One of the most coveted and respectable jobs in India is of the Indian Defence Services. The career in Indian Armed Forces is highly honoured by everyone in the country. Millions of candidates appear for Defence Exams every year to fulfill their dream of being the part of this prestigious service. UPSC or Union Public Service Commission is the serving board that conducts various Defence Entry Exams every year to help candidates achieve their dreams of joining either Indian Army, Indian Navy or Indian Air Force. The major Defence Exams conducted by UPSC are listed below.
The Exam is conducted to select eligible candidates for the various Defence Academies in India namely:
Let's have a look at these exams one by one
CDS or Combined Defence Service is conducted twice every year by Union Public Service Commission of India for recruiting eligible candidates and train them to become budding officers in IMA, INA, AFA or OTA. Application for both Male & Female candidates are invited for this exam. A candidate must fall into the required eligibility category for the exam and must clear Written Exam and SSB to get selected as the Officers in Defence Services. To know more about the upcoming CDS 2019 Exam, click on the link mentioned below.
UPSC conducts National Defence Academy (NDA) & Naval Academy (NA) Exam twice every year. The exam is conducted at 10+2 level for eligible male candidates for admission to the National Defence Academy at Khadakwasla, near Pune where they undergo 3 year rigorous course of training in various arms and physical standards. After the candidate completes this course, the cadet proceeds to IMA (Indian Military Academy), Dehradun or INA (Indian Naval Academy), Ezhimala or AFA (Air Force Academy), Hyderabad to complete their one year training before starting their tenure as Officers in Defence Services. to know morre about the exam, click on below mentioned link
AFCAT Exam is conducted twice every year to select candidates to the post of:
Candidates applying for Technical Post in Ground Duty Branch needs to give EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) along with Written exam. Candidates have to go through a PABT Test as the first round SSB. Candidates who fail the PABT Test are permanently debarred from entering the Air Force. To know more about the AFCAT Exam, click on the link mentioned below.
Indian Coast Guard Exam is conducted for Navik, Yantrik & Officer Cadre. Indian Coast Guard is responsible for the defence of territorial waters of India. For the selection to the post of Assistant Commandant in Indian Coast Guard, a candidate must be a graduate, must fulfill the eligibility criteria for the exam and must qualify the Written Exam & Interview Process.
The official notification has been released for the post of Navik in Indian Coast Guard. to know more about the exam click on the link below.
UPSC conducted CAPF or Central Armed Police Force exam to select eligibile candidates to the following paramilitary posts:
To apply for this exam, a candidate must be a graduate and must fulfill the required eligibility criteria for the exam. the exam will be conducted in three stages: Written Exam, Physical & Medical Test, Personal Interview. KCandidates who successfully qualify all these three rounds of Recruitment Process will be selected for the above mentioned posts.
For the recruitment of Airmen in Group X & Y, an exam is conducted every year by Indian Air Force. The Exam is conducted for 10+2 level and the Airmen can rise to the post of Commissioned Officers, provided they fulfill the eligibility criteria for the same.
|Exam||Important Dates||Recent Updates||Details|
|NDA 2019||Written Exam: To be announced||Online Application: 9th January 2019 to 4th February 2019||Apply Here|
|CDS 2019||Written Examination: 3rd February 2019||Admit Card: to be released on 13th January 2019||Downlaod Here|
|AFCAT 2019||Written Exam: 16th February 2019 and 17th February 2019||Admit Card to be released||Know More|
|Indian Coast Guard||Exam Dates to be announced||Last Date to Apply Online for Navik Entry: 31st January 2019||Know More|
|Indian Air Force (Group X & Y)||Exam Dates: 14th to 17th March 2019||Last Date to Apply Online: 21st January 2019||Know More|
|CAPF (Central Armed Police Force)||Exam Dates to be announced||Notification to be released||Know More|