Ever Year number of seats are declared vacant for the post of Soldier General Duty (GD), Soldier Technical, Soldier Clerk/Store Keeper Technical, Soldier Nursing Assistant, Soldier Tech Dresser, Soldier Tech, Soldier Tradesmen, Religious Teacher, Havildar Education. Students those who are interested can read out the Indian army physical test and exam syllabus carefully. Students have to qualify in 1st merit which is based on 10th and 12th marks. Students also have to face Physical Efficiency Test (PET) followed by Physical Standard Test (PST). Exam pattern and exam syllabus are presented as below. The candidates who don’t turn up for the test will be considered disqualified.
Army Physical Selection Criteria is being mentioned below. The candidates as per they meet selection criteria should be prepared. They need to do a lot of practice so that you can qualify each round.
Physical Fitness Test (PFT)
To determine the Physical Fitness Test (PFT), the following tests carrying 100 marks are held:
- 1.6 Km Run.
- Pull Ups.
- 9 Feet Ditch.
1.) 1.6 Km Run For all Categories.
|1||Up to 5 Mins 30 Secs||Group-I||60 Marks|
|2||From 5 Mins 31 Secs to 5 Mins to 45 Secs.||Group-II||48 Marks|
|3||Above 5 Mins 45 Secs||Fail|
|4||Provisions for Extra Time for 1.6 Km Run in Hilly Terrain.|
|(aa) Between 5000 Ft to 9000 Ft – Add 30 Secs to all timings.|
|(ab) Between 9000 Ft to 12000 Ft – Add 120 Secs to all timings.|
2.) Pull Ups.
|1||10 and above||40 Marks.|
3.) Balance: Should qualify and no marks are awarded.
4.) 9 Feet Ditch: Should qualify and no marks are awarded.
Physical Standard of Various Categories
|Soldier General Duty & Tradesman||Soldier Technical & Nursing Assistant||Soldier Clerk / Store Keeper Technical||(Cms)||(Kgs)|
|Western Himalayan Region (J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab Hills (Area South and West of the Inter-State Border between Himachal Pradesh and Punjab and North and East of Road of Mukerian Hoshiarpur, Garh Shankar, Ropar and Chandigarh, Garhwal and Kumaon)||163 cms||163 cms||162 cms||77||48|
|Eastern Himalayan Region(Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam and Hill Region of West Bengal (Gangtok, Darjeeling and Kalimpong Districts).||160 cms||157 cms||160 cms||77||48|
|Western Plains Region(Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Western UP (Meerut and Agra Divisions)||170 cms||170 cms||162 cms||77||50|
|Eastern Plains Region(Eastern UP, Bihar, West Bengal and Orissa)||169 cms||169 cms||162 cms||77||50|
|Central Region (Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Dadar, Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu)||168 cms||167 cms||162 cms||77*||50|
|Southern Region (Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa and Pondicherry)||166 cms||165 cms||162 cms||77||50|
Note: Chest 76 cms only for Soldier Technical category from Central Region.
Special Physical Standard
Special physical standard as given below are applicable to the following with effect from 01 Aug 2004:
|(b)||Gorkhas both Nepalese and Indian||157||48||77|
|(c) Candidates from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Group Including Minicoy.|
|(d)||Tribals of authorized Tribal Areas||162||48||77|
|(e)||Brigade of Guards||173||50||77|
|(g)||Corps of Military Police||173||50||77|
|(h)||Clerk General Duty / Store Keeper Technical||162*||50||77|
|(j)||Religious Teacher JCO||160||50||77|
|(k)||Soldier Tradesman||Minimum Physical Standard of the regions given above, minus 1 cm Chest and 2 kgs Wt. Height criteria would be at par with Soldier General Duty as relevant to the region.|
|(l)||Havildar Education||As applicable to Soldier Clerk / Store Keeper Technical for various regions. However, preference will be given to the candidate fulfilling the physical standard laid down for Soldier General Duty.|
|(m)||JCO Catering (ASC) / Surveyor||As applicable to Soldier General Duty for Automated Cartographer (Engineer) various regions.|
Note: Regional physical standards lower than the standards laid down in Para 2 (h) above will be applicable to clerical candidates belonging to those regions.
Dispensation in Physical Standards
|Chest (Cms)||Weight (Kgs)|
|(a)||Sons of Servicemen(SOS) / Ex-Servicemen (SOEX)/ War Widows(SOWW) / Widows of Ex-Servicemen.||2||1||2|
|(b)||Adopted son/son–in–law of a War Widow, if she has no son including a legally adopted son of Serving Soldier / Ex-Servicemen||2||1||2|
|(c)||Outstanding Sportsmen (National / State level having secured 1st / 2nd Position in last two years)||2||3||5|
|(d)||For candidates belonging to chronically poor areas and those desirous of joining overage categories who are from families engaged in traditional profession. This relaxation may be given at the discretion of DDG Recruiting (States) or Centre Commandants.||Nil||Nil||2|
Note: An eligible candidate can be granted prescribed relaxations in all three measurements i.e. Height, Chest, and Weight. However, he cannot claim dispensations of more than one category i.e. parental and sportsmen.
The candidates should meet age, educational qualification, physical measurement and medical standards. The concessions as applicable to the sons of servicemen/ex-servicemen in physical measurement will also be given in such cases. They will not be put through any formal test like Physical Fitness Test and written tests.