Indian Army SSC Technical Recruitment 2022
The Indian Army is the land-based branch and the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces. The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Army, and its professional head is the Chief of Army Staff, who is a four-star general. The Indian Army is operationally and geographically divided into seven commands, with the basic field formation being a division. Below the division level are permanent regiments that are responsible for their own recruiting and training. The army is an all-volunteer force and comprises more than 80% of the country’s active defence personnel. It is the largest standing army in the world, with 1,237,117 active troops and 960,000 reserve troops. The army has embarked on an infantry modernisation program known as Futuristic Infantry Soldier As a System (F-INSAS), and is also upgrading and acquiring new assets for its armoured, artillery, and aviation branches. Indian Army is inviting applications from eligible candidates to apply for the various technical Posts at the Short Service Commission (SSC). Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the vacant posts in offline mode. The last date to apply for the Indian Army Technical Recruitment is August 24, 2022.
For SSC(Tech)-60 Men
(Listed in AI)
(ii) Electrical and
(iii) Electronics &
For SSC(Tech)-31 Women
(Listed in AI)
(ii) Electrical and
(iii) Electronics &
(a) Nationality. A candidate must either be :- (i) A citizen of India, or (ii) a subject of Nepal, or (iii) 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) and (iii) 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. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, will attach such certificate alongwith the application.
(b) Age Limit.
(i) For SSC(Tech)- 60 Men and SSCW(Tech)- 31 Women. 20 to 27 years as on 01 Apr 2023 (Candidates born between 02 Apr 1996 and 01 Apr 2003, both
(ii) For widows of Indian Armed Forces 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 2023.
Note. The date of birth recorded in the Matriculation/ Secondary School Examination Certificate or an equivalent examination certificate on the date of
submission of application will only be accepted. No other document relating to age will be accepted and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.
(c) Educational Qualification for Applying. 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 Engineering Degree Examination alongwith marksheets of all semesters/years by 01 Apr 2023 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, in case they fail to produce the requisite degree certificate.
Note-1. ALL FINAL YEAR APPEARING CANDIDATES WHOSE FINAL YEAR/FINAL SEMESTER EXAM WILL BE SCHEDULED AFTER 01 APR 2023 ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS COURSE. Candidates, who have yet to pass their degree examination, will be eligible only if they are studying in the final year of degree examination. Those candidates, who have yet to qualify in the final year Degree Examination and are allowed to appear for SSB, should note that this is only a special concession given to them. They are required to submit proof of passing Engineering Degree Examination alongwith all marksheets towards the Engineering Degree Examination by the above prescribed date and no request for extending this date will be entertained on the grounds of late conduct of basic qualifying University Examination, delay in declaration of results or any other grounds whatsoever.
Note-2. 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(Tech)-60(Men) Course and SSCW(Tech)-31 (Women) Course at Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, candidates studying in final year of Engineering are required to submit proof of passing Engineering Degree Examination alongwith marksheets of all semesters/years by 01 Apr 2023 to Directorate General of Recruiting and ensure that the cumulative percentage of marks upto final semester/ year is not less than the approved cut off percentage, failing which the candidature will be cancelled.
Note-3. Final semester/year studying candidates will be provisionally allowed to appear in SSB; subject to following conditions:-
(a) Their cumulative percentage of marks upto 6th semester/3rd year of Engineering degree, upto 8th semester/4th year of B. Architecture (B. Arch) and upto 2nd semester/1st year of M.Sc in notified equivalent stream/ discipline is not below the approved cut off percentage in their respective streams.
(b) After declaration of final results, the cumulative percentage of marks upto final semester/ year of degree course will also be not less than the approved cut off percentage, failing which the candidature will be cancelled.
Note-4. Candidates studying in final year/ semester of Engineering degree course should not have any backlog at the time of submission of application. Any
candidate if found having backlog will not be allowed to appear in SSB interview and candidature of such candidates will be cancelled.
(d) Educational Qualification for Widows of Indian Armed Forces Defence Personnel who Died in Harness.
(i) SSCW (Non Tech) (Non UPSC). Graduation in any Discipline.
(ii) SSCW (Tech). B.E. / B. Tech in any Engineering stream.
Note. Candidate studying in final year of Degree must ensure that she submits the proof of passing Degree exam by 01 Apr 2023 to Directorate General of Recruiting, failing which her candidature will be cancelled.
(Listed in AI)
|Equivalent Stream (AICTE Approved)
(ii) Electrical and
(iii) Electronics &
|(i) Electrical Engineering
(ii) Electrical Engineering (Electronics &
(iii) Power System Engineering
(iv) Electrical & Electronics Engineering
(v) Electrical & Electronics (Power System)
(vi) Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
(vii) Electrical and Power Engineering
(viii) Electrical Instrumentation Engineering
(ix) Electrical Instrumentation & Control
(x) Electrical, Electronics and Power
(xi) Applied Electronics & Instrumentation
(xii) Electronics & Instrumentation
(xiii) Electronics Instrumentation & Control Engineering
(xiv) Instrumentation & Control Engineering
(xv) Instrumentation Technology
(xvi) Instrumentation & Electronics
(xvii) Instrumentation Engineering
(xviii) Electronics Communication &
For Widows of Defence Personnel Only
|BE/B Tech in any tech streams
|SSC(W)(Non Tech)(Non UPSC)
|Graduation in any stream
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.
Note 2. Widows of Indian Armed Forces Defence Personnel who 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 the competent authority. In case unfilled, the vacancy will revert to the category other than that of widows. The following documents are to be attached with the application:-
(i) Application form (To be downloaded from www.joinindianarmy.nic.in).
(ii) Self attested copy of Class 10th Certificate and Marksheet.
(iii) Self attested copy of Class 12th Certificate and Marksheet.
(iv) Self attested copy of Degree Certificate and Marksheet.
(v) Part II Order of marriage.
(vi) Part II Order of demise of husband.
(vii) Initial report of Battle/ Physical casualty.
(viii) Detailed report of Battle/ Physical casualty.
(ix) Battle/ Physical Casualty Certificate.
Note 3. Serial (v) to (ix) above to be attested by an officer ex MP Directorate (MP5 & 6), IHQ of MoD (Army) for officers and by Concerned Record office for JCO/OR. The envelope containing the application should be superscribed in Red ink clearly indicating the name of Offr/JCO/OR with rank. For example, “Widow of late – _”. These candidates will apply OFF LINE directly to Rtg ‘A’(WE) section, Dte Gen of Rtg, AG’s Branch, Integrated HQ, Ministry of Defence (Army), West Block-III, R K Puram, New Delhi- 110066, provided they possess the laid down educational qualification and meet specified selection criteria. The last date for receipt of such Offline applications at Dte Gen of Rtg duly completed in all respects is 09 Sep 2022. Applications received after last date/ incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Type of Commission
(a) Grant of Commission. Selected candidates will be granted Short Service Commission on probation in the rank of Lieutenant 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 Lieutenant 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 Lieutenant.
(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 Lieutenant.
(d) No Ante Date Seniority for widows of Defence Personnel for SSC(NT). Widows of Indian Armed Forces Defence Personnel selected for SSCW (NT) entry will be granted Short Service Commission in the rank of Lieutenant but will NOT be entitled to any ante date seniority.
(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 available vacancies and subject to meeting all eligibility criteria.
(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 and 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.
(e) Suitability to Retain Short Service Commission. If an officer is reported upon within a period of six months from the date of confirmation of Short Service Commission as unsuitable to retain his/ her commission, his/ her commission may be terminated at any time, whether before or after the above period.
(f) Liability of Service. Officers may be granted Short Service Commission in any Arm/ Service and will be liable for service in any part of the world on selected appointments as decided by Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Army), from time to time.
(g) Tenure of Engagement. Officers (Male and Female) shall be liable to serve for ten years. The said tenure, however, may be extendable by a further period of four years subject to their opting for the same and found eligible and suitable for extension of service as per terms of engagement issued from time to time. Officers who are desirous of seeking Permanent Commission (PC) may be considered for the same in the 10th year of service in accordance with the eligibility and suitability as per terms of engagement issued from time to time. Those Offrs (Male and Female) seeking PC but are not granted the same, may opt for extension of service. Offrs found eligible and suitable for grant of extension of service as per terms of engagement issued from time to time, may be granted extension for a period of four years on expiry of which they will be released from the Army.
(h) Cost of Training. The entire cost of training at OTA is at Government expense. In case the Lady/ Gentleman Cadet is withdrawn from training academy due to reasons other than medical ground or the reasons not beyond his/ her control, he/ she will be liable to refund cost of training @ ₹ 15055/-(as on 2022) and as notified from time to time per week (for the period of candidate’s stay at the Officers Training Academy, Chennai/Cadet Training Wing). The Cost of training is borne by State, will be recovered from candidates withdrawing for personal reasons.
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. The cut off will be applied in each stream on the cumulative percentage of marks obtained by the candidates upto the final semester/year. Final semester/year studying candidates will be provisionally allowed to appear in SSB; subject to following conditions:-
(i) Their cumulative percentage of marks upto 6th semester/3rd year of Engineering degree, upto 8th semester/4th year of B. Architecture (B.Arch) and upto 2nd semester/1st year of M.Sc in notified equivalent stream/ discipline is not below the approved cut off percentage in their respective streams.
(ii) After declaration of final results, the cumulative percentage of marks upto final semester/ year of degree course will also be not less than the approved cut off percentage, failing which the candidature will be cancelled.
(b) Centre Allotment. 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 login to the website and select their SSB dates which are available on a first come first serve basis initially. Thereafter, it will be allotted by the Selection Centres. The option to select the dates for SSB by candidates may be forfeited due to occurrence of any exceptional circumstance/events.
(c) Only shortlisted eligible candidates depending on the cut off percentage will be interviewed at one of the Selection Centres viz. Allahabad (UP), Bhopal (MP), Bengaluru (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 Directorate General of Recruiting, IHQ of MoD (Army) and NO request for changes will be entertained in this regard.
(d) Candidates will be put through two stage selection procedure. Those who clear Stage-1 will go to Stage-2. Those who fail in Stage-1 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 Directorate General of Recruiting i.e. www.joinindianarmy.nic.in. This will be followed by a medical examination for the candidates who get recommended after Stage-2.
(e) 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.
|26th July 2022
|24th August 2022
How to Apply?
(a) Applications will only be accepted online on website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in. Click on ‘Officer Entry Appln/Login’ and then click ‘Registration’ (Registration is not required, if already registered on www.joinindianarmy.nic.in). 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 various segments – 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. Only after ascertaining the correctness of all your details, click on ‘Submit’. Candidates must click on ‘Submit’ each time they open the application for editing any details. The candidates are required to take out two copies of their application having Roll Number, 30 minutes after final closure of online application on last day.
Note 1. No changes to details submitted in online application can be made after closure of application. No representation in this regard shall be entertained.
Note 2. CGPA/ Grades must be converted into Marks as per the formulae adopted by the concerned University for filling ‘Marks obtained in Graduation’ in online application. Any discrepancy observed at any stage of selection process will lead to cancellation of candidature.
Note 3. Candidate’s name/ Parent’s name (Father & Mother)/ Date of Birth in the profile and online application must be as per Matriculation/ Secondary School Examination Certificate or Equivalent certificate issued by the concerned Board of Education. Variation in above details will lead to cancellation of the candidature.
(b) Self attested copy of following documents alongwith their originals are to be carried to the Selection Centre by the candidates:-
(i) One copy of the Print out of application duly signed and affixed with self attested photograph.
(ii) Matriculation/ Secondary School Examination Certificate or equivalent certificate and Marksheet issued by the Concerned Board of Education.
Note 1. Matriculation/ Secondary School Examination Certificate or equivalent certificate issued by the Concerned Board of Education will only be accepted as proof of Date of Birth, Candidate’s name and Parent’s name (Father & Mother) (No other document like Admit Card/ Marksheet/ Transfer Certificate etc, are
Note 2. In case Parent’s name (Father & Mother) is not mentioned in Matriculation/ Secondary School Examination Certificate or equivalent certificate,
the candidate is required to produce any document issued by Govt of India or States Govt such as PAN Card, Aadhaar Card, Passport, Driving licence etc. for
verification. However, Candidate’s name and their Parent’s name filled in online application must match exactly with those mentioned in the produced document.
(iii) 12th class marksheet and certificate or Equivalent certificate/ Diploma marksheet and certificate (Diploma holders).
(iv) Engineering Degree/Provisional Degree issued by the recognised university. Provisional Degree should not be more than six months old at the time of the
candidate joining the Academy.
(v) Marksheets of all semesters/years. (Candidates having backlog at the time of submission of application are not eligible to apply).
(vi) Certificate issued by the Controller of Examination/Registrar of the concerned University regarding formula for conversion of CGPA/ Grades into marks followed by the University. CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED TO READ THE NOTIFICATION CAREFULLY AND THEN FILL UP ONLINE APPLICATION FORM TO AVOID MISTAKES, AND THEREBY REJECTION OF APPLICATION.
(vii) A certificate issued by the Controller of Exam/Registrar/Dean of the concerned University or Principal of the College regarding cumulative percentage
of marks upto 6th semester/3rd year of Engineering degree, upto 8th semester/4th year of B. Architecture (B.Arch) and upto 2nd semester/1st year of M.Sc. in notified stream/ discipline as per Rules/Guidelines of the University which is applicable to the candidate (for final year appearing candidates).
(viii) Certificate from the Principal/ Head of the Institution stating that the candidate is studying in final year and his result will be declared by 01 APR 2023.
This certificate should also certify that the candidate has not any backlog at the time of submission of online application (for final year appearing candidates).
(ix) Declaration by the candidate of final year Engineering degree course that he will submit the proof of passing Engineering Degree Examination alongwith
marksheets of all semesters/years by 01 APR 2023 to Directorate General of Recruiting, failing which his candidature will be cancelled (for final year appearing candidates).
(c) Any candidate who does not carry the above documents for the SSB interview, his/ her candidature will be cancelled and he/ she will be returned.
(d) All certificates in original to be carried by the candidates for SSB interview for verification. Originals will be returned after verification at the Service Selection Board itself.
(e) The second copy of the printout of online application is to be retained by the candidate for reference. There is no need to send any hard copy to DG Recruiting.
(f) Candidates must submit only one online application. Receipt of multiple applications from the same candidate will result in cancellation of candidature, and
NO representation will be entertained in this regard.
(g) Candidates serving in the Armed Forces are required to inform their Commanding Officer in writing that they have applied for this examination. Applications of candidates serving in the Armed Forces, duly countersigned by the Commanding Officer should be taken alongwith all other documents as stated above to the SSB as and when called for the same.
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