required to appear before SSB and Medical Board. Successful candidates undergo one year pre-
      commission training at the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun. Cadets through this entry
      are also entitled to one year ante-date seniority on commissioning.
      (b) Technical Graduates Course (TGC): Engineering graduates from notified discipline of
      engineering, post graduates with minimum second division aggregate marks in notified discipline
      for Army Education Corps and M.Sc. in Agriculture/Dairy for Military Farm are eligible to apply
      for Permanent Commission through this entry. After the SSB and the Medical Board, the
      selected candidates are required to undergo one year pre-commissioned training at the IMA,
      Dehradun. Engineering Graduates through this entry are also entitled to one year ante-date
      seniority on commissioning.
      (c) Short Service Commission (Technical) Entry: The Short Service Commission (Technical)
      Entry Scheme provides avenue for recruitment to eligible technical graduates/post graduates into
      Technical Arms. After SSB and medical Board, the selected candidates are required to undergo
      approximately 49 weeks pre-commission training at OTA, Chennai. On completion of training,
      they are inducted as Short Service Commissioned Officers. Cadets through this entry are also
      entitled to one year’s ante-date seniority on commissioning.
      (d) 10+2 Technical Entry Scheme (TES): Candidates who have qualified 10+2 CBSE/ICSE/State
      Board Examination with minimum aggregate of 70 per cent marks in Physics, Chemistry and
      Mathematics are eligible to apply for commission under the 10+2(TES). On being successful in
      the SSB and being declared fit by the medical board, they undergo one year basic military
      training at the Officers Training Academy, Gaya and thereafter undergo three years engineering
      degree course in respective streams before getting Permanent Commission. On being
      commissioned, they are further put through one year of post commissioning training for the
      Arm/Service into which they are commissioned.
      (e) Short Service Commission (Women): Eligible women candidates are recruited in the Army as
      Short Service Commission Officers. Commission is granted in Corps of Electronics and
      Mechanical Engineers, Corps of Engineers, Signals, Army Educational Corps, Military
      Intelligence Corps, Judge Advocate General’s Branch, Army Supply Corps, Army Ordnance
      Corps and Army Air Defence. Women are offered Short Service Commission in three streams
      viz. Non-Technical Graduate, Technical and Post Graduate/Specialist for a period of ten years,
      extendable by additional four years purely on voluntary basis. Recently, Government of India
      had granted option for permanent commission for officers in Army Education Corps and Judge
      Advocate General Branch after completion of 10 years of service. The duration of training is 49
      weeks at Officers Training Academy, Chennai. For Short Service Commission Women
      (Technical) Entry, passed or final year/semester students of B.E/B.Tech in notified streams are
      eligible to apply. Eligible candidates appear for direct SSB interview and Medical Test,
      thereafter. The applicants for Non-Technical Graduate, however, is required to apply through
      UPSC and after written examination, come up for SSB interview as is being done for Short
      Service Commissioned male officers. A total of 20 per cent allotted seats from Non-Technical
      stream have been reserved for NCC ‘C’ certificate holders women candidates with minimum ‘B’
      grade and 50 per cent aggregate marks in graduation examination. The applications will be
      routed through NCC Directorate, Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Army), as
      applicable for male officers. For Judge Advocate General Branch, applications are invited from
      Law Graduates with minimum 55 per cent, for direct SSB interviews. Widows of Defence
      Personnel who meet the laid down eligibility criteria are granted four years age relaxation and 5