Army Education Corps Course; Apply now

Kochi: Applications are invited from married/unmarried male Post Graduates in the subjects notified below for Grant of Permanent Commission in the Army Education Corps Course commencing in January 2016 at Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
MA in English/Economics/History/Geography/Political Science/Philosophy/Psychology/Sociology/Public Administration/Statistics/International Relation/International Studies.
M.Sc in Physics/Chemistry/Maths/Botany/Geology/Nano Science/Electronics/M.Com/MCA
Foreign language (MA in Chinese/Tibetan, Burmese, Pushto/Dari & Arabic
(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 Ethiopia 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 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: – 23 to 27 years at the time of commencement of course. (Candidates born between 02 Jan 89 and 01 Jan 93 both dates inclusive). The date of birth accepted by the office is that entered in the Matriculation or an equivalent examination certificate.
(c) Educational Qualification: Only those candidates who have passed Post Graduate Degree MA/M.Sc in the following subjects /M.Com/MCA/MBA with 1st or 2nd Division.
Important Note: – Candidates must note that only those candidates who have passed Post Graduate Degree MA/M.Sc in the following subjects /M.Com/MCA with 1st or 2nd Division are only eligible. Final Year appearing/Result awaiting students are not eligible.
Physical standard
(a) Height & Weight: The minimum acceptable height and weight for men is 157.5 cms with correlated weight. In case of candidates belonging to the North East and hilly areas like Gorkhas, Nepalese, Assamese and Garhwalis, the height will be relaxed by 5 cms and weight commensurate with reduced height. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cms.
(b) Visual Standards; Distance Vision (Corrected): Better Eye 6/6; Worse Eye 6/18. Myopia should not be more than 3.5D and hypermetropia not more than 3.5D including Astigmation. Internal examination of the eye will be done my means of opthalmoscope to rule out any disease of the eye. A candidate must have good binocular vision. The colour vision standard will be CP-III. A candidate should be able to recognize red and green colours. Candidates who have undergone or have evidence for having undergone Radial Karatotomy to improve the visual acuity will be permanently rejected. In order to detect PRK/LASIK all the candidates at SMB will be subjected to the measurement of Axial length by A-Scan biometer. Candidates who have undergone LASER Surgery for correction of refractive error will be considered for commission in Army if they fulfill following criteria :- (i) Age more than 20 years. (ii) Uncomplicated stable LASIK/Excimer (PRK) laser procedure done for Myopia or Hypermetropia, with stable refraction for a period of six months after the procedure. (iii) A healthy retina. (iv) 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. (v) Axial length within permissible limits.
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(d) To pass fit, a candidate must be in good physical and mental health free from any disability.
(e) Prospective candidates are advised to exercise and keep themselves physically fit, in order to avoid any injury due to the rigorous physical training at Indian Military Academy. In order to be able to adjust to the regime there candidates are advised to achieve following standards before joining the IMA, if finally selected:- (a) Running 2.4Km in 15 minutes (b) Push ups – 13 Nos (c) Sit ups – 25 Nos (d) Chin ups – 6 Nos (e) Rope climbing – 3-4 metres.
How to apply:
(a) Applications will only be accepted online on website “”. Click on Officer Menu then go to How to Apply and then click ONLINE APPLICATION. Fill the online registration form. Note down the user id and password. Tips to assist in filling up fields have been provided as you click on ONLINE APPLICATION. Before submitting the application check the entries made and save the application. After submitting, take two copies of the printout and the Roll Number generated by the system.
(b) Following documents are to be carried to the Selection Centre by the candidate:-
(i) One copy of the Print out of application duly signed and affix photograph attested by Govt Gazetted Officer.
(ii) Attested copy of Matriculation by the Board concerned (CBSE/State Boards/ICSCE) in which date of birth is reflected for proof of date of birth (Admit card/Marksheet/Transfer/Leaving Certificate etc. are not acceptable for proof of date of birth).
(iii) Attested copy of 12th Class Certificate & Marksheet.
(iv) Attested copy of Graduate Degree and all Marksheets.
(v) Attested copy of Post Graduate Degree & Mark sheets of all Semesters.
(vi) All certificates in original. Originals will be returned after verification at the Service Selection Board itself
Last date for submission of application is 09th July 2016
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