Indian Army:-

Minimum Educational Qualification and Age Criteria

Group Y – BSc /BA / BCA / B Sc (IT) (w/o B Ed.)

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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 with higher qualification ie 10+2 and above.
17 1/2 – 21 Yrs
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 1/2 – 23 Yrs
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 Class X or Class XII with 40% marks in each subject. In case of graduate with Maths and English as subject in BSc, the stipulation of 40% in each subject in Class X or Class XII is waived off. In case of graduate without English and Maths /Accounts / Book Keeping, he should have scored more than 40% in English and Maths / Accounts / Book Keeping at least once in Class X or Class XII.
17 1/2 – 23 Yrs
Soldier Nursing Assistant (Army Medical Corps)
10+2 / Intermediate Exam pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with Minimum 50% marks in aggregate and minimum 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 Class-XII is waived off. However, the candidate should have studied all the four specified subjects in Class XII also.
17 1/2 – 23 Yrs
Soldier Tradesmen (All Arms)
10th Simple Pass/ ITI (except Syce, Mess Keeper and House Keeper-who may be 8th Simple Pass).
17 1/2 – 23 Yrs
Survey Automated Cartographer (Engineers)
BA/BSc with Maths. Must have also passed 12th class(10+2) or equivalent with Maths and Science as main subjects.
20-25 Yrs
Junior Commissioned Officer Religious Teacher (All Arms)
Graduate in any discipline. In addition requisite qualification in his own religious denomination.
27-34 Yrs
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 Technology from a recognized University / Food Craft Institute. AICTE recognition is not mandatory.
21-27 Yrs
Havildar Education (Army Education Corps)
Group X – MA / MSc / MCA or BA / BSc / BCA / BSc (IT) with B Ed Group Y – BSc/BA/BCA/B Sc (IT) (w/o B Ed.)
20-25 Yrs


Eligibility Criteria (As obtained from official recruitment website of the Indian Army)
Age between
As per UPSC notification
12th Class (pass and appearing) of 10+2 System of Education/Equivalent for Army and with Physics and Maths for AF & Navy
Marital Status
Application to be Received by
As per UPSC notification
Likely SSB Date
Sep to Oct and Jan to Apr
Date Commencement of Training
Jan and Jul
Training Academy
NDA, Khadakwasla, Pune
Duration of Training
3 Yrs at NDA and 1 Yr at IMA(For Army cadets)/

3 Yrs at NDA and 1 Yr at Naval Academy(For Naval cadets)/

3 Yrs at NDA and 1 & 1/2 Yrs at AFA Hyderabad (For AF cadets)

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