Joining Indian Army is a dream every courageous Indian lives for lifetime. In fact, Indian Army gives bright opportunities to deserving candidates to explore their passion and patriotism. This honorable career can be opted right after the school (10 + 2) via both Permanent and Short Service Commission. Short Service Commission is wonderful choice for the candidates who are willing to serve for few years, while Permanent Commission is for permanent career in Indian Army.
There are different ways of entry in Indian Army after the completion of 12th like NDA Entry, ACC Entry, and TES Entry. Candidates have to appear for entrance exam or only interview to join Indian Army. The details of entry through National Defence Academy and Technical Entry Scheme are enlightened below.
Ways to Join Indian Army as Officer After 12th
Here are two ways to join Indian Army after 10+2
National Defense Academy (NDA) Entry
The aspirants who desire for the officer posts in Indian Army can join Indian Army through NDA entry after 10 +2. Even students appearing in 12th Exam can apply for NDA exam subject to other qualification.
Indian Army recruits about 300 candidates per course through NDA Entry for armed forces of India. Generally, the Employment notification of this entry is published in June and December by UPSC.
Candidates should be unmarried citizen of India as per Indian citizenship laws.
Age of candidates to enter through NDA is 16 ½ years to 19 ½ years as on the first day of the month in which course is going to start.
Candidates should have passed 12th class as 10 + 2 system or equivalent from recognized board of India. Additionally, candidates must have passed 12th with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects for Indian Air force and Indian Navy.
Candidates have to appear for objective type written exam held at various centers across India. A cutoff marks decided by commission to shortlist candidates for next round of SSB Interview. After successful completion of Services Selection Board (SSB ) Interview, candidates sent of medical checkup. A final merit list prepared from these candidates to enroll them for degree course of National Defense Academy, Khadakwasla, Maharashtra.
Technical Entry Scheme (TES) Entry
After passing 12th class, candidates can apply for Technical Entry Scheme Course to join Indian Army. Indian Army recruits 85 candidates per course through TES Entry for Armed forces of India.
Majorly notifications are issued in the May/ June and Oct/ Nov of each year. This entry not require any kind of written examination and candidates are shortlisted on basis of their marks percentage in 10+2 exam. Read details of eligibility and selection process belwo.
Aspirants should be unmarried and hold citizenship of India as per the rules of Government.
Candidates should be in between 16 ½ years and 19 ½ years of age on the first date of the month in which the batch is commencing.
Candidates should have passed 10 + 2 or equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 70% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM).
Shortlisted candidates will be called for SSB interview which is organized for 5 days. Candidates have to go through two stages, comprised of Intelligence test, a picture perception and discussion test in stage 1 while stage 2 covers aptitude test, GTO tests and personal interview.