5 Ways To Join Indian Army After Graduation
1. The JAG Entry
If you’re a law graduate with minimum of 55% + marks and are registered with the Bar Council of India or of the State, you can apply for the JAG entry course. The candidate should be aged between 21-27 years. The training for the JAG entry provided at Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai and for the joining the Indian Army the candidate has to go through the SSB interview.
Another ways to join the Indian Defense Forces after the graduation degree is to sit for the UPSC examination for the same—CDSE. You can sit for this paper provided your age is between 19-25 years at the date of joining and you’ve completed your graduation from a UGC recognised university or institution. If you’re male candidate, you can select either Indian Military Academy (IMA) /Officers Training Academy (OTA)/AFA/INA as your training institute, and in case of female candidates , its OTA where the training is given.
The written examination for the same is held twice a year, September/October and February/March for which the notifications are provided in all the leading newspapers and journals
3. TGC Entry
If you’re a B.E. or a holder of a B.Tech degree from any recognised institution or university, you can enter the Armed Forces in two distinct ways. You can either opt for the Technical Graduate Course (only for male candidates) if your age is between 20-27 years for the Permanent Commission, or you can opt for the Short Service Commission SSC (for male and female candidates both). For the SSC, the age limit for the male candidates remains the same, though for the female candidates it becomes 19-25 years. The training for the former is given at IMA, while for the latter it’s provided at Officers Training Academy, Chennai.
For TGC, the notification comes twice a year, in April and October, while for SSC, it comes up in the month of June/July.
4. Special Entries for NCC
For this entry one does not have to apply for any test this a direct form of selection in which the candidate only has to go for the SSB Interview ..
Age Limit: Candidates age should be between 19-25 years i.e., candidate must born not earlier than 02-01-1991 and not later than 01-01-1997.
Educational Qualification: Candidates should possess Degree of a recognised University or equivalent with minimum 50% marks.
Selection Process: Candidates will be selected based on qualification, Group Tests, Psychological Tests, Interview & Medical Examination.
How to Apply: Eligible candidates may send their duly typed applications on plain paper in the prescribed format to the nearest OC, NCC Unit from where NCC ‘C’ certificate has been issued, Candidates serving in the Armed Forces should send their applications duly counter signed by Commanding Officer to the OC, NCC Unit from where NCC ‘C’ certificate has been issued, Applicants under category of Wards of Battle Casualties may send their applications to Directorate General of Recruiting/ Rtg-A, NCC Entry, AG’s Branch, IHQ of MoD (Army)’ West Block-III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066 on or before 04-08-2015.
5.. University Entry Scheme (UES Entry Scheme)
This being a Permanent Commission job, only male candidates can apply for it. There are 2 interview schedules for the entrance—the first one is held at the campus( any college campus close to your location) whereas the final one is held at the SSB centres. The eligibility criteria for the same is a B.Tech degree (the final and pre-final year students can also apply) whereas The age of the candidates should be between 18 years to 24 years at the time of commencement of course. The training for the same is imparted at the Indian military Academy Dheradhun. The notification for filling online comes in the month of August .
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