Exam Notification 2024

Different Types of SSB Entries For Age 19-25 (Graduation Entry)

Indian Armed forces starts the recruitment for the candidates at their very young age. Indian Armed forces might be the only job provider that recruits such young candidates. The basic reason is to train them well as they are going to do the most important job of all i.e. protecting the Nation.

Hence, the opportunity for most of the vacancies for a candidate ends very soon as most of it are for age 16-19 only. Due to which many candidate think that they lost the opportunity to be an officer in Indian Armed Forces.

Just to clear their confusion here we are providing an article on various commissioned level entries for the students of age group 19-25. We assume that the students of this age group will be a graduate so we can also call it as graduate entries for Commissioned level post of Indian Armed Forces.

Following are the different types of Graduate entries for commissioned posts of Indian Armed Forces:

1. CDSE: Combined Defence Service Examination for all graduates to get commissioned in any of the three forces i.e. Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force.

Overview of the Examination

Name of exam Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE)
Conducted  by Union Public Service Commission
Qualification Any graduate ( No percentage boundation)
Exam frequency Twice a year – April / May and Oct/Nov
Age Limit 20 yrs – 24 yrs
Exam mode 2 hours ( objective type paper)
Language of question paper English and Hindi (Bilingual)
Subjects English, General Knowledge, Elementary Mathematics (Not for OTA) – 100 questions each.
Exam purpose To select candidates as Commissioned Officers in Indian Army, Navy and Air Force
Gender Both for male and female
Service Permanent Commission( IMA), Short Service Commission(OTA)
Official website upsc.gov.in
Training Colleges Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA) , Air Force Academy (AFA) and Officers Training Academy (OTA)
Selection Procedure Written Test  ——-> SSB Interview ——-> Medical Test

2. AFCAT:

Exam Name AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test)
Age Limit Flying Branch – 20yrs – 24 yrs

Ground Duty – 20yrs – 24yrs

Exam Conducting Authority Indian Air Force (IAF)
Exam Frequency Twice a Year
Qualification
  • Flying Branch: minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level.
  • Graduation with a minimum with a minimum of 60% marks.
Subjects General Awareness, Numerical Ability, Reasoning & Military Aptitude and General English ( EKT exam for Technical branch)
Gender Both Male and Females
Posts Offered Commissioned officers in Flying Branch, Ground Duty (technical) and Ground Duty (Non-technical) branch
Selection Procedure AFCAT exam ——> AFSB Interview ——–> Medical Test

3. TGC :

Exam Name Technical Graduate Course
Age Limit 20yrs – 27yrs
Exam Conducting Authority Additional Directorate General
Exam Frequency Twice a Year – May/June & Nov/Dec
Qualification BE / B.Tech final appearing & degree holders in notified streams of Engineers
Gender Only For Male candidates
Official Website joinindianarmy.nic.in
Selection Procedure TGC application ——> SSB Interview ——–> Medical Test

(Shortlisting)

Training Academy IMA ( Indian Military Academy)

4. UES:

Exam Name University Entry Scheme
Age Limit 19 yrs – 25yrs (Final year)

18yrs – 24yrs (Pre Final Year)

Exam Conducting Authority Indian Navy
Exam Frequency Once a year
Qualification Engineering final year or pre final year students
Gender Only For Male candidates
Official Website www.joinindiannavy.gov.in
Selection Procedure Campus interview ——> SSB Interview ——–> Medical Test

(Shortlisting)

Training Academy IMA ( Indian Military Academy)

5. Short Service Commission (Technical) :

Exam Name Short Service Commission ( technical)
Age Limit 20yrs – 27yrs (men)

19yrs – 25yrs (Women)

Exam Conducting Authority Indian Army
Exam Frequency Twice a Year – May/June & Nov/Dec
Qualification Passed or in final year or Engineering course ( B.E/B.Tech)
Gender Both Male and Female
Official Website joinindianarmy.nic.in
Selection Procedure Online application ——> SSB Interview ——–> Medical Test

(Shortlisting)

Training Academy OTA ( Officer’s Training Academy)

6. AEC :Army Education Corps

Exam Name Army Education Corps
Age Limit 23yrs – 27yrs
Exam Conducting Authority Indian Army
Exam Frequency Twice a Year – June/July and Dec/Jan
Qualification Candidates who have passed Post Graduate Degree MA/M.Sc and /M.Com/MCA/MBA with 1st or 2nd Division.
Gender Only For Male candidates
Official Website joinindianarmy.nic.in
Selection Procedure Online application ——> SSB Interview ——–> Medical Test

(Shortlisting)

Training Academy IMA ( Indian Military Academy)

7. JAG:

Exam Name Judge Advocate General
Age Limit 21yrs – 27yrs
Exam Conducting Authority Indian Army
Exam Frequency Twice a Year – Jan /Feb & Jul/Aug
Qualification Graduate with LLB / LLM with 55% marks. Registered with Bar Council of India / State.
Gender Both Male and Female Candidates
Official Website joinindianarmy.nic.in
Selection Procedure Online application ——> SSB Interview ——–> Medical Test

(Shortlisting)

Training Academy OTA ( Officer’s Training Academy)

8. NCC Special Entry:

Exam Name NCC Special Entry
Age Limit 19yrs – 25yrs
Exam Conducting Authority Indian Army
Exam Frequency Twice a Year – May/June and Oct/Nov
Qualification 2 Yrs. service in NCC Senior Div. Army with minimum ‘B’ Grade in ‘C’ Certificate Exam.
Gender Both Male and Female Candidates
Official Website joinindianarmy.nic.in
Selection Procedure Online application ——> SSB Interview ——–> Medical Test

(Shortlisting)

Training Academy OTA ( Officer’s Training Academy)

9. RVC ( Remount Veterinary Corp ):

Exam Name Remount Veterinary Corp (RVC)
Age Limit 21yrs – 32yrs
Exam Conducting Authority Indian Army
Qualification BVSc/BVSc & AH degree from any of the recognized Indian university
Gender Only for Male candidates
Official Website joinindianarmy.nic.in
Selection Procedure Online application ——> SSB Interview ——–> Medical Test(Shortlisting)

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