INDIAN ARMY

An officer in the Indian Army inherits glorious heritage and lasting traditions, blended perfectly with the latest advances in technology in the fields of armament, management, engineering and medical sciences. It offers a golden opportunity to be a part of the world’s finest Army and get trained not only to be an Officer but also a Gentleman for life.

Growth is a way of Life

The Indian Army promises both professional and personal growth at every stage of the career. Opportunities to excel through various courses are abundant including opportunities to enhance your educational qualification by availing two years paid study leave. The inherent adventure and extra-curricular activities in the Army ensure an all round development essential in today’s world. Art of War-Engineering-Medicine-Administration-Human Resource Development and Management; the army teaches you all. Moulding the officers into leaders capable of leading from the front in any field. Joining the Army is possible both after finishing school as well as after graduation.

Apart from attractive pay and perks, Army offers you the best in Life Style, better than all other professions. Be it social interaction, finest clubs, sports facilities, medical facilities and ample opportunities, Army has it all. In fact you are paid to lead a healthy life in a healthy environment.

OPPORTUNITIES IN INDIAN ARMY

NDA

National Defence Academy (NDA)

Vacancies Per Course 320 (Twice a year)
Army – 208
Air Force – 70
Navy – 42
Notification Published in Employment News and leading Daily news Paper Jun and Dec, Notified by UPSC
Eligibility Criteria
Age 16 ½ to 19½ yrs as on first day of the month in which course is due to commence
Qualification 12th Class of 10+2 System of Education of Equivalent for Army and with Physics and Maths for AF/Navy
Marital Status Un Married
How to Apply Apply Online on UPSC Website as per dates given in the Notfication in the months of Jun and Dec.
Likely SSB Date Sep to Oct for Jan Course and Jan to Apr for Jul Course
Date Commencement of Training Jan and Jul
Training Academy NDA , Khadakwasla, Pune
Duration of Training 3 Yrs at NDA and 1 Yr at IMA

TES (10+2)

10+2 Technical Entry Scheme

Vacancies Per Course 90 (Twice a year)
Notification Published in Employment News and leading Daily news Paper Notified by DG Rtg AG’s branch IHQ of MOD(Army) in May/Jun & Oct/Nov
Eligibility Criteria
Age 16 ½ to 19½ yrs as on first day of the month in which course is due to commence
Qualification 10+2 Physics, Chemistry & Maths (aggregate 70% and above to apply)
Marital Status Un Married
How to Apply Apply online on Official website of DG Rtg www.joinindianarmy.nic.in as Notified in the Notification.
Likely SSB Date Aug to Oct and Feb to Apr
Date Commencement of Training Jan and Jul
Training Academy OTA Gaya
Duration of Training 5 Yrs (1 Yrs OTA GAYA & 4 Yrs CTWS) Permanent Commission after 4 Yrs.
Phase-I- 01 Year Pre-commissioning Training at OTA Gaya & 03 Years at CME Pune/MCTE Mhow/MCEME Secunderabad
Phase-II- 01 Year Post commission training at CME Pune/MCTE Mhow/MCEME Secunderabad

IMA

Indian Military Academy Direct (IMA)

Vacancies Per Course 200 (Twice a year).
Notification Published in Employment News and leading Daily news Paper Notified by UPSC under the aegis of CDSE in Jul and Nov
Eligibility Criteria
Age 19 to 24 years
Qualification Graduation from Recognised University.
Marital Status Un Married
How to Apply Apply Online on UPSC Website as per dates given in the Notfication in the months of Jul and Nov.
Likely SSB Date Aug / Sep and Feb / Mar
Date Commencement of Training Jan and Jul
Training Academy IMA, Dehradun
Duration of Training 1 ½ Years

OTA SCC (Non Tech)

Officers Training Academy ( Non Technical Men )

Vacancies Per Course 175 (Twice a year)
Notification Published in Employment News and leading Daily news Paper Notified by UPSC under the aegis of CDSE in Jul and Nov
Eligibility Criteria
Age 19 to 25 yrs
Qualification Graduation from Recognised University.
Marital Status Un Married
How to Apply Apply Online on UPSC Website as per dates given in the Notfication in the months of Jul and Nov.
Likely SSB Date Nov / Dec and May / Jun
Date Commencement of Training Oct and Apr
Training Academy OTA Chennai
Duration of Training 49 Weeks

SSC (JAG)

JAG Men

Vacancies Per Course 10(As Notified)(Twice a year)
Notification Published in Employment News and leading Daily news Paper Notified by Directorate General Recruiting / AG Branch in Jul/Aug and Jan/Feb
Eligibility Criteria
Age 21 to 27 years
Qualification Graduate with LLB with 55% marks. Eligible for Registration with Bar Council of India / State.
Marital Status Un Married
How to Apply Apply online on Official website of DG Rtg www.joinindianarmy.nic.in as Notified in the Notification.
Likely SSB Date Dec / Jan and Jul / Aug
Date Commencement of Training Apr and Oct
Training Academy OTA, Chennai
Duration of Training 49 Weeks

SSC (NCC)

NCC (SPL) Entry Men

Vacancies Per Course 50 (Twice a Year)
Notification Published in Employment News and leading Daily news Paper Notified by Directorate General Recruiting / AG Branch in Jun and Dec
Eligibility Criteria
Age 19 to 25 years
Qualification Graduate with 50% Aggregate marks, Two Years service in NCC Senior Div Army with minimum ‘B’ Grade in ‘C’ Certificate Exam.
Marital Status Un Married
How to Apply Apply offline as Notified in the Notification through NCC Dte
Likely SSB Date Dec / Jan and Jun / July
Date Commencement of Training Apr and Oct
Training Academy OTA, Chennai
Duration of Training 49 Weeks

UES

University Entry Scheme

Vacancies Per Course 60 (As Notified) (Once a Year)
Notification Published in Employment News and leading Daily news Paper Notified by Directorate General Recruiting / AG Branch in Jun/Jul
Eligibility Criteria
Age 18 to 24 years
Qualification Pre Final year students of Notified Engineering Streams
Marital Status Un Married
How to Apply Apply online on Official website of DG Rtg www.joinindianarmy.nic.in as Notified in the Notification.
Likely SSB Date Nov to Feb
Date Commencement of Training Jul
Training Academy IMA, Dehradun
Duration of Training One Year

TGC

TGC (Engineers)

Vacancies Per Course 60 (As Notified) (Twice a Year)
Notification Published in Employment News and leading Daily news Paper Notified by Directorate General Recruiting / AG Branch in Mar/Apr and Sep/Oct.
Eligibility Criteria
Age 20 to 27 years
Qualification BE / B Tech in notified streams of Engineering
Marital Status Un Married
How to Apply Apply online on Official website of DG Rtg www.joinindianarmy.nic.in as Notified in the Notification.
Likely SSB Date Mar / Apr and Sep / Oct
Date Commencement of Training Jan and Jul
Training Academy IMA, Dehradun
Duration of Training One Year

SSC (Technical)

Short Service Commission Tech (Men)

Vacancies Per Course 100 (As Notified) (Twice a year)
Notification Published in Employment News and leading Daily news Paper Notified by Directorate General Recruiting / AG Branch in Jun / Jul and Dec/Jan
Eligibility Criteria
Age between 20 to 27 years
Qualification Engineering Degree in notified stream
Marital Status Un Married
How to Apply Apply online on Official website of DG Rtg www.joinindianarmy.nic.in as Notified in the Notification.
Likely SSB Date Dec-Jan and Jun-Jul
Date Commencement of Training Apr and Oct
Training Academy OTA, Chennai
Duration of Training 49 Weeks

AEC (Men)

Vacancies Per Course 20 (As Notified) (Twice a Year)
Notification Published in Employment News and leading Daily news Paper Notified by Directorate General Recruiting / AG Branch in Mar/Apr and Sep/Oct
Eligibility Criteria
Age 23 to 27 years
Qualification MA / MSc in 1st or 2nd division in notified subjects from recognised university.
Marital Status Married and Un Married
How to Apply Apply online on Official website of DG Rtg www.joinindianarmy.nic.in as Notified in the Notification.
Likely SSB Date Mar / Apr and Sep / Oct
Date Commencement of Training Jan and Jul
Training Academy IMA, Dehradun
Duration of Training One Year

ACC

Vacancies Per Course 75 (Twice in a Year)
Tentative Month of Publication of Notification Notified by MP Directorate / AGs Br through Units in Mar and Aug
Eligibility Criteria
Age 20 to 27 years , minimum service two years can apply
Qualification 10+2 Pattern Class 12th pass or Equivalent. Should have qualified ACC written test
Marital Status Unmarried / Married
Likely Date of SSB Sep to Nov for Jan Course Mar to May for Jul Course
Training Academy ACC Wing at IMA, Dehradun
Duration of Training Four Years (Three Years in ACC Wing & One Year at IMA)

PC(SL)

Vacancies Per Course 100 (Once in a Year)
Tentative Month of Publication of Notification Notified by MP Dte / AGs Br through Units in Apr and Jul
Eligibility Criteria
Age Maximum age 42 years, 45 years for Engineers & 45 years for IOB Minimum service 10 years
Qualification Matric & Above
Marital Status Unmarried / Married Serving JCOs / NCOs excluding Sepoys
Likely Date of SSB Sep and Oct for Jul Course
Training Academy AEC Centre & College, Pachmarhi & IMA, Dehradun
Duration of Training Eight Weeks at AEC Centre & College, Pachmarhi & Four Weeks at IMA

SCO

Vacancies Per Course 100 (Twice in a Year)
Tentative Month of Publication of Notification Notified by MP Directorate / AGs Br through Units in Apr and Jul
Eligibility Criteria
Age Between 30 to 35 years. minimum service of five years can apply
Qualification Matric with One Year Diploma or Above
Marital Status Unmarried / Married
Likely Date of SSB Jul/Aug for Jan Course & Nov/Dec for Jul Course
Training Academy OTA, Gaya
Duration of Training Eight Weeks at AEC Centre & College, Pachmarhi & One Year at OTA, Gaya

Territorial Army (TA)

Vacancies Per Course Notified by Line Directorate (Twice in a Year)
Tentative Month of Publication of Notification Notified by TA Directorate
Eligibility Criteria
Age 18 to 42 years
Qualification Graduate from a recognised university
Marital Status Unmarried / Married
Likely Date of SSB Aug / Sep & May / Jun
Training
  • Recruit Training. 30 days under TA Battalion.
  • Annual Training Camp. Two calendar month in each training year.
  • Post Commission Training. Three month in IMA within two years of commissioning.

RVC

Vacancies Per Course Notified by Line Directorate
Tentative Month of Publication of Notification Nov / Dec , Notified by RVC Directorate
Eligibility Criteria
Age 21- 32 years
Qualification BVSc & AH
Marital Status Unmarried / Married
Likely Date of SSB Sep / Oct
Training Academy RVC, Meerut
Duration of Training Three months

AMC (NT)

Vacancies Per Course Notified by Line Directorate
Tentative Month of Publication of Notification Notified by AMC Directorate
Eligibility Criteria
Age Max 42 years
Qualification Minimum Matric
Marital Status Unmarried / Married
Likely Date of SSB Nov / Dec
Training Academy AMC Centre & College.
Duration of Training Three months

APS

Vacancies Per Course Notified by Line Directorate
Tentative Month of Publication of Notification Notified by APS Directorate
Eligibility Criteria
Age Max 45 years
Qualification Minimum Matric
Marital Status Unmarried / Married
Likely Date of SSB Sep /Oct
Training Academy
Duration of Training