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              HOW  TO  JOIN  INDIAN  DEFENSE FORCES

INDIAN  ARMY

          PERMANENT  COMMISSION : When you opt for 'Permanent Commission', you are basically looking at a permanent career in the army. A career till you retire. NATIONAL DEFENSE ACADEMY (NDA) & INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY(IMA) are the two institutions that you can join for Permanent Commission.

NATIONAL DEFENSE ACADEMY ,PUNE  :

 1.Eligibility Conditions :    

You can apply even as you are in class 12th because the entry process takes over a year and by the time you are through, you would have cleared class 12th.

INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY ,DEHRADUN  :

Type of entry Month of commencement of course each year Age at the time of joining Educational qualifications Mode of selection How to apply
a)Direct entry January & July 19-24 years Degree or equivalent at the time of joining the course Combined Defense Services Exam (CDSE) conducted by UPSC & SSB interview Apply in response to advertisement in March/April & Oct./Nov.
b)Engineering    Graduates January & July 20-27 years Engineering degree in notified discipline Direct SSB interview Apply to Addl. Dirct. General of Recruiting (TGC entry), Army HQ, West Block 3,RK Puram, ND-66 in response to advertisement in March/April & Oct./Nov.
c)University entry scheme July

19-24 years    

18-25 years

Final & pre-final year students of engineering degree course Campus interview & SSB interview Apply in response to advertisement in July
d)10+2 PCM    (Tech) January & July 16 1/2-19 1/2 years 10+2 pass with 70% aggregate Apply directly to the Recruiting Directorate May & November

       SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION (SSC) : The Indian Army has an alternative for all those of you who aspire to serve it for a few years. It is called Short Service Commission. It gives you the option of joining the Indian Army and serve it as a Commissioned Officer for 5 years. Once your tenure is over, you are allowed to opt for a Permanent Commission. Alternatively, you can also ask for a 5 year extension and can choose to resign from your post any time during this period. OFFICERS TRAINING ACADEMY (OTA) is where you go once are selected for the SSC.

OFFICERS TRAINING ACADEMY , CHENNAI :

Type of entry Month of commencement of course each year Age at the time of joining Educational qualifications Mode of selection How to apply
a) Short Service Commission(non-technical) May & Oct./Nov. 19-25 years Degree or equivalent at the time of joining the course CDSE conducted by UPSC & SSB interview Apply in response to advertisement in March/April & Oct./Nov.
b)Short Service Commission (technical) May & Oct./Nov. 20-27 years Engineering degree in notified discipline Direct SSB interview Apply in response to advertisement in March/ April & Oct./Nov.
c) Short Service Commission (NCC special entry scheme) May 19-25 years Graduate with 50% agg. marks,2 yrs service in NCC senior div. Army with min.'B' grade in 'C' certificate exam Direct SSB interview Apply in response to advertisement in Oct./Nov.
d) Women's special entry    scheme (Officers) March & September 19-27 years Graduate/Post graduate /Engineering graduate Direct SSB interview Apply in response to advertisement in June & December

*subject matter is informative & subject to change.

source:-Indian Army  

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INDIAN  AIR  FORCE

PERMANENT  COMMISSION(PC) : When you opt for 'Permanent Commission', you are basically looking at a permanent career in IAF. A career till you retire.

SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION(SSC) : IAF has an alternative for all those of you who aspire to serve it for a few years. It is called Short Service Commission. It gives you the option of joining the IAF and serve it as a Commissioned Officer for 5 years. Once your tenure is over, you are allowed to opt for a Permanent Commission. Alternatively, you can also ask for a 5 year extension and can choose to resign from your post any time during this period.

Branch/Type of entry        AGE  QUALIFICATIONS TYPE OF COMMISSION ADVTS. ITINERARY
FLYING BRANCH        
a) NDA  16fi-19 years  10+2 Physics &/or Math's Permanent Commission(PC) April / Nov. by UPSC
b) CDSE  19-23 years B.Sc. Physics&/or Math's Permanent Commission April / Nov. by UPSC
c) NCC special entry  19-23 years -do- & NCC Sr.Div. "C" certificate Permanent Commission 30 June/30 Dec. through CO Unit / DG NCC
d) Short Service Commission     (SSC)  19-23 years B.Sc. Physics &/or Math's SSC (Women) Jan. / July
TECHNICAL BRANCH        
a) Direct entry scheme  18-28 years Degree in Engineering in electronics /mechanical or allied subjects (as given in the advts.) with 55% in each semester/year

PC/SSC (Men)

SSC (Women)

Jan. / July
b) University entry scheme  18-28 years Pre-final year of Engineering/final year of Engineering degree in electronics/ mechanical or allied subjects as given in the advts. with 55% in each semester/year PC/SSC (Men) October
GROUND DUTIES BRANCH        
a) Administrative  20-23 years Graduate 60% & above PC (Men) Jan. / July
b) Accounts  20-23 years Graduate 60% & above PC (Men) Jan. / July
c) Logistics  20-25 years Post graduate 50% & above in subjects as given in advts. SSC (Women) Jan. / July
d) Meteorology  20-25 years Post graduate 50% & above in subjects as given in advts. SSC (Women) Jan. / July
e) Education  20-25 years Post graduate 50% & above in subjects as given in advts. SSC (Women) Jan. / July

*subject matter is informative & subject to change

source:-Indian Air For

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INDIAN  NAVY  

PERMANENT  COMMISSION(PC) : When you opt for 'Permanent Commission', you are basically looking at a permanent career in Indian NAVY. A career till you retire.

SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION(SSC) : Indian Navy has an alternative for all those of you who aspire to serve it for a few years. It is called Short Service Commission. It gives you the option of joining the Indian Navy and serve it as a Commissioned Officer for 5 years. Once your tenure is over, you are allowed to opt for a Permanent Commission. Alternatively, you can also ask for a 5 year extension and can choose to resign from your post any time during this period.

Branch/Type of entry Unmarried men/women Age (years) Educational qualifications
EXECUTIVE BRANCH
 PC
a) Cadet entry (NDA)

M

16.1/2-19

10+2 or equivalent with Physics & Math's

b) Cadet entry(10+2) (executive) Naval Academy(NA), Goa  (through NDA)

M

16.1/2-19 10+2 or equivalent with Physics & Math's
c) Graduate special entry NA, Goa (through CDSE)

M

19-22 BSc(Physics & Math's) or BE
d) NCC special entry NA,Goa M 19-24 BSc(Physics & Math's) or BE with Naval Wing Senior div. NCC 'C' certificate
e) Direct entry Naval Armament Inspection Cadre M 19.1/2-25 A degree in Electronics /Elct/Mech Engg or PG degree in Electronics or Physics
f) Direct entry Law Cadre M 22-27 A degree in Law qualifying for enrolment as an advocate under Advocates Act 1961 with min. 55% marks
 SSC
g) Law Cadre M & W 22-27 A degree in Law qualifying for enrolment as an advocate under Advocates Act 1961 with min. 55% marks
h) Logistics Cadre M & W 19.1/2-25 B.A.(Eco.) 2 division or B.Com.2div. or B.Sc. Physics & Math's 2div. or B.Tech./BE or graduation in any subject with degree/diploma in Material/Financial Management
i) Air Traffic Control      (ATC) M & W 19.1/2-25 B.Sc. 1div. or M.Sc. 2div.
j) Hydro Cadre M 19.1/2-25 B.Sc. 2div. with min.55% marks with Physics & Math's
EDUCATION BRANCH
 PC M 21-25 A Masters degree in one of the following with at least 55% marks:- a)Physics(with Math's in BSc)/ b)Maths(with Physics in BSc)/ c)Chemistry(with Physics & Math's in B Sc)/ d)ComputerApplication/Computer Science(with either Physics or Math's at graduation level)/ e)Humanities(Eng/Eco/Hist/Pol/Pol Sc)/ f)An Engineering degree in Mech/Elect/Computer Sc/ Tech                                    
 SSC M & W 21-25                      -do-
ENGINEERING BRANCH (Marine Engineers)
 PC
a) Cadet entry (NDA) M 16.1/2-19 10+2 or equivalent with Physics & Math's
b)10+2(Tech)Cadet entry M 16.1/2-19 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry & Math's (min.70% marks in aggregate of PCM,min. 50% marks in English either in 10th or 12th class)
c) Direct entry M 19.1/2-25 A degree in Marine/Mech/Aeronautical/Control/Metallurgical/ Production Engineering or any other qualification recognized by the Institution of Engineers(India)-as equivalent to a degree course
 SSC                            
d) Direct entry M 19.1/2-25 Degree in course mentioned at c) above
ENGINEERING BRANCH (Naval Architects)
 PC
a) 10+2(Tech)Cadet entry M 16.1/2-19 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry & Math's (min.70% marks in aggregate of PCM,min. 50% marks in English either in 10th or 12th class)
b) Direct entry M 21-25 A 2div. degree in Naval Architecture/Mech/Aeronautical/Civil/ Metallurgical Engg.
ELECTRICAL BRANCH
 PC
a) Cadet entry (NDA) M 16.1/2-19 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry & Math's (min.70% marks in aggregate of PCM,min. 50% marks in English either in 10th or 12th class)
b)10+2(Tech.)Cadet entry M 16.1/2-19 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry & Math's (min.70% marks in aggregate of PCM,min. 50% marks in English either in 10th or 12th class)
c) Direct entry M 19.1/2-25 A degree in Electrical/Electronics/Telecommunication Engg or any other qualification recognized by the Institute of Engineers(India) or Institution of Telecommunication Engineers(India) as equivalent to a degree course
 SSC M 19.1/2-25 Degree in course mentioned at c) above

*subject matter is informative & subject to change

 source:-Indian Navy

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