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PARAKRAM DEFENCE ACADEMY

INDIAN ARMY

OFFICER ENTRY 
292559Indian-Army-Logo-whiteAs an officer, you get trained in the art, craft and technology of war, Simultaneously, you can pick up skills in management, computers and human nature. In short, you never cease to grow because you never cease to learn . You also remain at par with the rest of the world in educational qualifications. National Defence Academy Awards you a Bachelor’s degree in Arts / Science or Computers, on completion of your training. If you join the technical stream, you are offered a Graduate / Post Graduate degree in Engineering from one of the finest Institutes of Technology in the Country. Later on, when you are selected for the prestigious Defence Services Staff College Course, you are awarded a Master of Science degree in Defence and Strategic studies. The Indian Army also runs some of the most prestigious academics and institutes, exposing you to a wide range of subjects from engineering administration to strategy, and armament technology to management. The choice is indeed limitless. In fast, you can even get into Research & Development, If you so desire. But that is not all The Indian Army gives you a choice to benefit from foreign postings and studies you can attend on going programmes at IITs and IIMs and gain additional qualification simply to taking study leave.

Methods of Entry ( OFFICERS)

Type of entry
Month of commencement of Course
Age at the time of Joining
Educational Qualification
Mode of Selection
How to Apply
1. National Defence Academy
Jan. and July
161/2– 19 yrs
12th standard of 10+2 system of Education or equivalent
NDA Exam by UPSC and SSB interview
Apply in response to advertisement in March / April & Oct. / Nov.
2. Indian Military Academy
a) Direct Entry
Jan. and July
19 – 24 yrs
Degree or equivalent at the time of Joining the Course
Combined Defence Services Exam (CDSE) conducted by UPSC, and SSB interview
Apply in response to advertisement in March /April and Sep./ Oct.
b) TGC
(i) Engineering Graduates
Jan. and July
20 – 27 yrs
Engineering Degree in notified discipline
Combined Defence Services Exam (CDSE) conducted by UPSC, and SSB interview
Apply in response to advertisement in March /April and Sep./ Oct.
(ii) Post Graduates(AEC)
Jan. and July
23 – 27 yrs
Post Graduate in notified Subject with Ist /2nd div.
SSB interview
c) University Entry Scheme
July
  1. 19 – 25 yrs (Fy)
  2. 18– 24 yrs (PFy)
Final and Pre-final years students of Engineering degree course.
Campus interview and
SSB interview
Apply in response to advertisement in Apr./May
d) 10+2 TES
Jan. and July
161/2– 191/2 yrs
  1. 10+2 Pass with
  2. 70% aggregate in PCM
Apply directly to the Recruiting Directorate
Apply in response to advertisement inMay and Nov.
3. Officers Training Academy
a) Short Service Commission (Non–technical)
Apr. and Oct
19 – 25 yrs
Degree or equivalent at the time of joining the course.
CDSE conducted by UPSC and SSB interview
Apply in response to advertisement in March / April & Sep / Oct
b) Short Service Commission (Technical)
Apr. and Oct
20 – 27 yrs
Engineering Degree in notified discipline.
SSB interview
Apply in response to advertisement in March / April & Sep / Oct
c) Short Service Commission (NCC Special Scheme)
Apr. and Oct

19 – 25 yrs
Graduate with 50% aggregate marks, two years service in NCC Sr. Division, Army with minimum ‘B’ Grade in ‘C’ certificate Exam.
SSB interview

Apply in response to advertisement in

Dec. / Jan. & June/ July

d) Women Special Entry

Scheme (Officers)

Apr. and Oct

19 – 27 yrs
Graduate/Post Graduate/ LLB/ Professional Engineering Graduate
SSB interview
Apply in response to advertisement in June & Dec.

RECRUITMENT OTHER RANKS

If you wish to join the Army Visit the nearest Branch Recruiting office (BRO) / HQ. Recruiting Zone and find out dates of recruitment rallies. These are also published in all local news papers

Latest Announcements

  • 1 Student has been Selected in Indian Army

    One Student – Charanjit Dhaka has been Selected in Indian Army, He is the dedicate and hard working student of Parakram Defence Academy Sikar.

    A big Congratulations to Mr. Charanjit Dhaka.

Selection List

  • Vijay Soni
    Vijay Soni
    Selection In : Indian Army
  • Charanjit Dhaka
    Charanjit Dhaka
    Selection In : Indian Army

Parakram Detail

Location

  • Parakram Defence Academy
    Add. Maharana Pratap Hostel, Piprali Road, Sikar Contact - 8104555009
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