Different Ways to Join Indian Armed Forces – Army , Navy, IAF

Different Ways to Join Indian Armed Forces – Army , Navy, IAF

Different Ways to Join Indian Armed Forces - Army , Navy, IAF

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Different Ways to Join Indian Armed Forces – Army , Navy, IAF

Different Ways to Join Indian Armed Forces – Army , Navy, IAF

1. Indian Army

Different Ways to Join Indian Armed Forces – Army , Navy, IAF

NDA Entry

  • Exam conducted by UPSC twice in a year. Students can apply for it while appearing or passing 12th. Written exam is followed by SSB interview.

Technical Entry Scheme Entry

  • After passing 12th you can go for this entry if you had PCM as your main subjects. This entry consists of 4 year engineering degree and one year pre commissioning training.

CDSE Entry

  • Graduates of any discipline can apply for this entry. They have to clear an exam held by UPSC which is held twice in a year. Successful candidates of written exam are called for the SSB interview.

NCC Special entry

  • This entry is only for NCC cadets who have 2 years service in NCC senior division army and have minimum B grade in C certificate exam.
  • Final year student /graduate with 50% aggregate are eligible for this entry.
  • Same is for Air Force and Navy.

Technical Graduates Course Entry

  • Only Engineering students are eligible for this entry.
  • They can apply for it while in final year or after completing their degree.
  • A graduate in any discipline of engineering (as per notified in the advertisement) is eligible to apply for it.

SSC-Technical Entry

  • Same as of TGC entry.
  • Only difference is that it is short service commission whereas TGC is permanent commission

JAG entry

  • This entry is especially for the law graduates.
  • To be eligible for this entry, a candidate must be having a graduate degree of LLB/LLM with minimum 55% aggregate and the candidate should be registered with Bar Council of India or state.

University Entrance Scheme entry

  • Engineering students can apply for it while in final year or after completing their degree.
  • A graduate in any discipline of engineering (as per notified in the advertisement) is eligible to apply for it.

2. Indian Air Force

Different Ways to Join Indian Armed Forces – Army , Navy, IAF

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Different Ways to Join Indian Armed Forces - Army , Navy, IAF

NDA Entry

  • Exam conducted by UPSC twice in a year.
  • Students can apply for it while appearing or passing 12th.
  • Written exam is followed by SSB interview.

CDSE Entry

  • Graduates of any discipline can apply for this entry.
  • They have to clear an exam held by UPSC which is held twice in a year.
  • Successful candidates of written exam are called for the SSB interview.

AFCAT Entries

  • Candidates who want to fly high in the sky or dream to be an Air Warrior of IAF then they have to clear an exam named AFCAT.
  • AFCAT stands for Air Force Common Admission Test.
  • It is held twice in a year.
  • It is a written exam and those who qualify in this exam are called for SSB interview.

You can opt for the following branches by AFCAT exam:

Flying branch

  • To apply for this entry, a candidate should be having a Graduate degree in any discipline from and have passed Maths and Physics at 10+2 level OR B.E/B.Tech degree.

Technical Branch

There are two types of technical service whose educational qualification conditions are given below:

  • Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical): Minimum four year degree course from a recognized university.
  • Aeronautical Engineer (Electrical): Minimum four year degree course from a recognized university

Ground Duty Branches

Those who want to opt for the ground duty branches, there are three types of services in Ground Duty Branches whose educational qualification conditions are given below:

  • Administration and Logistics: Graduate, Post Graduate degree/ diploma in any discipline can apply
  • Education: Post Graduate degree in any discipline
  • Accounts: Graduate degree in any commerce OR a Post Graduate degree/ diploma in Commerce (M Com) / CA / ICWA.

Non-AFCAT Entry

  • Meteorology Branch: To be eligible for this entry candidates must be having a Post graduate degree in any science stream / Maths / Statistics / Geography / CS / EVS / Physics / Geo-physics etc. Final year students can also apply for it.
  • University Entrance Scheme Entry: Engineering students can apply for it while in pre-final or final of their degree.
  • FTS: IAF conducts Fast Track Selection at colleges. Small written test is held and then successful candidates are called for the interview for further testing.

3. Indian Navy

Different Ways to Join Indian Armed Forces – Army , Navy, IAF

Different Ways to Join Indian Armed Forces - Army , Navy, IAF

NDA Entry

  • Exam conducted by UPSC twice in a year.
  • Students can apply for it while appearing or passing 12th.
  • Written exam is followed by SSB interview.

Naval Academy (10+2) Cadet Entry Scheme

  • After passing 12th you can go for this entry.
  • This entry is via UPSC NDA written exam and consists of 4 year engineering degree along with one year pre commissioning training.

CDSE Entry

  • Graduates of any discipline can apply for this entry.
  • They have to clear an exam held by UPSC which is held twice in a year.

Successful candidates of written exam are called for the SSB interview.

Direct Entries: Executive branch

  • SSC- Air Traffic Controller: They can apply for this entry if they have completed their graduation in any science stream i.e. Physics/Maths/Electronics OR M.Sc with Maths / Physics /Electronics.
  • SSC- Observer: For applying in this entry, Candidates need to have a graduate degree in any discipline with minimum 55% marks with Maths and Physics at 10+2 level.
  • SSC- Law: To be eligible for this entry a candidates should carry a graduate degree in LAW with minimum 55% marks.
  • SSC- Logistics: Candidates who hold B.E/B.Tech in Computers, IT, Architecture, Civil, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Marine engineering OR graduate with PG diploma in material management are eligible for this entry.

Engineering branch

  • UES SSC  (Naval Architecture): Engineers carrying the B.E/B.Tech degree in naval architecture / Mechanical / Civil / Aeronautical / Metallurgical / Aerospace engineering with 60% marks can apply for it. The age group for this entry is 19 to 25 years as per notified in the advertisement
  • SSC Naval Architecture: Engineers having B.E/B.Tech degree in Naval architecture / Mechanical / Civil / Aeronautical / Metallurgical / Aerospace engineering

Education Branch

  • Candidates are eligible for this entry if they have passed B.E/B.Tech in Computer Science, IT, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical OR M.Sc in Physics / Maths / Computer application