52nd SSC (Tech) Men & 23rd SSC (Tech) Women

Including Widows of Defence Personnel for Tech & Non Tech (Non UPSC) 


SSC Tech Men & Women – Indian Army has invited applications from unmarried male and female Engineer Graduates and also from Widows of Defence Personnel for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in the Indian Army. The course will commence in April 2019 at Officers Training Academy, Chennai.


Nationality: India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet refugee who came to India before 1st Jan 1962

 Age Limit:

  • For SSC (T)-52 Men & SSC (T)-23 Women : 20 to 27 years as on 1st April 2019 that is born between 2nd April 1992 and 1st April 1999 (Both dates inclusive)
  • For Widows of Defence Personnel who died in Harness only SSCW(Non Tech)(Non UPSC) and SSCW (Tech): A maximum of 35 years of age as on 1st April 2019.

 Educational Qualification and Other Criteria:

 For SSC (T)-52 Men & SSC (T)-23 Women:

Graduate with Engineering Degree. If in the final year, candidates can submit the proof of passing by 1st April 2019.

 For Widows of Defence Personnel SSCW(NT):

Graduation in any discipline

 For Widows of Defence Personnel SSCW(Tech):

BE/B.Tech in any engineering stream.


For Tech entry, the candidates must be only from the below streams:

Engineering Streams Equivalent Streams AICTE Approved Vacancy
Men Women
Civil Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering 48 04
Mechanical Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Mechanical & Automation Engineering 16 03
Electrical/Electronics Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Power Engineering, Power System Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering 22 02
Aeronautical/Aviation/Ballistics/Avionics Aeronautical Engineering 12 NILL
Computer Sc/ Computer Technology/ Information Tech/ M Sc Comp Sc Computer Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Information Science Engineering 31 03
Electronics & Telecom/ Telecommunication/ Communication/ Satellite Communication Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering/ Telecommunication Engineering/ Electronics & Communication Engineering/ Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering 28 02
Opto Electronics/ Fibre Optics/ Micro Electronics/ Microwave Power Electronics and Drives 11 NILL
Production Engineering 03 NILL
Architecture/ Building Construction Technology Architecture Engineering 04 NILL
Total 175 14

For Widows of Defence Personnel Only:

Entry Vacancy Remark
SSCW (Non Tech, Non UPSC) 01 Non UPSC Entry
SSCW(Tech) 01 Technical Entry

Note1: Candidates can apply only for one vacancy (Like NCC, SSC and CDS)

Note2: Widows can apply only for SSCW Tech & Non Tech (no other channel)

Following Documents must be produced:

  • Application Form
  • Copy of Class 10th Mark sheet and Passing Certificate
  • Copy of Class 12th Mark Sheet and passing Certificate
  • Copy of Degree Certificate and Mark sheet
  • Part II Order of Marriage
  • Part II Order of Demise of Husband
  • Initial report of Battle/Physical casualty
  • Detailed Report of Battle/Physical casualty
  • Battle/Physical casualty certificate

Types of commission:

  • Selected candidates will be granted Short Service Commission on probation in the rank of Lt. from the date of commencement of the course.
  • On successful completion of training, the officers will be confirmed Short Service Commission (Tech) in the rank of Lt.
  • One year Ante Date seniority will be granted to the Engineering Graduates.

49 weeks at Officers Training Academy, Chennai.

Promotion Criteria and Salary Structure
  • Promotion Criteria
Rank Promotion Criteria
Lieutenant On Commission
Captain On completion of 2 years
Major On completion of 6 years
Lt Colonel On completion of 13 years
Colonel (TS) On completion of 26 years

On Selection basis subject to fulfilment of requisite service conditions

Major General
Lt General /HAG Scale
HAG + Scale
VCOAS/Army Cdr/Lt Gen (NFSG)
Rank Level Pay in Rupees
Lieutenant Level 10 56,100 – 1,77,500
Captain Level 10B 61,300 – 1,93,900
Major Level 11 69,400 – 2,07, 200
Lt Colonel Level 12A 1,21,200 – 2,12,400
Colonel Level 13 1,30,600 – 2,15,900
Brigadier 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
HAG + Scale Level 16 2,05,400 – 2,24,400
VCOAS/Army Cdr/Lt Gen (NFSG) Level 17 2,25,000 (fixed)
COAS Level 18 2,50,000 (fixed)

There are several other allowances like Military Service Pay, Field Area Allowance, Dearness Allowance, High Altitude Allowance, Transport Allowance, Uniform Allowance, Free ration, Children Education Allowance etc.

Army Group Insurance Fund

The Gentleman and Lady cadets of OTA when in receipt of Stipend are insured for Rs 75 Lakhs. In case of disability cadets will get:

Disability Percentage Cover Amount
100 25 Lakhs
80 20 Lakhs
60 15 Lakhs
40 10 Lakhs
20 5 Lakhs
Less than 20 NIL (Ex Gratia Grant 50,000)
How to Apply
  • Applications will be accepted only online on joinindianarmy.nic.in
  • Click on Officers Entry Apply/Login and then click Registration
  • Fill details and after getting registered click on Apply Online.
  • In Each page that follows, keep filling your information and keep clicking on save and continue
  • On the last page which is named Summary of Information, review your information and click on Submit.
  • One can open application as many times as required and edit information.
  • 30 Minutes after closure of Online Application, candidates are required to take 2 copies of the application form
Documents to be carried, to the selection Center
  • One copy of Application form duly signed and self attested, photograph affixed.
  • Copy of Class 10th Mark Sheet and Passing Certificate
  • Copy of Engineering Degree or Provisional Certificate and mark sheets of each semester.
  • If in Final year, Certificate from the Principal stating that the candidate is in the final year.
SSB Centers
  • Allahabad
  • Bhopal
  • Bangalore
  • Kapurthala
Selection Procedure
  • Army reserves the right to set and change cut off.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be notified Via Email.
  • Candidates can login and select SSB center and dates on first come first serve basis.
  • SSB interview is a 5 day process conducted in two phases. Only Candidates who clear the first phase will be allowed to appear in the 2nd
  • Candidates who clear the 2nd phase will go through medical examination.
  • Candidates who are found fit will be issued a joining letter, based on merit list and depending on the number of vacancies.
Physical Standards
  • Height and weight
  • Males: 157.5 cms with correlated weight.
  • Females: 152 cms and 42 Kgs
  • There is concession on height to some geographical areas (check official website for the details)
  • Permanent body tattoos: Permanent body tattoos are not permitted, however, tattoos only on inner face of the fore arms (inside of elbow to the wrist), back (dorsal) part of the hand/reverse side of palm and Tribals with tattoos which are as per custom and traditions of their tribes may be considered. BUT, right to decide on acceptability/ unacceptability of the individual shall rest with the Selection Centre.
  • Candidates are required to meet the following:
Running 2.4 Kms in 15 Minutes
13 push ups
25 sit ups
6 chin ups
3 to 4 meters rope climbing
Please Note
  • Bring all the documents in original as well. Original will be returned after verification and copies will be submitted.
  • Candidates who don’t bring the originals in SSB, their candidature will be cancelled.
  • Candidates must apply online only once. Multiple applications by the same candidates will cause all the applications getting rejected.
  • Candidates expelled earlier from IMA, OTA, NA, IFA, won’t be entertained at all.
  • Candidates must bring their Adhar Card.
  • Request to change the SSB date or center will not be entertained.
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