The Indian Armed Forces are the military force of India. The Indian Armed Force has three Service Branches i.e. Indian Army, 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 1200225 active personnel and 990960 reserve personnel serving the Indian Army. These days we are noticing a huge interest from youth in this branch.
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 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 Army but they are confused that how to be the 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 Indian Army. So read this very carefully.
There are two types of Selection Commission in 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. In the end of the 10th year you have three option- select for Permanent Commission, opt out and 4 years extension.
Post wise Eligibility Details in Indian Army Bharti
|Name Of Post/ Exam||Age limit||Edu. 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)
|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 & Math||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 can not applied 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 Test, Written Test and Medical Test. You have to participate in Recruitment Rally for these posts.
Join Indian Army After 12th Class
If you have complete 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 complete your Graduation then you have 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 written exam, SSB Interview, Medical Test after clearing CDS exam.
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 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 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
|GRD Kunraghat Gorakhpur|
|IRO Delhi Cantt|