NCC Army Special Entry Scheme Oct 2018 Male, Female


NCC Army Special Entry Scheme 2018 for Male and Female:  Degree holder and student who are studying in Final Year, NCC Certificate holder students and Wards of Battle Casualties of Army Personnel, who wish to join Army as Short Service Commission Officer under NCC Special Entry Scheme Army 2018 may apply for the same.


NCC Special Entry Scheme Army 2018 Eligibility Conditions
Age Limit19 to 25 Years
Education Qualifications
NCC C Certificate HoldersDegree of a recognized University with aggregate
of minimum 50% marks taking into account marks of all the years.
Students who are in final year are also allowed to apply provided
they have secured minimum 50% aggregate marks in the first two/three years
Service in NCC Should have served for minimum two academic years in
the senior Division/Wing of NCC
Grading Should have obtained minimum of ‘B' Grade in ‘C’ Certificate
Exam of NCC
For Ward of Battle Casualties of Army Personnel
Educational QualificationDegree of a recognized University with aggregate of minimum 50% marks
For Ward of Battle
NCC 'C' Certificate NOT Required
Marital Status for MaleUnmarried/Married
Marital Status for FemaleUnmarried
Number of VacanciesNCC Men - 50 (45 for General Category and 05 for Wards of Battle Casualties of Army Personnel only)
NCC Women - 05 (04 for women general category and 01 for wards of battle casualties of Army personnel only).
Mode of Application
NCC C Certificate holderOnline through www.joinindianarmy.nic.in
Wards of Battle CasualtiesOffline, Manual Application

Nationality Eligibility:

Nationality EligibilityA candidate must either be :
(a) A citizen of India, or
(b) A subject of Bhutan, or
(c) A subject of Nepal, or
(d) A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962
with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) 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 Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention
of permanently settling in India.
(f) Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v)
above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been
issued by the Government of India.
(g) Certificate of eligibility will not, however, be necessary in the case of
candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.


Starting date of Online Application : 11 Jan 2018

Closing Date of Online Application : 08 Feb 2018


Categories of BC:  The vacancies under wards of battle casualties are available to wards of battle casualties specified as:-

  • Killed in action.
  • Died of wound or injuries (Other than self-inflicted)
  • Wounded or Injured (Other than self-inflicted).

Educational Qualification:  Degree of a recognized University or equivalent with aggregate of minimum 50% marks taking into account marks of all the years.

NCC ‘C’ certificate: NCC ‘C’ Certificate for wards of BC not required.

Offline Application: Applicants under BC category may download Application Form available on Official website of www.joinindianarmy.nic.in and Apply Manually. Wards of Battle Casualties to send their completed applications direct to Dte Gen of Recruiting/ Rtg-A, NCC Entry, West Block-III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066 alongwith following documents:-

  • Self attested photocopies of the 10th class certificate and mark sheet.
  • Self attested 12th class Certificate and Mark sheet.
  • Self attested Graduation Degree with all years/semesters marks sheets.
  • Candidates must also attach certificate with their applications regarding CGPA converted to aggregate percentage of marks as per university rules from their institutes.
  • Relationship Certificate issued by Respective Regimental Records / MP Directorate.
  • Letter to the effect that the parent has been killed/wounded / reported missing in action, issued by MP Dte/Respective Regimental Records and a copy of Part II Order notifying injuries and being classified as “Battle Casualty” in case of serving/medically boarded out persons.


Educational Qualification: Degree of a recognized University or equivalent with aggregate
of minimum 50% marks taking into account marks of all the years.


Final Year Students: Those studying in final year are also allowed to apply provided they have secured minimum 50% aggregate marks in the first two/three years of three/four years degree course respectively. Such students will need to secure overall aggregate of minimum 50% marks if recommended, failing which their candidature will be cancelled.

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Category of CandidatesMinimum Height in CmsWeight
All candidates except given below157.515242 Kg For Female
Condidates of North East and Hilly Areas like Gorkhas, Nepalese,
Assamese and Garhwalis
152.5147Weight commensurate
with reduced height
Candidates ofn Lakshadweep155.5150Weight commensurate
with reduced height
Visual StandardsFor male candidate distance Vision (Corrected) better eye 6/6 and worse eye 6/18
For women candidates the minimum acceptable visual acuity are Distant Vision(corrected) better eye 6/6, worse 6/18


Physical Fitness Standards NCC Spl Entry Scheme at OTA:  Candidates are advised to exercise and keep themselves physically fit, in order to avoid any injury due to the rigorous physical training at Officers Training Academy. In order to be able to adjust to the regime there, candidates are advised to achieve following standard before joining the OTA, if finally

Running 2.4 kmWithin 15 minutes
Push Ups13 Numbers
Sit Ups25 Numbers
Chin Ups 6 Numbers
Rope Climbing 3 to 4 Meters


Selection Procedure: NCC Special Entry Scheme Selection Procedure is as under:-

  • All applications are to be forwarded to the OC , Unit from where NCC ‘C’ Certificate has been obtained.
  • The NCC Units/Group Headquarters will forward the applications to State NCC Directorates who in turn will forward the same to HQ Directorate General NCC.
  • HQ Directorate General NCC will forward the applications to Directorate General Recruiting.
  • Thorough screening, Short-listing, checking of applications based on eligibility/ qualifications of the candidates will be carried out at each level.
  • Candidates not in receipt of call letter from any of the Selection Centers for SSB interview should presume that either their applications have been received after due date or have been found ineligible and rejected.
  • After shortlisting candidates  will be detailed for SSB interview by Directorate General of Recruiting.
  • The decision of Headquarter DG NCC and Dte Gen Rtg in Army HQ, in the matter of Shortlisting and forwarding of applications to SSBs will be final.
  • On arrival at the Selection Center the candidates will be administered stage-I of the two stages testing procedure. (i) Candidates failing in stage-I will be sent back on the same day and those who qualify will be retained to undergo stage-II comprising of Group Tests, Psychological Tests and Interview which will extend for a duration of 4 days.
  • Candidates recommended by SSBs will be required to go through Medical Exam. Candidates who are found medically fit will be placed in order of merit as per the marks obtained in SSB interview amongst the recommended candidates.
  • Boarding and lodging during interviews at SSBs are free.
  • The final selection will be made as per the order of merit subject to medical fitness and suitability in all other respects and number of vacancies available.
  •  The merit list of the recommended candidates will be displayed at the reception of Directorate General Recruiting and Directorate General Recruiting website i.e. www.joinindianarmy.nic.in.