Indian Army Soldier General Duty 2021 (NER) Examination

The recruitment of Indian Army soldiers general duty (GD) 2021 has begun official notification for Indian Army GD Job has been released and published in various employment/ vernacular newspapers.

All young blood of our country who wants to join Indian army as Soldier General Duty keep reading about the Indian Army Soldier GD (General Duty)  Bharti 2021 date schedule state wise and district wise will be notified in this article below.

Indian Army conducts this examination called ‘Indian Army Soldier General Duty Examination.

This examination is generally conducted four times a year at different locations in India and is notification for Army Soldier  General Duty Job 2021 is advertised in the Employment News and Vernacular newspaper.

Also Check: Indian Army Clerk Bharti

Indian Army Soldier Technical Recruitment

Table of Content

  1. Nature of Job
  2. Recruitment Process
  3. Application Form
  4. Important Dates
  5. Eligibility Criteria
  6. Written Exam Details
  7. Selection Process
  8. Physical Standardsoldier general duty
  9. Medical Standards

#Nature of Job of Indian Army Soldier General Duty 2021

All the personnel of Indian Army are of most importance as each and every once daily task keeps the army functioning. Indian Army Soldiers (General Duty) is probably one of the most important parts of the Indian Army.

There is a large number of presence of the Indian Army General Duty Soldiers. On a daily basis they carry out  integral parts in the  departments of Arms or Services according to the department they are assigned.

As a General Duty Soldier, you could be assigned a job into the Arms department or Services department supply service, Ordnance, Army Service Corps, Army Medical Corps, Signals Arms division is mainly about Infantry, Artillery, Armored Corps, Engineers or Army Air Defense (AAD) as fighting troops, drivers, operators, gunners, in short general duties are assigned.

10th passed unmarried male candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Soldier (General Duty). Let us check out the eligibility criteria now.

#Indian Army GD Recruitment Process 2021

  1. Documentation checking
  2. Physical Measurement
  3. Physical Fitness Test
  4. Medical Test
  5. Written Examination/ Common Entrance Exam ( CEE)
  6. Merit List is Prepared
  7. Enrollment of Selected Candidates according to merit list

#Indian Army Soldier General Duty Application Form

All recruitment application forms to joinIndianArmy are only filled and submitted online for all Indian Army Soldier General Duty (GD) bharti rallies. You Can contact your nearest Branch Recruiting Office or Zonal Recruiting Office for more details if you need.

Recruitment Rallies date, time, venue and all the important  is mentioned in the official notification for Indian Army Recruitment rally and is also published in leading vernacular newspapers/Employment News.

Report to rally site on the dates announced on Notice Board along with your Educational Certificate, Birth Certificate (in original) domicile certificate, character certificate and six passport size photographs.

#Important Dates for Soldier General Duty 2021

All the important dates in concern with the recruitment of the Indian Army GD according to respective regions will be updated in respective notification section for the concerned recruitment rally on our website.

#Eligibility Criteria for Soldier General Duty 2021

Nationality: Indian citizens (including those of Nepal) are also eligible.

Marital Status: Unmmaried

Indian Army GD Age: limit: Minimum 17 years 06 months to 21 years maximum.

Soldier General Duty Salary: not disclosed (salary will be as per Indian army Norms)

Army GD Educational Qualification: Passed 10th Class /Matric pass with aggregate 45% marks and a minimum of 33% in each subject.

For School Boards following grading system minimum of D Grade (33-40) in each subject or grade which contains 33% and overall aggregate of C2 grade

Fee Structure of the Indian Army GD Exam : No Application fee is charged.

#Indian Army Soldier General Duty Written Exam Details 

  1. A thorough Written Exam for Indian Army Soldier General Duty that is also called Common Entrance Examination (CEE) is conducted to test verbal and written communication skills, logical reasoning and a stronghold over basic.
  1. Location, Date and time of written test will be informed at the rally site. 
  1.   Approved candidates will be given Admit Cards for the written exam or CEE for the Rally Fit candidates (Except Relaxation Candidates) will be issued at Rally Site itself. 
  1. Admit cards for the CEE for candidates that come under Relaxation category (i.e Relationship/Sports/NCC candidates) will be issued after verification from the issuing authority.
  1. Admit card for the CEE for the cases that are under Review Fit  will be issued after getting medically fit approval by concerned specialist / specialists at MH / CH / BH

Important Note:

(A)The written exam will only conducted for candidates who have Qualified Medical Test

(B) NCC ‘C’ Cert holders are exempted

#Join Indian Army Soldier General Duty Selection Process 2021

The selection process is completely based on the following Examination

  • Physical Fitness Test (PFT) 
  • Physical Measurement Test (PMT)
  • Medical Test 
  • Common Entrance Examination (CEE)

Bharti into the army is a free service. Candidates are advised not to pay bribes to anyone for recruitment as it is based purely on merit. Selection process during recruitment at all stages is computerised and transparent.

Therefore, candidates are advised to be beware of touts as they cannot help them at any stage. 

#Physical Standards for Army Soldier General Duty 2021

RegionStatesHeight in (Cms)Weight in (Kgs)Chest in (Cms)
Western Himalayan RegionJ&K, HP, Punjab Hills (Area South & West of the Inter state Border between HP & Punjab and North and east of road of Mukerian, Hoshiarpur, Garhshankar, Ropar ) Garhwal & Kumaon regions of Uttranchal.1634877+5 (after expansion)
Eastern Himalayan RegionNagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya , Assam , Arunachal Pradesh , Sikkim and Hill Region of West Bengal (Darjeeling and Kalimpong Districts)1574877+5 (after expansion)
Western Plains RegionPunjab, Haryana, Chandigarh , Delhi , Rajasthan and Western UP ( Meerut and Agra Division)1705077+5 (after expansion)
Eastern Plains RegionEastern UP, Bihar, West Bengal and Orissa1695077+5 (after expansion)
Central RegionMadhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Gujarat Maharashtra, Dadar, Nagar-Haveli, Daman and Diu1675076+5 (after expansion)
Southern RegionAndhra Pradesh, Karnataka Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa And Pondicherry1655077+5 (after expansion)
Indian Domicile Gorkhas1574877+5 (after expansion)
Tribals of authorized tribal areas1624877+5 (after expansion)

#Relaxation in Physical Standards

Relaxation in Physical Standards is for below mentioned candidates qualifying any one of the below mentioned categories.

Note: The sports certificate issued by authorized sports federations are valid for two years from the issued date as on first day of the recruitment rally, for which the candidate is being screened

Relaxation CategoryHeight in cmsWeight in KgsChest in cms
Sons of Servicemen (SOS) / Ex-Servicemen (SOEX)/ War Widows (SOWW) / Widows of Ex-Servicemen.212
Adopted son / son–in–law of a War Widow, if she has no son including a legally adopted son of Serving Soldier / Ex-Servicemen.212
Outstanding Sports person with participation and proficiency235

#PFT (Physical Fitness Test)

(a) Running  1 Mile

Here your real test starts, running is considered as one of the most difficult parts of the Indian Army GD Bharti 2021. Only 47%* candidates running get through this test. So, prepare well for the running test.

You will be required to complete running of  1 mile/1600 meters within the least possible time. The faster you can complete the race, the better it is for you.

As per general standards, the participants need to complete the race within 5.45 minutes.

(b) Pull Ups

A minimum of 6 pull ups you need to do, you must be thinking is it a joke? No,  don’t even have this thought in your mind that getting Indian army is easy, it is not easy and you should as well not take it lightly. You will need to train yourself hard for this because after completing 1mile running it will be very difficult for you to do three push ups, so train accordingly.  

(c) Balance and 9 Feet Ditch 

In the balancing test, you have to walk over a narrow zig-zag wooden stand then  climb and walk on ropes etc. and remember also you will need to walk through them without falling to qualify this round.

Basically the 9 feet ditch is a test to see how much long jump you can do. To qualify this test you will have to jump a ditch or pit whose length is of 9 feet.

1.6 Kms Running 
Group 1 (completed in 5 minutes and 30 seconds)60 
Group 2 (completed between in 5 minutes and 30 seconds to 5 minutes and 45 seconds)48
Beam (Pull Ups)
10 pull ups40
9 pull ups33
8 pull ups27
7 pull ups21
6 pull ups16
Zig Zag BalanceJust Need to Qualify
9 Feet DitchJust Need to Qualify

#Medical Standards for Indian Army soldier general duty 2021

  1. The candidate preparing for army soldier general duty job 2021 should have tough ability to withstand or overcome adverse conditions physique and good mental health. 
  1. Chest should be well developed having a minimum of 5 Cms expansion.
  1.  Should have normal hearing with both ears in good condition.
  1. Also must have good binocular vision in both eyes.
  1.  He should be able to read 6/6 in the distant vision chart with each eye.
  1. Colour vision should be CP-III. Should be able to recognize white, red and green signal colors correctly as shown by Martin’s Lantern at 1.5 mtrs 
  1. Should have sufficient number of natural healthy gum and teeth that is minimum of 14 dental points. 
  1. Should not have disease like deformity of bones, hydrocele and varicocele or piles


(a) All candidates will have to produce a COVID-19 free / Asymptomatic Certificate and No Risk Certificate when they report at the recruitment rally ground, the certificate should have been issued within 48 hrs prior to the rally reporting day.  

(b) All Candidates having temperature / showing symptoms will be directed to report again on a designated day earmarked by Headquarters Recruiting Zone, for all such cases. If the candidate is again having symptoms, he will not be allowed to participate in the rally. 

(c) Candidates are required to carry the mask and hand sanitizer along with them.

Go through the important details section mentioned in official notification,that is very important.

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