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Engineering Careers In The Indian Defence Services

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Engineering Careers in the Indian Defence Services by Col Makkar

Engineering Careers in the Indian Defence Services by Col Makkar

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  • 1.  
  • 2. SCOPE OF THE PRESENTATION
    • INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN ARMED FORCES
    • LIFE IN ARMED FORCES
    • CAREER PROSPECTS
      • ARMY
      • NAVY
      • AIR FORCE
    • SELECTION PROCEDURE –SSB INTERVIEW
  • 3. AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN
    • An officer in the Indian Armed Forces inherits glorious heritage and timeless traditions
    • Blended perfectly with the latest technology in the fields of management, engineering and medical sciences.
    • Offers a golden opportunity to be a part of the world's finest Armed Forces and get trained not only to be an Officer but also a Gentleman for life.
  • 4. A GREAT LIFE - A GREAT LIFE STYLE
    • Apart from attractive pay and perks, Army offers you the best in Life Style, even better than all other professions. Be it the social interaction, finest clubs, golf courses, medical facilities and ample opportunities to indulge in adventure and sports, Army has it all. In fact you are paid to lead a healthy life in a healthy environment.
  • 5. ARMED FORCES AS CAREER-PAY, ALLOWANCES, PERKS, BENEFITS
    • Rank pay
    • Allowances (Addl Military pay)
    • Leave-Annual - 60 days; casual - 20 days; furlong-2 months-once in 4 years with half pay
    • Pension - 50% of basic pay(rank pay+DA)
    • Furnished accommodation
    • Leave Travel Concessions
    • Group Insurance
    • Free ration
  • 6. ARMED FORCES AS CAREER contd..
    • Free medical facilities
    • Canteen facilities
    • Study leave upto 2 years (with pay & allowances)
    • Transportation allowance
    • Educational facilities / concession for
    • DSOP fund settlements
    • Invalid pension / gratuity
    • War injury pension
    • children
    • House Building loan etc
  • 7. UNIQUE FEATURES OF LIFE IN THE ARMED FORCES
    • No monotony – Serving at different parts of Country,
    • Varied job assignments – Command / Staff / Instructional / R&D / Deputation
    • Disciplined life
    • Sports/Games
    • Adventure activities
    • Higher Education
    • Promotion prospects
  • 8. UNIQUE FEATURES
    • Service Culture
    • Good salary & perks
    • Excellent social life
    • Lateral absorption in other Government Organisations
    • Possibilities of serving abroad
    • Caste, Creed, Religion, State - no considerations
    • Image in the society
    • Pride in wearing uniform – money cannot buy
  • 9. ' DO YOU HAVE IT IN YOU'
  • 10. MODE OF ENTRY - OFFICER CADRE
  • 11. SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION
    • O ption of joining the services and serving as a Commissioned Officer for 10 years.
    • At the end of this period you have two options. Either elect for a Permanent Commission or opt out.
    • Those not selected for Permanent Commission have the option of a 4 years extension. They can resign at any time during this period.
    • Empowers you with analytical thinking, planning skills, administrative and organizational abilities.
    • These qualities which will make you an invaluable asset for any organization that you join after the Armed forces.
  • 12.  
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  • 14. NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY (NDA)*
    • Vacancies Per Course - 300 (Twice a year)
      • Army - 195
      • Air Force - 66
      • Navy - 39
    • Notification in Employment News
    • and leading Daily news papers.
    • Eligibility Criteria - Age 16 ½ to 19
    • Course Qualification - 12 th Class of 10+2 System of Edn of Equivalent for Army and with Physics and Maths for AF/Navy
    • Marital Status - Un Married
    • Training Academy -NDA , Khadakwasla, Pune
    • Duration of training - 3 Yrs at NDA and 1 Yrs at IMA 
  • 15. 10+2 TECHNICAL ENTRY SCHEME*
    • Vacancies Per Course
    • 85 (Twice a year) Notification in Employment News and leading Daily news papers
    • Eligibility Criteria
      • Age -16 ½ to 19 yrs
    • Course Qualification
      • 10+2 Physics, Chemistry & Maths (aggregate 70% and above to apply)
    • Training Academy
      • IMA Dehradun
    • Duration of Trg
      • 5 Yrs (1 Yr IMA & 4 Yrs CTWS) Permanent Commission after 4 Yrs 
  • 16. TGC (ENGINEERS)
    • Vacancies Per Course As Notified (Twice a Year)
    • Notify in Employment News and leading Daily news Paper
    • Notified by Additional Directorate General Recruiting / AG Branch in Apr and Oct
    • Eligibility Criteria Age 20 to 27 yrs
    • Course Qualification BE / B Tech in notified streams of Engineers
    • Marital Status Un Married / Married
    • Commencement of Trg Jan and Jul
    • Training Academy IMA
    • Duration of Trg- One Year 
  • 17. SHORT SERVICE COMMISION TECHICAL MEN
    • Vacancies Per Course - 50 (Twice a year)
    • Notification in Employment News and leading Daily news Papers
    • Eligibility Criteria Age 20 to 27 yrs
    • Qualification Engineering Degree in notified discipline
    • Marital Status Un Married / Married
    • Date Commencement of Training - Apr and Oct
    • Training Academy OTA Chennai
    • Duration of Trg 49 Weeks 
  • 18. SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION - TECH WOMEN
    • Vacancies Per Course - As Notified (Twice a year)
    • Notification in Employment News and leading news papers
    • Qualification - Engineering Degree in notified discipline
    • Marital Status - Un Married
    • Oct and Apr Training Academy OTA Chennai
    • Duration of Training 49 Weeks 
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  • 21. EXECUTIVE, LOGISTICS & EDUCATION BRANCH*
    • 1. National Defence Academy (NDA) (Through UPSC)
    • Men , 16½ - 19, 10+2 or equivalent with Physics & Maths
    • 2. (10+2) Executive Naval Academy, Goa (Through UPSC)
    • Men ,16½ - 19, 10+2 or equivalent with Physics & Maths
  • 22. ELECTRICAL BRANCH
    • 1. Cadet Entry (NDA)*
    • Men, 16 ½-19 ,10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry & Maths
    • 2. 10+2 (Tech) Cadet Entry *
    • Men, 16 ½-19 ,10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Maths
    • Direct Entry
    • Men, 19 ½-25, A Degree in Elect/Electronics/
    • Avionics / Computer / Telecommunication
    • Engineering or any other qualification
    • recognised by the Institution of
    • Engineers (India)
  • 23. ENGINEERING BRANCH
    • 1. Cadet Entry (NDA)*
    • Men, 16½ - 19, 10+2 or equivalent with Physics & Maths
    • 2. Cadet Entry 10+2 (Tech)*
    • Men,16½ - 19, 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry & Maths
    • 3. University Entry Scheme (SSC)
    • Men, 19 - 24
    • Final Year students of Marine / Mech / Aeronautical / Control / Metallurgical / Production Engineering
  • 24. ENGINEERING BRANCH Contd
    • 4. Short Service Commission
    • Men, 19½ - 25, A Degree in Marine / Mech / Aeronautical / Control / Metallurgical / Production Engineering or any other qualification recognised by the Institution of Engineers (India)
    • 5. Short Service Commission (Submarine)
    • Men, 19½ - 25, A Degree in Mechanical
    • Engineering or any other qualification recognised by the Institution of Engineers (India)
  • 25. ENGINEERING BRANCH Contd
    • 6. Engineering Branch (Naval Architects)
    • 10+2 (Tech) Cadet Entry, Men,16½ - 19
    • 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry & Maths
    • 7. Short Service Commission Entry
    • Men & Women
    • 21 - 25
    • A Degree in Naval Architecture / Mech /Aeronautical / Civil / Metallurgical Engg with 60% marks
  • 26.  
  • 27. FLYING BRANCH
    • 1. Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE)
    • Men, 19 to 23 years, Single
      • Any Graduate ( Three Year Course )/ BE / B Tech( Four Year Course) with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level
      • Final Year students can also apply, provided that they do not have any backlog
      • No Percentage Bar for CDSE entry
    • 2. NCC Entry Men,19 to 23 years, Single
      • Any Graduate Degree
  • 28. FLYING BRANCH Contd
    • Flying (Pilot) Short Service Commission
    • Men & women, 19 to 23 years, Single
    • Any Graduate Degree ( Three year Course)/ BE / B Tech ( Four Year Course)
        • Final Year students can also apply, provided they
        • do not have any backlog and
        • min 60 % aggregate marks
        • in the previous
        • year/ semester.
  • 29. TECHNICAL BRANCH
    • Direct Entry Scheme
    • Men and Women , 18 to 28 years, Marital Status
    • Single , Indian
    • Aeronautical Engineer – Electronics
    • Minimum 60% marks
    • - BE / B.Tech in Electronics / Telecommunication / Electrical / Communication / Electronics & Communication / Instrumentation / Information Technology /Computer Science & Engineering - Diploma in Electronics of Madras Institute
    • of Technology. - MSc Degree in Physics (With Electronics)
    • / Electronics / Computer Science /
    • Computer Applications
  • 30. TECHNICAL BRANCH Contd
    • 2. Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical)
    • Permanent / Short Service Commission, 18 to 28 years, Single, Men and women
    • Educational Qualification (Aeronautical Engineer-Mechanical), Minimum 60% marks - BE / B.Tech in Aeronautical / Mechanical / Production / Industrial Production
  • 31. TECHNICAL BRANCH Contd
    • 3. University Entry Scheme ( UES)
    • Permanent Commission ( For Male only)
    • BE / B Tech degree course in the relevant streams of engineering , minimum of 60% marks in aggregate upto the last semester
    • On completion of degree, minimum 60% of marks in aggregate are mandatory.
    • 18 to 28 years, Single, Indian
  • 32. SERVICE SELECTION BOARD - SSB INTERVIEW PROCEDURE
    • 5 Day Programme
    • Candidates apply to advertisements on newspapers/websites etc depending on vacancies.
    • The Candidates are called through “Call Letters” to appear in 5 days Tests at SSB (Allahabad/Bhopal/Bangalore/Mysore/Varanasi/Dehradun).
  • 33. SSB INTERVIEW
    • The Interview is intended to judge the mental calibre, attitude and outlook of the candidate along with leadership qualities and character traits.
    • Assessment of not merely of Academic proficiency and intellectual qualities but also of social traits and interest in current events. Some of the qualities to be judged can be listed as:
      • Mental alertness
      • Critical powers of assimilation
      • Balance of judgment
      • Clear and logical exposition
      • Variety and depth of interests
      • Ability for social cohesion and leadership
      • Intellectual and moral integrity.
  • 34. SSB INTERVIEW Medical Examination
  • 35. THE AIM OF THE SSB INTERVIEWS
    • Leadership Qualities: The board takes note of the many qualities, when it tries to assess the leadership ability of the candidate, as the same have been generally accepted as leadership attributes.
  • 36. INTELLECTUAL ATTAINMENTS
    • The extent of knowledge in different subjects.
    • What will you do if you were not selected at this interview?
    • General Knowledge - Current Affairs, Everyday Science, Burning Topics, Sports, Newspaper headlines, etc. Grasp - How quickly the candidate understands the question or the subject?
  • 37. POWER OF EXPRESSION
    • Fluency
    • Forceful - Lively, enthusiastic and arresting.
    • Logic in argument - Rational, clearheaded, analytical, systematic, proceeding step buy step and no contradictions.
    • Practical approach - Realistic and sensible.
    • Convincing Ability - Speaking with sincerity and faith.
  • 38. PERSONAL TRAITS
    • Cheerful, pleasant and smiling disposition.
    • Liveliness - Eager, alert, inspired by urge, fired with ambition.
    • Enthusiasm, keenness and interest.
    • Dress and Turnout - Smart, clean and suited to the occasion.
    • Poise - Graceful movements. Confident approach, straight walk
    • Punctuality.
  • 39. SCREENING TEST (FIRST DAY)
    • Filling of “Personal Information Questionnaire” (PIQ)
    • Verbal and Non-Verbal Tests.
    • Picture Story Writing followed by Discussion of the Stories.
    • Candidates clearing screening stay back for the next 4 days.
  • 40. PSYCHOLOGICAL TEST (SECOND DAY)
    • These tests are in four parts as under:
      • Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) - Commonly known as Picture Story writing.
      • Word Association Test (WAT)
      • Situation Reaction Test (SRT)
      • Self Description Test (SD)
  • 41. GROUP TESTING OFFICERS (GTO) TEST (THIRD AND FOURTH DAY)
    • The following tests are conducted in this category:
      • Group discussion
      • Group Planning Exercise
      • Progressive Group Tasks
      • Half Group Tasks
      • Individual Obstacles
      • Group Obstacles Race
      • Command Task
      • Lecture
      • Final Group Task
  • 42. INTERVIEW & BOARD MEETING
    • Interview is held during the 2-4 th day by IO.
    • Board Meeting(Fifth day)
    • The candidates are required to appear before the complete Board of Examiners comprising of President, Dy President, all the psychologists, all the GTO’s and Technical Officer.
    • Selected candidates are required to stay back for their medical examination
    • Air Force candidates who had applied for ‘Pilot Entry’ have to first appear in ‘ Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT)’ . Those who are rejected in P.A.B.T cannot re-appear in this test subsequently.
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  • 55. PARA MILITARY SERVICES
    • COAST GUARD
    • BSF
    • TERRITORIAL ARMY
  • 56. TERRITORIAL ARMY - OFFICER
    • Eligibility (Age) - 18 to 42 years
    • Education – Graduation
    • Apply in response to advertisements published in leading national newspaper & The Employment News in June – July and December – January each year.
    • Eligible candidates are called for Preliminary Interview Boards held at respective TA Group Headquarters (Pune, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Lucknow).
    • Selected candidates go through the SSB Interview, Medical Board prior to commission.
  • 57. JAI HIND!

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