Many young defence aspirants want to know how can they join the armed forces after 10+2. In this article we are going to cover the three ways you can choose after 12th if you want to become an officer in army, navy and air force. We have also covered a simple video which you can watch above for better understanding. Only male candidates can apply for these entries and join the armed forces, for female candidates there is no such entry after 12th and they are required to complete their graduation before joining the academy.
03 Best Ways To Join Indian Armed Forces After 10+2
- NDA Exam: Through NDA exam you can opt for army, navy and airforce, this exam is conducted by UPSC two times every year and lakhs of aspirant apply for the same. Any candidate who has cleared 10+2 can apply for Indian Army through NDA. If you have Maths and Physics in 10+2, you can apply for Air Force and Navy also. The age limit for NDA is 16½ to 19½ years. NDA exam has two questions paper, Paper 1 is Mathematics and Paper 2 is General Ability Test which consists of English and GK.
- TES Technical Entry Scheme: TES is for Indian Army and it is a technical entry, candidates with Physics, Chemistry and Maths (PCM) in 10+2 can apply for this entry, but your PCM aggregate must be 70% or above. Candidates will be shortlisted for SSB interview based on your PCM aggregate, most of the time final TES cut off will remain between 78-85%. So if you are aiming for this entry you must do will in PCM subjects. When you clear SSB, Medical and merit list of TES, you get to join the Officers Training Academy, Gaya for the basic military training of 1 year.
- 10+2 Btech Cadet Entry: Similar to TES, this entry is for Indian Navy. One must have 70% aggregate in PCM with 50% marks in 10th or 12th. Also, you must have JEE scorecard for the same, Indian navy shortlists candidates based on your JEE main all Indian rank. Through this entry, you get to join the Indian Naval Academy.
So, these are the only options if you want to join the armed forces as an officer after 10+2. The competition in all these entries are very high and one needs a lot of hard work to sail through this. We wish all the young aspirants more success.