Women who wish to join the Indian armed forces have several options before them. Not only can they join the army, but many squadrons offer combat posts to women in the armed forces. Now, women are present in all armed forces, enjoying the same rights and status as men.
Women can join the armed forces as an officer or a soldier. Every year, many vacancies are advertised for women to join the Indian Army, Air Force and Navy. If you would like to join one of these positions after you graduate, here are the details:
Women who wish to join the Indian military can do so for 14 years under the Short Service Commission program. The different routes through which women can join the military are:
1. Non-technical SSCW
Candidates without engineering training, Short Service Commission (non-technical) is an entry route into the armed forces. Applicants must pass a written exam administered by UPSC twice a year in February and September. Candidates can view the merit list for this exam via Sarkari result. The Indian Army appoints 12 aspiring female officers through this review. The Service Selection Board (SSB) invites applicants for an interview who have passed the exam.
● Applicants must be single.
● Applicants must be between 19 and 25 years old.
● They must also have a diploma / postgraduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
2. SSCW (NCC)
The National Cadet Corps, or NCC, is a youth development organization that provides basic military training to young applicants. By this path, candidates who had been active volunteers in the NCC can join the Indian Army. There is no written evaluation for this program, and the Indian Army is recruiting 8 single female NCC volunteers who have two years of service in the NCC.
● Applicants between 19 and 25 years old are eligible.
● Applicants must have 50 percent marks upon graduation.
3. SSCW (JAG)
Under the Judge Advocate General (JAG) branch, female officers are drafted into the Indian military to handle legal proceedings. It is a very suitable job for women, as well as other prestigious Government jobs. This program is aimed specifically at law graduates, and each year the Indian Army selects eight female applicants through the JAG entry process. There is no written exam for entry to the JAG, and nominated candidates are called for an SSB interview.
● Applicants must be between 21 and 27 years old.
● Applicants must have a minimum of 55 percent LLB grades.
● Aspirants must also be registered with the Indian or State Bar Council.
4. SSC Technician
Women who have a graduate degree in any engineering course can apply for a short service (technical) commission. There is no written examination and candidates are selected exclusively on the basis of merit.
● Only unmarried applicants can apply.
● Applicants must be between 20 and 27 years old.
Indian Air Force
Women can join the IAF either through AFCAT routes or not AFCAT (meteorology). Details are below:
● AFCAT inputs
The Common Air Force Admission Test (AFCAT) is the examination through which candidates can enter the Indian Air Force. This exam takes place twice a year. This is a written exam and successful candidates are called for an SSB interview. Candidates can choose the following streams through this exam:
A. Flying branch
Women aged 19 to 23 can apply for this branch. Applicants are eligible to fly cargo planes or helicopters, but not fighter jets. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in any field or a B.tech. Diploma with at least 60 percent of marks. Additionally, applicants must have at least 60% math and physics grades in their 12th standard.
B. Technical branch
The IAF hires competent experts and engineers to provide technical support. Candidates are hired on the basis of the AFCAT exam. There are two types of services in this branch:
Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical): There are two types of requirements, and the candidate must fulfill one of them to become eligible:
● A four-year study program with a minimum of 60 percent marks and qualification in at least eight of the eighteen subjects.
● Applicants must have passed Sections A and B of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers or Aviation Society of India in regular courses.
Aeronautical Engineer (Electricity): candidates must meet one of the criteria:
● A four-year degree from a recognized university with at least 60 percent grades in at least eight courses, as specified in the advertisement.
● Passed the A and B Sections Exam of Associate Members of the Institution of Engineers, Aviation Society of India, or the Graduates Exam of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineers in the framework of normal courses.
C. Ground service (non-technical branch)
The requirements for this category are different for graduates it is 20-23 years old, for postgraduates 20-25 years old, for LLB is 20-26 years old and for M.Ed / Ph.D. / CA is 20 to 27 years old. There are five types of jobs that fall into this category:
I. Administration: In this category, candidates have the roles of air traffic controller, fighter controller, etc. Applicants must have a graduate degree from any recognized university with at least 60 percent grades. Otherwise, the candidate must have obtained at least 60% of marks in Sections A and B of the Associate Membership Examination of the Institution of Engineers (India) or the Aeronautical Society of India.
II. Accounts: applicants with a B.com degree and 60% marks are eligible. In addition, applicants with a Graduate Diploma in Commerce (M.Com) / CA / ICWA with at least 50% marks are qualified.
III. Logistics: Applicants must have a post-graduate degree in any subject with at least 60% marks or have completed Sections A and B from Associate Members of the Institution of Engineers (India) or the Aeronautical Society of India with a minimum of 60% in total.
IV. Education: Applicants must have a postgraduate degree in any subject with a minimum of 60% marks.
V. Meteorology: applicants should have postgraduate degree in any scientific field / Mathematics / Statistics / Geography / CS / EVS / Physics / Geophysics, etc. with at least 50 percent marks. They should also have 55% grades in math and physics upon graduation.
Women are enlisted in the Indian Navy on Short Service Commission. Applications for each position are solicited twice a year in influential newspapers. Here are the opportunities for women in the navy:
I. Air traffic control officer (ATC): Applicants must be between 19 and 25 years old and have obtained the BE / B.Tech diploma with a minimum of 60% of marks from a recognized university. They should also have physics and math in their 12th standard.
II. Observer: An observer is in charge of the ship’s sounds, radars, sonars and communication systems. Candidates must be between 19 and 25 years old and have obtained the BE / B.Tech diploma with a minimum of 55% of marks. They should also have physics and math in their 12th standard.
III. Law: applicants must be between 22 and 27 years old. They must have a graduate degree in law with at least 55% marks.
IV. Logistics: there are many categories in this branch, and for each unit the age limit is 19.5 to 25 years.
– Logistics Executive: BE / B.tech in any subject with 1st class or MBA with 1st class or B.Sc/ BCom / B Sc (IT) with 1st class and postgraduate diploma in Finance / Logistics / Chain management d ‘Procurement / Material Management or MCA / MSc (IT) with 1st class.
– Works: candidates must hold a BE or B.Tech (Civil Engineering) or B.Arch diploma.
– Catering: Applicants must have a postgraduate degree in M.Sc (hotel management) / MBA (hotel management) / B.Sc with 1st class and postgraduate diploma in hotel management.