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Indian Army 10+2
Technical Entry Scheme


Applications are invited from unmarried Male Candidates who have passed 10+2 examination with Physics,Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) subjects and fulfill the eligibility conditions prescribed in the subsequent paragraphs, for the grant of Permanent Commission in the Army after four years of Basic Military Training and Technical Training.

Eligibility Conditions

Nationality: A candidate must either be :

  1. A citizen of India
  2. A subject of Bhutan
  3. A subject of Nepal
  4. A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st of January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India
  5. A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above, shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility issued by Government of India is necessary, may be admitted to the examination provisionally subject to the necessary certificate being given to him by the Government before declaration of result by SSB / joining training.

Stages For Selection Process

  1. 10+2 / PCM Group With 70% Marks
  2. SSB Interview
  3. Medical Test
  4. Merit List

Age Limits, Sex and Martial Status

Only unmarried male candidates are eligible for the entry. A candidates must not be below 16 1/2 years and above 19 1/2 years on the first day of the month in which course is commencing.

Notification 2022 2023 2024 2025
July 01 July 2003 to 01 July 2006 01 July 2004 to 01 July 2007 01 July 2005 to 01 July 2008 01 July 2006 to 01 July 2009
Nov 01 Jan 2003 to 01 Jan 2006 01 Jan 2004 to 01 Jan 2007 01 Jan 2005 to 01 Jan 2008 01 Jan 2006 to 01 Jan 2009

Date Of Birth

Date Of Birth accepted by the office is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving certificate or in the certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University which extract must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Higher Secondary or an equivalent examination certificate. No other document relating to age will be accepted. The expression Matriculation / Higher Secondary.

Educational Qualification

Only those candidates who have passed 10+2 Examination or its equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 70% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from recognized education boards are eligible to apply for this entry. Eligibility condition for calculating PCM % of various State / Central Boards will be based on marks obtained in Class XII only.


Vacancies are provisional and can be changed depending on the training capacity at the training Academy for this course. The vacancies are subject to increase / decrease keeping the organizational requirement at the point of time.

Type Of Commission

On successful completion of 4 years of the course cadets will be granted Permanent Commission in the Army in the rank of Lt.


Total training will be of 5 years

  1. Basic Military Training
  2. 1 year (Officer Training Academy Gaya).

  3. Technical Training
    1. Phase-I (Pre Commission Training): 3 Years (CME Pune or MCTE Mhow or MCEME Secunderabad)
    2. Phase-II (Post Commission Training): 1 year at CME Pune or MCTE Mhow or MCEME Secunderabad.
  4. Award of Degree
  5. The candidates will be awarded Engineering degree after successful completion of training No ante date seniority will be admissible to candidates on account of this Engineering degree. In case they fail to Qualify in the following year examination, the same will result in loss of seniority to them and they will forfeit seniority to the extent of delay in passing Engineering degree examination. If they fail to Qualify even within three years of their commissioning, their commission will be terminated.

Cost Of Training

The entire cost of training including books and reading material is borne by the Army. Cadets are also provided with free accommodation and messing. In case the GC is withdrawn from training academy due to reasons other than Medical ground or the reasons not beyond his control, he will be liable to refund cost of training @ Rs. 8135/- per week (or as notified from time to time) for the period of his stay at the Officer Training Academy, Gaya / Cadet Training Wing.

Selection Procedure

  1. Candidates will be shortlisted based on cut % applied as decided by the Rtg Dte.
  2. Shortlisted candidates will be intimated via e-mail ISMS regarding their Selection Centre allotment.
  3. Once Selection Centre has been allotted, candidates will select their SSB dates on first cum first serve basis by logging on to respective Selection Centre links forwarded via e-mail.
  4. Short listed candidates will be put through Services Selection Board (SSB) interview at Bhopal, Bengaluru or Allahabad. Interviews will be held in February / March onwards.
  5. Duration of SSB interview is five days. During their stay at SSB, Candidates are put through Psychological Tests, Group Tests and an Interview.
  6. Candidates will be put through Stage - I of the selection procedure on the first day. Only successful candidates shall be retained for balance of the testing. Candidates who fail to Qualify in Stage - I, will be returned on the first day itself. Stage - I are psychologically originated tests including intelligence test.
  7. Successful candidates at the SSB will be required to undergo medical tests lasting 3 to 5 days less Sundays and gazetted holidays.
  8. Candidates recommended by the SSB and declared medically fit, will be appointed for training in the order of merit, depending on the number of vacancies available.
  9. The finally selected candidates will execute all the Bonds / Certificates as prescribed for the Cadets of NDA entry under Al 53/78.
  10. Candidates appearing for SSB interview for the first time for a particular type of commission shall be entitled for AC III tier to and fro railway fare or bus fare including reservation cum sleeper charges within the Indian limits. Candidates who apply again for the same type of commission will not entitled to travelling allowance on any subsequent occasion.

Stipend / Pay And Allowances

The candidates will be given a stipend of Rs. 21,000/- p.m. (Rs 15,600/- as pay in Pay Band plus Grade Pay of Rs. 5,4001-) as is admissible to NDA cadets on completion of 3 years training. On completion of 4 Years training they will be commissioned in the rank of Lt and entitled to pay as admissible to the rank.

The Current Pay Bands, Grade Pay and Military Service Pay

Rank Level Pay Scale(in Rs.) Promotion Criteria
Lieutenant 10 56,100 - 1,77,500 On Commission
Captain 10B 61,300 - 1,93,900 On Completion of two (02) years
Major 11 69,400 - 2,07,200 On Completion of six (06) years
Lt.Colonel 12A 1,21,200 - 2,12,400 On Completion Of thirteen (13) years
Colonel (TS) 13 1,30,800 - 2,15,900 On Completion Of Twenty Six (26) Years
Colonel 13 1,30,800 - 2,15,900 On Selection Basis subject to fulfilment of requisite Service Conditions.
Brigadier 13A 1,39,600 - 2,17,600
Major General 14 1,44,200 - 2,18,200
Lt. General 15 1,82,200 - 2,24,500
VCOAS 17 2,25,000 (fixed)
COAS 18 2,50,000 (fixed)

Qualification Grant

Officers possessing certain prescribed qualification are entitled to lump sum Qualification Grant of 6,000/-, 9,000/-,15,000/- or 20,000/- based on the Qualification held by them.

  1. Master Aviation Instructor - Rs. 500/- p.m.
  2. Senior Aviation Instructor Class I - Rs. 400/- p.m.
  3. Senior Aviation Instructor Class II - Rs. 280/- p.m
  4. Aviators holding Master Green - Card - Rs. 400/- p.m.
  5. Aviators holding Green Card - Rs. 280/- p.m.
  6. The Army Aviators (Pilots) serving in the Army Aviation Corps are entitled to flying allowance

  7. Brig & above Rs 10,500/- (ii) Maj to Col Rs 14,000/- (iii) Capt Rs 11,000/- (iv) Lt Rs 9,000/-


The rates of allowances applicable to officers

Allowances To Whom Applicable Rates
Hard Area a Allowance Officers Posted to Hard Area 6750 PM (25% of Basic Pay)
Climate Siachen Attitude / Uncogenial Climate
Officers Posted in Siachen
Highly active Field Area Officer Posted at Highly Active Field Area 6780PM
Allowance Field Area Allowance Officers Posted at Field Area 4200PM
Modified Field Area Allowance Officer Posted at Modified Field Area 1600PM
House Rent Allowance To officers not provided Govt. Accommodation 10-30% of Basic Pay (Pay Band + Grade Pay + MSP)

Height & Weight Standards

Height in cms. Weight in Kgs.
(without shoes) 16 - 17 Years 17 - 18 Years 18 - 19 Years 19 - 20 Years
152 43 44 45 46
155 44 45 47 48
157 45 47 48 49
160 46 48 49 50
162 48 50 51 52
165 50 52 53 54
167 51 53 54 55
170 52.5 55 56 57
173 54.5 57 58 59
175 56 59 60 61
178 58 61 62 63
180 60 63 64.5 67
183 62.5 65 66.5 68