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AOC Recruitment 2023 | Tradesman & Fireman | Exam Pattern, Syllabus

Robin Singh | Updated On - April, 3 2023

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AOC Recruitment 2023 | Notification

The Central Recruitment Cell of the Army Ordnance Corps Center in Secunderabad posted an advertisement regarding the recruitment for Group C (Tradesman Mate, Fireman) Vacancies on a Direct Recruitment Basis. Interested and qualified candidates may submit an application via the official website. An official AOC Recruitment 2023 Notification has been released for 1793 Tradesmen and Firemen Posts for which online registration will start from 6th February 2023 onwards. Candidates can download the AOC Tradesman and Fireman Recruitment notification pdf from the link given below:
Download AOC Recruitment 2023 Detailed Notification PDF
Download AOC Recruitment 2023 Short Notification PDF

AOC Recruitment | Overview

The overview of AOC Tradesman and Fireman is mentioned below in the table:
Army Ordnance Corps (AOC)
Fireman, Tradesman Mates
  Application Mode
  Online Registration
6th February to 26th February 2023
  Selection Process
-Physical Efficiency & Measurement -Test (Qualifying)
-Written Exam
-Document Verification
-Medical Examination
Tradesman- Rs. 18,000 to Rs. 56,900
Fireman- Rs. 19,900 to Rs. 63,200
  Official Website

AOC Tradesman and Fireman Important Dates

Along with the detailed Army AOC Notification PDF, the full schedule for the Army AOC Recruitment 2023 has been released publicly, including the start date for online registration and the closing date for applications. The AOC exam date and the admit card were later made available to the public. The table below contains the entire Army AOC Recruitment 2023 Schedule.
AOC Notification Release Date
28th January 2023
AOC Apply Online Starts
6th February 2023
AOC Apply Online Ends
26th February 2023
AOC Admit Card 2023
Admit Cards have been sent to the registered email ids.
March 4th Week
AOC Exam Date 2023
June-July 2023 (Expected)

AOC Recruitment 2023 | Application fee

The category wise application fee is given below:
  •   Genera/ OBC- Rs .0/-
  •   Women/ SC/ ST/ PWD/ Ex-Serviceman- Rs .0/-

AOC Tradesman and Fireman 2023 | Vacancy

Indian Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) has announced the 1793 vacancies for Tradesman Mate (TMM) and Fireman (FM) positions through AOC recruitment 2023. Out of the 1793 vacancies, 1249 vacancies for Tradesman Mates and 544 for Firemen are advertised. Check out the table below for the distribution of Indian Army AOC MA Vacancies by category, as officially announced.
  Post Name
  Tradesman Mate

AOC Recruitment 2023 | Eligibility

To apply for AOC Recruitment 2023, candidates must meet the required eligibility conditions that have been released by the authority. Below are the eligibility requirements for AOC Recruitment by post.

AOC 2023 Educational Qualification

  • Tradesman- The candidate should have the 10th class
  • Fireman- The candidate should have the 10th class

AOC 2023 Age limit

  • Tradesman- 18 to 25 years
  • Fireman- 18 to 25 years

AOC Recruitment 2023 | Selection Process

The selection process for the recruitment of AOC Group C vacancies would be carried out through the following stages:
  • Stage 1 - Physical Efficiency Test (PET)/ Physical Measurement Test (PMT)
  • Stage 2 - Written Test
  • Stage 3 - Document Verification
  • Stage 4 - Medical Examination/ Test

AOC Recruitment 2023 | Stage 1

Tradesman Physical Endurance Test:

  • (a) 1.5 Km run in 6 mins
  • (b) Carrying a weight of 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 of 50 Kg to a distance of 200 Mtr in 2 mins (120 secs)
For ESM ( 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).
For Female Candidates
  • (a) 1.5 Km run in 8 min 26 secs
  • (b) Carrying a weight of 50 Kg to a distance of 200 mtr in 3 min 45 secs (225 secs).

Fireman Physical Measurements (Qualifying):

The Physical Measurements required of the candidates are given below:
  • (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

Fireman Physical Endurance Test:

The Physical Endurance Test will be conducted category wise and there will be different criteria for different categories.
  • (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 a 2.7 meter wide ditch landing on both feet (long jump).
  • (d) Climbing a 3 meter vertical rope using hands and feet.

AOC Recruitment 2023 | Exam Pattern

  • Exam Mode- Offline
  • Type of Questions- MCQ
  • Negative Marking- There will be provision for negative marking (0.25 marks for each wrong answer) in written test for incorrect answers.
  • Medium of paper- Bilingual (Except English subject)
  • Total time given- 2 Hours (20 minutes additional for each hour for visually handicapped candidates only)  
Total Questions
Total Marks
General Intelligence & Reasoning
Numerical Aptitude
General Awareness
General English
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AOC Recruitment 2023 | Syllabus

The subject wise syllabus is given below:
General Intelligence & Reasoning
Analogies and differences
Space visualization
Problem solving analysis
Decision making
Visual memory
Discriminating observation
Verbal and figure classification
Arithmetical number series
Non-verbal series etc.
Questions designed at evaluating a candidate's aptitude for dealing with abstract concepts and symbols and their relationships, as well as their deep understanding of mathematical operations and other analytical tasks, etc.  
Numerical Aptitude
Number systems
Computation whole numbers
Relationship between numbers
Fundamental arithmetical operations
Ratio and proportion
Profit and loss
Use of tables and graphs
Time and distance
Ratio and time
Time and work  
General Awareness
India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to-
Economic scene
General policy including the Indian constitution and scientific research etc
English Language & Comprehension
Spot the error
Fill in the blanks
Spelling/detecting misspelt words
Idioms & Phrases
One word substitution
Improvement of sentences,
Active/passive voice of verbs
Conversion into direct/indirect narration
Shuffling of sentence parts
Shuffling of sentences in a passage
Cloze passage
Comprehension passage

AOC Tradesman and Fireman 2023 | Salary

The Indian Army provides an attractive pay package to the candidates chosen for the job vacancies. The Army AOC Group C Notification PDF describes the post-by-post pay scale for Army AOC Group C positions, and the same information is tabulated below.
Level 2 Rs.19900/- to Rs. 63200/-
Tradesman Mate
Level 1 Rs.18000/- to Rs. 56900/-

AOC Tradesman and Fireman 2023 | Sample Paper

Recently, AOC has released the AOC Tradesman and Fireman Sample Question Papers. Candidates can check their preparation by solving the official aoc sample papers 2023. Also, AOC sample papers 2023 will be beneficial for the candidates to check whether their preparation strategy is right or not. The download link for Official AOC Sample Papers is given below.
AOC Tradesman and Fireman Sample Paper

AOC Tradesman and Fireman 2023 | Admit Card

 The AOC Tradesman and Fireman admit card has been released by the exam authority. Candidates should check their email id for link to download the AOC admit card 2023.

AOC Tradesman and Fireman 2023 | Best Books

The recommended books for the Army Ordinance Corps Tradesman and Fireman exam 2023 are given below:

Recommended English Book for AOC Recruitment 2023

Recommended Reasoning Book for AOC Recruitment 2023

Recommended Maths Book for AOC Recruitment 2023

Recommended General Awareness Book for AOC Recruitment 2023

AOC Recruitment 2023 | FAQs:

Q1. What is the last date to apply online for AOC Recruitment 2023?
Ans. The last date for applying online for AOC recruitment is 26th February 2023.
Q2. What is the application fee for AOC recruitment 2023?
Ans. There is no application fee for applying online for the post of Tradesman and Fireman in AOC recruitment 2023.
Q3. How to apply for AOC Recruitment 2023?
Ans. Follow these simple steps to fill out the online form for AOC Recruitment-
  • First of all, go to the authorized website of the Army Ordnance Corps i.e., https://www.aocrecruitment.gov.in/
  • After that, find and tap on the “Candidate Login/ Sign Up” option available on the home page.
  • Enter the asked details and registered yourself on the portal successfully.
  • After that, log in and start filling out the respective information in the application form.
  • Upload all the required documents in the correct format and move forward.
  • Choose the payment method and pay the application fee (if asked).
  • Finally, take a preview of the application form and finally submit it.
  • It will be beneficial to keep the hard copy of the application form safe for future use.
Q4. Which are the best books for Army Tradesman and Fireman?
Ans. The recommended books by most of the teachers are listed above in this article.
Q5. Who can apply for AOC Recruitment 2023?
Ans. All candidates, whether men or women, can apply for AOC recruitment if they meet the eligibility requirements of the Indian Army recruitment

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