Indian Army NCC Special Entry Scheme 31st course APR-2012 Short Service Commission (NT) For Men & Women Courses Offered NCC Special Entry Scheme 31st course APR-2012 Short Service Commission (NT) For Men & Women (Including widows of Defence Personnel for TECH and NON TECH Entry) Eligibility (a) Nationality: A candidate must either be : (i) A citizen of India, or (ii) A subject of Bhutan, or (iii) A subject of Nepal, or (iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st of January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or (v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya. Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. Certificate of eligibility will, however, not be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal. (b) AGE LIMIT: (For NCC candidates (including wards of Battle casualties): 19 to 25 years (not born earlier than 02 Jan 87 and not later than 01 Jan. 93). Entry for Widow of Defence Personnel With Four (04) Years Age Relaxation i) SSCW (NON-TECH): Graduate in any discipline; Age: 19 to 29 yrs Not born earlier than 02 Jan 83 and not later than 01 Jan 94. ii) SSCW (TECH): BE/B Tech in the notified Branch of SSCW (Tech) issued on Employment News dated 18 Jun 2011; Age: 20 to 31 yrs. Not born earlier than 02 Apr 81 and not later than 01 Apr 92. (c) The criteria of NCC ‘C' Certificate holders to appear directly for SSB for Short Service Course (Non Technical) at Officers Training Academy, Chennai: (i) Educational Qualification: Degree of a recognized University or equivalent with aggregate of minimum 50% marks taking into account marks of all the years. (ii) Service in NCC : Should have served for minimum two academic years in the senior Division / Wing of N.C.C. (iii) Grading: Should have obtained minimum of ‘B’ Grade in ‘C’ Certificate Exam of NCC. How To Apply (a) Apply on plain paper as per the format given in the advertisement, duly typed. (b) Applications should be posted to the nearest OC, NCC Unit from where NCC ‘C’ certificate has been issued. (c) Applications of Candidates sewing in the Armed Forces duly counter-signed by Commanding Officer should be sent to the OC, NCC Unit from where NCC' ‘C’ certificate has been issued and advance copy be sent direct to DG NCC West Block- IV, RK Puram, New Delhi-11 0066. (d) All NCC Units will forward the applications to DDG, NCC of the concerned State (e) Additional Directorate General of Recruiting (Rtg 6), Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Army), reserves the right to shortlist applications on the basis of grade obtained by the candidates in NCC ‘C’ certificate examination/percentage of marks in degree examinations. (f) DDG, NCC States will process all applications and forward them to Dfe Gen NCC. Special emphasis will be laid on the following points: — (i) Check date of birth from class X Certificate, (ii) Check Degree/ Provisional degree is from a University recognized by AIU. (iii) Check marks sheets of all years and ensure that candidate has minimum 50% marks in the aggregate for all three years (iv) Check NCC ‘C’ Certificate with minimum ‘B’ Grading. Note Last date for receipt of application at NCC Bn/Gp HQ-10: 16th August, 2011 Last date for receipt of application at Rtg Dte from Dte Gen NCC: 1st October, 2011 METHOD OF SELECTION: (a) All applications as per format given are to be forwarded to Rtg. Directorate (NCC Entry) through HQ DG NCC. The NCC Units/Gp HQs will forward the applications to State Directorates who in turn will forward the same to HQ. DG NCC. (b) Thorough screening / Shortlisting of applications based on qualifications of the candidates will be carried out by the NCC Directorates and HQ DG NCC. (c) Candidates not in receipt of call letter from any of the Selection Centres for SSB interview should presume that either their applications have been received after due date or have been found ineligible or rejected during short- listing. No correspondence in this regard will be entertained. Candidates after shortlisting will be detailed for SSB interview by Additional Directorate General of Recruiting. The decision of Headquarter DG NCC and Addl. Dit Gen Rtg in Army HQ, in the matter of Shortlisting and forwarding of applications to SSBs will be final (d) On arrival at the Selection Centre the candidates will be administered stage-l of the two stage testing procedure. Candidates failing in stage-I will be Sent back on the same day and those who qualify will be detained to undergo Group Tests, Psychological Tests and Interview which will extend for a duration of 5 days. (e) Candidates recommended by SSBs will be required to go through Medical Exam. Candidates who are found medically fit will be placed in order of merit as per the marks obtained in SSB interview amongst the recommended candidates. Boarding and lodging during interviews at SSBs are free. Recommendation by SSB confers no right of admission to the Officers Training Academy. The final selection will be made as per the order of merit subject to medical fitness and suitability in all other respects and number of vacancies available. MEDICAL EXAMINATION: Candidates recommended by the Service Selection Board will undergo medical examination by a Board of Service Medical Officers. Women candidates recommended by Service Selection Board will undergo medical examination by a medical board of male / female doctors / Specialists/Gynecologist. However, there will be a Lady Medical Officer as member the Medical Board for female candidates. Only those candidates will be admitted to the Academy who are declared fit by the Special Medical Board. However, the candidates declared unfit will be intimated by the President of the Special Medical Board and procedure for request for Appeal Medical Board (AMB) will also be intimated to the candidates. Candidates who are unfit may apply for Appeal Medical Board (AMB) to be completed within 42 days of SMB and may request for Review Medical Board (RMB) within 1 day of completion of Appeal Medical Board. Candidates for AMB shall automatically report to the hospital opted by them on any working day, keeping in view the time taken by postal authorities to deliver their Medical documents at the Hospital for medical examination. No call shall be given by the opted hospital and no correspondence in this regard shall be entertained. 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 Appeal Medical Boards; the procedure advised by medical authorities is strictly to be adhered to. The 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 only be considered medically fit on receipt of the approved medical board proceedings from concerned medical authorities in Addl Dte Gen Rtg. 6. ln their own interest the candidates are advised to undergo a preliminary medical check-up for wax in ears, refractory error of eyes and fungal infection of skin before reporting for the SSB interview. (a) Relaxation In Height: The minimum acceptable height is 157.5 cms. For Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North Eastern region of India, Garhwal and Kumanon, the minimum acceptable height will be 5 cms less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cms. (b) VISUAL STANDARDS: (i) The minimum acceptable visual acuity are: Distant Vision (corrected) better eye 6/6, worse eye 6/18, myopia of not more than minus 3.50 for men and 5.50 for womens including astigmatism. (ii) Candidates who have undergone or have the evidence of having undergone Radial Keratotomy to improve the visual acuity, will be permanently rejected; also 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 :• (i) Uncomplicated stable LASIK/Excimer (PRK) laser procedure done for. Myopia or Hypermetropia, with stable refraction for a period of six months after the procedure. (ii) A healthy retina. (iii) 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. (iv) Axial length within permissible limits.