Indian Army Entry

Looking to Join Indian Army? Here is a List of Our Guides for Different Army Entry Scheme and Different Age Group Scheme

Indian Army Entry Scheme According to Your Qualification

• Entry Schemes After 12th Std
• Entry Schemes After Graduation
• Entry Schemes After Engineering
• Entry Schemes After Law
• Entry Schemes After BDS
• Entry Schemes For Veterinary

Guide for Various Indian Army Entries

• National Defence Academy (NDA)
• 10+2 Technical Entry Scheme(TES)
• Combined Defence Services Exam (CDS)
• TGC Entry Scheme
• SSC Tech Entry
• JAG Entry Scheme
• NCC Special Entry Scheme
• ACC/SCO/SL Entry
• Religion Teacher
• Armed Forces Medical College
• Medical Nursing Service
• Territorial Army

Best Books to Prepare for Defence Exams

• National Defence Academy (NDA/NA Exam)
• Combined Defence Services Exam (CDSE)
• Service Selection Board (SSB)
• Officer Like Personality Development
• General Knowledge and Current Affairs
• English - Written and Speech

Complete List of Indian Army Entries (Officer and OR)

Sl. No.Type of EntryEducational QualificationAge LimitPhysical MeasurementSelection Procedure & Training PeriodPost After Training
1 Soldier (General Duty) (All Arms)
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10th /Matric pass with Min 45% marks in aggregate and Min 33% in each subject17 ½ – 21 YrsHeight: 166 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cm +5 cm after expansionPFT (Physical Fitness Test) Medical Test & Common Entrance  Test(CEE),
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2 Soldier Technical (Technical Arms, Artillery, Army Air Defence)
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10+2/Intermediate Exam pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English with min 50% marks in aggregate and min 40% marks in each subject.17 ½ – 23 YrsHeight: 165 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cm +5 cm after expansionPFT, Medical Test & CEE
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3 Soldier Clerk / Store Keeper Technical (All Arms)
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10+2/Intermediate Examination Pass in any stream (Arts, Commerce, Science) with min 60% marks in aggregate and min 50% in each subject. Securing 50% in English and Maths/Accounts/ Book keeping in Class 12th is mandatory.17 ½ – 23 YrsHeight: 162 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cm +5 cm after expansionPFT, Medical Test & Written Test
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Sepoy
4 Soldier Nursing Assistant (Army Medical Corps)
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10+2/Intermediate Exam pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with min 50% marks in aggregate and min 40% in each subject17 ½ – 23 YrsHeight: 165 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cm +5 cm after expansionPFT Medical Test Written Test
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5 Sepoy Pharma (Army Medical Corps)
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10+2/Intermediate exam pass and qualified in D Pharma with minimum 55% marks in aggregate and registered with State Pharmacy Council/Pharmacy Council of India. Individual qualified in B Pharma with minimum 50% marks and registered with State Pharmacy Council/Pharmacy Council of India will also be eligible.19- 25 YrsHeight: 160 cm Weight: 48 Kg Chest: 77 cm – 82 cmPFT Medical Test Written Test(visit.indianarmy.comSepoy
6 Soldier Nursing Assistant Veterinary (Remount Veterinary Corps) 10+2 / Intermediate exam pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with Min 50% marks in aggregate and minimum 40% in each subject.17 ½ – 23 YrsHeight: 165 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cm +5 cm after expansionPFT Medical Test Written TestSepoy NA
7 Soldier Tradesmen (All Arms except Syce. Mess Keeper and House Keeper) i) 10th Simple Pass. ii) No stipulation in aggregate percentage but should have scored min 33% in each subject.17 ½ – 23 YrsHeight: 165 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cm +5 cm after expansionPFT Medical Test Written TestSepoy
8 Soldier Tradesmen (Syce. Mess Keeper and House Keeper) i) 8th Simple Pass. ii) No stipulation in aggregate percentage but should have scored min 33% in each subject.17 ½ – 23 YrsHeight: 166 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cm +5 cm after expansionPFT Medical Test Written Test 9 monthsSepo
9 Survey Automated Cartographer (Engineers) BA / B Sc with Maths. Must have also passed 12th class (10+2) or equivalent with Maths and Science as main subjects.20-25 YrsHeight: 166 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cm +5 cm after expansionPFT Medical Test Written TesHavildar
10 Junior Commissioned Officer Religious Teacher (All Arms) The minimum educational qualification for appointment to this special list of Junior Commissioned Officers (Religious Teacher) will be a Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university.25-34 YrsHeight: 160 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cm +5 cm after expansionPFT Medical Test Written Test
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11 Junior Commissioned Officer Catering (Army Service Corps) 10+2 or equivalent exam and Diploma / Certificate Course of a duration of one year or more in Cookery / Hotel Management and Catering Tech from a recognized University / Food Craft Institute. AICTE recognition is not mandatory.21-27 YrsHeight: 165 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cm +5 cm after expansionPFT,Medical Test &Written TestNaib Subedar
12 Havildar Education(Army Education Corps) Group X – MA/M Sc/MCA or BA/B Sc/BCA/B Sc (IT) with BEd. Group Y – B Sc / BA / BCA / B Sc (IT) (w/o B Ed)20-25 YrsHeight: 165 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cmPFT, Medical Test &Written TestHavildar
13 Soldier(Military Police-Women Entry)Minimum education qualification is Matric /10th/SSLC or equivalent with 45% marks in aggregate and minimum 33% marks in each subject studied at matric/10th/SSLC level, without mentioning any specific subjects.
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17 ½ – 21 Yrs * (Note – * Upper Age limit will be relaxable upto 30 yrs of age (as on date of joining training) in respect of widows of Defence personnel who have died in harness.)Height: 152 cm Weight: Proportionate to height and age as per Army Medical standards. Chest: The candidate should be capable of chest expansion of 05cms.PFT Medical Test Written TestPFT, Medical & CETSepoy
14 NDA (Men)
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12th Class of 10+2 System of Education of Equivalent for Army and with Physics and Maths for AF/Navy


16 ½ to 19½ yrs as on first day of the month in which course is due to commenceHeight: 157 cm Weight: 42.5 Kg – 45 Kg Chest: 81 cm
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UPSC exam, SSB  &Medical Test  Commissioned as Lieutenant
15TES(10+2) (Tech)
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Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (above 70% marks in 12th std)16.5 to 19.5 yrsHeight: 157 cm Weight: 42.5 Kg – 45 Kg Chest: 81 cm
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ShortListing, SSB  &Medical Test  Commissioned as Lieutenant
16 Indian Military Academy  (IMA)
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Graduation from Recognised University19 to 24 yearsHeight: 165 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cmUPSC exam, SSB & MedicalCommissioned as Lieutenant
17 Indian Military
Academy Direct
(IMA)

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Graduation from Recognised University19 to 24 yearsHeight: 165 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cmPFT Medical Test Written Test 1 ½ YearsIInd Lieutenant
18 Officers Training Academy ( Non Technical)( Men& Women )
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Graduation from Recognised University19 to 25 yearsHeight: 165 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cmPFT Medical Test Written Test 49 WeeksLieutenant
19 JAG (Men & Women)
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Graduate with LLB with 55% marks. Eligible for Registration with Bar Council of India / State.21 to 27 yearsHeight: 165 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cm   PFT Medical Test Written Test 49 WeeksLieutenant
20 NCC (SPL) Entry (Men & Women)Graduate with 50% Aggregate marks, 2/3 Years service in NCC Senior Div Army with minimum ‘B’ Grade in ‘C’ Certificate Exam.19 to 25 yearsHeight: 165 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cmPFT Medical Test Written Test 49 WeeksLieutenant
21 University Entry Scheme (Men)
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Pre Final year students of Notified Engineering Streams18 to 24 years   Height: 165 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cmPFT Medical Test Written Test 1 Year  Lieutenant
22 TGC (Engineers) (Men)
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BE / B Tech in notified streams of Engineering20 to 27 years    Height: 165 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cm    PFT Medical Test Written Test 1 Year    Lieutenant
23SSC (Technical) (Men) Engineering Degree in notified stream20 to 27 yearsHeight: 165 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cmPFT Medical Test Written Test 49 WeeksLieutenant
24AEC (Men) MA / MSc in 1st or 2nd division in notified subjects from recognised university.23 to 27 yearsHeight: 165 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cm  PFT Medical Test Written Test 1 year  Havildar  
25 ACC (Men) 10+2 Pattern Class 12th pass or Equivalent. Should have qualified ACC written test20 to 27 years , minimum service two years can applyHeight: 165 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cmACC written exam, SSB interview &Medical Test (3Yrs in ACC wing&1 yr at IMA) Lieutenant
26 PC(SL) (Men) Matric & AboveMaximum age 42 years, 45 years for Engineers & 45 years for IOB Minimum service 10 years  Height: 165 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cmSSB interview, Medical Test ( 8 Weeks at AEC Centre & College, Pachmarhi & 4 Weeks at IMA)  Lieutenant
27 SCO (Men) Matric with One Year Diploma or AboveBetween 30 to 35 years. minimum service of five years can applyHeight: 165 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cm SSB interview & Medical.8 Weeks at AEC Centre & College, Pachmarhi & 1 Yr at OTA, GayaLieutenant
28 Territorial Army (TA)
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Graduate from a recognised university18 to 42 yearsHeight: 165 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cmPFT Medical Test Written Test Recruit Training: 30 days under TA Battalion. Annual Training Camp: 2 calendar month in each training year. Post Commission Training: 3 month in IMA within 2 yrs of commissioningLieutenant
29 RVC BVSc & AH21- 32 yearsHeight: 165 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cmSSB Interview & Medical Captain
30 AMC (NT) Minimum MatricMax 42 years  Height: 165 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cmPFT Medical Test Written Test 3 monthsSepoy  
31APS Minimum MatricMax 45 yearsHeight: 165 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cmPFT Medical Test Written Test  Sepoy
32SSC Women(Non Tech) Graduation from Recognized University.19 to 25 yearsHeight: 165 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cmSSB Interview & Medical  Lieutenant
33 NCC (SPL) Entry Women Graduate with 50% Aggregate marks, NCC Senior Div Army with minimum ‘B’ Grade in ‘C’ Certificate Exam19 to 25 yearsHeight: 165 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cmSSB Interview & MedicalLieutenant
34 JAG Women Graduate with LLB with 55% marks. Eligible for Registration with Bar Council of India / State.21 to 27 years   Height: 165 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cm  SSB interview & Medical(Application invited till June 04,2021). visit.www.Lieutenant
35 SSC Women(Technical) Engineering Degree in notified stream.20 to 27 years   Height: 165 cm Weight: 50 Kg Chest: 77 cm  SSB interview & MedicalLieutenant
36 MNS(Military
Nursing Service) Women only
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10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with min 50% marks. B. Sc.(Nursing) / PB(Post Basic) B. Sc.(Nursing) / M. Sc.(Nursing)  17 to 25 yearsHeight: 148 cm Weight: 39 Kg Chest: 77 cm     Written Test Interview Medical Test  
Next Exam – May/June 2021(Tentativel)
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