SSC or Short Service commission in Indian Army is the tenure of officers. The SSC Short Service commission officer’s tenure is 10+4 years. After the completion of this tenure the male officers can either opt for a Permanent commission or can opt out of the Indian Army. Initially the officers are enrolled for a period of 10 years then they can further continue for a period of 4 years, after this completion of 10+4 years the women officers have to opt out and the men can continue and take up permanent commission or they can also opt out.
The training academy for SSC Short Service commission officers is OTA Chennai, or Officers Training Academy Chennai. There are various options through which you can join OTA. You can join OTA through a written exam conducted by UPSC twice a year and then passing the 5 day SSB interview and clearing the medicals. Law and Technical graduates can directly join by passing a SSB interview and medicals, without any written test. Similarly there is special entry for NCC cadets also. The duration of training is 49 weeks. OTA training provides you with opportunities to broaden your perspective and widen your horizon. Whether it’s skeet-shooting, golf, riding or angling at OTA you can do it all.
You can join any organization after leaving army.