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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 the 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) 

For the recruitment of Army Soldier Tradesman Indian Army conducts an exam namely Indian Army Soldier Examination. This examination is generally held four times in a year once advertised in a Employment news corner and other leading dailies. 

The Indian Army Tradesman Agniveer Eligibility criteria includes Age limit , Educational Qualifications, Experience, and 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 are  allowed .
  • Certain relaxation in physical measurement is available for candidates belonging to reserved categories.  


Indian Army Tradesman Agniveer 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.  There is no stipulation in  aggregate percentage but should have scored minimum 33 percent in each subject.  
  • EXPERIENCE- No prior experience required . 



Medical Eligibility for Army Soldier Tradesman is given below- 

To ensure that a candidate is medically fit , the army has set up some medical standards that everyone has to fulfil before getting recruited. 

  • 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. 




Indian Army Tradesman Agniveer Selection Procedure is given below- 

The soldier's tradesman process is a bit complicated as compared to other trades because it involves an extra aptitude test .

  •  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.  


Indian Army Tradesman Agniveer  Recruitment Apply Online- 


You can use the steps given below in order to apply. 


Step 1: First, visit the official website of the conducting body at The Homepage will be displayed on your screen. 


Step 2: Now, from the Recruitment tab there, click on the JCO/OR Apply /Login.


Step 3: Complete your registration and proceed to apply online.


Step 4: Fill in the registration form with all the necessary details and upload the documents in the prescribed formats only. 


Step 5: Before final submission, re-check the entire form and click on the Submit button. Make a note of the Registration Number and Password that are generated immediately, as you finish your application process.


The Answer keys with the list of answers for the written test are expected to be released once the phase of the written examination is over. The applicants can visit the website and evaluate the answers to form a fair idea about their performance in the respective test. Candidates can also raise objections in case they are not satisfied with one or more than one answer. However, the conducting body is yet to disclose any information regarding the release of Answer key and submission of queries. We will put the information accordingly, as it comes. 


Indian Army Tradesman Agniveer Preparation Tips for Written Examination- 


There are multiple ways that you can follow to crack the written test for the respective recruitment. To crack a competitive exam like this, you will need preparation and confidence. 


1: You can go through the question papers from the previous years. This helps you in a better understanding of the important topics and you can focus on them accordingly. Make sure to draft down study notes on the major topics that you read.


2: You should also attempt weekly mock tests. This actually enhances your speed, accuracy and you get to cope up with the time management skills as well. 


3: Be in healthy habits before you take the exam. Try to avoid entertainment genres as much as possible and eat healthy.


Additional Perks and Allowances

Once a candidate gets selected for the post of AOC Tradesman Mate, they also receive various other benefits and allowances other than the basic pay. The perks provided to the AOC Tradesman Mate are:


  • Dearness Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Travelling Allowances
  • Medical Allowances
  • Conveyance Allowance
  • AOC Tradesman Mate In-Hand Salary
  • The pay scale for the post of AOC Tradesman Mate is around Rs. 18,000/- to Rs 56,900 /- per month. All the allowances other than the salary are mentioned in the offer letter provided by the Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) to the candidate after clearing the recruitment process.


Army  Tradesman  Job Profile- 


Since you now understand everything related to the salary. Now just discuss the job profile and the roles and responsibilities related to the job-


The main role of the Tradesman Mate includes working at the shop/ ship/ production/ maintenance.

Other duties are locating and transporting files and other materials throughout the office.

Also administer ordinary office tasks such as diary, dispatch, and other computer-related assignments.


Indian Army Soldier Tradesman Admit Card-  


The admit card is expected to be released at least 10 days before the exam takes place. Candidates must carry the hall ticket to the exam. Check the steps below to download the call letters from the website on the given date. 


Step 1: First, visit the official website of the exam authorities. The Home Page will turn up on the desktop screen. 


Step 2: Now, from the Recruitment tab, click on the Admit Card 2022 link and select the respective post i.e., Tradesman.


Step 3: Fill in the details correctly as asked.


Step 4: Before clicking on the Submit option, check the entire thing well and see whether you have put all the details correctly. 


Step 5: Click on the Submit option. 


Step 6: The Admit Card PDF will be displayed on your screen. Check whether all the details are correctly printed on the document and take a print out of the same.


So, this is the whole Indian Army Tradesman selection procedure.  I hope this article cleared your doubts. The competition level is rising day by day and you need the right guidance to crack the examination so you must join MKC i.e Major Kalshi Classes PVT.LTD in Ranchi .


We have been providing quality education for defence recruitments , since the last 15 years . Major Kalshi classes PVT. LTD  in Ranchi is on a fascinating path of growth in defence sector .As we all aware, it has already established itself as one of the top defence academies in the country, but that is just the tip of the high mountain compared to the huge initiatives apart from existing defence institute  department we have introduced hostel facilities, Health  care centre and swiss school. 

Students can learn many formulae and shortcuts to get quick and accurate answers while attempting the examination. Apart from this , we provide extensively researched study material which helps students to easily access and organize and systematically approach a vast syllabus.

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