Indian Army Clerk/SKT
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If you want to become a Clerk in the Indian Army, you must apply for Indian Army Soldier recruitment program. Indian Army conducts Open Rally and Soldier recruitment drives to fill up Clerk vacancies.
12th passed students are eligible to apply for this post. If you have completed 10+2 from a recognized board, you are eligible to become a Clerk in the Indian Army! 12th pass students may also appear for NDA exam.
The job post called ‘Clerk’ falls under the ‘Soldier’ category. To be precise, the job post is known as Soldier Clerk or Store Keeper Technical (SKT) (All Arms).
SOLDIER CLERK – NATURE OF WORK
Indian Army is a very large Organization. It consists of large numbers of personnel, material resources, equipment, inventory and stores.
Even a small unit of Indian Army houses thousands of personnel, their family, equipment, stores and inventory. For a unit to function properly, the above mentioned stores, personnel and inventory must be managed efficiently!
This is where Clerks come handy! Soldier Clerks/Store Keepers (SKT) are tasked with responsibilities such as inventory, personnel and resource management.
Some of the main tasks performed by Soldier Clerks/Store Keepers (SKT) include –
- Book keeping
- Inventory management
- Personnel documentation
- Office documentation
- Other office duties
In order to perform the above mentioned tasks, Soldier Clerks or SKTs are trained in areas such as –
- Computer Application
- Book keeping
If you want to become a Clerk in the Indian Army, you must take part in Soldier recruitment process. In order to be considered eligible to the post of Soldier Clerk, you must satisfy some basic requirements (educational, age limit, physical standards etc). Let us check them out –
Selection Process Of Indian Army Clerk / Skt
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Nationality: Candidates must be citizens of India and unmarried.
Age Limits: Between 17.5 to 23 years, as per the original documents (10th class DMC) of the student.
Educational Qualifications: The minimum qualification for Clerk if given below-
- The minimum educational qualification is Class 12th passed from any stream (Arts/Commerce/Science).
- Only those candidates can apply who had Maths or Accounts or Book keeping in Class 12th.
- Should have minimum 60% marks Total and minimum 50% marks in each subject.
Selection Procedure :-
The Very first step is to find the advertisment on sources like employment newspaper, the internet or by contacting the nearest recruiting office of your zone. the dates are then announced on notice boards and media sources which include the important information about the required documents like: Extra physical activities certificates, 10 Class Dmc for birth proof, 12 Class Dmc for Qualification Proof, Character certificate, Domicile and latest 30-40 Passport size photos.
Next Step is to Fill the Online Registration Form on Official Site of Indian Army as per your zone and upload the required document. finally submit your form and wait for Admit card. You can Download the admit card online and take a printout of it.
Following are the components of Clerk/Skt Recruitment Procedure:
Checking of Documents.
Physical Fitness Test.
Preparation of Merit List.
Enrollment and Dispatch of selected candidates in order of merit to centers.
1. Height & Weight Required For Indian Army Clerk/Skt:-
- Height – Minimum 162 cm
- Chest – After the expansion should not be less than 77 cm, there must be minimum expansion of 5cm.
- Weight – Should not be less than 50 kg.
Region wise minimum physical standards are as follows –
|Western Himalayan Region||J&K, HP, Punjab Hills (Area South& West of the Inter state Border between HP & Punjab and North and east of road of Mukerian, Hoshiarpur, Garhshankar, Ropar ) Garhwal & Kumaon regions of Uttranchal.||162||48||77|
|Eastern Himalayan Region||Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya , Assam , Arunachal Pradesh , Sikkim and Hill Region of West Bengal ( Darjeeling and Kalimpong Districts)||160||48||77|
|Western Plains Region||Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh , Delhi , Rajasthan and Western UP ( Meerut and Agra Division)||162||50||77|
|Eastern Plains Region||Eastern UP, Bihar,West|
Bengal and Orissa
|Central Region||Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Gujarat Maharashtra, Dadar,Nagar-Haveli, Daman and Diu||162||50||77|
|Southern Region||Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa And Pondicherry||162||50||77|
*** Dispensation of physical standards as per the rules.
2. Relaxations For Physical Standards in Indian Army Clerk/Skt:-
|Applicants from poor areas||Nil||2||Nil|
2. Physical Fitness Tests (PFT) In Indian Army Soldier G.D:-
To determine the Physical Fitness, the following tests carrying 100 marks are held:-
- 1.6 Km Race or 1600 meter or 1 Mile Run.
- Pull ups
- Balance test
- 9 Feet Ditch
* Only have to Qualify the Physical Fitnes Test (PFT) , No-Marking System for Indian Army Clerk.
(a) 1600 meter Race/ 1.6 Km / 1 MILE RUN
- Race should be Completed within 5 Min. 45 Seconds. – qualifying test
(b) Beam/PULL UPS
- 10 Pull Ups on beam – qualifying test.
(c) Balance Test : These are qualifying test and no marks are awarded.
(d) 9 Feet Ditch: These are qualifying test and no marks are awarded.
- A candidate should have robust physique and good mental health.
- Chest should be well developed having minimum 5 cms expension.
- Should have normal hearing with each ear and good binocular vision in both eyes. He should be able to read 6/6 in distant vision chart with each eye. Colour vision should be CP – III (able to recognize white, red and green signal colours correctly as shown by Martin’s Lantern at 1.5 meters).
- Should have sufficient number of natural healthy gum and teeth i.e. minimum 14 dental points.
- Should not have diseases like deformity of bones, hydrocele and varicocele or piles.
- Soldier General Duty for Infantry should have 6/6 eye sight.
Exam Process For Clerk/Skt in Indian Army :
|Subjects||Questions||Marks||Total Passing Marks|
|Total (Part I+II)||50||200|
Depends on Final Merit List.
Note: Total time given for Indian Army Clerk / Skt Exam is 60 Minutes, 1/4 negative marking for wrong answer.
Relaxation in Written Exam For Indian Army Clerk/Skt:
|O+ level Cerficate||15|
|Sports (International Level)||20|
|Sports (National Level)||15|
|Sports (State Level)||10|
After passing all these above tests Indian Army prepares Final Selection List after 15-30 days of Exams. The List is based on the marks secured by the candidates in the examination procedure. Those who make their name in the merit list served with the call letter to Join Indian Armed Force.
1. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE – 40% Questions (10 Ques – 40 Marks)
|Abbreviations||National and International.|
|Sports||National and International.|
|Awards & Prizes||National awards, Gallantry awards, Nobel Prizes.|
|History||Important dates & battles in Indian and World History and land marks of Indian History, national movement.|
|Geography||Solar System Space exploration, The earth principal peaks, Deserts, Rivers, Lakes and famous waterfalls, Geographical Tallest, Biggest and Longest etc.|
|Terminology||Geographical terms, Economic terms, Astronomical terms, Legal terms and Misc terms.|
|Other Topics||UNO, Indian Armed Forces, Indian Towns, States and Uts, Institutions and Research Stations, International space Stations and Festivals of India and World, Indian News Agencies and Dailies, Continents and Sub Continents. Inventions and Discoveries. Environment. The Constitution of India, Religious communities and Principal Languages, National and International Days, International Organizations, Books and Authors, The world of Plants and animals, Current Affairs and “Who’s Who”.|
|General Science||should have knowledge of general science upto 10th standard.|
2. Mathematics – 40% Questions (10 Ques – 40 Marks)
Consisting of numbers, HCF, LCM, Decimal fraction, square roots, percentage, Average, Ratio and proportion, partnership, profit & loss, unitary method, time work and distance, simple interest.
|Algebra||Basic operations and factorization, HCF and LCM, quadratic equations|
|Geometry||Lines and angles, triangles quadrilaterals, parallelograms and circles|
|Mensuration||Area and perimeters of Squares, rectangles parallelograms and circles, volume and surface area of cube, cuboids, cone, cylinders and sphere.|
3. Computer – 20% Questions (5 Ques – 20 Marks)
|Fundamentals of Computer|
Should have Basic knowledge of computer.
|Other Topics||History/Generations, Components of Computer, Input & Out Devices, Memory of Computer, Operating system, Internet knowledge, Microsoft office, Short-keys and Abbreviations etc.|
1. English – 100% Questions (25 Ques – 100 Marks)
|Parts of Speech|
Should have Perfect knowledge of Parts of speech.
|Comprehension||unseen passage or Comprehension.|
|Other Topics||Articles, Prepositions, Narrations, Find out the Error in Sentence, One word substitutions, Phrasal verbs, Antonym & Synonym words, PQRS type Questions, Fill in the blanks etc.|
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Indian Army Basic Salary 2020 Rank Wise 7th Pay Salary, Grade Pay, TA, DA, Allowance, Room Rent and other benefits, full details are mentioned in the article below. What is the Salary of Indian Army Soldier, Lance Naik, Naik, Havildar, naik subedar, subedar major (SM), Lieutenant, captain, major, lieutenant colonel, colonel, brigadier, major general, lieutenant general. There is rank description of Indian army soldiers to general.
For every trade in Indian Army like GD, tradesman, clerk, soldier technical, nursing assistant and other trades, Central government has been raised their salary. After 7th pay commission, started on 1 April 2016, every government employee salary was increased by 23%. This is latest 7th pay commission Indian army salary slip and pay scale.
Indian Army Basic Salary 2020 Rank Wise 7th Pay Salary, Grade Pay
Final Salary is always based on many things like allowance, DA, TA, Grade Pay, Rent and other allowance sum of these all make a salary.
Grade pay remain fixed until promotion and Salary decided according to grade pay. Grade pay is divided into many categories by government and every government employee gets his/her salary according to the grade pay.
Indian army grade pay starts from 1800 and ends up to 10,000.
Sepoy grade pay is 1800 and read the full article below for full details.
Basic pay is not grade pay basic pay increased every year and salary and pension of an government employee depends on basic pay too.
Rank In Indian Army
There is rank of Indian army and below is the full salary chart of Indian army.
- Soldier/sepoy – 25k (approx.)
- Lance naik – 30k (approx.)
- Naik – 35k (approx.)
- Havildar – 40k (approx.)
- naib subedar – 45k (approx.)
- Subedar – 50k (approx.)
- subedar major (SM) – 65k (approx.)
- Lieutenant – 68k (approx.)
- captain – 75k (approx.)
- major – 100k (approx.)
- lieutenant colonel – 112k (approx.)
- colonel – 130k (approx.)
How much a solider or havildar gets salary we will define it in the table given below.
|Rank/Post||Pay Scale||Grade Pay||Army Service Pay||Total Cash (Salary)|
|Sepoy||5200-20200||1800||2000||25,000 (in hand)|
|Lance Naik||5200-20200||2000||2000||30,000 (in hand)|
|Naik||5200-20200||2400||2000||35,000 (in hand)|
|Havaldar||5200-20200||2800||2000||40,000 (in hand)|
|Naib Subedar||9300-34800||4200||2000||45,000 (in hand)|
|Subedar||9300-34800||4600||2000||50,000 (in hand)|
|Subedar Major||9300-34800||4800||2000||65,000 (in hand)|
|Lieutenant||15600-39100||5400||6000||68,000 (in hand)|
|Captain||15600-39100||6100||6000||75,000 (in hand)|
|Major||15600-39100||6600||6000||1,00,000 (in hand)|
|Lieutenant Colonel||37400-67000||8000||6000||1,12,000 (in hand)|
|Colonel||37400-67000||8700||6000||1,30,000 (in hand)|
See above the salary of Indian army soldier to major general. This is approx. salary fixed salary is depend upon the time duration of service and basic pay and allowance, location etc.
How To Apply For Indian Army Application Form :
Candidates must check eligibility and standards before filling online form. Detailed instructions on how to register/fill-up application form is available on the webportal. Candidates can Apply Online registration at official Website of Indian Army.