The final and pre final year students of Engineering can apply to Indian Army as an Officer through University entry scheme. This is a permanent commission into Technical services and branches of Army. It is open only for Male candidates and notification for the same is issued in May every year. This course commences in month of July at IMA Dehradun.
There are certain eligibility criteria to be fulfilled by candidates like:
- Age of the aspirants should lie between 19 and 25 years for Final year students. It should be between 18 and 24 years for Pre Final students.
- Only Final and Pre-Final year students of Engineering degree courses can apply for this entry
Applications are to be made in the format prescribed in notification and once duly completed, should be sent to respective Command Headquarters.
For selection, candidates are shortlisted after a preliminary campus interview. Selected candidates from here are sent for Service Selection Board (SSB) interview conducted for five days including psychological tests, group activities test, and personal interview.
The qualifying candidates are required to undergo a medical fitness test by the medical board of Army. On final selection, candidates are sent for pre commission training at IMA, Dehradun for duration of 12 months.