Indian Army promises a career which is totally different from career option. Joining Army as an officer requires in depth knowledge about the selection process and types of entries and way you have to join it. Aspirants you have made your mind to join Army, then you should follow it till the time you achieve it. Joining Army offers a golden opportunity to be a part of world’s top-most Army and it trains you to become Officer and a Gentleman for life.
Different Ways to join Indian Army as an Officer
Indian Army promises a career with full of adventure, professional and personal growth at every stage. Joining Indian Army is possible after finishing your 12th and even after graduation.
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Life in Indian Army
Life in Indian Army is new everyday and has got something interesting for you. It is challenging yet satisfying and adventurous. Indian Army lifestyle is totally different as spirit of comradeship and brotherhood, despite of any caste, creed or religion. Army follows the motto, “One for all and all for one”. A close bond amongst soldiers forces them to choose death instead of dishonor. It takes courage and guts in serving selflessly in the borders day and night for the nation. A officer should be a man of his words, forthright, as the men he leads are ready to lay down their life without questioning why?
To join Indian Army there are many type of entries according to your age group.
Permanent Commission Entries
|Type of Commission||Eligibility Criteria||Training||Remarks|
|NDA Entry||10+2||4 Years (3 years at NDA, 1 year at IMA)||Awarded Graduate
Degree from NDA
|Direct Entry (UPSC CDS Entry)||Graduate||1 year and 6 months (IMA)|
|ACC Entry||10+2||4 Years (3 years in ACC Wing and 1 years at IMA)||Graduate Degree from
Course and Post
(AEC & MF)
(AEC & MF)
|1 Years||Awarded 1 years ante date seniority only to Tech Graduate|
|UES||Any Engineering Degree||1 Years at IMA||Awarded 1 years seniority only to Tech Graduate|
|PC (SL)||Higher Secondary (11th Pass) Student||4 Weeks at OTA|
|SCO||Class XI CBSE pattern||1 years at IMA|
|10+2 Entry TES||10+2(PCM) Above (Min 70%)||Pre-Commission
Training 4 years
and Post Commission
Training 1 year
Short Service Commission Entries
|Type of Commission||Education
|SSC Tech entry||Engineering Degree/Equivalent||49 weeks||Awarded 1 year ante date Seniority|
|Non-Tech Men (UPSC Entry)||Graduate||49 weeks|
|SSC (Women) Tech||Graduate/PG Diploma PG Degree /Engineering
|49 weeks||Awarded 1 year ante date seniority for Tech Graduate|
|SSC (Women) Non Tech (UPSC Entry)||Graduate||49 weeks|