Technical Graduate Course in Indian Army 2020, 40 Vacancy

Post Name: Technical Graduate Course
Vacancy: 40
Job Type: Full Time
Location: All India
Qualification: BE/BTech
Application Fee:Nil
Last Application Date: 26 August 2020

Those candidates who are Only Interested and educationally and another requirement qualification has been fulfilled. This Candidate must apply through the Application details given below, Before applying please verify. the job details from the official website and job notification details are given below For Technical Graduate Course in Indian Army 2020

How To Apply for Technical Graduate Course in Indian Army 2020

Applications will only be accepted online on website Click on ‘Officer Entry Apply/Login’ and then click ‘Registration’ (Registration is not required, if already registered on Fill the online registration form after reading the instructions carefully. After getting registered, click on ‘Apply Online’ under Dashboard. A page Officers Selection ‘Eligibility’ will open. Then  click  ‘Apply’ shown against Technical Graduate Course. A page ‘Application Form’ will open

Important Dates

Application Start DateApplication End Date
28 July 202026 August 2020

All The Details About How To Apply, Qualifications, Vacancies Details explain in details in below please read carefully before apply for Technical Graduate Course in Indian Army 2020

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  1. Applications are invited from eligible unmarried Male Engineering Graduates for 132nd Technical Graduate Course (TGC) commencing in Jan 2021 at Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun for Permanent Commission in the Indian Army.
  • Eligibility
  • Nationality. A candidate must either be : – (i) A citizen of India, or (ii) a subject of Nepal, or (iii) 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. For Technical Graduate Course in Indian Army 2020
  • Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii) and (iii) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by Government of India. Certificate of eligibility will however not be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, will attach such certificate alongwith the application. For Technical Graduate Course in Indian Army 2020
  • Age Limit. 20 to 27 years as on 01 Jan 2021. (Candidates born between 02 Jan 1994 and 01 Jan 2001, both dates inclusive).

Note. The date of birth recorded in the Matriculation/ Secondary School Examination Certificate or an Equivalent Examination Certificate on the date of submission of application will only be accepted. No other document relating to age will be accepted and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted. Technical Graduate Course in Indian Army 2020

  • Educational Qualification for Applying. Candidates who have passed the requisite Engineering Degree course or are in the final year of Engineering Degree course are eligible to apply. Candidate studying in the final year of Engg degree course should be able to submit proof of passing by 01 Jan 2021  and produce the Engg  Degree  Certificate  within 12 weeks from the date of commencement of training at Indian Military Academy (IMA). Such candidates will be inducted on Additional Bond Basis for recovery of the cost of training at IMA as notified from time to time as well as stipend and pay & allowances paid, in case they fail to produce the requisite degree certificate. Technical Graduate Course in Indian Army 2020

Note. For induction to Pre Commission Training Academy, after final selection, the minimum educational qualification is passing BE/B.Tech degree in the Engineering streams notified below at Para 3. To become eligible for induction into TGC-132 course at IMA, Dehradun, candidates studying in final year of engineering must ensure that he submits the proof of his passing Engg degree exam by 01 Jan 2021 to Directorate General of Recruiting, failing which his candidature will be cancelled.

  • Vacancies. Candidates must note that only the Engineering streams and their acceptable equivalent streams, strictly as notified in the table below, will be accepted. Candidates with degrees in any other engineering stream(s) are not eligible to apply. Variation between the nomenclature of Engineering stream as given on the degree parchment / marksheet and that submitted by the candidate in his online application will result in cancellation of candidature.
Engineering Streams (Listed in AI)Equivalent Stream (AICTE Approved)Vacancy
CivilCivil Engineering, Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering ), Structural Engineering10
ArchitectureArchitecture Engineering01
MechanicalMechanical Engineering , Mechanical (Mechatronics) Engineering , Mechanical & Automation Engineering03
Electrical/ Electrical & ElectronicsElectrical Engineering , Electrical Engineering (Electronics & Power), Power System Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering04
Computer Sc & Engg / Computer Technology/ Info Tech/ M. Sc Computer ScComputer Engineering , Computer Science, Computer Science Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering , Information Science & Engineering09
Electronics & Telecom/ Telecommunication/ Electronics & Comn/ Satellite Communication/ Opto ElectronicsElectronics & Telecommunication Engineering , Telecommunication Engineering , Electronics & Communication Engineering , Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering06
Aeronautical/ AvionicsAeronautical Engineering, Avionics Engineering02
Aerospace 01
Nuclear Technology 01
AutomobileAutomobile Engineering01
Laser Technology 01
Industrial/ ManufacturingIndustrial Engineering, Industrial Engineering & Management, Industrial & Production Engineering, Industrial Engg & Mgt, Industrial/ Manufacturing01
Total 40

Note 1. These vacancies are tentative and may be changed depending on organizational requirements.

Note 2.            Recommended candidates of TGC-132nd course (Jan 2021) whose merit is not within the number of allotted vacancies of respective Engineering streams, may be offered to join SSC (Tech) course (Apr 2021), subject to meeting all other eligibility conditions.

  • Type of Commission
  • Grant of Commission. Selected candidates will be granted Short Service Commission on probation in the rank of Lt from the date of commencement of the course or the date of reporting at IMA, whichever is later and will be entitled to full pay and allowances admissible to Lt during training period. Pay & allowances will be paid after successful completion of training.
  • Permanent Commission. On successful completion of training cadets will be granted Permanent Commission in the Army in the rank of Lt.
  • Ante Date Seniority. One year ante date seniority from the date of commission will be granted to Engineering Graduates of TGC Entry in the rank of Lt.
  • Training
    • Selected candidates will be detailed for training at Indian Military Academy, Dehradun according to their position in the final order of merit (engineering stream-wise) upto the number of available vacancies and subject to meeting all eligibility criteria.
  • Duration of training – 49 weeks.
  • Candidates will neither be allowed to marry during the period of training nor he be allowed to live with parents/Guardians. Candidates must not marry until they complete the full training at the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. A candidate, if he marries while under training, shall be discharged and will be liable to refund all expenditure incurred on him by the government. A candidate, who marries subsequent to the date of his application, though successful at the Service Selection Board interview and medical examination, will not be inducted for training, and his candidature will be cancelled.
  • Cost of Training. The entire cost of training at IMA is at Government expense. In case the Gentleman Cadet is withdrawn from training academy due to reasons other than medical ground or beyond his control, he will be liable to refund cost of training @ Rs.11952/- per week till 30 Sep 2020, thereafter a yearly escalation of 8% p.a will be calculated on the Per Capita cost of Training for each ensuing year (or as notified from time to time) apart from allied charges as fixed by the government from time to time, for the period of his stay at Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. Technical Graduate Course in Indian Army 2020
  • The final allocation of Arms/Services will be made prior to passing out of gentleman cadets from IMA and will be at the sole discretion of Integrated HQ of Ministry of Defence (Army) keeping in view the existing policy. The candidate will not have any objection in the event of his final selection on allotment of any arms/service in the interest of the organisation. No representation is tenable on this account.
  • Promotion Criteria and Salary Structure
  • Promotion Criteria
RankPromotion Criteria
LieutenantOn Commission
CaptainOn completion of 02 Yrs
MajorOn completion of 06 Yrs
Lt ColonelOn completion of 13 Yrs
Colonel (TS)On completion of 26 Yrs
ColonelOn selection basis subject to fulfillment of requisite service conditions.
Major General
Lt General /HAG Scale
HAG + Scale (*Admissible to 1/3rd of total strength of Lt Generals)
VCOAS/Army Cdr/Lt Gen (NFSG)
  • Pay
RankLevelPay (in Rs.)
LieutenantLevel 1056,100 – 1,77,500
CaptainLevel 10B61,300-1,93,900
MajorLevel 1169,400-2,07,200
Lieutenant ColonelLevel 12A1,21,200-2,12,400
ColonelLevel 131,30,600-2,15,900
BrigadierLevel 13A1,39,600-2,17,600
Major GeneralLevel 141,44,200-2,18,200
Lieutenant General HAG ScaleLevel 151,82,200-2,24,100
Lieutenant General HAG +ScaleLevel 162,05,400-2,24,400
VCOAS/Army Cdr/Lieutenant General (NFSG)Level 172,25,000/-(fixed)
COASLevel 182,50,000/-(fixed)
  • Military Service Pay (MSP)
Military Service Pay (MSP) to the officers from the rank of Lt to BrigRs. 15,500/- Per month fixed.
  • Fixed Stipend for Cadet Training
Stipend to Gentlemen Cadets during the entire duration of training in Service Academy i.e. during training period at IMA.Rs 56,100/- Per month* (Starting pay in Level 10)

*On successful commissioning, the pay in the Pay Matrix of the Officer Commissioned shall be fixed in first Cell of Level 10 and the period of  training shall not be  treated as commissioned service and arrears on  account of  admissible allowances, as applicable, for the training period shall be paid to cadets.

  • Qualification GrantQualification Grant. Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive (HQI). Order for HQI is yet to be issued by MoD.Flying allowance. The Army Aviators (Pilots) serving in the Army Aviation Corps are entitled to flying allowance as under :-
Lieutenant and aboveLevel 10 and aboveRs.    25,000/-    Per    month    fixed (R1H1 of Risk and Hardship Matrix)
  • Other Allowances
(i)Dearness AllowanceAdmissible at the same rates and under the same conditions as are applicable to the civilian personnel from time to time
(ii)Kit maintenance AllowanceSubsumed into the newly proposed Dress Allowance i.e Rs. 20,000/- Per year.
  • Depending upon rank and area of posting, officer posted to Field Areas will be eligible for the following Field Area allowances :-
RankLevelHAFA (Rs. Per month)Fd Area Allce (Rs. Per month)Mod Fd Area Allce (Rs. Per month)
Lieutenant and aboveLevel 10 and above16,900/- R1H210,500/- R2H26,300/- 60% of R2H2
  • High Altitude Allowance
RankLevelCAT- I (Rs. Per month)CAT- II (Rs. Per month)CAT- III (Rs. Per month)
Lieutenant and aboveLevel 10 and above3,400/- R3H25,300/- R3H125,000/- R1H1
  • Siachen Allowance.     Siachen Allowance will be Rs. 42,500/- Per month.
  • Uniform allowance.      Subsumed into the newly proposed Dress Allowance i.e.  Rs. 20,000/- Per year.
  • Ration in Kind. In peace and field areas.
  • Transport Allowance (TPTA)
Pay LevelHigher TPTA Cities (Rs. Per month)Other Places (Rs. Per month)
10 and aboveRs. 7,200/- +DA thereonRs. 3,600/- +DA thereon


  • Higher Tpt Cities (UA). Hyderabad, Patna, Delhi, Ahmadabad, Surat, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kozhikode, Indore, Greater Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Jaipur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Kolkata.
  • The allowance shall not be admissible to those service personnel who have been provided with the facility of Government transport.
  • Officers in Pay Level 14 and above, who are entitled to use official car, will have the option to avail official car  facility  or  to  draw  the  TPTA  at  the  rate  of Rs. 15,750/- +DA per month thereon.
  • The allowance will not be admissible for the calendar month(s) wholly covered by leave.
  • Physically disabled service personnel will continue to be paid at double rate, subject to a minimum of Rs. 2,250/- + DA per month.
  • Children Education Allowance. Rs. 2,250/- per month per child for two eldest surviving children only. CEA is admissible from Nursery to 12th Classes.
    • Reimbursement should be done just once a year, after completion of the financial year (which for most schools coincides with the Academic year).
    • Certificate from the head of institution where the ward of government employee studies should be sufficient for this purpose. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year.

Note. In the case of allowances specific to Defence Forces, the rates of these allowances would be enhanced by 25% automatically each time the Dearness Allowance payable on the revised pay band goes up by 50% (GoI letter No. A-27012/ 02/2017-Est.(AL) dated 16 Aug 2017).

  • Hostel Subsidy.  Rs. 6750/- per month per child for two eldest surviving only.   Hostel subsidy is admissible from Nursery to 12th class.

Note. Please note that pay & allowances and rules/ provisions thereof are subject to revision from time to time.

  • Army Group Insurance Fund (AGIF). The Gentlemen Cadets when in receipt of stipend are insured for Rs 75 lakhs as applicable to officers of the regular Army. For those who are invalidated out by IMB on account of disability and not entitled to any pension will be provided  Rs 25 lakhs for  100 percent  disability.  This will  be proportionately reduced to   Rs 5 lakhs for 20 percent disability. However, for less than 20 percent disability, an Ex-Gratia grant of Rs 50,000/- will be paid. Disability due to alcoholism, drug addiction and due to the diseases of pre-enrolment origin will not qualify for disability benefit and Ex-Gratia grant. In addition, Gentlemen Cadets withdrawn on disciplinary grounds, expelled as undesirable or leaving the Academy voluntarily will not be eligible for disability benefits and Ex-Gratia. Subscription at the rate of Rs 5,000/- will have to be paid in advance on monthly basis by Gentlemen Cadets to become member under the AGI Scheme as applicable to regular Army Officers. The subscription for the relegated period would also be recovered at the same rate.
  • How to Apply
    • Applications will only be accepted online on website Click on ‘Officer Entry Apply/Login’ and then click ‘Registration’ (Registration is not required, if already registered on Fill the online registration form after reading the instructions carefully. After getting registered, click on ‘Apply Online’ under Dashboard. A page Officers Selection ‘Eligibility’ will open. Then  click  ‘Apply’ shown against Technical Graduate Course. A page ‘Application Form’ will open. Technical Graduate Course in Indian Army 2020
    • Read the instructions carefully and click ‘Continue’ to fill details as required under various segments – Personal information, Communication details, Education details and details of previous SSB. ‘Save & Continue’ each time before you go to the next segment. After filling details on the last segment, you will move to a page ‘Summary of your information’ wherein you can check and edit the entries already made. Only after ascertaining the correctness of your details, click on ‘Submit Now’. Candidates must click on ‘Submit Now’ each time they open the application for editing any details. The candidates are required to take out two copies of their application having Roll Number, 30 minutes after final closure of online application on last day.

Note 1. No changes to details submitted in online application can be made after closure of application. No representation in this regard shall be entertained.

Note 2. CGPA/Grades must be converted into Marks as per the formulae adopted by the concerned University for filling ‘Marks obtained in Graduation’ in online application. Any discrepancy observed at any stage of selection process will lead to cancellation of candidature.

Note 3. Candidate’s name/ Parent’s name (Father & Mother)/ Date of Birth in the profile and online application must be as per Matriculation /Secondary School Examination Certificate or Equivalent Certificate issued by the concerned Board of education. Variation in above  details will lead to cancellation of the candidature. Technical Graduate Course in Indian Army 2020

  • Self attested copy of following documents alongwith their originals are to be carried to the Selection Centre by the candidates:-
  • One copy of the Print out of application duly signed and affixed with self attested photograph.
  • Matriculation/Secondary School Examination certificate or equivalent certificate and marksheet issued by the concerned Board of Education.

Note 1. Matriculation/Secondary School Examination Certificate or Equivalent Certificate issued by the concerned Board of Education will only be accepted as  proof of Date of Birth, candidates name and Parent’s name (Father & Mother) (No other document like Admit card/ Marksheet/Transfer certificate etc are acceptable).

Note 2. In case Parent’s name (Father & Mother) is not mentioned in matriculation/ Secondary School Examination certificate or equivalent certificate, the candidate is required to produce any document issued by Government of India or States Govt such as PAN card, Aadhar Card, Passport, Driving licence etc. for verification. However, Candidate’s name and his Parents’s name filled in online application must match exactly with those mentioned in the produced document.

  • 12th Class Marksheet and Certificate or Equivalent Certificate.
  • Engineering Degree/Provisional Degree issued by the university.
  • Mark sheets of all Semesters. (Revised mark sheets issued by a Board/University after submission of online application by the candidate will not be accepted for shortlisting for this course).
  • Certificate issued by the Controller of Examination/Registrar of the concerned University regarding formula for conversion of CGPA/ Grades into marks followed by the University.
  • A certificate issued by the Controller of Exam/Registrar/Dean of the concerned   University or Principal of the College regarding cumulative percentage of marks upto 6th semester for Engg Degree course/ 2nd semester for M Sc.  Computer science/ 8th semester for Architecture as per Rules/Guidelines of the University which is applicable to the candidate.
  • Certificate from the Principal/ Head of the Institution stating that the candidate is in final year and his result will be declared by 1st of the month of commencement of course (for final year appearing candidates).
  • Declaration by the candidate of final year Engineering degree course that he will submit the proof of passing by 1st of the month of commencement of course to Directorate General of Recruiting, failing which his candidature will be cancelled.

Any candidate who does not carry the above documents for the SSB interview, his candidature will be cancelled and he will be returned.

  • All certificates in original to be carried by the candidates for SSB Interview for verification. Originals will be returned after verification at the Service Selection Board itself.
    • The second copy of the printout of online application is to be retained by the candidate for reference. There is no need to send any hard copy to DG Recruiting.

Candidates must submit only one online application. Receipt of multiple applications from the same candidate will result in cancellation of candidature, and NO representation will be entertained in this regard.

  • Candidates serving in the Armed Forces are required to inform their Commanding Officer in writing that they have applied for this examination. Applications of candidates serving in the Armed Forces, duly countersigned by the Commanding Officer should be taken alongwith all other documents as stated above to the SSB as and when called for the same.
  • Selection Procedure. The selection procedure is as follows:-
    • Short listing of Applications. Integrated HQ of MoD (Army) reserves the right to shortlist applications and to fix cutoff percentage of marks for each Engineering discipline/stream (cumulatively obtained upto 6th semester for Engg Degree course/ 2nd semester for M Sc. Computer science/ 8th semester for Architecture) without assigning any reason. After shortlisting of applications, the centre allotment will be intimated to the candidate via their email. After allotment of selection centre, candidates will be allotted firm SSB dates by the system.
    • Only shortlisted eligible candidates depending on the cutoff percentage will be interviewed at one of the Selection Centres viz. Allahabad (UP), Bhopal (MP), Bangalore (Karnataka) and Kapurthala (Punjab) by Psychologist, Group Testing Officer and Interviewing Officer. Call Up letter for SSB interview will be issued by respective Selection Centres through candidate’s registered e-mail id and SMS only. Allotment of Selection Centre is at the discretion of Directorate General of Recruiting, IHQ MoD (Army) and NO request for changes are entertained in this regard. Technical Graduate Course in Indian Army 2020
    • Candidates will be put through two stage selection procedure. Those who clear Stage 1 will go to Stage 2. Those who fail in Stage 1 will be returned on the same day. Duration of SSB interviews is five days, and details of the same are available at official website of Directorate General of Recruiting This will be followed by a medical examination for the candidates who get recommended after Stage 2.
    • Candidates recommended by the SSB and declared medically fit, will be issued Joining Letter for training in the order of merit, depending on the number of vacancies available, subject to meeting all eligibility criteria.
  1. Medical Examination.           Please      visit     for     Medical Standards and Procedures of Medical Examination for Officers Entry into Army as applicable.

Note 1. The proceedings of the Medical Board are confidential and will not be divulged to anyone. Directorate General of Recruiting has no role to play in any Medical Boards and procedure advised by the Competent Medical Authorities will be strictly adhered.

  1. Entitlement for Travelling Allowance.  Candidates appearing for SSB interview for the  first time for a particular type of commission shall be entitled for AC-III Tier to and fro Railway fare or Bus fare including reservation cum sleeper charges within the Indian limits. Candidates who apply again for the same type of commission will NOT be entitled to travelling allowance on any subsequent occasion. For any query/clarification regarding admissibility or payment of Travelling Allowance, the candidates may directly approach the concerned Selection Centres.


  1. On joining the Army, some of personal restrictions in service will be imposed in accordance with Article 33 of the Constitution of India as promulgated in the Army Act and Army Rules from time to time.

Change of Interview Date/ Centre. Request for change of SSB Interview Date/ Centre will NOT be entertained or replied.

Note 1. Any ambiguity/ false information/ concealment of information detected in the certificates/ documents/ online application will result in cancellation of the candidature at any stage of selection and thereafter.

Note 2. The candidate should have never been debarred from appearing in any examination by UPSC.

Note 3. The candidate should have never been arrested or convicted by a criminal court or  involved in any case.

Note 4. Candidates withdrawn from NDA, IMA, OTA, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy or any service training Academy on disciplinary grounds are not eligible to apply.

Note 5. For all queries regarding allotment of centres, date of interview, merit list, joining instructions and any other relevant information, please visit our website Queries will be replied ONLY through ‘Feedback/ Query option available on the website.

Note 6. Please read the Notification, tickers on website, Joining Instructions, Frequently asked questions (FAQs) and other instructions uploaded on the website thoroughly before submission of queries in ‘Feedback/Query’ on our website.

Note 7. In order to avoid last hour rush and ensure timely response, queries received upto 03 days prior to closing of online application will ONLY be entertained/replied.

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