Indian Army Recruitment

Indian Army Recruitment 2022 - Dates, Application Form, Selection Process, Vacancies, Sarkari Naukri

Last Modified on : 20 May 2022

Indian Army has invited applications for the Technical Entry Scheme Course - 47 for the Permanent Commission. The course will commence in July 2022. Candidates who have passed the 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 2022, read the following article.

Indian Army Recruitment 2022 Latest Update -

- The online application process for the Indian Army Recruitment Technical Entry Scheme Course - 47 has started on 24th January 202 and has closed on 23rd February 2022.

Indian Army Technical Entry Scheme (TES 2022) - Highlights

In the Technical Entry Scheme, candidates are shortlisted based on cut-off fixed by the recruiting authority. Here are major highlights for TES recruitment:

Recruitment Name

10+2 Technical Entry Scheme 47

Recruitment Conducting Authority

Indian Army

Official Website

Minimum Qualification


Who can Apply

Unmarried Male

Application Process


Selection Process

Shortlisting (Cut-Off) and Interview

Course Commencement

July 2022

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Indian Army Recruitment 2022 Important Dates

Indian Army official notification for recruitment 2022 had specified only application dates. The selection is done on the basis of marks secured by the candidate in the class 12th examination. So, there is no written examination.

Recruitment Events 2021

Important Dates

Online application process begins

24th January 2022

Last date for application submission

23rd February 2022

Commencement of SSB Interview

April 2022

Commencement of course

July 2022

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Indian Army Recruitment 2022 Pattern & Syllabus

Selection Procedure

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 via e-mail. Candidates can then log-in to the official website and select dates for the SSB interview. Dates will be awarded on a first come first serve basis. “Allotment of Selection Centre is at the discretion of Directorate General of Recruiting, Integrated Headquarters of MoD (Army).” No request for changes in the SSB interview dates or centre will be entertained.
  3. Centres of the SSB Interview:
    • Allahabad (UP)
    • Bhopal (MP)
    • Bengaluru (Karnataka)
    • Kapurthala (Punjab)

Call letter for the SSB interview will be issued by the allotted SSB centre. The call letter will be sent only on the email ID and Mobile number.

  1. After reaching the allotted centre, candidates are put through the two stage selection procedure - Stage-I and Stage-II. Those who qualify Stage-I, go for Stage-II. Those who fail Stage-I are sent back home on the same day.
  2. Stage-II is of five days duration. Candidates are tested on various aspects in these five days.
  3. Candidates recommended by SSB (Service Selection Board) after Stage-II are required to undergo a medical examination.
  4. Candidates declared medically fit are issued a joining letter for the training. “Candidate will not have any objection in the event of final selection, on allotment of any Arm/Service in the interest of the organisation.”

Final merit list before commencement of training will be uploaded at the official website of the Directorate General of Recruiting. The details of training process are provided below in the ‘Other Details’ section.

Travelling Allowance

As per the official notification; “Candidates appearing for SSB interview for the first time for a particular type of commission shall be entitled for AC III tier to and fro railway fare or bus fare including reservation cum sleeper charges within Indian limits. Candidates who apply again for the same type of commission will not be entitled to travelling allowance on any subsequent occasion.”

Preparation Tips for Indian Army Recruitment -

SSB interview is a hard nut to crack. However, following some points will help in doing good in the interview.

  • Practice verbal and reasoning skills.
  • Be perfect in your hobby. Whatever your hobbies are, stay updated on them. Go through every possible question that can be asked from you. For instance, if your hobby is cricket, you must know everything about the sport.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle. Involve in daily physical activity, it will reflect in your body and personality. Run daily to build stamina for completing physical tasks during the SSB interview.
  • Also, practice writing faster. Search for sample questions that are asked in SSB interviews and practice them.
  • Read newspaper, stay updated with the latest happenings, and brush up on your General Knowledge.

Indian Army Recruitment 2022 Eligibility

Candidates need to fulfil the following eligibility conditions for the Permanent Commission in the Army:


Candidate must either be:

  1. A citizen of India
  2. A subject of Nepal
  3. A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, and East African countries of Uganda, Zambia, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zaire, Malawi, Vietnam, and Ethiopia to permanently settle in India.

All the candidates in category 2 and 3 shall have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India. Certificate of eligibility is not required in case of Gorkha subjects of Nepal. As per the official notification; “A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be shortlisted provisionally subject to the necessary certificate being given to him by the Govt before declaration of result by SSB/joining training.”

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. “A candidate, who marries subsequent to the date of his application, though successful, will not be selected for training. A candidate who marries during training shall be discharged and will be liable to refund all expenditure incurred on him by the government.”

Age Limit

Not below 16½ years and above than 19½ years on the first day of the month of course commencement or candidate should not be born before 2nd Jan 2003 and not after 1st Jan 2006 (both dates inclusive).

Only Matriculation/ Secondary School Examination certificates will be considered as valid age proof. “Candidates should also note that once a date of birth has been claimed by them and entered in the records, no change will be allowed subsequently on any ground whatsoever.”

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 applying for the entry 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 2022 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 out the form carefully. The application submission link will remain active till 23rd February 2022.

Steps to Apply for the Indian Army Recruitment 2022

  • Visit the official website -
  • Click on the ‘Officers Entry Apply/ Login’ button on the home-page.
  • Click on the ‘Registration’ button.
  • Read the important instructions and click on the ‘Continue’ button.
  • Enter the details for completing the registration process. Submit the details and you will receive the login credentials.
  • Log-in again to complete the application form.
  • A confirmation page will appear after the final submission of the application form.
  • Take two print of the confirmation page. One copy (self-attested) is to be carried to the SSB Interview and the second copy to be retained for future references.

“There is no need to send any hard copy of application printout to Directorate General of Recruiting.”

Changes in the Application Form

“A candidate is permitted to make changes to data filled incorrectly in online application till the  closing of the online applications. The candidate must ‘submit’ his application each time he opens his application for editing. No changes to online application will be permitted thereafter and no representation in this regard will be entertained.”

“Any change in your postal address after submission of application must be communicated by post duly quoting your Roll No, name and course opted for.”

Indian Army Recruitment 2022 Other Details

Indian Army Vacancies 2022

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.”

Documents to be Carried for SSB Interview

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. Along with it, following documents are also required to be carried:

  • ID proof (original)
  • Class 10th certificate/mark sheet in original showing DOB
  • Class 12th certificate/mark sheet in original

Two self-attested photocopies of the above documents are to be submitted at the time of SSB interview. Original documents will be returned after verification. 20 copies of self-attested passport size photograph are also be carried.

Merit List

As per the official notification; “It must be noted that mere qualifying at the SSB interview does not confirm final selection. Merit will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained by the candidate at SSB interview. Higher educational qualifications, previous performances, NCC background etc. have no role to play for finalization of merit list. Joining letters to join pre-commission training at OTA, Gaya will only be issued subject to vacancies and medical fitness. ”


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.

Cost of Training

The cost of training is “₹ 16,260.42 per week (or as notified from time to time) for the for the period of candidate’s stay at the Officers Training Academy, Gaya/Cadet Training Wing. The cost of training is borne by State.”

Type of Commission

“On successful completion of 4 years of the course, cadets will be granted Permanent Commission in the Army in the rank of Lt.” as per the official notification.

Promotion Criteria

Promotions are done on the following criteria:


Promotion Criteria


On commission


On completion of 2 years


On completion of 6 years

Lt Colonel

On completion of 13 years

Colonel (TS)

On completion of 26 years



On selection basis subject to fulfillment of requisite service conditions


Major General

Lt General/ HAG Scale

HAG + Scale (*Admissible to 1/3rd of total strength of Lt Generals)

VCOAS/ Army Cdr/ Lt Gen (NFSG)


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Salary Structure

The details of rank-wse pay structure is as follows:


Pay Level

Pay Scale


Level 10

₹ 56,100-1,77,500


Level 10B

₹ 61,300-1,93,900


Level 11

₹ 69,400-2,07,200

Lt Colonel

Level 12A

₹ 1,21,200-2,12,400


Level 13

₹ 1,30,600-2,15,900


Level 13A

₹ 1,39,600-2,17,600

Major General

Level 14

₹ 1,44,200-2,18,200

Lt General HAG Scale

Level 15

₹ 1,82,200- 2,24,100

Lt General HAG + Scale

Level 16

₹ 2,05,400-2,24,400

VCOAS/ Army Cdr/ Lt Gen (NFSG)

Level 17

₹ 2,25,000/- (fixed)


Level 18

₹ 2,50,000/- (fixed)

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Check Indian Army Recruitment Frequently Asked Questions here.

Indian Army Recruitment Frequently Asked Questions

No, only unmarried male candidates can apply for the recruitment.

You can appear for the NDA exam. The details will be available on the official website of UPSC.

The last date for applying is 2nd March 2021.

The application forms are available on the official website from 1st February 2021.

No, the application forms can be submitted only through the online mode.

No, the SSB centre once allotted cannot be changed.

After the SSB centre allotment, you can select the dates for your SSB interview. The SSB interview 2021 will begin in May 2021.

No, there will be no written exam. Candidates will be shortlisted based on the class 12th marks.

No, but updating the Aadhaar details helps in identification.

No. Reporting at the SSB centre should be done only on the day mentioned in the allotment letter. You need to arrange your accommodation, in case you come earlier.