What is PC Permanent Commission in Indian Army?

 

PC or permanent commission in Indian Army means a career in Indian Army till you retire. Indeed it is one of the best career options of the world. You get a chance to serve your country till you work. Of course you can take voluntary retirement at any age, but who would like to such a life filled with pride and honor. Unfortunately only men can be granted Permanent commission in army till this time. It is a matter of debate now whether women should be granted PC or not, but all and all till now only men have the privilege to serve the Army till they retire.

There are two institutions of Army which train officers for PC; they are Indian Military Academy (IMA) and Officers Training Academy (OTA) Gaya. Indian Military Academy is yet another cradle of leadership.  The IMA trains you to lead from the front.  You are trained in all aspects of combat and tactics using computers and other modern tools and technologies. The IMA has excellent facilities for all-round development.  You can go for adventure sports like river rafting, Para jumping, and rock climbing, trekking and mountaineering. From the IMA, you’re commissioned as a “Lieutenant” in the Indian Army, to go out into the world and live up to the IMA motto – “Valor & Wisdom”. You can join IMA after NDA, or through direct technical graduate entry. You can also join IMA through CDSE. One more entry into IMA is through University Entry Scheme (UES). Details are given in specific article on how to join IMA.

What is PC in Indian Army?
You can join OTA Gaya after your 10+2. Minimum aggregate of 70% is mandatory in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. You will be detailed for SSB interview based on the cut off as decided by Recruiting Directorate. Look out for the advertisement published in leading newspapers/employment news in May/Dec every year. Total training is five years. (One year at OTA Gaya and four years at Cadet Training Wings).

There could not be a better career option than joining the Indian Army as a permanent commissioned officer.

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