Dream To Be A Military Officer In The Indian Armed Forces- How To Go About It? (Info For Freshers)

The basic outline for getting selected for training in various academies for commission is
  • Earning the right to SSB (Services Selection Board) Interview. This can be on the basis of written exams (like NDA, CDSE), educational qualifications (like BSc, BTech, Medical etc), or on the basis of NCC (National Cadet Corps) etc
  • The SSB deals with the personality and intelligence. Its only responsibility is to thoroughly evaluate (interview is spread over five days) the psyche, intelligence and suitability of the candidate for a career in the Armed Forces, and give its opinion. There are a large number of centres spread all over the country (like Bhopal, Allahabad, Bangalore etc) Personality is something that keeps on changing and as such you can clear the SSB at a later date, in case you don’t make in an earlier attempt.

    There is no limit on the number of attempts that can be made and the SSB Assessors encourage candidates to appear again for SSB.
  • Next is the Medical Board, for SSB recommended candidates, which evaluates physical health and depending upon the heath of the candidate, may have to give temporary rejection or unfortunately, permanent rejection.
  • Finally is the Merit List.
Candidates who make through all the steps earn the rank of Gentleman Cadet and begin their training in their respective academies. Life takes on a new turn…. :)
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