52nd SSC Tech (Men) & 23rd SSC Tech (Women) Course - Apr 2019

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Total Vacancies: 191

Important Dates

Starting Date to Apply Online

12 Jul 2018

Closing Date to Apply Online for SSC(T)-52 Men and SSCW ITI 23 Women

09 Aug 2018

Last date for submission of Application Form for widows of Defence Personnel who Died In Harness Only

30 Sep 2018


1. Applications are invited from unmarried Male and unmarried Female Engineering Graduates and also from Widows of Defence Personnel for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in the Indian Army in all Arms/Services. Course will commence in Apr 2019 at Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennal, Tamil Nadu.

 2. Eligibility.

(a) Nationality. A candidate must either be :

(i) A citizen of India, or

(ii) A subject of Bhutan, or

 (iii) A subject of Nepal, or

(iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st of January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or

(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan. Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by Government of India. Certificate of eligibility will however not be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.

 (b) Age Limit.

 (i) For SSC(T)-52 Men and SSCW(T) 23 Women       -       20 to 27 years as on 01 Apr 2019 (Candidates born between 02 Apr 92 and 01 Apr 99, both days inclusive).

 (ii) For widows of Defence Personnel who Died In Harness Only. SSCW (Non Tech) (Non UPSC) and SSCW(Tech) - A maximum of 35 years of age as on 01 Apr 2019,

 Note. The date of birth entered in the Matriculation/Secondary School Examination Certificate or an equivalent examination certificate only is accepted by this office. No other documents relating to age will be accepted and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.

(c) Educational qualification for SSC(Tech)(Men and Women). Candidates who have passed the requisite Engineering Degree course or are in the final year of Engineering Degree course are eligible to apply. Candidates studying in the final year of Engineering degree course should be able to submit proof of passing by 01 Apr 2019 and produce the Engineering Degree Certificate within 12 weeks from the date of commencement of training at Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Such candidates will be inducted on Additional Bond Basis for recovery of the cost of training at Officers Training Academy (OTA) as notified from time to time as well as stipend and pay & allowances paid. Important Note. Candidates must note that for induction to Pre Commission Training Academy, after final selection, the minimum educational qualification Is passing BE/B.Tech degree in the Engineering streams notified below at Para 3. To become eligible for induction into SSC (T)-52 (Men) and SSC (T)-23 (Women) course at Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, candidates studying in final year of engineering must ensure that he/she submits the proof of passing engineering degree exam by 01 Apr 2019 to Directorate General of Recruiting, failing which his/her candidature will be cancelled.

 (d) Educational qualification for Widows of Defence Personnel who Died in Harness.

 (I) SSCW (Non Tech) (Non UPSCl. Graduation In any Discipline.

(ii) SSCW(Techl. BE/B Tech In any Engineering stream.

 Important Note. Candidate studying in final year of Degree must ensure that she submits the proof of passing Degree exam by 01 Apr 2019 to Directorate General of Recruiting, falling which her candidature will be cancelled.

 3. Vacancies. Candidates must note that only the Engineering streams and their acceptable equivalent streams, strictly as notified in the table below, will be accepted. Candidates with degrees in any other engineering stream(s) are not eligible to apply. Variation between the nomenclature of Engineering stream as given on the degree parchment I marksheet and that submitted by the candidate in his online application will result in cancellation of candidature.

 (a) For SSC (T)-52 and SSCW (T)-23.

Engineering Streams(listed in Al)

Equivalent Stream (AICTE appd)








Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering) Structural Engineering





Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical(Mechatronics) Engineering , Mechanical & Automation Engineering




Electrical/Electrical & Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering, Electronics (Electronics & Power), Power System

Engineering , Electrical & Electronics





Ballistics/ Avionics


Aeronautical Engineering



Computer Sc & Engineering/ Computer Technology/ Information Tech/ M Sc Computer Sc

Computer Engineering , Computer Science, Computer Science Engineering , Computer Science & Engineering , Information Science & Engineering.




Electronics & Telecom/ Telecommunication/ Electronics & Communication/ Satellite Communication

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering , Telecommunication Engineering , Electronics & Communication Engineering , Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering



Electronics / Opto Electronics/ Fibre Optics/ Micro Electronics & Microwave

Power Electronics & Drives



Production Engineering




Architecture/ Building Construction Technology

Architecture Engineering







 (b) For Widows of Defence Personnel only.

SSC(W) (Non Tech) (Non UPSC)                      -           01 Non UPSC Entry

SSC(W) (Tech)                                                -           01 Technical Entry

 These vacancies are tentative and may be changed depending on organizational requirements.

 Important Note 1. A candidate is permitted to apply for only one entry /discipline of the above courses. Change of Entry or qualification choice will not be entertained at any stage of selection process.Important Note 2. Widows of Defence Personnel who had died in harness, including those with children. will be eligible to apply for SSCW (Tech & Non Tech), provided they have not remarried. Their candidature will be considered only against specific vacancies released for said category, by competent authority.

 4. Type of Commission.

(a) Grant of Commission. Selected candidates will be granted Short Service Commission on probation in the rank of Lt from the date of commencement of the course or the date of reporting at Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, whichever is later and will be entitled to full pay and allowances admissible to Lt during training period. Pay & allowances will be paid after successful completion of training.

(b) Confirmation of Short Service Commission. On successful completion of Pre Commission training at OTA, officer will be confirmed Short Service Commission (Technical) in the rank of Lt.

(c) Ante Date Seniority. One year ante date seniority from the date of commission will be granted to Engineering Graduates of Short Service Commission (Technical) in the rank of Lt.

(d) Widows of Defence Personnel selected for SSC (NT) entry will be granted Short Service Commission in the rank of Lieutenant but will NOT be entitled to any ante date seniority.

 5. Training.

(a) Selected candidates will be detailed for training at Officers' Training Academy, Chennai according to their position in the final order of merit, engineering stream-wise upto the number of vacancies available at the time.

(b) Duration of Training- 49 weeks.

(c) Candidates will neither be allowed to marry during the period of training nor he/she be allowed to live with parents/Guardians. Candidates must not marry until they complete the full training at the Officers' Training Academy. A candidate, if he/she marries while under training, shall be discharged and will be liable to refund all expenditure incurred on him/her by the government. This provision is also applicable to widows of Defence Personnel. A candidate, who marries subsequent to the date of his/her application, though successful at the Service Selection Board interview or medical examination, will not be inducted for training, and his/her candidature will be cancelled.

(d) Training at OTA is at Govt expense. All candidates who successfully complete Pre-Commission training at Officers Training Academy, Chennai will be awarded "Post Graduate Diploma in Defence Management and Strategic Studies" by University of Madras.

 6. How to Apply.

Applications will only be accepted online on website "www.joinindianarmy.nic.in". Click on 'Officer Entry Appln/Login' and then click 'Registration'. Fill the online registration form after reading the instructions carefully. After getting registered, click on 'Apply Online' under Dashboard. A page 'Officers Selection - 'Eligibility' will open. Then click 'Apply' shown against Short Service Commission Technical Course. A page 'Application Form' will open. Read the instructions carefully and click 'Continue' to fill details as required under varioussegments. Personal information, Communication details, Education details and details of previous SSB. 'Save & Continue' each time before you go to the next segment. After filling details on the last segment, you will move to a page 'Summary' of your information wherein you can check and edit the entries already made. Then click on 'Submit Now’ only after carefully ascertaining that the correct details have been filled in. Candidates must click 'Submit Now' each time they open the application for editing. The candidates are required to take out two copies of their application having Roll Number, 30 minutes after final closure of online application.

 10. Selection Procedure. The selection procedure is as follows:-

(a) Short listing of Applications. Integrated HQ of MoD(Army) reserves the right to shortlist applications and to fix cutoff percentage of marks for each Engineering discipline/stream without assigning any reason. After shortlisting of applications, the centre allotment will be intimated to the candidate via their email. After allotment of Selection Centre, candidates will have to log in to the website and select their SSB dates which are available on a first come first served basis, upto a specified date as will be Intimated on the website www.jolnlndlanarmy.nic.in.

(b) Only shortlisted eligible candidates depending on the cutoff percentage will be interviewed at one of the Selection Centres viz. Allahabad (UP), Bhopal (MP), Bangalore (Karnataka) and Kapurthala (Punjab) by Psychologist, Group Testing Officer and Interviewing Officer. Call Up letter for SSB interview will be issued by respective Selection Centres through candidate's registered e-mail id and SMS only. Allotment of Selection Centre is at the discretion of DG Rig, IHQ of MoD (Army) and NO request for changes are entertained in this regard.

(c) Candidates will be put through two stage selection procedure at the SSB. Those who clear Stage I will go to Stage II. Those who fail in Stage I will be returned on the same day. Duration of SSB interviews is five days, and details of the same are available on official website of Die Gen of Rig www.joinindlanarmy.nlc.in. This will be followed by a medical examination of the candidates who get recommended after Stage II.

(d) Candidates recommended by the SSB and declared medically fit, will be issued joining letter for training in the order of merit, depending on the number of vacancies available, subject to meeting all eligibility criteria.