Indian Army has invited applications from NCC cadets who want to become Short Service Commission officers in Army through the notification of NCC 36th special entry scheme course. This course is exclusively notified for candidates who have their NCC C level certificate. Both men and women can apply for NCC 36 special entry course.
Vacancies of NCC 36 special entry course
There are total 50 vacancies for men candidates. Out of 50 vacancies 5 vacancies are reserved for wards of battle casualties of Army. Similarly, there are 4 vacancies available for women applicants. 10% vacancies are reserved for wards of battle casualties.
Eligibility criteria of NCC 36th SSC NT course
In order to apply for NCC 36 course, applicants should fulfill the following eligibility criteria as laid out by Indian Army officials. Applicants may be male or female. Men applicants may be married or unmarried. But women applicants applying for NCC 36th course should be unmarried. Also wards of battle casualty defence personnel are eligible to apply. Candidates must be Indian citizens. Candidates who were asked to leave NDA, IMA, OTA
or any other service training academy are not eligible to apply for NCC 36th course. Age limit for applicants is set as 19 to 25 years as on course commencement date. That is applicant's age should be between 19 to 25 years as on 01st October 2014.
Educational qualification required for 36 NCC course
Educational qualification required is different for NCC C certificate holders and wards of battle casualty of defence personnel.
For NCC C certificate holders
NCC C certificate holders should have passed graduation with minimum 50% from any recognised university. Final year students can also apply for the NCC 36th SSC NT course provided they have secured atleast 50% in two years of their graduation and also they should score 50% marks in aggregate after completion of graduation. Final year students should also be able to get their graduation certificates by October 2014. NCC C level certificate holders should have served for minimum 2 academic years in the senior Division / Wing of NCC. Applicants should have minimum B grade in C certificate exam of NCC.
For wards of battle casualties of Army personnel
Wards of battle casualties of Army personnel should have passed graduation with 50% marks in any recognised university. NCC C certificate is not required. Wards of battle casualties must send their applications directly to the following address.
Dte Gen of Recruiting / Rtg-6,
West Block - III,
New Delhi - 110066.
Also wards of battle casualties applying for NCC 36th SSC NT special entry course should attach the following certificate.
(a) A 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 casualties in case of serving/
medically boarded out pers. (b) The vacancies under wards of battle casualties are available to wards (sons and daughters
including legally adopted) of battle casualties specified as (aa) Killed in action (ab) Died of wound or injuries (Other than
self-inflicted) (ac) Wounded or Injured (Other than self-inflicted). (ad) Missing. (c) Relation Certificate issued by Records / MP
Dte. (d) Last Date of Receipt of Application in Rtg Dte for Wards of battle casualties is 17 Feb 2014.
Physical standard required for NCC 36 course
For men minimum height should be 157.5 Cms with co-related weight. For women applicants, minimum required height is set as 152 Cms and 42 Kg weight. Candidates belonging to the North East and Hilly Areas like Gorkhas, Nepalies, Assamies and Garhwalis, the height will relaxed by 5 cms and weight commensurate with reduced height. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cms.
Visual standards for applying NCC 36 course
Visual standards required for applicants of NCC special entry course are as follows.
- Minimum distant vision acceptable for applicants is better eye 6/6 and worse eye 6/18.
- Myopia should not be more than minus 3.50 for men and 5.50 for women including astigmatism.
- Candidates who have under-gone or have the evidence of having undergone Radial Keratotomy to improve the visual acuity, will be permanently rejected.
- Candidates aged 20 years or above who have undergone Laser Surgery for correction of refractive error will be considered for commission in Army If they fulfill following criteria :-
- Uncomplicated stable LASIK/Excimer (PRK) laser procedure done for. Myopia or Hypermetropia, with stable refraction for a period of six months after the procedure.
- A healthy retina.
- Corrected vision should be 6/6 in better eye and 6/9 in worse eye, with maximum residual refraction of : ± 1.50 in any meridian for myopia or hypermetropia.
- Axial length within permissible limits.
Permanent body tatoos
Applicants of NCC 36 course may have permanent body tatoos on inner face of forearm only and on the reverse side of palm / back side of hand. If an applicant have permanent tatoos on any other body part will be disqualified. Tribals who have got permanent body tatoos as per their existing custom and traditions will be permitted to appear for NCC 36th course by Indian Army officials.
How to apply for NCC 36 course
All NCC C certificate holders should fill up the application of NCC 36th special entry course and send it to the respective NCC units / Gp HQs. All NCC units / Gp HQs will forward the applications to State Directorates. State Directorates of NCC will forward 36th NCC applications to HQ DG NCC. Finally, HQ DG NCC will forward the applications to Rtg. Directorate (NCC Entry).
Method of selection
Applications received from HQ DG NCC will be shortlisted according to the qualifications of applicants. Candidates who are shortlisted by Army HQs will be called for SSB interviews
. Candidates who does not receive the call letter for SSB interview should assume that they were not shortlisted by Army. Army will not give any correspondence regarding the rejection of the application. SSB interview will be held in two stages. First stage consists of intelligence test
. Shortlisted candidates in stage I of SSB will have to undergo Stage II SSB interview selection process. Complete SSB interview will span for five days. Candidates recommended by SSBs will have to undergo medical exam. Medically fit candidates will be considered for final merit list.
Last date to submit applications for NCC 36th course is 31 January 2014 for NCC C certificate holders.
Last date to submit applications for wards of battle casualties is 17 February 2014.
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