Indian Army Recruitment Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for Recruitment of JCOs and Other Ranks

Minimum Educational Qualification and Age Criteria

S.No Category Education Age
(1) Soldier (General Duty) (All Arms) SSLC/Matric with 45% marks in aggregate and 32% in each subject.  No percentage considered in case candidate has passed higher qualification ie 10+2 and above. 17 ½ – 21 Yrs
(2) Soldier (Technical) Technical Arms, Artillery, Army Air Defence) 10+2 / Intermediate Exam Pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English with 50% marks in aggregate and 40% in each subject. (simple pass in 10+2 with requisite subjects is acceptable upto 31 Mar 2013). 17 ½ – 23 Yrs
(3) Soldier Clerk / Store Keeper Technical (All Arms) 10+2 / Intermediate Exam pass in any stream (Arts, Commerce, Science) with 50% marks in aggregate and minimum 40% in each subject.  Should have studied and passed English and Maths / accounts / Book Keeping in Cl X or Cl XII  with 40% marks in each subject.  In case of graduate with Maths and English as subject in BSc, the stipulation of 40% in Cl X or Cl XII is waived off.  In case of graduate without English and Maths / Accounts / Book Keeping, he should have scored more than 40% in English and Maths / accounts / Book Keeping at least once in Cl X or Cl XII. 17 ½ – 23 Yrs
(4) Soldier Nursing Assistant (Army Medical Corps) 10+2/Intermediate exam pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with Min 50% marks in aggregate and min 40% in each subject. OR
In case the candidate has a BSc Degree with (Botany/Zoology/Bio-Science) and English, the stipulation of percentage in Cl-XII is waived off.  However, the candidate should have studied all the four specified subjects in  Cl XII also.
17 ½ – 23 Yrs
(5) Soldier Tradesmen(All Arms) 10th/ITI (except Syce.  Mess Keeper and House Keeper-who may be 8th pass). 17 ½ – 23 Yrs
(6) Soldier General Duty   (Matric Simple Pass)(All Arms) 10th Simple pass. 17 ½ – 21Yrs
(7) Surveyor Auto Carto(Engineers) BA/BSc with Maths.  Must have also passed 12th class(10+2) or equivalent with Maths and Science as main subjects. 20-25 Yrs
(8) Junior Commissioned OfficerReligious Teacher

(All Arms)

Graduate in any discipline.  In addition requisite qualification in his own religious denomination. 27-34 Yrs
(9) Junior Commissioned Officer Catering(Army Service Corps) 10+2 or equivalent exam and Diploma/Certificate Course of a duration of one year or more in Cookery/Hotel Management and Catering Tech from a recognized University / Food Craft Institute.  AICTE recognition is not mandatory. 21-27  Yrs
(10) Havildar Education(Army Education Corps) Group X – MA/MSc/MCA or BA/BSc/BCA/B Sc       (IT) with  B EdGroup Y – BSc/BA/BCA/B Sc (IT) (w/o B Ed.) 20-25  Yrs

Standard Minimum Height, Unexpanded Chest and Weight of Recruits at the Time of Enrollment for All Categories

1. The entire country has been divided into six regions namely; Western Plains Region, Eastern Plains Region, Central Region, Southern Region, Western Himalayan Region and Eastern Himalayan Region. The minimum physical standards for the various regions are as follows

Regions States Height (Cms) Chest
Sol GD & Tdn Sol Tech /  NA Clk /
Western Himalayan
Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab Hills (Area South and West ofthe Inter State Border between Himachal Pradesh and Punjab and North and East ofRoad Mukerian, Hoshiarpur, Garh Shankar, Ropar and Chandigarh), Garhwal and Kumaon (Uttrakhand) 166 163 162 77 48
Himalayan Region
Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam and Hill Region of West Bengal (Gangtok, Darjeeling and Kalimpong Districts) 160 157 160 77 48
Western Plains Region Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh,
Delhi, Rajasthan and Western
Uttar Pradesh (Meerut and Agra Division)
170 170 162 77 50
Eastern Plains Region Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Orissa 169 169 162 77 50
Central Region Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Dadar, Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu 168 167 162 *77 50
Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka,
Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa and
166 165 162 77 50

* Dispensation in chest measurement of 01 cm has been granted for Sol Tech cat in the Central Region.

Special Physical Standards

2. Minimum physical standards as given below will apply to the followings

Height(Cms) Chest(Cms) Weight(Kgs)
(a) Ladakhi 157 77 50
(b) Gorkhas both Nepalese and Indian 160 77 48
(c) Candidates fromAndaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Group including Minicoy:-
(i)   Settlers 165 77 50
(ii)   Locals 155 77 50
(d) Tribals of recognized tribal areas 162 77 48
(e) The Brigade of Guards 173 77 50
(f) Medium Artillery 170 77 50
(g) Corps of Military Police 173 77 50
*(h) Clk (SD)/SKT 162 77 50
(j) RT JCO 160 77 50
(k) Soldier Tradesmen Minimum physical standards of the regions given above, minus 1 Cm chest and 2 Kg weight.  Ht criteria would be at par with Sol GD as relevant to the region.
(l) JCO Catering (ASC) / Surveyor Auto Cartographer (Engr Gp) / Havildar Education As applicable to soldier General Duty for various regions.

Note: * Regional physical standards lower than the standards laid down in Para 2(h) above will be applicable to clerical candidates belonging to those region.

Relaxations in Physical Standards

3. The following categories will be permitted relaxations in physical standards as mentioned against each

(a) SOS, SOEX, SOWW and Widow of       Ex-Servicemen Adopted Son/Son-in-Law of a War Widow,   if she has no son and including a legally adopted son of serving Sol/Ex-Servicemen 2 1 2
(b) Outstanding Sportsmen (National/ State & those who represented District / College / School in State / University / Board Championship & earned 1st/2nd position) 2 3 5
(c) For candidates belonging to chronically poor areas and those desirous of joining overage categories who are from families engaged in traditional profession. This relaxation may be given at the discretion of DDG Rtg (States) or Centre Commandants NIL NIL 2
Updated: 18th November 2014 — 11:03 pm


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  1. sir plz vatay ki jila etawah kab lag rah he

  2. sir batay ki muthura ki bharti kis date ki h

  3. whts d date of talbehat army bharti..plzzz provide us exact date.
    thank you

  4. Sir Ghadhinagar jilla ki dete kam he pillz 9737131235 pillz sir

  5. sir ….
    gujarat vadodara army reqruitment 2015 me surat ke candidates ki date konsi hai plzzzzzzzzzz ply me sir…….kindly request you sir………

    1. sir….
      army tecnical in ncc,c holdar of kitna prasent ka chot hai

  6. sir maheshana distict ki bharti ki

    date konsi he please kol me

  7. sir maheshana distic ki vadodara bharti ki date konsi he please msg me 9574522006

  8. sir ….
    gujarat vadodara army reqruitment 2015 me surat ke candidates ki date konsi hai plzzzzzzzzzz ply me sir…….kindly request you sir………

  9. sir sitapur district ki army technical ki rally kab hai ……..plz tell me,,,,,,,,,,

  10. sir dahod ki dates kab he or
    Kit I post he.

  11. shradhanand upadhyay

    surat ki bharti kab h sir 7405052755

  12. Sir.please,bata,dejiya,faizabad.districtkab,lagega

  13. Banaskantha Gujarat ki date kab hai?

  14. Sir, dist. shravasti ki bharti kis date ko hai.

  15. dear sir my age is 26-07-1991… can i take participate in the rally of indian army as clerk basis n i have done my graduation…..sir if i can then please help me for that…my contact no is 8603503335

  16. Respected Sir/Madam

    I am mandeep singh want to join indian army for the post of clerk. i want a little informetion that what is the date of the rally to open in tha gauchar (lansdown ARO).The rally is coming for the next month from 3 to 11 feb, But i have no information that what is the date of our district rally.

    Thans & Regards

    Mandeep singh

  17. dear sir my age is 28-5-1995…
    can i take participate in the rally
    of indian army as clerk basis n i
    have done my graduation…..sir if i can then please
    help me for that…my contact no is
    9803507083 I live in a Punjab and I am clear tu 12th class so that I am wanted to joining the army please my request accepted

  18. Sir
    Kiya me bina carecter sertificate ke
    Bahali nahi ho sakta kinyonki carecter
    Banane ke liye gaye the to 10 din ka
    Samay le liya .to plezzzz sir mujhe email karke bataye ….iqbalrock19@G

  19. Sir, ap game btai me Jo 15Jan se 22Jan ki bharti chal the Thai usme bijnor jille ki bharti hai k nhi agar hai to kis camp m hai saharnpur

  20. Sir bidar dist ki rally date kya hai

  21. sir,
    Darbhanga bihar 2015 me army rally kb hai. ‘plz kindly send me from in my email sir’

  22. Sir i am from telangana and passed intermediate with 67 percentage can i apply

  23. sir ..plz jaldi barthi kro Jammu me ….plz ….plz plz

  24. Sir, i’m vry thankful for the information provided, i’m from Nagaland and i want to become an Army, I very confused, coz of my percentage of marks as i have simple passed my 12 arts, and i’m now in B.ARTS 2nd year, so, sir please give me ur valuable information, whether i cn tke part in this recruitment. Thank you

  25. parsharamulu gavvala

    Sir my age 5-4-1991can apply clerk my inter midate 45/: parsante plz .rplmee..

  26. sir i have passed 10th with 8.3gpa grade can i apply soldier g.d post please reply

  27. Sir, My DOB is 16-9-1989.I am from telangana. Can i apply for this Recruitment. Because My DOB was wrongly entered in my SSC certificate. If any AGE Relaxation is there. Pls Reply me sir.My Mb No. 9177311646

  28. Hello sir, I have passed 10th can I join Indian army

  29. sir you have mentioned that above age 17½ can attend the rally…..sir my date of birth is 17/01/1997 sir my age is above 17½ can I attend the rally for General duty (GD)……..sir so please provide me information 8186906940

    1. srikakulam army recruitment 2015……13to21 Feb…OK…but I want schedule for the GD and Technical and cleark categories…. so plz help me to find schedule

  30. I requested sir,
    My name is kotesh sir small doubt OBC eg how much extended plz reply …Thanks

  31. Dear sir…..
    Narangi,bongai gaon me sonit pur ka rally kab he,,,,,plz infrom me

  32. Sir, is it tattoo is allowed in this kohima army rally 2015. Will waiting for your feedback.

  33. gud mrng sir
    plz sir aap btaye ki rewari me bharti kis date ko hogi

  34. plz infrom sonitpur dist candits vance indian army

  35. Sir pls kanchipuram exam results date pls
    From tamilnahdu

  36. how much will be pass mark for pull ups?

  37. P/Z BIHAR SITAMARHI dist candits vance indian army

  38. sir i am sundara murthy .m i have got 53.% in sslc examination but i have got 30 marks in mathematics .and i am “A” and “B” holder in Ncc Army Wing can i attend soldier GD please sir help me my number:-07094913734.jai hind

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