Combined Defence Services Examination
Girl candidates who want to join IAF have 2 possible ways. AFCAT and non AFCAT entry. AFCAT is an entrance exam conducted twice a year. If you clear this exam, then you will be called for SSB Interview and then you can choose your own branches.
There are various kinds branch in IAF(Indian air force) like technical, flying and ground. each branch has its own Eligibility and qualification criteria... As you haven't mentioned any kind of branch, let me tell you about these core branches
Flying branch: age should be in between 19 to 23.You should be a graduate in any stream with aggregate of 60% marks and you should have studied Maths and Physics in your 12th and have passed with 60% marks. Or BE or B.Tech with 60% marks is also accepted.
Technical branch: There are 2 types of technical services under technical branch. Both of them need the same criteria of 18-28yeats.First one is Aeronautical Engineer which is mechanical service. Second one is Aeronautical Engineer which is electrical service.
Ground duty branch: There are 3 types of services in Ground duty branches.
Administration and Logistics: Age should be between 20-23 years for Graduates. You should be a Graduate or a Post Graduate in any discipline with atleast 60% marks.
Education: Age should be 20-25 years for Post Graduates and you should be a Post Graduate in any stream with 50% marks.
Accounts: 20-27 for M.Ed, Ph. D, CA, ICWA. Bachelors degree or Masters degree in Commerce. If you have Bachelor's degree then you should have 60% marks and if you have PG degree, then you should have 60% marks.
Through Non AFCAT entry, there are CDSE and FTS. For meteorology branch, age should be between 20-25 years and for Phd students, age should be 27 years. Students should have post graduate degree in any science stream.
There is also NCC Special Entry Indian Air Force. Age should be 20-24 years. You should be a graduate in any stream with aggregate of 60% marks and you should have studied Maths and Physics in your 12th and have passed with 60% marks. Or BE or B.Tech with 60% marks is also accepted
see open university student who have completed their graduation in any discipline may appear in cds exam.
you have not mention your graduation course or stream. if you dont belongs to bachelor in electrical engineering or bachelor courses in physics or mathematics you may apply for below mention post,
Indian Military Academy
Officers’ Training Academy (OTA)
Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course)
Here are the eligibility criteria for CDS exam
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The educational qualification for eligibility to Central defense service exam that is CDS exam is
The candidate should be graduate or appearing in the final year of the same is eligible to apply for CDS exam.
So if you are in final year of your graduation you can apply to this exam.
NDA and CDS have different similitudes however are not one in something very similar. NDA is for the 10+2 level, CDS is for graduation level. NDA test is for national guard institute and CDS is for IMA and OTA. The fundamental contrast is that CDS must be given by graduates. So coming to syllabus NDA has 10+2 level syllabus and CDS has graduation syllabus.
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If you start your journey in army after 12 as an soldiers you can't give CDSE. Ek bar army mai enter hone ke baad aap dhusri entry ke apply Nahi Kar shakte. Entries such as ACC no ki serving soldiers ke liye Hoti h after 2 year of job aap de shakte h. Aap ke Pas bhut se muke mille ge army mai Jane ke baad. Jisse aap officer ban shakte h.
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Parachute Commandos are experts who come under a separate wing of the Indian Army. Those who are part of the Army can become Para commandos through competitive tests and by way of promotions.
They have to undergo 6 months training in the Special Forces regiments and 3 months training for normal parachute regiments. There will be physical, mental and psychological tests carried out as part of the training. Those who successfully complete the hard training program can become Parachute Commandos within the Army.
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CDS or Combined Defence Services Exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission for recruiting candidates for the Army through Indian Military Academy.
After the exam, CDS is given, the candidate has to got through SSB or Services Selection Board and medical examination. After this you get selected into Indian Military Academy for training. After getting trained, GC's (Gentleman Cadets) are introduced to history and various regiments of the Indian Army.
For joining Para Commando or PARA SF, there are two ways from here.
Both the choices are voluntary.
Even if officers at the academy see capability, they would ask you to join PARA SF. But still it would be your choice. Once you volunteer for para commando in whichever way you wish to, you will have your probation period. Your ranks will be taken away from you and you would be called a Probationer or a Probe. It is the toughest probation in the army and is bound to put you under immense stress and sleep deprivation. There maybe times when there is lack of food and water. They will test your physical and mental strength. The whole process continues for 180 days. After this period you will be temporarily taken into PARA SF. After that you will be sent to Agra for the basic training. After that they expect you to work in a war zone which is currently Jammu and Kashmir. After your first confirmed kill, you would be given the Balidaan badge and you are permanently absorbed in PARA SF.
So it takes about 5 years to join Para Commando through CDS.
Hope this helps. All the best!
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