Agnipath Scheme - Important Dates, Features, Eligibility, and Everything You Need to Know

By Dhruv Kumar|Updated : June 21st, 2022

The Agnipath scheme was announced on 14th June, provides for the recruitment of youths in Indian Army, Indian Navy & Indian Air Force on the post of agniveer. The candidates between the age bracket of 17.5 years to 21 years can join the armed forces through the agnipath scheme. Under this scheme, every year approximately 46000 candidates will be recruited for agniveer posts. Eligible candidates can apply for the agnipath recruitment by visiting the official sites of Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force.

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What is Agnipath Scheme?

At a press conference, the three service chiefs officially confirmed all of the details regarding the recruitment of Agniveers under the Agnipath yojana at the various departments of defence, including the Indian Army, Indian Air Force, and Indian Navy. This recruitment will select nearly 46,000 candidates, and the procedure will be expanded by 5,000 people each year..

  • Under this scheme both Male & Female candidates between the ages of 17.5 and 21 will be brought into the armed forces.
  • All three services will be enrolled through a centralized online system, with specific rallies and campus interviews conducted by recognized technical colleges.
  • Agniveers have to meet the medical requirements for enlistment in Defence forces as they apply to their particular categories/trades
  • Agniveers' educational qualifications will be same for enrolment in many categories, for example: The educational requirement for becoming a General Duty (GD) soldier is Class 10.

Agnipath Scheme Notification

Agnipath scheme notification for Indian Air force & Indian Navy has been released on the official sites. The Indian Navy will soon release the notification for the agnipath scheme. In the following table we are sharing details for recruitment of Agniveers in Indian Army, Indian Navy & Indian Air Force through Agnipath yojana.

Agnipath Scheme Notification

Important Dates

Agnipath Scheme Notification- Indian Army

Notification Release: June 2022

Online Registration Date: Jul 2022

Examination Start Date: From August 2022

Agnipath Scheme Notification- Indian Navy

Notification Release: 1 July 2022

Online Registration Date: 01 July 2022

Examination Start Date: Mid Oct 2022

Agnipath Scheme Notification- Indian Air Force

Notification Release: June 2022

Online Registration Date: 24 June - 05 July  2022

Online Examination Start Date: 24 July 2022

Agnipath Scheme Notification: Indian Army, Navy & Air Force

In the following table, we are sharing the official Agnipath notification released by the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force for the recruitement of Agniveers through Agnipath scheme.

Agnipath Scheme NotificationDownload PDF
Agnipath Scheme Notification- Indian ArmyClick Here
Agnipath Scheme Notification- Indian NavyTo be Updated Soon
Agnipath Scheme Notification- Indian Air ForceClick Here

Agnipath Scheme Apply Online

Agnipath scheme notification has been released by Indian Army & Air Force. Indian Navy will soon release the notification for agnipath scheme. Candidates can visit the official website of Indian Army, Navy & Air Force to apply under agnipath scheme.  

Eligibility Criteria for Agniveers under Agnipath Yojana

In the following table we are sharing eligibility criteria for candidates under Agnipath scheme

Criteria for Agnipath Yojana

Details

Age

17.5 - 21 Years

Education Qualification

Class 10th/ 12th Pass from recognized Board

Note: The government has extended the upper age limit to 23 years for recruitment in 2022.

Agnipath Scheme Syllabus for Indian Army, Navy & Air Force

The detailed Exam Pattern and Syllabus for the Indian Army, Navy and Indian Airforce has been released by the officials. Candidates can check the exam pattern and syllabus for Agnipath scheme in the official notification pdfs shared above in the article.

What are the terms of service under Agnipath?

  • After four years of service, 25% of the Agniveers will be retained in the regular cadre based on merit, willingness and medical fitness.
  • While the other 75% Agniveers will release from the service, with an exit or “Seva Nidhi '' package of Rs 11-12 lakh, partly funded by their monthly contributions, as well as skill certificates and bank loans for help in their second careers.

Salary under Agnipath Scheme

Agniveers will be given an appealing customised monthly package, as well as Risk & Hardship allowances for each of the three services. Agniveers will be paid a one-time 'SevaNidhi' package upon completion of the four-year engagement period, which will include their contribution plus accrued interest as well as a matching contribution from the govt. equal to the accumulated amount of their contribution plus interest, as shown below:

Year

Customized Package (Monthly)

In Hand (70%)

Contribution to Agniveers Corpus Funds (30%)

Contribution to the corpus fund by the Govt. of India

 

All figures in INR (monthly contribution)

1st Year

30000

21000

9000

9000

2nd Year

33000

23100

9900

9900

3rd Year

36500

25580

10950

10950

4th Year

40000

28000

12000

12000

Total contribution in the Agniveer Corpus Fund after 4 yrs.

 

 

5.02 Lakhs

5.02 Lakhs

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Agnipath Scheme FAQ's

  • Agnipath scheme provides for the recruitment of youths in Indian Army, Indian Navy & Indian Air Force on the post of agniveer. The candidates between the age bracket of 17.5 years to 21 years can join the armed forces through the agnipath scheme.

  • The personnel who will be recruited under the Agnipath scheme will be known as 'Agniveers'. 

  • The age criteria to apply through agnipath scheme is 17.5-23 years. Note: The government has extended the upper age limit to 23 years for recruitment in 2022.

  • Yes, both male and female candidates can apply through Agnipath scheme to join Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force.

  • Yes, notification has been released for Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force through Agnipath scheme. Candidates can check all details by visiting the official websites of armed forces.

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