Indian Army GD physical eligibility, selection process(Bharti) details

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The Indian Army is known as Thal Sena(भारतीय थलसेना) in Hindi, having the largest number of soldiers(Sainik) in it. This territorial army of India has proved to be a great defense system, and hence, a vast number of youth from different states of India want to join Indian army.

The Indian Army has a regimental system(Regiments of different states) which is then divided into 7 commands on the basis of operations and geographic locations.

Hello, my name is Ashok, and in this article, you will get all the details like Indian Army GD Eligibility, Indian Army GD Selection/Bharti Process, Indian Army GD Physical Criteria, Syllabus, written test and the procedures on How to Join Indian Army GD.

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Indian Army GD is a part of general duty section, where the real defense soldiers exist, this includes the Rifleman, the land defence force, fighting troops, drivers, operators, gunners etc. And it also includes Army Service Corps (ASC), Army Medical Corps (AMC) on drivers, Ordnance, General Duties, operators etc. Below are the complete details about the Bharti process for Indian Army GD.

But before I proceed, let me tell you that you should know all the advantages and disadvantages of joining the Indian army by reading why to join Indian army.

How To Join Indian Army GD(General Duty) – Eligibility And Qualifications

In order to join the Indian army, you must have the following qualifications and physical qualities.
Educational and physical criteria include the following points.

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1. Educational Qualifications

In order to join the Indian Army GD, the candidate must be Matriculation passed, or some equivalent examination with the subjects Science and English. This is the minimum educational requirement to get entry in Indian army GD(NER) exam.

2. Age Required

The Age group of the candidate must fall between 17½ to 23 years, as per original documents of the candidate.

3. Nationality For Indian Army GD

In order to maintain the integrity, the defence government of India has set the following rules for nationality to join the Indian army from same or different countries. The criteria for nationality is as follow.

  1. All the candidates from India can join Indian army(qualified with above qualifications).
  2. Candidate having the nationality of Nepal and Bhutan can join Indian Army.
  3. The permanently settled Tibetan refugee in India, who came to India before 1st of January of 1962 can also apply.
  4. A person migrated from Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, Pakistan, Burma the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire and Ethiopia and Vietnam and settled permanently in India can also join Indian army.

Candidates falling in point 2, 3 and 4 should have the certificate(Regarding the nationality) in their own favour issued by the Indian government.

However if a candidate belongs to Nepal or a Gorkha subjects are not necessarily required the certificate of eligibility of nationality.

4. Marital Status

Candidate should be Unmarried Male following all the above points.

5. Physical Standards and Eligibility

In order to recruit the best candidates, there are sets of physical standards formed by Indian defence government. The physical Criteria are as follow.

  • The height of the candidate must be of 167Cm. This criterion can be relaxed according to the region of the candidates and mostly for Gorkha candidates.
  • Minimum chest of the candidate after the expansion should not be less than 77cm, there must be a minimum expansion of 5cm.
  • The Weight of the candidate should not be less than 50 kg.
  • The candidate must be free from the communicable diseases and cardiovascular, infections, surgeries etc. Candidate should not have a past of some mental disease. Nose, ear and throat must be perfectly working.

Physical Standards according to the region of the candidate

Region Height Weight Chest
Ladakhi Candidates 158 cm 50 Kg 77 cm
Nepalese, Indians and Gurkhas 157 cm 48 Kg 77 cm
Lakshadweep Group including Minicoy, Andaman Nicobar Islands 165 cm 50 Kg 77 cm
The Locals Candidates 155 cm 50 Kg 77 cm
Recognised tribal areas 162 cm 48 Kg 77 cm
Brigade of the Guards 173 cm 50 Kg 77 cm
Med Arty 170 cm 50 Kg 77 cm
Corps of Military Police 173 cm 50 Kg 77 cm
Clerks GD/SKT 162 cm 50 Kg 77 cm

The above physical criteria can change according to the situations and regions of the candidate, but these are the standards decided for the recruitment process.

Indian Army GD Selection Process(Bharti) details

Following steps are required, to become a Soldier/Sepoy in Army?

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Step 1: Form Filling

The very first step is to find the advertisement on sources like employment newspaper, the internet or by contacting the nearest recruiting office of your zone. The dates are then announced on notice boards and media sources which include the important information about the required documents like Educational Certificates, Extra physical activities certificates, Birth certificate, Character certificate, Domicile and number of passport size photos.

After filling all the required details and attaching all attested documents, the form is then submitted to the nearest recruitment office. Next step is to wait for the admit card which will carry the information like date, time and place about the Bharti. According to latest trend you can download the admit card online and take a printout of it.

Step 2: Physical

Please note that candidates will have to carry the indemnity bond with them, else they will not be allowed to participate in the rally.

An indemnity bond is an assurance by you to army that, if any thing happens to you during the rally, it will not be the responsibility of army, and you will not ask for any compensation.

This is one of the most important steps during the Bharti process which carries 100 marks depending upon the different physical activities known as physical fitness test(PFT), activities include the following.

Note the figures written below should be taken as standard figures, and these figures may vary according to the place and the time.

  • 1-mile run is the primary step of selection process every candidate has to run about 1 mile. Lesser the time you cover 1 mile, more will be the marks you get. The standard marks distribution is as follow.
    1. 60 marks for – 5.40 min.
    2. 48 marks for – 5.41 min.
    3. 36 marks for – 5.51 min.
    4. 24 marks for – 6.01 min.

    Please note that from 1 April 2017, the rules of 1.6 km racing will be changed.

  • Pull Ups comes after the 1-mile run and hence the second phase of physical fitness test, more the pull ups the candidate do, more will be the marks he will get, the standard marks distribution is as follow.
    1. more than 10 pull ups – 40 marks
    2. for 9 pull ups – 32 marks
    3. 8 pull ups – 28 marks
    4. 7 pull ups – 21 marks
    5. 6 pull ups – 16 marks
  • Balancing and jumping are the last steps of physical fitness test since this is a qualifying test hence, no marks are awarded for this step. Balancing includes that how good a candidate is in balancing himself, this is tested by climbing and walking on ropes. In standard jumping, a candidate has to jump a 9 feet ditch. These steps are important. If a candidate has scored good marks in above two physical fitness test and could not qualify the balancing and jumping, then he will be kicked out.

Step 3: Medical Test

To join Indian army, a candidate must be medically fit so that he can serve his country with his best. A candidate has to pass a number of medical tests to join Indian army. The Candidate should be medically fit for the following points.

  • Candidate should not be suffering from any mental disease. Candidate should be free from diseases/disabilities and must possess a good physique. Candidate should not have body defects such as overweight etc.
  • The chest of a candidate should be well developed and in a good shape, there must be a minimum expansion of 5 cm during the chest measuring test.
  • Candidate should be free from bone diseases and bone joint defects, each important bone joints are examined during the medical test.
  • Your hearing, viewing and speaking ability should be very clear. Candidate having disease or problem in their ears, eyes and throat will be rejected.
  • Candidate must not have organic diseases such as disease related to heart and vessels. The blood pressure should also be under the limits.
  • Candidate must not possess any disease regarding internal organs such as liver, kidneys, spleen etc, having such diseases can give you a rejection.
  • Urine examination is also done during the medical process.
  • Your teeth should be in good condition.

Step 4: Written Test

If a candidate has qualified all the criteria given above then the candidate has to clear a written test called Indian Army General Duty(NER) exam.

This is a common entrance exam(CEE) which is conducted on 4th Sunday of each month except March, June, September and December, for different government job areas. This exam consists of 4 sections general knowledge, Maths, General science, basic computer questions. For general duty recruitment, there is only one paper which has the time limit of 1 hour and carries 100 marks in total.

A candidate must score minimum 32 marks to pass this exam.

Note: the ‘C’ certificate Holders candidates are not necessarily to give this written exam, but they must fulfill all the other requirements mentioned above in this article.

1. General Knowledge – 30% marks

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 Topic Questions From
Abbreviations National and International
Sports National and International
Awards & Prizes National awards, Gallantry awards, Nobel prizes
History Important dates & battles in Indian and world History and Landmarks of Indian History, national movement.
Geography Solar System, Space exploration, The Earth, Principal Peaks, Deserts, Rivers, Lakes and famous Waterfalls, Geographical Tallest, Biggest and Longest etc.
Terminology Geographical terms, Economic terms, Astronomical terms, Legal terms and Misc terms.
Other Topics  UNO, Indian Armed Forces, Indian Towns, States, and UTs, Institutions and research stations, International space stations and festivals of India and world, Indian News Agencies and Dailies, Continents and Sub Continent, Inventions and Discoveries, Environment, The Constitution of India, Religious Communities and Principal Languages, National and International Days, International Organizations, Books and Authors, The world of  plants and animals, Current Affairs and “Who`s Who”.

2. General Science – 40% marks

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Topic Questions From
Human Body Food and nutrition, disease and prevention, vitamins and their uses.
Physics General Physics(Related to day to day activities)
Chemistry General Chemistry(Related to day to day activities)
Biology General Biology(Related to day to day activities)
Medical Terms Name of diseases and terms used in medical science.
Scientific Terms Commonly used scientific terms in daily life also includes  Research Institutes in India

3. Mathematics – 30% marks

 Topic  Questions From
Arithmetic Unitary method, time, work and distance, simple interest, numbers, HCF, LCF, Decimal, fraction, square roots, percentage, average, ratio and proportion, partnership, profit, and loss.
Algebra Basic operations and factorization, HCF and LCM, quadratic equations.
Geometry Lines and angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, and parallelograms and circles.
Mensuration Area and perimeters of Squares, rectangles, parallelograms and circles, volume and surface area of cube, cuboids, cone, cylinders and sphere.

Ranks For General Duty Soldier

As all of you must be aware that after the 6th and 7th pay commission, the future of a GD soldier is very bright in Indian army. There are so many benefits of being in the army like you get the free medical services etc. though the commission is deducted each month from the salary for such facilities, yet they are very beneficial.

Now if you are wondering how high can you go in aspects of both rank and salary, then below is the rank and salary structure that a GD soldier can go for:

  • You will be recruited for the post of Sepoy first, the basic grade pay for this post is around Rs. 1800.
  • The next post that you will be promoted to is lance naik and you will get the basic grade pay of somewhat around Rs. 2000.
  • Naik is the next higher post that you will be promoted to, and the basic grade pay of this post will be Rs. 2400 approx.
  • Next level will be the Havildar and the basic grade pay for this post is Rs. 2800.
  • Naib Subedar will be the next higher post and the basic grade pay for this will be Rs. 4200.
  • When you get promoted to the post of Subedar then the basic grade pay gets to Rs. 4600.
  • And the last post that you can get to is Subedar Major and the basic grade pay for this post is Rs. 4800.

Starting from the post of sepoy the maximum a candidate recruited in GD can go is SM(Subedar Major) post.

Please note that the above-given information about the salaries may not be 100% accurate.

See: Rank Wise Salary In Indian Army

Indian Army General Duty Sample And Previous Year Papers

If you are preparing to join the Indian army then you will need to work very hard, as these days the competition is very high. As for physical, you will need to put all your efforts, especially in the running part. And to crack the written exam, you will need to practice the sample and previous years papers which are given below.

Click below buttons to download the previous year and sample papers regarding Indian Army GD.

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Hope this article was helpful for you. Please feel free to write your comments.

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119 Comments

  1. Sir me ek garib pariwar se hu sir me army join karna chahta hu
    Sir please please

  2. Sir i’m totally fit as per requirements. But I have 27 teeth, 1 has been plucked out recently. So, is it ok for clearing the medical procedure?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Technically there should not be any problem if you have the passing dental points.

  3. Hello sir, Mera left par tuta hua h but ab bilkul thik hai Ab mera pr bilkul thik hai kya ab me army ki bharti k liye fit hu.

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi Vikas, If it was a normal fracture then you are fit for Indian army.

  4. Adab sir, Meri ek problem hi sir mera night fail ho jata to sir army join karne me problem hogi? Me indian army join karna chahta hu. Btaiye sir.

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi Abdul! Don’t worry, This is not the serious issue, You can apply for Indian army.

  5. Sir kya mai soldier technical mai promotion ke dwara under 6-7 year me mai lieutenant ban Sakta hu? tell me sir.
    Thank you.

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi Sanu, yes you can become a lieutenant. But, you need to pass the acc exam, and to apply for it you should be from PCM background in 12th.

  6. Sir, mujhe idea chahiye ki mai Indian army ke liye kaise preparation karu,
    aur uske forms kab aate hain?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Rajkumar, please check our articles on how to prepare for army and upcoming Indian army recruitment. I am sure you will find all your answers there.

  7. Jai hind sir, mai abhi 12th class me hu aur mai army join karana chahta hun, lekin mera height 5 feet aur 5 inch hai. Kya mai army ke liye fit hun?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Yes Netram, you are eligible to apply for army.

  8. dear sir,

    my name is sarjan budha I want to enroll in Indian Army and I Belong to nepal country but i dont know were summit the application with supporting documents. Request intimate the address of recruitment office so i can easily summit my application also request to inform nepali person recruitment office in India.

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello sarjan, you can get everything that your asking from the official Indian army website which is joinindianarmy.nic.in.

  9. murli manohar sharma

    Sir, mera ek tooth aadha tuta hua hai. Kya main Indian army ke liye fit hu?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Murli, yes, you are fit for Indian army.

  10. Sir, mere left hand mai chota sa tattoo mai R lekha huwa hai, kya mai army mai join kar sakta hu?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi Rahul, according to the new tattoo rules of army, small tattoo is allowed. So, it will depend on how big your tattoo is.

  11. Harish singh dangwal

    Jai hind,
    I am Harish from Uttrakhand (India).
    Sir, I have one problem in my feet called flat foot. Am I fit for medical?
    Is there any solution to get ride of this problem?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Harish,
      Unfortunately, you are not medically fit to join Indian army. And as far as I know, there is not treatment for this problem except for surgery (in extreme case).

  12. Jai hind sir,
    Sir mere hath me facture hogaya tha bachpan me. Uska maine army hospital me operation kraya, mere father army se retire hai, aur mai bhi army me jana chata hu. but mere hath pe thode se tanke ke nisan hain. Maine army echs me karnal shab se bat ki, wo kahte hain sahi hai, aur mujhe problem kuch nahi hoti. Sir aap btao mai diploma in mechanical engineering pass hun technical line ya skt ja skta hun kya? jaldi hi relational bharti hai.

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi Nitin, I don’t think that you will face any problem in medical. SO, relax and give it your best. All the best.

  13. Jai hind sir, meri right hand ke bone me normally break ho gaya that, and koi problem nahi hai. To mai army me try kar sakta hun?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Yes Atharva, you are medically fit to join Indian army.

  14. Sir I want to join Indian army. I have spectacle after LASIK laser treatment, will I be eligible?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi Yusuf, laser operation is allowed in army, but after that you should have a correct vision (as per army rules).

  15. Sir, mere dono legs apas me touch ho jate hai, kya mai army join kar sakta hu? relation certificate bhi hai, father army se hai kya me ho jaunga select?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi Vijender, Most of the candidates having this problem are rejected in medical test. You can try your luck.

  16. Hello sir, I am Amit Rao.
    Sir mere right leg me chot lagne ke karn usme kuch stitches hai. Kya mai physical ke liye fit hun?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi Amit, don’t worry! you are fit for both physical and medical of army.

  17. Hello sir, army ka physical hone ke baad usi din medical hota hai kya?
    Mere middle ungli toot gayi the aur wo apne aap hi theek ho gyi, par uske uper wale part me blood jam gaya. Koi dard ya another problem nahi hoti hai, kya mai medical me fit ho jaunga?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi Vikash,
      Usually the medical is done on the next day of bharti, but it may change if required by officials. And as for your medical condition, that should not be problem, but I can not 100% sure about it.

  18. Dear sir, my name is Sarjan Buddha I am from Nepal. My education is 10th pass & age 02 June 1994. Mai join kar Sakta hu?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi Sarjan, you are not eligible to apply for army soldier GD, but you can apply for other trades.

  19. Sir jai hind.
    Sir mera ek tooth sahi shape me nahi hai, to army ke medical me koi problem hogi kya?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi Hemant,
      You need to get 14 dental point, if you get all the 14 points then it will not matter.

    2. Sir mera ek teeth hi sahi shape me nahi hai, to matlab mujhko medical me koi problem nahi hogi na? Aur sir, race me kitna time milta hai gd ke liye.

    3. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Yes Hemant, you will not face any problem. And there is no fixed time to complete the race, the time will be set according to the first candidate that will clear the race. E.g if some clear the race withing 4 minutes then the time will be set according to that. Generally 5 minutes are set as excellent time.

    4. Jai hind sir! mere ear ka operation hua hai. Am I fit for army or not?

    5. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Sarvesh, if you were operated 6 months before the medical test, then it is fine.

  20. Jai hind sir.
    Sir, mai 10th pass hun from cbse board, and height is 5.6 Feet. Kya mai gd ke liye apply kar sakta hu?
    Mere one foot flat hai or teeth ek size ke nahi hai, kuch teeth aage piche hai. Koi problem hogi kya sir medical test mai?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi Gautam, aap ko medical main problem ho sakti hai. But, you should give it a try.

  21. Dear sir,
    Mere dono testis equal nhi hai, thoda sa size Mei difference hai, but koi bhi pain or any other problem nhi hai. Kya Mai army or police join kar sakta hoon?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Vivek, chances are that you will get rejected in the medical exam in army, but there is no harm in trying.

  22. Hello sir,
    My name is Md Shamshad Alam aur mai Bihar ka rahne wala hoon. Sir my question is, mere palm and feet se sweat(pasina) bahoot aata hai. ye mujhe bachpan se hota hai, to kya mai army ke liye apply kar sakta hoon? medical me koi problem to nahi hogi na.

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      The problem you have is called hyperhydrosis, and this can be the cause of rejection for you in medical round. Tough, the chances are slim for you to pass the medical test, but I will still recommend you to give it a try.

  23. Hi! sir, I am Damodar from Nepal. What is the highest rank for Nepali in Indian army? Sir,in Nepal, the Indian army rally opens only for rank of soldier, so that we can’t directly fight for higher rank. what should we do to fight for higher rank?

  24. mere right hand main ek chota sa tattoo hai. kya Indian army me medical main koie problem hogi?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      As per new rules tattoo up to some specifications is allowed. Please type the following link in your browser to read the new tattoo policy of Indian army : indianarmy.nic.in/writereaddata/documents/tattopolicy240615.pdf. Hope this will help you Santi.

  25. Hello sir, mera naam Sk Imran hai.
    age 17-1/2 years
    height 168cms
    weight 49kgs
    10th bacic 87% marks
    meri body par white fields hai? iske liye medical me problem hoga?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi Sk.Imran,
      It can become a cause of rejection for you.

  26. Hello sir, mera naam Kamal yogi hai. Army join karne ke liye physical main running time 5 min 40 second hai to 5 min hee kyon diye Jate hain?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi kamal, it is the standard time, but they change the standards according to the no. of vacancies to weed out the candidates. If someone finishes the race in 4 min 59 second, then they will set it as the standard time, and will select the candidates accordingly.

  27. Sir, I am 5.5 feet. Can I join Indian army with this height?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Yes Sachin, you are eligible to apply for Indian army.

  28. Good afternoon sir, I am using optical of power 2. Am I eligible for Indian army? tell me what I can do to correct this defect.

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi Nikhil, sadly you are not eligible to apply for army GD.

  29. Sir, I have only one testicle, can I join army? sir please help me.

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello! Vikram,
      Sorry to say, but you are not physically eligible to join Indian army.

  30. JAY HIND sir, mere face par muhase hai, aur kuch black spot bhi hai, to kya mere medical me koi problem hogi? aur sir, meri height 178 cm hai. Aur mera weight 70 kg hai, to ye thik hai ya over hai? please tell me.

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Jai Hind Yogesh,
      Aap ko medical me koi problem nahi hogi, aur aap ki height ke hisab se aap ka weight sahi hai.

  31. abhishek kumar nigam

    Sir, meri clavicle bone broken ho gai hai, per Maine operation nahi karwaya. Kya mai Indian army join kar sakta hoon? please reply.

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Abhishek,
      Chances are that you will be declared unfit in medical test. But, you can try your luck, maybe if it do not cause any problem in proper functioning of all the physical task, then you can have chances of making it through.

  32. Sir, What about the maximum weight?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi Suresh,
      Your weight will depend on your height, you should neither be overweight nor underweight, else, you will be rejected on physical standards.

  33. Sir, is there negative marking in GD Written test? and please tell me about medical test procedure, So that I can be prepare for it before going to rally.

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Raman,
      yes, there is negative marking in written exam. And the procedure for medical test is simple. You will have to wait for your turn, and then you will be examined by medical experts of army.

  34. sir, can a bow shaped legs man apply for Indian army? and what is maximum age and minimum height and percentage for 10th pass from j&k to join Indian army?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi Deepak,
      sadly, people with bowlegs are rejected in Indian army.

  35. Sir, meri right hand ki finger me chot hai. Will there be any problem in army medical?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Vinod,
      It will depend on the seriousness of your injury. Perhaps, if you specify the injury, then I will be able to provide accurate answer.

  36. Sir, maine abhi army me physical pass kar liya tha, aur medical main 1 double Urethral meatus me unfit kar diya hai.
    Please suggest me, mera 5th ko remedical hai, kya mai fit ho jaunga?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi Pradeep,
      if you have been rejected once due this problem, then there are chances that you will be rejected again. So, make sure you treat this problem well.

  37. Hello sir, mai sugandh kumar, mai nios se 10th pass hun. Mai army gd join kar sakta hun kya?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Sugandh,
      Ji haan, aap army join kar sakte hain.

  38. Sir, can a person with strabismus join Indian army.

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello! Sanjay,
      sadly, a person with strabismus eye can not join Indian army.

  39. Hello sir, maine 12th nios board se pcm ke saath kiya hai. Kya yeh valid hai army ke liye? please
    sir reply, I am in doubt. PLease help me sir.

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Jitendar,
      agar aap 12th passed hai to aap army ke liye apply kar sakte hain, chahe kisi bhi board se ho. But, board legal hona chahiye.

    2. Thank you for clearing my doubt sir.
      Sir NIOS board ICSE and CBSE ke equal hot hai, to ye legal hai. Thank you very much sir.

  40. Aadab sir, I am Safeer. Army main join karne ke liye koun koun se documents ka hona zaruri hai. Please reply.

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello! Safeer,
      Please follow this link : Army online registration. In this article all the important details like, important documents are mentioned.

  41. Dear sir,
    Main Indian army me clerk lagna chahta hun. Maine EYE (LASIK LASER) karvaya tha, 2 year ho gaye hain. To kya yeh allowed hai.

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Yes, LASIK is allowed in Indian army, but following are the rules for it:-
      1. you should be more than 20 years old before you undergo this surgery.
      2. the surgery should be at least 6 months old.
      3. eye ball length not more than 25.5mm.
      4. corneal thickness greater than 450 microns.
      5. +2.5D to -2.5D is allowed.
      So, if you fit in these criteria, then you can apply for Indian army.

  42. Sir, I am an ICSE Student, I scored 68%, And my height is 5’8. Can I join Indian army.

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi Asutosh,
      You totally fit in the eligibility criteria, as per your marks and height. Do check other eligibility criteria like age limit too.

  43. I am 34 years old and work in a bank. I suffered from HBV (Hepatitis B), and due to a accident, I have a road in my leg. I am interested to join Indian army as a territorial army. Do i have a chance? Thankyou.

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi Astad,
      sadly, you are not eligible to join Indian army.

  44. Sir, is there any need of graduation for the promotion of a soldier GD?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello! Ganesh,
      The promotion of Soldier GD do not require any graduation or such qualification.

  45. I have passed the cce, what’s the next step? should I wait for call letter, or should i report to the recruiting office?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hey! Garmanjeet,
      Candidates are selected on the basis of merit list. So, you should wait for the call letter.

  46. Sir, I had a tattoo earlier, I burnt that area, and now there is a mark on my upper left hand on right site of my biceps. Will I be rejected due to that mark?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi! Ranu,
      If the burn mark is not that big, and if the tattoo is completely invisible, then you have chances of not getting rejected.

  47. Hello sir, my name is manoj, and I have completed my graduation. My age is 22 year, can I apply for the exam?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello! Manoj,
      Yes, you are eligible to apply for Indian army.

  48. Hello sir,
    If if my teeth are not straight, then can I join or not?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello! Prem,
      yes, you can join Indian army.

  49. Dear sir,
    I am a candidate of soldier SKT.
    Are there any cut off marks in written exam?
    Or in which way they set merit list?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hey! Sunanda,
      In the written exam, candidates are required to score at least passing marks. The final merit list is based on the total marks scored by candidates in all tests i.e in physical, medical and written exam.
      So, if your marks are less in written exam (more than passing marks), but you have scored good in other tests, then you can get your name in final merit list.

  50. Hi sir, my name is Rahul, and I want to ask, that I have got my medical done in Indian army for GD. And I got two point of disability.
    1. Deep bite
    2. Male pattern hair baldness
    Is there any problem with this?

    1. Your teeth must follow the 14 dental points set by Indian Dental Association, you can google it for the 14 dental points. If all the 14 points are satisfied then you are eligible for sure.
      Male pattern hair baldness is not a serious issue, it is better to consult with your zonal office about this scenario.

  51. Sir can 10 pass student apply for general duty?

    1. Yes, if you have passed 10th with a recognized board and your age is eligible for Indian Army GD which is 17½ then you can apply for GD.

  52. My name is mahesh rawal, maine form bhara army ka, 11 ko bharti hai jodhpur me. Sir, meri height 182cm hai, aur chest 86cm 92cm hai, eye hai 6/6. Sir, please help me!

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hey! Mahesh,
      I did not really understand what you wanted to ask, but i guess you are asking if you are eligible or not.
      If it is so then the eligibility criteria are given in the above article. If you fit in all the criteria then you are surely eligible.

  53. Hello sir,
    I am 20 year old, and I want to join Indian army as an officer, but my english and hindi communication is not good but I can understand clearly. So, does communication brings any problem? and which exam do I have to write? please reply me.

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi! Raj,
      You can go for Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination, but you need to have graduation degree to apply for it.
      And yes, communication is very important to crack any interview. Therefore, you need to work on your communication skills.

  54. Sir, Indian army clerk me kitna me kitna negative marking hai? please sir tell me.

    1. Hey Anshu,
      half mark is deduced for every wrong answer in army clerk written exam.
      Feel free to ask more questions.

  55. I will go for ENT test on 1st March, I have a cut mark on my nose. Will i be rejected due to this mark?

    1. Hi! Mayank,
      No, you will not be rejected due to the cut mark on your nose. You can happily go for the entrance test.

  56. Sir, can you please tell me more about the next selection which is going to take place in Coimbatore on march 1st at PRS ground.

    1. The eligibility criteria, selection process and other details are mentioned in this article. You will find everything you want to know in it, just go through it once.
      And the selection process and eligibility criteria are same for almost every open rally.

  57. Hello sir, my name is saad 20 years old from Hyderabad. I’m doing hotel management and want to be a chef for Indian army. So what is the eligibility criteria? And tests that I have to attend?

    1. Hello Saad,
      As per our research, there is not any specific exam for the post of chef in Indian army. Actually in army there are cooks and not chefs.
      You can apply for it through the Army tradesmen recruitment. You just need to match the physical standards of army recruitment, and educational qualification of at least passing class 8th to be eligible to apply for tradesmen.

  58. Sir, jiski height 5.5 feet hai, wo army nahi join kar sakta kya? Please reply.

    1. Hello Pratik,
      It depends on the state that you have filled the form from. The minimum height required for different state is different.

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