How to Join Indian Army after 12th through NDA Exam?
The National Defence Academy exam is one of the best entries to join the Indian Army. A student can apply for the NDA Exam after clearing class 11th. In the following table, we are sharing details on how to join Indian army.
Eligibility Criteria for NDA- Age Limit
Who Can Apply for NDA exam
Male & Female Candidates
Minimum Education Qualification for NDA exam
Appearing or Cleared class 12th
Rank After NDA exam
Lieutenant in Indian Army
Notification for NDA exam
Twice a Year May & December
Written + SSB Interview
How to Join Indian Army After 12th without NDA?
There are a few options available to join Indian Army after 12th without giving the NDA exam such as through the Technical Entry scheme or through the Agneepath recruitment scheme. Check out the details for each of these exams below.
Join Indian Army after 12th through Technical Entry Scheme
TES entry is another way to join Indian Army after 12th. This is the entry for all male candidates who have cleared class 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) and appeared for JEE- Mains exam. In the Technical entry scheme of the Indian Navy and Army candidates do not go through the written exam. Candidates will be directly called for SSB Interviews based on their class 12th marks. In the following table, we are sharing important details of technical entries for the Indian Army and Navy.
Technical Entry Scheme
Eligibility Criteria for TES- Age Limit
Who can Apply for TES
Male Candidates Only
Minimum Education Qualification
Passed class 12th with PCM
Rank After Clearing TES
Lieutenant in Indian Army
Only SSB Interview
How to Join Army after 12th through Agnipath Scheme?
All the recruitment at soldier rank for the Indian army is done through Agnipath Scheme. Candidates after applying for the Agnipath scheme will be called for a recruitment rally. Selected candidates will be appointed in different ranks. In the following table, we are sharing important details of how to join Indian Army after 12th without NDA through the Agnipath scheme.
The candidates must be Matric pass with a minimum of 33% marks or equivalent
Soldier Technical (Ammunition Examiner)
Passed 10+2 pass with Science (PCME) with a minimum of 50% marks or
A three-year diploma in Engineering (Mechanical/Electrical/Automobile/Computer Science and Electronic & Instrumentation).
Passed a 10+2 pass with Science (PCME) with a minimum of 50% or equivalent.
Soldier Nursing Assistant/NA Veterinary
The candidate must have done 10+2 with Science (PCME) minimum 50% or B.Sc. (Botany/Zoology/Bio-Science) and English.
The candidate must have done 10+2 with a minimum of 60% marks and should have studied English and
Soldier Tradesmen (All Arms)
The candidate must be 10th /ITI in relevant trade
The candidate must be 8th pass
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