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The Indian Armed Forces:

The Indian Armed Forces are the military forces of the Republic of India. It consists of three professional uniformed services: the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Air Force. Additionally, the Indian Armed Forces are supported by the Indian Coast Guard and paramilitary organisations.

Defence Exam Tips:

PERSONAL INTERVIEW (PI) & Tips:
The PI is the assessment of the candidate by the I.O usually in the rank of colonel i.e. who is the President or Deputy President of the board. The I.O reads well the PIQ filled by the candidate on the first day, before the candidate is called inside the room. Thus the I.O cross checks the information given by the candidate in the P.I.Q by triggering some basic questions, and also triggering a series of questions at a stretch which are called as Rapid Fire Questions (RPF). He notes down the responses and checks whether the candidate is truthful with his answers. So, nothing to worry about the PI friends, just be calm and go with good preparation. It will be easy to crack the process.To make the whole process a cake walk, the only way is to be honest and truthful. Do not tell a lie or try to bluff  the I.O, he has enormous experience to see through you.

The simple quote about selection process is “BE YOURSELF”, if we are truthful to the I.O, we will give our answers boldly and confidently. The I.O also expects the same from the candidates. Make sure that you anticipate the questions the I.O is likely to ask you from the information you have provided in your PIQ form and work out your answers in advance. Be reasonably conversant with the important happenings in the country and around the world.

Pay attention to the following aspects:
• First impression and Dress code.
• Conduct during the process
• Crystal clear thoughts and explanations
• Be truthful to the I.O (Not beating around the bush)
• Maintain a cheerful disposition while answering
• Don’t lose your ground even tough questions
• Analysing capability

 

First Impression:-
Enter the hall with a smile and calm face, as this shows that you are not nervous. Also wear a formal dress. Walk with head held high, with upraised shoulder and chest. This gives you a positive and confident look. Also, before entering into the hall, ask for permission and wait for the response, if you got the response from I.O open the door with a smiling face (the smile should be true) and march ahead into the room with confidence, and wish the officer as per the time.(good morning, evening, etc.)

Also stand behind the chair of the candidate and don’t stand in front of the chair, seeks permission from the officer to sit. If the permission is granted he should thank the officer and sit comfortably without shaking or changing the position of the chair.

Dress Code:-
It is better to wear a light color shirt and dark color trouser as this gives you a decent professional look. Also wear a tie (depending on the weather) which looks good on your shirt and pant colors.

Conduct during the process:-
Body language plays a vital role in this process. Experts says that nonverbal communication plays a main role in the process. Sit in an upright manner, also don’t shake your hands, fingers, or legs during the process. The officer matches the response with your body language. Maintain a proper eye contact with the I.O. Keep your breath normal.

Your body language says 93% about you to the official rather than what you are saying from your mouth. The Body Language technique is a subject in the Defence, Criminal Investigations, Master of Business and Administration (M.B.A) and in various recruiting private agencies. Let me come to the body language during the interview situation.

You should adopt the correct Body language at the following stages of the interview:-
• Waiting for your turn.
• Walking inside the room. (Entering)
• Hand Shake.
• Sitting on the chair.
• Body gestures during conversation with the I.O.
• Eye movements.
• Leaving the I.O’s room.

1)  Waiting for your turn:-
At times, the candidates may have to wait for a while before the interview commences.

While waiting for the process:-
Don’t put your arms on your cheeks or rest your face in your palms, as this shows that you are somewhat disinterested.
Never look out when two people are debating. This shows that you are not interested in the conversation. If you can converse with them it is ok, or else, take a magazine and start reading it.
Don’t shake your legs or toes, this shows that you are extra- anxious.

How to look good while waiting for the process:-
• Sit relaxed and start to read any magazine or novels, as this relaxes your
   mind and keeps you at ease.
• Try and converse with the other candidates on a good constructive topic.
   This shows that person can adopt to a new environment.
• Never discuss technical things before going for an interview as this
  creates avoidable stress just prior to the interview.

 

2) Walking inside the room (Entering):-
This is the first thing we do in the process. This includes:-

• Seeking permission to enter the room and walking inside.
• Standing and seeking permission to sit on the chair.

Seeking permission to enter into the room:-

While asking permission, be normal and need not raise your voice. Ask confidently, may I come in Sir or shall I come in Sir. After getting permission walk into the room.

Walking:-
While walking into the room, walk with head held high and upraised chest and shoulders. This shows your confidence level. If you walk with your head looking down, it shows that you are anxious or thinking about the process. Also note that while walking, don’t look arrogant or over confident of yourself.

Don’t keep your hands into your pant pocket, leave it free and walk, this shows that you want to be secured. Don’t repeatedly touch your shirt buttons, wrist watch or anything else. This shows that you are anxious or nervous. Don’t see the time before entering into the room, if you know that I.O is watching you.

3) Hand Shake:-
Do not offer your hand for a hand shake. Wait for the I.O to offer his hand for a handshake. If he offers, give a firm hand shake. This proves that you are confident person. If you offer your hand for a handshake first, it may be interpreted as that you are forcing the I.O for a handshake. It’s not necessary for the I.O to have handshakes with all the candidates who are coming to him. While giving a handshake, have a smile on your face and watch the eyes of the I.O. Don’t look at your hands. Don’t withdraw your hand first while handshaking, which shows that you are disinterested in that person.

4) Sitting on the Chair:-
Most candidates don’t care about this aspect while going for the process. But this plays a major role in non verbal communication of the selection.

After entering the room and walking near the official table, there will be chair offered to you to sit for the conversation. In this scenario, you have to ask permission to sit in the chair. You should not stand in front of the chair. The best thing is stand behind the chair and wait for the I.O to give permission. If the permission is not granted then politely ask permission with a smile to sit.

5) Body gestures during conversation with the I.O:-
 This part is a very important part of the selection. As this shows many of 
  your qualities to the I.O. I say some of the do’s and dont’s.

• Never use fingers to scratch your eyes, nose or mouth while talking to the
   I.O, which shows that you may be lying.
• Try to look towards the I.O.
• Don’t shake legs, hands during the conversation.
• Don’t look towards the exit door, as this shows that you are eagerly
   waiting to close the conversation.
• Never insert your legs inside the chair, this also shows your disinterest in
  the process.
• Place your hands over your knee area and avoid unnecessary
   movements.

6) Eye Movements:-
During the conversation with the I.O, try and keep an eye contact with I.O. Avoiding an eye contact indicates a lack of self confidence. Moreover, when a person is telling a lie or tries to manipulate an answer, he would find it difficult to keep an eye contact.

7) Leaving the I.O’s room:-
• Don’t move the chair while leaving the seat.
• Do not look down while leaving the room, as it shows low self confidence.
  Instead, walk with head held high and upraised chest. This shows your
  confidence.
• If the I.O offers his hand for a handshake, do shake his hand with a firm
  grip.
• Close the door of the room slowly, and don’t bang it while leaving the
  room.

Think and express clearly:-
Answers coming from the candidate should be unambiguous. If the I.O asks a question, the candidate is required to think about it and make a clear answer with explanations. Never give yes/no replies to the answers. If you have limited knowledge of the topic, tell the I.O accordingly and he would appreciate your intellectual honesty.

Keep Smiling:-
A genuine smile shows that you are not under stress, but a fake smile will do avoidable damage. Also, a fake smile is easily noticeable.

Don’t lose your ground even while answering tough questions:-

It’s not easy to win over an argument with the I.O, as they have considerable experience. To avoid this situation, don’t argue with the I.O. The I.O expects that the candidate should not lose his ground, and face situations tactfully. If you have sound knowledge of the subjects then give positive replies and don’t lose your grounds. Tackle the questions with presence of mind and show your knowledge and positive approach with your replies.

Presence of mind and Analysing capability:-
The analysing capability is an important quality of an officer and most candidates have this ability. But an I.O checks whether you are using your analysing capability while handling tough situations. He does this throughout the process by triggering various questions at different situations.

MEDICAL STANDARDS

OFFICER ENTRY

Medical Standards On Officer Entry

The candidates recommended by Service Selection Board undergo medical examination at nearest Service Hospitals. The medical examination procedure for candidates is as follow:-

(a) Special Medical Board (SMB). Special Medical Board (SMB) of officer candidates will be held at designated hospitals over duration of five to six days. Candidates will be declared Fit/Temporary Unfit or Permanent Unfit. Candidates declared Temporary Unfit are to report back to the hospital for examination after the specified time. Candidates who still do not qualify will be declared Permanent Unfit.

(b) Appeal Medical Board (AMB). Candidates who are declared Permanent Unfit by Special Medical Board are eligible for Appeal Medical Board after depositing a sum of Rs. 40/- in the Government Treasury. No fees will be charged from Temporarily Unfit candidates. Unfit candidates get a maximum of 42 days to report for AMB at designated Command Hospital. Candidates declared unfit by Appeal Medical Board are eligible to appeal for Review Medical Board.

(c) Review Medical Board (RMB). The President of Appeal Medical Board will intimate the candidate, the reason of his/ her unfitness through a leaflet and guide him / her for Review Medical Board. However, he will explain to the candidate that holding of the Review Medical Board is at the discretion of DGMS(Navy) and DGAFMS based on the merits of the case and it is not his/her right. RMBs are conducted at Army Research & Referral Hospital Delhi and Armed Force Medical College Pune.

 

 

 MEDICAL STANDARDS

(a) Height:- The preferable height for a candidate of 18 years of age is 157 cm for males and 152 cm for females.

Medical Standard for Graduate Entries-

(i) Height and Weight: Minimum height: 162.5 cms with correlated weight, Leg Lengt : Min – 99 cms. Max – 120 cms. Thigh Length : Max – 64 cms. Sitting Height: Min – 81.5 cms. Max – 96 cms.

(b) Weight:- Table showing correlation between age, height and weight are given at for Male and Female candidates respectively. This is to be used as a guide making allowance for build as necessary. The criteria for selection should be general build of the body and proportionate development rather than rigid, adherence to the above standards. Overweight and Underweight individuals who are otherwise fit in every respect may be accepted at the discretion of the Recruiting Medical Officer / Medical Board. The weight should not however vary from the average by more than 10%.

(c) Anthropometric Measurement :- The acceptable anthropometric standard for aviation entries i.e. Short Service Commission(Aviation & Observer) entry for both male and female are as follows:-

Minimum Sit Height – 162.5 cm

Sitting Height – Minimum 81.5 cm, Maximum – 96.0 cm

Leg Length – Minimum – 99.0 cm, Maximum – 120.0 cm

Thigh Length – Maximum – 64.0 cm

 

AIR FORCE MEDICAL STANDARDS
PHYSICAL STANDARDS

Physical fitness is one of the most important prerequisites for joining the Air Force. Irrespective of the branch you are applying for, you must fulfill some basic physical standards. Listed below are some guidelines that identify the general physical requirements that are

Common For All Candidates.

 You must be in good physical and mental health and free from any disease/ disability, which is likely to   interfere with efficient performance of duties. There    should be no evidence of weak constitution or bodily defects. The height and weight standards for men and women differ. Click to view the appropriate standards for each.

MEN*
WOMEN*

Your chest should be well developed. The minimum range of expansion after full inspiration should be 5 cm. There should be no disease of bones and joints of the body. You should be free of any past history of mental breakdown or fits. Your hearing should be normal without any evidence of present or past disease of the ear, nose and throat. There should be no sign of functional or organic disease of the heart and blood vessels. Your blood pressure should also be normal.

The muscles of the abdomen should be well developed without any enlargement of the liver or spleen.  Any evidence of disease of internal organs of the abdomen can be cause for rejection.

 An un-operated hernia can make you unfit for selection. If operated, this should have been done at   least six months prior to the present examination and healing should be complete without any potential for recurrence.

 There should be no hydrocele, varicocele or piles. If operated for hydrocele and/or varicocele, this should have been done at least six months prior to the present examination and healing should be complete without any recurrence.

Urine examination will be done and any abnormality, if detected, can be a cause for rejection.
Any disease of the skin, which is likely to cause disability or disfigurement, will also be a cause for rejection. Vision will be tested. You must have good binocular vision. In case you have undergone or are detected to have undergone Radial Keratotomy,   or any other procedure to improve the visual acuity, you will be permanently rejected.

You should have sufficient number of natural and sound teeth. A minimum of 14 dental points will be acceptable. When 32 teeth are present, the total dental points are 22. You should not be suffering from severe Pyorrhea.

THE FOLLOWING ARE CONDITIONS PERTAINING TO WOMEN THAT WILL ENTAIL REJECTION FOR ALL AIR FORCE DUTIES: 

a. Acute or chronic pelvic infection
b. Severe menorrhagia
c. Severe dysmenorrheal
d. Complete prolapsed of uterus
e. Pregnancy/ Amenorrhea

 ANY OTHER GYNECOLOGICAL CONDITION, IF SO CONSIDERED BY THE SPECIALIST

 MEDICAL STANDARDS FOR THE FLYING BRANCH (ADDITIONAL)

If you are applying for the flying branch, you must remember that apart from the general physical standards, there are some standards that are specifically applicable to you. Listed below are the physical requirements applicable to both men and women applying to the flying branch.

1. Anthropometric measurements – the acceptable anthropometric measurements for both men and        women are as follows:

• Minimum height – 162.5 cms
• Leg length – minimum- 99 cms.maximum- 120 cms
• Thigh length – maximum- 64 cms
• Sitting height -minimum- 81.5 cms. Maximum- 96 cms

2.  X-ray of cervical and Lumbosacral spine will be carried out.

3.  The following conditions detected Radio logically will disqualify a candidate for all air force duties:-

• Granulomatous disease of spine
• Arthritis / Spondylosis

1) Rheumatoid arthritis and allied disorders
2) Ankylosing Spondylitis
3) Osteoarthritis, Spondylosis and degenerative joint disease.
4) Non-Articular Rheumatism (e.g. lesions of the rotator cuff, tennis elbow, recurrent lumbago etc).
5) Misc disorders including Sle, Polymyositis and Vasculitis.
6) Spondylolisthesis / Spondylolysis.
7) Compression fracture of vertebra
8) Scheuerman’s disease (adolescent Kyphosis)
9) Loss of cervical Lordosis when associated with clinically restricted movements of cervical Spine.
10) Unilateral / Bilateral cervical ribs with Demonstrable Neurological or Circulatory deficit.

• Any other abnormality as so considered by the specialist. 

IN ADDITION, FOR FLYING BRANCHES THE UNDER MENTIONED RULES WILL ALSO APPLY:-

1.Spinal anomalies acceptable for flying duties

• Bilateral complete Sacralisation of lv5 and bilateral complete Lumbarisation of sv1.
• Spina bifida in Sacrum and in lv5, if completely Sacralised.
• Complete block (fused) vertebrae in cervical and dorsal spine at a single level.

2. SPINAL CONDITION NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR FLYING DUTIES :- 

• Scoliosis more than 15 by cobb’s method
• Degenerative disc disease.
• Presence of Schmorl’s node at more than one level.
• Atlanto occipital and Atlanto-axial anomalies.
• Hemi vertebra and / or incomplete block (fused) vertebra at more than one level in cervical or dorsal spine.
• Unilateral Sacralisation or Lumbarisation (complete or incomplete) at all levels and bilateral in complete Sacralisation or Lumbrarisation.

3.  VISION

• 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other, correctable to 6/6 only for Hypermetropia. ) manifest Hypermetropia must not exceed +2.0d sph, myopia – nil and astigmatism +0.75 d cyl (within +2.0 d – max)
•  Near vision n-5 each eye.
•  Color vision cp-1(ml t).
• Lasik surgery for correction of vision is admissible in transport and helicopter streams of short service commission (flying branch) if the following conditions are fulfilled at the time of air force   medical examination.
•  Lasik surgery should not have been carried out before the age of 20 years.

1. The axial length of the eye should not be more than 25.5 mm as measured by iol master.
2. At least twelve months should have lapsed post uncomplicated stable Lasik. No history or evidence of any complication.
3. The post Lasik corneal thickness as measured by a corneal pachymeter should not be less than 450 microns.
4. Individuals with high refractive errors (>6d) prior to Lasik are to be excluded.  
5. Candidates must not suffer from color or night blindness.

4. OCCULAR MUSCLE BALANCE – PHORIAS WITH THE MADDOX ROD TEST MUST NOT EXCEED       

AT 6 METERS

•    Exophoria 6 prism diopters
•    Esophoria 6 prism diopters
•    Hyperphoria 1 prism diopters
•    Hypophoria 1 prism diopters
 

AT 33 Cm

•     Exophoria 16 prism diopters
•     Esophoria 6 prism diopters
•     Hyperphoria 1 prism diopters
•     Hypophoria 1 prism diopters

It may be noted that the air force medical board is the final authority while deciding the medical fitness for joining the Indian air force.

MEDICAL STANDERDS FOR INDIAN ARMY

The board conducting the medical test consists of male and female doctors and gynecologists and specialists. In case of women candidates, a lady medical officer is present and the entire proceedings are confidential. The aim of the test is to find out if there are any disabilities that could manifest in the future, apart from any current problems.

Tests conducted are in the form of blood tests, urine tests, and check up of the eye, ear, throat, nose and an entire external check up. The heart and BMI check up is also done along with urine and dental check up. The blood test identifies transferable diseases and any potential in this regard. Eye check up is done to overrule myopia.

For ARMY the distant vision must be 6/6, either with glasses or without. The standard for color vision is CP-3 and the candidate must be able to recognize the colors red and green. Myopia should e within 3.5D and this includes Astigmatism

PHYSICAL STANDERD

Physical fitness is a must with the candidates having a height of 157.5 cm at the minimum. The minimum height is 162.5 cm or according to the standard chart of age-height-weight ratio. A minimum height of 5 cms less than this is allowed for Gorkhas and for applicants from the North eastern region.

The minimum height for women is 142 cms and weight is 36 kgs at the least. The weight is also checked out at the medical examination. The correct weight is identified according to the standard chart of height, weight and age of the candidate. In case of a boy of 18 years, the minimum weight is 44 kgs with a height of 142.5 cm. In case of a boy of 22 years, the ideal weight should be 55 kg with 173 cm height

1.  The chest should be well developed and x ray of the chest is compulsorily done. The candidate   should not have any bones or joints diseases or any past history of any mental disease, fits and so on.

The hearing is also checked and it should be normal. The candidate should be able to hear what is known as a forced whisper from a 610 cms distance under quiet conditions.

Tests are done to detect any functional r organic illness of blood vessels and heart and to check whether the blood pressure is normal. There should be no enlargement of liver of spleen.

In case of hernia and piles that has not yet been operated, the candidate will be declared as unfit.

The urine is checked for any abnormalities, and in case of such abnormalities, the candidate can be rejected. No skin disease is accepted.

Dental check up stipulates 14 dental points in case of 32 teeth. Candidates suffering from severe Pyorrhea will be rejected.

Group – X

The Indian Air Force is the air arm of the Indian armed forces. Its complement of personnel and aircraft assets ranks fourth amongst the air forces of the world. Its primary mission is to secure Indian airspace and to conduct aerial warfare during armed conflict. It was officially established on 8 October 1932 as an auxiliary air force of the British Empire which honored India’s aviation service during World War II with the prefix Royal. After India gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1947, the name Royal Indian Air Force was kept and served in the name of Dominion of India. With the government’s transition to a Republic in 1950, the prefix Royal was removed after only three years.

Indian Air Force Group X Exam is conducted for technical and non technical airmen vacancies in the force. The Central Airmen Selection Board (CASB) is tasked with the responsibility of selection and enrollment. CASB has 14 airmen selection centers located all over India. Candidates who clear this exam are first required to undergo 12 weeks of Joint Basic Phase Training at Basic Training Institute Belgaum (Karnataka). After successful completion of JBPT candidates are allotted trades and then provided trade specific training. On completion of trade specific training airmen are deployed for ground based duties as per their trade.

EXAMINATION DETAILS

EXAM- GROUP X

Forms- December & January,
Exam- 10 & 11 March
Age Limit – 17 to 21 years

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

Passed Intermediate / 10+2 / equivalent examination with subjects of Mathematics, Physics and English, with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English

MODE OF SELECTION

• Written Test
Adaptability Test
Physical Fitness Test
Interview & Medical Examination

SELECTION PROCEDURE

Physical Fitness Test (PFT):-

Candidates passing the written test are required to undergo Physical Fitness Test (PFT). Passing the PFT is mandatory. The PFT for all trades [except IAF (Security)] consists of a 1.6 km run to be completed within 8 minutes. The PFT for IAF (Security) trade includes a 2.4 Km run & 5 Km run to be completed in 15 minutes & 30 minutes respectively. Candidates above 27 years of age will be given relaxation in PFT timing as per existing norms (Applicable to serving NC (E) s only). Candidates completing PFT faster are awarded additional marks on a sliding scale.

Interview:

Candidates passing PFT will be interviewed by a team of Officers & Warrant ranks. Interview is normally conducted in English as such working knowledge is necessary.

Medical:-

Candidates who have been recommended for interview will be medically examined by the Recruitment Medical Team as per

All India Select List (AISL):-

Candidates who pass the written Test, complete PFT within the given time, clear the interview and have undergone medical examination are arranged in the All India Select List (AISL). The inclusion of names of the candidates in the AISL depends upon the performance of the candidates in the selection test and number of vacancies to be filled. Candidates are enrolled in the Indian Air Force as per the existing vacancies.

EXAMINATION SCHEDULE

 

 

 

Paper

Availability of Forms

Date of Examination

X GROUP

Dec /Jan

10 & 11 March

  

Age Limits, Sex And Marital Status Candidate born between 13 January 1998 and 02 January 2002 (both days inclusive) are eligible to apply. In case, a candidate clears all the stages of the Selection Procedure, then the upper age limit as on date of enrolment is 17 to 21 years

APER PATTERN (10+2 STANDERD)

SUBJECT

DURATION

MARKS

QUESTION

MATHEMATICS

2.5hrs

300

120

TOTAL

 

900

 

Group – Y

The Indian Air Force is the air arm of the Indian armed forces. Its complement of personnel and aircraft assets ranks fourth amongst the air forces of the world. Its primary mission is to secure Indian airspace and to conduct aerial warfare during armed conflict. It was officially established on 8 October 1932 as an auxiliary air force of the British Empire which honored India’s aviation service during World War II with the prefix Royal. After India gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1947, the name Royal Indian Air Force was kept and served in the name of Dominion of India. With the government’s transition to a Republic in 1950, the prefix Royal was removed after only three years.s.

Indian Air Force Group Y Exam is conducted for non technical airmen vacancies in the force. The Central Airmen Selection Board (CASB) is tasked with the responsibility of selection and enrollment. CASB has 14 airmen selection centers located all over India. Candidates who clear this exam are first required to undergo 12 weeks of Joint Basic Phase Training at Basic Training Institute Belgaum (Karnataka). After successful completion of JBPT candidates are allotted trades and then provided trade specific training. On completion of trade specific training airmen are deployed for ground based duties as per their trade.

EXAMINATION DETAILS

EXAM- GROUP Y

Forms- December & January,
Exam- 10 & 11 March
Age Limit – 17 to 21 years

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

Passed Intermediate / 10+2 / equivalent examination with subjects of Mathematics, Physics and English, with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English

MODE OF SELECTION

• Written Test
Adaptability Test
Physical Fitness Test
Interview & Medical Examination

Candidate born between 13 January 1998 and 02 January 2002 (both days inclusive) are eligible to apply.,
In case, a candidate clears all the stages of the Selection Procedure, then the upper age limit as on date of enrolment is 21 years
• 17 to 21 years

SELECTION PROCEDURE

Physical Fitness Test (PFT):-

Candidates passing the written test are required to undergo Physical Fitness Test (PFT). Passing the PFT is mandatory. The PFT for all trades [except IAF (Security)] consists of a 1.6 km run to be completed within 8 minutes. The PFT for IAF (Security) trade includes a 2.4 Km run & 5 Km run to be completed in 15 minutes & 30 minutes respectively. Candidates above 27 years of age will be given relaxation in PFT timing as per existing norms (Applicable to serving NC (E) s only). Candidates completing PFT faster are awarded additional marks on a sliding scale.

Interview:

Candidates passing PFT will be interviewed by a team of Officers & Warrant ranks. Interview is normally conducted in English as such working knowledge is necessary.

Medical:-

Candidates who have been recommended for interview will be medically examined by the Recruitment Medical Team as per

EXAMINATION SCHEDULE

Paper

Availability of Forms

Date of Examination

Y GROUP

Dec /Jan

10 & 11 March

PAPER PATTERN (10+2 STANDERD)

SUBJECT

DURATION

MARKS

QUESTIONS

ENGLISH

45 Minutes

20

20

REASONING

45 Minutes

15

15

G.A

45 Minutes

15

15

ABOUT AA

As an Artificer, you will undergo the best technical training to hold very responsible positions as a sailor of the Indian Navy. Management of men in addition to the technical challenges of operation and maintaining some of the most complex systems and sophisticated equipment are the major responsibilities of the Artificer.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The job specification of an artificer (as per specialisation) includes working on steam powered machinery, diesel and gas turbines, guided missiles and other automatically controlled weapon, sensors avionic equipment, computers and highly advanced radio and electrical power systems.

TRAINING & ADVANCEMENT

Candidates selected will undergo nine weeks’ Basic Training at INS Chilka followed by Professional training in the allotted trade at various Naval Training Establishments. Branch/ Trade will be allocated as per the requirement of Service.

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

Artificer Apprentices undergo various professional courses as per Service requirement. The Indian Navy Artificer Apprenticeship Diploma is also recognized by the Ministry of Human Resources Development.

QUALIFICATION & REQUIREMENT

Qualified in 10+2 examination with 60% or more marks in aggregate with Maths & Physics and at least one of these subjects; Chemistry/Biology/Computer science from an educational board recognized by Central/State Government.
The age for Artificer Apprentice candidate should be between 17-20 years on the day of enrolment.

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SSR

As compared to other profession in the civilian world, the Indian navy has great deal to offer to young men and women.

ABOUT SSR

As a Sailor, you will become part of a highly technical Organization. You will be required to serve in powerful, modern ships such as Aircraft Carriers, Guided Missile Destroyers and Frigates, Replenishment Ships and highly technical and fascinating submarines and aircraft..

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work is divided amongst different teams that do different kinds of jobs. It could be operations of various equipment such as radars, sonars or communications or firing of weapons such as missiles, guns or rockets.

TRAINING & ADVANCEMENT

Candidates selected will undergo 22 weeks Basic Training at INS Chilka followed by Professional training in the allotted trade in various Naval Training Establishments. Branch/ Trade will be allocated as per the requirement of Service..

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

You may undergo various professional courses as per service requirement and certificates of equivalent qualifications from various Universities are being awarded on successful completion of courses. You will get “Graduation Equivalent Certificate” on retirement after completion of 15 years of service.

QUALIFICATION & REQUIREMENT

Qualified in 10+2 examination with Maths & Physics and at least one of these subjects; Chemistry/Biology/Computer science from an educational board recognized by Central/State Government.
The age for SSR candidate should be between 17-21 years on the day of enrolment.
Selection procedure: sailors entry-aa/ssr

EXAMINATION DETAILS

EXAM- SSR (I & II)

• Application Forms- February & March
Exam- March & September
Age Limit – 17 to 21 years

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

Qualified in 10+2/equivalent examination with Maths and Physics and at least one of these subjects; Chemistry/Biology/Computer Science

MODE OF SELECTION

Written Test
Physical Fitness Test
Medical Examination

Written Examination

  • The question paper will be bilingual (Hindi/English) and objective type
    • Question Paper will comprise of four sections i.e. English, Science, Mathematics & General Knowledge
    • The standard of the question paper will be that of 10+2 and the syllabus for the exam is available on website – www.joinindianavy.gov.in
    • Duration of question paper will be of one hour
    • The candidates are required to pass in all sections and in aggregate

PAPER PATTERN (10+2 STANDERD)

Name of the Subject

NO. OF QUESTION

Duration of the Examination

Science

25

1 Hour

General Knowledge

25

1 Hour

English

25

1 Hour

Mathematics

25

1 Hour

Total

100

 

The National Defence Academy located in Pune, Maharashtra is the common platform for training the three wings of Indian Defence namely Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force. NDA is the core foundation for a career in the Indian military services. Training as well as education program has a 4 year time period. In the initial three years cover courses in all subjects for a University Degree plus the basic training of basic military sciences. After the successful completion of the three years the cadet gets a University Degree. The final year puts more emphasis on the specialization into the particular branch of the Indian military services that a cadet desires to join. Army cadets go to the IMA at Dehra Dun, Air Force cadets to the flying training establishments in Hyderabad and the Naval cadets for Midshipman training to the Training Ships. Driven by the inspirational Words (Aim-Act-Achieve) for success in life. To achieve our goals we should have an Aim and with full focus on work on achieving it that every individual is born to succeed. Defence academy Chennai’s direction as an organisation is led by its founder Colonel CS Jayavel (Retd) and was established in the year 2005. The academy relentlessly works towards realising the dream of our founder Colonel C.S Jayavel and co-founders Mr. Surendran & Ms. Tanzeela Wajid to teach and train all the defence aspirants to partake in the process of nation building by joining the Defence Forces.

QUALIFICATION/ELIGIBILITY REQUIRED FOR NDA

The procedure of Admission to the NDA is organised twice in a year with the help of an entrance examination, which will be taken in every six months by the UPSC. Candidates who got selected from the competitive exam, they are called for a multiple-round interviews covering physiological and group testing and also a thorough medical examination. .

Exam Details

EXAM-NDA(I & II)

Forms- January & June
Exam-April & September
Age Limit 16 ½ to 19 ½ yrs

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

For Army- 10+2 Passed/ Appearing (in any stream)
For Air Force, Navy & Naval Academy- 10+2 Passed/ Appearing (With Physics & Mathematics)

PAPER PATTERN

Subject

Duration of exam

Marks

No.of questions

Mathematics

2 Hrs 30 Mins

300

120

General Ability Test

2 Hrs 30 Mins

600

150

 

ABOUT Combined Defence Services” (CDS)

The “Combined Defence Services” (CDS) Examination is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. The Notification for the examination is usually released in the months of October and June, and the examinations are conducted in February and November respectively. Only unmarried graduates are eligible to sit for the exam. Successful candidates are admitted into the respective Academies after an interview conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).

Exam Details

EXAM-CDS (I & II)

Forms- October & June
Exam-February & November
Age Limit 19 to 25 yrs

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

i) For Indian Military Academy/Officer’s Training Academy: Degree from a recognized university or equivalent
ii) For Indian Naval Academy: Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution
iii) For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognized University with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or Bachelor of Engineering

MODE OF SELECTION

Written Examination by UPSC
SSB Interview

EXAMINATION SCHEDULE

Paper

Availability of Forms

Date of Examination

CDS-I

08-11-2017 to 04-12-2017

04-02-2018

CDS-II

08-08-2018 to 03-09-2018

18-11-2018

Age Limits, Sex And Marital Status

(i) For IMA -Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd January 1995 and not later than 01st January 2000 only are eligible

(ii) For Indian Naval Academy, – Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd January 1995 and not later than 01st January 2000 only are eligible

((iii) For Air Force Academy – 20 to 24 years as on 01st January 2019 i.e. born not earlier than 02nd January 1995 and not later than 01st January 1999 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 years i.e. born not earlier than 02nd January 1993 and not later than 01st January 1999) only are eligible

For Officers’ Training Academy-(SSC Course for men) Male candidates (married or unmarried) born not earlier than 02nd January 1994 and not later than 01st January 2000 only are eligible

(v) For Officers’ Training Academy -(SSC Women Non-Technical Course) Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible; they should have been born not earlier than 02nd January 1994 and not later than 01st January 2000

PAPER PATTERN

A)  For Admission In Indian Military Academy, Indian Navy Academy And Air Force Academy:

Subject

Duration of exam

Marks

No.of questions

English

2 Hrs 30 Mins

100

120

General Knowledge

2 Hrs

100

120

Mathematics

2 Hrs

100

100

B). For Admission In Officers Training Academy:

Subject

Duration of exam

Marks

No.of questions

English

2 Hrs 30 Mins

100

120

General Knowledge

2 Hrs

100

120

Mathematics

2 Hrs

100

100

Cut Off

Courses

Minimum qualifying marks in each Subject

Minimum aggregate marks of last qualified candidate

Marks of last recommended candidate

IMA

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

105 marks (i.e. 35%)

227

INA

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

90 marks (i.e. 30%)

225

AFA

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

135 marks (i.e. 45%)

258

OTA(MEN)

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

72 marks (i.e. 36%)

157

OTA(MEN)

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

72 marks (i.e. 36%)

157

Topic Covered

PAPER-I (ENGLISH) TOPICS COVERED

PAPER-II (G.K) TOPICS COVERED

PAPER-III (MATHEMATICS) TOPICS COVERED

Fill in the blanks questions

Current Affairs of last 6 months

Arithmetic

Sentence Correction questions

Indian Economy

Geometry

Reading Comprehension

Indian Politics

Algebra

Finding errors and omissions etc

History

Trigonometry

 

Geography

Mensuration

   

Selection Process: 
Candidates will be selected based on the performance in physical endurance & measurement, written, trade, typing test on computer and computer formatting test.

How to Apply: 
Eligible candidates can send their applications obtained from the any of the source as mentioned above, along with photocopy of caste certificate/discharge certificate duly attested by serving Gazetted Officer

Syllabus Outline:

1.) Maths
2.) General awareness
3.) English
4.) Logical Reasoning

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