Central Armed Police Forces (ACs)

Physical and Medical Standards

Central Armed Police Force Assistant Commandants – Physical and Medical Standards Required

Physical Standards:

The minimum requirements for the candidate are as follows:

Men Women
Height 165 cm 157 cm
Chest

unexpanded

expaned

 

81 cm

with Minimum 5 cm

Not applicable
Weight 50 Kg 46 Kg

Moreover, the weight should be as per the height and age

Medical Standards

(a) Eye Sight:

Better eye
(corrected vision)
Worse eye
(corrected vision)
Near Vision N6 (corrected) N9 (corrected)
Distant vision 6/6 OR 6/9 6/12 OR 6/9
With Glasses/LASIK Surgery*
Limits of Refractive
errors permitted
-4.00 D (including cylinder) Myopia
+4.00 D (including cylinder) Hypermetropia
Colour Perception-III (CP-III) by ISIHARA plates.

* LASIK surgery correction is permitted subject to prescribed criteria as below :-
a) Age – 18-35 years
b) Axial-length – 21-26 mm.
c) Corneal-thickness 425 micron
d) Pre LASIK error – 6 D
e) Post operative Period – Should be stable refractive flap
f) Interval – 06 months (post operative period mandatory
(Candidate must have completed 06 months after LASIK surgery while considering for recruitment in CAPFs).

(b) Carrying angle:
Carrying angle should not be more than 15˚ for male and 20˚ for female.

(c) Ear:

i) Candidate should not have any degree of deafness or persistent ear discharge.
ii) Candidate should not have any other condition (congenital or acquired) like atresia of the meatus,
exostosis, neoplasm which is causing obstruction of ear passage and should not have history of
recurrent earache, tinnitus and vertigo.

(d) Nose: Candidates should not have DNS, atrophic rhinitis, tubercular ulceration, chronic sinusitis.

(e) Neck: Candidate should not have enlarged lymph nodes, thyroid or other swelling of neck, inability
to extend the neck fully or any evidence of disease of spine or cervical vertebrae.

(f) Teeth: Candidate must possess sufficient number of sound teeth for efficient mastication. Candidate
should not have severe pyorrhea.

(g) Venereal Disease: Candidate should not have active signs of clinical VD.

(h) Chronic skin diseases: Candidate should not have chronic skin diseases like Leprosy, chronic dermatitis, extensive Pityriasis Versicolor, psoriasis, SLE etc.

(3) General Standards:

  1. Speech should be without impediment i.e. no stammering.
  2. The candidate should not have any indication of chronic disease like TB, any type of arthritis, high blood
    pressure, Diabetes, Bronchial Asthma, any heart disease.
  3. Candidate should not have perceptible and visible glandular swelling anywhere in the body.
  4. Chest should be well formed, devoid of any abnormality like flat chest, Pigeon chest, with rickety rosary
    efects. Heart and lungs should be sond.
  5. Limbs, hands and feet should be well formed and fully developed and there shall be perfect motion of all
    joints.
  6. Should not have any old/mal united fracture of bones.
  7. There should be free and perfect movements of all the joints.
  8. Feet and toes should be well formed
  9. Should not have congenital malformation or defects. (Candidate must have completed 06 months after LASIK surgery while considering for recruitment in CAPFs).
  10. Should not bear traces of previous acute or chronic disease pointing to an impaired constitution.
  11. Candidate should have no disease of the genito urinary tract.
  12. Candidate should have no inguinal, scrotal swelling, any type of Hernia.
  13. (Only for male) Both the testicles are in the scrotum and of normal size.
  14. The candidate must not have knock knees, flat foot, varicose veins.
  15. They must be in good mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect likely to interfere with
    the efficient performance of the duties.

(4) Candidate should not suffer from TACHYCARDIA (more than 100 pulse rate per minute) or BRADYCARDIA
(Less than 50 per minute).

(5) Candidate should not suffer from Hernia, hemorrhoids, condylomata prolapse rectum.

(6) Tattoo Clause:

(a) Content : Being a secular country, the religious sentiments of our countrymen are to be respected and
thus, tattoos depicting religious symbol or figures and the name, as followed in Indian Army are to be
permitted.

(b) Location : Tattoos marked on traditional sites of the body like inner aspect of forearm but only left
forearm, being non saluting limb or dorsum of the hands are to be allowed.

(c) Size : Size must be less than ¼ of the particular part (Elbow or Hand) of the body.

Male Average Body Weights in Kilograms for Different Age Groups and Heights

Height in CMs Age in years
18-22 23-27 28-32 33-37
156 44-54 46-56 47-58 48-59
158 45-55 47-57 48.5-59.5 49.5-60.5
160 46-56 47.5-58.5 49.5-60.5 50.5-61.5
162 47-58 49-60 50.5-61.5 52-63
164 48-59 50-61 52-63.5 53-65
166 49.5-60.5 51.5-62.5 53-65 54.5-66.5
168 51-62 52.5-64.5 54.5-66.5 56-68
170 52-64 54-66 56-68 57.5-70.5
172 54-66 55.5-67.5 57-70 59-72
174 55-67 57-70 59-72 61-74.5
176 56.5-69 58.5-71.5 60.5-73.5 62-76
178 57.5-70.5 60-73 61.5-75.5 63.5-77.5
180 59-72 61-75 63.5-77.5 65.5-80
182 61-74.5 62.5-76.5 65-79 66.5-81.5
184 63-77 64.5-78.5 66.5-81.5 68.5-83.5
186 63.5-77.5 65.5-80.5 68-83 70-86
188 65-79 67.5-82.5 70-85.5 71.5-87.5
190 66-81 68.5-83.5 70.5-86.5 72.5-88.5

Female Average body Weights in Kilograms for Different Age Groups – Heights

Height in CMs Age in years
18-22 23-27 28-32 33-37
148 34.5-42.5 37-45 38.5-47 39.5-48.5
150 36.5-44.5 37.5-45.5 39-48 40.5-49.5
153 38-46 39-48 41-50 42-51
155 38.5-47.5 40-49 41.5-50.5 43-52.5
158 40.5-49.5 42-51 43-53 44.5-54.5
160 41.5-50.5 43-52.5 44-54 45.5-54.5
163 43-52.5 44-54 46-56 47-57
165 44-54 45.5-55.5 47-58 48.5-59.5
168 45-55 47-57 48.5-59.5 49.5-60.5
  • The body weights are given in this chart corresponding to only certain heights (in cms). In respect of height in between, the principle of ‘Average’ may be utilized for calculating body weights.
  • For calculating average weight beyond the heights tabulated, 0.71 Kg for every one cm of increase or decrease in height may be added or subtracted respectively.
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