How to Join Army/ Air Force/ Navy after Graduation

How to Join Army/ Air Force/ Navy after Graduation


Each one of us has some goals and dreams in our lives. The majority of the young generation want to join big MNC’s, some want to go abroad, some want to launch a startup of their own whereas some still want to remain in the country and serve the nation in the best possible way.

Yes, you guessed it right! Some want to become an officer in the Defense Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force.

The selection procedure for the officer in the Armed Forces is elite and unique. You might have heard about the “interview of 5 days” (informal language) somewhere. This is known as the SSB (Service Selection Board) Interview.

On summarizing, any person who wants to join Indian Armed forces as an officer has to go through this 5 days interview process known as SSB. To appear in SSB or to get the call-up letter of the interview, you must meet the required eligibility criteria.

There are various entries to join Defence. Those who qualify these exams after graduation will get the call-up letter of SSB Interview.

  • CDS (Combined Defence Services): Exam conducted by UPSC, 2 times, every year. Consist of 3 papers (English, Mathematics, and General Science). Candidate can join any Training academy through this exam.
  • AFCAT: This exam is conducted by the Indian Air Force.
  • INET: This is the Indian Navy Entrance test.

NCC Special Entry: Direct Entry (No exam required)

Other direct entries for engineering graduates where no written exam is required are UES (University Entry scheme), TGC, SSC- Tech, etc. Only a percentage or CGPA is required. Those who qualify the cutoff can get the call-up letter very easily.

How to Prepare for SSB Interview in the campus

Lovely Professional University provides various opportunities to make yourself prepared for this type of Interviews.

  • LPU NCC (National Cadet Corps) is well recognized and reputed. Every year, LPU students participate in Republic Day (RD) Parade at Rajpath, New Delhi. Even many cadets got the chance to visit abroad for training camps, thal sena camp in Kazakhstan and Russia.
  • Club Abhyanand – SSB Interview: Several clubs are there in Division of Student Welfare, where you can meet people having similar interest and prepare for the SSB Interview together.

Work hard for your dream and
Live a life less Ordinary ~ Indian Army

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