-4.50).

Please help!
Thanking you!


485 abhishek March 30, 2012 at 6:47 pm

sir,i have knock knee problem, i have cleared cds examination and going to attend ssb but sir i am just not feeling confident that i will not be able to clear medical test,
sir please give me some advice ,so that i can remove my knock knee?
any kind of exercise ,medicine plzz.


486 Ankit April 3, 2012 at 2:20 am

Can you please tell me What type of Post person gets from SSC{UES-GS(X)} (navy) ?

Please provide description about type of job a person can do if he enters through
UES (B.E.)(Computer Science) ? (The way you described about Logistics)

I want to ask is it true that a person at “any post” can avail the facilities advertised by Armed Forces such as -Adventure Sports, mountaineering etc. OR only certain post are entitled to get OR only if you exceptionally good at it ?


487 Gita April 4, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Sir, I am going atten SSB on 16th april.My weight is 64kg and height is 160cm.please tell me whether i will be select or not according to my weight.


488 vijendra Kumar April 8, 2012 at 9:23 am

Respected sir i am Vijendra i am going to appear in SSB absentee batch in 29 April 2012 in Allahabad but i have in doubt becoz in my left hand is minor problem becoz in my childhood i had falls down from bike so there is some Problem but i think this is Fit not any major Problem i can do parallel to my right hand so plz adviced me what should i do?


489 dr vinay sangwan April 11, 2012 at 6:50 am

cn u suggest me abt medical fitness test n candidature of pigeon chest candidate???? and is he eligible fr ssb???


490 KUMAR April 11, 2012 at 10:33 am

Dear Vinay Sangwan , No . A candidate with pigeopn chest cannot clear his medicals.

491 sanjay April 12, 2012 at 5:33 am

Hi sir,
I have some doubts about the medical tests relating to urology. One of my testis hangs lower than the other, the right one. In fact there is no pain or discomforts by this. Whether it will be a disqualification? I would like to join the Air Force.


492 KUMAR April 12, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Sanjay, though I am not a doctor but still I can tell you that it is a normal condition and you shall not worry about it. It is very very normal!!!

493 Krishna April 16, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Hello Sir,
Its really good to see you patiently answering all the queries.thank you for that!.
Actually this is about the advertisement regarding the Logistics Officer/Education Service(I am eligible only for these 2 posts).I have few doubts in this regard.
1.Can i apply for both the posts (or) is there a one post only limit?
2.According to the advertisement,I undertand that there is no written test as a part of the selection process.Is my understanding correct?
3.After being shortlisted for the interview ,can you please explain about the physical tasks that one should deal with in the SSB?

Thanks in advance.


494 Ashish Chaudhary April 18, 2012 at 10:03 am

Hello Sir,
I’m an engg. student of EC-VI Sem(agg % 66). My SSB is due in june for IAF.
I have a query. I have got very less % in 12(65) as compared to 10(82). If Interviewer ask me a ques about this, what should I ans??


495 KUMAR April 19, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Dear Ashish, answer what ever you feel as the most suitable and appropriate answer. Donot say such things which will create a badimage.

496 ravi raj April 24, 2012 at 9:18 pm

i am bit confused about the fact that in notifications regarding vacancy for officers in iaf,navy or army the salary they publish largely varies…like iaf says 48000 gross salary for ground duty officers,navy says 66000 ctc for logistics branch,83000 ctc for obsever in there such a huge difference or its just a way of presenting by adding all possible benefits…


497 Ravali April 25, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I’ve applied for TECHNICAL BRANCH OF SSB and I’ve cleared the AFCAT 2012 exam and got Interview Call letter. But my doubt is that i am Obese, am i eligible to attend the interview??


498 KUMAR April 26, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Ravali, there is no where it is written that an obese person should not attend SSB. But once you are recommended from the SSB you need to clear your medicals which depends on how much obse you are!!

499 adarsh April 25, 2012 at 1:10 pm

sir, i pased class 10 th recently
i weigh around 85 kg
sir, pls refer some books 2 me nd also some tips to reduce weight in order to clear nda.

sir , pls do reply , it means a lot to me


500 KUMAR April 26, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Dear Adarsh, first of all try to reduce your weight. This can be done by jogging, running, swimming, doing cardio exercises etc. Best exercise that I would suggest anyone is running and swimming. Donot waste money and time in a gym doing weights and other exercises to reduce weight. The day you stop going to the gym you start gaining weight again. So do a lot of running if the weather is cold and do a lot of swimming during the summer, that what I follow. And when ever you run try to run a little longer than what you ran the previous day. Let it be even 50 mtrs extra. Never run lesser than what you ran the previous day.

And regarding books, read Manorma year book, CSR year book, etc. Especially the topics on civics, military, history, general knowledge, indian penal code, etc

501 ravi raj April 26, 2012 at 6:13 pm

i am bit confused about the fact that in notifications regarding vacancy for officers in iaf,navy or army the salary they publish largely varies…like iaf says 48000 gross salary for ground duty officers,navy says 66000 ctc for logistics branch,83000 ctc for obsever in there such a huge difference or its just a way of presenting by adding all possible benefits…


502 KUMAR April 28, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Dear Ravi Raj, the salary of a newly commissioned lieutenant in the army/sublieutenant in the navy whether ground duty or ship duty will be approximately 46,000. But if you are a pilot/observer then you will get an additional 17,000. If you include the accommodation, food, travel , club facilities ,etc it will be another 15,000 handsdown. So now got the calculation of how it became 83,000 for an observer. All amounts mentioned by me are approx(+- 1000)

503 Sayan Ghosh April 27, 2012 at 4:20 am

I am a in Marine engineer. I have applied for navy for the post of engineer and pilot. i have a problem that my one leg is flat footed. Will i clear the medical test?


504 KUMAR April 28, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Dear Ghosh, if your flat foot is so evident while noticing and if it hampers your running, walking, exercising etc then you might end up getting rejected. Otherwise it is not a great issue.

505 sanjay April 28, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Hi.. please tell about the eye standards for air force- technical entry- ssb??? my one eye is 6/6 and other is 6/12-18 which can be corrected to 6/6 with glasses (ophthalmologist told there is only a slight power variation and he didn’t recommended to wear glasses) … whether glasses are permitted???


506 Suresh kumar.M.R May 5, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Respected sir,

This is Suresh from Bangalore, I applied for the post of logistic officer in Indian navy.
1) Is it compulsory to learn swimming before enter to the SSB interviews or in the period of training?
2) My English skills are not good because i studied in Kannada medium up to my degree course, is it the English language plays an important role at the time of SSB interviews?
3) My eye sight is very poor and i always wear glasses, is this problem affect my selection?
4) I heard that the logistic posts are only for unmarried men and after joining the post logistic officer should not marry up to his period. is it true? if it is true why this quality need for that job? or if its not true when can a logistic officer can marry after he enter to the navy?
5) Is there any accommodation facilities for the Logistic officers family?
6) How many days that a officer should stay in work with out get any holidays or leaves during his work?

Waiting for your reply sir.

Thank you…


507 KUMAR May 12, 2012 at 6:57 am

Suresh kumar,
1. you wil be taught swimming in your training time
2.yes to some extant but it is not the most important thing either
3.what do you mean by this can marry as and when you cross 25 yrs of age
5. no!!! only after marriage you will get accomodation
6.depends on service rwequirements

With such doubts I sincerely suggest you donot apply . Your priorities seems to be diferent. You dont seem to have any passion for the job. You will definitely not be selected. You must understand that this is not another job like TCS or Infosys etc.., this is s away of life. Please forgive me if my being straight forward has hurt you.

508 Anjali Sharma May 11, 2012 at 7:33 am

sir i have cleared my AFCAT test and am waiting for my ssb dates.I have applied for the technical branch(B.Tech). I had an accident in my childhood where my both arms got fractured and after the cast were removed my hands were not proper straight i.e elbow angle has increased from normal. Am i eligible for the medical ??? Please reply soon as i have tried many sources but could not get a satisfactory answer.


509 KUMAR May 12, 2012 at 6:38 am

Dear Anjali, what is the angle???? I cannot tell you with so much less info

510 Anjali Sharma July 10, 2012 at 11:14 am

its +15 degrees. would that be a problem?

511 vinay May 17, 2012 at 8:29 am

sir, i meet all the weight height conditions and can do 50 push ups,10 chin ups and can run 5 kms . but i have had a skin infection which is cured but has left a few dark marks. will this be a matter of concern?


512 KUMAR May 27, 2012 at 2:20 pm

dear vinay, how much and what skin condition was that???????????

513 naveen sharma May 19, 2012 at 5:13 am

Jai hind sir…..i cleared my ssb for ota at allahabad..but in medical i got 2 TR. 1 is for overweight(6 kg) and 2nd is fotr flat feet(left)..overweight i will overcome bt i m concerend abt flat feet….sir my right feet is k but have litle less arch in left feet than ryt feet…i m wearing insole now and it helped to giv some shape….i compared my weyt foot impression wid flat foot impression and found that my left foot is much more arched than a flat foot……now i have appeal medical on 15 june….so wat do u think sir this minor problem may lead to permanent rejection.????


514 KUMAR May 27, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Naveen, I can only pray for you and wish you luck!!! Plz reduce your weight and that will help you reduce your flat foot also

515 sachin May 21, 2012 at 4:20 am

sir , i have applied for nda and for sure i will pass the exam coz i have prepared for it
but the problem is my knock knees , they are not so severe but i have them so will they permanently reject me or they give me some time to get it corrected????? sir plz reply..!!!


516 KUMAR May 27, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Sachin if it is minor then you will be selected, but if it is severe then you will get time to correct it. But yes placing pillows and books between your knees and standing in attention position with both foot joined together does help… Try it and tell me the results

517 Praphul Kumar May 26, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Hello Sir,
I am a B.Tech in Computer Science currently working as a software engineer in SAP. I had secured 93% in class 10, 77% in class 12, and 92.4% in B.Tech. I completed my graduation last year and was placed in a German company “SAP”. I completed 1 year in SAP last week. I have applied for SSC GS{X} and have to report in Bhopal on 4th June.
1)- I really want to know from you what sort of questions can be asked from me in the interview.
2)- Never realized before but now I noticed that I have flat foot. But it has never caused any discomfort to me. Will this really be an issue?
3)- I am very determined and excited about joining Indian Navy and really hope that everything goes well. My current job is highly paid as well as comfortable. Sitting in A/C all day long and working on developing business softwares . But whenever it comes to Navy, it thrills me. I think of a life, disciplined and adventurous, serving the nation, building self-respect and a passion to use my bachelorhood to the best.
4)- I have been a school captain for two years and a member of discipline squad for my school, but these things don’t have a certificate proof. What do you suggest?? Should I mention these if asked ?
5)- One last thing. I am quite well versed in technology news and info, but not very good when it comes to politics etc. I have shallow knowledge of the current affairs. Not much. What do you suggest I can do in these 7-8 days that are left before I leave for Bhopal?

Praphul. :)
P.S : Please wish me luck !! :)


518 KUMAR May 27, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Dear Praphul,
1. I suggest you go through my blog fully to get an fair idea about the questions asked.
2. It depends as to how much of a flat foot you have got!!! Generally it must not be an issue if you dont have any issues with running,prolonged standing etc
3. Thats very nice to hear
4. Yes , you must mention these!!! nevermind regarding the certificates
5.You must brush up using weekly magazines such as The Week, India Today, Outlook, etc for the last minute preparations.(If possible read the last 2/3 weeks issues)

All the best for your interview

519 vinay May 28, 2012 at 10:20 am

it was a secondary fungal infection with 3 small lesions:one on the thigh and two on the back . the lesions were not larger than 1 cm diameter. this has been cured. only the spots. will this be a concern?


520 Rishab June 1, 2012 at 4:38 pm

hello Sir,
I am studding in class 12th & i am having 90kg weight …but Sir ,my height is 6ft..can i clear SSB with it??
please help me ..


521 KUMAR June 2, 2012 at 1:16 am

Dear Rishab, definitely not!!! You need to reduce it to less than 75 kgs

522 naveen sharma June 4, 2012 at 5:13 am

sir according to my height 171 cm what shold be my weight….and wat if it may be 2 kg excess than the required……is it acceptable???


523 dharmadurai June 8, 2012 at 5:32 am

hi sir ,
i am 20 years old and i am studying 3rd year BE,i would like to enter into army through UES(University Entry Scheme) and i hope i will clear ssb interview but i put spects……whether it may be a any problem to get clear the medical test…….and its my lifetime dream to work and die for nation


524 KUMAR June 9, 2012 at 11:36 am

Mr.Dharmadurai, what is the power of your glasses?? And tell me why do you want to die for the nation???

525 bob June 14, 2012 at 10:41 am

I have scaring in lungs (pleural thickening )
Have medical on 11 july for IAF tech . What are chances .Lung functioning test is normal .Weight ideal


526 Uday Kumar June 14, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Babnesh, I dont think that would cause any problems in the medicals.

527 pallav June 14, 2012 at 3:53 pm

i am called for navy (tech) ssb what ques thy could ask? my specialization is automobile also what is medical standard for eyes without glasses


528 madhan June 14, 2012 at 7:36 pm

sir , i am 23 my height 178 and my weight is 62,tablulated weight is 64.5
and i have cavity in my teeth(one teeth)50% of my teeth is not good …rest all are perfect ….tell me weather am eligible for SSB interview INDIAN ARMY


529 Uday Kumar June 16, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Dear Madhan, what do you mean by 50% of your teeth are not good!!!!!!!!??????????

530 ayush June 15, 2012 at 8:57 am

respected sir,
I am a second year student of BA english(hons),my age is 22 running.My D.O.B is 1989 13 march,can I apply for OTA.?


531 Uday Kumar June 16, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Ayush, offcourse you can apply!!

532 Arpit Nigam June 17, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Dear sir I am very passionate about joining indian air force in the flying branch as a fighter stream pilot so how can I get into flying and what exta traits are required for that pls reply as IAF is my life and I want to become acombat aviator in IAF


533 Uday Kumar June 20, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Dear Arpit, you can read the article written about a year ago in this blog on how to become a pilot. But understand you will need to clear your SSB too inorder to become a pilot apart from the PABT test.


534 Mukesh Pandey June 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Sir pls reply……………….


535 Mukesh Pandey June 18, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Hello sir i am Mukesh Pandey of class 12…. I have a strong interest in joining army … and sir i am willing to do anything that it’ll take to join the army… but sir my weight is around 84 kgs which is quite high for a height of 180 cm … i have around 6-7 months of time … what can i do to lose the weight sir?? i have other problems also although i can do 30 pushups and 35 situps but i cant do a single pull up sir…and i have gynecomastia too… pls sir advice me what can i do… i promise sir i will turn myself 180 degree if it takes to do so to serve my country… i want to change my life sir.. and i know that only joining the armed forces can change it… pls help me out sir..


536 Uday Kumar June 20, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Dear Mukesh , you need to reduce your weight !!! But that does not guarantee you selection in the armed forces. you need to prepare for the written as well as the crucial SSB… Though you have enough time for all that, firstly you need to reduce about 10 kgs in the next 3 months which is very much possible if you join a gym and do a lot of cardio…

537 Mukesh Pandey June 19, 2012 at 9:55 am

sir pls reply…


538 Thiyagu May 13, 2013 at 8:22 am

Sir What about gynecomastia? I also have gynecomastia ….. What is the way to join indian army ?

539 Jeet Bhardwaj June 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Hello Kumar Sir , I am 18 , my height is 180cms and my weight is 84 kgs which is very high unfortunately..i have other problems like Gynecomastia and a slightly deviated finger maybe 2-3 degrees on both hands same finger..sir will they permanently reject me for these two things? or i can do a surgery for gynecomastia? Sir I will do anything that takes to join this culture.. i’ve already reduced my weight from 90 to 84 in 1 month..and still counting..i have no flat foot and knock knees ( but i think there is because there’s no space between my knees although it doesnt interfere in football… what can i do to overcome these things sir?


540 Uday Kumar June 20, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Dear Jeet Bhardwaj, dont you dont have to worry about flat foot and knock knees from what you have said. You will require to reduce your weight more. I suggest you join a gym and start working out. You will need to get your weight less than 75 by all means. All the best!!

541 Nagendra June 21, 2012 at 9:31 am

Hello Sir,

I have a Pilonidal Sinus which can be removed by an operation.. Will i be allowed after the operation is done ? And also please tell me if LASIK is allowed in Indian Army..

Jai Hind!! :)


542 Uday Kumar June 21, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Nagendra, After operation you will be eligible, but not lasik..

543 Nagendra June 22, 2012 at 5:51 pm


I Heard that LASIK is allowed in Indian Army (not air force) on the condition that LASIK should be done before one year of your medicals.. Is that right ? Sir please if u can tell me abt it..


544 naveen sharma June 26, 2012 at 10:36 am

sir i have cleared my medical in reappeal borad….i was given tr in flat foot and overweight..what i saw there sir that they compare the degree of flat foot…means if it is not to worst u r in….there are ither guys having cubus valagus(elbow angle) they also cleared if it is borderline case and main thing is that it also matter how much other unfitness do u have…mean if u r flat foot,cv,and knock knee all together it will be dificult for u as some relaxation is only for single tr….anyhw this is all my personal exp and rest depend upon mood of doctor ;) sir i want to know weather there are merit oit in ota also….cos i have heard that there r very rare chance to get merit out from ota….please clear


545 pooja raghav June 28, 2012 at 7:58 am

my height iz 160 cm.. iz ths below standard for a woman officer..plZ guide


546 Uday Kumar June 29, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Dear Pooja, no!! this is not below standards

547 Prakash July 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm

I have undegone appendicities operation in 2009 sir please tell me will pass medical test ? I already applied cds 2012


548 Prakash July 2, 2012 at 12:50 pm

I have undergone appendicities surgery in 2009 will i pass ssb medical test ?


549 Anand July 3, 2012 at 11:05 am

Dear Sir
After clearing my written exam for CDS and waiting for SSB call .I have a TATOO on my arm .Want to know whether in spite of being physically and medically fit is there a possibility of getting rejected for this reason .I have started a treatement for getting this tatoo removed already since I got the written exam results . I am also ready to give undertaking of getting the same removed Please suggest


550 Uday Kumar July 4, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Dear Anand, if the tatoo is small and is only a religious depiction which will get covered under your clothes then it will not be an issue… If not then you better get it cleared as soon as possible as it might affect a little bit.


551 Mukesh Pandey July 3, 2012 at 1:42 pm

tnx a lot for your replies sir…i have one more query sir.. i have gynecomastia .. so should i go for its surgery before ssb?

with regards

army aspirant


552 Uday Kumar July 4, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Dear Mukesh, I would suggest you take the advice of a Doctor in this regards. I donot want to misguide you!!


553 ram July 4, 2012 at 3:36 am

sir, i have cleared cdse1 2012 for iaf,ima and ota… my first preference is iaf… sir please tell me where can i know my ssb dates


554 Uday Kumar July 4, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Dear Ram, you will get your call letter.

555 rahul July 6, 2012 at 5:54 am

hello sir, i have done my graduation with non medical subjects and i have just cleared the cds-1 2012 written in the naval academy and now i want to know that when would i get the call letter from the ssb , and possible centre of ssb , tell me something about the course choosing at the ssb , suggest me some books for the prepration as i am not taking any kind of coaching . please send this valuable information on my id, i shall be very thankfull to u for this


556 Uday Kumar July 6, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Rahul, what do you mean by non-medical subjects???
Secondly if you clear the written exam then you will get a call letter for SSB. The SSB will be in any of the following centers Allahabad, Varanasi, Mysore, Bhopal, Bangalore or Coimbatore.


557 Mukesh Pandey July 6, 2012 at 10:56 am

Sir i have started taking small amount of food. versatile food but in small amount and i have started dancing for 1/2 hour and 1/2 hour cool down everyday.. can i lose my weight fast through this method sir? i checked the local gym but it isnt in good condition it has only pullup bars and dumbbells no cycling and treadmill i preferred to do dancing sir..


558 Uday Kumar July 6, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Dear Mukesh, you can always find a pair of jogging shoes and go out for a run in the early morning for about 7-8 kms. Initially you can start with 3-4 kms and gradually in a motnhs time increase it to 6-7kms and then to 7-8kms. Reducing your food will make you weaker and ill!!!


559 Adin July 7, 2012 at 4:38 pm

sir just i ve applied for navy as well as army and i ve a query sir? what will the naval arch will do after their posting,, intially they conduct a interview for navy sir at 3 centres so there what kind of interview is that??


560 harsha July 10, 2012 at 10:38 pm

sir i have flatfeet…but still i have lot of interest in indian army or navy as an officer.sir plz clarify mey doubt.even though i have flatfeet can i have the opportunity to join in defence forces..sir plz really curious to know ur reply…hope 4 a positive reply……


561 uday July 12, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Harsha, if you have a flat feet, then you can not apply for Armed forces.

562 naveen sharma August 6, 2012 at 3:52 pm

it depends upon degree of flat foot mam….me and two friends of mine have recently cleared our medical in appeal…..dont worry first shoot for ssb…….all d best :)

563 harsha July 10, 2012 at 10:45 pm

sir even though i have flatfeet i can run for long distances in par wid those who are not having flatfeet……but stil is it an obstacle to join defence forces…sir im dying to become an officer sir plz reply….are people having flatfeet are not allowed to join defence forces… aim frm childhood is to join defence….plz help me sir


564 harsha July 10, 2012 at 10:46 pm

i completed my btech in eee and going to apply in september notification in indian navy officer entry in future


565 Anjali Sharma July 11, 2012 at 8:46 pm

sir my elbow angles are +15 degrees would that be a problem? i have no problem in doing any work. i can lift heavy things do every work possible with normal hands. would that be a problem in the medical?


566 mohammad ateeq khan July 12, 2012 at 8:38 am

i am a b-tech(i.t) 2011 passout., i had applied for logistic officer and got call for ssb in Bangalore. I have a query, plz tell me the exact max. weight for a guy of 180 CM height?? i am 76 kg..
Response is Highly awaited Sir.


567 uday July 12, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Md Ateeq, For 180 cms the ideal weight will be 65kgs (less than 22 yrs) with 10% extra allowed that will make it 71kgs. For above 22 yrs of age then it will be 67 kgs.


568 mukesh pandey July 15, 2012 at 7:30 pm

sir my eyesight as a whole is 6/6 without glasses but i think i have power in my left eye because when i close my right eye things get blurry sir is eyesight tested as whole or eye by eye?


569 uday July 17, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Dear Mukesh, it is tested each eye by eye!! It is common all over, even when you go to a doctor he tests you that way. I suggest you go to a doctor and get yourself checked. May be some vitamin deficiency may cause some problems and if proper supplements are taken in time then you can control your power.


570 Mukesh Pandey July 17, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Sir, I went to doctor on 16th july, he checked and said everything was fine and I didnt need spectacles even though i said i see blurred things with one eye…but he prescribed some eye drops and an oral medicine.. by the way sir what is the maximum eye power tolerance in airforce and army?


571 uday July 17, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Dear Mukesh, it is 6/6!!

572 Mukesh Pandey July 17, 2012 at 8:05 pm

And sir good news!! I reduced another 5 kgs in a month..!!


573 Mukesh Pandey July 18, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Sir, you mean to say power tolerance is 6/6 even uncorrected one? I mean 6/6 with specs or without ?


574 uday July 18, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Mukesh, uncorrected!!

575 Mukesh Pandey July 18, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Sir but i heard somewhere that there’s some eye power tolerance in army.. and what is the correct weight for 178 cm height? My current weight is 86 kgs which i reduced from 92 kgs in a month…


576 akshob July 21, 2012 at 9:04 am

sir , i just had got a minor surgery done on my nose, a small bone was deviated blocking my right nostril a bit, since childhood i had this problem and quiet frankly i would not have bothered to go for the surgery if it wasn’t for the every thing is ok(after surgery) .But i am a bit concerned weather it would be a cause of rejecting . THe doctor told me that there would not be a surgerical scar .That is why i opted for the surgery.Now that there is, if you look inside. I am a bit concerned .And also, i have time i am yet to give my cds on sept 16 so before my ssb what every little discomfort is there will also be cured .I am perfectly fine,but i don’t know abot the army medical standards.plz help me


577 Gargi July 23, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Hello Sir,

I am gargi and i have received a call from SSB for logistics in Indian Army
but i got to know that person having a knock knee can be moved out in medical test. Sir i would like to inform you that i have knock knee but i can run and walk properly i never face any problem with it …

Sir kindly inform me if i have any chance of being selected in such situation…
since i have a great opportunity.

With Regards:


578 anil kumar July 24, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Sir i have permanant tatoo on hand depicting “OM”


579 Justin August 2, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Sir I’ve been called for the naval 10+2 scheme ssb..but I’m having a flatfoot problem but that dosnt interfere in running long distances nd doing my chores….is it an issue..? I ve no problem walking,jumping on my toes


580 Jeet Bhardwaj August 5, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Hello Sir,

I underwent my gynecomastia surgery, but i have a doubt… will i have problems in clearing medicals?


581 Thiyagu May 13, 2013 at 8:46 am

Finally Did u got selected or not ?

582 aditya singh August 15, 2012 at 7:22 pm

sir i m born with 1 testis naturally , im 100 percnt fit and have no problem in atheletics i have cleared my nda and i m very well prepared for ssb so plz tell by concerning with somebody else also that can i clear my medical i m 184 cm long and have good physique i m vry tensed sir plz help me thanking u


583 PRAXAL GANDHI August 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm

I have applied for UES-EBGINEERING BRANCH and also received the call latter for the same,Can you please tell me is there any dress code compulsary to follow?
and will we have to present our PRINTED CV also there?
Further for SSB which type of physical test will be there for engineering branch and will there be any hurdle for people like me who is not generally subjected to sports practice?


584 Ramesh September 6, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Respected Sir

I’ve applied for Indian Navy and Today I received a mail from Indian Navy saying that you’ve been short listed for SSB Executive(IT)Course. The main Problem is that my Weight is low. It’s nearly about 48kgs at the same time my height is 5′ 11′ and I’ve not enough chest also. Can i proced for the next step or can I stop my journey towards Navy because of low weight and less chest . I’ve great passion towards Navy. Please tell me the minimum recuirement of Height and Weight. For an Executive of IT i.e for a Software Engineer is Height and Weight are compulsary Requirements??? Please give me reply


585 Deepak September 19, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Sir,one of my front teeth is a little bit broken..and my chest does not expand 5cm cms after inhaling.Can it be a cause of rejection in ssb


586 amit tanwani September 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm

respected sir,
i am engineering giving ssb interview in coming days (through college campus) ,
right now my weight is around 80 kg and height is 177 cm,but i didn’t look too fatty,
if in case we(students) got selected they said they will call us for ssb further selection,
i want to know after passing that interview what are other step we have to clear to be in ssb,
in how much time they will call us ?? so that we could improve our body fitness !!!

and sir my eye sight is also weak it is -2 in both the eyes ,if i make my eyesight perfect by laser operation then it will be acceptable ????


587 thomas October 1, 2012 at 5:29 pm

i am having slight blood pressure,and my right ear is not fully functional.i have undergone laser surgery for eye.can i join navy through ssb


588 ALISHA KAPOOR October 2, 2012 at 4:27 pm

i hve cleared my afcat written xam .now i m confused hw to prepare for ssb & also plz tell me which coaching institute is better for ssb prepration.Dis is my first ssb n its my life plz help me sir………….


589 ALISHA KAPOOR October 2, 2012 at 4:35 pm

whn i ws born there ws sme physical problem in left foot bt now i m properly fit n there is no problem in my foot ….plz tel me that there is any problem tke place in medical fitnes process………


590 sachin mishra October 3, 2012 at 2:56 pm

i am 161 cms. in height and have corresponding weight. i am 17 yrs. old .
i have received ssb call for 10+2 btech entry in navy. would my height be a hindrance in selection if i perform well in all tasks?


591 Anandhu October 4, 2012 at 9:49 am

Sir, i had applied for 10+2 entry on May but unfortunately my hard copy of certificates hadn’t reached there on time. now what should i do sir, should i fill the form in next year or is there any other entry in this year?


592 Sunil October 10, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Sir, i am sunil……..And my height is 159cm Can i join SSB force…….And i An in 12 class now…..


593 Amit kumar October 11, 2012 at 8:03 pm

because of doing wrong jim exercise my angle of elbow is change (160), by this change i am fit for army or not .if not than. please
suggest me some elbow exercise by which i straight my angle.


594 Ankita Jain October 26, 2012 at 10:14 pm

sir, if somebody is having subject backs in his Bachelor of Engineering, then is he/she eligible for cds examination?


595 rishinath November 9, 2012 at 6:05 am

sir all my molars and premolars are filled i have placed a crown in my tooth and all my anterior tooths are perfect i have ssb airforce in last week of november 2012 , will i be declared medically unfit or will i be temporary rejected or permanently rejected from armed forces pls reply sir i am very ambitious about armed forces and i have reduced 15 kgs in 3 1/2 months for my ssb. pls reply soon sir


596 Supratik November 19, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Sir , I have very very low marks in PCM…only 48 % whereas i have very good marks in my engineering ..The Army is asking for PCM marks this time for it’s TGC-117 entry..Do u have any idea regarding the cut off dey are gonna have ?


597 sunil November 25, 2012 at 7:21 pm

sir have got callup latter for navy ssb officer entry. my height is 168cms but weight is 68kgs. sir can i go for ssb.


598 sunil November 25, 2012 at 7:34 pm

sir my height is 168cms and height is 68kgs. can i attend navy ssb for officer entry?


599 snehal wamankar December 2, 2012 at 1:35 pm

tell me why they look to our penis ?


600 uday1 December 5, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Dear Snehal, just to check “If you have it in you or not”!!

601 supriya December 5, 2012 at 12:10 pm

sir, how to prepare for GTO tasks?? the individual obstacles and group obstacles?
cant get any suitable place to learn rope climbing and such obstacles crossing in noida. also dont want to go to SSB unprepared. plz help regarding this.


602 Dinesh Kumar December 12, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Respected sir,
I love to join in army but till now i didn’t get proper guidance.i have finished B.E.,and working as a R&D engineer.If there is a need i am ready to die for my country.I have a permanent tattoo on my hand (C.P.D.K).that too in my 8 th standard itself i there any possible to join in indian army .i want to join in army i dont even want to become an high range officer.if it is possible i cam do my service as a soldier.please help me sir.if it is possible please send your mobile number too to my email id.i am waiting for your response…


603 uday1 December 16, 2012 at 12:51 am

Dinesh Kumar, I appreciate your patriotism, but you must not lose your senses in the josh and spirit. Please understand that there is a hell of a difference between the life of a soldier and an Officer. Do your research before you do anything. If you are patriotic Army is not the only way to show it. There are other ways to show it too. You can be a true and law abiding citizen, you can join any government service, you can join politics and make a greater change in the lives of many more. So what ever you do, plz do after you do your proper research for the aftermath of your decisions will be unchangeable.

604 Akanksha December 14, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Sir, i am am female electrical engineer. My height is 149 cm and weight is 46kg . Will i be rejected in medicals due to less height?


605 uday1 December 14, 2012 at 11:29 pm

Yes, Akanshka, you need to be above 152cms

606 Nikita December 16, 2012 at 9:59 pm

I have undergone a surgery in ma left hand in ma childhood….. but there is no problem now as such in my hand . Somebody told me there should be no surgical marks to be declared physically sound by SSB medical board.
Is that true sir???


607 Srikar December 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

Sir I want to join the Indian navy permanent commission. So I’m not really aware of navy branches. So is it possible for me to join executive cadre in permanent commission. Thank you very much


608 uday1 December 21, 2012 at 9:09 am

Srikar, yes you can join

609 Vivek Pokhriyal December 20, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Sir , I have a tattoo on my biscep . . would it create problem for me in medicals, i dont want to loose opportunity of being an officer . . no one has cleared my doubt till now , some say yes some say no. . .i am getting demotivated, please help me sir


610 uday1 December 21, 2012 at 8:49 am

Dear Vivek, if it will be visible after you wear your uniform then it will be a problem. But if it is confined inside your sleeves of your shirt then it should not be a problem.

611 Vivek Pokhriyal December 22, 2012 at 8:23 am

the tattoo wouldn’t be visible if i wear uniform , after making the tattoo i have even gone through medical test (regarding any side effect of tattoo) and was declared fit . . . so should i get relaxed regarding the same ??


612 sanjay December 22, 2012 at 6:35 pm

does hand fracture cause rejection in nda medical test.


613 uday1 December 22, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Sanjay, please elaborte more.

614 abhishek December 22, 2012 at 6:49 pm

A year ago i was caught in an accident due to which my finger bone get fracture.
but after treatment it join very little in wrong position,due to which my finger do not get straight little properly .will it cause rejection in nda..


615 uday1 December 22, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Abhishek, if it affects your grip, your hold of things, etc then it will be a cause of concern in the medicals

616 abhishek December 27, 2012 at 3:59 pm

thanks a lot sir….

617 Manish December 26, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I wanted to know that smoking will be detected in the chest x-ray in NDA medical test and will be the cause of rejection in SSB?
I am totally confused,Help me!


618 uday1 December 26, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Manish, no. It will not. But I suggest you quit smoking. You are too young and there is a lot to see in this world. The world offers you with a lot.Dont die young and miss the fun!!!

619 Manish December 26, 2012 at 10:27 pm

Ya I will :)
Thanks for the info,Thanks alot!

620 kumar December 27, 2012 at 7:37 pm

sir, i have gt SSNHL on left ear.. i hd attnded the navy interview held at my coll campus 4 months before.. now im selected for SSB.. do i have to quit due to the prob i have? or i wld be permitted further?


621 hai January 8, 2013 at 7:25 pm

GOOD eve sir,
i have doubt about medical test in ssb

1)i have an a bent-up penis towards left ,so that it will creat any problem?


622 rasheed January 8, 2013 at 7:50 pm

GOOD eve sir,
i have doubt about medical test in ssb

1)i have an a bent-up penis towards left ,so that it will creat any problem?
i don’t have any pain.please reply me sir.


623 Alok Kumar Sah January 19, 2013 at 9:49 pm


This Alok kumar Sah,a engineering student currently studying in the 3rd year final semester,and a have great enthusiasm to join the armed forces of India.

I have three questions to ask you,sorry to take your time and bothering you for long.

1)The CDSE exam notifications are released in the month of the June and October and the exam is conducted in the month of the September February,i have a question that if i go for the CDSE of September(the June notifications)
and clear it,then when will the call for SSB interview will come ,i mean what is the gap and duration between the CDSE held and the call for SSB interview.

2)The SSB interview can be given directly if you have e engineering degree and the it is for SC commission ,for the permanent commission one need to give the CDSE.Is that true?

3)What are the other ways of applying in the Indian Navy,other than CDSE(Naval Academy)?


624 Vishaljeet Singh January 24, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Hello Sir !! First of all I wish all of you “Happy Republic day” as it is a day for all of Indians to feel proud ! Well its so good to get your cherished experiences that has helped many of us to learn a lot of things from you.
I also have a query regarding my career in Air force & too I expect a satisfactory answer from you as well. As I am doing BBA final & CA final (Chartered Accountancy), I am facing a confusion these days. Whether my recommendation will be affected if have done BBA instead of ? Because in the career website of IAF its written that the candidate should be or CA/ I am waiting for reply from you eagerly. Thanks to you in advance.


625 nitin January 24, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Sir,i have been selected for ues army entry,iam 175cms/5.9ft.and 76kgs,i reduced nearly 4kgs after receiving my call letter and now am 71.8kgs through heavy exercise and diet plans,but since 2 weeks my weight is not redcing,its constant and i dont look fat.will i be able to clear my medicals?my ssb is just around the just 2 weeks remaining


626 Sahil kumar January 31, 2013 at 4:31 pm

I am of 18 and my height and weight is 5.5 foot and 55 kg resp.

I also had an operation of my right ear 3 years ago but now have no problem with it.

So can u please tell my chances to clear medical???
If not then please guide me a bit.
I will be really very thankfull to you….

Hope to get answer soon…


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628 vevek v February 22, 2013 at 4:54 pm

I am called for ssb interview for NAIC in next month, my height is 165 cm, but my weight is 70 kg, have i been selected for physical test.?


629 madhusudhanan March 5, 2013 at 12:02 pm

hi sir i have been called for ssb interview in bangalore . what are the pre recuritment physical tests to be followed during interview. please can u elaborate and my height is 173 cms weight 79kg and my age falls between 24-25 years can u please help me sir


630 Pratibha March 24, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Sir being anemic will lead to rejection or not? plz reply..


631 Uday Kumar March 24, 2013 at 6:55 pm

Dear Pratibha, if it reflects in your blood report and is in a very bad low level then you might get a temporary rejection wich you will have to rectify with in a span of few weeks


632 Siddharth March 24, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Is there any difference in duty performed by the army officer who is trained from IMA & one from OTA?
Also tell if a person wants to join IMA via CDSE instead of OTA (for non-tech) but his birth-date is just one day late then that required for IMA? example date for IMA should be after 2nd july 1992 but guy’s birth day is 1st July 1992?


633 Navjyot March 25, 2013 at 12:44 am

Firstly i would like to tell you something about what i aim for. I have an immense desire to join the army and i am planning to appear for the cdse emamination. However i am can’t get the details like to which areas i have to pay more attention to in order to make my success chances high. I also plan to prepare for the ssb too, and in that area too i lack the knowledge about what all to prepare.
Kindly suggest me the areas i need to work on by considering me as an average student. I am not afraid to work hard upto any limit. The only thing i want to know is where to place the right first step. Kindly tell me the physical exercises i can start in order to maintain my physical fitness..

Thanks…Looking forward for your advice.


634 manu sharma March 26, 2013 at 12:01 am

hello sir…u and ur experience r quite motivating….can u help me about all the documents needed during d 1st day of afsb ssb…i am a btech final year student few more days left for ma final sem exam…i hav a backlog in ma 2nd sem nd yet not cleared ….but m sure of clearing it dis time….an i eligible for the ssb selection process….i do hav an aggregate of 67% till ma 7th semester…..plz help me


635 vishal April 14, 2013 at 6:59 pm

sir, actually my +2 result is not so good . I got 47% marks and in my graduation i have got 61.2% in bca. so can u tell me pls…… does it creates a matter in selection of indian navy pc logistics branch ????


636 Ashirbad Nayak April 15, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Hello Sir,
I had my SSB at Bhopal for UES-Navy. I was not recommended and rightly so. I realised my faults during the closing address by the Deputy President and I’m really upbeat about my forthcoming SSB for TGC-Army as I am confident that I will not be repeating the same mistakes this time around.
Sir, my concern is that I’m 174 cms tall and weigh around 75 kgs(the upper limit mentioned is 69). Yes, I can reduce my weight, but not before the SSB. Supposing that I am free from all other ailments and defects, is this weight issue going to get me a TR provided i clear the SSB?
Hoping for your reply, Thank You.


637 mishal May 2, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Sir, i have cleared ssb and when i went for medical i was given tr for overweight, i have reapear before may 17th and i have stil to lose 10kg. I am doing all kind of exercise.
Will the officer give some kind of relaxation, as we wil definitely lose weight after joining acadamy.


638 RAJA May 6, 2013 at 10:57 pm

respected sir,
i read most of your blogs..and i get many are helping many candidates just like us and they are knowing many things about it..sir i have a question but i don’t understand whether it is better to ask or not bt though i shall ask you..sir, bent penis and sizes in testis (1small 1big) can affect to join defence services…??? pls rply about it..i m very much nervous about brother said me that a candidate facing these type of problem cannot join defence forces.. n sir, how can i correct my knock knee n flat foot? i daily use to run 5-7 kms sir i still want to correct my problems..sir pls hlp about the same above..its my humble request to you…


639 RAJA May 6, 2013 at 11:04 pm

another ques if anyone get marks between 45% – 50% in graduate..he/she will able to get a chance to join indian navy?


640 Gaurav Nigam May 15, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Sir I have done NCC with B grade and have given My first SSB bt got Conference Out after that my MBA started so i didnt got any tym rite nw my age is 23 born in 1990 and i have got only 2 more chances to clear ssb. My MBA is still going on so i am really confused and could really benefit if u guided me.Sir need ur guidance my mail id is
I will be really obliged sir I am also overweight and i am working on that. Waiting for ur reply.


641 Lalismita May 18, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Respeted sir,
Sir my AFSB is in the next month, I am preparing for that. Sir, I am having a qerry about physical fittness, actually few days before dotor told me that I am having spondilitis, so I am taking medicines for it & its recovering too. my tension is “will it create any problem during medical test?”.
sir plz reply me so that I’ll be prepared.


642 nibin May 21, 2013 at 8:04 am

respected sir,
sir,ihave 170cms height and 68kg i want know that i am eligible of physical test


643 nibin May 21, 2013 at 8:26 am

respected sir,
iwant to know about the dress code for interview and other test for men


644 nitin May 22, 2013 at 12:18 pm

res sir,
Actually i hv a little pigeon chest i have no any problem due to this
Am i medical fit for IAF?


645 RAKESH PRADHAN May 30, 2013 at 10:09 am

respected sir,

i got call for SSB in navy in SSC ( ele) and i don’t know swimming and haven’t perpare , is swimming is necessary for SSC exam…
i am waiting plz reply soon


646 shubham June 1, 2013 at 6:34 am

sir i am very overweight how to reduce weight


647 Bharat July 11, 2013 at 1:32 pm

sir i want to knw that , my hand was fractured about 12 years ago it will be any problem in medical for defence ,i want to join army as SSC dental cops pls reply me


648 ELDHO July 16, 2013 at 11:18 am

Respected sir,
I completed my 12th this year.My aim is to join Indian army.I am planning to complete my graduation and then try for OTA Chennai. Is lasik surgery accepted by the medical board? I also have flat foot.. Please do reply…..


649 vicky July 16, 2013 at 9:29 pm

it feels like i have a problem of vericocele. cos when i see my scrotum it looks like the left testical is slightly bigger than the right one and can feel some veins as well in that. i have my ssb in about a month. is that going to be a problem . if yes, then will i be given a tr or pr.


650 Suresh Kumar July 18, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Dear sir,
. I had appliad for water carrier.I have 3 years exp. in hotel industries. I want to know about for this work experience suitable for Water carrier.

Plz reply your comments…….



651 Suresh Kumar July 18, 2013 at 9:23 pm

Dear sir,
. I had appliad for water carrier.I have 3 years exp. in hotel industries. I want to know about for this work experience suitable for Water carrier.

Plz reply your comments…….



652 ankita July 26, 2013 at 10:05 pm

sir, I have my ssb(AFCAT) scheduled on 12th of august at dehradun… I wasn’t able to download the call up letter so now I only have my admit card. So sir will it be fine if I just take along my admit card for the interview?? And sir kindly let me know what are the other things I need to take along, and how to reach the location??


653 ankita July 26, 2013 at 10:31 pm

Sir , I would also like to ask you…
1) I wear spectacles … the power of both of my eyes is -2.. will it effect my ssb(afcat) medical checkup and will I get rejected??
2) Recently I realised I have a cavity in my tooth in one of my molars, will I rejected??


654 sachin July 30, 2013 at 10:52 am

Dear sir
i have a problem of deviated nasal septum.can it be a reason for my rejection????.
plzz replyy.


655 Abhishek August 5, 2013 at 5:15 pm

will u pls suggest me the best question bank for cds and of which publication …
waiting for ur reply
or pls u can mail me on my gmail
thanking u


656 nitin yadav August 7, 2013 at 9:22 pm

respected sir,
i am nitin yadav from lucknow..i am having a ssb on 21 august 2013 for the post of SSC (ATC)…Please tell me about this post and also that how can i prepare best…sir i am also having one doubt in my mind ,relating to my over weight…my height is 165 cm & my weight is 74 kg now.. will it effect my selection in the naval academy..?


657 vimal September 2, 2013 at 3:25 pm

how to join in defence after 12th


658 rahul khurana September 15, 2013 at 11:34 am

just go for nda

659 Gaurav sawardekar September 12, 2013 at 10:53 am

Sir,i M 18 years old aftr BE im planin for SSB.but i hav specs nd aftr removin my eyes number aftr surgery vil it affect my medical test for eyesite during ssb ?and how should i prepare for cds and ssb?


660 rahul khurana September 15, 2013 at 9:12 am

sir i want to know that if someone has only one testicle by birth i.e. one undescended testicle which although do not create any problem in sexual life. will it be a cause for being unfit in physical test of ssb.


661 arpit nigam October 3, 2013 at 8:52 am

Dear sir, I have an uninfected pilonidal dimple and till now i haven’t came across any ill effects or symptoms of it sir my question is that can it be a cause of rejection at the medicals after SSB for IAF through NDA..


662 Sahil Vashisht October 8, 2013 at 10:19 pm

i want to know whether there will be a rejection for skin fungal infections caused due to sweat(the infection can be cured but there may be marks left)…


663 Sahil Vashisht October 8, 2013 at 10:33 pm

i also want to know about the complete dress code during the ssb’s…
i know what to wear during gto and intervew portio but i want to know about what to wear during ppdt and tat and tests like that…


664 vinod October 9, 2013 at 8:01 am

Hi Sir!
Myself Vinod, i wanna serve to my country. I’m just a B.Tech Holder. I need to become a NAVAL OFFICER, so how can i check my medical standards (is there any medical center for it?). How to build my muscles & thighs to meet the OFFICE ENTRY requirement? Please suggest me!


665 sanjay October 15, 2013 at 4:34 pm

i have sol on liver about 2.5 c.m. ( hemngomia) and i declared unfit can i go for apppeal


666 adrin October 25, 2013 at 3:46 pm

hello sir,one of my friend cleared all the rounds in indian coast guard for assnt commandent tech branch,but he was given temporarily unfit for his eye test,with glass he had 6/6,bt without glass,he couldnt read the lines,they have asked him to report in mumbai for a check up,is there any possibility that they will help him to improve his eye sight and make him fit?


667 adrin October 28, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Sir reply as soon as possible,its very urgent,thank you sir :-)

668 gaurav kumar November 17, 2013 at 11:14 am

I am preparing for cds exam but having permanent inked tattoes on my right side arm and the last one on my left hand. sir i want to know will it make any issues for the next ? am i not eligible ?


669 Anshul mishra November 28, 2013 at 10:51 am

Sir I cleared nda exam and will go for afsb very soon. Sir i have some flat foot but no problem in running . Will i rejected by medical board . Is there any relaxasion in flat foot for pilots. And also tell me about ur online coaching program.


670 Nitesh Garg November 30, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Hello, I have keen interest to go in defence service. My height is 185 cm, but my weight is 115 Kg rather i have no problem in running. Is there any chance of selection.


671 lakshmanan December 2, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Hi sir,
I have been called up for SSB interview for the post PC(EDU). My Age is 23, My height is 173cm and my weight is 100Kg and it looks like an obesity. I have an SSB interview on 12th jan 2014. shall i go and attend the interview or not plz kindly reply me.


672 lakshmanan December 2, 2013 at 5:15 pm

or should i reduce my weight and attend the upcoming SSB interviews sir. Please suggest me.

673 sachin December 10, 2013 at 10:56 am



674 Feba December 10, 2013 at 3:24 pm

sir, thank you that you have started a blog for aspirants like us… i am appearing for my ssb in IAF on 16th dec. i am overweight than what they ask but i am normal in my physical standards according to my BMI. Sir, i just have almost few days for my ssb and i am 65 kg now. they have askd 55kgs. what can be done about it sir?
will there be a time gap between ssb and medical test?
thank you


675 vipul tyagi December 14, 2013 at 11:23 pm

respective sir i have a problem i have cruveture pennis so i can join the armed force or not


676 SHIVA SHARMA December 16, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Sir i am underweight , will it be a problem :( as my height is 5’8″ and weight is 55kg. Please Guide me


677 Priom January 3, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Respected Sir
I have Sinus Infection in my nose and Noo… other problems.Will I be rejected from Indian Navy Sailor recruitment? Pls reply its very valuable to me.


678 monika sharma January 4, 2014 at 8:24 pm

sir, I’m 1st year EC btech. student. from my childhood it’s my dream to become an indian air force pilot.
actually sir my height is only 154cm and for being a pilot 162cm height is must for a girl. sir please guide me to increase my height ,sir please give me some tips of exercise.


679 monika sharma January 8, 2014 at 2:39 pm

sir, I’m 1st year EC btech. student. from my childhood it’s my dream to become an indian air force pilot.
actually sir my height is only 154cm and for being a pilot 162cm height is must for a girl. sir please guide me to increase my height ,sir please give me some tips of exercise.


680 Kumari January 10, 2014 at 8:27 am

sir i have a power of -6 in both eyes.i have been called for ssb(indian navy-ues ssc logistics).I have only a month left for my interview.I saw in website that lasik must be carried out before 12 months of examination.Shall i do lasik treatment to correct my power?


681 Gaurav January 17, 2014 at 1:53 pm

How to reduce weight , Sir ?
I have 186 cms height and my weight doesn’t come below 80.
I don’t have much fat on my body. I think it’s Bone’s weight.
Could you please help me out ?


682 ARVIND SHRMA January 17, 2014 at 3:55 pm

sir meri hight 168 hai aur weight 67 kg hai . kitna weight km krna padaga . please tell me


683 ARVIND SHRMA January 17, 2014 at 3:58 pm

sir cds 2 ka interview kab sa hai tell me sir


684 GAURAV February 4, 2014 at 5:06 pm

iam a ncc cadet from army there any type of preference in the ssb for ncc cadets.


685 Debdut April 5, 2014 at 12:53 am

your words have inspired me a lot and now i want to apply for the technical branches in indian navy through ssb,but the problem is that i have flat feet and feel pain after running for 15 to 20 min in the field,am i eligible in terms of physical tests?


686 Gibin April 14, 2014 at 9:30 pm

respected sir,
I just finished my MBA and am turning 24 in July. I intend to apply for the OTA. Can you suggest how and what exactly i should do, to go about the entire process?
I was born outside the country but am a citizen of India. All advice would be of much help.

Jai Hind Sir


687 kiranjeet April 26, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Dear Sir,
are girls with knocked knees eligible for CDS (OTA)?


688 Tanveer Shareef M June 5, 2014 at 10:41 pm

I finished B.E in IT in 2012. I am 23 years old. My height is 158 cm and weight is 40 kg. But I am good in running and others. Am I eligible for the SSC(tech) 43 Course. Interview on 7-06-2014 in Bangalore.

Thanks in advance.


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690 purushottamy yadav June 30, 2014 at 2:30 pm

i just want to ask that i m fit or un fit . i had lost my little left hand. finger and i m right handed ..


691 purushottamy yadav June 30, 2014 at 2:52 pm

i just want to ask that i m fit or
un fit . i had lost less then half my little left
hand. finger and i m right
handed ..
please REPLY sir


692 Geetesh June 30, 2014 at 10:01 pm

I received my call letter for logistic-officer in Indian Navy. I got fractured my right hand wrist and now I can’t bend my wrist backward. So, I need advice that whether I should go for SSB test or not.


693 Rohan July 16, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Sir, my weight is 85 and height is 171cm. What should be my weight exactly to my height so that i can clear medical examination for nda, ina and cds.


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