Eligibility Criteria For Joining Indian Army Jobs

Service to the nation is the dream of many candidates and this thought is instilled right from their childhood in their minds by their parents. This is why they are focused right from their childhood days to join the Indian Army.

When talking about the eligibility criteria for joining the Indian army, different criterion with respect to age, educational qualification and physical standards are to be met by candidates.

Here, let us get into the details about the age and educational qualification requirements to be fulfilled by candidates for entry level jobs in Indian army that are broadly classified under the head of Junior Commissioned Officer or JCO:

Soldier (General Duty) – All Arms: The age requirement for this position is 17.5 to 21 years. When talking about educational qualification, candidates must have completed their SSLC/matriculation with a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate and 32% in each subject. However, for candidates, who have completed their higher secondary no percentage is taken into consideration. Just a higher secondary completion certificate is enough.

Soldier (Technical) – Technical Arms: For this position, candidates must have completed their intermediate or 10+2 examination in science discipline with English, mathematics, chemistry and physics subjects with a minimum of 50% of aggregate marks and 40% in every paper. The age requirement for this position is between 17.5 to 23 years.

Soldier Clerk / Store Keeper Technical – All Arms: Candidates between the age group of 17.5-23 years and who have completed their higher secondary or intermediate examination in any stream with a minimum of 50% of aggregate marks and 40% of marks in every paper are eligible. It is important that the applicants must have passed mathematics or accounts or book keeping and English in class 10 or 12 with a minimum of 40% marks in every paper. For candidates with B. Sc qualification with English and mathematics 40% of mark requirement is waived. For graduates without these subjects, they must have scored a minimum of 40% of marks in these subjects at least at their higher secondary or class 10 level.

Soldier Nursing Assistant (Army Medical Corps): To apply for this position, candidates must have completed their 10+2 or intermediate examination with English, biology, chemistry and physics with at least 50% of marks in aggregate and at least 40% in every paper. Applicants with Bachelor of Science with bioscience/zoology/botany need not have to fulfill the mark requirement. However, the applicants should have studied all four subjects at higher secondary level as well. The age requirement is 17.5-23 years.

Soldier Tradesmen (All Arms): Candidates, who are between the age group of 17.5-23 years and have completed their 10th or ITI except Mess keeper and house keeper.

Soldier General Duty (All Arms): The qualification for this position is 10th pass and candidates between the age group of 17.5-21 years can apply to this position.

Surveyor Auto Carto (Engineers): Those between the age group of 20 and 25 years and with the qualification of Bachelor of Arts/Science with mathematics can apply. However, it is important that the applicants must have passed 10+2 or equivalent with science and mathematics as main subjects.

Junior Commissioned Officer – Religious Teacher (All Arms): Graduates in any discipline between the age group of 27-34 years can apply. Apart from this, the applicants must satisfy the requisite qualification in their own religious denomination.

Junior Commissioned Officer Catering (Army Service Corps): Candidates with diploma or certificate course completion with a duration of one year or more in catering Technology, hotel/cookery management or Food Craft from an institution recognized by AICTE are eligible to apply for this course. They must also have completed 10+2 or equivalent course and must be within the age group of 21-27 years.

Havildar Education (Army Education Corps): Vacancies for this position is announced in two groups, namely; Group X and Group Y. Candidates applying for Group X, must have completed their MCA/M. Sc/MA or B. Sc/BCA/BA in Information technology with B. Ed. Candidates applying for Group X must have completed their B. SC/BCA/BA in information technology with or without B. Ed. The age requirement for both groups is 20-25 years.

Candidates fulfilling the above-mentioned requirements will have to apply for appropriate positions through the recruitment notification issued by the Indian army. Application can be submitted through the official website of Indian army. The selection process includes written examination followed by physical examination and interview. For most of the positions the physical requirement of 48-50 kgs is a must and chest requirement is 77 cms. The height requirement will differ from one position to another.

  1. Sir my age is now 22 just start and my height is 166 cm , can i join technical army ..or other else .#

  2. Sir, I have 65% in plus two but in english i have secured 35 can i apply clerk post

  3. sir i have completed b.sc in life science with first class..any job for me in indian army.my dob is 04 june 1995

  4. Respected sir,
    Sir I passed graduation in 2016. Course name B.sc major degree in agro service. I will wish to Indian clarical post . I accepted of this post ?
    Sir plz repply me … thank you sir

  5. Sir, my DOB is 28/11/1995 . I am interested to join indian army for the trade of soldier (general duty). So I want to know I am eligible for this recruitement rally in this December and
    next recruitment rally?

  6. Sir, my name is Himanta Nath.I have recently passed HS exam with 65% and my age is 19 yrs.My body mass is 60 kg and height 6″0.
    Sir, am I eligible for joining in Indian Army? Pls, rply me.

  7. sir my dob is 1-9-1994 & i completed my graduation form arts side du .
    I dont have any specific degree.

    so plz tell me can i apply for any post in indian army

  8. sir mrea +2 complete ho gya hai (pcb) se or over all % hai(77.4%) or date of birth 05/05/1999 mere waha rally hai after 5 october to kya main aplly kr skta hu plz sur inform me

  9. sir main indian amrmy post-solde nurshing asistant ke liye aply krna chahta hu mera +2 complete ho gya hai(pcb subject)se or mera dob hai(05/05/199) or mere waha rally date hai after 5october too kya main aply kr skta hu sir plz inform me-9958282607

  10. Respected Sir,
    My DOB is 03-05-1994 and I belong to ST category. I will complete my B.tech(M.E) at 2020. I’m planning to do further studies in Weapon Engg for 2 yrs and thinking of joining Indian Army but I have doubt about my age which would be over age for joining the army.
    Please tell me am I still eligible at that age to join Indian Army or Not.
    Thank You.

  11. hello
    I am a 24 year male. Did my undergrad with a degree of BA (Hons) interior architecture and design given from a foreign university. can i still join Indian Army.

  12. Respected team,

    My age is 31 and I really want to join our Army and support our nation at the BSF. My father served Airforce for 20 years and I do have the passion and zeal to nail our enemies down. Is there anyway I could please get on ground or border security service please.

    I have a work experience of 11 years however I want to serve for our nation. I know one thing, it s never too late.

    Kindly let me know if I may be able to do anything to serve our nation.

    Best Regards
    Jai hind

  13. sir,
    please tell me upcoming date of rally in indian army for west bengal candidate, dist-Murshidabad.please sir tell me when you are informed. thank you

  14. Sir
    Birth 14/07/1998
    Hight 7.2
    Iam very very intrest to join in Indian army
    Plz select me
    Join in general duty plz

  15. sir
    mera d.o.b 06/06/1998 hai lekin online registration kar raha hoon toh show kar raha hai ke
    You are not eligible as age criteria aisa q ho raha hai ?please batai sir ki kya problem hai

  16. sir, My name is sourav sarkar. I am madhyamik pass. My number is 66 percent and my hight is 5.6′ ens. Can i join soilder genarel duty job?

  17. hloo sir, my DOB is 17-10-98….

    i m studying in 11 class…
    is there any chance in selection for army????

  18. hi sir my date of birth 01/04/1990 so i am interested in indian army so what post can apply and iam graduate bsc(it) with 61%

  19. Respected sir,
    This is Babli Mohan ghadi. My DOB is 29.01.1992. And I completed B.pharmacy in this year.
    So,any chance for me in Indian aarmy.I can eigible in Indian army.

  20. sir my DOB is 18/09/1994 and doing my diploma in medical lab is there any chance of selected in indian army

  21. Hey Admin
    Would you please tell me the age criteria i.e. 17.5 yrs to 21 yrs is applicable at the time of recruitment rally or at the time of CEE. For example a person having DOB 15/07/1997 is going to be of 17.5 yrs on 15 jan 2015 so i want to know whether he is eligible for recruitment rally in 10-14 December 2014 whose CEE dates are likely to be in February 2015

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