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भारतीय बीर साहसी, भाग्यशाली युवा प्रतिभाशाली, देशभक्त अपने देश की रक्षा करने के इच्छुक थल सेना में भर्ती होने की प्रक्रिया के बारे में यहाँ से सूचनाएं प्राप्त करें, जय हिन्द.

Army Selection Procedure - भारतीय सेना में विभिन्न प्रकार के सैनिक बनने की प्रक्रिया सेना में शामिल होने के लिए आवेदन आरंभ करना।

Junior Commission Officer (JCO) and Other Rank (OR) Enrolment जूनियर कमीशन अफसर तथा अन्य पदों हेतु-

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Indian Army Eligibility Criteria for Recruitment Process| JCO / OR Enrolment Procedure

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Today's Current Vacancy/ आज की नई रिक्तियां यहाँ देखें।

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/she meets the age, educational, physical and medical standards.

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

o Checking of documents -  Indian Army Document Verification दस्तावेज परीक्षण.

o Physical measurements -  Indian Army Physical शारीरिक मांप तौल.

o Physical fitness test-         Indian Army Race शारीरिक योग्यता परीक्षण.

o Medical examination -      Indian Army Medical मेडिकल परीक्षण.

o Written examination -      Indian Army Exam लिखित परीक्षा.

o Preparation of merit list - Indian Army Merit List  योग्यता सूची बनाना.

o Enrolment and Dispatch of selected candidates in order of merit to Centres- योग्यता सूची के अनुसार भर्ती हुए युवाओं को ट्रेनिंग के लिए भेजना.

Bring following original documents along with three Photostat copies of each, duly attested - रैली भर्ती के समय आवशयक निम्न दस्तावेज

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).

Category Code & Post Cat Names -Indian Army Ranks भारतीय सेना के विभिन्न पदों के नाम 

1- SGD:      Soldier General Duty (All Arms).

2- STT:       Soldier Technical (Technical Arms - Arty, Army Air Defence).

3- CLK:       Soldier Clerk/Store Keeper Technical (All Arms).

4- SNA:       Soldier Nursing Assistant (Army Medical Corps).

5- STD:       Soldier Tech Dresser (RVC).

6- STA:       Soldier Tech (Aviation & Ammunition Examiner).

7- TDN:       Soldier Tradesmen (All Arms).

8- RGT:       Religious Teacher.

9- HVL:       Havildar Education.

10- HAC:       Havildar (Surveyor Automated Cartographer).

Indian Army Educational Qualification  - शैक्षणिक योग्यता:    8th/10th/Matric/12th/ 10+2/ BE/B. Tech/ Graduation /Post Graduation.

Indian Army Qualification and Indian Army Age Calculator as per Posts शैक्षणिक योग्यता तथा उम्र -

Group Y – B. Sc /BA / BCA / B. Sc (IT) (w/o B Ed.) -

1. Soldier (General Duty) (All Arms):      Aspirants passed class of SSLC/Matric with 45% marks in aggregate and 33% in each subject. No percentage considered in case candidate has passed with higher qualification ie 10+2 and above.

Age Limit:   17 ½ - 21 years.

2. Soldier (Technical) (Technical Arms, Artillery, Army Air Defence): (a) Soldier Tech -   Aspirants passed class of 10+2 /Intermediate Exam in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English with 50% marks in aggregate and 40% marks in each subject.

(b) Soldier Tech (Aviation & Ammunition Examiner):        Aspirants passed class of 10 +2 / Intermediate exam in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English with 50% marks in aggregate and 40% marks in each subject OR 3 years Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical /Electrical/ Automobiles/ Computer Science Mechanical Engg and Electronic & Instrumentation Engg) from any recognized Polytechnic Institute (No Education relaxation for this category is existing presently).

Age Limit:    17 ½ - 23 years.

3. Soldier Clerk / Store Keeper Technical (All Arms):         Aspirants passed class of 10+2 / Intermediate Examination in any stream (Arts, Commerce, Science) and should have secured 50% marks in each subject and 60% in aggregate in Class XII. Should have studied English and Maths / Accounts / Book Keeping in Class XII or Class X. Should have secured min 50% marks in each of these subject, whether in Class XII or Class X.

Age Limit:    17 ½ - 23 years.

4. Soldier Nursing Assistant (Army Medical Corps): Aspirants passed class of 10+2 / Intermediate Exam in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with Minimum 50% marks in aggregate and minimum 40% in each subject OR In case the candidate has a B. Sc Degree with (Botany / Zoology / Bio-Science) and English, the stipulation of percentage in Class-XII is waived off. However, the candidate should have studied all the 4 specified subjects in Class XII also.

Age Limit:    17 ½ - 23 years.

5. Soldier Tradesmen (All Arms):           Aspirants passed class of 10th simple / ITI (except Syce, Mess Keeper and House Keeper-who may be 8th Simple Pass).

Age Limit:    17 ½ - 23 years.

6. Survey Automated Cartographer (Engineers):            Aspirants passed class of BA/BSc with Maths. Must have also passed 12th class (10+2) or equivalent with Maths and Science as main subjects.

Age Limit:    20 - 25 years.

7. Junior Commissioned Officer Religious Teacher (All Arms): Aspirants passed class of Graduate in any discipline. In addition candidate must have requisite qualification in his own religious denomination.

Age Limit:    27 - 34 years.

8. Junior Commissioned Officer Catering (Army Service Corps):           Aspirants passed class of  10+2 or equivalent exam and Diploma / Certificate Course of duration of 1 year or more in Cookery Hotel Management and Catering Technology from any recognized University / Food Craft Institute. AICTE recognition is not mandatory.

Age Limit:    21- 27 years.

9. Havildar Education (Army Education Corps) - Group X:         Aspirants passed class of MA / M. Sc / MCA or BA / B. Sc / BCA / B.Sc (IT) with B. Ed and Group Y – B. Sc/BA/BCA/B. Sc (IT) (w/o B. Ed.).

Age Limit:    20 - 25 years.


1.     Enrolment under UHQ Quota has been introduced as a welfare measure for enrolment of wards of servicemen, ex-servicemen and war widows to enable them to get their wards enrolled into the Army, with minimum competition.

2.     Allotment of UHQ Quota vacancies facilitates the enrolment of following cats:-

(a)     Sons of servicemen and ex-servicemen/battle cas and war widows including legally adopted son(s).

(b)     Sons-in-law of war widows having no son (one son-in-law) including husband(s) of legally adopted daughter(s) or real brother of serviceman/ex-serviceman/battle cas.

(c)     Sportsmen of merit.

3.     Priority for Enrolment. Relatives of Servicemen/Ex-servicemen are prioritized for enrolment under UHQ Quota as under:-

(a)     Priority 1 (Own Regt/Corps)(Battle Casualty/Liberalized Family Pension) -

(i)     One Son of War Widow in receipt of Liberalized Family Pension to include legally adopted son.

(ii)     Real brother of Battle Casualty who marries the widow of the Battle Casualty. In this regard, refer this HQ letter No 62569/Inst/Rtg 5(OR) (A) dt 20 Apr 2007 vide which it has been intimated that in case any candidate below 21 years married to the widow of the deceased, S of C be forwarded to this HQ through the Line Directorate for waiver of the QR by the Competent Authority.

(iii)     One Son-in-law of Battle casualty having no son to include husband of legally adopted daughter.

(iv)    One Real brother of unmarried Battle Casualty.

(b)  Priority 2 (Own Regt/Corps) (Disability Pensioners/Special Family Pensioners) –

(i)     In respect of Servicemen who die in harness, one son/one legally adopted son or one Real brother (if the Servicemen is unmarried) where the Widow/NOK is in receipt of Special Family Pension.

(ii)     One Son/one legally adopted son of Ex-Servicemen or one Real brother (if the Ex Servicemen is unmarried) in receipt of Disability Pension more than 20% and the disability is attributed to/ aggravated by Military Service.

(c)     Priority 3 (Own Regt/Corps) (Serving/Ex-Servicemen) -

(i)     One son of Servicemen who die in harness to include legally adopted son whose death is not attributed to Military Service.

(ii)     One Son of Serving/Ex-Servicemen to include legally adopted son.

(iii)     One Brother of Servicemen/Ex-Servicemen if the Servicemen/Ex-Servicemen is unmarried. (In such cases individual forfeit his right for his own Son/legally adopted Son).

(d)     Priority 4 (Other Regt/Corps) -

(i)     One Son of War Widow to include legally adopted son.

(ii)     Real brother of Battle Casualty who marries the widow. In this regard, refer this HQ letter No 62569/Inst/Rtg 5(OR) (A) dt 20 Apr 2007 vide which it has been intimated that in case of any candidate below 21 years married to the widow of the deceased brother, S of C be forwarded to this HQ for waiver of the QR by the competent authority.

(iii)     One Son-in-law of War Widow having no son to include husband of legally adopted daughter.

(iv)     One Real brother of unmarried Battle.

(e)     Priority 5 (Other Regt/Corps) -

(i)     As per Priorities 2 and 3 given in Paras 6 and 7 above for own Regt/Corps to be implemented in respect of other Regt/Corps in the same order/precedence.

* Adoption done during the lifetime of soldier will be valid for the purpose of award of bonus marks /concessions and enrolment through Unit HQ Enrolment Quota.

4.     Priority for Enrolment (Tradesmen):

(a)    Priority 1- Sons (incl legally adopted son) of War Widow/Widow/ Servicemen/Ex-Servicemen applying in the trades of their father.

(b)    Priority 2- Sons (incl legally adopted son) of War Widow/ Widow/ Servicemen / Ex-Servicemen of other trades than that applied for.

(c)    Priority 3- Brothers of Servicemen/Ex-Servicemen.

(d)    Priority 4- Candidates belonging to traditional castes known to be performing the job relating to the trade.

(e)    Priority 5- Remainder.

Note -

Priorities 1 to 3 are only applicable for recruitment of Tradesmen by the Trg Centres whereas, Priorities 1 to 5 are applicable for recruitment for Tradesmen by HQ Rtg Zone and ARO under their jurisdiction.

Auth:  IHQ of MoD (Army) letter No 62506/Rtg 5 (OR) (A) dt 18 Feb 09.

5.     The QR for enrolment into the Army is as under:-

Note -

(a)     Reduction of upper age limit for enrolment in Tdn cat from 16-25 yrs to 16-23 yrs has been approved by Army HQ (AG's Branch) vide their letter No 62573/Rtg 5(OR)(A) dt 27 Jan 04 and came into effect from 01 Apr 2004.

(b)     Revision of lower age limit from 16 Yrs to 17 Yrs and 6 months came into effect from 01 Aug 2004 vide Army HQ letter No 62537/Rtg (OR)(A) dt 05 Jul 2004.

Note -

(a)     Variation in date of birth of Civ Edn Cert of the candidates and FS Docu of the father/brother, more than one year will cease to apply. (Auth:- Army HQ letter No 62554/Rtg 5 (OR) (A) dt 29 Aug 2006).

(b)     Candidates married below 21 years of age are not eligible for enrolment into Army (Auth: Army HQ letter No 62569/Rtg 5 (OR) (A) dt 07 Feb 2007).

6.     The physical measurement standard required for various regions for enrolment in various categories are as given below. Minimum physical standard would not be accepted as a matter of course. Efforts should be made to recruit persons with physical standard higher than the stipulated minimum.

Soldier GD & Tradesmen:    Army Physical Standard – Indian Army Physical शारीरिक मांप तौल

Indian Army Height
Indian Army Height

Indian Army Regiments

Western Himalayan-      J&K, HP, Punjab Hills (Area South and West of the Inter State Border between Himachal Pradesh and Punjab and North and East of Road Mukerian, Hoshiarpur Garh Shankar, Ropar and Chandigarh) Garhwal and Kumaon:     Height Cms – 166/ Chest Cms -77-82/ Weight Kgs -48.

Eastern Himalayan-      Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Assam, Meghalaya and Hill region of West Bengal (Gangtok, Darjeeling and Kalimpong Districts):  Height Cms – 160/ Chest Cms -77-82/ Weight Kgs -48.

Western Plains-     Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Western UP (Meerut and Agra Div):  Height Cms – 170/ Chest Cms -77-82/ Weight Kgs -50.

Central Plains-      Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Dadar Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu:   Height Cms – 168/ Chest Cms -77-82/ Weight Kgs -50.

Eastern Plains-      Eastern UP, Bihar, West Bengal and Orissa:   Height Cms – 169/ Chest Cms -77-82/ Weight Kgs -50.

Southern-     Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa and Pondichery:  Height Cms – 166/ Chest Cms -77-82/ Weight Kgs -50.

Special Physical Standards- विशिष्ट शारीरिक मांप तौल

Ladakhis:  Height Cms – 157/ Chest Cms -77-82/ Weight Kgs -50.

Gorkhas both Nepalese and Indian:  Height Cms – 157/ Chest Cms -77-82/ Weight Kgs -48.

Tribal of recognized tribal areas:  Height Cms – 162/ Chest Cms -77-82/ Weight Kgs -50.

Indian Army Eligibility
Indian Army Eligibility

Note -    

Soldier Tradesmen min physical standard of the regions given above minus 1 cm chest and 2 kgs in wt is relaxed. The revised physical standard i.e height is applicable wef 01 Aug 2004 vide Army HQ letter No 62518/Phy Std/Rtg 5(OR) (A) dt 17 Jun 2004.

Indian Army Age Limit
Indian Army Age Limit

Indian Army Exam

Pattern of Common Entrance Exam- सामान्य प्रवेश परीक्षा का रूप:      For enrolment into Army one should have passed all tests, ie, physical, medical and written test, before being enrolled into Army. The composition of written exam is given below –

Number of Papers and Marks| Indian Army Question Papers

(a)     Soldier Tradesmen/ Soldier General Duty:    01 Hr - 01 Paper- Total Marks 100/ Pass Marks 32.

(b)     Composition of Question Papers –

Soldier General Duty:       Part I question paper in 3 sections of 10th standard in Math, Gen Science and Gen Knowledge for 100 marks.

Soldier General Duty dispensation/ Soldier Tradesmen (Steward, Chef, Musician Carpenter, Painter, Tailor, W/Man, Barber & ER) 10th class:         Part-I question paper in sections of 10th standard in Math, Gen Science and GK for 100 marks.

Sol Tradesmen (Safaiwala & Masalchi) 8th class:        Part-I question paper of 8th standard for 100 marks.

Relaxation in Physical Standard- शारीरिक मांप तौल में छूट

Relaxation in existing physical standard have been permitted to some cat as under- Sons of servicemen, Ex Servicemen, War Widows and widow of Ex-servicemen/ Adopted son/son-in-law of war widow, if she has no son/ Outstanding sportsmen (National & State level and those who have represented District /College/ School in State/ University/Board Championship and earned 1st/2nd position):   Height -02 cms /Chest 01/03 cms/ Weight 02/05 Kgs.

Instant Enrolment of Wards of Battle Casualties

As per the existing policy one son (including legally adopted son), or one son-in-law including husband of legally adopted daughters if no, son of servicemen who dies in war or war like situation during peace time like CI Ops or while providing aid to civil authority, will be given instant enrolment without putting him through formal tests under UHQ quota provided the son/son-in-law meets the minimum laid down educational, age, physical and medical criteria. In case the ward of the battle casualty is under age, he will be enrolled as and when he attains the age required for enrolment.

Indian Army Medical
Indian Army Medical

Indian Army Medical
Indian Army Medical

Enrolment of Sportsmen Under UHQ quota- खेल कूद दक्षता 

    Sportsmen are also enrolled under UHQ quota under the following categories –

(a)     Outstanding sportsmen dispensation category, wherein National / State level sportsmen and those who have represented District / College / University/School Boards Championship and earned 1st/2nd position are permitted relaxation of 2 cms in height, 3 cms in chest and 5 Kgs in weight.

(b)     Direct enrolment of Meritorious Sportsmen in the rank of Havildar to the extent of 2 % of the vacancies accruing in the rank of Havildar, provided the individual confirms to laid down criteria for Soldier GD.

Indian Army Admit Card/Admission Letter

The system of application and issue of call up letters have been discontinued wef 01 Apr 98. Therefore no application is required to be forwarded to this Centre for recruitment. The candidates should directly report to City Gate of Artillery Centre, Nasik Road Camp along with the following documents for recruitment on the above mentioned/advertised dates –

(a)     Original education certificate and mark sheet. In case of non- metric, education (certificate should be countersigned by District Education Officer.)

(b)     NCC certificate A/B/C (If held).

(c)     Domicile certificate issued by Tehsildar/SDM/DM/BDO/SDO duly affixed round stamp.

(d)     Caste certificate issued by Tehsildar/SDM/BDO/DM/SDO/Village Sarpanch duly affixed round stamp and joint/family photographs with father/mother/son according to relationship certificate produced for recruitment.

(e)     Character certificate from Headmaster/Principal of School/ Sarpanch. Date of issue to be within 06 months.

(f)     10 copies of single passport size photo duly attested to be produced as under-

(i)     Son/Brother of serving Soldier - Commanding Officer of unit.

(ii)     Son of Ex-servicemen/ Widows/- Secretary of District Sailors. Soldier and Airman Board/ CO, Last unit of the Ex-Servicemen.

(iii)     General candidates - Class I gazetted Officer.

(g)     In case of son of the Ex-servicemen/Servicemen/son of war widows, the following additional documents are required -

(i)     05 copies of joint photographs with his father, if son of Serving person/Ex-servicemen, with his mother if son of a widow of Ex-servicemen/ war widow and with his brother, if brother of serving person duly attested by the Commanding Officer of the unit/Zila Sainik Adhikari/District Soldier Board respectively.

(ii)     Pay Book if son/brother of servicemen and discharge book if son/brother of an ex-servicemen.

(iii)     Relationship certificate if son/brother of servicemen/ex- servicemen issued by Records concerned only.

(iv)  One son/brother of soldiers died in War/War like situation ie Counter Insurgency Operations etc. gets instant enrolment. These individuals are required to produce certificate/Part II Order from Records and death certificate of the soldier.

Note -  

The accommodation and messing will be under own arrangement of the candidates attending recruitment at any unit /recruitment office.

Indian Army Wallpaper
Indian Army Wallpaper

Indian Army Nursing Assistant
Indian Army Nursing Assistant

Indian Army Result

The results are intimated through list displayed at 7 (RR&D) Batalian and through a self- addressed registered letter deposited by the candidate with the Presiding Officer at the time of CEE. All selected candidates are issued call-up letter by the Presiding Officer Board `A' / OC 7 (RR & D) Batalian.

Before dispatching the candidates to this centre for enrolment, it is suggested that the candidates get their pre-medical examination done with regard to flat foot, vision, other minor ailments, cleaning of wax from ear etc. at their own.

In case of any clarification 7 (RR&D) Bataliyan of this Centre may please be contacted on STD Code No: 0253 Telephone No/Exchange No 2415404-6210.

Indian Army Medical
Indian Army Medical

Indian Army Medical
Indian Army Medical

Indian Army Medical
Indian Army Medical

Common Shortcomings - सामान्य गलतियाँ

The common short comings noticed during UHQ enrolment is as under –

(a)  Reporting with incomplete/incorrect documents. Date of birth tampered with in original education certificate/mark sheet.

(b)    Name of candidate does not tally with his education certificate.

(c)    Name of father does not tally with candidates education certificate.

(d)   Domicile/caste certificates are not signed by the DM/ SDM/ BDO/Tehsildar and office seal (round stamp) not affixed.

(e)     Character certificates more than 06 months old.

(f)     Relationship certificate is not signed by Records Office concerned.

(g)    Relationship certificate of sons/brother of serving personal/Ex- Servicemen/widows not signed by the concerned Records Office.

(h)     Pay books of serving persons and discharge book of Ex-servicemen are not produced.

(j)   Submission of a large number of fake certificates/documents by non- authorized persons /agencies.

(k)    Age criteria and eligibility conditions for enrolment are not checked and ineligible (over age) candidates are dispatched by the regiments.

(l)     Fake rubber stamps of various organization / authority are being used in preparing candidates document.

(m)    Affidavits are produced by candidates in place of certificate.

(n)    Variation in date of birth between civil education certificate of the candidate and relationship certificate issued by Records office concerned for more than one year.

Indian Army Quotes
Indian Army Quotes

Army Pay Scale or Indian Army Salaryवेतन भत्ते इत्यादि

Indian Army offers brilliant career:       Every year 30 - 35 lakh individuals appear for recruitment in Indian Army, which offers role of a leader, opportunities full of diverse challenges, a distinctive career to serve the Nation, handsome salary, adventure, sports, altruism, sacrifice and no end to this.

The unique career also offers the following facilities to all Junior Commissioned Officers and other ranks -

1. Salary in five figures.

2. Free medical facilities for self and dependent.

3. Leave up to 90 days in a year.

4. Free railway warrants.

5. Free Government married accommodation.

6. Entitled Ration.

7. Free Uniform/Clothing etc.

8. CSD facilities.

9. Lucrative Terminal benefits.

10. Opportunities to learn and grow as a complete human being.

Soldiers Categories in Indian Army Recruitment (Indian Army Ranks)

1. Soldier (General Duty) (All Arms).

2. Soldier (Technical) (Technical Arms, Artillery, Army Air Defence).

3. Soldier (Clerk/ Store Keeper Technical)(All Arms).

4. Soldier (Nursing Assistant) (Army Medical Corps).

5. Soldier (Tradesman) (All Arms).

6. Soldier (Nursing Assistant Veterinary) (Remount Veterinary Corps).

7. Havildar (Survey Automated Cartographer) (Engineers).

8. Havildar (Education) (Army Education Corps).

9. Junior Commissioned Officer (Religious Teacher) (All Arms).

10. Junior Commissioned Officer (Catering) (Army Service Corps).

Indian Army Physical Fitness Tests| Physical Fitness Test (PFT) 

To determine the Physical Fitness Test (PFT), the following tests carrying 100 marks are held:

1. 1.6 Km Run-Indian Army Race.

2. Pull Ups.

3. Balance.

4. 9 Feet Ditch.

Marking System is as follows -

A/1- 1.6 Km Run excluding Soldier General Duty:

Sl. No       Timings                                     Group         Marks -

(i) Up to 5 Mins 40 Secs -                          Group-I -    60 Marks.

(ii) 5 Mins 41 Secs to 6 Mins 20 Secs.-     Group-II -   48 Marks.

(iii) Above 6 Mins 20 Secs -                         Fail             00

Provisions for Extra Time for 1.6 Km Run in Hilly Terrain -

1. Between 5000 Ft to 9000 Ft -   Additional 30 Secs to all timings.

2. Between 9000 Ft to 12000 Ft - Additional 120 Secs to all timings.

A/2- 1.6 Km Run Soldier General Duty:

Sl. No    Timings                                  Group         Marks

(i) Up to 5 Mins 40 Secs -                   Group-I -     60 Marks.

(ii) 5 Mins 41 Secs to 06 Mins -         Group-II -   48 Marks.

Provisions for Extra Time for 1.6 Km Run in Hilly Terrain -

1. Between 5000 Ft to 9000 Ft - Add 30 Secs.

2. Between 9000 Ft to 12000 Ft - Add 120 Secs.

B - Pull Ups:

(i)    10 and above - 40 Marks.

(ii) 9                     - 33 Marks.

(iii) 8                     - 27 Marks.

(iv) 7                     - 21 Marks.

(v) 6                     - 16 Marks.

C – Balance:    Should qualify and no marks are awarded.

D - 9 Feet Ditch:     Should qualify and no marks are awarded.

Indian Army Join
Indian Army Join

Documents Required| Documents Required at Indian Army Rally Site -रैली भर्ती में शामिल होने के लिए आवश्यक दस्तावेज  

Educational Certificate / Mark sheet issued by the Recognized Education Board.

Residence Certificate with photograph issued by the authorised signatory of the State Government / Tehsildar / SDM.

Caste Certificate with photograph to be signed by Village Sarpanch except in the case of SIKH (Mazbi and Ramdasia), Gujjar and Gorkha candidates wherein it is required to be signed by the authorised signatory of the State Government / Tehsildar / SDM. The candidates belonging to Dogra Community to produce certificate with photograph issued by Tehsildar / Authorised Government Signatory.

Religion Certificate issued by the authorized signatory of the State Government / Tehsildar / SDM.

School Character Certificate issued by the Schools / Colleges Principal / Headmaster.

Character Certificate with photograph issued by the Village Sarpanch / Municipal Corporation / Police issued within last six months.

Unmarried Certificate with photograph issued by Village Sarpanch / District Administration issued within last six months (If candidate is below 21 years of age).

Relationship Certificate issued by concerned Records Office (Applicable for only the Son of Serving Soldiers / Widows / War Widows and Ex-servicemen).

NCC (A / B / C) Certificates. In case of NCC Certificate holders relevant certificates and certificate for participation in Republic Day Parade to be produced for dispensation.

Sports Certificate to be produced if represented in the following sport activities -

(i) Represented India at International level.

(ii) Represented State at National Level.

(iii) Represented District at National Level.

(iv) Represented University Team or Regional Team at District Level.

Candidates having O+ Level Computer Certificate ‘Business Professional Programmer’ issued by the DOEACC Society.

Latest passport size photographs. Both the ears of the candidates must be visible and SIKH (Mazbi and Ramdasia) candidates must have photograph in turban and without turban.

Kandi area certificate for applicable candidates to be issued by Tehsildar / Authorised Government Signatory.

Note -

Documents mentioned above are required in original along with one photocopy of each document duly attested by Principal / Headmaster / Gazetted Rank Officer. Attested photocopy / printout of education certificate obtained from the Internet duly attested by the school Principal will be accepted at the Rally site for candidates whose original certificates have not been received from the concerned education board after declaration of the result or for candidates who have deposited their certificates in some other institute where they might be undergoing some professional course.

Sportsman Recruitment| List of Games and Sports for Recruitment in the Indian Army 

Havildar                                                           Naib Subedar

1. Athletics-Cross Country, Track & Field     1. Athletics-Marathon, Track & Field events.            
2. Archery.                                                         2. Archery.
3. Badminton.                                                    3. Basketball.
4. Basketball.                                                     4. Boxing.
5. Boxing.                                                           5. Cricket.
6. Cricket.                                                          6. Cycling.
7. Cycling.                                                          7. Football.
8. Equestrian Sports.                                        8. Fencing.
9. Football.                                                         9. Gymnastics.
10. Fencing.                                                       10. Golf.
11. Gymnastics Including Body Building.      11. Hockey.
12. Golf.                                                             12. Handball.
13. Hockey.                                                        13. Judo.
14. Handball.                                                     14. Kabaddi.
15. Judo.                                                             15. Kayaking & Canoeing.
16. Kabaddi.                                                       16. Karate.
17. Kayaking & Canoeing.                                17. Rowing.
18. Karate.                                                          18. Swimming.
19. Rowing.                                                        19. Shooting.
20. Swimming, Diving &  Water polo.            20. Squash.
21. Squash.                                                         21. Sailing & Yachting.
22. Shooting.                                                     22. Tennis.
23. Sailing.                                                         23. Taekwondo.
24. Tennis.                                                         24. Volleyball.
25. Taekwondo.                                                 25. Weight Lifting.
26. Volleyball.                                                    26. Wrestling.
27. Weight Lifting.
28. Wrestling.

Note -

For enrolment of meritorious sportsmen from Unit HQ quota or from the Zones, the list of games as applicable for direct Havildar entry would be considered.

Revised Procedure w.e.f. 01 September 15:       All candidates who are desirous of getting enrolled in the Indian Army as JCO / OR are required to apply online at www.joinindianarmy.nic.in. After registration candidates shall follow instructions as given out and apply for the selected posts/trade for which they are eligible.

The candidates shall be given a date and place for conduct of Physical and Medical tests, the procedure for which is enumerated below -

Recruitment Procedure:        General as part of the screening process, candidates will be tested in Physical Fitness Tests (PFT) which is mandatory and will be carried out for all categories during the screening process of recruitment to assess the candidate’s physical ability and courage.

The following tests will be concluded under Physical Fitness Tests (PFT) 

o 1.6 km runs/race for Endurance.

o Pull Ups on Beam (Under Grip) for Strength.

o 9 feet Ditch for Courage.

o Zig-Zag Balance for Agility.

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Weightage in Merit:      Performance of individual for Soldier General Duty, Soldier Technical / Clerk / Store Keeper Technical / Nursing Assistant and Soldier Tradesman will be taken into account while awarding bonus marks as given below -

o Soldier General Duty:     Physical Fitness Test (PFT) + Common Entrance Examination (CEE) marks.

o Soldier Technical / Clerk / Store Keeper Technical / Nursing Assistant:     Common Entrance Examination (CEE) marks. However, the individual should have qualified in Physical Fitness Test (PFT).

o Tradesmen with Aptitude Test:     30% Physical Fitness Test (PFT) marks + 30% Common Entrance Examination (CEE) marks + 40% Tradesman Aptitude Test marks.

o Tradesmen without Aptitude Test:     60% Physical Fitness Test (PFT) marks + 40% Common Entrance Examination (CEE) marks.

o Tradesmen Musician:       50% Physical Fitness Test (PFT) marks + 25% Aptitude Test marks + 25% Common Entrance Examination (CEE) marks.

o Havildar Education and Havildar Survey Automated Cartographer:      No Weightage. However, JCO Religious Teacher / Catering / Direct Havildar Sportsman (Meritorious Sportsman) should have qualified in Physical Fitness Test (PFT).

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Indian Army Aptitude Test

Aptitude Test in order to ensure that the individuals being selected in the tradesmen category are suitable for the job, which they are expected to perform, it is desirable that at the screening stage itself the candidates are subjected to an aptitude test. The aptitude test is conducted for candidates of artisan and traditional trades. Aptitude proficiency test will be conducted as specified in Appx to IHQ of MoD (Army) letter No 62506/Rtg 5(OR)(A) dt 20 Sep 2006. Need for adhering to the policies laid down for conducting Aptitude Tests is mandatory. For Soldier Tradesmen it is reiterated that, the physical fitness tests constitute a vital input about a soldier’s potential/ aptitude.

The Screening Board will conduct Tradesmen Aptitude Test at the rally site itself, as it is a pre-requisite for the individual to qualify before he is allowed to appear in the Common Entrance Examination (CEE). Soldier Tradesman category who are declared fail in aptitude test and are in Permanent Unfit (PUF) /Temporary Unfit (TUF) category, they will not go for further review medical exam and medical slip will not be given to such candidates. This will also be applicable for Soldier Tradesman (Musician) category.

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