How To Join Indian Army in 2023| Officer and Non Officer Cadre

When it comes to joining the Indian Army, candidates are not sure. As living a disciplined life forever is not everybody’s cup of tea. But those who have the valour to devote their life to the service of the nation with a remarkable salary package and 100s of salutes. This article is for them.

Joining the Indian Army on various commissioned and non-commissioned posts is a dream of many. Those who wish to join the Indian Army can go through the article below and know the different ways to join the Indian Army for both males and females. We have bifurcated the various entries in the Indian Army into commissioned and non-commissioned posts.

There are various options open for the 10+2 passed candidates as well as those who have passed their graduation from science, arts and commerce streams.

Read till the end to know the different opportunities to join the Indian Army as commissioned and non-commissioned officers.

So, Let’s Dive In!!

Join Indian Army in 2023 – Officer & Non-Officer Posts

Interested candidates can join the Indian Army through two modes. They can either join the Indian Armed Forces as commissioned officers or they can join in the non-commissioned posts. Now let us understand the two in detail.

  1. Officer Ranks – There are exams like NDA, CDS, MNS, CAPF, TA, and ACC that allow candidates to join the Indian Army as commissioned officers.
  2. Non-Officer Ranks – Then another option is to join through Non – officer ranks. In this, the candidates join on a lower position and pay scale. But they are gradually promoted to higher ranks. Some of the best options to join as a non-officer are Agnipath Entry, Assam Rifles, Army Nursing, SSB Head Constable, and Women Military Police.

Now, let us know about each and every entry in detail.

  • NDA (National Defence Academy)

The Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) releases the official notification inviting online applications to join the National Defence Academy twice a year.

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 100/-
Age Limit 16.5 to 19.5 years
Official Website

NDA 1 2022 Notification – Click to Know More

NDA 2 2022 Notification – Click to Know More

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NDA/NA online course

  • CDS (Combined Defence Services)

The table below gives you an overview of the CDS exam. The candidates can know further by clicking on the links below.

CDS 1 2022 Notification – Click to Download

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

CDS 2 2022 Notification – Click to Download

  • MNS (Military Nursing Service)

Military Nursing Service is the entry that allows female candidates to join the Indian Army as officers. Know further details below:

Notification MNS Recruitment 2022
Post Name B Sc. (Nursing) course
Apply Mode Online
Seats 200
Country India
Organization Indian Army
Application Fee Rs. 200/-
Applicants Only Females can Apply
Eligibility 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with 50 % marks
Physical Height: 153 cm
Selection Proces
  •  NEET UG Score
  • Document verification
  • ToGIGE ()
  • PAT
  • Panel Interview
  • Medical Examination
Official Website

How to join MNS 2023? – Click to Know More

  • CAPF (Central Armed Police Force)

The CAPF exam is also known as the CPF exam. Through the CAPF exam, the candidates are recruited to different forces and they are  as follows:

  • Border Security Force (BSF)
  • Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)
  • Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
  • Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
  • Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
  • Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and many more
Exam Central Armed Police Forces
Conducted By Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Name Of The Post Assistant Commandant
Number Of Vacancies 159 (approx.)
Frequency Once In A Year
Age Limit 20-25 Years
Education Qualification Graduation
Application Mode Online
Application Fee Rs. 200/-
Gender Both Male and Female Are Eligible
Selection Procedure Written, Physical Test, And Interview
Exam Language Hindi & English
Number Of Applications 3 Lakh+
E-admit Card 3 Weeks before the exam
Withdrawal Of Application Yes

CAPF 2022 Notification – Click to Know More

  • TA (Territorial Army)

Territorial army notification is released once a year. Here is an overview of TA Recruitment.

Particulars Details
Name of Examination Territorial Army Recruitment 2022
Conducting Body TA
Full form of TA Territorial Army
Frequency Once a Year
Exam-Level National
Eligibility Graduate degree in any field
Mode of Examination Written/ Offline based on Pen And Paper
Exam Duration 2 Hour
No Exam Attempts No Limit
Steps of Selection For Civilians: Written Examination, Interview, Service Selection Board Examination, Medical Examination
For Ex-servicemen: Interview Only
Application Mode Online
Exam Language Hindi and English
Official Website

Territorial Army Notification 2022 – Click to Know More

TA online course

  • ACC (Army Cadet College)

Another Army entry is joining the Army Cadet College, commonly known as ACC. This entry is not very popular because only the serving ar,y personnel are eligible to apply for ACC.

Particulars Details
Full-Form of the Exam Army Cadet College Recruitment Exam
Name of the Organization Army Cadet College
Exam Level National
Frequency Exam Twice a Year
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Offline
Exam Duration 1 Hour
Language English and Hindi
Official Website
  • JAG Entry (Judge Advocate General)

Judge Advocate General (JAG) Entry recruitment 2022 inducts advocates into the Indian Army. Further details are provided below:

Particulars Details
Exam Name Indian Army JAG Recruitment 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

Indian Army JAG entry Notification – Click to Know More

  • TGC (Technical Graduate Course)

TGC entry recruits only unmarried male engineering graduates. An overview is provided below:

Indian Army Technical Graduate Course 2022
Name of Organization Indian Army
Exam Conducting Body Indian Army
Post Name TGC 136/Technical Graduate Course 136
Total Vacancy 40
Selection Process
  • Stage 1: Shortlisting of Candidates
  • Stage 2: SSB Interview
  • Stage 3: Medical Test
  • Applicants must have completed their Engineering in the streams in which vacancies are available.
  • Those applicants who are in the final year of engineering can also apply
Age Limit 20 -27 years
Salary 56,100- 1,77,500 per month
Applicants Only Unmarried males
Official Website

TGC Entry 2022 Notification – Click to Know More

  • TES (Technical Entry Scheme)

Indian Army 10+2 Technical Entry Scheme TES 47 2022: Important Details
Name of Organization Indian Army
Frequency Twice a year
Salary Rs 56,100 – 1,77,500
Post Name TES (Technical Entry Scheme)
Total Vacancy 90 (approx.)
Selection Process
  • Stage 1: Shortlisting of Candidates
  • Stage 2: SSB Interview
  • Stage 3: Medical Test
Applicants Unmarried male candidates
  • 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
  • Appeared in JEE (Mains) 2021 examination
Age Limit 16.5 to 19.5 years
Training process
  • Basic Military Training
  • Technical Training
  • Award of Degree
Official Website

TES Entry 2022 – Click to Know More

The list of Commissioned officer rank entries ends here. Now let us discuss some of the non-officer rank entries to join the Indian Army.

  • Agnipath Entry

Agnipath Entry has been introduced this year only for the first time. Through this agniveers will be recruited for a period of four years and then they will be released. After retirement, they will be given a Seva Nidhi as a lump sum amount to continue their life with stability as a civilian.

Indian Army Agneepath Recruitment 2022- Overview
Conducting Body Indian Army
Scheme Agneepath Scheme
Number of Vacancies 25000+
Area of Service Indian Army
Time span 4 years
Indian Army Agniveer Age limit 17.5-23 years
Indian Army Agniveer Selection Process Physical Fitness Test
Physical Measurement Test
Medical Test
Written Test
Posts Agniveer GD, Technical, Aviation & Ammunition and tradesmen
Official website
  • Assam Rifles

Organisation Name Office of the Directorate General Assam Rifles
Post Names Group B & C Technical and Tradesmen
Vacancies 1380
Application Mode Online
Online Application Process 06th June to 20th July 2022
Category Defence Jobs
Eligibility 10th/12th pass
Selection Process
  1. Physical Test (PST/PET)
  2. Written test
  3. Skill Test
  4. Medical Test
  5. Merit List
Official Site
  • SSB Head Constable

Particulars Details
Recruitment Body Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
Post name Head Constable
Number of Vacancies 1522
Level of Examination National
Mode Online
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee
  • Unreserved and OBC category – 100/- rupees
  • ST, SC, and PWD category – 0/- rupees
Job Location Across India
Stages of examination
  • Physical efficiency test
  • Written Examination
  • Skill Test
  • Document Verification
Official Website
  • Women Military Police

Name of the Army Indian Army
Who Can Apply Only Female Candidates Can Apply
Age Limit 17½– 23 years
Vacancy 100 +
Salary Details Similar to Agniveer
Official Website

Women Military Police Notification – Click to Know More 

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