Best Career Options in Defence After 12th

Best Career Options in Defence After 12th

If you are a defence aspirant and wish to join the Indian Armed Forces, then this blog is very useful for you. Whether you want to join the Army, Air Force, or Navy, this blog covers all your queries related to a career in defence. After the 12th, there are various career opportunities in different fields such as medical, engineering, commerce, business administration, and many more. Another very popular option is the defence sector. In this blog, we will talk about some very interesting and adventurous career options in the defence sector that one can pursue after the 12th. Continue reading to learn more about the best career options in defence after the 12th.

Here are some of the best career options in defence after 12th.

  • National Defence Academy
  • 10+2 Technical Entry Scheme
  • 10+2 (B. Tech) Cadet Entry Scheme
  • Military Nursing Service (MNS)
  • MBBS Course at AFMC Pune
  • Agniveer Scheme

Let us now see the details of each of the above career opportunities in the Indian Armed Forces. The following sections discuss what these exams are, who can apply, how to apply, who conducts these exams, what the eligibility criteria are, and many more details.

National Defence Academy (NDA)

  • Conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
  • Select male and female aspirants for the National Defence Academy.
  • Joint defence service academy for the Indian Army, Air Force, and Navy.
  • Conducted twice a year.
  • Eligible candidates: Passed or appearing for 10+2 exams.
  • Age limit: 16 ½ to 19 ½ years.
  • For Army Wing: Passed 10+2 in any stream from a recognized board.
  • For Air Force or Navy Wing: Passed 10+2 in Physics and Mathematics.
  • 12th-grade students yet to take their board exam can also apply.
  • Selection process: Written exam by UPSC, SSB interview, and medical exam.
  • After 3 years at NDA, cadets go to their respective training academies.
  • Join as Lieutenants (Army), Flying Officers (Air Force), and Sub Lieutenants (Navy).

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10+2 Technical Entry Scheme (TES)

  • Opportunity to join the Indian Army for technical officer roles.
  • No written exam; direct call letter for SSB interview.
  • Notification is issued twice a year.
  • Age limit: 16 ½ to 19 ½ years.
  • Eligible candidates: Unmarried male, passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics with a minimum of 60%.
  • Must have appeared in the JEE (Mains) exam.
  • Successful candidates get a Permanent Commission in the Army as Lieutenants.
  • Awarded an Engineering degree after 4 years of training.

10+2 (B. Tech) Cadet Entry Scheme

  • Join the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala, for a 4-year B. Tech course.
  • Open to unmarried male and female candidates.
  • Apply for Executive & Technical branches of the Indian Navy.
  • Must have appeared in the JEE (Mains) exam.
  • Notification is issued twice a year.
  • No written exam; direct SSB interview call letter.
  • Eligible candidates: Passed 10+2 with at least 70% in PCM and 50% in English.
  • Selection based on All India Common Rank List (CRL) in JEE (Main).

Military Nursing Service (MNS)

  • For female candidates who passed 12th with PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology).
  • At least 50% marks in the first attempt.
  • NEET (UG) qualification is essential.
  • After the NEET results, apply for the MNS exam via the Indian Army's official website.
  • Shortlisting based on NEET (UG) scores.
  • Selection at Base Hospital Delhi Cantt.
  • Training includes a 4-year B.Sc. (Nursing) course.
  • 220 seats across six AFMS Colleges of Nursing.
  • Graduates serve as MNS officers in the Indian Army at the rank of Lieutenant.

Read More about the MNS Exam

MBBS Course at AFMC Pune

  • Pathway to becoming a doctor in the Army.
  • At least 60% aggregate in 12th with English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
  • NEET UG qualification required.
  • Open to both male and female candidates.
  • Age limit: 17 to 24 years.
  • Selected as Medical Cadets for MBBS at AFMC Pune.
  • Obligation to serve in Armed Forces Medical Services as a Medical Officer.
  • Graduates become doctors and commissioned officers in the Indian Armed Forces.

Agniveer Scheme

  • Roles for Agniveers in the Indian Army, Air Force, and Navy.
  • Indian Army: Agniveer (Technical) and Agniveer (Clerk/Store Keeper).
  • Indian Air Force: Agniveer Vayu (Technical and Non-Technical profiles) and Agniveer Vayu (Sports) intake.
  • Indian Navy: Agniveer SSR.

The above details are to inform defence aspirants about the various opportunities available for them after the 12th. The eligibility criteria for each exam, as well as the minimum percentage in certain exams, may be changed. It depends on the exam-conducting body, and the same is mentioned in each year’s notification. Hence, you are advised to visit the official websites of these exams to keep yourself updated with the latest details. If you want to know more about these exams, courses, and preparation strategies, or wish to take guidance, feel free to contact us at +91 9795977776 / +91 9795977779.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Candidates must be 16 ½ to 19 ½ years old and have passed or be appearing for the 10+2 exam.
The NDA exam is conducted twice a year by UPSC.
Candidates must be between 16 ½ to 19 ½ years old.
Yes, appearing in the JEE (Mains) exam is mandatory for TES.
Unmarried male and female candidates who passed 10+2 with at least 70% in PCM and 50% in English.
Female candidates must have passed 12th with PCB and at least 50% marks in the first attempt, and NEET (UG) qualification is essential.
Candidates must be between 17 to 24 years old.
Yes, NEET UG qualification is required for admission.
Various roles are available for Agniveers, including Technical and Clerk/Store Keeper, with specific criteria for each role.
Visit the official websites of the respective exams for the latest details and updates. You can also contact Centurion Defence Academy for further details related to defence exams.