Indian Army Recruitment 2019 - Application Form and Selection Process for Officer’s Technical Entry Scheme

Indian Army Recruitment

Indian Army has invited application for the Technical Entry Scheme Course - 43 for the Permanent Commission. The course will commence in July 2020. Candidates who have passed class 10+2 examination are eligible to apply for the recruitment. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics are the compulsory subjects to be studied in class XI and XII. For complete information on vacancies, eligibility, selection procedure, the application process of the Indian Army Recruitment 2019, read the following article.

Indian Army Recruitment 2019 Latest Updates - The online application process for the Indian Army recruitment Technical Entry Scheme Course - 43 has started on 15th October 2019 and will continue till 13th November 2019.

Indian Army Recruitment 2019 Important Dates

Indian Army official notification for the recruitment 2019 had specified only application dates. The selection is done on the basis of marks secured by the candidate in class the 12th examination. So, there is no written examination.

Recruitment Events

Important Dates

Online application process begins

15th October 2019

Last date for application submission

13th November 2019 (till 1200 Hrs)

Commencement of SSB Interview

January 2020

Commencement of course

July 2020

Indian Army Recruitment 2019 Pattern & Syllabus

No written exam is conducted for recruitment. Here is the step-by-step procedure for the selection of candidates:

  1. The Directorate General of Recruiting, Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Army) shortlists the applications based on the pre-decided cut-off percentage.
  2. Shortlisted candidates will be intimated about the selection centre allotment. Candidates can then log-in to the official website and select dates for the SSB interview. Dates will be awarded as a first come first serve basis. No request for changes in the SSB interview dates or centre will be entertained.

Print out of the application with roll number duly attested by the candidate is required to be carried to the selection centre for the SSB interview. Following documents are also required to be carried along with the application form:

  • ID proof (original)
  • Class 10th certificate/mark sheet in original showing DOB
  • Class 12th certificate/mark sheet in original
  1. The SSB interview comprises of two selection stages. In stage-I, candidates are returned on the same day. And, stage-II is of five days duration. Candidates are tested on various aspects in these five days.
  2. Candidates recommended by SSB (Service Selection Board) are required to undergo a medical examination.
  3. Candidates declared medically fit are issued a joining letter for the training.

Indian Army Recruitment 2019 Eligibility


Candidate must either be:

  1. A citizen of India
  2. A subject of Nepal
  3. A subject of Bhutan
  4. A Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 intending to permanently settle in India.
  5. A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, and East African countries of Uganda, Zambia, Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania, Zaire, Malawi, Vietnam, and Ethiopia to permanently settle in India.

All the candidates in category 2 to 5 shall have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

Marital Status

Only Unmarried male candidates are eligible to apply. Candidates are required to undertake that they will not marry until the completion of their training.

Age Limit

Not below 16 ½ years and above than 19 ½ years on the first day of the month of course commencement or candidate should not be born before 2nd January 2001and, not after 1st January 2004 (both dates inclusive).

Only Matriculation/ Secondary School Examination certificate will be considered as valid age proof.

Education Qualification

Candidates who have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum aggregate of 70% marks in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics from a recognised board are eligible for the exam.

“Candidate should not have been debarred from appearing in any examination by UPSC. Candidate should not have been arrested/convicted by a criminal court or involved in any court case,” reads the official notification.

Indian Army Recruitment 2019 Application Process

The applications for recruitment will be accepted only through the online mode. Candidates can apply through the official website - Candidates must submit only one application. Multiple applications will result in the cancellation of candidature. All incomplete applications will be rejected without any intimation, so fill the form carefully.

Steps to Apply for the Indian Army Recruitment 2019

  • Visit the official website -
  • Click on the link for the Indian Army Recruitment 2019.
  • Enter the details for completing the application form. Read all the terms and conditions carefully before applying.
  • A confirmation page will appear after the final submission of the application form.
  • Take two print of the confirmation page. One copy is to be carried to the SSB Interview and second copy to be retained for future references.

Other Details


A total of 90 vacancies are announced. As per the official notification; “Vacancies are provisional and can be changed depending on the training capacity at the Training Academy for this course. The vacancies are subject to increase/decrease keeping the organizational requirement at the point of time.”

Centres of the SSB Interview

  • Allahabad (UP)
  • Bhopal (MP)
  • Begaluru (Karnataka)
  • Kapurthala (Punjab)


The training will be of 5 years conducted in different phases as under:

  1. Basic Military Training of 1 year at Officer Training Academy, Gaya.
  2. Technical training of 4 years (3 years of Pre-Commission Training and 1 year of Post-Commission Training) at CME Pune or MCTE Mhow or MCEME Secunderabad

Stipend during Training

As per the official notification; “The gentlemen cadets will be given a stipend of ₹ 56,100/-p.m. as is admissible to NDA cadets on completion of 3 years of training. On completion of 4 Years of training, they will be commissioned in the rank of Lt and entitled to pay as admissible to the rank.”

Award of Degree

After successful completion of training, candidates are awarded an Engineering degree.


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