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Indian Army JCO 2017 – 72 Junior Commissioned Officer/Religious Teacher Jobs

Indian Army JCO 2017: An exciting job offer is waiting for male candidates who are willing to serve as Junior Commissioned Officers (Religious Teacher) in Indian Army. Due to staff requirements arised to handle the RRT 85 & 86 courses and other duties of particular posts, this opportunity has been announced now. Present vacancies are about 72 in number, but it may be increased or decreased later.  Serving combatants on remusteration are also found eligible to apply for this JCO/ RT Recruitment 2017.  To know more information about Indian Army JCO Recruitment 2017, read the details that are explained in below paragraphs.

JCO 2017 – Highlights
Designation Junior Commissioned Officer/ Religious Teacher (JCO/ RT) Vacancies 72
Qualification Degree/ 12th Application Online, Offline
Selection Type Physical test, written exam, interview Job Type Permanent
Last Date 08-11-2017 Job Location India

Indian Army JCO 2017

Indian Army is the largest part of Indian Armed Forces. Commissioned officers are the leaders of the army and command everywhere from platoon/ company to brigade, division, corps and the whole army. Indian Army now requires 72 male aspirants to serve in the rank of Junior Commissioned Officer (Regional Teacher). As this is army recruitment, promotional scopes and attractive salary package are applicable for these positions. Applications for this JCO 2017 Recruitment are asked to be submitted on or before 8th of November. Individuals who are thus applying shall be invited for various physical and knowledge tests. Leading contestants will be finally selected for respective JCO/ RT posts, based on requirements. Duties of selected aspirants include: conducting rituals, attending funerals, giving special religious instructions, etc.

Discipline Wise JCO Vacancies

No. Category Vacancies Age Limits Salary
1. Pandit 63 34 years Rs. 112400/-
2. Granthi 2
3. Padre 1
4. Maulvi 1
5. Pandit (Gorkha) – For Hindu Gorkha candidates 3
6. Maulvi (Shia) – For Ladakhi Muslim Shia candidates 1
7. Bodh Monk (Mahayana) – For Buddhist Mahayana candidates 1


JCO Army Salary: Selected candidates will have to undergo 6 weeks training in BEG & Centre at Kirkee and 11 weeks training at INI (Pune), as a Junior Commissioned Officer. On successful completion of training, aspirants will be placed as Religious Teachers in the rank of Naib Subedar.

  • JCO/ RT Salary Scale: Rs.35400 to 112400/-

In addition to JCO/ RT salary, promotional benefits, DA, Accommodation, Medical/ Leave concession, Canteen facilities and other allowances are also applicable for these Indian Army jobs.

JCO Indian Army Eligibility Criteria

Essential Qualification: Individuals graduated from recognized institution can apply for JCO 2017, if having interest. But, the minimum qualification required for remusteration candidates will be 10+2.

  • Civilian candidates: Any Degree
  • Serving combatants on Remusteration: 12th pass

Other Qualifications: In addition to degree, appliers should also have to possess the following qualification according to the religious denomination of individual. Qualification of equivalent standard is also acceptable.

Category Additional Qualification to join Indian Army JCO/ RT Posts
Pandit Hindu candidates with Madhyama in Sanskrit/ Bhushan in Hindi (or) B.A with Sanskrit/ Hindi as one of the main subject
Granthi Sikh candidates with Vidwan in Punjabi (or) B.A in Punjabi as main subject
Pandre Christian candidates ordained priesthood by appropriate ecclesiastical authority and is still on local Bishop approved list
Maulvi Muslim candidates with Maulvi Alim in Arabic, Adib Alim in Urdu (or) B.A with Arabic/ Urdu as main subjects
Bodh Monk (Mahayana) Buddhist (Mahayana) candidates ordained as Monk/ Buddhist Priest by Head Priest

Age Restrictions: While computing as on 1st October 2018, the minimum and maximum age of appliers can be as follows.

  • Minimum age for serving combatants on Remusteration: 25 years
  • Minimum age for civilian candidates: 27 years
  • Maximum age limit (for all): 34 years

Indian Army JCO 2017 Selection Process

Applying candidates shall be invited first for document verification, physical tests and medical examination, in respective headquarters of recruiting zones. Then, individuals who are screened from these tests will be invited for a written examination, by issuing admit cards. The final round of selection is interview, for which only aspirants qualifying in written exam with good marks shall be invited.

  • Document Verification
  • Physical Tests (Measurement & Efficiency)
  • Medical Test
  • Written Exam
  • Interview

Document Verification: Contestants have to produce all the requisite original certificates to the selection committee, while coming for document verification.

JCO/ RT Medical Test: After document verification, aspirants will be subjected to medical examination. Candidates who are failing to meet the minimum standards will be rejected in this stage itself.

  • Robust Physique & Mental Health
  • Chest (5 cm on expansion)
  • Normal hearing capacity
  • All natural teeth with healthy gums
  • Free from bones deformity, hydrocele, varicose veins, piles

JCO/ RT Physical Fitness Test: Candidates subjected to physical tests for JCO/ RT Recruitment 2017 must satisfy the following standards.

No. Criteria Indian Army JCO/ RT Jobs Minimum Physical Standards
1. Height ·157 cm – Gorkhas & Ladakhi region candidates
·160 cm – For others
2. Chest ·77 cm for all
3. Weight ·48 kg – Gorkhas

·50 kg – for others

4. Running · Normal areas – 1600 m in 5 minutes 45 sec
·Hilly Terrain areas – 1.6 Km (between 5000 to 9000 feet – additional 30 seconds and between 9000 to 12000 feet – additional 120 seconds)

JCO/ RT Written Exam: The written exam of Indian Army JCO Recruitment 2017 has two papers. Objective type questions shall be asked in both the papers as per pattern that is given below.

Papers Subjects Total Marks Minimum Qualifying marks
1 General Awareness 100 marks 40%
2 Religious denominations to which candidates belong 100 marks 40%

JCO/ RT Interview: For about 100 marks interview for Indian Army JCO 2017 Recruitment will be conducted. The selection committee will invite candidates who are taking more marks in Paper-II of written examination, for interview.

  • Minimum qualifying marks: 50 (out of 100)

Final select list will be prepared by combining the marks going to be taken by aspirants in Paper-II of written exam and interview.

How to Apply for JCO 2017?

There is no application fee for Indian Army JCO Religious Teacher Recruitment 2017. Depending upon categories of JCO vacancies, the method of application submission varies as follows.

JCO/ RT categories Mode of Application Submission Website/ Centre
Pandit, Granthi, Padri and Maulvi categories Online mode www.joinindianarmy.nic.in
Gorkha candidates Written Application Gorkha Recruiting Depot, Kunraghat
Muslim (Shia) candidates of Ladakh region Written Application Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre, Leh
Buddhist (Mahayana) candidates – other than Sikkim Region
Remusteration candidates Offline mode Concerned HQ Rtg Zone

JCO Online Application 2017: Candidates who have to submit online applications have to follow these simple JCO Apply Online steps. Individuals submitting more than one JCO Online Application Form 2017 will not be considered for this recruitment.

  • Go to joinindianarmy.nic.in website.
  • Click the JCO/ OR Apply/ Login option available in homepage.
  • Click the “Registration” tab available below “New User Registration”.
  • Read the instructions and press “Continue” button.
  • The registration form will open.
  • Fill the requisite personal details in it.
  • Finally tick the checkbox, preview the entered information and “Submit” it.
  • An OTP will be sent to your email id and mobile number.
  • Thereafter enter your OTP for successful registration and only then the profile of the candidate will be created by system.
  • Now login into the application part of JCO/ RT Recruitment 2017.
  • Fill the mandatory fields in it and upload scanned photograph, signature (if necessary).
  • Check the entered information and click “Submit” button.
  • Finally take printout copy of it.

JCO/ RT Written Application: By downloading the application form from Indian Army website, fill and submit the written application to concerned centres or depots. The detailed address for submitting applications is available in official notice.

Along with completed application, aspirants should also have to attach necessary document copies that are given below. Otherwise JCO/ RT applications will be rejected.

  • Educational Qualification
  • Age Proof
  • Conduct certificate
  • Experience certificate (if any), etc.

Remusteration candidates have to forward the application and requisite documents to respective Record Offices. The Record Offices will then forward the same to concerned HQ Rtg zone that is nearest to the place of posting of the candidates. With Red ink, aspirants should have written on the top of application containing envelope as “Application for JCO (RT) Courses 85 & 86”.

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Reference Links
Official Notification joinindianarmy.nic.in
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 Dates to Remember

Events Dates
Starting date of online registration 10th October 2017
Last date for submission of JCO Application 8th November 2017
Date of Written Examination 25th February 2018
List of candidates shortlisted for interview  will be published on website on 30th March 2018

Note: Details regarding JCO/ Religious Teacher vacancies that are currently existing in Indian Army are provided here on above section. To know more about this JCO 2017 Recruitment, refer the official notice that is linked above.

Updated: 14th October 2017 — 2:32 pm

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