Eligibility Criteria For Recruitment of JCOs and Other Ranks


S.No Category Education Age
(1) Soldier (General Duty)(All Arms) SSLC/Matric with 45% marks in aggregate and 32% in each subject. No percentage considered in case candidate has passed higher qualification ie 10+2 and above. 17 ½ - 21 Yrs
(2)Soldier (Technical)(Technical Arms, Artillery, Army Air Defence)10+2 / Intermediate Exam Pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English with 50% marks in aggregate and 40% in each subject. (simple pass in 10+2 with requisite subjects is acceptable upto 31 Mar 2013).17 ½ - 23 Yrs
(3)Soldier Clerk / Store Keeper Technical (All Arms)10+2 / Intermediate Exam pass in any stream (Arts, Commerce, Science) with 50% marks in aggregate and minimum 40% in each subject. Should have studied and passed English and Maths/Accts/Book Keeping in Cl X or Cl XII with 40% marks in each subject. In case of graduate with Maths and English as subject in BSc, the stipulation of 40% in Cl X or Cl XII is waived off. In case of graduate without English and Maths/Accts/Book Keeping, he should have scored more than 40% in English and Maths/Accts/Book Keeping at least once in Cl X or Cl XII.17 ½ - 23 Yrs
(4)Soldier Nursing Assistant(Army Medical Corps)10+2/Intermediate exam pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with Min 50% marks in aggregate and min 40% in each subject. OR In case the candidate has a BSc Degree with (Botany/Zoology/Bio-Science) and English, the stipulation of percentage in Cl-XII is waived off. However, the candidate should have studied all the four specified subjects in Cl XII also.17 ½ - 23 Yrs
(5) Soldier Tradesmen(All Arms) 10th/ITI (except Syce. Mess Keeper and House Keeper-who may be 8th pass). 17 ½ - 23 Yrs
(6) Soldier General Duty (Matric Simple Pass)(All Arms) 10th Simple pass. 17 ½ - 21Yrs
(7) Surveyor Auto Carto(Engineers) BA/BSc with Maths. Must have also passed 12thclass(10+2) or equivalent with Maths and Science as main subjects.20-25 Yrs
(8) Junior Commissioned Officer Religious Teacher (All Arms)Graduate in any discipline. In addition requisite qualification in his own religious denomination. 27-34 Yrs
(9)Junior Commissioned Officer Catering(Army Service Corps) 10+2 or equivalent exam and Diploma/Certificate Course of a duration of one year or more in Cookery/Hotel Management and Catering Tech from a recognized University / Food Craft Institute. AICTE recognition is not mandatory.21-27 Yrs
(10) Havildar Education(Army Education Corps) Group X - MA/MSc/MCA or BA/BSc/BCA/B Sc(IT) with B Ed Group Y - BSc/BA/BCA/B Sc (IT)(w/o B Ed.) 20-25 Yrs


1) The entire country has been divided into six regions namely; Western Plains Region, Eastern Plains Region, Central Region, Southern Region, Western Himalayan Region and Eastern Himalayan Region.

The minimum physical standards for the various regions are as follows:-
Regions States Height(Cms) Chest(Cms) Wt (Kgs)
Sol GD & Tdn Sol Tech/ NA Clk/SKT

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