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08 October, 2018

Indian Army JCO Recruitment 2018 Apply Online Religious Teachers


Applications are invited from Male Indian Citizens for recruitment as Religious Teacher in Indian Army as a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) for RRT 85 and 86. The Indian Army JCO 2017-18 Online registration of applications will open from 5th October 2018 to 3rd November 2018.

Name of the Post

Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) in the Army as Religious Teacher (RRT 87 and 88)

Detailed notification will be available soon. The last date for submission of Online applications is 3rd November 2018.

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Indian Army invites applications from eligible male candidates for recruitment of Religious Teachers in Indian Army as Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) for RRT 83 & 84 courses. The online registration start from 10th October 2016and close on 8th November 2016.

Religious Teachers preach religious scriptures to troops and conduct various rituals at Regimental/Unit religious institutions. Their duties also include attending funerals, ministering to the sick in Hospitals, reading prayers with the convalescents, visiting soldiers undergoing sentence, giving special religious instructions to the children and enlisted boys besides attending generally to the religious institutions and welfare of the Officers, Soldiers and their families.



Total Vacancies





Pandit (Gorkha) for Gorkha Regiments

02 (Only for Gorkha candidates)

Maulvi (Shia) for Ladakh Scouts

02 (Only Ladakhi Muslim Shia Candidates)

Bodh Monk (Mahayana)

03 (For only Budhist (Mahayana)candidates)

Age Limit:

Civilian Candidates -> 27 to 34 years as on 01 October 2017 (i.e. Candidates born between 01 Oct 1983 to 30 Sep 1990 (Both dates inclusive)).
Serving Combatants on Remusteration -> 25 to 34 years as on 01 October 2017 (i.e. Candidates born between 01 Oct 1983 to 30 Sep 1992 (Both dates inclusive)).

Pay, Allowances and Perks: The JCO (RT) will be placed at the minimum pay scale of ₹ 9300-34800. in addition they will be entitled to DA, free accommodation, entitled ration for self, uniform, free medical and leave travel concession for self, family/and dependents, canteen facilities and other allowances as admissible to the regular Army.

Educational Qualifications: The minimum educational qualification for appointment to Junior Commissioned Officers (Religious Teacher) will be Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university. In addition to this they must also possess following qualification according to the religious denomination of the individual :-

Pandit -> Hindu candidates with Madhyama in Sanskrit or Bhushan in Hindi or equivalent standard in the regional language concerned (OR) Those who have passed BA with Sanskrit / Hindi as one of the elective (Main) subjects but have not done Madhyama in Sanskrit or Bhushan in Hindi.

Granthi -> Sikh Candidates with Vidwan in Punjabi or equivalent standard in the regional language concerned (OR) Those who have passed BA with Punjabi as one of the elective (main) subjects but have not done Vidwan in Punjabi.

Pandit (Gorkha) for Gorkha Regiment -> Hindu (Gorkha) candidates with Madhyama in Sanskrit (OR) Bhushan in Hindi or equivalent standard in the Nepali Language (OR) Those who have passed BA with Sanskrit / Hindi as one of the elective (Main) subjects but have not done Madhyama in Sanskrit or Bhushan in Hindi.

Maulvi (Shia) for Ladakh Scouts -> Muslim Shia ladakh personnel candidates with Maulvi Alim in Arabic, Adib Alim in Urdu or equivalent standard in the regional language concerned (OR) Those who have passed BA with Arabic/Urdu as one of the elective (Main) subject but who have not done Maulvi Alim in Arabic/ Adib Alim in Urdu.

Bodh Monk -> Budhist (Mahayana) candidates who have been ordained Monk/Budhist Priest, by the Appropriate Authority. The term Appropriate Authority will mean Head Priest of the Monastery where the person has been initiated into priesthood. The head priest should be in possession of Geshe (Ph.D) of Khanpa or Lopon or Rabjam with proper certificate from Monastery.

Medical Standards:

(a) A candidate should have robust physique and mental health, chest should be well developed having minimum 5 cm expansion, should have normal hearing with each ear, should have sufficient number of natural teeth, i.e. 14 dental points with healthy gums. Should not have diseases like deformity of bones, hydrocele, varicose veins or piles.
(b) Candidates may contact nearest recruiting office / zones of the advertisement for existing rules on acceptable medical standards.

Physical Standards:


Minimum Standard

Height (Cms)

160 (157 for Pandit Gorkha, Bodh Monk & Maulvi Shia

Chest (Cms)


Weight (Kg)

50 (48 for Pandit Gorkha, Bodh Monk & Maulvi Shia)

Physical Fitness Test

Candidate should be able to run 1600 Meter in 08 Minutes

Selection Process: Written Examination and Interview. The Screened candidates will be put through written examination which will be conducted on 26th February 2017 and will comprise of two papers:-

(a)  PAPER-1 (Marks - 100) -> Common to candidates of all Religious denominations. Only a qualifying exam and marks not counted while preparation of merit list for appearing in the interview or final selection. Pass marks 40%.
(b) PAPER- II (Marks - 100) -> Specific to particular religious denominations to which the candidate belongs. Candidates to secure minimum 40% marks to be eligible for Interview

How to Apply: Eligible candidates are required to Apply online. The Online Registration open from 10/10/2016 at 10:00 Hours and close on 08/11/2016 up to 17:00 Hours.


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