Indian Army Soldier Tradesman GD / SD Examination
Introduction to Indian Army Soldier Tradesman GD / SD Exam :
Indian Army consist number of arms and services. The range of opportunity 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).
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.
Eligibility for Indian Army Soldier Tradesman GD / SD Exam
Nationality : Unmarried Indian citizens (including those of Nepal) are eligible.
Soldier Tradesman General Duties : 17½-20 Years.
Soldier Tradesman Specified Duties : 17½-23 Years.
Educational Qualification : Non Matric.
Physical Standards for Indian Army :
|Region||States||Height (Cms)||Weight (Kgs)||Chest (Cms)|
|Western Himalayan Region||J&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 Region||Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya , Assam , Arunachal Pradesh , Sikkim and Hill Region of West Bengal ( Darjeeling and Kalimpong Districts)||160|
|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|
|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)|
|Gorkhas both Nepalese and Indians||160||48||77|
|Andaman, Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Group including Minicoy :|
|Tribals of recognized areas||162||48||77|
|Brigade of the Guards||173||50||77|
|Corps Military Police||173||50||77|
|*Clerks GD / SKT||162||50||77|
Medical Standards for Indian Army :
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 :
1. 1 Mile Run
2. Pull Ups
4. 9 Feet Ditch
Marking system is as follows :
(a) 1 Mile Run
|5.40 Mins and below||60 Mks|
|5.41 Mins to 5.50||48 Mks|
|5.51 Mins to 6 00||36 Mks|
|6.01 Mins to 6.10||24 Mks|
(b) Pull Ups :
|10 and above||40 Mks|
(c) Balance & 9 Feet Ditch
These are qualifying test and no marks are awarded.