1. The Indian Army is looking for the best and the brightest LAW GRADUATES Married/Unmarried men and Unmarried women for grant of  Short  Service Commission  in the Indian Army for Judge Advocate General


  1. Vacancies. Men –  13, Women – 3.                     Conditions of Eligibility.
    • Nationality. Must be an Indian


  • Age Limit.   21  to  27  years as  on  01  Jan  2017 (Born not  earlier than  02 Jan 90 and not later than 01 Jan 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.


  • Educational Minimum 55% aggregate marks in LLB  Degree (three years course after graduation or five years course after 10+2 examination). The candidates should be  eligible for registration with Bar Council  of India/State. Candidate  should  be  from  a  College/University  recognized  by Bar Council of  India.

Note:- Candidates withdrawn from IMA/OTA/Naval Academy/ Air Force Academy on disciplinary ground are not eligible to   apply.

  1. Physical


  • Height & Weight. The minimum acceptable height and weight for men is 5 cms with correlated weight and for women  candidate  is  152  cm  and  42 kg. In case of candidates belonging to the North East and hilly  areas  like  Gorkhas, Nepalese, Assamese and Garhwalis, the height is  relaxed by  5  cms  and weight commensurate with reduced height. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height is reduced by    2cms.
  • Visual Standards. For  male candidate distance Vision (Corrected) better eye 6/6 and worse eye 6/18. Myopia should not be more than 5D and hypermetropia not more than 3.5D including Astigmatism. For women candidates the  minimum acceptable visual acuity are  Distant Vision(corrected) better eye  6/6, worse 6/18, Myopia of not more than minus 5.5 including  Astigmatism. Internal examination of the eye will be done by means of ophthalmoscope to rule out any disease of the eye. A candidate must have good binocular vision.  The colour vision standard will be  CP-III (Defective safe).   A  candidate should be   able to recognize red and green colours.   Candidates who have undergone or  have the evidence of having undergone Radial Keratotomy to improve the visual acuity will be permanently rejected. In order to detect PRK/LASIK all the candidates at SMB will be subjected to the measurement of Axial length by A-  Scan biometer. Candidates aged 20 years or above who have undergone Laser Surgery for correction of refractive error will be considered for  commission  in Army If they fulfill following criteria  : –


  • Uncomplicated stable LASIK/Excimer (PRK) laser procedure done Myopia or Hypermetropia, with stable refraction for a period of six months after the procedure.





  • A healthy


  • Corrected vision should be 6/6 in better eye and 6/9 in  worse eye, with maximum residual refraction of : ± 50 in any meridian for myopia or hypermetropia.


  • Axial length within permissible


  • Tattoo Policy.    For   details  on  the   Tattoo   policy,  please visit  our website –


  • A candidate must be in good physical and mental health free from any disability which is likely to interfere with the effective performance of


  • Prospective candidates are advised to exercise and keep themselves physically fit, in order to avoid any injury due to the rigorous physical  training

at Officer’s Training Academy ( OTA), Chennai. In order to be  able to  adjust to  the regime  the  candidates  are  advised  to  achieve  following   standards before joining the OTA, if finally   selected:-


  • Running 4 Km in 15 minutes. (ii) Push up –  13 Nos.

(iii)     Sit ups –  25 Nos. (iv)          Chin ups- 6  Nos.

(v)     Rope climbing –  3-4 meters.



  1. Method of  Selection:      The  Selection  process  to  be  followed    is  indicated below:-
    • Initial shortlisting of online applications will be done at Recruiting Directorate Army Headquarters and the decision of DG  Recruiting will be   In this regard no representation will be entertained.  Integrated  HQ  of  MoD  (Army) reserves the right to shortlist applications and to fix cutoff percentage of marks without assigning any reason. Details of  shortlisted applications shall be put up on the Directorate General of Recruiting website –


  • Candidates whose applications are found in order shall be detailed to  appear at the Service Selection Board on a  specified


  • Two Stage  Selection ProcedureTwo  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 fail to pass stage one will be returned on the same


  • Candidates who qualify stage one will be retained for stage –II test comprising of Group Test, Psychological Tests and  Interview which will extend  for a duration of 4 days(excluding stg-I day). Candidates who qualify Stg-II will submit self attested photo copy of educational documents mentioned in  Para 27  (a) to (g) to Selection Centre for completion of their    dossier/verification.


  • The candidates who qualify at the Service Selection Board and are found medically fit by a Medical Board will be placed in order of The  final  selection will be made in that order up to the number of  vacancies available at  that time.



  1. Entitlement for Travelling Allowances . Candidates  appearing  for  SSB interview for the first time for a particular type of commission shall be entitled to AC -III 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 travelling allowances on any subsequent

7.            Merit List:  It is to be noted that mere qualifying at the SSB interview does   not confirm final selection. A merit list is prepared purely on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in SSB interview and as such higher educational qualification, previous performances, NCC background, etc, have no role to play. Those high in the merit  list and  who come within the  stipulated  vacanci es,  and are medically fit, are issued joining instruction for pre-commissioning   training.

  1. The merit list of the recommended candidates will  be displayed at the reception   of Directorate General of Recruiting and Directorate General of Recruiting Website-
  2. Medical Examination: A candidate recommended by the Service  Selection  Board will undergo a medical examination by a Board of Service  Medical  Women candidate will undergo Medical Examination by a Medical Board comprising male/female doctors/specialist/gynecologist. There will be a Lady Medical Officer as member of the board. The  proceedings of  the  Medical Board  are confidential and  will not be divulged to anyone. However, candidates declared unfit will be intimated by the president of the Special Medical Board (SMB) regarding the procedure for request for Appeal Medical Board (AMB). Unfit Candidates should report for Appeal Medical Board (AMB) within a maximum period of 42 days. Candidates are  advised  in  their  own  interest to  appear for AMB  well in  time and should not wait  for the last date given by   the SMB.  Candidates are advised to  note that Recruiting Directorate has  no  role to  play in any of Medical Boards and procedure advised by the medical authorities  is  strictly to be adhered to. Candidates declared unfit by AMB will be intimated by the President, AMB about procedure to 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 will be considered medically fit only on receipt of the approved Medical documents from Directorate General Medical Services in Dte Gen of Rtg. Pregnancy, if detected at any stage, after selection at SSB or during training  will  debar  the  candidate from grant of  commission.


10.          Training and Prospects.


  • Selected candidates will be detailed for training at OTA, Chennai according    to their position in the final order of merit, up to the number  of  vacancies  available at the  time


  • Duration of training –  49 weeks at  OTA, On successful completion   of which candidates will be granted commission in the rank of Lt.


  • Candidates will neither be allowed to marry during the period of training nor will He/she be allowed to live with parents/Guardians.  Candidates  must  not marry until they complete the full training at the Officers Training A candidate, who marries subsequent to the date of his/her application, though successful at the Services Selection  Board  interview  or  medical  examination, will not be inducted for training. A candidate if he/she marries, while  under  training, shall be  discharged and will be  liable to refund all expenditure incurred  on him/her by the  government.




  • All candidates who successfully complete Pre-Commission training at  Officers Training Academy, Chennai will be awarded  “  Post Graduate Diploma in Defence Management and Strategic Studies” by University of


  1. On joining the Army, some of Personal Restrictions in Service will be imposed in accordance with Article 33 of Constitution of India as promulgated in the Army Act and Army Rules from time to


  1. Period of Probation. An Officer will be on probation for a  period of  6  months from the date he is granted the If he is reported on, within  the  probationary period, as unsuitable to retain his Commission, it may be terminated any  time whether before or after the expiry of the    probationary period.


  1. Liability of Service. Officers granted Short Service Commission are liable  to serve anywhere in India and


  1. Tenure of Engagement : Short Service Commission to Officers (Male  and Female) in the regular Army will be granted for 14 years i.e. for an initial period of 10 years extendable by a further  period of  04    Officers who  are  willing to  continue to serve in the Army after the expiry of period of ten years in  Short  Service Commission may, if  eligible and  suitable in  all respects,   be  considered for the grant  of permanent commission in the 10th year of their Short Service Commission in accordance with the relevant rules. Those SSC  officers, who are not selected for grant  of  PC  but are otherwise considered fit and suitable, will be  given options to continue    as SSCOs for a total period of  14  years (including the initial tenure of  10  years) on  expiry of which they will be released from the   Army.


15.          The Army Offers You.


  • Pay Scale and Promotion Criteria. The promotion from Lieutenant to Lieutenant Colonel is on time scale basis and thereafter on selection basis  subject to fulfillment of requisite service condition.  The  pay scale  and promotion criteria are as follows:  –


RankPay Band/ScaleGrade PayMSPRemarks
LieutenantPB-3/15600-3910054006000On Commission
CaptainPB-3/15600-3910061006000On completion of 2  years
MajorPB-3/15600-3910066006000On completion of 6  years
Lt ColonelPB-4/37400-6700080006000On completion of 13  years
ColonelPB-4/37400-6700087006000On selection basis subject to fulfillment of requisite service conditions.
Major GeneralPB-4/37400-6700010000Nil
Lt          General/HAG Scale67000-(annual increment @ 3%) – 79000NilNil
HAG + Scale*

*Admissible       to

1/3rd       of      total strength of Lt General

75500-(annual increment   @  3%)

– 80000

VCOAS/Army Cdr/Lt                     Gen (NFSG)80000 (Fixed)NilNil
COAS90000 (Fixed)NilNil




  • Allowances as applicable. The rates of allowances applicable to officer are as under: –


AllowancesTo Whom ApplicableRates
Fd Area AllowanceOfficers Posted to Fd  Area4200/-pm
High Altitude/Uncongentel climateOfficers posted in High Altitude/Uncongentel Climate11200/-pm
SiachenOfficers posted in  Siachen14000/-pm
Flying AllowanceOfficers  Posted   as                  Army Aviation9000/-pm
Parachute AllowanceOfficers  posted   in                  Active Parachute Bn/Regt1200/-pm
Special Force AllowanceOfficers Posted in Special Forces9000/-pm
Transport AllowanceOfficers  posted   in                  Peace Station3200   +    DA    Pm    in    A1/A

Cities and 1600  +  DA  Pm at Other Cities.

House Rent AllowancesTo   Officers  not       provided Govt Accommodation.10%-30%  of Basic  Pay (Pay Band + Grade Pay + MSP)
Kit Maint AllowanceAll Officers400/-pm
Uniform  Allowance              (Outfit Allowance)All OfficersInitial 14000/- and 3000/- every three years.
Qualification Pay/Grant for Service CoursesAll     Officers    undergoing specified courses6000-20000/-
Instructional AllowanceAll    Officers    posted    as instructors1800/-


Note:- In the case of allowances specific to Defence Forces, the rates of these allowances have been further enhanced by  50% as  Dearness allowance has gone up    by 100%.


  1. Cost to Company (CTC). The CTC for a Lieutenant would be approximately 70000/- 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.


  1. Privileges. In addition to the CTC mentioned above, Army provides free Medical facilities for self & dependents, Canteen facilities, Entitled Ration, Mess/ Club/Sports facilities, Furnished Govt Accommodation, Car/Housing Loan at subsidized


  1. Group Insurance. The Gentlemen/Lady cadets of OTA when  in  receipt  of stipend are insured for 60 lac with effect from 01 Oct  2015.  Those  who  get  medically boarded out of Academy on account of disability, the  disability  cover provided for 100 percent disability will be Rs.  25  lac  which is  proportionately reduced  up to Rs. 5 lac for 20 percent disability. However, for less than  20%  disability, no disability benefit is eligible but 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 benefit and Ex Gratia Grant. In addition, Gentleman/Lady cadet withdrawn on disciplinary grounds or as undesirable or voluntarily leaves the Academy will also not be eligible for disability benefits and Ex  Gratia Grant. Subscription at the rate of Rs. 5,000/- will have to be paid in advance on monthly basis by the Gentlemen/Lady cadets who are in receipt of stipend and will  become members of the main Army Group Insurance Scheme as applicabl e to regular Army Officers.




  1. 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        Leave during training period will be as per the Training Policy in force.


  1. Sports & Adventure : The Army provides facilities to pursue any sport of your In addition, one can learn and participate in adventure sports, such as River Rafting, Mountaineering, Hot air ballooning, Hand gliding, Horse Riding   etc.


  1. Physical Fitness: In OTA curriculum, a lot of emphasis is laid  on  Physical You are therefore, advised to remain fit through physical exercises, sports, running, swimming, etc  so that you meet training goals    successfully.


  1. Stipend/Pay During Training: During the period of  training the candidates will  be given stipend of 21000/- per month. The stipend will be converted to pay for all purposes on successful completion of  training and allowances admissible will be paid. On completion of training officers are commissioned as Lt and entitled to the pay scale   as given in Para 15  above.


  1. 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 No representation is tenable on this   account.


  1. Reserve Liability: SSC Officers on release before or on expiry of  contractual  length of  service will carry reserve liability to  serve Army for five  years plus two years  on voluntary basis or up to the age of 37 years for women and 40 years  for  men whichever is


  1. Cost of Training. The entire cost of  training  is  at  Government  In  case the GC is withdrawn from training academy due to reasons other than medical ground or the reasons not beyond his control, he will  be  liable  to  refund  cost  of training @ Rs 8785/-per week or as notified at that time, for the period of  his  stay at  OTA.


  1. HOW TO   APPLY:       Applications   will   only  be   accepted  online  on website”.

  • Open the website
  • Click on Officers Entry ‘ Apply/Login’ and then click  ‘Registration.
  • Follow onscreen instructions for Fill online Registration after reading instructions very carefully. After registration,  your  profile  will  open. Click on ‘Apply Online’ to process the application. A page ‘Officers Selection- Eligibility’ will open.
  • Your Registration details will confirm your eligibility to Click on ‘Apply’ and a page ‘Application Form’ will open.  Proceed with the application  as per onscreen instructions. Read onscreen instructions carefully and click ‘Continue’ to fill details under various segments- personal information, communication details, Education details and Details of previous SSB. ‘Save & Continue’ each time before you proceed to the next    segment.
  • After filling details of last segment you will move to a page ‘Summary of Information’, wherein you can check & edit entries you have made so Only after ascertaining the correctness of all your details click on ‘Submit’. After submitting click on ‘PDF’ and take out two copies  of  the  application  form  having the Roll Number and other details generated by the    system.

Note :- Details once submitted will NOT be changed under any  circumstance, and NO  representation in this regard shall be    entertained.





  • Any change in your postal address, telephone Number, etc after submission of application must be communicated by post duly quoting your Roll Number, name and course opted



  1. Please ensure correctness of your particulars while filling up online application form. No correspondence regarding amendment to particulars once filled up shall be entertained at any stage and the form shall be rejected.


  1. Candidates must submit only one online  application    Receipt  of  more than one application form from one candidate will result in rejection of candidature and no representation shall be entertained in this    regard.


27.        Documents to be carried to the Selection Centre by the candidate duly self attested:-

  • One copy of the Print out of application form duly signed and  self  attested photograph


  • Copy of Matriculation or equivalent certificate for pro of of (c) Copy of 12th Class Certificate &  Marks  sheet.
  • Copy of Graduation Degree/Provisional Degree (in case of three years   LLB

after graduation).


  • Copy of LLB Degree/Provisional


  • Copy of Marks sheets of all  years/Semesters.


  • Copy of registration with Bar Council of India/State/Certificate from college/University that the LLB Course in the  said  institution is  recognized by  Bar Council of


  • All above mentioned certificates are required in original. Originals will be returned after verification at the Service Selection Board Any candidate who does not carry the above documents for the SSB interview, his candidature will be  cancelled.


  • The second copy of the printout of online application is to be retained by  the candidate for his There is no need to send any hard copy to Directorate General Recruiting.


  • Variation, if any, in name and/or spelling as recorded in Matriculation or equivalent certificate and Graduation or equivalent certificate must be supported by an affidavit and Gazette notification authorizing the



  1. Change of Interview Dates.
    • Request for change of SSB interview dates will not be However under most unavoidable circumstances such a change may be considered based on the circumstances of the case. This will be an exception rather than the rule. Requests for such change duly supported by  relevant documents should be sent  to the Selection Centre from where the call-up letter for SSB Interview has been received and NOT to Directorate General of   Recruiting.




  • Candidates failing to intimate the reasons  alongwith supporting documents  for not attending SSB interview on the given date, to the selection Centre from where the call up letter was received, will not be afforded any further chance to attend SSB


(c)          No request for change of interview Centre will be  entertained under  any circumstances.


  1. Any ambiguity/false information/concealment of information detected in the certificates/application form/documents submitted by the candidate will result in cancellation of the candidature at any stage of  


  1. For more information/queries regarding allotment of Selection Centres, date of interview, merit list, joining instructions and any other relevant information please visit DG Rtg website or contact Tele No (011) 26173215 (between 2 PM to 5 PM Monday to Friday) Address:- Directorate General of Recruiting, AG’s Branch, IHQ of MoD (Army), West Block –III, RK Puram, New Delhi-110066.






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