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What is the Education Qualification for Joining Indian Army as JCO/OR

SSBInsights Team
29 Oct 2017

Minimum Educational Qualification and Age Criteria

Group Y - BSc /BA / BCA / B Sc (IT) (w/o B Ed.)
Ser. No
(1)Soldier (General Duty) (All Arms)SSLC / Matric with 45% marks in aggregate and 33% in each subject. No percentage considered in case candidate has passed with higher qualification ie 10+2 and above.17 ½ - 21 Yrs
(2)Soldier (Technical) (Technical Arms, Artillery, Army Air Defence)(a)Sol Tech 10+2/Intermediate Exam pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English with 50% marks in aggregate and 40% marks in each subject.

(b)Sol Tech (Aviation & Ammunition Examiner) 10 +2 / Intermediate exam pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English with 50% marks in aggregate and 40% marks in each subject.OR Three years Diploma in Engg (Mechanical /Electrical/ Automobiles/ Computer Science Mechanical Engg and Electronic & Instrumentation Engg) from a recognized Polytechnic Institute.
17 ½ - 23 Yrs
(3)Soldier Clerk / Store Keeper Technical (All Arms)10+2 / Intermediate Examination Pass in any stream (Arts, Commerce, Science) with 60% in aggregate and minimum 50% in each subject. Should have studied and passed English and Maths / Accounts / Book Keeping in Class X or class Xll with 50% marks in each subject. In case of graduate with Maths and English as subject in BSc, the stipulation of 50% in Cl X or Cl Xll is waived off. In case of graduate without English and Maths/Accts/Book Keeping , he should have scored more than 50% in English and Maths/Accts/Book Keeping at least once in Cl X or Cl Xll.
17 ½ - 23 Yrs
(4)Soldier Nursing Assistant (Army Medical Corps)10+2 / Intermediate Exam pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with Minimum 50% marks in aggregate and minimum 40% in each subject. OR In case the candidate has a BSc Degree with (Botany / Zoology / Bio-Science) and English, the stipulation of percentage in Class-XII is waived off. However, the candidate should have studied all the four specified subjects in Class XII also.17 ½ - 23 Yrs
(5)Soldier Tradesmen (All Arms except Syce, Mess Keeper and House Keeper )10th / ITI 
17 ½ - 23 Yrs
(6)Soldier Tradesmen (Syce, Mess Keeper and House Keeper) 8th Pass17 ½ - 23 Yrs
(7)Survey Automated Cartographer (Engineers)BA/BSc with Maths. Must have also passed 12th class(10+2) or equivalent with Maths and Science as main subjects.20-25 Yrs
(8)Junior Commissioned Officer Religious Teacher (All Arms)Graduate in any discipline. In addition requisite qualification in his own religious denomination.27-34 Yrs
(9)Junior Commissioned Officer Catering (Army Service Corps)10+2 or equivalent exam and Diploma / Certificate Course of a duration of one year or more in Cookery Hotel Management and Catering Technology from a recognized University / Food Craft Institute. AICTE recognition is not mandatory.21-27 Yrs
(10)Havildar Education (Army Education Corps)Group X - MA / MSc / MCA or BA / BSc / BCA / BSc (IT) with B Ed Group Y - BSc/BA/BCA/B Sc (IT) (w/o B 20-25 yrs

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