10 Ways To Join Indian Army In 2022

Hello Warriors, In this article, we going to cover all the ways to join the Indian Army In 2022 for Male and Female Candidates aspiring to join the Indian Army as commissioned officers can achieve their aim in the following ways.

Note: Unless specifically mentioned all these entries are conducted twice a year

10 Ways To Join Indian Army In 2022

NDA Entry

National Defence Academy, located in Khadakwasla, is the joint defence service training institute of the Indian Armed Forces, where cadets of the three services i.e. the Indian Army, the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force train together(three years) before they go on to respective service academy for further pre-commission training. It is the first tri-service academy in the world. A number of seats for the army wing is around 200-210 each term.

Eligibility and Process:

Candidates of the age group 16.5-19.5 years(at the time of joining) are eligible to apply if they have completed their class XII or are currently studying in class XII and can procure the mark sheet till date of joining of the respective course. Candidates of any stream can apply for the Army wing.

The process involves a written examination conducted by the UPSC in two parts first consisting of MAT(Mathematics Ability Test) and GAT(General Ability Test) which further consists of English and General Awareness Sections. Candidates who qualify for the written exam are called for interviews at one of the following SSB Centres: SCE Allahabad, SCC Bhopal, SCS Bengaluru, SCN Kapurthala.

The SSB interview will be conducted in two stages and only candidates who get recommended will have their medical tests conducted at one of the military hospitals.

Medically fit candidates who have secured the rank are in the final merit list (based on total scores of Written and UPSC) will be issued joining letters for the academy.

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10+2 TES Entry :

Conducted for selection of eligible candidates suitable for training at the Officers Training Academy, Gaya followed by CME Pune or MCTE Mhow or MCEME Secunderabad. The candidates will be awarded engineering degrees at end of their training. The number of seats is around 90 each term

Eligibility and Process:

Candidates of the age group 16.5-19.5 years (at the time of joining) are eligible to apply if they have secured 60% aggregate in Physics, Maths and Chemistry, in his class XII boards and appeared in JEE(Mains) Exam.

After registration on joindianarmy.nic.in candidates would be shortlisted on basis of their ranks in JEE(Mains) Exam.

Shortlisted will candidates will undergo the same process of SSB Interview, followed by medicals  and then issued joining letters as per all India merit lists based on marks secured in SSB Interview.

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CDS Entry :

CDS Exam conducted by UPSC shortlists candidates  for SSB interview and subsequently selected candidates who get their name in Final Merit List are issued joining letter for the following academies as per their preference

  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun

Eligibility: (i) 19-24 years (ii) Graduation Degree from any recognized institution

   Training Period: 18 months

   Nature Of Commission: Permanent

Approx Number of seats: Around 100 each term

  • Officers Training Academy

Eligibility

(i) 19-25 years                                                     (ii) Graduation Degree from any recognized institution

Training Period: 49 weeks

Nature Of Commission: Temporary                                 Approx Number of seats:  Around 170 each  term

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TGC Entry :

Nature of commission: Permanent

Age Criteria: 20-27 years at the time of joining

Graduation: Final Year or Completed their engineering from a recognized institute/ M.Sc(Computer Science)

Training: 49 weeks at IMA, Dehradun

Approx Number of seats: Around 40 each term

Candidates apply for TGC entry as per notification on joinindianarmy website. Then cutoffs are announced in different streams that is different cutoffs for Mechanical, different for CS, etc. Shortlisted will candidates will undergo the same process of SSB Interview, followed by medicals  and then issued joining letters as per all India merit list based on marks secured in SSB Interview.

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SSC(Tech) Entry :

Nature of commission: Temporary

Age Criteria: 20-27 years at the time of joining

Graduation: Final Year or Completed their engineering from a recognized institute/ M.Sc(Computer Science)

Training: 49 weeks at OTA, Chennai

Approx Number of seats: Around 190 each term

A similar process to TGC Entry: Candidates apply for SSC entry as per notification on joinindianarmy website. Then cutoffs are announced in different streams that is different cutoffs for Mechanical, different for CS, etc. Shortlisted will candidates will undergo the same process of SSB Interview, followed by medicals  and then issued joining letters as per all India merit list based on marks secured in SSB Interview.

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NCC Entry:

Nature of commission: Temporary

Age Criteria: 19-25 years at the time of joining

Graduation: Minimum of 50 percent marks aggregate in Graduation

NCC: Minimum B grade in NCC ‘C’ Certificate Examination

Training: 49 weeks at OTA, Chennai

Approx Number of seats: Around 50 each term

Candidates apply for NCC entry as per notification on joinindianarmy website. Shortlisted will candidates will undergo the same process of SSB Interview, followed by medicals  and then issued joining letters as per all India merit list based on marks secured in SSB Interview.

Note : In all the above entries candidates have to be unmarried to be eligible

Service candidates that is those serving in any of the three arms as soldier, or airmen or sailors can also become commissioned officers in the Indian Army.

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ACC Entry:

Nature of commission : Permanent

Age Criteria: 20-27 years at time of joining

Education: Minimum 10+2 or equivalent

Eligibility:

Minimum 2 years of service in Indian Army or Indian Air Force or Indian Navy

Both married and unmarried candidates

Good ACR and clean records (no disciplinary action)

Training: 3 years at ACC Wing, IMA, and then one year at IMA

Approx Number of seats: 75 each term

Process: A unit-level exam will be conducted to find potential candidates. Candidates who clear this exam will be interviewed by senior officers and selected candidates will be sent for classes at Command HRDC after which their ACC exam will be conducted. The top 500 candidates in the written test will be then put under screening with 200 of them being selected for the Young Leaders Course at OTA Chennai and the remaining sent for PDT at AEC Centre. These 500 candidates will then be called for SSB interviews followed by medical tests and a final merit list. Medically ‘fit’ candidates who get in the merit list will be issued joining letters.

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Territorial Army:

Nature of commission: Permanent

Age Criteria: 18-42 years

Education: Graduation from a recognized institution

Eligibility:

Gainfully Employed in Central Govt/Semi Govt /Pvt Firm/ Own business/Self Employed.

Training: Infantry Training is carried out on urban and provincial systems.

Process:

  1. Written Exam
  2. Preliminary Interview Board
  3. SSB

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PC(SL) Entry:

Nature of commission: Permanent

Age Criteria: 32-40 years at the time of joining

Education: Minimum 11th pass or equivalent

Eligibility:

Serving JCOs/ NCOs

Training: 8 weeks at AEC Centre, Pachmarhi and four weeks at IMA

Approx Number of seats: 100(once in a year)

Process: Written followed by SSB interview and merit list.

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SCO Entry:

Nature of commission: Permanent

Age Criteria: 30-35 years at the time of joining

Education: Minimum class 12th or equivalent

Eligibility:

Minimum 5 years of service in the Indian Army

Both married and unmarried candidates

Training: 8 weeks at AEC Centre, Pachmarhi  and then one year at OTA, Gaya

Selection through SSB Interview

Approx Number of seats: 100 each term

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Ashish Tiwari

    Intern at SSBCrackExams. Maths Undergrad and Defence Aspirant, been to SSB 4 times for NDA Entry. Enjoy reading novels and playing cricket

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    7 Comments

    1. Manubhai jayantibhai mali

      Indian army airforce indian Navy
    2. SADIQ RAJA

      Is there any chance for AEC entry in near future? It's the only reason I done my post graduation....
    3. Khamruddin shaik

      I have to become a soldier It's my my dream...
      1. Rameez Hussain

        You will serve the motherland . Inshaallah
    4. Akbar Anwar Shaikh

      I would like to join Indian army it's my dream
      1. Ankit

        With hardwork , you can
        1. Varish

          Is there no rally conducted to join that is my only way to join😭

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