Exam Notification 2024

Entries For Women To Become Officer In Indian Armed Forces

Indian Women’s are creating history in every field. Talking about courage, wisdom or beauty they are the best in every place. Working in Indian Armed Forces is believed to be the most prestigious Job in India. Even these Forces of India aren’t different in this case.

“Women’s Like Padmavathy Bandopadhyay – the first woman Air Marshal of the IAF , 21 years old Divya Ajith Kumar – the first woman in the Indian Army to receive the coveted ‘Sword of Honour and many more like these has proved the fact that they are capable to work in any work field.

Working for Indian Armed forces i.e. Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force has become a new trend for the youngsters of this generation. Young girls of now a days is more fascinated towards working in Military. Even the Indian Military too is inducting girls in various branches of defence services.

However their tenure is of 10+4 years, means Short Service Commission (SSC) but being subject to vacancies, requirements and their performance they can be taken for a Permanent Commission. Here in this article we are going to give you details on various vacancies through which a women can become officer in Indian Armed Forces.

ENTRIES AFTER CLASS 12th

Many of you might be unaware of this fact that 10+2 passes girls too can apply for Indian Armed forces through the following vacancies:

MNS – MILITARY NURSING SERVICE – Girls with Biology subject i.e. PCB in class 12th can apply for Military Nursing service examination. These officers are responsible for looking after military hospitals (MH) along with the Army doctors.

Vacancies 160 vacancies every year
Exam Schedule Once a Year (November-December)
Age Limit, Gender, Marital Status 17 Yrs – 25Yrs , Women Only unmarried/divorcee/legally separated or widow without encumbrances
Educational Qualification Must have passed class 12th with PCBE (Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English) with not less than 50% in Aggregate
Selection Procedure Written Exam                     Interview                  Medical Test
Written Exam General English , Biology , Physics , Chemistry & General Intelligence – 90 Minutes – 100 questions
Training 4 years + 1 year Nursing training in various Armed Forces medical colleges

* 12th Passed girls can also apply to become a doctor in Indian Armed Forces by giving the Medical examination of AFMC i.e. Armed Force Medical College. They will be given MBBS degree and will join Army as Doctors.

ENTRIES AFTER GRADUATION

Most of the entries for women are after the graduation. Details on it are given below:

CDS Entry: Women candidates of age 20 to 24 years can apply for this entry. They have to clear CDSE i.e. combined defence service exam held by UPSC which is held twice in a year. Women’s will apply for OTA branch.

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), English and Hindi (Bilingual)
Subjects English, General Knowledge – 100 questions each.
Exam purpose To select candidates as Commissioned Officers in Indian Army, Navy and Air Force
Service Short Service Commission(OTA)
Official website upsc.gov.in
Training Colleges Officers Training Academy (OTA)
Selection Procedure Written Test  ——-> SSB Interview ——-> Medical Test

NCC Special entry: This entry is only for NCC women cadets who have 2 years’ service in NCC senior division army and have minimum B grade in C certificate exam.

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 and 50% marks in graduation
Official Website joinindianarmy.nic.in
Selection Procedure Online application ——> SSB Interview ——–> Medical Test

(Shortlisting)

Training Academy OTA ( Officer’s Training Academy)

Short Service Commission – Technical Entry: Women engineering students are eligible for this entry. They can apply for it while in final year or after completing their degree.

Age Limit 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)
Official Website joinindianarmy.nic.in
Selection Procedure Online application ——> SSB Interview ——–> Medical Test

(Shortlisting)

Training Academy OTA ( Officer’s Training Academy)

JAG (Judge Advocate General ) entry: This entry is especially for the law graduates.

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.
Official Website joinindianarmy.nic.in
Selection Procedure Online application ——> SSB Interview ——–> Medical Test

(Shortlisting)

Training Academy OTA ( Officer’s Training Academy)

AFCAT Entries:  Female candidates who want to fly high in the sky or dream to be an Air Warrior of IAF then they have to clear an exam named AFCAT. AFCAT stands for Air Force Common Admission Test. It is held twice in a year. It is a written exam and those who qualify in this exam are called for SSB interview.

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)
Posts Offered Commissioned officers in Flying Branch, Ground Duty (technical) and Ground Duty (Non-technical) branch
Selection Procedure AFCAT exam ——> AFSB Interview ——–> Medical Test

Indian Navy Executive branch entries :

SC Air Traffic Controller
Women candidates of age 19 ½ to 25 years are eligible for this entry. Graduate candidates of any science stream i.e. Physics/Maths/Electronics OR M.Sc with Maths / Physics /Electronics can apply for this.
SSC Observer
Women candidates of age 19 to 23 years can apply for this entry. Candidates need to have a graduate degree in any discipline with minimum 55% marks with Maths and Physics at 10+2 level to apply.
SC Law
Female Law candidates whose age is between 22 to 27 can apply for this exam. To be eligible for this entry a candidate should carry a graduate degree in LAW with minimum 55% marks.
SSC Logistics
Female candidates who hold B.E/B.Tech degree in Computers, IT, Architecture, Civil, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Marine engineering OR graduate with PG diploma in material management are eligible for this entry. The age group is 19 ½ to 25.

Engineering branch (Indian Navy) :

UES SSC (Naval Architecture): 

Age Limit 19 yrs – 25yrs (Final year)
Exam Conducting Authority Indian Navy
Exam Frequency Once a year

Qualification

Women engineers carrying the B.E/B.Tech degree in naval architecture / Mechanical / Civil / Aeronautical / Metallurgical / Aerospace engineering with 60% marks can apply for it
Official Website www.joinindiannavy.gov.in
Selection Procedure Campus interview ——> SSB Interview ——–> Medical Test

(Shortlisting)

Hope this blog might help in reducing your confusion on different entries you can apply to.

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