The Career in Defence after passing 12th with PCM
You have successfully completed your 12th class study with PCM stream or you are studying in 12th Class. There are many job options in defence for you. We will explore a different route to join the Army, Indian Air Force or Navy.
Commission Officer Job:
NDA (National Defence Academy): To become permanent commission officer in Army, Air Force, and Nave, you have to clear NDA exam. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) organize NDA exam twice a year. Notification is published in the month of January and August every year. After passing a written NDA exam, you have to register yourself on joinindianarmy.nic.in. Now, you will be given time to choose date for SSB interview. You will have to report for SSB selection center for SSB interview that is normally 5 days long interview. Merit list is prepared by UPSC on the basis of score generated in written exam and SSB.
TES (Technical Entry Scheme) in Army: Through this route, there is no written exam. Boys who are appearing or passed class 12th with PCM are called directly for SSB interview. You can get Technical or Engineering Job in the Army through this channel. TES is notified twice in a year in the month of May and October every year. Age of candidate should be from 16.5 to 19.5 Years. After notification, you have to carry out the online registration. An email will be sent asking to choose the date of Interview. Then, you have to appear directly for the SSB interview. At the final day of SSB interview, the selected candidate will be asked to go for the medical test. This is a permanent commission job in the Army.
10+2 B. Tech Entry Scheme in Navy: This route will lead you to permanent commission officer in Navy in engineering cadre. This scheme is notified two times in a year in the month of May and October. One has to pass 10+2 Class or in the final year of 12th with PCM. You have to also appear in JEE main exam. While registration, they will ask to submit score of JEE main on the basis of which they will send email to you and ask you to choose the date for SSB interview. After selection in SSB interview, a medical test will be conducted. Age limit to apply for this job is 16.5 to 19 years. On successful completion of the training course, you will get B. Tech degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
Soldier in Army/ Aircraftsman in Air Force/ Seaman in Navy:
In Army: This is a non commissioned officer job. There are various posts like Soldier Technical, Soldier Technical (Aviation) in the Army. Age limit is 17.5 to 23 years. You should have passed 10+2 class with PCM (Physics, Chemistry, and Math). You can visit joinindianarmy.nic.in site for various notification and recruitment rallies. You have to go through Physical fitness test, written test, medical test, and interview.
In Air Force: Recruitment as Airmen in Group-X Trade. A minimum 50% mark is required in 10+2 exam with Physics, Chemistry, and Math. Age limit is 17 to 21 years. Normally notifications for recruitment are published two times in a year. One will have opportunities to work in fighter jet aircraft as a technician. For notification and other detail, you can check out employment news.
In Navy: You can join Indian navy as a sailor for senior secondary recruits (SSR) if you have passed 10+2 class with math and physics and atleast one of these subject as chemistry/biology/computer science. An age criterion is 17 years to 21 years. You have to appear for written test, then Physical fitness test and finally medical test. As per merit list, they will call for training in Navy. You may visit jointindiannavy.nic.in for detail notification.