Applications have been invited from unmarried male and unmarried female Law Graduates for admission to the 27th Course commencing in October 2021, leading to the grant of Short Service Commission (NT) in the Indian Army for Judge Advocate General Branch. There are 6 Vacancies for men and 2 for women.

Educational Qualification: Applicant should have a minimum of 55% aggregate marks in LLB Degree (three years professional after graduation or five years after 10+2 examination). The Degree should be from a College/University recognized by the Bar Council of India. Applicant should be eligible for registration as an advocate with the Bar Council of India/State.

Age Limit: 21 to 27 years as on 1st July 2021 (Born not earlier than 2nd July 1994 and not later than 1st July 2000; both dates inclusive).

Application: Applications can be submitted online at latest by 1500 hrs on 4th June 2021.

Selection Procedure: Applicants will be shortlisted by Integrated HQ of MoD (Army) as per the criteria decided by them for the second stage of selection, the Service Selection Board (SSB) Interview. After shortlisting of applications, the Centre allotment will be intimated to candidates via their email. After allotment of Selection Centre, candidates will have to log in to the website and select their SSB dates which are available on a first-come-first-serve basis initially. Thereafter, it will be allotted by the Selection Centres.

Shortlisted eligible candidates will undergo SSB at one of the Selection Centres, Allahabad(UP), Bhopal(MP), Bangalore (Karnataka) or Kapurthala (PB).
Candidates will be put through a two-stage selection procedure. Those who clear Stage I will go to Stage II. Those who fail in stage I will be returned on the same day. The duration of the SSB interview is five days and details of the same are available on This will be followed by a medical examination for the candidates who get recommended after Stage II.

Candidates recommended by the SSB and declared medically fit will be issued a joining letter for training in the order of merit, depending on the number of vacancies available, subject to meeting all eligibility criteria.

Training: The duration of training is 49 weeks at OTA, Chennai.

Tenure of Engagement: Short Service Commission will be granted to males and females in the Regular Army for 14 years for an initial period of 10 years extendable by a further period of 4 years. Male & Female officers who are willing to continue to serve in the Army after the expiry of a period of ten years of Short Service Commission may, if eligible and suitable in all respects, may be considered for the grant of Permanent Commission (PC) in the 10th year of their Short Service Commission in accordance with the relevant policies as issued from time to time. Those SSC officers (Male & Female) who are not selected for grant of PC but are otherwise considered fit and suitable, will be given options to continue as SSCOs for a total period of 14 years (including the initial tenure of 10 years) on expiry of which they will be released from the Army. For more details, the Notification may be seen.