Exam Notification 2024

Different Entries through Which a Soldier can Become Officer in Indian Armed Forces (Service Entries)

Only the hardworking and lucky one’s gets the opportunity to be Armed Force personnel. There are many ways to join Indian Armed forces and one of them is through Non-Commissioned entries. These Non-commissioned officers are the lowest rank in all the three forces i.e. Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force. A soldier or sailor or Airman gets ample opportunity to grow, following the hierarchy of ranking present in these forces. You can learn about the ranking structure of these forces in our previous blogs or click https://blog.trishuldefenceacademy.com/about-armed-forces/ranking-system-in-indian-army/

A junior commissioned officer need to put their 4-5 years of service to get promoted to the next rank. It takes years for a non-commissioned officer to reach junior-commissioned level. Hence, their chances of becoming a Commissioned officer through promotions become nil.

Other than promotions Indian Armed Forces provide opportunities to the worthy and deserving soldiers in service to become officers. These are called as service entries. In this article we are going to provide you the details of such entries through which a soldier can become officer in Indian Armed Forces.

ACC – ARMY CADET COLLEGE

ACC entry is an Entry for candidates currently serving in Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian air Force. The nature of their training is similar to that of National Defence Academy.

ACC Examination Overview

Age 20 yrs – 27 yrs
Educational Qualification Passed 10+2 Examination
Service Must have served for at least 2 years
Marital Status Married/ Unmarried both can apply.
Exam Frequency Twice a year, Sep- Nov & March-May
Vacancies per course 75 seats per course
Training Academy IMA ( Indian Military Academy) ACC wing
Exam Procedure Written Exam – SSB Interview – Medical
Training Duration 4 years ( 3 years in ACC & 1 year in IMA)

PC (SL) – PERMANENT COMMISSION (SPECIAL LIST)

PC (SL) i.e. Permanent commission special entry is another service entry a bit different from AAC for JCO’s/NCOs and Ors :

Permanent Commission (Special List)

Age Maximum age 42 years, 45 years for Engineers & 45 years for IOB
Educational Qualification Passed 10+2 Examination and relevant technical degrees for technical stream
Service Minimum 10 years of service
Marital Status Married/ Unmarried both can apply.
Exam Frequency Once a year, In April – July
Vacancies per course 100 seats
Training Academy AEC Centre & College, Pachmarhi and IMA, Dehra Dun
Selection through SSB Interview
Training Duration Eight weeks at AEC Centre & College followed by four weeks training at IMA, Dehra Dun

SCO ENTRY – SPECIAL COMMISSIONED OFFICERS

SCO i.e. Special Commissioned entry is another ‘in service’ entry for the soldiers of Indian Armed Forces.

Permanent Commission (Special List)

Age 30yrs – 35 yrs
Educational Qualification Passed 10+2 Examination
Service Minimum 05 years of service
Marital Status Married/ Unmarried both can apply.
Exam Frequency Twice a year,  January and July
Vacancies per course 100 seats per course
Training Academy AEC Centre & College, Pachmarhi and OTA, Gaya
Selection through SSB Interview
Training Duration Eight weeks communication skill capsule at ACC Centre & College, Pachmarhi followed by one year at OTA, Gaya

CW ENTRY – COMMISSION WORTHY SCHEME

Indian Navy provides opportunity to sailors to become a commissioned officer.  These are commissioned worthy i.e. CW scheme and very rare SD scheme (Special Duties). Earlier SW scheme is known as the Upper Yardmen Scheme in which the candidates from lower deck will be selected to become officers.

Commissioned Worthy Scheme (CW)

Age For Non-Artificer sailors – Under 22.5 Years
For Artificers – Under 24 years
Educational Qualification Passed 10+2 Examination with Physics and Maths
Service A Non-Artificer sailor should have completed his induction training including 3rd class specialist qualification

An Artificer sailor should hold the rank of Artificer 5th class or higher

Marital Status Married sailors will not be allowed married accommodation nor are they allowed to live with their families while in training.

Unmarried will not be allowed to marry till they become Sub Lieutenants.

Exam Frequency bi-annually at six monthly intervals
Training Academy INA ( Indian Naval Academy) Ezhimala
Selection through Preliminary Screening (PSB) – Written Exam – SSB Interview
Training Duration 4 years

With the help of above mentioned entries, a worthy soldier may get a chance to be an Officer. So, all those soldier who thinks that they are capable to be an Officer in the Indian Armed Forces can try their luck by these vacancies.

Hope the information serves useful.

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