This examination is held four times a year generally as advertised in the Employment News and leading newspapers.
Eligibility Conditions: Unmarried male Indian citizens (including those of Nepal) are eligible.
Essential Qualification: Matriculation or equivalent with Mathematics, English and Science.
Age Limits: 16 to 21 years
Height: 167 cms, relaxable for certain regions
Weight: 50 kg, relaxable for certain regions
Chest: 77/82 cm
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.
Eligible candidates will be required for a written test in
(i) General Intelligence
(ii) Mathematical Aptitude
(iii) General Knowledge
Questions in these tests will be Objective Type and bilingual, i.e., in Hindi and English. Time allowed is 45 minutes and maximum marks are 100. Only those found fit will be put through aptitude test and Interview. Final selection will be on Merit.
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.
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