Indian Army hereby publishes a joint short notification for TES 42 and TGC 130 at joinindianarmy.nic.in. TES 42 is the 10+2 Technical Entry Scheme for Jan 2020 batch, and TGC 130 is Technical Graduate Course for Jan 2020 batch.
TES 42, TGC 130 notification and online application form shall release online. For TES 42, online application can be submitted from 8 May to 6 Jun 2019. And for TGC 130, registrations shall be open from 10 Apr to 9 May 2019.
About TES 42 – Technical Entry Scheme
For the 10+2 Technical Entry Scheme, one should be between 16.5 and 19.5 years old as on the first day of the month in which course shall commence. Through this scheme to Join Indian Army, cadets get Permanent Commission in Army at rank of Lieutenant after 4 years.
Applications received by the Directorate General of Recruiting, Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Army) are screened there. Shortlisted candidates are called for SSB. They are required to log on to their profile and select their dates of SSB interview.
In the previous TES selection, that is TES 41, the cutoff percentage (PCM) for was 78%.
SSB Interviews last 5 days. It comprises of two stages. Final selection is on basis of merit prepared in SSB.
The Technical Entry Scheme and UPSC NDA are the only two ways of joining Indian Army after class 12.
About TGC 130 – Technical Graduate Course
Candidates who wish to Join Indian Army through TGC scheme must be between 20 to 27 years old as on 1 Jan 2020. They should have either completed requisite engineering degree, or be in final year of it.
TGC has vacancies in Civil, Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical / Electrical and Electronics, Computer science and engineering / Computer technology / Info tech / MSc Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunication / Telecommunication / Electronics and Communication / Satellite Communication, Electronics, Metallurgical, Electronics and Instrumentation / Instrumentation, Micro electronics and microwave.
Selected candidates get Short Service Commission on probation in rank of Lt. from either date of beginning of course or date of reporting to IMA.
Once course is complete, cadets get permanent commission in rank of Lt.
Integrated Head Quarter of Ministry of Defence (Army) shortlists candidates by fixing a cutoff percentage. Shortlisted candidates need to attend SSB interview.
What Happens in SSB?
After getting shortlisted, candidates need to go through the SSB process. There are 2 stages to it.
Stage I comprises of an Intelligence Test, and a Picture Perception and Discussion Test (PPDT). Those who can clear stage I only are taken to stage II.
In that, there are Psychological Tests, Group Test I and II for two days, and an Interview.
Defence aspirants can take any of these two routes – TES and TGC, as advertised now, to join Indian Army. Besides them there are other schemes also like TGC Education, UES, JAG, IMA Non Tech, SSC Non Tech, NCC Special.
Indian Army is the largest of the Indian Armed Forces. Headquarters are in New Delhi.