Indian Army Written Test Syllabus, Pattern, Books, Practice Papers

Those wish to join Indian Army must have some idea of the Selection Procedure. There are written Exams, Physical Standard Test, Physical Measurement Test besides Medical and Document Verification. Now there is the new rule as most of the aspirants also keep asking – Will written test take place before the Physical Test for Army Recruitment ? And the Answer is ” Yes”. Now according to new rule, the written test shall take place before the Physical Test.

So the written test has assumed a sudden significance in the Army Bharti. Besides the candidates wishing to join army must know about complete Exam Syllabus + Pattern. For such candidates, we shall also mention the names of Good Books/Links. In the end, we shall prepare a Practice Paper for such candidates.

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Know about Indian Army Exam Pattern and Syllabus –

Exam Pattern for Soldier General Duty ( GD)

There shall be three subjects namely General Knowledge, General Science and Maths. The GK portion shall carry Fifteen Questions with 2 marks each. G.S. and Maths 20 Questions and 15 Questions each. Each question shall carry 2 marks. Total Marks shall be 100 out of which the candidates shall have to carry 32 Marks to qualify the exam. Check it via Table below –

Name of Subject Total Questions Marks
General Knowledge Fifteen Thirty
General Science Twenty Forty
Maths Fifteen Thirty

Note – Candidates carrying NCC ” C” certificate shall be exempted from this test. 

Important Books for Army Bharti Written test –

There are many books regarding the test in the market. Most of them are not as per the syllabus or pattern and carry a lot of mistakes. And they are not available everywhere. We are providing you the books which you can purchase online and save you time and money.

Indian Army Soldier GD Exam Syllabus –

General Knowledge Shall carry the following contents – Short Forms, Sports, History, Geography, Terminology, Awards and Prizes, UNO, IAF, Indian Constitution, Indian States, Capitals and UTs, Current Affairs. For complete GK material click here.

General Science – This topic shall include the topics like Human Body and question from General Science. Click here for Practice Sets on General Science.

Mathematics – The topics are – Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration. For covering complete Maths syllabus use this link.

The syllabus shall not be out of the Prescribed one by CBSE.

Indian Army Soldier GD Complete Syllabus / Pattern

Indian Army Soldier Clerk /SKT Exam Pattern Syllabus

Exam Pattern – This Exam shall have two parts viz Part 1 and Part 2. Part 1 shall have four subjects and Part 2 just one. Both the Parts shall have 50 Questions of 200 Marks ( Four marks for one question ).

Check Indian Army Exam PatternNote – This is just a qualifying test with 80 aggregate marks required to reach the next process. Separately, the candidates need to get 32 Marks each in both the papers.

Soldier Clerk/SKT Syllabus –

General Knowledge – Same contents as above.

General Science – Same as above

Maths – Same as above

Computer – Computer System, Concept of Memory, Input and Output Devices, MS Windows,  Introduction to Windows, MS Word, MS Power Point, MS Excel. Click here for Computer related Practice sets.

English Subject –


Grammar – Topics are Parts of Speech, Verbs, Sentence Structure, Active and Passive Voice. Complete Grammar Topics link with Practice set.


Complete Pattern/ Syllabus for Soldier Clerk/ SKT

Indian Army Recruitment / Bharti Technical Written Exam Pattern/ Syllabus

Pattern – The paper will have four subjects namely General Knowledge, Maths, Physics and Chemistry. Pass marks shall be 40. Each question shall be of Two marks. Check the complete pattern from the table below –

Subject No of Questions Marks
GK Ten Twenty
Maths Fifteen Thirty
Physics Fifteen Thirty
Chemistry Ten Twenty

Technical Staff Army Test Syllabus –

General Knowledge – Use the link above

Physics – The contents are Motion Force and Energy – Matter, Motion, Force, Work and Energy, Light, Heat, Electricity, Magnetism, Sound, Wave Motion, Fuels, Sun as a Source of Energy, Heat Engines, Nuclear Energy etc

Maths – Arithmetic, Algebra, Calculus, Mensuration, Area and Volume, Trigonometry, Geometry, Lines and Angles, Statistics, Probability etc.

Chemistry – Matter-Nature and Behaviour – Nature and Behaviour, Electrochemical Cell, Classification of Elements, Carbon and its Compounds,Water, Natural Resources, Chemical Bond, Air etc.

For Complete Syllabus/Pattern for Army Technical Staff Test click here.

Please Note – The syllabus may get a bit of change. However, it shall strictly be as per CBSE syllabus.

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