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Indian Army-NCC 46 Special Entry Scheme Notification


Indian Army has invited applications from UNMARRIED male and female candidates (including wards of Battle Casualties of Army Personnel) for grant of Short Service Commission in the Indian Army.

Eligibility –

  • Nationality: India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet refugee who came to India before 1st Jan 1962
  • Age Limit: 19 to 25 years as on 1st July 2019 (born not earlier than 2nd Jan 1994 and 1st Jan 2000 (Both dates inclusive).

Educational Qualification and Other Criteria-

For NCC C Certificate holdersFor Ward of Battle Casualties of Army Personnel
Graduation with 50 % marks. If appearing in Final year, 50 % marks in previous years.50 % marks in Graduation
Should have served for minimum 2 years in the Senior Division Wing of NCC.NCC C Certificate Not required
Should have achieved minimum B Grade in C Certificate Exam of NCC.
Battle Casualty Certificate Number
Copy of MP Date/Respective Regimental Records part II Order No.
Relationship Certificate No.

Vacancies –

  • NCC Men – 50
  • NCC Women – 50

The Vacancy is 45 for General Category and 05 for wards of Battle Casualties of Army Personnel only.

Terms and Conditions of Service –

  • Tenure of Engagement: 10 Years extendable by 4 years subject to their performance.
  • Period of Probation: 6 Months after commissioning
  • Ante Date Seniority: No Ante Date Seniority will be granted.
  • Termination of commission –
  1. Misconduct
  2. Medical Unfitness
  3. Failure to qualify any prescribed test or Course
  4. If Services not required
  5. Voluntary resignation with 3 months notice period.

Training –

Duration is 49 weeks at Officers Training Academy, Chennai.

Promotion Criteria –

RankPromotion Criteria
LieutenantOn Commission
CaptainOn completion of 2 years
MajorOn completion of 6 years
Lt ColonelOn completion of 13 years
Colonel (TS)On completion of 26 years
ColonelOn Selection basis subject to fulfilment of requisite service conditions
Major General
Lt General /HAG Scale
HAG + Scale
VCOAS/Army Cdr/Lt Gen (NFSG)

Pay –

RankLevelPay in Rupees
LieutenantLevel 1056,100 – 1,77,500
CaptainLevel 10B61,300 – 1,93,900
MajorLevel 1169,400 – 2,07, 200
Lt ColonelLevel 12A1,21,200 – 2,12,400
ColonelLevel 131,30,600 – 2,15,900
BrigadierLevel 13A1,39,600 – 2,17,600
Major GeneralLevel 141,44,200 – 2,18,200
Lt General /HAG ScaleLevel 151,82,200 – 2,24,100
HAG + ScaleLevel 162,05,400 – 2,24,400
VCOAS/Army Cdr/Lt Gen (NFSG)Level 172,25,000 (fixed)
COASLevel 182,50,000 (fixed)


There are several other allowances like Military Service Pay, Field Area Allowance, Dearness Allowance, High Altitude Allowance, Transport Allowance, Uniform Allowance, Free ration, Children Education Allowance etc.

How to Apply –

  • Applications will be accepted only online on joinindianarmy.nic.in.
  • Click on Officers Entry Apply/Login and then click Registration
  • Fill details and after getting registered click on Apply Online.
  • In Each page that follows, keep filling your information and keep clicking on save and continue
  • On the last page which is named Summary of Information, review your information and click on Submit.
  • One can open the application as many times as required and edit information.
  • 30 Minutes after the closure of Online Application, candidates are required to take 2 copies of the application form.

Documents to be carried, to the Selection Centre –

  • One copy of Application form duly signed and self-attested photograph affixed.
  • Copy of Class 10th Mark Sheet and Passing Certificate
  • Copy of Graduation Degree and mark sheets of each year.
  • Copy of NCC C Certificate (Not required for wards of Battle Casualties)
  • If in Final year, Certificate from the Principal stating that the candidate is in the final year.
  • The wards of Battle Casualties will also submit the above-mentioned documents.

SSB Centres –

  • Allahabad
  • Bhopal
  • Bangalore
  • Kapurthala

Selection Procedure –

  • Army reserves the right to set and change cut off.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified Via Email.
  • Candidates can log in and select SSB centre and dates on first come first serve basis.
  • SSB interview is a 5-day process conducted in two phases. Only Candidates who clear the first phase will be allowed to appear in the 2nd
  • Candidates who clear the 2nd phase will go through a medical examination.
  • Candidates who are found fit will be issued a joining letter, based on merit list and depending on the number of vacancies.

Physical Standards –

  • Height and weight
  • Males: 157.5 cms with correlated weight.
  • Females: 152 cms and 42 Kgs.
  • There is a concession on height to some geographical areas (check official website for the details)
  • Permanent body tattoos: Permanent body tattoos are not permitted, however, tattoos only on inner face of the forearms (inside of elbow to the wrist), back (dorsal) part of the hand/reverse side of palm and Tribals with tattoos which are as per custom and traditions of their tribes may be considered. BUT, right to decide on acceptability/ unacceptability of the individual shall rest with the Selection Centre.
  • Candidates are required to meet the following –
Running 2.4 Kms in 15 Minutes
13 push ups
25 sit ups
6 chin ups
3 to 4 meters rope climbing

Note –

  • Bring all the documents in original as well. Original will be returned after verification and copies will be submitted.
  • Candidates who don’t bring the originals in SSB, their candidature will be cancelled.
  • Candidates must apply online only once. Multiple applications by the same candidates will cause all the applications getting rejected.
  • Candidates expelled earlier from IMA, OTA, NA, IFA, won’t be entertained at all.
  • Candidates must bring their Adhar Card.
  • Request to change the SSB date or centre will not be entertained.