Indian Air Force Group X & Y Medical Standards
Central Airmen Selection Board – Indian Airforce
(a) General Medical Standards for both Group ‘X’ (Technical) Trades and Group ‘Y’ (Non-Technical) Trades are as follows: –
(i) Height:- Minimum acceptable height is 152.5 cms.
(ii) Chest:- Minimum range of expansion: 5 cm
(iii) Weight:- Proportionate to height and age.
(iv)Corneal Surgery (PRK/LASIK) not acceptable.
(v) Hearing:- Candidate should have normal hearing i.e. able to hear forced whisper from a distance of 6 meters with each ear separately.
(vi) Dental:- Should have healthy gums, good set of teeth and minimum 14 dental points.
(vii) Health:- Candidate should be free from medical or surgical deformity. He should be free from all communicable diseases and skin ailments. Candidate must be physically and mentally FIT to perform duty in any part of the world, in any climate and terrain. (
(viii) Body Tattoo:- Permanent body tattoos on inner face of the fore arms (inside of elbow to the wrist), Back (dorsal) part of the hand/reverse side of palm and Tribals with tattoos which are as per custom and traditions of their tribes only are permitted. However, right to decide on acceptability/unacceptability of the individual rests with the Selection Centre. Candidates with permanent body tattoos are to submit a photograph of the Tattoo with size and type of the Tattoo.
(b) Colour Vision, Visual Standards and Leg Length for Group ‘X’ (Technical) Trades and Group ‘Y’ (Non-Technical) Trades are as follows: –
|Trades||Colour Vision||Visual Acuity||Maximum limits of Ref Error||Leg length|
|GROUP ‘X’ (TECHNICAL) TRADES|
|Workshop Fitter (Mechanical), Workshop Fitter (Smith), Structure Fitter and Propul-sion Fitter, Weapon Fitter, Electrical Fitter, Electronic Fitter, *Mechanical System Fitter and *Automobile Fitter||CP-II||6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye.||Hypermetropia + 2.0 D Myopia 1 D including + 0.50 astigmatism||*Minimum leg length required for Mechanical System Fitter and Automobile Fitter is 99 cms.|
|GROUP ‘Y’ (NON-TECHNICAL) TRADES|
|Ops Assistant||CP-II||6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye.||Hypermetropia + 2.0D Myopia -1D including + 0.50 astigmatism|
|Admin Assistant, Accounts Assistant, Medical Assistant and Logistics Assistant||CP-II||6/12 each eye correctable to 6/6 each eye.||Not exceeding +3.50D including astigmatism|
|Meteorological Assistant, Environmental Support Ser-vices Assistant (ESSA) and Communication Technician||CP-II|
NOTE – 3. Candidate should bring latest prescription and spectacles for corrected vision, if used. The prescription must bear the signature, stamp and registration number of Eye Specialist.
NOTE – 4. Candidates applying for Group ‘X&Y’ should fulfil eligibility criteria as mentioned against each category.
NOTE – 5. Candidates qualifying for Group ‘X&Y’ will be given the group according to his merit as well as his priority given at the time of testing. However, President, CASB reserves the right to allocate Group to a candidate as per vacancies available and merit position in the AISL of the concerned Group. Decision of the President, CASB shall be final and binding on the candidate.
6. Candidate discharged from the Indian Air Force/Indian Army/Indian Navy or dismissed from any Government Organisation for any reason earlier is NOT TO APPLY.