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Indian Army Recruitment 2021: Application begins for Religious Teacher JCO post; check details

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 January 2021, 13:16 IST

Indian Army has released a job notification for the post of Religious Teachers as Junior Commissioned Officers (JCO) for RRT 91, 92, 93, 94 & 95 courses.

Interested and eligible candidates can submit the online application form on the official website- joinindianarmy..nic.in.

The application form can be submitted from January 11, 2021. Therefore, candidates who are having the opportunity in the Indian Army can submit their application form on or before February 9, 2021.

Under this recruitment drive, the Indian Army will fill a total of 194 vacancies. The positions are released for Pandit, Granthi, Padri, and Maulvi (Sunni) categories.

Interested candidates can check the eligibility criteria required for the posts.

Indian Army Religious Teacher Vacancy Details:

Total posts- 194 vacancies

  • Pandit-171
  • Pandit (Gorkha) for Gorkha Regiments -09 (Hindu (Gorkha) candidates only)
  • Granthi-05
  • Maulvi (Sunni)-05
  • Maulvi (Shia) for Ladakh Scouts -01 (Ladakhi Muslim Shia candidates only)
  • Padre-02
  • Bodh Monk(Mahayaana) for Ladakh Scouts -01

Eligibility Criteria for Indian Army Religious Teacher JCO 2021
Educational Qualification for Indian Army Religious Teacher JCO 2021

  • For Pandit: Candidates with Acharya in Sanskrit or Shastri in Sanskrit with a one-year diploma in 'Karam Kand can apply for the post.
  • For Maulvi (Sunni) and Maulvi (Shia) for Ladakh Scouts: Muslim candidates with Maulvi Alim in Arabic or Adib Alim in Urdu.
  • For Granthi-Sikh Candidates with Gyani in Punjabi.
  • For Bodh Monk (Mahayaana)- Candidate who has ordained Monk/Buddhist 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 (PhD) of Khanpa or Lopon or Rabjam with a proper certificate from the Monastery.
  • For Padre- Person who has been ordained priesthood by the appropriate ecclesiastical authority and is still on the approved list of the local Bishop.

Age Limit:

Civilian and In-Service Candidates: 25 to 34

Note: To know more details about eligibility criteria, candidates can visit the official website at joinindianarmy..nic.in.

Selection Details:

Physical Test:
Height (cm):

  • For General - 160.
  • For Gorkhas & Ladakhi region candidates - 157.
  • Andaman & Nicobar Island, Lakshadweep Gp incl Minicoys - 155 (only Locals).

Chest (cm):
77 for all

Weight (kg):

  • For General (less Gorkha & Ladakhis) - 50
  • For Gorkhas & Ladakhi region candidates - 48.

Physical Fitness Test:

An aspirant should be able to run 1600m in 08 Minute

Selection Criteria

Candidates will be selected on the basis of the following ways:

Written Examination – Candidates need to appear for the written examination that will be held on June 27, 2021.

Important Dates

  • Online registration for Indian Army Religious Teacher JCO post : 11 January 2021
  • Last date for online registration: 09 February 2021
  • Exam Date: 27 June 2021

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First published: 11 January 2021, 13:08 IST