Indian Army Tradesman Exams

Indian Army consists of numerous arms and services. The range of opportunities is very wide but the Army Soldier Tradesman category is a special one. It is divided into two categories - General Duties (GD) and Specified Duties (SD).

The various trades include: Chef, Dresser, Tailor, Painter, Steward, Artisan (WW), Support Staff (ER) and Washerman; House Keeper, Mess Keeper and Syce (looks after horses.)

For the recruitment of Army Soldier Tradesman Indian Army conducts an exam namely Indian Army Soldier Tradesman examination. This examination is generally held four times in a year and advertised in the Employment News and other leading dailies.

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Indian Army Tradesmen candidates at a recruitment rally

Recruitment Procedure

AChecking of Documents.
BPhysical measurements.
CPhysical Fitness Test.
DMedical Examination.
EWritten Examination.
FPreparation of Merit List.
GEnrollment and Dispatch of selected candidates in order of merit to Centers.

Eligibility Criteria

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

Educational Qualification: Non Matric 

Age: Soldier Tradesman General Duties: 17½-20 Years
        Soldier Tradesman Specified Duties: 17½-23 Years

Related exams:

Indian Army Soldier Clerk Examination

Indian Army Soldier Technical (MER) Examination

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Physical Standards

Region wise minimum physical standards are as follows -

Region States Height (Cms) Weight (Kgs) Chest (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.166
163*
4877

Eastern Himalayan Region

Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya , Assam , Arunachal Pradesh , Sikkim and Hill Region of West Bengal ( Darjeeling and Kalimpong Districts)

160

157*

48

77

Western Plains Region

Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh , Delhi , Rajasthan and Western UP ( Meerut and Agra Division)

170

50

77

Eastern Plains Region

Eastern UP, Bihar, West

Bengal and Orissa

169

50

77

Central  Region

Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Gujarat Maharashtra, Dadar, Nagar-Haveli, Daman and Diu

168
167*

 

50

77

Southern  Region

Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa And Pondicherry

165

50

77

Special Physical Standards

Region- States - category

Height (Cms)

Weight (kgs)

Chest  (Cms)

Ladakhi1575077
Gorkhas both Nepalese and Indians1604877
Andaman, Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Group including Minicoy :
Settlers1655077
Locals1555077
Tribals of recognized  areas1624877
Brigade of the Guards1735077
Med Arty1705077
Corps Military Police1735077
*Clerks GD/SKT1625077

Soldier Tradesmen:  Normal Physical Standards given above minus 2 Cms height, 1 cm Chest and 2 Kgs weight.

*** Dispensation of physical standards as per the rules.

Medical Standards

A candidate should have robust physique and good mental health. Chest should be well developed having minimum 5 Cms expansion. Should have normal hearing with each ear and good binocular vision in both eyes. He should be able to read 6/6 in distant vision chart with each eye. Colour vision should be CP-III. Should recognize red and green colours. Should have sufficient number of natural healthy gum and teeth i.e. minimum 14 dental points. Should not have disease like deformity of bones, hydrocele and varicocle or piles.

Physical Fitness Tests (PFT)

To determine the Physical Fitness, the following tests carrying 100 marks are held:-

(a) 1 Mile Run
(b) Pull Ups
(c) Balance
(d) 9 Feet Ditch

Marking System is as follows:

(a) 1 MILE RUN

5.40 Mins and below60 Mks
5.41 Mins to 5.5048 Mks
5.51 Mins to 6 0036 Mks
6.01 Mins to 6.1024 Mks

 (b) PULL UPS

10 and above 40 Mks
9 32 Mks
8 28 Mks
7 21 Mks
6 16 Mks


(c)
BALANCE & 9 FEET DITCH

These are qualifying test and no marks are awarded.

Indian Army Tradesman Written Exams

Eligible candidates will be required to appear for a written test. Common Entrance Examination (CEE) is conducted on 4th Sunday of Jan, Mar, May, Jul. Sep & Nov. for recruitment of Soldiers. It comprises of following paper:

Paper-l :

It generally comprises of questions on IQ, Numerical ability general knowledge and current affairs.

Duration of papers is 60 minutes.
Total marks 100
Pass Marks 32

Recruitment Locations

ZONE STATE, UNION TERRITORY AND DISTT. ADDRESS
JALANDHAR RTG ZONEPUNJAB , JAMMU AND KASHMIR

 

1. HQ Rtg office JalandharDistts of Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur & Kapurthal

HQ Rtg Zone, Jalandhar Cantt - 144 005
Tel : 80-6918

2. BRO AmritsarDistts of Amritsar and Gurdaspur.

Branch Recruiting Office, Amritsar Cantt - 143 001
Tel :80-6904

3. BRO FerozpurDistts of Ferozpur, Faridkot & Bhatinda

Branch Recruiting Office, 41, Dass Road , Ferozpur Cantt-152 001
Tel :69-6905

4. BRO PatialaDistts of Patiala and Sangrur.

Branch Recruiting Office, 27, The Mail, Patiala-147 001
Tel : 039-2692

5. BRO LudhianaDistts of Ludhiana and Rupnagar.

Branch Recruiting Office, Ludhiana-141 001
Tel: 337-6916

6. BRO JammuDistts of Jammu , Kathua, Poonch, Udhampur Doda and Rajouri.

Branch Recruiting Office, Jammu-185 005
Tel:71-6916

7. BRO SrinagarDistts of Srinagar , Anantnag, Baramula and Ladakh

Branch Recruiting Office, Srinagar
C/o 31 Sub Area
C/o 56 APO
Tel :75681-84-2893

AMBALA RTG ZONEHARYANA, HIMACHAL PRADESH AND CHANDIGARH
8. HQ Rtg office AmbalaDistts of Ambala, Karnal, Kurukshetra , UT of Chandigarh and yamunanagar.

HQ Rtg Zone, Chandrasekhar Marg, Ambala Cantt-133 001
Tel: 6995

9. BRO RohtakDistts of Rohtak, Sonepat and Panipat

Tel: 41568

10. BRO HissarDistts of Hissar, Sirsa, Jind & Kaithal

Tel: 35059

11. BRO Charkhi DadriDistts of Mohindergarh, Bhiwani & Rewari.

Tel: 20037

12. BRO PalampurDistts of Chamba and Kangra.

Tel: 6517

13. BRO HamirpurDistts of Hamirpur, Una and Bilaspur

Tel: 22214

14. BRO ShimlaDistts of Shimla, Solan, Sirmaour & Kinnaur.

Tel: 6916

15. BRO MandiDistts of Mandi, Kullu & Lahaul and Spiti.

Tel: 22287

JAIPUR RTG ZONERAJASTHAN
16. HQ Rtg office JaipurDistts of Jaipur, Ajmer , Nagpur , Tonk, Bhilwara and Rajsamand.

HQ Rtg Zone, Post Box No. 35, P.O:Shasthri Nagar, Jaipur-302 016
Tel :364081-6932

17. BRO AlwarDistts of Alwar, Bharatpur, Dausa, Dholpur and Sawaimadhopur.

Branch Recruiting Office, Alwar (Raj)-301 001
Tel :20632-2582

18. BRO JhunjhunuDistts of Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Churu, Hanumangarh and Sriganganagar.

Branch Recruiting Office, Jhunjhunu (Raj)-333 001
Tel:-32350

19. BRO JodhpurDistts of Jodhpur , Palli, Sirohi, Jalaur, Barmer, Jaisalmer and Bikaner .

Branch Recruiting Office, Jodhpur (Raj)-342 006
Tel : 32616/660-6921

20. BRO KotaDistts of Kota , Bundi, Banswara, Dungerpur, Udaipur , Chittorgarh, Baren and Jhalwar.

Branch Recruiting Office, Kota (Raj)-324 001
Tel :28033-6916

LUCKNOW RTG ZONE UTTAR PRADESH AND UTTRANCHAL
21. HQ Rtg office LucknowDistts of Lucknow , Gonda, Unnao, Bahraich, Barabanki, Kanpur Barabanki, Kanpur , Fatehpur, Hamirpur, Basti and Banda.

HQ Rtg Zone, 236 Mahatma Gandhi Road , Lucknow Cantt. - 226002
Tel :292836

22. BRO LansdowneDistts of Garhwal, Tehri Garhwal, Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Dehradun, Pauri Garhwal and Haridwar.

Branch Recruiting Office, Lansdowne (Uttranchal) - 246155
Tel :62273-217

23. BRO AlmoraDistts of Almora and Nainital.

Branch Recruiting Office, Almora (Uttranchal) - 263601
Tel : 30005

24. BRO MeerutDistts of Meerut , Saharanpur , Bijnaur, Muzaffarnagar, Ghaziabad , Bulandshhar and Moradabad .

Branch Recruiting Office, Meerut Cantt. (UP)
Tel :6916

25. BRO BareillyDistts of Bareilly , Badaun, Rampur , Pilibhit, Shahjahanpur, Hardor, Sitapur and Lakhimpur Kheri.

Branch Recruiting Office, Fort Road Bareilly (UP) - 243001
Tel : 6990

26. BRO AgraDistts of Agra , Mathura , Etawah, Jhansi , Jalaun, Lalitpur, Mainpuri, Farukhabad, Etah and Aligarh

Branch Recruiting Office, 65, Taj Road , Agra Cantt. (UP) - 282001
Tel : 361201-2105

27. BRO VaranasiDistts of Mirazapur, Varanasi , Jaunpur, Ghazipur, Azamgarh, Balia, Gorakhpur and Deoria.

Branch Recruiting Office, Varanasi Cantt., - 221002
Tel :345901/5-211

28. BRO PithoragarhDistt of Pithoragarh.

Branch Recruiting Office, Pithoragarh (Uttranchal) - 262520
Tel : 25210/11-212

29. BRO AmethiDistts of Rai Bareilly, Allahabad , Pratapgarh, Faizabad and Sultanpur.

Branch Recruiting Office, Amethi, Distt - Sultanpur - 227405
Tel :22187

CALCUTTA RTG ZONEWEST BENGAL AND ORISSA
30. HQ Rtg Office CalcuttaDistts of 24 Parganas(South), Kolkata, Midnapur (both East and West) and Hawrah.  

HQ Rtg Zone, 1 Gokhale Road, Calcutta-700 020
Tel : 2222321-6195

31. BRO SiliguriDistts of Cooch Bihar, Jalpaiguri, Uttar Dinjapur, Dakshin Dinajpur, Malda, Darjeeling (AIAC Vacs) and State of Sikkim

B R O, Seveke Road Camp, PO :Salugara, Siliguri, Distt-Jalpaiguri, PIN-734318
Tel :420992-247

32. BRO KanchraparaDistts of 24 Pargana(North), HooglyBurdwan and Puralia

B R O, Kanchrapara, PO :Kampa, Distt-24 Paragnas(North)-743193 (WB)
Tel :858379-320

33. BRO BehramporeDistt of Murshidabad, Burdhwan, Nadia and Birbhum

BRO Behrampore C/O BRO Kanchrapara          P.O. Kampa         Distt 24 Pargana     West Bengal

 

34. BRO CuttackDistts of Cuttack , Puri, Balazore and Mayurbhanj.

Branch Recruiting Office,
Cuttack-753 001
Tel : 301710

35. BRO SambalpurDistts of Sambalpur, Keonjhar, Sundergarh, Bolangir and Dhenkanal.

Branch Recruiting Office, P-1951, Dhanipali, Sambalpur-768 004
Tel :520845

36. BRO Gopalpur CanttDistts of Kalahandi, Koraput and Ganjam.

Bracnh Recruiting Office, (Ganjam), Gopalpur Cantt, Golabandha
-761 052
Tel : 37,282133-2456

37. BRO KatiharDistts of Katihar, Begusarai, Saharsha, Bhagalpur , Munger, Khagaria, Madhupura, Purnia, Deoghar, Dumka, Banka , Godda, Sahibganj, Ararea, Kishanganj, Jamai and Supaul.

Branch Recruiting Office, Military Camp,
Katihar-854 105
Tel : 22230-2-333

DANAPUR RTG ZONEBIHAR AND JHARKHAND
38. HQ Rtg Office DanpurDistts of Patna , Bhojpur, Vaishali, Saran, Gopalganj and Buxer

HQ Rtg Zone, Danapur
Cantt-801 503
Tel : 4272777-387

39. BRO MuzaffarpurDistts of Muzaffarpur, Dharbanga, Madhubani, East & West Champaran , Sitamarhi and Samastipur.

Branch Recruiting Office, Muzaffarpur-842 001
Tel : 245408

40. BRO RanchiDistts of Ranchi , Singhbhum, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Giridhih, Gumla, Lohardaga, Chatra and Bokaro.

Branch Recruiting Office, Ranchi (Jharkhand)-834 001.
Tel : 205083-4810

41. BRO GayaDistts of Gaya , Aurangabad , Nawada, Nalanda, Rohtas, Palamu, Garwah, Bhabua and Jahanbad.

Branch Recruiting Office, Paharpur Gaya-823 005
Tel :422420-441

JABALPUR RTG OFFICEMADHYA PRADESH AND CHATTISGARH
42. HQ Rtg Office JabalpurDistts of Jabalpur , Shahdol, Mandla, Balghat, Rewa, Satna, Narsinghpur, Seoni, Damoh, Sidhi and Panna

HQ Rtg Zone, T-23, Ridge Road, Jabalpur-482 001 (MP)
Tel :76-762246

43. BRO RaipurDistts of Raipur , Raigarh, Sarghuja, Rajnandgaon, Bilaspur and Bastar

Branch Recruiting Office, 82/109, RSU Campus, Raipur (Chattisgarh)-492 010
Tel : 228155

44. BRO GwaliorDistts of Gwalior , Bhind, Morena, Datia, Shivpuri, Guna, Tikamgarh and Chhatarpur.

Branch Recruiting Office, 23 Kalpi Road , Morar, Gwalior
(MP)-474 006
Tel : 31-312057

45. BRO MhowDistts of Indore , Dewas, Jhabua, Mandsaur, Ratlar, Dhar, Ujjain , Khandwa, West Nirmar , Khargaon and Shajapur.

Branch Recruiting Office, 4, Bakery Road , Mhow
(MP)-453 441
Tel : 58184

46. BRO BhopalDistts of Bhopal , Sehore, Raison, Saugor, Chhindwara, Betul, Hoshangabad, Vidisha & Rajgarh.

Branch Recruiting Office, Old Sectt, Bhopal-462 001
Tel : 73100-540954

SHILLONG RTG ZONEASSAM , MEGHALAYA, ARUNACHAL PRADESH, NAGALAND, MANIPUR, TRIPURA AND MIZORAM
47. HQ Rtg Office ShillongDistts of Morigaon, Nagaon, East & West Khasi Hill East & West Garo Hills and Jaintia Hills.

HQ Rtg Zone, Shillong - 788025
Tel : 224300-6932

48. BRO JorhatDistts of West and East Siang, Dibang Valley, Lohit, Tirap Chandllang, Jorhat, Sibsagar, Lakhimpur, Dhamaji, Golaghat, Tinsukia and Dibrugarh.

Branch Recruiting Office, Jorhat - 785001
Tel : 320140-6916

49. BRO NarangiDistts of East and West Kameng, Lower and Upper Subansiri , Tawang, Barpeta, Goalpara, Kamrup, Nalbari, Kokrajhar, Darrang, Dhubri, Somitpur and Bongaigaon

Branch Recruiting Office, Narangi (Guwahati) - 780027
C/o 101 Area Postal Unit C/o 99 APO
Tel :540412-6991

50. BRO RangapaharDistts of Karbi Anglong, Imphal, Ukhurual, Bishanpur, Thoubal, Churachandpur, Tamanglong, Senapati, Chandel, Kohima, Mokochung, Phonk, Mon, Zurikebito, Wokha and Tuensaj.

Branch Recruiting Office, Rangapahar, Dimapur, Nagaland - 797112
Tel :28600-6916

51. BRO SilcharDistts of North Cachar Hills, Cachar, Karimganj, Kailakandi, Aiswal, Lunglei, Chhimtuipui, North and West Tripura .

Branch Recruiting Office, Sillchar Cantt., PO Auranchal Pradesh - 788025
Distt. Cachar ( Assam )
Tel :21531-60978

52.  BRO AizawlAll Distts of Mizoram

BRO Aizawl            C/O 806 FPO         C/O 99 APO

PUNE RTG ZONEMAHARASHTRA AND GUJARAT
53. HQ Rtg Office PuneDistts of Pune, Ahmednagar, Sholapur and Osmanabad.

HQ Rtg Zone, 3, Rajendra Singhji Road
Pune-411 001
Tel:6360849

54. BRO MumbaiDistts of Mumbai, Thane, Nasik , Dhulia , Jalgaon and Colaba.

Branch Recruiting Office, Colaba, Mumbai-400 005
Tel:2153510

55. BRO NagpurDistts of Nagpur , Wardha, Bhandara, Yeotmal, Akola , Amravati , Chandrapur and Buldana.

Branch Recruiting Office
Nagpur-440 001
Tel:555907

56. BRO KolhapurDistts of Satara, Kolhapur , Sangli, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg

Branch Recruiting Office,
Kolhapur-416 004
Tel:523809

57. BRO AurangabadDistts of Aurangabad , Parbhani, Nanded, Bhir, Jalna and Latur

Branch Recruiting Office, T/39, Assey Lines
Aurangabad-431 002
Tel:334406-238

58. BRO AhmedabadDistts of Baroda , Ahmedabad, Kaira, Surat , Baroch, Bulsar, Mahsana, Sabarkantha, Panchmahals, Dangs, Banskanatha, Gandhinagar, Daman , Dadra & Nagar Haveli.

Branch Recruiting Office, Ahmedabad-380 003
Tel: 2861951-67280

59. BRO JamnagarDistts of Rajkot , Jamnagar , Amroli, Bhavnagar , Junagarh, Bhuj, Surendranagar and Diu .

Branch Recruiting Office
Jamnagar-361 008
Tel: 550272-6916

BANGALORE RTG ZONEKARNATAKA AND KERALA
60. HQ Rtg Zone BangaloreDistts of Bangalore , Kolar, Mandya, Mysore , Tumkur, Chitradurga and Bellary .

HQ Rtg Zone, 148, Field Marshal KM Kariappa Road, Bangalore-560025
Tel: 5591999
5096264

61. BRO MangaloreDistts of North & South Kanara , Chickmaglur, Coorg, Shimoga and Hasan.

Branch Recruiting Office, Kulur Post, Mangalore-575 013
Tel:458386

62. BRO BelgumDistts of Belguam, Bijapur, Dharwar, Gulbarg, Raichur, Bidar & State of Goa .

Branch Recruiting Office, Fort Belgaum ,
Belgaum-590 016
Tel:422517

63. BRO TrivandrumDistts of Trivandrum , Alleppy, Ernakulam, Quilon, Kottayam Iddukki and Pathanamthitta

Branch Recruiting Office, Thirumala Post, Trivandrum-695 006
Tel:342373

64. BRO CalicutDistts of Calicut , Cannanore, Palghat, Malapuram, Trichur, Wynad, Kesergode and UT of Mahe and Lakshwadweep.

Branch Recruiting Office, West Hill Barracks,
Calicut-673 005
Tel:383953

CHENNAI RTG ZONETAMILNADU AND ANDHRA PRADESH
65. HQ Rtg Zone ChennaiDistts of Chennai, Chingalpur, Dharampuri, North & South Arcot, UT of Pondicherry, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Chittoor Distt of Andhra Pradesh.

HQ Rtg Zone, Fort Saint George, Chennai-600 009
Tel:5312608

66. BRO TrichirapalliDistts of Tiruchirapalli, Thanjavur, Ramanathapuram, Tirunvelli, Pudukottai, Pasumpan, Kanyakumari, Muthuramatingom, Kamarajar and Childamarnagar.

Branch Recruiting Office, Garuda Lines,
Trichy-620 001 (TN)
Tel:412254

67. BRO SecunderabadDistts of Adilabad, Hyderabad , Karimnagar, Mehboobnagar, Medak, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Warrangal, Kurnool , Ranga Reddy and Sanga Reddy.

Branch Recruiting Office, Secunderabad-500 015 (AP)
Tel:7882041

68. BRO CoimbatoreDistts of Coimbatore , Perriyar, Salem , Nilgiris and Madurai .

Branch Recruiting Office, Red Fields, Coimbatore-641 018 (TN)
Tel:312022

69. BRO GunturDistts of Guntur , Cuddapah, Krishna, Nellore , Prakasham and Anantpur.

Branch Recruiting Office, Ravindra Nagar Post, Guntur-522 006 (AP)
Tel:230008

70. BRO VishakapatnamDistts of Vishakapatnam, East and West Godawari , Srikakulam, Visainagaram and Khamman.

Branch Recruiting Office, Old MFD Location, Near Southern Rly Wksp. Station Road, Visakhapatnam-530 014 (AP)
Tel:754680

GORKHA RTG DEPOTNEPAL
71. HQ Rtg Office KunraghatAnchals of Mahakali, Seti, Bheri, Rapti, Karnali, Dhaulagiri, Lumbini and Gandaki of Nepal .

Gorkha Rtg Depot, Kunraghat, Gorakhpur-273 008
Tel:273035

72. BRO GhoomAnchals of Narayani, Begmali, Janakpur, Sagarmatha, Koshi, mechi of Nepal and Distt of Darjeeling except Kalimpong Sub Division of West Bengal (for Indain National Gorkhas only).

Gorkha Rtg Depot, Ghoom Darjeeling (WB)-734 102
Tel:54498-6930

INDEPENDENT RTG OFFICE
73. IRO Delhi CanttState of Delhi and Distts of Gurgaon and Faridabad of Haryana

Independent Rtg Office,
Delhi Cantt-110 011
Tel:5666608

Application Form

All recruitments are done only through rallies. Please contact your nearest Branch Recruiting Office / Zonal Recruiting Office for details. Rally schedule 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.

For exact notification dates, please check out our Exam Alert Section.

Contact Details

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The Director - Recruiting (Officer Selection)
Addl. Directorate General of Recruiting
West Block III, R.K.Puram
Army Headquarters, New Delhi 110 066
Tel : +91-11-26196220
Fax: +91-11-26196205
E-mail: [email protected]
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