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If I do not provide my aadhar number will I be rejected?

No, but you have to update your aadhar number to facilitate the recruiting organisation for your identification.

Will my Biometric data be stored on servers?

No, when you give your biometric impression at the test site, the image is not stored by www.joinindianarmy.nic.in. It is only forwarded to Unique Identification Authority of India site for authentication.

When can I update my aadhar number?

You can update at the time of registration or at any time when you receive it from Unique Identification Authority of India. However, you must try to update it before appearing for the SSB/other tests.

I had qualified in CDSE. When is my date of interview?

After the declaration of result by UPSC, the interviews are normally conducted after 45 to 60 days. you can see your SSB interview details on this website.

I am doing 10+2. How can I apply to be an Army Officer?

See the advertisement published by UPSC for NDA in Apr/Sep every year and for 10+2 TES Entry in leading news papers in Nov/Dec and May/June every year.

My parents/friends/roommate got the call up letter, I have not received it. What can I do?

You can check your interview dates on this website and report for interview accordingly. A sample call letter can be downloaded.

I had given the address of Delhi in the application. Now I shifted to Kanpur?

Check details of your SSB interview on this website. You can download the instructions and report to the concerned Selection Centre. Write an application to the ADG Recruiting, Rtg-6, West Block-III, RK Puram, New Delhi regarding change of address.

I received your call up letter. What preparations do I have to do?

Get your rail/bus reservation done at the earliest. Go through the instructions.

I am unable to attend the interview on the date given. What should I do?

Send us an e mail on dir-recruiting6-mod@nic.in suggesting period suitable to you. We will try and accommodate you as per your availability.

My parents or relatives or friend or brother or guardian accompanying me. What are the arrangements for their stay?

There is no accommodation catered for parents/relatives/friends as they are not permitted to enter the Selection Centre premises.

My train is getting late beyond its scheduled arrival time at Allahabad. What can I do?

If you reach the station late, due to late arrival of train then you are advised to report to the Selection Centre directly under your own arrangement.

My train is reaching four hours before the time of reporting at MCO Bangalore / Allahabad / Bhopal. What can I do?

Wait at the waiting room/at station and report to the MCO at the appointed time.

If I come a day before, could you entertain me in the campus?

No, you are advised to report on the appointed day. In case you come early due to unavoidable circumstances then you have to stay under own arrangement in the city.

The train passing through my home station reaches two days before the date of reporting. What can I do?

You are required to report at the appointed time given in call up letter. In case due to unavoidable circumstance you reach before then you have to stay under own arrangements in the city.

The train passing through my home station reaches one day after the date of reporting. What can I do?

Late reporting is not permitted. Get your reservation done in some other train which passes from any other station closer to your home station.

Can I bring mobile while coming there?

No, Mobile and Cameras are strictly prohibited in the Selection Centre premises. However , you can utilize the STD facility on payment at the Centre.

I am having problem in my eye sight. Am I eligible for the SSB interview?

The medical standards for joining Armed forces are laid down. They are different for different categories. For details please visit website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in .

I met with an accident and my right elbow got hair line cracks. Can I get a second chance?

Send your request alongwith proof to the Selection Centre from where you got your call. We will give you second chance for interview.

I belong to a place which is 50 kms away from Allahabad. Can I report to your centre by a motor-bike. If so, what are the arrangements for parking my vehicle in your centre?

No, No vehicle whatsoever is permitted inside the Selection Centre premises. You are advised to come upto Selection Centre by any mode ie Bus/Train/Taxi etc.

I belong to Kanpur. Can I use my father's car to report there and use it during my stay at your centre?

No, No vehicle whatsoever is permitted inside the Selection Centre premises. You are advised to come upto Selection Centre by any mode ie Bus/Train/Taxi etc.

I haven't received the regular call letter. Now I receive the absentee call up letter and I couldn't attend the interview on the date scheduled. Do you give another date immediately?

No, further date is given after absentee batch. To avoid such eventualities you are advised to visit www.joinindianarmy.nic.in to see details about SSB interviews well in advance.

My sister's marriage has been fixed a day prior to my reporting at your centre. Can I get a second chance?

Yes, you can write/speak to the concerned Selection Centre about your problem and get the date extended. You can also contact us on e mail.

I am coming by AC class. What can I be reimbursed with in the form of Travelling Allowance?

You can only get the Traveling Allowance of entitled class of Railways.

I am coming from Mumbai by IAC flight. I want the full charges to be reimbursed. What are the procedures?

You can only get the Traveling Allowance of entitled class of Railways.

What will be boarding and lodging charges during my stay at your centre?

Your boarding and lodging is free of cost during your stay at Selection Centre.

My son is a vegetarian. Is there separate table for the vegetarians?

Yes, we do cater for all.

The documents of my son were deposited in the College or University. You are telling that he should bring the original documents for the interview. What can we do?

You are advised to get photocopy duly attested by Gazetted Officer while coming for SSB interview. However originals will have to be produced at the time of joining the Academy.

I had deposited my certificates in the counseling centre. As per earlier clarification I approached them to give bonafide certificate and they have denied. What can I do now?

You are advised to get photocopy duly attested by Gazetted Officer while coming for SSB interview. However originals will have to be produced at the time of joining the Academy.

I lost my documents in the train. What can I do now?

You can report to the Selection Centre with your ID proof. We will entertain you.

My luggage was stolen my somebody. I do not have anything to come with?

You can report to the Selection Centre with your ID proof. Your boarding and lodging is free of cost. Meanwhile, you can contact parents/relatives for help if required.

I have my local relatives in the station. Can I be permitted to stay there and attend the interview from there?

No, you have to stay within the premises of the Selection Centre. However, you are permitted to go outside the Selection Centre during your stay.

I am a lady candidate. And for the first time I am coming alone from my home. Do any person accompany me from station to your centre and vice-versa?

As per the details given in the call up letter you report at the appointed date and time. Our representative will receive all candidates at Railway Station and you will be provided transport from Railway Station to Selection Centre. Your boarding and lodging is free of cost alongwith other lady candidates.

I am coming by bus. Please tell me where I have to get down?

There are two options available:-

  1. Go to the railway station and meet our representative who will accompany you till Selection Centre.
  2. You can directly report to the Selection Centre.

My train is late. I will reach the station by 10.00 PM in the night. Can you arrange my reception accordingly?

If a candidate reaches late and is unable to report at the given date and time then he is required to report to Selection Centre directly. In unavoidable circum stances we can consider the case of candidates.

Can you tell me the reporting date of mine at your Centre (The caller doesn't tell anything about himself)?

You can visit our website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in for date of reporting. Normally all call letters do have the reporting date.

Why are you conducting the medical examination of my son at Allahabad itself?

Medical Examinations are conducted at the station where SSB interviews are held.

I had been recommended at Bhopal for IMA entry. Is there a need to give another interview for my OTA entry?

No, you are required to give interview only once and you are automatically considered for OTA provided you have given OTA as your choice.

I got only three copies of photographs, will you accept it?

Now a days photographers give your photograph within an hour. Get more copies from photographer once you reach here.

Is there any possibility to give the interview in the nearest Selection Centre?

No, interviews are conducted only at the centres fixed by ADG Rtg.

Could you tell me the merit list of my son?

Merit list of all entries is being made available at our website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in. . You can also contact on tele Nos given in the respective advertisements. Merit list is also displayed at candidates Reception Room at the office of ADG Rtg at West Block-III, RK Puram New Delhi.

Do you give food and accommodation free of cost or recover at later stage?

Boarding and lodging is free of cost. No such recovery is done at a later stage.

I had opted for Air Force. Why I have been called for an interview at your Centre, which is selecting candidates for Army?

Candidates who habitually wear glasses are not considered for Air Force. Hence, they are given their second choice and are interviewed accordingly. Also, since Air Force is unable to handle all their candidates, their load is shared by Army Selection Boards.

What are the avenues available to me to become officer at intermediate level?

NDA and 10+2 TES entries are available. Visit our website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in for complete details.

What are the avenues available to me to join army at Graduate level?

Following entries are available

  1. IMA
  2. OTA
  3. NCC Spl Entry Scheme
  4. TGC
  5. UES. For complete details visit our website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in.

What are the avenues available to me to join army as a technical graduate?

Technical Graduate course and UES course for Permanent commission and Short Service Commission are available. For details visit website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in .

I have done NCC and obtained 'C' certificate what are the avenues available for me?

Certain vacancies for NCC 'C' certificate holders are reserved for IMA and OTA. For IMA you have to apply through UPSC ie combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE) and for OTA through NCC Spl entry Scheme for which advertisement is published in Jun/Jul and Nov/Dec every year. NCC Spl Entry scheme is a Non UPSC Entry.

Is there minimum percentage laid down for NDA and CDS examination?

No, you have to pass your minimum education qualification and appear for the examination conducted by the UPSC.

What are the maximum chances I can avail for SSB interview?

There is no limit laid down. You can appear for SSB interviews upto the permissible age.

What are the medical standards laid down to become an officer in the Indian Army?

For medical standard visit our website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in .

Do you give any preference to the wards of Armed Forces for SSB interview?

No, such preference is given to the wards of Armed Forces for SSB interview.

If I receive my SSB interview date once, it is possible to fix the same at any other time?

Yes, If you are unable to attend the SSB interview due to unavoidable circumstance, you can write/speak on tele to the concerned Selection Centre from where you have got the call. They will give you another date for SSB interview.

From where can I obtain the form for Non UPSC entries?

Application forms are published alongwith the advertisement published for different entries. Common application form applicable for all Non UPSC entries can be downloaded from website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in.

What are the facilities available for guidance/information/clarification regarding the application form?

Candidates can contact Additional Directorate General of Recruiting at their Reception Room at West Block-III, RK Puram, New Delhi or over telephone No 011-26173215/011-26175473 on all working days between 0900hrs to 1700hrs.

Will I get any compensation if I get injured during SSB interview?

No compensation will be paid in respect to any injury sustained as a result of test conducted at SSB.

Can I submit more than one application form for the same entry?

No, only one application is required to be submitted.

Where do I have to report for interview once I qualify for the SSB interview?

The interviews for Army candidates are conducted at one of the following centres :-

  1. Selection Centre East Allahabad. Selection Centre Central Bhopal
  2. Selection Centre South Bangalore

How do I see information/ contents of the website joinindianarmy.nic.in ?

You can follow the guidelines given below:-

GUIDELINES FOR CANDIDATES TO SEE THIS WEBSITE

Follow these steps:-

  1. Click OFFICER’s Menu.
  2. Go to type of entry.
  3. Click the submenu under type of entry to see location of interview centre(Allahabad/Bhopal/Bangalore).
  4. After seeing the interview centre i.e (Allahabad/Bhopal/Bangalore) you can further click sub menu for specific dates of SSB interview.
  5. To see merit position/ issue of Joining Instructions(JI) follow step 3 & click sub menu to see merit/issue of JI.
  6. OTA submenu covers the following type of entries:-
    • SSC(NT) MEN
    • SSC(NT) WOMEN
    • SSC(TECH) MEN
    • SSC(TECH) WOMEN
    • NCC SPL ENTRY MEN
    • NCC SPL ENTRY WOMEN
    • JAG ENTRY (MEN & WOMEN)
  7. SERVICE Entry covers following type of entries:-
    • ACC
    • PC(SL)
    • SCO

NOTE: In case if you are unable to reach a particular entry/sub menu you can click any sub menu and the main menu will appear on the left side of the web page. You can easily follow the sub menu there after without any breaks.

How do I convert my CGPA into equivalent percentage?

Conversion is as per your University norms.

What Travelling allowance is authorized to me for my journey to and fro from my house to SSB Centre?

Travelling cost upto 3 Tier AC fare for train from your home station to SSB Centre and back is admissible and payable at SSB Centre. For bus journey, normal government bus fare will be admissible.

Where do I fill my application for NDA entry?

This application will be filled in the UPSC website.

How do I check the applicability of my degree/engineering stream for Technical Entry?

Please read the notification carefully. Equivalence is given in the academic qualifications column.

I have mistakenly entered wrong marks/University in my application. How do I correct the same?

All changes can be made only till the time of submission of application. After submitting, no changes can be made.

I am not able to submit my application?

Try from a different computer or change your browser and then try again.

If I do not provide my aadhar number will I be rejected?

No, but you have to update your aadhar number to facilitate the recruiting organisation for your identification.

Will my Biometric data be stored on servers?

No, when you give your biometric impression at the test site, the image is not stored by www.joinindianarmy.nic.in. It is only forwarded to Unique Identification Authority of India site for authentication.

When can I update my aadhar number?

You can update at the time of registration or at any time when you receive it from Unique Identification Authority of India. However, you must try to update it before appearing for the SSB/other tests.

What is validity period of medical examination?

The validity period of medical examination for all cases will be 180 days. The validity period will counted from the the date of initial medical examination conducted by Recruiting Medical Officer/medical Officer.

How do I come to know the schedule of rally in my area ?

You have to visit the nearest Army Recruiting Office in your district or Army Recruiting Office under which your district falls or Headquarter Recruiting Zone of state whose telephone Number / IVRS is given on this web site.You can also the visit the link for more information

What are the documents required during recruitment rally?

Mark sheet, Board certificate, Caste certificate, Domicile certificate and Character certificate from Sarpanch in original and photocopy in duplicate duly attested by Gazetted Officer/Self attested.

Can candidates of Rajasthan be enroled outside Rajasthan in Army?

No! Candidates of Rajasthan can only be recruited in army rallies conducted inside Rajasthan State. Only wards of serving army personnel can seek outsider sanction in the State where their father is posted. If anybody is promising you enrollment in army beyond Rajasthan State area he is definitely trying to cheat you, hence beware.

Can girls participate in the rally?

No, only boys can participate.

My elder brother is presently serving in the Army; do I get the benefit of physical/bonus marks in Common Entrance Exam?

Brother of a serving/retired soldier does not get benefit in terms of physical/bonus marks. He only gets the benefit of participating in a recruitment rally.

Can a boy apply for Military Nursing Service?

No, only girls can apply for Military Nursing Service.

Can I take part in rally of other district in the State?

No, you can't. You can take part only in your district rally.

I am holding NCC 'B' certificate, what is the benefit in case I produce it in the rally ?

In case you have applied for Soldier General Duty and Soldier Tradesman Category, you will get 10 bonus marks in the Common Entrance Exam provided you pass the Common Entrance Exam.

In what time frame do I need to report to military hospital for review of medical?

If you are declared PUF (Permanent Unit), you have to report to the Military Hospital for review within 21 days of medical examination and for TUF (Temporary Unfit) 42 days.

How much time does it take for documents to be received in Army recruiting Office from Military Hospital after being declared fit in medical?

10 to 15 days from the day the result is declared in Military Hospital.

After being declared medically fit by the Military Hospital, what is the action to be taken?

You should report to your Army Recruiting Office for schedule of next Common Entrance Exam and other details.

Where do I get the Admit Card for Common Entrance Exam ?

Admit Card are issued by Army Recruiting Office generally a day prior to actual date of Common Entrance Exam at Common Entrance Exam site.

Is there any negative marking in written exam and in which category ?

Yes 0.5 negative marks are given for a wrong answer for all categories.

IVRS informing me as pass but I am not listed in the Result ?

Because you are not making in the merit list.

Can I enroll in my father's Regiment?

Yes, provided vacancy exists; you should give your choice of arm at your respective Army Recruiting Office.

I have been selected for interview as religious teacher, can you provide railway warrant for Centre ?

When candidates are called for interview at Regt/Corps Training Centre (s). They will be entitled to free conveyance by Sleeper Class in Mail/Express trains only for their journey from to the concerned training centres and back. The candidates will be paid travelling Allowance for attending interview by the concerned Centre before despatch under Major Head 2076, Minor 105A, Code 250.

What are the charges for getting enrolled in the Army?

Enrollment in the Army is ABSOLUTELY FREE.

I am presently in 10+2. Can I apply for Soldier Clerk category?

No, you can only apply for Soldier Clerk/SKT category after declaration of results of 10+2 and having scored 60% marks in aggregate, 50% in each subject. English, Maths/Accountancy/Book Keeping, should be your compulsory subjects in Class 10th or 12th.

Army Recruitment Rally is planned in my District from 19-27 October 2013. The candidates of my district are permitted to participate in the rally on 22 Oct 2013 only. However, I will be completing my maximum age limit i.e 21 years for Soldier General Duty category on 20 Oct 2013. Can I still participate in the rally?

Yes, the first day of the rally i.e 19 Oct 2013 is counted as cut off date for enrolment in the Army for whole duration of rally. Thus you are eligible for the said category on the given date.

Whose signatures are required on the character certificate and caste certificate? What is the validity period of the character certificate?

Character certificate with official stamp duly signed by the Village Sarpanch/ Ward Parshad / Headmaster / Principal of a recognized School / College (where the candidate is presently studying) will be acceptable. This certificate is valid for six months from the date of issue. For Caste certificate a self attested stamp paper is required.

Which certificate is required as a proof of date of birth?

Education certificate of 10th class from a central / state education board recognized for the purpose of employment under central government in addition to higher education certificate whenever required.

There is a variation of 280 days in date of birth recorded in 'Relationship certificate' issued by Record Office of my father and in my 10th mark sheet? Am I still eligible to enjoy the benefit of Son of Serving Soldier (SOS)?

A variation of upto 366 days in date of birth recorded in the official records and the education certificate of the candidate may be taken as minor variation and candidate is considered as eligible for relaxation and bonus marks, if applicable. Any variation beyond 366 days is treated as major variation and candidate cannot enjoy any benefit in terms of physical relaxation / bonus marks. However, he can be processed as a general candidate in open rallies of Army Recruiting Office only.

There is a minor variation in my name recorded in 'Relationship certificate' issue by Record Office of my father and in my 10th mark sheet ? What can be done to resolve the discrepancy ?

In case of acceptable / minor variation in the individual's name, father's name / mother's name, surname and date of birth etc as shown on the education certificate of the candidate vis-a-vis the documents of the serving/retired soldier/widow/war widow, the bonafide of the candidate will need to be established. For the same, an affidavit of Rs.10/- non-judicial stamp paper duly countersigned by the Executive Magistrate Class-1/Notary authorized by Class-1 Magistrate is required to be submitted before he is granted the benefit of being of son/brother of serving/retired soldier. If any contrary fact comes later to light, the individual will be held accountable and the service of the candidate will be terminated in addition to legal action. In case the candidate cannot provide the affidavit, no benefit whatsoever shall be granted to the individual and he will be processed as a general candidate in open rallies of Army Recruiting Office only.

My elder brother was enrolled into the Army enjoying the benefits of the relationship certificate issued by Record Office of my father. Am I eligible for the same also ?

Only one son of a serving/retired soldier can enjoy the benefit of physical relaxation and bonus marks (both together).

During the last rally which I have attended, the relationship certificate was rejected stating that the details of officer signing the certificate is not mentioned on it?

Relationship certificate may be issued by Record Office concerned duly signed by an officer of the concerned Records in addition to Chief Record Officer/Senior Record Officer indicating the full details of the officer's personal No, rank, name and appointment to make him accountable at any stage.

Whether documents to be deposited during the rally can be self-attested or whether these have to be attested by a gazetted officer?

These will be self-attested.

How can I change my trade from that submitted earlier?

You can change it till the time application is not submitted. Once submitted the trade opted for is final .

When can I download my admit card?

Admit card can be downloaded three days after closure of application.

How do I find out the rally location?

Rally location will be intimated in admit card as per your domicile

Please intimate the format of the affidavit that I have to get along for the rally.

The format of the affidavit is available in the profile. It is visible after you have submitted your application. The format has to be printed on a Rs 10 Stamp Paper and notarized from a court.

I am not able to submit my application?

Try from a different computer or change your browser and then try again.
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