Recruitment of Soldiers

Ministry of Defence

Recruitment of Soldiers

07 MAR 2018

The details of youths who were recruited as soldiers in the Indian Army at various levels such as Commissioned Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers / Other Ranks (JCOs / ORs) are given below:

Officers *:

Year Candidates Selected
2015 1961
2016 1858
2017 1773

JCOs / ORs *:

Year Candidates Selected
2014-15 66,992
2015-16 71,434
2016-17 52,086
2017-18 17,257

(Till 31st December 2017)

*Recruitment for Commissioned Officers is done calendar year wise, whereas the recruitment for JCO / ORs is done financial year wise.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Vinod Lakhamashi Chavda in Lok Sabha today.


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