Indian Air Force IAF is going to be conducted the AFCAT 2 2018 Exam for graduates and postgraduates. The candidates who want to apply for AFACT 2 2018 should be Physically fit at the time of initial and medical Examination. AFACT 2 2018 Physical Fitness rules are set by the IAF In which all the clause related to height weight and visual standard. The candidate should not have any diseases at the time of the test. So check all the pints and test your eligibility in terms of Physical Standards of AFCAT 2018. Check here all the details of AFCAT Physical Standards 2018 here.

AFCAT Physical Standards 2018

Any candidate who found sick later at the time of Recruitment, hie /her candidature will be debarred from the recruitment. For women candidates, if pregnancy is detected at any stage after selection at AFSB or during training, will debar the candidates from the grant of commission and cost recovered from the date of joining AFA till the date of debarring on confirmation of pregnancy from Military Hospital Authorities.

What is Permissible Height in AFCAT 2 2018?

The aspirants who are going to participate in AFCAT 2 2018, should meet the Height Criteria set by the IAF. The height measurement is different for Flying Branch and Ground Duty.

  • Flying Branch: In flying branch, the height criteria is same for Men and woman. The minimum height of candidates should be 162.5 cms. Leg Length: Min – 99 cms, Max –120 cms. Thigh Length : Max – 64 cms, Sitting Height : Min – 81.5 cms, Max – 96 cms (No concession for age/sex/region).
  • Ground Duty(Technical, Non-Technical) Branch: Here the height criteria is different for men and woman. The Men should have the height of 157.5 cms. For a woman, it is 152 cms.

Some candidates seek relaxation here Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North-Eastern region of India, Garhwal, and Kumaon will get the relaxation up to 5 cms.

In case a candidate is native of Lakshadweep then he /she will get the relaxation of 2 cms.

Balance Between Height & Weight in AFCAT 2 2018

In IAF the aspirants who apply should satisfy the physical standers regulated by higher authorities. Candidates will be screened for their height and weight at AFSB. Those candidates who will not meet the criterion they will not be tested further. The overweight candidates will get the caution letter, according to which candidate have to lose weight in the specified time frame. The maximum allowed standard deviation in height and weight is 1 SD.

Check here height and weight chart for Men and Women separately.

  • Height and Weight Standards for Men
Height in cm Age Range (Years)
15-17 18-22 23-27 28-32 33-37
152 46 47 50 54 54
153 47 47 51 55 55
154 47 48 51 56 56
155 48 49 52 56 56
156 48 49 53 57 57
157 49 50 54 58 58
158 49 50 54 58 58
159 50 51 55 59 59
160 51 52 56 59 60
161 51 52 56 60 60
162 52 53 57 61 61
163 52 54 58 61 62
164 53 54 59 62 63
165 53 55 59 63 63
166 54 56 60 63 63
167 54 56 61 64 65
168 55 57 61 65 65
169 55 57 62 65 66
170 56 58 63 66 67
171 56 59 64 66 68
172 57 59 64 67 68
173 58 60 65 68 70
174 58 61 66 68 70
175 59 61 66 69 71
176 59 62 67 70 71
177 60 62 68 70 72
178 60 63 69 71 73
179 61 64 69 72 73
180 61 64 70 72 74
181 62 65 71 73 75
182 62 66 72 74 76
183 63 66 72 74 76
184 64 67 73 75 77
185 64 68 74 75 78
186 65 68 74 76 78
187 65 69 75 77 79
188 66 69 76 77 80
189 66 70 77 78 81
190 67 71 77 79 81
191 67 71 78 79 82
192 68 72 79 80 82
193 98 73 79 81 83
SD 6.0 6.3 7.1 6.6 6.9
  • Height and Weight Standards for women
Height in cm Weight in Kg
20-25 years 26-30 years
148 43 46
149 44 47
150 45 48
151 45 48
152 46 49
153 47 50
154 47 50
155 48 51
156 49 52
157 49 53
158 50 53
159 51 54
160 51 55
161 52 55
162 52 56
163 53 57
164 54 57
165 54 58
166 55 59
167 56 60
168 56 60
169 57 61
170 58 62
171 58 62
172 59 63
173 59 64
174 60 64
175 61 65
176 61 66
177 62 67
178 63 67
SD 5 5

Visual Standards in AFCAT 2 2018

Another major factor in the physical measurement is Visual Standards. Visual Standard should be perfect if you want to be selected in Airforce. The visual parameters are different for Fly Branch and Ground Duty. Let’s check what are those.

Visual Standards for Flying Branch: If a candidate is habitual of wearing glasses then he/she not eligible for the Flying Branch. In case any candidate applies and reports for the AFSB then he /she would be tested for other branches.

For Flying Branch is it 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other, correctable to 6/6 only for hypermetropia. Manifest Hypermetropia must not exceed +2.0D Sph,
Myopia – Nil, and Astigmatism +0.75 D Cyl (within +2.0 D – Max)
Near Vision N-5 each eye.
Color Vision CP-1(ML T).

Visual Standard for Ground Duty: The visual standard is different for technical and Non-technical Branches.

  • For Technical Branch: 
Maximum Limits of Refractive Error Visual Acuity Errors Colour Vision
Hypermetropia: +3.5 D Sph
Myopia: -3.50 D Sph
Astigmatism: ± 2.50 D Cyl
Corrected visual acuity should be 6/9 in each eye. Wearing of glasses will be compulsory when advised. CP-II
  • For Non – Technical Branch
Sub Branch Maximum Limits of Refractive Error Visual Acuity Errors Colour Vision
Administration Hypermetropia: + 3.5 D Sph
Myopia: – 3.5 Sph
Astigmatism: ± 2.50 D Cyl in any meridian
Corrected visual acuity should be 6/6 in each eye CP-II
Logistics Hypermetropia: +3.5 D Sph
Myopia: -3.50 D Sph
Astigmatism: ± 2.50 D Cyl
Corrected visual acuity should be 6/6 in the better eye and 6/18 in the worse eye. Wearing of glasses will be compulsory. CP-III
Accounts & Education Hypermetropia: +3.5 D Sph
Myopia: -3.50 D Sph
Astigmatism: ± 2.50 D Cyl
Corrected visual acuity should be 6/6 in the better eye and 6/18 in the worse eye. Wearing of glasses will be compulsory. CP-III
Meteorology Hypermetropia: +3.5 D Sph
Myopia: -3.50 D Sph
Astigmatism: ± 2.50 D Cyl
Corrected visual acuity should be 6/6 in the better eye and 6/18 in the worse eye. Wearing of glasses will be compulsory. CP-II

Criteria for post LASIK surgery for all branches (Flying/Ground Duty (Tech)/ Ground Duty (Non-tech)

Some of the aspirants have undergone the PRK (Photo Refractive Keratotomy)/LASIK (Laser in Situ Keratomileusis) are treated as eligible for all the branches in Air Force. Such aspirants have to meet some other criteria for the those are

  • At the time of initial examination at least 12 months should have elapsed post uncomplicated stable PRK/LASIK with no history or evidence of any complication.
  •  The post LASIK corneal thickness as measured by a corneal pachymeter should not less than 450 microns.

An Inguinal Hernia

An inguinal Hernia could be the reason for rejection. Those who  have been operated for a hernia may be declared medically fit, provided

  • At least 12 months should be passed post surgery. Since the operation, documentary proof to this aspect is to be produced by the candidate.
  • the scar should be heald well, the General tone of the abdominal musculature is good.

Spinal Condition for Flying Branch

The candidates who have applied for the flying branch should not have any injury to the spine or Past medical history of diseases. These are some of the reasons which could reject you

  • Granulomatous disease of spine.
  • Arthritis/Spondylosis.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and allied disorders.
  • Ankylosing spondylitis.
  • Osteoarthrosis, spondylosis and degenerative joint diseases.
  • Non articular rheumatism (e.g. lesions of the rotator cuff, tennis elbow, recurrent lumbago etc.).
  • Miscellaneous disorders including SLE, dermatomyositis, polymyositis, vasculitis.
  • Spondylolisthesis/spondylolysis/spondylosis.
  • Compression fracture of vertebrae.
  • Scheurman’s disease (Adolescent kyphosis).
  • Loss of cervical lordosis when associated with clinically restricted movements of cervical spine.
  • Unilateral/bilateral cervical ribs with demonstrable neurological or circulatory deficit.
  • Scoliosis more than 15 degree as measured by Cobb’s method.
  • Degenerative Disc Disease.
  • Presence of schmorl’s nodes at more than one level
  • Atlantooccipital and atlanto-axial anomalies.
  • Hemivertebrae and/or incomplete block (fused) vertebrae at any level in cervical, dorsal or lumbar spine and complete block (fused) vertebrae at more than one level in the cervical or dorsal spine.
  • Unilateral Sacralisation or lumbarisation (Complete or incomplete) at all levels and bilateral incomplete sacralisation or lumbarisation.
  • Any other abnormality if so considered by the specialist.

AFCAT 2 2018

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