Railway Medical Rules 2021 – Eye Vision Standards

The aspiring candidates of Railways are required to pass a medical test for the category or post they are applying for. After the entire entrance test and other processes, candidates are required to pass a medical test before being made fit for the job. If you have successfully cracked all the other examinations to be qualified for the job, however, fail the last medical test, they won’t be considered to be eligible for the job.

RRB Medical Fitness Test takes place after Aptitude Test and Document Verification Stage for most of the Railway Exams. Hence, to qualify for Railway Medical Test and proceed further, the candidates are required to first clear the initial necessary stages and then clear Railway Medical Standard and rules.

In this article, we will discuss Railway Eye Vision Standards for various Railway 2021 Exams.

The candidates are required to be fit in all respect in RRB Medical Fitness Test. Take a look at the detail Railway Medical Category with its Posts Medical Classifications:

S. NoMedical CategoryMedical Category PostDistance Vision (without glasses)Near Vision (without glasses) Test
1A – 1Loco Pilot / Asst. Loco Pilot, Motor man, Shunter6 / 6, 6 / 60.6, 0.6Must Pass colour vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision
2A – 2Assistant Guard, Points man, ASM, Station Master, Traffic Apprentice6 / 9, 6 / 90.6, 0.6colour vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision
3A – 3Loco Inspector, JE / SSE – C & W, P. Way, Loco, Works, Signal & Telecommunication, Traffic Inspector, Trolley men, train clerk, Bridge Inspector6 / 9, 6 / 90.6, 0.6colour vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision
4B – 1Trackman, ESM, Train Examination Staff, RPF Staff6 / 9, 6 / 120.6, 0.6colour vision, Binocular Vision, Field of Vision & Night Vision
5B – 2Ticket checking staff6 / 9, 6 / 120.6, 0.6Field vision
6C – 1Section Controller, Booking Clerk, Parcel Clerk, Station Clerk, Commercial Inspector, Telephone operator6 / 12, 6 / 180.6, 0.6Field vision
7C – 2Others6 / 12, NIL0.6 combinedField vision

Also, please note that candidates who are applying for ASM and TA posts are required to submit a certificate issued by an eye specialist for Aptitude Test.

Eye Vision 6 / 6, 6 / 9, 6 / 12, 6 / 18

Eye Vision 6 / 6, 6 / 9, 6 / 12, 6 / 18 is the standard vision for RRB (Railway Recruitment Board). This vision standard is also known as Visual Acuity Standards which are measured using Snellen’s Eye Chart.

  • If a candidate scores 6 / 6, means they can see things located at a distance of 6 meters. Which is also considered to be a normal eye vision
  • If a candidate scores 6 / 9, means they can see objects placed 6 meters away. This means the eye sight is slightly below normal condition. The normal condition of eyesight is when a person can see from a distance of 9 meters.
  • And in case the candidate scores 6 / 12 or 6 / 18, means the candidates are able to read from 6 meters of distance. And a normal person can read from a distance of 12 – 18 meters. Hence, it is not the normal condition.

RRB NTPC 2021 Official Notification Rules for Eye Standard Test

Read below to know some of the rules which is suggestive to applicants in general:

  • The applicants must ensure to fulfil the prescribed Railway Medical Standards for the category they applied for
  • If the candidates fail to fill the prescribed RRB medical standards need to fill RRB online application form
  • The candidates who are qualifying in the examinations for the posts and failed in RRB medical fitness test will not be considered for any other appointment.

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  1. Mera eye number 0.75 h…kya railway My pc me mera selection hospital h

  2. Sir my eye power is +1 & +0.75 .

  3. Air my friend he is HIV positive will apply for RRB EXAM

  4. Sir i have apply in apprintice recruitment . Mujhe doubt hai ki ishme eye sight kya lete hai …sir mera 6/12 hai right & left dono me to kya mera selection ho jayega …..please tell me sir

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