Somatirtha Purohit

The Indian Army is inviting applications from eligible Indian male candidates for recruitment of religious teachers in the Indian Army as Junior Commissioned Officers.

Interested candidates can apply for the posts by visiting the official website of the Indian Army i.e. before November 6. 

Army Religious Teacher Recruitment 2022 details

  • Pandit: 108 
  • Pandit (Gorkha) for Gorkha Regiments: 5 
  • Granthi: 8 
  • Maulvi (Sunni): 3 
  • Maulvi (Shia) for Ladakh Scouts: 1 
  • Padre: 2 
  • Bodh Monk (Mahayana) for Ladakh Scouts: 1

Educational Qualification

The candidate should have passed graduation in any discipline from a UGC recognised university.

Age Limit

The age bracket in respect of civilian and in-service candidates would not be below 25 years of age and not above 36 years on October 1, 2022.
Physical Standard and Fitness Test


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.

Selection Process

  • Screening: Candidates found eligible will be issued with Admit Card for initial screening which will include checking of original certificate, physical fitness test followed by medical examination at respective Headquarters Recruiting Zone/Regimental Centres concerned.
  • Written Exam (200 Marks)
  • Interview

How to Apply

  • Candidates are required to apply online by using the website 
  • Click on the portion “JCO / OR Apply / Login”on the home page in JCO/ OR enrolment row (green coloured).
  • Fill the online registration form.Tips to assist in filling up field have been provided as you highlight each field.
  • After filling the details, your profile will open.
  • Click on Apply Online.
  • 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.
  • Log in by using the e-mail id and password and take the printout of the application form any time.

Important dates

  • Online registration opens on October 8 
  • Online registration closes on November 6