7:45 pm - Sunday December 4, 2016

Defence Recruitment Modes

Type of Entry Month of Commencement of Course Age at Joining Time Educational Qualification Mode of Selection How to Apply
National Defence Academy & Naval Academy
Jan and Jul 16 ½-19 yrs 12th standard of 10+2 system of education or equivalent Written Examination by UPSC and SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement in March/April & Oct. / Nov.
Indian Military Academy
Direct Entry Jan and Jul 19-24yrs Degree or equivalent at the time of joining the course. Combined Defence Services Exam(CDSE) conducted by UPSC and SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement in March/April and Sept/ Oct.
Engineering Graduates Jan and Jul 23-27 yrs Engineering Degree in notified disciplines SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement in March /Apr & Sept/ Oct.
Post Graduates (AEC) Jan and Jul 19-25yrs Post Graduate in notified Subject with 1st/2nd div. SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement in Apr/ May.
University Entry Scheme Jan and Jul 18-24yrs Final and Pre-final years students of Engineering degree course. Campus Interview and SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement in May and Nov.
TES Jan and Jul 16 ½ -19yrs 10+2 pass with 70% aggregate in PCM. SSB Interview Apply directly to the Recruiting Directorate.
Officers Training Academy
Short Service Commission (Non-Technical) (Men and Women) Apr and Oct 19-25yrs Degree or equivalent at the time of joining the course CDSE conducted by UPSC and SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement in March/April & Sept/ Oct
Short Service Commission (Technical) Apr and Oct 20-27yrs Engineering Degree in notified discipline. SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement in March/April & Sept/ Oct
NCC Special Entry Apr and Oct 19-25yrs Graduates with 50% aggregate marks, two years service in NCC Sr. Division, with minimum ‘ B’ Grade in ‘ C’ certificate Exam. SSB Interview Apply in response to advertisement in Dec/Jan & June/July

Indian Navy as an Officer
Branch/ Type to Entry Age Limit Educational Qualification For Application Contact / See Types of Commission
Executive
Cadet Entry (NDA) 16 1/2 – 19 yrs 10+2 Equivalent Formula given in Employment News and Regional News papers advertising the entry Permanent
Cadet Entry 10+2 (Executive) 16 1/2 – 19 yrs 10+2 or Equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Math. Do Permanent
Naval Academy
Graduate Special entry Naval Academy – Goa (Through CDSE) 19-22 yrs B.Sc. (Physics and Math.) or BE Do Permanent
NCC Special Entry Naval Academy, Goa 19-22 yrs B.Sc. (Physics and Math.) or BE and Naval Wing, Senior Division, NCC ‘C’ Certificate Director General NCC, West Block IV, K Puram, New Delhi-66 Permanent
Direct Entry
At present only for Naval Armament Inspection Cadet (NAIC) 19 1/2 – 25 yrs Degree in Electronics / Electrical Mechanical Engineering or Post-Graduate Degree in Electronics or Physics Format given in Employment News and Regional Newspapers advertising the Entry Permanent
Engineering
Cadet Entry (NDA) 16 1/2 – 19 yrs 10+2 Equivalent Format given in Employment News and Regional Newspapers advertising the Entry Permanent
10+2 (Technical) Cadet Entry Scheme (Engineering) 16 1/2 – 19 yrs 10+2 or Equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Math. (70% or more marks in Aggregate) Do Permanent
Direct Entry Scheme 19 1/2 – 25 yrs Degree in Marine/ Mechanical/Aeronautical/ Civil/ Metallurgical production or equivalent qualification in Mechanical Engineering recognized by the Institution of Engineers (India) as exempting from sections ward ‘B’ of their Associate Membership Examination Do Permanent / Short Service
University Entry Scheme 18 1/2 – 23 1/2yrs Final/ Pre-final year student in the above Degree Courses Training and Placement officers of the colleges or Directorate of manpower and recruitment Naval Head Quarters, New Delhi – 1 Permanent Short Service
Engineering (Naval Architects)
10+2 (Technical) Cadet Entry Scheme (Engineering) 16 -19 yrs 10+2 or Equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Math. (70% or more marks in Aggregate) Format given in Employment News and Regional Newspapers Permanent
Naval Sponsored Scheme 17 -20 yrs First/ year/ Second year student of selected Engineering colleges studying Naval Architecture (NA) Engineering Training and Vocational officer of the College of Directorate of Manpower and Recruitment, Naval Headquarters, New Delhi Permanent
University Entry Scheme 18 1/2- 23 1/2yrs (Pre-final) 19 – 24 yrs (Final) Pre-final years student of naval Architecture Training and Vocational officer of the College of Directorate of Manpower and Recruitment, Naval Headquarters, New Delhi Permanent
Direct Entry Scheme 21-25 yrs A good First Class Degree (Minimum 60%) in Naval Architecture Civil/ Mechanical Engineering Format given in Employment News and Regional Newspapers Permanent
Electrical
Cadet Entry (NDA) 16 1/2 – 19 yrs 10+2 or Equivalent Format given in Employment News and Regional Newspapers advertising the Entry Permanent
10+2 (Technical) Cadet Entry Scheme (Electrical) 16 -19 yrs 10+2 or Equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Math. (70% or more marks in Aggregate) Do Permanent
Direct Entry Scheme) 19 1/2 – 25 yrs Degree in Electrical/ Electronics/Telecommunication Engineering or any other qualification in the above subject recognized by the Institution of Engineers (India) or Institution of Telecommunication Engineers (India) as equivalent to a Degree Course Do Permanent/ Short Service
University Entry Scheme 18 1/2 – 23 1/2yrs (Pre-final) 19 – 24 yrs (Final) Final/ Pre-final years student in the above Degree Course Training and Placement Officers of the College of Directorate of Manpower and Recruitment, Naval Headquarters, New Delhi Permanent/ Short Service
Education
Direct Entry Scheme 21 -25yrs 2nd Class Master’s Degree in Physics, Math. in B.Sc. or Math., Physics in B.Sc. or Degree in Electrical/ Mechanical Engineering Do Permanente

Note:
1.  Candidates applying under University Entry/ Direct Entry Scheme for Engineering and Electrical Branches may opt for seven years Short Service Commission or Permanent commission.

2.  Candidates applying under University Entry/ Direct Entry Scheme are given a stipend of Rs.2,300/1,150 p.m. for Permanent / Short Service Commission respectively during final year at college.

3.  Candidates applying under Naval Sponsored Scheme are paid a stipend of Rs.400/- p.m. plus tuition fees during first three yeas of Engineering Degree course and thee after they are granted rank of Acting Sub-Lieutenant and paid Rs.7,500 only per month.

4.  Short Service Commission is a scheme for those who wish to retain the option of leaving the service after a stint in it. The duration of Short Service Commission is 7 years. After a period of 2 to 3 years, Officers are given the option to accept permanent Commission.

Indian Air Force as an Officer
Type of Entry years Ag in Educational Qualification Mode/ Period Training Remarks
Flying Branch (Pilot)
NDA 16 1/2 -19 yrs Higher Secondary or equivalent UPSC 3 years plus 54 weeks Flying Twice in a year usually in May & December
For NCC ‘C’ Certificate holders 19 -22 yrs B.A./ B.Sc. Air Force Selections Board 27 weeks Pre-flying 54 weeks Flying Apply within 12 months of leaving NCC
Ground Duties (Tech)
Aeronautical 20-27 yrs Degree in Electronics / Telecommunication Engineers Do 52 Weeks
A. E. (Mechanical) 20-27 yrs Degree in Aeronautical/ Mechanical Engineering or Degree in Science Do Do
Ground Duties (Non-Tech)
Administrative 20-23 yrs Graduate with Honours Do Do  
Logistics 20-25 yrs M.A. or M.Sc. Do Do
Education 20-25 yrs Degree with Hons. or Degree and Diploma in Teaching Do Do Age for Education and Meteorological
Accounts 20-25 yrs B. Com / Chartered Accountancy Do Do Entries relaxable upto 28 years
Meteorologica 20-25 yrs M.Sc. Do Do And for Accounts upto 27 years

Note:
1.  For Details and upto date information, contact Directorate of Personnel (Air Force), Vayu Bhavan, New Delhi

2.  The details given above are subject to change and should be treated as a guide only and no as an authority..

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