Indian Army Rank Wise Salary 2019, 7th CPC Grade Pay And Total Salary Chart

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Are you among the youngsters who have a dream to join Indian Army? do you want to serve the country at its best? or you just feel tempted towards the extraordinary facilities and Indian Army salary packages? whatever be the reason, getting in the army is your aim. But, do you know everything that you need to know before getting there?

Most of the youngsters these days want to join Indian army because they see a safe future in it, and this is totally understandable. But, one should have proper knowledge before applying for the Indian Army. So, ask yourself the question why to join Indian army first, then come to any conclusion.

Every year, army releases the notification for thousands of recruitment, and lakhs of aspirants apply for the recruitment even without collecting the full information. In a research, it was found that most of the aspirant participating in army bharti didn’t know what will be their starting salary if recruited.

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Have you ever thought how much army a soldier earns? to know the salary package of Indian Army is very important for all those, who want to work for it. If you are going to join the Indian Army, then first recognize the salary package and then make your decision.

Indian Army Rank Wise Salary 2019

Earlier the Indian army salary structure was tricky to understand, but with the 7th CPC and with the introduction of pay matrix table, it has become quite easy to understand what are the salaries for different ranks in Indian army. Here is the pay matrix for army as per 7th pay commission.

Pay matrix table for Defence According to 7th pay commission

All the ranks in Indian army falls under one of the levels given in the above table .The table describe the starting salary of each level. e.g if the level of the army rank is 3 then the starting salary of that rank will be Rs. 21700.

Rank Structure of Indian army

All ranks of Indian army can be distributed in 3 categories:

  1. Non Commissioned Officers (NCO)
  2. Junior Commissioned Officers (JCO)
  3. Commissioned Officers (CO)

Starting from the non commissioned officers, as we progress the ranks and salary of an army personnel also increases. A non commissioned officer has the least authority in the rank hierarchy after sepoy. Now lets discus each and every rank and their salary in Indian army.

Indian army Rank Wise Salary Structure After 7th Pay Commission

Not all the ranks have direct entry in army, infact there are very few ranks where the direct entry through different process is allowed, the rest of the ranks are given after promotion. Starting from the smallest or first rank (sepoy) we will move towards the highest rank (field marshal).

Training Period

Anyone who is recruited in the Indian army has to go for the training first irrespective of the post. The candidates are given stipend instead of calling it salary. The stipend of the training period can be between 15000 to 21000, depending on the pay band of the rank in which the candidate has been recruited.

# Sepoy or Rifleman 

indian army sepoy shoulder patchLevel in pay matrix — 3

Starting salary (without allowances) — ₹ 21, 700

Retirement age  — 19 years of service OR 42 years of age whichever is sooner.

What are allowances?

Government employees are given the compensation for activities that will need expenditure like, transportation facilities, House rental allowance(HRA) for house rents etc. These are called extra allowances.

Apart from other facilities like housing, food etc. an army soldier receives extra allowances for other things like, for Kit Maintenance, a soldier of Indian Army get Rs. 400 per month. Transport Allowance of Rs. 1600 to Rs 3200, Field Area Allowance Rs 25% of Basic Pay, Counterinsurgency Rs 6300, High Altitude Rs. 5600, Siachen Rs 14000, Flying Pay Rs 9000, Parachute Pay Rs 1200, Special Forces Rs 9000 per month etc.

The sepoy is the initial rank in the Indian Army, but still get a good amount of money as monthly salary. Being a ground troop, the sepoy is the primary fighting force in the world. Our country is full of energetic youngsters who are recruited every year as a sepoy by open rallies in Indian Army.

Anyone between 17 and a half to 21 years of age can be a soldier irrespective of caste, color, and creed. You Just have to pass the Metric and fit in the eligibility criteria in order to join Indian Army as a sepoy. There are various trades for which you can apply as per your eligibility like, tradesman, GD, clerk, nurssing assistant, technical etc.

After applying online, you will need to attend the bharti where candidates has to face certain tests and clear them to recruited this is known as PFT (physical fitness test). After PFT, comes medical and written exam.

Based on all these test then a final merit list is released and if your name is their in the list then you will be called for training period.

Ranks And Salary Structure Of NCO/OR (Non Commissioned Officers / Other Ranks)

All the ranks that fall under the category of JCO/OR below are the pay scale and salary structure of all those ranks.

# Lance Naik 

indian army lance naik arm patchLevel in pay matrix — NA

Starting salary (without allowances) — NA

Retirement age  — 24 years of service OR 49 years of age whichever is sooner.

A sepoy is promoted to the post of lance naik. There is not too much difference between sepoy and lance naik. Since, we could not get any official record for the salary of lance naik therefore the salary and level is not given. The arm patch of a lance naik have a chevron on it (image is give above).

# Naik 

indian army naik arm patchLevel in pay matrix — 4

Starting salary (without allowances) — ₹ 25, 500

Retirement age  — 24 years of service OR 49 years of age whichever is sooner.

The rank of Naik is given to a person once he is promoted from lance naik. There are two rank chevrons on the arm patch of a naik.

# Havildar

indian army havildar arm patchLevel in pay matrix — 5

Starting salary (without allowances) — ₹ 29, 200

Retirement age  — 26 years of service OR 42 years of age whichever is sooner.

Havildar is the last post of non commissioned officer ranks category. There are 3 rank chevrons on the arm patch of havildar.  Havildar is one of the rare post for which direct entry is possible.  Once can apply for Surveyor Auto Carto, Education havildar to get selected for this rank.

Generally, people consider the havildar rank of the army and havildar rank of police equal, but it is not so. This rank of the army is much more sophisticated and much more paid than police.

Ranks And Salary Structure Of JCO (Junior Commissioned Officers)

# Naib Subedar 

indian army naib subedar shoulder patchLevel in pay matrix — 6

Starting salary (without allowances) — ₹ 35, 400

Retirement age  — 30 years of service OR 52 years of age whichever is sooner.

Reaching this post means a significant hike in salary since this post comes under 6 level of pay matrix. A havildar is promoted to the rank of naib subedar after promotion. Instead of having a patch on arm, the junior commissioned officers has shoulder patch.

The shoulder patch of a naib subedar has one five pointed star of golden colour, and a yellow strip with red bounders above and below it.

Don’t be mistaken by the name of the post because, like havaldar post, this one too is a very sophisticated post.

# Subedar 

indain army subedar shoulder patchLevel in pay matrix — 7

Starting salary (without allowances) — ₹ 44, 900

Retirement age  — 30 years of service OR 52 years of age whichever is sooner.

Subedar is considered as the most prestigious post after SM. Till you reach this post, you will gain a lot of experience. Majority of people who get recruited as sepoy retires at the rank of subedar. The shoulder patch of a subedar consist of gold colour 2 five pointed stars, and a yellow strip with red upper and lower boundary.

# Subedar Major (SM)

Indian army subedar major shoulder patchLevel in pay matrix — 8

Starting salary (without allowances) — ₹ 47, 600

Retirement age  — 34 years of service OR 54 years of age whichever is sooner.

Subedar Major or SM is also known as Risaldar Major in cavalry and armour department. The shoulder patch of a SM have gold national emblem and a strip.

# Honorary Lieutenant

Indian army lieutenant shoulder patchLevel in pay matrix — 10

Starting salary (without allowances) — ₹ 56, 100

the honorary lieutenant rank is given as an honor to JCO’s for their service. Both, SM and subedar are eligible to become hon. lieutenant. The promotion is done on the basis of previous record and performance of the eligible candidates.

Though, a jco who becomes hon. lieutenant can not join the officers mess, but he is given the salary and pension of a lieutenant. Also, even if a subedar becomes hon. lieutenant, he will be considered junior to SM.

The shoulder patch for this rank consist of 2 five pointed stars of gold colour.

# Honorary Captain

Indian army captain shoulder patchLevel in pay matrix — 10B

Starting salary (without allowances) — ₹ 61, 300

A hon. lieutenant is promoted to the rank of hon. captain. The shoulder patch of hon. captain contains 3 five pointed stars of golden colour.

 

Ranks And Salary Structure Of Commissioned Officers

An army personnel in the rank of officer is respected everywhere, not only that, the salaries of army officers are very attractive. Even the beginners enjoy a good salary package. Below is the ranks and salary structure of Army officers/commissioned officers. We will proceed according to the rank hierarchy i.e from smallest to the biggest rank.

NDA Training Period Salary

During the training period in NDA, cadets are not provided any pocket money. But once the cadet arrives in the academy they have to submit some amount of money for different purposes which are explained below in the table:

Amount Distribution Amount

Pocket allowance for five months

Rs. 2000.00

For items of clothing and equipment

Rs. 3200.00

Incidental Expenditure during 1st  Semester

Rs. 425.00

Total

Rs. 5625.00

Out of the given following amount on the above table some of the money is refundable only if the financial aid is sanctioned to the cadet.

Amount Distribution Amount

Pocket allowance for five months at Rs.400.00 p.m.

Rs. 2000

For items of clothing and equipment approximately

Rs. 475

Once the cadet reach the commissioning academy including Indian Military Academy, Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, he start earning Rs. 21000 a month. Actually, he is authorized the salary of a Lieutenant or Flying Officer or Sub Lieutenant. Once commissioned, the balance is paid to him as outstanding payment to his stipend. As NDA cadet, he won’t get salary.

# Lieutenant

Indian army lieutenant shoulder patchLevel in pay matrix — 10

Starting salary (without allowances) — ₹ 56, 100

Retirement age  — 52 years of age

This is the first rank that a candidate gets who has been freshly recruited as an officer. A candidate who is already a soldier GD (or other JCO/OR) can apply for officer post. But s/he should have a graduation degree or should have passed class 12th.

The shoulder patch of a lieutenant is similar to Hon. lieutenant.

See also: How to get selected in NDA selection process

# Captain

Indian army captain shoulder patchLevel in pay matrix — 10B

Starting salary (without allowances) — ₹ 61, 300

Retirement age  — 52 years of age

A person who has served as a lieutenant in Indian army for at least 2 years, is eligible to become a captain in Army. The shoulder patch of captain is same as that of hon. captain.

# Major

Indian army major shoulder patchLevel in pay matrix — 11

Starting salary (without allowances) — ₹ 69, 400

Retirement age  — 52 years of age

Any person is eligible to become a Major in Army, only if s/he has served 6 years as an officer in Indian army. The shoulder patch of major has gold coloured national emblem.

# Lieutenant Colonel 

Indian army lieutenant colonel shoulder patchLevel in pay matrix — 12A

Starting salary (without allowances) — ₹ 1,21,200

Retirement age  — 54 years of age

A person who has served 13 years in Indian army is eligible to be a Lieutenant Colonel. The shoulder patch of lieutenant colonel has a gold national emblem and a gold coloured five pointer star.

# Colonel

Indian army colonel shoulder patchLevel in pay matrix — 13

Starting salary (without allowances) — ₹ 1,30,600

Retirement age  — 54 years of age

 

Indian army colonel collar patchThe Lieutenant colonel after fulfilling 15 years of commissioned service becomes eligible to be a colonel. The shoulder patch of colonel contains a national emblem and 2 five pointed star all in gold colour.

Along with shoulder patch a colnel also has a collar patch of crimson color with golden colour braid in it. The collar patch are on bot end of the collars.

# Brigadier

Indian army brigadier shoulder patchLevel in pay matrix — 13A

Starting salary (without allowances) — ₹ 1, 39, 600

Retirement age  — 56 years of age

 

Indian army brigadier collar patchTo become a Brigadier, one has to serve at least 25 years as commissioned officer in Indian army. Reaching the post of brigadier means that you have served your country for a long time. The shoulder patch of this rank has a national emblem, and 3 five pointed stars all in golden colour.

The collar patch of Brigadier has a gold colour star over a crimson color strip.

# Major General 

Indian army major general shoulder patchLevel in pay matrix — 14

Starting salary (without allowances) — ₹ 1, 44, 200

Retirement age  — 58 years of age

 

Indian army major general collar patchAfter serving at least 32 years of commissioned service is required in order to be eligible for this rank. The shoulder patch has a five pointed star, a sabre, and a baton all golden color with red color outline.

The collar patch of Major general has 2 stars on crimson strip.

# Lieutenant General 

Indian army lieutenant general shoulder patchLevel in pay matrix — 15

Starting salary (without allowances) — ₹ 1, 82, 200

Retirement age  — 60 years of age

 

Indian army lieutenant general collar patchFor an army personnel to be eligible for lieutenant general post, at least 36 years of service as commissioned officer is required. The shoulder patch of this rank has a national emblem with sabre and baton in cross position all in gold colour with a red outline.

The collar patch of lieutenant general has 3 stars.

# General 

Indian army general shoulder patchLevel in pay matrix — 18

Starting salary (without allowances) — ₹ 2, 50, 000

Retirement age  — 3 years as COAS (Chief  Of Army Staff) OR at the age of 62, whichever is earlier.

 

Indian army general collar patchThe shoulder patch of a general has a national emblem, a five pointed star, and a sabre and a baton in cross position. All these symbols are in golden colour and has a red colour outlining.

The collar patch of general has 4 golden colour stars embedded on a crimson color strip or patch.

# Field Marshal

Indian army field marshal shoulder patchA field marshal is the highest honor and rank for any army personale. This rank is not included in the normal rank hierarchy of army as people are not appointed for this post now.

In the history of Indian army, only two people are appointed as field marshal posts i.e SHFJ Manekshaw, and KM Cariappa.

Indian army field marshal collar patchA filed marshal never retire even when they are no longer serving the country. They get salary all life long.

The shoulder patch of field marshal has a national emblem, a sabre and a baton in cross position, and a lotus wreath below the cross.

The collar patch of field marshal has 5 golden star on crimson patch.

So these are all the ranks that are give in Indian army.

Please note that the salaries mentioned in each rank is just the starting salary, after adding other benifits like allowances the salary goes even higher. Also, yearly increment is added to the salary for all posts.

Indian Army salary table

Here is a complete summary of Indian army salary given below in the table to make it easy for you:

List of Indian Army Salary After 7th CPC
Rank Level

(in pay matrix)

Starting Salary

(without allowances)

Sepoy 3 ₹ 21, 700
Lance Naik
Naik 4 ₹ 25, 500
Havaldar 5 ₹ 29, 200
Naib Subedar 6 ₹ 35, 400
Subedar 7 ₹ 44, 900
Subedar Major 8 ₹ 47, 600
Hon. Lieutenant 10 ₹ 56, 100
Hon. Captain 10B ₹ 61, 300
Lieutenant 10 ₹ 56, 100
Captain 10B ₹ 61, 300
Major 11 ₹ 69, 400
Lieutenant Colonel 12 ₹ 1, 21, 200
Colonel 13 ₹ 1, 30, 600
Brigadier 13A ₹ 1, 39, 600
Major General 14 ₹ 1, 44, 200
Lieutenant General 15 ₹ 1, 82, 200
General 18 ₹ 2, 50, 000
Field Marshal

इंडियन आर्मी GD की अच्छी तयारी के लिए अभी खरीदें हल किये गए मॉडल पेपर (हिंदी में उपलब्ध)

If you are recruited as Soldier GD, then first you will undergo the training period. And this is how you will proceed:

Sepoy/rifleman > lance naik > naik > havildar > naib subedar > subedar > subedar major (SM) > honorary lieutenant > honorary captain.

If you don’t have the graduation degree, and didn’t have science in class 12th, and join Indian army as soldier GD, then SM is the highest post you will reach. And you will retire as Honorary captain (if reached the SM post).

Now, if you join Indian army after clearing the NDA or CDS exam, then again, you will have to undergo the training period, and later this is how your post will increase:

Lieutenant > captain > major > lieutenant colonel > colonel > brigadier > major general > lieutenant general.

There are two other prestigious posts, but there are different criteria for them. Now let’s understand the difficult terms we talked about.

Understanding Government Salary Structure Of India According to 6th CPC

Let me make it simple for you. The amount that you get on your hand in cash is gross salary, and the gross salary is the sum of components like grade pay, basic pay, monthly allowances etc. Or we can say that the salary of Government employees is the sum of different components, i.e. basic pay, grade pay, dearness allowance, house rent allowance, and other miscellaneous allowances.

What Is Grade Pay And Basic Pay? 

Grade pay is the amount which government employees receive depending on the category, pay band,  and class of employee. Grade pay is calculated on the basis of position and class of an employ according to the 7th pay commission.

Basic pay is the sum of grade pay and pay in pay band, i.e Basic pay = grade pay + pay in the pay band.

Difference Between Basic Pay And Grade Pay

Let me clear the basic difference between the Basic pay and Grade Pay:

  • Grade pay remains fixed until the next promotion, while on the other hand, basic pay changes every year.
  • Grade pay gets changed with respect to ability and position while the pay scale is used for the measurement of pay.
  • Grade pay is a new term in 6th pay commission. Basic pay is the minimum remuneration given to the employee which changes from time to time.

What have we learned?

After reading the salary packages of Indian Army, I hope, the view gets clearer for you. I don’t think that there should be any doubts in your mind regarding whether to join Army or not.

Our Armed forces always welcome the hard working and deserving aspirants in their departments. Now, the choice is yours.

Hope this article was helpful for you. Please mention your queries in the comment box, we will reply with the most appropriate answer.

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  1. Adkur Mahesh Sadashiv

    Hello sir, This is Mahesh. How can I apply for officer I am already a soldier in gd. Please tell me how can i become and officer?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Mahesh,
      You can apply for ACC entery though which you will be able to appear for the SSB to become an officer.Please see the article “How can Indian Armed Forces Sepoy become an Officer” for more details.

  2. Sir I have cleared my 12th with PCB am I eligible for any post ?as I m a girl

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Hello Himanshi, Yes you are eligible for the post of Soldier (Women Military Force). Since you have completed 12th with PCB, therefore, you are also eligible for MNS (Military Nursing Service).

  3. Hlo sir Mai 12th pass all subjects me 60 up hai Mai clerk ke liye mujhe khya karna parega pls tell me sir ki usme hight waight age kitni honi chiye Mera relation v hai sir hai Hind sir

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Hi Vishal, yes you are eligible for Indian Army clerk. But you need to check complete eligibility criteria first then register in the official Indian Army site i.e., joinindianarmy.

  4. Hi sir..
    After selecting in India army by 10th as general solider..
    Can we study further and apply for higher posts sir …?
    .
    Pls send me details ..

    1. Prof. Mohan Singh Rawat

      Hello Sai, yes, you should study further for the higher rank post.

  5. sir if i join tradesman on 10th base.can i apply for technical after. because my age is 22 and i have completed my 12th class with 50% overall subject 40%.in relation i am seeing to join.

    1. Hello Karan, No you cannot apply for technical if you join on the basis of 10th std.

  6. i want to join para commandi as an officer iam in class 10 what should i do

    1. Hello Yogesh, you can join Indian Army GD after 10th or 12th. Once you join Indian Army as GD soldier then you can apply for para commando.

  7. Hello sir I had cleared my 12 with 77% (pcm) & I wanted to join Indian army as a military police as Gd so after my training days should I also able to apply for the clerk post after serving 1 year in regiment?

    1. Hello Rounak, there are the internal tests you can give to apply for clerk post.

  8. Sir I m working in postal department and I want to join army postal services can you give me a details……….how to apply and medical…

    1. Hello Ravi, Go to http://www.joinindianarmy.nic in there you will find how to apply. First, you need to select your trade such as clerk, Gd, or Tradesman. then you have to register on the official site and when the recruitment (bharti) comes then you can apply for those posts.

  9. Hi sir,
    I am interested to join Indian army
    But my age is 25 year. And i have completed MCA (Masters in computer Application) degree. So Please give me suggestion to join Indian army.

    1. Hello Ajinkya, Check the official site joindindianarmy. There are officer rank technical posts in which you can apply.

  10. If the candidate has cleared SSB once, would he be required to undergo SSB again, if he applies for TA recruitment

    1. Hello Amit, SSB is only one-time per exam.

  11. Sir I’m now 9th standard. I want to become a PARA CAMMANDO . I don’t know the ways to how to become a PARA CAMMANDO. So sir please help me. Thank you

    1. Hello Suhas, to become a Para commando first you need to join Indian Army, You can prepare for Indian army GD or other post and once you join then only you can apply for para commando.

  12. Hello.. Sir… Sir my age is 17 nd half nd my physical test all clear… So I can apply for indian army…..

    1. Yes, you can apply for Indian army GD. All the best!!!

  13. respected sir/mam
    ji mana 10 pass krli or army ka physical bhi perfect ha my age is 17 so can i joined indian army (plzz reply)

    1. Hello Yash, candidate’s age should 17 and half plus in order to apply for Indian army.

  14. Sir I have qualified nda written exam what is the process of getting ssb call letter .

    1. Hello Rishav, you will get SSB call letter in your Email or you can download it from Official site.

  15. hello sir am venkatesh from chennai i have 163 height and i have completed BSC(computer science) course in may 2018 and my age is 20 my aim,passion,goal all is to become an officer in indian army or indian navy 89% in 10th 82% in 12th and 60% in degree sir please hellp me sir i have not having any idea about it what kind of entrance exam i should pass pls guide me sir

    thank u sir

    1. Hello Venkatesh, there are different posts for which you can apply online in the official site of Indian army which in joinindianarmy. Also, you can apply for CDS(combined defence service).

  16. Sir,
    I passed +2 and selected in bharathi recruitment rally as an technical soldier.i want to become an officer in indian army.an officer must hold any degree.i want to study.so army support this???what are the scopes of study in army?? i am 20 years old.how become an officer.please say about the criteria to become an officer

    1. Hello Ajeesh, there are internal exams for soldiers you can apply for them. Also, you can do private or open graduation course from recognized university. After that, you apply for CDS.

  17. after recruited in IA as a GD , will he become an officer?

    1. Hello Nitish, GD stands for General Duty and comes in the category of soldier, not the officer. But once you get selected in Indian Army you can further give exam for officer rank.

  18. Sir am ankush maine recently +2 pass ki h
    To agar M 3 saal ka electric diploma leta hu to mujhe job mil skti h kya trademan main

    1. Hello Ankush, Yes after 3 years of electric diploma you can appear for Army tradesman exam. For more information in Army tradesman you can check here http://www.4ono.com/tradesman-eligibility-selection-process/

  19. Hitesh Singh Rajpurohit

    i completed my **Bsc.Computer science and engineering** this year, i want to join technical as an officer
    as i saw many technical fields are asking for engineering course degree which is BE/Btech. so should i go for post graduation course for technical or are there any chances after graduation.
    please reply as soon as possible.

    1. Hello Hitesh,
      if you want to join technical as an officer you can go for post graduation course, and if you want to Be officer you can apply for CDS

  20. Hi sir ,
    My age is 22 ,and a bcom graduate , I want to get into army as an officer ,what are the various exams to get into army

  21. hell sir
    my son birth date is 1-1-2000 and he completed his 12th commerce
    so he is eligible for nda 2 2018 examination ?

    1. Yes, Sir. Your son can apply for NDA 2 2018.

  22. Hlo sir,
    I have given my 12th class examination
    With pcm and the result is still not declared. I want to know that how many percentage is required to go through Technical call in ssb interview and how many times i can go for ssb directly through TEC without appearing nda exam.

    1. Hello Mahil,
      To be called for TES Direct Entry you must get more than 80% in your 12th Examination. This also depends on the number of candidates appearing for it. If the number of candidates increases, the percentage ma go higher than 80%.

  23. Hlo Sir my name is Ajay I m 12th pass with pcm my age is 22. Sir can u guide me in which Field of force can I go
    my Father was also in indian army (APS)
    but that regiment is closed from army
    my father was died on duty but Indian army don’t gave some relaxation in bhartii rally
    Sir can u guide m what I have to do because this is my last year

    1. Apply for Indian Army Clerk and Practice well. You can clear it without any relaxation.

  24. I completed my 12th of science, physics, chemistry, English with total 84% can I write both cds and nda exam
    Getting 80%above there is no need to write exam I can directly apply for SSB clarify this

    1. You can apply for both NDA and CDS provided you qualify the age criteria. Yes, if you have more than 80% in your 12th, then you can apply for TES, which is a direct SSB entry for Science Students.

  25. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NDA AND CDS EXAM
    AND WHAT IS THE QUALIFICATION FOR BOTH
    I COMPLETED MY 12 WITH 83% IN BIPC CAN U GIVE ME SUGGEST THAT WHICH EXAM IS BETTER TO WRITE AND GET GOOD RANK IN MILITARY
    CAN I APPLY DIRECTLY TO SSP

    1. NDA and CDS exams are conducted by UPSC by which aspirants can join Indian Defence Forces. CDS is conducted at graduation level while NDA after 12th Class.

  26. Hello sir.

    I am an interested to join indian army.
    But my age is 25 years, and I have completed BE (civil Eng) degree.so please give me a suggestion to join the army.

    1. You can apply For University Entry Scheme(UES) which is a direct SSB Entry for Engineers. You have to qualify SSB after filling the form online. Last age for this 27 years.

  27. Sir/mam now i am studying in 12 class with pcm stream . so what was the procedure to become a lieutenant . And what was the maximum age for applying or what i do after 12 to become a lieutenant.

    1. To become a lieutenant, you can appear for NDA Exam after 12th or if you get more than 80% in your Boards, you can Apply for TES(10+2) through which you can directly appear for SSB and if qualified in SSB, you will soon be a lieutenant in Indian Army.

  28. Hello sir i am saumya and i want to know that what is the position and salary a lady officer in army navy air force gets and also what is the height and weight criteria

    1. Hello Saumya,
      The Position and Salary of Lady Officers in Indian Army, Navy and Airforce is equivalent to that of Males. The Height and weight required is less than those of Males. Be with us, soon there will be an article regarding this on our website.

  29. Hello sir I am dharmendra

    I want to know the net in hand salary amount of GD soldier in indian army

    1. Hello Dharmendra,
      It is given in our Articles. Please Search for it in our website.

  30. Hii i am santosh mere pass polytechnic diploma hai mujhe indian army me kon si rank milegi

    1. Santosh, You can appear for Indian Army GD and Technical.

  31. Sir i completed my 10th standard.. My aim is to join Indian army by going to OTA chennai. Iam confused in choosing group in inter…. Plz give me some suggestions. I’m an NCC cadet and iam very much interested in social studies….. Jaihind

    1. Vaishnavi, You can join OTA after your Graduation by clearing the CDS Examination. Take any Stream that you find most interesting and Study well till your Graduation.

  32. SAKET KUMAR SINGH

    Sir kya Indian Army Marcos cammando me ja skta hai agr wo Jana Chahe or physically and mentally fit Ho to

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Saket,
      Only Navy personnel can apply for Marcos.

  33. Sudarshan Anand Jha

    Sir. Mera naam sudarshan hai aur main Indian army clerk banana chahta hoon par maine bacchpan me hand par tatoo bna rakha h! kya main Indian army clerk ban paayonga

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Sudarshan,
      It depends upon the position of the tattoo.

  34. Hello sir, I am lalji. I am studying in 2nd Year In MBBS , After Complete MBBS I Can Join Indian Army In As A Doctor ???

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      No, you can be a doctor in the Army only by clearing AFMC, which is conducted for 12th class students including age restriction. There is no other way.

  35. Respected sir/madam,
    I am studying 3 year mechanical engineering diploma from ‘Board of Technical Education, Kerala’. What should I do to become a commissioned officer in Indian Army?
    Yours faithfully,
    VIPIN K S

    1. Hello Vipin,
      You can apply for Technical Entry, Combined Defense Services Exam, Officers Training Academy. All these exams can help you to be a commissioned Officer in Indian Army.

  36. hello sir are madam now I am studying b.a Eco final year but I got arrears can I eligible for Joining officers traning academy how I will join ota what are procedures of making me sir please give me a full details sir are madam please help me sir I am very interesting to join ota sir

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Dinesh,
      You can join OTA from CDSE Form but for OTA, you have to skip the Mathematics paper. After written, if qualified, you will be called for 5 Days SSB and then Medical. After clearing all the phases, you get eligible of OTA.

  37. Sir i want to know about process of Indian Army(GD) To selection in NDA. Please help sir ji

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Bhatt,
      To know each and every detail about Army GD, like educational qualification, eligibility criteria, selection process please click here

  38. Sir..!
    Am doing BE Aeronautical Engineering (2nd yr)
    DOB as April 98.!
    Am I eligible to join Indian army.?

  39. Sir, i have only one tattoo of my mothers name on my inner side of the biceps region…
    Am i able to join?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Manabendra,
      Yes you can join

  40. Hello sir…i want to know that what is the process for OTA after 12 and the process after OTA …can you please tell me?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Manushi,
      Officers Training Academy (OTA) is Short Service Commission. The graduates are eligible for this Academy and girls can also apply

  41. Chitranshu Raghuvanshi

    Hello Sir/Ma’am,

    This is Chitranshu Raghuvanshi and i want to know that what is the Basic Salary of a Sepoy and what is the Gross Salary. and how much salary a Sepoy got after all deduction. also please let me know the different type of allowances like Jammu or of Laddakh.

    kindly advise me with full bifurcation.

  42. M Amit Kumar Singha

    Hello sir,
    I’m Amit and my brother is a colonel of Indian Army. Our father has been through a lot pains in order to educate us. Now he is old, he needs to be assisted by his son who is in army since he is the only one employed in government sector. As his son (officer) has left home before many years father is in a trouble to make ends meet. And the officer is not ready to give money.
    It’s my humble petition to you to write me the procedure to claim money for our father.
    Thanks and regards
    M Amit Kumar Singha

  43. is the promotion same in soldier technical(after xii) as gd?
    is there only one stream like fixing gun, cheaking army truck.?
    i want to know that is there any way to work with computer.(going with soldier technial)?
    ans plss.
    thank

    1. Hi Tanoo,
      The promotion procedure for all trades under JCO/ORs category, is same. As your interest seems in computer field, you can go with Soldier Technical (Aviation & Ammunition Examiner) trade but before that, you must check the eligibility criteria required for this trade.

  44. Hello sir/mam
    I want to know about soldier or clerk post are in same And clerk promotion same as soldier..
    Like clerk>lainc naik>naik>havaldar etc.

    1. Hello Sumit,
      Yes, the ranking and salary system remains same in all the trades (except tradesman).

  45. Hlo sir i am wants to join army but my hight is 5.6 sir plz advice me about which post i can join. Or is i can become a clerk. And the salery of clerk. I have cleard my 12th commerce. Plz help sir

    1. Hi Gujrant,
      As you want to join Indian army, you need to read our article on “Indian Army”, there you will find information on all trades and their eligibility criteria. Just type article name in search box of our website.

  46. Hello sir after my 10th I have completed my diploma in mining engineering..my DOB is 18.10.1999…will u consider 10th&diploma as 10+2..or else I need any intermediate….and kindly suggest the job suitable for diploma candidates

    1. Hi Rakesh,
      You can apply for Indian Army Soldier GD, Soldier Technical post but you must fall in age criteria i.e. 17 and half to 23 years.

  47. Sir i want to know that .how i can get subedar major post after joining TA army as a Sepoy

    1. Hi Ishfaq,
      After joining Technical Assistant as a Sepoy, then you will proceed Sepoy: Lance-Naik: Naik: Havildar: Naib-Subedar: Subedar: Subedar-Major (SM) and you will retire as Honorary Captain. This is the process to reach to Subedar Major.

  48. What are the approximate salary in hand of brigadier to general

    1. Hello Joel,
      The in hand salary that brigadier and higher rank officers get is unknown, we are still researching for the same, but could not find anything yet.

  49. Kavita Verma, DOB:16-6-2002 10+2 Arts,

    Can a girl join Indian Army as Soldier qualification in Arts upto 10+2, as ORs/ JCOs. ?

    1. Prof. Rajeev Mehra

      Hello Kavita,
      No, girls can not join Indian Army as JCO/OR. If you wish to join Indian army, then you can apply for OTA. Through OTA, girls are directly recruited as officers in army.

  50. Hello sir. My date of birth is 14-03-2002. Am I eligible to join Indian army? Please reply me.

    1. Hi Visakh.
      The minimum age age required to join Indian army is 17 and half years. And according to your date of birth you are not eligible at present to apply for Indian army. I would recommend you to continue your studies and afterwards you can apply for high post in army.

  51. Hello mam. I am doing my engineering. I want to join in Indian army as sepoy. Bu my 10th class certificate is in college which is needed at the time of recruitment. So how can I attend recruitment rally without that certificate. Please guide me.

    1. Hi Vivek.
      As, you have mentioned in your comment that you have submitted your documents in your college so attested photocopy / printout of education certificate obtained from the internet duly attested by the school Principal/ Dean will be accepted at the Rally site.

  52. Hello mam 🙏
    Mai Indian army me hu aur abhi mai under training hu meri rank soldier GD ki hai aur meri education BSc complete hai. Now after finishing my training how can I apply for officer post or education hawaldar in Indian army. Please guide me!

    1. Hi Mangesh.
      As, you have mentioned that you have joined Indian army at soldier GD post so now you cannot change your trade to education havildar. It is good that you look forward to become an officer but for that you will have to clear ACC exam. Indian army gives opportunity to the serving soldiers who aspires to become an officer through ACC(army cadet college) Exam. The selection for admission to ACC is based on a written test and subsequent selection via service selection board.The nature of training at ACC is same as that of the NDA and ACC candidates complete there 3 years degree course while training. The age limit for this exam is 20-27 years with minimum two years of service. The education qualification required is 10+2 Pattern Class 12th pass or Equivalent. Should have qualified ACC written test. So, you will have to serve at GD post for at least 2 years and only then you can apply for this exam.

  53. Hello sir. Your site is really helpful for army aspirants. You provide everything for a serious aspirant.
    I want to know about promotion criteria of army clerk and the salary structure. I am very eager to know is it same like GD post?

    1. Hi Deepak.
      We are happy to help you. Once you have joined Indian army in clerk post you will begin as sepoy then to Naik after that you will be promoted as Havildar, Naib Subedar and finally to Major Subedar and the same goes for Soldier GD post. But if aspire to become an officer then you can give various exam which are conducted by Indian army for serving soldiers like ACC exam, PC(SL) exam and SCO exam but each exam have different criteria which you must fulfill. In the above article we have mentioned that salary structure also.

  54. Hi Good morning sir/mam. I’m Mohit. I want to know the actual timing for 1600 km run in physical test at Gujarat Kutch because I have applied for army rally bharti but I’m confused about the timing. Please explain it to me.

    1. Hi Mohit.
      Indian army have revised the timing for 1.6 km run. If you complete the race in 5 min 30 sec 60 marks will be given and if you take 5 min 31 sec to 5 min 45 sec then 48 marks will be given to you. In short you will have 5 min 45 sec to complete the run.

  55. Hello. At present I’m 20 years old. I’m doing B.Pharma course and I’m in final year. I want to know how can I join Indian army as officer rank and what is the age limit criteria for that.

    1. Hi Salvendran.
      As, you have mentioned that you are doing B.Pharma and you look forward to join Indian army as an officer then the best option for you is CDS(combined defence service) exam. This exam is conducted by UPSC twice a year only for graduates who aspires to join Indian army, Navy and Air Force as officers. Once you have cleared CDS written exam will be called for interview by Service Selection Board (SSB) and the successful candidates will be appointed with respective training academies. CDS written exam has three different tests namely English, General Knowledge and Mathematics. The age limit criteria is as follows, Indian Military Academy is 19-24 years, Air Force Academy is 19-24 years, Naval Academy is 19-22 years and for Officers’ Training Academy is 19-27 years. If you are dedicated to join Indian army then this is the best opportunity for you. Just be focused and work hard.

  56. Hello. I’m Sumit sable. I have done B.Sc in chemistry and my current age is 21. Can you suggest what are different opportunities for me in defense. Should I go through this or go for PG please suggest. Is there any chance that I can do post graduation in army college? Waiting for your reply.

    1. Hi Sumit.
      First of all I would tell you that if you are looking forward to join armed forces then you have to be dedicated about it. As, you have mentioned that you have completed your graduation then your best option to join Indian army, Navy or Air force is through CDS exam. This exam is conducted by UPSC twice a year only for graduated who aspires to join IMA, INA, OTA and Air force academy as officers. The age limit and qualification required are different for all of these. Once you have cleared CDS(combined defence service) written exam you will be called for interview by Service Selection Board (SSB) and then the final successful candidates are appointed with respective training academies.
      Other then this you can directly apply for army bharti for different post. But make sure you fulfill all the eligibility criteria that is required. If you like you can pursue higher education, in the end it is finally going to be your choice. Whatever you choose make sure your interest lies in that field.

  57. Hello ma’am
    I have passed my class 12th and now I’m pursuing B.sc. I wanted to know whether I can join Army Education Corps after PG. Please respond.

    1. Hi Simran.
      Only unmarried/married male who have Post graduation in specific subjects can apply for Army Education Corps. The age limit criteria for this is 23-27 years. The education qualification required is Post Graduate Degree MA/M.Sc in the following subjects MA in English/Economics /History /Geography/Pol Science /Philosophy /Psychology/Sociology /Public
      /Administration/Statistics /International Relation /International Studies. M.Sc in Physics /Chemistry/Maths /Botany /Geology/Nano Science/Electronics/M.Com /MCA and Foreign language (MA in Chinese/Tibetan, Burmese, Pushto/Dari & Arabic) /M.Com/MCA/MBA with 1st or 2nd Division.

  58. sir/madam can I apply for officer rank after graduation. Please tell me the procedure how to join Indian army after graduation. Thank you.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi.
      If you have completed your graduation then you can apply for CDS(combined defense service) exam which is conducted by UPSC twice a year. This exam is only for graduates who aspires to join Indian army, Navy and Air Force as officers. Men and women both can apply for CDSE and the best part is about CDSE is that there is no percentage bar for it. While men can apply for Army (IMA and OTA) Navy (INA) and Air Force (AFA), women can only apply for Army (OTA). For IMA & OTA, degree of a recognized University or equivalent is required. For Naval Academy B.Sc. with Physics & Mathematics or Bachelor of Engg and while for Air Force Academy B.Sc. with Physics and/or Mathematics or Bachelor of Engg is necessary. The age limit is 19-24 Years for Indian Military Academy, 19-22 Years: Naval Academy, 19-23 Years: Air Force Academy and 19-25 Years: Officers’ Training Academy. Before you apply make sure you fulfill all the eligibility criteria.

  59. I am a student of grade 11. I want to join the Indian army for which I am thinking to aim for NDA after 12. So my question is after I pass NDA exam and join the army will I be able to give exams for graduation.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Shibu.
      Yes, you can continue your studies after joining of NDA. When you are selected in NDA then they will provide you various courses to do, some of them are B.E/B.tech from any stream from any recognized university which do not conduct regular classes like IGNOU. You can continue your study and concentrate on it. Alongside that you will be trained in all other aspects physically and psychologically.

  60. Sir / Madam, what is the opportunity after PG to join Indian army? I’m 23 years now. Please suggest me.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Manish.
      According to your DOB you have crossed the age limit for post like clerk or technical. Although you can apply for education havildar if you fulfill the eligibility criteria which is Group X – MA / MSc / MCA or BA / BSc / BCA / BSc (IT) with B Ed Group Y – BSc/BA/BCA/B Sc (IT) (w/o B Ed.).

  61. Hello Ma’am. I am Injul singh. I want to know from you that if i joined army as sol. Gd and then after getting recruited by army as soldier can apply for CDS exam or afcat to get selected as an officer in army. .

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Injul.
      Indian army give opportunity to the serving soldier to become an officer through ACC exam. Once you have been recruited as soldier and after serving for at least 2-3 years you can apply for this exam. For CDS exam you must be graduate so, you cannot apply for it after you are recruited in Indian army through soldier GD. If your aim is to become an officer then the best option for you is ACC(Army cadet college) exam.

  62. Hello sir/mam
    I am a bca student.I would like to join Indian army as an officer but in 12th standard I do not have subject like maths and physics. Hence am I eligible for CDS Examination or not? Please tell me.
    Thank you.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Dnyanesh.
      It is not compulsory to have these subjects(Maths and Physics) in 12th to appear for CDS exam. But if you have not select Maths and Physics in your intermediate examination or even in graduation then you are only eligible to apply for Indian Army and Officer Training Academy and not in Indian Navy and Air Force. As, you have mentioned that you look forward to join Indian army as officer then you can apply for CDS exam.

  63. Hi Sir/mam. My self Pravin Sasane. I have competed MBBS and now I am doing Internship. Can you suggest what are different opportunities for medical student in defense. Should I go through this or go for PG please suggest.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Pravin.
      As, you have mentioned that you have completed your MBBS and look forward to join Indian army then you can join Army Medical Corps. The Army Medical Corps under the Government of India annually offers short service commission for MBBS graduates who have passed the course in the first or second attempt and have completed internship as an officer. The candidate must have obtained permanent registration from any State Medical Council or the Medical Council of India. Postgraduate degree holders viz. MD, MS, M.Ch. and DM will also be considered. Postgraduate degree holders in anaesthesia, surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, medicine, orthopaedics, respiratory medicine are given preference.Those who are doing their internship also can apply provided they complete it in time, latest by two months after the interview date. Your age should not exceed 45 years.

  64. Hello Sir/madam
    I applied for NDA|| this year. Sir please suggest me the the material for study . Also please advice me some strategy to clear my written as well as SSB .

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Shivam, I suggest you to solve sample papers and previous year papers of NDA for a better preparation. Go through the NDA section in our website, it will absolutely help you to crack the NDA written exam and SSB as well.

  65. Shiva Prasad. Vangala

    Hello sir/madam,
    I’m Shiva Prasad, age 22yrs. Height 165cm, Wt 56kgs. I’ve completed Btech in Mechanical Engg. with 57.36% marks. In my intermediate college(PCM), I secured 64.7%. In 10th class 83%. I want to join in any defence/armed forces and serve to the nation and give better life to my family. As I’m a ward of deceased BSF Personnel, from my childhood I’m so much interested attracted towards defence/armed forces and have habituated life with that surrounding HQ living nature. So please help me sir/madam in finding ways and options for me to join any defence/central armed police forces as per my educational qualifications and age.
    Thanking you sir/madam

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Shiva.
      As, you have mentioned that you have completed your B.Tech(graduation)and you aspires to join Indian army then your best option is CDS(Common Defense Services)exam. CDS is a written exam conducted twice every year by UPSC. It is meant to select officers for Army, Navy and Air Force. Men and women both can apply for CDS and the best part is about CDS is that there is no percentage bar for it. While men can apply for Army (IMA and OTA) Navy (INA) and Air Force (AFA), women can only apply for Army (OTA). The age limit criteria is different for IMA, OTA, INA and AFA. For IMA it is 19-24 years. The education qualification required for IMA and OTA(Officer Training Academy) is Degree of a recognized University or equivalent. So, at present you can apply for CDS exam and join Indian army as officer.

  66. Hello sir,
    I am pursuing my B.sc degree and I am in my 2nd year as of now. I want to get into the Indian army and the only possible option at present is the CDS. But I would like to mention that I did not have math as my subject in class 12 and so I wont be able to clear the IMA but I’ll give my best into OTA. The doubt that I have is, the officers recruited from OTA have a short service commission so is there any way or parameter that can be fulfilled to get the permanent commission afterwards?
    Waiting for your reply sir.
    Thank you.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Subhagya.
      It is not rare but it is common that those apply for PC, get it but there is an exception. Your performance in last ten years will be reviewed. If you perform right from beginning, that you got to get absorbed in permanent commission, it will automatically be reflected in your performance. If you make a decision that you got to quit after ten years, same will come in your ACR. You get into army based on merits, you get promoted in army based on merits so obviously you would get permanent commission if you have merits. If the performance of all of your SSC batch mates is good, all will get absorbed.If you are left with only option of joining Short Service Commission, go ahead and keep working like if you are permanent commission officer, you would be absorbed in to permanent commission.

  67. Hello sir. My name is shravya, I will be doing B.tech in cse branch. So, after 4 years can I go for a lady officer’s training. And my main doubt is that can I join Indian army after doing B.tech?

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Shravya.
      As, you have mentioned that you are pursuing B.tech and look forward to join Indian army then after completing your graduation you can join Indian army through CDS(Common Defense Services) exam. CDS is a written exam conducted twice every year by UPSC. It is meant to select officers for Army, Navy and Air Force. Men and women both can apply for CDS and the best part is about CDSE is that there is no percentage bar for it. While men can apply for Army (IMA and OTA) Navy (INA) and Air Force (AFA), women can only apply for Army (OTA) i,e officer training academy. At present just focus on your graduation and afterwards you can prepare for this exam.

  68. Sir
    I am going to complete my B.tech in electronics and communication engineering 2018 but my batch was 2017 and for what post I can apply? 12th percentage 70% and 10th 90% and B.tech 67% till 6th semester. I have good communication skills as well. Please suggest me sir
    Thank you.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Falit.
      As, you have mentioned that you are going to complete your B.tec then join Indian army through UES exam(university Entry Scheme). The age limit for this exam is 18 to 24 years. The education qualification required is that you must be studying in the Pre-Final year or must have completed the Engineering Course in recognized Universities/Institution/Colleges but must possess the education qualification at the time of joining training. You can also apply for TGC(Technical Graduate Course) which is also similar to UES exam and only B.tec dgree holders can apply for this. the age limit for this is 20-27 years. Other than this once you have completed your graduation you can also apply for CDS exam through which you can become an officer in Indian army.

  69. Hello sir.
    My name is Mayank guru. Mera 12th main English subject nahi h. Mere 12th ke subject math, physics, chemistry, Hindi, it/computer h. Shabhi main mere 50% ke uper h. Total percentage 89% h. Mere 10th me subject math, English, science, Hindi, social science, it h, total percentage 86% h. Can I apply for Indian army clerk post? Please reply sir.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Mayank.
      As you have mentioned that you didn’t had English in 12th then your 10th class marks of this subject will be considered. You must have scored minimum 50% marks in it. Only if you fulfill the following criteria you are eligible for the post of soldier clerk.

  70. megha gadiyannavar

    JAI HIND sir ,
    I am Megha gadiyannavar and presently passed puc 2 nd year science. I want to join Indian Air Force as an officer. Also I am a ncc airwing cadet passed, ncc B certificate with A grade and this year I will be appearing for ncc C certificate exam. Sir, please guide me as I want to join IAF as an officer. Thank you cdt Megha gadiyannavar

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Megha.
      As, you have mentioned that you are interested in joining Indian Air Force then first you have to complete your graduation. Girls can join Indian Army, Navy, Air Force as an officer through only CDS exam. This exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission. For those who desire to join Air Force Academy must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university (Physics and Chemistry in 10+2) or BTech. The age limit for Air Force Academy is 19-24 years.

  71. Sharda Singh Chauhan

    Hello sir
    my name is Sharda Singh Chauhan
    I want to join Indian Army by TES Technical entry scheme I know in tes 70% marks in physics chemistry and maths are compulsory in chemistry and maths I have more than 70% marks but in physics I have less than 70% marks and my father is a retired Indian Army havildar and current he is in DSC Lance Naik so can I get any benefit of my father’s rank so can so I can join Indian Army by tes

    Thank you sir
    Jai Hind

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Sharda.
      As, you have mentioned that you are interested in joining Indian army through TES then you must have minimum 70% aggregate in 12th with PCM. You don’t need 70% marks in each subject but 70% as aggregate. So, if you have scored 70% aggregate(total percentage) in 12th you are eligible to apply for this TES.

  72. Sir I am in 12 class and a sport person at international level I want to join airforce what should I do plz rply me sir

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Tarun.
      As, you have mentioned that you are in 12th and want to join Indian Air Force then NDA exam is the best option for you. This exam is conducted bu UPSC twice a year for 12th appearing and 12th pass out student who aspires to join Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. The age limit for this exam is 16 and half to 19 and half years. But you must have Maths and Physics in class 11th and 12th if you want to join Navy and Air Force. For more details you can search for ‘Complete NDA Selection Process – How To Get Selected’ in the search box of our website.

  73. Hi sir. I am in 12th. How can I join Indian army? I am a commerce student. Plaese sir reply me.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Pawan.
      As, you have mentioned that you are in 12th are are looking forward to join Indian army then your best option is NDA exam. This exam is conducted by UPSC for students who desire to serve the nation. The age limit of this exam is 16 and half to 19 and half. Both 12th appearing and 12th pass student can appear for this exam. For more information regarding NDA exam you can search for ‘Complete NDA Selection Process – How To Get Selected’ in the search box of our website.

  74. Hi I am class 11th standard student. What can I do to become an Indian army officers?

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Sumit.
      It’s really impressive that you are looking forward to join Indian army as officer. As, you have mentioned that you are 11th class student then at present your best option is NDA exam. This exam is conducted by UPSC twice a year. The age limit for this exam is more than 16 and half years and less than 19 and half years. Both 12th appearing and 12th pass put student are eligible to apply for this exam. This is exam is for all those students who desire to join Indian army, Navy and Air Force as officers.
      If you fit in the age limit criteria then next year you can probably give this exam. For more detail about this exam search for ‘Complete NDA Selection Process – How To Get Selected’ in the search box of our website.

  75. Hi sir. Myself Suraj, initially I posted a comment claiming the benefits of relation and C certificate. As you have said that there will be no bonus marks in the written exam(sury auto carto) on the basis of NCC’C’ certificate,then is there any use of ‘C’certificate for this particular entry. Please reply.
    Jai hind

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Suraj.
      As, we have mentioned NCC ‘C’ certificate won’t give you any benefits in the written exam of this post but if you have relation certificate then you will get relaxation in physical standards. For this particular post there is no benefits given on the basis of NCC certificate.

  76. Helo sir
    I’m a solider in Indian army, I have done my graduation. what exam do I have to appear to become officer , is there any possibilities? To write exam and become officer.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Khuks.
      Yes, there are 3 special entries for Indian army soldiers who have passion to become an officer. You can apply for ACC(Army cadet college) exam. The ACC Wing trains soldiers from the regular army for commission as Officers in the Indian Army. The education qualification requires is 12th pass and the age limit is 20-27 years. Then there is PC(SL) which stands for Permanent Commission Special List, which is another type of entry similar to ACC entry. The age limit for this is maximum 40 years, 45 years for Engineers & 45 years for IOB with minimum 10 years of service. The last one is SCO entry. The age limit for this is 28 to 35 years with minimum five years of service and the education qualification required is matric with one year Diploma or above.

  77. hello sir o+ level certificate khon sa hota hai and state mai carrom bott participation ka certificate hai kya 20 marks lag jahai gai sir g

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Vikram.
      DOEACC Society (currently renamed to NIELIT) is an autonomous body under the Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India. They offer various courses related to IT. O+ Level is the first level course they offer, followed by A, B & C Levels. It certifies candidates for basic Computer Proficiency. To get O Level certified, you have to enroll in one of their centers, complete the coursework classes and pass the scheduled set of exams. For o+ level certificate you get bonus 15 Marks in the written exam (For Soldier Clerk / Store Keeper Technical only).

  78. Sir I have completed my C certificate with A grade.I am intrested to join as surveyor automated cartograper in corps of Engineers.I am also possessing Relation certificate.Does this above certificatE’s help to shootup in final merit because vacancies is around 20.Plz Reply.
    Jai Hind

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Suraj.
      As, you have mentioned that you have relation certificate then you would get relaxation on the physical standards only like height, weight and chest. For the survey automated cartographer post there is no bonus marks that is given on the basis of NCC certificate.

  79. Hello sir. I have completed i.sc with biology and my extra subject is math. How can I for apply havildar post?

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi.
      As, you have mentioned that you have completed your 12th and are looking forward to join Indian army as havildar then you have to apply for soldier GD post. Once you have cleared the physical, medical and the written exam you will go for the training and then you will join at havildar post.

  80. Sir,my self Atul yadav I am already working in defense as technical soldier. But I want to join CAPF as assistant commandment in paramilitary forces. My education qualifications are as follows
    1.10+2 PCM
    2.BA FINAL year running from IGNOU (BDP COURSE)

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Atul.
      As, you have mentioned that you want to join CAPF as assistant commandant then you have give the exam organised by UPSC. The education qualification required is bachelor’s degree and the age limit is more than 19 years and less than 25 years. But since you are serving in Indian defense also you might get relaxation of 5 years on upper age limit.

  81. Namaskar sir
    Mere father army SA Havladar post pe hai. Kay mujhe Havladar post mai relaxation mil sakta h?

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Awnish.
      As, you have mentioned that your father is in army then yes, you will get relaxation in both physical standards as well as in the written exam for different post in which you will apply. But for that make sure you must have the relation certificate.

  82. Namaskar main Gautam SharMa Maine 12th pcm se Kee hai main ab army kaise join kru i am 23yr. Old

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Gautam.
      As, you have mentioned that you are 23 years old you can only apply for post like education havildar. Since you have crossed the age limit the best option for you is to apply for CDS exam if you have completed your graduation. Through CDS exam also you can join Indian army.

  83. Hi Sir I have done 10+2 commerce group and in present I m doing B.com . What shall I do to join Indian Air force or Indian Navy.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Sumit.
      As, you have mentioned that you are doing your graduation, after completing that you can prepare for CDS exam. This exam is conducted by UPSC twice a year for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, Officer training academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy.

  84. Sir jco ke liye pahale exam hoga ki physical test

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Gauraw.
      As, per the latest news the written exam will be conducted first. But this is not an official news so, keep yourself updated through our website.

  85. What and how to prepare for the NDA exam which is coming in September.pllease advice me what should I do.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Tarun, let me tell you that you have enough time to prepare for the exam which will be held on 10 September 2017. If you learn to manage time properly, then you would be able to crack the written exam easily. Read 7 Effective Steps To Crack NDA Written Exam in Ist Attempt It will surely help you.

  86. Sir How to prepare for SSB interview and medical test.
    Also, is there any low height required in Indian air force.My height is approx 5’10”.
    Please Help………………..

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Amit. I would suggest you to read Success Mantras to Crack SSB. It will surely help you.

  87. Completed civil engineering b. Tech… From NIT… what to do to get into INDIAN ARMY nd will be my job if I really get there as I don’t know the ranks basics nything clearly…. Plz reply

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Koushik. There is a soldier technical job in Indian army, which i think is suitable for you. The salary for the rank is approximately 25,000 with a grade pay of 1800.

  88. I have done b.com but in 10+2 I’ve done physics n maths so can I be eligible for flying branch in Indian airforce?

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Kartik, with PCM in class 12th, you are eligible eligible to appear in the exam for flying branch in Indian Air Force.

  89. Sir my name is saran.. i have completed 12th science grp. At present im doing bsc ism so what shall I do to join CDS. pls tell me..

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Saran. You are going absolutely right. For now, focus on your graduation. Try to score a good percentage and then you will get eligible to appear in the CDS exam.

  90. Hlw, myself chandranshu from banswara raj.
    I m studying in b.sc 2nd yr in PCM. What are the future scope after final year to join indian armay as a officer rank….

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Chandranshu.
      As, you have mentioned that you are in B.Sc 2nd year, after completing your graduation you can apply for CDS exam if you look forward to join Indian army as an officer. CDS stands for combined defense service exam which is conducted by UPSC twice a year for recruitment in Indian military academy, Indian naval academy, Indian air force academy and officer training academy. The age limit for IMA is 19-24 years, naval academy 19-22 years, 19-23 years for air force and 19-25 years for officer training academy.

  91. Kadamanchi naga srinivas

    Hello sir
    I’m naga srinivas, age 21 years. Recently I completed my bsc (in botany zoology & chemistry) with a 70℅ and inter bipc 86℅ and also completed my ncc with ‘A’ grade. Is their any chance to join Indian army medical corps plz send me msg

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Kadamanchi.
      As, you have mentioned that you look forward to join Indian army medical corps, for that you must have MBBS degree and have cleared the exam in the first or second chance and completed internship as an officer.

  92. Hello.Sir m pramod patil from karnataka I want to join indian army mai engineering final year me hui our meri age 24 hai.TGS entry kaise kar sakta hu..can u help mi sir??

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Pramod.
      All the male engineering students in their final year or passed out can apply for Technical Graduate Course(TGC). The age limit for the is 20-27 years as of first day of month in which course is due to commence. You can apply online through official website of Indian army. Later the Indian army decide the cut off percentage and shortlist the candidates out of all applicants. So at the time of applying, there is no percentage criteria.

  93. Hlw sir I am saurav tiwari and my age is 20 and I m doing b-tech civil branch that time I m in 2nd yr plz tell me how to apply Indian army as a civil engg. And what is maximum age

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Saurav.
      As, you have mentioned you are doing B.tec and are looking forward to join Indian army. You can apply for the soldier technical post if you want join as civil engineer. The maximum age for the post is 23 years. The education qualification required are 12th pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English with 50% marks in aggregate and 40% marks in each subject.

  94. Hii.. Mam I am sunita choudhary… I have completed m.com. …and I am 21 year old… Now I want become a army officer… Can i apply for army officer..plz tell me what should i do?…

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Sunita. As you have completed your graduation, you can appear in the CDS exam to become an army officer.

  95. hlo sir/mam,
    i am Rukhsar Rathore and i am studying in 9th class. …….i want to join Indian army with an officer’s rank .
    I hav some queries pls solve those asap!!!
    [1] What are the benefits of NCC certificates in indian army?
    [2] a girl can apply for NDA exam or not ?
    [3] like in army ,male officer can serve their country for 60years , so can a female army officer can serve her country for 60years?for how many years she can serve her country……..?
    I HOPE I WILL GET MY ANSWERS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!!

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Ruksar.
      Yes, you get benefits of holding a NCC certificate as in written examination, extra marks are given depending upon its grade “A”, “B” or “C” certificate.
      No, a girl cannot apply for NDA but after completing your graduation you can apply in CDS.
      Once you clear your CDS exam you can serve your country.

  96. Sir I am in 12th standard, Commerce. I want to go for a graduation in Defense and Strategic studies before appearing for the CDS. Sir can you please tell me the best colleges that offer the course i.e B.A in Defense and Strategic studies?

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Tuhina.
      We are providing you with a list of colleges that offers this course.
      Government Nagarjuna Post Graduate College of Science, Raipur
      Dhandhai Mata Education Society’s College of Arts, Jalgaon
      Guru Nanak College, Chennai

  97. hello sir i m ketan shaw i want to join air force but now i am in 11 standard with pcm subjects . can u tell me tha t how i can become a airforce pilot…

    1. Hi Ketan.
      If you want to become an airforce pilot than you can apply for NDA examination after completing your 12th, after getting selected in the written examination, you will go through a 3 year training at NDA, Khadakwasla, followed by flying training at air force training establishments. Post this, you will be commissioned as “permanent commission officer” and may be posted as air force pilot at any air force station.

  98. Hi sir…
    I’m completed i.com and i’m an #NCC cadet and i also have #SCOUT B&C certificate.
    Plz.. Tell me what is best for me in indian army?

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Sumit.
      We recommend you to prepare yourself for exams like NDA and CDS, you will get very nice opportunities in Indian Army after clearing these examinations.

  99. Sir, I want to join Indian army . I am in 12th what is better to get a higher post .. Graduation from university or clearing exam after 12th and which one is better NDA or CDS or SSB . Please tell sir .

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Gautam.
      All the three are good. The main difference between them is that, you can apply for NDA just after your 12th or when you are in your 12th standard. But for SSB and CDS, you can apply for these exams after completing your graduation.

  100. Sir,I want to know for correct my d.o.b in relation certificate .please help me to find out the path b/c I am very much eager to join Indian army.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Vikash. There is a feedback form in the official website of Indian army. Do mention your query there to get a suitable answer.

  101. Hello Sir,I am 21 years of age and currently in second year in civil Engineering, and would like to join army after my BE. So, which exam I have to go through or interview to become a lieutenant?

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Satish.
      If you want to apply as lieutenant then you will have to give exams like CDS and NDA. Difference between both is, you can apply for NDA after you have completed your 12th and CDS exam is given after you have completed your graduation. Both the exams are conducted by UPSC and it is conducted twice in a year.

  102. Khazi Mohammed Shujauddin

    Hi sir
    I’m studying B.tech in ceramic engineering, 2nd year. My aim is to become a army officer in Indian army. So can you please help me by showing the guidance and what steps should be taken to become a army officer. I don’t know how to prepare for it,so please help me.
    Thank you.

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Mohammed,
      If you want to become an Indian army officer then you have to appear for either of the two i.e., NDA or CDS. Both the exams are conducted by UPSC twice in a year.
      Eligibility criteria of both exam are:-
      For NDA
      1. The candidate must be an Indian citizen.
      2. The candidate must be an unmarried male.
      3. The candidate must be passed/appeared in 12th with a govt. recognized university.
      4. The candidate must be medically fit.
      5. He must be between 16.5-19 years.

      For CDS
      Candidate should have completed graduation with subjects MATHS and PHYSICS. Candidates who are appearing for final year exam are also eligible.

  103. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

    Hi Rahul.
    According to the criteria you must have scored at least 40% marks in each subject and 50% aggregate in both your 10th and 12th.

  104. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

    Hi Jash.
    May we know your question.

  105. Sir, I have passed class 10(CBSE) with 8.6 CGPA, approx 82% and I aspire to join Indian Army. Is there any exam by which I can join the Indian Army infantry level, and is promotion expectable henceforth ? I am currently facing many difficulties in continuing my studies, but I read in many placed that without +2 there is no place in IA. Sir, is there any way to join the infantry directly with any exam after 10?

    1. akash kumar goswami

      Hi sir. My name is Akash and I have completed my 10th and now I m facing some problem to continue further studies so, can I expect to join in Indian army. And will there be any promotion henceforth. Please help me out I want to join Indian army as soon as possible. Sir clear my doubts so that I can take less stress. I am just 20yr old I’m worried about my future.

    2. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Akash.
      As, you have mentioned that you have completed your 10th class then you can join Indian army at soldier GD post only. Other post like clerk, soldier technical requires higher qualification. We would recommend you to first complete your studies so, that you can apply for higher post. Since you are 20 years old you have only one chance to apply for soldier GD post as the age limit for this post is 17 and half to 21 years. If you get selected for soldier GD post you will get promoted from sepoy/refileman to naik and then to higher post.

  106. Respected sir i am currently studying 10th class Cbse And will opt For MPC in 11th class as i have already read in some comments that u recommended hav them to prepare for NDA for 1yr After passing 12th
    & sir am aiming for getting directly into lieutanent officer post!!!
    I hav three queries pls solve those asap!!!
    i)sir should i hav to complete any B tech engineering course(mech engg) and then write NDA exam or else after 12th directly NDA clearing.
    ii)age in which between we should attend NDA exam.
    iii)sir i am wearing spectacles and long distance sight of right eye: (minus)-1.75, V/A-6/6 & left eye:(minus) -1.25, V/A-6/6
    so sir i was unable to understand the requirements in off website so can u pls clarify these doubts
    because i only want to get into this officer post i love to become an army officer to serve my country sincerely!!!

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Harshith. You seems to be so confused. Don’t worry. Let me tell you that you don’t have to take any sort of degree to appear in the NDA exam, instead you can appear in the exam after completing class 12th. I would suggest you to start the preparation right from the very moment.

      Very soon we will provide you all the information regarding NDA exam. Just be in touch. And yes, do focus on class 11th and 12th.

  107. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

    Hi Manish. As i always recommend my students, for now, do focus on class 12th. Try to secure more and more percentage. There is a soldier clerk post in Indian army which requires an aggregate of 60% and 55% in each subject in class 12th. Once you will be done with your high school with a good percentage, you will be able to apply for this post.

    1. Hello sir mera name vishal hai aur mai up se hu. Mera army relation hai father ka aur meri hight 168 cm hai to kya mai gd me apply kar sakta hu? Plz reply me sir.

    2. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Vishal.
      The education qualification required for the post of soldier GD is 10th passed with 45% aggregate and 33 % in each subject. If you fulfill all the eligibility criteria then you can apply for the post. As, you have mentioned that your father is in army then you can make the relation certificate which will give you number of benefits like relaxation in physical standards and bonus marks in the written exam.

  108. hello sir I m bhoir pravin from maharashtra. Im 10 passed with 73% and 12sci with 65%.As your thinking what type of post will I achieve in indian army.Just I studying In mechanical engineering second year.and one more question is that “after joining indian army I want complete my engineering and MBA. is this possible with in army?”
    Thank you sir.

    1. Hello Pravin,
      Considering your percentage, you can apply for any trade of army. Since you are doing engineering, therefore i will suggest you to apply for technical if you want to apply for JCO/OR post.

      There are much better option for you, like you can apply for UES, TGC, and of course CDS. But for this you will need to complete your graduation.

      Answering your 2nd question, you can complete your studies after joining army, but you will have to apply as private. Leave for exams will be given.

  109. Hello sir my name is Harikrishnan (B.Com Graduate) and i am going to wright the combined defence service examination
    (UPSC) exam on feb 5th 2017, can u suggest me any books for that, ? or anything for my preparation,?
    if any coaching centers are available for that ?

    1. Prof. Divyanshi Sharma

      Hi Harikrishnan. Here are some books for the CDS preparation. You can buy them online by clicking on the link below :

      Chapterwise-Sectionwise Solved Paper of CDS Mathematics| English |General Ability
      CDS 10 Years Topic-wise Solved Papers 2007-2016 (with free GK E-books)
      Chapterwise Section wise Solved Papers CDS Combined Defence Services Examination

      Yes, there may be so many coaching institutes for the preparation of CDS exam but still, as i always recommend my students, i would suggest you to focus on self study. Once you will be done with the syllabus of CDS exam, practice previous year papers and sample papers. They gonna help you a lot.
      Good Luck.

  110. Dear student’s defense life is very adventurous. If you want to become an army officer, then you must be a transeparent person and respect every one. You can join Indian army for all post according your eligibility. Jai hind.

  111. Sir me 12 arts pass hu 62% ke sath to me indian army me kese offisers exam de sakta hu nda me to sir meri age nikal gai he pls anny option ..jay hind. Pls answer. Pls help

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