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What Is Difference Between OTA & IMA | IMA VS OTA 



In this special blog we are discussing the ever important topic of IMA Vs OTA which rises up in the minds of defence aspirants looking to apply for Defence entrance exams like NDA, CDS, AFCAT etc. 

Most of the time Defence aspirants who are befuddled about joining IMA (Indian Military Academy) and OTA (Officers Training Academy) Chennai can use this blog where you can discover the contrasts between getting commissioned through IMA Dehradun versus getting authorized through OTA Chennai. Likewise, how IMA is unique in relation to OTA and the other way around. The article and video underneath will assist you with choosing the right foundation.

Indian Military Academy (IMA, Dehradun), Officers Training Academy (OTA Chennai and OTA Gaya), and National Defense Academy (NDA, Pune) are the great Defense Institutes assigned for preparing officials in India.

Albeit this load of organizations plan to prepare Gentleman and Lady Cadets to become forthcoming officials of the Armed Forces, there are some inconspicuous contrasts in the charging of the officials from IMA and OTA.

IMA – Indian Military Academy


IMA trains officials for the Permanent Commission in the Indian Army. Just male applicants are conceded in the IMA.

For direct Entry DE), one should be between the age of 19 to 24 years (as on the primary day of the month wherein course is expected to start). The educational qualification required is graduation from a recognized University. The term of the training is 1.5 years. One can apply for this section through CDSE conducted by UPSC.

The cutoff marks for IMA is for the most part higher than that for OTA in CDSE. This is on the grounds that, for IMA, there are three papers (English, Maths, GK) which an applicant needs to show up in though for OTA there are just two papers (GK and English).

For UES passage (University Entry Scheme), Pre-last year understudies of BE/B.Tech Course of the mentioned streams can apply. The age of the candidates should fall between 18 to 24 years (as on the main day of the month where course is expected to begin) and the term of the preparation is one year.

For TGC (Technical Graduation Course) section, BE/B.Tech graduates in mentioned streams can apply, Their age should  falling between 20 to 27 years (as on the principal day of the month in which course is expected to initiate). The training of the course is one year.

For AEC Entry, Postgraduates in MA/M.Sc/M.Com/MCA/MBA with Ist and IInd division are eligibilw. Age ought to be between 23 to 27 years. The training of the course is one year.

Alongside these passages, NDA cadets are likewise prepared at the IMA for the leftover one year of their training period.

IMA furnishes you with the chance to join the military and serve for a very long time greatest.

Officials Training Academy, Chennai


OTA, Chennai offers training for Short Service Commission as it were. Be that as it may, OTA Gaya trains officials for the Permanent Commission.

At OTA Gaya, just male candidates are conceded through 10+2 (TES) Entry. The eligibility criteria being that the age of the applicants should be between 16.5 to 19.5 years with subjects Physics, Chemistry and Maths (total 70% or more to apply) at 10+2 level.

The length of the preparation is 5 years (1 year at OTA, Gaya and 4 years at CTWS).

All female applicants are suggested get preparing at OTA, Chennai.

Applicants at OTA, Chennai from all entries get a preparation of 49 weeks.

One can apply for SSC NT (Non-technical entry for people) through CDSE directed by UPSC. Candidates age between 19 to 25 years and Graduate from a perceived University can apply. Applicants need to endeavor just two papers (GK and English) for OTA course in the CDSE.

Other than this, we have direct entries like SSC Tech (Men and ladies) for BE/B.Tech graduates in the advised streams,aged between 20 to 27 years.

SSC JAG (Men and ladies) for Graduates with LLB 55%passing marks, aged between 21 to 27 years, shortlisted through direct entry.

Another direct entry is NCC (Special Entry for Men and Women), for applicants matured between 19 to 25 years and Graduation with 50 % total imprints and 2 years administration in NCC Sr. Div Army/Navy/AirForce Wing with least 'B' grade in NCC 'C' Certificate Exam.

Subsequent to being authorized as a SSC Officer from OTA, Chennai one can serve for 10/14 years. Toward the end 10 yrs, one has 2 alternatives. Either retire or have the choice of 4 years expansion. They can leave whenever during this time of 4 yrs expansion. They can likewise decide on the Permanent Commission.

Compensation: No contrast between the compensation of an Officer from IMA and Officer from OTA.

Advancement: For higher posts, the inclination for advancement is by and large as follows: NDA, IMA, rare OTA. There can be exemptions, however.

Commission: IMA furnishes you with the chance to join the military and serve for a very long time greatest while OTA is for just 10/14 years (can broaden).

Military information: At the hour of passing out Officers from each of the three foundations, i.e, IMA, OTA, and NDA are nearly at similar level as far as military knowledge.


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