Indian Army is the biggest section of the Indian Armed Forces. SSC conducts the selection process on behalf of the Indian Army twice a year for unmarried male and female aspirants for the Indian Army's Special Entry Scheme. Defence aspirants with NCC C Certificate can apply for the latest NCC C Certificate Special Entry to join Indian Army as an officer. NCC Special Entry is short service commission entry for the NCC Cadets. Applicants can apply for the exam in online mode through the official website.
Short Service Commission (NCC) Conducting Body:
SSC organizes the selection process for the recruitment of eligible and unmarried male and female applicants for the Indian Army's Special Entry Scheme. Desiring aspirants including wards of battle casualties of army personnel can also apply for the Indian Army NCC Recruitment.
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Short Service Commission (NCC) Selection Procedure:
For SSC NCC (SPL) Entry Posts:
Shortlisted applicants are called for Interviews.
Short Service Commission (NCC) Eligibility Criteria:
An applicant must either be: (i) A citizen of India, or (ii) A national from Bhutan, or (iii) A national from Nepal, or (iv) a Tibetan expatriate who came over to India before the 1st of January 1962 with the purpose of lastingly dwelling in India or (v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, and East African countries of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, Zaire and Ethiopia and Vietnam with the purpose of lastingly dwelling in India.
Provided that an applicant of categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of qualification has been issued by the Govt. of India
Certification of eligibility will, however, not be significant in the case of applicants who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal
Candidates banned on disciplinary ground from NDA, IMA, OTA or any other Service Training Academy are NOT suitable to apply.
For NCC 'C' Certificate Holders:
Degree of an acknowledged University or equivalent with a total of at least 50% marks taking into account marks of all the years.
Should have worked for at least two academic years in the senior Division/Wing of NCC.
Should have secured at least of 'B' Grade/'C' Certificate Exam of NCC.
For Ward of Battle Casualties of Army Personnel.
The degree of a recognized University or equivalent with aggregate of minimum 50% marks taking into account marks of all the years.
It must be between 19 to 25 Years.
Short Service Commission (NCC) FAQs:
Ques 1. I have NCC C certificate with C grade, am I eligible for army NCC special entry scheme SSC or not?
Ans: No, to apply NCC Entry SSB, you need to have a minimum grade of A or B. You are at grade C which doesn't qualify you to apply for NCC special entry scheme.
Ques 2. Is the Army NCC C certificate applicable for naval entry?
Ans: No. Any NCC cadet with a C certificate from Army/Navy/Air force can only apply for NCC special entry in Army. For Navy, the cadet should be a Naval wing NCC cadet also must have a B.Tech degree. No 3-year degrees like B.Sc, BA are allowed. No cadet with Army/Airforce certificate can join Navy through NCC special entry. For IAF, one should have an Airwing C cert, and any degree is applicable. No Army/ Navy certificate holders can apply.
Ques 3. Will NCC help in a short services commission in the Indian Army?
Ans: With NCC C cert ( with minimum B grade ) you are excused from written exams i.e CDSE and directly qualified for SSB for SSC ( Short Service Commission ) 10+4 years with the further possibility for opting PC ( Permanent Commission depending on one's merit ).
You will get the training for SSC ( Army ) at OTA Chennai ( Officers Training Academy ).
Ques 4. What is the percentage of Short Service Commission (SSC) Officers get Permanent Commission (PC) in Army Navy and Air Force?
Ans: There is no fixed percentage of SSC Officers who get PC. It depends mostly on the number of vacancies.
Ques 5. What do short service commission officers do after they get out of the army?
Ans: In Short Service Commission you have the option to join the Army and serve as a Commissioned Officer for 10/14 years. At the end of 10 yrs, you have 2 options. Either select for a Permanent Commission or opt-out or have the alternative of 4 years extension. They can quit at any time during this period of 4 yrs extension.
Ques 6. What is the required percentage in graduation to get a call letter for NCC special entry scheme?
Ans: NCC allows special entry to the C Certificate holding cadets who hold the grading of Aye or Bee in NCC C certificate and hold a Graduate degree with above 50% marks. Air force special entry- The percentage expected in graduation is 60%
Ques 7. How many applicants can apply for NCC special entry scheme?
Ans: Ans: NCC MEN. 50 (45 for General Category and 05 for Wards of Battle Casualties of Army personnel only). NCC Women. 05 (04 for General Category and 01 for Wards of Battle Casualties of Army personnel only)
Ques 8. What are the terms and conditions of the service?
Ans: Officers (Male & Female) ARE responsible to work for ten years. The said tenure, however, may be extendable by an additional period of four years subject to their opting for the same and found qualified and fitting for extension of service as per terms of commitment issued from time to time. Officers who are anxious to apply for Permanent Commission may be acknowledged for the same in the 10th year of service following the eligibility and suitability as per the terms of commitment issued from time to time.
Ques 9. How can a candidate apply for the exam?
Ans. The candidates can apply through the official website.
Ques 10. Any graduate can apply for this exam?
Ans. Go through the educational qualifications section given above.
Conclusion: Aspirants eager to make their careers in the Indian Army have a good chance through this exam. This exam presents such a nice opportunity for eligible and desiring to make their futures bright. Aspirants must take the benefit of this opportunity. The team of estudentbook wishes you all the best for your upcoming future.