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JIARD TGC-126Join Indian Army Recruiting Directorate 126th Technical Graduate Course (TGC-126)

  • Test Level-: National Level
  •     Eligibility-: Graduation
  • Duration-:
  • Stream-: Engineering
  • Medium-: Multiple
  • Examination Mode-: Select Mode

Join Indian Army Recruiting Directorate 126th Technical Graduate Course (TGC-126)

Applications are invited from married/unmarried MALE Engineering Graduates for 126th Technical Graduates Course (commencing in Jan 2018 at Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun) for permanent commission in the Indian Army.

Discipline wise vacancies are as given below

Engineering Streams

Equivalent Stream (AICTE Appd 


Civil Civil Engg, Civil Engg(Structural Engg), Structural Engg 11
Mechanical Mechanical Engg, Mechanical (Mechatronics) Engg, Mechanical & Automation Engg 04
Electrical/Electrical & Electronics Electrical Engg, Electrical Engg (Electronics & Power), Power System Engg, Electrical & Electronics Engg 05
Computer Sc & Engg/Computer Technology/Info Tech/M.Sc (Computer Sc) Computer Engg, Computer Science, Computer Science Engg, Computer Science & Engg, Information Science & Engg 06
Electronics & Telecommunication/Telecommunication/Electro nics & Communication/ Satellite Communication Electronics & Telecommunication Engg, Telecommunication Engg, Electronics & Communication Engg, Electronics & Electrical Communication Engg 07
Electronics Power Electronics & Drives 02
Metallurgical Metallurgical Engg, Metallurgy & Material Technology, Metallurgy & Material Engg, Metallurgy & Engg & Material Science, Metallurgy and Explosives 02
Electronics & Instrumentation/Instrumentation Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engg, Electronics & Instrumentation Engg, Electronics & Instrumentation & Control Engg, Instrumentation & Control Engg, Instrumentation Technology  02
Micro Electronics and Microwave   01
Total   40


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

NOTE- 2 :

In case the engineering stream of the candidate is not listed above, he may seek equivalence of his non-notified engg stream with any of the above notified engg stream on production of degree equivalence certificate issued by the concerned university, failing which his candidature will be cancelled. The candidates are not allowed to seek equivalence of a notified engg stream with another notified engg stream above.

NOTE-3 :

Recommended candidates of TGC-126 whose merit is not within the number of allotted vacancies of respective Engg streams, may be offered to join SSC(T) course(Apr 2018), subject to meeting all other eligibility conditions.



A candidate must either be : (i) A citizen of India, or (ii) A subject of Bhutan, or (iii) A subject of Nepal, or (iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st of January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or (v) 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), (iii), (iv) and (v) 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.

Age Limit:

20 to 27 years as on 01 Jan 2018. (Candidates born between 02 Jan 91 and 01 Jan 98, both dates inclusive).


The date of birth entered in the Matriculation or an equivalent examination certificate only is accepted by this office. No other document relating to age will be accepted and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.'

Educational Qualification for Applying: Candidates who have passed the requisite Engineering Degree course or in the final year of Engineering Degree course are eligible to apply. The candidate studying in the final year of Engg degree course should be able to submit proof of passing by 01 Jan 2018 and produce the Engg Degree Certificate within 12 weeks from the date of commencement of training at 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 within the specified time.

Important Note:

Candidates must note that 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. Therefore, to become eligible for induction into TGC-126 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 1 Jan 2018 to Recruiting Directorate, failing which his candidature will be cancelled.

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


  • Duration of training is one year at the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.
  • Selected candidates will be detailed for training at Indian Military Academy, Dehradun according to their position in the final order of merit up to the number of vacancies available in each stream, subject to meeting all eligibility criteria.
  • Candidates will neither be allowed to marry during the period of training nor will he be allowed to live with parents/guardians. A candidate who marries during 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, will not be selected for training
  • Cost of Training: The entire cost of training is at Government expense. In case the GC is withdrawn from training academy due to reasons not beyond his control, he will be liable to refund cost of training @ Rs. 9488/ - per week (or as notified from time to time) for the period of his stay at Indian Military Academy
  • The final allocation of Arms/Services will be made prior to passing out of gentleman cadets from IMA

Salary Structure

The candidates will be given a stipend of Rs. 21,000/- p.m. (Rs 15,600/- as pay in Pay Band plus Grade Pay of Rs. 5,400/-). On completion of training they will be commissioned in the rank of Lt and entitled to pay as admissible to the rank. The promotion from Lieutenant to Lieutenant Colonel is on time scale basis and thereafter on selection basis subject to fulfillment of requisite service conditions. 

The Pay Scale and promotion criteria is as follows:-






LIEUTENANT PB-3/15,600-39,100 5,400 6,000 On Commission
CAPTAIN PB-3/15,600-39,100 6,100 6,000 On completion of 2 Yrs
MAJOR PB-3/15,600-39,100 6,600 6,000 On completion of 6 Yrs
LT COLONEL  PB-4/37,400-67,000  8,000 6,000 On completion of 13 Yrs
COLONEL PB-4/37,400-67,000 8,700  6,000 On selection basis subject to fulfillment requisite service conditions
BRIGADIER PB-4/37,400-67,000 8,900 6,000
MAJOR GENERAL PB-4/37,400-67,000 10,000 NIL 
LT GENERAL/ HAG SCALE 67,000 -(annual increment @ 3%) -79,000  NIL NIL
HAG + Scale* *Admissible to 1/3rd of total strength of Lt Gens) 75,500-(annual increment @ 3%)-80,000 NIL NIL
VCOAS/Army Cdr/Lt Gen (NFSG)  80,000 (fixed) NIL NIL
COAS 90,000 (fixed) NIL NIL

 Please note that the above figures are as in the 6th CPC scales and are subject to revision from time to time. 

Cost to Company (CTC).

The CTC for a Lieutenant would be approximately Rs. 80000/- per month. This includes Basic Pay, DA, Grade Pay, Military Service Pay, Tech Pay, House Rent Allowance and Transport Allowance. These rates are not statutory and are subject to change.


In addition to the CTC mentioned above, Army provides free Medical Facilities for Self & dependents, Canteen facilities, Entitled Ration, Mess/Club/Sports Facilities, Furnished Govt. Accommodation, Car/Housing Loan at subsidized rate.

 Army Group Insurance Fund (AGIF) :

The Gentlemen Cadets of IMA when in receipt of stipend are insured for Rs 75 lac wef 01 Jan 2018. Those who get medically boarded out of Academy on account of disability, the disability cover provided for 100% disability will be Rs 25 lac which is proportionally reduced up to Rs 5 lac for 20% disability. However, for less than 20% disability, only an Ex-Gratia grant of Rs 50,000/- for first two years of training and Rs 1 lac during the last year of training 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, Gentleman Cadets withdrawn on disciplinary grounds, expelled as an undesirable or voluntarily leaving the Academy will also not be eligible for disability benefit and Ex-Gratia. Subscription at the rate of Rs 5,000/- will have to be paid in advance on monthly basis by the Gentleman Cadets to become member under the main AGI Scheme as applicable to regular Army Officers. The subscription for the relegated period would also be recovered at the same rate.

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Selection procedure: 

The selection procedure is as follow

  •  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. 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 log in to the website and select their SSB dates on a first come first served basis, upto a specified date. 
  • Only shortlisted eligible candidates depending on the cutoff percentage will be interviewed at Selection Centres, Allahabad (UP), Bhopal (MP) and Bangalore (Karnataka) 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 through SMS only. Candidates will not be interviewed locally. Allotment of Selection Centre is at the discretion of DG Rtg, IHQ MoD (Army) and NO request for changes are entertained in this regard.
  •  Candidates will put through two stage selection procedure. Those who clear Stage I will go to Stage II. Those who fail in Stage I will be returned on the same day. Duration of SSB interviews is five days excluding day of arrival and details of the same are available at official website of Rtg Dte www.joinindianarmy.nic.in. This will be followed by a medical examination for the candidates who get recommended after Stage II.
  • 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.

Applications will only be accepted online on website “www.joinindianarmy.nic.in”. Click on ‘Officer Entry Apply/Login’ and then click ‘Registration’. 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. Then click on ‘Submit Now’ only after carefully ascertaining that the correct details have been filled in. After submitting, click on “PDF” and take two copies of the application form having Roll No and other details generated by the system. 



Details once submitted in online application will NOT be changed under any circumstance, and NO representation in this regard shall be entertained.


CGPA/Grades must be converted into Marks as per the formulae adopted by the concerned University for filling ‘Marks obtained in Graduation’ in online appln.

Following documents are to be carried to the Selection Centre by the candidate:

  • One copy of the Print out of application duly signed and affixed with self attested photograph.
  • Self attested copy of Matriculation or equivalent certificate issued by the concerned Board of education. in which date of birth is reflected for proof of date of birth (Admit card/Marksheet/Transfer/Leaving Certificate etc. are NOT acceptable for proof of date of birth).
  • Self attested copy of 12th Class Certificate & Marksheet.
  • Self attested copy of Engineering Degree/Provisional Degree.
  • Self attested copy of Mark sheets of all Semesters. Revised mark sheets issued by a Board/ University after last date of receipt/application will not be accepted for this course.
  • Certificate issued by the Controller of Examination/Registrar/ Dean of the concerned University regarding formula for conversation of CGPA/ Grades into marks followed by the University.
  • Certificate from the Principal/Head of the Institution stating that the candidate is in final year and his result will be declared by 1 st of the month of commencement of course (for final year appearing candidates).
  • Declaration by the candidate of final year Engg degree course that he will submit the proof of passing by 1st of the month of commencement of course to Rtg Dte, failing which his candidature will be cancelled.
  • Equivalence certificate of the concerned University to claim equivalence of Engineering Degree, as applicable.
  • All certificates in original. Originals will be returned after verification at the Service Selection Board itself

(c) Any candidate who does not carry the above documents for the SSB interview, his candidature will be cancelled and he will be sent back.

(d) The second copy of the printout of online application is to be retained by the candidate for his reference. No need to send any hard copy to DG Recruiting.

(e) 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.


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