Indian Army Soldier General Duty Examination – Eligibility

Indian Army SGD Exam

Indian Army consist number of arms and services. The range of opportunity is very wide. Though there are hundreds of diverse activities in the defence services, but the real flavor lies with the soldiers who are on the general duty.

For the recruitment of soldier for general duty Indian Army conducts an exam namely Indian Army Soldier General Duty Examination.

This examination is generally held four times in a year and advertised in the Employment News and other leading dailies.

Indian Army SGD Exams – Eligibility

Eligibility for Indian Army Soldier General Duty SGD Exam :

Physical Standards for Indian Army Soldier :

Region wise minimum physical standards are as follows :

RegionStatesHeight(Cms)WeightChest (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

RegionStatesHeight (Cms)WeightChest (Cms)
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
Southern  RegionAndhra Pradesh, Karnataka Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa And Pondicherry1655077

Special physical standards :

Region- States - categoryHeight (Cms)Weight (kgs)Chest (Cms)
Gorkhas both Nepalese and Indians1604877
Andaman, Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Group including Minicoy :
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.

Indian Army Soldier Physical Fitness Tests (PFT) :

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

* 1 MileRun
* Pull Ups
* Balance
* 9 Feet Ditch

(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 above40 Mks
932 Mks
828 Mks
721 Mks
616 Mks

(c) Balance & 9 Feet Ditch.

These are qualifying test and no marks are awarded.

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Indian Army Soldier General Duty Examination – Eligibility


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5 Responses to “Indian Army Soldier General Duty Examination – Eligibility”

  1. kunal bhatia March 16, 2012 at 1:02 pm # Reply

    i am 17 yrs old and i have given the final exams of class 11th from c.b.s.e. with commerce pattern i want to join the indian army as a soldier. plz tell me from where i get the forms online and the date of examinations,plz answer it and send to my e-mail id

  2. Aftab Alam October 4, 2012 at 4:10 am # Reply

    can Computer Science Engineering can apply for Railway technical exam

  3. Ritesh kumar December 5, 2012 at 1:47 pm # Reply

    I have passed with PCM with 70% in 2010 and ITI in 2012 and am 20 yr old. Pls ans me that for which post of railway i can apply , which post will be best for me . Besides railways in which other technical nd non technical secter i can apply .ply reply me my id is

  4. sagar gaikwad December 15, 2012 at 5:58 am # Reply

    hello sir,i m now studying s.y.bsc computer science in pune.and my age is 20.which trade would i select, plz suggest me plz.

  5. amit kumar June 21, 2015 at 9:34 am # Reply

    hy sir how to apply for online this post?

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