10 Indian Army Upcoming Entries For Officers 2018

There are various entries through which you can join the Indian Army as an officer. There are two entries which are conducted by UPSC i.e. NDA and CDS Exams. You can take NDA exam after 12th and CDS exam after graduation. Other entries which are directly conducted by MoD are TES entry, UES entry, SSC Tech entry, TGC entry, NCC Special Entry and JAG (for law graduates). Also, there are three different service entries ie.e ACC entry, SCO entry and PC(SL) entry.
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The officers of the Indian Army are trained in NDA, IMA, OTA Chennai and OTA Gaya. Out of all the three services, the Indian Army has a large number of entries to it. Here are 10 such upcoming officer entries for Indian Army to look out for this year. We recommend you to bookmark this page for future reference.

 

Indian Army UPSC Entry 2018 – 2019

  • NDA 1 2018 Exam
  • NDA 2 2018 Exam
  • NDA 1 2019 Exam
  • CDS 1 2018 Exam
  • CDS 2 2018 Exam
  • CDS 1 2019 Exam

Directly Entries by Indian Army 2018 – 2019

  • TES 40 – Direct SSB Call based on your 12th PCM percentage
  • TES 41 – Direct SSB Call based on your 12th PCM percentage
  • TES 42 – Direct SSB Call based on your 12th PCM percentage
  • UES 28 – Might get discontinued
  • UES 29 – Might get discontinued
  • NCC Special Entry – 44 – Only for NCC C Certificate Candidates
  • NCC Special Entry – 45 – Only for NCC C Certificate Candidates
  • NCC Special Entry – 46 – Only for NCC C Certificate Candidates
  • SSC Tech 51 – For Engineering Graduates
  • SSC Tech 52 – For Engineering Graduates
  • SSC Tech 53 – For Engineering Graduates
  • TGC 128 – For Male Engineering Graduates
  • TGC 129  – For Male Engineering Graduates
  • JAG – 21  – For Law Graduates 
  • JAG – 22 – For Law Graduates 
  • JAG – 23 – For Law Graduates 
  • Territorial Army 2018 – For gainfully employed civilians 

Indian Army Service Entries

  • ACC Entry 2018 – For Indian army soldiers only
  • SCO Entry 2018 – For Indian army soldiers only
  • PC (SL) Entry 2018 – For Indian army soldiers only
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National Defence Academy (NDA) and Naval Academy (NA):

NDA and NA exam is held twice every year. It is conducted by the UPSC to induct young boys into the NDA and NA for training as officers.

  • NDA 1 2018 Applications are open until 5 Feb 2018. (Date of exam: 22 April 2018)
  • NDA 2 2018 Applications will open in June and will be open until 2 July 2018. (Date of exam: 9 September 2018)

Combined Defence Service Examination (CDSE):

Just as NDA is for the school pass-outs, CDSE is the examination for college graduates. CDSE is also conducted by the UPSC twice a year. Final year students are eligible to apply.

10+2 Technical Entry Scheme (TES):

Candidates who have qualified 10+2 with a minimum aggregate of 70% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are eligible to apply for TES. Candidates will be called for SSB based on cut-off marks decided by the army.

  • Technical Entry Scheme (TES) 40
  • Technical Entry Scheme (TES) 41
  • Applications will open for January 2019 course in May 2018.
  • For July 2019 course, applications will open in Oct/Nov 2018

Short Service Commission (Technical) Entry:

SSC (Tech) Entry is the entry for candidates to join OTA Chennai. It is for engineering graduates of various branches for commission into Technical Arms.

TGC (Direct Entry)

  • Age – 20 -27 years

. TGC 127 – Candidates whose date of birth is falling between 02 July 1991 and 01 July 1998 (Both Dates Inclusive) are eligible.

. TGC 128 – Candidates having their date of birth falling between 02 January 1992 and 01 January 1999 (Both Dates Inclusive) are eligible.

  • Educational Qualification – The candidates having an engineering degree in notifying discipline are eligible for the entry.
  • Important Dates

. TGC 127 – October 2017 – November 2017

. TGC 128 – May 2018 – June 2018

NCC (Special Entry Scheme):

Graduates possessing NCC ‘C’ Certificate with minimum ‘B’ grade and 50% aggregate marks in graduation examination are eligible to apply for Short Service Commission through this entry. Final year students can also apply.

Judge Advocate General Entry:

Law graduates with minimum 55% aggregate marks in LLB and between 21 to 27 years of age can apply for Judge Advocate General Branch.

  • Applications for JAG 21 are open now and will be open until 13 Feb 2018
  • Applications for JAG 22 will open in the month of July-Aug 2018

Territorial Army:

The Territorial Army is part of Regular Army and its present role is to relieve the Regular Army from static duties and assist civil administration in dealing with natural calamities and maintenance of essential services in situations where life of the communities is affected or the Security of the Country is threatened and to provide units for Regulars Army as and when required.

Applications for TA open once a year in the month of June and exam is held in July/August.

Service Entries:

Army Cadet College (ACC) Entry:

The eligible Other Ranks (OR) in the age group of 20-27 years and minimum two years of service, having 10+2 pass qualification can apply for Regular Commission. Interested ORs can apply through service channel after the publishing of notification.

Special Commissioned Officers (SCO) Scheme:

JCOs/NCOs/OR in the age group of 28-35 years, with a Senior School Certificate Pass (Class 10+2 pattern) qualification, are eligible for Permanent Commission. Interested candidates can apply through service channel on meeting the required criteria.

Permanent Commission (Special List) (PC SL):

JCOs/ NCOs/ OR up to 42 years of age and minimum 10 years of service, with a Senior Schools Certificate Pass (Class 10+2 pattern) qualification are eligible for commission. Interested candidates can apply through service channel on meeting the required criteria.

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