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Army Religion Teacher

Recruitment of Religious Teachers in Indian Army as Junior Commissioned Officers for RRT 88, 89 & 90 courses. Religious Teachers preach religious scriptures to troops and conduct various rituals at Regimental/Unit religious institutions. The Ministry of Defense was established after independence under the charge of a Minister of the Cabinet and each service was put under its own Commander-in – Chief. The Commanders-in-Chief were renamed Chief of the Army Staff, Naval Staff Chief and Air Staff Chief in 1955. The Department of Defense Production was founded in November 1962 to deal with defence equipment research , development and production. The Department of Defense Supplies was established in November 1965 for the planning and execution of defence requirement import substitution schemes.

Army Religious Teacher Eligibility Criteria

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Here is eligibility criteria for Army Religious Teacher,if candidate failed to fulfil any of this then candidate will be disqaulified for Army Religious Teaher Vacancy.

  • Educational Qualification:

    Pandit: Hindu candidates with Acharya in Sanskrit or Shastri in Sanskrit with one-year diploma in 'Karam Kand;
    Granthi-Sikh Candidates with Gyani in Punjabi. Maulvi (Sunni) and Maulvi (Shia) for Ladakh Scouts: Muslims candidates with Maulvi Alim in Arabic or Adib Alim in Urdu.
    Padre-Any person who have been ordained priesthood by the appropriate ecclesiastical authority and is still on the approved list of the local Bishop.
    Bodh Monk (Mahayaana)- Any candidate who have been ordained Monk/Buddhist Priest by the appropriate authority. The term Appropriate Authority will mean Head Priest of the Monastery where the person has been initiated into priesthood. The head priest should be in possession of Geshe (PhD) of Khanpa or Lopon or Rabjam with proper certificate from Monastery.

  • Medical Standard:

    A candidate should have robust physique and mental health, chest should be well developed having minimum 5 cm expansion, should have normal hearing with each ear, should have sufficient number of natural teeth, i.e. 14 dental points with healthy gums. Candidate should not have diseases like deformity of bones, hydrocele, varicose veins or piles. Serving combatants or Remustering candidates must be in medical category SHAPE-1. Remustering candidates will be exempted from recruiting medical examination at the time of recruiting rally. A certificate indicating medical category duly signed by Army Medical Authority where individual is serving and countersigned by the Commanding Officer of the unit will be submitted by the candidate.

  • Age Limit:

    Civilian and In-Service Candidates: 25 to 34 years (i.e. candidates born between 01 Oct 1987 and 30 Sep 1996 inclusive of both dates)

  • Physical Test:

    Here is details about physical qualification.

    • Height (in cm.)
      • For General - 160.
      • For Gorkhas & Ladakhi region candidates - 157.
      • Andaman & Nicobar Island, Lakshadweep Gp incl Minicoys - 155 (only Locals).
    • Chest (in cm.)
      • For General - 160.
      • For Gorkhas & Ladakhi region candidates - 157.
      • Andaman & Nicobar Island, Lakshadweep Gp incl Minicoys - 155 (only Locals).
    • Weight (in kg.)
      • For General (less Gorkha & Ladakhis) - 50
      • For Gorkhas & Ladakhi region candidates - 48.
    • Physical Fitness Test
      • Candidates should be able to run 1600m in 08 Minute
      • See the notification for more details regarding eligibility

Selection Criteria for Indian Army Religious Teacher Post

The candidates shall be selected on the basis of:

  • Written Exam :

    Screened candidates will be put through written examination which is held at exam center across major cities.

  • Interview :

    Candidates who have been shortlisted based on marks only in Paper-2 will be interviewed by board of officers at 1 ASC Trg Centre, Bangalore and 39 GTC, Varanasi as applicable. Candidates scoring a minimum 50 out of 100 marks (50%) will qualify in the interview.

Indian Army Religious Teacher Exam Pattern:

There will be two paper, details about paper and mark division will be given as follow.

Paper No. of Questions Marks
Paper-1 (General Awareness) 50 2 marks per question
Paper-2 (specific to
religious denominations as applied by the candidates)
50 2 marks per question
Total 100 200

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