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Indian Army Junior Commissioned Officer Recruitment 2021 Notification Released

Indian Army has released notification inviting applications from eligible male candidates for recruitment of Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO). Total 194 posts are notified for recruitment. The duties of JCO (Religious Teacher) also includes attending funerals, ministering to the sick in hospitals, reading prayers with the convalescents, visiting soldiers undergoing sentence etc. Important information regarding recruitment like dates, vacancy details, education qualification etc is given below.

Indian Army JCO Recruitment 2021 Important Events

Event

Date

Starting date for application submission

11.01.2021

Last date for application submission

09.02.2021

Written exam

27.06.2021

Last date to apply with us

07.02.2021

Indian Army JCO Recruitment 2021 Vacancy Details

category

vacancies

Pandit

171

Pandit (Gorkha) for Gorkha regiments

09

Granthi

05

Maulvi (Sunni)

05

Maulvi (Shia) for Ladakh Scouts

01

Padre

02

Bodh Monk (Mahayana) for Ladakh Scouts

01

TOTAL

194

Indian Army JCO Recruitment 2021 Eligibility

  1. Educational Qualification
  2. Age Limit

Educational Qualification

Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university. In addition, candidate must possess following qualification according to the religious denomination of the individual.

category

Education Qualification

Pandit

Graduate with acharya in Sanskrit + Shastri in Sanskrit with one year Diploma in 'Karam-Kand'

Pandit (Gorkha) for Gorkha regiments

Granthi

Sikh candidates with 'Gyani' in Punjabi

Maulvi (Sunni)

Muslim Candidates with Maulvi Alim in Arabic or Abid Alim in Urdu

Maulvi (Shia) for Ladakh Scouts

Padre

Ordained priesthood by appropriate ecclesiastical authority and still on approved list of the Local Bishop

Bodh Monk (Mahayana) for Ladakh Scouts

Ordained Monk/Buddhist priest by the appropriate authority.

Age Limit For Indian Army JCO Recruitment 2021 (as on 01.10.2021)

Minimum age- 25 years

Maximum age- 34 years

Indian Army JCO Recruitment 2021 Physical Standards and Fitness Test

Criteria

minimum standards

Height (cm)

For General- 160

For Gorkhas and Ladakhi region candidates-157

Andaman & Nicobar Island, Lakshadweep Gp including Minicoys- 155 (only for locals).

Chest (cm)

77 for all

Weight (kg)

For General (less Gorkha and Ladakhis)- 50

For Gorkhas & Ladakhi region candidates- 48

Physical fitness Test

Candidate should be able to run 1600 m in 08 minutes.

NOTE- Provision for extra time for 1.6 km run in Hilly Terrain Areas.

Between 5000 ft. to 9000 ft.- Additional 30 seconds.

Between 9000 ft. to 12000 ft.- Additional 120 seconds.

Indian Army JCO Recruitment 2021 Exam Pattern 

Paper-1 (General Awareness)

Maximum Marks- 100

Passing Marks- 40

Total No. of questions- 50

Each question is of 2 mark.

Negative Mark for per wrong answer- -0.5

Paper-2 (Specific to religious dominations as applied by the candidates)

Maximum Marks- 100

Passing Marks- 40

Total No. of questions-50

Each question is of 2 mark.

Negative Mark for per wrong answer- -0.5

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