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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.

Also Read :-Indian Army Clerk Written Exam Solved Question

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. Rajesh Thotapally

        Sir I passed 10 and 12 in above 50% But my hight is 5.5 inches I am eligible to Indian army…? Yes or no plzz reply me sir

        1. Yes you are eligible for indian army

      3. Alok Kumar Pathak

        Hello sir my name is Alok Kumar Pathak I m pursuing in general.My class 10th result all subjects 40 to 46% marks but my history and geography marks are not in can I apply in Indian army soldier general duty?

      4. Hello sir I want to join Indian army and in 12th boards I got only 52%. So can I join Indian army as a soilder and my height is 6.00ft and weight is 70 kg.
        So would I be able to join army .. pls reply soon….

        1. Yes you can Join Indian Army, Just focus on your studies and Physical test. You will soon be seen in Indian Army

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

    1. hello sir my age is 24 can I apply for GD

  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

  18. Sayali Chaturvedi

    Hello sir,my age is 21years and m studying in entc engineering 3rd year.. i have 57% in my +2 and 50 above marks in physics and maths can I apply for technical post..can I apply for afcat..when can I apply

  19. Sir mera nam Gaurav h meri age 25 h or mene kiya h m Army m kese join kr sakta hu mere Army ka relations certificate b h

    1. Gaurav AB Indian Army SB try kijie , you can get an office rank there. You relation certificate will also help in the same

  20. hello sir good evening
    my name is Arpit Batham my height is 179cm i have done graduation’BCA’ i want to join indian army post of clerk or #officer_rank.I am eligble..???
    And what the process to achieve officer rank post
    but my two front teeth is artificial..

    1. Well Arpit you are a good eligibel guy for the Indian Army, there is ony one problem in the same i.e. your teeths. Best of luck for you

      1. THANK YOU SIR
        AND please sir SUGGESTED me…
        sir medical me to mere artificial teeth eligible nhi hoge aur sir mere per ke soles ki bich me bilkul bhi jaghe nhi hoti H means soles ek dum sidhe H lkn sir hm running thik thak kr lete H aur bhi better kr skte H aur meri army ke liye health bhi bahut achi H to sir indian army ki preparation krna shi option H ya nhi….
        please sir help koi option hoto bataiye

  21. sir, my intermediate is completed with the subject of science (p.c.m.) by 45% percent my mathematics no. is 33. Am I eligible for clerk in indian army?

  22. sir iam simple boy from west bengal i am not qualified in any of your test i want to be in indian army and prove myself to people that when there is a will there is a way.

  23. Sir main bhi indian army join karna chahata hoon main 10th pass hoon total 65%hai aur maths and science main 50%up hai ho jaayega kya aur height 5.10 inch hai aur chest kitna chaiye plzzz reply sir.mera sapna hai ise pura karna hai.

  24. Hello sir mera naam akash hai aur maine 10th class main 67.51 present laaya tha but inter main 49 present hi laa paaya hoo mujhe indian army ki job chahiye kya main form apply kar sakta hoo i love indian army

  25. Hii sir mera naam akash hai meri height 185cm hai aur mera chest 90inch hai mujhe indian army main job karna hai but meri age na hone ki wajah se main form nahi apply kar paa raha hoo mera age 17.year hai aur main bahut hi utsukta se job karna caahta hoo apne desh ki seva karna caahta hoo
    Please help me sir

  26. sir iam pawan i have all eligibilities i have before applied for job (10+2) categeory i have not have recieved any message u will select shortlisted candidates??

  27. Piyush Singh rathore

    Dear Sir,
    Me Indian army join krna cahta hu bat meri height 162 cm he to me ki post PR apply kr skta hu

  28. Sir
    Meri hight 167 hai mera 10 me 58pertage hai me army join karna chahta hu kis line me jau indian army ke

  29. Saiteja Gangapatnam

    Sir ,
    My name is saiteja and I am from andhrapradesh ,.

    I have passed my 10th with 70% and my 12th with 85% and I am studying in 3rd year mechanical engineering now ,.

    With an age of 20 .

    My physical measurements are height: 164 cms , weight: 60 kgs , chest: 84 cms in contraction – 90 cms in expansion .

    But I have sight issue , .. 😢

    Should I be eligible for my dream of serving my mother land as a soldier sir , .

  30. sir im uma can i join indian army?

  31. can open inter eligible to apply?

  32. My age is 15 and I’m 8th pass can i join the army and traning

    1. And I’m read in 9th class

  33. Mere chasma laga hua Hai kya ISS se koi problem to Nahi hogi

  34. Gantala malli karjuna

    Sir ihave asight problem with (2.0)will I have eligibility for Indian army r not and my 12th standard with94precent ihave a height 5.5inches plz give reply

  35. Gantala Manohar

    Sir ihave asight problem with (2.0)will I have eligibility for Indian army r not and my 12th standard with94precent ihave a height 5.5inches plz give reply

  36. Hi Sir I want to Join Indian Army but my DOB is 26/08/1995 is their any vacancy for me.I passed class 12 in 2013

  37. Sir mera class 10 me 45% he or math 25 & English me 25 he kya me Indian army me join karsaktahu? Hs pe 54% he..

  38. Sir mre12 class main 70% hai aur 10th class mein math mein 49 percent Hai total 60% hai main clerk ki barti dekh sakta Hoon kya

  39. Sir I’m passed in 12th class with 69% in commerce stream but in English I scored only 33 marks. In 10th my total mark 74% & 62 marks in English. So plz help me to find the category I can apply.

  40. Hi sir my self Arun thakur I m passed 12th in science bio 59.7% my age 1-1-1998 so how can.i Apply who’s category plz sir ryply this? Question

  41. I Hve comoleted my BA in History..So type of post can i Apply ?

  42. MY Daughter passed 10th with 74% if any vacancy for girl candidates

  43. sir i”ve got 45% in 12th,so am i eligibile for army,actualy am from commerce background

  44. Sir mere English me 38 Marsha h me GD se apple kar Sakta hu

  45. Sir one of my friend is in army.He is trademan but he is graduate in computer science.his age is 23 running Can he apply for The post of Educational hawaldar? If yes then how he can apply? pls reply me as soon as possible.

  46. Sir. My name is Raghuraj verma

    Sir ..mera spna hai ki main ek commando officer bnna chata hoon jb main 8 saal ja tha maine socha ki main ek commando officer hi bnooga but Family problem hone ke reason se main Jyada pdai nhi kr ska isiliye Maine socha ki main Lgta hai Commando officer nhi bn paunga. Lekin Maine socha ab main Fighter banoonga isi beech maine apna 10th Ka form dala or 2018 me exam diya or main 10th paas Ho 63% number se pdai me jyada dhyan nhi de Paya or maine KARATE jion kr liya and now im orange belt in KARATE. Sir main join hona chahta hoon. Plez

  47. sir indian army join ke liye 12 arts se ho sakta hain aur kaun sa catagory me hoga

  48. Sir my height is 5.8 inch and weight is 70 kg can i join army
    And i clear my 10 class with 63%

    1. Hrithi thakur, you can join. You must check all the criteria of selection before you go through it

  49. Hello sir Meri hight achi he, but Mai sirf 12th tak study ki he. Aur muje Indian army me join hona he. Ye mera dream he.

    1. Raju Karavadara , With height you need physical efficiency too. The Age limit also matters. Pleas check all the details before u apply

  50. Sir good morning i am rajesh gurjar sir alwar me army bharti 2018me kab h

    1. Check The official announcement of Indian Army recruitment cell. The open bharti page of 2018 will provide you all the details

  51. Main arts see 12 huuu to Kya main army ka exam face KR skta hooo

    1. Rahul singh , agar apne 12th arts se ki h to apko dursi posts like GD clerk etc posts k lie application deni chaie. Best of luck

  52. Krushna Suryawanshi

    Sir….muze 12th sic me 38 mark he tho me army join kr sakta hu

    1. If you maths and science marks total is upto 60%, then you can apply otherwise not

  53. Sir my name is sai Kiran
    I completed 10th class
    And my age is 17
    With 69 percentage
    So where should I join sir
    My height is 162 and weight is 52
    Please help me sir

  54. Hello sir I’m Rahul singh sir mera 10classme60%with book keeping nd 12class me 59.9%h with acct nd mera graduation v ho gya h 50%aaya h to kya me cleark ke liye apply kr sakta hu please sir informed me

  55. Hello sir my name joydeep Chakraborty .mera age 30 army me ha Sakta hi.plz

    1. 30 yrs is an overage for Indian Army Appications. Joydeep Chakraborty. However you can searc for any temporary positions in Indian Army

  56. Hie sir Myself Muralidhar here , and i have passed my 12th (pcmb) in the year f 2009 and I completed my BE in 2018 , and my dob is 1987 can I apply for Indian army

    1. The maximum age for the Indian Army is 25 years. Now you have gone over age for the Army Application in 2018

  57. Nyc,
    Hlo sir I’m very interested for the army job my qualifications is 12th pass my contact number is 9593040662 plz contact me.

    1. Yes Deepak Chettri, plz ask your queries here

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