How to Join Indian Army After doing 12th

How to Join Indian Army After doing 12th

To be in Indian Army is a feeling of Pride for every Indian.Every Indian wants to serve his nation.One can fulfil his dream of joining officer cadre of Indian Army after doing 12th.

There is  some eligibility criteria which is to be fulfilled by candidate.Below is detailed view of how one can join Indian Army after doing 12th.

There are two ways of Joining Indian Army After Doing 12th

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1)NDA & NA Examination

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NDA & NA  Examination will be conducted by Union Public Service Commission twice in a year.

Form Availability-March and October Notified By UPSC or Visit to website for online

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Vacancies -195 vacancies for Army

Check the Full eligibility criteria for NDA & NA Examination

AGE LIMIT FOR NDA & NA Examination

The age of Candidate lie between 16 years 6 months to 19 years.i.e Born Between 2nd Jan to 1st July for December Course and 2nd July to 1st January for July course.

Educational Qualification-12th class completed

Marital status-Unmarried

Important Dates

Application to be Received by– In Between 10-15 November for January Course and 10-15 April for July course

SSB Date(not fixed)-most probably September to October and January to April(SSB can sometimes get very delayed )

Commencement of Training Date-January and July

Duration of Training3 years at NDA and then 1 year at Indian Military Academy ,Dehradun.

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2) Technical Entry Scheme- TES (For high School Science Students)

TES Stands for technical Entry Scheme Course,as the name suggest,it is a technical entry to get into Indian Army as an Officer.TES is open twice in a year.

Vacancies per course-85 vacancies for Army

Form Availability- April and September Notified by Additional Directorate Genral of recruiting  or one can get the form by visiting the official website


The age of Candidate lie between 16 years 6 months to 19 years.i.e Born Between 1st July to 1st july for  January course and 1st january to 1st januray for July course.

Check the full eligibility Criteria for TES after 10+2

Educational Qualification for TES

10+2 Phyics,Chemistry & Maths (aggregate PCM 70% and above to apply)

Marital Status-UnMarried

Important Dates

Application to be received by 30th June and 31st october

SSB Date(not fixed)-August to October and Febuary to April

Date Commencement of  Training -January and July

How to Apply for TES after 10+2?

Training academy-Indian Military Academy,Dehradun

Duration of training-5 years (1 year at IM A & 4 years at CTWS) Permamnet commison after 4 years.

Check the latest Recruitment For Indian Army 10+2 Technical Entry Scheme course

AlSo Read –The Selection Procedure for TES after 10+2.

So If you are passed 12th and want to set your career in Indian Army then apply as soon as possible.All the Best!

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Vivek Bhardwaj
Hi,I am Vivek owner of this website and Mechanical engineering Student.I am here to blog all the stuff related to All Armed Forces.Jobs,DRDO,HAL,News.I am just madly love with blogging and My website.

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