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SELECTION PROCEDURE AND ENTRY LEVEL
Mock Interview of a Candidate at AFEA by Col. N.K Balakrishnan (Retd.)
   
  PRIMARY SCHOOL LEVEL
   
  Age : From 11 years to 13 years
  Education Level : Class V to VIII
   
Institutions :

 

(a)
RASHTRIYA INDIAN MILITARY COLLEGE (RIMS)  
   

 

Only 25 cadets are admitted every six months.  Candidates should not be less than              11 ½ years of age or must not have attained the age of 13 years on 01 Jan and 01 Jul of the term they join.  Admissions are made to Class VIII only.  The candidate must be studying in Class VII or above in a recognized school at the time of joining.  Application forms are to be submitted to respective State Governments.  Candidates are selected on the basis of their performance in an All India Entrance Examination held twice a year comprising a written examination consisting of test papers in English (125 marks), Mathematics (200 marks) and General Knowledge (75 Marks). Successful candidates are called for Viva – Voce test (50 marks).  A merit list is prepared and those who qualify are sent for medical examinations.  Candidates who successfully clear the medical examination are offered admission. Location at Dehradun – UP.

 
Lt. Col. Rajendran (Retd.) conducts GD classes
(b)
SAINIK SCHOOL  
 

Each state has a Sainik School.

   
(c)
MILITARY SCHOOL
   
 

Bangalore,Dholpur, Chail, Belgaum and Ajmer.

   
SELECTION PROCEDURE:
   
 

Selection is through a written test conducted at the State level once in a year.  These schools provide education of a high standard upto XII standard and prepare boys to appear for the UPSC exam conducted to join NDA and Naval Academy.  Those who score more than 70% marks in PCM in class XII can join Technical Services of Army, Navy and Air Force.

Cdr. JAE Simon (Retd.) explains Psychological Test at AFEA
 

 

 
  Web : www.rastriyamilitaryschools.in,            www.sainikschoolamaravathinagar.org  
 

 

HIGHER SECONDARY LEVEL
 
Age : From 16 ½ Years to 19 Years
Educational
Qualification
: XIIth pass
 
INSTITUTIONS:
 
(a)
NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY, PUNE – www. nda.nic.in
(b)
NAVAL ACADEMY, EZHIMALA  - www. ezhimala. in
(c)
VARIOUS TECHNICAL BRANCHES IN ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE.

A Candidate explains plan of action in group planning exercise
SELECTION PROCEDURE
   
 

Selection to these institutions is made through a written test conducted twice a year generally in the month of Jan and Jul by UPSC at All India Level at different centres.  Advertisements come generally in the month of April and October in all leading News papers.  Those who qualify in the written tests are further sent to various Service Selection Boards.

 


NDA - www. nda.nic.in

 

UPSC web site -           www.upsc,gov.in

 
  GRADUATE LEVEL
 

Age : From 19 Years to 24 years. Engineer graduates 20 to 27 years.

Candidates practising public speaking
  QUALIFICATION
 
 

Degree.  BA, B.Sc or B.Tech/BE

 
INSTITUTIONS
   

(a)

INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY, DEHRADUN -  www. indianarmy.nic.in.
 
(b)
Officers Training Academy, Chennai for Short Service Commission
 
(c)
Naval Academy, Ezhimala
(d)
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, HYDERABAD – www.airforce.nic.in/home.
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SELECTION PROCEDURE
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Written tests are conducted by UPSC twice in a year generally in the month of Jan and July. Advertisements come in Apr and Oct every year. Those who qualify are further tested in various Service Selection Boards (SSB). For more details visit UPSC web site. www.upsc.gov.in.
Candidates practising tasks
   
 

Engineering graduates and those who have secured more than 70% marks in PCM go directly to SSB for selection procedure.  Details are published in leading Newspapers and the respective websites.

 
  COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICE EXAMINATIONS
 
 

The Combined Defence Service Examinations is conducted by UPSC. Candidates must be in the age group of 19-24 years. At the time of submitting the applications, the candidates are required to give their preferences for particular wings of the Defence Forces. The advertisement for the September Examination usually appears in April, every year, in all major national and regional newspapers. Similarly, the advertisement for the April examination usually appears in September/October of the previous year.  Simultaneously a comprehensive advertisement with all details also appears in the “Employment News” of the concerned week and also in the website www.upsc.gov.in.

 

 

 

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