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SERVICE ENTRIES

Indian Armed Forces provides excellent opportunities to the not only the civilians to serve the forces but also to serving candidates who possess passion and requisite qualities. Army Cadet College, PC (SL), SCO, CWE,SD entries are some of the entries through which serving soldiers can also become officer.

ARMY CADET COLLEGE (ACC)

The Army Cadet College trains soldiers from the regular Army, Navy and Air Force for commissioned officers in Indian Army. ACC wing is situated at IMA Dehradun. Recruitment process for ACC is carried out twice in a year and training are identical to the training of NDA where candidates are trained for Graduate course in Science and Humanities.

The selection for admission to ACC is based on a written test and subsequent selection via Services Selection Board. ACC has been in operation for 80 years now and has graduated some notable alumni. The first course at IMA comprising 40 GCs included 15 from the erstwhile Kitchner College that became the ACC. The first Sword of Honour at IMA was Smith Dun, later COAS Burma.

The foundation of ACC can be traced to the Kitchener College founded in 1929 at Nowgong, Madhya Pradesh. The Kitchner College became the ACC in 1960, and in 1964 it relocated to Ghorpuri, near Pune, to take over the campus of the erstwhile OTI (merged into OTA Madras). The institute moved again in July 1977, this time to Dehra Dun, to become a wing of Indian Military Academy.

VIEW ACC WRITTEN COURSE DETAILS 

ACC ENTRY DETIALS

Age-20-27 (Men)

Marital Status-Married/Unmarried

Educational Qualification-12th passed in any stream

Service-Minimum 1 year service in Army/Navy/Air Force

Selection Procedure- Written Examination

Exam Pattern
Paper Que Time
General Mental Ability Test 150 3 Hrs
Current General Awareness 150 3 Hrs
Interactive Communicative English 150 3 Hrs
Academic Content Test 150 3 Hrs
  • SSB Interview

Form Availability-March & October

Written Exam-Feb & Aug

How to Apply-Apply through Unit

SSB Interview

PERMANENT COMISSION (SPECIAL LIST) (INDIAN ARMY)

Through Permanent Commission (Special list) Entry serving soldiers can become officer provided they must be matric passed and should be below 42 years of age with minimum 10 years of service.

PC (SL) ENTRY DETAILS

Age-32-40 (Men) years

Marital Status-Married/Unmarried

Educational Qualification-10th passed

Service-Minimum 10 year of Service

Selection Procedure- SSB Interview

Form Availability-July

 SSB Interview-September & October

How to Apply-Apply through Unit

Training Duration– Eight Weeks at AEC Centre & College, Pachmarhi& Four Weeks at IMA

Training Academy- AEC Centre & College, Pachmarhi& IMA, Dehradun

 

SPECIAL COMISSIONED OFFICERS (SCO)

(INDIAN ARMY)

SCO entry is yet another entry which provides opportunity to the serving soldiers to be an officer in Indian Army.

SCO ENTRY DETAILS

Age-28-35 (Men)

Marital Status-Married/Unmarried

Educational Qualification-10th passed

Service-Minimum 5 year of Service

Selection Procedure- SSB Interview

Form Availability-Feb & July

 SSB Interview-Jul/Aug for Jan Course & Nov/Dec for Jul Course

How to Apply-Apply through Unit

Training Duration-Eight Weeks at AEC Centre & College, Pachmarhi& One Year at OTA, Gaya

Training Academy- AEC Centre & College, Pachmarhi&OTA, Gaya.

CommissionWorthy Scheme in Indian Navy

Type of Entry– Service entry

Who can apply-Only Seaman serving in Indian Navy

  • Sailors who possess unique leadership qualities and fulfil requisite conditions in terms of age, education &service conditions and who aspire to become Commissioned Officer in the Navy through Commission Worthy (CW) scheme and Special Duties (SD) scheme.
  • Such officer gets the chance to Command Ships and Units and even rise to become Admirals! That is Navy’s way of giving an opportunity to deserving men who due to some unforeseen reasons could not make it to the officer rank.
  • Exact eligibility criteria and service requirements are unknown for CW and SD schemes, these entries are notified through service channels. To be an officer in Indian navy it is must to face SSB Interview which applies in this entry also.

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