Indian Defence Services offer dignified, prestigious, and lucrative career opportunities. As a part of the Indian defence services. One can serve in the Army, Air Force or Navy, on combat duty, on administrative assignments, in the medical services, engineering services, in the JAG’s Department, or in the Education Corps. The nature of responsibilities varies with the diverse range of activities in the Defence services. The recruitment to the Armed Forces is voluntary and every citizen of India, irrespective of his caste, class, religion and community, is eligible for recruitment into the Armed Forces, provided he meets the laid down physical, medical and educational criteria.
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CDS (Combined Defence Service)
CDS (Combined Defense Services) is the common entrance exam to recruit unmarried male and female (including widows and divorcees who haven’t remarried) candidates in all the three spheres of the Indian defence services, i.e. Indian Military, Navy, and Air Force. As per the official notification, for Air Force Academy, “Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live with family out of the premises.”. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is entrusted with the responsibility to conduct the CDS exam at all India level. The CDS Exam is held twice in a year in February and November for which the official notification is published in November and August respectively.
NDA(National Defence Academy) & NA (Naval Academy)
The National Defence Academy (NDA) & Naval Academy (NA) Examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission twice a year – NDA I and NDA II. NDA & NA 2019 is a national-level entrance administered to recruit the best personnel for the defence forces of India. UPSC conducts the exam in two Phases. Phase-1 is Written Test and Phase 2 is Personal Interview. The candidates who qualify in the written test will be called for the second round, i.e. SSB interview round. Those who qualify all the stages will be called for training under the National Defence Academy.
AFCAT (Air Force Common Aptitude Test)
The Air Force Common Admission Test abbreviated as AFCAT is conducted by the Indian Air Force, the world’s 4th largest Air Force. The exam is held twice a year in the month of February and August to select Class I Gazetted officers in Flying and Ground Duties (Technical and Non-Technical). AFCAT is a gateway for candidates, both male and female, to join the Indian Air Force as officers for both Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission/Short Service Commission in Ground Duties for both Technical and Non-Technical roles.
CAPF (Central Armed Police Force)
The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) refers to the uniform nomenclature of seven security forces in India under the authority of the Ministry of Home Affairs. They are the Assam Rifles (AR), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), National Security Guard (NSG), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).
IAF (Indian Air Force-Group X & Y)
Indian Air Force is recruiting candidates for the post of Airmen X & Y Trade.The Indian Air Force is a coveted authority and many candidates yearn to secure a place and make a career out of it. Keeping in mind the tough competition for this position, Every Year the exam is conducted twice, Once in the month of March & other in the month of September. The recruitment is done for the Following posts: Group X : Technical Post and Group Y : Non Technical Post
Indian Coast Guard Exams
The Indian Coast Guard is a multi mission organization that performs defense and other real time operations at sea. Most of the candidates join Coast Guard for protecting the nation’s interest. The Indian Coast Guard jobs include both official positions and sailor positions.From time to time, the Indian Coast Guard also recruits other management candidates and graduates too. The basic criteria for each position would vary. Most of the positions would require strict medical standards involving height, weight, chest and eye sight for both men and women. Women are selected for the coast guard jobs as officers in general duty only. The selection process would be the same as that of the male candidates.. Women can serve till superannuation in Indian Coast Guard. All the positions require a bachelor degree in any disciple from any university.Some positions only require high school education and some opt for diploma holders.