Defence – Indian Army

The largest branch of Indian Armed Forces. The major responsibility of the armed forces is to train the individuals to fight on land. Indian Army consists of different divisions. Indian Army safeguards the geographical boundaries of the country and fights with the enemy territory in the event of the war. The army training comprises of both defensive and offensive training. The main objective of the Indian army is to maintain national peace and security by defending the country from external threats and attacks. It has seven commands: Eastern, Western, Northern, Central, Southern, South-Western, Training command.

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Course Eligibility Duration
Under Graduate Class 10+2 3 years
Post Graduate Graduate 2 years
Ph.D. (For those who want to go in research and academics) Post Graduate Minimum 3 years

  • One can appear for CDS while in final year of graduation as well. Most of these exams are conducted twice a year.
  • For NDA age range is 16.5 years to 19 years.
  • NDA is open only to male unmarried candidates.
  • One needs to be a citizen of India or Nepal/Bhutan/Tibet refugee to apply.
  • Age range for entrances after graduation is 20-26 years.
  • Minimum 60% aggregate in graduation is needed.
  • Apart from educational criteria, physical as well as medical standards as set by Indian Army should also be met to be eligible.
  • For TES, minimum aggregate of 70% in PCM is required.

Entrance Exam    

Under-graduate Entrance:

  • National Defence Academy (NDA) Exam

    *Students in Class 10th can opt for NCC and gain C certificate in their school which can help in getting entry to army schools:
    SSC (NCC)
    SSC (JAG) Men/Women

Post Graduate:

  • Combined Defense Services (CDS) Exam

  • Technical Graduate Course (Directly called for interviews)

  • University Entry Scheme (Campus Interview, Interview Medical test)

  • Army Education Corp (AEC) (Male) (Only for candidates who are PG (23-27yrs)

  • Technical Entry Scheme (TES) (Written test Pre-screening test (Only those candidates who qualify in this will be permitted to sit for the next test) Psychological Tests Group tests Personal Interview Medical exam for successful candidates.)

Skills Required   

  • Patriotic

  • Risk taker

  • Critical thinking

  • Problem solving

  • Disciplined

  • Management

  • Physically active and fit

Career Options   

  • Combat Unit
  • Air Defence
  • Engineering and IT unit
  • Army Service Corps
  • Education


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