Indian Army GD Exam 

The Indian Army GD  exam will be conducted in multiple phases. Candidates qualifying all the levels will be called for the recruitment process. The candidates who are willing to apply are suggested to check the official website for updates. Candidates can check the Indian Army Technical Exam here.
As soon as the official notification is released, the candidates can apply for the application form online. The official website will soon release the Indian Army GD Recruitment  details which will include; important dates, vacancies, examination patterns, syllabus, selection technique, etc.

Indian Army GD Exam overview

Particulars Details
Name of the Organization Indian Army
Name of the Exam Indian Army GD
Selection rounds Two
Mode of Examination Offline
Official website

Indian Army GD Eligibility Criteria 


In order to appear for the selection round, an individual has to qualify through different criteria like educational, marital, nationality, physical and medical. All the details for every criterion are mentioned below:

  • Educational Qualification 
  • The candidates need to have scored a minimum of 33 marks out of 100 in their core subjects in the 10th standard.
  • The candidate’s aggregate should sum up to a minimum of 45%.
  • The candidate’s best 5 will be considered for all calculations.
Aggregate Percent
Subject-wise Percent


45 %


Indian Army GD Age Limit

The candidates need to be under certain age criteria for appearing in the exam of Indian Army GD. The standard age criteria are mentioned in the table below:

Minimum Age
Maximum Age

Indian Army GD



Marital Qualification 

The official notification released also briefs about the marital status of the candidate. The candidate should be single or unmarried for joining the Indian Army GD.

Nationality Criteria 

  • The Nationality criteria allows citizens from multiple nations to join the Indian Army. The description is provided below:
  • An Indian citizen
  • A citizen of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Tibetan refugee who has permanently settled in India prior to January 1, 1962.
  • An Indian refugee who immigrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam to permanently live in India.
  • The above-mentioned candidates need to show their nationality certificate issued by the Government of India, except for the Gorkha citizen of Nepal.

Physical Qualifications

Apart from other criteria, a candidate is bound to go through a physical test also. The test is

Region Height (cms) Weight (kgs) Chest (cms)
Western Himalayan Region 163 48 77
Eastern Himalayan Region 160 48 77
Western Plains Region 170 50 77
Eastern Plains Region 169 50 77
Central Region 168 50 77
Southern Region 166 50 77

There is a physical fitness test also, which involves the following activities:

  • 1.6 km Run.
  • Pull-ups
  • Balance
  • 9 Feet Ditch

Indian Army GD Exam Pattern 


  • The question paper consists of a total of 50 questions.
  • Every question carries 2 marks. Thus, the total marks of the paper equal 100.
  • In order to clear the exam, the candidates must score 32 marks out of 100.
  • Every right answer consists of 02 marks.
  • For every wrong answer attempted, there is a negative marking of 0.5 marks.
  • For every unattempted question, no marks or penalty is applied.
  • There is an exception for candidates who have NCC ‘C’ Certificate. The candidates with the NCC ‘C’ Certificate need not appear in this examination. Also, check Territorial Army Exam Pattern.
Number of Questions

General Knowledge



General Science






Logical Reasoning






Selection Process

Indian Army GD Selection Process
The selection process of the Indian Army GD Recruitment  involves two rounds:

  • Written Exam
  • Physical Test

Indian Army GD Cut-Off 2022

The cutoff for the exam 2022 is yet to be released. For candidates to have an estimation, a cutoff based on the previous year’s data is drafted below. Also, check Territorial Army Exp. Cutoff here.

Exam Category Minimum Qualifying Marks
The Indian Army SCs, SC(A)s and STs 30/100
MBCs/DCs, OBCMs and BCMs 35/100
Others 40/100

Indian Army GD Salary Structure

The candidates who qualify all three rounds are selected and acquire eligibility for Salary. The Salary is paid according to the 7th Pay Commission. The salary is accompanied by other perks as well as allowances. Candidates can check the Territorial Army Salary & Benefits.

Post Pay
Initial Salary Rs.23,527
Basic Pay Rs.21,700- Rs.69,100

The Indian Army GD will release the final date of conduction of the examination on the official website. Only candidates who pass the eligibility criteria can appear for the exam. The candidates are required to check for regular updates on the official website. All the important dates once released by the Indian Army GD will be updated on our website as well, for candidates to check.