Permanent Commission in Indian Army through Technical Entry Scheme for Plus two Students

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The Indian Army has issued invitations to unmarried Male Candidates who passed 10+2 with PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) for applying for the grant of Permanent Commission in the Army after four years of Technical Training and Basic Military Training.

Qualified candidates can apply for the same by following the prescribed format. The last date of receiving applications is November 29, 2013.

The following is a rundown of some of the most important aspects that candidates must take a note of before applying:

Important Dates

·         Online registration is open from:  October 22,  2013

·         The last date for online registration: November 29, 2013

Number of vacancies

As per the invitation made available by the Indian Army, the total number of vacancies currently stands at 85.

Eligibility

Age limit

The applicant must be between 16.5 years and 19.5 years of age in order to be eligible for grant of permanent commission. Please note that candidates’ age will be calculated as on the first of the month in which the course commences. This effectively means that only those born after January 1, 1995 and before January 1, 1998 (both dates inclusive) can apply.

Educational qualification

The applicant must be at least 12+2 passed (or equivalent) with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as his main subjects. The minimum acceptable aggregate mark in these subjects must be 70 per cent.

Nationality

The candidate must be either

i)              a citizen of India, or

ii)             a subject of Bhutan, or

iii)            a subject of Nepal, or

iv)           a Tibetan refugee whose parents/ancestors settled in Indian before Jan 1, 1962.

v)            a person of Indian origin who migrated from East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, and Zaire; Pakistan; Vietnam; Sri Lanka; Burma in order to settle permanently in India.

For candidates who fall under the aforementioned ii, III, iv and v categories, a certificate of eligibility must be submitted before declaration of the results by joining training/SSB.

Stipend

The selected candidates will be paid INR 21,000 per month (INR 15,600 as pay in Pay Band alongside Grade Pay of INR 5,400). This happens to be the same pay-scale/stipend that NDA cadets get after completing three years of training.

How to apply

The qualified candidates must fill the online application form between October 22, 2013 to November 29, 2013. Click here for further information on application guidelines and other details.

Selection procedure

All shortlisted candidates will first be called for the Service Selection Board interview (SSB) at Bangalore, Bhopal or Allahabad. The interviews will be conducted from Feb or March onwards.

The overall duration of all SSB interviews is five days (day of arrival not inclusive), and during this time, the shortlisted candidates will be subjected to psychological evaluation, group tests as well as personal interviews.

The pool of shortlisted candidates will be further narrowed down till the end of the SSB interview. All successful candidates will be put through an extensive medical test that may last three to five days (Excluding Sundays and gazette holidays).

The Candidates with SSB’s recommendation shall be selected for training. A strict evaluation of individual candidates’ merit will further narrow down the pool of successful candidates (depending upon the number of vacancies available).

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