Medical Tests For Recruitment To The Government Jobs

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Medical examination is done prior to appointment on any government job.  This post discuss medical tests performed for the posts of Medical officer, Drug Inspector, Pharmacist, Nurses, Technician, Ayush Doctors etc for central government and state government departments.

Similar tests are also conducted for other civilian posts like clerks, LDC, auditors, accountants, engineers, teachers, class D employees . In the end we will also give tips on how to prepare before the medical test.

Physical efficiency fitness tests such as running etc  are required in security forces and allied services . This post will only discuss the medical tests and not the physical fitness tests like running etc.

Below is the list of Basic medical examinations performed before recruitment to paramedical and medical posts.

List Of Medical Tests

Height and Weight Measurement:

Minimum height and weight are taken generally at beginning of every medical examination. Medical and paramedical posts do not require minimum height etc but  still this helps to keep the records and also to determine if the height weight ratio is normal.   The candidate will be weighed and his weight is recorded in kilograms.

Urine test : 

This test is simple test. Urine sample is taken to detect any abnormality. Takes 5 minutes.

Blood Test: 

Blood test before fasting and after fasting also done to detect any abnormal fall or rise in blood cells which happen during several diseases. This test can also be used to detect HIV.

Blood pressure: 

Blood pressure is measured and noted in your medical examination. The Candidate should try not to get over stressed otherwise the doctor may ask more questions and may conduct further tests.


Simple Test for monitoring the activity of heart.

Lungs Test:

Lungs are checked with a stethoscope or spirometer. During test the doctor may ask you to breathe normally or at a faster rate.

Diabetes Test

Some departments conduct this test to rule out presence of the Diabetes Mellitus.

ENT Test:

Ear, Nose and throat are checked by an ENT specialist to detect if they are functioning normally.

Eye Checkup:

Candidates are required to read eye chart from a distance. eye chart have alphabets of different sizes . You need to read with one eye closed and both eyes open. If you are using Spectacles then you will be asked to read with and without spectacles.

For colour blindness you will be required to identify numbers written as coloured dots in coloured background.  Please remember some pages have no alphabets.

X-ray and Ultrasound:

There is a chest X- ray to examine presence on abnormality in respiratory and skeletal system  . Upper body ultrasound is being carried by doctor specially to check if the both kidneys are at right position.

Examination for Hernia:

Sometimes doctor only ask about if you have hernia, or he may examine you personally. This is the exam where some candidates need to remove some clothes.

To Do Tips Before Medical Test


  • You do not need to panic if you do not have any serious disease or condition.
  • Strict  eyes standards are applicable only in security forces and related departments. The eyes standards are also strict  for railways posts such as drivers, trackman, gateman, etc. Normal eyesight using spectacles is good enough for other jobs.
  • Hygiene is very important for a medical exam for good impression.  do not forget to take bath, your body nose ear etc should be clean.
  • Shirt buttons  and other hard things interfere in the x-ray. For x-ray prefer wearing T shirt , because it is not necessary to take it off. 
  • It is better if you take eye check up and blood pressure test before medical examination.  it helps you to prepare for colour blindness test. and blood pressure test help you monitor your stress level.
  • If you have any blood pressure problem start daily meditation  in it calm environment immediately after your result. this will help you a lot in relieving stress.
  • Sometimes you may need to take off some clothes. Like during ECG you may have to lift up upper clothes. Wear clean under – clothes  and under garments during medical examination to avoid embarrassment.

Good Luck For the Joining 🙂

64 thoughts on “Medical Tests For Recruitment To The Government Jobs”

    1. sorry. blood test detect this and so governments will not approve. please look for self employment or private employment opportunities. In self employment fixed timings, location, behavior to customers and quality products at reasonable rates are key to success.

    1. psoriasis will be detected on physical examination. if it is clearly in bad condition then medical board will not approve for ldc post. However if you can control its visibility through Ayurveda treatment or any other you can get through.

      1. It is not much visible, it is in my scalp and near my genital areas….can it be found in blood test….I just want to know.

    1. if your condition is such that it cause you pain and discomfort then get it treated ( surgery) otherwise it will effect your medical test. But if it is only visible case and no complications then its fine.

  1. does over weight matters in ALP medical fitness test i have nail fungus in one fingure due to which my nails does not generate properly does it effect my result.

    1. we guess you are asking about RRB ALP medical test.
      Only your nails are not being generated, but you do not have much pain in finger? you can use fingers freely to work? then it will not effect.
      Overweight will matter if only it is too much, causing difficulty in walking and breathing . Also overweight can lead to abnormal cholesterol , bp and sugar levels. get them checked. If they are normal you wont face any problem. Also it depends on post. they want good stamina candidates for security related jobs.

      Now solution: both of your problems are curable. protect your hand with gloves everytime you use water or powder, protect from dust also. keep it covered. Start homeopathic treatment for this condition. you will be much cured in couple of months.

      For overweight you will find plenty of solutions on internet. But please note nothing will help if you exercise one hour then keep inactive for 23 hours. Never sit for more than half hour in daytime without break. Take alteast five minutes walk every half hour, light diner , after dinner walk is must. Sip little water at regular intervals.
      we hope it helped. good luck.

  2. if dns (deviated nasal septum) is present in nose and no other problem in nose, then it will be fit or unfit?? for Railways ALP medical test

  3. I have a varicocele in my left testicle ? Would that be a problem if I am willing to do Gov jobs where only desk work is required ?

  4. Sir i have a cyst in my scrotum(testicles) ….private doctor said that it does not treatment it is normal…..what i should do for ALP medical test … should be a problem or not

  5. Sir i am selected as accounts assistant in a psu concern. When i was for ENT test , he detected that my both ears have hole . what i do.since i can hear very well

    1. The same problem is detected in my ent medical. Even I can hear properly. I have applied for teaching job. Please reply n suggest

      1. Ask them as you can hear properly you are fit for the job. Also convince them that you can get it fixed by a patch or minor surgery.

  6. sir iam obese and diabetic(now under control) planning for having a bariatric surgery…will i be rejected in medical tests of govt jobs for undergoing a bariatric surgery..
    kindly reply

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