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Army Ordnance Corps Recruitment 2023 Notification

Army Ordnance Corps Recruitment 2023

Army Ordnance Corps Recruitment 2023 Notification Apply Online for 1793 Trade, Fire Man Posts Army Ordnance Corps official website Army Ordnance Corps Salary Army Ordnance Corps Online Application AOC Recruitment Notification PDF Army Ordnance Corps Eligibility How to join Army Ordnance Corps? What is the salary of Army Ordnance Corps? What is the salary of Army Ordnance Corps AOC units depots? What is the work of AOC army? Indian Army AOC Recruitment 2023 Notification PDF AOC Recruitment 2023 Notification, Application Form, Dates ADVERTISEMENT NUMBER: AOC/CRC/2023/JAN/AOC-02

Applications are invited from eligible candidates for the following posts, the scale of pay and specifications of which are given against each. All posts/vacancies have All India Service Liability and candidates selected will be under probationary period of two years:-

Ser No



Reserved for

Total Posts

Reserved for

Pay Scale (as per 7th Pay Commission










Tradesman Mate










Level I

Rs. 18,000/- to     Rs. 56,900/-












Level 2

Rs. 19,900/- to     Rs. 63,200/-


Postwise functional requirement and category of disability who can be employed are as given below:-

Ser No

Name of Post

Functional Requirement

Category of Disability


Tradesman Mate

S, ST, W, BN, RW, SE, H, C

(a)B, LV

(b)D, HH

(c) OA, OL, OAL, CP, LC, Dw, AAV

(d)ASD (M, MoD), ID, SLD, MI

(e)MD Involving (a) to (d) above



S, ST, W, BN, L, KC, PP, MF, SE

(a) D, HH

(b) ASD (M), SLD,

(c) MD Involving (a) to (b) above


Functional Requirement  : S=Sitting, ST=Standing, W=Walking, BN=Bending, L=Lifting, KC=Kneeling & Crouching, CL=Climbing, PP=Pulling & Pushing, MF=Manipulation with Fingers, RW=Reading & Writing, SE=Seeing, H=Hearing, C=Communication.

Category Abbreviations : B=Blind, LV=Low Vision, D=Deaf, HH = Hard of Hearing, OA=One Arm, OL=One Leg, OAL=One Arm and One Leg, CP=Cerebral Palsy, LC=Leprosy Cured, Dw=Dwarfism, AAV=Acid Attack Victims, MDy=Muscular Dystrophy, ASD=Autism Spectrum Disorder (M=Mild, MoD=Moderate), ID Intellectual Disability, SLD=Specific Learning Disability, MI=Mental Illness, MD=Multiple Disabilities.

Note : The vacancies shown in the advertisement are provisional and may vary. The vacancies may be reduced/increased or even withdrawn without assigning any reason thereof. The recruitment process can be cancelled/postponed/suspended/ terminated without assigning any reason, at any stage.

Remarks  - The vacancies reserved for PwBD/EX-servicemen/Meritorious Sports Persons will be filled up first and adjusted against respective vacancies earmarked caste wise.

ఆర్మీ ఆర్డినెన్స్ కార్ప్స్ లో 1,793 ట్రేడ్స్ మ్యాన్, ఫైర్మ్యాన్ పోస్టులు భర్తీకి నోటిఫికేషన్ విడుదల.

సికింద్రాబాద్ లోని రక్షణ మంత్రిత్వ శాఖకు చెందిన సెంట్రల్ రిక్రూట్మెంట్ సెల్, ఆర్మీ ఆర్డినెన్స్ కార్ప్స్ సెంటర్... దేశవ్యాప్తంగా ఉన్న వివిధ రీజియన్లలో ట్రేడ్స్మ్యన్ మేట్, ఫైర్మ్యాన్ ఖాళీల భర్తీకి ఆన్లైన్ దరఖాస్తులు కోరుతోంది. ఎంపికైన అభ్యర్థులకు రెండేళ్ల ప్రొబేషనరీ పీరియడ్ ఉంటుంది.

1. ట్రేడ్ మ్యాన్ మేట్: 1249 పోస్టులు

2. ఫైర్ మ్యాన్: 544 పోస్టులు

మొత్తం ఖాళీల సంఖ్య: 1,793

రీజియన్లు: ఈస్ట్రన్, వెస్టన్, నార్తర్న్, సదరన్, సౌత్ వెస్ట్రన్, సెంట్రల్ వెస్ట్, సెంట్రల్ ఈస్ట్. 

అర్హతలు: ట్రేడ్ మ్యాన్ పోస్టులకు మెట్రిక్యులేషన్, ఐటీఐ; ఫైర్ మ్యాన్ ఖాళీలకు మెట్రిక్యులేషన్ ఉత్తీర్ణులై ఉండాలి.

వయోపరిమితి: 18 నుంచి 25 సంవత్సరాల మధ్య ఉండాలి. 

జీత భత్యాలు: నెలకు ట్రేడ్స్మ్యన్ పోస్టులకు రూ.18,000 నుంచి రూ.56,900; ఫైర్మ్యాన్ ఖాళీలకు రూ.19,900 నుంచి 63,200 ఉంటుంది. 

ఎంపిక ప్రక్రియ: ఫిజికల్ ఎండ్యూరెన్స్/ స్కిల్ టెస్ట్, రాత పరీక్ష, ధ్రువపత్రాల పరిశీలన తదితరాల ఆధారంగా.

దరఖాస్తు విధానం: ఆన్లైన్ ద్వారా దరఖాస్తు చేయాలి. 

ఆన్లైన్ దరఖాస్తుకు చివరి తేదీ: ఎంప్లాయ్ మెంట్ న్యూస్ లో ప్రకటన ప్రచురితమైన తేదీ నుంచి 21 రోజుల్లోగా దరఖాస్తు చేయాలి.

Region - wise break-up of vacancies in the above-mentioned posts are as under :-

S No.



No of Vacancies



Assam, Arunachal Pradesh Nagaland, Manipur

Fireman-69 Tradesman Mate-139



Delhi, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh Haryana

Fireman-71 Tradesman Mate-430



Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh

Fireman-119 Tradesman Mate-181



Maharashtra, Telangana, Tamil Nadu

Fireman-111 Tradesman Mate-206


South Western

Rajasthan, Gujrat

Fireman-89 Tradesman Mate-164


Central West

Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh,


Fireman-39 Tradesman Mate-66


Central East

West Bengal, Jharkhand, Sikkim

Fireman-46 Tradesman Mate-63


Eligibility for candidature - Nationality/Citizenship.

(a) A candidate must be :-

  • A citizen of India or
  • A subject of Nepal or
  • A subject of Bhutan or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with intention of permanently settling in India.

(b)  Provided that a candidate who belongs to categories (ii), (iii) and (iv) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate for eligibility has been issued by the Govt of India.

(c) A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment will be given only after necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

Age Limits and Essential Qualifications

Age limits and minimum essential qualifications are as under:-

Ser No


Age Limit

Minimum Educational Qualifications


Tradesman Mate

Between 18 and 25 Years.

Age relaxable as

per Para 5 below.

Essential: Matriculation pass or equivalent from a recognized board.


Certificate in any Trade from a recognized Industrial Training Institute.



Between 18 and 25 Years.

Age relaxable as per Para 5 below.

Matriculation pass or equivalent from a recognized board.


Note-I.  Candidates should note that only the date of birth as recorded in the matriculation or an equivalent certificate recognized by State/Central board provided on the date of submission of application will be accepted for determining the age eligibility and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted. Crucial date for determining the age limit shall in each case be the closing date for receipt of applications from candidates i.e. 21 days from date of hosting the advertisement on Web Application www.aocrecuritment.gov.in.

Note-II. Candidates are advised to opt only for such post for which they are within the prescribed age limit.

Note-III. Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) should be in possession of Disability Certificate issued by CMO/Civil Surgeon of Govt Hospital or unique ID issued by Govt of India, certifying the disability.

Categories for claiming age relaxation: -

Ser No


Age Relaxation Permissible
Beyond the Upper Age Limit.



05 Years



03 Years


PwBD (Unreserved)

10 Years



13 Years



15 Years


Ex-Serviceman (ESM)

03 Years after deduction of military service rendered from the actual age as on closing date of receipt of online application.


Defence       Personnel          Disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and release as a consequence thereof.

03 years


Defence         Personnel          Disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ST).

08 Years


Central Government Civilian Employees : who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continues service as on closing date of receipt of online applications.

Up to 40 Years of age.


Central Government Civilian Employees : who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continues service as on closing date of receipt of online applications (SC/ST).

Up to 45 Years of age.


Widows/Divorced        Women/ Women Judicially Separated and who are not remarried.

Up to 35 Years of age.


Widows/Divorced        Women/ Women Judicially Separated and who are not remarried (SC/ST).

Up to 40 Years of age.


Meritorious Sports Persons (MSP)

05 Years


Explanation-I. An Ex-serviceman means a person:

(a)   Who has served in any rank whether as a combatant or non-combatant in the regular Army, Navy, Air Force of the Indian Union, and

  • Who either has been retired or relieved or discharged from such service whether at his own request or being relieved by the employer after earning his or her pension; or
  • Who has been relieved from such service on medical grounds attributable to Military service or circumstances beyond his control and awarded medical or other disability pension; or
  • Who has been released from such service as a result of reduction in establishment;


(b) Who has been released from such service after completing the specific period of engagement, otherwise than at his own request, or by way of dismissal, or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency and has been given a gratuity and includes personnel of the Territorial Army namely, pension holders for continuous embodies service or broken spells of qualifying service;


(c) Personnel of the Army Postal Service who are part of Regular Army and retired from the Army Postal Service without reversion to their parent service with pension, or are released from the Army Postal Service on medical grounds attributable to or aggravated by military service or circumstance beyond their control and awarded medical or other disability pension;


(d) Personnel, who were on deputation in Army Postal Service for more than six months prior to the 14th April 1987;


(e) Gallantry award winners of the Armed forces including personnel of Territorial Army;


(f) Ex-recruits boarded out or relieved on medical ground and granted medical disability pension.

Explanation-II.  A Matriculate Ex-Serviceman (which includes an Ex- Serviceman, who has obtained the Indian Army Special Certificate of education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or the Air Force), who has put in not less than 15 years of service as on closing date of receipt of applications with the Armed Forces of the Union shall be considered eligible for appointment to the Group ‘C’ posts against posts reserved for ESM only. Thus, those matriculate Ex-Servicemen who have not completed 15 years of service as on the closing date for receipt of application are not eligible for these posts.

Explanation-III.  Age relaxation is not admissible to sons, daughters and dependents of Ex-Serviceman. Therefore, such candidates should not indicate their category as Ex-Serviceman.

Explanation-IV. The departmental candidates shall be treated at par with the outsiders in all respects except age relaxation as per orders/instructions issued by the Government of India from time to time.


  1. Only online applications will be accepted after mandatory online registration by the applicants through different OTP based authentication on Mobile and email ID. Candidates WILL NOT SEND any application printouts/ certificates to AOC Centre, Secunderabad. No offline/manual applications will be accepted. Candidates to note that all tests for the posts advertised will be conducted simultaneously. Therefore, Candidates are advised to apply for only for one post to which they prefer to appear, if shortlisted.
  2. The last date for submitting of online application is 21 days from the date of publication of the advertisement in the Employment News. The online registration and submission of application will close at 2359 hours on last day.
  3. The details filled in the online application by the candidate should be correct, failing which candidature of the applicant will be treated as null and void at any stage of recruitment.
  4. Options once exercised in the online application shall be final and no request for change shall be entertained. Candidates should ensure that their Name, Father’s Name, Date of Birth, Category, Marks & other particulars should match as recorded in Matriculation or equivalent certificate. Any deviation found during document verification will lead to cancellation of candidature and also to debarment.
  1. Candidates are required to upload scanned copies of the following documents: -
  • ID Proof (Aadhar Card, PAN Card, Voter ID, Passport only of size 30-50 KB
  • Latest passport size photograph (not more than 3 months old from the date of
    application and the face of the candidate should be clearly visible with both the ears and should cover atleast 70% of the photo. The size of the photo not to exceed 25 KB).
  • Class 10th passing certificate, issued by Matriculation board or equivalent from
    a recognized board any other such documents as per General Instructions on the website (only in JPEG/JPG format of size 30-50 KB each).
  1. Candidates are required to submit the online application form and take a printout of the application form and e-acknowledgement for future references.
  1. Depending on the number of applications received, the number of candidates for tests will be restricted by the system based short listing process based on the marks obtained in the prescribed minimum educational qualification for the post(s). For the posts of Fireman & Tradesman Mate, where physical/endurance test is prescribed prior to written test, a ratio of 1:75 i.e. number of application per post will be considered.
  2. Candidates are advised to keep their mobile and valid e-mail ID mentioned in online application form active while applying online application till the entire recruitment process is completed as important messages will be sent by email/SMS which will be deemed to have been read by the candidates.
  1. To avoid last minute rush, candidates are advised in their own interest to submit online application much before the closing dates since there may be a possibility of inability/failure to log in to the website on account of heavy load on the internet or website during last days.
  1. Commandant, Army Ordnance Corps Centre, Secunderabad will not accept any responsibility for the candidates for not being able to submit their application within the last day for any other reasons.
  2. Commandant, Army Ordnance Corps Centre, Secunderabad reserves the right not to fill up all the posts, if it desires. The number of vacancies indicated above may vary i.e. increase or decrease at any stage during the course of recruitment.
  3. Details of candidates shortlisted for Recruitment Test after scrutiny and shortlisting of applications received online will be hosted on the Web Application www.aocrecruitment.gov.in.
  1. Choice of Exam Centre. The candidates will give five choices of Exam Centres online, to be allotted to the shortlisted candidates on ‘First Come First Serve’ basis. In case of non availability of vacancy at the choice Exam Centres, the allotment will be made by the application software. Admit Card will be sent to the shortlisted applicants through registered email ID.
  1. The venue and schedule of Recruitment Rally will be indicated in the Admit Card and candidates will be required to report at the allotted Exam Centre accordingly.
  1. Where physical/skill test precede written exam, only those candidates who qualify in the physical/skill test will be given Call letter for Written Test through e-mail ID after obtaining biometric attendance. Candidates will be required to report at Exam Centre with the Call Letter.
Details of Physical Endurance/ Skill Tests.

Name of Post

Stage-I (Qualifying)


Tradesman Mate

Physical Endurance Test


(a) 1.5 Km run in 6 mins

(b) Carrying a weight 50 Kg to a distance of 200 mtr in 100 secs

For ESM (Below 40 yrs)

(a) 1.5 Km run in 7 min 11 sec (431 secs)

(b) Carrying a weight 50 Kg to a distance of 200 Mtr in 2 mins (120 secs)

(40-45 Yrs)

(a) 1.5 Km run in 7 min 48 Secs (468 Sec)

(b) Carrying a weight 50 Kg to a distance of 200 mtr in 2 min 10 Secs (130 Sec)

(Above 45 Yrs)

(a) 1.5 Km run in 9 min 22 secs (562 secs)

(b) Carrying a weight 50 Kg to a distance of 200 mtr in 2 min 40 secs (160 secs)

For Female Candidates

(a) 1.5 Km run in 8 min 26 secs

(b) Carrying a weight 50 Kg to a distance of 200 mtr in 3 min 45 secs (225 secs)


Physical Measurements (Qualifying)


(a) Height without shoes - 165 cms (A concession of 2.5 cms shall be allowed for members of ST cat)

(b) Chest (unexpanded)       - 81.5 cms

(c) Chest (expanded)    - 85 cms

(d) Weight (minimum)    - 50 Kg

Physical Endurance Test

(a) 1.6 Km Run

(i) Candidates other than ESM/Female candidates - 06 mins

(ii) Female Candidates - 08 min 26 secs

(iii) ESM Candidates

(aa) Below 40 yrs - 7 min 11 secs

(ab) Between 40-45 yrs - 7 min 48 secs

(ac) Above 45 Yrs - 9 min 22 secs

(b) Carrying a person of 63.5 Kgs to a distance of 183 meters within 96 seconds

(c) Clearing 2.7 meters wide ditch landing on both feet (long jump)

(d) Climbing 3 meters vertical rope using hands and feet


Details of Syllabus for Written Test.



No of Questions


Duration of Examination

General Intelligence & Reasoning



2 Hours (20 Minutes extra for each hours for visually

handicapped candidates only)

Numeric Aptitude



General English



General Awareness







Note-I   The paper will consist of objective type-multiple choice questions only.

The questions will be set both in English and Hindi, except General English, English Language & Comprehension.

Note-II Examination will be conducted in objective type questions and to be answered on Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) Sheets, the sample of which is given under ‘Candidates Corner’ on Web Application www.aocrecruitment.gov.in.

.Note-III  There will be provision of negative marking (0.25 marks for each wrong answer) in written test for incorrect answers.

Note-IV.  Syllabus: -

  • General Intelligence & Reasoning. It would include questions of both
    verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on analogies and differences, space visualization, problem solving analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation, relationship, concepts, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series etc. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate’s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions etc.
  • General English. Candidates understanding of English language and its
    correct usage, vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage etc.
  • Numerical Aptitude. The paper will include questions on problems
    relating to Number systems, computation whole numbers, Decimals and Fractions and relationship between numbers, fundamental arithmetical operations, percentages, ratio and proportion, averages, interest, profit and loss, discount, use of tables and graphs, mensuration, time and distance, ratio and time, time and work
  • General Awareness. Questions will be designed to test the ability of the
    candidate’s general awareness of the environment around them and its applications to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of currents events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected out of educated personnel. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to sports, history, culture, geography, economic scene, general policy including Indian constitution and scientific research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.
  • Posting. Candidates will be required to indicate their choice of Region for posting, in order of preference. This information will be utilized by Central Recruitment Cell, C/o Army Ordnance Corps Centre, Secunderabad to determine the place of posting, to the extant feasible in respect of selected candidates. Candidates will remain under all India Service liability obligation and are likely to be posted to Hard Areas/High Altitude Areas/ Remote Locality areas irrespective of choice of Region of the candidate based on the organizational requirements. Candidates will be under probationary period of two years from date of employment. Completion of probation period will be subject to satisfactory performance of the candidate during the tenure. Candidates are liable to be transferred anywhere in India at any time during their service.
  1. Health. A candidate must be in a sound mental and bodily health and free from
    any physical illness which is likely to interfere with the efficient discharge of his/her duties. Candidate who are likely to be considered for appointment will be medically examined and have to be declared medically fit by the Competent Medical Authority.
  2. Number of posts/vacancies are tentative and Recruitment process can be cancelled/ suspended/ terminated by the Appointing Authority at any stage, due to any reasons.
  3. SC/ST/OBC/EWS/ESM/PwBD/MSP candidates have a right to compete with General Category Candidates against General Vacancies. In such cases, no concession or relaxation will be provided to the SC/ST/OBC/EWS/ESM/PWD/MSP Candidates.
  4. No extra weightage will be given for additional/extra/higher qualification.
  5. Candidates should read carefully, the procedure / instructions available on ‘Candidate Corner’ on Web Application aocrecruitment.gov.in prior to commencing online submission of application and submit their consent to there so, by clicking the dialog box and proceed to submit the application.


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