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Best NDA / NA Coaching in India
UPSC NDA & NA is a national-level exam organised by UPSC. The exam is conducted offline i.e., pen-paper mode. The online applications for UPSC NDA & NA 2021 have now been closed and the examination date has been released. NDA 1 will be taking place on 18th April 2021.
UPSC NDA & NA exam is usually held twice a year – NDA I in the month of April and NDA II in the month of November. The entrance examination is conducted for entry to Defence Forces like Army, Navy and Air Force. UPSC organises the NDA & NA examination in various cities across the country. Candidates must fill the NDA form online as applications submitted by post or email will not be accepted by the Commission. A large number of candidates take the NDA exam every year to make their career in the Indian Defence Services.
Best CDS Coaching in Lucknow
Combined Defence Services Examination commonly known as CDS is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruitment of Commissioned Officers in Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. Selected candidates undergo training at Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA) and Officers’ Training Academy (OTA). The exam is held twice a year usually in February and September. Lakhs of candidates appear for the national level defence entrance examination.
CDS Latest Updates
Feb 5, 2021: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the CDS (I) 2020 final result on Feb 5. CDS result from PDF comprises the roll numbers and names of qualified candidates as per the respective defence academies.
Jan 7, 2021: CDS (1) admit card 2021 has been released on January 7. To download the admit card, candidates need to enter either the registration number or roll number.
CDS Exam Analysis 2021
CDS (1) 2021 exam analysis has been released on February 7. The exam analysis has provided for General Knowledge, Mathematics, and English. According to the students, the overall difficulty level of General Knowledge and English was moderate. The Mathematics paper was tough compared to last year. CDS exam analysis help candidates to know the overall and section-wise difficulty level, important topics, topic-wise distribution of questions, etc.
Shiksha visited one of the CDS exam centres in Central Delhi to gather the feedback of candidates regarding the overall difficulty level of the exam.
|Indian Military Academy||19–24 years|
|Air Force Academy||19–24 years|
|Naval Academy||19–24 years|
|Officers Training Academy||19–25 years|
CDS Exam Educational Qualifications is given below.
|For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy||Degree from a recognized University or equivalent|
|For Indian Naval Academy||Degree in Engineering from a recognized University or equivalent|
|For Air Force Academy||Degree of a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering|
Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards criteria given in the official advertisement.
Union Public Service Commission has set the eligibility criteria For Combined Defence Services. Before applying to the CDS exam Candidate must check the eligibility criteria. The basic physical standard for a candidate is:
- The candidate should be physically as well as mentally fit.
- Permanent tattoos on the body are prohibited.
- No hernia anywhere on the body.
- No hearing impairment, deformities/disabilities in-ears vestibule-cochlear system.
- There is no active congenital venereal disease.
Scheme of Examination
Applicants who will appear in the CDS exam should know the exam pattern of CDS 2020 so that they can qualify the exam with flying colors.
CDS Exam Pattern
|Stages of exam||Written exam and SSB Interview|
|Mode of exam||Offline / Pen and paper based|
|Subjects||1- English 120 questions2- General Knowledge 120 questions3- Elementary Mathematics 100 questions|
|Exam duration||2 hours for each paper|
|Number of questions||340 MCQs for – IMA, INA and AFA240 MCQs for – OTA|
|Language of paper||English & Hindi|
Union Public Service Commission will release the admit card of CDS any time soon in online mode at upsconline.nic.in. Since the exam is slated to be conducted on February 2, 2020, in offline mode. After downloading the CDS 2020 admit card candidates should check for any discrepancy and if found then immediately report it to the exam conducting authorities to get it rectified.
Indian Military Academy / Air Force Academy / Naval Academy
All the papers are of objective type.
Officers’ Training Academy
Each paper contains objective type questions.
Intelligence and Personality Test
The SSB interview process consists of a two-stage Selection process – stage I and stage II. Only those candidates who successfully clear the stage I SSB interview are permitted to appear for stage II.
(a) Stage I comprises Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception* Description Test (PP&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on the combination of performance in the OIR Test and PP&DT.
(b) Stage II Comprises Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests, and the Conference. These tests are conducted over 4 days. The details of these tests are given on the Indian Army career portal.
The personality of a candidate is assessed by three different assessors viz. The Interviewing Officer (IO), Group Testing Officer (GTO), and the Psychologist. There is no separate weightage for each test. The marks are allotted by assessors only after taking into consideration the performance of the candidate holistically in all the tests.
Test/ Interview by Air Force Selection Board
All candidates who apply for the Air Force through more than one source will be tested/interviewed at the Air Force Selection Boards only once for Air Force. Common candidates who fail in Computer Pilot Selection System (CPSS) and/ or Pilot Aptitude Battery tests as an NCC or Airmen candidate will be called again for OLQ testing for Army/Navy/OTS only if it is found that they have applied through CDS Exam.
CDS I 2020 Vacancy
CDS II 2020 Vacancy
CDS 2 2020 Total number of vacancies are given below.
CDS I 2021 Vacancy
CDS 1 2021 Total number of vacancies are given below.
Best Indian NAVY Coaching in India
NDA & NA Examination: You can join NA by taking the exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). This exam is conducted twice a year in all major cities throughout India.Eligibility Criteria Age – 16 ½ to 19 years(at the time of commencement of course)Nationality – IndianGender – Men only Educational Qualifications – 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics. Appearing final year students can also eligible to apply. Advertisement Schedule – May and December. (Advertisement is released by UPSC. Visit www.upsc.gov.in) 2. 10+2 B.tech Cadet Entry: Age: 17 to 19½ years . Educational Qualification: Passed Senior Secondary Examination (10+2 Pattern) or it’s equivalent from University/Board with at least 70 % aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) and at least 50% marks in English (either in Class X or Class XII). How to apply: One can directly apply online from nausea–Bharti.nic.in, selection for SSB Interview based on the cutoff percentage decided by the Indian Navy.
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Airforce X and Y Group Career Growth
With time, Airmen get promoted to higher ranks during their stay in the Air Force. Also, eligible Airmen can apply for selection as an Officer in the Flying Branch within the age group of 19 to 20 years. Serving Airmen can apply for selection to the Officer’s rank in the Ground Duty Branches (other than Medical).
(a) Annual Appraisal Report (AAR /AR/ACR):
The basis for promotion in the Indian Air Force is the ‘Annual Appraisal report (AAR)’ raised every year by the Superior Officer under whom the Airmen work. It is applicable for all ranks.
(b) Promotion Exams:
In addition AAR, Airmen also need to clear departmental exams for their next promotion. These internal exams are conducted to ensure that Airmen has essential knowledge on Air Force law, service writing, administration and military history apart from professional knowledge.
(c) Minimum service:
The next element is the ‘minimum tenure of service’ in a given rank. This is a necessary requirement for a promotion.
A Promotion Board is constituted in the month of May each year at Air Force Record Office to consider airmen for promotion. The minimum service presently in vogue is as follows:
|Promotion||Minimum Length of Service|
|Aircraftsman to Leading Aircraftman||2 Years (including training)|
|Leading Aircraftman to Corporal||5 Years|
|Corporal to Sergeant||13 Years and 6 months|
|Sergeant to Junior Warrant Officer||17 Years|
|Junior Warrant Officer to Warrant Officer||23 Years|
|Warrant Officer to Master Warrant Officer||28 Years|
Please note that in order to get promoted one has to pass the Corporal Promotion Exam and Sergeant Promotion Exam. There is no test for being promoted to LAC.
After the rank of Sergeant, other than JWO Promotion Exam one has to have a good record of skill, behaviour etc. which are also considered for further promotion.
With the higher ranks, the salary of the Airmen also increases. Here is the complete detail:
|Rank of Airmen (Promotional Vertical)||Pay Matrix Level||Starting Basic Pay||Military Service Pay (MSP)|
|Aircraftsman||3||Rs. 21,700||Rs. 5,200|
|Leading Aircraftsman||3||Rs. 21,700||Rs. 5,200|
|Corporal||4||Rs. 25,500||Rs. 5,200|
|Sergeant||5||Rs. 29,200||Rs. 5,200|
|Junior Warrant Officer||6||Rs. 35,400||Rs. 5,200|
|Warrant Officer||7||Rs. 44,900||Rs. 5,200|
|Master Warrant Officer||8||Rs. 47,600||Rs. 5,200|
Get all the information about Indian Air Force X Y Group Salary here and other details for the Indian Air Force X Y Group exam.
Best AFCAT Coaching in India
The Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is conducted by the Indian Air Force. The exam is held twice a year in February and August/September, respectively, to select Class-I Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duties (Technical and Non-Technical).
AFCAT is a gateway for both male and female candidates who wish to join the Indian Air Force for both Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission/Short Service Commission in Ground Duties for both Technical and Non-Technical roles.
Candidates are selected based on their performance in the online exam and Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) interview. Candidates opting for Ground Duty (Technical) branches are required to appear in both AFCAT and Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT).
AFCAT 2021 Latest Updates
Feb 5: AFCAT 1 2021 admit card was released by IAF. Candidates can download their admit cards from the official website by logging with the required credentials. AFCAT Exam will be conducted on February 20, 21 and 22.
AFCAT Admit Card 2021
AFCAT (1) admit card 2021 was released by the Indian Air Force on February 5. Candidates can access their admit cards from the official website by logging into their dashboard. To download AFCAT admit card 2021, candidates need to enter email ID and password.
AFCAT Exam Analysis 2021
The overall difficulty level of the AFCAT (1) exam was moderate. The General Awareness section was moderate, Verbal Ability in English was easy, Numerical Ability was difficult and Reasoning and Military Aptitude was easy. The exam analysis help candidates to know the section-wise difficulty, overall difficulty, number of good attempts, expected cutoff. Candidates can check below the exam analysis for AFCAT (1) 2021.
AFCAT 2021 Exam Highlights
|Conducted by||Indian Air Force|
|Exam frequency||Twice a year|
|Exam syllabus||AFCAT: General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude TestEKT: Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics|
|Exam pattern||The question paper of AFCAT comprises a total of 100 objective questions. The total marks allotted to the test are 300EKT comprises a total of 50 questions. The maximum marks allotted to the test are 150|
|Exam Fees||Rs 250 for AFCAT entry|
|Exam purpose||To select Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches|
|Contact details||020-25503105 or 020-25503106|
|Official email ID||afcat.cdac.in|
AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2021
To be eligible for AFCAT exam 2021, candidates need to fulfill the following criteria
Nationality: Candidates must be a citizen of India
Age limit: The age limits prescribed for the exam are different for different branches
|Flying branch||Candidates should be between 20 and 24 years. The upper age limit for candidates having a Commercial Pilot License is relaxed up to 26 years|
|Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch||The age of candidates should be between 20 to 26 years|
- Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried at the time of commencement of the course
- Widows/Widowers and divorcees below 25 years are also not eligible
- Married candidates above 25 years are eligible to apply, but during their training period, they are neither provided married accommodation nor can they live with family
|Flying branch||Candidates must have passed with a minimum of 60% in Maths and Physics at Class 12 and graduation in any discipline with 60% or equivalent OrBE/BTech with 60% or equivalent OrCandidates have cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with 60%|
|Ground Duty Technical Branch||Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics):Passed Class 10+2 with 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics and four years degree Engineering/ TechnologyOrCleared Sections A and B of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with 60% in disciplines specified by the examination authority.Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical): Candidates must have passed 10+2 with 60% in Physics and Mathematics and degree/integrated post-graduation in Engineering/Technology. OrCleared sections A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies with minimum 60% marks or equivalent in certain disciplines specified by IAF.|
|Ground Duty (Non-Technical) branches||Administration:Graduation in any discipline with minimum 60%OrCleared section A&B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised university with 60%.|
|Education||Completed MBA/MCA or MA/MSc in English/Physics/Mathematics/Chemistry/ Statistics/ International relations/ International Studies/ Defence Studies/ Psychology/ Computer Science/ IT/ Management/ Mass Communication/ Journalism/ Public Relation with 50% and 60% in graduation.|
Physical and Medical Standards
Candidates should be medically and physically fit to be eligible for the exam.
AFCAT eligibility criteria
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AFCAT Dates 2021
AFCAT dates 2021 are provided below for both sessions of the exam. The dates are announced along with the notification.
AFCAT 1 dates 2021
|AFCAT 2021 Events||AFCAT 2021 Dates||Salient Features|
|Release of short notification||28-Nov-2020||IAF had released the short notice|
|Release of detailed notification||01-Dec-2020||The detailed notification was released in PDF|
|Application Form||01-Dec-2020||The application forms were made available online on the official website|
|Last date to apply||11-Jan-2021||Candidates could fill the application form and pay the fees online.|
|Online test||20-Feb-202121-Feb-20122-Feb-2021||The exam was conducted online across various cities in the country and in multiple sessions.|
|Admit Card||05-Feb-2021||The admit card of AFCAT was available online on the official website. Candidates can download the admit card till the day of the exam.|
|Result||March 2021||AFCAT result will be announced online. Candidates can check their result from the official website.|
AFCAT 2 Dates 2021
Candidates can check below AFCAT 2 dates:
|AFCAT 2021 Events||AFCAT 2021 Dates||Salient Features|
|Release of notification||June 2021||AFCAT notification will be released in PDF form|
|Application form||June to July 2021||The application form of AFCAT 2 will be available in online mode|
|Exam date||September/October 2021||The exam will be conducted across various cities spread throughout the country|
|Admit Card||September/October 2021||The admit card is made available for candidates who had successfully registered for the exam|
|Result||November 2021||The result will be announced online on the official website|
AFCAT 2021 Vacancies
AFCAT vacancies have been announced by the examination authority along with the notification. A total of 235 vacancies will be filled through AFCAT (1) 2021 exam. The branch-wise break-up of AFCAT 1 vacancies 2021 are given below.
|Flying Branch||SSC – 69|
|Ground Duty (Technical)||AE(L):PC – 27, SSC – 40AE(M):PC-12, SSC – 17|
|Ground Duty (Non -Technical)||Admin : PC- 12, SSC – 21|
Accts : PC- 06, SSC – 12
Lgs : PC 09, SSC – 16
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Army Cadet College
The Army Cadet College is an institution that trains officers for the Indian Army. The Army Cadet College Wing trains soldiers from the regular army, navy and air force for commissioning as officers in the Indian Army. It has 3 companies. The ACC feeds into the Indian Military Academy.