Indian Army NCC Special Entry Scheme 2018 - Eligibility,Dates, Application

Indian Army Recruitment 2018 - NCC Special Entry Scheme April 2018 - 43rd Course


Applications are invited from married/unmarried male and unmarried female candidates and also from Wards of Battle Casualties of Army Personnel, for grant of Short Service Commission (Non Technical) in the Indian Army under NCC Special Entry Scheme 43rd Course - April 2018


Eligible candidates can apply online from 25th Jul to 23rd August 2017. Other details like age limit, selection process, application fee and how to apply are given below.


Details of Vacancies

Vacancies Detail for NCC Special Entry Scheme 43rd Course - Apr 2018


a) NCC Men - 54 (50 for Gen Category and 05 for Wards of Battle Casualties of Army Personnel only)


b) NCC Women - 04 (10% vacancies of Women are reserved for Wards of Battle Casualties of Army Personnel only)


Important Dates


Start Date for submission of Applications: 25th July 2017


Last Date for Submission of Applications: 23rd August 2017 for NCC holding Candidates and 29th August 2017 for Ward of Battle casualties of Army Personnel



Nationality: A candidate 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 the Govt. of India


Certificate of eligibility will however, not be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal


Candidates withdrawn on disciplinary ground from NDA, IMA, OTA or any other Service Training Academy are NOT eligible to apply


Age Limit

For NCC candidates (including wards of Battle Casualties) 19 to 25 years as on 01st Jan 2018 (born not earlier than 02nd Jan 1993 and not later than 01st Jan 1999)


Educational Qualifications

a) For NCC 'C' Certificate Holders: Degree of a recognized University or equivalent with aggregate of minimum 50% marks taking into account marks of all the years. Those studying in final year are also allowed to apply provided they have secured minimum 50% aggregate marks in the first two/three years. Such students will need to secure overall aggregate of minimum 50% marks if selected in interview failing which their candidature will be cancelled


The candidate must possess graduation degree at the time of joining training at OTA, Chennai

(ab) Service in NCC: Should have served for minimum two academic years in the senior Division/Wing of NCC


(ac) Grading: Should have obtained minimum of ‘B' Grade in ‘C’ Certificate Exam of NCC


b) For Ward of Battle Casualties of Army Personnel: Degree of a recognized University or equivalent with aggregate of minimum 50% marks taking into account marks of all the years (NCC 'C' certificate not required)


Applicants under category of Wards of Battle Casualties to send their applications direct to Dte Gen of Recruiting/ Rtg-A, NCC Entry, West Block-III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066


Eligibility for wards of battle casualties and also document to be attached along with the application form are as under


Physical Standard

(i) Male Candidates: Height - 157.5 cm


(ii) Female Candidates: Height -152 cm; Weight - 42 kg


Cut-off in Physical Standards: For candidates belonging to certain categories/ communities or of certain States/Areas; the cut-off in such candidate’s Height/ Chest’s measurement will be as per Govt. norms. Please see officially released advertisement for more details


Candidates must be physically fit according to the prescribed physical standards; the guidelines for the same are available at official website of Directorate General Recruiting


Selection Process

Selection of the candidates will be through SSB Interview and Medical Examination


(a) All applications are to be forwarded to Rtg. Directorate (NCC Entry) through HQ DG NCC. The NCC Units/Gp HQs will forward the applications to State Directorates who in turn will forward the same to HQ DG NCC


(b) Thorough Screening/Short-listing of applications based on qualifications of the candidates will be carried out by the NCC Directorates & HQ DG NCC

Interview will be held at Allahabad (UP), Bhopal (MP), Bangalore (Karnataka), Kapurthala (PB)


Exact Date, Time and Venue for exam/interview will be intimated to the eligible candidates in due course as well as such information will be also available in the official website of Indian Army



Interested and eligible candidates may apply online only through the official website of Indian Army (See Application form’s link given below) from dated 25th July 2017 to 23rd August 2017


Upon successful submission of online application form, the system generated Registration/ Acknowledgement Slip with unique registration number will appear on the computer screen. Candidates must printout it for future correspondence. Print-out/hard copy or documents to anywhere at this stage


All the verification will be done in due course


Applicants under category of Wards of Battle Casualties may send their applications to Directorate General of Recruiting/ Rtg-A, NCC Entry, AG’s Branch, IHQ of MoD (Army)’ West Block-III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066


For detailed instruction on how to apply online, please go through the officially released advertisement (See below given link/ PDF file for more details)



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