“We are requesting all District Administrations to organise coaching classes for those aspiring to enrol in the Army under the various trades to help them perform better in the written selection test,” Brigadier S.B. Sajjan, Deputy Director General Recruiting (States), Headquarters Recruiting Zone, Chennai, said here on Saturday.

Addressing presspersons during the on-going eight-day recruitment rally of the Army at the Nehru Stadium, he said this would enable candidates who have passed Standard X or Plus-Two prepare well for the selection.

“For most of the trades, the eligibility is either a pass in Standard X or Plus-Two. Though the question paper for the written test is of normal standard, some boys are not able to clear it, even though they would have cleared the preliminary fitness and medical tests. Some District Administrations are offering coaching on a small level. It is possible for us to develop a uniform structure for coaching if the District Administrations are willing to administer it to deserving candidates through formal classes,” the Brigadier said.

The rally was being organised under the aegis of the Army Recruiting Office, Coimbatore, to recruit eligible men to serve in the trades of DSC, Soldier General Duty, Soldier Technical including Soldier Technical Aviation, Soldier Technical Dresser and Soldier Nursing Assistant, Soldier Tradesmen, and Soldier Clerk / Store Keeper Technical.

Candidates from 11 districts such as Coimbatore, Theni, Dharmapuri, the Nilgiris, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Namakkal, Erode, Dindigul, Tirupur and Salem, are participating in the rally.

Touts

Candidates should not fall for false promises of touts who promise a job, the DDG said. He urged candidates and parents to complain to the recruitment officials if they came in contact with such persons.

The rally that began on November 6 has so far seen 8,000 walk-ins and the Army expects at least 20,000 to attend when it ends on November 14.

“Increasing awareness about the opportunities in the Army is the only way to create interest about the Force. The Army is actively undertaking publicity campaigns in collaboration with the District Administrations to conduct awareness / motivational programmes in schools,” he said.

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