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Indian Army 2021 Jobs Recruitment of 194 JCO Posts

Indian Army 2021 Jobs Recruitment. Indian Army inviting applications for the positions of Junior Commissioned Officer. Interested and Eligible candidates can apply for the positions.

Last Date for Submission of Application is on February 09th, 2021.

Post and Vacancies:

Junior Commissioned Officer – 194 Posts

Job Location – Across India

Education Qualification :

Applications are invited from eligible Indian male candidates for recruitment of Religious Teachers in Indian Army as Junior Commissioned Officers for RRT 91, 92, 93, 94 & 95 courses. Religious Teachers preach religious scriptures to troops and conduct various rituals at Regimental/Unit religious institutions.

Their duties also include attending funerals, ministering to the sick in hospitals, reading prayers with the convalescents, visiting soldiers undergoing sentence, giving special religious instructions to the children and enlisted boys besides attending generally to the religious institutions and welfare of the Officers, Soldiers and their families.

1. Post Name: Junior Commissioned Officers

2. No of Vacancies: 194

(a) Pandit - 171

(b) Pandit (Gorkha) for Gorkha Regiments - 09 - Hindu (Gorkha) candidates only

(c) Granthi - 05

(d) Maulvi (Sunni) - 05

(e) Maulvi (Shia) for Ladakh Scouts - 01 - Ladakhi Muslim Shia candidates only

(f) Padre - 02

(g) Bodh Monk (Mahayana) for Ladakh Scouts - 01

3. Eligibility. All the Eligibility Criteria will be common for In Service and Direct Entry Candidates.

4. Educational Qualification. The minimum educational qualification for appointment to this special list of Junior Commissioned Officers (Religious Teacher) will be a Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university. In addition, candidate must possess following qualification according to the religious denomination of the individual: -

(i) Pandit and Pandit (Gorkha) for Gorkha Regiment. Hindu candidates with Acharya in Sanskrit OR Shastri in Sanskrit with one-year diploma in ‘Karam Kand

(ii) Granthi. Sikh candidates with ‘Gyani’ in Punjabi.

(iii) Maulvi and Maulvi (Shia) for Ladakh Scouts. Muslim candidates with Maulvi Alim in Arabic or Adib Alim in Urdu.

(iv) Padre. Any person who have been ordained priesthood by the appropriate ecclesiastical authority and is still on the approved list of the local Bishop

(v) Bodh Monk (Mahayana). Any person who have been ordained Monk/Buddhist Priest, by the Appropriate Authority. The term Appropriate Authority will mean Head Priest of the Monastery where the person has been initiated into priesthood. The head priest should be in possession of Geshe (PhD) of Khanpa or Lopon or Rabjam with proper certificate from Monastery.

5. Note:- The above mandatory education qualifications should be acquired by individuals from recognized universities. All the above eligibility criteria are common for In-service and Direct Entry candidates.

Age: The age bracket in respect of Civilian and In-Service Candidates would not below 25 years of age and not above 34 years of age on 01 Oct 2021 (i.e. candidates born between 01 Oct 1987 and 30 Sep 1996 inclusive of both dates).

Documents Required:

The candidates are required to produce the following original documents, when called for screening: - 

(i) Character certificate by Sarpanch of the Village or authorized signatory of the State Government. 

(ii) Domicile/Resident/Nativity certificate from the authorized signatory of the State Government. 

(iii) Original Certificate from matriculation onward and detailed mark sheet of each year separately pertaining to educational qualification. 

(iv) Son of Servicemen/Ex-servicemen, Son of War Widow/Son of Widow, certificate in original, if applicable.

Procedure for Applying Online:

For registering online, visit the website and proceed as follow:

(a) Click on the portion ‘Apply Online’ on the home page in JCO/ OR enrolment row (green coloured). 

(b) Fill the online registration form. Tips to assist in filling up field have been provided as you highlight each field. 

 (c) After filling the details, your profile will open.

(d) Click on Apply Online. As per your eligibility, the options with caption Apply Online will appear. Click on the Button to apply and details filled in during registration will come as prefilled. Fill the balance details on each tab like contact details and education details etc. 

(e) After filling the form, click on preview and check if all the information entered by you is correct as you will not be able to make any correction after saving.

(f) Candidates can log in by using the e-mail id and password and candidates can take the print out of the application form any time. 

(g) Once the registration closes on the last day, system will generate Roll Number for eligible candidates. 

(h) Applicants are advised to check the profile on for obtaining Roll Number. 

(j) Admit Card is generated when the rally is scheduled.

(k) Applicants are advised to check the profile on for Admit Card. 

(l) The candidates are required to print one copy of Admit Card and affix their recent passport size photograph on it.

Selection Procedure :

1. Medical Standard:

(a) A candidate should have robust physique and mental health, chest should be well developed having minimum 5 cm expansion, should have normal hearing with each ear, should have sufficient number of natural teeth, i.e. 14 dental points with healthy gums. Candidate should not have diseases like deformity of bones, hydrocele, varicose veins or piles. 

(b) Serving combatants or Remustering candidates must be in medical category SHAPE-1. Remustering candidates will be exempted from recruiting medical examination at the time of recruiting rally. A certificate indicating medical category duly signed by Army Medical Authority where individual is serving and countersigned by the Commanding Officer of the unit will be submitted by the candidate.

2. Physical Standard and Fitness Test.

3. Screening. Candidates found eligible will be issued with Admit Card for initial screening which will include checking of original certificate, physical fitness test followed by medical examination at respective Headquarters Recruiting Zone/Regimental Centres concerned.

4. Written Examination, Interview and Terms of Enrolment. Screened candidates will be put through written examination which will be conducted on 27 Jun 2021. The written examination will contain objective type of questions and comprise of two papers as follows:

i. Paper-1 (General Awareness): Total Questions - Pass Marks /Max Marks - 40/100

ii. Paper-2 (specific to religious denominations as applied by the candidates):  Total Questions - Pass Marks /Max Marks - 40/100


1. Paper-1 is common to candidates and is a qualifying exam only. Candidates scoring min 40% marks in Paper-I will only be assessed in Paper-II. Marks obtained in Paper-1 will not be counted for preparation of merit list for appearing in the interview or final selection. 

2. Candidates who have been shortlisted based on marks only in Paper-2 will be interviewed by board of officers at 1 ASC Trg Centre, Bangalore and 39 GTC, Varanasi as applicable. 

3. The names of candidates declared successful in the written examination and short listed for interview will be put on Rtg Dte website by HQ Rtg Zone, Bangalore. 

4. Candidates scoring a minimum 50 out of 100 marks (50%) will qualify in the interview. 

5. The final selection will be based on merit list drawn on the basis of the total marks obtained in Paper-II and interview.  

6. No bonus marks is entitled to son of Serving/Ex-servicemen/War Widow/Widow and Sportsmen/NCC/Computer certificate holders

How to Apply :

(a) The recruitment will be carried out through all the Headquarters Recruiting Zones, Independent Recruiting Office (Delhi Cantt), GRD Kunraghat, Ladakh Scouts Regt Centre (Leh).

(b) Civil Candidates can appear for screening and written exam only in the Headquarter Recruiting Zone or Independent Recruiting Office (Delhi Cantt) covering their place of domicile.

(c) Service candidates will appear for screening and written in the Recruiting Zones or Independent Recruiting Office (Delhi Cantt) nearest to their place of posting.

(d) Submission of Application by Civil Candidates.

(i) Civil Candidates. Applying for Pandit, Granthi, Padri, and Maulvi (Sunni) categories, applications will only be accepted online on website Manual applications for these categories will be rejected (detailed instructions given in ‘Instructions For Online Application’).

(ii) Civil Gorkha Candidates. Applying for Pandit (Gorkha) category will submit written application duly filled to Gorkha Recruiting Depot, Kunraghat only (please refer application pro-forma).

(iii) Civil Muslim(Shia) Candidates of Ladakh region. Applying for Maulvi(Shia) category will submit written application duly filled to Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre, Leh only (please refer application pro-forma).

(iv) Civil Buddhist (Mahayana) Candidates of other than Sikkim Region. Applying for Bodh Monk will submit written application duly filled to Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre, Leh only (please refer application pro-forma).

(e) Submission of Application by Service Candidates. Applications will only be accepted through official channel (detailed instructions are in ‘Instructions For Serving Soldier’).

(f) All the above terms and conditions, vacancies and selection procedures are subject to change from time to time. Only male candidates are eligible to apply.

(g) List of recognised universities to be verified from the official website of UGC/AICTE/AIU or the nearest HQ Recruiting Zone/Army Recruiting Office/ Independent Recruiting Office, Delhi Cantt.

(h) Candidates who are serving with any organization and are selected for the interview will produce “No Objection Certificate” from their employer at Zonal Recruiting Office before dispatch.

2. Online Registration Opens On 11 Jan 2021 At 1000 Hrs

3. Online Registration Closes On 09 Feb 2021 At 1700 Hrs

Official Notification

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