Army GD | Clerk | Technical


Army Soldier Recruitment Examination is one of the most famous opportunities for the young defence aspirants. These recruitment exams are conducted throughout the recruitment calendar year under various Army Recruiting Zone. Candidates from age group of 17 ½ to 23 years and possessing below given educational qualification can make their career in Indian Army.

Trishul Defence Academy is one of the premier defence institutes which has long tradition of training youngsters of the nation successfully to make their way to Indian Army. The teaching methodology at TDA focuses on written examination and equally prepares candidates to pass Physical and Medical Examination as per the given standards.

Let’s have a look on the Examination details and Various Educational facilities provided by Trishul Defence Academy.

Exam Details

Branch Age Educational Qualification
General Duty 17 ½ to 21 years
  1. 10th pass with minimum 33% marks in each subject and 45% marks in aggregate.
  2. 10+2 pass or more need not have 45% marks in 10th.
Technical 17 ½ to 23 years
  1. Minimum 10+2 passed in science with English. Physics, Chemistry and Maths with 50% in aggregate and 40% in each subject.
Nursing Assistant 17 ½ to 23 years
  1. Minimum 10+2 passed in science with Physics, chemistry, Biology and English with 40% marks in each subject and a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
  2. In case of a graduate having BSc Degree (Botany/Zoology/Bio Science) and English (Simple Pass) the stipulation of percentage in class 12th is not mandatory.
Clerk/Storekeeper 17 ½ to 23 years
  1. 10+2 pass in any stream (Arts, Commerce, Science) with 60% in aggregate and 50% in each subject.
  2. The candidate should have studied and passed English and Maths/Accounts/ Book Keeping at 10th or 12th level.
  3. If candidate is graduate with Maths and English as his subject in BSc, the stipulation of scoring 50% in Class X/Class XII is waived off.
  4. In case candidate is graduate but not having English and Maths/Accts/Book Keeping, he should have secured more than 50% in English & Maths/Accts/ Book Keeping at least once in Class X or Class XII.

Physical Standards

Physical Standard (Height, Weight and Chest) are given below:-

Category Height (in cms) Weight (in kgs) Chest (in cms)
Soldier-GD/Tech/NA/Tdn 170 50 kg 77/82
Soldier-Clerk/SKT 162

Note-Relaxation in Physical standards-

Categories Height (cm) Weight (kg) Chest (cm)
Son of serving personnel/ Son of war widows/Son of widows/Son of ex- serviceman 2 2 1
Sportsman 2 5 3

Selection Procedure

Stage-I: Screening

  1. Pre-Height Check: Height Bar.
  2. Checking of Admit card by BAR CODE READER.
  3. Stamping of Admit card.
  4. Physical Fitness Test (PFT)
    • • 1.6 Km Run,
    • • Beam (Chin up),
    • • 9 Feet Ditch and
    • • Zig-Zag Balance.
  1. Physical Measurement Test (PMT): Height, Weight and Chest measurement.
  2. Documentation check and interview by Director Recruiting.
  3. Medical examination.
  4. Interview by host director and issue of admit card for Common Entrance Exam.

Stage-II: Common Entrance Examination

1. Soldier Technical

Ser No Subjects Questions Marks Pass Marks Remarks
(a) General Knowledge 10 20 40
(b) Maths 15 30
(c) Physics 15 30
(d) Chemistry 10 20
Time-60 Minutes

2. Soldier General Duty

Ser No Subjects Questions Marks Pass Marks Remarks
(a) General Knowledge 15 30 32 NCC 'C' Cert holders are exempted
(b) General Science 20 40
(c) Maths 15 30
Time-60 Minutes

3. Soldier Storekeeper/Clerk

Ser No Subjects Questions Marks Pass Marks Remarks
(a) General Knowledge 05 20 32 80
(b) General Science 05 20
(c) Maths 10 40
(d) Cmptr 05 20
(e) General English 25 100 32
Total 50 200
Time-60 Minutes

4. Soldier Nursing Assistant

S. No. Subject Questions Marks
1. General Knowledge 10 10
2. Chemistry 15 60
3. Biology 15 60
4. Maths 05 20
5. Physics 05 20
Total 50 200
Time-60 Minutes

5. Soldier Tradesman

S. No. Subject Questions Marks
1. General Knowledge 20 40
2. Maths 15 30
3. General Science 15 30
Total 50 100
Time-60 Minutes

TDA Publication

TDA Publications has designed vast number of books for the NDA aspirants. The books published under TDA publications are easy to understand and help the students to score well in the NDA exam. With cut throat competition and limited number of seats, It is confusing and difficult for the students to look for the best & most suitable books, TDA publication gives tricks and techniques to the students to solve the question within the time and they can also practice those tricks and method on the multiple choice questions given in the books. These Books are designed by experienced subject specialists keeping in view the previous exam trend analysis and latest exam pattern. Hence, it could be said that TDA publication books are one of the highly demanding and most read book for NDA examination.

TDA publications books covers the entire NDA entrance syllabus like Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, Indian Polity, History, Economy, Geography, Current affairs & Defence. Detailed solutions for all the questions are given in the book and allows the students to practice their problems in highly demanding competitive exam.

Personality Development

Personality Development Programme lays high emphasis on improving communication skills of students. This programme works on students to improve their spoken English skills & soft skills so that they can communicate effectively in various situations and will also help them to face the SSB Interview confidently.

These sessions are extensive, result oriented and are conducted by highly experienced trainers. It also includes a mentoring program that has been institutionalised to counsel them on key attitudes that they need to focus so as to become an effective leader in future, also inculcate moral values that help them lead a disciplined life.