Indian Army Eyesight Requirements

  • Candidates with visual acuity below 6/6 are rejected
  • Refractive errors are unacceptable
  • A strict NO to candidates with color blindness

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Eyesight Criteria for Indian Army Recruitment

The eyesight criteria for Indian Army recruitment can vary depending on the specific entry level and the branch of the army. Here is a general guideline for eyesight requirements:

  • Visual Acuity: The minimum acceptable visual acuity is 6/6 (or 20/20) in the better eye and 6/9 (or 20/30) in the worse eye. However, there may be relaxation for certain branches or specializations.
  • Refractive Errors: The following refractive errors are generally not acceptable:
    • Myopia (near-sightedness): Myopia should not exceed -3.5 D.
    • Hypermetropia (far-sightedness): Hypermetropia should not exceed +3.5 D.
    • Astigmatism: Astigmatism should not exceed +/- 2.5 D.

    It is important to note that candidates wearing glasses having power different from the above mentioned power’s are strictly rejected.

  • Color Vision: The candidate should have normal color vision. Color blindness is generally not accepted, especially for technical branches or positions that require the ability to distinguish colors accurately.
  • Binocular Vision: The candidate should have good binocular vision and depth perception. The ability to perceive depth is essential for various tasks in the army.
  • Squint: Can affect binocular vision and depth perception, which are important for military tasks. As a result, the candidates with squint are rejected.

It’s important to note that these criteria can vary slightly based on the specific recruitment advertisement and the policies set by the Indian Army at a given time. It is recommended to refer to the official recruitment notifications or consult with an army recruitment center for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding eyesight criteria.

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