Indian Army Soldiers Clerks Examination
This examination is held four times in a year, as advertised in, the Employment News and leading newspapers.
Eligibility Conditions: Unmarried male Indian citizens (including those of Nepal) are eligible.
Essential Qualifications: Matriculation / equivalent examination with English and Mathematics are eligible to apply for the Indian Army Soldiers Clerks Exam.
Age Limits: The age group of 16 to 23 years.
Physical Standards: Physical Standards for Indian Army Soldiers Clerks Examination.
Height: 167 cms, relaxable for certain regions.
Weight: 50 kg, relaxable for certain regions.
Chest: 77/82 cm.
Application Procedure: Blank application forms are available, free of cost, at local Recruitment Offices, District Collector's Office, Zila Parishads and Employment Exchanges. Candidates are at liberty to send their application on plain paper, handwritten/typed but as per format.
Selection Procedure: Selections for the Indian Army Soldiers Clerks Exam are made on the basis of a written test divided into two parts.
Paper I (Time: 45 minutes Max. Marks: 100)
The eligible candidates are called for a written test in
· General Intelligence
· Mathematical Aptitude
· General Knowledge.
Paper II (Time: 45 minutes Max. Marks: 100)
English (50 marks)
1. A Paragraph of about 15 sentences on one topic out of three or four topics. (20 marks)
2. Comprehension: A paragraph followed by 5 questions. (15 marks)
3. English Grammar: Common Errors. Narration, Voice, Articles, Propositions, Transformation of Sentences, etc. (15 marks)
4. Mathematics (50 marks)
There are 5 questions of 10 marks each. The questions are generally on Fractions, Percentage, Interest, Areas and Factorization.
Note: Questions in Paper I will be Objective Type and bilingual, i.e., Hindi and English. Paper II will be of Descriptive type. Only those fit will be called for Interview. Final selection will be on merit.
Pay: A candidate selected through the Indian Army Soldiers Clerks Exam gets a salary of about Rs.4000 on completion of training.
Other Benefits: Other Benefits include free ration, clothing, accommodation and allied services, medical treatment for self and family, group housing scheme benefits, building loan facilities, canteen facilities, etc.
Promotion: A sepoy can become a Commissioned Officer subject to certain conditions. Numerous NCO/JCO posts have been created to improve career prospects and pensionary benefits.