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5 Ways to Become Indian Army Officer

You might have heard the poem

I am the Master of my Fate 

I am the captain of my soul  it literally means you can achieve whatever you want in your life but the thing which really counts is what do you want with this precious life of yours and how badly do you want it , life has its ways of rewarding you for the toil you put in and if you are really into the defense sector then this article is for you, in this article we will discuss the opportunities you are given to become an officer in Indian army

5 Ways to Become Indian Army Officer

In this article we are going to discuss the most common 5 ways of becoming the one in million i.e. an Officer in Indian Army

  1. NDA
  2. CDS
  3. JAG
  4. NCC special entry
  5. TES

NDA (National Defence Acadmey)

NDA is the most common and earliest possible way of becoming an officer in Indian Army.

NDA Exam is conducted twice every year by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) to select eligible candidates for admission to the elite National Defence Academy and Naval Academy.

Educational Qualification

Candidates must meet the following Educational Qualifications to complete the application process.

Post

Educational Qualification

For Army Wing of National Defence

Academy

Candidates who wish to apply must be :

12th Class pass of the 10+2 pattern of School

Education or equivalent examination

conducted by a State Education Board or

a University.

For Air Force and Naval Wings of

National Defence Academy and the

10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme at the

Indian Naval Academy

Candidates must be

12th Class pass with Physics, Chemistry,

and Mathematics of the 10+2 pattern of

School Education or equivalent conducted

by a State Education Board or a University.

NDA Exam Pattern

There will be objective-type questions on:
Subject Duration Maximum Marks
Mathematics 2½ Hours 300
General Ability Test 2½ Hours 600
Total 900
SSB Test/Interview 900

CDS

Combined Defense Service Examination is organized by UPSC for recruitment in the Indian Army, Air Force and Water Force.

UPSC organizes written examinations and interviews for CDS recruitment after which the successful candidates are sent to the Indian Military Academy (Dehradun), Indian Naval Academy (Goa), Air Force Academy (Hyderabad) and Officer Training Academy (Chennai).

CDS Educational Qualifications:

Candidates should be well known with the education qualifications before applying for the examination. Here we have provided the complete details of the educational qualifications required for the CDS 2022 Examination.

ACADEMY EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY Graduation Degree
INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY B.E/B.Tech (10+2 with Physics & Maths)
AIR FORCE ACADEMY Graduation, B.E/B.Tech (10+2 with Physics &Maths)
OFFICERS’ TRAINING ACADEMY (MEN) Graduation Degree
OFFICERS’ TRAINING ACADEMY (WOMEN) Graduation Degree

CDS  Examination Pattern

CDS follows a three-stage recruitment process it consists of:

  • Written Test
  • SSB Interview
  • Medical Examination
  • Merit List

CDS  Written Exam Pattern

The written examination consists of the below subjects:

A) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy:

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 Hours 100
General Knowledge 2 Hours 100
Mathematics 2 Hours 100
SSB Test/Interview 5 Days 300

B) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 Hours 100
General Knowledge 2 Hours 100
SSB Test/Interview 5 Days 300

JAG

JAG entry is for the candidates holding A law degree, Here candidates required to give SSB interview for getting inducted.

 JAG Educational Qualification.

Post Name Educational Qualification
JAG Entry Scheme 28th Course Minimum 55% aggregate marks in LLB Degree (three years professional after graduation or five years after 10+2 examination). The candidates should be eligible for registration as an advocates with the Bar Council of India/State. The candidate should be from a College/University recognized by the Bar Council of India.

JAG Exam Pattern

The selection is done on the basis of

  1. Shortlisting of candidates
  2. SSB Interview
  3. Medical examination
  4. Final merit

NCC Special entry

NCC entry is based on direct SSB interview and the marks obtained in NCC C certificate.

Educational Qualification

For NCC ‘C’ Certificate Holders:
Graduate with an aggregate of minimum 50% marks taking into account marks of all the years. Those studying in final year are also allowed to apply provided they have secured minimum 50% aggregate marks in the first two/three years of three/four years degree course respectively. Such students will need to secure an overall aggregate of minimum 50% marks if selected in the interview, failing which their candidature will be CANCELLED.

The candidate should have served for minimum two academic years in the senior Division/Wing of NCC and should have obtained minimum of ‘B’ Grade in ‘C’ Certificate Exam of NCC.

For Wards of Battle Casualties of Army Personnel:

Degree of a recognized University or equivalent with aggregate of minimum 50% marks taking into account marks of all the years. NCC ‘C’ certificate NOT required for Wards of Battle Casualties

Exam Pattern

The exam Pattern consist of the following steps

  1. Shortlisting for SSB interview
  2. SSB interview
  3. Medical Examination
  4. Merit List

TES

Technical entry scheme is essentially for the male candidates having appeared in JEE Mains Exam , here again no written exam is conducted , the selection is made on the basis of SSB Interview

Educational Qualification

(i) Only those candidates who have passed 10+2 Examination or its equivalent with a
minimum aggregate of 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from
recognized education boards are eligible to apply for this entry. Eligibility condition for
calculating PCM percentage of various state /central boards will be based on marks
obtained in Class XII only.
Note : Candidates are required to fill their Rank as per Common Rank List
(CRL) only in the application

Exam Pattern

The exam Pattern consist of the following steps

  1. Shortlisting for SSB interview
  2. SSB interview
  3. Medical Examination
  4. Merit List

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