Indian Army Soldier Technical Examination – Eligibility

Indian Army Soldier Technical Exam

The Indian Army is an excellent source of skilled man power. Every year Indian army recruits lakhs of young people to its different wings through different examination.

Indian Army Soldiers (Technical) M.E.R. Examination is one of them. Indian Army Soldiers Technical examination is held four times a year.

Eligibility for Indian Army Soldiers Technical Exam

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

Age : 17½-23 Years.

Educational Qualification : 10+2 / Intermediate exam passed in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English. No weightage for higher qualification.

RegionStatesHeight(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 RegionNagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya , Assam , Arunachal Pradesh , Sikkim and Hill Region of West Bengal ( Darjeeling and Kalimpong Districts)160
157*
4877
Western Plains RegionPunjab, Haryana, Chandigarh , Delhi , Rajasthan and Western UP ( Meerut and Agra Division)1705077
Eastern Plains RegionEastern UP, Bihar, West Bengal and Orissa 1695077
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 Standards :

Region- States - categoryHeight (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

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 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 Technical Examination – Eligibility

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One Response to “Indian Army Soldier Technical Examination – Eligibility”

  1. kaustubh March 25, 2012 at 11:02 pm # Reply

    I m giving OTA .what topic should i study for gk and what books to refer

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