How to become a RAW Agent after 12th

Do you like adventure and risk in life? Do you want to do a job in which you get both? If yes, here is the right career for you. It is a “RAW AGENT” and you can become a RAW agent after 12th. You heard about it definitely before, The secret and detective agency of India. When we talk about our country’s safety then the role of the RAW agency is very important. RAW always prevents and protects India’s important information to leak.

There are a lot of students who have a dream to become a “RAW Agent” after 12th. But they don’t know the complete process of “How to join RAW and become a RAW Agent after 12th”. To become a RAW agent after 12th, you have to do very hard work and pass some difficult exams.

Lets get to know about RAW!

What is RAW?

The full form of RAW is Research and Analysis Wing. The RAW is a secret agency of India. It was established on 21st September 1968. After the war of “India vs Pak” and “India vs China”. You see and listen to this agency in News. Now you can think how secret this agency is.

No one can file RTI on RAW agency because it can be risky for the country’s safety. RAW officers send reports directly to the (PM) Prime Minister. RAW officers always keep a secret that they are RAW agents.

Work of RAW

The RAW agency is very secret. RAW collects the important pieces of information about India and related to it. It also protects the country from terrorism. RAW completes the big missions of India and helps and contributes to it. The RAW always works related to the country’s safety and keeps monitoring and checking that no one is trying to harm the country.

If someone tries to steal data online or do scam our country. Then RAW takes immediate and very strict actions against them. RAW always keep safe our India. The headquarter of RAW is in Delhi, India.

Read Also : How to join Indian Air force after 12th?

How to join RAW and become a RAW agent?

There are some processes to join RAW from which you have to go through and pass that. Before starting your journey of becoming a RAW officer after 12th. You must know the requirements and eligibility criteria.

Eligibility for RAW Agent

  • The candidate must be an Indian Citizen.
  • The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree.
  • Should know the English Language (write, read and speak).
  • Should have Computer Knowledge.
  • The candidate must not be Addictive.
  • Must be physically & mentally fit.
  • No criminal record.
  • The candidate should be Unmarried.

Age Limit for RAW Agent

There is no direct recruitment for RAW agents. RAW agency recruit officers mostly from the Armed forces and Civil services (IPS, IAS, IFS, and IRS) of India.

19 to 25 years (for Armed forces and Civil service).

Candidates can apply in RAW till the age of 56 years. But then you must have almost 20 years of experience in government bodies like the Armed forces and Civil service in India.

How to join RAW?

1st Way :

If you to join RAW and become a RAW officer. You can join RAW through a Deputy field officer in the Cabinet Secretariat Government of India. First, you need to clear the SSC CGL Exam and after this, you have to fill the form of (DFO) Deputy field officer from the official Cabinet Secretariat Website. After becoming DFO and get some experience. You can apply for the RAW.

2nd Way :

You can join RAW by clearing the entrance exam of the National Academy of Administration which is UPSC CSE. When students clear the UPSC (CSE) Civil service exam and study at LBSNAA of Civil Service,

Students pass the entrance exam and complete the course at (LBSNAA) Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration. RAW recruits officers from LBSNAA after conduct some tests and interviews. Qualified candidates go for the training of 1 year and after the training, on the basis of the candidate’s performance, they get selected for RAW.

3rd Way :

You can join RAW through the Defence service (Armed forces). If you are not able to clear the UPSC exam then you can join the Armed force and after getting experience of some years. You can apply for RAW.

4th Way :

You can join RAW through the (IB) Intelligence bureau. If you are working in IB on SA or ACIO posts, then you can apply for RAW. If you are not in IB. You can join IB and after some years of service in IB, you can apply for RAW.

Training of RAW Agents

At the starting of training, you learn about foreign languages to other secret agencies like MOSSAD, CIA, or ISI.

You also study about these things in the training.

  • Space technology
  • IT – Information Technology
  • Financial & Economical Information
  • Energy Security
  • Scientific Information

You learn a lot of things in the training of RAW officers and get trained very well.

Salary of RAW Agent

You can get a high salary in the RAW and can make a bright career in it. The salary of RAW officers is from INR 80,000 to INR 2 Lakhs per month.


You can become a RAW officer after 12th. But it’s very difficult to join RAW, You have to do very hard work and smart study. Many students do very hard work for many years to become a RAW officer after 12th or Agent. There are several ways to join RAW.

You can check which way will be suitable for you. If it is your dream then definitely you can become a RAW officer after 12th. You just need to stay focused on your goal and dedicated to your dream.

Make a daily schedule and routine and follow it. Do study daily and exercise to keep your body fit. Play games and puzzles to make sharpen your mind.

It is very respectful job in India. If you like adventure and risk or you like to work on big missions then this career option can be a great choice for you. But if you are courageous and daring then only go for it, otherwise this is not for you.

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