How To Join Indian Army Without Examination?

Safalta Expert Published by: Deepesh Mehra Updated Wed, 16 Feb 2022 09:09 AM IST


Check out How To Join the Indian Army Without Examination here with Safalta. Get to know about various entries for the Indian Army.

Is joining the army is your sole dream? There are various reputed and sought-after examinations in order to join the Indian Army. The exams are conducted at various stages which are the NDA exam after Class 12. CDS Examination, AFCAT after Graduation, there are examinations to get inducted into the medical branch of the Army. Today let's have a look at opportunities that you might have to join the Indian Army without appearing a qualifying examination.  That is candidates can directly appear for the SSB interview and face the Selection Board. There are entries like NCC Entry.


TES/TGC Entry that ensures candidates can at least appear for the SSB interview without a written examination. The space below has all the details related to how to join Indian Army without written examination. If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, you can check out our NDA Achievers Batch 2022: Join Batch By Safalta Now!!

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How To Join Indian Army Without Examination

The examination for the army is often the most competitive one. There is also a matter of uncertainty involved with the examinations held by UPSC, and examinations like AFCAT require in-depth knowledge and a good command of the English language.

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The candidates with specializations like law and engineering may also find the generalist exams conducted by UPSC difficult. In order to give a chance to deserving candidates Army conducts a number of direct entries to recruit eligible candidates. The ways for direct entry or How to join the army without examination can be looked at through the following examination:
  1.  NCC entry
  2. UES
  3.  TGC
  4. SSC Tech
  5.  TES
  6. JAG Entry
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NCC Entry 

Candidates who have obtained a minimum of ‘B' Grade in ‘C’ Certificate Exam of NCC  can directly appear for the SSB  interview. This is one of the most know direct entry into the army. The candidates must note NCC Entry is a short service commission.  The details related to the entry are as follows:
  1. Age Limit. NCC candidates who are of 19 to 25 years can apply for this entry.
  2. Educational Qualification. Degree of a recognized University or equivalent with aggregate of minimum 50% marks taking into account marks of all the years. 
  3. Service in NCC. Should have served for minimum two/three years (as applicable) in Senior Division/Wg of NCC.
Let's look at other entries in order to understand How To join Indian Army without examination.

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UES Entry 

UES entry is for engineering graduates, Cadets through UES entry are inducted into the army or navy as officers, the officers are granted permanent commission

Candidates studying in the Pre-Final of the Engineering Course in recognized Universities/ Institutions/Colleges in the subjects mentioned in above will be eligible to apply but must possess the educational qualification at the time of joining training or produce the proof of having obtained the educational qualification within 12 weeks from the date of commencement of training for the grant of Permanent Commission in the Army.

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TCG Entry - Technical Graduate Scheme

For TGC no entrance exam is held.  The application is released twice a year and the recruitment is for training at Indian Military Academy.
  • Qualification: The candidate must be a male  B.E. or  B.Tech  degree holder from a  recognised institution or university. 
  • Age- 20-27 years of age. 
  • Procedure For Selection: Candidates who clear cutoff are directly called for SSB  Interview.
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SSC Tech Entry

SSC tech entry is conducted for enrolment of Short Service Commission (Tech) Men and Short Service Commission (Tech) Women into officer ranks in armed forces.

Educational Qualification

Post Name Educational Qualification
For SSC (Tech) Men and  Women Entries 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 Engg degree course should be able to submit proof of passing Engg Degree Examination along with mark sheets of all semesters/years by 01 Apr 2022 and produce the Engg Degree Certificate within 12 weeks from the date of commencement of training at Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Such candidates will be inducted on Additional Bond Basis for recovery of
the cost of training at Officers Training Academy (OTA) as notified from time to time as well as stipend and pay & allowances paid, in case they fail to produce the requisite degree certificate.

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TES Entry 

Technical Entry Scheme or more commonly known as TES might be your chance to join the Indian Army. Candidates after class 12 can avail this opportunity to appear for SSB Interview without any written examination. The eligibility for the recruitment scheme is as follows:
  • Candidates must not be below the age of 16.5 years and must not be more than the age of 19.5 years
  • Only those candidates who have passed Class 10+2 or its equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics from recognized education boards are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates must have also passed JEE Mains examination in order to be eligible to appear for the SSB.
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JAG Entry 

The Joint Advocate General is an Indian Army component that offers legal assistance to the military, primarily in court-martials and military law. You must have a recognized legal degree to apply through this procedure (either 3-year or 5-year). Eligibility criteria for the same are-
  • Candidates should be between 21 to 27 years of age.
  • Minimum of 55 percent marks in LLB.
  • Should be registered with the Indian or State Bar Council.
Candidates who pass the SSB interview are invited to the military hospital for a medical examination.

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