How to Join Officers Training Academy (OTA) Chennai 2018

Officers Training Academy (OTA) Provides Training To Men As Well As Women To Make Them A Good Leader In Future. The Training At The Academy Gives those Leadership Qualities, Moral Values, Mental And Physical Toughness, A Spirit Of Adventure And A Will To Win In The Cadets. On Completion Of Training, The Cadets Are Commissioned In Indian Army With Short Service Commission And Permanent Commission.

There Are Two Officers Training Academies One Is At Chennai And Another One Which Is In Gaya( Bihar )

Officers Training Academy (OTA) Can Be Joined:

*Through CDSE: Men and Women Can Join OTA for SSC Non-Technical Branch through CDSE or Combined Defence Services Exam which is Held Twice a Year by UPSC. On Qualifying The UPSC Written Exam, Successful Candidates Undergo SSB Interview Followed By Medical Checkup. Education Qualification Required Is BSC/BA/BCA/B.COM from A Recognized University
*Through SSC Technical: Men And Women Who Are Technical Graduates Can Join Through SSC-Technical Entries. There Is No Written Exam and The Shortlisting of Application Is Done On The Basis Of Cut-Off Percentage of Qualifying Exam, i.e. engineering. Short Listed Applicants are later Called For SSB INTERVIEW Followed By Medical Check Up


*NCC Special Entry Scheme:  Male And Female Graduates With LLB / LLM With 50% Aggregate Marks, 2 Yrs. Service In NCC Senior Div. Army With Minimum ‘B’ Grade In ‘C’ Certificate Are Eligible To Apply For This Entry. Short Listed Candidates Meeting Eligibility Criteria Appear For SSB Interview and Medical Checkup.


*Judge Advocate Entry: Candidate With Minimum 55% Aggregate Marks In LLB Degree (3 Yrs. Professional After Graduation Or 5 Yrs. After 10+2 Exam) Are Eligible To Apply For Judge Advocate Entry. Selected Candidates are called for Interview and Medical Test

These Ways Gives You The Option Of Joining Into Defense Field And Servicing As SCC (Short Service Commission) Officer For 10 Yrs.
Once Particular SSC Period Is Over, Officers Are Allowed To Choose For Permanent Commission. Alternatively, There Is An Option To Ask For Extension.

Basic Requirements for Officers Training Academy (OTA):

Nationality: The Candidate Should Belongs To India And Should Not Have Any Criminal Back Ground.
Age Limit: The Candidate Age Limit Should Between 19-25 Years.
Marital Status: The Candidate Should Be Unmarried/Single.
Physical Health: The Candidate Should Free From Diseases.
The Candidate Should Have A Perfect Physical And Mental Fitness.
The Candidate Should Have A Good Eye Vision With Out Any Defect.

There is three stage of selection for Officers Training Academy (OTA):

  1. Written Exam
  2. Interview
  3. Medical 

Exam Pattern For Officers Training Academy (OTA):

  • English (Objective Type) 100 Marks
  • General Knowledge (Objective Type) 100 Marks
    Total 200 Marks

The Academy Transforms Young Men And Women Into Strong Officers Who Can Serve Their Nation At The Time Of War And Peace. The Officers Are Trained For 49 Weeks In Which They Learn To Perform Effectively While Guarding National Border, Assisting Civil Administration During Natural Calamities, Overcoming Internal Disturbances, Participating In Peacekeeping Missions.

Cadet Life:

Both Men And Women Cadets Enjoy A Very Good Life, Their Life Has Disciplined At Top Priority. Both Chennai And Gaya Academy Provides A Comfortable Life To Cadets.


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56 thoughts on “How to Join Officers Training Academy (OTA) Chennai 2018

  • October 24, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    I’m prakash Kumar babubhai solanki. Son of a riter ex service man. Ret. Babubhai solanki armoured reg. Sir I passed B.A. POLITICAL SCIENCE. SIR MY AGE IS 25 YEAR. CAN I JOIN OTA. PLEASE SIR TELL ME.

  • November 1, 2017 at 11:48 am

    i am saraswathi .Daughter of S.vanniyappan EX-service man .sir i passed B.E
    COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING .Sir i am 22 years old .sir can i join OTA .

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  • November 8, 2017 at 8:52 am

    how can i reach ota chennai via train or bus which is the nearest terminal

  • November 10, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    I am Zeenath and i have passed bca with first class with distiction… and i much interested in joing ota chennai and am 21 yrs old … can i join ota… i need an exact procedure to join ota…


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