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TGC 139 Notification Indian Army – Technical Graduate Course

Indian Army has published the TGC 139 Notification (Technical Graduate Course) for Male Engineering Graduates on 27 September 2023. TGC 139 Recruitment by the Indian Army will give an opportunity to male engineering...

Indian Army has published the TGC 139 Notification (Technical Graduate Course) for Male Engineering Graduates on 27 September 2023. TGC 139 Recruitment by the Indian Army will give an opportunity to male engineering students to join the Indian Military Academy and get commissioned into the Indian Army as an Officer.

Indian Army will invite applications from Male Engineering Graduates for the notification for TGC 139 also known as Technical Graduate Course 139. Let’s check the important details related to TGC 139 notification like exam date, age limits, cut-off marks, vacancies, SSB Interview date, and more.

TGC 139 Notification Indian Army Technical Graduate Course

TGC 139 – Technical Graduate Course

TGC 139: Table of Contents

S.NoTechnical Graduate Course – TGC 138 Notification
1TGC 139 Notification
2TGC 139 Eligibility Criteria
3TGC 139 Important Dates
4TGC 139 Age Limit
5TGC 139 Educational Qualification
6TGC 139 Vacancies
7TGC 139 Type of Commission
8TGC 139 How to Apply
9TGC 139 Selection Procedure
10TGC 139 Merit List
11TGC 139 Expected Cut-Off Marks
12TGC 139 Training

TGC 139 Notification – Technical Graduate Course

The Indian Army will issue the TGC 139 Notification (Technical Graduate Course) for Male Engineering Graduates in November 2023. TGC 139 Recruitment by the Indian Army will allow male engineering students to join the Indian Military Academy and become officers in the Indian Army. The Indian Army will accept applications from male engineering graduates for the TGC 139, popularly known as the Technical Graduate Course 139. Let’s go through the crucial information about the TGC 139 notice, such as the exam date, age limits, cut-off marks, vacancies, SSB Interview date, and more.

TGC 139 Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: A candidate must either be: – (i) A citizen of India, (ii) a subject of Nepal, or (iii) 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 and Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

A candidate belonging to categories (ii) and (iii) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. A certificate of eligibility will however not be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary will attach such certificate along with the application.

TGC 139 Important Dates

TGC 139 Notification27 SEP 2023
TGC 139 Application Start Date27 SEP 2023
TGC 139 Last Date26 OCT 2023
TGC 139 SSB Cut-offJan– Feb 2024
TGC 139 SSB Interview DateMarch- April 2024
TGC 139 Course DateJuly 2024
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TGC 139 Age Limit

Age Limit20 to 27 years as on 01 Jul 2024. (Candidates born between 02 Jul 1997 and 01 Jul 2004, both dates inclusive).

Note. The date of birth recorded in the Matriculation/ Secondary School Examination Certificate or an Equivalent Examination Certificate on the date of submission of the application will only be accepted. No other document relating to age will be accepted and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.

TGC 139 Educational Qualification

Educational Qualification for Applying: Candidates who have passed the requisite Engineering Degree course or are in the final year of the Engineering Degree course are eligible to apply. Candidates studying in the final year of the Engg degree course should be able to submit proof of passing the Engg Degree Examination along with mark sheets of all semesters/years by 01 July 2024 and produce the Engg Degree Certificate within 12 weeks from the date of commencement of training at Indian Military Academy (IMA). Such candidates will be inducted on an Additional Bond Basis for recovery of the cost of training at IMA as notified from time to time as well as stipend and pay & allowances paid, in case they fail to produce the requisite degree certificate.

Note-1. ALL FINAL-YEAR APPEARING CANDIDATES WHOSE FINAL YEAR/ FINAL SEMESTER EXAM WILL BE SCHEDULED AFTER 01 JULY 2024 ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS COURSE. Candidates, who have yet to pass their degree examination will be eligible only if they are studying in the final year of the degree examination. Those candidates who have yet to qualify in the final year Degree Examination and are allowed to appear for SSB should note that this is only a special concession given to them. They are required to submit proof of passing the Engineering Degree Examination along with all marksheets towards the Engineering Degree Examination by the above-prescribed date and no request for extending this date will be entertained on the grounds of late conduct of basic qualifying University Examination, delay in declaration of results or any other grounds whatsoever.

Note-2. For induction to Pre Commission Training Academy, after final selection, the minimum educational qualification is passing BE/B.Tech degree in the Engineering streams notified below at Para 3. To become eligible for induction into the TGC-139 course at Indian Military Academy (IMA) Dehradun, candidates studying in the final year of engineering are required to submit proof of passing the Engineering Degree Examination along with mark sheets of all semesters/years by 01 July 2024 to the Directorate General of Recruiting and ensure that the cumulative percentage of marks upto final semester/ year is not less than the approved cut off percentage, failing which the candidature will be cancelled.

Note-3. Final semester/year studying candidates will be provisionally allowed to appear in SSB; subject to the following conditions:- (a) Their cumulative percentage of marks upto 6th semester/3rd year of Engineering degree, upto 8th semester/4th year of INDIAN ARMY 139TH TECHNICAL GRADUATE COURSE (TGC-139) (JULY 2024) B. Architecture (B.Arch) and up to 2nd semester/1st year of M.Sc in notified equivalent stream/ discipline is not below the approved cut off percentage in their respective streams. (b) After the declaration of final results, the cumulative percentage of marks up to the final semester/ year of the degree course will also be not less than the approved cut-off percentage, failing which the candidature will be cancelled.

Note-4. Candidates studying in the final year/semester of the Engineering degree course should not have any backlog at the time of submission of the application. Any candidate found to have a backlog will not be allowed to appear in an SSB interview and the candidature of such candidates will be cancelled.

TGC 139 Vacancies

30 Vacancies in total. Candidates must note that only the Engineering streams and their acceptable equivalent streams, strictly as notified in the table below, will be accepted. Candidates with degrees in any other Engineering stream(s) are not eligible to apply. Any variation between the nomenclature of the Engineering stream as given on the degree parchment/mark sheet and that submitted by the candidate in his online application will result in the cancellation of candidature.

TGC 139 Type Of Commission

  • (a) Grant of Commission. Selected candidates will be granted Short Service Commission on probation in the rank of Lt from the date of commencement of the course or
    the date of reporting at IMA, whichever is later, and will be entitled to full pay and allowances admissible to Lt during the training period. Pay & allowances will be paid after the successful completion of training.
  • (b) Permanent Commission. On successful completion of training, cadets will be granted Permanent Commission in the Army in the rank of Lt.
  • (c) Ante Date Seniority. One year ante date seniority from the date of commission will be granted to Engineering Graduates of TGC Entry in the rank of Lt.

TGC 139 How To Apply

(a) Applications will only be accepted online on the website “”. Click on ‘Officer Entry Apply/Login’ and then click ‘Registration’. Fill out the online registration form after reading the instructions carefully. After getting registered, click on ‘Apply Online’ under Dashboard. A page ‘Officers Selection – Eligibility’ will open. Then click ‘Apply’ shown against Technical Graduate Course. A page of ‘Application Form’ will open.

Read the instructions carefully and click ‘Continue’ to fill in details as required under various segments. Personal information, Communication details, Education details and details of previous SSB. ‘Save & Continue’ each time before you go to the next segment.

After filling in details on the last segment, you will move to the page ‘Summary of your information’ wherein you can check and edit the entries already made. Then click on ‘Submit Now’ only after carefully ascertaining that the correct details have been filled in. Candidates must click ‘Submit Now’ each time they open the application for editing. The candidates are required to take out two copies of their application having Roll Number, 30 minutes after the final closure of the online application on the last day.

CGPA/Grades must be converted into Marks as per the formulae adopted by the concerned University for filling in ‘Marks obtained in Graduation’ in the online application. Any discrepancy observed at any stage of the selection process will lead to the cancellation of the candidature.

TGC 139 Selection Procedure

The selection procedure is as follows:-

(a) Short listing of Applications. Integrated HQ of MoD (Army) reserves the right to shortlist applications and to fix the cutoff percentage of marks for each Engineering discipline/stream (cumulatively obtained upto 6th semester for Engg Degree course/ 2nd semester for M Sc. Computer science/ 8th semester for Architecture) without assigning any reason. After shortlisting of applications, the centre allotment will be intimated to the candidate via their email. After allotment of the Selection Centre, candidates will have to log in to the website and select their SSB dates which are available on a first come first served basis, up to a specified date as will be intimated on the website

(b) Only shortlisted eligible candidates depending on the cutoff percentage will be interviewed at one of the Selection Centres viz. Allahabad (UP), Bhopal (MP), Bangalore (Karnataka) and Jalandhar(Punjab) by Psychologist, Group Testing Officer and Interviewing Officer. Call Up letters for SSB interviews will be issued by respective Selection Centres through the candidate’s registered e-mail id and SMS only. Allotment of the Selection Centre is at the discretion of DG Rtg, IHQ MoD (Army) and NO request for changes is entertained in this regard.

(c) Candidates will be put through two stage selection procedure at the SSB. Those who clear Stage I will go to Stage II. Those who fail in Stage I will be returned on the same day. The duration of SSB interviews is five days, and details of the same are available at the official website of Dte Gen of Rtg This will be followed by a medical examination of the candidates who get recommended after Stage II.

(d) Candidates recommended by the SSB and declared medically fit, will be issued a Joining Letter for training in the order of merit, depending on the number of vacancies available, subject to meeting all eligibility criteria.

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TGC 139 Merit List

It is to be Noted That Mere Qualifying at The SSB Interview Does Not Confirm Final Selection. The Merit List Will Be Prepared Engineering Stream/subject-wise On The Basis Of The Marks Obtained By The Candidate At The Ssb Interview. Higher Educational Qualifications, Previous Performances, NCC Background, Etc Have No Role To Play. Those On The Merit List And Who Come Within The Stipulated Stream-wise Vacancies, And Are Medically Fit Will Be Issued Joining Letters For Pre-commissioning Training At IMA Dehradun.

TGC 139 Expected Cut-Off Marks

Engineering StreamCutoff Percentage
Civil/ Building Construction Technology74
Electrical/ Electrical & Electronics78
Computer Science/ Computer Technology/ M Sc. Computer Science76
Information Technology66
Electronics & Telecommunication71
Electronics & Communication77
Aeronautical/ Aerospace71
Electronics And Instrumentation/Instrumentation60
Industrial/ Industrial/ Manufacturing/ Industrial Engg & Mgt60
Automobile Engg63

TGC 139 Training

Selected candidates will be detailed for training at Indian Military Academy, Dehradun according to their position in the final order of merit, engineering stream-wise up to the number of vacancies available at the time. (b) Duration of training – 49 weeks.

TGC 139 will not have any written exam, candidates will be shortlisted for the SSB Interview based on their percentage in their respective engineering degrees. Candidates who are looking forward to preparing for the TGC 139 SSB Interview can enrol in our Full SSB Interview Online Coaching Program.

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