I hope you have read the 1st and 2nd post of this blog and you are completely ready to join the force. Now let’s talk about the minimum requirements for joining the Bangladesh Army as an military officer.
(These requirements are for the long course officers only. Requirements for the short course officers are different)
Both male and female candidates must be from 17-21 years.
Minimum Academic Qualification:
1. You have to pass your H.S.C./Equivalent examination.
2. You have to get at least GPA 3 (B)* in both S.S.C. and H.S.C. to apply for this post.
3. You can be from science, commerce or arts/humanities background.
4. You can be from an English medium college, Bangla medium college or Madrasa.
*Note that the army is not looking for double golden A+ students. If you are double golden A+ (great student) it’s obviously good for you and it’s a plus point. But still you might not get the job you don’t meet the other qualities. So, result in the board exams mean very little to the selectors.
Minimum Physical Qualifications:
Weight: 45.36 Kg
Chest: 30” normal, 32” extended
Weight: 40.82 Kg
Chest: 28” normal, 30” extended
All candidates must have good eyesight (6/6) (with/without spectacles)*.
Note that, you will be selected for “army” even if you are wearing spectacles of -2.5 power (but not above it). Make sure that you TAKE your glasses with you on the day of your Preliminary Viva and Medical checkup.
Marital Status: You must be unmarried.
You Will Not Get Selected If…
No vital organs must be missing from the body. You can’t have knock knee or flat foot. Your palms and foot must not sweat too much (makes it difficult to climb ropes and fire rifles). You will not be selected if previously you were sacked from a government job. If you appeared in ISSB 2 times and failed, you will not be selected (but if you were rejected once and screened out once, then you can apply for one last time). You will not get selected if you were found guilty (legally) by the judge previously in any case.
I hope this post was helpful to you. Any doubt? Write to me.
Now you are ready to read the next post: Qualities You Must Have.