The Indian Army is the world’s largest volunteer Army, with the strength of over 1.2 million active personnel. It offers excellent career opportunities to the adventurous young candidates. It is a career that offers a life full of adventure and challenge. Those candidates who wish to Join Indian Army as an Officer after 12th. These are the two entries by which you can join this prestigious organisation. Both entries offer a permanent commission in Indian Amy. Below is a detailed view of how one can join India army after 12th.
National Defence Academy (NDA)
The UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) is responsible for conducting the National Defence Academy(NDA) written exam. It is a national level entrance test conducted twice a year i.e NDA I and NDA II. The UPSC NDA Exam is conducted to recruit candidates in the Army, Navy and Air Force. On the basis of written exam results shortlisted candidates called for SSB Interview.
Vacancies Per Course – 320 (Twice a year)
Army – 208
Air Force – 70
Navy – 42
Notification Published in Employment News and leading Daily news Paper – Jun and Dec, Notified by UPSC
Eligibility Criteria for NDA
Age- 16 ½ to 19½ years as on the first day of the month in which course is due to commence.
Qualification- 12th Class of 10+2 System of Education of Equivalent for Army and with Physics and Maths for AF/Navy
Marital Status – Unmarried
How to Apply- Online on UPSC Website as per dates are given in the Notification in the months of Jun and Dec. For more Details of NDA 2 2018 Notification, Application Form, Eligibility, exam date and age limit, go here.
Likely SSB- Date Sep to Oct for Jan Course and Jan to Apr for Jul Course
Date Commencement of Training- Jan and Jul
Training Academy – NDA, Khadakwasla, Pune
Duration of Training – 3 Years at NDA and 1 Year at IMA
Technical Entry Scheme (TES)
10+2 Technical Entry Scheme is for all those who aspire to Join Indian army as an Engineer. Candidates who join OTA Gaya through TES entry grant a permanent commission in Indian Army. 10+2 Technical Entry Scheme provides a great chance to complete B.tech at one of the most prestigious institutions of India (Officers Training Academy, Gaya)
Vacancies Per Course – 90 (Twice a year)
Notification Published in Employment News and leading Daily news Paper – Notified by DG Rtg AG’s branch IHQ of MOD(Army) in May/Jun & Oct/Nov
Eligibility Criteria TES
Age – 16 ½ to 19½ yrs as on the first day of the month in which course is due to commence.
Qualification – 10+2 Physics, Chemistry & Maths (aggregate 70% and above to apply)
Marital Status – Un Married
How to Apply – Apply online on the Official website of DG Rtg www.joinindianarmy.nic.in as Notified in the Notification.
Likely SSB Date – Aug to Oct and Feb to Apr
Date Commencement of Training – Jan and Jul
Training Academy – OTA Gaya
Duration of Training – 5 Yrs (1 Yrs OTA GAYA & 4 Yrs CTWS) Permanent Commission after 4 Yrs.
Phase-I- 01 Year Pre-commissioning Training at OTA Gaya & 03 Years at CME Pune/MCTE Mhow/MCEME Secunderabad.
Phase-II- 01 Year Post commission training at CME Pune/MCTE Mhow/MCEME Secunderabad.
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