Even the thought of working in the armed forces is electrifying. Not only does it give us the chance of serving the Motherland but also defers to award a highly esteemed place in the society. Ensuing the thrill, excitement, facilities and the remarkable status it offers, many youngsters are motivated to pursue their career in the armed forces
To go in for the armed forces, the candidate needs to have high intellectual skills and a great physical potency. The preparation requires a significant devotion for the written as well for the physical tests.
The soldiers are trained to provide a Selfless Service to the Country and its people.
There are four professional uniformed services in the Indian Armed Forces
- Indian Army
- Indian Air Force
- Indian Navy
- Indian Coast Guard
The authority that manages the armed forces in India is the Ministry of Defence.
There are two main highly competitive exams for the aspirants
For the Permanent Commission
- National Defence Academy and the Naval Defence Academy
- Indian Military Academy
Short Service Commission "“ Allows to serve for 5 years
National Defence Academy
To appear for the NDA examination the candidate must be in the age group (16-19) and must have passed the Class XII Examination
After the NDA examination the candidate has to appear clear the Union Public Service Commission and the interview by the Services Selection Board
Indian Military Academy
There is a direct entry system. The candidate must be in the age group (19-24) and must have completed a bachelor's degree from a recognized university.
Then the Combined Defence Exam (CDSE) is to be cleared. After this the candidate has to clear the Union Public Service Commission and the interview by the Services Selection Board.
The Engineering graduates can apply between 20-27 years. The engineering students don't have to appear for a written test but have to clear the campus interview and SSC Interview.
Also the Class XII Non Medical Clear outs can join the IMA. The candidates have to secure atleast 70% aggregate marks in the Class XII Board Examination.
SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION
The Short Service Commission is for a period of 5 years. The servicemen recruited in the Short Service Commission can apply for a Permanent Commission or for an extension of five years.
For the candidates who have a Bachelors degree from a recognized university and are in the 19-24 age groups, there is a direct entry scheme. After clearing the Combined Defence Exam (CDSE), the UPSC exam along with the SSB interview is to be passed.
For the Engineering graduates, only the SSB Interview is to be cleared.
The National Cadet Corps between 19-27 years have to be graduates with an aggregate of 50 % marks. They must have provided two years service in NCC Senior Division Army and must have a minimum 'B' grade In 'C' certificate exam. Even for the NCC Cadets only the SSB is to be cleared.
For the women the posts are available only for the Officers category in SSC. They must be in the age group 19-27 and must have completed a Bachelors degree from a recognized university.