RECRUITMENT OF INDIAN ARMY- TECHNICAL GRADUATE COURSE (TGC-134), 2021

 134th TECHNICAL GRADUATE COURSE

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TECHNICAL GRADUATE COURSE (TGC-134):

Applications are invited from eligible unmarried Male Engineering Graduates for 134th Technical Graduate Course (TGC-134) commencing in Jan 2022 at Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun for Permanent Commission in the Indian Army.

Eligibility:
(a) 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. 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.
(b) Age Limit- 20 to 27 years as on 01 Jan 2022. (Candidates born between 02 Jan 1995 and 01 Jan 2002, both dates inclusive).

Educational Qualification:

Candidates who have passed the requisite Engineering Degree course or are in the final year of Engineering Degree course are eligible to apply. Candidates studying in the final year of Engg degree course should be able to submit proof of passing Engg Degree Examination alongwith marksheets of all semesters/years by 01 Jan 2022 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.

Note-1: 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-134 course at IMA Dehradun, candidates studying in final year of engineering are required to submit proof of passing Engg Degree Examination alongwith marksheets of all semesters/years by 01 Jan 2022 to Directorate General of Recruiting and ensure that the cumulative percentage of marks upto final semester/ year is not less than the approved cut off percentage, failing which the candidature will be cancelled.
Note-2: Final semester/year studying candidates will be provisionally allowed to appear in SSB; subject to following conditions:- (a) Their cumulative percentage of marks upto 6th semester/3rd year of Engg degree, upto 8th semester/4th year of B. Architecture (B.Arch) and upto 2nd semester/1st year of M.Sc in notified equivalent
stream/ discipline is not below the approved cut off percentage in their respective streams. (b) After declaration of final results, the cumulative percentage of marks upto final semester/ year of degree course will also be not less than the approved cut off percentage, failing which the candidature will be cancelled.
Note-3: Candidates studying in final year/semester of Engg degree course should not have any backlog at the time of submission of application. Any candidate if found having backlog will not be allowed to appear in SSB interview and candidature of such candidates will be cancelled.

Note-4: Candidates, who have yet to pass their degree examination will be eligible only if they are studying in the final year of degree examination. Those candidates who have yet to qualify in the final year Degree Examination and are allowed to appear for SSB, should note that this is only a special concession given to them. They are required to submit proof of passing Engg Degree Examination alongwith all marksheets towards the Engg Degree Examination by the above prescribed date and no request for extending this date will be entertained on the grounds of late conduct of basic qualifying University Examination, delay in declaration of results or any other grounds whatsoever.

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. Any 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.

Civil/ Building Construction Technology-  10 nos.

(a) Civil Engineering
(b) Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering )
(c) Structural Engineering
(d) Building Engineering and Construction
(e) Building and Construction Technology
(f) Civil and Rural Engineering
(g) Civil Engineering and Planning
(h) Civil Engineering (Construction Technology)
(j) Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
(k) Civil Technology
(l) Construction Engineering
(m) Construction Engineering and Management
(n) Construction Technology
(o) Construction Technology and Management
(p) Geo Informatics
(q) Civil and Environmental Engineering
(r) Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering)
(s) Civil Engineering Environmental and Pollution Control
(t) Environment Engineering
(u) Environmental Engineering
(v) Environmental Science and Engineering
(w) Environmental Science and Technology
(x) Civil Engineering(Public Health Engineering)
(y) Environmental Planning

Architecture- 01 nos

(a) Architecture Engineering
(b) Architectural Engineering
(c) Architectural Assistantship
(d) Architecture and Interior Decoration
(e) Architecture Assistantship

Mechanical- 02 nos

(a) Mechanical Engineering
(b) Mechanical (Mechatronics) Engineering
(c) Mechanical & Automation Engineering
(d) Advance Mechatronics and Industrial Automation Engineering

Electrical/ Electrical & Electronics- 03 nos
(a) Electrical Engineering
(b) Electrical Engineering (Electronics & Power)
(c) Power System Engineering
(d) Electrical & Electronics Engineering
(e) Electrical & Electronics (Power System)
(f) Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
(g) Electrical and Power Engineering
(h) Electrical Instrumentation Engineering
(j) Electrical Instrumentation & Control Engineering
(k) Electrical, Electronics and Power

Computer Science & Engineering/ Computer Technology/ M. Sc.- 08 nos
Computer Science
(a) Computer Engineering
(b) Computer Science
(c) Computer Technology
(d) Computer Science & Engineering
(e) Computer Science Engineering
(f) 3-D Animation and Graphics
(g) Advanced Computer Application
(h) Computer and Communication Engineering
(j) Computer Engineering and Application
(k) Computer Networking
(l) Computer Science and Technology
(m) Computer Science and Information Technology
(n) Computer Science and System Engineering
(o) Computing in Computing
(p) Computing in Multimedia
(q) Computing in Software
(r) Electrical and Computer Engineering
(s) Electronics and Computer Science
(t) Electronics and Computer Engineering
(u) Mathematics and Computing
(v) Computer Engineering (Software Engineering)
(w) Computer Science & Engineering (Networks)
(x) Nano Science & Technology
(y) Artificial Intelligence
(z) Machine Learning
(aa) Data Science Programme
(ab) Nano Technology
(ac) Robotics & Automation
(ad) Automation & Robotics
(ae) Mechatronics Engineering
(af) M.Sc. Computer Science
(ag) M.Sc. Computer Technology

Information Technology- 03 nos

(a) Information Technology
(b) Information Science and Engineering
(c) Software Engineering
(d) Information and Communication Technology
(e) Information Engineering
(f) Information Science and Technology
(g) Information Technology and Engineering
(h) M.Sc. Information Technology
(j) M.Sc. Information and Communication Technology

Electronics & Telecommunication- 02 nos
(a) Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
(b) Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (Technologynician Electronic Radio)
(c) Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (Technology in Electric Radio)
(d) M.Sc. Electronics & Telecommunication

Telecommunication- 01 nos

(a) Telecommunication Engineering

Electronics & Communication- 01 nos
(a) Electronics & Communication Engineering
(b) Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering
(c) Communication Engineering
(d) Applied Electronics & Communications
(e) Electronics & Communication (Communication system Engineering)
Note 1- These vacancies are tentative and may be changed depending on organizational requirements.
Note 2- Recommended candidates of TGC-134th course (Jan 2022) whose merit is not within the number of allotted vacancies of respective Engineering streams, may be offered to join Short Service Commission (Tech) Course (Apr 2022), subject to meeting all other eligibility conditions.
(f) Electronics & Communication Engineering (industry Integrated)
(g) Electronics & Communication Engineering (Microwave)
(h) Advanced Communication and Information System
(j) Advanced Electronics and Communication Engineering
(k) M.Sc. Communication
(l) M.Sc. Microelectronics & Advanced Communication

Micro Electronics & Microwave- 01 nos
(a) Micro Electronics and Microwave Engineering

Aeronautical/ Aerospace- 01 nos

(a) Aeronautical Engineering
(b) Aerospace Engineering
(c) Aero Space Engineering
(d) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

Avionics- 01 nos

(a) Avionics Engineering
(b) Aviation Engineering

Electronics & Instrumentation/ Instrumentation- 02 nos
(a) Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
(b) Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
(c) Electronics Instrumentation & Control Engineering
(d) Instrumentation & Control Engineering
(e) Instrumentation Technology
(f) Instrumentation & Electronics
(g) Instrumentation Engineering
(h) Electronics Communication & Instrumentation Engineering

Fibre Optics- 01 nos

(a) Fibre Optics

Production- 01 nos

(a) Production Engineering
(b) Product Design & Development
(c) Production Engineering & Management
(d) Production & Industrial Engineering

Industrial/ Industrial/Manufacturing/ Industrial Engg & Mgt- 01 nos
(a) Industrial Engineering
(b) Industrial Engineering & Management Engineering
(c) Industrial & Production Engineering
(d) Industrial Engg & Mgt Engineering
(e) Industrial / Manufacturing Engineering
(f) Manufacturing Engineering
(g) Manufacturing Engineering & Technology
(h) Manufacturing Process & Automation Engineering
(i) Manufacturing Science & Engineering
(j) Manufacturing Technology

Workshop Technology- 01 nos

(a) Workshop Technology

 

Type of Commission
(a) 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.
(b) Permanent Commission. On successful completion of training cadets will be granted Permanent Commission in the Army in the rank of Lt.
(c) 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.
5. Training
(a) 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.
(b) Duration of training – 49 weeks.
(c) 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.
(d) 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 the reasons not beyond his control, he will be liable to refund cost of training @ ₹ 12,908/- per week till 30 Jun 2021, 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.
6. 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.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICES

Promotion Criteria:

Rank

Lieutenant–  On Commission
Captain–  On completion of 02 Yrs
Major–  On completion of 06 Yrs
Lt Colonel–  On completion of 13 Yrs
Colonel (TS)–  On completion of 26 Yrs
Colonel–  On selection basis subject to fulfillment of requisite service conditions.
Brigadier– do
Major General– do
Lt General /HAG Scale– do
HAG + Scale (*Admissible to 1/3rd of total strength of Lt Generals)– do
VCOAS/Army Cdr/Lt Gen (NFSG)– do
COAS– do

Pay
Rank Level Pay (in ₹)
Lieutenant Level 10 -56,100 – 1,77,500
Captain Level 10B -61,300-1,93,900
Major Level 11 -69,400-2,07,200
Lieutenant Colonel Level 12A -1,21,200-2,12,400
Colonel Level 13 -1,30,600-2,15,900
Brigadier Level 13A -1,39,600-2,17,600
Major General Level -14 1,44,200-2,18,200
Lieutenant General HAG Scale Level -15 1,82,200-2,24,100
Lieutenant General HAG +Scale Level -16 2,05,400-2,24,400
VCOAS/Army Cdr/Lieutenant General(NFSG) Level 17 2,25,000/-(fixed)
COAS Level 18 2,50,000/-(fixed)

Military Service Pay (MSP)

Military Service Pay (MSP) to the officers from the rank of Lt to Brig -₹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. ₹56,100/- Per month* (Starting pay in Level 10).

 

Qualification Grant
(i) Qualification 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.
(ii) Flying allowance. The Army Aviators (Pilots) serving in the Army Aviation Corps are entitled to flying allowance as under:- Lieutenant and above Level 10 and above ₹25,000/- Per month fixed (R1H1 of Risk and Hardship Matrix)

Other Allowances below the notice.

 

How to Apply
(a) Applications will only be accepted online on website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in. Click on ‘Officer Entry Apply/Login’ and then click ‘Registration’ (Registration is not required, if already registered on www.joinindianarmy.nic.in). 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. 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’. Candidates must click on ‘Submit’ 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.
(b) Self attested copy of following documents alongwith their originals are to be carried
to the Selection Centre by the candidates:- (i) One copy of the Print out of application duly signed and affixed with self attested photograph.
CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED TO READ THE NOTIFICATION CAREFULLY AND THEN FILL UP ONLINE
APPLICATION FORM TO AVOID MISTAKES, AND THEREBY REJECTION OF APPLICATION.
(ii) 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.
(iii) 12th class marksheet and certificate or Equivalent certificate/ Diploma marksheet and certificate (Diploma holders).
(iv) Engineering Degree/Provisional Degree issued by the university.
(v) Marksheets of all semesters/years. (Candidates having backlog at the time of submission of application are not eligible to apply).
(vi) 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.
(vii) 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/3rd year of Engg degree, upto 8th semester/4th year of
B. Architecture (B.Arch) and upto 2nd semester/1st year of M.Sc. in notified stream/ discipline as per Rules/Guidelines of the University which is applicable to the candidate (for final year appearing candidates).
(viii) Certificate from the Principal/ Head of the Institution stating that the candidate is studying in final year and his result will be declared by 01 Jan 2022. This certificate should also certify that the candidate has not any backlog at the time of submission of online application (for final year appearing candidates). (ix) Declaration by the candidate of final year Engineering degree course that he will submit the proof of passing Engg Degree Examination alongwith marksheets of all semesters/years by 01 Jan 2022 to Directorate General of Recruiting, failing which his candidature will be cancelled (for final year appearing candidates). (c) Any candidate who does not carry the above documents for the SSB interview, his candidature will be cancelled and he will be returned.
(d) 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.
(e) 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. (f) 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. (g) Candidates serving in the Armed Forces are required to inform their Commandins 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.
10. Selection Procedure. The selection procedure is as follows:-
(a) 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 without assigning any reason. The cut off will be applied in each stream on the cumulative percentage of marks obtained by the candidates upto the
final semester/year. Final semester/year studying candidates will be provisionally allowed to appear in SSB; subject to following conditions:- (i) Their cumulative percentage of marks upto 6th semester/3rd year of Engg degree, upto 8th semester/4th year of B. Architecture (B.Arch) and upto 2nd semester/1st year of M.Sc in notified equivalent stream/ discipline is not below the approved cut off percentage in their respective streams. (ii) After declaration of final results, the cumulative percentage of marks upto final semester/ year of degree course will also be not less
than the approved cut off percentage, failing which the candidature will be cancelled. (b) Centre Allotment. After shortlisting of applications, the centre allotment will be intimated to the candidate via their email. After allotment of Selection Centre, candidates will have to login to the website and select their SSB dates which are available on a first come first serve basis initially. Thereafter, it will be allotted by the Selection Centres. The option to select the dates for SSB by candidates may be forfeited due to occurrence of any exceptional circumstance/events.
(c) 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.
(d) 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 www.joinindianarmy.nic.in. This will be followed by a medical examination for the candidates who get recommended after Stage 2.   (e) 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.

 

Medical Examination

Please visit www.joinindianarmy.nic.in 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.
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.

 

Merit List

It is to be noted that mere qualifying at the SSB Interview does not confirm final selection. Merit list will be prepared engineering stream/subject wise on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidate at SSB interview. In case equal SSB marks are obtained by more than one candidate, the older candidate(s) in age will be ranked higher in the merit. In case both SSB marks and age of more than one candidate are same, the candidate(s) with higher percentage of marks in qualifying examination will be placed higher in the merit. Higher educational qualifications,
previous performances, etc have no role to play. Those in the merit list and who come within the stipulated stream wise vacancies, and are medically fit will be issued joining letters for pre-commissioning training at IMA Dehradun subject to meeting all eligibility criteria.  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. In case any such issue comes to notice during the selection process or pre-commission training, candidate/ cadet will be subject to cancellation of candidature/ withdrawl from the Academy by IHQ of MoD (Army).
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 www.joinindianarmy.nic.in. 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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