Indian Army Soldier General Duty (NER) Examination

The Indian Army is the land-based part of the Indian Armed Forces. Job opportunities abound in the Indian Army. Though there are hundreds of diverse activities in the defence services, but the real action is experienced by the soldiers who are on the general duty.

For the recruitment of soldier (general duty) [SGD], the Indian Army conducts an examination called ‘Indian Army Soldier General Duty (NER) Examination.’ This examination is generally held four times in a year and is advertised in the Employment News and other leading dailies.


Indian Army Soldier General Duty Application Form

All recruitment’s are done only through rallies. Please contact your nearest Branch Recruiting Office or 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.

Indian Army Recruitment Rally

Indian army aspirants take part in chinning (pull ups) during an Army recruitment rally at Khasa, Amritsar
Pic courtesy: Hindustan Times

Important Dates

Recruitment rally in Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) for soldier (general duty): Yet to be announced

Related exams:

Indian Army Soldier Clerk Examination

Indian Army Soldier Technical (MER) Examination

Eligibility Criteria

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

Educational Qualification: SSLC/ Matric with 45% marks in aggregate, scoring 32% in each subject. If you have higher qualification (i.e. 10+2 or above), then the percentage of your marks is not a criteria.

17.5 – 21 years

Recruitment Procedure

Following are the components of SGD Recruitment Procedure:


Checking of Documents.


Physical Measurements.


Physical Fitness Test.


Medical Examination.


Written Examination.


Preparation of Merit List.


Enrollment and Dispatch of selected candidates in order of merit to centers.

Physical Standards For Indian Army Soldier General Duty

Region wise minimum physical standards are as follows –






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
Eastern Himalayan RegionNagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya , Assam , Arunachal Pradesh , Sikkim and Hill Region of West Bengal ( Darjeeling   and Kalimpong Districts)160
Western  Plains RegionPunjab, Haryana, Chandigarh , Delhi , Rajasthan and Western UP ( Meerut and Agra Division)1705077
Eastern Plains RegionEastern UP, Bihar,West
Bengal and Orissa
Central  RegionMadhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Gujarat Maharashtra, Dadar,Nagar-Haveli, Daman and Diu168 167*5077
Southern  RegionAndhra Pradesh, Karnataka Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa And Pondicherry1655077

Special Physical Standard For Indian Army Soldier General Duty

Region- States – Category

Height (Cms)

Weight (kgs)

Chest  (Cms)





Gorkhas both Nepalese and Indians




Andaman, Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Group including Mini coy:

Tribals of recognized  areas1624877
Brigade of the Guards1735077
Med Arty1705077
Corps Military Police1735077
*Clerks GD/SKT1625077

*** 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 MileRun
(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


10 and above40 Mks
932 Mks
828 Mks
721 Mks
616 Mks


These are qualifying test and no marks are awarded.

Written Exam Pattern (NER)

Eligible candidates will be required to appear for a written test. Common Entrance Examination (CEE) is conducted on 4th Sunday of each month for recruitment of Soldiers. It comprises of questions on general knowledge, mathematical aptitude, and computer awareness. There are 2 papers. For Soldier (GD) recruitment, only paper 1 needs to be written. This would be a 1 hour paper of 100 marks, where  32 would be the pass marks.

In addition to paper 1 Sol Clk has to qualify in their respective paper.
*** “C” Certificate holders seeking enrolment for Sol (GD) are exempted from appearing in written examination but have to fulfill other laid down criteria.

Recruitment Location

Jalandhar RTG ZonePunjab , Jammu & Kashmir
1. HQ Rtg office JalandharDistts of Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur & KapurthalHQ 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 & BhatindaBranch 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
7. BRO SrinagarDistts of Srinagar, Anantnag, Baramula and LadakhBranch Recruiting Office, Srinagar
C/o 31 Sub Area
C/o 56 APO
Tel :75681-84-2893
Ambala RTG ZoneHaryana, Himachal Pradesh & 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 PanipatTel: 41568
10. BRO HissarDistts of Hissar, Sirsa, Jind & KaithalTel: 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 BilaspurTel: 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
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 ZoneUttar Pradesh & 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 AligarhBranch 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 & 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 SikkimB R O, Seveke Road Camp, PO :Salugara, Siliguri, Distt-Jalpaiguri, PIN-734318
Tel :420992-247
32. BRO KanchraparaDistts of 24 Pargana(North), HooglyBurdwan and PuraliaB R O, Kanchrapara, PO :Kampa, Distt-24 Paragnas(North)-743193 (WB)
Tel :858379-320
33. BRO BehramporeDistt of Murshidabad, Burdhwan, Nadia and BirbhumBRO 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 & Jharkhand
38. HQ Rtg Office DanpurDistts of Patna , Bhojpur, Vaishali, Saran, Gopalganj and BuxerHQ 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 & Chattisgarh
42. HQ Rtg Office JabalpurDistts of Jabalpur , Shahdol, Mandla, Balghat, Rewa, Satna, Narsinghpur, Seoni, Damoh, Sidhi and PannaHQ Rtg Zone, T-23, Ridge Road, Jabalpur-482 001 (MP)
Tel :76-762246
43. BRO RaipurDistts of Raipur , Raigarh, Sarghuja, Rajnandgaon, Bilaspur and BastarBranch 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 & 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 BongaigaonBranch 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 MizoramBRO Aizawl            C/O 806 FPO         C/O 99 APO
Pune RTG ZoneMaharashtra & Gujarat
53. HQ Rtg Office PuneDistts of Pune, Ahmednagar, Sholapur and Osmanabad.HQ Rtg Zone, 3, Rajendra Singhji Road
Pune-411 001
54. BRO MumbaiDistts of Mumbai, Thane, Nasik , Dhulia , Jalgaon and Colaba.Branch Recruiting Office, Colaba, Mumbai-400 005
55. BRO NagpurDistts of Nagpur , Wardha, Bhandara, Yeotmal, Akola , Amravati , Chandrapur and Buldana.Branch Recruiting Office
Nagpur-440 001
56. BRO KolhapurDistts of Satara, Kolhapur , Sangli, Ratnagiri and SindhudurgBranch Recruiting Office,
Kolhapur-416 004
57. BRO AurangabadDistts of Aurangabad , Parbhani, Nanded, Bhir, Jalna and LaturBranch Recruiting Office, T/39, Assey Lines
Aurangabad-431 002
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 & 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
61. BRO MangaloreDistts of North & South Kanara , Chickmaglur, Coorg, Shimoga and Hasan.Branch Recruiting Office, Kulur Post, Mangalore-575 013
62. BRO BelgumDistts of Belguam, Bijapur, Dharwar, Gulbarg, Raichur, Bidar & State of Goa .Branch Recruiting Office, Fort Belgaum ,
Belgaum-590 016
63. BRO TrivandrumDistts of Trivandrum , Alleppy, Ernakulam, Quilon, Kottayam Iddukki and PathanamthittaBranch Recruiting Office, Thirumala Post, Trivandrum-695 006
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
Chennai RTG ZoneTamilnadu & 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
66. BRO TrichirapalliDistts of Tiruchirapalli, Thanjavur, Ramanathapuram, Tirunvelli, Pudukottai, Pasumpan, Kanyakumari, Muthuramatingom, Kamarajar and Childamarnagar.Branch Recruiting Office, Garuda Lines,
Trichy-620 001 (TN)
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)
68. BRO CoimbatoreDistts of Coimbatore , Perriyar, Salem , Nilgiris and Madurai .Branch Recruiting Office, Red Fields, Coimbatore-641 018 (TN)
69. BRO GunturDistts of Guntur , Cuddapah, Krishna, Nellore , Prakasham and Anantpur.Branch Recruiting Office, Ravindra Nagar Post, Guntur-522 006 (AP)
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)
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
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
Independent RTG Office
73. IRO Delhi CanttState of Delhi and Distts of Gurgaon and Faridabad of HaryanaIndependent Rtg Office,
Delhi Cantt-110 011

Indian Army Soldier General Duty Exams Contact Details

Army Headquarters

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
Email: [email protected]