All aspirants who are aiming to join the Armed Forces in upcoming year need to get active. The upcoming year is coming with certain opportunities that will turn your dream into reality. There are many entries that are served to the candidates every year to join the Armed Forces. But entries which have a qualifying exam are better than direct entries, as the vacancies are high and the competition level is low and productive in SSB. Below are the entries that have a qualifying exam prior to the SSB interview that can raise your chances of selection.
NDA – NDA examination is conducted by UPSC twice a year. The examination is the first opportunity for every Armed Forces aspirant to join the forces. The candidate must be 12th pass or 12th appearing and must have his age in between the range of 16 ½ – 19 years. The exam gives the way to the young boys to join Army, Navy and Air Force. The exam is conducted in April and September every year.
CDS – CDS is also conducted by UPSC and is the opportunity served to the graduate students. The exam is to select candidates for IMA, OTA, AFA and INA. The exam is conducted twice a year and the minimum qualification for this exam is a graduate degree form recognized university. The exam is known for the high number of vacancies and negligible merit outs. The exam is conducted in February and October every year.
AFCAT – AFCAT is also conducted twice a year and there are two shifts of the exam on every exam date. The exam framed has optimum toughness level. The exam provides the opportunity to join Air Force through Technical, Flying, Administrative and other branches. The exam calls for graduate candidates with minimum of 60 % marks in graduation. The exam is just for Air Force aspirants. The exam usually takes place in February and August and each day has two shift of exams.
Territorial Army – This opportunity is for all the working aspirants. The exam is also conducted twice a year and all graduate aspirants having jobs can apply for it. The entry is known for the age range i.e. 18-42 years. Those who are already serving in Armed Forces are not eligible for it. The exam only for joining the Indian army. The exam followed by a PIB, which is followed by the SSB that gives final recommendation.
Conclusion – The competitive exams phase out most of the competition at the exam level that leads to the productive and selective candidates at the Interview level. That’s what makes it a good opportunity as compared to other entries. The exams are for all age groups and candidates with different qualifications. Candidates have to prepare hard for the examination, but the final section does not totally resides over the exam. The interview has the proportional value for final selection. So, plan for the exam and ensure your selection next year in your destination academies. All the Best.