Indian Army

Apart from recruitment through the UPSC, the commissioned officers are also recruited in Army through the Non-UPSC entries.
The Army offers both permanent and short service commissions. Permanent commission (PC) is granted through the Indian Military Academy (IMA) Dehradun and Short Service Commission (SSC) is granted through Officers Training Academy (OTA) Chennai. When you opt for 'PC', you are basically looking at a permanent career in the Army, a career till you retire. SSC is a wonderful option for all those of you who aspire to serve it for a few years. It gives you the option of joining the Army, and serving it as a commissioned officer for five years. Once your tenure is over, you are allowed to opt for PC. Alternatively, you can also ask for a five years extension and can choose to resign from your post any time during this period.

Short Service Commission (SSC)
  • Non-Tech
  • Tech (Both Men and Women)
  • NCC Special Entry (Both for Men and Women)
  • Short Service Commission (Women)

Women are offered Short Service Commission in three streams. viz., Non-Technical Graduate, Technical, Post Graduate/Specialist for a period of ten years, extendable by additional four years purely on voluntary basis. The duration of training is 49 weeks at Officers training Academy, Chennai. For Short Service Commission (Women) (Technical) Entry, candidates who have passed or are appearing in final year/semester of B.E/B. Tech in notified streams are eligible to apply. Candidates have to appear for SSB interview followed by Medical Test

Recruitment of Personnel Below Officers Rank (PBOR)

In the Army, there are eleven Zonal Recruiting Offices, two Gorkha Recruiting Depots, one Independent Recruiting Office and 59 Army Recruiting Offices in addition to 47 Regimental Centres which carry out recruitment through rallies in their respective areas of jurisdiction.
All recruitment is being carried out through open rally system. Recruitment of Personnels Below Officer Rank (PBOR) is carried out through open rally system. The recruitment of PBOR commences with the preliminary screening of aspiring candidates at rally site followed by document checking, physical fitness tests, physical measurement, and medical examination. This is followed by a written examination for the candidates found eligible in all respects.

Permanent Commission (PC)
  • NDA
  • Direct Entry
  • Engineering Graduates
  • University Entry Scheme
  • 10+2 TES Entry