Indian Army Clerk Eligibility, Age Limit, Selection Process

Eligibility
Selection Process

The Army Clerk may not be as action pack trade as the general duty(GD), but it is way harder to get recruited as the clerk in the army than GD. For the army clerk eligibility, one needs to have the better mental ability, or we can say better academic talent. It is the most participated trade after GD.

If you are looking forward to joining Indian army as soldier clerk, then you should know the complete selection process of army clerk and other important details. Here in this article, you will find all the necessary details that one need to know to participate in the army clerk Bharti.

Indian Army Clerk Eligibility, Age Limit, Selections Process

The physical eligibility in clerk is almost same as the Indian army GD. But there is a difference in chest, weight, height, Age limit. So firstly let’s look at the different eligibility criteria that an Indian army clerk candidate must fulfill in order to be able to participate in the rally.

Age Limit: 17½ years to 23 years. Any male candidate who is between 17½ to 23 years of age can apply for the clerk Bharti.

Academic qualification: The first requirement is that the candidate must be intermediate or 12th pass from any stream with at least 50% marks in each subject and 60% marks in all subject combine.

If you didn’t have maths or English in class 12th, then it’s necessary that must have studied maths/English/ bookkeeping in class 10th with at least 50% marks.

Height: The height requirement for candidates of the different state is different. See the table to get a better idea:

States Height (in cm) Weight (in Kg) Chest (in cm)
Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab Hills, Uttarakhand 162 48 77
Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam, and Hill Region of West Bengal (Gangtok, Darjeeling, and Kalimpong Districts) 160 48 77
Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Western Uttar Pradesh (Meerut and Agra Division) 162 50 77
Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Orissa 162 50 77
Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Dadar, Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu 162 50 77
Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa and Puducherry 162 50 77

Medical fitness: apart from the above criteria, a candidate should also be medically fit. Here are the medical fitness criteria:

  1. The applicant must be in a very good physical as well as mental health.
  2. He should have 6/6 distant vision in both eyes, any defect in any eye will lead to disqualification.
  3. The teeth and gums of the candidate should be free from any disease and he must score at least 14 dental points to get through the medical test.
  4. His chest should be well developed and must increase at least 5 cm when asked to expand.
  5. He should be free from any kind of physical or mental illness.

So, these are the eligibility criteria set by the army as standards to recruit people in clerk trade. Let’s move on to the selection process now.

Indian Army Clerk Selection Process

The selection process is same for all the trades. It involves PFT (physical fitness test), medical test and written exam. All of these processes are explained in details below:

PFT (Physical Fitness Test): The physical fitness involves running, pull ups, balancing and 9 feet ditch.

Running –  1600 meters, marks will be given to candidates as per the time they finish the race. Generally, people completing the race after 5.45 sec are disqualified. Maximum marks given to the candidate in this test is 60.

Pull ups – 40 marks for 10 pull ups

Balancing and 9 feet ditch – no marks are given in these tests, a candidate is just required to clear these tests.

Medical test: the medical test is conducted usually on the same day or a day after the rally. All those candidates who clear the PFT are examined closely by a team of army doctors for any kind of flaw in candidates. To qualify this round a candidate must fulfill the above mentioned medical criteria.

Written exam: the written exam is conducted approx 1 months after the rally. The syllabus of army clerk is based on CBSE syllabus. Following is the paper pattern:

Subject Questions Marks Passing marks Total passing marks
Part – 1
General knowledge 05 20 32 80
General Science 05 20
Maths 10 40
computer 05 20
Part – 1
General English 25 100
Total 50 200

As you can see that the paper will be of total 200 marks, and will consist of 50 questions. Candidates are advised to prepare for English better than any subject as 25 out of 50 questions in clerk are asked from English.

Hope this article was helpful to you. If you got any query or other comments, then feel free to post here.

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