Indian Army Examinations

Basic Information regarding Exam
Recruitment in the Indian Army is open to all sections of society in all parts of the country.

Minimum Educational Qualification
Eligibility Conditions: Following are the categories with necessary educational qualifications and age:

(a) Category : Soldier General Duty
Education : SSLC/Matric
Age : 16-21 years

(b Category : Soldier Technical
Education : SSLC/Matric (Maths, English and Science)
Age : 16-23 years

{c) Category : Soldier Clerk/Store Keeper Technical
Education : SSLC/Matric (English and Maths)
Age : 16-23 years

(d) Category : Soldier Nursing Assistant
Education : SSLC/Matric (Maths, English and Biology)
Age : 16-23 years

(e) Category : Soldier Tradesman
(i) General
Education : Non-Matric
Age : 16-20 years
(ii) Specified
Education : Non-Matric
Age : 16-25 years

if) Category : Havildar Education
Group’ A’
Education : Post Graduates/ Trained Graduates
Age : 20-25 years

Group ‘B’
Education : BA/BSc (Matric with English and Maths)
Age : 20-25 years

(g) Category : JCOs (Religious Teacher)
Education : Graduate in any discipline.In addition qualification in his own religious denomination
Age : 27-34 years

h) Category : JCOs (Catering)
Education : 10+2 with Science and one year cookery Diploma/Certificate from a recognised Foodcraft Institute
Age : 21-27 years

i) Category : Havildar Clerk
Education : BA/BSc/BCom (Matric with English & Maths)
Age : 20-25 years

V) Category : Surveyor Automated
Education : BA/BSc with Maths Cartographer years (Matric with Maths and Science)
Age : 20-25 years

Details Regarding Selection Procedure

Physical Standards
Regional Physical Standards:

Region
(a) Western Himalayan Region
Areas
J&K,. HP, Punjab Hills, Garhwal & Kumaon Region
Minimum Height (Cms) : 160
Physical Chest (Cms) : 77
Standards Weight (Kgs) : 48

Region
(b) Eastern Himalayan Region
Areas
Bhutan, Sikkim,Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur,Tripura, Mizoram,Meghalaya, Assam and Hill Region of West Bengal
Minimum Height (Cms) : 154
Physical Chest (Cms) : 77
Standards Weight (Kgs) : 48

Region
(c) Western Plains Region
Areas
Punjab,Haryana,Chandigarh,Delhi,Rajasthan and Western UP (Meerut and Agra Division)
Minimum Height (Cms) : 167
Physical Chest (Cms) : 77
Standards Weight (Kgs) : 50

Region
(d) Eastern Plain Region
Areas
Eastern UP,Bihar,West Bengal and Orissa
Minimum Height (Cms) : 166
Physical Chest (Cms) : 77
Standards Weight (Kgs) : 50

Region
(e) Central Region
Areas
MP,Gujarat,Maharashtra,Dadra Nagar Haveli,Daman & Diu
Minimum Height (Cms) : 164
Physical Chest (Cms) : 77
Standards Weight (Kgs) : 50

Region
(I) Southern Region
Areas
Andhra Pradesh,Karnataka,Tamil Nadu,Kerala, Goa, Pondicherry
Minimum Height (Cms) : 162
Physical Chest (Cms) : 77
Standards Weight (Kgs) : 50

Special physical standards have been fixed for certain other class/regiment/tribes and categories.

How to Apply
Blank application forms are available free of cost at local recruiting offices, District Collector’s Office, Zila Parishad and Employment Exchanges. Candidates can apply on a plain sheet of paper handwritten/typed as per format. Applications duly filled are required to be forwarded to the Zonal Recruiting Offices of the State to which the candidate belongs and accompanied by one self-addressed stamped envelope. Candidates for Havi1dar Education category need not apply to Zonal Recruiting Offices but should contact nearest Recruiting Office for further details.

Other Information
Applications will be scrutinised by the recruiting staff of Zonal Recruiting Office and shortlisted based on education, age, height, NCC certificates, etc. Candidates thus selected will be issued call-up letters for Screening Medical and Physical Fitness Tests, Written Tests and Final Selection at the give date and venue. Applications of sons of Servicemen/Ex-servicemen, ITI and NCC ‘C’certificate holders will not be shortlisted and all such candidates will be call up for Screening. Final selection will be on merit.

Pay and Allowances:
A sepoy gets a starting pay, depending on the group he belongs to, plus DA and other allowances as admissible to the Central Govt employees. Gross salary will be depending upon the category he belongs to.

Financial Benefits:
(a) Insurance cover of Rs I ,50,000;
(b) Disability Benefits- 50 per cent of the sum assured at lOO per cent disability as per eligibility;
(c) Maturity benefits with interest- Total contribution plus interest;
(d) Extended Insurance of Rs 50, 000 on retirement for eligible categories for 15 years or till the date of 70 years, whichever is earlier, by paying a single non-refundable subscription;
(e) Provident fund and gratuity on retirement. Encashment ofunavailed leave portion of Annual Leave upto 180 days.

Leave: 60 days annual leave and 30 days casual leave with travel concession for self, family and dependents (Parents, unmarried brothers and sisters) besides sick/ medical leave.

Other Benefits: Free ration, clothing, accommodation and allied services, medical , treatment for self and family, group housing scheme benefits, house building loan facilities, canteen facilities, etc.

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  1. Rahul Sarmah
    January 30th, 2010 at 13:32 | #1

    I am a B.com graduate and i am interested in joining the indian armed forces.The question which i impose here is that can i apply for the exam and i would like which category will suit a bcom graduate or can i apply for any category??

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