ARMY

Methods of Entry (OFFICERS)

Type of entry Month of commencement of Course Age at the time of Joining Educational Qualification Mode of Selection How to Apply
1. National Defence Academy Jan. and July 161/2– 19 yrs 12th standard of 10+2 system of Education or equivalent NDA Exam by UPSC and SSB interview Apply in response to advertisement in March / April & Oct. / Nov.
2. Indian Military Academy
a) Direct Entry Jan. and July 19 – 24 yrs Degree or equivalent at the time of Joining the Course Combined Defence Services Exam (CDSE) conducted by UPSC, and SSB interview Apply in response to advertisement in March /April and Sep./ Oct.
b) TGC
(i) Engineering Graduates Jan. and July 20 – 27 yrs Engineering Degree in notified discipline Combined Defence Services Exam (CDSE) conducted by UPSC, and SSB interview Apply in response to advertisement in March /April and Sep./ Oct.
(ii) Post Graduates(AEC) Jan. and July 23 – 27 yrs Post Graduate in notified Subject with Ist /2nd div. SSB interview
c) University Entry Scheme July 19 – 25 yrs (Fy)

18– 24 yrs (PFy)

Final and Pre-final years students of Engineering degree course. Campus interview and
SSB interview
Apply in response to advertisement in Apr./May
d) 10+2 TES Jan. and July 161/2– 191/2 yrs 10+2 Pass with

70% aggregate in PCM

Apply directly to the Recruiting Directorate Apply in response to advertisement in May and Nov.
3. Officers Training Academy
a) Short Service  Commission (Non–technical) Apr. and Oct 19 – 25 yrs Degree or equivalent at the time of joining the course. CDSE conducted by UPSC and SSB interview Apply in response to advertisement in

March / April & Sep / Oct

b) Short Service Commission

(Technical)

Apr. and Oct 20 – 27 yrs

 

Engineering Degree in notified discipline.

 

SSB interview

 

Apply in response to advertisement in

March / April & Sep / Oct

c) Short Service Commission  (NCC Special Scheme)

 

Apr. and Oct 19 – 25 yrs

 

Graduate with 50% aggregate marks, two years service in NCC Sr. Division, Army with minimum ‘B’ Grade in ‘C’ certificate Exam. SSB interview

 

Apply in response to advertisement in

Dec. / Jan. & June/ July

d) Women Special Entry

Scheme (Officers)

Apr. and Oct 19 – 27 yrs Graduate/Post Graduate/ LLB/ Professional Engineering Graduate SSB interview Apply in response to advertisement in

June & Dec.

 

RECRUITMENT OTHER RANKS

If you wish to join the Army Visit the nearest Branch Recruiting office (BRO) / HQ. Recruiting Zone and find out dates of recruitment rallies. These are also published in all local news papers

Categories of Entry and their Eligibility Conditions. PBOR

CATEGORY EDUCATION AGE
(1)  Soldier General Duty SSLC / Matric 45% marks in aggregate. Higher qualification no % required only pass. 171/2 – 21 yrs
(2)  Soldier Technical 10+2 / Intermediate exam pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English with minimum 50% marks in  aggregate and Minimum 40% marks in each subject specified for the trade. No weightage for higher qualification. 171/2 – 21 yrs
(3)  Soldier Clerk / Store Keeper Technical 10+2 / Intermediate examination pass in any stream (Arts, Commerce, Science)  with 60% marks in aggregate and 50% in each subject. The candidate must have studied English and Maths / Accounts / Book Keeping as compulsory subjects at 10th or 12thstandards are eligible for enrolment as Sol Clk / SKT. However, in case of candidate possessing graduation and above education qualification, the percentage stipulation at 10+2 std. is waived off and simple pass in 10+2 std. will be accepted for enrolment of this category. Candidate with proficiency in Computer and typing will be given additional weightage of 20% as bonus marks. 171/2 – 23 yrs
(4)  Soldier Nursing Assistant 10+2 / Intermediate exam pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and minimum 40% marks in each subject. No weightage for higher qualification. 171/2 – 23 yrs
(5)  Soldier Tradesman Non Matric 171/2 – 23 yrs
(6)  Soldier   (GD)  Non Matric Non Matric 171/2 – 21 yrs
(7) Surveyor Auto artographer BA / BSc with Maths having passed Matric & 12th (10+2) with Math & Science 20 –  25 yrs
(8)  JCO (Religious Teacher) Graduate in any discipline. In addition, Qualification in his own religious Denomination. 27 – 34 yrs
(9)  JCO (Catering) 10+2, Diploma / Certificate course of a duration of one year or more in Cookery / Hotel Management and Catering technology recognized by AICTE. 21 – 27 yrs
(10)  Havildar Education Graduate with B.Ed. / Post Graduate with B.Ed. 20 – 25 yrs

Note :

(i) Dispensation in Education for enrolment as Sol (GD) is permissible to some selected States / Region / Class & Community by the Govt. Details may be obtained from nearest BRO / ZRO.

(ii) This data is only of information value and subject to change, for more details please visit at Army website

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