Is JEE compulsory for TES of Indian Army &10+2 (B.Tech) Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Navy ?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 11th, 2023

JEE Main is compulsory under the ‘Technical Entry Scheme of Indian Army, & 10+2 (B.Tech) Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Navy. According to the notification for , passing JEE Main is required for the TES course of Indian Army & Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Navy. The Indian Army has modified the eligibility criterion for applicants applying for the Technical Entry Scheme (TES) following Class XII.

Important Information Regarding TES & 10+2 (B.Tech) Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Navy

The Joint Entrance Examination (Main) scorecard required to apply for the TES course of Indian Army & 10+2 (B.Tech) Cadet Entry Scheme of Indian Navy. Candidates must have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as obligatory subjects in Class XII and have obtained at least 70% of the marks. In addition to the existing criteria, qualifying for JEE Main 2021 will be required.


TES and JEE Mains

Indian Navy 10+2 (B.Tech) Cadet Entry Scheme

Eligibility Criteria
  • To apply for the technical entrance scheme, you must be between the ages of 16.5 and 19.5.
  • First, candidates will be shortlisted based on their educational qualifications.
  • To apply for TES, candidates must have a minimum of 70% in PCM in the 12th
  • To apply for TES, candidates must first pass the JEE mains.
  • The final cut-off for shortlisting applicants for SSB will be issued based on PCM and JEE mains scores.
  • The chosen candidates will then be invited for the SSB interview, which will be followed by a medical assessment.
  • Born between 02 Jan 2003 – 01 Jul 2005 (Both dates inclusive).
  • Only those candidates are eligible who has passed the Senior Secondary Examination (10+2 Pattern) or equivalent examinations from any Board with at least 70% aggregate  marks in PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Maths)  
  • Must score 50% marks in English (either in class X or XII)
  • Call up for SSB Interview will be issued on the basis of JEE (Mains ) 2021 All India Rank. 
Entry Training Period

TES is a 5-year training program that begins at the Training Academy and finishes with candidates being commissioned into the Indian army at the rank of Lieutenant. Basic military and technical training are included in the 5-year program.

The overall training time is divided into two phases: phase 1 is one year of basic military training at the Officer’s Training Academy Gaya, while phase 2 is three years of pre-commission training and one year of post-commission training at CME Pune, MCTE Mhow, or MCEME Secunderabad.

On completion of the selection process, the candidates will train in the prestigious Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala for a four-year B.Tech degree course under the 10+2 (B.Tech) 2022 Cadet Entry Scheme.

About JEE Mains Exam

JEE Main is a national-level entrance exam that is used to offer admission to engineering programs at several top colleges across the country. The top 2.5 lakh students will be invited to compete in JEE Advanced 2021.

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