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Indian Army Recruitment for 49th NCC Entry Scheme 2021 for Men and Women (April)

Indian Army NCC Special Entry Scheme 2021 - Indian Army has issued NCC Special Entry Scheme 2021 notification  for selection into 49th NCC Special Entry Scheme Apr 2021 (Men & Women) Course including Wards of Battle Casualties of Army Personnel vacancies and invites online applications from Male and Female applicants and also from Wards of Battle Casualties of Army Personnel for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in the Indian Army. Course will commence in April 2021
Check out complete details of Indian Army NCC Special Entry Scheme 2021 like vacancy, eligibility, educational qualification, age limit, selection process, application form, exam date, last date, pay scale for NCC Special Entry Scheme 2021.

Vacancy Details


50 (45 for General Category and 05 for Wards of Battle Casualties of Army personnel only)

NCC Women

05 (04 for General Category and 01 for Wards of Battle Casualties of Army personnel only)

Total Vacancy

55 Posts

Indian Army NCC Special Entry Scheme 2021 Important Dates



Online Application Starts from

30th December 2020

Last Date for Submission of Online Application

28th January 2021

NCC Special Entry 2021 Exam Date

To be announced

Date of Result

To be announced

Eligibility Criteria for Indian Army NCC Special Entry Scheme 2021

Candidates withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from NDA, IMA, OTA or any other Service Training Academy are NOT eligible to apply.


A candidate must either be:


A citizen of India, or


A subject of Bhutan, or


A subject of Nepal, or


 Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st of January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India


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 Ethiopia 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

Age Limit

  1. For NCC applicants (including wards of Battle Casualties) 19 to 25 years as on 01st Jan 2021 (born not earlier than 02nd Jan 1996 and not later than 01st Jan 2002, both dates inclusive).

Educational Qualifications


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 an overall aggregate of minimum 50% marks if selected in an interview failing which their candidature will be cancelled. The candidate must possess a graduation degree at the time of joining training at OTA, Chennai.

Service in NCC

Should have served for a minimum of two academic years in the senior Division/Wing of NCC.


Should have obtained minimum of ‘B' Grade in ‘C’ Certificate Exam of NCC

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).

 Physical Standard

Male Candidates

Height - 157.5 cm

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 measurement will be as per Govt. norms. Please see the 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 the official website

Indian Army NCC Special Entry Scheme 2021 Application Process


Interested and eligible applicants may apply online only through the official website of Indian Army (See Application form link given below) from dated 30th December 2021 to 28th January 2021


Applications will only be accepted online on the website No offline applications will be accepted.


Upon successful submission of the online application form, the system generated Registration/ Acknowledgement Slip with unique registration number will appear on the computer screen.


Candidates must take a printout for future correspondence. Print-out/hard copy or documents to anywhere at this stage.


Applications reaching after the last date will NOT be accepted.


Documents to be carried to the Selection Centre by the candidates duly self attested:


One copy of the application form duly signed and self attested, photograph affixed


Copy of Matriculation or equivalent certificate issued by the concerned Board of education (for proof of age) and Class X Marks Sheet


Copy of 12th Class Certificate & Marksheet


Copy of Graduation Degree/Provisional Degree


Copy of Marks Sheets of all years/semesters


Copy of NCC `C’ Certificate (Not required from Wards of Battle Casualties)

Selection Procedure


Selection of the candidates will be through SSB Interview and Medical Exam.


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.


Thorough Screening/Shortlisting 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 also be available in the official website of Indian Army

 Medical Examination


Medical Standards and procedure of Medical Examination for SSC NCC (Spl) Entry-49 (Men & Women) Course (Apr 2021) as applicable are given at Appendix

Pay Scale

Lieutenant - Level 10


Captain - Level 10B


Major - Level 11


Lt Colonel - Level 12A


Colonel - Level 13


Brigadier - Level 13A


Major General - Level 14


Lt General HAG Scale - Level 15


Lt Gen HAG + Scale - Level 16


VCOAS/Army Cdr / Lt Gen (NFSG) - Level 17

Rs.225000/- (fixed)

COAS - Level 18

Rs.250000/- (fixed)

Military Service Pay (MSP)

MSP to the officers from the rank of Lt to Brig Rs.15500/- p.m. fixed

Fixed Stipend for Cadet Training

Stipend to Gentlemen or Lady Cadets during the entire duration of training in Service academies i.e. during training period at OTA - Rs 56,100/-p.m.*


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website