Indian Military Academy ( IMA ) Dehradun

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The Indian Military Academy IMA was formally inaugurated by Field Marshal Sir Philip Chetwode, then Commander-in-chief of India. (at Dehradun- Now capital of Uttaranchal) It started functioning with effect from 01 October 1932. Indian Military Academy is the Premier training centre for Officers getting their permanent commission in to the Indian Army .

The Indian Military Academy Training period for Direct Entry Non-technical Cadets is 1 and ½ Years while cadets from NDA and ACC are given 1 years training prior to their commissioning.

For Technical Entry Cadets, the Indian Military Academy training is for a period of 1 Year. There are Four Battalions namely : Cariappa, Thimayya, Manekshaw and Bhagat each of these has two companies under them.

On completion of Indian Military training at the IMA, the cadets are awarded the Post Graduate Diploma in Military Studies and Defence. The Diploma is recognized by then HNB Garhwal University.

Getting through Indian Military Academy (IMA) :

Stage 1. Apply in response to the News paper advertisement (See Employment News during Mar/Apr & Oct / Nov.

Stage 2. Prepare for the Written test and Get through

Stage 3. Appear for the SSB Interview and Get Recommended

Stage 4. Appear for the Medical Examination and be declared FIT.

Stage 5. Your name must appear in the Merit List (UPSC)

Stage 6. Receipt of Joining Instructions for IMA.

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Indian Military Academy ( IMA ) Dehradun


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45 Responses to “Indian Military Academy ( IMA ) Dehradun”

  1. nitish rai January 7, 2012 at 8:36 pm # Reply

    hello sir, i have passed my with information technology in 2012.. and now i want to join indian army… plz guide me what shouls i do to make my dream come true….

  2. Gopal February 29, 2012 at 11:43 am # Reply

    Hi Sir,
    I have passed my B.A in 2009, and now i want to join Indian Army. Is there any exam or any other procedure for join and appear for exam , please guide me and give a career make suggestion , i will be very obligede with you.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Gopal Prasad

  3. manvender March 12, 2012 at 7:25 pm # Reply

    i’m in 9th class. how can i get prepared for entrance of ima

  4. M K Bandawra March 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm # Reply

    IT JOb in cooking

  5. Rohit Ramkumar April 18, 2012 at 11:34 am # Reply

    Hi sir,
    I am doing Engineering in CSE.I am in my Final Year. I would like to join IMA. It has been my dream to join the Indian Army and do something for our nation. Please guide me through the procedure.
    I am 21 years.
    Height :5′ 9″

    No medical Condition

    Thank You
    Rohit Ramkumar

  6. Rohit Ramkumar April 18, 2012 at 11:38 am # Reply

    Hello everybody

    If you get any news regarding the EXAM for IMA please post it here as soon as possible.I have been checking the newspaper for any information regarding the same.

    Thank you
    Rohit Ramkumar

  7. sanjeev kumar June 4, 2012 at 8:26 am # Reply

    hello sir

    i am interested army job plz sent full details in imc

  8. panakj manta June 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm # Reply

    sir i m in 2nd year 4th sam and in august i m in 3rd year 5th sam so should i apply for cds2 this year…………

  9. Kiran June 20, 2012 at 3:06 pm # Reply

    Dear Sir,
    I am 25 Year Young My Dreem To Join the Indian Force ( Army, Military & Nevy). I realy dont no joining prosiger Please help my Email id & Mob. No 9892287793

  10. aditya June 26, 2012 at 8:08 pm # Reply

    Indian miliatry application form’s avablity dheradun

  11. sudhi mishra July 5, 2012 at 8:29 am # Reply

    Hello sir,
    I am pursuing my inter from Lucknow in the stream of commerce and i want to be a part of the Indian army as a criminologist. Sir please can you guide me the procedure of how can i pursue a career in the Indian army?

  12. sudhi mishra July 5, 2012 at 8:42 am # Reply

    sir being a girl can i apply for the indian army as soon as aftr my 12th? sir please help..

    • UpscExam July 5, 2012 at 11:25 am # Reply


      Yes you can apply through NDA Exam, please visit for details :

  13. gangadhar kiwade July 20, 2012 at 11:47 am # Reply

    how much height and weight required to apply IMA ?
    please email me answer

  14. gopal July 21, 2012 at 3:01 am # Reply

    gopal sir,
    i want too join a indian military academy posted to lieutinant , m completed my graduation from jesus & mary college B.A. ( office managment – entrerenuership).. and m a NCC student also nd i hve a ‘B’ AND ‘C’ certificate of ncc nd m from delhi .. how can i enter & fill the forms of I.M.A to join.. if it possile plese give some to join I.M.A… AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

  15. shantam bhatia August 24, 2012 at 6:04 pm # Reply

    high post jobs in ima like officer and salary

  16. rewrewa narzary August 24, 2012 at 5:16 pm # Reply

    I am in the final year B.Tech(ECE). I have a desire to join IMA. Please Sir guide me for the same

  17. anuraag September 17, 2012 at 11:24 am # Reply

    how many times can we give ima paper

  18. AMRIT PAUL September 21, 2012 at 6:48 pm # Reply


  19. sudhir chaturvedi October 1, 2012 at 10:56 am # Reply

    hai i am a final year student and i want to know that how i can apply for technical entry schem and for university entry scheme?

  20. suryansh verma October 7, 2012 at 9:38 am # Reply

    How i’ll be a lieutinant of indian army in fighting branch

  21. Nehil Kumar Mathur October 21, 2012 at 4:05 pm # Reply

    height- 179cm
    weight- 65 kg
    biceps- 14inch
    chest- 90inch

    i have a problam my i side is weak 6/9 ratio but i m ready to join army

    bio- i dont have interest in money

    respected sir i m 20 years old and done my graduation in biology please tell i m applicable for army

  22. gaurav baghel November 12, 2012 at 9:51 pm # Reply

    sir please tell me passing marks in cds exam

  23. gaurav baghel November 12, 2012 at 9:52 pm # Reply

    gaurav baghel :sir please tell me passing marks in cds exam

    gaurav baghel :sir please tell me passing marks in cds exam

    @gaurav baghel

  24. Amankumar November 13, 2012 at 7:14 pm # Reply

    Sir my name is aman kumar .i am graguate in commerce but i wont to in army.

  25. varun kumar November 21, 2012 at 11:14 pm # Reply

    hello,sir i have passed my with computer science in 2012 from uttar pradesh technical university and now its my burning desire to join indian millitar pls guide me what can i do…..

    • UpscExam November 22, 2012 at 10:19 am # Reply

      Hi Dear,

      Pls see the details given below :

      Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status :

      i. For IMA-Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1988 and not later than 1st January, 1994 only are eligible.

      ii. For Naval Academy-Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1991 ( 2nd January, 1989 in case of NCC Naval Wing ‘C’ Certificate holders ) and not later than 1st January, 1994 only are eligible.

      iii. For Air Force Academy-Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1990 and not later than 1st January, 1994 only are eligible.

      iv. For Officers Training Academy – ( SSC Course for Men ) : Male candidates ( married or unmarried ) born not earlier than 2nd January, 1988 and not later than 1st January, 1994 only are eligible.

      v. For Officers’ Training Academy – ( SSC Women Non-Technical Course ) :

      Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees ( in possession of divorce documents ) who have not remarried are eligible. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1988 and not later than 1st January, 1994.

      CDS Educational Qualifications :

      1. For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy-Degree of a recognised University or equivalent.

      2. For Indian Naval Academy : Degree in Engineering for CDSE and Degree in Engineering or B.Sc. ( with Physics or Mathematics ) for NCC entry.

      3. For Air Force Academy : Degree of recognized University ( with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level ) or Bachelor of Engineering.

      Graduates with first choice as Army / Navy / Air Force are to submit proof of graduation provisional certificates on the date of commencement of the SSB Interview at the SSB.


  26. varun kumar November 21, 2012 at 11:15 pm # Reply

    varun kumar :hello,sir i have passed my with computer science in 2012 from uttar pradesh technical university and now its my burning desire to join indian millitary pls guide me what can i do…..

  27. Iniyan Sivaneri June 24, 2013 at 12:39 pm # Reply

    Hi sir I am very much interested in joining The Indian Army. I first joined science and discontinued it. Now I am going to join B.Sc.chemistry,my doubt is can I appear for any kind of defence exams after finishing my M.Sc.please help me my parents are against me,they are not willing to join me in is ok if it is non technical job also….

  28. Ujjwal November 30, 2013 at 11:51 pm # Reply

    Hello Sir, I am in 10th class and I want to join INDIAN DEFENSE FORCE please guide me what should I do to Join IMA .

  29. prem tripathy October 19, 2015 at 10:40 am # Reply

    Hello sir!my childhood dream is to be a soldier and serve the nation!so i want to join army and i have two ways-nda and cds,but i am doing commerce in my 12th!!what should i do,and how should i prepare for the exams?i need your advise!

  30. Biswajit Ghosh March 20, 2016 at 10:09 pm # Reply

    Which is the last date to submit the application form

  31. Vibhor mathur April 27, 2016 at 10:34 pm # Reply

    Good evening sir,
    Im vibhor mathur and studying in class 12th having subject humanities i just wanted some guide lines for joining IMA please do help me

  32. shibajee kar April 13, 2017 at 8:07 pm # Reply

    Sir I want to join Indian Army.. its my dream how can I apply IMA..??

  33. Narendra Singh Shekhawat May 23, 2017 at 11:45 pm # Reply

    Respected sir
    I have completed my B-tech in mechanical branch can I apply directly for the admission in Indian military academy my age is 23. Please guide me
    Thank you

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