Agniveer 2023: Recruitment Process To Be Held With Revised Rules
The Indian Army has commenced the recruitment process for Agniveers, Junior Commissioned Officers and other categories through the online Common Entrance Examination (CEE) across the country from Monday. The CEE is being conducted at 375 examination centres in 176 places and will continue until April 26. This year, the written test is being conducted before the physical test for the first time, according to an official. Candidates who have applied for the recruitment exam can find more details on the official website.
The Army recently announced a revised rule in the Agniveer recruitment process, which mandates candidates to first appear for the online CEE, followed by a physical fitness test and a medical test. Earlier, candidates had to first undergo a physical fitness test, then a medical test, and then appear for CEE as the final stage. The Defense Ministry released a statement saying, “The Indian Army has changed the process for recruitment of Agniveers, Junior Commissioned Officers and other categories with the introduction of Computer Based Online Common Entrance Test as the first step."
Recruits will be called based on merit in their written test, and separate admit cards will be issued for this. The final merit list will be prepared based on online tests, physical efficiency tests, and medical tests. The Agnipath scheme, initiated by the Indian government in 2022, aims to provide opportunities for young individuals to serve their country and build a career in the military. The scheme offers benefits such as free training, education, and a guaranteed job in the Indian Army. Young professionals recruited through this scheme are called Agniveers, and the age range to apply is between 17 to 23 years.