Indian Army Clerk Eligibility 2022 – Age, Height, Chest, Weight

Indian Army Clerk Eligibility 2022 – Age, Height, Chest, Weight: Hey there welcome to another article of eligibility. In this article, we are going to tell you about the eligibility criteria and process of the Indian Army Clerk.

An army is a land or grounds unit that fights primarily on the ground. It also means the field army within the national military force. The selection process in the Indian Army Clerk is not much tough. However, the Indian Army has many vacancies regarding the selection of candidates into the armed forces.

The Indian Army Clerk carries out the clerical work related to inventory, equipment & personal, & for all this there has to be a dedicated clerical staff.

Indian Army Soldier Clerk Eligibility Criteria

The selection in the Indian Army is done by rally or direct Bharti. However, there is no exact date or month for the application form. For notification regarding this stay tuned to our website, we will update here as soon as a rally is introduced by the Indian Army.

For joining the Indian Army candidates have to clear all the tests i.e. Common entrance exam (CEE), Physical test, & Medical test. Indian Army Soldier Clerk is more similar to the desk job in a company. Therefore, there is more paperwork as compared to the physical work.

We discuss the whole criteria of joining the Indian Army Soldier Clerk here, read below carefully to know about your eligibility.

(I) Educational Qualification

For joining the Indian Army Soldier Clerk the educational criteria are as follows:

Class Required Subject Overall Percentage Subject wise Percentage
12th Math/Accounts/Book-Keeping 60% 50%

This means you should have cleared the 50% in all the main subjects & overall 60% in class 12th. Also, you should have Math or Accounts or Book-keeping as the main subject in class 12th. This means you have to score 50 or more than 50 marks in all of your main subjects.

(II) Age Qualification

For joining the Indian Army Clerk, a candidate should be between 17½ years to 23 years. The age of a candidate must be fall between the criteria mentioned in the form.

For checking the eligibility you just need to match your D.O.B with the one mentioned in the application form & see whether you fall under the criteria or not.

(III) Marital Qualification

The candidate must be single (unmarried) for joining the Indian Army Clerk.

(IV) Nationality Qualification

Criteria regarding the nationality of candidates are listed below:

Nationality criteria
Person of India can join with containing the above qualifications as well.
Person of Nepal & Bhutan can also join the Indian Army.
The Tibetian refugee is permanently settled and came before Jan 1, 1962.
An Indian person who was emigrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia, and Vietnam to permanently live in India.

Note: Although, candidates should have the certificate of citizen issued by the Indian government, except Gorkha citizens of Nepal.

(V) Physical Qualification

For joining Indian Army Clerk physical qualification as follows:

Region Height (in cms) Weight (in kgs) Chest (in cms)
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

Relaxation in Physical Standards

There is some relaxation for specific candidates:

Certificate Height (in cm) Weight (in kg) Chest (in kg)
Relation certificate 2 2 1
Sports certificate 2 5 3
Belongs from the poor area nil 2 nil

Physical Fitness Test

It is an important step for all the candidates, after filling the application form you have to go to the ground where the rally is being held. Afterward, they start to test the physical fitness of the candidates. All the candidates need to qualify in some tests are as follows:

  1. 1.6 Km run
  2. Pull-Ups
  3. Zig-Zag Balance
  4. 9 Fit Ditch Jump
1. 1.6 Km run

Firstly, they create groups for all the present candidates on the ground. Afterward, they tell you to run with all the candidates in your group.
Therefore, you have to cross every candidate and complete the run in the given time. So, for completing this test there is a 400-meter ground in which you have to take 4 rounds, In other words, you have to complete a 1600 meter run in a given time.
Following is the table according to the category, timing, & marks:

Category Timing Marks
Group-I 5:30 60
Group-II 5:30-5:45 48
Fail More than 5:45 Nil
2. Pull-ups

All the candidates who cleared the 1.6 Km run can get a chance for this test. You have to score 6 pull-ups to clear this test. Moreover, do as many pull-ups as you can for getting more marks. Each pull-up contains marks accordingly.
Following is the table of the distribution of marks according to each pull-up:

Pull-ups Marks
10 or above 40
9 33
8 27
7 21
6 16
Below than 6 Fail
3. Zig-Zag Balance

In this candidates only need to qualify. However in this candidates only need to walk on the wooden stand in the shape of a zig-zag. For passing this you have 3 attempts.

4. 9 Feet Ditch

In this type of test, the candidate needs to jump the 9 feet ditch or pit. It tests that how long you can jump. For this test, you also have the 3 attempts. Moreover, you only need to qualify for this test.

(VI) Medical Qualification

For joining the Indian Army Clerk you have to keep in mind some points as follows:

  1. The candidate should have a strong physique and good mental health.
  2. The chest should be well developed having a minimum of 5 cms expansion.
  3. Should have enough number of natural healthy gum and teeth i.e. a minimum of 14 dental points.
  4. Should not have diseases like deformity of bones, hydrocele and varicocele or piles.
  5. He should have normal hearing with each ear and good binocular vision in both eyes. He should be able to read 6/6 in a distant vision chart with each eye.
  6. The candidate should not have any disease related to the heart, liver, lungs, vessels, kidneys, spleen, etc.
  7. A candidate should not have knock knees, Flatfoot, etc.

There are more medical standards in the Indian Army Clerk, you can check here the full list of the medical standards

Some Important Medical Instruction

All the candidates are advised to resolve the issues before reporting for the medical test are as follows:

  1. Clear the wax of both ears.
  2. Get treated for the hernia, hydrocele, or any skin disease.
  3. Private parts should be cleaned, In other words, nobody hair on private parts.
  4. Please take a proper bath on the day of the exam.

Regarding Tattoos/Engraving

Permanent body tattoos are only allowed on the inner face of forearms i.e From the inside of the elbow to the wrist and on the reverse side of the palm/backside of the hand.
Permanent body tattoos on any other part of the body are not acceptable and candidates will be rejected.

You can check here the full detail of the tattoo policy of the Indian Army.

(VII) Written Qualification

For the written exam, you have to download the admit card from the official website of the Indian Army. You can check here all the steps needed to download the admit card.
After downloading the admit card there are some points you should keep in mind before giving the examination:

  1. The exam contains 2 parts.
  2. The First part contains questions related to GK, General science, maths, and computer science.
  3. The Second Part contains questions related to General English.
  4. A candidate has to get 32 marks in each part to pass.
  5. The total time given for the exam is 60 minutes (1 hour).
  6. The total number of questions is 50 which of 200 marks.
  7. All the sections contain different numbers of questions & marks accordingly i.e. G.K (5 questions with 20 marks), G.S (5 questions with 20 marks), Mathematics (10 questions with 40 marks), Computer (5 questions with 20 marks), & English (25 questions for 100 marks).

Here you can find all the information regarding the syllabus of the Indian Army Clerk.

Relaxations in written exam for specific candidates

Certificate Marks
NCC ‘C’ 15
NCC ‘B’ 10
Relation 20
NCC ‘A’ 05
O+ level certificate 15
Sports (National/state) 20

Note:  A candidate having multiple certificates can only get the benefit of only one certificate.

Warning: Any candidate found cheating during the written exam will be disqualified.

Hopefully, you liked this article on Indian Army Clerk eligibility helps you with the preparation for the Indian Army Clerk, if you have any doubts please feel free to ask in a comment.

FAQs About Indian Army GD Eligibility

Frequently Asked Questions
Q. I have done 12th in PCM. Am I eligible for the post?
A. Yes, you are eligible if you scored overall 60% & 50% in each subject in class 10th.
Q. How to know if you are eligible according to your age or not for the post?
A. You can calculate your age according to the age given in the post by subtracting your D.O.B from the previous year i.e.2020 (example- If your birth year is 1995 then by subtracting it from 2020 you will get 27, which means you are not eligible for the post).
Q. I am a citizen of Nepal/Bhutan/Tibet am I eligible for the post?
A. Yes you are eligible for the post if you have the certificate regarding the nationality issued by the Indian government.
Q. I am from Sikkim and my height is 162 cm, am I eligible for the Indian Army Clerk?
A. According to the criteria Yes, you are eligible. We provide the whole table according to the qualification criteria for different regions, we suggest you please read the table carefully, if you didn’t find your state in the table then feel free to ask in the comments.
Q. Is flat foot/Knock knees are the reason for rejection of the application?
A. Yes, for these your application will be rejected. Although, we provide the whole list of medical standards above in the article please read it carefully.
Q. Is original documents needed at the time of entrance?
A. Yes, they will ask for original documents, therefore we advise you to carry their original documents with you while participating in the rally.

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