Many defence aspirants want to know the height and weight required to join the Indian army, air force and navy. In this article, we will discuss the minimum height required to join the Indian armed forces as an officer and also see the relative weight you must have according to your height.
Minimum height shall not be less than the minimum height prescribed by the RPWD Act — 2016 (as amended from time to time). The requirement of minimum height is service-specific and should be intimated by the administrative authorities as the case may be. In any case, it cannot be less than the height described in RPWD Act-2016 as amended from time to time). The present guidelines are as under:-
Minimum Height for Male To Join The Indian Army
The minimum height required for entry into the Armed Forces for male cadets is 157 cm or as decided by the respective recruiting agency. Gorkhas and candidates belonging to Hills of North Eastern region of India. Garhwal and Kumaon will be accepted a minimum height of 152 cm. An allowance for growth of 02 cm be made for candidates below 18 yrs at the time of examination. The minimum height requirement for the Flying Branch is 163 cm. Other anthropometric standards like sitting height, leg length and thigh length are required by the Flying Branch.
Minimum Height for Female To Join The Indian Army
The minimum height required for entry into the Armed Forces for female cadets is 152 cm. Gorkhas and candidates belonging to Hills of North Eastern region of India Gharwal and Kumaon will be accepted with a minimum height of 148 cm. An allowance for growth of 02 cm will be made for candidates below 18 yrs at the time of examination. The minimum height requirement for the Flying Branch is 163 cm. Flying Branch also requires other anthropometric standards like sitting height, leg length and thigh length.
The minimum acceptable height for male candidates is 157.5 cms. (157 cms for Navy and 162.5 cms for Air Force). For Women candidates minimum acceptable height is 152 cms. For Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North-Eastern region of India, Garhwali and Kumaon, the Minimum acceptable height will be 5 cms less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cms. However, minimum height for all entries is 148 cm after all types of waivers/dispensations. Otherwise the candidate shall be considered a dwarf.
Height and Weight Ratio for Indian Armed Forces
Weight for height charts given in this manual will be the standard for all categories of personnel. These charts have been based on the BMI. The charts specify the minimum acceptable weight that candidates of a particular height must have. Weights below the minimum specified will not be acceptable in any case.