Soldier Clerk / SKT Recruitment 2023: Eligibility, Dates, Exam & Vacancy

Do you want to join the Indian Army after 10+2? If yes, this article will be of help to you. Here, I’ve provided important details about the soldier clerk / store keeper technical recruitment held by the Indian Army. This article covers topics such as – age limit, eligibility criteria, educational qualifications, test, syllabus, application process, important dates and selection process.

Soldier Clerk SKT Recruitment

Soldier Clerk / Store Keeper Technical post is also known by names such as SKT and Inventory Management. It is a fairly popular post.


Like any other organization, the Indian Army also consists of personnel, equipment, stores and inventory. The size of the Indian Army is huge. It is made up of numerous units.


Each unit houses thousands of personnel, number of stores, lots of equipment and complex inventory! It is very important to manage both personnel and resources in the unit in an efficient way.


To make this possible, there has to be a dedicated clerical staff, which takes care of tasks like maintaining inventory, book keeping, managing and documenting personnel etc. Soldier clerks / SKTs / Inventory managers are recruited to carry out the above mentioned tasks.


In short, Soldier clerks / Store Keeper Technical carry out clerical work related to inventory, equipment and personnel. To thrive and shine in this post, one must have adequate knowledge of English, Mathematics, Computer Application and book keeping.


10+2 passed male candidates are eligible to apply for the post of soldier clerk / skt. Let us check out the eligibility criteria now.


Eligibility criteria


Educational qualifications required –

10+2 / Intermediate Exam pass in any stream (Arts, Commerce, Science) with 60% marks in aggregate and minimum 50% in each subject.Should have studied and passed English and Maths / Accounts / Book Keeping in Class X or Class XII with 50% marks in each subject.


Age limit –

17.5 to 23 years.


Physical standards-

Height: Western Himalayan Region (162 cms), Eastern Himalayan Region (160 cms), Western Plains Region (162 cms), Eastern Plains Region (162 cms), Central Region (162 cms), Southern Region (166 cms).


Chest: Western Himalayan Region (77 cms), Eastern Himalayan Region (77 cms), Western Plains Region (77 cms), Eastern Plains Region (77 cms), Central Region (77 cms), Southern Region (77 cms).


Weight: Western Himalayan Region (48 Kg), Eastern Himalayan Region (48 Kg), Western Plains Region (50 Kg), Eastern Plains Region (50 Kg), Central Region (50 Kg), Southern Region (50 Kg).


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. Color vision should be CP – III (able to recognize white, red and green signal colors correctly as shown by Martin’s Lantern at 1.5 mtrs).
  • Should have sufficient number of natural healthy gum and teeth i.e. minimum 14 dental points.
  • Should not have diseases like deformity of bones, hydrocele and varicocele or piles.
  • Soldier General Duty for infantry should have 6/6 eye sight.

Recruitment process

Soldier clerk / store keeper technical recruitment is carried out through ZRO (Zonal Recruitment Office). Your district falls under a specific ZRO in your state. Your application will be processed by the relevant ZRO.


Here’s a list of ZROs –

  • Ambala
  • Bangalore
  • Chennai
  • Danapur
  • Jabalpur
  • Jaipur
  • Jalandhar
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Pune
  • Shillong
  • GRD Kunraghat Gorakhpur
  • IRO Delhi Cantt


Under the supervision of ZROs, AROs (Army Recruiting Office) carry out recruitment rallies and CEE (Common Entrance Test).


Here are the steps involved (starting from application to the last stage of the test)-

  1. Apply online
  2. Document verification
  3. Physical Fitness Test
  4. Medical test
  5. CEE (Common Entrance Test)
  6. Publication of final merit list

Recruitment rally dates

ZROs conduct recruitment rallies throughout the year. They conduct open rally system to recruit candidates. Dates of such rallies and CEE are usually advertised in local newspapers and on the Join Indian Army website.


Readers are adviced to keep an eye on the official Join Indian Army website and leading dailies. For example, watch out for soldier clerk / skt recruitment for the year 2023 on the website and newspapers.


Exam and syllabus

To become a soldier clerk / store keeper technical, one must appear for the following tests –

  • Physical Fitness Test
  • Medical Test
  • CEE (Common Entrance Test)


The PFT (Physical Fitness Test) comprises of –

  • 1.6 Km run
  • Pull ups
  • Balance
  • 9 feet ditch


CEE is a written test that tests the candidate’s knowledge in subjects such as – GK, Mathematics, Computer and Science. Questions asked in the CEE exam will be of 8th, 9th, 10th and 10+2 standard level.


Final selection

The final selection will be merit based. Based on the marks scored by candidates in Physical Fitness Test, Medical Test and CEE, a merit list will be made. If your name features in the merit list, you will be selected to undergo further training!

Sreedharan ES
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10 thoughts on “Soldier Clerk / SKT Recruitment 2023: Eligibility, Dates, Exam & Vacancy”

  1. Hi sir my roll no. featured in selection list of cee am i selected or not. is physical marks also added in cee.Is result of cee is final list for the post of clerk plz plz help me to sort this problem

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