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NDA Vs TES – Which Entry Should You Go For ?

NDA Vs TES – Which Entry Should You Go For

In this Blog we have Tried to Compare the Two Very Famous Entries of Indian Armed Forces NDA vs TES.Though Both The Entries are important ,However we have tried to create a difference between the two.Hope You find Valid Difference between NDA vs TES.

POINTS OF COMPARISON: National Defence Academy “NDA” | Technical Entry Scheme “TES”


National Defence Academy “NDA”

Technical Entry Scheme “TES”

Percentage Boundation
A 12th pass student can apply for NDA exam irrespective of their percentage i.e. there is no such percentage boundation for NDA exam

A 12th pass candidate with minimum 70-75 % marks can apply for TES Exam. (This percentage criteria vary each year)Also JEEE Score is necessary For TES
For Air Force and Navy PCM i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Maths is required as subjects in 12th but for Army, a candidate of any stream can apply

12th passed students with PCM can only apply for TES.
Passed / Appearing
Both 12th Appearing and students can apply for NDA.

Only 12th passed students can apply for TES exam
NDA is a combined exam that allows one to join Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force  TES allows one to join Technical Branch of Indian Army only.

A candidate has to appear for NDA written exam by UPSC, followed by SSB Interview and then Medicals to finally get selected

TES short listing is done based on 12th PCM % and those who clear cutoff will appear for SSB interview, followed by Medicals. There is no process of written Exam.

Training Academy
Those who qualify NDA exam will be trained in National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune. TES Cadets initial Training starts at OTA Gaya.
Training Duration
NDA candidates will have 4 years of
 training before becoming a commissioned officer.
In TES a candidate will have to undergo 5 years of training before becoming a commissioned officer.
Chance After SSB recommendation
After Recommendation Chances are high to get into merit list. After Recommendation Chances are low to get into merit list.
No. Of Vacancies
Around 350 vacancies twice a year Vacancies are around 90-100 only

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