Selection Procedure for Permanent Commission in Indian Army 2013


The minimum qualification required to apply for Permanent Commission in Indian Army is a 12th class in science stream with at least 70% marks. The selection procedure essentially consists of Services Selection Board (SSB) interview including 3 stages such as - Psychological Test (Intelligence Test), Group Test and Personal Interview. Those who clear all these 3 stages of selection should necessarily qualify medical test as the very next stage of selection.

Eligibility Criteria for Permanent Commission in Indian Army

Only Indian citizen candidates become eligible to apply in Indian Army. Candidates must essentially complete 12th class in science stream from any of the recognized board of study. Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry should be opted as main subjects in this level. It is compulsory for candidates to score a minimum of 70% marks in 12th class level to apply. The age limit specified for candidates comes between 16.5 years and 19.5 years.

Selection Procedure for Permanent Commission in Indian Army

From the pool of eligible applicants, an initial short list will be published. Such candidates should attend the Services Selection Board (SSB) interview in the specified location. The total duration of SSB interview is 5 days and includes the following stages –

  • Stage 1 – Psychological Test (Intelligence Test)
  • Stage 2 – Group Test
  • Stage 3 – Personal Interview

It is compulsory for candidates to qualify all the 3 stages of selection. Candidates who fail in any of the stages of selection will be disqualified and cannot appear for any further selection stages. Those candidates who emerge successful in all the 3 stages of selection need to compulsorily attend the Medical Test. After completing the medical test, the final merit list of selected candidates will be published and they need to attend the training.

Application Procedure for Permanent Commission in Indian Army

An online application procedure must be followed by candidates in this case. As an initial step towards the application process, candidates need to log in to the official website of Indian Army and click on online application form. It is essential to fill in online applications by entering all specific details correctly and submit the same via online. On successful submission of the online application form, an acknowledgement, in the form of a roll number will be send to the candidate. Candidates must send the printed application along with attested educational documents, photograph and acknowledge form to the address – “Additional Directorate General of Recruiting (Rtg-6), TES Section, West Block-III, R.K Puram, New Delhi- 110066” (as a registered or speed post within the last date specified). Candidates must submit the second printout of online application form along with other documents at the time of SSB interview.



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