Indian Army Soldiers General Duty Exam


Indian Army Soldiers General Duty Exam is for the recruitment of the Soldier in the Army. The exam is conducted four times a year. Indian Army is the second largest army in the world. Being part of such army is the dream of many of the aspirants. The exam is conducted in most of the major cities around India.

Why to Take the Exam?

The position of soldier holds the higher chances of career development. The candidates recruited as Soldiers have the chance to become a Commissioned Officer. The job holds better pay which includes Basic Pay Band, Grade Pay, Military Special Pay, Dearness Allowance and other perquisites like children education allowance, Transportation Allowance, House Rent Allowance etc. The job in Indian Army is considered as one of the prestigious positions in the country.

Eligibility

Unmarried male Indian citizens or Nepal people are eligible for the exam. Minimum age limit is 16 and maximum age limit is 21 years. The educational eligibility is Matriculation or equivalent from a recognized Board with Mathematics, English and Science as subjects. The candidates must also meet the physical standards. Height is expected to be minimum 167 cms which is relaxed for the candidates of certain regions. Weight must be minimum 50 kg and the chest must be 77/82 cm.

Exam Pattern

The selection procedure includes - Written exam and Physical Fitness Test .Written test has two papers – Paper I and Paper II. Maximum marks for each paper is 100 and the time duration for each paper is 45 minutes. The examination is conducted in objective type and the questions are asked bilingual – Hindi and English.

Paper I has General Intelligence, Mathematical Aptitude and General Knowledge. Paper II comprises questions on the topics like Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Those who qualify written test are eligible for Physical Fitness Test. Physical Fitness includes running, pull ups, balancing, feet ditch etc.

How to Apply?

The notification can be found in Employment News and leading news papers. The application format is mentioned in the notification. Candidates can follow the format and fill the application form either handwritten or typed neatly on a plain white paper. Candidates can also find the application forms at any of the local Recruitment Offices or District Collector’s Office or Zila Parishads or Employment Exchanges etc for free of cost. The filled applications must be attested with the mentioned documents and sent to the address mentioned in the notification.

How to Prepare?

The exam is conducted in the standard of class 10. Thus following the high school text books is rather important.The test includes verbal and non verbal questions besides the questions that test the perceptual accuracy and aptitude. Several publications are providing the books that could help in the preparation of these topics.

Reading English newspaper regularly enhances English language skills as well as General Awareness and current affairs. Practicing old papers and mock tests help to understand the questioning pattern as well as improve the time management.

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