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If you are passionate about joining the Indian Army, then you are probably aware that you not only need to score well in a written exam, you also need to pass quite a few rigorous physical tests.
But, there is a tad bit more. There are some conditions that automatically disbar one from a career in our Army.
Here’s a list of ten such conditions that candidates must not have if they want to join the Indian Army:
Okay, this condition is disallowed in quite a few professions really (doctors, engineers, pilots, scientists to name a few). If you want to join the military, you need to pass the color blindness test, that involves reading a color-dotted number book.
It is a condition, where a person’s feet are more than three inches apart from each other, at the ankles when the person is standing upright and yet, the knees touch each other.
A flat footed person is one who doesn’t have the arches in the sole of one or both of his feet. The US military has lifted this as a ground for auto-disqualification, they determine the candidacy on a case-to-case basis. However, in the Indian Army, it is still not acceptable, as flat feet is believed to cause an impediment in the soldier’s running and marching capabilities.
Hydrocele and Varicocele
For someone to qualify for the Indian Army, their testicles should not be mismatched in weight or length. However, these are treatable ailments and candidates are eligible to apply after successful treatment.
Another exempted condition is Varicose veins – where veins become enlarged and twisted from the stomach to feet. Mostly legs are affected, thus causing problems while running.
Immovable arms and fingers
This one isn’t much of a shocker. Army requires its candidates to be fit and healthy enough to live and fight under extreme weather conditions. Disabilities like immovable arms or joint pains are not accepted.
Army candidates suffering from inflamed, anal hemorrhoids are automatically rejected. One can opt to treat this condition and retry on successful completion of treatment.
6/6 or 6/9 eyesight
Which means your eyesight should be nearly perfect. Use of Glasses, Contact lens or laser surgery to correct this condition is strictly prohibited.
This calls for a temporary rejection. The simple solution is to clean your ears before you appear for the physical examination.
General ailments in the backbone, chest or teeth
Candidates are expected to be healthy and ailment-free. Dental problems, cardiac problems or spinal injuries are confirmed ailments which can get a candidate rejected permanently.
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