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Indian Army Soldier Eligibility Criteria Qualification | min Age Limit, Education & Physical Details

Indian Army Clerk / Sainik / SKT Eligibility & Selection Process for Students after 12th or Graduation. Indian Army is one of the best career option in the youngsters who want to serve the country as the Soldier. If you are one of those who thinks Army as the first career option for you, then you can read this informative article to know more about it.

There could be many reasons to Join Indian Army , some come to serve the country with pious emotions & some comes to get the benefits of the allowances in the Indian Army. The reason could be anything but if you are willing to join the Indian Army, then there are so many options.

These options are General Duty, Clerk and Store Keeping Technical is famous fro all the posts. All the eligibility criteria is given in this article.

Qualification Criteria for Indian Army Soldier, Clerk, GD

All the posts that are described above are required to have a education criteria with which you will get the job. The eligibility criteria of the given posts are written as.

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Qualification of Indian Army Soldier

Qualification of Indian Army Soldier

Minimum & Maximum Age limit to join Indian army

The age of applying candidates should be more than 17 years & maximum age should be 23 years. The age criteria is very strictly followed by the Indian Army.You won’t get the job if you age is less or more by just one day.

Latest Indian Army Eligibility Criteria / Educational Qualification

The candidates have to undergo through the written exam from the level of 10th & 12th. The questions asked in the exam are based on the 10th & 12th exam. The aggregate marks of the candidates should be minimum 50%. If the candidates is from science stream then the total marks percentage of Maths & science are 50%.

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Indian Army Physical Eligibility Criteria for All Posts

States Height Weight Chest
 Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), Punjab Hills, Himachal Pradesh(HP), Uttarakhand (UK) 162 48 77
 Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Meghalya, Mizoram, Assam and Hill Areas of West Bengal 160 48 77
Punjab, Haryana,Western Uttar Pradesh, Dehli, Rajasthan 162 50 77
 Eastern West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, Jharkhand 162 50 77
Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Dadar, Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu 162 50 77
Andhara Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Goa and Ponducherry 162 50 77

Indian Army Group X / Y Eligibility Criteria – BSc /BA / BCA / B Sc (IT) (w/o B Ed.)

Sr. No.
Education Qualification
Age Limit
(1) Soldier (General Duty) (All Arms) 10th pass with 45% marks in academics & 33% in each subject is required. The percentage criteria will be gone if graduation is done. 17 ½ – 21 Yrs
(2) Soldier (Technical) (Technical Arms, Artillery, Army Air Defence) 12th pass in Science Stream with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English with 50% marks in aggregate and 40% marks in each subject for the Soldier (Technical Entry)

12th pass with science (Physics, Chemistry & Maths) with minimum 50% marks & minimum 40 marks in each subject.
The other qualification can be Three years of Diploma in Engg (Mechanical /Electrical/ Automobiles/ Computer Science Mechanical Engg and Electronic & Instrumentation Engg)  from a recognised Ploytechnic college. for the post of Soldier Technical (Aviation & Ammunition Examiner)
17 ½ – 23 Yrs
(3) Soldier Clerk / Store Keeper Technical (All Arms)
  • 12th pass in any stream.
  • Minimum 40% marks in each subject & 50% in total .
  • Should have studied English and Maths / Accounts / Book Keeping as a primary subject & scored 405 minimum in the subject.
  • All the conditions can be removed if a person has completed graduation with atleast 40% marks.
17 ½ – 23 Yrs
(4) Soldier Nursing Assistant (Army Medical Corps) 12th pass with Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) and English with Minimum 50% marks in aggregate and minimum 40% in each subject.


Candidates who passed B.Sc with Botany / Zoology / Bio-Science) and English.the the candidate’s 12th marks will not be considered.

17 ½ – 23 Yrs
(5) Soldier Tradesmen (All Arms) 10th Pass or ITI . For Syce, Mess Keeper and House Keeper 8th is done. 17 ½ – 23 Yrs
(6) Survey Automated Cartographer (Engineers) B.A or B.Sc with Maths in 12th class or equivalent with Maths & Science as main subjects. 20-25 Yrs
(7) Junior Commissioned Officer Religious Teacher (All Arms) Graduate from any stream with a required course for the in his own religious denomination. 27-34 Yrs
(8) Junior Commissioned Officer Catering (Army Service Corps) 12th pass or equivalent & Diploma course or minimum one year in Cookery Hotel Management and Catering Technology from a recognized University / Food Craft Institute. AICTE recognition is not mandatory. 21-27 Yrs
(9) Havildar Education (Army Education Corps) Group X – MA / M.Sc / M.C.A or B.A / B.Sc / B.C.A / B.Sc (IT) with B.Ed

Group Y – B.Sc./.B.A / B.C.A  / B.Sc (IT) (w/o B Ed.)

Indian Army Medical Criteria for Clerk / GD 2018

  • There should be an active eyesight & able to read clearly 6/6 in distant vision chart with the eye.
  • The color vision should be CP-III.
  • The physical & mental health should be in good state.
  • Must have naturally healthy gum and teeth & 14 Minimum dental points.
  • Should have Well formed Chest with blow of minimum 05 cms.

Before you Go to Indian Army Recruitment Rally 2018

Online Registration in Indian Army

The online registration should be made properly done if you are going for the recruitment rally. The information asked in the form must be filled properly. If you made any mistake in filling the application form , the your form will be rejected by the recruitment cell. So during you fill the application Form , you should check all the details two times & then submit the form.

Documents Verification in Indian Army

The candidates should carry all the documents with them for the verification process. If you will show any fake document, then you will not be allowed to participate in the recruitment rally. Do not make any changes in your documents for any temporary benefit.

Physical Efficiency Test

The registration & verification of documents & physical test will be taken as follows.

  • Running.
  • Measurement of chest.
  • Pull ups
  • Balancing and 9- feet Ditch.

Medical Test

The medical test will be done after a candidates will clear the PET test. The candidates have to check the medical issues . There will be various phases to check in the Medical test.

Written Exam

The written test will be last phase of shortlisting the candidates. The candidates must clear the written exam in order to get the job with final selection. The minimum marks to qualify the exam is 32 marks. The question paper will be divided into two parts. The exam will contain the 80 marks.

Making of the Merit List

After all the steps & phases the merit list will be made. The posts like GD will be filled after the combined marks of PFT, medical test, CEE.

Dispatch For Training

After your selection will be made for the post of GD or Clerk, the candidates will be send to the training of 9 months. The training will be done in respect to the physical and mental test. The Army jobs will be given after the completion of nine months of training.

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  1. Dear sir,
    . main indian army join krna chahta Hu but meri hight 166 hai aur 12th me math me 47% hai baki total mark 65% hai to sir Main kis category me apply Kr skta Hu . Please tell me soon.
    . thank u

    1. Hello Ankit, Your Height is not an issue in the Army selection. The minimum marks of a student who has passed 12th from science stream in maths & science should be 50% minimum. If you have the same, then you are eligible in these two aspects of Indian Army Selection Process in 2018

      1. smit mineshbhai patel

        Hi sir I m 10th passed but my parsantage is 47% so I can join indain army plzz Tell soon

        1. Yes you can see the Army General Duty after 10th class

  2. hello sir 10pass ho aur age 27hai baki sab perfect hai aur heavy equipment ki knowledge hai mera ho sakta hai kush

  3. Hello sir I am emanieal open 10th elgebliti or not please tell me sir hight 163

  4. Sir mera naam Rahul kumar hai or meri age 23year 5month ho gyi hai maine i.t.i ki hai to kya main arny join kr sakta hu

    1. Hello, Rahul you need to be graduate so as to fill the Officer posts. Go for clerk posts for the age N qualification with you in Indian Army

  5. Hello sir my height is 167 cm i have done 12th and diploma of civil engineer i want to join indian army post of clerk .i am eligble yes n no

    1. Yes, Sumit you can join the Indian Army 2108 Clerk recruitment. You can also check the Technical entry in the Indian Army

  6. Bhai…..sirf bajuo mein takat nhi honi Chahiye
    Dimag mein b ….power honi Chahiye

  7. my name is vaibhav giri
    mai SyBsc ki padhai karta hu
    muje army me bharati hone ki bohat chahat hai…bachlpan ki meri icha hai ki mai army me Bharati ho jau …
    maine 2 baar try kiya 2 baar mai fail ho gya
    ab maine Cleark ke liye apply kiya hai. …!!

    1. You can start learning from your previous experiences & prepare for the 2018 Indian Army Clerk Exam

  8. Sir i completed my 10th std then i did diploma in mechanical and also currently iam doing my B-Tech prefinal year in automobile. But i was not did my 12th i eligible for clerk?

    Now my age is 20 yrs 10 months.

    1. Yes Logesh, You can apply for the Clerk Jobs. You should try focusing on the Indian Army 2018 Clerk Notification & syllabus to achieve your goal & get the job

      1. Sir,

        I wish to join as a clerk(non tech) after completing my studies. As i said in last comment iam in prefinal year .So, am i elible for indian army clerk 2019?

        If yes,suppose after my selection i need 3 -4 months to complete my graduation will they provide any extra time to complete that.I will get graduation approx. at the end of june 2019. My age will be 22 in that time


        In above website i read a comment like this (To be eligible to apply for clerk, one must be 12th pass. Diploma can not replace 12th pass certificate for clerk.)

        Its not true right?

  9. Hi..
    sir mera 21-year pura hone me 4-mahina baki he to kya me abhi GD me form bhar sakta hu. please sir reply me.

    1. Yes you can apply.

  10. Sir namaskaram …..tradesman keliya 9 th class eligibility hothaye sir…….please tell me urgently…..

    1. Helo rajnikant, Minimum qualification of Tradesman is 10th . 8th is for housekeeper post. You can read the whole information to know about the Indian Army 2018 Tradesman Jobs

  11. namaskar sir…….tradesman ka age limit 25 hona chahai or ncc valoko ke liye age jada hona please tell me urgently

  12. I finished my bcom degree.. my height is 168 and my weight is 60 kg and I’m 23 age.. can I join in Indian army

    1. Yes you can join Indian Army from Short service commission or permament commssion on SSC.

  13. Sir mere 10 class me 43% h m join or sakta hu

  14. Hello sir.
    Mera 10th me 49% hai.
    Or 12th me 47% hai.(maths me 50% hai)
    Abhi mai 2nd year me hu
    Can I join in indian Army

  15. Sir mane 10th NIOS se ki hai 46% marks
    But sir mere pass math na hai 10th me
    Kya me apply kar sakta hu GD me

  16. Sir i am abhishek
    In 2017 i completed my +2 with 69.6% from medical stream and now my age is 20 years and 4 monrhs so can u tell me that i am able to join the GD Category or not

  17. Sir pls provide me some information on this materr

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