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Indian Army Opens Tech Entry Scheme With JEE Mains Rank

Published on : 17-Oct-2023 Powered by

The Indian Army has started accepting applications for its Technical Entry Scheme (batch number 51) from candidates who have passed 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics and appeared in JEE (Mains) 2023.

This entry path is different from NDA. 

Vacancies: 90. The Vacancies are provisional and can be changed depending on the training capacity at the Cadets Training Wings for this course. The vacancies are subject to increase/decrease keeping the organizational requirement at that point of time.

Application deadline : 12 Nov 2023 (1200 Hrs)

- Must have completed Class 12 with PCM subjects with minimum 60% aggregate marks.
- Must be unmarried male and 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 to India before 1st Jan 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 (formerly Tangayika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii) to (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by Govt of India. Certificate of eligibility will however not be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.
- Must have appeared in JEE-Mains 2023 examination.
- Must not be below 16-1/2 years and above 19-1/2 years on the first day of the month in which the course is due to commence i.e. the candidate should not be born before 02 Jul 2004 and not after 01 Jul 2007 (both days inclusive).

Training & Award of Degree
a) Training period shall be 4 years.
Phase-I. Integrated Basic Military Training & Engineering Training at CME, Pune/MCTE, Mhow/MCEME, Secunderabad for three years.

Phase-II. Integrated Basic Military Training & Engineering Training for one year at IMA, Dehradun or designated PCTA (Pre Commission Training Academy).

b) The candidates will be awarded an Engineering degree from JNU after successful completion of 4 year training..

Stipend, Salary & Cost of Training
- Cost shall be Rs.13,940/- per week (as on 2021) and as notified from time to time, which will be borne by the Govt. It will be recovered from candidates in case of their withdrawing for personal reasons.
- Starting salary band as Lieutenant - Rs.56,100 - Rs.1,77,500
- Military service pay of Rs. 15,500 per month
- Fixed stipend of Rs.56,100/-p.m. as is admissible to NDA cadets on completion of 3 years training. On completion of 4 years training, they will be commissioned in the rank of Lt and entitled to pay as admissible to the rank. 
- Flying allowance of Rs.25,000 per month if posted as army aviator
- DA, Kit maintenance allowance of Rs.20,000 (per year), Transport allowance ranging from Rs.3,600 to Rs.7,200 per month
- Field allowance ranging from Rs.6,300 to RS.16,900 per month
- High Alt Allowance of Rs.3,400 to Rs.25,000 per month, SIachin Allowance of Rs.42,500 per month (if applicable)
- Generous insurance cover for a small premium.

- Other compensations like uniform allowance, rations in kind, children education allowance etc.

Selection Process
Applications need to made online on Indian Army's website (

Selection process has 2 stages conducted by SSB (Service Selection Board).
Stage 1 : Only shortlisted eligible candidates depending on the cut off will undergo SSB at one of the Selection Centres i.e, Prayagraj (UP), Bhopal (MP), Bengaluru (Karnataka) or Jalandhar  (Punjab) by Psychologist, Group Testing Officer and Interviewing Officer.
Stage 2 : Those who clear Stage I of SSB will go to Stage II. Those who fail in Stage I will be returned on the same day.
Duration of SSB interview is five days

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.


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