Indian Army

How to join India Army as an Officer after Class 12?

The Indian Army provides a brilliant opportunity to the energetic youth to live an extraordinary life. It opens the gate to them to be the best and live a life full of adventures and thrill. As soon as a person enters his/her class 12th, the gates to join the armed forces as an officer opens.

To join the Indian Army as an officer there are two ways, i.e., through UPSC NDA exam or through Technical Entry Scheme (TES).

National Defence Academy

The Union Public Service Commission or UPSC is responsible for conducting the written qualifying exam for NDA. The exam takes place twice a year, hereby, providing two opportunities in an year to the aspirants. The aspirants who clear the written exams are called in for SSB interview.

National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla

Written Exams: by UPSC

Interview process: by Service Selection Board (SSB)

Training at: National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune

Eligibility: Unmarried male and female candidates of 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.

Stages: Written exam followed by Interview of shortlisted candidates. The candidates who clear the interview undergo a medical examination.

How to apply: apply on UPSC website as per the notification dates.

Technical Entry Scheme

The Technical Entry Scheme provides the opportunity to the young aspirants to appear for the interview without a qualifying exam, like that for NDA. The notifications for this comes twice a year by DG Rtg AG’s branch IHQ of MoD (Army).

OTA, Gaya

Notification: by DG Rtg AG’s branch IHQ of MoD (Army)

Interview process: by Service Selection Board (SSB)

Training at: Officers’ Training Academy, Gaya and Cadets Training Wing

Eligibility: Age – Unmarried male candidates of 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)

Stages: Interview of shortlisted candidates followed by medical examination of the recommended candidates.

How to apply: apply on the official website joinindianarmy.nic.in as per notified.

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