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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
07-March-2018 15:11 IST
Recruitment of Soldiers

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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