What is Medical Examination after SSB Interview?

Medical examination proceeding refers to the full body check-up and organ assessment of selected or recommended candidates of the Service Selection board. It is a four to five days procedure. It is performed in the Military Hospitals as per the center allocation. 


The whole procedure of Medical examination is supervised by the President of the Medical Board. In case any, irregular notion heads up in case of any candidate the candidates may appeal to the president of the Medical Board for reviewing the assessment. 


What are the medical tests conducted in the Medical examination after SSB?

 Following are the test upon which the further selection of the candidates rests upon, 

  • General medical measurements, such as height, weight, heartbeat, blood pressure. 
  • Blood test,
  • Ultrasonography,
  • Chest X-ray,
  • Urine test,
  • ENT (Ear, Nose, and Tongue) check-up,
  • Eye Test,
  • Surgical Examination, 
  • Dental tests, 


The tests are done on different days grouped as, 

On the first day of medical examination, blood tests, ultrasonography, chest X-ray, and urine test are conducted.

Day two concerns the ENT tests and some eye checkups. 

The surgical examination is done on the third day.

Fourth-day concerns with eye and dental health. A thorough assessment is done for eye and dental health. 

And on the last day, i.e., the fifth-day general medical assessments are done. Height, weight, blood pressure, heartbeat is measured. The day as well as the medical examination ends with a medical conference on the very day. 


Know the medical standards for Medical Examination after SSB,

Medical Standards for Officer Entries in Indian Army


What to do if you are declared unfit in the Medical Examination?


There are two kinds of unfit declarations made in the medical examination, permanently unfit and temporarily unfit. 

Candidates who are declared as temporarily unfit can appeal to the Appeal Medical board for reassurance of the assessment done. 

The candidates who are subjected to a permanent unfair rejection list can also apply for a review in the Appeal Medical board. 

The only difference that rests between the two is the permanently rejected candidates would have to deposit rupees 40 for requesting the review. And the candidates with temporary rejection do not require a fee. 


After the grant of appeal, the candidates are expected to report for medical examination (re-examination), within 42 days. The tenure is such that, 42 days from the last date examined for re-examination. 

This is granted by the Special Medical Board, directed by the President of the Medical Board. 


The proceeding of this medical board is expected to be completed in one day only. 


The Appeal Medical board held in some entitled hospitals only. Thus, the re-examination is to be done in the following hospitals, 


  1. Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt.
  2. Command Hospital, Eastern Command, Kolkata
  3. INHS, Ashvini, Mumbai.
  4. Command Hospital, Southern Command, Pune.
  5. Command Hospital, Air Force, Bangalore.
  6. Command Hospital, Central Command, Lucknow.
  7. Command Hospital, Western Command, Chandimandir.
  8. Command Hospital, Northern Command, C/o 56 APO.

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How to appeal for a Review in Medical Board?


Any candidate who is not satisfied with the proceeding of the medical examination can call for a review. In order to do so, he or she would have to request the Recruiting Directorate, Army Headquarters, along with a copy to the President of Appeal Medical Board. This is to be done within one day of the holding. 


The application for Review Medical Board is routed through DG AFMS (Director General, Armed Force Medical Services). The grant of the appeal solely rests upon the DG of AFMS. 


Review Medical Board is conducted in two cities. They are R&R Hospital, Delhi Cantt, and AFMC Pune. 


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Where to stay during Medical Examination?

After the declaration of the SSB result, the nominated or selected candidates stay back in the selection center, while others are dispersed. The selection centers are reserved such that they are by the military medical hospitals. 

Fresh medical chest numbers are provided to the candidates for the purpose and proceedings. 


Candidates who go for Appeal medical board, or chooses a due date due to certain unavoidable inconveniences are responsible to make up their own stay during their medical examination. 


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Medical Standards for Officer Entries in Indian Army


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