The Indian Army has included dispensation for individuals belonging to certain categories so that there is enough representation from them in the armed forces.
Firstly, a direct successor of a Soldier get a dispensation on account of his father serving the nation either in the past or the present.
SOS (Son of serviceman), SOEX (Son of ex-serviceman), SOWW (Son of war widow) and Widow of Ex-Servicemen Adopted Son/Son-in-Law of a War Widow, if she has no son and including a legally adopted son of serving Sol/Ex-Servicemen enjoy the following relaxation:-
Height (-2 cm), Chest (-1 cm), Weight (-2 Kgs)
Outstanding Sportsmen (National/ State & those who represented District / College / School in State / University / Board Championship & earned 1st/2nd position) have the following dispensation.
Height (-2 cm), Chest (-3 cm), Weight (-5 Kgs)
Candidates from Andaman and Nicobar islands:-
Settlers – Height/Weight/Chest: 165/50/77-82
Locals – Height/Weight/Chest: 155/50/77-82