100+ Indian Army Interview Questions You Must Know (2023)

Indian Army Interview Questions And Answers

Last Updated: 20 July 2023

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In this article, You’ll find 100 Indian Army Interview Questions And Answers that Every Aspirant Must Know to Crack the Interview.

From Basic Questions to Advanced Questions, all Important Multiple Choice Questions are collected from various sources.

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Indian Army Interview Questions And Answers

1. Where is the Headquarters of the Indian Army?
a) New Delhi
b) Mumbai
c) Nagpur
d) Kolkata

2. What is the Motto of the Indian Army?
a) Service Before Self
b) Qadam Qadam Badhaye
c) Nabha Sparsham Deeptam
d) Self Service Before

3. Who is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Army?
a) The Prime Minister of India
b) Vice Chief of the Army Staff
c) The President of India
d) Chief of Defence Staff

4. When was the Indian Army founded?
a) 2 April 1895
b) 1 April 1895
c) 5 June 1895
d) 1 November 1895

5. What is the Highest Military Honour of India?
a) Param Vir Chakra
b) Bharat Ratna
c) Maha Vir Chakra
d) Padma Bhushan

6. How many Commands are there in the Indian Army?
a) 7
b) 6
c) 5
d) 3

7. How many Commands are there in the Indian Air Force?
a) 1
b) 7
c) 4
d) 8

8. How many Commands are there in the Indian Navy?
a) 2
b) 7
c) 3
d) 10

9. Who was the First Recipient of the Param Vir Chakra?
a) Major Sanjay Kumar
b) Major Naib Subedar
c) Major Somnath Sharma
d) Major Yogendra Singh

10. How many Gallantry Awards are in India?
a) 4
b) 5
c) 2
d) 6

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11. Who Heads the Planning Commission of India?
a) The President of India
b) The Vice President of India
c) The Prime Minister of India
d) Ministry of Defence

12. When was Param Vir Chakra First Introduced?
a) 26th February 1950
b) 26th January 1950
c) 26th December 1950
d) 15th August 1950

13. What is the Full Form of INS?
a) Indian Navy Ship
b) Inertial Navigation System
c) Indian Navigation System
d) Inertial Navigation Ship

14. Who is the Father of the Indian Army?
a) Read Stringer
b) Major Gibraltar
c) Stringer Lawrence
d) Subroto Mukerjee

15. Name the Nuclear-Powered Submarine of India?
a) INS Chakra
b) INS Arihant
c) INS Shishumar
d) INS Kalvari

16. What is the Full Form of INSAS?
a) INdian Small Army System
b) INdian Small Arms System
c) Inactive Status System
d) INdian Self Arm Sandbags 

17. Which Army Rank is equivalent to NATO Code OF-10?
a) General
b) Lieutenant General
c) Field Marshal
d) Brigadier

18. How many Stars does Captain have?
a) Four Five-Pointed Stars
b) Three Five-Pointed Stars
c) Two Five-Pointed Stars
d) Six Five-Pointed Stars

19. How many Rank Chevron does Havildar have?
a) One Rank Chevrons
b) Four Rank Chevrons
c) Two Rank Chevrons
d) Three Rank Chevrons

20. What is the Retirement Age of Sepoy?
a) 25 Years Of Service or Age 66
b) 30 Years Of Service or Age 60
c) 23 Years Of Service or Age 42
d) 19 Years Of Service or Age 42

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21. Which Organization Manufactures Arms and Weapons for the Indian Army?
a) OFB
b) OCC
c) OFA
d) BFO

22. How many Ranks of Risaldars are there in the Indian Army?
a) 3
b) 2
c) 1
d) 5

23. What is the Full Form of LoC?
a) Letter of Credit
b) Line of Control
c) Line of Code
d) Library of Congress

24. What is the India-Pakistan Border Line called?
a) Zero Line
b) Cyril Line
c) Radoliff Line
d) Radcliffe Line

25. What is the India-China Border Line called?
a) Marginal Line 
b) Mannerheim Line
c) McMahon Line
d) Medicine Line

26. What is the name of the Wheel in the middle of the Indian Flag?
a) Veer Wheel
b) Ashoka Chakra
c) Spoke Chakra
d) Ashoka Wheel

27. How many Spokes are on the Ashoka Chakra?
a) 34
b) 24
c) 12
d) 36

28. What does the word “Tiranga” mean?
a) Tricolour
b) Dual Colour
c) Saffron
d) Indian Flag

29. What is “AGNI”?
a) Missile
b) Granite
c) Pistol
d) Caliber

30. BrahMos Aerospace is a Joint Venture between India and Which Country?
a) Nepal
b) Russia
c) Myanmar
d) China

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31. What is SRBM developed by DRDO?
a) Short-Range Ballistic Memory
b) Static-Random Ballistic Missile
c) Short-Range Ballistic Missile
d) Scientific-Range Ballistic Missile

32. What is the Caliber Size of “Glock 19”?
a) 19mm
b) 12mm
c) 45mm
d) 29mm

33. What do SMGs mean?
a) Special Machine Guns
b) Sub Military Guns
c) Superior Mesenteric Guns
d) SubMachine Guns

34. SMGs have the same Caliber Size with which Gun?
a) Assault rifles
b) Sniper rifles
c) Shotgun
d) Handgun

35. Where is National Defence Academy located?
a) Uttarakhand
b) Pune
c) Kerala
d) Delhi

36. When was DRDO Rustom used for the First Time?
a) 2005
b) 2009
c) 2020

37. Which Northeast State has the Eastern Air Command?
a) Meghalaya
b) Tripura
c) Assam
d) Arunachal Pradesh

38. Which is the Smallest unit of the Indian Army?
a) Platoon
b) Battalion
c) Section
d) Corps

39. Who is the Only Officer to Achieve “Marshal of the Indian Air Force”?
a) E. M. S. Namboodiripad
b) Arjan Singh
c) Jigme Wangchuck
d) P. N. Haksar

40. How many years did World War 2 last?
a) 5 Years
b) 6 Years
c) 4 Years
d) 7 Years

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41. Which Honorary Rank does M.S Dhoni hold?
a) Lieutenant Colonel
b) Lieutenant
c) Major
d) Captain

42. Who was the First Cricketer to Achieve the Honorary Rank of Lieutenant Colonel?
a) Sachin Tendulkar
b) Sunil Gavaskar
c) Kapil Dev
d) Sourav Ganguly

43. Which Army Rank has only the National Emblem on the Insignia (Badge)?
a) Field Marshal
b) Major
c) Lieutenant General
d) Subedar Major

44. Which is the Highest Rank of the Indian Navy?
a) Admiral
b) Admiral of the Fleet
c) Vice Admiral
d) Rear Admiral

45. Where is the Indian Military Academy situated?
a) Jorhat
b) Kanpur
c) Delhi Cantt
d) Dehradun

46. Which Regiment is the Horse-Mounted Unit of the Indian Army?
a) 61st Cavalry
b) 59th Cavalry
c) 51st Cavalry
d) 71st Cavalry

47. What is the Full Form of HAWS?
a) High Altitude Warfare School
b) Hindustan Aeronautics Warfare School
c) High Altitude Warfare Soldiers
d) High Altitude Warfare System

48. Which is the First Indian Military Base outside its Territory?
a) Gorno-Badakhshan
b) Farkhor Air Base
c) Tajik Air Base
d) Shayrat Airbase

49. Where is the Indian Military Training Team Stationed?
a) Tajikistan
b) Bhutan
c) Madagascar
d) Oman

50. Which Year did the First World War Start?
a) 1918
b) 1945
c) 1916
d) 1914

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51. When was the First Indo-Pak War?
a) 1947
b) 1946
c) 1948
d) 1945

52. What is the Colour of the Indian army?
a) Gold, Red, and Blue
b) Green, Red, and Black
c) Gold, Red, and Black
d) Yellow, Red, and Black

53. What is the Full Form of COAS?
a) Chief of Army Selection
b) Chief of Army Soldier
c) Chief of Army Staff
d) Chief of Airport Staff

54. What does the Regimental Quick March “Keep Stepping Forward” Translate in Hindi?
a) Aage Badhate Raho
b) Aage March
c) Qadam Qadam Badhaye Ja
d) Aage Badhate Jao

55. When is Army Day Celebrated?
a) 15 January
b) 16 January
c) 26 January
d) 15 February

56. Where is the Indian Army Hall of Fame?
a) New Delhi
b) Leh
c) Srinagar
d) Pune

57. What is the full form of NCC?
a) Non-Cadet Corps
b) Naxa Cadet Corps
c) National Candidate Corps
d) National Cadet Corps

58. When did Kargil War take place?
a) 1997
b) 1998
c) 1999
d) 2000

59. Who was the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army?
a) Gopal Gurunath
b) K. M. Cariappa
c) Rajendrasinhji Jadeja
d) Major Kumaramangalam

60. When was the Indian Air Force founded?
a) 8 October 1933
b) 27 October 1932
c) 8 October 1932
d) 30 October 1934

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61. Who’s Motto is “Sam No Varunah”?
a) Indian Air Force
b) Indian Navy
c) NCC
d) Indian Arm Force

62. What is the Full Form of CISF?
a) Central Indo Security Force
b) Central Investigation Security Force
c) Central Intelligence Security Force
d) Central Industrial Security Force

63. Who was the last Viceroy of the British Raj?
a) Lord Mountbatten
b) Rajagopalachari
c) Mahatma Gandhi
d) Warren Hastings

64. When was the Indo-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship Signed?
a) 1950
b) 1949
c) 1948
d) 1947

65. Palk Strait is located between India and?
a) Bhutan
b) Nepal
c) Sri Lanka
d) Myanmar

66. Where did the First Five IAF Rafales Arrive?
a) Air Force Station Jalandhar
b) Air Force Station Delhi
c) Air Force Station Ambala
d) Air Force Station Jabalpur

67. What is the Nickname of No. 17 Squadron?
a) Fighter Arrows
b) Golden Arrows
c) Cannon Salute
d) Cannon Arrows

68. Where was the First Stop of the 2 Stages of IAF Rafales from France to India?
a) Turkey
b) Iraq
c) Abu Dhabi
d) Lebanon

69. What is the Full Form of ADGPI?
a) Additional Director of General Public Intelligence
b) Additional Directorate General of Public Investigation
c) Additional Directorate General of Public Information
d) Army Directorate General of Public Information

70. What should be the Heartbeat of a Healthy Man?
a) 60–100 bpm
b) 0-60 bpm
c) 100-120 bpm
d) 100-262 bpm

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71. When was the Surgical Strike done by India?
a) 29 September 2017
b) 29 September 2016
c) 29 September 2015
d) 29 September 2019

72. Which is a Good Conductor of Electricity?
a) Iron
b) Plastic
c) Water
d) Copper

73. Where is the Head Quarter of the Central Command of the Indian Army?
a) Ahmedabad
b) Lucknow
c) Jaipur
d) Kolkata

74. Who was the First Defense Minister of India?
a) Jawaharlal Nehru
b) Baldev Singh
c) Sucheta Kripalani
d) M. Visvesvaraya

75. What was the Assigned Code Name of India’s First Successful Nuclear Bomb?
a) Smiling Fire
b) Smiling Monkey
c) Smiling Buddha
d) Smiling Pokhran

76. Who was the First Woman IFS Officer?
a) C. A Muthamma
b) C. B Muthamma
c) A. R Malhotra
d) Violet Alva

77. Who is known as the “Missile Man” of India?
a) A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
b) Jawaharlal Nehru
c) Mahatma Gandhi
d) Tipu Sultan

78. Which Rocket Launchers were used in the Kargil War?
a) M270 MLRS
b) M50 MLRS
c) Vikrant MBRL
d) Pinaka MBRL

79. Who is known as the Army Commander?
a) GOC
b) GOC-in-C
c) MG
d) GOC-in-D

80. How many Operational Commands does the Indian Army have?
a) 6
b) 5
c) 10
d) 7

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81. Who is known as the Corps Commander?
a) LG
b) MG
c) GOC
d) G

82. How many Platoons does a Company have in the Indian Army?
a) Five
b) Four
c) Three
d) Two

83. Which Army Rank is equivalent to NATO Code OF-1?
a) Captain
b) Major
c) Lieutenant Colonel
d) Lieutenant

84. Which Rank is only held by the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS)?
a) Lieutenant General
b) Major General
c) General
d) Brigadier

85. Which Rank has No Insignia (Badge) in the Indian Army?
a) Naik
b) Lance Naik
c) Sepoy
d) Risaldar

86. Which is the Oldest Paramilitary Force in India?
a) Integrated Defence Staff
b) Assam Rifles
c) Special Frontier Force
d) Strategic Forces

87. The Indian Armed Forces are Under the Management of?
a) Chief of Defence Staff (CoDS)
b) Supreme Commander (SC)
c) Ministry of Defence (MoD)
d) Defence Secretary (DS)

88. How many Defense PSUs does the Department of Defence Production have?
a) Five
b) Two
c) Eight
d) Nine

89. How many Paramilitary Forces are in India?
a) Two
b) Three
c) Four
d) Five

90. Who Governs Assam Rifles?
a) Ministry of Defence
b) Cabinet Secretariat of India
c) State Government
d) Ministry of Home Affairs

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91. What is the Full Form of ICG?
a) Indian Captain Guard
b) Indian Coast Guard
c) Independent Coast Guard
d) Independent Component Guard

92. Marine Commandos (MARCOS) is a Unit of?
a) Indian Army
b) Indian Air Force
c) Indian Navy
d) Indian Coast Guard

93. Where is the Headquarters of the Defence Research and Development Organisation?
a) Bengaluru
b) Chennai
c) New Delhi
d) Mysore

94. Which is the Highest Battlefield in the World?
a) Chandra Glacier
b) Bhadal Glacier
c) Nubra Glacier
d) Siachen Glaciers

95. What is the name of the Signature Knife Used by the Gurkhas?
a) Push Dagger
b) Kukri
c) BC-41
d) Fixation Bowie

96. What is the Full Form of SSB, which is a Border Patrol Organization of India?
a) Services Selection Board
b) Sashastra Seema Bal
c) Single Side Band
d) System Selection Board

97. Where in India did U.S. Special Forces train before their deployment during the invasion of Afghanistan?
b) EME
d) GTC

98.  Who is the Senior Most Regiment of the Indian Army?
a) Royal Gurkha Rifles
b) President’s Bodyguard
c) Punjab Regiment
d) King’s Royal Rifle Corps

99. When did Operation Raahat take Place?
a) 1997
b) 2004
c) 2015
d) 2016

100. Who’s Motto is “Service, Security, and Brotherhood”?
a) National Security Guard
b) Border Security Force
c) Sashastra Seema Bal
d) Central Reserve Police Force

101. Who is the new Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) (unofficially known as the Army Chief) as of 2023?
a) Manoj Pande
b) Manoj Mukund Naravane
c) Bipin Rawat
d) Dalbir Singh Suhag

102. Who is the longest-serving Chief of the Army Staff (COAS)?
a) Kodandera Subayya Thimayya
b) Jayanto Nath Chaudhuri
c) Bipin Rawat
d) Ved Prakash Malik

Chief of the Army Staff (COAS)

No.NameTerm InTerm OutTermCommission Unit
1Rajendrasinhji Jadeja01 Apr
14 May
43D2nd Lancers (Gardner’s Horse)
2Satyawant Mallana Srinagesh15 May
07 May
1Y 357D19th Hyderabad Regiment
3Kodandera Subayya Thimayya08 May
07 May
4Y19th Hyderabad Regiment
4Pran Nath Thapar8 May
19 Nov
1Y 195D1st Punjab Regiment
5Jayanto Nath Chaudhuri20 Nov
07 Jun
3Y 199D16th Light Cavalry
6Paramasiva Prabhakar Kumaramangalam08 Jun
07 Jun
2Y 364DRegiment of Artillery
7Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw08 Jun
15 Jan
3Y 221D12th Frontier Force Regiment
Gopal Gurunath Bewoor
16 Jan
31 May
2Y 135DDogra Regiment
Tapishwar Narain Raina
01 Jun
31 May
2Y 364DKumaon Regiment
10Om Prakash Malhotra01 Jun
31 May
2Y 364DRegiment of Artillery
11Kotikalapudi Venkata Krishna Rao01 Jun
31 Jul
1Y 364DMahar Regiment
Arunkumar Shridhar Vaidya
01 Aug
31 Jan
2Y 244D9th Deccan Horse
13Krishnaswamy Sundarji01 Feb
31 May
2Y 120DMahar Regiment
Vishwa Nath Sharma
01 Jun
30 Jun
2Y 29D16th Light Cavalry
15Sunith Francis Rodrigues01 Jul
30 Jun
2Y 364DRegiment of Artillery
16Bipin Chandra Joshi01 Jul
19 Nov
1Y 141D64th Cavalry
17Shankar Roy Chowdhary20 Nov
30 Sep
2Y 314D20th Lancers
18Ved Prakash Malik01 Oct
30 Sep
2Y 365DSikh Light Infantry
19Sundararajan Padmanabhan01 Oct
31 Dec
2Y 91DRegiment of Artillery
20Nirmal Chander Vij01 Jan
31 Jan
2Y 30DDogra Regiment
21Joginder Jaswant Singh01 Feb
30 Sep
2Y 241DMaratha Light Infantry
22Deepak Kapoor01 Oct
31 Mar
2Y 181DRegiment of Artillery
23Vijay Kumar Singh01 Apr
31 May
2Y 60DRajput Regiment
24Bikram Singh01 Jun
31 Jul
2Y 60DSikh Light Infantry
25Dalbir Singh Suhag01 Aug
31 Dec
2Y 152D5 Gorkha Rifles
26Bipin Rawat31 Dec
31 Dec
3Y11 Gorkha Rifles
27Manoj Mukund Naravane31 Dec
30 Apr
2Y 120DSikh Light Infantry
28Manoj Pande30 Apr
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