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The Indian Army is the world's second largest army in terms of military personnel. The basic responsibility of the Army is to safeguard the territorial integrity of the nation against external aggression. In addition, the Army is often required to assist the civil administration during internal security disturbances and in the maintenance of law and order, in organising relief operations during natural calamities like floods, earthquakes and cyclones and in the maintenance of essential services.

Join Indian army. Be a winner for life. reads one of the advertisement issued by the Indian army. With the recent introduction of time bound promotion up to the rank of colonel, army has become one of the hot destinations for youngsters, boys and girls alike. To become a commissioned officer in the Indian army, the entries can be broadly grouped into permanent and short service commissioned officer.
Permanent commission
When you opt for .permanent commission., you are basically looking at a permanent career in the army. A career till you retires. National defence academy (nda) and Indian military academy (ima) are the two institutions that you join for a permanent commission.
The national defence academy, pune
Nda houses some of the finest infrastructure for professional army training in the country. It gives you innumerable opportunities to develop your personality and cultivate new interests. In fact, you can choose from 31 different extra curricular activities including aero modeling, golf, gliding, sailing, wind surfing, astronomy and many more.
NDA: you can take the NDA entrance exam conducted by upsc twice a year at the age of 16½ -19 and while studying in class xii. Once you clear this exam, the next step is services selection board (ssb) interview, which will last for 5 days. The last step in the process is a medical test. After this, all you have to do is wait for your 10+2 results and NDA merit list. Once you clear these, you will be in NDA. Three years in NDA you will do your graduation and you will become a gentleman cadet before you get commissioned as an officer in the Indian military academy.
Indian military academy, dehradun
Ima is yet another cradle of leadership that trains its men to lead from the front. .valour and wisdom. is its motto. Velour and wisdom is what exudes from every army officer who passes out of ima.
CDSE: Admission at ima through Combined Defence Service Exam (cdse) can be taken at the age of 19-25 yrs and in your final year of college, by clearing the combined defence services exam (cdse) conducted by upsc in the month of February and September every year andthereafter ssb interview conducted by selection centre.
UES: final and pre-final year students of engineering degree course aged between 19-25 yrs can apply through University Entry Scheme (ues) notified by additional directorate general recruiting, army hqs in the month of may every year. Initial screening is done through campus interview and thereafter ssb interview and medical test.
TGC: married and unmarried be/b tech graduates with age between 20-27 yrs can apply through Technical Graduate Course (tgc) for direct ssb interview. First or high second class in ma/m sc age between 23-27 yrs can apply in Army Education Corps and m sc in agriculture age between 20-27 yrs may apply for Military Farms under the tgc entry. Vacancies are being notified twice a year in the month of april and October by additional directorate general recruiting, army hqs. For direct ssb interview and medical test.
If you are a gentleman cadet (graduate from nda) or a technical (engineering) graduate, then your training at ima will last one year. Alternatively, if you are a graduate in any other stream selected through cdse under the direct entry scheme, your training will last 1½ years
10+2 tes: you can also apply in 10+2 technical entry scheme (tes) after passing 10+2 examination with at least 70% aggregate marks in physics, chemistry and mathematics and aged between 16 ½ - 19 ½.. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you will be sent to the ssb. After the ssb interview, a merit list will be put up by the additional directorate general recruiting.
Selected candidates through 10+2 tes are inducted for 1 year.s basic military training at ima. This would be followed by a 4 years degree course in engineering from college of military engineering, pune/ military college of Tele-communication engineering, Mhow/military College of electronics & mechanical engineering, secunderabad. The total duration of training is 5 years. On completion of 4 years of training, a commission in the rank of lieutenant is granted. For a degree in engineering, however, you will need to successfully complete the stipulated 5 years of training.
At ima, you will get trained in all aspects of combat and tactics using computers and other modern training tools. This, coupled with exciting adventure sports like river rafting, Para jumping, rock climbing, trekking and mountaineering, will ensure your all-round development. When you pass out of ima, you will be commissioned as a lieutenant in the Indian army.

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