Upcoming Entries in Indian Armed Forces as an Officer

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Types of Entries in Indian Armed Forces as Officers - Hello aspirants, Today in this article we will be discussing the most important topic regarding the entries in Indian armed forces as an officer. Candidates are not aware of the entries by Indian armed forces according to their education qualification and age so we have discussed the entries in the Indian army, air force and navy.Candidates looking for modes of Types of Entries in Indian Army, Air Force, Navy as officers can read the article for Notification dates,Age limit, Qualifications etc. All the details regarding various entries in all three types of services have been mentioned below. Please go through them and if any query exists, comment below. For any questions feel free to ask below in comments.

Types of Entries in Indian Army, Air Force, Navy as officer

Types of Entries in Indian Armed Forces

Type of Entry in India Army as Officer


1.    National Defence Academy (NDA):

Age: 16-19 years
Qualification: Class 12th
Notification : April and October every year

2.Indian Military Academy (IMA):

Direct Entry through CDSE conducted by UPSC and SSB interview.
Age: 19-24 years.
Qualification: Degree or equivalent.
Notification: April and October every year.

TGC Technical Graduate Course – Army Education Corps (AEC):
Age:- 23-27years
Qualification: MA / MSC in 1st or 2nd division in notified subjects from recognised university
Notification: Directorate General Recruiting / AG Branch in Apr/May and Oct/Nov

Engineering Graduates:
Age: 20-27 years
Selection through SSB interview.
Qualification: Engineering Degree
Notification: April and October every year.

University Entry Scheme(UES):
Final and Pre-final students of engineering degree course.Selection through campus interview and SSB interview.
Notification: July

2.    Officers Training Academy (OTA):
Short service Commission(Non-Technical).
Age: 19-25 years.
Qualification: Degree or equivalent.
Selection through CDSE and SSB Interview.
Notification: March and October.

Short Service Commission (Technical):
Age: 20-27 years.
Qualifications: Engineering Degree
Notification: March and October every year.

 Short Service Commission (NCC Special Entry Scheme):

Age: 19-25 years.
Qualifications: Graduate with 50% marks and 2 years’ service in NCC.
Selection through direct SSB Interview.
Notification: October/November every year.

Women’s Entry Scheme:
Age: 19-27 years.
Qualifications: Graduate/Post Graduate.
Selection through direct SSB Interview.
Notification: June/December every year.

Also Read: Indian Army Officer ranks, Pay Scales and Allowances

                                                     
                                               Official Website: Indian Army

Types of Entries in Indian Navy as Officer

1.    Permanent Commission:

a.    Cadet Entry(NDA), Cadet Entry(Executive) Naval Academy ,Goa(through NDA Exam).
Qualifications: Class 12th with Physics and Maths.
Age: 16-19th years.

b.    Graduate Special Entry, Naval Academy, Goa (through CDSE).
Qualifications: B.Sc. with physics and Math’s or BE.
Age: 19-22 years.

c.    Direct Entry Naval Armament Inspection Cadre:
Qualifications: BE or PG Degree in Electronics or Physics.
Age: 19-25 years.

d.    Direct Entry Law Cadre: Degree in law with minimum 55%.
Age: 22-27 years.

2.    Short Service Commission (Men and Women):
a.    Law Cadre:
Qualifications: Degree in law with minimum 55%.
Age: 22-27 years

b.    Logistics Cadre:

Qualifications: BA (Economics)/ B.com with second division or graduation with degree/diploma in material or financial management.
Age: 19-25 years.
c.    Air traffic Control (ATC): B.Sc. with minimum 50% marks in Physics and Maths.
Age: 19-25years.

3.    Education Branch:

a.    Permanent/ Short Service Commission:
Qualifications: MA degree in Physics, Maths ,Chemistry, Computer Science, Humanities, or Engineering.
Age: 21-25 years.
Men and Women can apply for Short Service Commission.

4.    Engineering Branch (Marine Engineers):

a.    Permanent Commission: Cadet Entry (NDA) or (Tech)
Qualifications: Class 12th with PCM.
Age: 16-19 years.
Direct Entry: Engineering Degree.
Age: 19-25 years.

5.    Engineering (Naval Architects):

a.    Cadet Entry: Class 12th with PCM with minimum 70% marks in aggregate.
Age: 16-19 years.
b.    Direct Entry: Degree in Naval Architecture or Engineering.
Age: 21-25 years.

6.    Electrical Branch:
a.    Permanent Commission: Cadet Entry
Qualifications: Class 12th with PCM with minimum 70% marks aggregate.
Age: 16-19 years.
Direct Entry: Engineering Degree.
Age: 19-25 years.

b.    Short Service Commission:
Engineering Degree.
Age: 19-25 years.  

Also Read: Indian Navy Officer ranks, Pay Scales and Allowances



                                                       Official Website: Indian Navy

Type of Entry in India Air Force as Officer


1.    NDA: It’s a three year course before one is inducted as a pilot trainee at the Airforce Academy.
Qualifications: Class 12th with Physics and Maths.
Age: 16-19 years.

2.    Airforce Academy (CDSE):
Qualifications: B.Sc. with Physics and/or Maths or BE.
Age: 19-23 years.

3.    NCC:
Qualifications: B.Sc. with Physics and/or Maths and a ‘C’ certificate of the NCC Air wing.
Age: 19-23 years.

4.    Flying Branch (Transport/Helicopter pilots):
Age: 19-23 years, relaxable to 25 for those holding commercial pilot license. Applications are called by AIR HQ followed by SSB Interview.

5.    Technical Branch (Aeronautical Engineering, Electronics/Mechanical):
Qualifications: BE/ B.Tech Degree with PCM.

6.    Ground Duty Branch:
Qualifications: First Class Graduate or Second Class post graduate.
Age: 20-23 years for Post graduate.
Entrance through SSB Interviews.
B-com/M-com graduates can apply for Accounts branch.

7. Meteorological branch:
Qualifications: PG degree as M.Sc,Mca.

Notification: July and December.

Also Read: Indian Air Force Officer ranks, Pay Scales and Allowances


                                                          Official Website: Indian Air Force

This is the list of Types of Entries in Indian Army, Navy and Air Force as Officer. Candidates can follow and apply according to their respective modes of entries. For more details regarding SSBs keep following us or like our official Facebook page.For any questions or queries feel free to ask below in comments.

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