Indian Army Soldier (Technical) Recruitment 2023: 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 (Technical) recruitment conducted by the Indian Army for the year 2023. This article covers topics such as – age limit, eligibility criteria, educational qualifications, test, syllabus, application process, important dates and selection process.

Soldier Technical Recruitment

So far, I’ve published posts about Soldier Clerk, Soldier Tradesman and Soldier General Duty recruitment. You may also check out Open Bharti schedule.


The Indian Army uses modern weapons, communication systems, vehicles and equipment. One must possess adequate scientific and technical knowledge in order to operate and maintain such vehicles, weapons and equipment.


For the above mentioned tasks, the Indian Army requires soldiers who have sound technical background. The Army requires soldiers who are knowledgeable and have an aptitude for electrical, mechanical and other technical fields.


In order to fill such technical vacancies, the Indian Army conducts Soldier (Technical) recruitment each year. Unlike other soldiers, technical soldiers belong to the science background and have an aptitude for technical fields.


10+2 (Science stream with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English subjects) passed unmarried male candidates are eligible to apply for the post of Soldier Technical. Let us check out the eligibility criteria now.


Eligibility criteria


Educational qualifications required –

10+2 / Intermediate Exam Pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English with 45% marks in aggregate and 40% in each subject.


Age limit –

17½ to 23 years.


Physical standards-

Height: Western Himalayan Region (163 cms), Eastern Himalayan Region (157 cms), Western Plains Region (170 cms), Eastern Plains Region (169 cms), Central Region (167 cms), Southern Region (165 cms).


Chest: Western Himalayan Region (77 cms), Eastern Himalayan Region (77 cms), Western Plains Region (77 cms), Eastern Plains Region (77 cms), Central Region (76 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. Colour 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 Technical recruitment is carried out through ZROs (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 (Registration)
  2. Document verification
  3. Physical Fitness Test
  4. Medical test
  5. CEE (Common Entrance Test)
  6. Publication of final merit list
  7. 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 (Technical) recruitment for the year 2023 on the website and newspapers.


Exam and syllabus

To become a Soldier (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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