Indian Army Recruitment 2021 - Eligibility Criteria, How to Apply and FAQs

Every year the Indian Army conducts recruitment rallies for selecting eligible candidates for various posts in the Army. Being in the Indian Army is the dream of many youngsters, so the young aspirants can now apply for the army recruitment rally 2020. To know all the latest information about the army recruitment rally, read the article till the end. 

Upcoming Rally


Application Date

Rally Date


1st Feb – 16th March 2020



5th Feb – 20th March 2020



7th Feb – 22nd March 2020



8th Feb – 23rd March 2020



16th Feb – 20th March 2020



16th Feb – 31st March 2020



1st – 30th March 2020



5th March – 18th April 2020

4th– 6th May 2020


13th March – 26th April 2020

4th– 6th May 2020

Devbhumi Dwarka

13th March – 26th April 2020

12th– 21st May 2020


18th March – 1st May 2020

14th- 27th May 2020


21st March – 19th April 2020

5th – 16th May 2020


22nd – 28th April 2020

7th – 10th May 2020

Eligibility Criteria

For applying in Indian Army the candidates have to fulfil the following conditions:



Education qualification

Age limit

Soldier General Duty (All Arms)

Class 10th / matric pass with minimum 45% marks in aggregate and minimum 33% in each subject.

17 ½ - 21 years

Soldier Technical

Class 12th / Intermediate pass in science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and minimum 40% marks in each subject.

17 ½ - 23 years

Soldier Nursing Assistant

Class 12th / Intermediate pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and minimum 40% in each subject.

17 ½ - 23 years

Soldier Clerk / Store Keeper Technical

Class 12th / Intermediate pass in any stream with minimum 60% marks in aggregate and minimum 50% in each subject.

17 ½ - 23 years

Sepoy Pharma

Class 12th / Intermediate or equivalent passed with physics, chemistry, biology, and English, qualified in D Pharma with minimum 55% marks in aggregate and registered with state pharmacy council of India.

19 – 25 years

Soldier Nursing Assistant Veterinary

Class 12th / Intermediate pass in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 40 % marks in each subject.

17 ½ - 23 years

Soldier Tradesmen

Class 10th pass with minimum 33% marks in each subject.

17 ½ - 23 years

Soldier Tradesmen

Class 8th pass with a minimum score of 33% marks in each subject.

17 ½ - 23 years

Survey Automated Cartographer

BA/B.Sc. with maths and also passed class 12th / intermediate with maths and science as main subjects.

20 – 25 years

Junior Commission Officer Catering

Intermediate / equivalent diploma for one year or more in cookery / Hotel Management.

21 – 27 years

Junior Commission Officer Religious Teacher

According to the notification

25 – 34 years

Havildar Education

Group X - MA/M.Sc./MCA or BA/B.Sc. /BCA/B.Sc. (IT) with B.Ed. Group Y - B.Sc. /BA/BCA/B.Sc. (IT) (without B.Ed.) 

20 – 25 years

Indian Army Recruitment Registration Process 2020

Candidates must follow the following steps for registering for Indian Army Recruitment Rally:

1. First, visit the official website of Indian army recruitment

2. The home page will appear, candidates have to enter the captcha. 

3. Now, the official website will website where you will need to click on “officers entry apply/ login” button.

4. If you are a new user, then you should register first by clicking on the “Register” button for creating an account.

5. After registration, enter your registration number and password to log in.

6. Fill in all the relevant details such as personal details, educational details, contact details, etc., in the requisite format and then click on “Submit”.

Documents Required

Candidates who have applied for Indian Army have to carry all the necessary documents during the Recruitment Rally. These documents play an essential role in the selection process, as based on this, the candidate will be selected. The following documents which are needed to be carried are as follows:       

  • Class 10 and Class 12 Certificate.
  • Class 10 and class 12 marks sheet.
  • School character certificate.
  • Character Certificate issued by the village sarpanch/municipal corporation/police within the last 6 months.
  • Residential certificate issued by the authorized signatory.
  • Caste Certificate.
  •  Relationship Certificate (The son Of Serving Soldier / Ex-Servicemen / War Widow).
  • Sports certificate (Played in national/ international/ state/ district/ region/ university).
  • National Cadet Corps (NCC) Certificate A/B/C Certificate (if any).
  • Latest passport size photograph. 

Physical Fitness Test

The eligible candidates who applied for the Indian Army Recruitment Rally will be called for the Physical Fitness Test (PFT). PFT is one of the steps in the selection procedure. In PFT, the following test will be conducted:

  • 1.6 km run.
  • Pull-ups on Bean (under grip) for strength.
  • 9 feet ditch for courage.
  • Zig-zag balance for agility.

Medical Requirements

The eligible candidates who will appear in the recruitment rally must fulfil the following medical requirements:

  • They must have a robust physique and good mental health.
  • The candidates must be able to expand their chest upto 5 cm.
  • The candidates must have excellent eyesight and hearing ability. They must be able to read 6/6 in a distant vision chart.
  •  They must have healthy gum and teeth with a minimum of 14 dental points.
  • The candidate should not have any deformity in bones, hydrocele or piles.

Application Status

Candidates who want to check their application status can follow the following steps:

1. First, visit the official website of Joined Indian Army Recruitment

2. Enter the captcha. 

3. Now, go to the JCO/OR entry section and click on ‘view all’ link.

4. Now you will see ‘apply now’ option, where you will find ‘status of application’ button. Click it.

5. Enter your registration id and password and log in.

6. The application status will appear on the screen.


Combined Defence Service (CDS) examination is conducted for recruitment in the Indian Army. This exam is conducted by Union Service Public Commission (UPSC) twice a year. Candidates who want to join Indian Army after graduation have to appear for CDS examination. Candidates who are between 20 to 24 years can apply for CDS examination. 


National Defence Academy exam is a national level examination conducted twice a year for getting into Indian Army, navy, air force. Most candidates join NDA for getting into the Indian Army. Candidates can appear for NDA examination after class 12. 

Frequently Answer Questions

Q. What is the highest post in Indian Army?

Commissioned officer.

Q. Which stream is best for Indian Army?

The best stream for joining Indian Army is a science with physics, chemistry and maths.

Q. What is GD post in Army?

GD means General Duty Soldier in the Army.

Q. What age can I join the Army?

You can join the Army at the age of 17.

Q. Can I join Army after BA?

Yes, you can join Army after BA, but first, you have to clear the Combined Defence Service (CDS) exam.

Q. What is the age limit to join Indian Army?

17 to 23 years.

Q. How much percentage is required for Indian Army?

Minimum 45% marks in aggregate and minimum 33% marks in each subject are required.

Q. What is the age limit for CDS?

CDS age limit is 20 to 24 years.

Q. How can I join Indian Army after graduation?

If you want to join Indian Army after graduation, you have to appear for Combined Defence Service Exam (CDSE).

Q. Can I join NDA after 10th?

No, you won’t be eligible for NDA.

Q. Is the NDA exam tough?

No, NDA exam is not tough.

Q. What is the salary of an NDA officer?

The salary of an NDA officer range from ₹15,000 - ₹40,000.

Q. Does 12th mark matters in CDS?

No, class 12th mark doesn’t matter in CDS.

Q. What is the percentage required for CDS exam?

Minimum 60% is needed for CDS examination.

Q. Who is the chief of the Indian Army 2020?

General Bipin Rawat.