How to Join Army After 12th

How to Join Army After 12th

How to join Army after 12th: Joining Indian Armed Forces is dream of many aspirants. Every year lacs of defence aspirants appear in the competitive examinations to fulfill their dream to see themselves in olive green uniform. In this article we would be covering how to join army after after 12th, types of entries in the defence forces available for the young blood who aspire to join the elite organisation. One who wants to join the defence forces has myriad of options based on his/her age and educational qualification.

How to join Army after 12th

NDA/NA (National Defence Academy/ Naval Academy)

NDA/NA exam is conducted by UPSC twice every year. All candidates who are interested in joining Indian Army, Navy or Air Force, can appear for NDA examination. NDA exam is known as the best way to join the Indian defence forces as an officer. 

NDA exam eligibility criteria
  • Candidate must have passed 10+2 from a recognized board in India. The students appearing for 10+2 can also apply
  • Candidate must have studied Mathematics and Physics in 10+2
  • Candidate must be unmarried
  • Candidates must be physically fit
Notification of Examination: October – November & April – May

Conduct of Examination: April – May & Sept. – Oct
Type of commission- Permanent Commission
Training- National Defence Academy, khadakwasla followed by Indian Military Academy, Dehradun

TES Entry (Technical Entry Scheme) (Army)

Indian Army invites applications from 10+2 exam pass candidates for the Technical Entry Scheme (TES) for the Grant of Permanent Commission  twice a year.
Total No. of Vacancies: Approximately 90 Vacancies
Eligibilty-  Candidates who have passed 10+2 Examination or its equivalent with a minimum aggregate of 70% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from recognized education boards are eligible to apply for this entry.
Type of Commission: Permanent Commission
Training- 

  • Pre-commissioning training at Officers Training Academy, Gaya followed by:-
  • College of Military Academy, pune
  • Military College of Telecommunication Engineering, MHOW
  • Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering (MCEME). Secunderabad depending on the relevant choice of technical branch alloted.

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