There are different entry level examinations conducted by the Indian Government bodies to select women candidates for the Armed Forces. Those candidates who clears written entrance examination are suppose to go through interviews, psychological test, group test, etc at Services Selection Board. However in some entry level exams like for Medical Corps , candidates have to just clear the written exam. In India, there are many institutions that are taken in care by the Indian Army, where women candidates get trained and finally become an officer. One of the very well known institution is Officer Training Academy Chennai. This Academy is a premier institute of Indian Army for training Men and Women into officers for the Short Service Commission into the Indian Army. This institute holds a great importance as it has been giving able officers to Indian Army since a log time. The Officers Training Academy (OTA) is located amid a sprawling estate traversed by River Adyar adjoining the Chennai International and Domestic Airport, about 15 kms from the Chennai Central Railway Station along the Grand Southern Trunk Road in Chennai.
Women candidates of age 19 to 25 years can apply for this entry. They have to clear an exam held by UPSC which is held twice in a year. Successful candidates of written exam are called for the SSB interview. To apply for this entry, a graduate/postgraduation in ay discipline from a recogized university is required.
Apart from this, those women candidtaes who have 2 years service in NCC senior division and have minimum B grade in C certificate can applly for Officers Taining Academy Chennai. Vancancies per course are notified by additional directorate genral recruiting. Final year student / graduate with 50% aggregate are eligible for this entry, rest age remains same as mentione in above entry.
There are many candidates who had made Shaurya Academy Dehradun proud by successfully getting commissioned in services. Among them, one of our candidate, Swarnima Thapliyal got selected for Officers Training Academy Chennai. Her determination and hard work, made her the first in Order of Merit among officers joining the EME. She had brought laurels to this institution by becoming first RIMC women officer to be commissioned in the Indian Army and joined Corps of EME. She has now become an inspiration for many young ladies who are aspiring to serve our country in uniform.