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118TH TECHNICAL GRADUATE COURSE (JAN 2014)
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INDIAN ARMY RECRUITMENT
118TH TECHNICAL GRADUATE COURSE (JAN 2014)
Male Indian citizens eligible for grant of commission in the INDIAN ARMY subject to fulfilment of specified
conditions can apply.
Apply online only. Regestration for online Application through website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in will open
on15 May 2013 and will close on 13 Jun 2013 for both TGC (Engineering Graduates) and Army Education Corps (MA/M.Sc)
For eligibility conditions, terms and conditions, and other details, see employment news / Rozgar
samachar issue of 27 Apr 2013.
challenge the finding of AMB. Candidates will also be intimated that Review Medical
Board (RMB) will be granted at the discretion of DGAFMS based on the merits of
the case and that RMB is not a matter of right. Candidates wil l be considered
medically fit only on receipt of the approved Medical documents from Directorate
General Medical Services.
Note : Candidates are advised in their own interest to undergo a preliminary
medical check up for wax in ears, DNS, defective colour vision, over weight/under
weight, piles, gynaecomasties, tonsilitis and visicocle before reporting for the SSB
5. Training and Prospects : (a) Selected candiates for Technical Graduates
Course will be detailed for training at Indian Military Academy. Dehradun according
to their position in the final order of merit, discipline wise upto the number of
vacancies available at the time (b) Duration of training is one year (c) Engineering
Graduates will be granted Short Service Commission (on probation) and will be
entitled to full pay and allowances admissible to Lt during training period. Pay and
allowances will be paid after successful completion of training. (d) Candidate will
neither be allowed to marry during the period of training nor will he be allowed
to live with parents/Guardians. Candidates must not marry until they complete the
full training at the Indian Military Academy. A candidate, who marries subsequent
to the date of his application though successful at the Service Selection Board
interview or medical examination, will not be inducted for taining. A candidate if
he marries, while under training, shall be discharged and will be liable to refund
all expenditure incurred on him by the government.(e) Training at IMA is at Govt.
expense. (i) Engineering Graduates will be granted permanent commission in the
rank of Lt with one year antedate seniority from the date of granting commission.
(ii) Non-engineering Post Graduates applying for AEC will be Granted Permanent
Commission in the rank of Lt. However they are not entitiled to any ante date
seniority. (f) Ante Date Seniority. One year ante date seniority from date of
commission will be applicable only for Officers having Engineering Degree (BE/
B.Tech) from a recognized institution/university.
6. The final allocation of Arms/ Services will be made prior to passing out of
Gentlemen Cadets from IMA.
7. LIABILITY OF SERVICE: Officers may be granted commission in any arms/
services and wi ll be liable for service in any part of the world on selected
appointments as decided by Army Headquarters from time to time.
THE ARMY OFFERS YOU
8.(a) Pay Scale. The promotion from Lieutenant to Lieutenant Colonel is on time
scale basis and thereafter on selection basis subject to fulfillment of requisite
service conditions. The Pay Scale and promotion criteria is as follows:-
Note:- In the case of allowances specific to Defence Forces, the rates of these
allowances have been further enhanced by 25% as Dearness Allowances has
gone up by 50%
9. Cost to company (CTC). The CTC for a Lieutenant would be approximately
Rs.65000/- per month. This includes Basic Pay, DA, Grade Pay Military Service
Pay, Tech Pay, House Rent Allowance and Transport allowance. These rates are
not statutory and are subject to change.
10. Privileges. In addition to the CTC mentioned above, Army provides free
Medical Facilities for Self & dependents, Canteen facilities, Entitled Ration, Mess/
Club/Sports Faci lities, Furnished Govt Accommodation, Car/Housing Loan at
11. Army Group Insurance Fund. The Gentlemen Cadets of IMA in receipt of
stipend are insured for Rs 40 lac wef 01 Apr 2011. Those who get medically
boarded out of Academy on account of disability, the disability cover provided for
100 per cent disability will be Rs 20 lac which is proportionately reduced upto Rs
4 lac for 20 per cent disability. However, for less than 20 per cent disability, only
an Ex-Gratia Grant of Rs 50,000/- will be paid. Disability due to alcoholism, drug
addiction and due to the diseases of pre enrolment origin will not qualify for
disability benifit and Ex-Gratia Grant. In addition, Gentleman cadets withdrawn on
disciplinary grounds, expelled as an undesirable or voluntarily leaving the Academy
will also not be eligible for disability benifit and Ex-Gratia. Subscription at the rate
of Rs 4,000/- will have to be paid in advance on monthly basis by the Gentleman
Cadets in receipt of stipend and will become memebers of the main Army Group
Insurance Scheme as applicable to Regular Army Officers.
12. Leave Entitlements. On Commission, officers are entitled to 60 days annual
and 20 days casual leave every year (subject to service exigencies). They are
also entitled for 40% rail concession to any place and free travel (as per extant
rules) for self and family. Leave during training period will be as per the Training
Policy in force.
13. Sports & Adventure. The Army provides facilities to pursue any sport of
your liking. In addition, one can learn and participate in adventure sports, such
as river rafting, mountaineering, hot air ballooning, hang gliding, Horse Riding etc.
14. Physical Fitness. In Indian Military Academy curriculum, a lot of emphasis
is laid on Physical fitness. You are therefore, advised to remain fit through
physical exercises, sports, running, swimming, etc. so that you meet the training
15. STIPEND / PAY DURING TRAINING AT IMA: During the period of training the
candidates will be given a stipend of Rs. 21,000/- p.m. (Rs. 15,600/- as pay in
Pay Band Plus Grade Pay Rs 5,400/-). On completion of training Officers are
commissioned as Lt and entitled to the pay scale as given in para 8 above.
16. The final allotment of Arms/Service/Corps, at the time of passing out will be
the sole discretion of Integrated HQ, Min of Defence (Army) keeping in view the
existing policy. No representation is tenable on this account.
17. HOW TO APPLY (Only online): Applications will only be accepted on line for both
TGC and AEC. To do’ so the candidates needs to click on the “on line application”
button on website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in.
(i) The online form is self exlainatory please follow the instructions terms and conditions
given on the form.
(ii) Filling up of online Application: While filling online application it is advisable to
keep the relevant documents readi ly available as detai ls are to be f illed as per
matriculation and other educational certificates.Visit website joinindianarmy.nic.in
and proceed as follows:-
(a) Click on Officers Menu button. Go to How to apply button and then click apply
online for the particular entry on the home page.
(b) Fill the online registration form. Tips to assist in filling up fields have been
provided as you click on each field.
(c) Before clicking the submit button it should be checked whether all details
entered in the form are correct as you will not be able to make any corrections
after saving the record.
(d) After submitting the form and acknowledgement of successful submission
generated roll number and the buttons of print and save the application will
appear. It is advisible to first save the online appliation and then take a print out.
(e) After submitting online application, candidates are required to obtain two
copies of the application printout. One copy of the print out application duly
signed and affixed photograph attested by Gazzetted Officer there on and
attested copies of 10
Class Certificate, 12
Class certificate alongwith Degree/
Provisional Degree of B.E/B.Tech or marksheets of eight semesters of B. E/
B.Tech in case of TGC candidates, and alongwith MA/M.Sc degree/ provisional
degree and marksheets of MA/ M.Sc of all years/semesters in case of AEC
candidates, are to be sent by Regd Post to “Directorate General of Recruiting
(Rtg-6), TGC, Sectlon, West Block-III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066". The last
date of receipt of such printouts of online applications is 20 Jun 2013 while
forwarding these applications the words “Online application for TGC - 118 and
the Roll No.............“ or “ Online Application for AEC and the Roll No .........” as
the case maybe, must be written boldly outside the envelope. The second copy
of the printout of online application form and all the above certificates in
original alongwith two attested photocopies are to be carried to the selection
Centre by the candidate. Orginal wil be returned after verification by the selection
(f ) Candidates must submit· only one applicat ion. Receipt of mul tiple
applications from the same candidate will result in cancellation of candidature
18. Candidates are informed that in case of dispute, if any, the same will be subject to
19. Any change in your postal address after submission of application must be
communicated by post duly quoting your Roll No. name and course opted for.
20. Original certificates should not be attached with the application form. Directorate
General of Recruiting, Adjutant General’s Branch, Integrated Headquarters, Ministry
of Defence (Army) will not take responsibility for loss of original certificates, if
attached with application. Photo should be pasted and not stapled. Attestation
made on the backside of the photo will not be entertained.
(a) Matriculation Certificate issued by the Board concerned (CBSE/State Boards/
(CSCE) in which date of birth is reflected and no subsequent request for change
in Date of Birth will be considered or granted. (Admit Card/ Marksheet/ Transfer/
Leaving Certificate etc. are not acceptable) (b) Either the original Degree certificate
for BE/B Tech or independent marksheet of all years/semesters/parts of Engineering
Degree for those candidates who have already passed. (c) For those who are in final
year/semester/certificate from the principal/Head of the Institution stating that the
candidate is in final year and final exam’s will be over before 01 Jan 2014 (for
TGC Engineering candidates). AEC Candidates are to attach copy of MA/ M.Sc
degree/provisional degree and the mark sheets of all semesters/years of post
Note: The application as forwarded in response to the above advertisement is valid
for 118th TGC only and will not be considered for any other course whatsoever.
21. IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS
(a) Application must be sent in the format given in Army Website
www.joinindianarmy.nic.in. The application will be screened and shortlisted based
on aggregate percentage of marks obtained by candidates at Integrated Defence
Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Army) and the candidate thereafter will be detailed
for SSB. (b) Application must be accompanied by attested (By a Gazetted Officer of the
Central/State Govt/1 st Class Magistrate ete.) photocopies of 10
class certificate issued
by the Board concerned (CBSE/State Boards/ICSCE) in which date of birth is reflected
for proof of date of birth (Admit card/Marksheet/Transfer/Leaving Certificate etc. are not
acceptable for proof of date of birth) and 10+2 certificate and Marksheet for proof of
education. Revised marksheets issued by a Board/ University after last date of receipt/
application will not be accepted for this course. However, the same will be accepted for
the subsequent course. (c) Shortlisted candidates will be detailed to undergo SSB
interview from Sep / Oct 2013 onwards. No compensation will be paid in respect of any
injury sustained as a result of test conducted at SSB . All application received late or
incomplete wi ll be rejected outright. No intimation will be given to the candidate in
writing or verbally to submit fresh application/certificate or any other required documents.
(d) Allotment of selection centres and SSB interview schedule will also be displayed
regularly on website joinindianarmy.nic.in (e) Candidates withdrawn from NDA, OTA,
IMA Naval Academy, Air Force Academy on disciplinary grounds are not eligible to
apply. (f) Final meri t list will be displayed at the notice board of Rtg Dte, (Off icer
Selection), DG Rtg, West Block-III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi PIN-110066 as well as Indian
Army, Recruiting Directorate’s website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in before induction for
pre-commissioning training. For any queries regarding SSB interview centre, call up
detai ls, reporting date and mer it list, contact : 01126173215 or visi t
22. CHANGE OF INTERVIEW DATES: Request for change of SSB interview date should
be avoided. However under most unavoidable circumstances, such change may be
considered based on the circumstances of the case. This will be an exception rather the
rule. Request for such change should be forwarded to Selection Centre from where the
call up letter for SSB interview has been received and not to Directorate General
Recruiting. The Selection Centre may Permit change of date at their discretion.
23. REASONS FOR REJECTION OF APPLICATION:
(a) Printout of online applications not received by due date alongwith attested copies
(b) Candidates not signed in signature block of printout.
(c) Incomplete applications in any respect and/or without copies of requisite certificate(s).
Documents submitted at a later stage will not be entertained.
(d) Variation in names and spellings as recorded in application/Matric or equivalent
certificate not supported by affidavite. (e) Non-attached of copy of 10
for age proof and 12
class Marksheet for proof of PCM% duly attested by a Govt.
Gazetted Officer. No other certificate is valid for authentication of age. (f) Without
photograph Attested by Gazetted Officer affixed on application form (g) Application not
signed by Candidate (h) Submission of more than ONE application. (i) Non-receipt of
applications on/before due date of submission of applications (j) Any ambiguity/erasures/
unattested cuttings/false information/concealment of information detected in the above
certificate will result cancellation of the candidature at any stage of selection.
24. ENTITLEMENT FOR TRAVELLING ALLOWANCE: Candidates appearing for SSB
Interview for the first time for a particular type of commission, shall be entitled for ACIII
Tier to and fro railway fare or bus fare including reservation cum sleeper charges within
the Indian limits. Candidates who apply again for the same type of commission will not
be entitled to traveling allowances on any subsequent occasion.
25. For queries contact Recruiting Directorate telephone Nos.: (011) 26173215,
between 1400 hrs to 1700 hrs.
26. Registration for online application will open on 15 May 2013 and will be closed
on 13 Jun 2013.
Note: For all querries regarding allotment of centres, date of interview,
merit l ist, joining instructions and any other relevant information
regarding selection process, please visit Army website
TECHNICAL GRADUATE COURSE (TGC-118)(JAN 2014)
1. Applications are invited from Male Married/Unmarried Engineering Graduates from
recognised University including temporary Central/State Govt. servants, serving personnel
of the regular Army and Territorial Army (including of ficers of Territorial Army) and
serving personnel of Navy and Air Force for grant of permanent commission in the Indian
(a) Disciplinewise vacancies are as given below:-
Note : NO DEVIATION FROM ABOVE QUALIFICATIONS IS ACCEPTABLE. CLAIMS OF
COURSE CONTENT/SIMILAR STREAM WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. These vacancies are
tentative and may be changed depending on availability.
(b) Age Limit:
(i) For Engineering Graduates -20 to 27 yrs (Born between 02 Jan 87 and 01 Jan 94).
(ii) For AEC - 23 to 27 yrs (Born between 02 Jan 87 and 01 Jan 91).
(c) Educational Qualification: (i) For Engineers. Candidates studying in the Final Year
of Engineering Degree and who are quali fied graduates of the Degree Course in
Engineering will be eligible to apply. The qualified graduates of the Degree Course
must possess Engineering Degree at the time of joining training. The candidates studying
in the final year of Degree Course, if not already in possession of the Degree Certificate
should be able to produce the Engineering Degree within 12 weeks from the date of
commencement of training at IMA. Such candidates will be inducted for training at IMA
on Additional Bond Basis for recovery of the cost of training as notified from time to time
as well as stipend and pay & allowances paid, in case they fail to produce the requisite
Important Note :- Candidates must note that the minimum educational qualification for
induction into TGC - 118 course is BE/B.Tech degree in the engineering stream notified
in Para (1) above. Therefore, to become eligible for induction into TGC - 118 course,
candidates studying in final year of engineering must complete all the formlities including
viva voce etc for award of quali fying BE/B.Tech degree before commencement of
course, failing which their candidature is liable to be cancelled.
(ii) For Army Education Corps. MA/M.Sc Degree in 1
division from a university
recognized by AIU in English/Economics/history/Geography/Pol Science/Psycology/
Arabic. Final year appearing candidates are not eligible for Army Education Corps (AEC).
2. CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY
(a) Nationality: A candidate must either be (i) a citizen of India or (ii) a subject of
Nepal or (iii) a subject of Bhutan or (iv) Tibetan origin but of Indian domicile, whose
parents entered India as refugees pr ior to 1st January 1962 wi th intention of
Permanently settling in India. (v) a person of Indian or igin who migrated from
Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and East African countries like Kenya, Uganda, United
Republic of Tanzania, Zambi, Malawai, Zaire, Ethopia 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 the Government of India. Certificate of eligibility will however
not be necessary in the case of candidate who are Gorkhas subject of Nepal.
(b) Candidates wi thdrawn from IMA/OTA/Naval Academy/Air Force Academy on
disciplinary grounds are not eligible to apply.
(c) Physical Standards:
(i) Height & Weight: The minimum acceptable height and weight for men is 157.5
cms with correlated weight. In case of candidates belonging to the North East and
hilly areas like Gorkhas, Nepalese, Assamese and Garhwalis, the height will be
relaxed by 5 cms and weight commensurate with reduced height. In case of candidates
from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2cms.
(ii) Visual Standards: The minimum acceptable visual acuity are: Distant vision
(corrected) better eye 6/6, worse 6/18, Myopia of not more than minus 3.5 including
Astigmation. Candidates who have undergone or have evidence for having undergone
Radial Karatotomy to improve the visual acuity wi ll be permanently rejected.
Candidates who have undergone Lasik Surgery for Correction of reflective error are
(iii) Permanent Body Tattoos: Permanent body tattoos are only permitted on inner
face of forearm i.e. from inside of elbow to the wrist and on the reverse side of palm/
back (dorsal) side of hand. Permanent body tattoos on any other part of the body
are not acceptable and cadidates will be barred from further selection. Tribes with
tattoos marks on the face or body as per their existing custom and traditions will be
permitted on a case to case basis.
(iv) To pass fit, a candidate must be in good physical and mental health free from
(v) Prospective candidates are advised to exercise and keep themselves physically
fit, in order to avoid any injury due to the rigorous physical training at Indian Military
Academy. In order to be able to adjust to the regime there candidates are advised
to achieve following standards before joining the IMA, if f inally selected:- (a)
Running 2.4Km in 15 minutes (b) Push ups - 13 Nos (c) Sit ups - 25 Nos
(d) Chin ups - 6 Nos (e) Rope climbing - 3-4 metres.
3. METHOD OF SELECTION:
(a) Shortlisting of Applications and SSB Interviews: Integrated HQ of MoD (Army)
reserves the right to shorlist applications and to fix cutoff percentage of marks without
assigning any reason. Initial checking of applications will be done at Directorate
General Recruiting, Army HQs. Only shorlisted eligible candidates depending on
aggregate percentage of marks scored will be called for and assessed under aegis
of Selection Centres, namely Allahabad (UP), Bhopal (MP) and Bangalore (Karnataka)
by Psychologist, Group Testing Officer and Interviewing Officer. Candidates will not
be interviewed locally. Allotment of Selection Centre is at the discretion of Army
Headquarters and no requests of changes are entertained in this regard.
(b) Two Stage Select ion Procedure: Two stage selection procedure based on
Psychological Aptitude Test is held at Selection Centres. All the candidates will face
stage one test on first day of reporting at Selection Centres. The candidates who
qualify in stage one will be admitted to the second stage/remaining tests. Those who
fail to pass stage one will be returned on the same date.
(c) MERIT LIST: IT IS TO BE NOTED THAT MERE QUALIFYING AT THE SSB INTERVIEW
DOES NOT CONFIRM FINAL SELECTION. A MERIT LIST IS PREPARED FOR EVERY
QUALIFICATION SUBJECT SEPARATELY PURELY ON THE BASIS OF MARKS OBTAINED
BY THE CANDIDATES AT SSB’S INTERVIEW AND AS SUCH HIGHER EDUCATIONAL
QUALIFICATIONS, PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES, NCC BACKGROUND ETC HAVE NO
ROLE TO PLAY. THOSE HIGH IN THE MERIT LIST AND WHO COME WITHIN THE
STIPULATED VACANCIES, AND ARE MEDICALLY FIT ARE ISSUED JOINING INSTRUCTION
FOR PRECOMMISSIONING TRAINING.
(d) The merit list of the recommended candidates will be displayed at the reception
of DG RTG and its Website i.e. www.joinindianarmy.nic.in.
Candidates, who do not figure in the Merit List of TGC, may be offered SSC(T) if
vacancies exist after allotment to all eligible SSC(T) candidates.
4. MEDICAL EXAMINATION: A candidate recommended by the Service Selection
Board will undergo a medical examination by a Board of Service Medical Officers.
The proceedings of the Medical Board are confidential and will not be divulged to
anyone. However, candidates declared unfit by the Special Medical Board (SMB) will
be intimated by the president of the Medical Board. The procedure for request for
Appeal Medical Board (AMB) will also be intimated to the candidates. Unfit candidates
should report for AMB within a maximum period of 42 days. Candidates are advised
to note that Recruiting Directorate has no role to play in Appeal Medical Boards and
procedure advised by the medical authorities is to be strictly adhered to. Candidates
declared unfit by AMB will be intimated by the President, AMB about procedure to
REGISTRATION FOR ONLINE APPLICATION WILL OPEN ON 15 MAY
2013 AND WILL CLOSE ON 13 JUN 2013
RANK PAY BANDS/SCALE GRADE PAY MSP
LIEUTENANT PB-3/15600-39100 5400 6000
CAPTAIN PB-3/15600-39100 6100 6000
MAJOR PB-3/15600-39100 6600 6000
LT COLONEL PB-4/37400-67000 8000 6000
COLONEL PB-4/37400-67000 8700 6000
BRIGADIER PB-4/37400-67000 8900 6000
MAJOR GENERAL PB-4/37400-67000 10000 NIL
LT GENERAL / 67000 - (annual NIL NIL
HAG SCALE increment @ 3%) -
HAG + Scale * 75500 - (annual NIL NIL
*Admissible to increment @ 3%) -
1/3rd of total 80000
strength of Lt Gens
VCOAS / Army 80000 (fixed) NIL NIL
Cdr / Lt Gen
COAS 90000 (fixed) NIL NIL
(b) Allowances as applicable -The rates of allownaces appliable to officers
are as under:-
Allowances To Whom Applicable Rates
Hard Area Allowance Officers Posted in Hard Area 6750PM
(25% of Basic pay)
High Attitude/ Officers Posted in
Uncongeniel High Attitude/ 11200/-
Cl imate Uncongeniel Climate
Siachen Officers Posted in 14000PM
Highly active Field Officer Posted at Highly 6780PM
Area Al lowance Active Field Area
Field Area Allowance Officer Posted at Field Area 4200PM
Modified Field Area Officer Posted at Modified 1600PM
Al lowance Field Area
Flying Pay Officers Posted 9000PM
as Army Aviators
Parachute Pay Officers Posted in 1200PM
Active Parachute BNs/Regt
Special Forces Officers posted in 9000PM
Al lowance Special Forces
Transport Officers Posted in Rs3200/-+DA PM in
Al lowance Peace Stations A1/A cities and
Rs 1600+DA PM at
House Rent To officers not provided 10-30% of Basic Pay
Al lowance Govt.Accommodation (Pay Band + Grade
Pay + MSP)
Kit Maint Allowance All officers 400PM
Uniform Allowance All officers Intial 14000/- and
(Outfit Allowance) 3000 every There Years
Qualification Pay/ All officers undergoing Rs 6000 to 20000/-
Grant forService specified cources
Instructional All Officers Posted as 1800/-
Al lowance Instructors
Civi l 15
Electrical/Electrical & Electronics 10
Automobile/Workshop Technology 02
Computer Sc & Engg/Computer Technology/Info Tech / M.Sc
Computer Sc 06
Electronics & Telecom/Telecommunication/Electronics &
Comn/Satelli te Communication 10
Electronics/Opto Electronics/Fibre Optics/Micro Electronics &
Electronics & Instrumentation/Instrumentation 03
Architecture/Building Construction Technology 02
Food Tech/Bio Tech/Bio Medical Engg 02
Chemical Engg 02
Metallurgy & Explosives/Metallurgical Engg 01
Industrial/Manufacturing Engg/Industrial Engg & Mgt/Production 02
FOR ARMY EDUCATION CORPS (MEN)
MA/M.Sc in English/Economics/history/Geography/Pol Science/
Psycology/Physics/Chemistry/Maths/Compurter Science/Chinese/ 20
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