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    Qualifications and eligibility required to join Defence - Army, Navy or Air Force?

    Hi

    I would like to know what is the qualification and eligibility required, so as to join Defence - the army / navy/airforce.

    Is there any link where I can read and get more information.

    Pls revert

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    Jenifer Dsouza

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    Re: Qualifications and eligibility required to join Defence - Army, Navy or Air Force?

    If you want to join in Defence sector you should go under CDS exam. If you made good in this exam then you can get IMA/Naval Academy/Air Force Academy/officers Training Academy/ in this eligible is B.Sc with physics & mathematics.and age should be between 19-24 Years

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    Re: Qualifications and eligibility required to join Defence - Army, Navy or Air Force?

    If you want to join in Defence sector you should go under CDS exam. If you made good in this exam then you can get IMA/Naval Academy/Air Force Academy/officers Training Academy/ in this eligible is B.Sc with physics & mathematics.and age should be between 19-24 Years

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    Re: Qualifications and eligibility required to join Defence - Army, Navy or Air Force?

    In order to join defence, you need to give NDA exam after 12 class. However, if you are in graduation then you can appear for CDS examination, CET, UES, Fast track scheme and EKT.

    After every written exam, you need to appear for SSB which involves the screening and five day procedure to follow. Where the physical endurance and mental ability od a candidate is checked.

    best of luck

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    Dear
    if you want to join in defence sector you should go under cds exam. If you made good in this exam then you can get ima/naval academy/air force academy/officers training academy/ in this eligible is b.sc with physics & mathematics.and age should be between 19-24 years
    good luck

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    Re: Qualifications and eligibility required to join Defence - Army, Navy or Air Force?

    hi friend

    you didnt specify about your education.

    here are the details-1)through national defence acadamy(should passed 12th with physica nad maths.age 16 1/2 -19yrs for men.)
    you should be physically and mentally healthy.
    you should be free from the any diseases,disability.
    your hearing should be normal without any evidence of past disease related to ear.
    2)through CDSE-(graduate with 55%,should be 19-23yrs).
    For pilot in airforce==For this you had to be attend pilot aptitude battery test(MOST important test),
    pschycological test,group test,group test interview,conference.

    BETTER TO REFER PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTION PAPERS,SO THAT IT WOULD MAKE YOU KNOW ABOUT THE WAY OF ASKING QUESTIONS AND MAKE YOU CONFIDENT.

    PRACTICE MORE,GOOD IN G.K,GENERAL,VERBAL,NON-VERBAL PART..

    i think this would help you out.

    Best of luck
    THANKYOU

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    To join defence, you must be unmarried.IF YOUR age is b/w 16.5 to 19 year then you can write NDA exam after 12 th. if you are a graduate then you can appear for CDS exam and age should be b/w 19-23 year.After qualifying CDS Uu need to appear for 5 days SSB.Good luck!

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    Re: Qualifications and eligibility required to join Defence - Army, Navy or Air Force?

    Hello.,

    -->>
    you didnt specify about your education.

    -->>Here are the details-

    1)through national defence acadamy
    (should passed 12th with physica nad maths.age 16 1/2 -19yrs for men.)

    -->>you should be physically and mentally healthy.

    -->>you should be free from the any diseases,disability.

    -->>your hearing should be normal without any evidence of past disease related to ear.

    2)through CDSE-

    -->>graduate with 55%,should be 19-23yrs.

    -->>For pilot in airforce
    ==For this you had to be attend pilot aptitude battery test(MOST important test),

    -->>pschycological test,group test,group test interview,conference.

    -->>BETTER TO REFER PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTION PAPERS,SO THAT IT WOULD MAKE YOU KNOW ABOUT THE WAY OF ASKING QUESTIONS AND MAKE YOU CONFIDENT.

    PRACTICE MORE,GOOD IN G.K,GENERAL,VERBAL,NON-VERBAL PART..

    -->>I think this would help you out.


    ALL THE BEST DEAR....

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    Re: Qualifications and eligibility required to join Defence - Army, Navy or Air Force?

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    Hi

    I would like to know what is the qualification and eligibility required, so as to join Defence - the army / navy/airforce.

    Is there any link where I can read and get more information.

    Pls revert

    Thanks

    Jenifer Dsouza
    Your interested in defence service then you should apply for NDA or CDS .

    NDA stands for National Defence Service ,

    QUALIFICATION FOR NDA EXAMINATION :

    >> For army academy : you should be qualified in 12th in any stream form recognized board .

    >> For navy and Airforce Academy :you should be qualified for 12th in science stream from recognized board .
    • NOTE : percentage of marks are not necessary for NDA examination .
    >> your age should be 16 1/2 years to 19 years

    >> You should be physically and mentally fir for the NDA training academy , ie ; eyesight , height , weight . and you should be free from diseases .

    CDS stands for Combined Defence Service

    >> Army academy : you should be qualified for bachelor degree in any stream { ie : science or commerce or arts } from recognized .Your age should be 19 years to 24 years

    >> Navy academy : you should be qualified for bachelor degree in science stream { ie : physics , chemistry , mathematics } from recognized university . your age should be 19 years to 22 years

    >> Airforce academy : you should be qualified for the Bachelor engineering or science stream from recognized university .your age should be 19 years to 23 years .

    >> Officer training academy : you should be qualified for the bachelor degree in any stream { ie : science or commerce } stream from recognized university . your age should be 19 years to 25 years .

    >> physical standard : you should be physically as well as mentally fit for the CDS examination , ie : eyesight , weight , height etc......you should be free from the diseases .

    So you have both option to join in defence service . make the opportunity use . then you will definitely become an defence officer .

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    Re: Qualifications and eligibility required to join Defence - Army, Navy or Air Force?

    My dear friend
    Qualifications: The following are the qualifications required.
    1.The candidate is citizen of India.
    2.The candidates must completed minimum is intermediate
    3.The age of the candidates is 16.5-24 years.
    4.The candidates must secured 55% marks.
    These are the Qualifications for all 3
    All the best

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    Re: Qualifications and eligibility required to join Defence - Army, Navy or Air Force?

    National Defence Academy Examination

    Army wings :-

    >>>>Martial Status :- Single

    >>>>Only male candidates are eligible.

    >>>>Intermediate(12th) examination from a recognized board or equivalent qualification.

    >>>>Candidates who are appearing in the final year of 12th examination.

    >>>>Any stream candidates can also apply for this examination.

    Navy wings :-

    >>>>Martial Status :- Single

    >>>>Only male candidates are eligible and female candidates are not eligible.

    >>>>12th examination with physics and mathematics from a recognized board or equivalent qualification.

    >>>>Candidates who are appearing in the final year of 12th examination.

    Air force :-

    >>>>Martial Status :- Single

    >>>>Only male candidates are eligible.

    >>>>Intermediate(12th) examination from a recognized board or equivalent qualification.

    >>>>Physics and Mathematics at 12th level examination.

    >>>>Candidates who are appearing in the 12th examination can also eligible.

    Note :- Age should between 16 1/2 years to 19 years.

    Combined Defence Service Examination.

    Military Academy :-

    >>>>Unmarried male candidates are eligible.

    >>>>Bachelor's degree from a recognized board or equivalent qualification.

    >>>>Candidates who are appearing in the final year of degree can also eligible.

    >>>>Any stream candidates can also apply for this examination.

    >>>>Age limits :- 19 years to 24 years.

    Air force Examination :-

    >>>>Age limits :- 19 years to 23 years.

    >>>>Unmarried male candidates are eligible.

    >>>>Graduate degree or engineering from a recognized board or equivalent qualification.

    >>>>Candidates who are completed or appearing in the final year of degree can also eligible.

    Indian Navy :-

    >>>>Age limits :- 19 years to 22 years.

    >>>>Unmarried male candidates are eligible.

    >>>>You must have graduate degree or engineering from a recognized board or equivalent qualification.

    >>>>Candidates who are completed or appearing in the final year of degree can also eligible.

    Note :- Pre-final year candidates are not eligible.Air force and Navy :- Graduate degree in B.Sc physics & Mathematics or B.E/B.Tech from a recognized University.

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    Re: Qualifications and eligibility required to join Defence - Army, Navy or Air Force?

    Dear Friend,
    In order to join Defence forces................ARMY,NAVY & AIR FORCE You need to clear various exam which are listed Below:

    NDA(National Defence Academy)
    After 12th

    CDS(Combined Defence service Exam)
    After Graduation

    UES(University Entry Scheme)
    After B.tech

    AEC(Army Education Corps)
    After Post Graduation

    AFCAT(Air force common addmission Test)
    After Graduation and B.tech

    NCC(National cadet corps)
    Certificate Holders 'C'

    Best luck!!

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    Re: Qualifications and eligibility required to join Defence - Army, Navy or Air Force?

    you should be physically and mentally healthy.
    you should be free from the any diseases,disability.
    your hearing should be normal without any evidence of past disease related to ear.
    2)through CDSE-(graduate with 55%,should be 19-23yrs).
    For pilot in airforce==For this you had to be attend pilot aptitude battery test(MOST important test),
    pschycological test,group test,group test interview,conference.

    BETTER TO REFER PREVIOUS YEAR QUESTION PAPERS,SO THAT IT WOULD MAKE YOU KNOW ABOUT THE WAY OF ASKING QUESTIONS AND MAKE YOU CONFIDENT.

    PRACTICE MORE,GOOD IN G.K,GENERAL,VERBAL,NON-VERBAL PART

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    AFCAT is classified into 3 branches and you must satisfy the eligibility criteria for the respected branch in which you want to apply.

    Ground Duty Branch:

    The candidate must be a citizen of India and must have a age limit of 20-27 years.

    Candidate must have completed a degree in any discipline with 60% aggregate.

    Flying Branch:

    The candidate must be a citizen of India and must have a age limit of 19-23 years

    Candidate and must have completed a degree in B.E/B.Tech with 60% aggregate.

    Technical Branch:

    The candidate must be a citizen of India and must have a age limit of 18-28 years

    Candidate must have completed a degree in Aeronautical Engineering with 60% aggregate.

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    you want to join in Defence sector you should go under CDS exam. If you made good in this exam then you can get IMA/Naval Academy/Air Force Academy/officers Training Academy/ in this eligible is B.Sc with physics & mathematics.and age should be between 19-24 Years

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    Re: Qualifications and eligibility required to join Defence - Army, Navy or Air Force?

    AFCAT examination can be divided into three main branches :-


    >>Flying Branch
    >>Technical Branch
    >>Ground Duty Branch


    To apply for Flying Branch,you have to qualified graduate degree or engineering with 60% aggregate marks and you must have studied mathematics and physics in your 12th examination.You should have a minimum 19 years to 23 years at the time of appearing for Flying Branch.


    To apply for Technical Branch,you have to finished your Engineering degree in Aeronautical Engineers(Electronics) or Aeronautical Engineers(Mechanical) with 60% aggregate marks of a recognized University or college or equivalent examination.To apply for Technical branch,you have a minimum 18 years and 28 years at the time of appearing for Technical Branch.


    To apply for Ground Duty,yo have to finished your bachelor's degree or master degree with 60% aggregate marks from a recognized University or equivalent examination and your age should have a 20 years to 27 years at the time of appearing for this examination.


    http://careerairforce.nic.in/

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    Re: Qualifications and eligibility required to join Defence - Army, Navy or Air Force?

    Hai




    You need to appear for
    Combined Defence Examination.


    The examination consist of Army,navy,air force and Officer training.



    Indian Army :-

    >>>>Bachelor's degree or any other graduate degree from a recognized university or equivalent qualification.

    >>>>The age should have a minimum 19 years to maximum 24 years.

    >>>>Only male candidates are eligible and female candidates are not eligible.

    >>>>Final candidates candidates and pass out candidates are eligible to apply for this examination.

    >>>>No Percentage bar required for this examination.



    Indian Navy :-

    >>>>The age should have a minimum 19 years to maximum 22years.

    >>>>Bachelor's degree in Physics & Mathematics from a recognized University or equivalent qualification.

    >>>>Engineering degree from a recognized university or equivalent qualification.

    >>>>Only male candidates are eligible and female candidates are not eligible.

    >>>>Final candidates candidates and pass out candidates are eligible to apply for this examination.

    >>>>No Percentage bar required for this examination.



    Indian Air force :-

    >>>>The applicant's must be Citizen of India.

    >>>>The age should have a minimum 19 years to maximum 23years.

    >>>>Bachelor's degree in Physics & Mathematics from a recognized University or equivalent qualification.

    >>>>Engineering degree from a recognized university or equivalent qualification.

    >>>>Physics and Mathematics at 12th examination.

    >>>>Only male candidates are eligible and female candidates are not eligible.

    >>>>Final candidates candidates and pass out candidates are eligible to apply for this examination.

    >>>>No Percentage bar required for this examination.




    best of luck

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    Re: Qualifications and eligibility required to join Defence - Army, Navy or Air Force?

    Hi friend,

    In order to join defence, you need to give NDA exam after 12 class. However, if you are in graduation then you can appear for CDS examination, CET, UES, Fast track scheme and EKT.

    After every written exam, you need to appear for SSB which involves the screening and five day procedure to follow. Where the physical endurance and mental ability od a candidate is checked.

    Regards

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    Hai Friend..,




    -->> For joining in Army or Navy you need to write the entrance exam,and the exam which gives optios for you to write are the
    NDA,CDS,SSC exam.

    >> These exams are conducted for candidates to join in Indian Army and Navy.If you are interested in joining the defence forces you must write these exams and the thing is that if you want to write these exams you need to satisfy the eligibility criteria framed by these exams.The eligibility criteria for these exams are as follows:

    -->> Eligibility for NDA and CDS:

    >> For writing these exams,the candidate must be a citizen of India and must strictly be a unmarried male candidate.

    >> The age limit for the exams are that the candidate must have a age limit of 16 1/2-19 years for candidates who are wishing to write the NDA exam and for candidates who want to write the CDS exam must have a age limit of 19-24 years for joining in Indian Army and 19-22 years for joining in Indian Navy.

    >> Regarding the education qualification for the exams you need to have completed a degree from a recognized university for joining in Indian Army through CDS and for joining in Indian Navy you need to have completed a Engineering degree.

    >> For candidates who want to join through NDA must have completed +2 from a recognized board of school education with a fair percentage.

    >> Candidate should seek that they are physically fit while appearing for the NDA and CDS exam as it is a defence force.

    >> If you possess these criteria's for the respected exam then you can apply for the NDA or CDS exam.

    -->> Eligibility for SSC:

    >> This exam is conducted for candidates to join in Indian Navy force.The eligibility criteria's are:

    >> The candidate who is applying for this exam must be a citizen of India and should be a unmarried male candidate.

    >> Candidate should have a age limit of 19 1/2-25 years.

    >> Regarding the education qualification for the SSC Exam candidate need to have completed a Engineering/Technology degree with 55% aggregate from a recognized university.

    >> Candidate should be physically fit while appearing for the SSC exam.........








    .........GOOD LUCK...........

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    Re: Qualifications and eligibility required to join Defence - Army, Navy or Air Force?

    Hi friend,


    There are numerous ways to join Indian Army. Some of the entries are listed as follows:


    After 10+2 there are following entries:


    NDA (National Defence Academy)


    And After Graduation you can apply for the following entries:


    CDSE (Combined Defence Service exam)


    This exam is conducted by the UPSC twice in a year.,


    And also you can apply for different entries for Indian Air Force.
    UES entry (University Entry Scheme )


    Only Graduated candidates can apply for this scheme.


    AFCAT


    Only for the Degree or B.Tech candidates.




    Age must be between 18 to 25 years.


    Height requirement for men 157cms.


    Height requirement for women 152cms.


    For more details go to the website http://careerairforce.nic.in


    The following is the procedure :
    Written Test, Interview Test.


    Best OF Luck

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    Qualifications and eligibility required to join Defence - Army, Navy or Air ForceMy dear friend here there are the Qualifications and eligibility required to join Defence - Army, Navy or Air Force are...Qualification to join Defence sector services:->.you should be qualified for 12th in science stream from recognized board .>.You are the citizen of India.>.You should have minimum completed 10+2 education.Age limit:-Your age is between 16.5 to 25 years Defence.Minimum Hight:-Your height is 157 cms for males and 152 cms for females.Eye sight:-Your eye sight is 6/6 for good eye and 6/12 for worst eye.And if you want to join Defence service then you can do the entrance exam like as...)).NDA:- National Defence Academy .)).CDS:- Combined Defence Service .Eligibility Details of NDA Exam:->. You Should Be Citizen of India.>. You Should completed 10+2>. your Age Should be between 16.5-19 Years.Eligibility Details of CDS Exam:->.You Should Be Citizen of India.>.You Should Completed Graduation from Discipline University>.Unmarried candidates are only Eligible to Take This Examination>.Your Age Should be Between 19-25 years.Best of luck....

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    Re: Qualifications and eligibility required to join Defence - Army, Navy or Air Force?

    Dear
    The Following are the Minimum Qualifications Required
    Should be citizen of India
    Should have Completed 10+2 or Equivalent Education from Discipline Board
    Age Should be between 16.5-19 Years
    These are the Minimum Qualifications Requires for Join in Indian Defence Services
    All The best

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    Join in Defence - army , navy , Air force qualify in any one entrance exams of CDS &amp; NDA <br><br><strong>NDA eligibility :<br></strong>pass in 12th stands from a recognized university<br>final year candidates also eligible for apply<br>Age limit between 16.5 to 19 years<br>unmarried male persons&nbsp; only<br><br><strong>CDS Exam eligibility :<br></strong>A Graduation in any stream from a recognized university <br>age limit between 19 to 23 years<br>unmarried male &amp; female candidates eligible<br>

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