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Eligibility Criteria For Different Entries-

Note: Upper Age limit will be relaxable up to 30 yrs of age (as on date of joining training) in respect of widows of Defence personnel who have died in harness.

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CategoryEducationAge
Soldier General Duty (General Arms)Cl 10th /Matric pass with Min 45% marks in aggregate and Min 33% in each subject.17.5-21 years
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.
17.5-23 years
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/Bookkeeping in Class 12th is mandatory.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/Bookkeeping in Class 12th is mandatory.17.5-23 years
Soldier Nursing Assistant (Army Medical Corps)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/Bookkeeping in Class 12th is mandatory.17.5-23 years
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. Individuals qualified in B Pharma with minimum 50% marks and registered with State Pharmacy Council/Pharmacy Council of India will also be eligible.19-25 years
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.17.5-23 years
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.

17.5-23 years
Soldier Tradesmen
(Syce. Mess Keeper and House Keeper)
i) 8th Simple Pass.
ii) No stipulation in aggregate percentage but should have scored min 33% in each subject.

17.5-23 years
Survey Automated Cartographer (Engineers)BA / B Sc with Maths. Must have also passed 12th class (10+2) or equivalent with Maths and Science as main subjects.20-25 years
Junior Commissioned Officer Religious Teacher (All Arms)The minimum educational qualification for appointment to this special list of Junior Commissioned Officers (Religious Teacher) will be a Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university. In addition, the candidate must possess following qualification according to the religious denomination of the individual

i) Pandit and Pandit (Gorkha) for Gorkha RegimentHindu candidates with Acharya in Sanskrit (OR) Shastri in Sanskrit with one-year diploma in ‘Karam Kand’.

ii) Granthi. Sikh candidates with ‘Gyani’ in Punjabi

iii) Maulvi and Maulvi (Shia) for Ladakh Scouts. Muslim candidates with Maulvi Alim in Arabic or Adib Alim in Urdu.
 
iv) Padre. Any person who have been ordained priesthood by the appropriate ecclesiastical authority and is still on the approved list of the local Bishop.

v) Bodh Monk (Mahayana). Any person who have been ordained Monk/Buddhist Priest, by the Appropriate Authority. The term Appropriate Authority will mean Head Priest of the Monastery where the person has been initiated into priesthood. The head priest should be in possession of Geshe (PhD) of Khampa or Lopon or Rabjam with proper certificate from Monastery.

Note:- The above mandatory education qualifications should be acquired by individuals from recognized universities. All the above eligibility criteria are common for In-service and Civil Candidates.
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 years
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 years
Soldier (General Duty) Women Military policeMinimum education qualification is 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.
(Note – * Upper Age limit will be relaxable 30 yrs of age (as on date of joining training) in respect of widows of Defence personnel who have died in harness.)
17.5-21 years
Education and Age requirements for Soldier in the army

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