Agnipath Scheme/Agneepath Yojana Eligibility List

Check out Agnipath scheme eligibility list for GD, Clerk and Tradesman to join Indian army and benefits of Agnipath Yojana, also check physical standards for Indian Army agniveers

Agnipath Scheme Eligibility List: Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has approved The "Agnipath Scheme", which is a truly transformative reform that will enhance the combat potential of the Indian Armed Forces, with young and technologically adept soldiers.

Indian government had announced the radical and far reaching "Agnipath Yojana" on 13th June 2022, deploying defence minister and the 3 Service Chiefs to deflect criticism that it will undermine the armed forces professionalism, ethos and fighting spirit as well as potentially lead to the militarisation of civil society.

Agnipath Scheme Overview

Name of Scheme Agnipath Scheme / Agneepath Yojana
Introduce by Cabinet Committee on Security
Purpose of Scheme To Recruit Youth of India to Indian Army as Agniveer for four years
Agnipath Scheme 2022 Notification Date 15 June 2022
Start of Recruitment Process1st Sept
Eligibility for Agniveer 10th and 12th Pass
Age Limit 17.5 to 21 Years
Mode of Application Online
Selection ProcessPhysical and Medical Test
Service Time Period 4 Years
Salary Rs 35,000 to Rs 40,000
Army website
Agnipath Scheme Overview

List of Key Features of Agnipath Scheme

  • Opportunity to serve the Nation for four years as Agniveers
  • Candidates will be enrolled for a duration of four years including training period.
  • Enrollment of all soldiers/ sailors/ airmen in the Armed Forces through Agnipath Scheme
  • Pan India merit based recruitment
  • Attractive monthly emoluments and handsome "Seva Nidhi" package
  • 100% opportunity to apply for enrollment in permanent cadre
  • Based on merit and organizational requirement, 25% Agniveers to be selected through a central, transparent, rigorous system after four years
  • 1st year salary package of Rs 4.76 Lakhs approximately with upgradation of up to Rs 6.92 Lakhs approximately in 4th year
  • Post Release Seva Nidhi package of approximately Rs 11.71 Lakhs including interest (Tax Free)
  • Non Contributory Insurance Cover of Rs 48 Lakh
  • Death and Disability package
  • Agniveer Skill Certificate- assist in Post release job opportunities

Agnipath Scheme Eligibility List

Agniveers will have meet the physical and medical eligibility conditions as applicable to respective categories/trades

  • Solider General Duty
    • Metric /10th passed with minimum 33% marks
    • Minimum age limit 17 ½ and Maximum age limit 21 Years
    • Martial Status should be unmarried
  • Solider Technical
    • 12th Passed with 50% marks with Physics Chemistry, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects in 11th and 12th class
    • Minimum age limit 17 ½ and Maximum age limit 23 Years
    • Martial Status should be unmarried
  • Solider Clerk
    • 12th Passed from any stream (Arts, Commerce, Science) with minimum 60% marks
    • Minimum age limit 17 ½ and Maximum age limit 23 Years
    • Martial Status should be unmarried
  • Solider Tradesman
    • 8th passed or 10th passed according to trades.
    • Minimum age limit 17 ½ and Maximum age limit 23 Years
    • Martial Status should be unmarried
  • Nursing Assistant
    • 12th Passed with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology with minimum 50% marks and 40% in each subjects.
    • Minimum age limit 17 ½ and Maximum age limit 23 Years
    • Martial Status should be unmarried

Physical Standards for Indian Army Agniveers - GD, Clerk, Tradesman

  • Height :- Indian Army Height for Soldier GD, Clerk, SKT, tradesman, technical and nursing assistant post depends on your region. height standard state wise is given in the table.
  • Weight :- Minimum weight for all state candidates should be 48 Kg
  • Chest :- Minimum chest for all-region candidates is 77-82 cm
States Name GD & Tradesman Height (Cm)Technical & Nursing Assistant Height (Cm)Clerk Height (Cm)
Jammu & Kashmir, Himanchal Pradesh, Punjab Hills (Area South and West of the Inter State Border between Himachal Pradesh and Punjab and North and East of Road Mukerian, Hoshiarpur, Garh Shankar, Ropar and Chandigarh), Garhwal and Kumaon (Uttarakhand)166 cm163 cm162 cm
Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam and Hill Region of West Bengal (Gangtok, Darjeeling and Kalimpong Districts)160 cm157 cm160 cm
Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Western Uttar Pradesh (Meerut and Agra Division)170 cm170 cm162 cm
Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Orissa169 cm169 cm162 cm
Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Dadar, Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu168 cm167 cm162 cm
Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka,Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa and Puducherry166 cm165 cm162 cm
Weight50 kg50 Kg50 Kg
Chest77-82 cm77-82 cm77-82 cm
List of Physical Standards for Indian Army Agniveers

Indian Army Physical Fitness Test requirements

  • Running :- 1.6 Km running for all categories in 5 min 30 sec
  • Pull-ups :- 10 Pushups
  • Zig Zag balance :- walk over a zig-zag balance and completion of walk and land properly.
  • 9 Feet Ditch :- Candidate has to jump over a 9 feet hurdle or ditch.

Agnipath Yojana Benefits List

  • A good pay package for Agniveers Seva Nidhi Package on exit after 4 years of the service and a liberal 'Death and Disability package
  • There will rise in employment opportunities
  • Skills and experience acquired during Agniveer's service will get them employment in various field.
  • This will also lead to availability of higher skilled workforce to the economy which will be helpful in productivity gain and overall GDP growth
  • Under Agneepath Scheme Indian youth will be privided an opportunity to serve in the armed forces as Agniveer. this scheme has been brough to strengthen the security of the country and to give military service opportunity to our youth

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