Indian Air Force IAF is going to be conducted the AFCAT 2/2019 Exam for graduates and postgraduates. The candidates who want to apply for AFACT 2/2019 should be Physically fit at the time of initial and medical Examination. AFACT 2/2019 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 2019. Check here all the details of AFCAT Physical Standards 2019 here.

AFCAT Physical Standards 2019

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.

Height and Weight Parameters

You will be screened for your height and weight at AFSB. In case you do not meet the height criterion when you report to AFSB, you may not be tested. The overweight/obese candidate would be issued with a letter of caution and advised to reduce weight within the specified limits before reporting for medicals. Maximum permissible weight deviation is 01 Standard Deviation (SD) as per the height and weight standards for men and women, failing letters of caution would be issued.

  1. The minimum acceptable height for men and women candidates in Flying Branch is 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).
  2. The minimum acceptable height for male candidates in Ground Duty (Technical/Non-technical) Branch is 157.5 cms. For women candidates minimum acceptable height is 152 cms. (For Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North-Eastern region of India, Garhwal, and Kumaon, the minimum acceptable height will be 5 cms less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height will be 2 cms less than what is applicable to men and women respectively).
  3. Height and Weight standards for men and women are given below for Indian Air Force. Interpolation for weights against height not mentioned may be done
  • 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

Another major factor in 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: 

  • Candidates who habitually wear spectacles are not eligible for flying branch. In case they report for testing they will be tested for other branches (if applied for).
  • Minimum distant vision 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other correctable to 6/6 only for Hypermetropia

Colour vision CP-1
Hypermetropia: +2.0 d Sph
Manifest Myopia: Nil
Retinoscopic Myopia: –0.5 in any meridian permitted
Astigmatism : +0.75 D Cyl (with + 2.0 DMax)

Maddox Rod Test

  1. At 6 meters— Exo-6 prism D
    Eso-6 prism D
    Hyper-1 prism D
    Hypo-1prism D
  2. At 33 cms— Exo-16 prism D
    Eso-6 prism D
    Hyper-1 prism D
    1Hypo-1 prism D
  • Handheld Stereoscope—All of BSV Grades
  • Convergence—up to 10 cm
  • Cover test for distant and near – Lateral divergence/convergence recovery rapid and complete. Binocular Vision – Must possess good binocular vision (fusion and stereopsis with good amplitude and depth).

Visual Standards for Ground Duty (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)

  • Candidates who have undergone PRK (Photo Refractive Keratotomy)/LASIK (Laser in Situ Keratotomileusis) may be considered fit for commissioning in Air Force for all branches.
  • Post PRK/LASIK candidates must meet the visual requirements required for the branch.
  • The following criteria must be satisfied prior to select post-PRK/LASIK at the time of Air Force Medical Examination
    • PRK/LASIK surgery should not have been carried out before the age of 20 years.
    • The axial length of the eye should not be more than 25.5 mm as measured by IOL master.
    • tleast 12 months should have elapsed post uncomplicated stable PRK/LASIK with no history or evidence of any complication. At the time of initial medical examination.
    • The post LASIK corneal thickness as measured by a corneal pachymeter should not less than 450 microns.
    • Individuals with high refractive errors (>6D) prior to LASIK are to be excluded.
  • Radial Keratotomy (RK) surgery for correction of refractive errors is not permitted for any Air Force duties. Candidates having undergone cataract surgery with or without IOL implants will also be declared unfit.

The candidate must be physically fit according to the prescribed physical standards which are summarized below:-

  1. The candidate must be in good physical and mental health and free from any disease/disability which is likely to interfere with the efficient performance of duties.
  2. There should be no evidence of weak constitution, bodily defects or overweight.
  3. In your own interest you are advised to undergo a preliminary medical check-up for wax in ears, refractory error of eyes, fungal infection of skin, etc. before reporting for the AFSB interview.
  4. The chest should be well developed. The minimum range of expansion after full inspiration should be 5 cms. The measurement will be taken with tape so adjusted that its lower edge should touch the nipple in front and the upper part of the tape should touch the lower angle of the shoulder blades behind. X-Ray of the chest is compulsory and will be taken to rule out any disease of the chest.
  5. There should be no disease of bones and joints of the body.
  6. A candidate should have no past history of mental breakdown or fits.
  7. There should be no sign of functional or organic disease of the heart and blood vessel. Blood pressure should be normal and candidates should be free from AIDS.
  8. The muscles of the abdomen should be well developed and there should be no enlargement of liver or spleen. Any evidence of disease of internal organs of the abdomen will be a cause for rejection.

An Inguinal Hernia

Inguinal Hernia (Un-operated) will be a cause for rejection. Those who have been operated for hernia may be declared medically fit, provided:-

  • One year has elapsed since operation, documentary proof to this aspect is to be produced by the candidate.
  • General tone of the abdominal musculature is good.
  • Surgical scar is well healed healthily without any gaping.
  • There has been no recurrence to hernia or complication connected with the operation.
  1. There should be no hydrocele, varicocele or piles.
  2. Urine examination will be done and any abnormality, if detected will be a cause for rejection.
  3. Any disease of the skin which is likely to cause disability or disfigurement will also be a cause for rejection.
  4. For women candidates, if pregnancy is detected at any stage after selection at AFSB or during training, will debar the candidates from a 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.
  5. The candidates should have a sufficient number of natural and sound teeth. A minimum of 14 dental points will be acceptable. When 32 teeth are present, the total dental points are 22. A candidate should not be suffering from severe pyorrhoea.
  6. X-Ray examination of the chest will include the lower part of the cervical spine for the presence of cervical ribs. X-Ray examination of other parts of the spine will be taken if the SMB considers it necessary.
  7. Carrying angle of the elbow should not be more than 15° and 18° among males and females respectively.
  8. X-ray of Chest is compulsory.
  9. The hearing should be normal. A candidate should be able to hear a forced whisper with each ear at a distance of 610 cms in a quiet room. There should be no evidence of present or past disease of the ear, nose, and throat. Hearing Standards are as follows:
    • Speech test: Whispered hearing 610 cms each ear.
    • Audiometric Test: Audiometric loss should not exceed +20 dB in frequencies between 250 Hz and 8000 Hz.
    • Routine ECG should be within normal limits.

Spinal Condition for Flying Branch

  1. Past medical history of diseases or injury of the spine or sacriliac joints, either with or without objective signs which have prevented the candidate from successfully following a physically active life, is a case for rejection for commissioning in Flying Branch. History of spinal fracture/prolapsed intervertebral disc and surgical treatment for these conditions will entail rejection. The following conditions detected during medical exam will disqualify a candidate in Flying Branch:-
    • 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.
    • Atlanto—occipital and atlanto-axial anomalies.
    • Hemi vertebrae 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 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.
  2. ACL reconstruction surgery would be considered unfit.

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