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Know how to join Indian Army after graduation: Complete details here

SAFALTA ACADEMICS Published by: suzan poudel Updated Wed, 16 Jun 2021 08:27 PM IST

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All  those  candidates who have dreamt of getting admitted into  this prestigious  organisation must understand all aspects of the procedure to join the army after graduation
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Joining the Indian Army is a dream for those countless aspirants who want to dedicate their lives to the service of the nation. All those candidates who have dreamt of getting admitted into this prestigious organisation must understand all aspects of the procedure to join the army after graduation. This understanding will help them in preparing an efficient strategy that'll help improve their chances of selection. 

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This article will help candidates with all the necessary information regarding the procedure to join the army after graduation. Most of the candidates have dreams about joining the army but often do not know the way to do so. Worry not we are here to your rescue and this article is exactly what you need to know for getting every bit of information about how to join the Indian army after graduation.

About  Indian Army:

The Indian Army is the largest component of the Indian Armed Forces. It is a land-based branch that majorly operates on the land to safeguard the nation. The primary mission of the Indian Army is to ensure the safekeeping of national security and unity, to defend the nation from any form of external aggression and internal threats, and to maintain peace and security within its borders.

The army conducts humanitarian rescue operations during natural calamities such as floods, earthquakes etc .  and other disturbances and it can also be requisitioned by the government to deal with matters of internal threats. Therefore the job of army personnel is one that requires great courage and strength.

A job in the army means it'll be challenging as well as risky at the same time. Candidates who get selected have to go through hours of rigorous training in order to achieve the fitness criteria and other physical standards they demand. Candidates who wish to join the Indian Army must apply for the same after their graduation. If they get selected they will be recruited in different places across the country and be placed under different battalions/ regiments.


The army conducts various recruitment exams for the selection of candidates into their forces. Given below is a list of different exams/ways which a candidate can resort to for getting admitted as an employee of the Indian Armed Forces. Candidates  can join the Indian Army after graduation in the following ways:

 

How To Join the Indian Army After Graduation?

 

1. Through CDS Exam  (Combined Defence Services Exam): The most common way to join the Indian army after graduation



It is a common entrance examination that is held twice every year in September/October and February/March by the UPSC.Unmarried Males -Females can apply for this examination.
  • Qualification - Candidates must have completed their graduation from a recognized university /institution. Candidates in the last year of their graduation can also apply. 
  • Male candidates who choose Indian Military Academy (IMA) /Officers Training Academy (OTA)/AFA/INA as their training institute must be between 19-24 years of age. Whereas those male and female candidates who choose Officers Training Academy (OTA) as their training institute must be between 19-25 years of age.
  • Procedure For Selection: Written test followed by SSB interview for those candidates who qualify in the  Written Test.
     

2. There is a special entry for NCC cadets to join Indian army after graduation 


 In this case, a candidate won't have to sit for an entrance  exam if they have done   service in the NCC Senior Division Army
  • Qualification: Candidates must have completed their graduation with LLB/LLM from a recognized University or institution with a minimum of 50% marks and have a total of 2 years of service in the NCC Senior Division Army with a  B or C grade in the qualifying examination, then the candidate will be directly called for the SSB interview for recruitment into the  Armed forces. Candidates must be between 19-25 years of age.
  • Selection Process: Candidates will be selected based on qualification, Group Tests, Psychological Tests, interviews & Medical examinations.
 

 3. SSC ( Short Service Commission)  TECH & TGC (Technical Graduate Course ) Entry to join Indian Army After Graduation


For TGC no entrance exam is held.  The application releases twice a year and the recruitment is for :
  • Qualification: The candidate must be a male  B.E. or  B.Tech  degree holder from a  recognised institution or university. 
  • Age- 20-27 years of age. 
  • Procedure For Selection: Candidates who clear cutoff are directly called for SSB  Interview.
For SSC also no entrance exam is held. The application releases once every year and the recruitment is for 
  • Qualification: Candidates can be either male or female with B.E. or  B.Tech  degree holders from a  recognised institution or university. 
  • Age : 20-27 years ( Male); 19-25 years (Female)
  • Procedure For Selection: Candidates who clear cutoff are directly called for SSB  Interview.
 

 4. University Entry Scheme (UES Entry Scheme) to join Indian Army After Graduation

  • This is a Permanent Commission job and only male candidates can apply for the post. Interviews are held for the post —the first one is held at the campus whereas the final one is held at the SSB centres. 
  • Qualification - Candidate must have a  B.Tech degree,  candidates in their final and pre-final year students can also apply. 
  • Age-  candidates should be between 18 years to 24 years at the time of commencement of the course.
  • Procedure For Selection: Candidates have to clear 2 SSB  Interviews.
     

5. Entry through  JAG (Judge Advocate General's): This way law graduates can join the Indian Army After Graduation

  • Law graduates who have secured a minimum of 55% + marks and are registered with the Bar Council of India or of the State can apply for the JAG entry course. 
  • The candidate should be between 21-27 years of age. The training for the JAG will be provided at Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) Chennai and for joining the Indian Army they have to go through the SSB interview.
  • Procedure: Through calls made by SSB to the candidates after the initial screening of their applications.

We hope that our article on how to join the Indian army after graduation turned out to be useful for you. You've seen that for recruitment to the Indian Army, candidates have ample options whereby they can apply for getting selected . Candidates must be hardworking and prepared to work in any type of situation as circumstances might demand. It is a bright career option that would bring you a good stature in society.  So,  Candidates who are interested must start their preparation with full vigour so that they do not miss any chance to get selected. You should also pay attention to and physical fitness and other extracurricular activities as your initial training days will be the amalgam of these.


All the best !!

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