(1)     A  candidate  should  be   free  evidence of  any contagious or  infectious

         disease. He   should not  be suffering from any disease which is likely to

         be aggravated by  service  or is likely to   render him unfit for service or

         endanger the health of the public. He should also  be  free from evidence 

         of tuberculosis in any  form, active or healed.

(2)     Height, Weight And Chest

        Candidates  should satisfy the following minimum standards, namely:-

HEIGHT:   137  centimeters; Weight:25.4   Kilogram;   Chest expansion should not be less than 3.8 centimeters irrespective of size of chest:

Provide  that  where  a  candidate  does  not   satisfy  the said minimum  standards  but is certified in writing by a Medical Officer  not  below the  rank  of an   Assistant   Surgeon (Gazetted), to  be  physically fit for being engaged as an apprentice in a  particular  trade under  the  Apprentices Act,1961, he may be engaged as an apprentice in that trade.

(3)    EYES

There should be no evidence of any morbid  condition of either eye of the lids of either eye which may be liable to risk of aggracation of recurrence.

Standard of Vision  


(A)      Visual acuity:   9Candidates having vision in one eye shall eligible to undergo apprenticeship training except in the following seventeen trades, namely :-

            (1)      Electrician Aircraft                        (2)            Watch and Clock Mechanic

            (3)      Driver cum Fitter                          (4)             Surveyor

            (5)      Process Cameraman                     (6)            Sirdar

            (7)      Rigger(Engg. & Chem. Industry)   (8)            Shortfirer/Blaster(Mines)

            (9)      Mate(Mines)                                 (10)           Mech. Radio & Radar 


          (11)     Ceramic Moduler                          (12)           Ceramic Caster

          (13)     Ceramic Kiln Operator                  (14)           Ceramic Press Operator

          (15)     Ceramic Modeller                          (16)           Ceramic Decorator

          (17)     Optical worker


(b)    Colour vision: Not required

(4)     EARS


Hearing  must be good in both ears and  there should  be no  sign  of suppurative disease. No hearing aid shall be permitted.

(5)      SKIN


There should be no  evidence of  acute  or chronic skin disease or chronic ulceration.

(6)        SPEECH:        


Speech   should   preferably   be  without impediment.


1.      Candidates should have sufficient number of natural   teeth (in healthy state) for mastication.

2.       Spleen should not be palpably  enlarged  and there should be no evidence of tenderness in the splenic area.

3.       Liver should not be palpable or tender.

4.       There should be no oral sepsis.

5.        There should be no sugar in the urine.

6.       Candidates    should    not    be   suffering   from haemorrhoids, fissures in and testis anal hernia or bubonocele or ischio-rectal abscess or hydrocele.


1.      Blood pressure should not exceed 85  diastolic and 140 systolic.

2.       Candidates with low blood pressure  (i.e.  systolic  below 100) should be


3.       There  should be  no  sign of  any  cardiovascular disease.


Candidates should be  free from  all  diseases of respiratory system. There should be no deformity of chest which may cause impediment to breathing.


            There should be no evidence of genito urinary disease or any abnormality.



1.   The  function of  all limbs should be within normallimits.

2.   There should be no evidence of serious deformitym of   the spinal column

      or of the extremities.


(12)    NERVOUS SYSTEM:       

There  should  be no  evidence of  any  disease of nervous system or of any mental disease.


There should be no evidence of tuberculosis or other disease of the  glandular  system including  the  endocrine glands.