- The following defects will disqualify a candidate for entry into the National Cadet Corps for Officers and Cadets of the Senior Division (Naval Wing):
- A weak constitution, imperfect development, physical weakness either hereditary or from chronic diseases, wounds or injuries.
- Skin diseases unless temporary or trivial.
- Malformation of the head, deformity from fracture or depression of the bones of the skull impaired intellect, epilepsy, paralysis, or impediment of speech.
- Squint, fistula lachrymal is, trachoma or any chronic diseases of the eyes or eyelids.
- Impaired hearing, or discharge from one or both ears or any disease of the bones of the external, middle or internal ear.
- Diseases of the bones of the nose, or of its cartilages, nasal polypus, or disease of the nasopharynx.
- Functional organic disease of the heart or blood vessels deformity of construction of the chest, or any symptoms of lung disease of tendency thereof.
- Undue swelling or distention of the abdomen, obesity, disease or enlargement of the abdominal organs. Rupture, weakness or distention of abdominal rings; any disease of the bladder or incontinence of urine.
- The existence of any serious defect of the genital organs or of varicocele, when it clearly forms or is likely to form a serious impediment to the efficient performance of duty, e. g., when it is associated with varicose veins or piles.
- Paralysis, weakness impaired motion or deformity of the upper or lower extremities, from whatever causes; varicose state of the veins especially of the leg, bunions distortion or mis formation of the hands, feet, fingers or toes; flat feet.
- Distortion of the spine, of the bones of the chest, or pelvis from injury or constitutional defects.
- DENTAL STANDARDS-
A candidate must have sufficient number of teeth in order to enable him to masticate efficiently and on no account will he be accepted if he requires artificial dentures for efficient mastication.
In order to assess whether a candidate has sufficient number of teeth to masticate efficiently the following guide will be taken into consideration.
Teeth which are not considered necessary for efficient mastication are allotted one point each and those essential two points, each. For instance each incisor, canine and 1st and 2nd premolars will have a value of one point provided their corresponding lower teeth are present.
Each first and second molar and well developed 3rd molar will have the value of 2 points provided in good apposition to corresponding teeth in the lower jaw. In case of 3rd molar not well developed, it will have a value of value of on point only.
When all the 16 are present in the upper jaw and in good functioning apposition to corresponding teeth in the lower jaw, the total value will be 20 or 22 points according to whether the 3rd molars are well developed or not.
The following teeth will be present on each side of the upper jaw in good functional apposition to corresponding teeth in the lower jaw:
- Any two of the following:
- Any two of the following:
- Any two of the following:
Provided there are at least 14 dental points in the mouth.
PYORRHOEA: Men with severe pyorrhea should be rejected. If pyorrhea is slight and the teeth are otherwise sound the man nay be accepted if in the opinion of the dental officer he and be cured by normal dental treatment excluding extraction.
- HEIGHT, WEIGHT AND CHEST -- MEASUREMENTS-
A table showing required physical equivalents is given below Range of expansion of chest in all cases is to be a minimum of 2 inches (Height and weight for men fully stripped).
- It is not possible to lay down precise standards with regard to height and weight. This is left to the discretion of the Medical Officer/Enrolling Officer who may select candidates below weight who in his opinion would acquire the necessary height and weight standards on completion of their training.
The candidate's height will be measured as follows:
He will be placed against the standard with his feet together and the weight thrown on the heels and not on the toes or outsides of the feet. He will stand erect without rigidity and with the heels, calves, buttocks and shoulders touching the standard; the chin will be depressed to bring the vertex of the head level under horizontal bar, and the height will be recorded in inches and parts of an inch to quarters.
The candidate's chest will be measured as follows:
He will be made to stand erect with his feet together, and to raise his arms over his head. The tape will so adjusted round the chest that its upper edge touches the interior angles of the shoulder blades behind, and its lower edge the upper part of the nipples in front. The arms will then be lowered to hang loosely by the side, and care will be taken that the shoulders are not thrown upwards or backwards so as to displace the tape. The candidate will then be directed to take a deep inspiration several times, and the maximum expansion of the chest will be carefully noted.
The minimum and maximum will then be recorded thus in inches 33/35, 34/36½ etc.
In recording the measurements, fractions of less than half an inch should not be noted.
No Person will be admitted to the National Cadet Corps (Naval Wing) unless he has been vaccinated or re-vaccinated during the two years preceding his entry into the Corps. Only an International Certificate will be accepted in proof of this.
- TRIFLING DEFECTS:
Candidates presenting trifling defects should not necessarily be rejected. Doubtful cases are to be referred, along with full Details of disabilities, National Cadet Corps Directorate for decision.
- XRAY EXAMINATION:
An Xray examination of chest may be carried out it the examining medical officer deems it necessary. Any defects or disabilities discovered during this examination will disqualify the candidate from entry into the National Cadet Corps, Senior Division (Naval Wing).
- EYESIGHT STANDARDS:
- NIGHT VISION STANDARD:
The candidates for entry into the National Cadet Corps (as Officers or Cadets) for the Senior Division (Naval Wing), who fail to secure grade II (eleven) are to be rejected.
- PROCEDURE OF TESTING AND GRADING OF EYESIGHT:
- Eyesight is to be tested WITHOUT GLASSES UNLESS OTHER WISE STATED.
- Distant Vision is to be determined by test types with non-serif letters and the following conditions will be observed in conducting the test:
Two ordinary 25 watt internally frosted (Perl) lamps are fixed vertically, one on each side, at a horizontal distance of 12 inches from the vertical plane normal to and bisecting the card. One lamp is placed higher than the other, one being opposite the junction of the upper and middle thirds, and the other opposite the junction of the middle and lower thirds of the card. Opaque non-reflecting screen, preferably cylindrical, having a matt white interior, are fitted, so as to prevent direct light from the lamps reaching the candidate’s eyes. The distance between the test types and the candidate’s eyes is to be 20 feet.
Daylight is to be excluded while the sight testing is in progress and the testing compartment is to be moderately illuminated by artificial light.
Glaring lights and –other bright objects should not be allowed to interfere with the candidate’s field of vision and extreme contrast between the illuminated test card and the background is to be avoided.
The lamps should be renewed at suitable intervals.
Test cards are not to be permanently exposed, as they become discolored and may be memorized by prospective candidates.
- Near vision will be tested with Snellen types, each eye being tested separately. The test card should be well illuminated with natural or artificial light, and held by the candidate at comfortable reading distance.
- (Color perception):
Color perception is to be determined by Ishihara Cards and Martin Lantern.