Selection Process JCO RT Indian Army Eligibility Criteria RT JCO 2018


Selection Process JOCO RT: Recruitment of JCO RT in  Indian Army, Eligibility, PFT, Syllabus Written 2018.  Recruitment of JCO as Pandits, Granthis, Maulvis, Bodh Monk, Padris in the Army. India is a country of various religions and Indian Army is a huge organisation. Religion is a very important part of every Indian. Religion provides great strength to soldiers in difficult times. Each unit and regiment has its Mandir, Masjid, Gurudwara and Church. There is a requirement of candidates who are conversant with the scriptures and who can carry out the ceremonies in the religious places. We require Pandits, Granthis, Maulvis, Bodh Monk, Padris to firstly run our religious places and also serve as Psychological Counselors for the troops. For joining army as JCO RT, eligibility criteria, PFT, syllabus, written exam 2018 details are given in the table below.

Eligibility Conditions for Junior Commission Officer: Eligibility criteria for recruitment of JCO in the Indian Army as Pandits, Granthis, Maulvis, Bodh Monk, Padris are given in the table below:-

ONLINE REGISTRATION RT JCO:  Online Registration will open on 10 Oct 2017 at 1000 hrs. Online registration will be closed on 08 Nov 2017 at 1700 hrs.


CategoryNumber of VacanciesRemarks
Pandit 63
Granthi 02
Padre 01
Maulvi 01
Pandit (Gorkha)
for Gorkha Regiments
03 only for Hindu(Gorkha)
Maulvi (Shia) for
Ladakh Scouts
01only Ladakhi Muslim Shia
Bodh Monk (Mahayana) for
Ladakh Scouts
01for only Buddhist (Mahayana)
Note: - These vacancies are tentative and may be changed at any stage.

Education Qualifications Eligibility for RT JCO Recruitment

Category of
Education Qualification Required
Minimum educational qualification for appointment to
Junior Commissioned Officers (Religious Teacher) will be
Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university.
In addition to this they must also possess following qualification
according to the religious denomination of the individua
PanditHindu candidates with Madhyama in Sanskrit or Bhushan in Hindi or
equivalent standard in the regional language concerned.
Those who have passed BA with Sanskrit / Hindi
as one of the elective (Main) subjects but have not done Madhyama
in Sanskrit or Bhushan in Hindi.
Granthi.Sikh Candidates with Vidwan in Punjabi or equivalent standard in the
regional language concerned
Those who have passed BA with Punjabi as one of the elective
(main) subjects but have not done Vidwan in Punjabi.
Padre Christian candidates who have been ordained priesthood
by the appropriate ecclesiastical authority and are still
on the approved list of the local Bishop.
BuddhistBuddhist (Mahayana) candidates who have been ordained
Monk/Budhist 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
(Ph D) of Khanpa or Lopon or Rabjam with proper
certificate from Monastery
Hindu (Gorkha) candidates with Madhyama in Sanskrit.
Bhushan in Hindi or equivalent standard in the Nepali Language.
Those who have passed BA with Sanskrit / Hindi as one of the
elective (Main) subjects but have not done Madhyama in Sanskrit
or Bhushan in Hindi.
Muslim Shia ladakh personnel candidates with Maulvi Alim
in Arabic, Adib Alim in Urdu or equivalent standard in the regional
language concerned.
Those who have passed BA with Arabic/Urdu as one of the
elective (Main) subject but who have not done Maulvi Alim
in Arabic/ Adib Alim in Urdu.
Education Qualification for Serving candidates applying
for remustering the minimum qualification will be 10+2

Physical Standard and Physical Fitness Test for RT JCO Recruitment

EligibilityMinimum Standard   
Height 160 Cms
Chest77 82 Cms
(5 cm expansion required)
Weight50 Kg
Chest for Pandit
and Maulvi (Shia)
157 Cms
Weight for Pandit
and Maulvi (Shia)
48 Kg
Physical Fitness Test Candidate should be able to
run 1600 meter in 08 minutes

Documentation: On completion of PFT, PMT documents of the candidates will be checked as per details.  

Medical Standard: On completion of Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and Physical Measurement Test, medical examination will be carried out by the recruiting medical team. Medical Standard and causes of rejection in medical exam and how to prepare and how to check diseases before medical read more……

Written Examination RT JCO:  On completion of medical examination all fit candidates will be issued admit card for written examination. Date and place for written examination will be given by the Recruiting Officer of the ARO. Written Examination of RT JCO will comprise of two papers as under:

RT JCO Syllabus: Syllabus for Written Exam JCO RT Click here for more details 

RT JCO Paper I:  This paper will contain objective type questions on general awareness and will be common to candidates of all Religious denominations. Paper I of RT JCO will of Maximum 100 Marks and pass marks will be 40%.

Note : Paper-I of RT JCO is only qualifying nature. Marks of Paper I will not be considered for preparation of merit list for appearing in the interview.

RT JCO Paper – II: Paper II of RT JCO will contain objective question to check the knowledge specific to particular religious denomination to which the candidate belongs. In paper II candidates are required to secure a minimum of 40 marks out of total 100 Marks marks and come in the merit list to be eligible for appearing in the interview. The number of candidates to be called for interview will be 3 (three) times the number of vacancies. Only those candidates who come in the merit will be interviewed by a board of officers at the nominated Regimental Centre.

Sample Paper for RT JCO:  Click Here


Interview:  The candidates declared successful in the written examination and short listed for
interview will be communicated about the interview dates by e-mail/SMS/Post through self
addressed envelopes and the list will also be displayed at their Respective Headquarters Recruiting Zone.

Qualifying Mark for Interview:  RT JCO candidates are required to secure a minimum 50 marks out of 100 marks to qualify in the interview.

Final Selection RT JCO:  The final selection will be based on merit list drawn on the basis of the total marks obtained in Paper II and Interview.

Declaration of Result: List of finally selected candidates for RT CO will be displayed on website and respective HQ Recruiting Zones.

Final Enrolment: Candidates of RT JCO finally selected will be enrolled as JCO (RT) and will undergo six weeks training at Regimental Centre followed by eleven week training at Institute of National Integration, Pune.

Rejection of candidates: Rejection candidate can take place at any stage during training also.

Selection Procedure for JCO RT: Selection procedure for RT JCO  will be as under:-

Online Registration of Application

Download Admit Card

Physical Fitness Test

Physical Measurement Test


Medical Examination

Written Examination


Declaration of Result

Terms and Conditions of Service

Junior Commissioned Officer Religious Teacher: On successful completion of training the candidates will be commissioned as Junior Commissioned Officer, Religious Teachers in the rank of Naib Subedar.

Promotion RT JCO: All JCOs (Religious Teachers) will become eligible for substantive rank of Subedar/Risaldar on completion of at least 10 years service as religious teachers.

Pay and Allowances:  The JCO (RT) will be placed at the minimum pay scale of Rs. 9300-34800. In addition they will be entitled to DA and other allowances.

Other Benefits:  Free accommodation, entitled ration for self, uniform, free medical and leave travel concession for self, family, and dependents, canteen facilities and other allowances as admissible to the regular Army.

Pension/Retirement for RT JCO:  Normal age of superannuation for JCO (RT) in the rank of Subedar will be 57 years. A Subedar Major (RT) will retire on completion of 4 years of service as Subedar Major or 57 years of age, whichever is earlier.

How to Apply for RT JCO/ Online Registration RT JCO:  Candidates can visit the website for registering online and proceed as follow:-

1.  Firstly you have to read all the instruction for online application registration carefully and then proceed further.

2.  Click on the portion ‘Apply Online’ on the home page in JCO/ OR enrolment row (green coloured).

3.   Fill the online registration form. Tips to assist in filling up field have been provided as you highlight each field.

4.   After filing the details, Your profile will open.

5.   Click on Apply Online. As per your eligibility, the options with caption Apply Online will appear. Click on the Button to apply and details filled in during registration will come as prefilled.

6.   Fill the balance details on each tab like contact details and education details. After filling the form, click on preview and check if all the information entered by you is correct as you will not be able to make any correction after saving.

7.   On submitting you will receive a Roll Number.

8.   Candidates can log in by using the e-mail id and password and can take the print out of the Application form.

9.   Once the registration closes on the last day, system will generate Admit Cards for eligible candidates.

10.   Applicants are advised to check the profile on and their email inbox for their Admit Card and alerts.

11.   The candidates are required to print one copy of Admit Card and affix their recent passport size photograph on it.



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