Best Early Career Option For Boys



National Defence Academy / Indian Naval Academy 

1. To join National Defence Academy (NDA) / Indian Naval Academy (INA) after Class XII.

2. Age at Entry: 16.5 to 18.5 years. Two chances every year (i.e. April & September)

3. Four stages of selection:
    - UPSC Exam
    - Service Selection Board (SSB)
    - Medical
    - Merit

4. First chance to appear for entrance test conducted by UPSC- September of the year when a boy  is in class XII.

5. Two Papers: 
    Paper-I: General Ability (600 marks)
    Paper-II: Math (300 marks)

6. Preparation for UPSC can start in class IX.

7. Preference for Service should be given while applying for UPSC Exam. A boy opting for Navy as his first choice can opt for NDA or INA.

8. Candidates who have passed UPSC will be called for SSB.

9. To be high in merit, it is very important to score very well in UPSC Exams. Merit is drawn by totaling marks of UPSC & SSB.

10. A candidate through NDA/INA will be commissioned by 21 years of age and will have maximum years of service.

11. An officer who chooses to join the Combat Arm in Army, Executive Branch in Navy & Flying Branch (Fighter pilots) of Air Force has a potential to be the Chief (General / Admiral / Air Chief Marshal)

12. All the cadets obtain their graduation (BA, BSc, BSc (IT)) on completion of 3 years (six terms) training in NDA. It is affiliated to JNU Delhi.

13. A cadet joining INA gets B.Tech from Goa University on completion of 4 years (Eight Terms).

14. Entire stay & training is totally free in NDA and INA.

Technical Entry Scheme (TES) for Army and Navy

15. A boy who scores 70 % marks in PCM group in class XII can apply for TES in Army. They will not appear for UPSC exam. They will be called for SSB directly.

16. A boy opting for TES in Navy will have to appear for Joint Engineering Entrance Examination (JEEE) and based on this merit he will be called for SSB.

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