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Indian Army Officers Recruitment


Indian Army is the land-based branch of Indian Armed Forces. It is the largest branch of Indian armed forces with more than 12 lakh active personnel and about one lakh reserved personnel. Indian Army selects eligible candidates to work as officers in the territorial army of India. Drona provides in depth information on these type of central government job recruitments.

Positions and Eligibility Criteria

Post Age Educational Qualification
Territorial Army Officer 18 to 42 years Any Graduate from a recognised university.

Physical standards

Aspiring candidates must be physically and medically fit and should match the criteria of the army standards. For other job recruitments of Indian Army are Jr. Army Commissioned officer, etc.

Pay Scale

LIEUTENANT PB-3/15600-39100 5400 6000
CAPTAIN PB-3/15600-39100 6100 6000
MAJOR PB-3/15600-39100 6600 6000
LT COLONEL PB-4/37400-67000 8000 6000
COLONEL PB-4/37400-67000 8700 6000
BRIGADIER PB-4/37400-67000 8900 6000


Central government norms will be followed for the Age relaxations and reservations.


Current Notifications

Application Procedure

Aspiring civilian candidates have to get Application Form from Employment News or must download from the official website of Indian Army, i.e., www.indianarmy.nic.In (FREE OF COST) to apply for these government jobs. The completely filled application form along with self-addressed envelope (28 x12 cms), two passport size photographs with postal stamps affixed should be sent to the respective Territorial Army Group Headquarters.

Selection Procedure

After screening the received application forms, the candidates will be called for a screening test. The test consists of a written exam which will be followed by an interview. Only the candidates who get qualified in the written exam will be called for interview by a Preliminary Interview Board (PIB).

Candidates who qualify the screening test will further undergo some tests at a Service Selection Board (SSB) and finally at the Medical Board for final selection. Similar selection procedure is followed for recruitment of some post in Indian Airforce and Indian Navy.

Examination Pattern

The written exam pattern is given in the below table.

Paper Subject Time Allotted Numbers of Questions Marks
I Part – 1 Reasoning 2 Hrs 50 50
Part – 2 Elementary Mathematics 50 50
II Part – 1 General Knowledge 2 Hrs 50 50
Part – 2 English 50 50


Syllabus: –

Paper – I. Reasoning and Elementary Mathematics.

(a) Part – 1. Reasoning: – The question paper will be designed to test the candidate’s ability to complete sequences making a logical conclusion based on simple patter of numbers, statements, figures, letters, etc. as may be expected of a rational thinking person without any special study of the subject.
(b) Part – 2. Elementary Mathematics.
(i) Arithmetic.
(ii) Unitary Method
(iii) Elementary Number Theory
(iv) Algebra.
(v) Trigonometry.
(vi) Geometry.
(vii) Mensuration.
(viii) Statistics.

Paper – II. General Knowledge and English
a) Part – 1. General Knowledge
b) Part – 2. English

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