This article will be of help to students studying in 12th and 11th Arts stream. Students who have just cleared 12th Arts stream may also make use of it. Here, you will be reading about how Arts stream students may join Indian Army as an Officer right after 12th. I’ve covered topics such as- Entry name, examination details, important dates, eligibility criteria- age and educational requirements, application and selection process.
How to join Indian Army as an Officer directly after 12th?
Right after 12th, if an Arts stream student wants to join Indian Army as a Commissioned Officer, he will have to make use of NDA Entry. Let us check out some important details about NDA Entry-
NDA Entry Overview-
- Nationality- only Indian candidates may apply
- Gender- Only Male candidates may make use of NDA Entry
- Marital status- Unmarried
- Age limit- between 16½ to 19½ years of age (on the first day of the month in which the course starts)
- Training details- 3 years at NDA followed by 1 year training at IMA
- Vacancy (Army)- 208
- Advertisement/Notification date- June and December
- Organization holding the examination- UPSC
Note that Arts stream students are eligible to apply for Indian Army only, using the NDA Entry!
1 Age limit
As mentioned above, candidate has to be between 16½ to 19½ years of age, on the first day of the month in which the course starts. Candidate must be unmarried.
2 Educational Qualifications
Candidate should have passed 10+2 Standard Schooling (Any stream) from a recognized Board for selection into Indian Army. Note that Arts stream students aren’t eligible to apply for Indian Navy or IAF, using NDA Entry.
The examination is conducted by UPSC. UPSC puts out advertisements and notifications about NDA Entry usually in the months of June and December. Candidates will have to keep an eye on UPSC websites as well as prominent newspapers and employment magazines.
After the advertisement has been put out, eligible candidates may apply online. The application process is entirely online. Payment of examination fees also has to be made online. All this can be done on UPSC website.
After applying online, candidates will get call letters for the NDA written examination.
The first stage of the selection process is NDA written examination. Students who secure minimum qualification marks in NDA written examination are then called to appear for SSB Interview. For some very useful NDA examination tips, check out the article mentioned below-
Also read- NDA exam tips
SSB Interview starts off with a screening test. Candidates who manage to clear the screening test are then supposed to stay at the SSB Centre for 1 week and undergo a series of Physical, Intelligence and Psychological tests. For more details about SSB Interview and some very useful SSB Interview tips, check out the article mentioned below-
Also read- SSB Interview tips
How to join Indian Army as an Officer after 12th Science
Candidates who manage to clear the SSB Interview gets ‘recommended’ by the Selection Board. They are then subjected to detailed Physical and Medical examinations. Candidates who clear the Medical examination part will get a chance to feature in the merit list.
The merit list if an all India level one. It is created keeping in account the marks scored by candidates in NDA written, SSB Interview and Medical examination! Final selection of candidates for training will be done on the basis of this merit list and vacancy for the Army wind at NDA.
Selected candidates will have to undergo three years’ training at National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Pune. This is followed by 1 year training at Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. After finishing both training sets, successful candidates will be inducted into the Indian Army as Lieutenants (Commissioned Officer post).
This entry is for those Arts stream students, who wants to join the Indian Army right after 12th. Arts stream students may also join the Indian Army after completing 3 or 4 years long Graduation course (from a recognized University), using Graduate UPSC as well as Graduate Non UPSC Entry schemes.
NDA is not for female why?
Gender-only for male candidates why?
sir first of all thank you for giving us such a nice information
i want to ask you sir that there is any benefit for scout and guide students in eligibilty test of NDA
and sir what i have to prepare for written exam and what are the criteria for physical test and SSB
thank you sir.
sir i am Aman i want to know about NDA entry can you help me and also can you tell how i get the NDA entry plzzzzz sir
a boy who is in army wants to apply for officer rank can he apply?
IF I cracked NDA with arts steam , what will happen with me ? What will i do B.A. , B.sc ?? Please sir give something answers
sir my DoB IS 22.06.1999
My age is 18 year 7 month
Can i join NDA
your article is very help ful for me
Sir I am Jahangeer Ahmad Khan from Kashmir I am arts student for 1st year may I join clerk post in Indian Army please sir reply back please
sir how to use nda entry plzz explain
sir my name is shrikant dange mai 11th Arts student hoon mujhe indian army join karni hai.to aap mujhe guide karo.please sir…
Shrikant, use NDA entry to join Indian Army right after 12th. You’ll have to undergo 4 years (combined) training though.
sir , i would like to know that did arts students want to study science and mathematics as subjects for writting nda exam.
we are not suppose to study both ,so my question is their any other options.
Aneesh, Arts stream students may join the Indian Army though, using the NDA entry. No need to study science and mathematics separately for that!
I join in a indian army
My name. Mohd kabir
Kiya mujhe army ma job milsakti hai.
Study. BA part 2nd year
My date of birth.3-4-1994
Sir g help me
Army job is best .
Army job best rules and regulations
Life depend on rules and regulations
Without rules and regulation no life
Sir please reply?
Kabir, you may try CDSE entry after completing Graduation.
very nice i like to join
mujhe mere papa ji ki jugha army me job mil skti h kya?
mere papa army me lance nayak thye,to kya mujhe mere papa ji ki jugha army me job mil skti h kya?
study- Ba 3rd year Running 2016
sir me khaa try kru jis se mujhe job mil ske,
help me sir?