The Indian Army is inviting eligible and interested candidates for the post of Religious Teachers. Eligible candidates can apply for the post online up to November 8, 2016. Application submission is open now, and applications submitted after the deadline will be disregarded.
Religious Teachers conduct rituals at Unit religious institutions or Regimental religious institutions. Their other duties include attending funerals, ministering to the sick, visiting soldiers, who are undergoing sentence, and providing special religious instructions to enlisted children. The other relevant details about this Indian Army recruitment are listed below.
Number of Posts
The Indian Army is offering 72 seats for the post of Religious Teachers. Fifty-nine seats out of the total seventy-two are exclusive for Pandit candidates. Six posts are reserved for Grandhi candidates, and two posts each are divided between Maulvi (Shia) and Pandit (Gorkha) candidates. The remaining three posts are exclusive for Bodh monk (Mahayana) candidates.
The age limit set for civilian candidates to apply for the post of Religious Teachers is 27-34 years, and the age limit for serving combatants candidates is 25-34 years as on October 1, 2017.
Candidates, who are planning to apply for the post of Pandit and Pandit (Gorkha), must hold either one of the following qualifications: Bhushan in Hindi, Madhyama in Sanskrit, or BA in Hindi or Sanskrit.
Applicants for the Grandhi post should have either a Vidwan or BA in Punjabi in order to qualify, where those aspiring for Maulvi (Shia) post should have either Maulvi Alim in Arabic, BA in Arabic/Urdu, or Adib Alim in Urdu.
Eligible candidates will undergo a physical test, written exam, medical examination, and personal interview. Recruitment officers will evaluate the performance of the candidates in each of the tests carefully, and the selection of the candidates will be based on their overall performance in all the above-mentioned tests.