The Indian Army consists of numerous arms and services. The range of opportunities is very wide and good but the Army Soldier Tradesman category is a special one. It is divided into two categories i.e The General Duties  ( GD ) and Specified Duties  ( SD ) . 


The various trades include - Chef , Dresser, Tailor, Painter , Steward,  Artisan (WW) Support staff (ER) and Washerman, Housekeeper,  Mess keeper and Syce (Looks after horses) 


 This examination is generally held four times in a year and advertised in a Employment news corner and other leading dailies. 


The Indian Army Tradesman Agniveer Eligibility criteria includes Age limit , Educational Qualifications, Experience, Nationality are given below- 


  • Eligibility for the Indian Army Tradesman Agniveer Recruitment is a prerequisite without which no candidate can apply or secure this post. 
  • Apart from the generic Indian army tradesman agniveer eligibility conditions , candidates also need to be physically and medically eligible to qualify for the further rounds of selection process. 
  • No age relaxation is  allowed .
  • Certain relaxation in physical measurement is available for candidates belonging to reserved categories.  


Eligibility Criteria are-  


  • NATIONALITY- Must be citizens of India belonging to the domicile of Madhya Pradesh Candidates from other states can apply only under the General Category. 
  • AGE LIMIT - Minimum age should be 17.5 years and Maximum age should be 23 years , born between the dates 01 October 1997 to 01 April 2003 .  
  • EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS- Class 10th simple pass / Class 8th simple pass from Education Boards affiliated to / listed by state board, ICSE, AICTE, CBSE and NIOS only. 
  • EXPERIENCE- No prior experience required . 



Medical Eligibility  is -  

  • He should have at least 14  dental points. 
  • Good physical and mental health with a robust physique. 
  • Not only a candidate should be fit externally but he should also be in a healthy state of mind.
  • The candidate should be free from any disease 
  • He should have a normal hearing range in both ears. 
  • He should have a 6/6 and binocular vision in both eyes. 
  • If the Candidate went or wants to go under an operation then it should be at least 6 month old and also the operation should not cause any problems to the Candidate otherwise he will be disqualified in the Medical Round. 


 Selection Procedure is given below- 


  •  Preparing Documents 
  • Online Registration 
  • Physical Fitness Test 
  • Aptitude Test 
  • Medical Test 
  • Common Entrance Exam (CEE) 
  • Making of Merit list 
  • Dispatch for training- A candidate has to go under 9 month of hard training. 


The candidates must keep the following points in mind regarding the eligibility criteria when they are applying for the Indian Army Tradesman Post:


  • A candidate seeking relaxation for physical standard or bonus marks in the written test under Reserved categories must ensure that he/ she possesses the requisite category certificate during document verification.
  • Only one ward of ex servicemen/ sportsman/ etc, can avail relaxations or bonus marks.
  • Candidates must qualify medical tests as per laid down medical standards at the rally site before appearing for the physical rounds.


Indian Army Tradesman Work:

Each trade of the Indian Army is responsible for fulfilling normal duties that allow a unit as it depends upon its numerous servicemen of a different trade. Now in terms of Indian Army Tradesman wok, the duty varies.


There are different posts under the Tradesman cadre which are Chef, Dresser, Animal Store Holder, Ferrier, Steward, Artisan (wood, painter, tailor, metallurgy), Musician, Equipment Repairer, Kennel man, Washerman, Mess Keeper, House Keeper.


Due to the difference in-between these posts the general duty differs accordingly, however the duties for these posts of two separate categories in terms of Indian Army Tradesman duty requisites.


  • General Duty 
  • Special Duty 


Indian Army Tradesman Salary:

Those individuals who are looking for details of Indian Army Soldier Tradesman salary, allowances & perks can find that information that has been provided in the following content of this section.


As we all know that the Indian Army does not only offer an ideal service for a secure life but these benefits come along with the monthly payment that is provided to each and every serviceman in return for their unquestionable services.


Similarly, the individuals who are able to join the Indian Army as a Tradesman will be provided with the monthly salary according to their category of duty given below


Indian Army Tradesman Salary: Rs. 18,000 (SD) & Rs. 19,000 (GD).

Grade Pay : Rs.1,800.

Military Service Pay: Rs. 2,000.

Indian Army Tradesman Allowances & Perks:

These allowances and perks are the benefits offered by the force depending upon various factors as per the demand of the service. The following benefits are valid for the servicemen and their family members.


  • High Altitude Allowances.
  • Dearness Allowances.
  • Transport Allowances.
  • Canteen Facilities.
  • Leave Facilities.
  • Medical Facilities.
  • House Rent Allowances.
  • Special Allowances.
  • Educational Compensation for children.


The Indian Army Soldier Tradesman  conducts the recruitment process into three steps: physical fitness/ measurement test, medical test and the written test. The Indian Army Soldier Tradesman Agniveer syllabus 2022 for the Written test includes three topics such as General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning, Mathematics & General Science. The table given below provides information on the detailed syllabus for the written test.


General Knowledge

  • India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, and who’s who.
  • Abbreviations
  • Sports
  • Awards and Prizes
  • Terminology
  • Indian Armed ForcesContinents and Subcontinents
  • Inventions and Discoveries
  • The Constitution of India
  • International Organizations
  • Books and Authors
  • Knowledge of Important events that have happened in India and at the world level in recent years
  • Current important world events
  • Prominent personalities etc.


Logical Reasoning


The questions will be based on the logical ability of the candidates of age group ranging between 16 to 20 years.



Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers

Fundamental Arithmetical Operations: HCF, LCM, Decimal fraction, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Time and distance, Time and work.

Algebra: Basic algebraic problems

Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts.

Mensuration: Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle etc

Trigonometry: Trigonometry, trigonometric ratios, complementary angles, height and distances etc.

General Science


Fundamental and day to day activities related topics of Physics & Chemistry

Biology: difference between the living and non- living, basis of life - cells, protoplasms and tissues, growth and reproduction in plants and animals, elementary knowledge of the human body and its important organs, common epidemics, their causes and prevention etc. 


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