Defence Recruitment

Soldier in Indian Army

recruitment in indian army as soldier

How to Join Indian Army

Indian Army conducts a competitive Examination for recruitment to the posts of Soldiers.

Eligibility for Soldiers:

  • Nationality: Citizen of India an Nepal are eligible.
  • Age: 18 to 21 years (For General Duty & Clerk), 16 to 25 years (For Nursing Assistant)
  • Education: High School pass (For General Duty), Passed Metric with English and Science (For Clerk), Matric with Biology (For Nursing Assistant).
  • Height: 167 cms, relax-able for certain regions.
  • Weight: 50 kg, relax-able for certain regions.

Related: All Posts in Indian Army

Written Examination :

Paper I: 45 minutes / 100 marks


  1. General Intelligence
  2. General Knowledge
  3. Mathematical Aptitude (For Clerk)

Paper II: 45 minutes / 50 markks

Subject: General English

Exam Pattern: A Paragraph of about 15 sentences on one topic out of three or four topics
Comprehension: A paragraph followed by 5 questions
English Grammar: Common Errors. Narration, Voice, Articles, Propositions, Transformation of Sentences, etc.

Salary: Rs. 3050-4590 for General Duty, Rs. 3200 – 4900 for clerk and technical posts.

How to Apply in Indian Army:

SSC publish advertisement in Employment Newspaper with instructions for various posts.

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