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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    Indian Army GD Recruitment Exam
  • Mode of Conduction
  • Official Website
  • Total Marks
  • Total No. of Questions
  • No. of Sections
  • Marking Scheme
    Every right answer consists of 02 marks. For every wrong answer attempted, there is a negative marking of 0.5 marks.
Eligibilty Criteria

In order to appear for the selection round, an individual has to qualify through different criteria like educational, marital, nationality, physical and medical. All the details for every criterion are mentioned below:

Indian Army GD Educational Qualification 2022

  • The candidates need to have scored a minimum of 33 marks out of 100 in their core subjects in the 10th standard.
  • The candidate’s aggregate should sum up to a minimum of 45%.
  • The candidate's best 5 will be considered for all calculations.
Class Aggregate Percent Subject-wise Percent
10th 45 % 33%

Indian Army GD Age Limit 2022

The candidates need to be under certain age criteria for appearing in the exam of Indian Army GD. The standard age criteria are mentioned in the table below:

Post Minimum Age Maximum Age
Indian Army GD 17.5 21

Indian Army GD Marital Qualification 2022

The official notification released also briefs about the marital status of the candidate. The candidate should be single or unmarried for joining the Indian Army GD.

Indian Army GD Nationality Criteria 2022

The Nationality criteria allows citizens from multiple nations to join the Indian Army. The description is provided below:

  • An Indian citizen
  • A citizen of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Tibetan refugee who has permanently settled in India prior to January 1, 1962.
  • An Indian refugee who immigrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam to permanently live in India.
  • The above-mentioned candidates need to show their nationality certificate issued by the Government of India, except for the Gorkha citizen of Nepal.

Indian Army GD Physical Qualifications 2022

Apart from other criteria, a candidate is bound to go through a physical test also. The test is

Region Height (cms) Weight (kgs) Chest (cms)
Western Himalayan Region 163 48 77
Eastern Himalayan Region 160 48 77
Western Plains Region 170 50 77
Eastern Plains Region 169 50 77
Central Region 168 50 77
Southern Region 166 50 77

There is a physical fitness test also, which involves the following activities:

  • 1.6 km Run.
  • Pull-ups
  • Balance
  • 9 Feet Ditch
Exam Pattern
  • The question paper consists of a total of 50 questions.
  • Every question carries 2 marks. Thus, the total marks of the paper equal 100.
  • In order to clear the exam, the candidates must score 32 marks out of 100.
  • Every right answer consists of 02 marks.
  • For every wrong answer attempted, there is a negative marking of 0.5 marks.
  • For every unattempted question, no marks or penalty is applied.
  • There is an exception for candidates who have NCC ‘C’ Certificate. The candidates with the NCC ‘C’ Certificate need not appear in this examination.
Subjects Number of Questions Marks
General Knowledge 15 30
General Science 15 30
Mathematics 15 30
Logical Reasoning 05 10
Total 50 100

The table below elaborates on all the subjects which are asked in the selection process. Apart from the subjects, the table also deals with the topics which are asked. For a quick overview, the candidates can refer to the table below.

Subject Topic
General Knowledge
  • National & International Sports
  • National & International Abbreviations
  • Important historical dates.
  • World history
  • Landmarks of Indian National movement
  • National awards
  • National Prizes
  • Basic Geography.
  • Terminology
  • Current updates.
General Science
  • Scientific Terms
  • Daily Physics
  • Basics of Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Basics of Human Body
  • Algebra
  • Arithmetic
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Work and Distance
  • Simple Interest
  • Decimal
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Profit & Loss
  • HCF & LCM
  • Partnerships
Logical reasoning
  • Basics of Reasoning
  • Blood Relations
  • Numbers
  • Sets
  • Coding-Decoding

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