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Indian Army Recruitment; Application begins for Technical Graduate Course 2020

Indian Army Recruitment: Applications are invited from unmarried Male Engineering Graduates for 131st Technical Graduate Course (commencing in Jul 2020 at Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun) for permanent commission in the Indian Army. The online application process has begun and will conclude on November 14, 2019 at noon.


  • Last Date to Apply – November 14, 2019 at noon

Selected candidates will be granted Short Service Commission on probation in the rank of Lieutenant from the date of commencement of the course or the date of reporting at IMA, whichever is later and will be entitled to full pay and allowances admissible to Lieutenant during training period. Pay & allowances will be paid after successful completion of training. On successful completion of training, cadets will be granted Permanent Commission in the Army in the rank of Lieutenant.

40 posts are to be filled through technical graduate course (TGC) recruitment. Selected candidates will undergo training at the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun in July 2020. The candidates can apply at joinindanarmy.nic.in.

Candidates who have passed the requisite Engineering Degree course or are in the final year of Engineering Degree course are eligible to apply. The candidate studying in the final year of engineering degree course should be able to submit proof of passing by 01 Jul 2020 and produce the Engineering Degree Certificate within 12 weeks from the date of commencement of training at IMA.

The required branches of engineering include

  • Civil
  • Electrical / Electrical and Electronics
  • Architecture
  • Mechanical
  • Electronics & Telecom/ Telecommunication/ Electronics & Communication / Satellite Communication
  • Computer Sc & Engineering / Computer Technology/ Info tech/ M. Sc Computer Sc
  • Electronics & Instrumentation/ Instrumentation
  • Aeronautical/ Ballistics/ Avionics

Age Limit: The applicants should be at least 20 years old to be eligible to apply. The upper age limit is capped at 27 years


Interested candidates can check the official notification for full details before applying.

Integrated HQ of MoD (Army) reserves the right to shortlist applications and to fix cutoff percentage of marks for each Engineering discipline/stream.

After short listing of applications, the centre allotment will be intimated to the candidate via their email. After allotment of Selection Centre, candidates will have to login to the website and select their SSB dates which are available on a first come first served basis, up to a specified date as will be intimated on the websitewww.joinindianarmy.nic.in.

Candidates will be put through two stage selection procedure at the SSB. Those who clear Stage I will go to Stage II. Those who fail in Stage I will be returned on the same day. Duration of SSB interviews is five days, and details of the same are available at official website of joinindianarmy.nic.in. This will be followed by a medical examination of the candidates who get recommended after Stage II. 

Candidates recommended by the SSB and declared medically fit, will be issued Joining Letter for training in the order of merit, depending on the number of vacancies available, subject to meeting all eligibility criteria.

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