Army TES 2019 - 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 Army technical division. All the eligible candidates can start filling the application form for Army TES 41 from October 29 to November 27 in online mode. Aspirants who have passed 10+2/HSC with a minimum aggregate of 70% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and are between 16.5 to 19.5 years can apply for TES Entry. The recruitment exam is conducted twice a year. The candidates joining Army TES will be given an Engineering Degree and will be allotted technical branches like engineering, EME, Signals, Army aviation Corps but they can also join other fields like infantry, artillery etc. Both TES 41 and TES 42 will have approximately 90 vacancies.
Candidates are selected for SSB Interview based on the cut off decided by the Additional Directorate General of Recruiting. Those recommended by SSB and are found medically fit will be appointed for training in the order of merit. Selected candidates undergo five years training (1 year at Officer’s Training Academy, Gaya and 4 years at Cadet Training Wings i.e CME Pune, MCTE Mhow). After successfully completing the training period they are commissioned into Indian Army with the rank of Lieutenant. Read below for more details on Army TES dates, eligibility, vacancies, application form, cut off, salary, selection procedure and training.
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Army TES 2019 Vacancy
Candidates who wish to apply for Army TES 2019, can check the vacancies below:
Army TES 41(July)
Army TES 42 ( January)
Army TES 2019 Dates
Army TES 41
Army TES 42
October 29, 2018
Last date to apply
November 27, 2018
Army TES Application Form 2019
How to fill Army TES Application Form 2019
Army TES Eligibility Criteria 2019
Candidates applying for Army TES 2019 must meet the minimum eligibility requirements in terms of educational qualification, age criteria and medical standards. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria below.
Candidates applying for Army TES 2019 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
The candidate must be between 16.5 and 19.5 years of age on the first day of the month in which course is due to commence.
Candidates who have passed 10+2 /HSC with 70% in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from a recognized board.
Only unmarried candidates can apply for Army TES.
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.
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, inner face of forearms i.e. from inside of the elbow to the wrist of both the hands and Reverse side of the palm/back side of both hands. But 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.
Army TES Admit Card 2019
The call letters of Army TES 2019 SSB interview will be sent to the registered email ID. The admit card of Army Tes will be provided by the respective selection centres where the SSB interview will be conducted. Candidates will be notified about their call letters via SMS. The call letter will have 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 Technical Entry Scheme 10+2: Army TES 2019 overview
Army TES(Technical Entry Scheme 10+2)
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Number of vacancies
Duration of course
Army TES Cut off 2019
Candidates have to secure cut off percentage decided by Additional Directorate General of Recruiting to qualify Army TES 2018. They have to secure cut off percentage of Army TES 2018 to become eligible for next round of selection process i.e. SSB. Candidates can check the last few year’s Army TES cut off percentage from the table mentioned below.
Army TES Cut off
Army Tes Course
85% and above
83% and above
85% and above
80% and above
87% and above
Army TES Selection Procedure 2019
Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of cut off percentage decided by the Additional Directorate General of Recruiting.
Selected candidates will receive a mail or SMS about their Selection Centre Allotment.
Candidates will have to select their SSB date (First cum first serve basis) by logging into their selection centre links, sent to them via email.
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.)
Army TES SSB Interview 2019
Candidates have to report at the allocated centers. 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 the 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.
For the next two days, there will be group discussions, group planning exercises, progressive group tasks, command tasks, snake race and a final group task take place.
From day 2 to 4, individual candidate’s interviews are 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 (3 to 5 days) 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 the second time will not be given any travel allowances.
Army TES Training 2019
Basic training: 1 year (Officer Training Academy, Gaya)
Phase I: Pre-commission training (3 years, 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 (1 year at CME Pune or MCTE Mhow or MCEME Secunderabad.)
Award of Degree: After completing the training successful candidates will be awarded 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.
Army TES Salary 2019
The 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
Pay scale/level of scale
Level 10 (56,100-1,77,500)
Level 10B (61,300-1,93,900)
On completion of two years
Level 11 (69,400-2,07,200)
On completion of six years
Level 12A (1,21,200-2,12,400)
On completion of thirteen years
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)
Level 14 (1,44,200-2,18,200)
Level 15 (1,82,200-2,24,500)
Level 17 (2,25,000/-) fixed
Level 18 (2,50,000/- ) fixed
Army TES Allowances
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
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.
Army TES Types of Commission
After completing four successful years of training, cadets will be granted Permanent Commission in the 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.