How to Join the Indian Army after 10th, 12th & Graduation
There is a lot of inclination in today’s youth to join the Indian Army, however, a lot of students are not aware of the opportunities provided by the Indian Army. Once the candidates get into the Indian Army as a Lieutenant position, they get promoted to higher posts over the years.
There are three types of positions offered by the Indian Army:
- Officer (With exam and without exam)
- Personnel below Officer Rank (With exam)
- Agneepath Recruitment Scheme
The given ways to enter the positions of the Indian Army are choosing the route of direct entry through recruitment rallies, the Agneepath Scheme, and giving specific entrance exams.
How to Join Indian Army after 10th?
If a candidate wishes to join the Indian Army right after completing their 10th standard, they can do so, by scoring an average mark of at least 40% to 45%. But, there are only three posts for which they can apply:
- General Duties
- Soldier Tradesman
- Agneepath Scheme
The candidate will have to undergo a written exam, a medical test, merit based and physical fitness test to get themselves enrolled in the Indian Army. All these exams and tests are conducted by the Indian Army.
How to Join the Indian Army after the 12th?
The given ways below by which the candidate can get selected in the Indian Army after their 12th standard are:
- Technical Entry Scheme (TES)
- National Defense Academy
- Agneepath Scheme
1. Technical Entry Scheme (TES)
The Indian Army can be joined by the candidates by giving the Technical Scheme Examination. The male candidates who are unmarried and have finished their 12th standard in physics, chemistry, and maths can apply for this exam. The assessment of the candidates is based on their 10+2 scores, after which the candidates are required to appear for an interview conducted by the Services Selection Board.
The candidates who are selected are then enrolled in a B.E. course in any stream of their choice, where they receive training for four years for the position of Lieutenant in the army. once the course is completed, the cadet is granted the position of Lieutenant and permanent commission in the army.
2. National Defense Academy
The National Defense Academy is considered the Joint Defence Training Institute of the Indian Armed Forces. Here all the aspirants who are willing to join the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force, and the Indian Navy receive training together before moving on to their respective training academies for getting further training. The selection criteria for the candidates to get themselves enrolled in these prestigious academies involve:
- Clearing the NDA written exam conducted by UPSC.
- Clearing the interview round conducted by the Services Selection Board.
- On clearing the interview round, the candidate is also expected to complete the medical test.
The final merit list is published based on these three rounds, after which the candidates who are selected will get training for three years before they go to their respective training academies to get a one-year training, after which they are granted a commission. Also, there is an opportunity for the candidates to earn a full-time degree in BSc, BA, or BCs. Besides their academic training, the candidates also get extensive training in a lot of outdoor activities like PT, drills, etc. along with one foreign language up to B1 level.
One thing to be noted is that the male candidates who are unmarried between the ages of 16.5 and 19.5 can apply for this academy. The candidates should also pass their 12th standard from a reputed and recognized board or university.
3. Agneepath Scheme
This allows young people to join the army for four years and serve their country. Youth who have a desire to serve their country will be given the opportunity. There will be opportunities for both short and long-term employment in the army in each of the three armies.
How to Join The Indian Army After Graduation?
- CDS (Combined Defence Services Exam)
- Special Entry for NCC Cadets
- TGC (Technical Graduate Course) and SSC (Short Service Commission)
All given (above) three types to join the Indian Army by eligible male and female candidates.
Note- Female (Girls) can also join the Indian Navy, Indian Army, and Indian Airforce in all formats like NDA, CDS, SSC, NCC etc. which is mentioned above.