Para Commando 2023 Recruitment Details, Selection Process, Eligibility, Physical Fitness Test

Paramilitary Commando Selection: Paramilitary forces is a semi-militarized force whose functions, values, strategies, training, and institutional formats are quite the same as professional military but is not directly part of IAF (Indian Armed Forces). Parachute regiment involves para and para special force battalions. Before getting into paramilitary forces, the volunteers need to undergo a very strenuous and strict training period. Only those who complete and qualify can enter in paramilitary forces. There are various skills that are required for Para Commando Selection such as Demolitions, First Aid & Trauma Management, Communication Skills, Combat Survival, Weapon including Sniping, Unarmed Combat & PTKE, Language Skills & Cultural Skills. Get more details such as physical requirements, training, recruitment, and more information are presented in this post.

Para Commando Overview

Events Dates
Preliminary documents verification Update soon
Physical measurement test, Physical fitness test detailed documentation Update soon
A medical exam of shortlisted candidates Update soon
Admit card issue date Update soon
Written exam Update soon
  • AANC Ground
  • PRTC Bangalore

Para Commando Selection Officer Badges

For Para Commando Officer’s hard work and sheer strength, a reward is given in any form depending on their goal. A Para Commando Officer is entitled to various perks but the uniform and Badge tops them all. These are mentioned below:

  • Balidan Badge
  • Shoulder Title
  • Para Wings
  • Regimental Badge
  • Headgear
  • Jump Indicator Wings
  • Diving Badge
  • Commendation Card
  • Combat Free Falling Badge
  • Tiger Hill Badge
  • Chakrata Badge
  • Medals & Gallantry Awards
  • Name Plate
  • Unit’s Insignia

Para Commando Salary & Perks Details

The commandos of Para Forces live a very challenging yet extraordinary life, consequently, they are rewarded capably for their services along with the salary and other perks, They receive some extra allowances too. A soldier of para forces is entitled to a salary of 17300 per month as SF allowance, an additional amount of Rs. 6000 monthly is also provided as part pay.

Likewise, an entry-level Lieutenant in Para forces receives more than Rs. 100000/. The allowances of a Para Regiment personnel is mentioned below:

  • Lifelong Pension
  • Transportation Allowances
  • Dearness Allowances
  • Housing Allowances
  • Kit Maintenance Allowances
  • Field Area Allowances
  • Parachute Pay
  • High Altitude Allowances
  • Special Forces
  • Annual Leave of 2 Months
  • Casual Leave of 20 Days
  • Encash of Leave till 300 Days of Last Pay Drawn
  • Study Leave of till 2 Years with Full Pay and all Benefits
  • MBA Program for Retired Officers
  • Death Cum Retirement Gratuity and Foreign Postings.
  • Air/Rail Travel Concession
  • Free Hospital Facilities
  • Low-Interest Loans
  • Canteen Facilities
  • Rations, Etc.

Selection Procedure

Aspirants who attain 100% marks in the Physical fitness test and 50% marks in written test and in merit will have to join a ELITE PARA Regiment by Army Recruiting Offices just before their dispatch. They then need to go through the additional physical efficiency tests for selection in PRTC Training.

Para Regiment Training Test

Candidates who have applied for the option of joining PARA Regiment will be able to join the already allotted Parent Regiment in case they fail to pass the special screening tests for PARA Regiment

Para Regiment Physical Fitness Test

Nominated candidates have to undergo a Physical Fitness Test which requires their height, weight, chest measurements, and other requirements as well. A detailed view of the Physical Fitness Test is given in the table below:

Physical Test Qualification standard
5 KM Run To be completed within 20 minutes
Chin Up Minimum 14 chin-ups (beam)
Push Up Minimum 40 reps to be completed in under 1 minute
Sit Up Minimum 80 reps to be completed in 2 minutes
Mtr Shuttle To be completed 17 times in 1 minute

Shortlisted candidates will be dispatched to PRTC for additional training. Physical Standard, height, chest, weight, age will be according to are and states. If the shortlisted candidates fail to satisfy required training standards at PRTC, then for further training they will be transferred to the Parent Regiment.

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