What is the OTA full form?

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What is the OTA full form?

The OTA full form is Officers Training Academy. It is a facility for the Indian Army’s training for the Short Service Commission or the SSC. The first OTA was founded in 1963, and was located in Alandur, Chennai. Another academy was established in 2011 in Gaya. However, it was later dissolved in December in 2019.  Students can get into OTA to serve for a short period of time by appearing for the CDS exam. The tenure of an OTA is 10-14 years and the salary received is INR 56,100. Keep reading to know more about the OTA full form.

How to Join CDS OTA?

To join CDS OTA students can first join the army, serve as a commissioned officer for 10 years. At the end of the term, they can either choose to elect for a permanent commission or opt out. Those who are selected for the Short Service Commission and go to the OTA in Chennai.

OTA courses 

There are plenty of courses that can be taken after a person joins the OTA. The OTA full form is Officers Training Academy. Some of the courses listed below can be taken up:

  • Short Service Commission Non-Technical Women
  • Short Service Commission Non-Technical Men
  • JAG Men and Women
  • Short Service Commission Technical Women
  • Short Service Commission Technical Men
  • NCC (SPL) Entry Women
  • NCC (SPL) Entry Men

OTA Exam Pattern

Those who mark their choice as OTA go through the CDS exam. The successful applicants are then enrolled as Gentleman/Women Cadets. They are given a 49-week term at the Officer’s Academy. The exam pattern for the OTA are as follows:

Subject  Maximum Marks Duration of Paper
General Knowledge  100 2 hours
English 100 2 hours

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