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I want to join defense. What will i have to do?

I want to join defense. What will i have to do ?

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RE: I want to join defense. What will i have to do?

Meghna Mukherjee
Meghna Mukherjee
Verified Career Expert
Counselor at Adaptive Minds
  • Mumbai

Hello There,

Interesting to know you are interested in the Defense sector.
But prior to that, you would have to decide which sector in defense:

  • Army
  • Navy
  • Airforce

In general, students opt for the Army sector.
So in terms of Army, note the eligibility and selection criteria.

One can join Army, either through,

  • Permanent Commission
  • Short service commission

The Permanent commission is provided by IMA(Indian Military Academy)- Dehradun.
To join Permanent commission one would have to clear the NDA exam conducted by the UPSC
Eligibility being 12th Science.
A Graduate would appear for the CDSE Exam again conducted by the UPSC

Short-service commission by OTA(Officers Training Academy)- Chennai.
Any graduate or 12th pass student are eligible. This is a service for a short duration, after completing their tenure, candidates are given a chance to renew and join permanent commission.


Hope this helps.

Wish you good luck.............

RE: I want to join defense. What will i have to do?

Prathamesh Kapote
Prathamesh Kapote
Verified Career Expert
Founder And Director At Canvas Career
  • Nasik

Hello Sachin,
Welcome to career

Thanks for approaching us and writing us your career query.

Defense sector is one of the sector in which many boys always dream to make their career.And yes defense sector really have a good,promising and prestigious career. The students who are passionate to serve their country and country people,can make a really great career.One must have a passion to work for the country this is the most important in this sector.

While one should be Physically fit,having good eyesight,height etc are the things that are strictly considered in the selection process of defense.

In Defense sector there are three sections in which you can make a career.Those sections are as follows-
1.Army Section
2.Navy Section
3.Air Force Section.

All these sections are considered as Defense Sector. You have to select anyone section from these as per your area of interest.

In order to work in the defense sector there are the following ways in which one can join defense sector-

NDA- National Defense Academy-

One can give an NDA exams after completing or appeared 12th student.The age criteria for NDA exam is - 16years-19.5Years. If one wants to join Air Force or Navy they must have the subjects Physics and Maths in their 12th.So one needs to take science. While for Army there is no compulsory subjects.

This is the Permanent Commission provided by IMA (Indian Military Academy),Dehradun.

NCC-National Cadet Corps-

If you have been the active member of NCC in your school or college than you have an direct entry in the Army Section.

While you can also give Common Defense Service Examination after completing graduation from any stream for the officer post.

I hope you find this information relevant to your career query.

Feel free to get in touch again. If you find the answer good than 'Like' the answer

Wish you Good Luck.

Thank You

Warm Regards,
Prathamesh K.

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