Different ways to join Indian Armed Forces

Updated Thu, 20 May 2021 02:33 PM IST

Indian Army promises a career which is totally different from career option. Joining Army as an officer requires in depth knowledge about the selection process and types of entries and way you have to join it. Aspirants you have made your mind to join Army, then you should follow it till the time you achieve it. Joining Army offers a golden opportunity to be a part of world’s top-most Army and it trains you to become Officer and a Gentleman for life.

Different Ways to join Indian Army as an Officer

Indian Army promises a career with full of adventure, professional and personal growth at every stage. Joining Indian Army is possible after finishing your 12th and even after graduation.

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Indian Army offers you the best lifestyle, sports, extracurricular activities as compare to any other organisation
Life in Indian Army

Life in Indian Army is new everyday and has got something interesting for you. It is challenging yet satisfying and adventurous. Indian Army lifestyle is totally different as spirit of comradeship and brotherhood, despite of any caste, creed or religion. Army follows the motto, “One for all and all for one”. A close bond amongst soldiers forces them to choose death instead of dishonor. It takes courage and guts in serving selflessly in the borders day and night for the nation. A officer should be a man of his words, forthright, as the men he leads are ready to lay down their life without questioning why?

To join Indian Army there are many type of entries according to your age group.

Permanent Commission Entries

Type of Commission Eligibility Criteria Training Remarks
NDA Entry 10+2 4 Years (3 years at NDA, 1 year at IMA) Awarded Graduate
Degree from NDA
Direct Entry (UPSC CDS Entry) Graduate 1 year and 6 months (IMA)  
ACC Entry 10+2 4 Years (3 years in ACC Wing and 1 years at IMA) Graduate Degree from
ACC Wing
Technical Graduate
Course and Post
Graduate Entries
(AEC & MF)
Technical Graduate
and Postgraduate
(AEC & MF)
1 Years Awarded 1 years ante date seniority only to Tech Graduate
UES  Any Engineering Degree 1 Years at IMA Awarded 1 years  seniority only to Tech Graduate
PC (SL) Higher Secondary (11th Pass) Student 4 Weeks at OTA  
SCO Class XI CBSE pattern 1 years at IMA  
10+2 Entry TES 10+2(PCM) Above (Min 70%) Pre-Commission
Training 4 years
and Post Commission
Training 1 year

Short Service Commission Entries

Type of Commission Education
Training Remarks
SSC Tech entry Engineering Degree/Equivalent 49 weeks Awarded 1 year ante date Seniority
Non-Tech Men (UPSC Entry) Graduate 49 weeks  
SSC (Women) Tech Graduate/PG Diploma PG Degree /Engineering
49 weeks Awarded 1 year ante date seniority for Tech Graduate
SSC (Women) Non Tech (UPSC Entry) Graduate 49 weeks  

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