How to join the Indian army as an Officer? Step-by-step explained

The Indian army not only protects the country from intruders and terrorists but also willingly succumbs to their lives for the love of their motherland. Their sacrifices are innumerable, their lives harder.

Being in the military is in itself a pride, let alone putting up with the hardships faced in icy mountains, eerie forests, and heavy waters. It is due to these saviours of India that one can sleep peacefully at night.

The Indian army is the largest standing volunteer army in the world. The highest altitude bridge in the world, the Bailey Bridge was built by the Indian army. India is the fourth country next to the USA, Russia, and China to own the maximum number of guns and missiles

The Indian army rescued many people during the Uttarakhand floods. Operation Rahat is considered to be among the biggest civilian rescue operations carried out in the world.

The Indian army has also expanded its base in Tajikistan. Moreover, the Indian army has one of the biggest training facilities in the world, which is the High Altitude Warfare School.

Now, in this article, we will see how to join the Indian army as an officer.

1. National Defence Academy Exam

The NDA exam is conducted by UPSC for the aspirants who want to join the Army, Navy and Airforce after the 12th.

2. Combined Defence Services Exam

The CDS Exam is conducted by UPSC for the aspirants who are in the final year of graduation or passed out of college. Through the CDS exam, one can join, IMA, AFA, INA and OTA. Women can only join OTA Chennai through CDS Exam.

3. Technical Entry Scheme

Candidates who have qualified 10+2 CBSEACSE/State Board Examination with a minimum aggregate of 70% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics + JEE Mains qualified are eligible to apply for commission under the 10+2(TES)

4. Technical Graduates Course

Engineering graduates from the notified discipline of engineering, postgraduates with minimum second division aggregate marks in notified discipline for Army Education Corps and MSc in Agriculture/Dairy for Military Farm are eligible to apply for Permanent Commission through this entry.

5. Short Service Commission

The Short Service Commission (Technical) Entry Scheme provides an avenue for recruitment to eligible technical graduates/post graduates into Technical Arms.

6. Judge Advocate General Entry

Law graduates with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks in LLB and between 21 to 27 years of age can apply for Judge Advocate General Branch.

7. Army Cadet College Entry

The eligible Other Ranks (OR) in the age group of 20-27 gears and a minimum of two years of service, having 10+2 pass qualification can apply for Regular Commission.

8. Special Commissioned Officers Scheme

Under this entry JCOs/NCOs/OR in the age group 142 of 28-35 years, with a Senior School Certificate Pass (Class 10+2 pattern) qualification, are eligible for Permanent commission after screening by SSB and Medical Board.

9. NCC

University graduates possessing NCC ‘C’ Certificate with a minimum ‘B’ grade and 50% aggregate marks in graduation examination are eligible to apply for Short Service Commission through this entry.