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Phase 1 (Registration)



Those PRs who have successfully registered on our Online Registration Platform at the following link ( will be called forward to attend this stage of Gurkha Recruiting. Phase 1 (Registration) will be held at British Gurkhas Pokhara, British Gurkhas Dharan and at Area Welfare Centre (AWC) Bheri in Surkhet.

The call forward list and dates for Phase 1 (Registration) will be published around the 5 May 23 on this website following the closing date of Online Registration on 1 May 23. Those successful PRs listed on the call-forward list must arrive at the designated date, time and place with all required original documents. They must bring photocopies (in A4 size, one sided) of all original documents they submit. Additionally, they are required to bring the following documents (Forms available in the download section):

  • Completed Application form for BA or GCSPF (this must match the choice made at online registration otherwise the application will not be valid) with a passport-size photograph.
  • Signed Privacy Policy and Consent Declaration Form - For BA applicants only.

If you fail to bring the required documents or current and correctly completed application form, then you will be turned away.

The PRs must complete 12 over arm Heaves and must pass the following education tests:

  • English and Mathematics for BA
  • Mathematics for GCSPF

PRs must then pass a basic medical test. At the end of the selection, the Area Recruiting Officer (ARO) will brief you on the process for the next stage of Gurkha Recruiting – Phase 2 (Initial Selection).

The Phase 1 (Registration) call forward list for RI24 has been published and is now live on the download section.

Identify and click on one of three Army Careers and Information Offices (ACIO) links that applies to you for details of what date and location to attend and register in person. Please be aware that GCSPF candidates are listed between 22 May and 15 Jun 23 and that BA candidates are listed between 16 Jun and 28 Jul 23.

Please ensure you follow the instructions on your call-forward list. If you are attending we wish you the very best of luck. Jai RI24!

Online Application Process

Online Registration will be opened from 9 am Saturday 1 April 2023 and all submissions must be completed before mid-night Sunday 30 April 2023. Applications submitted outside this window will not be accepted.

The website link for the online registration is:

Applicants must Register their given Name, Surname (as in Passport), NPP number and district. If the applicant fails to register online with required information, they will not be called forward for Phase 1 (Registration). The call forward list for Phase 1 (Registration) will be published at BGN’s website on 5 May 2023.

Education Assessments

At Phase 1 (Registration), candidates will sit a written English and mathematics assessments for BA and mathematics Only for GCSPF. These are designed to test the candidates to Functional Skills Entry Level Two standards.

When answering questions, candidates must read the questions carefully before answering. Providing too little, or even too much information does not show that the candidate has fully understood the question. The literacy and numeracy requirements are in line with wider British Army recruiting. Further information relating to these standards can be found in the “Adult Literacy Core Curriculum”.

Practice papers can be found in our download section.

Medical Requirements

At Phase 1 (Registration), there will be basic medical checks including BMI (height & weight), Hyperextension, Teeth and Physical check.

Medical Guidelines: The Medical guidelines can be downloaded and it is very important that you read this carefully.

No Reapply list

If this is not your first attempt, please check the No Reapply List in download section. Check the list to save you time and money - if your name is on the list, you cannot reapply.