Technical Entry Scheme
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Indian Army provides opportunity to the candidates aspiring to become an officer in Engineering Core of Army twice a year through Indian Army Technical Entry Scheme (Army TES). TES is open for all such candidates who have qualified 12th standard in Science stream. The selected candidates are admitted to engineering course by the Army and they are appointed directly on the Rank of Lieutenant after the successful completion of the course.

However, it’s noteworthy that Indian Army Technical Entry Scheme is open for male candidates only. TES programmes commences twice a year in January and July. The duration of course is five years.

Eligibility

(a)  Nationality. A candidate must be unmarried male and must either be : (i) A citizen of India, or (ii) A subject of Bhutan, or (iii) A subject of Nepal, or (iv) A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st of January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or (v) A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by Govt of India. Certificate of eligibility 35will however not be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be shortlisted provisionally subject to the necessary certificate being given to him by the Govt before declaration of result by SSB/joining training. 

Note 1. Candidates must undertake not to marry until they complete their full training. A candidate, who marries subsequent to the date of his application, though successful, will not be selected for training. A candidate who marries during training shall be discharged and will be liable to refund all expenditure incurred on him by the government.

(b) Age Limit

A candidate must not be below 16½ years and above 19½ years on the first day of the month in which the course is due to commence i.e. the candidate should not be born before 01 Jul 2000 and not after 01 Jul 2003 (both days inclusive).

 Note 1. Candidate should note that only the date of birth as recorded in the Matriculation/Secondary School Examination or an equivalent certificate will be accepted. No other document relating to age will be accepted.

Note 2. Candidates should also note that once a date of birth has been claimed by them and entered in the records, no change will be allowed subsequently on any ground whatsoever.

(c)Educational Qualification

Only those candidates who have passed 10+2 Examination or its equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 70% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from  recognized education boards are eligible to apply for this entry. Eligibility condition for calculating PCM percentage of various state /central boards will be based on marks obtained in Class XII only.

Selection Process for Indian Army Technical Entry Scheme (TES)

For Army Technical Entry Scheme candidates are being selected through the interview process. Applied candidates are called for the interview as per the merit list prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in 12th standard.

Army Technical Entry Scheme interview process is being conducted by the Army Staff Selection Board (SSB). The interview process carries on for five days during which candidates appear for the Psychological Test, Group Test and Interview.

All such candidates who are declared successful in five days interview round are called for the medical test. A final merit list is being created for the candidates who qualify medical tests in accordance with the number of vacancies. These selected candidates are being sent to three technical institutions, i.e. College of Military Engineering (CME), Military College of Telecommunication Engineering (MCTE), Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering (MCEME) for training.

Training

Total training will be 5 years. Details are as under:

(a)    Basic Military Training. 

1 year (Officer Training Academy Gaya).  

(b)     Technical Training

(i) Phase-I (Pre Commission Training): 3  Years (CME Pune or MCTE Mhow or MCEME Secunderabad), (ii) Phase-II (Post Commission Training): 1 year at CME Pune or MCTE Mhow or MCEME Secunderabad. 

(c)    Award of Degree

The candidates will be awarded Engineering degree after successful completion of the final examination. No ante date will be admissible to candidates on account of this Engineering degree. During the last two semesters, the officers will be permitted only one relegation on academic grounds. This relegation will be within the maximum two relegations permitted on academic grounds in the entire Engineering degree (8 semesters) in accordance with JNU Ordinance. Any further relegation of the officer on academic grounds will lead to termination of his commission.

Note. Candidates must understand that in case of final selection, their appointment will be provisional subject to satisfactory verification of antecedents by concerned civil/police/education authorities, as applicable.

Type of Commission.

On successful completion of 4 years of the course, cadets will be granted Permanent Commission in the Army in the rank of Lt.

Seniority

 They will be granted seniority on overall order of merit of the three technical institutes combined i.e. CME,MCTE,MCEME and in case the date of commissioning coincides with that of IMA, Dehradun, they will be placed  en-block junior to IMA (NDA/ ACC / DE Course ) but above TGC / UES course.

Cost of Training.  (Borne by State; will be recovered from candidates withdrawing for personal reasons). 

7. Rs 8785/- per week (or as notified from time to time) for the period of candidate’s stay at the Officers Training Academy, Gaya/Cadet Training Wing.

How to Apply

Application will only be accepted online.   To do so the candidate needs to click on the ‘online application’ button on website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in

(a)      Candidates must enter their particulars in the online application. Terms and conditions linked to the form must be read, prior to submitting the form. 

(b) A candidate is permitted to make changes to data filled incorrectly in online application till the closing of online applications. The candidate must ‘submit’ his application each time he opens his application for editing. No changes to online application will be permitted thereafter and no representation in this regard will be entertained.

(c) After successfully submitting the form the candidate will receive a confirmation in the form of a dialog box of having submitted the application. Print out of the application with a Roll number will be available to the candidate 30 mins after the closing of online applications. Candidates are required to print two copies of the application with Roll Number generated by the system.  One copy of the print out application duly self attested by the candidate will be carried to the selection centre for the SSB interview. Following documents will also be carried along with the Application Form:-                

(i)   Class 10th certificate / mark sheet in original showing DOB.   

(ii)     Class 12th certificate / mark sheet in original.

(iii)    ID proof in original.

The second  copy  of  the  printout  of  online  application  is  to be  retained  by the candidate for his  reference. There is no need to send any hard copy of application printout to Directorate General of Recruiting.

(d) Two self attested photocopies of the certificates mentioned at ser (c) above will be submitted at the time of SSB interview and originals will be returned after verification at the SSB itself.

(e) 20 copies of self attested PP size photograph will also be carried alongwith the Application Form.

(f) Candidates must submit only one application. Receipt of multiple applications from the same candidate will result in cancellation of candidature.

For apply : http://joinindianarmy.nic.in/alpha/login.htm

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