Indian Army Female GD Eligibility – Age Limit, Height, Chest, Weight

Indian Army GD (General Duty) eligibility for female candidates: Age limit, Physical Fitness Test (Height, Chest, Weight), physical qualification (Race or Running, Long Jump, High Jump), Educational qualification, Medical fitness test (Gender, health, Pregnancy), & Written test via CEE.

If you are going to apply for army GD post in the Indian army then you should know the Eligibility criteria. Eligibility criteria such as physical qualification, measurements, educational qualification, etc.

The female candidates, girl or women who have applied for Indian army GD (General Duty) or Women Military Police, should also know the selection process. After registration via official website i.e., candidates receive the admit card for recruitment rally.

In this article, we will discuss in brief about Army female GD Qualification and Eligibility criteria and the selection process/recruitment process of the Indian army Female GD Bharti.

Indian Army Female GD Eligibility – Age Limit, Height, Chest, Weight

If the female candidates meet the eligibility and qualifications such as Age limit, Educational, Medical, & Physical qualification then only they will be able to get select for Women Military Force. Let’s discuss in brief about these qualifications.

Here is the official notification for GD eligibility for females and important notes on the selection process in the PDF format Indian Army GD Eligibility & Selection process For Female candidates.

1. Educational Qualifications of Army GD for Female

The minimum educational qualification is: A female candidate should have passed Matric or SSLC or 10th passed or any equivalent exam with recognized board. With 45% marks overall in the class 10th and minimum 33% marks in each subject of Class 10th/Matric.

2. Age Limit of Army GD for Female

The Age limit for female candidates in the Indian army GD is 17½ years to 21 years, as per the certificate. However, the age relaxation of 30 years of age will be given to the female candidates who are widows of defense personnel who have died in harness.

3. Nationality For Indian Army GD For Female Candidates

A female Candidate must be a citizen of India mean candidate should have the nationality of India i.e., Indian. And the candidate should also have the nationality certificate.

4. Marital Status For Women Military Police in the Indian Army

In order join Indian army as GD, a female candidate can either be married or unmarried under certain conditions mentioned below.

  1. Unmarried: A candidate must be an unmarried female. And the Unmarried certificate with photograph issued within the last six months.
  2. Married: Female candidates who are widowed, divorced or legally separated but they do not have any children. In this case, female candidates are also eligible for recruitment.
  3. Women who are widows of defence personnel (who have died in harness) and Also, such widows having children but not remarried will be eligible to apply for Army GD recruitment (Women Military Police).

5. Physical Qualification & Eligibility Criteria For Army GD For Female

For physical qualification, height, chest, & weight are the major measurements. The physical qualification for these measurements is as follows.

Height For Army GD For Female

  • Height of the female candidate must be of 152 cms. However, there is a relaxation in height according to the category and region of the candidate.
  • Candidates belonging to the regions mentioned below will have the 4cms of relaxation in height
    • North East Regions: Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, and Assam.
    • Gorkhas
    • Garhwalies

Chest Expansion

Female Candidates who will be capable of chest expansion of 5 cms are eligible in the Indian Army GD recruitment rally.

Weight Measurement

There is no specific weight measurement. However, Weight should be according to the candidate’s height and age as per the Indian army medical standards.

Relaxation in Physical Standards

There is some relaxation in physical standards i.e., Height & Weight for particular categories mentioned in the table given below.

Relaxation in Physical Standards
Category Height (in cm) Weight (in cm)
Daughter of Servicemen (DOS) 2 2
Daughter of Ex-Servicemen (DOEX)
Daughter of War Widow (DOWW)
Daughter of Widow of Ex-Servicemen (DOW)
Adopted Daughter/Daughter-in-law of a War Widow, if she has daughter/legally adopted daughter of serving Soldier/Ex-Servicemen 2 2
Widows of Defence Personnel who have died in harness 2 2

6. Medical Standards for Army GD for Female

  • Candidate should undergo medical exam & physical test on their own, before joining the recruitment rally. And candidate should also check that they don’t have flat foot, poor vision, any deformities.
  • Fitness : A candidate must be physically healthy and free from any disease.
  • Gender : For Women Military Police (Army GD), the candidate should be female. Any candidate having masculine characteristics on the external physical exam will be rejected as UNFIT.
  • Pregnancy : Candidate should not be pregnant. If any female candidate found pregnant, she will be marked as UNFIT or get rejected.

Indian Army Female GD Selection Process – Registration, Physical, Medical, & Written Test

Let’s know the selection process of the Indian army GD bharti for female in brief. The different stages in the selection process for Female GD in the Indian army is as follows:

  • Registration & Form Filling
  • Physical Measurement & Fitness Test
  • Medical Test
  • Written Exam (CEE)
  • Document Verification
  • Final Merit List
  • Enrollment for army training centers

Female candidates who are interested or who have applied for army GD (Women military Police) should know the selection or recruitment process. Now let’s discuss these stages of the recruitment process in details.

Registration & Form Filling

Once the recruitment rally is declared by the Indian army via or ARO (Army recruitment office), the very first step is candidate’s online registration. In order to apply for any bharti rally or recruitment, the candidate must have the online registration on the official website ( within the given period.

See our article Indian army online registration to know the online registration process.

If the candidate is eligible for the post, then after the successful registration Admit Cards for the recruitment rally will be sent through registered e-mail. Candidate should download the Admit Card & print its hard copy. Candidate should not forget to take the Admit Card along with, in the recruitment rally. The Time (Date) & venue (Location) of the recruitment rally will be mentioned in the Admit Card.

Physical Measurement & Physical Fitness Test

The first stage of the selection process in the recruitment rally is PFT (Physical Measurement & Fitness Test). In the Measurement test, Height, Weight, Chest will be examined by the army recruiter. And next is the physical fitness test. The major tests of physical fitness test (PFT) are Running, Long Jump, & High Jump.


  • 1.6 Km Run is the first and very important test in the physical test. candidate has to finish the running of 1.6 Km in the given time to qualify in the recruitment. The Time duration of 1.6 Km running is distributed group wise.
    • Up to 7 Min 30 Sec – Group – I : Candidates of group I have to finish the race (run of 1.6 km) in less than  7 minutes and 30 seconds in order to qualify the race.
    • Up to 8 Min – Group – II : Candidates of group II have to finish the run in less than 8 minutes in order to qualify the race.
  • Extra Time for 1.6 Km Run in Hilly Terrain (Rally Site) : If the recruitment rally is located in the following height then extra time will be given in the race of 1.6 Km Run.
    • Between 5000 Feet to 9000 Feet – Add 30 seconds in overall timings
    • Between 9000 feet to 12000 Feet – Add 120 seconds in overall timings.


  • In order to qualify the physical test, candidates need to qualify the long jump of 10 feet.


  • To qualify this test, female candidates need to qualify the High jump of 3 feet.

Female candidates have to qualify the physical test (running, long, & high jump) in order to proceed for the next stage of the Army GD recruitment.

Medical Test (Medical Standards)

Another stage of the selection process of Army GD (female) is the Medical test. In the Indian army GD, there are some common and some different medical standards for female. Candidates should be in good physical & mental health condition. Candidate should be free from any disease & disability and capable of doing duty/work (Military task) in all situation (all weather and across all terrains).

  • Fitness : A good fitness (Physical & Mental) is essential for the Indian army. Good physical fitness with good vision (eyes) clean and wax free ears, clean nose, etc.
  • Gender : On external physical exam, If any candidate has the masculine characteristics, will be marked as UNFIT and rejected. Because this is the Army GD category (Women Military Police) for Female. And the candidates who have done gender reassignment surgery, they are not eligible for the Army GD female bharti.
  • Pregnancy : Pregnant candidates will be disqualified. And candidates have to bring the medical certificate of No Pregnant Status from a Government Medical Doctor on reporting for the recruitment rally. And again a fresh medical certificate of NO pregnant status when reporting to the Training centre.
  • Amenorrhoea or Menorrhagia :  In the medical examination, all candidates should bring a medical certificate that they do not suffer from primary or secondary amenorrhoea or menorrhagia.

The UNFIT candidates will be referred to the MH (Military Hospital)/CH/BH for medical test & review. Candidates who are referred for medical review should present themselves to the Hospital within 14 days of referral and also report back to ARO (Army recruiting office)  for the issue of Admit Card for Written Exam, in case the candidate declared as medically FIT.

It is advised for all the candidates from the Indian army that they should have done their medical exam in their own before coming for recruitment rally.

Written Test Via Common Entrance Exam (CEE)

This is the final stage of the selection process of Indian GD recruitment for Female. The candidates who will be medically fit or eligible, they will undergo the written exam through Common Entrance Examination.

After clearing the medical exam, the written exam will be conducted for the eligible candidates. The venue (location), Date and time of the written test will be informed at the recruitment rally site and also through the Admit Cards.

The written exam will be of 100 Marks and the minimum passing marks for the exam is 35 marks. Candidates having NCC ‘C’ certificate, will be waived off from the written exam i.e., they will not give the written exam.

Exam Pattern for the Written exam

For Indian Army GD for female, the Exam pattern is same as Sol GD. There will be four section/subjects in the written exam mentioned below.

  1. General Knowledge – 15 Questions (30 Marks)
  2. General Science – 15 Questions (20 Marks)
  3. Mathematics – 15 Questions (30 Marks)
  4. Logical Reasoning – 05 Questions (10 Marks)

Negative Marking in the Written Exam of Army GD for Female

  • The Negative Marking Scheme would be applicable in the written exam (CEE) of Army GD for Female.
  • 0.5 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer or 1 mark will be deducted for every two wrong answers.

The result of the written exam will be declared on the official website of army i.e., That means no additional letter of the result will be sent to the candidate. So, this is the responsibility of the candidate to check the result and report to ARO for documentation (document & certificate verification).

Bonus Marks in the Written Exam (CEE)

For Bonus marks, there are particular categories in the written exam of Army GD for female (Women Military police). These particulars and categories are mentioned below in the table.

Extra Marks in the Written Exam
Particulars/Categories Marks
Daughter of Servicement (DOS), Daughter of Ex-Servicemen (DoEX), Daughter of War Widow (DoWW), Daughter of Widow of Ex-Servicemen (DoW). 20 Marks
Widows of Defence Personnel who have died in harness 20 Marks
NCC Certificate Holders
NCC ‘A’ Certificate 5 Marks
NCC ‘B’ Certificate 10 Marks
NCC ‘C’ Certificate Exempted from Written Exam
  • Only one bonus/relaxation mentioned above can be availed by the candidate
  • Bonus marks will be applied on qualifying the Written exam
  • Only one daughter of Service/Ex-Servicemen/War widow/widow of Ex-servicemen can avail the bonus marks in the written test. original certificates of abo
  • Candidate should bring the original certificate of above-mentioned categories at the rally site to get the bonus marks.

Document Verification

Candidates while going to attend the recruitment rally are required to bring all the necessary documents and certificates in the original form with at least two attested photocopies of each document. The required documents are as follows:

  1. Admit Card
  2. Photograph
  3. Education Certificates
  4. Nativity/Domicile Certificate
  5. Class/Caste Certificate
  6. Religion Certificate
  7. School/College Character Certificate
  8. Character Certificate
  9. NCC Certificate
  10. Relationship Certificate
  11. Unmarried Certificate
  12. Married Certificate
  13. Single Bank A/C, PAN Card, & AADHAR Card
  14. Affidavit

Tattoo Policies in the Indian army recruitment for Female

Indian army permits tattoo only in some cases. Permanent body tattoos are only permitted on the inner face of forearms. This means tattoos are permitted from inside of the elbow to the wrist and on the other (Opposite) side of palm/back side of the hand.

While permanent body tattoos on any other part of the body will not be acceptable and such candidates will be rejected from the further selection process in the Indian army.

So, these are the detailed and brief explanation of Indian army GD eligibility for female and selection process. If you have any doubt or have any question related to the selection process of eligibility then you can ask us on the comment section given below.

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  1. Hello Sir,

    Do we have any merit for recent army openings, because my cousin got rejected in merit. It has got closed for 85%. I really don’t understand why this criteria is there, she has 71%. I haven’t seen this type of merit list before for women army. Could you please help us.

    Thank you.

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      The reason why they introduced merit criteria for female recruitment is because there are only 99 vacancies, and application were invited from all over India, therefore, you can understand how many application they must have got. Entertaining each application would take a lot of time, and this is why they bought the percentage criteria. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do about it.

  2. Sir I m neha and I have Marks of cuts on my wrist so can I apply for GD

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Yes you are eligible to apply.

  3. Is it necessary to have some sports certificate to join Indian army?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      No, it is not at all necessary to have the sports certificate to join Indian army.

  4. Sir i am in 12th now so can i join after my 12th exam. I am an Athlete of discuss throw. And i have junior national certificate and in east zone I was the bronze medalist in the hammer throw so will it help me in this. Is there some benefit in sports kota

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      You will get benifits of having a sport certificate…all the information is given in the job notification given in the above article.

  5. Jai hind sir. 1. i am daughter of servicemen and an athlete and i have played state level mini football championship so do i have to attach all my certificates and achievents with other documents?
    2.but my height is 147 cms will i get rejected?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      For those who want to avail benifits of sports will have to attach there sports certificate along with other documents. The minim height required is 152cm , since, you are jut 147cm, therefore you are not eligible.

  6. Sir, i have put my height wrong in the online registration. Can i change the height?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Don’t worry, your height will be measured on rally day, so they will determine your actual height. You don’t need to do anything.

  7. Hello sir
    My bachelors will be completed next year and my age would be 21 years.. Am i eligible to apply after completing my bachelors degree?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      You if remain within the age limit criteria then you can apply. If you think that you will be overage by then, then it’s better you apply this time only.

  8. Sir with a operation mark in knee is allowed or not?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      It depends, like for what reason was the operation performed, does it cause any problem etc.

  9. Namste sir
    Mera 10th me 85%h or mere pass ek district level ka 1st rank certificate h
    Or Maine gd ka form bhi daal deiya hai. To sir is certificate se mujhe Kuch no ki choot mil jayegi?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Yes, you can get bonus marks for having a sports certificate. Check the official notification for female recruitment 2020 to get more details. Look for the link “Indian Army GD Eligibility & Selection process For Female candidates”.

  10. Is there any age relaxation for candidates belonging to OBC candidates?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      There is no age relaxation in age or any other eligibility criterion based on category (SC/ST/OBC)

  11. Sir ,
    I am from Kerala I have completed +2 recently and got 89% in science stream. I am a karate student and I received black belt from 10th class. Will this certificate be of any help?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Having a sports certificate is not mandatory to apply. Though if you do have a sport certificate then you can get many benefits of it.

  12. I want to become commando, how can i do it? I also have spectacles so can I do operation & remove my number permanently?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      First of all there are no direct entry to become a commando in army. Once you enter the force then based on your physical and mental ability and your performance you may get selected for commando training. As for the eye operation (LASIK operation), there are various conditions (look on internet) only satisfying which you will be able to get through medical tests if you get your eyes operated.

  13. As a girl and passing 10th class can I join Indian army as a soldier or an officer?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      If you are applying on 10th basis then you will have to join as soldier. If you want to become officer, then you have to complete you graduation.

  14. Sir,
    1. can girls apply for Army clerk too?
    2. Sir as 80% girls have the problem of knock knees so they get any type of relaxation for it as compare to boys?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      1. Currently, the vacancies for girls are only available as women military police. For now, girls can not participate in clerk or other trades.
      2. Be it male or female, knock knees are not at all allowed in army.

  15. Sir, i am Bhadra i have 2 questions

    1. if I get selected in recruitment then what is next?

    2. I am from Kerala, when i am registering online it is showing venues like Pune, Punjab etc. So, do i have to go to these states to give the participate in the recruitment? Also, where is the training mostly done?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      1. After getting selected, you will go for 9 months of training. After completing the training, you will be assigned to a regiment and posted somewhere in the country to perform your duties.

      2. You do not need to go anywhere, the recruitment will be conducted for your state (even for your district), when it happens then you can participate in it. If you do not have any prof of residence for other state, then you can not participate in that particular sates or district rally.

      As for training, it is not fixed where your training will be held.

  16. Three years ago my left leg was fractured. Can i apply for army? will my leg be a problem in medical test?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      If your leg is healed completely, and if it do not cause any pain or any other problem to you, then you are fit for medical test and you can apply for army.

  17. Sir! Is their any relaxation for vision or it must be 6/6?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      The candidates must have 6/6 vision without any eye lenses or glasses, no relaxation is given.

  18. Hello sir,I’m 15 years old I’m in 10std and I’m also a commerce student I don’t have any physical problems but is there chance for me to join the combat force inspite of being a commerce student?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Candidates from any stream can join Indian army Female GD. You just need to fit in the eligibility criteria.

  19. Sir what is the last day for online registration.

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Registration army website can be done anytime, there is no last date. However, if you are willing to participate in any of the upcoming recruitment, then you need to register yourself before the last date as mentioned in the recruitment notification.

  20. Sir will state level sports certificate will be useful ?? as I am an athlete and want to join Indian army

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      If you have valid documents to prove that you have played on state level, then you will get some relaxation in height & weight, also, 20 bonus marks in written exam.

  21. Sir I have tattoo in wrist. But I have done the surgery of that tattoo, and removed it. Now am i fit for army medical or not?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      If your surgery is at least 6 months old and you do not face any problem due to it, then you are good.

  22. Sir, After 11th exam can i join the Indian army? and i am a Maharashtraian (Mumbai).

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Yes you can join army after 11th. you will have to apply for solider GD.

  23. Hi sir, I am willing to join the army/navy, but my left hand has a fracture/got cracked on wrist. And I can’t work that good by my left hand. Is this a disability? can i get rejected due to this?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      It is not a disability, but chances are that you will be rejected in the medical test.

  24. hello sir i want to become Indian army ant its my biggest dream but now i am 16 year old and i am student of 11th class and i know about yoga so i will achieve Indian army post?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      To get recruited in Indian army you will need to pass the physical and written exam. People have national or state level certificate in sports get some benifits, but knowing about yoga will not benefit.

  25. Does national level certificate also carries bonus marks ???

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      yes national level sports certificate also carry bonus marks.

  26. I am already married, but i do not have any children. I am interested in joining Indian army. Can i apply?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Only unmarried females or those who are divorced or widowed can apply for army gd. Since you are married (assuming that you are still in the marriage), therefore, you can not apply.

  27. Can i join army after my 10th?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Yes, you can join army right after class 10th if you satisfy other eligibility criteria.

  28. I gave my class 12 exam recently. And I will be 18 years in the moth of June, but I don’t have NCC certificate. Can I join the Indian army?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      It is not at all compulsory to have NCC certificate, if you have it, then you will get some extra benifits, and if you don’t have it, then it is completely fine.

  29. Degree students can apply GD army post?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      If you are eligible age wise and satisfy other eligibility criteria, then you can apply.

  30. I am now in class 11th, and I am 16 years old. I scored 61% in class 10th, and i want to join Indian army. My height is 5 feet. Can i join the army?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      You are to young to join Indian army right now. The minimum age limit to join army is 17½ years, so you can not join until you come of age.

  31. I have a very raging aim to join indian army but i have knock knees and also I am a commerce student. Is there any chance for me to get into military?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Being from commerce background is not a problem, students from any stream can join Indian army. But, the problem is your knock knees, as people with knock knees can not join Indian army.

  32. Sir, after 10th exam can I join the indian army.

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Yes you can join Indian army after passing class 10th.

  33. Are only science stream students eligible to apply? or other stream students can also apply?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Any stream students can apply for Indian army female GD bharti.

  34. Im the daughter of ex army serviceman. Will I get extra marks? In year 2020 gd women military form will come?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      If you have a relationship certificate then you will get extra marks in written exam.

  35. I got married shall I compete?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      No, married women are can not participate in Indian army female GD recruitment. Female candidates who are widowed, divorced or legally separated but they do not have any children. In this case, female candidates are eligible for recruitment.

  36. Is there age relaxation for ncc cadets or ex army man daughter in gd women army

    1. Hello Deepika,
      Age relaxation in women army gd is given only to the widows of Defence personnel who have died in harness. No other candidate is given age relaxation. Though there are other benifits like extra marks in written exam and relaxation in height etc. for NCC cadets and ex army man daughters.

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