Indian Army Selection Process – Complete Post Wise Qualification Details

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The Indian Armed Forces are the military force of India. The Indian Armed Force has three Service Branches i.e. Indian Army, the Indian Navy and Indian Air Force. Indian Army is one of them and it is the biggest Armed Force of India.

Indian Army was founded on 1st April 1895. At present time there are approximately 13 Lakh active personnel and 10 Lakh reserve personnel serving the Indian Army. These days we are noticing a huge interest from youth in this branch.

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Indian Army Selection Process – Recruitment Procedure

Indian Army will complete the recruitment process through TGT, UES, NCC, SSB, JAG, Short Service Commission etc. Indian Army will also conduct Army Bharti Open Rallies. The recruitment process of the Indian Army is based on qualifications or courses i.e. there are various ways to Join Indian Army.

You can Join the Army after 10th, 12th, Graduation/ Post Graduation, Engineering, Diploma Courses & LLB. Many youngsters want to be a part of the Army but they are confused that how to be a part of it and what other option for them.

To solve this confusion in this post we will tell you the Indian Army selection process, required educational qualifications wise post rank and other details about the Indian Army. So read this very carefully.

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There are two types of Selection Commission in the Indian Army- Permanent Commission and Short Service Commission.

In Permanent Commission you have to join Indian Army Till retirement but in Short Service Commission you have to join Army for 10/14 years. At the end of the 10th year, you have three options – select for Permanent Commission, opt-out and 4 years extension.

Post wise Eligibility Details in Indian Army Bharti

Post/ Exam Age limit Qualification Date of Notifications
Technical Graduate Course (TGC) (Education) 23-27 MA/M.Sc. with 1st or 2nd Division March/April & September/October
(Twice a year)
University Entry Scheme(UES) 18-24 Engineering Degree Course June/July
(Once a year)
Technical Graduate Course (TGC) 21-27 BE/B.Tech./B.Arch M.Sc.Computer Mar/Apr & Sept/Oct.
JAG(Men & Women) 21-27 Law Graduate LLB with 55% Marks registered with BarCouncil Of India/State Jul/Aug & Jan/Feb
National Defense Academy(NDA) 16½-19½ 10+2 June & December (twice a year)
TES 10+2(Tech) 16½-19½ 10+2(70%marks in PCM) May/June &Oct/Nov.
(Twice a Year)
Indian Military Academy(Non-Tech) 19-24 Graduate July and November
(Twice A Year)
Short Service Commission(Non-Tech) 19-25 Graduate July and November
(Twice A Year)
Short Service Commission(Tech, Men & Women) 19-27 BE/B.Tech./B.Arch M.Sc.Computer Jun/Jul & Dec/Jan.
(Twice a Year)
NCC Special (Men & Women) 19-25 Graduation 50% Aggregate “A” or “B” Grade in NCC “C” Certificate June & December
(Twice a Year)
ACC* 20-27 10+2 Should have Qualified ACC exam March & August
(Twice in a year)
PC(SL)* 40-45 Matric April/July
SCO* 28-35 Matric with diploma April and July
(Twice A Year)
Territorial Army(TA) 18-42 Graduate Notified by TA Directorate
RVC 21-32 BVSc & AH November/December
AMC (NT) Max. 42 Years Matric Notified by AMC Directorate
APS Max. 42 Years Matric Notified by APS Directorate
Catering JCO(ASC) 21-27 10+2 with Diploma in Hotel Management & Catering Technology Various Date
Surveyor Auto Carto (Engineers) 20-25 B.A./B.Sc. with Math 10+2 (Math & Science)
Religious Teacher (JCO) 27-34 Graduate + He is Qualified in his religion October /November
Havildar (Education) 21-25 For Group-X:MA/M.Sc./MCA or BA/B.Sc./BCA with B.Ed.,B.Sc.(IT)
For Group-Y: B.Sc./BCA/BA(IT) without B.Ed.
Soldier General Duty 17½-21 10th Pass Recruitment Rally
Soldier Clerk/Storekeeper 17½-23 10+2 Pass Recruitment Rally
Soldier Tech 17½-23 10+2 Pass with Physics, Chemistry & Maths Recruitment Rally
Soldier Nursing Assistant/Tech (RVC) 17½-23 10+2 Pass with Physics, Chemistry & Biology Recruitment Rally
Soldier Tradesman 17½-23 10th/ITI and 8th pass(for Some Trades) Recruitment Rally

Note- The * posts for the Serviceman of Indian Army fresher cannot apply these posts.

Education-wise Career in Indian Army

Join Indian Army After 10th Class

If you want to join Indian Army after 10th class then you can join as-

  • Soldier GD (General Duty).
  • Soldier Tradesman.

The Selection process for these posts is based on Physical tests, Written Test and Medical tests. You have to participate in the Recruitment Rally for these posts.

Join Indian Army After 12th Class

If you have completed your 12th class then you can join Indian Army for the following posts-

  • Clerk/ Store Keeper.
  • Soldier Tech.
  • Soldier Nursing Assistant/ Tech (RVC).
  • TES 10+2.
  • National Defense Academy (NDA).

The selection process for these will also be based on the Physical Test, Written Exam, and Medical Exam.

Join Indian Army after Graduation/ Post Graduation

If you have completed your Graduation then you have the following options to join Army-

  • Havildar (Education).
  • Religious Teacher (JCO)
  • Short Service Commission(Non-Tech).
  • Surveyor Auto Carto.
  • Technical Graduate Course (Education).
  • NCC Special (Men &Women).
  • Indian Military Academy (Non-Tech).

For these posts, you have to face a written exam, SSB Interview, Medical Test after clearing the CDS exam.

Join Indian Army After Engineering

You can join Indian Army after Engineering as following posts.

  • Short Service Commission (Tech.) Men & Women.
  • Technical Graduate Course (TGC).
  • University Entry Scheme (UES).

Join Indian Army after Diploma or LLB

The candidates who have completed their Diploma in Hotel Management and LLB can apply for the following posts-

  • JAG (Men & Women).
  • Catering (JCO) ACS.

Check Officer rank wise Recruitment date, SSB Interview Date & Training Details.

Name Of Exam Notification Published SSB interview Month Training Period Training Center
NDA June & December September to October for January Course &
January to April for July Course
3 years NDA, Khadakwasla, Pune
TES(10+2) May/June & Oct/Nov August to Oct. & Feb to April 5 Years OTA, Gaya
Indian Military Academy Direct July & November Aug./Sept & Feb/March 1½ Year IMA, Dehradun
OTA SSC(Non-Technical)(Men) July & November Nov/Dec. & May/June 49 Weeks OTA, Chennai
SSC JAG (Men/Women) Jul/Aug & Jan/Feb Dec/Jan & Jul/Aug 49 Weeks OTA, Chennai
SSC NCC(Spl Entry) Men June & December Dec/Jan & Jun/Jul 49 Weeks OTA, Chennai
University Entry Scheme(UES) June/July Nov to Feb One Year IMA, Dehradun
TGC(Engineers) March/April & Sept/Oct. March/April & Sept/Oct. One Year IMA, Dehradun
SSC(Technical)Men/Women Jun/Jul & Dec/Jan Dec-Jan & Jun-Jul 49 Weeks OTA, Chennai
AEC(Men) Mar/Apr & Sep/Oct Mar/Apr & Sep/Oct One Year IMA, Dehradun
ACC March & August Sep to Nov for Jan. Course
March to May for Jul. course
4 Years ACC Wing At IMA, Dehradun
PC(SL) April and July Sept. and Oct. for July Course 12 Weeks AEC Centre & College, Pachmarhi & IMA, Dehradun
SCO April and July Jul-Aug for Jan. Course and & Nov. Dec. for July Course 1 Year & 8 Weeks OTA Gaya
Territorial Army (TA) Notified by TA directorate Aug/ Sept & May/June One Month At Conduct Territorial Army(TA)
RVC Nov/Dec Sept/Oct Three Months RVC, Meerut
AMC(NT) Notified By AMC directorate Nov/Dec Three Months AMC Center & College
APS Notified By APS directorate Sept/Oct
It is the full details about the Indian Army Recruitment and Selection Process for various posts. Here on this page, we will also update the direct link for recruitment notifications issued by the Army.

Zonal Recruitment Offices

ZRO Name
GRD Kunraghat Gorakhpur
IRO Delhi Cantt
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