Getting into the Indian Army is not all about just physical fitness. It also requires an acceptable level of intelligence. To gauge this, the ARO conducts the Common Entrance Exam on the last Sunday of every month (barring the last months of the quarter – Mar, Jun, Sep and Dec). Candidates who are short-listed post the medical fitness assessment would have to take up the CEE.
Soldier (General Duty). It usually consists of questions on General Knowledge, General Science and Maths. Duration of paper is 60 minutes. Total marks – 100. Pass marks – 32. Level – Matriculation.
Soldier (Technical). It usually consists of questions on General Knowledge, Physical, Maths and Chemistry. Duration of paper is 60 minutes. Total marks – 200. Pass marks – 80. Level – 10 + 2 of CBSE and State Education Boards.
Soldier (Nursing Assistant). It usually consists of questions on General Knowledge, Maths, Biology and Chemistry. Duration of paper is 60 minutes. Total marks – 200. Pass marks – 80. Level – Maths (Matriculation Level) and others 10 + 2 of CBSE and State Education Boards.
For Soldier (Clerk / Store Keeper Technical). It comprises of two parts:
Part 1 (100 marks)
- Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions and General Science – 40 marks.
- Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions. Maths and Computer Science – 60 marks.
Part II (100 marks)
Subjective essay type of questions in English comprising grammar, comprehension, letter writing, essay writing, paragraph writing etc.
- Maximum marks – 200, time – 60 minutes.
- A candidate will be required to score a minimum of 32% (32 marks) in Part I and Part II separately and a minimum of 40% (80 marks) in total to be declare pass in the written examination.
Note: National Cadet Corps (NCC) `C’ Certificate holders seeking enrollment for Soldier (General Duty) are exempted from appearing in written examination but will have to fulfill other laid down criteria.
Bonus Marks for Sportsmen:-
|1.||Represented India at International level||20|
|2.||Represented State at National level||15|
|3.||Represented District at State level||10|
|4.||Represented University Team or Regional Team at District level||5|
Bonus Marks for NCC Certificate holders:-
|S.No.||NCC Certificate||Soldier – GD Category||Soldier Clerk / Store Keeper Technical / Technical Nursing Assistant Category||Tradesman Category|
|1.||NCC ‘A’ Certificate||05 Marks||05 Marks||05 Marks|
|2.||NCC ‘B’ Certificate||10 Marks||10 Marks||10 Marks|
|3.||NCC ‘C’ Certificate||Exempted from CEE||15 Marks||Exempted from CEE|
NCC ‘C’ Certificate holders who have participated in Republic Day Parade at New Delhi are exempted from Common Entrance Examination (CEE) for recruitment into Soldier Clerk / Store Keeper Technical, Soldier Technical and Soldier Nursing Assistant Category and are awarded 100% marks in lieu of Common Entrance Examination (CEE).
- 2 marks for every right answer.
- ½ negative mark for every wrong answer.
- 0 mark for answer left blank.