IES 2020 Medical Standards | Medical Fitness Criteria


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What are the ies physical fitness criteria ?

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 IES 2020 Medical Standards | Medical Fitness Criteria  – Many candidates have asked us about UPSC ESE/IES medical criteria for physical examination. In this article we are going to list complete medical requirements for ESE/IES candidate. This is written in technical language provided by UPSC. If you are not able to grasp it completely then you should take advice of a doctor.

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ESE Medical Standards – Physical

Height & Chest Measurement

Service Gender Height Chest Girth  Fully Expanded Expansion
BRES. Gr. ‘A’ in Border
Roads Organisation
Male 152 cm 84 cm 5 cm
Female 150 cm 79 cm 5 cm
MES  Service Gr. A Not  Required 5 cm
Indian Ordnance
Factories Service Gr. A
Not Required 5 cm


S. No. Service Distant Vision Near Vision
Better Eye
Worse Eye Better Eye
Worse Eye
A. Technical
1 Railway Engineering
(EE, ME, CE &
6/6 or 6/9 6/12  or  6/9 J/I J/II
2 1. Central Engineering
Service, Group-A2. Central Electrical
and Mechanical
Engineering Service, Gr. A3. Central Water
Service Gr ‘A’4. Central Power
Service Gr ‘A’ &Gr ‘B’5. Central Engineering
Service (Roads), Group-A6. Indian Radio Regulatory
Service Gr ‘A’7. Indian Telecommunication
Service Gr. ‘A’, J.T.O
Gr. B, 8. Assistant Executive
in P&T Building works
(Gr. ‘A’) Service9. Indian Naval
Armament Service.
Indian Naval
Stores Service,10.  Indian Ordnance Factories
Service Group A.
Survey of India Gr ‘A’ Service,11. Indian Inspection
Service (Asstt. Dir.
6/6 or 6/9 6/12 or 6/9 J/I J/II
3 1. AEE Gr ‘A’ in Corps
of EME2. Military Engineer
Service, Gr. A. (IDSE)3. AEE(QS&C) in
Military Engineer Service(MES)
Surveyor Cadre4. BRES Gr.‘A’ in
Border Roads
6/6 or 6/9 6/18 or 6/9 J/I J/II
B. Non Technical
4 1. Indian Railway
Stores Service2. Indian Supply
Service Gr ‘A’3. Geological
Survey of India
Service Gr ‘A’
6/9 6/12   J/I J/II

Colour Perception Criteria

S. No. Grade Higher Grade of Colour Perception Lower Grade of Colour Perception
1 Distance Between
the Lamp & the
16 Feet 16 Feet
2 Size of aperture 1.3 mm 13 mm
3 Time of Exposure 5 seconds 5 seconds

ESE Medical Standards – Service

Technical Services or Posts Requiring Higher Grade Colour Perception

S. No. Name of Technical Services
1. Railway Engineering Services
2. Indian Defence Service of Engineer (IDSE)
3. Central Engineering Service (Roads)
4. (Central Power Engineering Service. (Gr. ‘A’ and Gr. ‘B’)
5. (Assistant Executive Engineer (Group ‘A’) in the Corps of EME
6. (BRES Group ‘A’ in Border Roads Organisation
7. Survey of India, Group ‘A’ Service
8. Assistant Executive Engineer(QS&C) in Military Engineer Service(MES) Cadre
9. (Indian Inspection Service (Asst. Dir. Grade-I)

Technical Services or Posts Requiring Lower Grade Colour Perception

S. No. Name of Technical Services
1. Central Engineering Service
2. Central Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Service
3. Indian Naval Armament Service
4. Indian Naval Stores Service
5. Indian Ordnance Factory Service
6. Central Water Engineering Service
7. Indian Radio Regulatory Service
8. Geological Survey of India Gr ‘A’ Service
9. Asstt. Executive Engineer in P&T Building Works Gr ‘A’ Service

Technical Services or Posts for which Colour Perception is not Required

S. No. Name of Technical Services
1. Indian Telecommunication Service Group ‘A’
2. Junior Telecom Officer (General Central Service Group ‘B’ Gazetted, Non-ministerial)
3. Indian Railway Store Service, Group ‘A’
4. Indian Supply Service Group ‘A’

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