Indian Army Recruitment 2022 for NCC 53rd Course Commencing April 2023

Indian Army Recruitment 2022 for NCC Special Entry Scheme (53rd Course Commencing From April, 2023) (Short Service Commission for Both Male And Female)

Indian Army is one of the three major wings of Indian Armed Service Wings guarding the boundaries of our nation. In India, the National Cadet Corps has been introduced in the High School and Intermediate as well as Graduation levels to include students in the Defense training and prepare them for situations of exigency.

The NCC offers training in 3 wings of the defence, viz. Army, Navy and Air Wings. Students are awarded 3 types of Certificates for their participation and training in NCC. They retain a chance to get direct entry to the Armed forces of India, after obtaining the ‘C’ certificate of NCC, which usually remains valid for a short period of time. Apart from this the candidates obtaining ‘A’ & ‘B’ certificate are also given preference in various jobs and other facilities.

With the recent initiative, Indian Army is inviting Special Entry for its NCC Cadets (having obtained ‘C’ Certificate) for 53rd Course commencing from April, 2023. Only an unmarried Male and Female can join this service on Short Service Commission, if he/she fulfills all eligibility criteria and other vital requirements.

Name of the Entry Scheme: The Indian Army NCC Special Entry – 53rd Course

Commencement of Course: April, 2023

Number of Vacancies:
Male: 50 Vacancies

Female: 05 Vacancies

NOTE: Candidates withdrawn on disciplinary ground from NDA, IMA, OTA or any other Service Training Academy are NOT eligible to apply for this Selection.

Important dates to reckon for:
Starting Date for Submission of Online Application: 17 August 2022
Last Date for Submission of Online Application: 15 September 2022

Eligibility Norms:
a)   Age As on 01-July-2023: The NCC cadets (including wards of Battle Casualties) must be within 19-25 years of age and should not have born earlier than 02-Jan-1998 and not later than 01-Jan-2004 (both these days are included for consideration).

b)   Educational Standards: The applicants must have a Degree of a recognized University or equivalent with aggregate of minimum 50% marks.

Those studying in third year are also allowed to apply provided they have secured minimum 50% aggregate marks in the first two years. Such students will need to secure overall aggregate of minimum 50% marks if selected in interview failing which their candidature will be cancelled. The candidate must possess Graduation Degree at the time of joining training at Officers Training Academy (OTA).

The candidates studying in the final year of graduation must pass Final Degree examination with minimum 50% marks before the commencement of the course and should be able to produce the degree within 12 weeks from the date of commencement of training at OTA. (Such candidates will be inducted for training at OTA on additional bond basis for recovery of the cost of training as notified from time to time as well as stipend and pay and allowances paid, in case  they fail to produce the requisite degree certificate).

c)   Service in NCC: Should have served for minimum two academic years in the senior Division of NCC and must have obtained minimum of ‘B’ Grade in ‘C’ Certificate Exam of NCC.

Note: NCC ‘C’ Certificate is not required for wards of Battle Casualties of Army Personnel provided they submit a letter certifying the casualty. Applicants under category of Wards of Battle Casualties to send their applications directly to Dte Gen of Recruiting/ Rtg-A, NCC Entry, AG’s Branch, IHQ of MoD (Army)’ West Block-III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066

Physical Fitness Standard and Physical Efficiency: As per service codes of Indian Army detailed at

Pay Packages and CTC: During Training Period at OTA, the candidates will received a stipend of Rs. 56100/- per month (Pay Matrix Level- 10 Rs. 56100-1,77.500/-)

These candidates will be receiving competent emoluments as per service rules, which include Basic Pay, DA, Grade Pay, Military Service Pay, House Rent Allowance and Transport Allowance. These rates are not statutory and are subject to change. Apart from this Indian Army also offers various other allowances and perks as per rules. Indian Army also provides free Medical Facilities for Self & dependents, Canteen facilities, Entitled Ration, Mess/Club/Sports facilities, Furnished Govt. Accommodation, Group Insurance, Car/ Housing Loan at subsidized rates.

Training: Total Training duration will be of 49 weeks at OTA, Chennai. On successful completion of which Candidates will be granted commission in the rank of Lieutenant. The final allocation of Arms/ Services will be made prior to passing out of Gentleman Cadets/ Lady Cadets from OTA.

The University of Madras will award “Post Graduate Diploma in Defense Management and Strategic Studies” to all cadets who successfully complete Pre-Commission Training at OTA, Chennai

Period of Probation: An officer will be on probation for a period of 6 months from the date he/she receives the commission.

Period of Service: An officer selected under this Special Entry Scheme, will be allowed to serve Indian Army for a Period of 10 years preliminary and thereafter with an extension of 4 years. (Total 14 years of service). Male Officers who are willing to continue services in Army after the expiry of 10 years in Short Service Commission may if eligible and suitable in all respects be considered for Grant of Permanent Commission in accordance with the relevant rules. Permanent Commission will  not be awarded to Female Officers.

Selection Procedure: The selection will be based on the following testing of eligibility: Short listing of Candidature, Service Selection Board (Interview/ Group Task/ Personality Test, etc.), Medical Board Examination, Announcement of Merit List

How to Apply: Apply Online Here Interested candidates are suggested to apply online through official website of Indian Army at

For complete detail on this recruitment please go through official recruitment advertisement here, Indian Army NCC_SPL_ENTRY_53_COURSE_MEN_AND_WOMEN_APRIL_2023

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