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    sjt
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    How can I join Indian Army/Indian Air Force at the age of 24 years old?

    sir...
    my age is 24 years old
    my qualification is


    B.Sc. botany 55%
    M.Sc. botany 68.47%
    Post graduation diploma in business management 70.07%

    sir due to age limit i cant apply now in cds and afcat exam...
    so is there any other option to get into Indian Army and Airforce for me now....
    and sir is there any benefits for sports person in it??
    regards...

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    Re: How can I join Indian Army/Indian Air Force at the age of 24 years old?

    If you like to join indian army then you need to apply for the CDS exam after graduation.
    Because this examination is for the graduates who needs to join defence services.
    Here is the eligibility criteria for the exam, -
    Educational qualification-
    you must be a graduate from a recognised university in any discipline to apply for the CDS examination.
    CDS stands for the combined defence services examination its always conducted twice in a year to select the candidates in any of the defence wing like indian air force , army and navy.
    Age limit-
    19 to 24 years for the IMA.
    19 to 25 for the OTA.
    19 to 22 for the indian naval academy.
    19 to 23 years for the indian air force academy.
    selection procedure-
    Written test.
    SSB interview.
    Medical examination.
    If you like to apply for the indian air force then you cannot apply for the indian air force because the age limit is crossed.
    You need to be graduate in engineering mechanical or electronics branch to apply for the technical branch of the indian air force because the age limit for the same is 18 to 28 years of age.
    If you like to apply for the ground duty branch then you must be a post graduate in MED/ICWA/CA/PHD because the age required for the same is 20 to 25 years.
    for more details log on to www.upsc.gov.in
    www.careerairfoce.nic.in
    thank you.

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    Re: How can I join Indian Army/Indian Air Force at the age of 24 years old?

    Dear

    Yes You are Eligible to Join in Indian Army/Air Force After Your Qualifications.
    So If You want to Join in Indian Army/Air Force Have Two Exams
    CDS-----Combined Defence Service.
    AFCAT----Air Force Common Admission Test

    CDS----Combined Defence Service.This CDS Exam is Conducting by The Union Public Service Commission Two Times in a Every Year.For This CDS Exam Only Indians are Eligible,All Males and Females are Eligible and Should be Completed The Any Graduation from The Any Discipline University and age Should be between 19-24 Years for Indian Army.

    So If You want to Join in Indian Air Force You have Exclusive Exam.That Exam Name is AFCAT.AFCAT Means Air Force Common Admission Test.This Exam Includes Three Branches.
    Technical Branch
    Ground Duty Branch.
    Flying Branch.
    For The All Three Branches All Males and Females are Eligible and Should be Completed The Any Graduation from The Any Discipline University with 60% Marks and age Details are as Under.
    For Technical Branch:18-28 Years.
    For Ground Duty Branch:20-25 Years
    For Flying Branch:19-23 Years.

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    Re: How can I join Indian Army/Indian Air Force at the age of 24 years old?

    -You can apply for AFCAT if you want to join air force .

    -AFCAT is conducted for flying branch, Technical branch and ground duty branch. You are Engineering graduate hence you will be eligible for all the three branchs.

    -The selection is based on written examination followed by SSB interview if you score good marks in written exam.

    -Short service commission is also an option for Engineering graduate. You can apply for Short service commission when the notification comes . You have apply for it and if you are shortlisted then you will be called for interview.

    -CDS is a combined defence services exam for Army , Navy and Air force. Engineering graduates are eligible for all the three branches.

    -The age limit for CDS exam is 19 to 25 years .So you have to apply for this exam if you are under this age limit.

    -For AFCAT your age should be 19 to 27 years.


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    Re: How can I join Indian Army/Indian Air Force at the age of 24 years old?

    Dear friend,
    As your age is 24 so you can not apply for CDS exam.
    so, there is another exam for you to join Air Force i.e AFCAT(Air Force Common Admission Test)
    This is the common admission test for selecting candidates for various branches of Indian Air Force.

    AFCAT is conducted for various courses like
    -Flying Branch
    -Technical branch
    -Ground duty officers

    Eligibility:

    *The candidate must have passed his/her graduation from any recoganized college or university with 60% marks.

    *age limit for

    1)flying branches=19-23 year
    2)Technical branch=18-28 year
    3)Ground duty=19-23 year

    **********GOOD LUCK*********

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    Re: How can I join Indian Army/Indian Air Force at the age of 24 years old?

    Dear friend


    Yes dear there is one option available for the Indian Air force through AFCAT

    That is Ground Duty Branch and
    You are Only Eligible to Apply for the Ground duty branch


    No other options are Available to enter in to the Indian Army as well as Indian Air force

    You must try to go through the Information below to Enter in to the Ground duty branch through AFCAT

    Under Ground duty branch you will have number of fields and those are given as follows


    >> Administration and Logistics

    >> Accounts

    >> Education

    But if you have minimum 50% of marks in Post graduation then definitely you are Eligible to Apply for Any of the above fileds

    The Age should be in between 20 to 25 years

    Moreover this is the Last chance for you


    That is all

    Good luck









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