Process Changes For Second ‘Agniveer’ Batch Recruitment

| Updated: February 5, 2023 4:55 pm

Under the central government’s Agnipath scheme, the second round of recruiting Agniveers for the armed services is about to start, although this time a modified process will be used. The choice was made in order to avoid exam centres becoming overcrowded, which could result in turmoil.

Sources revealed on Saturday that beginning in the middle of February, applicants can register for the test online for a month. Before the physical exams and medical exams, there will be an online Common Entrance Exam (CEE). The physical exams and the medical examination were completed first for the recruitment of the first batch of Agniveers, which was held in June of last year.

A source said, “The first online CEE is scheduled to be held in April 2023 at approximately 200 locations pan-India, for which all preparations have been finalised.”

According to official sources, the procedure reform will guarantee that the selection process will place a greater emphasis on cognitive factors. “It will reach a wider outreach across the nation and also lessen the sizable crowds observed during recruitment rallies, to make them more manageable.”

In June of last year, the government introduced the Agnipath Scheme to recruit personnel for the “other ranks” (soldiers, sailors and airmen). As part of the scheme, young people would first serve in the armed forces for four years.

All of them will be required to depart when their four years of service are up, and a re-induction procedure will be performed to select 25% of them to become a permanent cadre of the forces. 

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