About Indian Army-Technical Trade (M.E.R)
Learn more about Indian Army Technical Entry
If you want to Join Indian Army from TECHNICAL ENTRY, you must apply for Indian Army Soldier recruitment program. Indian Army conducts Open Rally and Soldier recruitment drives to fill up Technical vacancies.
If you have completed 10+2 from a recognized board with Non-Medical Side, then You are eligible to apply for this post and you are also eligible to become Officer in Indian Armed Forces through NDA exam.
ARMY TECHNICAL – NATURE OF WORK
The Indian Army has a large collection of vehicles, weapons and equipment, which must be regularly operated and maintained. For this task, the Army needs recruits who have sound technical knowledge. This is when Soldier (Technical) recruits come handy!
Technical recruits hail from science background and are trained in areas such as electrical, mechanical and other technical fields. They can seamlessly fit into areas such as – arms, artillery, army air defence, aviation and ammunition.
There are two categories within the Soldier (Technical) post. They are –
- Soldier Technical
- Soldier Technical (Aviation and Ammunition Examiner)
Selection Procedure of Indian Army Technical Post
Know About Eligibility & Selection Process of Indian Army Technical Trade
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: For Technical
- 10+2/Intermediate Exam pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English with min 50% marks in aggregate and min 40% 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 Technical:-
- Height – Minimum 170 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.||166|
|Eastern Himalayan Region||Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya , Assam , Arunachal Pradesh , Sikkim and Hill Region of West Bengal ( Darjeeling and Kalimpong Districts)||160|
|Western Plains Region||Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh , Delhi , Rajasthan and Western UP ( Meerut and Agra Division)||170||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||168 167*||50||77|
|Southern Region||Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa And Pondicherry||165||50||77|
Region- States – Category
Gorkhas both Nepalese and Indians
Andaman, Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Group including Mini coy:
|Tribals of recognized areas||162||48||77|
|Brigade of the Guards||173||50||77|
|Corps Military Police||173||50||77|
*** Dispensation of physical standards as per the rules.
2. Relaxations For Physical Standards in Indian Army Technical :
|Applicants from poor areas||Nil||2||Nil|
3. Physical Fitness Tests (PFT) In Indian Army Technical:-
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
Marking system is as follows:
(a) 1600 meter Race/ 1.6 Km / 1 MILE RUN
- Group I : Race Completed within 5 Minutes and 30 Seconds – 60 Marks
- Group II : Race Completed within 5 Minutes and 30 Seconds – 48 Marks
(b) Beam/PULL UPS
- 10 Pull Ups on beam – 40 Markss
- 9 Pull Ups on beam – 33 Markss
- 8 Pull Ups on beam – 27 Markss
- 7 Pull Ups on beam – 21 Markss
- 6 Pull Ups on beam – 16 Markss
(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.
1. Exam Process For Technical (M.E.R) in Indian Army :
|SUBJECTS||NO. OF QUESTIONS||MARKS|
|General Knowledge & Reasoning||10||40|
Note: Total time given for Soldier G.D Exam is 60 Minutes, 1/4 negative marking for wrong answer.
2. Relaxation in Written Exam For Indian Army Technical (M.E.R) :
|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 – 20% Questions (10 Ques – 20 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 – 30% Questions (15 Ques – 30 Marks)
Natural numbers, integers, fractions, rational/irrational numbers, decimal fractions, HCF & LCM, square root, ratio and proportion, percentages, averages, profit & loss, simple and compound interest.
|Algebra||Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of algebraic expressions, HCF & LCM, factorization, simple equations, surds, indices, logarithms, Solution of linear equations of two and three variables. Ratio and proportion meaning and standard form, roots and discriminate of a quadratic equation ax2 + bx + c = 0;|
|Calculus||Elementary and basic problems of different and integral calcus. Basic concept of continuity.|
Area and Volume
|Area of four walls of a room, area of a circle, sector and segment of a circle; surface area and volume of cube, cuboids cone, cylinder, sphere.|
|Trigonometric ratios of an angle A of a right angle triangle, Simple applications of trigonometric ratios for solving problems of different types, Simple identities based upon the above.|
Heights and Distances
|Solution of simple problems of height and distance using trigonometrically tables and logarithmic tables.|
Lines and Angles
|Different characteristics of lines and angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, inserting lines, some of angles and triangles, interior and exterior angles. Triangles-properties, equality, congruency and similarity with respect to sides and angles. Parallelogram-types and properties. Circles – Properties, arc, chords, tangents, secants and angles subtended by arcs.|
|Types and properties.|
|Arcs, chords, tangents, secants and angles subtended by arcs.|
|Histograms with given intervals, classification of data, frequency, frequency polygons, ogives. Mean, median and mode of grouped and ungrouped data, problems related to statistical techniques.|
|Basic problems related to probability.|
|Introduction to computers : role and use of computers in modern society, Hardware and software aspects of computers, Knowledge of applications and languages, Flow chart and solutions of problems through problem algorithm.|
3. Physics – 30% Questions (15 Ques – 30 Marks)
Physical measurements, scalar and vector quantities. Simple machines, structure of matter
|Motion||Motion and displacement , uniform and non-uniform motion, speed and velocity, acceleration, equations of motion-derivation and simple numerical|
|Force||Meaning of force, inertia of a body, Newton’s laws of motion, momentum, relationship between forces, acceleration and mass of an object-simple numerical based on these.|
|Gravitation||Newton’s law of gravitation, free-fall and acceleration due to gravity, simple pendulum and restoring force, relationship between length and time period.|
|Work and Energy||Energy, mechanical energy – potential and kinetic – their formulae, concept of work, work done by a constant force, relation between work and energy, simple numerical on work and energy.|
|Light||Reflection, law of reflection, refraction, law of refraction, refraction through prisms, lenses and optical instruments, simple and compound microscope.|
|Heat||Heat as a form of energy, mechanical work and heat, heat and temperature, measurement of temperature, idea of Celsius and Fahrenheit scales and their conversion, specific heat, simple numerical based on it. Idea of conversion of heat into work and viceversa, meaning of mechanical equivalent of heat – its determination by Joule’s experiment. External and internal combustion engine|
|Electricit||A source of energy, conductors and resistors, measurement of current, potential difference and resistance – Ohm’s law, simple numerical based on it. heating effect of current, quantitative relationship between heat, electric current, resistance of common electrical appliances based on heating effect, measurement of electrical energy – its unit, electrical power, simple numerical.|
|Magnetism||Type of magnet, properties of magnet, magnetic field, electromagnet and their applications, DC & AC motors. Fleming ‘s left hand rule.|
|Sound||Sound and its property, propagation of sound, velocity, resonance, wave motion and applications.|
|Wave Motion||Nature of a wave, propagation of a wave through a medium, types of waves – longitudinal and transverse, periodic motion, idea of simple harmonic motion (graphical treatment). Definitions of displacement, amplitude, frequency, time period, wave length and their units, relationship between wavelength, frequency and velocity of a wave, simple numerical, energy transferred during propagation of waves|
|Domestic electric circuit||Elementary ideas about wiring, fuse, possible hazards and safety measures.|
|Sun as a Source of energy||Absorption of solar energy by the earth, photosynthesis, solar heaters, solar cells; wind energy – wind mills; electricity from sea waves|
|Fuels||Bio mass as a fuel-biogas, fossil fuels-coal, types of coal; petroleum, fractional distillation of petroleum, L.P.G, natural gas, classification of fuels –solid, liquid and gaseous fuels; characteristics of fuel-calorific value of fuels and its determination, ignition temperature, combustion of fuels, combustion of food in living organisms; characteristics of an ideal fuel.|
|Heat engines||Idea of conversion of heat into work and vice-versa, meaning of mechanical equivalent of heat – its determination by joule’s experiment (simple numerical based on work and energy conversion). External combustion engine (basic idea), working of internal combustion engines.|
|Nuclear energy||Sources of the Sun’s energy, composition of sunlight; basic idea of atomic nucleus, nuclear fusion, nuclear fission, chain reaction, energy released during fission, examples of uncontrolled fission and fusion, simple idea of nuclear reactor and atomic power plant. Radiation hazards. Energy crisis –causes and possible solution for overcoming it.|
4. Chemistry – 20% Questions (10 Ques – 20 Marks)
|Matter-Nature and Behaviour|
Different types of substances, elements, compounds and their mixtures, Structure of matter. Atomic theory, molecules and atoms; Structure of atomelectrons, protons and neutrons, Composition of nucleus – atomic number and mass number, Valence electrons and valency.
|Electrochemical cell||construction of a simple voltaic cell; working of an electrochemical cell; lead storage battery and dry cell.|
|Classification of elements||Similarities and dissimilarities in the properties of some elements. Periodic law, periods and groups, gradation of properties of elements along a period and in the groups.|
|Carbon and its compounds||Introduction, allotropies of carbon and their occurrence, structure, related property and uses. Hydrocarbon and their elementary structure, related property and uses, simple compounds of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen and their uses. Petroleum products, introductory account of synthetic fibres, plastics, rubber, soaps and detergents.|
|Extraction of metals||Metals and non-metals; occurrence, general metallurgical operations for extraction of pure metal, properties of metals and some alloys, uses of metals and non-metals, their compounds.|
|Chemical bond||Formation of ionic and covalent bonds, important properties of electrovalent and covalent compounds.|
|Electrolysis||Movement of ions during electrolysis; relationship between current, time and amount of metal deposited during electrolysis; electroplating.|
|Natural Resources |
|Water as a natural resources, origin of life in water as medium for the activity of the living, water as solvent, saturated and unsaturated solution, sea water as habitat of organism, salts from oceans, ocean current, use of water Dependence of man on natural resources – minerals from earth metals and non-metals, use of non metals.|
|Air||Role of atmosphere in protection from radiation, composition of atmosphere, water and particulate matter in atmosphere, carbon dioxide and its adverse effect on living organisms, role of trees, release of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels and automobiles, corrosion of metals, damage of historical monuments from acidic gases, toxic effects of metallic particles, asbestos etc on living organisms carbon monoxide and its ill effects, smog, air pollution noise pollution and its effects on human beings.|
Note: The above syllabus is not a comprehensive list of topics pertaining to the subject. At times questions may be asked other than the above topics but definitely within the syllabus of CBSE
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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.