Join Indian Army as an Officer

Many youngster have some queries like how to become an indian army officer after graduation and Officer Selection Process and Men Entry In Indian Army. Then in this article we tell you How To Join Indian Army.
Indian army is one of the powerful and mighty force of India known for its bravery and the honor also referred as the bharatiya sena. Indian Army is served by the 1,220,010 active personnel,990,960 reserved personnel and was founded on the 1st day of April 1895,that makes the Indian army 122 years old.

The Indian army is the largest service wing of the Indian democracy that is responsible for the operations that are required to overcome the foreign threats brought upon the Indian nation through various sources.

The president of India is presented with  the honour of being the chief of the Indian army with the
assistance of four generals who are regarded as the chief of army staffs (coas)(four star generals).
The four general or the coas bear four stars on each of their shoulder honored to be the chief of army
staffs.

The Indian army was derived form the east India company but after the independence of the nation the independent Indian democracy founded the Indian army to serve the nation of India from the threats of peace disruption of the great nation.

Delhi also known as the capital of India that without a doubt is the headquarters of the 2nd most largest military asset.

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Join Indian Army As an

The recruitment of the officer for their service in the Indian army for the sake of national security
takes place throughout the nation through the military academies such as the NDA, IMA etc.

 

The service in the Indian army  is provide with two distinct commission such as the
permanent service and the short duration service also known as the active personnel and reserve personnel.

 

The Indian army Recruitment takes or enrolls the cadets  from throughout the country regardless of the gender as both male and female candidates are recruited into the Indian army to service their country in their different field of service.

 

The recruitment procedure of the Indian army is of the toughest level where the candidate has to clear through series of selection process or tests and lastly the toughest and the heaviest form of endurance
training for a duration of time depending upon the field of the cadets eligibility.

 
  • Intermediate (10+2)
  • Graduate UPSC
  • Graduate Non UPSC
  • Graduate Technical Entries
  • Service Entry
  • Miscellaneous Entries

1. Intermediate (10+2) Entry Scheme:-

Under this entry scheme their are two ways to join Indian Army as an officer post. One is NDA and the second way is TES (10+2). All candidates who want to make their career in Indian Army Filed as an officer, they all need to crack the NDA and TES exam for their selection in army. 

NDA

 NDA and NA is the way under the Intermediate entry scheme and this exam is conducted by the UPSC board twice a year. All candidates who want to get selection under the NDA scheme, they all need to check the eligibility criteria for NDA & NA Scheme. All candidates who clear the written exam, they will call for the SSB interview phase and this phase is for 5 days. Board release 320 vacancy per year for Army, Air Force and Navy. Official announcement of online application form will be published on Newspaper and official site. Every year online form are published in June and December month.

Age Limit

16 ½ to 19½ yrs

Qualification

12th Class of 10+2 System of Education of Equivalent for Army and with Physics and Maths for AF/Navy

Marital Status

Unmarried

Interview Date

Sep-Oct and April-Jul

Training Date

Jan and July

Training Academy

NDA , Khadakwasla, Pune

Training Duration

3 Yrs at NDA and 1 Yr at IMA

TES(10+2)

 TES is stands for technical entry scheme and under this scheme all candidates who done their 10+2 class education with Physics, Chemistry, Maths with 70% Marks all are eligible. Age Limit should be between 16 years 6 months to 19 years 6 months . Board release 90 vacancies twice a year for this scheme. Official notification published on official website on the May/June and No/December month. 

Age Limit

16 ½ to 19½ yrs

Qualification

10+2 Physics, Chemistry & Maths With 70% Marks

Marital Status

Unmarried

Interview Date

Aug-Oct and Feb-April

Training Date

Jan and July

Training Academy

OTA GAYA

Training Duration

5 Yrs (1 Yrs OTA GAYA & 4 Yrs CTWS) Permanent Commission after 4 Yrs.

2. Graduate UPSC:-

All candidates who clear their graduation from any recognized university are eligible under the scheme. Board released 375 vacancy twice a year for this UPSC Entry scheme. Under the UPSC scheme their are two ways to Join Indian Army As an officer post. 

IMA 

 Indian Military Academy Direct is a process for join army officer post. Total 200 vacancy are released by the board for the IMA Direct entry and for clear this scheme candidates need to clear the written exam. Check eligibility for this entry scheme.

Age Limit

19 to 24  years

Qualification

Graduation From recognized University

Marital Status

Unmarried

Interview Date

Aug-sep and Feb-Mar

Training Date

Jan and July

Training Academy

IMA Dehradun

Training Duration

1 Year 6 months

 

OTA SCC (Non Tech)

 Officers Training Academy ( Non Technical Men ) is the second way to get entry in Indian Army under the Graduate UPSC scheme. Here we mention the eligibility for the OTA SCC candidates. Board release 175 vacancy per course in two time in a year.

Age Limit

19 to 25 years

Qualification

Graduation From recognized University

Marital Status

Unmarried

Interview Date

Nov-Dec and May-June

Training Date

Oct and April

Training Academy

OTA Chennai

Training Duration

49 weeks

3. Graduate Non UPSC:-

Their are two ways under Graduate Non UPSC To Join Indian Army. One is SSC JAG and second way is SSC NCC. 

SSC JAG

 Their are 10 vacancy per course under the JAG entry. Notification will be Published on Employment News and leading Daily news Paper in the month of Jul/Aug and Jan/Feb.

Age Limit

19 to 27 years

Qualification

Graduate with LLB with 55% marks. Eligible for Registration with Bar Council of India / State.

Marital Status

Unmarried

Interview Date

Dec – Jan and June-July

Training Date

April and Oct

Training Academy

OTA Chennai

Training Duration

49 weeks

 

SSC NCC

 Board release 50 vacancy per course twice a year and candidates need to fill the online application form for this post on the month of June and December. 

Age Limit

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

Unmarried

Interview Date

Dec – Jan and June-July

Training Date

April and Oct

Training Academy

OTA Chennai

Training Duration

49 weeks

4. Graduate Technical Entries:-

Their are 4 ways to Join Indian Army As an Officer under the Technical entries. Check all entries eligibility criteria here. 

UES 

 

Vacancies Per Course

60 (As Notified) (Once a Year)

Age Limit

18 to 24  years

Qualification

Pre Final year students of Notified Engineering Streams

Marital Status

Unmarried

Interview Date

Nov-Feb

Training Date

July

Training Academy

IMA Dehradun

Training Duration

1 Year

TGC

Vacancies Per Course

60 (As Notified) (Twice a Year)

Age Limit

20  to 27  years

Qualification

BE / B Tech in notified streams of Engineering

Marital Status

Unmarried

Interview Date

Mar-Apr and Sep-Oct

Training Date

Jan and July

Training Academy

IMA Dehradun

Training Duration

1 Year

 

SSC (Technical)

Vacancies Per Course

100 (Twice a Year)

Age Limit

20  to 27  years

Qualification

Engineering Degree in notified stream

Marital Status

Unmarried

Interview Date

Dec-Jan and June-July

Training Date

April and October

Training Academy

OTA Chennai

Training Duration

49 Weeks

 

AEC (Men)

Vacancies Per Course

20  (Twice a Year)

Age Limit

23  to 27  years

Qualification

MA / MSc in 1st or 2nd division in notified subjects from recognized university.

Marital Status

Unmarried

Interview Date

Mar-Apr and Sep-Oct

Training Date

Jan and July

Training Academy

IMA Dehradun

Training Duration

1 Year

5. Service Entry:-

Their are number of ways to join army under the service entry. All candidates can check here all qualification details and eligibility criteria related important notification. 

ACC

Vacancies Per Course

70  (Twice in a Year)

Age Limit

20  to 27  years

Qualification

12th pass or Equivalent. Should have qualified ACC written test

Marital Status

Unmarried / Married

Interview Date

Sep to Nov for Jan Course Mar to May for Jul Course

Training Date

——–

Training Academy

ACC Wing at IMA, Dehradun

Training Duration

Four Years (Three Years in ACC Wing & One Year at IMA)

PC(SL)

Vacancies Per Course

100  (Once a Year)

Age Limit

Maximum age 40 years, 45 years for Engineers & 45 years for IOB Minimum service 10 years

Qualification

Metric and Above

Marital Status

Unmarried / Married Serving JCOs / NCOs excluding Sepoys

Interview Date

Sep and Oct

Training Academy

AEC Centre & College, Pachmarhi & IMA, Dehradun

Training Duration

8 Weeks at AEC Centre & College, Pachmarhi & 4 Weeks at IMA

SCO

Vacancies Per Course

100  (Twice in a Year)

Age Limit

28 to 35 years. minimum service of five years

Qualification

Metric with One Year Diploma or Above

Marital Status

Unmarried / Married

Interview Date

Jul-Aug and Nov-Dec

Training Academy

OTA GAYA

Training Duration

8 Weeks at AEC Centre & College, Pachmarhi & 4 Weeks at OTA GAYA

Miscellaneous Entries

Territorial Army

  • Vacancies Per Course:- Notified by Line Directorate (Twice in a Year)
  • Age Limit :- 18 to 42 years 
  • Qualification:- Graduate 
  • Marital Status:- Unmarried / Married 
  • Interview Date:- Aug-Sep and May-June
  • Training Academy:- OTA GAYA
  • 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 
  • Age Limit:- 21 to 32 years 
  • Qualification:- BVSc and AH
  • Marital Status:- Unmarried / Married 
  • Interview Date:- Sep and OCT
  • Training Academy:- RVC Meerut
  • Training :-3 months

 AMC(NT)

  • Vacancies Per Course:- Notified by Line Directorate 
  • Age Limit:- Max 42 Years
  • Qualification:- Matric
  • Marital Status:- Unmarried / Married 
  • Interview Date:- Nov and Dec
  • Training Academy :- AMC Center
  • Training :- 3 months

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