4 Ways For Girls To Join Indian Army As An Officer

Hello Defence Lovers, Serving your country by joining the army is a matter of honour and pride for any citizen, and in 1992 the Indian Army took the landmark decision of inducting women into officers’ cadre in various arms and services or the armed force. As women today stands equivalent to men in every field of life so why not defence .Gone are those days when armed forces were only associated with men, now women equally participate in serving their country by joining armed forces. Since then, several avenues have opened up for women willing be part of Indian Army; the main among them are discussed below.

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(1.) Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS)
  • Women officers are inducted in the Indian Army through the Shot Service Commission (Non-Technical) scheme. Under this scheme, the female candidates aspiring to be part of Indian Army must appear for Combined Defence Services Examination. The CDS exam is conduced twice a year, in the months of July and November by UPSC.
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Age Limit: The candidate must be in the age group of 19 to 25 years
  • Educational Qualifications:  Candidate must be a graduate from a recognized university
  • Marital Status: Un-Married
  • Mental/Physical Fitness: The candidate must be mentally and physically fit and free from any diseases.
  • Height: For female candidates, the minimum height must be 152 cms
  • Weight: Weight must be in corroboration with the height
  • Eye Sight: Eyesight should be 6/6 or 6/36 for Distant Vision, for spectacles corrected vision must be 6/9
  • Myopia limit: Myopia limit for Indian Army is -3.75D
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(2.) Short Service Commission (Technical) Women
  • Women Candidates willing to join Indian Army under technical division can apply under the Short Service Commission (Technical) Scheme. This scheme is directly notified by Directorate General Recruiting twice a year, in the month of June/July and December/January.
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Age Limit: The candidate must be in the age group of 20 to 27 years
  • Educational Qualifications: The candidate must hold an engineering degree in notified stream from a recognized university
  • Marital Status: Un-Married
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(3.) NCC (SPL) Entry Women
  • Women NCC Cadets can be inducted in the Indian Army through the NCC (SPL) Entry Women scheme. Vacancies under this scheme are notified by the Directorate General Recruiting twice in a year, in the month of June and December.
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Age Limit: The candidate must be in the age group of 19 to 25 years
  • Educational Qualifications: The candidate must be a graduate with minimum 50% aggregate marks.
  • NCC Service: The candidate must have completed 2 years of service in NCC Senior Division Army, with minimum ‘B’ grade in ‘C’ Certificate examination
  • Marital Status: Un-Married
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(4.) Judge Advocate General (JAG) SSCW Entry Scheme
  • The Judge Advocate General (JAG) Department is the legal wing of the Indian Army and consists of legally qualified army officers. The department offers legal aid and advice to the army in military as well as civilian aspects. The Army releases recruitment notification under SSC (Short Service Commission) to hire law graduates, both male and female for JAC Department.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Age Limit: Candidate’s age must be between 21 to 27 years
  • Educational Qualification: Law graduate with minimum 55% marks from recognized university.
  • Bar Council Registration: Must be registered with Bar Council of India / State level Bar Council
  • Marital Status: Un-Married
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