Join Indian Military Academy (IMA) 2020

Applications are invited for TGC 131 Entry 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.

Eligibility For TGC 131 Entry :-

Nationality :-

A candidate must be unmarried male and 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. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, will attach such certificate alongwith the application.

Age Limit :-

20 to 27 years as on 01 Jul 2020. (Candidates born between 02 Jul 1993 and 01 Jul 2000, both dates inclusive).

Note: – The date of birth entered in the Matriculation/ Secondary School Examination certificate or an equivalent examination certificate only is accepted by this office. No other document relating to age will be accepted and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.

Educational Qualification :-

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 Engg degree course should be able to submit proof of passing by 01 Jul 2020 and produce the Engg Degree Certificate within 12 weeks from the date of commencement of training at IMA. Such candidates will be inducted on Additional Bond Basis for recovery of the cost of training at IMA as notified from time to time as well as stipend and pay & allowances paid.

Note:- Candidates must note that for induction to Pre Commission Training Academy, after final selection, the minimum educational qualification is passing BE/B.Tech degree in the Engineering streams as notified below at Para 3. Therefore, to become eligible for induction into TGC-131 course at IMA, Dehradun, candidates studying in final year of engineering must ensure that he submits the proof of his passing Engg degree exam by 01 Jul 2020 to Directorate General of Recruiting, failing which his candidature will be cancelled.

Vacancies In TGC 131 Entry :-

Candidates must note that only the Engineering streams and their acceptable equivalent streams, strictly as notified in the table below, will be accepted. Candidates with degrees in any other engineering stream(s) are not eligible to apply. Variation between the nomenclature of Engineering stream as given on the degree parchment / marksheet and that submitted by the candidate in his online application will result in cancellation of candidature.

Engineering Streams (Listed in AI) Equivalent Stream (AICTE Approved) Vacancy
Civil Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering ), Structural Engineering 8
Architecture Architecture Engineering 1
Mechanical Mechanical Engineering , Mechanical (Mechatronics) Engineering , Mechanical & Automation Engineering 4
Electrical / Electrical & Electronics Electrical Engineering , Electrical Engineering (Electronics & Power), Power System Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering 5
Computer Sc & Engg / Computer Technology/ Info Tech/ M. Sc Computer Sc Computer Engineering , Computer Science, Computer Science Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering , Information Science & Engineering 11
Electronics & Telecom/ Telecommunication/ Electronics & Comn/ Satellite Communication Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering , Telecommunication Engineering , Electronics & Communication Engineering , Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering 8
Electronics Power Electronics & Drives 1
Electronics & Instrumentation/ Instrumentation Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering, Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering , Electronics & Instrumentation & Control Engineering , Instrumentation & Control Engineering , Instrumentation Technology 1
Aeronautical/ Ballistics/ Avionics Aeronautical Engineering, Avionics Engineering 1
Total   40
Note 1 :- These vacancies are tentative and may be changed depending on organizational requirements.

Note 2 :- Recommended candidates of TGC-131st course (Jul 2020) whose merit is not within the number of allotted vacancies of respective Engineering streams, may be offered to join SSC(Tech) course (Oct 2020), subject to meeting all other eligibility conditions.

Type of Commission in TGC 131 Entry :-

Grant of Commission. Selected candidates will be granted Short Service Commission on probation in the rank of Lt 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 Lt during training period. Pay & allowances will be paid after successful completion of training.

Permanent Commission. On successful completion of training cadets will be granted Permanent Commission in the Army in the rank of Lt.

Ante Date Seniority. One year ante date seniority from the date of commission will be granted to Engineering Graduates of TGC Entry in the rank of Lt.

Training :-

  • Selected candidates will be detailed for training at Indian Military Academy, Dehradun according to their position in the final order of merit, engineering stream-wise upto the number of vacancies available at the time.
  • Duration of training – 49 weeks.
  • Candidates will neither be allowed to marry during the period of training nor he be allowed to live with parents/Guardians. Candidates must not marry until they complete the full training at the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. 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. A candidate, who marries subsequent to the date of his application, though successful at the Service Selection Board interview and medical examination, will not be inducted for training, and his candidature will be cancelled.

How to Apply :-

Applications will only be accepted online on website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in”. Click on ‘Officer Entry Apply/Login’ and then click ‘Registration’. Fill the online registration form after reading the instructions carefully. After getting registered, click on ‘Apply Online’ under Dashboard. A page ‘Officers Selection Eligibility’ will open. Then click ‘Apply’ shown against Technical Graduate Course. A page ‘Application Form’ will open. Read the instructions carefully and click ‘Continue’ to fill details as required under various segments. Personal information, Communication details, Education details and details of previous SSB. ‘Save & Continue’ each time before you go to the next segment. After filling details on the last segment, you will move to a page ‘Summary of your information’ wherein you can check and edit the entries already made. Then click on ‘Submit Now’ only after carefully ascertaining that the correct details have been filled in. Candidates must click ‘Submit Now’ each time they open the application for editing. The candidates are required to take out two copies of their application having  Roll Number, 30 minutes after final closure of online application on last day.

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