Course Details



About The Course

An officer in the Indian Army inherits glorious heritage and timeless traditions, blended perfectly with the latest technology in the fields of management, engineering and medical sciences. It offers a golden opportunity to be a part of the world's finest Army and get trained not only to be an Officer but also a Gentleman for life.

OFFICER ENTRY: As an officer, you get trained in the art, craft and technology of war, Simultaneously, you can pick up skills in management, computers and human nature. In short, you never cease to grow because you never cease to learn . You also remain at par with the rest of the world in educational qualifications. National Defence Academy Awards you a Bachelor degree in Arts / Science or Computers, on completion of your training. If you join the technical stream, you are offered a Graduate / Post Graduate degree in Engineering from one of the finest Institutes of Technology in the Country. Later on, when you are selected for the prestigious Defence Services Staff College Course, you are awarded a Master of Science degree in Defence and Strategic studies. The Indian Army also runs some of the most prestigious academics and institutes, exposing you to a wide range of subjects from engineering administration to strategy, and armament technology to management. The choice is indeed limitless. In fast, you can even get into Research & Development, If you so desire. But that is not all The Indian Army gives you a choice to benefit from foreign postings and studies you can attend on going programmes at IITs and IIMs and gain additional qualification simply to taking study leave.

RECRUITMENT OTHER RANKS : If you wish to join the Army Visit the nearest Branch Recruiting office (BRO) / HQ. Recruiting Zone and find out dates of recruitment rallies. These are also published in all local news papers

Eligibility Criteria For Recruitment of JCOs and Other Ranks

Category Education Age
Soldier (General Duty) (All Arms) SSLC/Matric with 45% marks in aggregate and 32% in each subject. No percentage considered in case candidate has passed higher qualification ie 10+2 and above. 17.5 to 21 Yrs
Soldier (Technical) (Technical Arms, Artillery, Army Air Defence) 10+2 / Intermediate Exam Pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English with 50% marks in aggregate and 40% in each subject. (simple pass in 10+2 with requisite subjects is acceptable upto 31 Mar 2013). 17.5 to 23 yrs
Soldier Clerk / Store Keeper Technical (All Arms) 10+2 / Intermediate Exam pass in any stream (Arts, Commerce, Science) with 50% marks in aggregate and minimum 40% in each subject. Should have studied and passed English and Maths/Accts/Book Keeping in Cl X or Cl XII with 40% marks in each subject. In case of graduate with Maths and English as subject in BSc, the stipulation of 40% in Cl X or Cl XII is waived off. In case of graduate without English and Maths/Accts/Book Keeping, he should have scored more than 40% in English and Maths/Accts/Book Keeping at least once in Cl X or Cl XII. 17.5 to 23 yrs
Soldier Nursing Assistant (Army Medical Corps) 0+2/Intermediate exam pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with Min 50% marks in aggregate and min 40% in each subject. OR In case the candidate has a BSc Degree with (Botany/Zoology/Bio-Science) and English, the stipulation of percentage in Cl-XII is waived off. However, the candidate should have studied all the four specified subjects in Cl XII also 17.5 to 23 yrs
Soldier Tradesman Non Matric 17.5 to 21 Yrs
Surveyor Auto Cartographer BA / BSc with Maths having passed Matric & 12th (10+2) with Math & Science 20 to 25 Yrs
Soldier (GD) Non Matric 17.5 to 21 Yrs
JCO (Religious Teacher) Graduate in any discipline. In addition, Qualification in his own religious Denomination. 27 to 34 Yrs
JCO (Catering) 10+2, Diploma / Certificate course of a duration of one year or more in Cookery / Hotel Management and Catering technology recognized by AICTE. 21 to 27 Yrs
Havildar Education Graduate with B.Ed. / Post Graduate with B.Ed. 20 to 25 Yrs

Note :

(i) Dispensation in Education for enrolment as Sol (GD) is permissible to some selected States / Region / Class & Community by the Govt. Details may be obtained from nearest BRO / ZRO.

(ii) This data is only of information value and subject to change, for more details please visit at Army website Visit us : www.