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/ ExamAge limitQualificationDate of Notifications
Technical Graduate Course (TGC) (Education)23-27MA/M.Sc. with 1st or 2nd DivisionMarch/April & September/October
(Twice a year)
University Entry Scheme(UES)18-24Engineering Degree CourseJune/July
(Once a year)
Technical Graduate Course (TGC)21-27BE/B.Tech./B.Arch M.Sc.ComputerMar/Apr & Sept/Oct.
JAG(Men & Women)21-27Law Graduate LLB with 55% Marks registered with BarCouncil Of India/StateJul/Aug & Jan/Feb
National Defense Academy(NDA)16½-19½10+2June & December (twice a year)
TES 10+2(Tech)16½-19½10+2(70%marks in PCM)May/June &Oct/Nov.
(Twice a Year)
Indian Military Academy(Non-Tech)19-24GraduateJuly and November
(Twice A Year)
Short Service Commission(Non-Tech)19-25GraduateJuly and November
(Twice A Year)
Short Service Commission(Tech, Men & Women)19-27BE/B.Tech./B.Arch M.Sc.ComputerJun/Jul & Dec/Jan.
(Twice a Year)
NCC Special (Men & Women)19-25Graduation 50% Aggregate “A” or “B” Grade in NCC “C” CertificateJune & December
(Twice a Year)
ACC*20-2710+2 Should have Qualified ACC examMarch & August
(Twice in a year)
SCO*28-35Matric with diplomaApril and July
(Twice A Year)
Territorial Army(TA)18-42GraduateNotified by TA Directorate
RVC21-32BVSc & AHNovember/December
AMC (NT)Max. 42 YearsMatricNotified by AMC Directorate
APSMax. 42 YearsMatricNotified by APS Directorate
Catering JCO(ASC)21-2710+2 with Diploma in Hotel Management & Catering TechnologyVarious Date
Surveyor Auto Carto (Engineers)20-25B.A./B.Sc. with Math 10+2 (Math & Science)
Religious Teacher (JCO)27-34Graduate + He is Qualified in his religionOctober /November
Havildar (Education)21-25For 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 Duty17½-2110th PassRecruitment Rally
Soldier Clerk/Storekeeper17½-2310+2 PassRecruitment Rally
Soldier Tech17½-2310+2 Pass with Physics, Chemistry & MathsRecruitment Rally
Soldier Nursing Assistant/Tech (RVC)17½-2310+2 Pass with Physics, Chemistry & BiologyRecruitment Rally
Soldier Tradesman17½-2310th/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 ExamNotification PublishedSSB interview MonthTraining PeriodTraining Center
NDAJune & DecemberSeptember to October for January Course &
January to April for July Course
3 yearsNDA, Khadakwasla, Pune
TES(10+2)May/June & Oct/NovAugust to Oct. & Feb to April5 YearsOTA, Gaya
Indian Military Academy DirectJuly & NovemberAug./Sept & Feb/March1½ YearIMA, Dehradun
OTA SSC(Non-Technical)(Men)July & NovemberNov/Dec. & May/June49 WeeksOTA, Chennai
SSC JAG (Men/Women)Jul/Aug & Jan/FebDec/Jan & Jul/Aug49 WeeksOTA, Chennai
SSC NCC(Spl Entry) MenJune & DecemberDec/Jan & Jun/Jul49 WeeksOTA, Chennai
University Entry Scheme(UES)June/JulyNov to FebOne YearIMA, Dehradun
TGC(Engineers)March/April & Sept/Oct.March/April & Sept/Oct.One YearIMA, Dehradun
SSC(Technical)Men/WomenJun/Jul & Dec/JanDec-Jan & Jun-Jul49 WeeksOTA, Chennai
AEC(Men)Mar/Apr & Sep/OctMar/Apr & Sep/OctOne YearIMA, Dehradun
ACCMarch & AugustSep to Nov for Jan. Course
March to May for Jul. course
4 YearsACC Wing At IMA, Dehradun
PC(SL)April and JulySept. and Oct. for July Course12 WeeksAEC Centre & College, Pachmarhi & IMA, Dehradun
SCOApril and JulyJul-Aug for Jan. Course and & Nov. Dec. for July Course1 Year & 8 WeeksOTA Gaya
Territorial Army (TA)Notified by TA directorateAug/ Sept & May/JuneOne MonthAt Conduct Territorial Army(TA)
RVCNov/DecSept/OctThree MonthsRVC, Meerut
AMC(NT)Notified By AMC directorateNov/DecThree MonthsAMC Center & College
APSNotified By APS directorateSept/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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