Qualifications for Joining Indian Army

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If you want to join Indian Army, here are the academic, physical and other qualifications you are required to have.

JCO/OR/Agniveer

CategoryEducationAge
Soldier General DutySSLC/Matric with 45% marks in aggregate.No% required if higher qualification.171/2-21 Years
Soldier Technical10+2/Intermediate exampassed in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English. Now eight age for higher qualification.171/2-23Years
SoldierClerk / StoreKeeper Technical10+2/Intermediate exam passed in any stream(Arts,Commerce,Science)with 50% marks in aggregate and min40% in each subject. Weight age for higher qualification.171/2 -23Years
Soldier Nursing
Assistant
10+2/Intermediate exam passed in Science with Physics,Chemistry,Biologyand English with min 50% mark sin aggregate and min40% in each subject. Now eight age for higher qualification.171/2-23 Years
Soldier Trades man
(i)  GeneralDuties
(ii) SpecifiedDuties
Non Matric
Non Matric
171/2 – 20 Years
171/2 – 23 Years
Havildar EducationGroup X.                    MA/ M.Sc/MCA/M.Tech or BA/ B.Sc/ BCA/ B.Sc (IT) /B.Tech with B.Ed. Group Y.        BA/ B.Sc/ BCA/ B.Sc (IT) / B.Tech without B.Ed.20-25 Years
ReligiousTeacher
(JCO’s)
(a)    Religious Teacher (JCOs) (i)     RT Pandit.    Hindu candidate with Shastri / Acharya in Sanskrit from UGC Recognized University. In addition, individual should have u/m religious qualification:- (aa)     ‘Karam Kand’ as one of the main / core subjects during Shastri / Acharya. Or (ab)     One year Diploma in ‘Karam Kand’. (ii)    RT Granthi.  Sikh Candidate with Graduation in any discipline from a UGC recognized University. In addition, individual should have ‘Gyani’ in Punjabi and should be able to deliver Kirtan. (iii)   RT Maulvi.    Muslim Candidate with Graduation in any discipline from a UGC recognized University. In addition, indl should have Alim in Arabic or Adeeb- e-Mahir / Urdu Mahir in Urdu.  (iv)   RT Padre.  Christian Candidate with Graduation in any discipline from a UGC Recognized University. In addition, individual should have been ordained as a priest by the appropriate ecclesiastical authority and is on the approved list of the local Bishop. (v)    RT Buddhist.  Buddhist Candidate with Graduation in any discipline from a UGC recognized University. In addition, individual should have been ordained as a Monk / Buddhist Priest by an Appropriate Authority. The term ‘Appropriate Authority’ will mean Head Priest of the Monastery where the person has been initiated into priesthood. The Head Priest should be in possession of Geshe (Ph D) of Khanpa or Lopon or Rajbam with Proper certificate from Monastery.27-34 Years
JCO(Catering)10+2 of equivalent exam and Diploma / Cert Course of a duration of 1 yr in Cookery/ Hotel Management and catering Tech from a recognized university/ Food Craft Institute.21-27 Years
Hav (Surveyor Auto Carto)BA/B.Sc with Mathematics and should have passed 12th class (10+2) or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics as main subjects (min 50% mks in each of them). OR Bachelor of Engineering (BE)/ Bachelor of Technology  (B Tech) degree in Civil/ Electronic/ Electrical/ Instrumentation/ Mechanical/ Computer Technology/ Computer Science from any recognized university and should have passed 12th class or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics as main subjects (min 50% mks in each of them).20-25 Years

Note : Dispensation in Education for enrollment as Sol (GD) is permissible to some selected States/Region/Class & Communities by the Govt. Details may be obtained from nearest BRO/ZRO