Indian Army, Navy and Air Force Entries for Women

by Guest Author on May 9, 2013

Since 1992 women candidates are being inducted into Indian Armed Forces and have shown highest degree of professionalism. In India, women are granted only Short Service Commission. However, the time is changing and lots of steps are being taken to allow Permanent Commission to women also.

indian army entries for women

Many girls want to be a part of Indian Armed Forces but many of them are not aware of various entries and the eligibility conditions

So, we have published this article exclusively for the female aspirants who want to join armed forces. This article will give them insight about the new entries in which they can apply and it will also clear all their doubts regarding age and educational qualification.

Indian Army

UPSC Entry: Women candidates of age 19 to 25 years (as per notified in the advertisement) can apply for this entry. They have to clear an exam held by UPSC which is held twice in a year. Successful candidates of written exam are called for the SSB interview. To apply for this entry, a Graduate/Post Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university is required.

NCC Special entry: This entry is only for NCC women cadets who have 2 years service in NCC senior division army and have minimum B grade in C certificate exam. Women cadets of age 19 to 25 years (as per notified in the advertisement) can apply for it.  Vacancies per course are notified by additional directorate general recruiting. Final year student /graduate with 50% aggregate are eligible for this entry.

SSC-Technical Entry: Women engineering students of age 20 to 27 years (as per notified in the advertisement) are eligible for this entry. They can apply for it while in final year or after completing their degree. A graduate in any discipline of engineering (as per notified in the advertisement) is eligible to apply for it

JAG entry: This entry is especially for the law graduates. The age required for this entry is 21 to 27 years which is notified along with the vacancies by additional directorate general recruiting in the month of April or October. To be eligible for this entry, a candidate must be having a graduate degree of LLB/LLM with minimum 55% aggregate and the candidate should be registered with Bar Council of India or state

Indian Air Force

AFCAT Entries:  Female candidates who want to fly high in the sky or dream to be an Air Warrior of IAF then they have to clear an exam named AFCAT. AFCAT stands for Air Force Common Admission Test. It is held twice in a year. It is a written exam and those who qualify in this exam are called for SSB interview. You can opt for the following branches by AFCAT exam:

Flying branch: Women candidates of age 19 to 23 years (as per notified in the advertisement) can opt for flying branch. Female candidates have the opportunity to fly transport aircrafts or helicopters but they are not eligible for fighter aircrafts.

To apply for this entry, a candidate should be having a Graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university with aggregate of 60% marks and have passed Maths and Physics at 10+2 level OR B.E/B.Tech degree from a recognized university with aggregate of minimum 60% marks

Technical Branch: Female engineering candidates of age 18 to 28 years can opt for technical branch. There are two types of technical service whose educational qualification conditions are given below:

  • Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical): Minimum four year degree course from a recognized university with aggregate of minimum 60% marks and qualification in at least eight subjects out of eighteen as per notified in the advertisement OR cleared Section A and B exam of Associate membership of Institution of engineers or Aeronautical society of India in regular courses
  • Aeronautical Engineer (Electrical): Minimum year degree course from a recognized university with aggregate of minimum 60% marks and qualification in at least eight subjects as per notified in the advertisement OR cleared Section A and B exam of Associate membership of Institution of engineers or Aeronautical society of India or graduate membership exam of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers in regular courses

Ground Duty Branches:

Those who want to opt for the ground duty branches, the age requirements are different. For graduates: 20 to 23 years, Post Graduates: 20 to 25 years, LLB: 20 to 26 years, M.Ed/ PhD/ CA: 20 to 27 years.  There are three types of services in Ground Duty Branches whose educational qualification conditions are given below:

  • Administration and Logistics: Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university with aggregate of 60% marks OR a Post Graduate degree/ diploma in any discipline from a recognized university with aggregate of minimum 60% marks
  • Education: Post Graduate degree in any discipline with aggregate of minimum 50% marks
  • Accounts: Graduate degree in any commerce with aggregate of  minimum 60% marks OR a Post Graduate degree/ diploma in Commerce (M Com) / CA / ICWA with aggregate of minimum 50% marks

Non-AFCAT Entry:

  • Meteorology Branch: In this entry, candidates are short-listed and called for SSB interviews at Air Force Selection Board’s. Age group in this entry is 20 to 25 years and  27 years for PhD candidates. To be eligible for this entry candidates must be having a Post graduate degree in any science stream / Maths / Statistics / Geography / CS / EVS / Physics / Geo-physics etc. with minimum 50% aggregate and have scores 55% marks both in Maths and Physics at graduation level. Final year students can also apply for it.

Indian Navy

Executive branch

  • SSC- Air Traffic Controller: Women candidates of age 19 ½ to 25 years are eligible for this entry. They can apply for this entry if they have completed their graduation in any science stream i.e. Physics/Maths/Electronics OR M.Sc with Maths / Physics /Electronics.
  • SSC- Observer: Women candidates of age 19 to 23 years can apply for this entry. For applying in this entry, women candidates need to have a graduate degree in any discipline with minimum 55% marks with Maths and Physics at 10+2 level.
  • SC- Law: This entry is for female Law candidates whose age is between 22 to 27 years as per notified in the advertisement. To be eligible for this entry a candidates should carry a graduate degree in LAW with minimum 55% marks.
  • SSC- Logistics: Women candidates who hold B.E/B.Tech in Computers, IT, Architecture, Civil, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical, Marine engineering OR graduate with PG diploma in material management are eligible for this entry. The age group is 19 ½ to 25 years as per notified in the advertisement.

Engineering branch

  • UES SSC  (Naval Architecture): Women engineers carrying the B.E/B.Tech degree in naval architecture / Mechanical / Civil / Aeronautical / Metallurgical / Aerospace engineering with 60% marks can apply for it. The age group for this entry is 19 to 25 years as per notified in the advertisement
  • SSC Naval Architecture: Women engineers within the age group of 21 to 25 years as per notified in the advertisement and having B.E/B.Tech degree in Naval architecture / Mechanical / Civil / Aeronautical / Metallurgical / Aerospace engineering with 60% marks can apply for it.
  • Education Branch: Women candidates of age 21 to 25 years are eligible for this entry if they have passed B.E/B.Tech in Computer Science, IT, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical OR M.Sc in Physics / Maths / Computer application with atleast 50% marks

These were the various entry schemes for female candidates who want to join the mighty Indian Armed Forces. So girls, start preparing, touch the sky with glory and enjoy the life without limits. Leave comments if you have any question or doubt.

Regards,
Sachin

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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Eva Agrawal May 10, 2013 at 9:43 am

Thank you for writing such an informative article about women entry schemes. I hope that girls will get motivated by this. I request you to please tell us something about the SSB day-wise procedures.

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2 sarv May 10, 2013 at 10:22 am

i have done BSC biotech in graduation …can i apply for TGC 118………..plz help me out

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3 Seema Verma May 11, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Respected sir,
I completed my graduation(BBA) with 57% marks and as you have already mentioned above that below 60% marks would not be accepted. So, I would like know wether i can apply for logistic cadre.. or its waste.. or should i try for it. Sir pls reply me.

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4 natasha kakran June 30, 2013 at 2:57 pm

sir, i have completed my b.tech from cse branch . sir when will be the form of women entry2013 in navy will come.

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5 Prit Parikh June 30, 2013 at 11:38 pm

wow! omg. i was born in india and live in canada.. i wish to be a part of the indian navy or the air force when i’m olderr… i wonder how i’m going to do this! :)

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6 sony July 1, 2013 at 7:12 pm

sir,i m I Sc passed and i want to join IAF.i m also selected in eng. which should i prefer to select a branch to be more sucessesfull.plz,reply me fast my councelling wil start soon .

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7 preety saini July 8, 2013 at 11:10 am

sir, can you tell me what height needs to get entry in indian army for womens

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8 Shameem seth July 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Hello sir,
First of all i would like to thank you for such motivation and your blogs are really wonderful to read and follow. I am currently pursuing my 1st yr CSE. I have started reading your blogs since my 9th standard and improving my self to bring the best out of me to join the Indian Navy.
But the only thing is I don’t know which way I have to proceed starting now and what are the things I must start doing to join Navy, I don’t have a proper guidance. Sir, I request you to do a blog work specially for young girls like me. hope you still inspire many other girls like me!
thank you.

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9 babita bhatia August 13, 2013 at 5:15 pm

hello sir , i had done b.sc.(maths) with 58% nw m pursuring MCA have last semester .my DOB is JULY of 3rd 1987 . for which exam i can apply .i want to join navy /army but i cross age limit have another option for me ?

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10 Neha bisht.. August 26, 2013 at 5:08 pm

respected sir…..
i m a student of chemical engg. branch.. can i apply for indian navy???

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11 divya priya November 14, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Repected sir..

first of ol i would like to say 1thing i proud to be an indian..am doing b.opto(eye docter)..i want to serve for my nation..in my childhood itself i ve decided to join in INDIAN ARMY FORCE..nw my age is 20..i wish to be a part of indian army…i want to live for my nation and i want to die for my nation..plz help me
JAI HIND….!!!!!!

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12 sara January 6, 2014 at 11:56 pm

i completed diploma in E&TC wd 75%..n persuading degree in electronics n m in 3rd yr but i dont hv gud score i.e 54% whether m applicable fr AFCAT Or should i try fr logistics n administrative

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13 bhawana singh January 7, 2014 at 12:47 am

sir m doing btech from civil branch… kindly tell me about the scope of girls in this branch regarding IAF

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14 Asha john January 8, 2014 at 9:37 am

Sir im gng to cmplete my 10+2 by dis march vl i have ny opurtunities in indian navy as my cmplete z of naval background nd im to intrstd in dat so plz im beging u let me knw the path i cn hve in navy

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15 shristi singh January 10, 2014 at 5:47 pm

recently i have completed my 12 board exam with 98.8% from pcm

16 Mallika January 9, 2014 at 9:52 pm

Sir, I am a third year student pursuing my B.tech in CS. What all fields can I apply for if I wish to get a technical entry?

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17 shristi singh January 10, 2014 at 5:51 pm

recently i have completed my 12th board exam with 98.8% from pcm. so kindly give me information if there is some scope for me.
thanks and have a nice day.

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18 swati priya jamwal January 14, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Sir, i m final yr student of b.com….i want to join airforce (ground duty branches) but my eyesight is weak….so m i eligible to join IAF?

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19 Anu gopinathan January 15, 2014 at 9:40 pm

i like to join Indian army.

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20 ku.puja Hemant madavi January 23, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Thanx to you………
for give you valuable knowledge to us for coming in Indian Army for Women……
& i’m definitly joint army force in coming year……..
so c u in duty……….
………………by by & thanx…!

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21 APURVA CHASTA March 10, 2014 at 12:24 pm

I am girl student of 12 pcm and my age 16 can I join indian force

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22 Pooja Ranjan May 13, 2014 at 12:38 pm

Will u please tell the exact date of availibility of forms

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23 Priya May 14, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Sir,
I have completed my M. Pharmacy and 2 years of tenure in pharma job. I am 26 and I want to join Indian army. Suggest me the possible ways also let me know the post and profile I shall handle thereby.

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24 Avanthi June 9, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Hi,
Myself avanthi, i completed my B.Tech (Information Technology) with 80.93% in the year 2012 and my DOB: 25th, June, 1990. Am interested to enter into defense under technical department so, please help me about the eligibility status and the process to attempt the exam or interview.

Contact Details: 9959116524, avanthi25vsam@gmail.com

Thanks & Regards,
Avanthi.

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25 harpreet June 19, 2014 at 12:57 pm

please tell me the exact way for technically ssc entry in army????????????????

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26 pooja sonvani June 26, 2014 at 1:23 pm

heloo i m pooja sonvani i had completed my 12th at 2010 with PCM with 69.66% so may i joine this aarmy resenty i working and this is excelent way to womens in carrer
thansks & regards 9770136956

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27 Tanuja sharma June 29, 2014 at 10:55 pm

I am doing btech in biochemical branch. So am i eligible for AFCAT or any other defence service?

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28 Rahul Gupta June 30, 2014 at 1:02 pm

i am in last year of my graduation degree
can i apply for indian navy now??

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29 sunita nigade July 5, 2014 at 2:16 pm

sir, its awesome information. thank u for this.i m studying in BE 3rd yr electronics..I want to join indian army. I have doubt abt exam.. can u plez give me info. abt exam specialy for engg.student??

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30 vijeta jaiswal July 7, 2014 at 11:32 am

Sir, i m d student of bsc with math stream. How can i apply indian defence armed force?

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31 vijeta jaiswal July 7, 2014 at 11:36 am

Sir, i m d student of bsc third year with math stream how can i apply indian armed force?

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32 sneha kaur July 17, 2014 at 12:01 am

hello sir, i am sneha want to be join indian air force i am very interested for that pls guide me how can i join indian air force i am passed out 12 with steam commerce my contact no. is 0141-2576627 call me and tell me what cn i do…

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