Storm into the forces
An aspirant desirous of joining the Army, the Navy or the Air Force as a Class -I Commissioned Officer through the Direct Entry Stream should regularly watch the Employment News and look out for advertisements which are given separately by the Army, the Navy and the Air Force periodically at least 2 to 3 times in a year.
As there is no fixed time for issue of these advertisements, one should keep a close watch on every issue of the Employment News. These advertisements are fairly detailed.
For the convenience of the aspirants, the Secunderabad-based Officers Academy has counsellors to guide anyone to apply for the post. This cell keeps a record of all the notifications thus released in the websites of the Armed Forces and the Employment News weekly. The advertisements are also displayed on the notice board in the academy also.
10+2 Technical Entry: Applicable for the Army and the Navy: Men only, Age: 16 - 19 years (approximately). Qualification: Army - 10+2 with minimum 70% from only MPC stream. Navy - 10+2 with 75% marks. Only MPC students.
University Entry Scheme (UES): For the Army and the Air Force: Men only, Age: 19 - 25 years for students in the final year of the engineering course; 18 - 24 years for those in pre-final year of the engineering course.
Technical Graduate Course: Applicable for the Army, the Navy & the Air Force: Men & Women, Age: 19-23 years, Qualifications: Degree in engineering approved by AICTE / approved University / Institution with 55% aggregate marks.
Non-Technical Entry Scheme: Applicable for the Army, Navy & Air Force: Men & Women, Age: 19 - 23 years, Qualifications: Degree in any stream from a recognised university with 60% aggregate marks.
NCC Special Entry Scheme: Applicable for Army: Men only, Age: 19 - 25 years,
Qualifications: Degree in any stream with 55% aggregate marks and a minimum of `B' grade in `C' certificate.
Women Special Entry Scheme: Applicable for Army, Navy & Air Force:
The Armed Forces offer excellent opportunity for women candidates as Class-I Commissioned Officers mostly in the Technical, Logistics and Flying branches. Their ranks and pay structure are at par with the male officers. The forces provide an excellent opportunity for women to sharpen their academic skills, apart from managerial abilities, including technical knowledge, in an environment of cutting edge technology. Here are the possible openings:
As engineers in the Armed Forces, 19 - 27 years, qualification: B.E. / B. Tech. / M. Sc (Physics) with 55% or above
In the executive and administrative branches, including Accounts and Legal cadres of the Armed Forces. Age: 19 - 22 years, Graduates of any stream with 60% marks. Post-Graduates with 55 per cent can also apply.
The age limit is 25 years. Law graduates (3 years or 5 years) with 55 per cent can also apply. Age: 19-25 years.
Graduates of any discipline with maths and physics at 10+2 level or B.E. / B. Tech., with 55% marks. Age: 18 - 22 years.
The Services Selection Board (SSB) interview includes verbal/written tests in the psychological, personal interview techniques and group tests (See table).
|Basic Perception||Intelligence||Verbal/ Non-verbal
|Psychological||Projective||Word Association Test (WAT)
|Personality||Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
Situation Reaction Test (SRT)
|Group Testing Series||Indoor Tests||Group Discussion/ Group Planning Exercise/ Lecturette
|Outdoor Tests||Command Tasks / Progressive Group Task /
Half Group Task. Individual/ Group Obstacle Race
By Capt. R. Sircar,
Director, Officers Academy.
Phones: 040 - 27834739/ 27820339
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