Recruitment of various post in INDIAN ARMY (PERMANENT COMMISSION) | Wednesday, September 21, 2022



1.       Applications are  invited from unmarried male Candidates who have  passed 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and  Mathematics (hereinafter referred to as PCM) subjects and appeared in JEE (Mains) 2022  examination and  fulfill the  eligibility conditions prescribed in the  subsequent paragraphs, for the grant of Permanent Commission in the Army.

2.     Eligibility.

(a)       Nationality. A candidate must be an unmarried male and  must either be : (i) A citizen of India,  or  (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, Ethiopia and  Vietnam with the  intention of permanently settling in India, provided that  a candidate belonging to categories (ii) and  (iii) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by Govt of India. 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 may  be  shortlisted provisionally  subject  to  the   necessary  certificate  being  given  to  him  by  the   Govt  before declaration of result by SSB/joining training.

Note  1.  Candidates  must  undertake  not  to  marry  until  they  complete  their  full  training.  A candidate, who marries subsequent to the date  of his application, though  successful, will not be selected for training. A candidate who  marries during training shall be  discharged and  will be liable to refund all expenditure incurred on him by the government.

(b)      Age  Limit.  A candidate must not be below 16½  years and above 19½  years on the first day  of the  month  in  which  the  course is  due  to commence i.e.  the  candidate  should  not  be born before 02 Jul 2003 and not  after 01 Jul 2006  (both days inclusive).

Note  1.  Candidates  should  note  that  only  the  date   of  birth  as  recorded in  the Matriculation/Secondary School Examination or an  equivalent certificate will be  accepted. No other document relating to age  will be accepted.

Note 2. Candidates should also note  that  once  a date  of birth has been claimed by them  and entered in the records, no change will be allowed subsequently on any ground  whatsoever.

(c)      Educational Qualification.

(i)    Only those candidates who  have  passed 10+2  Examination or its equivalent with a minimum aggregate  of  60%  marks in  Physics,  Chemistry and Mathematics  from recognized education boards are  eligible to  apply for this entry.  Eligibility  condition for calculating  PCM  percentage of  various  state /central  boards will  be  based on  marks obtained in Class XII only.

(ii)    Candidate must have  appeared in JEE (Mains) 2022. 

(d)     Medical Examination  & Physical Standards.  Please visit for Medical Standards and  Procedure of Medical Examination for Officers Entry  into Army as applicable.

Note  : The  proceedings of the  Medical Board are  confidential and will not  be  divulged to anyone.  Directorate General of  Recruiting has no  role  to  play  in  any  Medical Boards. Procedure advised by the  competent medical authorities will be strictly adhered to.

(e)      Candidate applying for the  entry  should not  have  been debarred from appearing in any examination by UPSC. Candidate should not have  been arrested/convicted by a criminal court or involved in any court case.  In case any  such issue comes to notice during the  selection process or pre-commission training, candidate/cadet will be  subjected to cancellation of candidature/withdrawal from  the  Academy by IHQ of MoD(Army).

3.          Vacancies.    90.  The  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.

4.          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.

5.          Seniority.   They  will  be  granted seniority  on  overall  order  of merit  of the  three  technical institutes combined i.e. CME,MCTE,MCEME  and  in case the  date  of commissioning coincides with that  of IMA, Dehradun, they  will be  placed   en-bloc  junior  to IMA (NDA/ ACC / DE Course ) but above TGC / UES course.

6.       Training.  Total training will be of 5 years. Details are as under: (a)   Basic Military Training. 1 year (Officer Training Academy Gaya).

(b)    Technical Training. (i) Phase-I (Pre Commission Training): 3 Years (CME Pune or MCTE Mhow or  MCEME Secunderabad), (ii) Phase-II  (Post Commission  Training):  1 year  at  CME Pune or MCTE Mhow or MCEME Secunderabad.

(c)     Award of Degree. The  candidates will be  awarded Engineering degree after successful completion of the final examination. No ante  date  seniority will be admissible to candidates on account  of  this  Engineering  degree.  During  the   last  two  semesters,  the   officers  will  be permitted  only  one   relegation  on   academic  grounds.  This  relegation  will  be   within  the maximum two relegations permitted on academic grounds in the entire Engineering degree (8 semesters)  in  accordance  with  JNU  Ordinance.  Any  further  relegation  of  the   officer  on academic grounds will lead to termination of his commission.

Note.  Candidates  must  understand  that   in  case  of  final  selection,  their  appointment  will  be provisional  subject  to  satisfactory  verification  of  antecedents by  concerned civil/police/education authorities, as applicable.

7.          Cost of Training.  ₹13,940/- (as on 2021)  and as notified from time to time per week  (for the period of candidate’s stay at the Officers Training Academy, Gaya/Cadet Training Wing.)   The  cost of  training is borne by  State; will  be  recovered from  candidates withdrawing for  personal reasons. 

8.          Promotion Criteria and Salary Structure.

(a)         Promotion Criteria.

(c)         Military Service Pay  (MSP). MSP   to   the   officers   from   the   rank   of   Lt  to   Brig
₹ 15,500/- p.m fixed.
(d)         Fixed Stipend for Cadet Trainng.  The gentlemen cadets will be given a stipend of
₹  56,100/-p.m.*  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.
* On successful commissioning, the  pay  in the  pay  matrix of the  officer commissioned shall be   fixed  in  first  Cell  of  Level  10  and   the   period  of  training  shall  not   be   treated  as commissioned  service  and  arrears on account of admissible  allowances,  as applicable,  for the training period shall be paid to cadets. 
(e)         Qualification Grant.
(i)          Qualification Grant. Abolished    as  a    separate   allowance    and    eligible employees to be  governed by newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive (HQI). Order  for HQI is yet to be issued by MoD.
(ii)          Flying Allowance.     The Army Aviators (Pilots) serving in the Army Aviation
Corps are entitled to flying allowance as under:-
(j)          Siachen Allowance. Siachen Allowance will be ₹42,500/- per month.
(k)         Uniform Allowance.  Subsumed  into   the   newly   proposed  Dress  Allowance   i.e.
₹20,000/- per year.
(l)          Rations in Kind.         In peace and field areas. 
(m)        Transport Allce  (TPTA).
Pay  Level Higher TPTA Cities
(₹ Per  month) Other Places
(₹ Per  month)
9 and  above ₹ 7200+DA thereon ₹ 3600+DA thereon
(i)   Higher Tpt Cities (UA).     Hyderabad,    Patna,     Delhi,     Ahmedabad,     Surat, Bengaluru,  Kochi,  Kozhikode,  Indore,  Greater  Mumbai,  Nagpur,  Pune,  Jaipur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Ghaziabad, Kanpur,  Lucknow, Kolkata.
(ii) The allowance shall not be admissible to those service personnel who have  been provided with the facility of Government transport.
(iii)  Officers in Pay  Level 14 and  above, who are  entitled to use official car,  will have the  option to avail official car  facility or to draw  the  TPTA at the  rate  of ₹15,750+DA thereon.
(iv) The allowance will not be admissible for the calendar month(s) wholly covered by leave.
(v)     Physically disabled service personnel will continue to be  paid at  double rate, subject to a minimum of ₹2,250+DA.
(n)         Children  Education  Allowance.  ₹2250/-   per   month  per   child   for  two  eldest surviving children only. CEA is admissible from Nursery to 12th  Class.
(i)          Reimbursement  should  be  done   just  once   a  year,   after  completion  of  the financial year (which for most schools coincides with the Academic year).
(ii)         Certificate  from  the   head  of  institution  where   the   ward   of  government employee studies should be sufficient for this purpose. The certificate should confirm that child studied in the school during the previous academic year.
(iii)          Please  note  that  pay   &  allowances  and  rules/provision thereof  are subject to revision from  time  to time.
Note.  In the  case of allowances specific to Defence Forces, the  rates of these allowances  would be  enhanced by 25%  automatically each time the  Dearness Allowance payable on the  revised pay band  goes up by 50% (GoI letter No A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dt 16 Aug 2017).
(o)        Hostel  Subsidy.   ₹6750/-  per  month  per  child  for two eldest  surviving  children  only. Hostel Subsidy is admissible from Nursery to 12th Class.
(p)         Leave.   Leave  will be  admissible in accordance with the  rules in force from  time to time.

9.          On being commissioned, all officers will be  guided by the  terms and  conditions as given out by the Army Group Insurance Scheme and as amended from time to time. 
(a)    Army Group  Insurance Fund  Provides insurance cover  of ₹15 lakh on payment of one time  non-refundable  premium  of  ₹7200/-   by  cadets  from  the   date   of  joining  for  pre- commission training i.e for 3 years. If a cadet is relegated an  additional premium of ₹1355/- per  relegated term will be paid. For  those who  are  invalidated out  by IMB on  account of disability and not  entitled to  any  pension will be  provided ₹15 Lakhs for  100  percent disability. This will be  proportionately reduced to  ₹3 lakhs for  20  percent disability. However, for less than  20 percent disability, only an Ex-Gratia Grant  of ₹50,000/- for first two years of training and  ₹1 lakh during the  3rd   year  of training will be  paid. Disability due  to alcoholism, drug addiction and  due  to the diseases of pre-enrolment origin will not qualify for disability  benefit  and   Ex-Gratia  Grant.   In  addition,  a  Gentleman  Cadet  withdrawn  on disciplinary grounds, expelled as an undesirable or leaving the Academy voluntarily will also not be eligible for disability benefits and  Ex-Gratia. There  is no saving component under  the scheme.
(b)      The  Gentlemen  Cadets when  in  receipt  of stipend  are  insured for ₹ One  Cr (wef  01
Apr 2022)  as applicable to officers of the regular Army. For  those who  are  invalidated out by  IMB on  account of disability and not  entitled to  any  pension will be  provided ₹25 lakhs for 100 percent disability. This will be  proportionately reduced to ₹5 lakhs for 20 percent  disability.  However, for  less  than   20  percent disability,  an  Ex-Gratia  Grant   of
₹50,000/-  only  will  be  paid.  Disability  due  to  alcoholism,  drug  addiction  and  due  to  the
diseases     of     pre-enrolment     origin     will     not     qualify     for    disability     benefit     and Ex-Gratia Grant.  In addition, Gentlemen cadets withdrawn on disciplinary grounds, expelled as an  undesirable  leaving  the  Academy voluntarily  will not  be  eligible  for disability benefits and  Ex-Gratia. Subscription at  the  rate  of  ₹ 10,000/- will  have   to  be  paid in advance on monthly basis by  Gentlemen Cadet to  become member under  the  main AGI Scheme as applicable to regular Army officers. The  subscription for the  relegated period would also be recovered at the same rate.

10.     How to Apply.  Application will only be accepted online. To do so the candidate needs to click on the ‘online application’ button on website
(a)       Candidates must enter  their particulars in the online application. Terms and  conditions linked to the form must be read, prior to submitting the form.
(b)        A candidate is permitted to  make changes to  data filled  incorrectly in  online application till the  closing of the  online applications. The  candidate must ‘submit’ his application each  time   he opens his  application for  editing. No  changes to  online application will  be  permitted thereafter and no  representation in  this regard will  be entertained.
(c)        After successfully submitting the form, the candidate will receive a confirmation in the form  of a dialog  box of having  submitted the  application.  Print  out  of the  application  with  a Roll number will be available to the candidate 30 mins after the closing of online applications. Candidates  are   required  to  print  two   copies  of   the   application  with   Roll   Number generated by the system.  One  copy of the  print out  application duly  self attested by the candidate  will  be   carried to  the   selection  centre for  the   SSB   interview.  Following documents will also be carried along with the Application Form:-
(i)     Class 10th  certificate and  mark sheet in original showing DOB. 
(ii)     Class 12th  certificate and mark sheet in original. (iii)    ID proof in original.
(iv)   Copy of result of JEE (Mains) 2022.
The  second  copy  of   the   printout  of   online  application  is  to  be   retained  by the candidate for  his   reference. There is no  need to  send any  hard copy of  application printout to Directorate General of Recruiting.
(d)        Two self attested photocopies of the  certificates mentioned at  ser (c) above will be submitted at the  time of SSB  interview and  originals will be  returned after verification at the SSB itself.
(e)        20  copies  of  self  attested  PP   size  photograph  will  also  be  carried  alongwith  the
Application Form.
(f)         Candidates must submit only  one application. Receipt of multiple applications from  the  same candidate will result in cancellation of candidature.
Note  1.      Any  change in  your  postal  address after  submission  of  application  must  be communicated by post duly quoting your Roll No, name and course opted  for.
Note 2.   In case, the  candidate is employed he  will inform his employment details and also give  undertaking that he  has informed the  employer in writing that he  is applying for commission in the  Army.

11.         Important Instructions.
(a)        The  candidate needs to apply ‘online’ on Directorate General of Recruiting Website  The  application  will  be  screened at  Directorate  General  of Recruiting, Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Army) and  the candidate thereafter will be detailed for SSB.
(b)        For  SSB  interview, print out  of online application must be  accompanied by original documents along with two sets of self attested photocopies i.e. 10th  class certificate issued by the  Board  concerned (CBSE/  State Boards/lCSE)  in  which  date  of birth  is  reflected  for proof  of  date   of  birth  (Admit  card/Mark   sheet/Transfer/Leaving  Certificate  etc.   are   not acceptable as proof of date  of birth) and  10+2    certificate   and    mark  sheet for proof of education and a  copy of  result of  JEE (Mains) 2022.  Revised mark  sheets issued by a Board/University after last date  of submitting online application will not be  accepted for this course.
(c)     While  filling  up  the  application  form, candidates are  required to  indicate exact PCM percentage of Class 12th  upto two  decimals and are  not  to be  rounded off.    Any false entry of PCM percentage, detected at  any  stage of selection process will be  out rightly rejected.
(d)        Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Army) reserves the right to short list applications  and   to  fix  cut  off  without  assigning  any  reason. No  communication  will  be 
entertained on this account.  All incomplete online applications will be  rejected outright. No intimation will be given to the candidate in writing or verbally.
(e)        Shortlisted  candidates  will  be  detailed  to  undergo SSB  interview from   Oct  2022
(f)         No compensation will be  paid in respect of any  injury sustained as a  result of test conducted at SSB.
(g)        Candidate  withdrawn  from  NDA, OTA, IMA, Naval  Academy, Air Force  Academy or any service trg academy on disciplinary grounds is not eligible to apply.
(h)        Final  merit  list  will  be  displayed  at  the  Directorate  General  of  Recruiting  website before induction for pre-commissioning training.

12.        Selection Procedure. The selection procedure is as follows:-
(a)      Shortlisting of  Applications.    Integrated  HQ  of MoD (Army) reserves the  right  to shortlist the applications and  to fix cut off  without assigning any reason. After shortlisting of candidates, the  Centre allotment will  be  intimated to  the  candidate via their email.   After allotment of Selection Centre, firm SSB dates will be allotted to the candidates.
(b)        Only shortlisted eligible candidates depending on the cut off will undergo SSB  at one of  the  Selection  Centres  i.e,  Allahabad  (UP),   Bhopal  (MP),  Bengaluru  (Karnataka)  or Kapurthala
(Punjab) by Psychologist, Group  Testing Officer and  Interviewing Officer. Call Up letter  for  SSB  interview  will  be   issued  by  respective  Selection  Centres  on  candidate’s registered e-mail ID  and  SMS  only.   Allotment of Selection Centre is at  the  discretion of Directorate General of Recruiting, Integrated Headquarters of MoD (Army) and  NO request for changes are entertained in this regard.
(c)        Candidates will be  put  through  two  stage selection procedure. Those who  clear Stage I will go  to Stage II.  Those who  fail in Stage I will be  returned on  the  same day. Duration of SSB  interview is five  days and  details of the  same are  available at  the  official website  of  Directorate  General  of  Recruiting    This  will  be followed by a medical examination for the candidates who get recommended after Stage II.
(d)        Candidates  recommended  by  the  SSB   and   declared  medically  fit,  will  be  issued Joining  Letter  for  training  in  the  order  of  merit,  depending  on  the  number  of  vacancies available, subject to meeting all eligibility criteria.   In the  eventuality of being recommended by SSB,  candidate should have  no objection for undergoing medical examination by board  of Male/Female doctors.
(e)        Candidates  recommended  by  the  SSB   and   declared  medically  fit,  will  be  issued joining  letter  for  training  in  the  order   of  merit,  depending  on  the  number  of  vacancies available.
(f)         The  finally  selected  candidates  will execute all  the  Bonds/Certificates  as prescribed for the Cadets of NDA entry under  AI 53/78.
(g)        Candidate will not have  any  objection in the  event  of final selection,  on allotment of any Arm/Service in the interest of the organisation. 
Note 1.   No claim or compensation will be  made by the  candidate if at any  stage of selection the candidate’s ineligibility is detected and candidature is cancelled as a result thereof.
Note  2.   Candidate will be debarred from future attempts and cancellation from the present course if at  any  stage of selection he  is found to  be  indulging in any  violation of local orders concerning discipline aspects.
(a)     The  candidates who  apply for 10+2  Technical Entry Scheme (TES)  and National Defence  Academy  (NDA   &  NA)   parallel  courses   need  to   undergo  a   medical examination by a Board of Service Medical Officers for the  entries recommended.
(b)      Those candidates  who  are  recommended for  TES  prior to  their NDA SSB  will have to  undergo  medical for  TES  and NDA  (AF  and Navy)  separately.    The  NDA medical  examination  will  begin  only   after  the   candidate  is  declared  FIT  in  TES medicals.
(c)      If only  NDA Army  is their preference, these TES  candidates need not  undergo
NDA medical again.
(d)      The  candidates who  are  recommended in NDA prior to  SSB  for  TES  need not undergo medical for  TES  separately. The  Medical Status for  TES  (10+2)  will be  same as NDA (Army)  medical examination. A candidate declared  UNFIT  in  NDA will  be considered UNFIT for TES as well.
(e)      If the  candidate is found UNFIT/  UNFIT IN ABSENTIA at  any  stage of  medical examination in  any  entry i.e.  TES  or  NDA & NA parallel courses  he  will be  declared UNFIT for both the  entries and no  representation will be accepted thereafter.

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14.        Change of Interview  Dates.  No Request for  change of SSB  Interview  date/centre will be entertained to or replied.

15.         Entitlement for Travelling Allowance.  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 Indian limits. Candidates who apply again for the   same  type   of  commission  will  not  be   entitled  to  travelling  allowance  on  any  subsequent occasion.

Note 1.              On  joining  the   Army,  some  personal  restrictions  in  service  will  be   imposed  in accordance with  Article  33  of the  Constitution  of India  as promulgated  in  the  Army Act and  Army Rules from time to time.
Note 2.              Any  ambiguity/false information/concealment  of  information detected  in  the certificates/documents/ online application will result in cancellation of the  candidature at any stage of selection thereafter
Note  3.   The candidate should have  never  been debarred from appearing in any examination by
Note 4.    The  candidate should have  never  been arrested or convicted by a criminal court  or involved in any case
Note 5.    For all queries regarding allotment of Selection Centre’s, date  of interview, merit list, joining instructions and  any other  relevant information please visit our website  Queries will  be  replied ONLY through ‘Feedback/Queries’  option available on the  Rtg website.
Note 6.    Please  read   the   Notification,  Tickers  on  website,  Joining  instructions  and   other instructions uploaded on the  website thoroughly before submission of queries in ‘Feedback/Query’ on our website.
Note  7.   In order to  avoid last hour rush and ensure timely response,  queries received upto 03 days prior to closing of online application will ONLY be entertained/replied.

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