Indian Army Recruitment 2021 for Religious Teachers (RT): 194 Vacancies for Junior Commissioned Officers (JCO) Posts

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Jan 11, 2021

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January 11, 2021: Indian Army has invited applications for the posts of Religious Teachers in Indian Army as Junior Commissioned Officers for RRT 91, 92, 93, 94 & 95 courses on the commission’s official website Interested candidates who meet the eligibility criteria can apply for the recruitment on the official Indian Army website Candidates must note that the last date to apply for the Indian Army Religious Teacher Recruitment 2021 is February 9, 2021.

This recruitment is taking place to fill in 194 vacancies for Pandit, Granthi, Padri and Maulvi (Sunni) categories. Candidates can apply for the recruitment from today, i.e, January 11, 2021.

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Indian Army Recruitment 2021 - Important Dates

Event Date

Date of commencement of online registration

January 11, 2021

Closing date for online registration

February 9, 2021

Exam Date

June 27, 2021

Indian Army Recruitment 2021 - Vacancy Details

Post Number of Vacancies



Pandit (Gorkha) for Gorkha Regiments

9 (Hindu (Gorkha) candidates only)



Maulvi (Sunni)


Maulvi (Shia) for Ladakh Scouts 

1 (Ladakhi Muslim Shia candidates only)



Bodh Monk(Mahayaana) for Ladakh Scouts


Total Posts


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Indian Army Recruitment 2021 - Eligibility Criteria

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 has 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 has 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 a proper certificate from Monastery.

Medical Standard

The candidate should have a robust physique and mental health. Their chest should be well developed and must have a minimum of 5 cm expansion. The candidate should have normal hearing in each ear and should have a sufficient number of natural teeth, i.e. 14 dental points with healthy gums. The candidate should not have diseases like deformity of bones, hydrocele, varicose veins or piles.

Serving combatants or Remustering candidates must be in the medical category SHAPE-1. Remustered candidates will be exempted from recruiting medical examinations at the time of the recruiting rally. A certificate indicating medical category duly signed by Army Medical Authority where the individual is serving and countersigned by the Commanding Officer of the unit will be submitted by the candidate.

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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

Height (cm)

For General - 160.

For Gorkhas & Ladakhi region candidates - 157.

Andaman & Nicobar Island, Lakshadweep Gp incl Minicoys - 155 (only Locals).

Chest (cm)

 77 for all

Weight (kg)

For General (less Gorkha & Ladakhis) - 50

For Gorkhas & Ladakhi region candidates - 48.

Physical Fitness Test

The candidate should be able to run 1600m in 8 minutes

Indian Army Recruitment 2021 - Selection Process

Screened candidates will be selected on the basis of the following stages: 

  • A written examination (to be conducted on June 27, 2021)
  • Interview

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Indian Army Recruitment 2021 - Exam Pattern

There will be 2 papers. Paper-1 will be common for all candidates and is a qualifying exam only. Only the candidates who score a minimum of 40% marks in Paper-I will be assessed in Paper-II.


No. of Questions


Paper-1 (General Awareness)


2 marks per question

Paper-2 (specific to

religious denominations as applied by the candidates)


2 marks per question




There will be a negative marking of 0.5 marks in each paper. The minimum passing marks for each paper are 40.

Indian Army Recruitment 2021 - Interview

Candidates who will be shortlisted on the basis of their marks in Paper-2 will be called in for the interview round where they will be interviewed by the board of officers at 1 ASC Trg Centre, Bangalore and 39 GTC, Varanasi. 

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Indian Army Recruitment 2021 - Terms of Enrollment

Candidates who are finally selected will be enrolled as JCO (RT) and will undergo 6 weeks of Basic Training at BEG and Centre, Kirkee followed by 11 weeks of training specific to religious denominations as applied by the candidates at Institute of National Integration (INI), Pune. On successful completion of training, the candidates will be commissioned as Religious Teachers in the rank of Naib Subedar as per existing terms and conditions. Candidates must note that rejection can also take place at any stage during training.

Indian Army Recruitment 2021 - How to Apply?

Candidates applying for the recruitment can check below the procedure to apply for the specific posts.

  • Civil Candidates applying for Pandit, Granthi, Padri, and Maulvi (Sunni) categories: Only online applications will be accepted. Candidates are required to submit their applications on the commission’s official website Candidates must note that manual applications for these categories will be rejected.
  • Civil Gorkha Candidates: Candidates should submit a written application duly filled to Gorkha Recruiting Depot, Kunraghat only (please refer application Pro-forma).
  • Civil Muslim(Shia) of Ladakh region:  Candidates should submit written application duly filled to Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre, Leh only.
  • Civil Buddhist (Mahayana): Candidates of other than Sikkim Region - Applying for Bodh Monk will submit a written application duly filled to Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre, Leh only.
  • Submission of Application by Service Candidates: Applications will only be accepted through the official channel.

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