April 2016 to March 2017 Indian Army HQ RTG recruitment rallies schedule


Would you like to know how to join the Indian Army as a soldier through its recruitment rallies? This article provides a comprehensive list of the Zone-wise venues and dates of the Indian Army recruitment rallies scheduled to be held this year, starting from April 2016 up to March 2017.

Those aspiring to join the Indian Army next year can attend the open rallies to be conducted for Indian nationals from January to March. Similar to the January to March 2016 rallies, the Army Recruitment Office (ARO) will be conducting the rallies all over the country, as per the zones & districts.

Check below the complete schedule of the rallies to be conducted from April 2016 up to next year, January month. Some zone rallies will be posted separately to avoid over-lengthy content here. Links to those posts will be provided here itself, so check back for updates.

Refer also: April 2016 to March 2017 Indian Army HQ RTG recruitment rallies - II

Who can attend the rallies: eligibility requirements

You can attend an Indian Army recruitment rally only if you are a citizen of India. It is advisable to get yourself checked up for physical fitness & be 100% sure that you are medically fit too. Keep in mind that the physical tests which are conducted during the rallies are highly demanding. You should also ensure beforehand that you fulfil the physical standards in terms of height, weight, vision and hearing before you attend the rally. You can check for this at: refer: http://www.joinindianarmy.nic.in/inner.aspx?status=l1&menu_id=299&id=2.

As for age, generally the Indian Army accepts applicants in the age group of 17 ½ years up to 21 years for general duty (all arms).

Academically you should have a minimum qualification of SSLC/Matric pass with at least a score of 45% marks in aggregate & 32% in each subject. In case you have any higher educational qualifications above the 10 +2 level, then the percentage is not considered.



Ambala Zone rallies

Venues and dates hosted by HQ Rtg Zone Ambala:
  1. At Rohtak
    Venue: Beri Khas, Jhajjar
    Dates: 15-25 May 16
    Category: Sol GD & Sol Clk/SKT
    Districts covered: Rohtak, Sonipat, Panipat & Jhajjar

  2. At Palampur Option I:
    Venue: Kangra
    Dates: 01-10 Jun 16
    Category: Sol GD & Sol Clk/SKT
    Districts covered: Kangra & Chamba
  3. At Shimla
    Venue: (Rampur / Rohru) Shimla
    Dates: 01-10 Jul 16
    Category: Sol GD, Sol Clk/SKT, Sol Tech, Sol Tdn, Sol NA & Sol NA (Vet)
    Districts covered: Shimla, Kinnaur, Solan & Sirmaur

  4. At Hisar
    Venue: Hisar
    Dates: 01-10 Aug 16
    Category: Sol GD & Sol Clk/SKT
    Districts covered: Hisar, Sirsa, Jind & Fatehabad

  5. At Mandi
    Venue: Mandi / Kulu
    Dates: 01-10 Sep 16
    Category: Sol GD, Sol Clk/SKT, Sol Tech, Sol NA & Sol Tdn
    Districts covered: Mandi, Kullu and Lahaul & Spiti

  6. At Charkhi Dadri
    Venue: Rewari / Sad Nali (Mahendragarh)
    Dates: 01-10 Oct 16
    Category: Sol GD & Sol Clk/SKT
    Districts covered: Rewari, Mahendragarh & Bhiwani

  7. At Palampur Option II
    Venue: Kangra
    Dates: 01-10 Nov 16
    Category: Sol GD, Sol Clk/SKT, Sol Tech, Sol Tdn, Sol NA & Sol NA (Vet)
    Districts covered: Kangra & Chamba

  8. At Hamirpur
    Venue: Una
    Dates: 05-15 Jan 17
    Category: Sol GD, Sol Clk/SKT, Sol Tech, Sol NA & Sol Tdn
    Districts covered: Hamirpur, Una & Bilaspur

  9. At Ambala
    Venue: Ambala City
    Dates: 01-10 Feb 17
    Category: Sol GD & Sol Clk/SKT and Sol Tech (for all districts of Haryana)
    Districts covered: Ambala, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Yamuna Nagar, Kaithal, Panchkula & UT Chandigarh

Bangalore Zone rallies

Venues and dates hosted by HQ Rtg Zone Bangalore:
  1. At Calicut
    Venue: Wayanad
    Dates: 07-17 Apr 16
    Category: Sol GD, Sol Tech, Sol Clk/SKT, Tdn 10th & 8th and NA/NAVET
    Districts covered: Calicut, Kasaragod, Palakkad, Malapuram, Wayanad, Thrissur, Kannur and UT of Lakshadweep & Mahe.

  2. At RO (HQ) Bangalore
    Venue: Mysore
    Dates: 03-08 May 16
    Category: Sol GD, Sol Tech, Sol Clk/SKT,Tdn 10th & 8th and NA/NAVET
    Districts covered: Bangalore Urban, Bangalore Rural, Kolar, Mandya, Tumkur, Mysore, Chamrajnagar, Ramanagara, Chikkaballapura, Kodagu, Chitradurga, Hassan & Bellary.

  3. At Trivandrum
    Venue: Idukki
    Dates: 15-22 May 16
    Category: Sol GD, Sol Tech & Sol Clk/SKT
    Districts covered: Trivandrum, Kollam, Idukki, Alleppey, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta & Ernakulam.

  4. At Mangalore
    Venue: Davangere
    Dates: 04-08 Jun 16
    Category: Sol GD, Sol Tech & Sol Clk/SKT
    Districts covered: Uttar Kannada, Shimoga, Udupi, Chikmagalur,Dakshina Kannada, Davangere, Bijapur, Dharwad, Haveri, Gadag & Bagalkot.

  5. At Belgaum
    Venue: Yadgir
    Dates: 07-17 Jul 16
    Category: Sol GD, Sol Tech, Sol Clk/SKT,Tdn 10th & 8th and NA/NAVET
    Districts covered: Belgaum, Raichur, Bidar, Koppal, Gulbarga & Yadgir

  6. At Mangalore
    Venue: Chikmagalur
    Dates: 04-10 Oct 16
    Category: Sol GD, Sol Tech, Sol Clk/SKT,Tdn 10th & 8th and NA/NAVET
    Districts covered: Uttar Kannada, Shimoga, Udupi, Chikmagalur,Dakshina Kannada, Davangere, Bijapur, Dharwad, Haveri, Gadag & Bagalkot.

  7. At Trivandrum
    Venue: Ernakulam
    Dates: 16-24 Oct 16
    Category: Sol GD, Sol Tech, Sol Clk/SKT, Tdn 10th & 8th and NA/NAVET
    Districts covered: Trivandrum, Kollam, Idukki, Alleppey, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta & Ernakulam.

  8. At Belgaum
    Venue: Belgaum
    Dates: 04-10 Nov 16
    Category: Sol GD, Sol Tech & Sol Clk/SKT
    Districts covered: Belgaum, Raichur, Bidar, Koppal, Gulbarga & Yadgir

  9. At Calicut
    Venue: Calicut
    Dates: 09-19 Dec 16
    Category: Sol GD, Sol Tech & Sol Clk/SKT
    Districts covered: Calicut, Kasaragod, Palakkad, Malapuram,Wayanad, Thrissur, Kannur and UT of Lakshadweep & Mahe.

  10. At RO (HQ) Bangalore
    Venue: Bellary
    Dates: 09-13 Jan 17
    Category: Sol GD, Sol Tech & Sol Clk/SKT
    Districts covered: Bangalore Urban, Bangalore Rural, Kolar, Mandya, Tumkur, Mysore, Chamrajnagar, Ramanagara, Chikkaballapura, Kodagu, Chitradurga, Hassan & Bellary.

Chennai Zone rallies

Venues and dates hosted by HQ Rtg Zone Chennai
  1. At Secunderabad
    Venue: to be announced
    Dates: 25 Apr-05 May 16
    Category: All categories
    Districts covered: Adilabad, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Medak, Hyderabad, Warangal, Rangareddy, Nalgonda, Mahabubnagar & Khammam.

  2. At Guntur
    Venue: to be announced
    Dates: 10-25 Jul 16
    Category: All categories
    Districts covered: Guntur, Prakasham, Nellore, Cuddapah, Anantapur, Chittoor & Kurnool

  3. At Trichy
    Venue: to be announced
    Dates: 02-10 Aug 16
    Category: All categories
    Districts covered: Perambalur, Ariyalur, Tiruchirappalli, Karur, Thanjavur, Thiruvarur, Nagapattinam, Pudukkottai, Sivagangai, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar, Tuticorin, Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari & Karaika.

  4. At RO (HQ) Chennai
    Venue: to be announced
    Dates: 19-31 Aug 16
    Category: All categories
    Districts covered: Chennai, Thiruvallur, Kanchipuram, Vellore, Cuddalore, Villupuram, Tiruvannamalai & Puducherry.

  5. At Vizag
    Venue: to be announced
    Dates: 05-15 Oct 16
    Category: All categories
    Districts covered: Srikakulam, Vizianagram, Yanam, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari & Krishna.

  6. At Coimbatore
    Venue: to be announced
    Dates: 07-17 Nov 16
    Category: All categories
    Districts covered: Coimbatore, Dindigul, Nilgiri, Salem, Madurai, Erode, Dharmapuri, Theni, Namakal, Krishnagiri & Tirupur.

Danapur Zone rallies

Venues and dates hosted by HQ Rtg Zone B
  1. At Katihar
    Venue: Katihar
    Dates: 09 -19 Apr 16
    Category: All categories
    Districts covered: Katihar, Madhepura, Purnia, Araria, Kishanganj, Saharsa, Supaul, Munger, Banka, Bhagalpur, Khagaria & Begusara.

  2. At Ranchi
    Venue: (i) Ranchi or (ii) Tatanagar
    Dates: (i) 03-14 Sep 16; (ii) 11-22 Oct 16
    Category: All categories
    Districts covered: All 24 districts of Jharkhand.

  3. At RO (HQ) Danapur (Part Rally)
    Venue: (i) Danapur or (ii) Koilwar
    Dates: (i) 20-26 Nov 16; (ii) 26 Nov-02 Dec 16
    Category: All categories
    Districts covered: Patna, Buxar & Bhojpur (Ara).

  4. At Gaya
    Venue: (i) Dehri-On-Sone (or) (ii) Jehanabad
    Dates: (i) 05-14 Dec 16; (ii) 18-27 Dec 16
    Category: All categories
    Districts covered: Kaimur, Rohtas, Aurangabad, Arwal & Jehanabad, Gaya, Nalanda, Nawada, Sheikhpura, Lakhisarai & Jamui.

  5. At Muzaffarpur
    Venue: (i) Muzaffarpur (or) (ii) Darbhanga
    Dates: (i) 07-16 Jan 17; (ii) 04-13 Feb 17
    Category: All categories
    Districts covered: Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Samastipur, Darbhanga, West Champaran, East Champaran, Sheohar & Muzaffarpur.

  6. At RO (HQ) Danapur (Part Rally)
    Venue: (i) Saran (Chhapra) (or) (ii) Danapur
    Dates: (i) 04-10 Feb 17; (ii) 04-13 Mar 17
    Category: All categories
    Districts covered: Siwan, Saran (Chhapra), Gopalganj & Vaishali.

Contact Information

Additional Directorate General of Recruiting
RTG-6, AG's Branch
West Block – III, RK Puram,
New Delhi - 110066
Contact Numbers: (a) For Officers' entry - 26173215, 26175473, 26100487, 26196220; (b) For Junior Commissioned Officer's /Other Ranks entry: 26175471
E-mail - dircoordmail@gmail.com

All the best to launch your career with the Indian Army!

[Candidates aspiring to join the Indian Army are advised to check the official notification under the Rallies tab at the official website to confirm schedule & updates]


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