OFFICER ENTRY 

As an officer, you get trained in the art, craft and technology of war, Simultaneously, you can pick up skills in management, computers and human nature. In short, you never cease to grow because you never cease to learn . You also remain at par with the rest of the world in educational qualifications. National Defence Academy Awards you a Bachelor’s degree in Arts / Science or Computers, on completion of your training. If you join the technical stream, you are offered a Graduate / Post Graduate degree in Engineering from one of the finest Institutes of Technology in the Country. Later on, when you are selected for the prestigious Defence Services Staff College Course, you are awarded a Master of Science degree in Defence and Strategic studies. The Indian Army also runs some of the most prestigious academics and institutes, exposing you to a wide range of subjects from engineering administration to strategy, and armament technology to management. The choice is indeed limitless. In fast, you can even get into Research & Development, If you so desire. But that is not all The Indian Army gives you a choice to benefit from foreign postings and studies you can attend on going programmes at IITs and IIMs and gain additional qualification simply to taking study leave.

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.

 

 

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.     

 

 

(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 inMay and Nov.

 

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 inJune & 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 Non Matric
(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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