RRB NTPC Eye Vision

RRB NTPC Eye Vision: In this article our MockBank expert will entail all Important Rules for Medical Standards (Eye Test, Visual Standards, Distance Vision). Visual Standard is one of the important criteria of medical fitness of railway staff Categories and Posts.

RRB NTPC Eye Vision Standards

Dear MockBankers

The RRB NTPC application forms is already available in the official website. But, many students are still confused about the medical especially eye standards for the RRB NTPC posts. Medical exam will be conducted after the candidate has successfully cleared both the RRB NTPC test and aptitude test (if applicable). and it is clearly mentioned in RRB notification that ‘If you fail Medical test, you will not be considered for any other post’.

We would still recommend that you get them checked by an eye specialist for the certificate.

RRB NTPC Eye Vision Standards: Categories and Posts

Indian Railways maintains high criteria for medical especially eye standards. The posts in RRB NTPC have been divided into the following two categories based on eyesight and medical standards:

1. Category A-2: Physically fit in all respect. Visual Standards:

  1. Distance vision: 6/9, 6/9 without eyeglasses.
  2. Near Vision:Sn: 0.6, 0.6 without eyeglasses and must pass test for Colour, Binocular, Night Vision &  Field of Vision.

Posts in A-2 Category: If you pass the Visual standards for A-2 you will be eligible for all C-1 posts in addition to the following 3 posts: 

  • Traffic Apprentice.
  • Assistant Station Master.
  • Goods Guard.

2. Category C-1:  Physically fit in all respect. Visual Standards:

  1. Distance vision should be 6/12, 6/18 with OR without eyeglasses.
  2. Near Vision:Sn: 0.6, 0.6 without eyeglasses and must pass test for Colour, Binocular, Night Vision &  Field of Vision.

Posts in C-1 Category: If you pass the Visual standards for C-1 you will be eligible only for the following C-1 posts:

  • Commercial Apprentice.
  • Jr. Accounts Assistant Assistant Cum Typist.
  • Sr. Clerk cum Typist.
  • ECRC.
  • Traffic Assistant.
  • Senior Time Keeper.
Note: Candidates who have applied for ASM & TA posts are required to  submit a certificate issued by eye specialist for aptitude test.

RRB NTPC Eye Vision : How to check whether your eyesight is 6/6, 6/9 or 6/12, 6/18.

  1. The fractions 6/6, 6/9 or 6/12, 6/18.. are measurements of Visual Acuity(VA). 
  2. VA denotes the clarity and accuracy of your vision and is typically checked at a distance of 20 feet (6.1 m).
  3. The numerator in the fraction refers to a distance your eye can see as compared to the denominator, which refers to the distance at which a normal healthy eye can see.
  4. Your VA is then generated by comparing you to arbitary “normal” standard. The first number is the distance you were standing from the chart- say, 6 meters. The second number is a measure of how well you did in terms of reading the letters as compared to the “normal” person.
  5. For example, if you read just as well as a normal person, you’d get a 6 for your second number: you read the chart as well as a normal person would from 6 meters away. So your score would be 6/6: while standing 6 meters from the chart (first 6), you read as well as a normal person would standing 6 meters from the chart (second 6).
  6. But if you couldn’t read small letters accurately. Suppose you are standing 6 meters from the chart, but only read as well as “normal” person would when they were standing 9 meters away. Then your score would be a 6/9: while standing 6 meters from the chart, you read as well as a “normal” person would when standing 9 meters from the chart.
  7. It is really simple to check your visual acuity and find out if you are eligible for C-1 and/or    A-2.  All you need is an eye chart (known as Snellen Chart) as shown below. This is a smaller version, we have given the link to download the full A-4 size image below:
    RRB NTPC Eye Eligibility A-2, C-1 posts Snellen_chart Click here to download Snellen Chart pdf and printon A4 Paper
  8. The above chart has visual acuity represented in feet. For metric standards refer the image below:snellen_chart converted to metric

Question: I have -3.0 eye power. Do I satisfy the criteria of a 6/9 vision?

Spectacle lens (or eye) power and visual acuity (vision) are 2 different things.
-3.0 indicates the spectacle lens power for a particular person to get best (clearest) vision. 6/9 vision denotes being able to read a particular size of letters on a Snellen visual acuity chart.
If you had -3.0 of shortsightedness/myopia, you would not see 6/9 on the chart at 6 meters, without glasses.
If however, you wore -3.0 D glasses, your vision might even be better than 6/9, indeed it might be 6/6 at 6 meters while wearing those glasses.
Generally, most people with -1.00 D see 6/15-6/18, and those with -2.00 D see 6/24-6/36 without glasses. But this is only a rough rule of thumb.

 

So basically if you do not put glasses and your VA is 6/6, 6/9, you are into A-2 category.

If however, you have glasses but have 6/12,6/18 vision you are in C-2 category.

Click here to read more about Snellen Chart

RRB NTPC Official Notification Rules:

(i) Before indicating option(s) for categories in Online application, the applicants must ensure that he/she fulfills the prescribed medical standards for that category/post.

(ii) Candidates qualifying in examinations for these posts but failing in prescribed medical examination will not, under any circumstances, be considered for any alternative appointment.

(iii) Candidates who do not fill the prescribed medical standards need not apply

(iv) The above medical standards ( Criteria) are indicative and not exhaustive and apply to candidates in general

(v) For Ex-serviceman different standard apply.

We would recommend that you get them checked by an eye specialist for the certificate.

We hope the above article has helped you in clearing your doubts regarding Visual Standards for RRB NTPC examination.

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