Army makes key change in Agniveer recruitment process: All you need to know | India News
Before that, the Agnive Recruiter The process involves candidates undergoing a fitness test, followed by medical tests, and finally appearing for a written CEE. Now, however, online CEE has taken its first step.
Announcing the change to the recruitment process, the Army said “the method of change will ensure an increased focus on the cognitive aspect of the selection process”.
Advertisements for the change in process were put out by the Army in various newspapers with the headline ‘Transformative Changes in Recruitment in the Indian Army’. Notice of the change in process is expected to be issued around mid-February.
The first online CEE is scheduled to be held in April at nearly 200 locations across the country. “Online applications will be open from mid-February for a period of one month,” military officials said.
The new three-step approach to the recruitment process is as follows:
- The first step will be an online CEE for all applicants at the designated centers.
- Next will be a fitness test for CEE qualified candidates in the recruitment rounds
- The final step will be a medical examination.
The previous procedure involved huge administrative costs with thousands of candidates lined up at more than 200 screening centers across the country. The change in the selection process will reduce the costs associated with organizing recruitments for physical and medical screening.
“The new requirement will have a broader reach across the country and also reduce the large crowds seen at recruitment rallies to make them easier to manage and conduct,” officials said. .
It will also help ease the administrative and logistical burden as only candidates who are eligible to take the entrance exam will take the physical and medical exams.
The new process will apply to approximately 40,000 candidates ready to join the Army from the next recruitment cycle in 2023-2024.
(With input from agencies)