Agnipath Scheme 2022 – Agniveer recruitment for Indian Army, Navy & Air Force

The Indian government has introduced the Agnipath Military recruitment scheme, a 4-year tenure scheme for the defense troops. The scheme will facilitate the induction of more troops for shorter-term tenures. The scheme has been planned and is being implemented by the Department of Military Affairs.

Here are the key details of the Agnipath scheme:

  • ‘Agnipath’ is a short-term service youth recruitment scheme for the armed forces that operates across India. Agniveers will be the name given to those chosen for the scheme, and they will serve in a variety of terrain such as deserts, mountains, land, sea, and air.
  • Approximately 45,000 people between the ages of 17.5 and 21 will be inducted into the service for a four-year period under the scheme. The recruitment process will begin in the next 90 days, with the first batch expected to be completed by July 2023. 
  • In a one-time waiver, the Central government has increased the upper age limit for the Agnipath scheme from 21 to 23 years (First Batch only).
  • The selection will be made using a centralised online method. Agniveers will be required to have the same educational requirements as normal officers in the armed forces.
  • Women will be inducted in the ‘Agnipath’ scheme as well.
  • After four years, Agniveers would be given the option to voluntarily apply for registration in the permanent cadre. These applications will be evaluated based on merit and service performance. It’s possible that up to 25 per cent of submissions will be accepted.
  • Agniveers will be hired for four years under the ‘Agnipath’ scheme and will get intensive military training. They will be given a monthly wage of ₹ 30,000 to ₹ 40,000 per month, plus allowances.

Agnipath Scheme or Agneepath Scheme is a newly introduced scheme of the Government of India for the recruitment of soldiers below the rank of commissioned officers into the three services of the armed forces. This scheme has been introduced on 14th June 2022. 

The Agnipath Scheme will now be the only way for recruitment into the armed forces. Personnel recruited under this system are to be called Agniveers, which will be a new military rank. The scheme is scheduled to be implemented from September 2022. The Agniveers will serve for a tenure of four years that includes training for six months followed by 3.5 years deployment.

Agnipath Recruitment Details

Name of scheme: Agnipath Scheme

Name of post: Agniveer

No of posts: 46,000 posts (Tentative) 

Duration of service: 4 Years 
Name of department: Indian Army, Indian Navy & Indian Air Force
Name of ministry: Ministry of Defence, India

Date of launch of the scheme: 14th June 2022 

Job location: All India

Mode of application: Online 

Starting date of submission of application: 24th June 2022 

Application fee: Rs 250/-

Eligibility Criteria of Agnipath Recruitment

Every year, the Indian government is going to recruit 45,000 to 50,000 personnel through this scheme. In September 2022 alone, 46,000 youngsters were planned to be recruited through the scheme. 

Department-wise / Area of Service-wise eligibility criteria is as mentioned below.

Indian Army Agnipath Recruitment

1. Agniveer (General Duty)
Educational Qualification:
 Passed in class 10th examination with 45% marks in aggregate and 33% in each subject.

2. Agniveer (Technical)/ Agniveer (Technical) (Aviation & Ammunition Examiner)
Educational Qualification:
 Passed in class 12th examination in Science stream with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 40% in each subject.

3. Agniveer Clerk/ Store Keeper (Technical)
Educational Qualification:
 Passed in class 12th examination in any stream with 60% marks in aggregate and minimum 50% in each subject. English and Maths/ Accounts/ Book Keeping in Class XII is mandatory.

4. Agniveer Tradesmen 10th Pass
Educational Qualification: 
Passed in class 10th examination with minimum 33% marks in each subject.

5. Agniveer Tradesmen 8th Pass
Educational Qualification:
 Passed in class 8th examination with minimum 33% marks in each subject.

Age Limit: 
Candidates age should not be less than 17 years 6 months and not more than 23 years.

Age Relaxation: 
The one-time upper age limit has been increased from 21 years to 23 years for the recruitment year 2022-23. 

Indian Air Force Agnipath Recruitment

Name of post: Agniveer Vayu

No of posts: To be updated later

Name of batch: 

Age Limit: Candidates born between 29th December 1999 and 29th June 2005 (both days inclusive) are eligible to apply for Agniveer Vayu posts. In case, a candidate clears all the stages of the Selection Procedure, then the upper age limit as on date of enrollment is 23 years.

Educational Qualification:

Science Subjects:
 Candidates should have passed Intermediate/ 10+2/ Equivalent examination with Mathematics, Physics and English from an Education Board listed as COBSE member with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.


Passed Three years Diploma Course in Engineering (Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronics/ Automobile/ Computer Science/ Instrumentation Technology/ Information Technology) from a Government recognized Polytechnic institute with 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English in diploma course (or in Intermediate/Matriculation, if English is not a subject in Diploma Course).


Passed Two years Vocational Course with non-vocational subject viz. Physics and Maths from State Education Boards/Councils which are listed in COBSE with 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English in vocational course (or in Intermediate/ Matriculation, if English is not a subject in Vocational Course).

Other Than Science Subjects: Candidates should have passed Intermediate/ 10+2/ Equivalent examination in any subject approved by Central/ State Education Boards listed as COBSE member with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English.


Passed two years vocational course from Education Boards listed as COBSE member with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English in vocational course or in Intermediate/Matriculation if English is not a subject in Vocational Course.

Mandatory Medical Standards:

General Medical Standards for Agniveer Vayu are as follows:-

# Height: Minimum acceptable height is 152.5 cms
# Chest: Minimum range of expansion: 5 cm
# Weight: Proportionate to height and age.
# Corneal Surgery (PRK/ LASIK) is not acceptable. Visual requirements as applicable as per Indian Air Force standards.
# Hearing: Candidate should have normal hearing i.e. able to hear forced whisper from a distance of 6 meters with each ear separately.
# Dental: Should have healthy gums, good set of teeth and minimum 14 dental points.
# General Health: Candidate should be of normal anatomy without loss of any appendages. He should be free from any active or latent, acute or chronic, medical or surgical disability or infection and skin ailments. Candidate shall be physically and mentally FIT to perform duty in any part of the world, in any climate and terrain.

More details about medical standard requirements can be viewed in official notification.

Examination Fee: Examination fee of Rs.250/- is to be paid by the candidate while registering for the online examination. The payment can be made by using Debit Cards/ Credit Cards/ Internet Banking through payment gateway. The examination fee can also be paid by Challan payment at any Axis Bank Branch.

Indian Navy Agnipath Recruitment

Age Limit: Candidates age should not be less than 17 years 6 months and not more than 23 years.

Educational Qualification: To be updated in due course of time.

Pay Scale of Agnipath Recruitment

Individuals enrolled under Agnipath Scheme will be paid an Agniveer package of Rs. 30,000/- per month with a fixed yearly increment. In addition, Risk and Hardship, Dress and Travel allowances will be paid.

On completion of the engagement period of four years, Agniveers will be eligible to receive ‘Seva Nidhi’ package, which shall comprise their contribution (into the Agniveer Corpus Fund) and matching contribution from the Government and interest on the accumulated amount.

YearCustomized PackageIn Hand (70%)
1st YearRs 30,000/-Rs 21,000/-
2nd YearRs 33,000/-Rs 23,100/-
3rd YearRs 36,500/-Rs 25,580/-
4th YearRs 40,000/-Rs 28,000/-
Exit after 4 yearRs 10.04 lakhs plus accrued interest
Life Insurance CoverRs 48 lakhs

How to Apply for Agnipath Recruitment?

The application mode for Agnipath Recruitment is online. Interested and eligible candidates must apply online here. Already Army and Air Force released the details recruitment scheme. As per the latest new notification by Army, the online registration will start from July 2022.

Candidates may follow below mentioned steps to apply online.

# Scroll down, go to Important Links section .

# Click on the “Online Application” and complete the registration process by clicking “Click Here for New Registration“.

# In the next stage, click on “Online Application” Link and Login.

# Fill your all personal and educational details and upload necessary documents.

# Next, pay the examination fee and submit the form.

# At the end, take a print out of the application form . 

Important Dates of Agneepath Vacancy 2022

# Starting date of submission of online application (Air Force): 24th June 2022 from 10 AM
# Last date of submission of online application (Air Force): 5th July 2022 till 5 PM

Online Application (Air Force)Click Here
Online Application (Army)Coming Soon
Online Application (Navy)Coming Soon
Army Agnipath NotificationClick Here
Air Force Agnipath NotificationClick Here
Navy Agnipath Notification24th June 2022
Terms and ConditionsClick Here
Brief of the SchemeClick Here
Official WebsiteClick Here

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