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Armed Forces offer excellent career opportunities to the adventurous young candidates. It is a career that offers immense facilities, a privileged lifestyle and of course, honour in serving the country.

The major activity of the air force is that of flying combat air crafts and helicopters. Other activities include technical work such as aeronautical engineering, electronics, and computer engineering, as well as administrative, financial and planning duties.

A career in the merchant navy requires people with strong inner self and tough physical form, along with a sporting, adaptive and adjustable attitude. Willing to take on responsibility, love for adventure and challenges; have the urge to strive for higher positions; be able to work as well as study for examinations in between. Candidates need to be intelligent, intuitive, willing to work as a team, flexible, patient; have a liking for solitude, willing to live apart from loves ones for long stretches of time. Those opting for a career should not be sea sick.

The Indian Army promises both professional and personal growth at every stage of the career. Opportunities to upgrade through various courses are abundant. The adventure and extra-curricular activities in the Army ensure an all round development essential in today’s world. An opportunity is even provided to upgrade your civil qualification by availing two years paid study leave. Art of War-Engineering-Medicine-Administration-Human Resource Development-Management, Army teaches you all, moulding the officers into leaders capable of leading from the front in any field. Joining the Army is possible both after school as well as after graduation.

As an officer in the Indian Army, you will be part of one of the world’s finest Armies. A career in the Army will teach you to face the toughest of situations in life with panache you have never known before.

Two broad ways are available for those wishing to join the army as commissioned officers. A permanent commission is for those who want to make a career in the army until retirement, while a short-service commission allows you to join on a five-year contractual basis, after which you can exercise the option to continue or not.

INDIAN AIR FORCE

Selection Process

STEP 1 – RESPOND TO ADVERTISEMENT FOLLOWED BY WRITTEN TEST

For NDA and CDSE

The advertisement for NDA is released twice a year in the months of May and December and for CDSE in the months of June and October by UPSC. Duly filled applications are to be sent to UPSC as given in advt. The written tests are conducted by UPSC only. For details visit www.upsc.gov.in

AFCAT

Air Force Common Admission Test. For all entries other than NDA and CDSE and for all branches, candidates have to undergo the AFCAT. The test is conducted twice a year in February and September. Advertisements inviting applications for AFCAT are out in June and December. Candidates are to apply as per the advertisement. The test is conducted all across India by the Indian Air Force

NCC entry

Air Sqn NCC Senior division ‘C’ certificate holders are to apply through DG NCC/ respective NCC Air Squadron

They would then appear for AFCAT

STEP 2 – SSB (Services Selection Board) TESTING

If you have successfully cleared Step 1, you will receive a Call letter to report to any one of the Air Force Selection Boards located at Dehradun, Varanasi, Gandhinagar and Mysore. At the Air Force Selection Board (AFSB), you undergo following tests in order to ascertain your suitability and gauge your potential as an Officer in the Indian Air Force.

Stage I Testing

  • Officer Intelligence rating Test
  • Picture perception and Discussion Test

Stage I is a screening test. Those who qualify Stage-I are eligible to undergo Stage II testing. Stage I disqualified candidates are routed back after announcement of results

Stage II Testing

  • All Stage I qualified candidates undergo following tests as part of Stage II testing during next three to four days
  • Psychological Tests are written tests that are conducted by a Psychologist.
  • Group Tests are interactive indoor and outdoor activities which are a combination of mental and physical work.
  • Interview involves a personal conversation with an Interviewing Officer.
  • These tests will be explained to you in detail before they are conducted at the Selection Board.

The following is the schedule for OLQ Tests:

FLYING TECHNICAL GROUND DUTY
Day 1 Phase I testing – Officers Intelligence Rating Test & Picture Perception and Discussion test
Day 2 Group tests Group tests Group tests
Day 3 Group tests Group tests Group tests
Day 4 Interview Interview Interview
Day 5 Conference Conference Conference
Day 6 PABT*

* Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT) is a unique test. It is aimed at assessing a candidate’s aptitude to be trained as a pilot. PABT is being used as an independent selection device to induct potential officers into Flying Branch of Indian Air Force. PABT comprises three tests viz Instrument Battery Test (INSB), Sensory Motor Apparatus Test (SMA) and Control Velocity Test (CVT). Instrument Battery Test (INSB) is a paper pencil test and other two are machine tests. The Instruments Battery Test (INSB) comprises two parts. This test assesses assimilation of the briefing and the ability of an individual to read and interpret the dials of an instrument panel of an aircraft. The candidates who score the minimum laid down criteria are subjected to the machine test. The machine test includes Sensory Motor Apparatus Test (SMA) and Control Velocity Test (CVT). These tests measure the psychomotor co-ordination skill of the individual. These tests are conducted on a single day and administered only once in life time.

At the Conference held on the last day, all the Assessors i.e. the Psychologist, Ground Testing Officer and the Interviewing Officer, discuss your personality and decide on whether to recommend you or not. Those recommended by the AFSBs will be required to fill up certain documents at the Boards and subsequently move to the next step.

STEP 3 – CONDUCT OF MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS

If you are recommended by the Selection Board, you will be sent for the medical examination either at Air Force Central Medical Establishment (AFCME), New Delhi or Institute of Aviation Medicine, Bengaluru.

STEP 4 – PREPARING ALL INDIA MERIT LIST

An All India Merit List is compiled on the basis of your performance in the written test and AFSB interview, subject to being medically fit. Based on the vacancies available in various branches / sub branches, joining instructions are issued to join one of the Training establishments.

NAVY

Career In Indian Navy
Type of Entry Age Qualification Mode of Selection How to Apply
Executive Branch
Cadet Entry
(NDA)
16 ½ -19 Yrs 10+2 or equivalent With Physics & Math, can appear while in Class XII for exam in August NDA Exam by UPSC and SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement during Jan/May
Cadet entry
(10+2) Naval academy,
16 ½ -19 Yrs 10+2 equivalent With Physics & Math Direct SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement during May / Oct
Graduate special entry Naval Academy, (C.D.S.E) 19 – 22 Yrs B.Sc. (Physics & Math) or BE CDSE Exam by UPSC and SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement during Apr / Sep
Short Service Commission
Law Cadre Men / Women 22 – 27 Yrs A Degree in Law Minimum with 55% Direct SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement during Oct
Logistics
Cadre Men / Women
19 ½ – 25 Yrs BA (Economics) B.Com, B.Sc. (IT) 60% Direct SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement during Oct
Engineering Branch (Marine Engineers)
Cadet Entry
(NDA)
16 ½ -19 Yrs 10+2 equivalent With Physics & Math Direct SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement during Mar / Oct
Cadet Entry
10+2 (Tech)
16 ½ -19 Yrs 10+2 equivalent With Physics & Math with 75% SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement during Mar / Oct

INDIAN ARMY

Career in Indian Army

Type of Entry

Age

Qualification

Mode of Selection

How to Apply

National Defence
Academy
16 ½ -19Yrs 12th Class of 10+2 system of education or equivalent. can appear while in Class XII for exam in August NDA Exam by UPSC and SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement in Jan and May
Indian Military Academy
Direct Entry 19 – 24 Yrs Degree or equivalent at the time of joining the course. CDSE Exam by UPSC and SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement April & Sep
TGC
(i) Engineering
Graduates
20 – 27 Yrs Engineering Degree
in notified discipline
Final and Pre-final year students
Direct SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement in March / Apr and Sept / Oct
(ii) Post Graduates(AFC) 23 – 27 Yrs Post Graduates in notified subject with 1st and nd Division Direct SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement in Apr / May
University Entry
Scheme
19 – 25 Yrs
18 – 24 Yrs
Engineering Degree Course. Campus Interview and SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement in May / Sept
10+2 TES 16 ½-19 ½Yrs 10+2Pass with70% aggregate in PCM Direct SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement in May/Nov
Officer Training Academy
Short Service Commission (Non-technical)
Men & Women
19 – 25 Yrs Degree or equivalent at the time of joining the course. CDSE Exam by UPSC and SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement in Jun/Nov
Short Service Commission (Technical) 20 – 27 Yrs Engineering Degree
in notified discipline
Direct SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement in March / Apr and Sept / Oct
Short Service Commission (NCC Special Scheme) 19 – 25 Yrs Graduates with 50%Two years services in NCC ‘C’ Certificate with & Minimum ‘B’ Grade Direct SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement in Dec / Jan and June / July
Short Service Commission (Women Tech-Nontechnical) 19 – 25 Yrs
(Non-Tech)
Graduates / Post Graduates / LLB / Engineering Direct SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement in June / Dec
JAG 21 – 27 Yrs Graduates / LLB / LLM Bar Council of India Direct SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement in Nov / Dec
Career In 10+2 Technical Entry Scheme (TES)
Type of Entry Age Qualification Mode of Selection How to Apply
10+2 Technical Entry Scheme (Army) 16 ½ -19½Yrs 10+2 PCM 70% above SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement during May / Oct
10+2 Technical Entry Scheme (Navy) 16 ½ -19½Yrs 10+2 PCM 70% above SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement during May / Oct
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