Agnipath Entry Scheme Notification and Exam Date, Age Limits, Syllabus for Army Air Force Navy

Indian youth to serve in the Armed Forces. The scheme is called AGNIPATH and the youth selected under this scheme will be known as Agniveers. AGNIPATH allows patriotic and motivated youth to serve in the Armed Forces for a period of four years.

The AGNIPATH Scheme has been designed to enable a youthful profile of the Armed Forces. It will provide an opportunity to the youth who may be keen to don the uniform by attracting young talent from the society who are more in tune with contemporary technological trends and plough back skilled, disciplined and motivated manpower into the society. As for the Armed Forces, it will enhance the youthful profile of the Armed Forces and provide a fresh lease of ‘Josh’ and ‘Jazba’ whilst at the same time bring about a transformational shift towards a more tech savvy Armed Forces – which is indeed the need of the hour. It is envisaged that average age profile of Indian Armed forces would come down by about 4-5 years by implementation of this scheme.

The national stands to immensely benefit by infusion of highly inspired youth with deeper understanding of self-discipline, diligence and focus who would be adequately skilled and will be able to contribute in other sectors. The dividends of a short military service to the nation, society and the youth of the nation are immense. This includes inculcation of patriotism, team work, enhancement of physical fitness, ingrained loyalty for the country and availability of trained personnel to boost national security in times of external threats, internal threats and natural disasters.

This is a major defence policy reform introduced by the Government to usher in a new era in the Human Resource policy of the three Services. The policy, which comes into immediate effect, will hereafter govern the enrolment for the three services.

What is the Agnipath Scheme?

The process of recruiting 46,000 soldiers, sailors, and airmen this year will begin on a “all-India, all-class” basis under the Agnipath scheme, which was authorised by the PM-led cabinet committee on security. Based on the scheme below are answers to some of the widely asked questions.

This scheme entails a recruitment process for individuals below the rank of officer, with the goal of deploying fitter, younger troops on the front lines, many of whom will be on four-year contracts. It’s a game-changing project that will give the Army, Navy, and Air Force a more young image.

Who can apply and Age Limit to this scheme?

Under this scheme both men and women between the ages of 17.5 and 21 will be brought into the armed forces. **Note: The Government of India has decided to increase the upper age limit of Agniveers to 23 years. Earlier, it was between 17 to 21 years. As per the official statement, “The Government of India has decided that a one-time waiver shall be granted for the proposed recruitment cycle of 2022. Accordingly, the upper age limit for the recruitment process for Agnipath Scheme for 2022 is increased to 23 years.”

What are the eligibility criteria for this scheme?

All three services will be enrolled through a centralized online system, with specific rallies and campus interviews conducted by recognised technical colleges such as Industrial Training Institutes and the National Skills Qualifications Framework, among others. Enrollment will be on a ‘All India All Class’ basis, with eligible ages ranging from 17.5 to 21 years old. Agniveers will meet the medical requirements for enlistment in the armed forces as they apply to their particular categories/trades. Agniveers’ educational qualifications will continue to be popular for enrolment in many categories, such as: The educational requirement for becoming a General Duty (GD) soldier is Class 10. **Note: The Government of India has decided to increase the upper age limit of Agniveers to 23 years. Earlier, it was between 17 to 21 years. As per the official statement, “The Government of India has decided that a one-time waiver shall be granted for the proposed recruitment cycle of 2022. Accordingly, the upper age limit for the recruitment process for Agnipath Scheme for 2022 is increased to 23 years.”

Can girls apply for Agnipath Entry and is there any reservation for girls?

Yes, girls under the given age limit are open for the agnipath entry, while there is no such reservation for women under this scheme.

What is the salary package under this scheme?

The 1st year salary package of Rs 4.76 lakh with upgradation of up to Rs 6.92 lakh in 4th year While post release, Seva Nidhi package is of approx. Rs 11.71 lakh, including interest (tax free)There’s also a non-contributory insurance cover of Rs 48 lakh. Provided the individuals receive a Agniveer skill certificate which will assist in post release job opportunities.

When will Agneepath recruitment start?

The first Agnipath entry rally recruitment will start from September – Oct 2022.

What are the terms of service under Agnipath?

After four years of service, 25% of the Agniveers will be retained in the regular cadre based on merit, willingness and medical fitness. They will then serve for a full term of another 15 years. While the other 75% Agniveers will be demobilised, with an exit or “Seva Nidhi ” package of Rs 11-12 lakh, partly funded by their monthly contributions, as well as skill certificates and bank loans for help in their second careers.

What are the advantages of this scheme?

It provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the youth to serve their country and contribute to national development. The Armed Forces would be younger and more vibrant.The Agniveers will have a good financial package with the opportunity to train in the best military ethos in civil society and institutions, as well as improve their skills and qualifications. This will make well-disciplined and skilled youth with military ethos in the civil society.

Does this scheme induce any change in the age to drop out from the military?

Military officials said the new system would help bring down the average age of the armed forces. In the Army, the average age would drop from 32 to 26.

Is there any change in the defence budget?

The defence budget of Rs 5,25,166 crore for 2022-23 included Rs 1,19,696 crore for defence pensions. The allocation for revenue expenditure was Rs 2,33,000 crore. The revenue expenditure includes the expenses on payment of salaries and maintenance of establishments.

Benefits to the Agniveers

Agniveers will be given an attractive customised monthly package along with Risk and Hardship allowances as applicable in the three services. On completion of the engagement period of four years, Agniveers will be paid one time ‘Seva Nidhi’ package which shall comprise their contribution including accrued interest thereon and matching contribution from the Government equal to the accumulated amount of their contribution including interest as indicated below:

Salary for Agniveer Agnipath Entry Scheme

The ‘Seva Nidhi’ will be exempt from Income Tax. There shall be no entitlement to gratuity and pensionary benefits. Agniveers will be provided non-contributory Life Insurance Cover of Rs 48 lakhs for the duration of their engagement period in the Indian Armed Forces.

During this period of service to the nation, the Agniveers will be imparted with various military skills and experience, discipline, physical fitness, leadership qualities, courage and patriotism. Post this stint of four years, the Agniveers will be infused into the civil society where they can contribute immensely towards the nation building process. The skills gained by each Agniveer will be recognised in a certificate to form part of his unique resume. Agniveers, on completion of the four year tenure in the prime of their youth, will be mature and self-disciplined with the realization to become better version of himself/herself both professionally as also personally. The avenues and opportunities that will open up for their progress in the civil world after Agniveer tenure would certainly be a big plus towards nation building. Moreover, the Seva Nidhi of approximately Rs 11.71 lakhs would aid the Agniveer to pursue his/her future dreams without the financial pressure, which is normally the case for young people from the financially deprived strata of society.

The individuals, selected for enrolment in the Armed Forces as regular cadre, would be required to serve for a further engagement period of minimum 15 years and would be governed by the existing terms and conditions of service of Junior Commissioned Officers/Other Ranks in Indian Army and their equivalent in Indian Navy and Indian Air Force and that of Non Combatant enrolled in the Indian Air Force, as amended from time to time.

The scheme will lead to much more youthful and technically adept war fighting force by ensuring a fine balance between youthful and experienced personnel in the Armed Forces.

Agnipath Army Bharti Scheme Advantages

• A transformative reform of recruitment policy of the Armed Forces.
• A unique opportunity to the youth to serve the country and contribute to Nation Building.
• Armed Forces profile to be youthful and dynamic.
• Attractive financial package for the Agniveers.
• Opportunity for Agniveers to train in the best institutions and enhance their skills & qualifications.
• Availability of well disciplined and skilled youth with military ethos in civil society.
• Adequate re-employment opportunities for those returning to society and who could emerge as role models for the youth

IGNOU to offer a three-year skill-based bachelor’s degree programme for ‘Agniveers’

In order to enhance the future career prospects of Agniveers, and equip them for various job roles in the civilian sector, the Ministry of Education is to launch a special, three-year skill-based bachelor’s degree programme for serving defence personnel that will recognize the skill training received by them during their tenure in the defence establishments.

The programme has been designed by IGNOU and will also be executed by them. Under this programme 50 % of the credits required for a graduate degree will come from the skill training – both technical and non-technical – received by the Agniveer, and the remaining 50 % will come from a basket of courses that cover a wide variety of subjects like languages, Economics, History, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, Mathematics, Education, Commerce, Tourism, Vocational Studies, Agriculture and Jyotish, as also Ability Enhancement Courses on Environmental Studies and Communication Skills in English.

This programme is aligned with UGC norms and with the National Credit Framework and National Skill Qualification Framework. It also has provision for multiple exit points – Undergraduate Certificate on successful completion of the first-year courses, Undergraduate Diploma on successful completion of the first and second-year courses, and Degree on completion of all the courses in the three-year time frame.

The framework of the programme has been duly recognized by UGC, All India Council for Technical Education and other concerned regulatory bodies, and will be recognized both in India and abroad for employment and education. Army, Navy and Air Force will sign a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU with IGNOU for implementation of the scheme.

Terms & Conditions
Under the AGNIPATH scheme, the Agniveers will be enrolled in the Forces under respective Service Acts for a period of four years. They would form a distinct rank in the Armed Forces, different from any other existing ranks. Upon the completion of four years of service, based on organisational requirement and policies promulgated by the Armed Forces from time-to-time, Agniveers will be offered an opportunity to apply for permanent enrolment in the Armed Forces. These applications will be considered in a centralised manner based on objective criteria including performance during their four year engagement period and up to 25% of each specific batch of Agniveers will be enrolled in regular cadre of the Armed Forces. Detailed guidelines will be issued separately.

Enrolment will be undertaken through an online centralised system for all three services with specialised rallies and campus interviews from recognised technical institutes such as Industrial Training Institutes and National Skills Qualifications Framework, among others. Enrolment will be
based on ‘All India All Class’ basis and the eligible age will be in range from 17.5 to 21 years. Agniveers will meet the medical eligibility conditions laid down for enrolment in the armed forces as applicable to respective categories/trades. The educational qualification for Agniveers will remain as in vogue for enrollment in various categories. {For example: For entry into General Duty (GD) soldier, the educational qualification is Class 10}.

Also Read:

1. When Agnipath Rally Bharti will start?

The first Agnipath entry rally bharti will start from Sep – Oct 2022

2. Can girls apply for Agnipath Entry?

Yes girls are also eligible for Agnipath entry.

3. What is the age limits for Agnipath Entry?

17.5 to 21 years

**Note: The Government of India has decided to increase the upper age limit of Agniveers to 23 years. Earlier, it was between 17 to 21 years. As per the official statement, “The Government of India has decided that a one-time waiver shall be granted for the proposed recruitment cycle of 2022. Accordingly, the upper age limit for the recruitment process for Agnipath Scheme for 2022 is increased to 23 years.”

4. What is the Salary after joining as Agniveers?

4 Lakhs to 6 Lakh annual package along with allowances and other benefits.

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  1. Abinash Kumar Singh

    Very good
  2. Prashant Prajapati

    sir/Ma'am at age of 17 we can give the airforce agnipath exam or not?????
  3. Azad Hind

    Bahut hi chutiya scheme hai jo ki desh ke yuvao ko chutiya bana raha hai.
    1. Katravath Ramesh naik

      Agneepath age 17 yrs and height 160 to 166 cm between give sir
      1. Katravath Ramesh naik

        Banjara people height 150 to 160 between and age 17 year 10th pass this banjara people request plzz sir this proses do it sir
  4. Ankita Tawre

    Indian Air force Agnipath scheme ke liye selection procedure kya hoga and exam syllabus kya hoga plzz batayiye ???Aur kya commissioned officer or junior commission officer en me se kis post ke liye hai ye scheme??? Plzz give some details about that
    1. OP

      Wahi same rhega Jo phle waale airmen ke syllabus me tha
  5. Jitendea

    Sir age relaxation dijiye obc ke liye 4year ka
    1. Deovrat Nikunj

      Bhai defence me koi bhi reservation ni h theek hai aur na hi rhega. This is the only profession that doesn't have any reservation although i m from st cafegory.
  6. Samarth Patil

    What is the syllabus for this scheme?
    1. सुरेन्द्र सिंह

      क्या सिलेबस है
  7. Bishal Chhetri

    Please age relation kardijiye sir only 2 years Corona se bharti nahi khuli ...aur age chala gaya ....
  8. tharuna n.u

    I'm army
    1. Mustak

      Sir इस मै 10th Ka parsentage cha hi hai ?

        Syllabus kya hai
    2. Makwanajayraj

      8 paas me kitni height chahiye.??
  9. D.sriraghav

    My age is 16
    1. Punam Kumari

      Age m chhut nhi h or date of birth kitna se kitna
      1. Omp

        1. Katravath Ramesh naik

          Sir Agneepath age 17year height 150 to 160 cm height weight 45 to 50 kgs in banjara people ST /SC in request in all banjara people plzz sir
    2. Shahrukh

    3. Babulu bhue

      Kaun si कौन-कौन si document lagegi please bata do sir
      1. Virat Sharma

        Syllabus kya hoga isme???
    4. Rammohan Babugonda

      What about regular notification for Indian Navy and Air force like ssr grand x,y jobs
  10. Khaijamang mate

    I'm 22 now will it be ok.. please sir..I'm so interested
  11. U. G.

    Maximum height Kya hogi girls and boys ke liye?
  12. Biswas bihari baskey

    Bandey matram
  13. SARATH R

    Is there is any age relaxation ?.
  14. Sushant Chaudhary

    ये गलत h नियम और age me bhi kuch nhi bola gya
    1. Anil Deshmukh

      Sir, Age kam se kam 18 to 35 hona chaiye tabhi sabko bharti honeka moka milega . Corona baad Agnipath hoga Jay hind.
  15. Haneesh vardhan

    Is there any written exam or physical test for agnipath entry?
    1. Virat

      Yes what about this ?
      1. Tara

        Is there female eligible for the same?
        1. Ranjan kumar

          Mujha syllabus chaiha agnipath agni veer ka
  16. Shibadyoti Ghose

    For everything you need relaxation? Why you have one less hand, smaller brain? SC/ST/OBC quota kills India and its talent.
    1. Rajendra prasad

    2. Keerthi

      U r absolutely wright......
      1. Ram singh

        Ab desh bhakti nahi rahegi Galt Kiya bjp walo ne
      2. Ranjan kumar

        Agniveer agnipath syllabus
    3. Kajal Thakur

      What is the syllabus of this exam ??
    4. Shivani

      Yes bro I’m also angry about this 😡
      1. Sunil bhosale

  17. Aniket

  18. Pranav Parashar

    Which exam wld bd held n can commerce students apply?
    1. sanjay baban Jadhav

      28 years kareye plz sir ji
      1. Anamika

        Girls are eligible for navy SSR
    2. M.G.

      CA or CS or CMA
    3. harsh

      Syllabus same ha kya agniveer ma
  19. Lucky bharadwaj

    Is there any written exam ???
    1. Shanmukh vardhan

      1. Aditya Raj

        Army ka exam physical se phle hoge kiya
        1. Prasanna

          Kya agneepath main koi exam hoga Agar hoga toh syllabus kab ayega??
  20. Rahul

    Any exam for agnipath? Ya direct entry ...
  21. Amoghasidda A Hirekurabar

    Indian army mai age relaxation given diya sir
  22. Varada lakshmi

    Is there any written exam other than physical.....???
    1. Sani sinha

      Is there any age relaxation sir
      1. Manoj

        Sir/madam,,qualification of percentage required
    2. Himansu bhusan nayak

      Age relaxation please sir 🙏 1 year please
    3. Abijith pr

      Scheduled caste relaxation age?
    4. selection of the young men into agniveer category, do they have to give a written exam

      Is there any written exam for selection into the agniveer category, or its physical exam only , what exactly is the criteria of selection... Can a local boy of 20 years , who is 10th pass in kanada medium go for the selection in to the agniveer category.
  23. Mrinmoy Pandit

    Sir, will we be eligible for acc entry after 4 years?
    1. Navneet

      May be No !
  24. Whitedevil

    Is there any age relaxation?
    1. Jay

      Yes rightly said bro. Please refrain any kind of reservations to this patriotic venture. Let all indians be selected only on merit and not by reference or reservation. This venture is to make a strong and resilient India, and no caste based selected.
  25. Ajay

    Please give me age relaxation sir
    1. Sravani

      Is medical requirements the same ?
  26. Suyash

    What about NCC Cadets after this scheme
  27. Sushila gurung

    Indian army
  28. Sushant kope

    What about pending cee of the candidates who qualified there physical and medical exam?
  29. Anshul Awana

    Jis bharti ka phle ka exam pending hai army ke jese hmare Agra Aro ke vo honge ya cencil kr diya jayega unhe please tell me sir 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
  30. Preet Raikwar

    What will be the selection criteria ,if there is exam to be taken then what would be the syllabus ?
  31. Shivam

    Agniverr examination qualify krne ke exam syllabus Jo abhi feild ke anusar hai vhi rhega ya koi separate examination Hoga
  32. Velhu shijo

    Wat about for those who hv already pass PFT medical exam n waiting for CEE.Is it going to cancelled
  33. Devendra Rawat

    17.5 - 21 for Gd and for tech and tradesman?

      21 years 8 month is it ok
      1. Shera

        Nda is best entry
    2. shashi

      What about pending army exams
      1. Ritesh Kumar

        Jai hind 👍👍👍🙏🙏
  34. Ashish

    What about havildar recruitment ??

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