UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2423
Shortage of Officers in Army
(a) to (c): A statement is attached.
|S. No.||Entry scheme||Age limit|
|(i)||National Defence Academy||16½ to 19½ years|
|(ii)||Combined Defence Services||19 to 22 years|
|(iii)||Technical Graduate Course Entry||20 to 27 years|
|(iv)||National Cadet Corps Special Entry
[Short Service Commission (Non Technical)]
|19 to 25 years|
|(v)||University Entry Scheme||18 to 24 years (pre-final year)
19 to 25 years (final year)
|(vi)||Short Service Commission (Non Technical)||19 to 25 years|
|(vii)||Short Service Commission (Technical)||20 to 27 years|
|(viii)||10 + 2 (Technical Entry Scheme)||16½ to 19½ years|
|(ix)||Army Cadet College (from Other Ranks)||20 to 27 years|
|(x)||Special Commissioned Officers (from Other Ranks).||28 to 35 years.|
(c) Presently, there is no proposal to lower the age limit for entry of officers in Indian Army.
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