Indian Army Female GD Eligibility – Age, Educational Qualification, Physical Standards

Indian Army Female GD Eligibility – Age, Educational Qualification, Physical Standards: Joining Indian army is not a piece of cake, and everyone who dreams of becoming army personnel knows how much hard work is required to get selected. To produce the strongest soldier, it’s important to set the criteria level to a medium or satisfactory position, and that is where the eligibility criteria play a very important role. If a candidate is preparing for the Indian army then she should be well aware of the eligibility criteria and then decide which role she will be the best suitable for.

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With the introduction of females in the General Duty soldier category, the Indian army has fabricated their eligibility criteria specially for females. It is obvious that the Indian Army Female GD eligibility criteria will be a little more relaxed than that of the male applicants, but still, the requirement won’t be easy to meet for some. It is necessary and important to check out the eligibility criteria before applying for any position and this article will best help the applicants in making a better decision for their future. In case you are unable to satisfy all the requirements of the Indian army Female GD eligibility criteria, then you need to work on it and try to become eligible apart from this, there is no other option.

Indian Army Female GD Eligibility – Age, Educational Qualification, Physical Standards

The basic requirements to clear the Indian Army Female GD eligibility test is the height, weight and educational qualification of an applicant, if any candidate clears these basic requirements, then they can move further up the selection round. There are many steps to qualify for the Indian Army Female GD eligibility and after clearing all these selection rounds, you can become a proud Indian army soldier. However, some females will also get a little relaxation, the relaxation will be granted on the basis of their region, their immediate family members serving in the army, or if the candidate is the daughter of servicemen and ex-servicemen. All the relaxations are mentioned in this article, you can also check out the basic requirement table below:

Category Age Min. Physical Requirement Educational Requirement
Soldier General Duty (Females) 17 ½ – 21 years Height: 152 cms

Weight: Proportionate to height as per army standards

Chest Expansion: Candidate should be able to expand their chest up to 05cms 

Min. Educational Qualification: Metric/ 10th/ SSLC or equivalent with 45% aggregate and a minimum of 33% in all subjects. 

After clearing the basic requirements the candidate will move up and the next round will be physical fitness, where the candidate will be tested on the basis of several physical tests which involve running, long jump, and high jump. The best candidates will be selected from this round and will be qualified for the next round, the next round will be the medical fitness test.

In the medical test, the candidate will be tested for their medical fitness and whether they have any disability/ disease or not, also in the female category they will be also checked if they are pregnant or not. The last round will be the written examination round and to qualify in this round, the candidate needs to score at least 35 numbers out of a hundred to qualify and will be selected on the basis of all the rounds combined.

Indian Army Female GD Physical Fitness Eligibility

To become a combat soldier, physical fitness is the most important aspect to get selected. A soldier needs to be perfectly fit at all times and so to select the best candidates, the Indian army has some minimum requirements that are needed to qualify for the fitness test. The physical fitness test includes 3 drills, which are: Running, long jump, and high jump, and it is important to qualify in all three to move further to the next round. Below given is the table where all the information about the physical fitness criteria is given, let us have a look at it.

Physical Fitness Test (Rally site) Remarks
  1. 1.6 kms run
    (a.) up to 7 min 30 sec – Group I
    (b.) up to 8 min – Group II
  2. Long Jump 10 Feet – Need to qualify
  3. High Jump 3 Feet – Need to qualify
Provision for extra time in hilly terrain for 1.6 km is:

  1. Between 5000 Ft to 9000 Ft – Add 30 secs to the timings
  2. Between 9000 Ft to 12000 Ft – Add 120 secs to the timings 

Indian Army Female GD Relaxation in Physical Standards

There are several relaxations available for some candidates and the criteria for it is that the candidate should either belong to the family of army officers or should have an excellent record in sports at various levels. The margin of relaxation is not very huge, it is instead very minute and is important to those who do not get selected due to 1 or 2 unit difference in height or weight. The table below given describes best all those who could qualify for the relaxation in the height and weight eligibility, let us have a look at the table.

Category Height Weight
Daughter of Servicemen (DOS), Daughter of Ex-Servicemen (DoEX), Daughter of War Widow (DoWW), Daughter of Widow of Ex-Servicemen (DOW), and sister of Ex-servicemen/ Servicemen. 2 2
Adopted daughter/daughter-in-law of a war widow, if she has no daughter (including the adopted), daughter-in-law could be considered. Also, the adoption should have been done during the lifetime of the Servicemen and Ex-servicemen.  2 2
Widows of Def pers who have died in harness  2 2
Sports pers with participation and proficiency level as mentioned in para 5 2 5


Candidates belonging to the given below regions will be given 4 cms height relaxation:

  1. North East Region: Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, and Assam. 
  2. Gorkhas 
  3. Garhwalis.
Domicile and Caste certificates will be considered to determine the applicability of height relaxation.

Indian Army Female Bharti Medical Fitness Eligibility

Medical fitness is something that cannot be compromised, and it consists of large variants of fitness checking modulations. Passing the medical fitness round is one of the toughest tasks in the Indian army selection, so it is important to know all the details about medical fitness and what should be the criteria of fitness in the selection process. The different levels of medical fitness in the Female Bharti are given below:

1.) Physical Fitness: A candidate should be both mentally and physically fit and should be in good health and free from any type of illness or disability which could interfere with the performance of military duty in all types of weather and terrains. The candidates will have to appear for medical examination during the recruitment rally according to the laid down medical standards.

2.) Gender: The gender of the candidate should be strictly female and any evidence of masculine characteristics on the candidate will declare them unfit for the role.

3.) Pregnancy: A candidate should not be pregnant from the time of reporting to the duration of the training, if any signs of pregnancy are visible then the candidature could be canceled. It is important to get a medical certificate from a government doctor which would declare that the candidate is not pregnant and is fit for joining.

Indian Army Female Bharti Written Examination

After passing the medical test, the next and the last round is the written examination. The exam will be held in a venue and all the details of the exam will be on the admit card which will be only provided to the candidates passing the medical examination. The written exam will have General Knowledge, Mathematics, and General Science in the syllabus and the minimum passing marks will be 35 out of 100. The concept of negative marking is also there in the written examination, the candidate will be rewarded with 2 marks for each right answer and 1/2 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. Bonus marks will also be provided to some aspirants whose family has had a military background. The below-given table will describe the number of bonus marks allotted to which candidate.

Particulars Categories Marks
Daughter of Servicemen (DOS), Daughter of Ex-Servicemen (DoEX), Daughter of War Widow (DoWW), Daughter of Widow of Ex-Servicemen (DoW), and sister of Ex-servicemen/ Servicemen. 20 Marks
Widows of Def Personnel who have died in harness 20 Marks
NCC Certificate Holder
NCC ‘A’ Certificate 05 Marks
NCC ‘B’ Certificate 10 Marks
NCC ‘C’ Certificate Exempted from Written exam

So, that was all the information about the Indian Army Female GD eligibility criteria and if you have any complaints or any suggestions about the article or if you want any information regarding the eligibility criteria then feel free to comment below and let us know. We will try to help you and solve your problems in a way that we could.

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