Indian Army TES 2020 - Indian Army has released the application form of Army TES 2020 (July). Candidates can fill the application form of Indian Army TES 2020 (43) from October 15 (12:00 noon) to November 13 (12:00 noon), 2019. Aspirants of age 16.5 to 19.5 years can apply for Indian Army TES 2020. All candidates who wish to apply for Indian Army TES 2020 (July) must have passed class 12 with at least 70% marks in physics, chemistry and mathematics. Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of cut off decided by the Additional Directorate General of Recruiting for SSB interview of Indian Army TES 43 course. Candidates qualifying SSB interview and medical examination will be appointed for training in order of merit. Shortlisted candidates will have to undergo a 5 year training period (1 year at Officers Training Academy, Gaya and 4 years at Cadet Training Wings i.e CME Pune, MCTE Mhow). After successfully completing the training period cadets will be commissioned into the Indian Army at the rank of Lieutenant. Indian Army TES 2020 will be conducted to fill 90 seats.
Latest - Indian Army TES Application Form 2020 (43) Released. Apply Now!

Technical Entry Scheme or TES is a national level exam, conducted for recruitment of officers in the technical branch of Indian Army for granting Permanent Commission in the Indian Army technical division. The recruitment exam is conducted twice a year. The candidates joining Indian Army TES will be given an Engineering Degree and will be allotted technical branches like engineering, EME, Signals, Indian Army Aviation Corps but they can also join other fields like infantry, artillery etc. Read the article below to know more about Indian Army TES 2020.

Indian Army TES 2020

Indian Army TES 2020 Overview

Exam Name

Indian Army TES(Technical Entry Scheme 10+2)

Conducting body

Join Indian Army

Number of vacancies


Duration of course

5 years



Indian Army TES 2020 Dates


Indian Army TES 43

Indian Army TES 42

Application form available from

October 15, 2019 (Released)

May 10, 2019

Last date to apply

November 13, 2019

June 8, 2019

Indian Army TES Application Form 2020

The application form of Indian Army TES has been released online. Candidates have to fill their basic details in the application form of Indian Army TES. It is advised that candidates read the Indian Army TES eligibility criteria before filling the application form.

Documents to keep ready before filling Indian Army TES 2020 application form

  • Marksheet of class 10, as the details about the candidate’s name, father’s name, mother’s name and date of birth will be filled strictly as per matric certificate.

  • Marksheet of class 12

  • Passport size photograph

Steps to fill Indian Army TES 2020 Application Form

Follow the steps given below to fill the application form of Indian Army TES 2020

Step 1: Click on the Indian Army TES application form link

Step 2: Fill up the details and read all the terms and conditions before submitting the form.

Step 3: After form submission, an acknowledgment with a roll number will appear. In case, your roll number is not generated then there might be some problems while submitting the form.

After the candidates have submitted the application form of Indian Army TES candidates must take two printouts of it and the system generated roll number. Candidates must sign these copies and carry them to SSB Interview. Candidates are not to send any hard copies to DG RTG/RTG DTE.

Rejection Of Applications/Cancellation of Candidature

Cancellation of candidature can take place on the following grounds.

  • Not carrying copies of the online form and required documents to the SSB interview.

  • Applying twice or more for the same entry.

  • Incorrect information/details filled in the application form of Indian Army TES 2020.

Documents to preserve for SSB Interview

Candidates must preserve and carry the following documents to SSB interview after they’ve filled the application form.

  • Class 10 marksheet

  • Class 12 marksheet

  • ID proof

  • Two photocopies and originals of all the above-mentioned certificates. Originals will be returned to you once verified at the SSB.

  • Carry 20 copies of passport size photographs with the application form.

  • Another printout of Indian Army TES 2020 application form must be with the candidates for future references

Indian Army TES Eligibility Criteria 2020

Applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements in terms of educational qualification, age criteria, and medical standards. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria below.

Nationality -

  • Candidates applying for Indian Army TES 2020 must be a citizen of India

  • Candidates from Bhutan, Nepal, Tibetian refugee, Pakistan, Burma, Sri-Lanka and East-African countries of Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zaire Ethiopia must have a certificate of eligibility that has been issued by the government of India

Age Limit -

  • An applicant must be between 16.5 and 19.5 years of age on the first day of the month (July 2020) in which course is due to commence.

Educational Qualifications -

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2/HSC with 70% in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics from a recognized board.

Marital Status -

  • Only unmarried candidates can apply

Medical Standards -

  • The candidate must be mentally and physically fit.

  • They must not be suffering from any disease or disability which might affect their performance.

  • The minimum acceptable height is 157.5 cms. For candidates belonging to hills of North-Eastern regions of India, Garhwal and Kumaon, the minimum acceptable height will be 5 cms less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cms.

Tattoo Policy -

  • Candidates belonging to tribal communities or tribal areas as declared by the Government of India are permitted to have permanent tattoos on any part of the body.

  • For other candidates, permanent tattoos are permitted on the following body parts

  1. Inner face of forearms i.e. from inside of the elbow to the wrist of both arms

  2. Reverse side of the palm/back side of both hands

  • The candidates are required to sign a self-certification certificate. Also, they will need a certificate, that they belong to a particular tribe and the permanent tattoo is permissible signed either by DC/DM OR SDM of the district where the tribe is permanently settled or chairman/secretary or any other senior member of a tribe.

Indian Army TES Admit Card 2020

Candidates will be provided with the call letters of Indian Army TES 2020 by the respective selection centres where the SSB interview will be conducted. Indian Army TES admit cards will be sent to candidates on their registered email IDs. Candidates will be notified about their call letters via SMS. The call letter will have a candidate’s details like their name, address of allotted centre, photograph, etc. Candidates must check all the entries in the call letter. In case of any mismatch or spelling mistakes, the candidate should immediately inform the authorities.

Indian Army TES Selection Procedure 2020

  • Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of cut off percentage decided by the Additional Directorate General of Recruiting.

  • Selected candidates will have to login into their accounts to select the centres for SSB Interview.

  • Selected candidates will undergo SSB interview at Allahabad, Bengaluru and Bhopal. (Duration of SSB interview is 5 days, they have to go through Psychological tests, group tests and an interview.)

Indian Army TES SSB Interview 2020

  • Candidates have to report at the allocated centres. Documents verification will take place and they will be assigned a number by which they will be identified throughout the process. They will also be given common instructions and schedule.

  • On day 1, a verbal and non-verbal intelligence test (about 50 questions each) and a Picture Perception and Description Test (PPDT) will be taken. Candidates have to observe it and in four minutes they must make a story of about 70 words out of the pictures. In stage two of the PPDT, all the candidates have to make a common story. After this test, unsuccessful candidates have to return back.

  • On day 2, a Psychological test will be taken in which writing is administered. Other tests which will be taken on the second day are Situation Reaction Test and a Self-Description Test.

  • On day 3 and 4, there will be group discussions, group planning exercises, progressive group tasks, command tasks, snake race and a final group task.

  • From day 2 to 4, individual candidate’s interviews will be conducted by the interviewing officers.

  • On day 5, a final assessment is given and a conference is held. With this the final results are announced and all the successful candidates have to stay for a medical examination (days 3 to 5) in a military hospital.

  • Candidates selected by the SSB and are medically fit will be appointed for training according to their merit list and vacancies available. Only those candidates will be admitted who are declared medically fit by the medical board.

Note: Candidates appearing for SSB interview for the first time shall be entitled to AC III Tier, railway fare and bus fare including reservation within the Indian limits. Candidates who have applied for the second time will not be given any travel allowances.

Indian Army TES 2020 - Training

  1. Basic training: 1 year (Officer Training Academy, Gaya)

  2. Technical training:

Phase I: Pre-commission training of 3 years at CME (College of Military Engineering, Pune) or MCTE, Mhow (Military College of Telecommunication Engineering) or MCEME (Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering, Secunderabad).

Phase II: Post-commission training of 1 year at CME Pune or MCTE Mhow or MCEME Secunderabad.

Award of Degree: After completing the training, successful candidates will be awarded an Engineering degree. In case, they fail to do so, the same will result in the loss of seniority to them. Their commission can also be terminated in case they fail to qualify the three years of commissioning.

Indian Army TES 2020 - Salary

Candidates will be given a stipend of Rs. 56,100/- per month till completion of 3 years of training. After completing 4 years of training, they will be given the rank of Lt and they will be paid as much as a Lt is paid.

Pay scale and promotion criteria

SL No.


Pay scale/level of scale

Promotion criteria



Level 10 (56,100-1,77,500)

On commission



Level 10B (61,300-1,93,900)

On completion of two years



Level 11 (69,400-2,07,200)

On completion of six years


Lt. Colonel

Level 12A (1,21,200-2,12,400)

On completion of thirteen years


Colonel (TS)

Level 13 (1,30,800-2,15,900)

On completion of twenty-six years



Level 13 (1,30,800-2,15,900)

On selection basis subject to fulfillment of requisite service conditions



Level 13A (1,39,600-2,17,600)


Major General

Level 14 (1,44,200-2,18,200)


Lt. General

Level 15 (1,82,200-2,24,500)



Level 17 (2,25,000/-) fixed



Level 18 (2,50,000/- ) fixed

Indian Army TES 2020 Allowances


Dearness Allowance

Admissible under the same rates and conditions as applicable to the civilian personnel from time to time


Kit maintenance allowance

Subsumed into the newly proposed dress allowance i.e Rs. 20,000 per year

Indian Army TES Military Service Pay (MSP): Officers from the rank of Lieutenant to Brigadier will be given Rs. 15,500/- per month fixed.

Children’s education allowance: Rs.2250/- per child (first two children) only. It is given only till class 12th.

Indian Army TES 2020 - Types of Commission

  • After completing four successful years of training, cadets will be granted Permanent Commission in the Indian Army with the rank of Lt.

  • Seniority: They will also be granted seniority on overall order of merit of the three technical institutes combined i.e., CME, MCTE and MCEME.


Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - Indian Army TES 2020

Question: Will I receive the admit card through posts?


No, the admit card will not be sent through any posts. You have to download the admit card online from the official website.

Question: What is age limit to apply for Army Tes 2020?


To apply for Army Tes, candidates need to be between 16.5 to 19.5 years.

Question: Will I be able to check Army TES Cut off?


Yes, the cut off Army Tes 2020 will be available online.

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