Know All about Indian Army Technical Entry Scheme (TES) 2022: Eligibility, Pay Scale, Cutoff

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 11th, 2023

Technical Entry Scheme (10+2) is one of the opportunities for the defence aspirants to join the Indian Army as an officer in the Engineering Core. The TES is conducted by the Indian Army twice a year. There are no written examinations like UPSC- CDS or NDS; Candidates can directly apply for the SSB interview based on their marks in 12th standard (Physics, Chemistry, Maths).


The selected candidates under TES (10+2) recruitment are admitted to engineering courses by the Indian Army, and they are appointed directly on the Rank of Lieutenant after the successful completion of the course.

Note: JEE mains has been made obligatory for the aspirants from TES 47. It is an eligibility criterion along with 60% marks in PCM (Physics, Chemistry, and Maths) in the 12th Class.

Indian Army Technical Entry Scheme 10+2 (TES): Eligibility Criteria

In the following table, we have shared the eligibility criteria (nationality, age limit, gender, education, etc) for the Indian Army technical entry scheme.

Eligibility Criteria for Technical Entry Scheme


  1. A citizen of India
  2. A subject of Nepal
  3. A subject of Bhutan
  4. A refugee from Tibbet who came over to India before the 01st of July 1962 to permanently settle in India
  5. A person of Indian origin migrated from the following countries: East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Vietnam to permanently settle in India

The aspirant must have all the documents required as mentioned in the notification.


16½ years – 19½ years.


For male candidates only.

Education Qualification

Qualified 10+2 with Science subjects(Maths, Physics, and Chemistry) with at least 70% of total marks from a recognized board or university.

Duration of Course

The duration of the course is 5 years

Type of Commission

Permanent on completion of course

Indian Army TES Entry: Stipend and Pay Scale

Fixed Stipend for Cadet Training.  A stipend of ₹ 56,100/-p.m. * will be given to gentlemen cadets as is admissible to NDA cadets on completion of 3 years of training. After completion of four years of training, cadets will be commissioned in the rank of Lieutenant and entitled to pay as admissible to the rank.

Rank  Level (PAY IN ₹)
Lieutenant Level 10 56,100-1,77,500
Captain Level 10B 61,300-1,93,900
Major Level 11 69,400-2,07,200
Lieutenant Colonel Level 12 1,21,200-2,12,400
Colonel Level 12A 1,30,600-2,15,900
Brigadier Level 13A 1,39,600-2,17,600
Major General Level 14 1,44,200-2,18,200
Lieutenant General HAG Scale Level 15 1,82,200- 2,24,100
Lieutenant General HAG + Scale Level 16 2,05,400-2,24,400
VCOAS/Army Cdr/
Lieutenant General (NFSG)
Level 17 2,25,000/- (fixed)
COAS Level 18 2,50,000/-(fixed)

Indian Army TES Entry: Cutoff Marks

Knowing the previous year’s cut-off, especially for the TES exam, will give you a fair idea about the percentage required to qualify for the Indian Army Technical Entry Scheme. We have compiled the TES previous year cut-off to help you know the marks required in 10+2 to clear the cutoff of Indian Army TES entry

Previous Cutoff For Indian Army TES entry

For TES 45

80 Percent

For TES 44

88 Percent

For TES 43

79 Percent

For TES 42

85 Percent

For TES 41

78 Percent

For TES 40

85 Percent

For TES 39

83 Percent

For TES 38

85 Percent

For TES 37

80 Percent

That’s all from our side, we will be providing more such useful tips for NDA 1 2022 & SSB Interview. Stay tuned. Also, check study notes for NDA 1 2022 exam here.

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