in January 2016 at Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun) and 46th Short Service Commission (Technical) Course
(commencing in April 2016 at Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai) for commission in the Indian Army in all Arms/Services.
2. Applications for both entries, viz, TGC-122 and SSC (T)-46 are invited on a common application form from candidates who meet the
requisite eligibility criteria as given in this notification, which will be applicable for both the entries subject to meeting the eligibility
conditions for the respective entries. The candidates may apply for one or both entries indicating their preference for the two entries in
the common application form. Candidates giving SSC (T) as their first choice will be considered as the only choice. The candidates shall be
shortlisted engineering stream/discipline wise based on the cut off percentage for the respective stream/discipline. The shortlisted
candidates shall appear for a common SSB at their allotted Selection Centres. A common merit list will be prepared engineering
stream/discipline wise for both the entries. Allotment of entry shall be based on merit and preference exercised. Candidates not getting
their first choice will automatically be considered for their second choice. Candidates not giving any second choice will be considered for
the only choice, if in merit, and will not have any claim on any other entry. The choice given at the stage of initial application will be final
and no change whatsoever will be entertained at a later stage. Choice of an entry where no vacancies are indicated for a particular
engineering stream will be considered as an invalid choice.
(a) Nationality: A candidate 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 and 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 Government of India.
Certificate of eligibility will however not be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.
(b) Age Limit: –
(i) 122nd Technical Graduate Course (TGC) : 20 to 27 years i.e, candidates born between 02 Jan 89 and 01 Jan 96, both dates
(ii) 46th Short Service Commission (Technical) Course (SSC (T)) : 20 to 27 years i.e, candidates born between 02 Apr 89 and 01 Apr
96, both dates inclusive.
NOTE : The date of birth accepted by the office is that entered in the Matriculation or an equivalent examination certificate. No other
document relating to age will be accepted and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.
(c) Educational Qualification: Candidates should have passed the requisite Engineering Degree or be in the final year of Engineering
Degree course. The candidates in the final year of Degree Course should complete all their examinations related to the degree, like,
written, practicals, viva-voce, projects, backlogs, etc prior to 01 Jan 2016 for TGC and 01 Apr 2016 for SSC (T). They should be able to
produce the Engineering Degree within 12 weeks from the date of commencement of training at IMA/OTA. Such candidates will be
inducted on Additional Bond Basis for recovery of the cost of training at IMA/OTA as notified from time to time as well as stipend and pay
& allowances paid, in case they fail to produce the requisite Degree Certificate.
Important Note: - Candidates must note that the minimum educational qualification for induction into TGC-122 and SSC (T)-46
Men is BE/B.Tech degree in the Engineering stream notified below. Therefore, to become eligible for induction into TGC-
122/SSC (T)-46 course, candidates studying in final year of engineering must complete all the formalities including viva voce etc
for award of qualifying BE/B.Tech degree before commencement of course (01 Jan 2016 for TGC Entry and 01 Apr 2016 for SSC
(T) Entry) failing which their candidature is liable to be cancelled.