How to join the Indian Army after 12th

Is it your dream to join the Indian Army after 12th and become an Indian Army officer? When we talk about something to do for the country. Many people want to join the Indian Army in India than other countries. Many students do very hard work to get into the Indian Army. They work very hard day and night for many years. But some of them get failed due to Improper knowledge and guidance.

Do you know on thing about our Indian Army?

Our Indian Army comes on the list of the World’s strongest army. India has the world’s 4th/fourth strongest armed forces.

In India, there is a bad craze of the Indian Army. We have more youths in our country than others. Our youngsters always want to get into the Indian army from childhood. Many students have a dream to become an Indian Army officer. Indian Parents also want their children to become Indian army officers. They feel very proud of it. Become an Indian Army officer is not as easy as we think.

To get into the Indian Army, Candidates have to work hard physically and mentally. For example, If there are 1000 vacancies in the Indian Army so 10 lakhs+ candidates apply for Indian army jobs. Now you can think how much they are crazy for the Indian Army.

If you want to join the Indian Army after the 12th as a soldier or an officer. You have to give many exams and interviews and also you must have complete information. You must know the complete process of how to join the Indian Army.

There are many ways to join the Indian army, and you can get into it. But in this post, I am going to tell you the 3 most popular ways.

How to join the INDIAN ARMY after 12th

The 3 most popular ways to join the Indian Army.

  • 1. NDA Exam
  • 2. TES – Technical entry scheme
  • 3. NCC special entry

1. NDA Exam

If you want to become an Indian Army officer and join the Indian Army. You can prepare for the (NDA) National Defence Academy Exam and after clearing the NDA exam, physical and medical tests, and Interviews you can join the Indian Army.

Lets get to know about NDA Exam.

Qualification for NDA Exam

Candidate have to pass class 12th with minimum 60% marks.

After class 12th Apply for the NDA Exam.

Age Limit

16.5 years to 19 years

Physical Requirement for Indian Army

Height – 157 cm

Chest – 81 to 86 cm

Candidate should not have knock knees problem.

Elbow should not band more than 15 degree.

Eye sight – 6/6 and 6/9.

Selection process for Indian Army

  • Candidates first have to clear the NDA Exam and after clearing the exam. The 2nd stage is SSB Interview.
  • SSB (Services Selection Board) Interview. When clearing the Interview, the Candidate has to submit and verify the required documents.
  • After this process, the Candidate gets a call for Physical tests, and after this candidate has to pass medical tests.
  • After clearing these stages. Candidates need to take training for 3 years at the (NDA) National Defence Academy, an Inter-service Training Institution. Where officers of the Armed forces are trained.

Candidates get salary also when they are getting trained. The salary of INR 56,100 they get per month.

NDA EXAM Pattern

Part -1

Questions of Mathematics120
Duration2.5 Hours
Total Marks300
Negative Marking0.33 marks

Part – 2

Questions of English50
Other Questions100
Duration2.5 Hours
Total Marks600
Negative Marking0.33 Marks

Salary of an Indian Army officer is INR 56,100 per month in Indian Army.

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2. TES – Technical Entry Scheme

If you want to join the Indian Army and have an interest in the technical sector of the Indian Army. You can apply for this post. But you must know the eligibility criteria for this post.

Lets know the criteria.

Eligibility Criteria for TES

Only those candidates can apply for this who had (PCM) Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics in class 11th and 12th.

Minimum marks should 70% in Class 12th.

Age Limit

16 years to 19 years.

Selection process of TES

The merits have been made on the basis of class 12th Marks. The board team of Indian soldiers declares the cut-off. After this candidates get a call for the Interview. The interview is conducted by the (SSB) Services Selection Board. When candidates clear all these stages then they can join the Indian Army.

If you join Indian Army through TES, the salary you will get INR 56,100 per month. After getting the experience your salary can be up to INR 1,77,500 per month.

3. NCC Special Entry

If you want to join Indian Army through NCC special Entry. You must know the complete process.

Lets know the selection process in Indian Army through NCC Special Entry.

Eligibility Criteria for NCC Special Entry

Only those candidates can apply for this post who had done NCC junior wings. Candidates have pass class 12th with a minimum of 50% marks in any stream (Science, Commerce, or Arts).

Age Limit

16.5 years to 19 years.

Salary in Indian Army through NCC

Starting Salary you will get INR 15,500 per month in the Indian Army.


So guys there are the “3 most popular ways to join the INDIAN ARMY” after the 12th. If this is your dream to join the Indian Army and become an Indian Army officer. You have to work hard and study smart.

Do you have a wish to serve yourself to the country? If yes, you can definitely start your journey of joining the Indian army. If you give your 100% and do work hard then you can achieve your dream. Keep going with proper knowledge and guidance. “Everything possible, nothing impossible“.

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