In a first, Indian Army launches a recruitment drive for women soldiers

TOI, Delhi, BCCL

  • The Indian army has started an online registration for recruiting women in military police as soldiers.
  • The recruitment drive will fill nearly 100 vacancies.
  • The women candidates need to qualify a Common Entrance Exam (CEE) post which they will have to appear for the Physical Endurance Test(PET).
While Indian women are already making strides in the Air Force, flying fighter jets and as officers in the Navy, the Indian army has started an online registration for recruiting women in military police as soldiers, aiming to fill nearly100 vacancies.

Soon after General Bipin Rawat took over the charge as the Army Chief, he raised the matter for approval from the Defence Ministry.


The recruitment rally will be conducted at Ambala, Lucknow, Jabalpur, Bangalore and Shillong. Once the registration of candidates is over, a cut off list will be generated for further rounds of selection, according to the official notification.

So far the Indian army recruited women only as officers and not as soldiers, making this move significant.

The Indian army has put it out on its official website (joinindianarmy.nic.in.) notifying openings for the post of Soldier General Duty. The application process starts today, and will end on 8 June, 2019.

In order to qualify for the post, the women candidates need to qualify a Common Entrance Exam post which they will have to appear for the Physical Endurance Test(PET).

Information on the complete selection and application procedure here.

Separately, the Defence Ministry has been taking necessary initiatives to boost women empowerment. Recently, the Indian government announced that the women officers can get permanent commissions in the armed forces.

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