Indian Army invites application twice in a year from 10+2 passed candidates for Technical Entry Course (TES) for the grant of Permanant Commission.The notifications are issued in the months of June and October.


Educational Qualification: 10+2 or equivalent Examination passed Examination with a minimum aggregate of 70% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Age Limit: A candidate must not be below 16½ years & above 19½ years.


  1. Shorlisting of Application: Army reserves the right to decide the cut off percentage
  2. SSB Interview


After clearing the writing exam, the successful candidates are called for SSB Interview at the Service Selection Board. It is a five days interview procedure.

SSB Interview Procedure

Day Zero : Day of Reporting

  • Reception
  • Opening address
  • Filling up of PIQ (Personal Information Questionnaire) form
  • Filling in the personal particulars in forms supplied by SSB
  • Grouping of candidates and allotment of chest numbers

Day First : Screening Test

  • Officer Intelligence Rating Test (OIR)
  • Picture Perception and Description Test (PPDT)

Day Second : Psychologial Tests and Interview

  • Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
  • Word Association Test (WAT)
  • Situation Reaction Test (SRT)
  • Self-Description Test (SDT)
  • Interview of some candidates by President/Deputy President

Day Third : GTO Tasks and Interview

  • Group Discussions (GD)
  • Group Planning Exercise (GPE)
  • Progressive Group Task (PGT)
  • Group Obstacle Race /Snake Race (GOR)
  • Half Group Task (HGT)
  • Interview of some candidates by President/Deputy President

Day Fourth : GTO Tasks and Interview

  • Individual Obstacles (IO)
  • Lecturette
  • Command Task (CT)
  • Final Group Task (FGT)
  • Interview of the remaining candidates

Day Fifth : Final Board Conference