Can Agniveer Become Para Special Forces?

Since a new recruitment process was announced many candidates have questions in mind that can Agniveer become Para Special Forces or not? Here we are going to provide you detail information on whether an Agniveer will join Para SF or not and if he joins then what will be the process of joining?

Can Agniveer Join Para SF Through Agnipath?

Many candidates wonder if they can join the PARA SF or Parachute regiments after joining the army under the Agnipath Scheme. There is no way to know if one can select a specific regiment through Agnipath Entry. According to the official notification, “Agniveers can be posted to any regiment/unit and can be further transferred in organisational interest.” However, it is highly unlikely that Agniveers will be posted to Parachute regiments or can go for Para SF probation during their four-year tenure, but 25% of permanent Agniveers may apply for the Parachute Regiment.

How to Join PARA Regiment:-

First, let’s go over the entire Para Commando recruitment process that is currently in place. There is no word on whether the same procedure will be followed under the Agnipath Scheme.

The following procedure would be implemented immediately in order to recruit motivated and volunteer soldiers into the PARA Regt:

  1. Successful and eligible candidates, i.e. those who achieve 100 per cent in Physical Fitness tests and 50 per cent in Written tests and are in merit, will be asked by AROs just prior to their despatch to exercise the option of joining the ELITE Para Regt. These volunteer candidates will be subjected to additional tests in order to be considered for the PARA Regt.
  2. If these candidates who have exercised their option to join the PARA Regiment do not pass the special screening tests for the PARA Regiment, they will be assigned to the already allotted Parent Regiment.

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Eligibility Criteria of Indian Army Agniveers:-

To apply as an Agniveer in the Indian Army, individuals must fill out an application form for the positions available based on their educational qualifications. We have included information on the names of the postings to be filled under the Agneepath system in the Indian Army, as well as their educational requirements, in the table below.

Post Name

Indian Army Agnipath Agniveer Scheme Eligibility

Agniveer General Duty (GD) All Arms

·     Class 10th Matric with45% Marks and Minimum 33% in Each Subject.

·     More Details Read Notification.

Agniveer Technical (All Arms)

·     10+2 Intermediate Exam in Science Stream with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English with Minimum 50% Marks in Aggregate and 40% in Each Subject. OR 10+2 Intermediate Exam Passed in Any Recognized Board with 1 Year ITI Course.

·     More Details Read the Notification.

Agniveer Technical Aviation & Ammunition Examiner

Agniveer Clerk / Store Keeper (Technical) All Arms

·     10+2 Intermediate in Any Stream with Minimum 60% Marks Aggregate and Minimum 50% Marks in Each Subject.

·     More Details Read the Notification.

Agniveer Tradesman 10th Pass

·     Class 10th High School Exam Passed in Any Recognized Board in India.

·     Minimum 33% in Each Subject.

Agniveer Tradesman 8th Pass

·     Class 8th Eight Exam Passed in Any Recognized Board in India.

·     Minimum 33% in Each Subject

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Selection Process:-

Process of selection of Agniveer as usual, there is no change in the recruitment process.

  1. Physical Fitness Test
  2. Physical Measurement
  3. Medical Test Written Test through Common Entrance Examination (CEE)

Physical Fitness Test of Indian Army Agniveers:-

The individual must also be physically prepared to take the exam. To appear as Agniveer at the rally, the candidate must prepare according to the Physical Fitness Test listed in the table below. The applicants’ physical measurements are taken after they have completed their physical fitness tests. Candidates’ minimum height should be approximately 157 cm, and their weight should be around 45 kg.

1.6 Km Run Beam (Pull-Ups) 9 Feet
Groups Time Marks Pull-Ups Marks Need
Group-1 Up till 5 Min 30
60 10 40    
Group-2 5 Min 31 Sec
5 Min 45 Sec
48 9 33
8 27
7 21
6 16

Exam pattern of Indian Army Agniveers

Subjects No. of Questions Marks
General Knowledge 15 30
Maths 10 20
General Science 20 40
Reasoning 5 10
Total 50 100

Advantages of Joining as Agniveer in the Army:-

The candidates who are inducted as soldiers in the Indian Army under the Agneepath scheme will get several advantages. Let us know in brief what the advantages a candidate can get.

  • When an Agniveer completes his whole duty more efficiently, he gets awarded a total of 11 lakhs 71 thousand rupees.
  • During the four years, the applicants’ salaries will improve year after year.
  • No candidate may quit the Indian army before serving four years.
  • Moreover, a quarter of the applicants who have completed four years of service will be admitted as permanent members of the Indian Army.
  • Jawans working as Agniveer will also be provided with insurance of Rs 45 lakh.
  • If a candidate becomes an Agniveer after the 10th grade, he will also receive a 12th-grade certificate after four years.
  • During the service, the candidate will be supplied with all of the amenities accessible to Indian troops, such as a canteen, stipend, and travel allowance.
  • Candidates who join the Indian Army as Agniveers would have the opportunity to serve their country for four years.
  • If a candidate enters the Indian Armed Forces after class XII, he or she will receive a graduate degree after four years of service.
  • After serving as an Agniveer in the army, applicants would be allocated a specific quota of 10% in various departments of the Indian Armed Forces.
  • The Indian Armed Forces will also teach the aspirant self-reliance skills after four years of service.
  • Candidates entering the Indian Army as Agniveer are entitled to 30 days of leave per year, as well as medical leave and other essential leave.

Salary of Agniveer in Indian Army:-

Years Monthly Package In Hand 30% Agniveer Corpus Fund
First 30,000/- 21,000/- 9,000/-
Second 33,000/- 23,100/- 9,900/-
Third 36,500/- 25,580/- 10,950/-
Fourth 40,000/- 28,000/- 12,000/-
Exit After 4 Year – Rs 11.71 Lakh as Seva Nidhi Package + Skill Gained Certificate.
Rs. 48 Lakh Life Insurance Cover.
Up to 25% will be enrolled in the regular cadre of the Armed Forces
Total Rs. 5.02 Lakh
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