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Recruitment of Sportsmen in the Indian Army

The Indian Army has certain dispensation for outstanding Sportsmen, so that they can benefit from it and look forward to join the Indian Army. They have following relaxation in the physical dimension for any of the JCO/OR positions they apply for.

Height (-2 cm), Chest (-3 cm), Weight (-5 Kgs)

Given below is the list of Games/Sports available for recruitment in the Indian Army

For Naib Subedar

Athletics (including Track and field events, Marathon and Cross Country), Archery, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Football, Fencing, Gymnastics, Golf, Hockey, Handball, Judo, Kabaddi, Kayaking and Canoeing, Karate, Rowing, Swimming, Shooting, Squash, Sailing and Yachting, Tennis, Taekwondo, Volleyball, Weight-lifting, and Wrestling.

For Havildar

Athletics including Track and field events, Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Equestian Sports, Football, Fencing, Gymnastics including Body-building, Golf, Hockey,

Note: For enrollment of meritorious sportsperson from Unit HQ quota or from the Zones, the list of games as applicable for direct Havildar entry would be considered.



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