'''Applicants may apply for a Permanent or Short Service Commission in the Indian Army'''
'''Eligibility to join via the National Defence Academy, Pune:'''
*Applicant must be an Indian National
*Educational Qualification: 10+2
*Admissions open: Twice a year
*Service Selection Board Interview
'''Duration of the Training:''' 3 years
'''Eligibility to join via Indian Military Academy, Dehradun:'''
*Educational qualification: Graduation
*Applicants must clear Combined Defence Services in Final year of Graduation.
==Short Service Commission (Men):==
*SSC selection is followed by a Written exam and SSB Interview
'''Note''': Engineering Graduates Entrance: Only SSB + Medical Test
==Short Service Commission (Women):==
'''Eligibility''': Graduate/ Post Graduate in any stream
Officer’s Training Academy, Chennai
1.X Class date of birth certificate.
2.X /XII Class marks sheet.
3.Character Certificate to be signed by village Sarpanch (not more than six months old).
5.Caste Certificate. (if needed)
6.Dependent Certificate (In case of son of Ex-servicemen/ War Widow/Widow) duly signed by record office.
7.NCC Certificate (A/B/C Certificate).
8.Certificate of Achievements.
'''Carry all original documents along with duly attested photocopies of each.'''
==The Entire Process in a nutshell:==
*Notice for Recruitment published in all leading daily newspapers.
*Rally conducted by ZRO
*Checking of documents.
*Physical fitness test.
*Declaration of merit list.
*Enrolment and Dispatch of selected candidates in order of merit to Centers.
Also known as Common Entrance Exam
Examinations Held on the last Sunday of each month
General Knowledge/ Current Affairs/ IQ/ Numerical Ability Questions
Time: 60min. Marks: 100
Pass: 32 marks
'''Technical''': Physics, Mathematics, chemistry.
Time: 30m Total marks: 50 Pass Marks: 16
'''Clk/ Skt''': English and Mathematics.
Time: 30min Total Marks: 50 Pass Marks: 20
'''Nursing Asst''': Botany, Biology, Chemistry
Time: 30min Total Marks: 50 Pass Marks: 16
'''BASIC MEDICAL STANDARDS'''
All interested candidates are required to have:
Well developed Chest with a minimum expansion of 5cms.
Sound Mental Health
Eyesight: 6/6 vision (both eyes)
Colour vision: CP III and must not be suffering from colour blindness
Good dental Health
Candidate must not be suffering from any deformity or disease.
==All Candidates must clear the Physical Fitness Test:==
*1 Mile Run
*9 feet Ditch
Total Marks: 100