Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Age limit for entry into various entry schemes in Army


STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (c) OF LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2423 FOR ANSWER ON 11.3.2016
(a) In Army (excluding Army Medical Corps, Army Dental Corps and Military Nursing Service), as on 01.07.2015, against the authorized strength of 49,631 officers, held strength of officers was 40,525 with a shortage of 9,106 officers.
(b) Age limit for entry into various entry schemes in Army is as under:
S. No.Entry schemeAge limit
(i)National Defence Academy16½ to 19½ years
(ii)Combined Defence Services19 to 22 years
(iii)Technical Graduate Course Entry20 to 27 years
(iv)National Cadet Corps Special Entry
[Short Service Commission (Non Technical)]
19 to 25 years
(v)University Entry Scheme18 to 24 years (pre-final year)
19 to 25 years (final year)
(vi)Short Service Commission (Non Technical)19 to 25 years
(vii)Short Service Commission (Technical)20 to 27 years
(viii)10 + 2 (Technical Entry Scheme)16½ to 19½ years
(ix)Army Cadet College (from Other Ranks)20 to 27 years
(x)Special Commissioned Officers (from Other Ranks).28 to 35 years.
(c) Presently, there is no proposal to lower the age limit for entry of officers in Indian Army.

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