Career In Defence
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This is one of the best career options. It is mainly related with the internal and external security of country. The defence services offer dignified, disciplined and prestigious placements. The chosen officer could serve in the Indian Air Force or Indian Navy on combat duty, on administrative assignments, in the medical services, in the engineering services, in the Judge Advocate-General’s Department (JAG’s Dept.), the Education Corps; in short, in any one of the various departments.
The security of the country and the security in the private and public sector companies is all the time essential. So there is tremendous scope for the career in defence. So the security personells in private sector companies and business firms always in demand.
Now a days this sector provides good salary and many more incentives. From the financial point of view this is also an attractive career.
- A citizen of India (subjects of Bhutan, Nepal, Tibetan refugees or migrants from the rest of the India subcontinent with the intention of settling permanently in India can also apply).
- Candidates must be physically fit in accordance with the prescribed physical standards.
- Should be unmarried males or females.
- There is a Women's Special Entry Scheme (officers) for women graduates in specified subjects between 19-27 years of age.
- Courage and sense of responsibility.
- Ability to reason, determination and ability to organize group activity.
- Proactive and self-confidant.
- Ability to make fast and right decisions. .
- Social adaptability and excellent powers of expression.
If you record “Yes” for maximum questions then it indicates that you have potential for perusing career in the field of Defence.
- Is the nation is my first priority?
- Am I determined to sacrifice for the nation?
- Do I have ability to organize the group?
- Am I self-confident?
- Do I have social adaptability?
- Am I physically fit?
- Do I have analytical skills?
- Do I make quick and right decision power?
- Do I have sound knowledge of human behaviour?
- Am I disciplined?
- Do I have ability to work for several hours at a stretch?
- Do I think logically and then take decisions?
- Do I have organizational and administrative skills?
- Am I ready to take daily exercises and keep myself physically fit?
- Am I ready to travel to the remote and adverse places?
- Do I give utmost importance to the accuracy?
1.Careers in Armed Force Medical Services: It comes under ministry of defence. Doctors on commissioning in the AMC are granted the rank of Captain (or equivalent rank in Navy/Air Force). The Armed Force Medical officers can be employed as per service requirement in any part of country, in Army, Navy or Air Force. They may have to work independently in the units allotted to them & shall also have to take decisions on their own in critical situations.
Eligibility: Armed Force Medical Services (AFMS) invites application from civil doctors who have passed their final MBBS examination in first or second attempt and completed internship for grant of Short Service Commission in the Army Medical Corps. The applicant must have permanent registration from any State Medical Council/MCI. The candidate must not have attained 45 years of age on 31st December of the year of application. Selection is done through interview.
Further details: Office of the DGAFMS, Armed Forces Medical Services, Ministry of Defence, M Block, New Delhi-110001 E-Mail: email@example.com and Website: http://indianarmy.nic.in/
2.Careers in Indian Coast Guard Introduction: Indian Coast Guard ensures safety of life and property at sea of the nation. It provides following services to the Nation and marine community. Service in Coast Guard is not merely an employment but it provides you the most important role of protecting the national interests of your motherland. The life of a Coast Guard officer is a happy mix of many things viz. hard work, professionalism, risk, adventure and the opportunity to move around and visit different places within India and abroad. One can join the Coast guard under the officers’ entry scheme or under the Naviks & Yantriks entry scheme depending on his education, age and other eligibility criteria as applicable.
Positions available in the officer’s scheme are: Assistant Commandant (General Duty), Assistant Commandant General Duty (Pilot/Naviator) and Assistant Commandant (Technical Branch).
Positions available under Naviks and Yantriks scheme are: Yantriks, Naviks (General Duty) and Naviks (Domestics Branch)
The professionals are paid with lucrative salary and perks.
Eligibility: For Naviks (GD/DB): The recruitment is conducted bi-annually. The short listed candidates are called for selection test at convenient centres at various zones. The candidates are subjected to Mental Ability Test (Verbal & Non-Verbal), (only Non-Verbal in case of DB), entrance test and interview. During the written test and interview the candidates have the option of answering in Hindi/English. The qualified candidates are to undergo medical examination; those who clear the medical examination are selected as per merit list.
For Yantriks: The recruitment is conducted bi-annually. The short listed candidates are called for selection tests at centres of their choice. The candidates are subjected to written test. Those who qualify the written test undergo interview. The qualified candidates are to undergo medical examination.
3.Careers in Indian Navy: The Indian Navy is the seventh largest in the world and is a well knit, cohesive fighting force with tri dimensional capabilities. The Indian Navy provides you all the training you need and help you make the most of what you have your talents, your skills, your spirit and your aspirations. You get very challenging job and get chance to travel widely.
Job Opportunities: There are many branches viz. executive, engineering, electrical and education. One can serve as Executive Officer, Aviation officer, Submarine Officer, Hydrographic Officer, Naval Armament Inspection Officer, Provost Officer & Law Officer and Logistics Officer.
General Eligibility conditions:
- Unmarried male candidates in between the age of 18 and 22 years are only eligible for training at Naval Academy.
- Candidates are required to have a B.Sc with Physics and Mathematics or a Bachelor in Engineering for Naval Academy.
- Candidates who are still studying in their final year degree course and have yet to pass the final year examination can also apply, but will be required to submit proof of passing the degree examination.
- Selection for all Permanent Commission entries, except 10 + 2 (Tech) Cadet entry and NCC Special entry (Graduate) is through a written examination conducted by the UPSC, followed by an interview by the Service Selection Board (SSB).
Further details: The Principal Director, Manpower Planning & Recruitment, Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Navy),'C' Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi- 110 011, Tel Nos. 91-11-23011213, 2301 2047, 2301 2352 Fax: 91-11- 2379 2957.
4.Careers in Indian Air Force (IAF): Working in the Indian Air Force (IAF) is about being in the middle of supersonic jets, state-of-the-art technology and best of the people. The various career opportunities available with Indian Air Force include both technical and non technical branches. One can join the Indian Air Force in the flying, technical or the ground duty branches depending on his/her educational qualification Candidates short-listed after the initial selection procedure go through a rigorous training regimen at one of the Air Force training establishments. Thereafter, they are commissioned as officers and posted at any of the Air Force Stations.
Job Opportunities: The positions are available for people having qualification viz. matriculation or below, intermediate, diploma, graduate and post-graduate.
- IAF Officer: There is a golden opportunity for young aspirants having 10+2 (Science) qualification with Physics and Maths to join as officer in Indian Air Force. Candidates, short-listed for Air Force after the initial selection procedure, go through a rigorous three-year training regimen at the National Defence Academy, followed by specialised training at the Air Force Academy. Thereafter, they are commissioned as officers and posted as pilots at any of the Air Force Stations. The aspirant can join NDA by taking the exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). This exam is conducted twice a year in all major cities throughout India. Graduates can as IAF officer. Candidates short-listed after the initial selection procedure, go through a rigorous training regimen and thereafter commissioned as officers and posted at any of the Air Force Stations.
- Engineer: Engineers can become a part of the Indian Air Force team. Candidates short-listed after the initial selection procedure, go through a rigorous training regimen at one of the Air Force training establishments. Thereafter, they are commissioned as officers. You can even join the Technical Branch in your final or pre-final year of engineering through the University Entry Scheme.
- IAF as Airmen: Depending on your educational qualification, you can join the Air Force in the Technical Trades or Non-Technical Trades. No matter at what level you start your career, the Air Force gives you opportunities to learn and grow to newer heights.
5.Careers in Indian Army Corps of Engineers: The Indian Army Corps of Engineers consists of three major constituents viz. Combat Engineers, MES (Military Engineering Service) and Border Roads. The Corps also provides officers to the Military Survey and Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO).
- Combat Engineers: The main role of combat engineers is to provide mobility to own forces by constructing bridges, tracks and helipads; on the other hand the Corps denies the same to the enemy by creating obstacles such as laying mine-fields and demolition of bridges.
- Military Engineer Service (MES): The military engineers are mainly responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of all works, buildings, airfields, dock installations, etc. They are also engaged with additional services such as military roads, water and electricity supply, drainage, refrigeration, furniture, required by the Army, Navy and Air Force in India.
- Border Roads Organisation: It plays a vital role by constructing national highways, airfields, buildings and bridges. The Border Roads, by constructing a large number of roads in once inaccessible areas.
Eligibility: TGC (aa) For Technical Arms and Services (Engineers): A degree in engineering or equivalent degree from a recognized University in Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/ Computer, Science/Electronics/Electronics and Telecommunication/M.Sc (Computer, Science / Architect/ Industrial/ Manufacturing / Production) For Army Education Corps: MA/M. Sc. degree in 1st or 2nd division in the following subjects : (aa) MCA, (AB) History, (ac) Psychology (ad) English (ae) Geography (af) Maths (ag) Physics (ah) Economics (ac) For Military Farms : M.Sc. (Agri) in Animal Husbandry and Dairying or M.Sc. in Dairy Husbandry with Dairy Technology after graduation in Agriculture. Preference to be given to Ph.D. in Animal Husbandry or 2 years experience in Research/Teaching after post graduation in Animal Husbandry.
SSC (TECH): A degree in Engineering or equivalent degree from a recognised University in Civil/Electrical/Mechanical/Tele-Communication/Electrical &Electronics/Computer: Science / Engineering/ Technology/ Architect/ Industrial/ Manu/ Production (c) Candidates who are yet to pass the Technical Degree examination can also apply but they will be required to submit proof of passing the Degree/Provisional Degree certificate to Recruiting Directorate (TGC Entry), West Block-III, RK Puram, New Delhi-110 066.
Paramilitary forces are involved in internal security, provide additional support to defence forces and rescue operations. The paramilitary services are B.S.F, C.I.S.F, C.R.P.F, Home Guard Force, I.T.B.P, Police Force and Territorial Army
i. Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF): Selection Boards of Central Police Organisation recruit personnel for the CRPF. While selection to non-gazetted posts of constables is made through a selection test open to non-graduates, the gazetted positions are open only to graduates. Graduates from any stream can apply if they fall in the 19 to 25 years age group. They begin their careers as Assistant Commandants/Company Commanders, Quartermasters and Deputy Superintendents. The prescribed qualification is a 1st Class/2nd Class Bachelor's degree with 50% marks. Special relaxation in marks is made for graduates who have the 'B' or 'C' certificates of N.C.C. For officer cadres, preference is given to 'C' certificate holders. Selection is made through a written examination, physical efficiency test (PET) and an interview. Senior positions of IGs, DIGs and Commandants are filled through promotions or by deputed personnel from the defence services or from the Police Services. In this Assistant commandant can reach to the position of DIG or IG dependent on service records and vacancies in 20 year. The Officers of CRPF are given opportunity to serve with National Security Guards and Special Protection Groups. This earns them special allowances. Further details: www.crpf.nic.in
ii. Border Security Force (B.S.F): Selection to non-gazetted posts (constables, sub-inspectors) is made by the Staff Selection Commission of BSF. Age requirement is 20-25 years for sub-inspectors and 18-22 years for constables. Selection to the gazetted posts (Assistant Commandants) is made by the Special Selection Board of Central Police Organisation. Graduates in the age group of 19-23 years are eligible for gazetted posts and special preference is given to NCC 'A', 'B' and 'C' certificate holders. 'C' certificate holders get almost additional 10 marks in their selection examinations. Candidates begin their careers as AC (Assistant Commandant) and within 20 years the career graph ascends to the rank of DIG or IG. Officers of these organisations also get the opportunity to work for special groups like National Security Guards and Special Protection Group. Further details: www.bsf.nic.in
iii. Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP): Selection of constables, sub-inspectors and coy commander is through direct recruitment by the Selection Board. Senior positions are filled through promotions and deputation. Constables can rise to the rank of Coy Commanders in a span of 16 years. Further details: www.itbpolice.nic.in
iv. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF): Recruitment to the posts of sub-inspectors and assistant commander are open to graduates.
- Various positions in Indian Defence Services.
- Security In-Charge.
- Indian Army
- Private security services
- Air line companies
- NDA training
- CDS training
- Defence Academy, Coimbatore www.ssbcoaching.com
- Defence Career Academy, Lucknow.
- Ground Zero Defence Institute, Dehradun www.dehradun.olx.in
- Guru Nanak College, Chennai. www.gurunanakcollege.edu.in
- Sainik Academy, Coimbatore www.sainikacademy.8k.com/index_1.html
- Trishul Academy, Allahabad. www.trishuldefenceacademy.com/
- University of Madras: Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, Chennai www.unom.ac.in
- University of Pune: Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, Pune. www.unipune.ac.in
- Z.I.S. Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, Navi Mumbai. www.ndt.org
- Indian Army (after 10th std): Post- One can join in Indian Army to the posts of soldiers in technical trade through written exams. Exam: Indian Army Soldier Clerks Examination; Indian Army Soldier General Duty (N.E.R.) examination, Indian Army Soldier Technical (M.E.R.) Examination.Indian Army Soldier Nursing Assistants (M.E.R.) Examination.
- Indian Navy (after 10th): Post: Dock Yard Apprentices, Sailors, Artificer Apprentices, etc. Exam: Written examination.
- NDA/ Naval Academy Examination: There is one common written examination for entry into Army, Air Force and Naval Wings of NDA and 10+2 (Executive Branch) of Naval Academy. Further details: www.nda.nic.in
- Combine Defence Services (CDS) by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC): The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) holds the Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) for admission to Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy and Air force Academy. CDSE (Combined Defence Services Examination) is held twice every year for the entry into the defence forces.
Conditions of Eligibility
- Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status: as per described in advertisement (In general 19 and 22 years)
- Educational Qualifications: Graduation
- For Indian Military Academy and Officers’ Training Academy: Degree of a recognised university or equivalent.
- For Naval Academy: B.Sc. (with Physics & Mathematics) or Bachelor of Engineering.
- For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognised university (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.
- Physical Standards: as prescribed in advertisement. There will written examination, SSB interview and a medical examination. On clearing these, individual is straight away enlisted into the Indian Military Academy (if he opts for the Army), without entering NDA, and get trained there for 18 months after which, get a commissioned rank. Complete details:http://upsc.gov.in/exams