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Defence

NDA (National Defence Academy)

NDA (National Defence Academy) Entrance Exam is conducted two times every year between the month of September to October and January to April by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission), New Delhi for unmarried Indian male Citizen whose age is between 16 to 19 years & passed 12th Board Exam, (10+2) Pattern. For latest updates, candidates who are looking to apply for NDA Entrance Exam should visit UPSC website http://www.upsc.gov.in/ .
Age: between 16 to 19 Years as of first day of the month in which course is due to commence
Qualification: 12th Class (10+2) with Physics and Mathematics for Air Force/Navy & 12th Class (10+2) for Army
Marital Status: Unmarried
Application to be received by: As per UPSC notification
Period: September to October and January to April

Air Force

The Indian Air Force (IAF) the youngest of the three defence services was commissioned on October 8, 1932, with four single-propeller engine Wapiti aircrafts, six pilot officers, two airmen and 19 Hawai Sepoys. The first Indian Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Subroto Mukherjee one of the founding members of the Air Force took over on 1st April 1954. Today, the IAF is the fourth largest Air force in the world with its forty-five squadron strength and some of the most sophisticated fighter air crafts like Mirage 2000, MIG 29, MIG 27, Jaguar, MIG 25, MIG 23 and MIG 21. The transport wing has the huge IL 76 (Gajraj), AN 32 and other smaller aircrafts. Career Opportunities Armed Forces offer excellent career opportunities to the adventurous young candidates. It is a career that offers immense facilities, a privileged lifestyle and of course, honour in serving the country. The major activity of the air force is that of flying combat air crafts and helicopters. Other activities include technical work such as aeronautical engineering, electronics, and computer engineering, as well as administrative, financial and planning duties. Eligibility One can join the Air Force either as an Officer or Airman. The officer cadre provides opportunities for men having 10+2 (Intermediate), graduate, engineering and postgraduate degrees, in their three different branches. Women who are graduates, engineers and post graduates can join as an Officer in the Air force. The officers will be posted either as a Pilot, or a Navigator, or a Technical or a Ground Duty officer in any one of the Air Force bases. Women have opportunities only in the Officer cadre of the Air force. In the Airmen cadre, there are opportunities even for class tenth pass (Matriculate) and below candidates, 10+2 (Intermediate), Diploma, graduates, postgraduates etc in their technical and non-technical trade fields.

CDS- Combined Defence Service

Combined Defence Service exam is conducted by UPSC twice every year for recruitment to office cadre of the Army, Navy and Air force. CDS exam is conducted generally in the months of May and October. Candidates qualifying the written test are interviewed by the Service Selection Board and if finally selected, depending upon the choice given by the candidates and their merit list ranking, are sent to one of the following institutes for orientation training: - (a) Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun (b) Naval Academy, Goa (c) Air Force Academy, Begumpet, Hyderabad (d) Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai Those joining the first three institutes get permanent commission, however cadets passing out of OTA get short service commission. Applicants are required to mention their preferences while filling up the application forms.
Educational Qualifications:
IMA /OTA: A degree from a recognized University or equivalent.
Naval Academy: B.Sc. with Physics and/or Mathematics or Bachelor of Engineering.
Air Force Academy: B.Sc. of a recognized University or equivalent with Physics and/or Mathematics as subjects or Bachelor of Engineering.

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