Exam Notification 2024

Dharm Guru (Religious Teacher) – Indian Army Jco

Indian Army releases various vacancies for the junior commissioned level post of Religious teacher or Dharam guru.  Only male candidates are eligible to apply for this post.

Here we are providing the details of the religious teacher examination.


AGE LIMIT:                        

  • Minimum Age:  25 Years.
  • Maximum Age:  34 Years



  • Graduate in any discipline with qualification in religious denomination (will be common for Civilian and Serving Candidates)


Pandit & Pandit (Gorkha)

  • Only for Hindu Male & Hindu (Gorkha) Male Candidates.
  • Bachelor Degree in Arts with Sanskrit / Hindi as one the Subject Or
  • Madhyam in Sanskrit or Bhusan in Hindi.




  • Only for Sikh Male Candidates.
  • Bachelor Degree in Arts with Punjabi as Main Subject Or
  • Vidwan in Punjabi





  • Only For Christian Male Candidates.
  • Who have been ordained priesthood by the appropriate ecclesiastical authority and is still on the Approved list of local Bishop.




Maulvi & Maulvi (Shia)

  • Only for Muslim Male Candidates. & for Shia Muslim Shia Laddakh Male candidates
  • Maulvi Alim in Arabic, Adib Alim in Urdu Or
  • Bachelor Degree in Arts with Ur  du / Arabic as one of the Subject.




Bodhh Monk

  • Only for Buddhist Male Candidates.
  • Budhist (Mahayana) candidates who have been ordained Monk/ Budhist Priest, by the Appropriate Authority.



Note: The above mandatory education qualifications should be acquired by individuals from recognized universities. All the above eligibility criteria are common for In-service and Direct Entry candidates


  • Height – Minimum 160 Cms (157 Cms for Pandit Gorkha, Bodh Monk and Maulvi Shia)
  • Chest – Minimum 77 Cms
  • Weight – 50 Kgs (48 Kgs for Pandit Gorkha, Bodh Monk and Maulvi Shia)
  • Physical Fitness Test – 1.6 Km (1 mile) Run in 08 Minutes
  • Candidate Upto 30 years of Age: Should be able to run in 05 Minutes 45 seconds.
  • Candidate Beyond 30 years of Age: Should be able to run in 06 Minutes 30 seconds


  • Selection will be done on the basis of written exam &
  • Paper-I (100 Marks):  An objective type question paper on general awareness and is common to candidates of all Religious denominations.
  • Paper-II (100 Marks): Contains objective questions to check the knowledge specific to particular religious denomination to which the candidate belongs.
  • Candidate is required to secure at least 40 marks out of 100 Marks.
  • The number of candidates to be called for interview will be three times the number of vacancies
  • Candidates need a minimum of 50 out of 100 marks to qualify in the interview.
  • The final selection will be based on merit list drawn on the basis of the total marks obtained in Paper II and Interview.



  • Applications will only be accepted online on joinindianarmy.nic.in.
  • At the homepage of the website go to the menu bar and select “JCO/ OR Enrolment” tab. If eligible then click at “Apply/ Login” link for “JCO/ OR” link.
  • After that you’ll get an application form. You need to fill the form with correct details and after that click on the submit button.


Indian Army RRT JCO 2019 vacancy details:

  • JCO RT Dharm Shikshak Bharti Exam RRT 87 and 88
  • of Vacancies: 152 Posts
Pandit 118
Granthi 9
Padre 4
Maulvi 9
Pandit (Gorkha) 7
Maulvi (Shia) 1
Bodh Monk 4
  • Online Application Start : 30 September 2019
  • Last Date for Registration : 29 October 2019
  • Last Date for Receipt Form : 29 October 2019
  • Exam Date : 23 February 2020
  • Admit Card Available : February  2020
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