For the purpose of recruitment, the country is divided into recruiting zones. Every zone is allotted a quota for recruitment based on a percentage of its population and ethnic grouping. A legacy, slowly being diluted, is that of combat arm units or regiments recruiting from a particular zone or mixture of ethnic groups.
JCO / OR Enrolment
17 ½ – 21years
SSLC/ Matric with 45% marks in aggregate, and 32% in each subject. No % reqd. if higher qualifications then only pass in Matric.
A minimum of 165-170 cm of height depending upon the region from where the candidate belongs with an appropriate weight (48-50kg again depending on the region) and chest of at least 77kg.
A candidate for the post of soldier in the Army should have robust physique and good mental health. Chest should be well developed having minimum 5 Cm expansion. The candidate for the post of soldier in the Army should have normal hearing with each ear and good binocular vision in both eyes.