Short Service Commission Recruitment 2021: Last Day to Apply

Short Service Commission Recruitment 2021: Last Day to Apply

Applications are invited from eligible unmarried Male and unmarried Female Engineering Graduates and also from Widows of Defence Personnel who died in harness for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in the Indian Army. Course will commence in Oct 2021 at Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Start Date of Online Applications - 25th May 2021

Last Date of Online Application - 23rd June 2021

Eligibility Criteria

(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, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

(b) Age Limit 

       (i) For SSC(Tech)- 57 Men and SSCW(Tech)- 28 Women. 20 to 27 years as on 01 Oct 2021 (Candidates born between 02 Oct 94 and 01 Oct 2001, both days inclusive).

      (ii) For widows of Defence Personnel who Died in Harness Only. SSCW (Non Tech) [Non UPSC] and SSCW(Tech) - A maximum of 35 years of age as on 01 Oct 2021. 

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.

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(c) 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. Candidates studying in the final year of Engg degree course should be able to submit proof of passing Engg Degree Examination along with mark sheets of all semesters/years by 01 Oct 2021 and produce the Engg Degree Certificate within 12 weeks from the date of commencement of training at Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Such candidates will be inducted on Additional Bond Basis for recovery of the cost of training at Officers Training Academy (OTA) as notified from time to time as well as stipend and pay & allowances paid, in case they fail to produce the requisite degree certificate.


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.

(a) For SSC(Tech)-57 Men

Engineering Streams (Listed in AI) Vacancy
Civil/Building Construction Technology 60
Architecture 01
Mechanical 05
Electrical/ Electrical and electronics 08
Electronics 02
Computer Science and Engineering 31
Information Technology 12
Electronics and Telecommunication 05
Telecommunication 04
Electronics and Communication 05
Satellite Communication 03
Micro Electronics and Microwave 03
Aeronautical/ Aerospace 06
Electronics and Instrumentation 04
Automobile Engineering 03
Production 03
Industrial/ Manufacturing 06
Opto Electronics 03
Fire Optics 02
Bio Technology 01
Ballistics Engineering 01
Rubber Technology 01
Chemical Engineering 01
Workshop Technology 03
Laser Technology 02
Total 175

(b) For SSCW(Tech)-28

Engineering Streams (Listed in AI) Vacancy
Civil/Building Construction Technology 05
Mechanical 01
Electrical/ Electrical and electronics 01
Computer Science and Engineering 04
Information Technology 02
Aeronautical/ Aerospace 01
Total 14

(c) For Widows of Defence Personnel Only

Entry Vacancy Remarks
SSC (W) Tech 01 B.E./ B.Tech in any Tech Stream
SSC (W) Non Tech ( Non UPSC) 01 Graduation in any stream

How to Apply
  •   Applications will only be accepted online on website Click on ‘Officer Entry Appln/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 Short Service Commission Technical 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 all 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.


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