Army - Eligibility


Requirements to enlist in the Army include: 17 to 34 years of age, a high school diploma or equivalent, less than 2 children (if married), and US citizenship (or resident alien under I-551). Upon entry into the service, recruits must pass the ASVAB test (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery). The US Army and Army Reserve also offer several ways to assist soldiers who are seeking a college education, and some can qualify for 100% tuition coverage.

Apart from all this a candidate should be the citizen of their respective countries. However the age limit and other eligibility criteria vary with country.

Minimum Educational Qualifications: The minimum educational qualification for these entries is as indicated against each:

Non-Technical Entry: BA, B.Com, BCA, BSc (PCM) or equivalent or higher qualification a recognized University with minimum aggregate of 60% and above marks. The out off percentage of minimum aggregate marks for candidates possessing NCC 'C' Certificate with 'B' or higher grade is 50%. Higher Qualifications may be termed as higher degrees like MA, MSc, Mcom, MCA etc., which are higher than the prescribed qualification.

Technical Entry :B.E., B. Tech. Or equivalent or higher qualification from a recognized University in Civil Engg., Electrical Engg, Mechanical Engg, Electronics Engg., Computer Science, Telecommunications Engg. and Architecture.

Specialist Entry: The candidates possessing the following educational qualifications from a recognized University/Institute must have minimum aggregate of 50% marks.

Institutes : Some of the prominent institutions offering courses in army can be had from the following links.. Click here for more information