1. The eligibility criteria for admission to AIT is published in detail in the Prospectus being made available in February every year. Brief outline is as below :-
(a) The applicant must fall into one of the following categories: -
(i) Children of a serving regular Army Personnel with minimum 10 years continuous service in Army.
(ii) Children of ex Army personnel granted/ awarded regular pension, liberalized family pension, family pension or disability pension at the time of their superannuation, demise, discharge, release medical board/ invalided medical board. This includes wards of recruits medically boarded out and granted disability pension.
(iii) Children of ex Army personnel who have taken discharge or released after ten years of service.
(b) Adopted/ Step Children and Children of Remarried Widows:-
(i) Adopted Child of Army Personnel adopted at least five years prior to seeking admission.
(ii) Step Children are eligible provided they are born out of a wedding where at least one parent belonged to the Army.
(c) Eligibility Criteria in Special Cases:-
(i) Eligibility Criteria for Wards of Ex Army Medical Corps Officers/Army Dental Corps Officers presently serving with Indian Navy or Indian Air Force (IN/IAF). Wards of only those ex Army medical officers/Army Dental Corps officers presently serving with Indian Navy or Indian Air Force who have served with the Army for atleast 10 years.
(ii) Eligibility Criteria for Children of APS/ MNS/TA Personnel.
(aa) Children of APS personnel classified as ex- servicemen as per Govt of India, Ministry of Defence letter No 9(52)/88/D (Res) dated 19 Jul 89.
(ab) Children of those APS personnel who are on deputation and who have put in 10 years of service in the Army.
(ac) Children of APS personnel, who are directly recruited into APS who have competed 10 years of service and of those who as per their terms and conditions of service, retired from APS without reversion to P&T Department after completing their minimum pensionable service of which 10 years was in the Army.
(ad) Children of only those members of MNS who have 10 years service as regular members of MNS or are in receipt of pension from the Army.
(ae) Children of only those TA personnel who have completed 10 years of embodied service.
(d) The candidate must fulfill the age criteria requirements as per AIEEE.
(e) Must be an Indian citizen, or a PIO who obtains Indian citizenship before admission.
2. AIT admission is based on the Rank obtained in the AllIndia Engineering Entrance Exam (AIEEE). All applicants are therefore required to appear in AIEEE and also apply to AIT for Admission.