Indian Army Soldiers Clerk Exam

Indian Army Soldiers Clerk Store Keeper Exam

Indian Army offer very prestigious career & life . There are hundreds of  different-2 activities in the Indian Army. Accordingly, the nature of responsibilities also varies. The Indian Army consists of various arms divisions and services. For the recruitment of clerks Indian Army conducts an exam namely Indian Army Soldier Clerk Exam. The Indian Army Soldiers Clerk examination is held four times a year and is advertised in the Employment News and leading newspapers.

Eligibility for Indian Army Soldiers Clerk Exam
Nationality : Unmarried Indian male citizens (including those of Nepal) are eligible.

Age : 17½-23 Years.

Educational Qualification for Indian Army Soldiers Clerk : 10+2 / Intermediate exam passed in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English. No weight-age for higher qualification.

Physical Standards for Indian Army Soldiers :

Region States Height (Cms) Weight (Kgs) Chest (Cms)
Western  Himalayan Region J&K,HP, Punjab Hills (Area South & West of the Inter state Border between HP & Punjab and North and east of road of Mukerian, Hoshiarpur, Garhshankar, Ropar ) Garhwal & Kumaon regions of Uttranchal. 166
48 77
Eastern Himalayan Region Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya , Assam , Arunachal Pradesh , Sikkim and Hill Region of West Bengal ( Darjeeling and Kalimpong Districts) 160
48 77
Western Plains Region Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh , Delhi , Rajasthan and Western UP ( Meerut and Agra Division) 170 50 77
Eastern Plains Region Eastern UP, Bihar, West Bengal and Orissa 169 50 77
Central  Region Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Gujarat Maharashtra, Dadar, Nagar-Haveli, Daman and Diu 168
50 77
Southern  Region Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa And Pondicherry 165 50 77

Special Physical Standards :

Region- States – category Height (Cms) Weight (kgs) Chest  (Cms)
Ladakhi 157 50 77
Gorkhas both Nepalese and Indians 160 48 77
Andaman, Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Group including Minicoy :
Settlers 165 50 77
Locals 155 50 77
Tribals of recognized  areas 162 48 77
Brigade of the Guards 173 50 77
Med Arty 170 50 77
Corps Military Police 173 50 77
*Clerks GD / SKT 162 50 77

Indian Army Medical Standards :

A candidate should have robust physique and good mental health. Chest should be well developed having minimum 5 Cms expansion. Should have normal hearing with each ear and good binocular vision in both eyes.

He should be able to read 6/6 in distant vision chart with each eye. Colour vision should be CP-III. Should recognize red and green colours.

Should have sufficient number of natural healthy gum and teeth i.e. minimum 14 dental points. Should not have disease like deformity of bones, hydrocele and varicocle or piles.

Physical Fitness Tests (PFT) :

To determine the Physical Fitness, the following tests carrying 100 marks are held :

1. 1 Mile Run.
2. Pull Ups.
3. Balance.
4. 9 Feet Ditch.

Marking system is as follows :

(a) 1 Mile Run

5.40 Mins and below 60 Mks
5.41 Mins to 5.50 48 Mks
5.51 Mins to 6 00 36 Mks
6.01 Mins to 6.10 24 Mks
(b) Pull Ups :

10 and above 40 Mks
9 32 Mks
8 28 Mks
7 21 Mks
6 16 Mks

(c) Balance & 9 Feet Ditch.

These are qualifying test and no marks are awarded.

Eligible candidates will be required to appear for a Indian Army Soldiers Clerks written test. Common Entrance Examination (CEE) is conducted on 4th Sunday of Jan, Mar, May, Jul. Sep & Nov. for recruitment of Soldiers. It comprises of following two papers :

Paper – l : It generally comprises of questions on IQ, Numerical ability general knowledge and current affairs. Duration of papers is 60 minutes.

Total marks : 100 Pass Marks 32.

Paper – II : It generally comprises of Maths & English (Language Proficiency).Duration – 30 minutes.

Total Marks : 50

Pass Marks : 16.

In addition to paper 1 Soldier Clerk (Sol Clk) has to qualify in their respective paper.

Indian Army Soldiers Clerk Exam – Recruitment Procedure

  • Checking of documents.
  • Physical measurements.
  • Physical fitness test.
  • Medical examination.
  • Written examination.
  • Preparation of merit list.
  • Enrolment and Dispatch of selected candidates in order of merit to Centres.

Indian Army Soldiers Clerk Exam – Contact Details
The Director – Recruiting (Officer Selection)
Addl. Directorate General of Recruiting
West Block III, R.K.Puram
Army Headquarters,
New Delhi – 110 066
Tele Phone No : +91-11-6196220
Fax No : +91-11-6196205
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