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Army Technical Entry Scheme - Everything You Should Know

Published on : 29-08-2022 Powered by

What is the Technical Entry Scheme of the Army?

Technical Entry Scheme (10+2) is one of the opportunities for defence aspirants to join the Indian Army as an officer in the Engineering Core.

How many times is the TES conducted by the army?

The TES is conducted by the Indian Army twice a year for two entries:  January entry & July entry. Separate notifications are made for both entries.

What are the eligibility criteria?

- A candidate must be an unmarried male or
- Must be a citizen of India or a subject of Nepal or
- Must be 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, Ethiopia, and Vietnam, intending to settle permanently in India.

Is Army TES open for women?

No, the Army TES is only open for unmarried male.

What is the age limit for entry?

An applicant must be between 16½ and 19 ½ on the first day of the month the Course is scheduled to begin. For example, for applying to the course commencing in January 2023, the candidate must be born between 02 July 2003 and 01 July 2006.

What are the Educational Qualifications required for entry?

(i) Only applicants who have passed the 10+2 Examination or its equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics from recognized education boards are eligible to apply for this entrance.
(ii) The eligibility requirement for calculating the PCM percentage of various state/central boards will be based only on Class XII marks.
(iii) Candidates must have appeared in JEE (Main) for B.E./B.Tech.  Candidates who have appeared in JEE (Main) for B.Plan are not eligible.

I am in Class 12 now. Can I apply?

The rules are clear - a candidate needs to have completed his Class 12 and should have a valid JEE (Main) score at the time of start of the course - either January or July intake.  As long as these criteria are met, the candidate can apply.

How long is the duration of the Army TES course?

Total Training will be of 5 years duration split into:
a)    Basic Military Training: 1 year (Officer Training Academy Gaya)
b)    Technical Training: (i) Phase-I (pre-commission Training): 3 Years (CME Pune or MCTE Mhow or MCEME Secunderabad), (ii) Phase-II (Post Commission Training): 1 year at CME Pune or MCTE Mhow or MCEME Secunderabad

Will candidates earn a degree after the course?

The candidates will be awarded Engineering degree by the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi after successful completion of the final examination.

What is the intake for each TES program?

90 per batch

What are the Physical Standards required for TES?

- Candidates must be physically and mentally fit.
- No candidate shall be allowed to the academy if he or she is in bad health.
- Height: The average minimum height is 157.5cm (applicants who belong to the Northeastern region of India, Garhwal and Kumaon Himalayas, Gorkha community have relief of 5cm in Height measure).
- Hearing Power: As a fit individual, candidates should have excellent hearing power. From a distance of 610 cm, the applicant should be able to hear a force with each ear.
- Eyesight: Candidates should have good vision even if they are slightly up and down; Myopia should be no more than 2.5 D and Hypermetropia should be no more than 3.5 D.
- Teeth: Teeth have a function in physical standards as well. Candidates must have at least 14 dental points out of a possible total of 22.

What is the Application Process for TES?

- The application will only be accepted online.
- To do so, the candidate needs to click on the ‘online application’ button on the website
- Candidates must enter their particulars in the online application. Before submitting the form, the terms and conditions must be read.
- A candidate is permitted to make changes to data filled incorrectly in online applications till the closing of the online applications.
- The candidate must ‘submit’ his application each time he opens his application for editing.

What is the Selection Procedure?

- Shortlisting of Applications. Integrated HQ of MoD (Army) reserves the right to shortlist the applications and fix the cut-off without assigning any reason.
- After shortlisting candidates, the Centre allotment will be intimated to the candidate via email.
- After allotment of the Selection Centre, firm SSB dates will be allotted to the candidates.
- Only shortlisted eligible candidates depending on the cut-off, will undergo SSB at one of the Selection Centres, i.e., Allahabad (UP), Bhopal (MP), Bengaluru (Karnataka), or Kapurthala (Punjab) by Psychologist, Group Testing Officer and Interviewing Officer.
- Call Up letter for SSB interview will be issued by respective Selection Centres on candidate’s registered email ID and SMS only.
- Candidates will be put through a two-stage selection procedure. Those who clear Stage I will go to Stage II.

What is the Pay Scale after the course?

After the course, the candidate is commissioned into the Indian Army as a Lieutenant. The Pay Scale for army officers is as follows:
- Lieutenant (on commission) – Rs.56,100-1,77,500
- Captain (on completion of 2 years) – Rs.61,300-1,93,900
- Major (on completion of 6 years) – Rs.69,400-2,07,200
- Lieutenant Colonel (on completion of 13 years) – Rs.1,21,200-2, 12,400
- Colonel (on completion of 26 years) – Rs.1,30,600-2,15,900
- Brigadier – Rs.1,39,600-2,17,600
- Major General – Rs.1,44,200-2, 18,200
- Lieutenant General HAG Scale – Rs.1,82,200- 2,24, 100
- Lieutenant General HAG + Scale – Rs.2,05,400-2,24,400
- VCOAS/ Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG) – Rs.2,25,000
- COAS – Rs.2,50,000

Can the candidate marry during the course?

- Candidates must undertake not to marry until they complete their full Training.
- A candidate, who marries after the date of his application, though successful, will not be selected for Training.
- A candidate who marries during Training shall be discharged and liable to refund all expenditure incurred on him by the government.


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