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Physical Standards for B.Sc.(Nursing)/General Nursing & Midwifery (GNM) Course

Visual Standards:

The minimum acceptable standards of visual acuity are:-

Distant vision (corrected) : Better Eye 6/6 Worse Eye 6/18
Myopia of not more than minus – 5.5 D including astigmatism
Manifest hypermetropia of not more than plus 3.5 D including astigmatism

Notes :-

  1. Fundus and Media to be healthy and within normal limits.
  2. No undue degenerative signs of vitreous or chorioretina to be present suggesting progressive myopia.
  3. Should have good binocular vision, fusion faculty and full field of vision in both eyes.
  4. There should be no organic disease likely to cause exacerbation or deterioration of vision

Field of vision – Normal in each eye as tested by confrontation test.

Colour vision – A candidate for grant of commission in Army should possess the minimum standard of CP-3 (Defective safe) at the time of joining the service.

In all cases, where glasses are worn and where a candidate is examined by an Ophthalmologist, power of lenses should be noted.


The height of the candidates will be measured by making her stand against the standard with her feet together. The weight should be thrown on the heels and not on the toes or outer sides of the feet. She will stand erect without rigidity and the heels, calves, buttocks and shoulders touching the standard, the chin will be depressed to bring the vertex of the head level under the horizontal bar, and the height will be recorded in centimeters. Decimal fractions lower than 0.5cm will be ignored; 0.5cm will be recorded as such 0.6cm and above will be recorded as one cm. The minimum height for a women candidate is 148cm. Candidates who are otherwise fit in all respects but fall short of minimum height by 1.3 cm or less will be treated as special cases and relaxation allowed to the extent of 1.3cm.

NOTE: In case of candidates belonging to the North East and hilly areas like, Gorkhas, Nepalese, Assamese, Garhwalis, etc the height be relaxed by 5cm and weight commensurate with reduced height.


The minimum acceptable weight is 39 Kg. The height and weight chart as per the age is given below:-


in cm

Age in Years
20 25 30 35 40 45 50
Weight in Kg
148 39 41 43 44 45 46 47
150 40 42 43.5 45 46 47 48
153 42 43.5 45 47 48 48 49.5
155 43 44 46 48 49 49.5 50
158 45 46 48 49.5 50 52 52
160 46 47 49 51 51.5 52.5 53
163 47 49 51 52 52 54 55
165 49 51 53 54 55 56 57
168 50 52 54 56 57 58 59

NOTE: The correlation table is, therefore, only a guide and cannot be applied universally. The decision of the Army authority is final.

The address for contact is as follows:

Integrated Headquarters of MoD(Army)
AG’s Branch
Dte General of Medical Services (Army)-4B
Room No 45, ‘L’ Block
New Delhi – 01
Tele No – 011-23092294

Also read:-

Eligibility Criteria for B.Sc.(Nursing)/General Nursing & Midwifery (GNM) Course
Official Notification – Admission to B.Sc.(Nursing)/General Nursing & Midwifery (GNM) Course, 2016
How to apply for B.Sc.(Nursing)/General Nursing & Midwifery (GNM) Course



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