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How to Join Indian Army?

Step by step officer selection procedure

  • Visit the official website of Join Indian Army at – joinindianarmy.nic.in
  • When you land on the home page, candidates must enter the captcha. Select “officers entry apply/ login
  • Click “Register” if you are a new user to create your login account.
  • After registration, enter your registered id and password in order to access your account
  • Fill in all the requested details in the specified format.
  • After verifying your details once again, Click on “Submit“.

Rally Recruitment

All Indian Army Rally recruitment jobs can be applied through open recruitment rallies such as Soldiers General Duty, Soldier Technical, Soldier Nursing Asstt, Sol Clerk/Store Keeper Technical and Soldier Tradesman. Interested candidates may reach a nearby Army Recruiting Office or HeadQuarter Recruiting Zone for all kinds of details. And while reporting candidates must carry the following documents with two attested photocopies of each:

  • Class 10 Certificate along with the date of birth mentioned.
  • Xth / XIIth Class marks sheet.
  • Character Certificate signed by the village Sarpanch
  • Domicile/Nativity Certificate issued by authorized Govt official
  • Caste Certificate issued by authorized Government official.
  • Relationship Certificate in case of Son Of Serving Soldier or an Ex-Servicemen or War Widow issued by SRO or CRO of Record Office with Serial Number, Name and Application of the officer signing the certificate.
  • Relevant Certificate as an Outstanding Sportsman.
  • National Cadet Corps (NCC) Certificate (A/B/C Certificate if held) signed by Battalion Commander.

Why Join the Indian Army?

The Army assures both, personal and professional growth at all stages of the career. Opportunities to excel through various courses are abundant including opportunities to enhance your educational qualification by availing two years paid study leave. The inherent adventure and extra-curricular activities in the Army ensure an all-round development essential in today’s world. The art of War, Engineering, Administration,
Medicine, Human Resource Development and Management; the army teaches you all. Joining the Army is possible, both after finishing school as well as after completing your graduation degree.

Apart from attractive pay and perks, the Indian Army offers oneself the best in LifeStyle. Social interaction, clubs, sports facilities, medical facilities and ample opportunities, the Army has it all. In fact, you are paid to lead a healthy life in a healthy environment in the Army.

Facilities like subsidized housing, canteen facilities, group insurance cover,
free medical for self & family, loans for house or vehicle, are the perks of the Army which no other organization can provide.

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Indian Army Ranks

  • Lieutenant
  • Captain
  • Major
  • Lt. Colonel
  • Colonel
  • Brigadier
  • Major General
  • Lt. General
  • General

Join Indian Army Recruitment 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Rally recruitment categoryEducational qualificationAge limit
Soldier Technical (Technical Arms, Artillery, Army Air Defence)(a) Sol Tech 10+2/Intermediate Exam pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English with min 50% marks in aggregate and min 40% marks in each subject.(b) Sol Tech (Aviation & Ammunition Examiner)10+2/Intermediate Exam pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English with min 50% marks in aggregate and min 40% marks in each subject. 17 ½ – 23 Yrs
Soldier General Duty (All Arms)Cl 10th /Matric pass with Min 45% mks in aggregate and Min 33% in each subject.17 ½ – 21 Yrs
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.17 ½ – 23 Yrs
Soldier Clerk / Store Keeper Technical (All Arms)10+2/Intermediate Examination Pass in any stream (Arts, Commerce, Science) with min 60% marks in aggregate and min 50% in each subject. Securing 50% in English and Maths/Accounts/Book keeping in Class 12th is mandatory.17 ½ – 23 Yrs
Sepoy Pharma (Army Medical Corps)10+2 or equivalent exam passed with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English qualified in D Pharma with minimum 55% marks in aggregate and registered with State Pharmacy Council/Pharmacy Council of India. Individual qualified in B Pharma with minimum 50% marks and registered with State Pharmacy Council/Pharmacy Council of India will also be eligible.19- 25 Yrs
Soldier Nursing Assistant Veterinary (Remount Veterinary Corps)10+2 / Intermediate exam pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with Min 50% marks in aggregate and minimum 40% in each subject.17 ½ – 23 Yrs
Soldier Tradesmen
(All Arms except Syce. Mess Keeper and House Keeper)
i) 10th Simple Pass.
ii) No stipulation in aggregate percentage but should have scored min 33% in each subject.
17 ½ – 23 Yrs
Soldier Tradesmen
(Syce. Mess Keeper and House Keeper)
8th Pass.

17 ½ – 23 Yrs
Survey Automated CartographerBA / B Sc with Maths. Must have also passed 12th class (10+2) or equivalent with Maths and Science as main subjects20-25 Yrs
Junior Commissioned Officer Religious Teacher (All Arms)25-34 Yrs
Junior Commissioned Officer Catering (Army Service Corps)Diploma in Hotel Management21-27 Yrs
Havildar Education(Army Education Corps)Group X – MA/M Sc/MCA or BA/B Sc/BCA/B Sc (IT) with BEd Group Y – B Sc / BA / BCA / B Sc (IT) (w/o B Ed)20-25 Yrs

Indian Army Eligibility for Lieutenant

TGC (Education)
Age – 23 – 27 Years
Qualifications – MA/MSc in 1st or 2nd division

UES
Age – 18-24 Years
Qualifications – Final-year Student of an Engineering Course

TGC
Age – 21-27 Years
Qualifications – BE or B.Tech or B.Arch MSc computer

JAG (Men & Women)
Age – 21-27 Years
Qualifications – Law Graduate with at least 55% marks

National Defence Academy
Age – 16½-19½ Years
Qualifications – 10+2

10+2 Tech
Age – 16½-19½ Years
Qualifications – 10+2 (70% marks with PCM)

Indian Military Academy (Non-Tech)
Age – 19-24 Years
Qualifications – Graduate

Short Sevice Commission (Non-Tech)
Age – 19-25 Years
Qualifications – Graduate

Short Sevice Commission
(Tech Men & Women)
Age – 19-27 Years
Qualifications – BE/BTech stream of Engineering/B.Arch, MSC Computer

NCC Special (Men & Women)
Age – 19-25 Years
Qualifications – 50% aggregate in graduation with an “A” or “B” grade in NCC “C” certificate

Other Ranks in Indian Army

  • Sepoy
  • Naik
  • Havildar
  • Naib Subedar
  • Subedar
  • Subedar Major

Sepoy Requirements

Soldier General Duty
Age – 17½ – 21 Years
Qualifications – Class 10 pass with 45%. Each subject must have an aggregate of at least 33%

Soldier Clerk/Store Keeper
Age – 17½ – 23 Years
Qualifications – 10+2 pass (60% marks)
(Each subject must have 50% marks)
with Maths & English

Soldier Tech
Age – 17½ – 23 Years
Qualifications – 10+2 pass (50% Marks)
(Each subject must have 40% marks)
with Physics, Chemistry, Maths

Soldier Nursing Assistant/Tech (RVC)
Age – 17½ – 23 Years
Qualifications – 10+2 pass (50% Marks)
(Each subject must have 40% marks)
with Physics, Chemistry, Biology

Soldier Tradesman
Age – 17½ – 23 Years
Qualifications – 10th or ITI & Class 8 pass (Some)

Medical Requirements of Indian Army

  • Robust physique and good mental health.
  • A well-developed chest with a minimum expansion of 5 Cms.
  • The hearing and vision should be perfectly normal in both the ears and the eyes.  The candidate must be able to read 6/6 in the distant vision chart with each eye. The candidate must be able to perfectly recognize white, red and green colours as shown by Martin’s Lantern at 1.5 meters.
  • An adequate number of natural healthy gum and teeth
  • Should have no deformity of bones, hydrocele and varicocele or piles.
  • A soldier should have 6/6 eyesight.

Join Indian Army Important Notifications

Join Indian Army RecruitmentVacanciesOfficial Notification
SSC Technical Men175Download
SSC Technical Women14Download
JAG Men7Download
JAG Women)\7Download
SSC NCC (Special) Entry Men50Download
SSC NCC (Special) Entry Women5Download

Join Indian Army: SSC Technical Officer

 Name of the postSSC Technical Officer (Men & Women)
No Of Indian Army Vacancy191
Pay Scale₹ 56,100 – 1,77,500/-
Educational QualificationGraduate, B.E / B.Tech
Age Limit21 to 27 years
Job LocationAll India

Join Indian Army Recruitment 2019: SSC Technical Officer

  1. The last date to apply was on 21st February 2019 and the admit card link will be soon updated here.
  2. The selection procedure involves a Physical efficiency test, an SSB interview, and a medical examination.
  3. The PayScale for Level 10 starts from Rs. 56100 to 1,77,500.
  4. Age Limit: Candidates must be between the age of 20-27 years.
  5. Educational Qualification: Candidates who passed Engineering or pursuing the final year of the engineering course.

Join Indian Army: 23rd  Course JAG Entry

Name of the postJAG
No Of Indian Army Vacancy14
Pay Scale₹ 56,100 – 1,77,500/-
 QualificationLLB
Age Limit21 to 27 years
Indian Army Job LocationAll India

Join Indian Army Recruitment 2019: 23rd JAG Entry for Men & Women

  1. The total number of vacancies is 14 – equally divided between men and women
  2. The last date for submitting the application form is 14th February 2019.
  3. The pay scale for Level-10 JAG 23rd will be Rs 56100 – 1,77,500.
  4. The selection process for JAG 23rd will include a Physical Efficiency Test, an SSB Interview and a Medical Examination test.
  5. Educational qualification: Candidate must possess a minimum of 55% of aggregate marks in LLB Degree.
  6. Candidates must be between 21 and 27 years of age.

Join Indian Army: NCC Special Entry

Name of the postSSC NCC (SPL) Entry for both Men & Women
No Of Indian Army Vacancies55
Pay Scale₹ 56,100-1,77,500/-, ₹ 2,50,000/-
Educational QualificationNCC ‘C’ Certificate, Graduate
Age Limit19 – 25 years
Indian Army post LocationAll India

Join Indian Army Recruitment 2019: NCC Special Entry

  1. The NCC Special entry has various posts such as Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel, Brigadier etc.
  2. The pay scale varies from post to post. Look at the table below for more information on the payscales.
  3. The last date to apply for NCC Special Entry is 7th February 2019.
  4.  Aspirants of NCC must possess an NCC ‘C’ Certificate and a degree from a recognized university or equivalent with 50% marks.
  5. Candidates must have also rendered service in NCC for two years in one of the senior wings of NCC.
  6. Interested candidates must be aged between 19 and 25 on 1st July 2019.

Join Indian Army Recruitment 2019: Physical Fitness Test

Aspirants of Rally jobs must register themselves @ joinindianarmy.nic.in as the first step and then attend a series of Physical fitness tests as per the recruiting authority instructions. All the Rally posts of Indian Army will involve candidates to attend a PFT (Physical Fitness Test) for 100 marks to assess their physical ability and courage at a given time and date. Candidates who are fit from this round will continue in the selection procedure to Join Indian Army Recruitment 2019.

The following tests will be concluded as part of Physical Fitness Tests:

  • 1.6 km run for Endurance.
  • Pull Ups on Beam (Under Grip) for Strength.
  • 9 feet Ditch for Courage.
  • Zig-Zag Balance for Agility

Indian Army Salary and Pay Scale

RANKPAY BANDS/SCALEGRADE PAYMSP
LIEUTENANTPB-3/15,600-39,1005,4006,000
CAPTAINPB-3/15,600-39,1006,1006000
MAJORPB-3/15,600-39,1006,6006,000
LT COLONELPB-4/37,400-67,0008,0006,000
COLONELPB-4/37,400-67,0008,7006,000
BRIGADIERPB-4/37,400-67,0008,900NIL
MAJOR GENERALPB-4/37,400-67,00010,000NIL
LT GENERAL/HAG SCALE67,000-(annual increment @ 3%)- 79,000NILNIL
HAG + Scale * *Admissible to 1/3rd of total strength of Lt Gens75,500 – (annual increment @ 3%) – 80,000NILNIL
VCOAS/Army Cdr/Lt Gen (NFSG)80,000(fixed)NILNIL
COAS90,000 (fixed)NILNIL

Important Dates for Indian Army Women Recruitment 2019

  • Starting Date of Online Application: 25 April 2019. 
  • Last Date of Online Application: 08 June 2019      . 

Vacancy Details for Indian Army Women Recruitment 2019

Soldier General Duty (Women Military Police)

Eligibility Criteria for Indian Army Women Recruitment 2019

  • Matric / 10th / SSLC or equivalent with 45% marks in aggregate and minimum 33% marks in each subject studied at Matric / 10th / SSLC level without mentioning any specific subjects.
  • Height – 142 cms
  • Weight – Proportionate to height and age as per Army medical standards.
  • Age: Between 17 and 21

Selection Process for Indian Army Women Recruitment 2019

Shortlisted Candidates will be called for Physical Fitness Test, Written Test etc.

How to Apply for Indian Army Women Recruitment 2019

Online applications will be accepted through the official recruitment website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in of Indian Army 25 April 2019 to 08 June 2019.

Benefits of Joining Indian Army

  • Group Insurance
  • Free medical facilities for own self and for family
  • Free ration 
  • Furnished Govt. accommodation
  • Canteen facilities 
  • Mess/Club/Sports Facilities 
  • 60 Days of Annual paid leave 
  • 20 days of casual leave allowance 
  • Leave encashment of up to 300 days
  • Pension with all benefits

Retirement Benefits of Indian Army

  • Pension at 50%
  • Death and Retirement Gratuity
  • Canteen Facilities
  • Insurance Cover
  • Free medical treatment
  • Resettlement opportunities
  • MBA Program for retired Army Officers

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