Indian Army JAG Entry Scheme SSC ( NT ) 18th Course Apr 2017 for Law Graduates Men and Women

Indian Army JAG Entry Scheme SSC ( NT ) 18th Course Apr 2017 for Law Graduates Men and WomenIndian Army JAG Entry Scheme Application Form

Indian Army JAG Entry Scheme

Indian Army JAG Entry Scheme 18th course April 2017 Short Service Commission ( NT ) Course for Law Graduates Men and Women.

The Indian Army is looking for the best and the brightest Law Graduates Married / Unmarried Male and Unmarried Female for grant of Short Service Commission in the Indian Army for Judge Advocate General Branch.

Vacancies in Indian Army JAG Entry Scheme 2016 : Men – 13, Women – 07.

Indian Army JAG Course 2016 Eligibility :

  1. Nationality : Must be an Indian Citizen.
  2. Indian Army JAG Course 2016 Age Limit :21 to 27 years as on 01st January, 2017 ( Born not earlier than 02 Jan 1990 and not later than 01 Jan 1996, both dates inclusive ).Note : The date of birth accepted by the office is that entered in the Matriculation or an equivalent examination certificate. No other document relating to age will be accepted and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.
  3. Educational Qualification for Indian Army SSC ( NT ) Course 2016 : Minimum 55% aggregate marks in LLB Degree ( three years course after graduation or five years after 10+2 examination ). The candidates should be eligible for registration with Bar Council of India / State. Candidate should be from a College / University recognized by Bar Council of India.

    Note : Candidates withdrawn from IMA / OTA / Naval Academy / Air Force Academy on disciplinary ground are not eligible to apply.

  4. Physical Standards for Indian Army JAG Course 2016 :Candidates must be physically fit according to the prescribed physical standards.
    1. Height & Weight : The minimum acceptable height and weight for men is 157.5 cms with correlated weight and for women candidate is 152 cm and 42 kg. In case of candidates belonging to the North East and hilly areas like Gorkhas, Nepalese, Assamese and Garhwalis, the height will be 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.

    2. Visual Standards :For male candidate distance Vision ( Corrected ) better eye 6/6, worse 6/18. Myopia should not be more than 3.5D and hypermetropia not more than 3.5D including Astigmatism. For women candidates the minimum acceptable visual acuity are Distant Vision ( corrected ) better eye 6/6, worse 6/18, Myopia of not more than minus 5.5 including Astigmatism. Internal examination of the eye will be done by means of ophthalmoscope to rule out any disease of the eye. A candidate must have good binocular vision. The colour vision standard will be CP-III (Defective safe). A candidate should be able to recognize red and green colours. Candidates who have undergone or have the evidence of having undergone Radial Keratotomy to improve the visual acuity will be permanently rejected. In order to detect PRK / LASIK all the candidates at SMB will be subjected to the measurement of Axial length by A-Scan biometer. 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 :
      1. Uncomplicated stable LASIK / Excimer ( PRK ) laser procedure done for. Myopia or Hypermetropia, with stable refraction for a period of six months after the procedure.
      2. A healthy retina.
      3. 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.
      4. Axial length within permissible limits.
    3. Permanent Body Tattoos : Permanent body tattoos are only permitted on inner face of forearm, i.e. from inside of elbow to the wrist and on the reverse side of palm / back ( dorsal ) side of hand. Permanent body tattoos on any part of the body are not acceptable and candidates will be barred from further selection. Tribes with tattoos mark on the face or body as per their existing custom and traditions will be permitted on a case to case basis.
    4. A candidate must be in good physical and mental health free from any disability likely to interfere with the efficient performance of duty.
    5. Prospective candidates are advised to exercise and keep themselves physically fit, in order to avoid any injury due to the rigorous physical training at Officer’s Training Academy (OTA), Chennai. In order to be able to adjust to the regime the candidates are advised to achieve following standards before joining the OTA, if finally selected :
      1. Running 2.4 Km in 15 minutes.
      2. Push up – 13 Nos.
      3. Sit ups – 25 Nos.
      4. Chin ups – 6 Nos.
      5. Rope climbing – 3 – 4 meter.

Method of Selection in Indian Army JAG Entry 2016 : Indian Army JAG Entry Scheme Selection process 2016 to be followed :

  1. Initial shortlisting of online applications for Indian Army JAG Entry Scheme 2016 will be done by Recruiting Directorate Army Headquarters and the decision of DG Recruiting will be final. In this regard no representation will be entertained. Integrated HQ of MoD ( Army ) reserves the right to shortlist applications and to fix cutoff percentage of marks without assigning any reason. Details of shortlisted applications shall be put up on the Directorate General of Recruiting website
  2. Candidates whose Indian Army JAG applications 2016 are found in order shall be detailed to appear at the Service Selection Board on a specified date.
  3. Two Stage Selection Procedure in Indian Army Judge Advocate General JAG Course 2016 : Two stage selection procedure based on Psychological Aptitude Test is held at Selection Centres. All the candidates will face stage one test on first day of reporting at Selection Centres. Those who fail to pass stage one will be returned on the same day.
  4. Candidates who qualify stage one will be retained for stage-II test comprising of Group Test, Psychological Tests and Interview which will extend for a duration of 4 days (excluding stage-I day). Candidates who qualify stage II will submit self attested photo copy of educational documents to Selection Centre for completion of their Dossier / verification.
  5. The candidates who qualify at the Service Selection Board and are found medically fit by a Medical Board, will be placed in order of merit. The final selection will be made in that order up to the number of Indian Army JAG vacancies 2016 available at that time.
  6. Entitlement for Travelling Allowances : Candidates appearing for SSB interview for the first time for a particular type of commission shall be entitled to AC-III tier to and fro railway fare or Bus fare including reservation cum sleeper charges within the Indian limits. Candidates who apply again for the same type of commission will not be entitled to travelling allowances on any subsequent occasion.

Indian Army JAG Merit List 2016 :

It is to be noted that mere qualifying at the SSB interview does not confirm final selection. A merit list is prepared purely on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in SSB interview and as such higher educational qualification, previous performances, NCC background etc, have no role to play. Those high in the merit list and who come within the stipulated vacancies, and are medically fit, are issued joining instruction for pre-commissioning training.

The merit list of the recommended candidates will be displayed at the reception of Directorate General of Recruiting and Directorate General of Recruiting Indian Army website i.e.

Indian Army JAG Medical Examination 2016 : A candidate recommended by the Service Selection Board will undergo a medical examination by a Board of Service Medical Officers. Women candidate will undergo Medical Examination by a Medical Board comprising male / female doctors / specialist / gynecologist. There will be a Lady Medical Officer as member of the board. The proceedings of the Medical Board are confidential and will not be divulged to anyone. However, candidates declared unfit will be intimated by the president of the Special Medical Board ( SMB ) regarding the procedure for request for Appeal Medical Board ( AMB ). Unfit candidates should report for Appeal Medical Board (AMB) within a maximum period of 42 days.

Candidates are advised in their own interest to appear for AMB well in time and should not wait for the last date given by the SMB. Candidates are advised to note that Recruiting Directorate has no role to play in any of Medical Boards and procedure advised by the medical authorities is strictly to be adhered to. Candidates declared unfit by AMB will be intimated by the President, AMB about procedure to challenge the finding of AMB. Candidates will also be intimated that Review Medical Board ( RMB ) will be granted at the discretion of DGAFMS based on the merits of the case and that RMB is not a matter of right. Candidates will be considered medically fit only on receipt of the approved Medical documents from Directorate General Medical Services in Dte Gen Rtg. Pregnancy, if detected at any stage, after selection at SSB or during training will debar the candidate from grant of commission.


Indian Army JAG Training

Indian Army JAG Training and Prospects 2016 :

  1. Selected candidates will be detailed for Indian Army training at Officer’s Training Academy, Chennai according to their position in the final order of merit, upto the number of vacancies in Indian Army available at the time.
  2. Duration of Training in Indian Army JAG 2016 – 49 weeks at OTA, Chennai, on successful completion of which candidates will be granted commission in the rank of Lt.
  3. Candidates will neither be allowed to marry during the period of training in Indian Army nor will he / she be allowed to live with parents / Guardians. Candidates must not marry until they complete the full training at the Officers Training Academy. A candidate, who marries subsequent to the date of his / her application though successful at the Services Selection Board interview or medical examination, will not be inducted for training. A candidate if he / she marries, while under training, shall be discharged and will be liable to refund all expenditure incurred on him / her by the government.
  4. All candidates who successfully complete Pre-Commission training at Officers Training Academy, Chennai will be awarded “Post Graduate Diploma in Defence Management and Strategic Studies” by University of Madras.

On joining the Army, some of Personal Restrictions in Service will be imposed in accordance with Article 33 of Constitution of India as promulgated in the Army Act and Army Rules from time to time.

Period of Probation Indian Army Short Service Commission 2016 : An Officer will be on probation for a period of six months from the date he is granted the commission. If he is reported on, within the probationary period, as unsuitable to retain his commission, it may be terminated at any time, whether before or after the expiry of the probationary period.

Liability of Service for Indian Amy 2016 : Officers granted Short Service Commission are liable to serve anywhere in India and abroad.

Tenure of Engagement in Indian Army 2016 : Short Service Commission to Officers ( Male and Female ) in the regular Army will be granted for 14 years i.e. for an initial period of 10 years extendable by a further period of 04 years. Officers who are willing to continue to serve in the Indian Army after the expiry of period of ten years in Short Service Commission may, if eligible and suitable in all respects, be considered for the grant of permanent commission in the 10th years of their Short Service Commission in accordance with the relevant rules. Those SSC officers who are not selected for grant of PC but are otherwise considered fit and suitable, will be given options to continue as SSCOs for a total period of 14 years ( including the initial tenure of 10 years ) on expiry of which they will be released from the Indian Army.

Important Note for Indian Army JAG Entry SSC ( NT ) Course 2016 :

  1. Candidates who submit more than one application for Indian Army JAG Entry Scheme Course 2016 will be disqualified for this course as well as from applying for commission in the Indian Army in future.
  2. Candidates not in receipt of a call-up letter from any of the Selection Centre for SSB interview should presume that either their application has received after due date or could not come in short-list or found ineligible. No correspondence in this regard will be entertained.

Entitlement for Travelling Allowances 2016 : Candidates appearing for Indian Army SSB interview for the first time for a particular type of commission, shall be entitled to AC-III tier to and fro railway fare or Bus fare including reservation cum sleeper charges within the Indian limits. Candidates who apply again for the same type of commission will not be entitled to travelling allowances on any subsequent occasion.

The Indian Army Offers You

  1. Indian Army JAG Pay Scale 2016 : The promotion from Lieutenant to Lieutenant Colonel is on time scale basis and thereafter on selection basis subject to fulfillment of requisite service condition. The pay scale and promotion criteria :
    RankPay Bands / ScaleGrade PayMSPRemarks
    LieutenantPB - 3 / 15600 - 3910054006000On commission
    CaptainPB - 3 / 15600 - 3910061006000On completion of 2 Yrs
    MajorPB - 3 / 15600 - 3910066006000On completion of 6 Yrs
    Lt ColonelPB - 4 / 37400 - 6700080006000On completion of 13 Yrs
    ColonelPB - 4 / 37400 - 6700087006000On selection basis subject to fulfilment requisite service conditions
    BrigadierPB - 4 / 37400 - 6700089006000
    Major GeneralPB - 4 / 37400 - 6700010000Nil
    Lt General / HAG Scale67000 - ( annual increment @ 3% ) - 79000NilNil
    HAG + Scale *
    *Admissible to 1/3rd of total strength of Lt General
    75500 - ( annual increment @ 3% ) - 80000NilNil
    VCOAS / Army Cdr / Lt Gen ( NFSG )80000 ( fixed )NilNil
    COAS90000 ( fixed )NilNil
  2. Indian Army Allowances as Applicable – The Rates of Allowances applicable to Officer are as under :
    AllowancesTo Whom ApplicableRates ( Rupee )
    Field Area AllowanceOfficers Posted to Field AreaRupee4200/- PM
    High Altitude / Uncongeniel ClimateOfficers Posted in High Altitude / Uncongeniel Climate11200/- PM
    SiachenOfficers Posted in Siachen14000/- PM
    Flying AllowanceOfficers Posted as Army Aviation9000/- PM
    Parachute AllowanceOfficers Posted in Active Parachute Bn / Regt1200/- PM
    Special Forces AllowanceOfficers posted in Special Forces9000/- PM
    Transport AllowanceOfficers Posted in Peace StationsRupee3200/- + DA PM in A1/A cities and 1600 + DA PM at other cities
    House Rent AllowanceTo officers not provided Govt. Accommodation10 - 30% of Basic Pay ( Pay Band + Grade Pay + MSP )
    Kit Maint AllowanceAll officers400/- PM
    Uniform Allowance ( Outfit Allowance )All officersInitial 14000/- and 3000/- every 3 Years
    Qualification Pay / Grant for Service CoursesAll officers undergoing specified coursesRupee 6000 to 20000/-
    Instructional AllowanceAll Officers Posted as Instructors1800/-

    Note : In the case of allowances specific to Defence Forces, the rates of these allowance have been further enhanced by 50% as Dearness allowance has gone up by 100%.

Cost to Company ( CTC ) 2016 : The CTC for a Lieutenant would be approximately Rupee70000/- 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.

Privileges : In addition to the CTC, Indian 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 in Indian Army JAG 2016 : The Gentleman / Lady cadets of OTA when in receipt of stipend are insured for Rupee60 lac. with effect from 01 October 2015. Those who get medically boarded out of Academy on account of disability, the disability cover provided for 100% disability will be Rupee25 lac which is proportionately reduced upto Rupee5 lac for 20% disability. However, for less than 20% disability, no disability benefit is eligible but an Ex Gratia grant of Rupee50,000/- 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/Lady cadet withdrawn on disciplinary grounds or as undesirable or voluntarily leaves the academy will also not be eligible for disability benefits and Ex Gratia Grant. Subscription at the rate of Rupee5,000/- will have to be paid in advance on monthly basis by the Gentlemen/Lady cadets who are in receipt of stipend and will become members of the main Army Group Insurance Scheme as applicable to regular Army Officers.

Indian Army Leave Entitlements 2016 : On commission, officers are entitled to 60 days annual and 20 days casual leave every year ( subject to service exigencies ). They are also entitled for 40% rail concession to any place and free travel ( as per extant rules ) for self and family. Leave during training period will be as per the Indian Army Training Policy in force.

Sports & Adventure in Indian Army 2016 : The Indian Army provides facilities to pursue any sport of your liking. In addition, one can learn and participate in adventure sports, such as River Rafting, Mountaineering, Hot air ballooning, Hand gliding, Horse Riding etc.

Indian Army Physical Fitness 2016 : In OTA curriculum, a lot of emphasis is laid on Physical Fitness. You are therefore, advised to remain fit through physical exercises, sports, running, swimming, etc. so that you meet Indian Army training goals successfully.

Stipend / Pay during Indian Army Training 2016 : During the period of training the candidates will be given stipend of Rupee21000/- per month. The stipend will be converted to pay for all purposes on successful completion of Indian Army training officers are commissioned as Lt and entitled to the pay scale.

The final allotment of Arms / Service / Corps, at the time of passing out will be the sole discretion of Integrated HQ, Min of Defence ( Army ) keeping in view the existing policy. No representation is tenable on this account.

Reserve Liability : SSC Officer’s on release before or expiry of contractual length of service will carry reserve liability to serve Indian Army for five years plus two years on voluntary basis or upto the age of 37 years for women and 40 years for men whichever is earlier.

Cost of Training : The entire cost of training is at Government expense. In case the GC is withdrawn from training academy due to reasons other than Medical ground or the reasons not beyond his control, he will be liable to refund cost of training @ Rupee8785/- per week for the period of his stay at OTA.


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Indian Army JAG Entry Scheme SSC ( NT ) 18th Course Apr 2017 for Law Graduates Men and Women


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