Relaxation in Physical standards

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



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