How To Prepare For Indian Army In Depth Tips

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Indian army has become one of the most desired and favorite field of interest for the young generation. There was a time when it was said that they had to force young boys to come and join the Indian army, but nowadays they look for a tiny reason to kick someone out of the line so as to make room.

Undoubtedly, the standards of the Indian army have improved significantly for the last 2 decades, that is why youngsters are attracting towards it.

I got an opportunity to talk with an army veteran, and he told me lots of interesting things about the army. According to him, the Indian army has improved in every aspect, from food to living standards, from medical facilities to the tremendous increase in the Indian army salary. And all these changes have made the army one of the most wanted professions in India.

In this article, I have tried to provide you the important details about the Indian army, how to prepare for the army’s written and physical exam, etc.

Check out the list of army written exam syllabus and Books that you should consider for preparation.

Let me begin with the initial preparation that you should do before applying for the Indian army. So, here is the first step of how to prepare for the Indian army:-

How To Prepare For Indian Army – Documents preparation

Following are the points that you should keep in mind:-

Look for opportunities

The first thing you should do is look for upcoming opportunities. If there is an open rally in your state in the upcoming months, then you will be able to spot it well before 2 or 3 months. Keep yourself updated with all the upcoming Indian army recruitment in your state.

As per the new rules of the army, the age limit has increased from 21 years to 23 years, but unlike before, there will only be one open rally for each state in a year. That means you will get only one chance in a year. So, don’t miss it, just keep yourself updated with upcoming rallies.

Organize your documents

Once you know that there will be a Bharti in your state any time near, then your next step should be to prepare all your documents. You do not want to be kicked out just because you didn’t have your documents ready. So, be ready with all your documents well before at least 1 or 2 months.

This will give you time to prepare those documents that you don’t have. Following are the documents that are needed on Bharti day:-

army documents list 4onoPassing certificate of class 10th (having date of birth on it)

Mark sheet of class 10th and 12th (according to the post applied for).

Domicile of the state applying from, jaati praman patra (cast certificate),

Character certificate with a photo signed by village sarpanch (no older than 6 months).

character certificate issued by school principal/college headmaster.

Extra documents like NCC certificate, relational certificate, and outstanding sportsman certificate should be verified by a relevant officer.

You should have all the above-mentioned documents in original along with one photocopy of each document duly attested by Principal / Headmaster or Gazetted Rank Officer.

So prepare these documents properly before you go on to apply for the recruitment. It will be easy for you on the rally day if you organize all these documents in a file or folder.

Once you have all the above-mentioned documents, then you can apply for the Indian army. Make sure you check your eligibility before you go for the online application process. Before I illustrate how to prepare for the racing and written exam of the army, let me tell you the process in which the recruitment is done in the Indian army.

Important document and eligibility required 

Army recruitment process

First of all, you will need to apply online, then get your to admit card for the Bharti. You will need to carry that admit card to the Bharti ground as it will be checked there.

I will suggest you reach the rally ground as soon as possible, because, the sooner you get there, the better are your chances to stand in the front row of the racing round. And trust me it helps a lot.

Once you are in the line, then along with admit card, your height will also be checked. Candidates must know that the physical standards can be raised from normal to pick the best out of the best.

After that, you will be categorized into a group for the racing part of the Bharti. After qualifying race, your chest will be measured, then you will go for further physical tests like pull-ups and balancing. After that comes the medical round, and finally the written exam.

In the end, the merit list is made. All your marks from physical to written exam are calculated all together, and on the basis of those marks, it will be decided if your name should come in the cutoff list or not.

Please visit the article Indian Army eligibility and selection process for more details.

How To Prepare For Indian  Army – Racing And Physical Test

army running 4onoRacing is the real deal for anyone who participates in Army recruitment, especially for candidates who want to join as soldier GD. Let me tell you one thing very clearly, if you are not willing to endure pain, then you should not dare to go for the army.

Preparing for the racing part of the Bharti is the prime example of enduring pain. You need to be in regular practice. It’s totally up to you how much effort you will put, I can just give you some tips that will make things a bit easy. So, here they are:-

Maintaining Regularity

Maintaining regularity is the most important part when preparing for the Race of Army Bharti. You can not just run 1 mile without any practice with your top speed, and to add to that you have to run with the crowd.

So, if you thought you can do it without practice, then you are an idiot. Your stamina will not build in just 1 day or 1 week, you will at least need 2 months to be on top of your preparations. So, start running regularly at least 1 or 2 miles before 2 months of Bharti. Though, it will be great for your health if you do it always.

How to begin

First, you need to have a strong will, because then only you will be able to push your limits. If you have decided that you will start running from tomorrow, then stick to it, don’t be lethargic.

Buy a nice pair of shoes for running. I know no one in this modern world does it, but do not try to run barefooted. It can cause you lots of damage, and the worst part is that if you get hurt on the bottom of your foot, then your dream of joining the army will be ruined.

Before running

If you pick the morning time for running, then make sure that you get to freshen up first, after all, you don’t want to be bothered while running!

Drink water at least 20 minutes before you go running, but make sure that you don’t drink too much. You can also consider having something like a banana before you go running (at least 20 minutes earlier).

If you choose the evening time for running, then make sure that you have your lunch at least 3 hours before you go running. In any case, do not take heavy diet before running, it can cause you trouble.

After running

No matter how thirsty you are, but do not drink too much water while running or right after running, it can be deadly. You can take a small sip if you are totally drying out, but don’t overdo it.

Running will make you sweat, which means that your body will dehydrate, therefore, you need to keep it hydrated. Keep drinking water at the regular interval after 30 minutes of running and in your normal day.

While running

If possible, try to run on the ground instead of a road or hard surface. try to warm up your body first by doing some stretching and running slowly. You can also prefer to just walk for 2 or 3 minutes. Don’t forget to do stretching before and after running. Also, avoid breathing through your mouth as much as you can. Inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth.

Running is done for two purposes, speed and endurance. Both elements are necessary to win any race. Speed will make sure that you remain ahead of others while endurance will keep you going.

There are different techniques to increase your speed and endurance. Both techniques should not be practiced simultaneously i.e one technique a day. Readers are advised to search for different running exercises and techniques on the internet. Trust me you will find plenty.

How to proceed

Like mentioned earlier, you can not improve in just one day. So, don’t be too harsh on yourself, especially in the first week. Give your body time to adapt to your new physical routine. It may happen that you fall sick for some time, but don’t give up.

In the starting week, just try to run at normal speed, don’t push yourself too much. After one week, start increasing the difficulty level gradually. It will be great if you could find someone to accompany you. But, be sure that you don’t waste your time on just chitchatting.

In the Rally

First of all, try your best to get in the front row and the first batch. At the starting of the race don’t burn too much energy, just run at a decent pace. Try to stay calm, your confidence may go down when you will look at the crowd with you, but don’t worry, not everyone has worked as hard as you. Most of them will be weeded out till 3rd lap, so, just relax and try to give your best.

Increase your pace in the final laps, and give your best in the last lap. Don’t lose your balance while running in the rally, one fall can cost you a lot. So, make sure you don’t get dis-balanced.

Summary

Here is the summary of the above-mentioned points:-

  • You can not miraculously run 1600 meters in 5 minutes without any preparation, and that too with a crowd where you will not even get an inch of free space. Therefore, I suggest that you start your preparation well before 1 or 2 months of Bharti. This will give you enough time to prepare your body and mind.
  • Be regular in your preparation, the inconsistency will prove very costly on judgment day. Hence, go regularly for running and other exercises.
  • Watch videos on how to increase your speed and stamina, trust me it will help a lot, and the internet is full of such videos, especially Youtube.
  • If possible, then try to run on a ground that is not too hard, and run in orbit as it is more beneficial than running straight.
  • Make sure you get in a habit of breathing through your nose instead of the mouth, even when you are tired. Breathing through the nose will help in building your stamina, but breathing through the mouth is deadly for your stamina as well as for health.
  • Do not drink too much water while doing exercises, just a sip after every fixed interval will do. But make sure you consume a lot of fluid and water after you are done with your exercises.
  • Try to control your eating habits too, the heavy and oily food will just make trouble for you, therefore, try to eat light and healthy food, also maintain a particular timetable for your meals and consume food that increases the oxygen consumption in your body like green vegetables. Search on the internet for more such food.
  • Do not forget to practice other exercises like push-ups, chin-ups, etc. After clearing the race, you will need to deal with these exercises.

How To Prepare For Pull-Ups And Push-Ups

Pull-ups and push-ups are not that bigger of a deal. If you can get through the racing part, then you will definitely make it to the end. But, don’t underestimate other physical tests, especially the pullups.

I am sure that when you will go to prepare for running, then you will also prepare for pull-ups and push-ups. Here are some tips for you:-

Pull-ups and push-ups, not the regular ones 

The pull-ups/chin-ups and push-ups that you will have to do in the rally will be a bit different from your regular ones. You will have to raise up and come down when the instructor will tell you to. e.g if the instructor will say the word “up” then you will have to raise up and remain at that position until he says the word “down”.

And let me tell you that this method is a lot more difficult than the regular one, so prepare yourself accordingly.

Regularity is important

Just like running, pull-ups and push-ups also need regular practice, so make sure you practice them as well. Don’t overdo it at the initial point, else it will just cause you pain. Gradually increase the difficulty level, just like you will do in running.

So, that’s it for the physical part. Remember one thing, no one can help you if you don’t want to help yourself. So, trust yourself and put your heart and soul into it, and you will definitely prepare yourself for the Bharti.

How To Prepare For Indian Army – Medical Test

army medical test 4onoAll your hard work can go in vain if you are not medically fit. So, it is very important to be in your best medical condition. Though there is not much that you can do, but still you should try to give your best.

I would like to advise all the readers to please make sure that you fit in the medical criteria of the army, because if you are not eligible in any case, then it’s useless to prepare for the army.

Anyway, here are a few things that you can do for the medical test:-

Keep yourself tidy

Though you being untidy will not influence your medical condition, but it will definitely affect your image in the medical examiner’s mind. I hope you know that you have to be completely naked in front of them.

So, it’s better to look tidy instead of looking unhygienic. You never know what image will it create in the examiner’s mind which may affect your result.

Pair up your nails before you go for a medical test, get a decent haircut a fortnight before the medical exam date. Don’t forget to shave, and if possible then try to get rid of the body hairs like underarms hairs, etc.

Clean your ears

I have seen so many cases in which candidates are rejected just because they had wax in their ears. I am sure you do not want the same for you, so try to keep your ears clean.

You can go to the doctor to get the wax out of your ears. Be warned, do not trust anyone who is not an expert, else, you will end up damaging your ears permanently.

Take care of your health

Ruining your health by eating nonsense food is the last thing that you will want to do before going for the medical exam. So, take special care of your diet, try to avoid fast food as much as you can, and stay away from injuries.

How To Prepare For Indian  Army – Written exam

army written exam 4onoWritten exams are the biggest hurdles after racing. Out of thousands, only hundreds make it through the physical test, and out of hundreds, only a few make it through the medical test. And finally, the only handful is able to get through the written exam.

There is tremendous competition at every step of the Indian army recruitment. This means that you have to be prepared for your best for every test. Before proceeding to the tips for a written exam, let’s first have a look at the paper pattern for different trades.

Army GD soldier paper pattern

The written exam for soldier GD will be of a total of 100 marks, out of which the candidates will have to score at least 32 marks in order to get passed. Also, the candidates will get 1 hr to finish the paper.

30% of questions asked in the exam will be based on GK or general knowledge, 40% of the paper will be from General Science and the remaining 30% of questions will come from maths. All the questions will be asked according to the class 10th level.

So, if you prepare well then you will easily be able to clear this exam. But be very careful while answering the questions, as wrong answers will result in negative marking. Please note that if you have an NCC ‘c’ certificate then you will not have to give the written exam.

Army GD Exam Preparation – Digital Book

Soldier clerk paper format

The exam for the clerk is a bit complicated. The paper is divided into two parts, part – 1 and part – 2. Each part will be of 100 marks.

Part – 1 will be objective type and will contain 40 marks questions based on general science, and 60 marks based on maths and CS (computer science).

Part – 2 totally focuses on English writing skills, and will contain the questions that will test the English writing ability of the candidates. Please note that candidates will be given 1 hr to complete both the parts and they should score at least 32 marks in each part, and 80 marks on aggregate.

Soldier technical exam format

If you are preparing for the technical department, then the written exam will be more challenging as compared to the soldier GD exam.

The question paper will hold a total of 100 marks, out of which at least 40 marks are required to get passed. The time duration will be 1 hour and the questions will be based on Gk, Physics, Chemistry, and Maths of the 12th class.

Soldier nursing assistant paper format

The written exam for nursing assistants contains the questions based on GK, Maths, Chemistry, and Biology.

The paper will be of total 200 marks, and 80 will be the passing marks. The maths question will be of class 10th level, whereas, the Biology and chemistry questions will be 12th based. The candidates will get 1 hour to complete this exam.

Soldier tradesman Exam pattern

The exam of tradesman soldier is easy as compared to other exams. The questions asked in these exams are based on class 8th and class 10th GK, general science, and maths. The paper will be of total 100 marks, and candidates will be required to get at least 32 marks to pass. 1 hour of time will be given to complete the paper.

Army Written Exam Preparation Tips

The difficulty level of the written exam will depend on the trade that you are giving the exam for, e.g the difficulty level of technology is much higher than that of tradesmen. So, you should prepare for the written exam as per your trade.

Following are some tips that will make things a bit easy for you:-

Regularity is everything

Be it running or studying, you can only get better if you are regular in your efforts. Regularity in studying will only make you stronger in your preparations each day, so make sure you study on the daily basis.

If you can’t sit to study for long hours, then make them shorter, but be sure that you do it regularly. Even if it is 1 hr, make it regular.

Divide and study

Dividing your syllabus is very important, especially when you are confused about where to start. Assign days to different topics. e.g you can practise maths on Mondays and Tuesdays, and do the same thing for other subjects.

Practice test papers

Try to practice as many sample papers and previous years papers as you can. They help a lot to determine the exam pattern and also prepare you to face the exams. But don’t totally depend on them.

Revision is must

Revision is the most important part of studying. If you do not revise what you have studied, then eventually you will forget it.

Keep at least one day in a week, when you will revise whatever you have studied the whole week. Also, at the end of the day give at least 15 to 20 minutes to revise what you have learned the whole day.

Make Important Notes

We, humans, tend to forget things, therefore it is important to make notes of important topics. Prepare a separate notebook in which you will write only the important topics. Try not to keep the notes too long as it will become boring then.

Keep that notebook tidy and clean, you can also write with different pens to make it interesting. This notebook will also help you with revision.

Read newspaper daily

General knowledge is one of the important parts of army written exams, and people often make the mistake of mugging GK instead of being aware of it. To keep your knowledge up to date, you ought to read newspapers.

Not only newspapers will make your GK strong, they also make your brain sharp. So, reading the newspaper is a valuable habit that can help you in many ways.

Points to take care of while studying

  • Just keep your mobile phone or such stuff away while you are studying, they create a hell of a distraction when around, so it’s better to keep them away while studying.
  • Try to pick the most separate and isolated room or place to study, and believe it or not, it really works. When there is nothing to disturb you, then your mind will ultimately focus on your studies.
  • Dates and names can really be tricky to memorize, therefore, try to repeat them as much as you can, like, you can talk about them with your friends or others. Things get clearer when we explain it to someone, so go on and explain things whenever you get a chance.
  • Never try to memorize things that are not clear to you, it will just create confusion.
  • Associate things with something interesting to remember for a long time, e.g if there is any date that you are not able to memorize then try to associate that date with something else, like someone’s phone number or someone’s birthday that you know, etc.
  • Always stay positive, there will be times when you will feel like giving up, but this is the time when you show your strength and go on. Think of things that inspire you, like a song or a movie, etc.

Valuable Tips And Habits To Follow

Here are some valuable habits that can help you in every aspect of life. Try your best to follow them.

  • Be in the habit of reading the newspaper, this will keep you up with the current affairs and will benefit you in many ways.
  • If you want, then you can make a separate notebook in which you will note down all the important events and dates and other details related to it from the newspaper.
  • This may sound very odd, but if you could bring up the habit of meditating, then it will be great for you as meditation can do miracles.
  • Try to maintain a healthy and timely diet and sleep as they play crucial roles in affecting the memory and body.
  • Try to think in different ways and always try to look at the different faces of situations, this will improve your reasoning skills and will also make your mind sharp.

If you really manage to build the above-mentioned habit, then I guarantee you that not just the army gd exam, but you will be more than capable to crack any entrance exam.

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  1. Girls k liye army hoti h yah nhi…… sir m 12 pass out hu mjhe army ki tyri k liye k pdna chaiye kon sii boooks … btye plz

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Hello Nikita,
      Glad to hear that you are looking forward to joining the Indian army, please go through the blog “Opportunities for Girls in Indian Armed Forces” on our website you can also check the “Indian Army Female GD Sample Papers” blog on our website.
      For book-related materials, you can check our “Best Books For Indian Army To Prepare” blog.

  2. Sir, to get selected only passing marks in written exam are required or the selection is based on merit list (i have passed my physical test on NA)?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Praveen,
      The selection is made on the final merit list. Just passing the written exam is not enough, try to score as many marks as possible.

  3. Respected sir I have 58% in 12th and 50% marks in each subject and 164 cm hight. Please tell me am i eligible for Indian army skt clerk post?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Harish,
      The minimum Aggregate marks needed for soldier clerk are 60%, and you only have 58%, therefore, sorry to say but your are not eligible.

  4. Sir i didnt study 12th standard instead i did diploma in mechanical enginering. Am I eligible for soldier clerk?

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      If you have a diploma in mechanical engineering then for you, the most relevant trade/category would be Army soldier technical in which you can apply.

  5. सर सेना की तैयारी करने के लिये।सुबह या शाम मे दौड़ना ठीक होगा।

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Hi Kundan, Ji haan. Aapko dono time practice karni chahiye sath me apna stamina badne ki lie height me running kijiye.

  6. Sir a ICSE student can select to army

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      yes, an ICSE student can apply for the Indian Army.

  7. Sir in Army what type of questions will come. And if I not done ncc then i cannot get in

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Hello Rohan, you need to check army sample questions papers for different categories here on this website. And you can get in without NCC also.

  8. hii sir i am deepak .sir maine 12th biology group se kiya hai or mere 12th me 60 % hai
    55% each subjects i can apply for indian army clerk

    1. Hello Deepak, yes you are eligible for Army clerk post. So you can apply, All the best!!!

  9. Sir, I have passed my 12th examination and I wanna join Indian army but I have a tattoo and I m trying my best to remove it soon but if the scars marks remain will they allow me to join or not

    1. Hello Christopher, It depends on the size of the tattoo, If it is small then don’t worry about it but it the size of the tattoo is large then you must remove it. Having scars is not an issue.

  10. Sir i am a second year b-tech mechanical student. If i join indian army as soldier technical can i continue my studies?

    1. Hello Ajesh, It depends on your college and the Indian army, you have to ask your college.

  11. Hlo sir Am FEROZ MOHMD am nw at 18 i completed my pu education i wnt to join indian army as a post of GD soldier…wht books i read for written exams?

    1. Hello Feroz, you need to practice sample papers, “4ono Indian Army GD Book” is the best book you can purchase from here, it is an ebook and the version in English.

  12. Sir , I’m graduated but in my class 12th I have 59.8% so can I eligible for army clerk

    1. Yes, you are eligible for Indian army clerk. All the best!!!

  13. Sir I want to join Indian army but in my hand there is plate which is fitted before 5 years so I can join or not

    1. Hello Deepesh, you cannot join Indian Army because of your hand injury. But after 12th with science stream, you can apply for army clerk but for that, the plate should be removed.

  14. Sir.mene physical or medical clear kr liya h bus ab exam ka thoda dar lag rha h to ap mujhe kuch tips de skto ho plz…

    1. Hello Aniket, as you didn’t mentioned you exam ( gd, clerk or tradesman). But here is some general tips:- study 4-5 hours daily, 2 hour general science, 1 hour general knowledge according to syllabus, and 2-3 hours mathematics and reasoning. And also solve previous year papers, here is the link for sample papers and previous year papers:- http://www.4ono.com/indian-army-written-exam-important-questions-previous-year-papers/

  15. Hello sir mera beta abhi 6th standard mai hai main usko kya join karau ki wo army join kar sake

    1. You can admit your child in Sainik schools or at RIMC, Dehradun which generally accepts wards at 6th Class level and prepares them for Indian Armed Forces till they reach class 12th.

  16. Hi,

    I have a concern, Is physical test same in all departments of Indian army like GD, Clerk, Tradesmen etc, Physical test will be same or different for tradesmen?

    Ragards
    Manish Manral

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Manish,
      No, the criteria for different posts is different.

  17. Sir I am preparing for technical and in the race is it qualify as per mentioned time or according to competition they can change.
    Sir thank you for clearing many doubts

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Abhishek,
      The criteria will be just as mentioned.

  18. Hello sir,iam Ramyasree studying final year cse. u r saying about rally . Is it helpful for me because iam very interested to join in Indian Army.
    Can u tell how can I join in Indian Army?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Ramyasree,
      You can apply for Technical Entry in the Army.

  19. sir i am samandeep singh nd doing +2 class my last ppr is on 26 march so sir i can join indian army and can i give test and my dob is 25-august-2000

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Samandeep,
      Yes, you can.

  20. IrfaN YousuF WanI

    Respected sir,
    I’m frm J & K (kashmir) , i want to join indianarmy . . As i’m 10+2 with science ” Physics Chemistry & Math” with 71% of marks in 12th . . .and my age is 20 yrs . . Sir what is better fr me “Clerk or Gd” . . .bt i’m in confusion that friendz tell me that the exam of clerk is going tough . . Sir do they release syllbus after medical test . . .and tell me sir is clerk exam of 10th leval . . Plz suggest me best .
    Thank you

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Irfan,
      Clerk is definitely tough but the difference between the Clerk or GD job is that there is very less field work for a clerk as compared to GD

  21. Hello Sir..
    I’m Samadul Rahaman student of
    calcutta University department of
    commerce. I very happy to seen your
    useful article. I interested to join indian army clark. But I became confused about syllabus of math of army clark. I don’t understand how to start. Please suggest me some books for preparation of math.
    Thank you

    1. Hello Samadul,
      If you want to clear you base for maths, then i would suggest you to study from CBSE class 9 and 10th NCERT. Also, the questions of maths in written exam are based on class 9 and 10th syllabus. So, it will be the best choice for you.

  22. Sir 28 January ko jo exam hua hai army gd ka result kab tak aayga

  23. Hi sir my name is Manoj I’m an engineering 1st student. My ambition is to join in Indian army but my parents forces me to study engineering .if I crack army job of course they will send me. But I wont be able to balance both my studies and practicing for army pft. Can you advice me on this please?

    1. Hello Manoj,
      First of all if you are really passionted about army, then it should be of prime importance for you, and you should prepare for it.

      If you are eligible age wise, then i will suggest you to prepare for NDA instead of normal army bharti. The good thing is, if you prepare well for JEE then NDA exam will be easy to crack, also you do not have to put too much time in physical fitness as regular exercises and running is enough.

      Take out at least 1 hour for physical fitness not just for army preperation, but also for your own well being. All the best!

  24. Sir Mai Army Brother of serving candidate hu maine Outsider Sanction Lekar Bharti dekhi h Cuttack orissa me Soldier Technical me. Sir outsider sanction ki seat to Home ARO se sanction hoke ke aati hai na?
    Sir Final merit me aane ke liye kitne questions karne padenge sirf passing marks kar dene se ban jayegi merit?

    1. Hello Himanshu,
      The vacancies in army is filled as per the performance of individual. So, if you perform well, then you will surely get selected. Also, just getting passing marks are for sure not enough to get in merit list. Even marks in 80’s won’t give you surety. So, your target should be to score maximum possible marks and not just passing marks.

  25. Sir mujhe please kuch tips de study karne k liye mare pas 50 days hai study k liye

    1. Hi Nagesh,
      This much time is good enough to crack exam, you need to start with good planning and a focus mind. First you must know what is going to come in exam, see the best books mention in our article “Indian Army” trade wise. Make a time-table for your study and follow it. Good Luck!

  26. Hi sir I m nagesh Gupta sir Mera army skt clk me selection ho gya hai sir mai study kaise karu ye exam hard hai

    1. Hi Nagesh,
      Read our article “Army clerk/skt syllabus, paper pattern and books”. In this article you will find the paper pattern of exam, syllabus, tips how to prepare for and books, from which you prepare. Just write this article name in search box of our website.

  27. Hlo sir my name is Ravi Kaushal
    Sir I have small tattoo in my right hand
    Sir pls give me advice how they removed

    1. Hello Ravi,
      If the tattoo is small and comply with army tattoo policies, then you will not need to remove it. As for how to remove it, we can not give you any suggestion on this. You can consult doctors or other expert for this.

  28. Sir, what is the maximum time for 1600meters running. In the rally notification they have given gp1 up to 5minutes 30 seconds and gp2 up to 5minutes 45seconds.

    1. Hello Aravind,
      According to the normal standards of army, the maximum running time is 6 min. But these standards can be changed depending during rally as per the competition. So, if they have mentioned 5:45 maximum timing in the rally notification, then it will be 5:45.

  29. Sir i completed diploma in mining engineering, which technical field I can apply either defence or aviation.please give me the clarity

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Aravind,
      Diploma holders can apply for Army technical Aviation. But, you must have 3 years of diploma to be eligible for applying.

  30. This is the first time i am registering in Indian army website. So my questions is that when i filled my personal details and clicked the submit button, then it did not accept my name MD Firdosh, then i saw a red color notice which said candidate name allowed only alphabetic letters. What is it asking, i don’t understand. Please help sir.

    1. Hello Firdosh,
      You probably used some other character like dot(.) or something like this after your name. Make sure you write only the alphabet of your name and nothing else. If the if the problem persists, then try to clear your browser cache memory, or try to fill the form with different device and connection. Let us know if it solved your problem or not.

  31. Hello sir, l am from kerala l have 168cm height can l go to indian army soldier recruitment.

    1. Hello Anish,
      As per normal height standards of army, you are eligible to apply for soldier GD and other trades too.

  32. Hi admin. I am Jakir hossain and I am preparing for army rally race. Sir mera question hai ki kiya hamare army rally ke running se phele document check hoga or fir running hogi ya documnets badd mai hoge check. And second question hai ki document ka xerox kra ke self attested karna hoga ya fir attested by gazetted officer. Sir please reply karna.

    1. Hi Jakir.
      You will have submit your documents before the running. First your documents will be checked then your physical measurements will be taken and only if you fulfill the physical criteria then you will take part in the physical fitness test. And documents to be deposited during the rally will be self-attested.

  33. Hello sir.
    I am very thankful for your article. I feel motivated after reading your topic. Sir my question is that I have a rally in Kolkata after 1 month. and I having Relation certificate and my height is 171 cm so, will I get some relaxation in height in the open rally and second question is during rally they will check our document first or after the race. Sir please answer.

    1. Hi Sahil.
      We are happy that our article was helpful to you. As, you have mentioned in your comment that you have relation certificate so you will get relaxation of 2 cm, 1 cm and 2 kg in height, chest and weight. And in the examination you will get 20 marks as bonus. You will have to summit your documents before the physical fitness test. First all your documents will be checked and then your physical measurements will be taken and finally when you will fulfill all the criteria you will have to give the physical test.

  34. Hi sir. Sir mera nam chandra shekhar hai. Sir maine application form bhar diya hai army ka aur uska roll number bhi aa gya hai. Sir admit card ke liye kese download karna hai aur website kya hogi. Please reply me.

    1. Hi Chandra.
      You will have to download your admit card from the official website of Indian army which is joinindianarmy.nin.in and in case you need more details regarding how you can download or what steps you should follow then just search for ‘Download Indian Army Admit Card 2017 All Trades Online’ in the search box of our website and there you will find all the information.

  35. hello sir. I’m vinaykumar samudrala. I have completed my graduation and there is army rally in my district. I want to participate and want join in Indian army as my goal is to join in defence. So sir my doubt is that I have a small tattoo on my left hand inside forearms will there any problem with this please tell me sir.

    1. Hi Vinay.
      Indian army have revised the tattoo policy. Tattoos are only permitted on inner face of forearms i.e. from inside of the elbow to the wrist of both the hands and reverse side of the palm/back (dorsal) side of both hands. Though no restriction on size or type of tattoo has been specified but it should not be too large. So, as you have mentioned that you have small tattoo then you will not get any problem regarding this.

  36. Hello sir.Greetings.
    I’m sunil bisht from pauri garhwal Uttarakhand. I’m reading all your comments from last one hours it is really knowledgeable tips for those who are looking forward to join Indian army. Thanks sir for such a wonderful information. Now we expect more from you. Sir my question is what is the maximum age for Indian army for a person who is graduated with science. I’m also B.pharma graduate. My age is now 25 years. And I belong form army back ground so will I have any benefit for same.Looking for your valuables response
    Thanks.

    1. Hi Sunil.
      It is good to know that our information is valuable to you. Now that you have asked regarding the age limit criteria in Indian army so let me tell you for most of the post it is 17 and half to 23 years except for soldier GD for which it is 17 and half to 21 years only. The maximum age is 24 to 34 years but only for Junior Commissioned Officer Religious Teacher (All Arms) post. For Junior Commissioned Officer Catering (Army Service Corps) post it is 21-27 years. These two are the only post for which you satisfy the criteria as you have mentioned that you are 25 years old. But both of post mentioned above have different eligibility criteria which you must fulfill before you apply.

  37. Hello sir. I want to know about dental points. How many total medical dental marks are needed for Indian army? please explain.

    1. Hi Shashi.
      Medical test (Dental Points) is a very crucial part of selection procedure. There are some conditions for 14 dental points like when we have all 16 teeth intact in the upper jaw with a good functional opposition to corresponding teeth present in the lower jaw, the total points can be 20 to 22 ( based on 3rd molars are well developed or not). Provided there are at least 14 dental points in the mouth, all these teeth must be sound and repairable. The minimum number of points required is to be medically fit are 14 points. In very rare cases, aspirant may have less than 14 dental points, but few may have damaged teeth due to some accident or any other health issues. Though there are very rare cases of getting unfit due to less dental points, but as said precaution is better than cure. It is advisable to go for proper oral cleanup before medical examinations.

  38. Hi Mam. GD ke liye kya eligibility criteria chahiye hote hai. Please jldi btayiye.

    1. Hi Rahul. The eligibility criteria for the post of soldier GD is SSLC / Matric with 45% marks in aggregate and 33% in each subject. No percentage considered in case candidate has passed with higher qualification ie 10+2 and above. And the age limit criteria is 17 and half to 21 years.

  39. Hi sir. Meri age 22 December 1999 hai toh kya mai army ke liye eligible hun. Aur kya kya eligibility criteria chahiye hote h army join krne ke liye.

    1. Hi Rahul.
      Yes, according to your DOB you are eligible to apply for Indian army. The eligibility criteria of every post(clerk, technical, soldier GD, nursing assistant etc) in army are different. You must specify for which post you are interested in so that we can provide you the right information.

  40. Hi sir. I am shashi. What age is required to join Indian army?my DOB is 07/12/1999. Am I eligible for Indian army now?

    1. Hi Shashi.
      The minimum age required to join Indian army is 17 and half. According to your date of birth you are eligible for Indian army. But before you apply for any post in Indian army make sure you fulfill all the eligibility criteria of that post.

  41. Hi sir. My name is S.MUZEBUR RAHAMAN. I have completed my diploma in automobile engineering and I am pursuing b-tech in mechanical engineering final year. Sir I want to know am I eligible as engineer in Indian army. And also I have a problem in my teeth. So, will I clear the medical exam? Please tell me.
    Thanking you sir.

    1. Hi.
      As you have mentioned that you are pursuing B.tec then you join Indian army through TES(Technical Entry Scheme). Only unmarried Male B.E/ B.Tech Graduates for Grant of Permanent Commission in the Indian Army can apply. Candidates studying in the Pre-Final year (in academic session 2016-17) of the Engineering Course in recognized Universities/Institution/Colleges are also eligible to apply for University Entry Scheme. Age limit is 18 to 24 years. Other then this you can also prepare for CDS(Combined defence service) exam which is conducted by UPSC twice a year only for graduates who aspires to become an officer in armed forces. But for CDS you can only apply once you have completed your B.tech. Through CDS you can join IMA, INA, OTA or Air Force academy. So, these are the options for you. Keep yourself focused and work hard.

  42. Hello sir. My name is Vishali. I am in Bsc. Biotechnology 1st year. Is it valuable in army. If I want to be an officer how can I join army? Please reply sir.

    1. Hi Vishali.
      As, you have mentioned that you are pursuing B.Sc biotech and you look forward to join Indian army so, after completing your graduation you can apply for CDS(combined defense service) exam. This exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission for every twice in a year. Both boys and girls can apply for this exam but girls can only join OTA(Officer Training Academy) while for boys there is IMA, OTA, INA and Air Force Academy. The age limit criteria for OTA candidates is 19-27 years. So, once you are done with your graduation you can apply for this exam.

  43. Hello Sir. How can I increase my running stamina. Please reply.

    1. Hi Shahid.
      There are number of ways through which you can increase your stamina. Try doing one- or two-mile workouts (choose a distance that works for your level of ability) five times a week. You’ll be surprised at how quickly running starts to feel easier. Increase slowly, once your breath starts to even out and your muscles become less fatigued, you can start increasing your mileage. Run slower but longer. Make sure you are following the schedule daily. To increase stamina start off by adding a few 10-second sprinting intervals every few minutes, and gradually build up to 30-second sprints. With time you will get better.

  44. surajit kanshabanik

    Sir anewale rally mai pahle written exam hoga ya physical hoga. Please tell me.

    1. Hi Surajit.
      At present Indian army have not announced officially that the written exam will be conducted first. So, there are chances that either of the Physical or written exam can be held first. We would recommend you to prepare yourself for both. If there will be any official notification we will upload it in our website.

  45. Sir main Indian army ke liye bahut mehanat kar raha hun. Main physically fit hun sir bbut meri age ki problem hai. Meri DOB 2/7/1997 hai. Mujeh proper guide nahi mil raha hai plz help me.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Akshay.
      According to the DOB that you have mentioned you are 20 years old. You have not mentioned for which post you have applied for. But you must keep in mind that till the time of bharti rally you must not cross the upper age limit as mentioned in the official website of Indian army for any post.

  46. Hello sir. Myself Shubham. I want to know about what height is needed for selection in army for clerk post. My actual height is 169 cm and my weight is 57 kg.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Shubahm.
      All the physical standards like height, weight and chest vary from region to region for every post in Indian army. You can check your eligibility just search for ‘Indian Army Eligibility Checker’ in the search box of our website and fill the required information.

  47. vishal choudhari

    Hi , sir myself vishal choudhari. I am pursuing diploma 2nd in mechanical. How can I apply for Indian army after diploma?

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Vishal.
      After completing your diploma you can apply for soldier technical post. The education qualification required for this post is 10 +2 / Intermediate exam pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English with 50% marks in aggregate and 40% marks in each subject. OR Three years Diploma in Engg (Mechanical /Electrical/ Automobiles/ Computer Science Mechanical Engg and Electronic & Instrumentation Engg) from a recognized Polytechnic Institute. The age limit for is 17 and half to 23 years.

  48. Hi sir I’m saikrishna from Hyderabad. I would like to join Indian army.I have done diploma -mechanical. I completed my 10th with 75%. height is 165, weight is 60 and age is 20. Am I eligible for G.D solider.
    please give me suggestion sir as soon as possible.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi.
      Yes, according to the marks that you have mentioned you are eligible to apply for the post of soldier GD. As, you have also completed your diploma then you can also apply for soldier technical post.

  49. Hello Sir. I am pavan. I have a tattoo on my hand. Am I eligible for joining army?

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Pavan.
      The Indian army have revised the tattoo policy. Tattoos are now only permitted in the inner face of forearms i.e from inside of the elbow to the wrist of both the hands and reverse side of the palm/back side of both hands. The size of the tattoo is not specified but it should not be too big.

  50. Sir ,mai hr baar Clerk ke written exam mai reh jata hu. Tyari krta hu phir bhi reh jata hu. Aap btao kaise tyari kro?

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Mohinder.
      First of all don’t loose hope. All you need to do is work hard in the right direction, which means you have to figure out where you are making lot of mistakes. In which subject you are weak and then you have to work on hard on it. Before the written exam always practice from previous year papers and sample papers, because only then you can analize which are the important questions. Give online test for your own improvement. Set a time table and follow it. Keep working hard.

  51. Sir,my name is akshay,i want to join army gd post but i forgot GK questions after 1 or 2 days???

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Akshay.
      As, you have mentioned that you face problems in remembering the important things in GK so, always write the important topics while studying and don’t forget to revise. Remember nothing is impossible. Practice from online test also which will help you a lot.

  52. Dear Sir my name is Sachin samant I am student of bsc my age is 18 and I would like to join India army few months ago I had try on open bharti but sir but i did not complete the race …
    But sir I decided that next time I will definitely crack the race
    I just wanna ask u that which branch is good technical or clerk and one thing sir that sometimes I feel sweating in my hand it big problem
    Kindly sir your response sir

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Sachin.
      You can join either of the two fields. Both the fields are nice. It depends upon you that which field you choose, as if you will choose for technical, then you have to be good at computers and other technical work, and if you choose clerk then you have to be good at paper work and documentations. And if your hands sweat, then more chance are that they might reject you in medicals, but it sometimes depend on luck, it could be possible that you might get selected also. So, we would recommend you to once apply for that.

  53. Hiii sir,
    I have completed my graduation in art can joined Indian army or not…..
    If you the say yes so how was the crack this exam.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Govind. As you have mentioned that you are done with your graduation, there are so many scopes for you to join Indian Army. You may join as a Soldier(general duty), soldier(technical), Soldier clerical/Store Keeper, etc. It all depends on your aggregate in class 10, 10+2.

      I would suggest you to organize all your documents in a proper way. Keep yourself updated with all the upcoming rallies and keep yourself fit as you have to pass medical and fitness test first.

  54. I have done b-tech in civil engineering .Can I apply army bharti (technical branch) after 23 years old.If not any suggestions for me .

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Salauddin. There is an age limit of 23 years for the post of army clerk. So, you cannot apply after that. But, you can appear in the exam of Junior Commissioned Officer Religious Teacher if graduate in any field.

  55. sir in my father document my age is 4-3-1993 but my real age is in document of 10 th class is 4-3-1998.. and in relation certificate there is also my age is 4-3-1993.. so sir is this is possible to correct my army relation certificate again..if yes then pls tell me process.

  56. Hi…Sir
    Sir maine Army ka form bhar diya hai…sir main writing,physical ka pass kar leta hun Aur Aagar muje medical main koi problem Aata hai toh ky muje recovery ke liy time denge…

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Abhishek. Actually, it depends. If your problem is meant to be recovered in 1-2 months, then they will surely give you time, otherwise you will be rejected.

  57. Sir mai physical pass ho jaunga gd mai. Lekin Medical mai agar fail huaa. Fir kya mai sidha ghar aa jaunga na. Fir kya karunga treatment ya return to home..

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Rajendra. After passing your physical exam, there will be medical. If you will have some minor problem then there will be 15-20 day time allotted to you for treatment and if there will be no chances of your recovery then you have to return home.

  58. Respected sir,
    I would like to give some bio about me. Sir My name is Akash Barman from Tripura am 10 pass.174 cm height age 17 my aim is to be an army man which was my childhood ambition !! but my weakness is my weight am 76 kg 174 cm..I can run 1600 m wid in 5 or 6 min but feeling nervous about medical will I get rejected due to my overweight ???? or should I join paramilitary instead of military? and what is the max weight require according to my height….for army sol.GD.
    Thank You!

    1. Hey Akash, army is about fitness, so you will surely get rejected. Even for paramilitary you need to reduce your weight. So, work on your weight.

  59. Sir I am 21 year old, and meri registration gd me ho gaya hai. Kya me gd me bharti dekh sakta hun? baad me koi problem to nahi hogi?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hey Makhan, as per Indian army rules, the age required to apply for GD is 21 years maximum. I don’t know how come you were registered, but if you have registered successfully, then don’t miss the opportunity. There is no harm in trying.

  60. Anmol kumar Tiwari

    Hello sir, mai anmol. Soldier technical mai Jane ke liye kitna percent eligible pcm mai hona chahiye?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi Anmol, you should have 50% marks in aggregate and 40% in each subject in class 12th.

  61. hello sir, I am shivam and i have passed +2 last year. I am preparing two times a day. In august we have a bharti, last time i was just a few meters away from the finishing line. I am from commerce side, can i also clear the NDA exam?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Shivam, you can apply for nda, but will you be able to pass the exam is totally up to you.

  62. sir i have completed 3 year diploma in electronics engg aftr 10th .
    am i eligible for open rally ??
    as per i know its equivalent to 10+2 ?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Yes Hari, you are eligible to apply for the open rally.

  63. Hello sir, mujhe technical army me bharti hona hai, but mujhe physics main sirf 35 marks mile hain. Kya main technical ke liye apply kar sakta hun.

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      No Shubham, you can not apply for technical as you do not satisfy the educational qualification. You need to have at least 40% marks in each subject.

  64. Sir Indian army may leftintent Kay liya kitny % cahiya 12 may PCM may

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Ram, You just have to crack the NDA exam and SSB, Your 10th and 12th Marks will not matter.

  65. sir i wnt to know the time of race for army as in relation bharti.. and how many relation bhrti come in a year..

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi Ashutosh, Race and time to complete the race for both relation and open bharti is same, and relation bharti comes twice a year.

  66. dear sir, i had applied for the post of havildar education.for me all are good but i have a sight problem of -1.25 to both the eye. is it correct to be an aspirant for this post.

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi Ramakrishna, you need to have 6/6 eyesight to be eligible to apply for army, otherwise you will face problems in medical test.

  67. Sir, my name is Rohith, and I am from telangana state. I am studying inter 2nd year from c.e.c. group(civics, economics, commerce ) and I want to join as gd candidate from open rally. I am good in g.k. and general awareness, but i am poor in maths. So, is it crucial to attempt mathematical questions in written exam. what if I couldn’t attempt any mathematical question? and I only attempt remaining questions? is it right or not?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Yes Rohith, you can leave any part if you are unable to answer it. But, it can effect your marks and ultimately your chances of getting selected in army. So, it’s better if you prepare maths as well.

  68. Sir what is the total Marks in CEE for army soldier technical, and passing marks?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Muthu, the army technical written exam is of total 100 marks, out of which a candidate needs to score at least 40 marks to pass.

  69. Good morning sir, I am a soldier gd. I have to increase my rank, I had PCM in 12th, but sir NDA Maine 3 baar de chuka hai, clear ni hoa. Is there any other option for increasing rank?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Gurvinder, NDA is the only way through which you can get to the officer rank. You will have to crack it.

  70. krishna bijalwan

    Sir, I have a NCC ‘C’ certificate. Do I have to give written examination for soldier technical entry?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Yes Krishna, you will have to give the written exam for soldier technical even if you have a NCC ‘C’ certificate. Though, you will get 15 extra marks for the certificate.

  71. Hello all the information that you mentioned is good for any person who want to be an part of indian army. Thank you so much. And one question for you, I attempted 2 rally of Gorkha Regiment in Nepal. In first rally my fitness was not good, but I had lots of experience from that rally, and in 2nd rally I ran regularly, but when I attended the rally and start the race, I was so nervous but I completed full race and got 7th position, but they took only 5 person out of 90. So, please tell me the best preparation to win the race without getting nervous while running.

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hi Krishna, first of all there is no need to be nervous, just believe yourself. If you have really work hard, then you will never lose. Be on regular practice and try to improve every day. Take care of your health and diet, and I am sure you will get selected next time.

  72. Sir, do I need to carry negative photo at rally site? can I use simple passport size photo without negative?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Ritesh, you only have to carry simple passport size photos with you.

  73. Sir, running in evening and morning both are good or not?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Pankaj, normally, one time exercise in a day is more than enough. But, since you are preparing for army, therefore, it’s ok if you do it twice a day.

  74. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

    Hello Imran,
    yes, you are eligible to apply for the soldier nursing assistant.

  75. Sir, please give full information step by step for medical test in Indian army.

  76. Dr Bharat tej Gajavelly

    Sir, what should I prepare for being an army medical officer?
    What is the retirement time?
    Will I have any provision for doing my post graduation during the service?
    Please guide me for this and do the needful.

  77. Sir, is there is any reference book for preparing Indian army soldier technical common entrance exam? What are the main things I have to look up.

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