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JCO RT Indian Army Religious Teacher Recruitment 2024-2025

Indian Army invited online applications for filling up the vacancies of Junior Commissioned Officer (Religious Teacher) or JCO (RT) for RRT Recruiting Year 2024-25. All eligible male candidates can apply online for the Army RT JCO Bharti Vacancies of Pandit, Pandit (Gorkha), Granthi, Maulvi (Suni), Padre and Bodh Monk (Mahayana) Dharmik Shikshak. JCO RT Indian Army Religious Teacher (Dharm Guru) Recruitment 2024-2025 as application form, salary, eligibility criteria, selection process, physical, exam syllabus, rally date etc info is given below.

Indian Army Dharm Guru Bharti JCO RT Vacancies

Pay Scale – Rs 35400-112400 plus other allowances.

Indian Army JCO RT Categories:

  • Pandit
  • Pandit (Gorkha) for Gorkha Regiments
  • Granthi
  • Maulvi (Sunni)
  • Padre
  • Bodh Monk (Mahayana) for Ladakh Scouts

See also: Indian Army Nursing Assistant Recruitment Rally 2024-2025

Age and Educational Qualification (Eligibility Criteria)

JCO RT eligibility criteria as age limit, educational qualification and physical standards (height, chest, weight) is as follows:

Age Limit:

Civilian and Serving Candidates – 27 to 34 years as on 01 Oct 2024 i.e. candidate should be born between 01 Oct 1990 and 01 Oct 1997 inclusive of both dates.

Educational Qualification:
The following educational and religious denomination qualification are common for Civilian (Direct Entry) and Serving Soldier (In-Service) candidates:

RT Pandit and Pandit (Gorkha) for Gorkha Regiment – Hindu candidate with Shastri/ Acharya in Sanskrit form any recognized University. The candidate must have Karam Kand as one of the main/ core subject during Shastri/ Acharya OR 01 year Diploma in Karam Kand.

RT Granthi – Sikh candidate with graduation in any discipline from any recognized University. The candidate must have Gyani in Punjabi.

RT Maulvi – Muslim candidate with graduation in any discipline from any recognized University. The candidate must have Alim in Arabic or Adeeb-e-Mahir/ Urdu Mahir in Urdu.

RT Padre – Christian candidate with graduation in any discipline from any recognized University. The candidate must have been ordained priesthood by the appropriate ecclesiastical authority and is on the approved list of the local Bishop.

RT Budhist (Bodh Monk) – Budhist candidate with graduation in any discipline from any recognized University. The candidate must have ordained Monk/ Budhist Priest by an appropriate authority.

See also: Army Sports Quota Recruitment Havildar Subedar 2024-2025

JCO RT Selection Process, Physical and Exam Syllabus

JCO Religious Teacher or Dharm Guru recruitment process consists of 03 phases as follows:

  • Phase-1: Online Computer Based Written Examination (Online CEE)
  • Phase-2: Recruitment Rally (Checking of original certificates, Physical Test, Adaptability Test and Medical examination)
  • Phase-3: Interview

The latest and detailed recruitment process is as follows:

Written Examination (Online CEE)

Firstly, Admit Card will be issued for Online Common Entrance Examination (CEE) to all candidates whose application forms are found to be in order. Candidates will have to download JCO RT Admit Card through Join Indian Army website and carry a colour printout at the exam centre. Entry gates at exam center will be opened one and a half hour prior to scheduled time of exams and will close 30 minutes prior to time of exam.

JCO RT online exam is scheduled to be conducted from 22nd April to 07th May 2024, which will comprise of two papers as per the following exam pattern and syllabus:

Paper-1 (Max 100 Marks) – General Awareness (Common to all Religious categories).

Paper 1st will comprise of total 50 objective type questions (02 Marks each) based on General Knowledge/ Awareness and will be only a qualifying exam. Minimum 40% Marks are required to qualify in Paper 1st. Negative marking of 0.5 marks will be applicable for each wrong answer.

Syllabus Paper-1 (General Awareness) – The paper 1 test will consist of questions related to India and its neighboring countries based on History, Culture, Geography and who’s who. In addition Abbreviations, Sports, Awards and Prizes, Terminology, Indian Armed Forces, Continents and Sub Continents, Inventions and Discoveries, The Constitution of India, International Organizations, Books and Authors, Knowledge of Important events that have happened in India and at world level in the recent years, Current important world events, Prominent personalities etc.

Paper-2 (Max 100 Marks) – Specific to religious denominations as applied by the candidates.

Candidates qualified in Paper 1st will only be assessed in Paper 2nd. The 2nd Paper will comprise of total 50 objective type questions (02 Marks each) to check the knowledge specific to belonging religious category. Minimum 40% Marks are required to obtain in this paper to come in the merit list and to be eligible for interview. Negative marking of 0.5 marks will be applicable for each wrong answer.

Syllabus Paper-2 (Specific to Religious category) – Pandit, Maulvi, Granthi, Padre, Monk : Rituals, Scriptures and Discourses of Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Christianity and Buddhism, Motivational concepts. You can download JCO RT Syllabus (for Paper 1 and 2) in pdf format as provided by the Indian Army through the direct link below.

See also: Army Online Exam CEE Syllabus and Model Paper (Mock Test)

Recruitment Rally

After completion of JCO RT online exam, candidates will be shortlisted proportionate to the available vacancies by applying a cut off in written exam CEE result. The Roll Number of the candidates who are in merit will be published on the JIA official website. Thereafter, shortlisted candidates will be issued admit card for Phase-2 (Recruitment rally) as per the Schedule of AROs.

Recruitment rallies (Screening, Documentation, Physical, medical test etc) will be conducted at respective HQ Recruiting Zone/ Regimental Centres as per the Schedule (see below) fixed by the Indian Army.

Documents Required for Recruitment rally – You will have to carry Admit Card along with the following required documents in original as well as photocopies, when called for recruitment rally:

  • Admit Card printed on Laser Printer on good quality paper.
  • Twenty (20) copies of unattested Passport size colour photographs developed on good quality photographic paper in white background not more than three months old. Computerized/ photocopied/ shopped photographs will not be accepted. Photographs must be with proper hair cut and clean shave (except Sikh candidates).
  • Education certificates with marks sheet of all educational qualifications achieved by candidate i.e. Matric/ intermediate etc from recognized School/ College/ Board/ University. Candidates with matric certificate from Open School should bring School Leaving Certificate countersigned by BEO/DEO.
  • Domicile Certificate with photograph issued by Tehsildar/ District Magistrate.
  • Caste Certificate affixed with photograph of the candidate issued by the Tehsildar/ District Magistrate.
  • Religion Certificate issued by the Tehsildar/ SDM (if religion as “SIKH/ HINDU/ MUSLIM/ CHRISTIAN/ BODH” is not mentioned in caste certificate.
  • Character Certificate issued by the College Principal where the candidates last studied.
  • Character Certificate with photograph issued by Village Sarpanch/ Municipal Corporation within last 06 months.
  • Relationship Certificate issued by concerned Record Officer for Son of Serviceman/ Ex-servicemen, Son of War Widow/ Son of Widow (if applicable).
  • Affidavit duly signed by candidate on Rs 10/- Non-Judicial Paper as per the prescribed format.
  • PAN Card and Aadhar Card.
  • Police Character Certificate.
  • Sarpanch/ Nagar Sewak (Residence proof).

Physical Measurement Test (PMT):
Height – Minimum 160 Cms (157 Cms for Gorkhas & Ladakhi region candidates and 155 Cms for Andaman & Nicobar Island, Lakshadweep Gp incl Minicoys).
Chest – Minimum 77 Cms.
Weight – 50 Kgs (48 Kgs for Gorkhas & Ladakhi region candidates).

Physical Fitness Test (PFT) – 1.6 Kms (1600 Meters) Run within 08 Minutes. Provisions of extra time for run/ race in Hilly Terrain Areas: Between 5000 feet to 9000 feet – Additional 30 Seconds and Between 9000 feet to 12000 feet – Additional 120 Seconds.

Adaptability Test – Candidates qualified in Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and Physical Measurement Test (PMT) will have to undertake Adaptability Test as per policy in vogue. Adaptability Test is for selection of candidates who can adapt to the environment of the Indian Army and are able to adapt to the challenges of military life. Those candidates who qualify the Adaptability Test will be eligible for Medical Exam and further recruitment process.

Medical Examination – Candidates should have robust physique and mental health, chest should be well developed having minimum 5 cm expansion, should have normal hearing with each ear, should have sufficient number of natural teeth i.e. 14 dental points with healthy gums. Candidate should not have diseases like deformity of bones, hydrocele, varicose veins or piles.

See Also: Army Bharti Selection Process, Physical Test and Standards


The interview will be of maximum 100 Marks and 50 Marks will be required to pass in the interview. Candidates qualified in Phase-2 (Physical test and Medical exam) will be interviewed by a board of officers at 1 Signal Regiment Centre Jabalpur and 39 GTC Varanasi (as applicable).

Final selection of candidates will be based on merit list prepared on the basis of the total marks obtained in Paper 2nd and Interview. No bonus marks will be entitled to son of Serving/ Ex-servicemen/ War Widow/ Widow and Sportsmen/ NCC/ Computer certificate holders.

Candidates finally selected will be enrolled as JCO (RT) and will undergo 06 weeks of Basic training at BEG and Centre Kirkee followed by 11 weeks of training specific to religious denominations. On successful completion of training the candidates will be commissioned as Religious Teacher (Dharm Guru) in the rank of Naib Subedar.

See also: Army Bharti Rally Schedule All Zones 2024-2025

Application Form, Important Dates and Notification

Eligible and interested candidates are required to apply for the Indian Army RT JCO (Dharm Guru) Recruitment to the concerned Headquarter Recruiting Zone/ Regimental Centre as per their permanent domicile. Candidates applying for Pandit, Pandit (Gorkha), Granthi, Maulvi (Suni), Padre and Bodh Monk (Mahayana) categories are required to register and submit online application on the website up to 22nd March 2024.

For registration and online form see: Army Bharti Registration Form and Eligibility 2024-2025

In-service (Serving Soldier) candidates will also have to forward the application form (as per the prescribed format) to respective Record Offices along with attested photocopies of character certificate, 10th & 12th certificate, certificates of graduation qualification, domicile certificate and detailed marks sheet separately for each year of Graduation/ Post-Graduation in Religious qualification. For the offline application form, download the official recruitment notice below and take printout of the format.

Documents Required with Offline Application:
1. Character/ Conduct certificate.
2. High School certificate.
3. Intermediate (10+2) certificate.
4. Certificates of graduation qualification.
5. Photocopies of detailed mark sheets separately for each year (1st, 2nd & 3rd year) of religious qualification as per denomination. OR Photocopies of detailed marks sheet separately for each year (1st & 2nd year) of Post-Graduation in Religious qualification as per denomination.
6. Domicile certificate.

Examination fee – All candidates will have to pay Rs 250/- plus banking charges (as applicable) for the online examination. The payment can be made through Maestro, Master Card, VISA, Rupay Cards both Credit & Debit of all major banks, Internet banking and UPI.

Important Dates:
Opening date of registration of online form – 13th February 2024
Last date for registration of online form – 22nd March 2024 (11.59 PM)
Written Exam (Online CEE) date – 22nd April to 07th May 2024
Recruitment Rally date – to be notified

Register and submit online application form for the Indian Army RT JCO Recruitment through the JIA official website below. For various formats and more information about the Dharmik Shikshak Bharti 2024-25, download the official recruitment notification or advertisement in pdf format.

See also: Army Havildar Surveyor Auto Cartographer Recruitment

RT JCO Recruitment Rally Schedule

Phase-2 (Recruitment Rally) for the JCO RT (Religious Teacher) will be conducted by the respective HQ Recruiting Zone (ZRO). Admit Card for the recruitment rally will be sent through registered Email ID. Candidates will have to report at rally venue on given date and time as mentioned in the Admit Card only. Check the latest RT JCO Recruitment Rally Schedule (for All Zones and States) below (updated).

ZRO Ambala (Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and UT Chandigarh):
Recruitment Rally date – 10 July to 22 July 2024
Bharti Location – Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Rohtak

Jabalpur Zone (Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh):
Recruitment Rally date – 02 August to 12 August 2024
Bharti Location – Sagar

ZRO Shillong (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Meghalaya):
Recruitment Rally date – 16 August to 23 August 2024
Bharti Location – Udalguri (Hathigarh Cantt)

ZRO Jaipur (Rajasthan):
Recruitment Rally date – 10 September to 13 September 2024
Bharti Location – Sikar

ZRO Bangalore (Karnataka, Kerala, UT Lakshadweep and Mahe):
Recruitment Rally date – 06 November to 15 November 2024
Bharti Location – Trivandrum

Jalandhar Zone (Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Punjab):
Admit Card download – 18 November 2024
Bharti Location – Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, Jalandhar

ZRO Kolkata (West Bengal, Sikkim and Odisha):
Recruitment Rally date – 19 November to 28 November 2024
Bharti Location – Kharagpur (West Bengal)

ZRO Pune (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, UT Daman, Diu, Dadar & Nagar Haveli):
Recruitment Rally date – 02 December to 11 December 2024
Bharti Location – Palghar

ZRO Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand):
Recruitment Rally date – 03 December to 04 December 2024
Bharti Location – Banbasa Military Station

ZRO Chennai (Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, UT of Puducherry & Andaman and Nicobar Group of Islands):
Recruitment Rally date – 10 December to 21 December 2024
Bharti Location – Karimnagar or Rangareddy

ZRO Danapur (Bihar and Jharkhand):
Recruitment Rally date – 10 December to 20 December 2024
Bharti Location – Danapur

See also: Indian Army Education Havildar Recruitment Vacancies

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58 Comments on "JCO RT Indian Army Religious Teacher Recruitment 2024-2025"

  1. baljeer singh says:

    Pls sir tell me army person apply this vicanci online ya by post

    1. Mohd sonu says:

      Sir Marne BSc +alarm Kiya hae kya mean apply Kar Sakta hi

  2. Uttam singh Butola says:

    sir plz give me information about upcoming garhwal rifels open bharti rally plz sir

  3. Himanshu Krishna Bhardwaj says:

    Kya abhi dobar ase kb niklegi yaha sprtual job

    1. Abdul Wajid says:

      now this position is available for me

  4. Good morning sir. Army Riligion Bharati kab hogi

    1. Akbar khan says:

      Sir Mene molvi or Alim Arabic se kiya h to me apply karskata hu k nhi ya B.A bhi karna zaruri h or 10 +12 bhi zaruri h Liya ya sir molvi or Salim hi se Kam chal jayega plzzzz reply 9557822944

      1. Gufran khan says:

        BA compulsory hai bro

      2. M Asad Hussain says:

        Bhai tumhara 10th hai?

  5. Salemyang Gangmei says:

    What about for Christian chaplain/priest post,,? Can I try for Christian priest sir ? Plij reply.

  6. surender sharma says:

    Army dharm guru teacher bharti kab hsir

    1. Shivam shatri says:

      India dharm guru bharti kab hai sir

  7. David Ngomdir says:

    What about the chaplain post, is there any opportunity for such? I would like to apply.

  8. pankaj kumar says:

    sir rt jco ka result kb aayega

  9. Paramjeet singh says:

    Sir what will be the syllabus for the exam

    1. Liza Mortuja says:

      I have done Alim, Fazil a gvmt school …. Now I am doin B.A in Arabic ………..sir can I eligible this post Rt Jco



  11. Qureshi shaibaz says:

    Very educational side

  12. army rt jco me keval pandit ke lie pandito chayan hota hai

    1. Suraj adhikari says:

      Next recruitment

  13. Sir m army m hi hu so army balo k liye rt jco k liye education qualification kya h 12th y graduate kyunki pahle 12th base tha ab pta nhi chal pa rha h so pl reply sir contact no 9617654463

  14. Sir m Hindi se M A pass hu or m rt jco la form apply kar sakta hu kaya


      hame bhi batane ki kripa ki jay 9926279219

  15. DIVESH SHARMA says:

    sir kramkand ka diploma kon deta h

  16. Mohd mahtab says:

    Mohd taimoor village Jijoola post Chousana distt shamli Up

  17. Sir I completed bth course job for padree Kia aply kr sakta hu

  18. mtohd akbar says:

    Sir mene online form submit karduya h ab kiya kiua karna or hame kese pata chalga k kab kaha jana h koya koi call later aayega ya email par ya or kuchh plzzz bataiye 9557822944

  19. Vijay pandit ji says:

    Pshycial test kb h sir dharm shikshak ka

    1. JCO (RT) physical test will be conducted through open rally under the concerned zones, keep checking the latest rally notifications released for your zone.

  20. Danapur ki runing date kab hai guru g.

  21. Md gulam Dastageer says:

    Dharam guruKi bahali kab hogi pl mo no 9572644019

  22. Naseem Akhtar says:

    Sir army religious teacher exam 24 February 2019 kahan hoga. Please tell me.

  23. MD Abu Hanifa says:

    Sir give me date jco runing

    1. Rejaul hoque says:

      Maulvi (Sunni) name.Rejaul hoque .bill.doturi .p.o.kawatika .p.s.bijni r.s.bijni.dist.chirang B.T.A.D (Assam)

  24. Sudhanshu sahu says:

    Sir havildar education ki bharti ayegi ya nenhi Jara reply karein

    1. Sunil Kumar says:

      Havildar SAC -2020 ka vaccancy aya hai online karlo

  25. Sumant kumar tiwari says:

    Dharam guru ki vacancy kab hogi

  26. RAJAN SHASTRI says:


  27. Vikash kumar says:

    Can graduate with madhyama appear at j co dharmguru vaccancy

  28. Jony sharma says:


    1. Molvi aur alim ka hona chahyy kisi bhi board ka

  29. Sir. mera naam ziya from Manipur Mene Urdu cors me maulvi Ka darja hasil kiya.kiya is darja se ye kaam apply Kar skta hung.plz reply me sir

  30. Richard Lalramsan Joute says:

    Sir when can I get admit card for 2019-2020?

  31. Rohtas Kumar says:

    Sir m Sanskrit se M. A. hu RT jco k liye form apply kr sakta hu kya

  32. धर्मेश बिदौल्या says:

    मेरी सम्पूर्णानन्द बिश्व बिद्यालय से आचार्य 2016 की डिग्री है जो पूरी फ्रोड बता कर मुझे 23-2-2020 को परीक्षा लेने से मना कर दिया है मेरी दौड़ 8-1-2020 हूई थी

  33. hakam ali says:

    10th+12th+B.A Me sab me urdu se kiya hu iske liye Eligible hai kya sir

  34. Beant singh says:

    10th 10+2 gyani course + gurmat sngeet diploma my date of birth 1985 hai sir

  35. A. J choudhury says:

    Sir agar kisi ki 2nu degree ha graduate be aur moulavi bhi lekin 2nu ak saal ma kiya hai us oja se kuyi prblm hogi kya

  36. I have matriculation, in addition I have post graduation in religious studies. Can I apply for JCO RT??

  37. Abhijit agnihotri says:

    Sir 2022 ki vacancy kis month me aayegi

  38. SAIDUR RAHMAN says:

    main arabic major BA aarour fazil pass kiya, jco main eligible houn kya. plz information me

  39. PRINCE SHAIKH says:


  40. Samuel.mizar says:

    I have completed my graduation and in also religious traini g fornpreacher and leader too can I apply for the post of JCO rt sir but I don’t have any religious certificates

  41. David B T says:

    when you realised 2023 February 26 common entrance exam results

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