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 🙂

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

  1. sir , my friend have uti infection and she has applied for rrb je .do she face any problem in medical examination?…plz sir help me out

  2. Sir my I was a judo player my clavicle broke during a match..and now its join but not the way it was naturally…it got joined uper- niche , and I have medical test for the post of sports officer they will do X-ray…what will happen sir? Will this be problem for me?

    1. it depends on duties as sports officer. If medical officer judge that you have some problem that could hamper your duties he will not allow. Also if you have some issue related to this, like regular pain you will not be allowed.

      However if your performance is normal and you are having healthy normal life you will be allowed. you should also stay gentle, do not argue if medical officer observe something, you can request for consideration. Mostly defence forces take tests more seriously, other agencies only stop you if the issue is really hampering performance .

  3. If someone has a problem of colour blindness, in that case whether he or she will be allowed for the post of pharmacist or not?

    1. if he and she is only partially color blind, say only one or two colors then he should be allowed, because it is not a defence, driver, or related post. But completely color blind will be rejected.

      1. Sir i have tattoos in my right hand (a big one)
        Which government jobs is suitable for me which doesn’t not create any problems during my medical check up … do reply

  4. Suffering from chronic Hepatitis B now I Applied for assistant loco pilot so I’m eligible or rejected please let me know ,,,even preparing for RRB JE am I eligible or not for rrb je ???

      1. hepatites b test only in medical service and in rrb.. You could join as govt teacher and postal clerck etc.

    1. Severe asthma Not allowed in any government job related to guards,.defence ,police where physical activity and fitness are paramount .
      But if your condition is fine. Asthma is under control then it may not be detected and you will be allowed.
      You can alsoapply for other government jobs which require lesser fitness level.

    1. Many abnormalities are detected by blood test. Sample will be taken only once. Blood test detect all kind of infections, inflammatory diaseases , HIV etc.

  5. Sir i have -6.0D in my both eyes i don’t know about my Visual activity may be it is 6/9 or 6/12. Am i eligible for RRB JE and RRB ASM, Good guards…?

  6. Sir….can lupus be a reason for disqualification…? I was diagnosed with lupus 2 yes ago bt nw I am normal going to stop medicines….plzzz reply sir

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