COMMISSION IN THE INDIAN ARMY

 

Type of entry

Month of commencement of course

Age at the time of joining

Educational Qualifications

Mode of Selection

 

How to apply

 

1. National Defence Academy

 

January and July

 

16 ½ to 19 yrs

 

12th Class of 10+2 System of Education/ Equivalent

 

NDA Exam by UPSC and SSB Interview

 

Apply to UPSC in response to advertisement in May / June and November / December

 

2. Indian Military Academy

a) Direct Entry

 

 

January and July

 

 

19 – 24 yrs

Graduation from Recognised University or equivalent at the t ime of joining the course.

Combined

Defence Services Exam (CDSE)

conducted by UPSC and SSB

Interview

 

Apply to UPSC in response to advertisement in May / June and November / December

 

b) Engineering Graduates

 

January and July

 

20 – 27 yrs

 

BE / B Tech in notified streams of Engineers

 

Direct SSB Interview

Apply to Additional Directorate

General Recruiting (TGC Entry), Army HQs, West Block-III, R

K Puram, New Delhi – 66 in response to advertisement in May

/ June and November / December

 

c) University Entry Scheme

 

July

 

19 – 25 yrs

18 – 24 yrs

Final / Pre Final year students of Engineering Degree Course

 

Campus Interview and SSB Interview

Apply to Additional Directorate General Recruiting (TGC Entry), Army HQs, West Block-III, R

K Puram, New Delhi – 66 in

response to advertisement in May

 

 

d) 10+2 (Tech)

 

 

January and July

 

 

16 ½ to 19½ yrs

12th Class of 10+2 System of Education/ Equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 70% in Physics, Chemistry & Maths (PCM)

 

 

Direct SSB Interview

Apply to Additional Directorate General Recruiting (TGC Entry), Army HQs, West Block-III, R

K Puram, New Delhi – 66 in response to advertisement in May

/ June and November / December

3. Officers Training Academy(OTA)

a) Short Service Commission

( Non – Technical)

 

 

May and October

 

 

19 – 25 yrs

 

Graduation from Recognised University or equivalent at the time of joining the course.

Combined Defence Services Exam (CDSE)

conducted by UPSC and SSB

Interview

 

Apply to UPSC in response to advertisement in May / June and November / December

b) Short Service Commission (Technical)

 

May and October

 

20 to 27 yrs

BE / B Tech in notified streams of Engineers

 

Direct SSB Interview

Apply to Additional Directorate General Recruiting in response to advertisement in May / June and November / December

 

c) Short Service Commission (NCC Special Entry Scheme)

 

May and October

 

 

19 – 25 yrs

Graduate with 50%

Aggregate marks, 2 Yrs service in NCC Senior Div Army with

minimum ‘B’ Grade in

‘C’ Certificate Exam.

 

Direct SSB Interview

 

Apply to Additional Directorate General Recruiting in response to advertisement in May / June and November / December

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