JAG Entry Scheme 22nd Course

SSC Non Tech, Law Graduates, Men & Women Batch April 2019

Apply from 19 July to 16 August 2018

Indian Army has invited applications from Law Graduates Unmarried Male and Female for Short Service Commission (SSC) in the Indian Army for Judge Advocate General Branch. 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:

21 to 27 years as on 1st Jan 2019 that is born between 2nd Jan 1992 and 1st Jan 1998 (Both dates Inclusive)

 Educational Qualification and Other Criteria:

Minimum 55 % aggregate marks in LLB degree


Men – 07, Women – 07

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)

Terms and Conditions of Service

  • Tenure of Engagement: 10 Years extendable by 4 years subject to their performance.
  • Period of Probation: 6 Months after commissioning
  • Ante Date Seniority: No Ante Date Seniority will be granted.
  • Termination of commission:
Medical Unfitness
Failure to qualify any prescribed test or Course
If Services not required
Voluntary resignation with 3 months notice period.


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)
  • Pay
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 LLB Degree/Provisional Degree
  • Copy oa all years Mark Sheets
  • Copy of registration with Bar council of India or certificate from college that the course from teh said institute is recognised by bar council of India.
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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