How Can Women Join Indian Army?| Female Entry in Army

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How Can Girls Join Indian Army?

Do you want to join the Indian Army as women officers on commissioned and non-commissioned posts? Indian Army has opened numerous opportunities for female candidates. In this article, we will be discussing all the ways that women can join the Army. Here we will be discussing only the paths through which women can join the Indian Army. We will discuss the same for the Indian Navy and Air Force in a separate blog.

In the Indian Army, there are different branches that recruit women to officers and non-officer ranks. They are as follows:

  1. Army Aviation Corps (AAC)
  2. Army Corps of Signals (ACS)
  3. Army Dental Corps (ADC)
  4. Army Education Corps (AEC)
  5. Army Medical Corps (AMC)
  6. Army Ordnance Corps (AOC)
  7. Army Postal Service Corps (APSC)
  8. Army Service Corps (ASC)
  9. Corps of Army Air Defence (CAAD)
  10. Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (CEME)
  11. Corps of Engineers (CoE)
  12. Corps of Military Police (CoMP)
  13. Intelligence Corps (IC)
  14. Judge Advocate General’s Department (JAGD)
  15. Military Nursing Service (MNS)
  16. Regiments (Artillery)
  17. Territorial Army (TA)

How Can Females Join Indian Army?

Now let us discuss some of the ways through which females can join the Indian Armed Forces. There you go!

  • NDA (National Defence Academy)

UPSC has opened gates for the girl candidates in the National Defence Academy (NDA). NDA for girls is open from now onwards.

Particulars Details
Exam Name National Defence Academy (NDA) & Naval Academy (NA) Examination
Conduct by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission)
Exam Level National Level exam
Exam Frequency Twice a year
Selection Process
  • Written Exam
  • SSB Interview
  • Medical Examination
Mode of Exam Offline
Exam Duration 2.5 Hour Paper –I (Mathematics)

2.5 Hour Paper-II (GAT- General Ability Test)

Negative marking 0.83 marks on Paper – I and 1.33 marks on Paper-II
Per Question Marks 2 Marks in Paper – I

4 Marks in Paper-II

Gender Both Males and females
Application Fees Rs. 100/-
Age Limit 16.5 to 19.5 years
Official Website @upsc.nic.in
  • SSC W (JAG)

Staff Selection Commission women’s entry as Judge Advocate General is open. It recruits eligible women into the Indian Army.

Particulars Details
Exam Name Indian Army JAG Entry Exam
Conducting Body Indian Army
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Once a year
Job Location Across India
Exam Date October 2022
Language Hindi/ English
Nationality India
Age Limit 21 years to 27 years
Application Mode Online
Application Fees None
Selection Procedure
  • Shortlisting of Candidates
  • Interview
  • Medical Test
Official Website @joinindianarmy.nic.in
  • SSC W (Tech)

Staff Selection Commission Women in Technical duty have been discussed in the table below:

Short Service Commission Tech Women
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 Dec/Jan and Jun / Jul
Eligibility Criteria
Age 19 to 25 yrs
Born Between 2nd Apr to 1st Apr for Apr Course.
2nd Oct to 1st Oct for Oct Course.
Qualification Engineering Degree in notified discipline
Marital Status Un Married
Application to be Received by Feb / Mar and Jul / Aug
Likely SSB Date Nov to Jan for Apr Course and May to July for Oct Course
Date Commencement of Trg Oct and Apr
Training Academy OTA Chennai
Duration of Trg 49 Weeks
  • SSC W (Non-Tech)

Staff Selection Commission women entry for in Non-Technical stream.

Vacancies Per Course 175 (Twice a year)
Notify in Employment News and leading Daily news Paper Notified by UPSC under the aegis of CDSE in Mar/Apr and Sep/Oct
Age 19 to 25 yrs
Born Between 2nd Jan to 1st Jan for Apr Course.
2nd Jul to 1st Jul for Oct Course.
Qualification Graduation / Post Graduation from Recognised University.
Marital Status Un Married
Application to be Received by May and Oct
Likely SSB Date Apr and Oct / Nov
Date Commencement of Trg Jan and Jul
Training Academy OTA Chennai
Duration of Trg 49 Weeks
  • SSC W (NCC)

Staff Selection Commission Women entry through National Cadet Corps Entry.

Vacancies Per Course As notified
Notify in Employment News and leading Daily news Paper Notified by Additional Directorate General Recruiting / AG Branch in Apr / Oct
Eligibility Criteria
Age 19 to 25 yrs
Born Between 2nd Jan to 1st Jan for Apr Course.
2nd Jul to 1st Jul for Oct Course.
Qualification Graduate with LLB / LLM with 50% Aggregate marks, 2 Yrs service in NCC Senior Div Army with minimum ‘B’ Grade in ‘C’ Certificate Exam.
Marital Status Un Married
Application to be Received by Oct / Nov and Apr / May through NCC Date
Likely SSB Date Nov to Jan for Apr Course and May to July for Oct Course
Date Commencement of Trg Apr and Oct
Training Academy OTA, Chennai
  • CDS (Combined Defence Services)

Union Public Service Commission Combined Defence Services exam is conducted twice a year to recruit both men and women.

Particulars Details
Exam name Combined Defence Services Examination
Conducting institute Union Public Service Commission
Exam Level National Level exam
No. of test cities More than 70
Exam frequency Twice a year
Eligibility Passed graduation or are appearing in the same
Exam purpose Admission of candidates for Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, and Officers Training Academy
Official website  @upsc.gov.in

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  • TGC Education (AEC)

Technical Graduate Course in Army Education Corps is another way of joining the Indian Army for Women.

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 23 to 27 yrs
Born Between 2nd Jan to 1st Jan for Jan Course.
2nd Jul to 1st Jul for Jul Course
Qualification MA / MSC in 1st or 2nd division in notified subjects from a recognised university
Marital Status Un Married
Application to be Received by Apr / May and Oct / Nov
Likely SSB Date Mar / Apr and Sep / Oct
Date Commencement of Trg Jan and Jul
Training Academy IMA
Duration of Trg One Year
  • Women Military Police

Agniveer Women rally Bharti notification is released for the recruitment of females in the Indian Army for four years of service.

Name of Scheme Agneepath Yojana
Launched by Central Government
Name of Post Agniveer (Female) in Women Military Police
No of vacancies 1000+
Service Duration 4 years
Mode of Application Online
Detailed Notification release date 05th August 2022
Online Application begins August
Mode of Application Online
Training Duration 10 weeks to 6 months
Qualification Required Class 10th /Matric pass
Official Website @joinindianarmy.nic.in
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