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Indian Army Recruitment 2014: Technical Graduate Course Commencing From Jan 2015

Indian Army Recruitment 2014 For 120th Batch Of Technical Graduate Course Starting From January 2015

Indian Army is one of the most advanced combat forces of the world and one of the three apex combat forces of India serving dedicatedly for the security of the motherland. Joining Indian Army is known as one of the most acclaimed career option for young and enthusiastic Indians who are dedicated to serve the motherland. The jobs with Indian Army is highly honoured and recognized as one of the most prestigious job options in India. Induction of 6th Pay Commission Recommendations has made Indian Army Jobs as one of the charming job options for youths who would like to go for a prestigious career with high salary and perks.

With the recent notification from Indian Army, the applications are being invited from young and enthusiastic candidates who have an inclination for joining Indian Army as a Commissioned Officer. The details of the openings and the essential criteria for selection are detailed as under:

Name of the Course: Indian Army Technical Graduate Course (TGC) – 120th Batch

Important Dates:

  • Starting date of Online Registration of Application: 19-May-2014
  • Last date for Online Registration of Application: 18-June-2014 (by 1700 Hours)

Number of vacancies (discipline-wise): Total 60 Entries

  • Civil Engineering: 15 Entries
  • Mechanical Engineering: 10 Entries
  • Electrical/Electrical & Electronics Engineering: 05 Entries
  • Automobile/Workshop Technology Engineering: 01 Entry
  • Aeronautical/Aviation/Aerospace/Ballistics/Avionics Engineering: 01 Entry
  • Computer Sc & Engg/Computer Technology/Info Tech / M.Sc Computer Sc: 05 Entries
  • Electronics & Telecom/ Telecommunication/ Electronics & Communication/ Satellite Communication Engineering: 08 Entries
  • Electronics/Opto Electronics/Fibre Optics/Micro Electronics & Microwave: 05 Entries
  • Electronics & Instrumentation/Instrumentation Engineering: 02 Entries
  • Architecture/Building Construction Technology: 02 Entries
  • Food Tech/Bio Tech/Bio Medical Engineering: 02 Entries
  • Chemical Engineering: 01 Entry
  • Metallurgy & Explosives/Metallurgical Engineering: 01 Entry
  • Industrial/Manufacturing Engg/Industrial Engg & Mgt/Production Engineering: 02 Entries

Norms of Eligibility:

a)   Age:

The candidate must be within 20-27 years of age and should not have born earlier than 02-Jan-1988 and not later than 01-Jan-1995 (both these days are included for consideration).

b)   Educational Standards:

The Candidates should have passed Engineering Degree or should have appeared the final year examination of their Engineering Degree Course. The candidates studying in the Final Year of Engineering Degree (in respective disciplines) and who are qualified graduates of the Degree Course in Engineering (in respective disciplines) will be eligible to apply. The candidates studying in the final year of Degree Course should be able to produce the Engineering Degree within 12 weeks from the date of commencement of training at IMA.


Physical Fitness Standard and Physical Efficiency: As per service codes as detailed on the Indian Army Website at http://www.joinindianarmy.nic.in/

Pay Packages and CTC:

  • During Training Period at IMA, Dehradun, the candidates will received a stipend of Rs.21000 per month (in the pay scale of Rs.15600 and a grade Pay of Rs.5400)
  • After completion of training, the CTC for a Lieutenant would be approximately Rs.65000 per month. This includes Basic Pay, DA, Grade Pay, Military Service Pay, House Rent Allowance and Transport Allowance. These rates are not statutory and are subject to change.
  • Apart from this Indian Army also offers various other allowances and perks as per rules
  • Indian Army also provides free Medical Facilities for Self & dependents, Canteen facilities, Entitled Ration, Mess/Club/Sports facilities, Furnished Govt. Accommodation, Group Insurance, Car/ Housing Loan at subsidized rates.


  • Total Training duration will be of 1 year at Indian Military Academy (IMA)
  • On successful completion of which Candidates will be granted commission in the rank of Lieutenant
  • The final allocation of Arms/ Services will be made prior to passing out of Gentleman Cadets from IMA
  • Candidates will not be allowed to live with parents / guardian
  • Candidates must not marry until they complete the full training at IMA
  • Engineering Graduates will be granted Short Service Commission (on probation) and will be entitled to full pay and allowances admissible to Lieutenant during training period

Note: Training is however liable to be terminated at any time trainee fails to achieve the required standards in academics, profession, physical fitness and discipline or is found to be medically unfit

Selection Procedure:

The selection will be based on the following testing of eligibility:

  1. 1.    Short listing of Candidature
  2. 2.    Service Selection Board (Interview/ Group Task/ Personality Test, etc.)
  3. 3.    Medical Board Examination
  4. 4.    Announcement of Merit List
  5. 5.    Candidates will put through two stage selection procedure. Those who clear Stage I will go to Stage II. Those who fail in Stage I will be returned on the same date.
  6. 6.    Duration of SSB interviews is five (5) days excluding day of arrival

How to Apply:

  • Interested candidates who fulfil the minimum basic eligibility criteria are required to apply through ONLINE mode as available at the website of Indian Army at www.joinindianarmy.nic.in
  • The candidates may refer to the detailed advertisement at http://www.davp.nic.in/WriteReadData/ADS/eng_10601_2_1415b.pdf, before applying for the TGC.
  • The candidates need to ensure that they fill up complete details and attach all essential credentials, photographs before submitting their application forms.
  • The candidates need to ensure that they have uploaded the signature and their recent photograph at appropriate spaces as required on the application form.
  • The candidates are advised to keep copies of the Online Application Form to be produced during Service Selection Board Interview and self-reference.

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