Indian Defence Entrance Exams 2013

Defence jobs are the most admired jobs, and working in defence is a dream of many young people. Defence includes Army, Navy and Air Force and all of these conduct various examinations to recruit right candidates who have the ability to accept great challenges and have love towards the nation. There are many Indian defence entrance exams which are conducted throughout the year and to name a few are the Indian Air Force Exam, Indian Navy Exams, CRPF Exams, Border Security Force to name a few. All of these are conducted by the UPSC as and when the requirement arises.
There is one Combined Defence Service exam which is conducted twice a year for recruitment to office cadre in the Army, Navy and Air Force. Candidates appearing for CDS have to take a written test, a medical examination and personal interview. Candidates who clear this Indian defence entrance exam are sent to one of the following institutes for orientation training.
1. Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun
2. Naval Academy, Goa
3. Air force academy, Hyderabad
4. Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai

Eligibility Criteria for Defence Entrance Exams

All defence training institutes have different eligibility conditions for Defence Entrance Exams. The eligibility conditions are mentioned below.
Indian Military Academy (IMA)
Aspirants for Indian Military Academy must be between 19 to 24 years of age. Candidates having a degree from a recognized university or equivalent are eligible to apply. Applicants should be of good Physical and Mental Health.
Naval Academy
Aspirants willing to join Naval Academy must possess a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with Physics and Mathematics, or a Bachelor's degree in engineering (BE). Candidates must be between 19 to 22 years of age.
Air Force Academy
Candidates must be between 19 to 23 years of age. Applicants must have either Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with Physics and Mathematics, or a Bachelor's degree in engineering (BE).
Officers Training Academy (OTA)
Candidates must acquire a bachelor’s degree in any subject from a recognized university or equivalent. The candidates must be between 19 to 25 years of age.

Defence Entrance Exams Pattern

The defence entrance exam for Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy includes subjects like English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics. It consists of objective type questions wherein, each subject carries 100 marks and the exam is to be completed in 2 hours.
The defence entrance exam for Officer Training Academy (OTA) includes only English and General Knowledge. It consists of objective type questions wherein, each subject carries 100 marks and the exam is to be completed in 2 hours.

Defence Exam Preparation

Clearing Defence exams is not an easy task. These exams are said to be quite tough. One needs good preparation and confidence to clear it. There are several defence exam preparation books available in the market which provides a lot of information. But to clear Defence exams it’s more about knowledge, understanding and confidence. Candidates who wish to clear these defence entrance exams should be well determined and focused.

Defence Exam Preparation Books  

Merely appearing for the examination doesn’t ensure your appointment as defence personnel. Candidates will have to qualify the written test in order to be eligible for further selection procedure. To acquire good scores in the defence entrance exam, one has to prepare well. Candidates can refer to following defence exam preparation books – these are most preferred books which can be quite helpful in preparing for UPSC Defence Entrance Exam:
CRPF SI Guide published by Ramesh Publishing House
Indian Army - Religious Teacher Exam Guide published by RPH Editorial Board
Dockyard Apprentice Recruitment Exam published by Upkar Prakashan
Indian Navy Sailors: Senior Secondary Recruits (SSR) Guide by R Gupta
RPF AND RPSF Constable Exam published by Ramesh Publishing House

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