CAREER IN THE INDIAN ARMY

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CAREER IN THE INDIAN ARMY

Indian Army is one of the large employers in India. It is the third largest Army in the World with expertise in all terrain. Career in the Army provides a job filled with honor and dignity to the young and motivated youth of the country.

Types of Entries

Broadly there are two major type of entries in the Army that is as an officer or a soldier depending upon educational qualification and the attitude.

SELECTION OF COMMISSIONED OFFICERS FOR THE ARMED FORCES

THE PROCESS OF CHOOSING A FEW FROM AMONGST MANY ON THE BASIS OF PRE-DECIDED CRITERIA.

Aim of Selection  –  Choose Right man for the right job

Main Requirement for being a Commissioned Officer in the Indian Army –  OFFICER LIKE QUALITIES

An Officer and A Gentleman

An officer in the Indian Army inherits glorious heritage and timeless traditions, blended perfectly with the latest technology in the fields of management, engineering and medical sciences.  It offers a golden opportunity to be a part of the world’s finest Army and get trained not only to be an Officer but also a Gentleman for life.

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Where Growth is a way of Life

The Indian Army promises both professional and personal growth at every stage of the career.  Opportunities to upgrade through various courses are abundant.  The adventure and extra-curricular activities in the Army ensure an all round development essential in today’s world.  An opportunity is even provided to upgrade your civil qualification by availing two years paid study leave.  Art of War-Engineering-Medicine-Administration-Human Resource Development-Management, Army teaches you all, moulding the officers into leaders capable of leading from the front in any field.  Joining the Army is possible both after school as well as after graduation.

General Eligibility Conditions for Serving in Indian Defence Forces

The main eligibility conditions for serving in the Indian Defence Services are as under:-

  • A candidate must be a citizen of India (Including subjects of Bhutan, Nepal, Tibetan refugees or migrants from the rest of the Indian sub continent with the intention to permanently settle in India).
  • Physically fit in accordance with the prescribed standards.
  • Generally Unmarried male or female with a few categories of exceptions

Personality Traits for Indian Defence Officers

Effective intelligence, courage, sense of responsibility, reasoning ability, determination, ability to organise group activity, to take initiative, self confidence, balance decision making capability, social adaptability and  effective power of expression are some of the desired traits of an Indian Defence Officer.

Types of Entries into Indian Army as an Officer

Various types of entries are enumerated below.

Permanent Commission

A Permanent Commission means a career in the Army till you retire.  For a Permanent commission you have to join the National Defence Academy or the Indian Military Academy.

The National Defence Academy, Pune

The National Defence Academy is the joint services academy of Indian armed Forces, where cadets for the three services, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force train together before they go on to pre-commissioning training in their respective service academies. This is the world’s first Tri-service academy.

Admissions to the NDA are made through written exam conducted by the UPSC which is followed by 5-day Service Selection Board interview covering general aptitude, psychological testing, team-building skills along with physical and social skills and medical tests. You can take the NDA entrance exam right after class XI.  Clear the UPSC exam, SSB , pass your medicals, and you’re in NDA.  Three years in NDA and you will be a much improved person.

There are two courses that start each year in Jan and Jul. On an average more than 3 lakh applicants enroll for the written exam every year out of which 9000 are invited for the interviews. Candidates who wish to go to Air force have to go through a Pilot Aptitude Battery Test. The course strength varies from 300 to 350 for all the wings – Army, Air Force and Navy.

Apart from providing graduation degrees, NDA has the finest infrastructure for professional training. It offers phenomenal opportunities to develop your personality and cultivate new interests.

There are 31 plus extra-curricular activities to choose from.  You have aero-modeling, golf, gliding, sailing, wind surfing, astronomy, photography.. and many more.

On successful completion of the program cadets are sent to their respective training academies for one year of training before granting of commission: Army Cadets go to IMA Dehradun, Naval Cadets to INA Ezhimala, Kerala and Air Force Cadets are sent to Dundigal, Hyderabad.

NDA Eligibility

National Defence Academy (NDA)

Vacancies Per Course300 (Twice a year)
Army – 195
Air Force – 66
Navy – 39
Notify in Employment News and leading Daily news PaperMar and Oct Notified by UPSC
Eligibility Criteria
Age16 ½ to 19 yrs
Born Between2nd Jan to 1st Jul for Dec Course and
2nd Jul to 1st Jan for Jul Course
Qualification12th Class of 10+2 System of Edn of Equivalent for Army and with Physics and Maths for AF/Navy
Marital StatusUn Married
Application to be Received by10-15 Nov for Jan Course and 10-15 Apr for Jul Course
Likely SSB DateSep to Oct and Jan to Apr
Date Commencement of TrgJan and Jul
Training AcademyNDA , Khadakwasla, Pune
Duration of Trg3 Yrs at NDA and 1 Yrs at IMA

NDA Application Procedure

The entrance examination for NDA is conducted by UPSC every year. To apply a candidate must register online and pay the fees by Credit/Debit card or by Bank Challan. The application form is very simple to fill and can be filled on the official website of the UPSC – www.upsc.gov.in.

The candidate must clearly read and follow the instructions provided to fill the application form to avoid any hassles during the registration process.

Candidates should include Copies of certificates mentioned in the notification with the application.

The candidate must provide upload the fee details in the form and retain duplicate copies for all the receipts for future reference.

Keen attention must be paid while filling the application forms at all page.

NDA Examination Pattern

The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:–

SubjectCodeDurationMaximum Marks
Mathematics012-½ Hours300
General Ability Test022-½ Hours600
Total900

Note:

The papers in all the subjects consist of Objective (multiple choice answers) Type questions only.

Question Papers of Paper I – Mathematics and Part B of Paper II will be set in English and Hindi.

SI units will be used in the papers and Candidates should use only International form of Indian numerals (i.e. 1, 2, 3,4,5,6 etc.) while answering question papers.

Commission has discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.

Candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets).

The pattern of examination is subject to change and candidates are advised to refer to the UPSC website for latest instructions.

NDA Syllabus

PAPER-I Mathematics (Code No. 01)(Maximum Marks – 300)

1-Algebra5-Differential Calculus
2-Matrices and Determinants6-Integral Calculus and Differential equations
3-Trigonometry7-Vector Algebra
4-Analytical Geometry of two and three dimensions8-Statistics and Probability

PAPER-II General Ability Test (Code No. 02) (Maximum Marks-600)Part ‘A’ – English (Maximum Marks 200).

Part ‘B’ – General Knowledge (Maximum Marks-400)

Section ‘A’ (Physics)

Section ‘B’ (Chemistry)

Section ‘C’ (General Science)

Section ‘D’ (History, Freedom Movement etc.)

Section ‘E’ (Geography)

Section ‘F’ (Current Events)

NOTE : Out of maximum marks assigned to part ‘B’ of this paper, questions on Sections ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’, ‘E’ and ‘F’ will carry approximately 25%, 15%, 10%, 20%, 20% and 10% weightages respectively.

SSB Interview

• The Union Public Service Commission declares a list of qualified candidates (based on the written exam).

• The selected candidates appear before a Services Selection Board for Intelligence and Personality Test. To know more and get an idea about the SSB, please view the Power Point Presentation         below.

Insight into SSB

SSB GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

• Candidates for the Army/Navy wings of the NDA and Executive branch of Naval Academy will be assessed on officer’s potentiality.

• Candidates for the Air Force wing, along with officer potentiality assessment, will also undergo a Pilot Aptitude Test.

Intelligence and Personality Test

In addition to the interview the candidates will be put to Intelligence Tests both verbal and non-verbal, designed to assess their basic intelligence. They will also be put to Group Tests such as group discussions, group planning, outdoor group tasks, and asked to give brief lectures on specified subjects. All these tests are intended to judge the mental caliber of a candidate. In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only his intellectual qualities but also his social traits and interests in current affairs.

Guidelines for Physical Standards for Admission to the NDA:Guidelines for physical standards for admission to the National Defence Academy: Candidates must be physically and mentally fit according to the prescribed physical standards. The guidelines for the same are given below. A number of qualified candidates are rejected subsequently on medical grounds. Candidates are therefore advised in their own interest to get themselves medically examined before submitting their applications to avoid disappointment at the final stage.

Candidates are also advised to rectify minor defects/ailments in order to speed up finalization of medical examination conducted at the Military Hospital after being recommended at the SSB.

The under mentioned ailments are considered, common minor ailments:

(a) Wax (Ears)

(b) Deviated Nasal Septum

(c) Hydrocele/Phimosis

(d) Overweight/Underweight

(e) Under sized Chest

(f) Piles

(g) Gynaecomastia

(h) Tonsillitis

(i) Varicocele

Civilian candidates appearing for all types of commission in the Armed Forces will be entitled to out-patients treatment from service sources at public expense for injuries sustained or diseases contracted during the course of their examination by the Selection Board.

They will also be entitled to in-patient treatment at public expense in the Officers’ ward of a hospital provided–

(a) The injury is sustained during the tests or,

(b) The disease is contracted during the course of the examination by selection board and there is no suitable accommodation in local civil hospital or it is impracticable to remove the patient to the civil hospital; or,

(c) The medical board requires the candidates’ admission for observation.

NOTE: They are not entitled to special nursing. A candidate recommended by the Services Selection Board will undergo a medical examination by a Board of Service Medical Officers. Only those candidates will be admitted to the academy who are declared fit by the Medical Board. The proceedings of the Medical Board are confidential and will not be divulged to anyone. However the candidates declared unfit will be intimated by the President of the Medical Board and the procedure for request for an Appeal Medical Board will also be intimated to the candidate.

Candidates declared unfit during Appeal Medical Board will be intimated about the provision of Review Medical Board.

(a) The candidate must be in good physical and mental health and free from any disease/disability which is likely in interferes with the efficient performance of military duties.

(b) There should be no evidence of weak constitution, bodily defects or underweight. The candidate should not be overweight or obese.

(c) The minimum acceptable height is 157.5 cms. (162.5 cms for Air Force) For Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North Eastern regions of India, Garhwal and Kumaon, the minimum acceptable heights will be 5 cms. less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cms. Height and weight standards are given below:

Height/Weight Standards for Army/Air ForceTABLE-I

Height in Centimeters (Without shoes)Weight in Kgs.Weight in Kgs.Weight in Kgs.
16-17 years17-18 years18-19 years
15242.54445
15543.545.547
157454748
16046.54849
162485051
165505253
167515354
17052.55556
17354.55758
175565960
178586162
180606364.5
18362.56566.5

Height/weight Standards For NavyTABLE-II

Height in Centimeters (Without shoes)Weight in Kgs.Weight in Kgs.Weight in Kgs.
16-17 years17-18 years18-19 years
152444546
155454647
157464748
160474850
162485052
165505253
168525355
170535557
173555759
175575961
178596162
180616364
183636567

A ± 10% (A ± 6 Kg for Navy) departure from the average weight given in the table 1 above is to be considered within normal limit. However, in individuals with heavy bones and broad build as well as individuals with thin but otherwise healthy this may be relaxed to some extent on merit.

NOTE 1: Height relaxable upto 2.5 cm (5 cm. for Navy) may be allowed where the Medical Board certifies that the candidate is likely to grow and come up to the required standard on completion of his training.

NOTE 2 : To meet special requirement as a pilot in the Air Force the acceptable measurements of leg length, thigh length and sitting height will be as under :–

Measurement TypeMinimumMaximum
Leg Length99.00 cm.120.00 cm.
Thigh Length64.00 cm.
Sitting Height81.50 cm.96. 00 cm.

On account of lower age of NDA candidates, a margin of upto 5.0 cm. in height, 2.5 cm. in leg length (minimum) and 1.0 cm. sitting height (minimum) may be given provided it is certified by the Medical Board that the candidate is likely to grow and come upto the required standard on completion of his training in NDA.

(d) Chest should be well developed. Fully expanded chest should not be less than 81 cms. The minimum range of expansion after full inspiration should be 5 cms. The measurement will be taken with a tape so adjusted that its lower edge should touch the nipple in front and the upper part of the tape should touch the lower angle of the shoulder blades behind. X-Ray of the chest is compulsory and will be taken to rule out any disease of the chest.

(e)There should be no mal-development or impairment of function of the bones or joint.

NDA Preparation

As with all the competitive exams NDA too demands that its candidates excel in all the fields required and for that the question paper is designed to cover a whole lot of sections and judge its candidates in various sections. The exam is conducted by the Union Public service Commission (UPSC) twice every year.

To excel in the exam here are a few tips that you can follow.

Get your basics right: Since a lot of topics are covered in the exam, its best to keep them prepared. Study your class X books from Geography to History. Remember and rehearse all the formulas and concepts.

Improve your English: Work on the foundation of your English writing and speaking skills, work on your grammar, since the exam has section of English it’s better to prepare it. Also, speaking good English will help you in interview.

Be physically fit: To get through the latter two stages of the exam you must make yourself absolutely fit. You must practice regularly to build up your energy and stamina as you will be required to undergo basic physical obstacle course during SSB.

Make a routine: You must learn to use your time judiciously. You must practice effective time management techniques.

Keep yourself with latest Current affairs: Reading aloud leads to massive improvement in English speaking skills. It helps overcoming hesitation in public speaking which few people have. It will further benefit you in staying abreast on general education and current affairs which is required for both written and SSB. You may listen to BBC broadcast for India to keep yourself updated.

In addition to all the above, you must practice taking mock tests under examination conditions. Check your result and see where you went wrong. Practice again and again till you are able to perform about 25% additional questions accurately in the time period.

Follow these tips to stay focused and ahead in the competition to achieve your goal.

Two Stage Selection Procedure for NDA

Two stage selection procedure is based on Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test.

All candidates are put to stage one test on first day of reporting at Selection Centers/Air Force Selection Boards.

Only candidates who qualify at stage one are admitted to the second stage.

Those candidates who qualify stage II are required to submit the original Certificates along with one photocopy each of :

Original Matriculation pass certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth

Original 10+2 pass certificate or equivalent in support of educational qualification

For final qualification, candidates for the Army/Navy and Naval Academy should secure minimum qualifying marks separately in

(i) Written examination and

(ii) Officer potentiality test, and

Candidates for the Air Force should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in

(i) Written examination

(ii) Officer potentiality test, and

(iii) Pilot Aptitude Test as fixed by the Commission in their discretion.

Qualified candidates are then placed in final order of merit on the basis of total marks secured by them in the Written examination, and the Services Selection Board Tests in three separate lists:

(i) Army and the Navy,

(ii) Air Force

(iii) Executive course at the Naval Academy.

The names of candidates who qualify for all Services of NDA and the Naval Academy appearing all the three Merit Lists.

The final selection for admission will be made in order of merit depending on the number of vacancies in each wing.

The selection is subjected to medical fitness and suitability in all other respects.

NOTE: A candidate who fails in the Pilot Aptitude Test cannot apply for admission to the National Defence Academy Examination, the Air Force wing or General Duties (Pilot) Branch or Navy, Air Force or Army.

Indian Military Academy, Dehradun

Indian Military Academy is yet another cradle of leadership.  There are four main entries to get into IMA.  One of the entry is Direct entry which is through clearing the CDS Examination. In your final year of Graduation, a candidate needs to pass the Combined Defence Services Exams, clear the SSB, be medically fit and join IMA as a Direct Entry by being in final merit list.

 The other entries are 10+2 Tech Entry where you apply after your 12th Exams, University Entry Scheme is for those of you who wish to apply for Army in Pre-Final/Final Year of Engineering.  Those of you who have completed your BE/B Tech in notified streams can also join IMA in the Technical Graduate Course.  The selection procedure is same as for IMA (Direct Entry) but you are exempted from written exams.  The duration of training is 1 ½ years for IMA (DE), five years (one year at IMA and four year at Cadet Training Wings) for 10+2 TES (incl one year after commissioning) and one year for all other entries.

The IMA trains you to lead from the front.  You are trained in all aspects of combat and tactics using computers and other modern tools and technologies.

The IMA has excellent facilities for all-round development.  You can go for adventure sports like river rafting, para jumping, rock climbing, trekking and mountaineering.

From the IMA, you’re commissioned as a “Lieutenant” in the Indian Army, to go out into the world and live up to the IMA motto – “Valour & Wisdom”.

CDS Examination Syllabus

The question paper is designed to test your understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.

Questions in English are from Synonyms, Antonyms, Reading Comprehension, Para Jumbles, Error Spotting, Jumbled Sentences, Sentence Correction and Fill in the Blanks.

General Knowledge Syllabus

General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The paper also includes questions on History of India and Geography of a nature.

Elementary Mathematics Syllabus

Arithmetic

Number System – Natural numbers, Integers, Rational and Real numbers. Fundamental operations addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Square roots, Decimal fractions.

Unitary method – time and distance, time and work, percentages, applications to simple and compound interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, variation.

Elementary Number Theory – Division algorithm. Prime and composite numbers. Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 11. Multiples and factors. Factorisation Theorem. H.C.F. and L.C.M. Euclidean algorithm, Logarithms to base 10, laws of logarithms, use of logarithmic tables.

Algebra

Basic Operations, simple factors, Remainder Theorem, H.C.F., L.C.M. Theory of polynomials, solutions of quadratic equations, relation between its roots and coefficients (Only real roots to be considered). Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns-analytical and graphical solutions. Simultaneous linear equations in two variables and their solutions. Practical problems leading to two simultaneous linear equations or inequations in two variables or quadratic equations in one variable & their solutions. Set language and set notation, Rational expressions and conditional identities, Laws of indices.

Trigonometry

Sine x, cosine x, Tangent x when 0 < x < 90 degrees, Values of sin x, cos x and tan x, for x = 0, 30, 45, 60 and 90 degrees, Simple trigonometric identities, Use of trigonometric tables, simple cases of heights and distances.

Geometry

Lines and angles, Plane and plane figures, Theorems on (i) Properties of angles at a point (ii) Parallel lines, (iii) Sides and angles of a triangle, (iv) Congruency of triangles, (v) Similar triangles, (vi) Concurrence of medians and altitudes, (vii) Properties of angles, sides and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle and square (viii) Circles and its properties including tangents and normals, (ix) Loci.

Mensuration

Areas of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangle and circle. Areas of figures which can be split up into these figures (Field Book), Surface area and volume of cuboids, lateral surface and volume of right circular cones and cylinders, surface area and volume of spheres.

Statistics

Collection and tabulation of statistical data, Graphical representation frequency polygons, histograms, bar charts, pie charts, etc. Measures of central tendency.

Intelligence and Personality Test

In addition to the interview the candidates will be put to Intelligence Tests both verbal and non-verbal, designed to assess their basic intelligence. They will also be put to Group Tests such as group discussions, group planning, outdoor group tasks, and asked to give brief lectures on specified subjects. All these tests are intended to judge the mental calibre of a candidate. In broad terms, this is really an assessment of not only his intellectual qualities but also his social traits and interests in current affairs.

Short Service Commission

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You also have the option of joining the Army and serving as a Commissioned Officer for 10 years.  At the end of this period you have two options either elect for a Permanent Commission or opt out.

Those not selected for Permanent Commission have the option of a 4 years extension.  They can resign at any time during this period.

A Short Service Commission empowers you with analytical thinking, planning skills, administrative and organizational abilities.  Qualities which will make you an invaluable asset for any organization that you join after the Army and there are opportunities to side step to an alternate career for which Army will also help you..

Officers Training Academy, Chennai/ Gaya

Once selected for Short Service Commission, you go to the Officers Training Academy at Chennai or Gaya.  The selection process is a written exam followed by the SSB interview and medicals.  For Technical (Engineering) graduates it is direct SSB interview and medicals.  If you have done NCC Senior Division (Army) and obtained ‘C’ certificate with minimum ‘B’ grade, you can apply through your NCC Branch HQ/Zonal HQ to Recruiting Directorate for direct SSB interview. SSB qualified candidates undergo a medical examination.  The duration of training is 49 weeks.  OTA training provides you ample opportunities to broaden your perspective and widen your horizon.  Whether it’s skeet-shooting, golf, riding or angling … at OTA you can do it all.

Short Service Commission For Women (Officers)

The Indian Army also has women officers.  You can take up the challenge of Short Service Commission and prove to the world when it comes to courage and leadership, you’re second to none.

Women officers receive training at OTA, Chennai.  You should be a Graduate/Post-Graduate to apply.  After the written exam, there is the SSB interview followed by a medical examination.

A Great Life – a Great Life Style

Apart from attractive pay and perks, Army offers you the best in Life Style, even better than all other professions.  Be it the social interaction, finest clubs, golf courses, medical facilities and ample opportunities to indulge in adventure and sports, Army has it all.  In fact you are paid to lead a healthy life in a healthy environment.

Facilities like subsidized housing, free medical for self & family, canteen facilities, group insurance cover, soft loans for house and/or vehicle and above all the feeling of belonging to a family (Army) which cares for you, are the perks of the Army which no other organization provides.

‘DO YOU HAVE IT IN YOU’ to be a part of the elite organization of the Indian Army?

Check out the details below.

Indian Military Academy (IMA)

Vacancies Per Course250 (Twice a year)
Notify in Employment News and leading Daily news PaperNotified by UPSC under the aegis of CDSE in Mar/Apr and Sep/Oct
Eligibility Criteria
Age19 to 24 yrs
Born Between2nd Jan to 1st Jan for Jan Course.
2nd Jul to 1st Jul for Jul Course.
QualificationGraduation from Recognised University.
Marital StatusUn Married
Application to be Received byMay and Oct
Likely SSB DateSep / Oct and Mar / Apr
Date Commencement of TrgJan and Jul
Training AcademyIMA Dehradun
Duration of Trg1 ½ Yrs

TGC (Engineers)

Vacancies Per CourseAs Notified (Twice a Year)
Notify in Employment News and leading Daily news PaperNotified by Additional Directorate General Recruiting / AG Branch in Apr and Oct
Eligibility Criteria
Age20 to 27 yrs
Born Between2nd Jan to 1st Jan for Jan Course.
2nd Jul to 1st Jul for Jul Course
QualificationBE / B Tech in notified streams of Engineers
Marital StatusUn Married / Married
Application to be Received byApr / May and Oct / Nov
Likely SSB DateMar / Apr and Sep / Oct
Date Commencement of TrgJan and Jul
Training AcademyIMA
Duration of TrgOne Year

10+2 Technical Entry Scheme

Vacancies Per Course85 (Twice a year)
Notify in Employment News and leading Daily news PaperApr and Sep Notified by Additional Directorate General of Recruiting
Eligibility Criteria
Age16 ½ to 19 yrs
Born Between1st Jul to 1st Jul for Jan Course and 1st Jan to 1 Jan for Jul Course
Qualification10+2 Physics, Chemistry & Maths (aggregate 70% and above to apply)
Marital StatusUn Married
Application to be Received by30 Jun and 31 Oct
Likely SSB DateAug to Oct and Feb to Apr
Date Commencement of TrgJan and Jul
Training AcademyIMA Dehradun
Duration of Trg5 Yrs (1 Yrs IMA & 4 Yrs CTWS) Permanent Commission after 4 Yrs

Short Service Commission Non Technical Men

Vacancies Per Course175 (Twice a year)
Notify in Employment News and leading Daily news PaperNotified by UPSC under the aegis of CDSE in Mar/Apr and Sep/Oct
Eligibility Criteria
Age19 to 25 yrs
Born Between2nd Jan to 1st Jan for Apr Course.
2nd Jul to 1st Jul for Oct Course.
QualificationGraduation from Recognised University.
Marital StatusUn Married / Married
Application to be Received byMay and Oct
Likely SSB DateOct / Nov and July / Aug
Date Commencement of TrgApr and Oct
Training AcademyOTA Chennai
Duration of Trg49 Weeks

 

TGC Education (AEC)

Vacancies Per CourseAs Notified (Twice a Year)
Notify in Employment News and leading Daily news PaperNotified by Additional Directorate General Recruiting / AG Branch in Apr and Oct
Eligibility Criteria
Age23 to 27 yrs
Born Between2nd Jan to 1st Jan for Jan Course.
2nd Jul to 1st Jul for Jul Course
QualificationMA / MSC in 1st or 2nd division in notified subjects from recognised university
Marital StatusUn Married
Application to be Received byApr / May and Oct / Nov
Likely SSB DateMar / Apr and Sep / Oct
Date Commencement of TrgJan and Jul
Training AcademyIMA
Duration of TrgOne Year

 Short Service Commission Non Tech Women

Vacancies Per Course175 (Twice a year)
Notify in Employment News and leading Daily news PaperNotified by UPSC under the aegis of CDSE in Mar/Apr and Sep/Oct
Eligibility Criteria
Age19 to 25 yrs
Born Between2nd Jan to 1st Jan for Apr Course.
2nd Jul to 1st Jul for Oct Course.
QualificationGraduation / Post Graduation from Recognised University.
Marital StatusUn Married
Application to be Received byMay and Oct
Likely SSB DateApr and Oct / Nov
Date Commencement of TrgJan and Jul
Training AcademyOTA Chennai
Duration of Trg49 Weeks

 

JAG Men

Vacancies Per CourseAs Notified
Notify in Employment News and leading Daily news PaperNotified by Additional Directorate General Recruiting / AG Branch
Eligibility Criteria
Age21 to 27 yrs
Born Between2nd Oct to 1st Oct for Oct Course.
2nd Apr to 1st Apr for Apr Course
QualificationGraduate with LLB / LLM with 55% marks. Registered with Bar Council of India / State
Marital StatusUn Married / Married
Application to be Received byOct / Nov and Apr / May
Likely SSB DateJan and Aug
Date Commencement of TrgApr and Oct
Training AcademyOTA
Duration of Trg49 Weeks

Short Service Commission Technical Men

Vacancies Per Course50 (Twice a year)
Notify in Employment News and leading Daily news PaperNotified by Additional Directorate General Recruiting / AG Branch in Apr and Oct
Eligibility Criteria
Age20 to 27 yrs
Born Between2nd Apr to 1st Apr for Apr Course.
2nd Oct to 1st Oct for Oct Course.
QualificationEngineering Degree in notified discipline
Marital StatusUn Married / Married
Application to be Received byApr / May and Oct / Nov
Likely SSB DateDec-Jan and Jun-Jul
Date Commencement of TrgApr and Oct
Training AcademyOTA Chennai
Duration of Trg49 Weeks

NCC (SPL) Entry Men

Vacancies Per Course50 (Twice a Year)
Notify in Employment News and leading Daily news PaperNotified by Additional Directorate General Recruiting / AG Branch in Apr / Oct
Eligibility Criteria
Age19 to 25 yrs
Born Between2nd Jan to 1st Jan for Apr Course.
2nd Jul to 1st Jul for Oct Course.
QualificationGraduate with LLB / LLM with 50% Aggregate marks, 2 Yrs service in NCC Senior Div Army with minimum ‘B’ Grade in ‘C’ Certificate Exam.
Marital StatusUn Married
Application to be Received byOct / Nov and Apr / May through NCC Dte
Likely SSB DateJan and Aug
Date Commencement of TrgApr and Oct
Training AcademyOTA, Chennai
Duration of Trg49 Weeks

Short Service Commission Tech Women

Vacancies Per CourseAs Notified (Twice a year)
Notify in Employment News and leading Daily news PaperNotified by Additional Directorate General Recruiting / AG Branch in Dec/Jan and Jun / Jul
Eligibility Criteria
Age19 to 25 yrs
Born Between2nd Apr to 1st Apr for Apr Course.
2nd Oct to 1st Oct for Oct Course.
QualificationEngineering Degree in notified discipline
Marital StatusUn Married
Application to be Received byFeb / Mar and Jul / Aug
Likely SSB DateNov to Jan for Apr Course and May to July for Oct Course
Date Commencement of TrgOct and Apr
Training AcademyOTA Chennai
Duration of Trg49 Weeks

NCC (SPL) Entry Women

Vacancies Per CourseAs notified
Notify in Employment News and leading Daily news PaperNotified by Additional Directorate General Recruiting / AG Branch in Apr / Oct
Eligibility Criteria
Age19 to 25 yrs
Born Between2nd Jan to 1st Jan for Apr Course.
2nd Jul to 1st Jul for Oct Course.
QualificationGraduate with LLB / LLM with 50% Aggregate marks, 2 Yrs service in NCC Senior Div Army with minimum ‘B’ Grade in ‘C’ Certificate Exam.
Marital StatusUn Married
Application to be Received byOct / Nov and Apr / May through NCC Dte
Likely SSB DateNov to Jan for Apr Course and May to July for Oct Course
Date Commencement of TrgApr and Oct
Training AcademyOTA, Chennai

University Entry Scheme

Vacancies Per Course60
Notify in Employment News and leading Daily news PaperNotified by Additional Directorate General Recruiting / AG Branch in May
Eligibility Criteria
Age19 to 25 yrs for Final Year, 18 to 24 yrs for Pre Final Year
Born Between2nd Jul to 1st Jul for Jul Course.
QualificationFinal and Pre Final year students of Engineering Degree Course
Marital StatusUn Married
Application to be Received by31 Jul
Likely SSB DateJan to Mar for final year Aug to Oct for Pre final year
Date Commencement of TrgJul
Training AcademyIMA
Duration of TrgOne Year

 Please also see  Insight into SSB and  SSB GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS.

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Recruitment of other Ranks

Recruitment in the Army is broad based. Every male citizen, irrespective of caste, class, religion and domicile, is eligible for recruitment in the Army, provided he meets the laid down age, educational, physical and medical standards.

Recruitment in the Army is carried out throughout the year through an open rally system. The recruitment programme is published in local newspaper, two weeks prior to the conduct of the rally by the concerned ZROs. The process of screening and enrolment is as follows :-

(a)     Checking of documents.

(b)     Physical measurements.

(c)     Physical fitness test.

(d)     Medical examination.

(e)     Written examination.

(f)     Preparation of merit list.

(g)     Enrolment and Despatch of selected candidates in order of merit to Centres.

Bring following original documents along with three Photostat copies of each, duly attested:-

  • X th Class date of birth certificate.
  • X th/XII th Class marks sheet.
  • Character Certificate to be signed by village Sarpanch (not more than six months old).
  • Domicile Certificate.
  • Caste Certificate.
  • Dependent Certificate ( in case of son of Ex-servicemen/ War Widow/Widow ) signed by   record office.
  • Certificate of Outstanding sportsmen.
  • NCC Certificate (A/B/C Certificate).

Categories of Entry

CategoryEducationAge
Soldier General DutySSLC/Matric with 45% marks in aggregate.No%required if higher qualification.171/2-21 Years
Soldier Technical10+2/Intermediate exam passed in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English. Now eight age for higher qualification.171/2-23Years
Soldier Clerk / Storekeeper Technical10+2/Intermediate exam passed in any stream(Arts, Commerce, Science)with 50% marks in aggregate and min40% in each subject. Weight age for higher qualification.171/2 -23Years
Soldier Nursing
Assistant
10+2/Intermediate exam passed in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with min 50% mark sin aggregate and min40% in each subject. Now eight age for higher qualification.171/2-23 Years
Soldier Trades man
(i)General Duties
(ii)Specified Duties
Non Matric
Non Matric
171/2 –  20 Years
171/2 -23Years
Havildar EducationGraduate with B Ed/ Post Graduate with B Ed20-25Years
Religious Teacher
(JCO’s)
Graduate in any discipline
In addition, qualification in his own religious denomination
27-34Years
JCO(Catering)10+2,Diploma/Certificate Course of a duration of one year or more in Cookery / Hotel Management and Catering Tech recognized by AICTE21-27Years
Surveyor Automated
Cartographer
BA/B Sc with Maths having passed Matric & 12th (10+2)with Maths & Science20-25Years

Note : Dispensation in Education for enrollment as Sol (GD) is permissible to some selected States/Region/Class & Communities by the Govt. Details may be obtained from nearest BRO/ZRO

Recruitment Location

ZONESTATE, UNION TERRITORY AND DISTT.ADDRESS
JALANDHAR RTG ZONEPUNJAB , JAMMU AND KASHMIR

 

1. HQ Rtg office JalandharDistts of Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur & KapurthalaHQ Rtg Zone, Jalandhar Cantt – 144 005
2. BRO AmritsarDistts of Amritsar and Gurdaspur.Branch Recruiting Office, Amritsar Cantt – 143 001
3. BRO FerozpurDistts of Ferozpur, Faridkot & BhatindaBranch Recruiting Office, 41, Dass Road , Ferozpur Cantt-152 001
4. BRO PatialaDistts of Patiala and Sangrur.Branch Recruiting Office, 27, The Mail, Patiala-147 001
5. BRO LudhianaDistts of Ludhiana and Rupnagar.Branch Recruiting Office, Ludhiana-141 001
6. BRO JammuDistts of Jammu, Kathua, Poonch, Udhampur Doda and Rajouri.Branch Recruiting Office, Jammu-185 005
7. BRO SrinagarDistts of Srinagar , Anantnag, Baramula and LadakhBranch Recruiting Office, Srinagar
C/o 31 Sub Area
C/o 56 APO
AMBALA RTG ZONEHARYANA, HIMACHAL PRADESH AND CHANDIGARHHQ Rtg Zone, Chandrasekhar Marg, Ambala Cantt-133 001
8. HQ Rtg office AmbalaDistts of Ambala, Karnal, Kurukshetra, UT of Chandigarh and yamunanagar.
9. BRO RohtakDistts of Rohtak, Sonepat and Panipat
10. BRO HissarDistts of Hissar, Sirsa, Jind & Kaithal
11. BRO Charkhi DadriDistts of Mohindergarh, Bhiwani & Rewari.
12. BRO PalampurDistts of Chamba and Kangra.
13. BRO HamirpurDistts of Hamirpur, Una and Bilaspur
14. BRO ShimlaDistts of Shimla, Solan, Sirmaur & Kinnaur.
15. BRO MandiDistts of Mandi, Kullu & Lahaul and Spiti.
JAIPUR RTG ZONERAJASTHAN
16. HQ Rtg office JaipurDistts of Jaipur, Ajmer , Nagpur , Tonk, Bhilwara and Rajsamand.HQ Rtg Zone, Post Box No. 35, P.O:Shasthri Nagar, Jaipur-302 016
17. BRO AlwarDistts of Alwar, Bharatpur, Dausa, Dholpur and Sawaimadhopur.Branch Recruiting Office, Alwar (Raj)-301 001
18. BRO JhunjhunuDistts of Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Churu, Hanumangarh and Sriganganagar.Branch Recruiting Office, Jhunjhunu (Raj)-333 001
19. BRO JodhpurDistts of Jodhpur , Palli, Sirohi, Jalaur, Barmer, Jaisalmer and Bikaner .Branch Recruiting Office, Jodhpur (Raj)-342 006
20. BRO KotaDistts of Kota , Bundi, Banswara, Dungerpur, Udaipur , Chittorgarh, Baren and Jhalwar.Branch Recruiting Office, Kota (Raj)-324 001
LUCKNOW RTG ZONEUTTAR PRADESH AND UTTRANCHAL
21. HQ Rtg office LucknowDistts of Lucknow , Gonda, Unnao, Bahraich, Barabanki, Kanpur Barabanki, Kanpur , Fatehpur, Hamirpur, Basti and Banda.HQ Rtg Zone, 236 Mahatma Gandhi Road , Lucknow Cantt. – 226002
22. BRO LansdowneDistts of Garhwal, Tehri Garhwal, Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Dehradun, Pauri Garhwal and Haridwar.Branch Recruiting Office, Lansdowne (Uttranchal) – 246155
23. BRO AlmoraDistts of Almora and Nainital.Branch Recruiting Office, Almora (Uttranchal) – 263601
24. BRO MeerutDistts of Meerut , Saharanpur , Bijnaur, Muzaffarnagar, Ghaziabad , Bulandshhar and Moradabad .Branch Recruiting Office, Meerut Cantt. (UP)
25. BRO BareillyDistts of Bareilly , Badaun, Rampur , Pilibhit, Shahjahanpur, Hardor, Sitapur and Lakhimpur Kheri.Branch Recruiting Office, Fort Road Bareilly (UP) – 243001
26. BRO AgraDistts of Agra , Mathura , Etawah, Jhansi , Jalaun, Lalitpur, Mainpuri, Farukhabad, Etah and AligarhBranch Recruiting Office, 65, Taj Road , Agra Cantt. (UP) – 282001
27. BRO VaranasiDistts of Mirazapur, Varanasi , Jaunpur, Ghazipur, Azamgarh, Balia, Gorakhpur and Deoria.Branch Recruiting Office, Varanasi Cantt., – 221002
28. BRO PithoragarhDistt of Pithoragarh.Branch Recruiting Office, Pithoragarh (Uttranchal) – 262520
29. BRO AmethiDistts of Rai Bareilly, Allahabad , Pratapgarh, Faizabad and Sultanpur.Branch Recruiting Office, Amethi, Distt – Sultanpur – 227405
CALCUTTA RTG ZONEWEST BENGAL AND ORISSA
30. HQ Rtg Office CalcuttaDistts of 24 Parganas(South), Kolkata, Midnapur (both East and West) and Hawrah.HQ Rtg Zone, 1 Gokhale Road, Calcutta-700 020
31. BRO SiliguriDistts of Cooch Bihar, Jalpaiguri, Uttar Dinjapur, Dakshin Dinajpur, Malda, Darjeeling (AIAC Vacs) and State of Sikkim

 

B R O, Seveke Road Camp, PO :Salugara, Siliguri, Distt-Jalpaiguri, PIN-734318
32. BRO KanchraparaDistts of 24 Pargana(North), HooglyBurdwan and PuraliaB R O, Kanchrapara, PO :Kampa, Distt-24 Paragnas(North)-743193 (WB)
33. BRO Behrampore

 

Distt of Murshidabad, Burdhwan, Nadia and Birbhum

 

BRO Behrampore C/O BRO Kanchrapara          P.O. Kampa         Distt 24 Pargana     West Bengal

 

34. BRO CuttackDistts of Cuttack , Puri, Balazore and Mayurbhanj.Branch Recruiting Office,
Cuttack-753 001
35. BRO SambalpurDistts of Sambalpur, Keonjhar, Sundergarh, Bolangir and Dhenkanal.Branch Recruiting Office, P-1951, Dhanipali, Sambalpur-768 004
36. BRO Gopalpur CanttDistts of Kalahandi, Koraput and Ganjam.Bracnh Recruiting Office, (Ganjam), Gopalpur Cantt, Golabandha
-761 052
37. BRO KatiharDistts of Katihar, Begusarai, Saharsha, Bhagalpur , Munger, Khagaria, Madhupura, Purnia, Deoghar, Dumka, Banka , Godda, Sahibganj, Ararea, Kishanganj, Jamai and Supaul.Branch Recruiting Office, Military Camp,
Katihar-854 105
DANAPUR RTG ZONEBIHAR AND JHARKHAND

 

38. HQ Rtg Office DanpurDistts of Patna , Bhojpur, Vaishali, Saran, Gopalganj and BuxerHQ Rtg Zone, Danapur
Cantt-801 503
39. BRO MuzaffarpurDistts of Muzaffarpur, Dharbanga, Madhubani, East & West Champaran , Sitamarhi and Samastipur.Branch Recruiting Office, Muzaffarpur-842 001
40. BRO RanchiDistts of Ranchi , Singhbhum, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Giridhih, Gumla, Lohardaga, Chatra and Bokaro.Branch Recruiting Office, Ranchi (Jharkhand)-834 001.
41. BRO GayaDistts of Gaya , Aurangabad , Nawada, Nalanda, Rohtas, Palamu, Garwah, Bhabua and Jahanbad.Branch Recruiting Office, Paharpur Gaya-823 005
JABALPUR RTG OFFICEMADHYA PRADESH AND CHATTISGARH
42. HQ Rtg Office JabalpurDistts of Jabalpur , Shahdol, Mandla, Balghat, Rewa, Satna, Narsinghpur, Seoni, Damoh, Sidhi and PannaHQ Rtg Zone, T-23, Ridge Road, Jabalpur-482 001 (MP)
43. BRO RaipurDistts of Raipur , Raigarh, Sarghuja, Rajnandgaon, Bilaspur and BastarBranch Recruiting Office, 82/109, RSU Campus, Raipur (Chattisgarh)-492 010
44. BRO GwaliorDistts of Gwalior , Bhind, Morena, Datia, Shivpuri, Guna, Tikamgarh and Chhatarpur.Branch Recruiting Office, 23 Kalpi Road , Morar, Gwalior
(MP)-474 006
45. BRO MhowDistts of Indore , Dewas, Jhabua, Mandsaur, Ratlar, Dhar, Ujjain , Khandwa, West Nirmar , Khargaon and Shajapur.Branch Recruiting Office, 4, Bakery Road , Mhow
(MP)-453 441
46. BRO BhopalDistts of Bhopal , Sehore, Raison, Saugor, Chhindwara, Betul, Hoshangabad, Vidisha & Rajgarh.Branch Recruiting Office, Old Sectt, Bhopal-462 001
SHILLONG RTG ZONEASSAM , MEGHALAYA, ARUNACHAL PRADESH, NAGALAND, MANIPUR, TRIPURA AND MIZORAM

 

47. HQ Rtg Office ShillongDistts of Morigaon, Nagaon, East & West Khasi Hill East & West Garo Hills and Jaintia Hills.HQ Rtg Zone, Shillong – 788025
48. BRO JorhatDistts of West and East Siang, Dibang Valley, Lohit, Tirap Chandllang, Jorhat, Sibsagar, Lakhimpur, Dhamaji, Golaghat, Tinsukia and Dibrugarh.Branch Recruiting Office, Jorhat – 785001
49. BRO NarangiDistts of East and West Kameng, Lower and Upper Subansiri , Tawang, Barpeta, Goalpara, Kamrup, Nalbari, Kokrajhar, Darrang, Dhubri, Somitpur and BongaigaonBranch Recruiting Office, Narangi (Guwahati) – 780027
C/o 101 Area Postal Unit C/o 99 APO
50. BRO RangapaharDistts of Karbi Anglong, Imphal, Ukhurual, Bishanpur, Thoubal, Churachandpur, Tamanglong, Senapati, Chandel, Kohima, Mokochung, Phonk, Mon, Zurikebito, Wokha and Tuensaj.Branch Recruiting Office, Rangapahar, Dimapur, Nagaland – 797112
51. BRO Silchar

 

Distts of North Cachar Hills, Cachar, Karimganj, Kailakandi, Aiswal, Lunglei, Chhimtuipui, North and West Tripura .

 

Branch Recruiting Office, Sillchar Cantt., PO Auranchal Pradesh – 788025
Distt. Cachar ( Assam )
Tel :21531-60978
52.  BRO AizawlAll Distts of MizoramBRO Aizawl            C/O 806 FPO         C/O 99 APO
PUNE RTG ZONEMAHARASHTRA AND GUJARAT
53. HQ Rtg Office PuneDistts of Pune, Ahmednagar, Sholapur and Osmanabad.HQ Rtg Zone, 3, Rajendra Singhji Road
Pune-411 001
54. BRO MumbaiDistts of Mumbai, Thane, Nasik , Dhulia , Jalgaon and Colaba.Branch Recruiting Office, Colaba, Mumbai-400 005
55. BRO NagpurDistts of Nagpur , Wardha, Bhandara, Yeotmal, Akola , Amravati , Chandrapur and Buldana.Branch Recruiting Office
Nagpur-440 001
56. BRO KolhapurDistts of Satara, Kolhapur , Sangli, Ratnagiri and SindhudurgBranch Recruiting Office,
Kolhapur-416 004
57. BRO AurangabadDistts of Aurangabad , Parbhani, Nanded, Bhir, Jalna and LaturBranch Recruiting Office, T/39, Assey Lines
Aurangabad-431 002
58. BRO AhmedabadDistts of Baroda , Ahmedabad, Kaira, Surat , Baroch, Bulsar, Mahsana, Sabarkantha, Panchmahals, Dangs, Banskanatha, Gandhinagar, Daman , Dadra & Nagar Haveli.Branch Recruiting Office, Ahmedabad-380 003
59. BRO JamnagarDistts of Rajkot , Jamnagar , Amroli, Bhavnagar , Junagarh, Bhuj, Surendranagar and Diu .Branch Recruiting Office
Jamnagar-361 008
BANGALORE RTG ZONEKARNATAKA AND KERALA
60. HQ Rtg Zone BangaloreDistts of Bangalore , Kolar, Mandya, Mysore , Tumkur, Chitradurga and Bellary .HQ Rtg Zone, 148, Field Marshal KM Kariappa Road, Bangalore-560025
61. BRO MangaloreDistts of North & South Kanara , Chickmaglur, Coorg, Shimoga and Hasan.Branch Recruiting Office, Kulur Post, Mangalore-575 013
62. BRO BelgumDistts of Belguam, Bijapur, Dharwar, Gulbarg, Raichur, Bidar & State of Goa .Branch Recruiting Office, Fort Belgaum ,
Belgaum-590 016
63. BRO TrivandrumDistts of Trivandrum , Alleppy, Ernakulam, Quilon, Kottayam Iddukki and PathanamthittaBranch Recruiting Office, Thirumala Post, Trivandrum-695 006
64. BRO CalicutDistts of Calicut , Cannanore, Palghat, Malapuram, Trichur, Wynad, Kesergode and UT of Mahe and Lakshwadweep.Branch Recruiting Office, West Hill Barracks,
Calicut-673 005
CHENNAI RTG ZONETAMILNADU AND ANDHRA PRADESH
65. HQ Rtg Zone ChennaiDistts of Chennai, Chingalpur, Dharampuri, North & South Arcot, UT of Pondicherry, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Chittoor Distt of Andhra Pradesh.HQ Rtg Zone, Fort Saint George, Chennai-600 009
66. BRO TrichirapalliDistts of Tiruchirapalli, Thanjavur, Ramanathapuram, Tirunvelli, Pudukottai, Pasumpan, Kanyakumari, Muthuramatingom, Kamarajar and Childamarnagar.Branch Recruiting Office, Garuda Lines,
Trichy-620 001 (TN)
67. BRO SecunderabadDistts of Adilabad, Hyderabad , Karimnagar, Mehboobnagar, Medak, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Warrangal, Kurnool , Ranga Reddy and Sanga Reddy.Branch Recruiting Office, Secunderabad-500 015 (AP)
68. BRO CoimbatoreDistts of Coimbatore , Perriyar, Salem , Nilgiris and Madurai .

Dispensation in Educational Qualification

For Soldier (GD) Category, the following have been granted dispensation:-

(a)  Class X Simple Pass.

(i)  J&K State- Jammu, Kathua and Udhampur Distts of J&K.

(ii)  Uttaranchal State-  Batwari Tehsil of Uttarkashi Distt, Okhimath Tehsil of Rudraprayag Distt and Joshimath Tehsils of Chamoli Distt.

(iii)  Rajasthan State- Jaisalmer and Barmer Distts and Shergarh, Osian and Phalaudi Tehsils of Jodhpur Distt.

(iv) Gujarat State-  Ropar and Lakhpat Tehsils of Kutch Distt.

(v)  Punjab State- Candidates from Punjab who are domiciled with in the aerial distance of 20 Kms from the  (IB) International Border.

(vi)  Class/Community-

(aa)    Kaim-Khanis from Rajasthan.

(ab)    Rawat from Ajmer, Rajasmad, Bhilwara, Udaipur and Chittoor Distts from Rajasthan.

(ac)    Mahars from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

(ad)    Sikh (M&R).

(b)   To Class VIII.

(i)  J&K State- Less Jammu, Udhampur and Kathua Distt and Ladakh Region.

(ii)  Uttaranchal State-  Berinag, Didihat, Dharchula and Munsiari Tehsils of

Pithoragarh Distt.

(iii)  Sikkim State.

(iv)  Andaman & Nicobar Group of Islands.

(v)   Lakshadweep- Minicoy Group of Islands.

(vi)  NE States- All pers incl tribals except Arunachal Pradesh (incl tribals).

(vii)   Himachal Pradesh – Lahaul, Spiti and Kinnaur Distts.

(viii)  Class/Community- Gorkhas (Nepalese and Indian) and Adivasis.

 (c)   To Class V.

(i)  J&K State- Ladakh region.

(ii)  Arunachal Pradesh- incl tribals.

Region

StatesHeight
(in cms.)
Weight
(in Kgs)

Chest
(in cms.)

Western Himalayan RegionJ&K, HP, Punjab Hills (Area South & West of the Inter state Border between HP & Punjab and North and east of road of Mukerian, Hoshiarpur, Garhshankar, Ropar) ,  Garhwal & Kumaon regions of Uttranchal.166163*4877
Eastern Himalayan RegionNagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya , Assam , Arunachal Pradesh , Sikkim and Hill Region of West Bengal ( Darjeeling   and Kalimpong Districts)160157*4877
Western Plains RegionPunjab, Haryana, Chandigarh , Delhi , Rajasthan and Western UP ( Meerut and Agra Division)1705077
Eastern Plains RegionEastern UP, Bihar, West Bengal , Jharkhand and Orissa1695077
Central RegionMadhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Gujarat Maharashtra, Dadar, Nagar-Haveli, Daman and Diu168167*5077
Southern RegionAndhra Pradesh, Karnataka Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa And Pondicherry1655077
Note – * for Sol Tech/Nursing Assistant

 Special Physical Standards

Region- States- CategoryHeight
(CMS)
Weight
(Kgs)
Chest
(CMS)
Ladakhi1575077
Gorkhas both Nepalese and Indians1604877
Andaman, Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Group including Minicoy:- Settlers1655077
Andaman, Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Group including Minicoy:- Locals1555077
Tribals of recognised tribal areas1624877
Brigade of the Guards1735077
Med Arty1705077
Corps of Military Police1735077
Clerks GD/SKT1625077

Sol Tradesmen – Normal Physical Standards as above minus 1 cm in Chest and 2 Kgs in Wt.

The following are eligible for relaxations in physical standards :-

Candidate ProfileHeight
(in cms.)
Weight
(in Kgs)
Chest
(in cms.)
(a) Sons of Servicemen/Ex-Servicemen/War Widows/ Widows of Ex-Servicemen.221
(b) Adopted son/son-in-law of a War Widow, if she has no son.221
(c) Outstanding sportsmen (National/State level sportsmen and those who have represented District / College / School in State / University / Board Championship and earned 1st /2nd position.)253

Medical Standards

A candidate should have robust physique and good mental health. Chest should be well                 developed  having minimum 5 Cms expansion. Should have normal hearing with each ear and good             binocular    vision          in both eyes. He should be able to read 6/6 in distant vision chart with each             eye. Colour vision should be CP-III. Should recognize red and green colours. Should have             sufficient number of natural healthy gum and teeth i.e. minimum 14 dental points. Should not have disease like deformity of bones, hydrocele and varicocle or piles.

            Physical Fitness Tests(PFT)

To determine the Physical Fitness, the following tests carrying 100 marks are held :-

(a)  1 Mile Run
(b)  Pull Ups
(c)  Balance
(d)  9 Feet Ditch

Marking system is as follows :-

            (a)  1 MILE RUN

(i)   5.40 Mins and below                          60 Mks
(ii)   5.41 Mins to 5.50                             48 Mks
(iii)  5.51 Mins to 6 .05                             36 Mks
(iv)  6.06 Mins to 6.20                              24 Mks

          (b)  PULL UPS

(i)   10 and above                                     40 Mks
(ii)   9                                                     33 Mks
(iii)  8                                                     27 Mks
(iv)  7                                                     21 Mks
(v)   6                                                     16 Mks

(c)  BALANCE  Should be qualified and no marks are awarded.

(d)  9 Feet Ditch    Should be qualified and no marks are awarded.

        Medical Standards :-

(a) A candidate should have robust physique and good mental health.

(b) Chest should be well developed having minimum 5 Cms expension.

(c) Should have normal hearing with each ear and good binocular vision in both eyes. He should be  able to read 6/6 in distance vision chart with each eye. Colour vision should  be CP-III.

(d) Should have sufficient number of natural healthy gum and teeth i.e. minimum 14 dental points.

(e) Should not have diseases like deformity of bones, hydrocele and varicocle or piles.

(f)  Should recognize red and green colours.

Written Examination   Common Entrance Examination (CEE) is conduct on last Sundays of each month for recruitment of Soldiers. It comprises of following two papers :

(a) Paper-I – Compulsory for all soldier categories
(b) Paper-II – For Sol. Technical, Sol. ClK (GD/SKT) and Sol. Nursing Assistant.

PAPER-I

It generally comprises of questions on IQ/Numerical ability general knowledge and current affairs. Duration of papers is 60 minutes. Total marks 100 Pass Marks 32.

PAPER-II

Paper II (Sol Tech) – 50 marks. It generally comprises of Physics, Chemistry and Maths. Duration – 30minutes, Pass marks-16.

Paper-II (Sol ClK/SKT) – 50 marks. It generally comprises of Maths & English (Language Proficiency) Duration – 30 minutes, Pass Marks-20.

Paper-II (Sol Nursing Assistant) – 50 marks. It generally comprises of Chemistry, Botany & Biology, Duration – 30 minutes, Pass marks-16.

Note : In addition to paper I, a Sol Tech, Sol Clk/SKT and Sol Nursing Assistant has to qualify in his respective paper. NCC “C” Certificate holders seeking enrollment for Sol (GD) are exempted from appearing in written examination but have to fulfill other laid down criteria.

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