Registrations for the Army recruitment drive reached a record high.

Jharkhand saw an increase of 12 per cent in online registrations compared to 77,985 last year . The rally was held to recruit youths under the general duty, clerkstorekeeper, technician, and tradesman categories for men .

Ranchi, India: According to the Army recruitment officer (ARO) stationed here, a significant number of youths of the state registered for the recruitment rally under the Agnipath Scheme, which ended on Thursday.According to the Recruiting Office in Jharkhand, 87,000 online registrations by the aspirants under the initiative launched this year compared to 77,985 received from Army aspirants last year, an increase of 12 per cent.The rally, which began on September 5, was held to recruit youths under the general duty, clerkstorekeeper, technician, and tradesman categories for men, according to Brigadier Mukesh Gurung, the ARO of Bihar and Jharkhand.All the districts had registered, with the bulk coming from Palamu.

They will be subjected to a medical examination, and the medically fit candidates will be allowed to take the Common Entrance Exam on November 13.Under the current scheme, the successful candiates will be recruited to serve in the Indian Army.There is no change to the recruitment process.However, this year, the aspirants will be given a two-year extension in the age eligibility threshold from 21 years to 23 years.

Registration for women began on August 9 and ended on September 7.