Army Recruitment Drive On: 20,295 Applicants Registered

By Malavikka

Army recruitment drive is going on for hiring army personnel for the districts of Ludhiana, Moga, Rupnagar and SAS Nagar (Mohali).

Recruitment Zone

The nine-day long recruitment rally is being conducted under the Headquarters Recruiting Zone (Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir).

Candidates registered for army recruitment

A total of 20295 candidates have registered for the drive.

Army Recruitment Drive On: 20,295 Applicants

Official Reaction

Brigadier JS Samyal, Deputy Director General Recruiting (Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir) has said, "There is a 30 per cent increase in candidate registration compared to last year".

"The candidates are being strictly screened for drug intake by the medical officers, using their professional expertise and Drug Screening Kits," he further added.

First day of army recruitment

The first day of the army recruitment drive saw active participation of 1871 candidates. Candidates participated for Soldier (Tradesman Category) of Rupnagar and SAS Nagar districts; Soldier (Technical), and Soldier (Technical Nursing Assistant) of Ludhiana, Moga, SAS Nagar and Rupnagar districts.


Candidates are being tested for parameters such as physical fitness, measurements, medical examination and documentation.

Important Dates

  • The recruitment rally drive end on 26 April 2017
  • The written test for the qualifying candidates is on 28 May 2017

Qualifying candidates would be dispersed to various training centres . Candidates will undergo training and further induction into the services of the Army. According to Brigadier Samyal, the recruitment process is computerized and transparent involving independent and separate board of officers from various Formation Headquarters.

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