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OTA Chennai Short Service Commission (SSC) Recruitment 2021 :

Organisation : Indian Army, Officers Training Academy (OTA) Chennai
Recruitment Name : Short Service Commission (SSC) Recruitment 2021
Qualification : B.E/B.Tech
Number of Vacancies : 191
Posting Place : Chennai
Last Date : 23.06.2021
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OTA Chennai SSC Recruitment

Applications are invited from eligible unmarried Male and unmarried Female Engineering Graduates and also from Widows of Defence Personnel who died in harness for grant of Short Service Commission(SSC) in the Indian Army.Course will commence in Oct2021at Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

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Educational Qualification

Candidates who have passed the requisite Engineering Degree course or are in the final year of Engineering Degree course are eligible to apply. Candidates studying in the final year of Engg degree course should be able to submit proof of passing Engg Degree Examination along with mark sheets of all semesters/years by 01 Oct2021and produce the Engg Degree Certificatewithin12 weeks from the date of commencement of training at Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Such candidates will be inducted on Additional Bond Basis for recovery of the cost of training at Officers Training Academy (OTA)as notified from time to time as well as stipend and pay & allowances paid, in case they fail to produce the requisite degree certificate.

Educational Qualification for Widowsof Defence Personnel who Died in Harness:
(i) SSCW (Non Tech) (Non UPSC). Graduation in any Discipline.
(ii) SSCW (Tech). B.E./B.Tech in any Engineering stream.

Age Limit

For SSC (Tech)-57Men and SSCW (Tech)-28Women.20 to 27 years as on 01 Oct 2021(Candidates born between 02 Oct 94 and 01 Oct 2001,both days inclusive).

For widows of Defence Personnel who Died in Harness Only. SSCW (Non Tech) [Non UPSC] and SSCW (Tech)-A maximum of 35years of age as on 01 Oct2021.


(a)Selected candidates will be detailed for training at Officers Training Academy, Chennai according to their position in the final order of merit(engineering stream-wise) upto the number of available vacancies and subject to meeting all eligibility criteria.(b)Duration of Training-49 weeks.

How To Apply?

(a)Applications will only be accepted online on website on ‘Officer Entry Appln/Login’and then click ‘Registration’(Registration is not required, if already registered on Fill the online registration form after reading the instructions carefully.After getting registered, click on ‘Apply Online’ under Dashboard.

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Selection Procedure

The selection procedure is as follows

(a)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. The cut off will be applied in each Stream on the cumulative percentage of marks obtained by the candidates upto the final semester/year.

Final semester/year studying candidates will be provisionally allowed to appear in SSB;subject to following conditions:-(i) Their cumulative percentage of marks upto 6th semester/3rd year of Engg degree, upto 8th semester/4th year of B. Architecture (B.Arch) and upto 2nd semester/1st year of M.Sc in notified equivalent stream/ discipline is not below the approved cut off percentagein their respective streams.

(ii) After declaration of final results, the cumulative percentage of marks upto final semester/ year of degree course will also be not less than the approved cut off percentage, failing which the candidature will be cancelled.

(b)Centre Allotment :
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 login to the website and select their SSB dates which are available on a first comefirst serve basis initially. Thereafter, it will be allotted by the Selection Centres. The option to select the dates for SSB by candidates may be forfeited due to occurrence of any exceptional circumstance/events.

Notification :

Medical Examination

Please visit for Medical Standards and Procedures of Medical Examination for Officers Entry into Army as applicable

Last Date

Online application will open on 25th May 2021 at 1500 hrs and will be closed on 23rd Jun 2021 at 1500 hrs

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