How to become an army officer if you are already serving as NCO
PC(SL) Permanent commission special list entry
There are almost 100 vacancies through PCSL every year for jawans already serving as NCO excluding sepoy.
When does the notification come out ? – in April and July
How to apply ? – Visit your unit’s AG Branch
What is the age criteria ? – Your age should not be more than 42 years, 45 in case of engineers
Any other criteria? – Yes, you need to have served at least for 10 years.
Any education criteria? Yes, candidates who have done at least their 10+2 or equivalent (diploma).
What should be the marital status? Both married and unmarried soldiers are eligible
What is the selection procedure? – You will be called for SSB interview between September and October.
What is the further procedure after clearing SSB ? – After clearing SSB you will be called for Medicals. Once declared medically fit by the medical boards you will be called up for joining AEC centre and college, Pachmarhi. After eight weeks of compulsory training one goes through another 4 weeks at IMA (Indian military academy). After successful completion of 4 weeks at IMA, Gentleman cadet passes out as lieutenant.