Agneepath Recruitment 2022: Notification, Exam Date, Vacancy

By Dhruv Kumar|Updated : July 9th, 2022

The scheme of Agneepath recruitment was announced on 14 June 2022 to provide an opportunity for youths to get recruited in the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force for a period of 4 years as Agniveers. Candidates between the age limit of 17.5 years to 21 years can join the armed forces through Agneepath recruitment. Under this, approximately 46000 candidates will be recruited annually for Agniveer posts for which separate notifications will be released for Army, Navy, and Air force recruitment listing all relevant details on vacancies, syllabus, eligibility criteria, salary, etc.

Eligible candidates can apply for the Agneepath recruitment 2022 by visiting the official sites of the defence forces. Check complete details on the Agneepath recruitment shared by the Government below to help you get an idea of the latest updates, salary, vacancy, age limit, etc.

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What is Agneepath Recruitment?

At a press conference, the three service chiefs officially confirmed all the details regarding the recruitment of Agniveers under the Agneepath scheme at the various departments of defence, including the Indian Army, Air Force, and Navy. This recruitment will select nearly 46,000 candidates, and the procedure will be expanded by 5,000 people each year. Check other important pointers related to the Agneepath recruitment as follows:

  • 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 the same for enrolment in many categories. For example, the educational requirement for becoming a General Duty (GD) soldier is Class 10.

Agneepath Scheme Details

Some recent updates on the Agneepath scheme are as follows:

  • 2800 vacancies have been released for the Agneepath Navy recruitment 2022.
  • 20% of seats in the defence forces are reserved for female candidates under Agneeapth recruitment.
  • The online registration process has begun for Army and Navy recruitment on 01 July 2022.
  • Indian Air Force Agneepath recruitment online application process started on 24 June. The last date to apply is 05 July 2022.
  • Out of a batch, 25% of candidates will be shortlisted based on merit and performance for a full-time position for the next 15 years in the defence forces.
  • For this recruitment cycle, the maximum Agneepath scheme age limit allowed has been increased to 23 years.
  • Massive protests have been started by youngsters to express their discontent in parts of UP, Bihar, and Haryana demanding the Centre to immediately roll back this scheme

Agneepath Notification

Agneepath notification for the Indian Air force, Army, and Navy have been released on the official sites. It contains the complete schedule of recruitment including syllabus, exam pattern, eligibility, salary, etc. Here, we are sharing details for recruitment of Agniveers in the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force through the Agneepath yojana.

Agneepath Notification

Important Dates

For Indian Army

Notification Release: 20 June 2022

Online Registration Date: 01 Jul 2022

Examination Start Date: From August 2022

For Indian Navy

Notification Release: 01 July 2022

Online Registration Date: 01 July 2022

Examination Start Date: Mid Oct 2022

Air Force Agneepath Scheme Notification

Notification Release: June 2022

Online Registration Date: 24 June - 05 July 2022

Online Examination Start Date: 24 July 2022

Agnipath Notification PDF

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


Agnipath Notification PDF

Indian Army

Click Here

Indian Navy

To be Updated Soon

Air Force

Click Here

Agneepath Recruitment Apply Online

Agneepath recruitment notification has been released by the Indian Army, Air Force, and Navy. Candidates can visit the official website of the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force to apply online for Agneepath recruitment 2022. The apply online link has been activated for the Air Force recruitment from 24 July onwards. The last date to apply is 05 July 2022. Aspirants are advised to fill out the application form before the last date to avoid any delays. Check the official dates for Agneepath recruitment 2022 apply online through the table below.

Armed Forces

Agneepath Recruitment Apply Online Process Begins from

Last Date to Apply

Indian Army

01 July 2022

03 August 2022

Air Force

24 June 2022

05 July 2022


15 July 2022

22 July 2022

Agneepath Scheme Eligibility

It is important for candidates to check the Agneepath eligibility criteria as mentioned in the official documents. It is a new scheme launched by the Government of India for the recruitment of eligible candidates (below officer rank) into the defence forces. Therefore, there is certain confusion among the candidates regarding its eligibility for males and females. In the following table, we are sharing Agneepath recruitment eligibility criteria for candidates under the scheme:

Criteria for Agnipath recruitment



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.

Agneepath Age Limit

In order to be considered eligible for the Agneepath recruitment, candidates must fall into the prescribed Agneepath age limit which is 17.5 to 21 years as decided by the authorities. Particularly for the upcoming recruitment process in 2022, the upper age limit has been extended to 23 years for those who have cleared all the stages of the selection procedure.

Agneepath Scheme Syllabus for Indian Army, Navy & Air Force

The detailed Agneepath syllabus and exam pattern for the Indian Army, Navy and Indian Airforce has been released by the officials. Candidates can check the exam pattern and syllabus for the Agneepath recruitment in the official notification PDF shared above in the article or from the table below.

Agneepath Recruitment - Syllabus

Name of the Subject



Reading Comprehension, Direct & Indirect Speech, One-word substitution, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms & Antonyms, Sentence Improvement, Idioms and phrases, Subject-Verb Agreement, Verbs, Articles, Error Sotting, etc. 


Mensuration, Profit and Loss, Simple & Compound interest, Ratio and Proportion, Speed, Time & Distance, Mixture & Allegations, Partnership, Trigonometry, etc.


Electricity, Current, Human Eye and Colorful World, Sources of Energy, Light - Reflection and Refraction, Food, Nutrition and Health, Gravitation, etc.

General Awareness

Current Affairs, Books and Authors, Sports, Static GK, Important Days and Dates, History, Indian Polity, Art and Culture, etc.


Coding-Decoding, Alphanumeric series, Puzzles, Venn Diagram, Analogy, Statements and Conclusions, Syllogism, Data Sufficiency, Arithmetical Reasoning, etc.

Agneepath Recruitment - Terms of Service

As you know that the total duration of engagement of Agniveers with the respective defence forces is 4 years. The terms of service under the Agneepath Scheme are as follows:

  • 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% of 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.

Agneepath Scheme Salary

Agniveers will be given an appealing customised monthly package, as well as Risk & Hardship allowances for each of the three services. Based on the Agneepath Scheme salary system, Agniveers will be paid a one-time 'Seva Nidhi' 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 government equal to the accumulated amount of their contribution plus interest, as shown below:


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





2nd Year





3rd Year





4th Year





Total contributions in the Agniveer Corpus Fund after 4 yrs.

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5.02 lakhs

5.02 lakhs

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FAQs on Agneepath Scheme

  • Agneepath recruitment provides an opportunity for the annual selection of youths in the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force on the post of Agniveers for a period of four years. After 4 years, 25% of the candidates on the basis of their merit and performance will be offered a full-time position in the armed forces for the next 15 years, and the rest 75% will be given an Agniveer skill certificate and the amount in their Seva Nidhi fund. Candidates within the age limit of 17.5 years to 23 years can join the armed forces through the Agneepath recruitment 2022.

  • Yes, both male and female candidates can apply through the Agneepath scheme to join Indian Air Force, Army, and Navy. The Agneepath scheme eligibility for females is the same as that of male candidates.

  • The Agneepath age limit is 17.5 to 21 years for all candidates. However, amidst protests and dissatisfaction among youngsters, the upper age limit has been extended to 23 years for those who have cleared all stages in the selection process.

  • Indian Army Agneepath notification PDF has been released on the official website according to which the application process has begun in July 2022 and the exam will most likely be conducted in August 2022.

  • The Agneepath scheme eligibility criteria for girls are the same as that for boys. All those who fall within the age limit of 17.5 to 23 years can apply for the recruitment.

  • There are no new changes notified in the Agneepath scheme syllabus for Army, Navy, and Air Force. Candidates can check the official PDF of the three defence forces to check the detailed syllabus including the paper pattern and a list of subjects going to be asked in the Agneepath recruitment exam.

  • There are various advantages of the Agneepath scheme as stated by the Government. Those are as follows:

    • A huge of vacancies will be filled annually under the Agneepath recruitment.
    • 25% of Agniveers will be retained in the armed forces and will be offered a full-time position.
    • The remaining 75% of the candidates will be given an Agniveer skill certificate which will be helpful in shaping their careers ahead.
  • Yes, a separate notification for Agneepath recruitment 2022 has been released for Air Force and Army. For the Indian Navy, the notification is expected to be released on 01 July 2022. It contains the detailed eligibility criteria, syllabus, selection process, etc for each defence force.

  • For those who are planning to appear for the defence exams to join the forces and serve the nation, NDA and CDS exams are highly competitive. Agneepath scheme provides an annual recruitment opportunity to youngsters who have cleared their higher schooling to join the forces as Agniveers for 4 years. It is different from the NDA exam. Agniveers will be recruited for posts below Officer rank.

  • As soon as the Agnipath scheme was launched, there has been massive protests in some areas of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, etc. The Agneepath scheme disadvantages incudes the following:

    • Only 4 years of service
    • 75% of the candidates will have to leave the job after 4 years
    • No pension
    • The recruitment will be done for non-commissioned ranks such as Sepoy, Naik, etc.
  • Agneepath scheme notification 2022 PDF has been released on the official website. A direct link to download the PDF is provided above. The notification contains the details of the exam date, recruitment process, salary and Seva Nidhi package, exam pattern, eligibility, etc which will help candidates to get to know about this scheme better.

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