SSB Interview: Medical Examination Procedure & Appeal Medical Board

SSB stands for Services Selection Board Interview. The Interview consists of a set of tough and tricky tests. In this article, you will find vital information about the Medical examination that follows SSB Interview.

SSB Interview Medical Examination

SSB Interview is a lengthy process. It lasts for 4-5 days. The interview is made up of a series of tests. On the first day, a filtering test is conducted. Candidates who clear this filtering test are then subjected to a series of physical and psychological tests.


As I mentioned before, these test are spread over a period of 4-5 days. To qualify in SSB Interview, a candidate must secure minimum passing marks in each test!


Cracking SSB Interview is not an easy task! Candidates who clear the interview are termed as ‘Recommended’ candidates.


Also read: Indian Army recruitment 2017-2018

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Recommended candidates are then made to undergo a thorough medical examination. Let us check out the medical examination procedures. Here they are –


Recommended candidates appear before the medical board for carrying out their medical board after the SSB results. It takes 4 to 5 days time for the concerned Military Hospital to complete the medical board and after that the candidates are dispersed. NDA candidates are examined both for Army and Navy unless otherwise instructed and endorsement of fitness status will be made accordingly. President of the medical board will guide the candidates for Appeal/Review Medical Board procedures. Candidates may seek the advice of President Special Medical Board for review/appeal in case they have been declared unfit.


Procedure of Appeal Medical Board

The Appeal Medical Board will be held at one of the following hospitals :-

  • Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt.
  • Command Hospital, Southern Command, Pune.
  • Command Hospital, Eastern Command, Kolkata.
  • Command Hospital, Central Command, Lucknow.
  • Command Hospital, Western Command, Chandimandir.
  • Command Hospital, Air Force, Bangalore.
  • Command Hospital, Northern Command, C/o 56 APO.
  • INHS, Ashvini, Mumbai.


The candidates will report for medical examination within the stipulated period i.e., 42 days from the date last examined by the Special Medical Board for re-examination along with the receipted copy of the MRO/TR as directed by the President Medical Board. The endeavour will be to complete the Medical Board in one day.


Review Medical Board

In case of candidate being declared unfit by the Appeal Medical Board, he/she may challenge the proceedings and may be granted review of medical proceedings based on the merit of the case. Any candidate desiring for a review should address the request to Recruiting Directorate (Personnel & Coord), Army Headquarters, West Block III, RK Puram, New Delhi with a copy to the President of Appeal Medical Board within one day of the holding of Appeal Medical Board. The application for RMB are routed through DG AFMS. The decision for grant of RMB is with DG AFMS, and is not a matter of right. RMBs are conducted at R&R Hospital Delhi Cantt and AFMC, Pune.


Stay During the Medical Examination

The recommended candidates after the declaration of SSB results will stay in the Selection Centres in the lines earmarked for the recommended candidates for their medical examination by the Military Hospital. The candidates will be allotted fresh medical chest numbers for the purpose.


Candidates who go for Appeal Medical Board or have to get their medical examination done at a later date due to some unavoidable reasons will do so under their own arrangements.


Discipline during Medical Examination

It is utmost important that recommended candidates maintain proper discipline during their stay in Selection Centres during their conduct of medical examination. The candidates are required to put on their medical Chest Number (with Red Cross) whenever they are present in the campus of Selection Centres.


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