Indian Army 10+2 Tech Entry Scheme (TES) notification 2012
came out recently for the 28th course starting from January 2013.This is a golden opportunity for those of you young souls who secured 70% in PCM in Class-XII - with this entrance-cum-recruitment exam you can obtain a B. Tech degree and at the same time become a permanent commissioned officer in Indian Army - all for free!. Online submission of application form starts from 22nd May and the last date to apply for the Indian Army 10+2 Tech Entry Scheme 2012 is 2nd July, 2012.
What is Indian Army 10+2 Technical Cadet Entry scheme?
This is a catch-them-young program of Indian Army. Once if you are selected for Indian Army through this scheme, you are trained for 5-years as below:
Basic Military Training: 1 Year at Officer Training Academy, Gaya.
Technical Training: Total 4 Years.
Phase –I (Pre-Commission Training) – 3 years at CME Pune, MCTE Mhow and MCEME Secunderabad.
Phase-II (Post-Commission Training) – 1 year at CME Pune, MCTE Mhow and MCEME Secunderabad.
On completion of 4 years training you are commissioned as a Lieutenant (Lt.) in Indian Army. The entire cost of training, including books and reading material, is borne by the Indian Army. You are also provided free clothing and hostel facilities.
The Indian Army 10+2 Tech Entry Scheme exam is conducted twice every year for two batches - January & July batches, notification for which comes out in May/Jun & Oct/Nov respectively. So the notification for next Indian Army 10+2 Tech Entry scheme i.e. for July 2013 batch is supposed to come out in Oct/Nov, 2012 .
Don’t you think that you have a very good offer through this catch-them-young program of Indian Army? If you are convinced to join this program than this is the right time to apply.
Stipend/Salary for Indian Army 10+2 Tech Entry:
On completion of 3 years training, you would be offered stipend of Rs. 21,000/= per month. On completion of 4 years training, as you would be commissioned as a Lieutenant (Lt.) and draw the regular salary of a Lieutenant (CTC around Rs. 65,000/= per month for a Lieutenant).
Eligibilities for Indian Army 10+2 Technical Cadet Entry scheme:
The Eligibilities as given in the above notification are as follows:
Min: 16½ years, Max.:19½ years (i.e. DOB not before 01/07/1993 & not after 01/07/1996).
2. Educational Qualification:
75% aggregate marks in PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) in Class-XII or its equivalent.
3. Physical Standards:
(a) Height and Weight. Minimum height - 157 cms with correlated weight as per age.
(b) Eye Sight. The minimum acceptable vision standard for distant vision 6/12, 6/12 correctable to 6/6, 6/6 with glasses. Should not be colour/night blind.
Indian Army 10+2 Tech Entry 2012 application form:
You can apply only ONLINE for Indian Army 10+2 Tech Entry scheme.
There is no offline application form.
How to apply online for Indian Army 10+2 Technical Cadet Entry scheme has been given very clearly in section: “HOW TO APPLY” point 13 of the Notification.
Indian Army 10+2 Technical Cadet Entry Selection process:
Subsequent to your applications, Indian Army would shortlist the candidates and than the selection would be based on SSB interview scheduled to be held from August 2012.
What is SSB Interview?
If you are a novice, you can find some very good information from a previous blog post of mine titled: SSB Interview and how to prepare
. SSB Interview is held for different Indian defence entrance/recruitment exams such as NDA, CDS etc. So there may be some variance with respect to the Interview that you would actually face for 10+2 Technical Cadet Entry scheme. However I am sure the materials posted in the blog article would be immensely useful to you. I would love to know about your experiences in this exam. So kindly post the same as a comment to this post.