Well, it may be a bad news for the aspirants that Indian Army has changed the scheme of selection for its Open Rallies and other recruitment. From now, there will be a common written examination before the physical screening test.
Till now, the applicants had to undergo the PST, PET first and then the written test used to be held but the selection procedure has been changed now by the Indian Army. Candidates who fail in the written test will be disqualified from the “Bharti”.
So to become an Indian Solider, the candidates have to use their brain first instead of releasing the sweat from the body. The students, who will pass the written examination, will be called for the medical & physical examination.
Indian Army 1.6 K.M.S Race Time Revised for PET from April 2017
This is one big news for the candidates who are preparing to Join the Indian Army Rally in the upcoming year. This new time will be applicable from April 1, 2017. New Race Timing Notice.
Revised timings for 1600 Meters Race for all categories – Sol GD, Sol Tdn, Sol Clk/ SKT/IM, Sol Tech, Sol NA / NA (VET), Hav Edn, Hav Svy Auto Carto, JCO Catering and RT JCO will be conducted as per laid down timings under two groups and marks allotted for each group is given as under :-
|All Categories||(a) Up to 05 Mins 30 Secs||Gp – I||60 Marks|
|(b) From 05 Mins 31 Secs to 05 Mins 45 Secs||Gp – II||48 Marks|
|Provisions for Extra Time for 1.6 km run in Hilly Terrain Areas. Conduct of 1.6 km run test in the Hilly Terrain Areas will be as under:(i) Upto 5000 Ft as above.|
(ii) Between 5000 Ft to 9000 Ft – Add 30 Secs.
(iii) Between 9000 Ft to 12000 Ft – Add 120 Secs.
The policy will be implemented for all recruitment rallies scheduled for Rtg yr 2017-18 (i.e wef 01 Apr 2017). The policy would be applicable for all future cat which are under consideration as well.
The test will be taken online. The new recruitment rallies will follow this procedure. So the selection procedure being followed by Indian Army since the independence of the country will be changed now.
The Cost for conducting Open Recruitment Rallies will be reduced
After implementing the new selection procedure, the expenses of conducting an Open Rally will be down. Till now, lac of candidates used to appear in the PST, PET which was the first steps. The Army had to use the force and local civil department to control the crowd in recruitment rallies which result in higher cost.
Normally, 40% of candidates who clear the physical test used to get failed in the written test. So that army is conducting written test first and then the PST or PET. So the new step will not only reduce the hassle of Army Selection Board but will also be cost-effective.
The Army Written Test will be online
The written examination will be conducted online which almost ends the chances of the unfair means. The computers will be provided to all Army Selection Centers to conduct the online test. According to center’s capability, the candidates will be called in the batches.
Once the application process is ended, the examinees will get date & time for the online exam as per their batch. The exam schedule will also be released online.
So this is a big change in the history of Indian Army Recruitment Rallies. It will be surely helpful for the recruiter but let’s see what will be the effect on the candidates.