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CDS Current Affairs 2020 (Imp Topics) September 2019-October 2020!

CDS 2 2020 Current Affairs PDF
CDS 2 2020 Current Affairs PDF

Hello defence warriors. How is the preparation of CDS Exam going on? hopefully best. So, todays detailed article on current affairs for CDS Exam will definitely add value in your CDS Exam preparation. Last few weeks are left for CDS Exam and this CDS 2 2020 Current Affairs PDF of important topics will help you to score good marks in CDS GK paper.

CDS 2 2020 Current Affairs Imp Topics (Free PDF Download)

Scoring 60+ Marks in CDS Maths and English papers is easily doable with smart study and ample practice. On the other hand clearing cut off of CDS GK paper is also challenging for some technical background aspirants. So, I have made list of A to Z Important Current Affairs topics for CDS 2 2020 Exam. You can download it and use it as per your convenience.

Step by Step Process of Downloading CDS Current Affairs Topics PDF

  1. In the section given below, Click on ‘Sign In Via Mail’ and add your “Correct Mail ID” and click on Sign In to Unlock
  2. Now you will see option of “Download Here
  3. After clicking on “Download Here” your CDS Current Affairs PDF will open in new tab (In Google Drive)
  4. Download it and take its Print out for OFFLINE STUDY

Importance of Current Affairs in CDS Exam

Being a CDS aspirant, you must know that majority chunk of Current Affairs questions can be seen in every CDS Exam. Moreover, questions asked from static topics like Indian Polity, Geography, Economics, Science and Technology, environment are also influenced by related current affairs topics. So, Current affairs becomes inseparable part of CDS Written exam.

And good news is that I have also provided Section-Wise Current Affairs Topics for all the static subjects as well. So, direct questions will be seen from current affairs topics which I have mentioned in CDS Current Affairs PDF.

Weightage of Current Affairs in CDS Exam

CDS GK paper

Understanding weightage of CDS Exam will give you clear idea about importance of Current Affairs in scoring good marks. Also, Indian Polity, Geography, Science and Technology are other pillar subjects which can also be linked with current affairs.

Indian Polity 23-26 questions
Geography 16-17 questions (Mapping & location oriented questions)
Economics 13-14 questions
History 14 questions
Physics 10-11 questions
Chemistry 11-12 questions
Biology 10-11 questions
Current Affairs 16-17 questions (some polity and geography oriented current affairs can also be seen!)
Defence related 3-4 questions only
Sports, award, important days 2-3 questions only
Environment related 1-2 questions only

How to master Current Affairs for CDS Exam?

2 sources are sufficient for mastering Current Affairs of CDS Exam:

  1. Reading 2-3 Editorials from The Hindu (On daily Basis)
  2. Reading and Revising Monthly Current Affairs Compilations PDF provided by us in 16 Week Strategy of CDS Exam.

There is no shortcut guys. You have to work hard if you want to score really high marks in CDS GK paper!

How many Months Current Affairs is sufficient for CDS Exam?

9-10 Months Current Affairs is sufficient for CDS Exam. Just make sure that you study each current affairs topic in detail and revise at least once before the actual CDS Exam. Because without revision, it becomes difficult to recall the facts and concepts at the time of exam. So, take help of sarkaari service to excel in CDS Exam.

Jai Hind!

Last minute Tips for AFCAT 2 2020 (Score 200+ Marks)

Last Minute Tips for AFCAT Exam
Last Minute Tips for AFCAT Exam

Hello defence warriors. Last few days are left for AFCAT 2 2020 Exam and its time to gear up for the exam. Studying for last 4-5 months does not guarantee you success if you do not revise and take sufficient MCQ Practice, because you also need to develop a skill to tackle exam and reduce exam fear. AFCAT Exam is conducted in online mode. So, it also becomes crucial to be familiar with the mode of examination and manage time properly during examination. This can be easily done if you will follow these 13+ Last Minute tips for AFCAT Exam.

Considering the common mistakes done by the aspirants, we have well designed “Last minute tips for AFCAT Exam” so that you do not repeat the mistakes done by other aspirants. You may take these 13 tips lightly, but remember that it can waste your attempt. So, be serious about these topper tips for AFCAT Exam.

Each and every mark secured in AFCAT Exam will be crucial in deciding Final Merit List. So, be serious!

Last Minute Tips for AFCAT 2 2020 Exam (Score 190-200 Marks)

Also watch “AFCAT Last Minute Tips Video” provided at the end of this article!

Apart from conventional Tips to clear AFCAT Exam, there are few more tips which are necessary to implement after the COVID-19 outbreak. So, without wasting any point, let us begin with last minute tips for AFCAT Exam to score 200+ Marks in AFCAT 2 2020.

1. Be Physically Fit and Take Precautions till exam Date- Due to COVID-19 (Not a Joke!)

You may think that its not that important. So, let me tell you one example. For IIT JEE Exam conducted in 2020 (in last week), temperature test was done at few exam centers and aspirants with high temperature were not allowed to enter the exam hall. This any also happen with AFCAT Exam considering the increasing number of COVID-19 Patients.

This small mistake can prohibit your entry into exam hall and eventually waste your attempt.

2. Consider this as your First and Last Attempt (No procrastination due to Graduation Exams)

You just need 1 attempt to make it through. So, do not keep procrastinating things. Work smartly with consistency. AFCAT is a predictable exam. You can clear the exam if you follow the AFCAT Preparation strategy provided by us.

And if you worked hard for remaining days, and if you unfortunately failed to clear AFCAT Exam, there is no loss. Because you will be one step ahead of other aspirants in terms of preparation for next attempt. 

3. Don't run behind Current Affairs like Crazy! (Understand weightage and be Smart Enough!)

Go through this AFCAT Exam Weightage (Which remains same for every attempt):

General Awareness: 25 Questions
Verbal Ability in English: 25 Questions
Numerical Ability : 18 Questions
Reasoning and Military Aptitude: 32 Questions

Only 25 Questions will be asked from AFCAT GK Section in which majority of chunk will be from Static Questions of Polity, Economy, Geography. Only 7-8 questions will be asked from current affairs out of which few questions are predictable. Like:

  • Defence Exercises
  • Country, Capital, currency
  • Sports related terms

So, be smart in AFCAT Preparation and focus on “Cost Benefit Analysis

4. Mock Test Practice is Very Very Crucial (We provide FREE AFCAT Mock Test!)

Preparation of AFCAT Exam is different thing. And practice of AFCAT specific questions and Mock Tests is different thing You can be successful in scoring 200+ Marks in AFCAT Exam only if you do the combination of these 2 things.

And don’t worry. You can also give AFCAT Free Mock Tests on our platform. So, be self enlightened and follow tips as told.

5. Don't waste time in checking Questions and Difficulty Level of Shift 1 and Shift 2

This time, AFCAT Exam will be conducted on 3rd, 4th and 5th of October. It is generally seen that aspirants who have exam om 5th October spend maximum time in analysing the last 2 days papers and difficulty level of each shift. This will waste your lot of time. So, better focus on revision in last two days. It can help you in AFCAT Exam tremendously (Revision and Practice is the Key to success!)

6. If you are preparing from last 4-5 months, you will recall in exam (As pattern remains same!)

AFCAT Exam is conducted by Indian Air Force. So, its pattern will be more or less same for each and every attempt (AFCAT does not give shocks like CDS, CSE, NDA, CAPF which are conducted by UPSC)

No other exam has well defined weightage and pattern like AFCAT. So, take benefit of it. 

So, if you are preparing for AFCAT from last 3-4 months as per AFCAT Strategy, then your aim for last 2 weeks must be only revision and practice! You will definitely make it through!

7. Your Aim must be crystal clear (Min 65-70 correct attempt)- And roadmap to achieve it!

Your aim must be clear if you want t perform in exam. If you will randomly go for the exam and go with the flow, you will end up solving less number of questions and will regret after the exam. So, your aim must be clear, and also strategy to achieve that aim.

For Example:

  • If your aim is 180 Marks, then you must also know that from where you will score this.
  • For 180 score, you must get 60 questions correct.
  • This 60 correct aim can be achieved by many ways considering you strong areas. But I highly recommend to score 50 correct in Military Aptitude and Mathematics itself. Its predictable and same type of questions repeat in each attempt.
  • You also must have clear idea that which sections of AFCAT Exam will you tackle in first 1 hour. So that maximum correct questions are done initially. It will boost your confidence and you can aim for 200+ in such systematic approach!

8. Which Question will you solve first ? (Easy Tips in which you have 100% Confidence!)

Simple Rule:

Irrespective of your educational qualification, you all must tackle Military aptitude and reasoning aptitude + Mathematics section first. This will give you around 50 correct questions if you have followed AFCAT preparation strategy. Also analyse AFCAT Syllabus and weightage before going for exam.

General Awareness: 25 Questions
Verbal Ability in English: 25 Questions
Numerical Ability(Highly predictable questions): 18 Questions
Reasoning and Military Aptitude (Easiest): 32 Questions

9. Be Familiar with Online AFCAT Exam Pattern (Give Free Mock Test!)

Many aspirants are afraid of online form of exam. So, its better to give atleast 2-3 AFCAT Mock Test so that you are familiar with the exam process and exact AFCAT Exam pattern. You must know following parameters of AFCAT Online exam:

  1. How to proceed to next question
  2. How to mark for review
  3. How to check whether question is answered or not
  4. Unanswered Questions
  5. Where to check time left
  6. Where is our test ID and other personal details
  7. At the end of test, where can we see Attempted Questions, etc
  8. Where is the SUBMIT Test Button located, so that we do not press it by mistake

10. Go through whole Question paper in first 2-3 Minutes!

Do not start the test from the first question seen on the screen. Go through all the 100 Questions in 2-3 minutes. And begin solving questions from that section in which you are extremely strong and confident enough. 

11. In Last week, you must solve atleast 5 AFCAT Mock Tests

We provide AFCAT Mock Test exactly in the same pattern of actual AFCAT Exam. So, take benefit of it. For upcoming attempt, I will make sure that you have 10-15 AFCAT Mock Tests for rigorous practice. 

You can also get Sample AFCAT Question papers on official AFCAT Website 1-2 weeks before examination. So, take benefit of it.

12. Strictly No new Topic study in last 2 Weeks! (Only Revision)

Many aspirants do this mistake of learning new concepts in last week. They think that maximum they study, maximum will be the output. But that’s not the case. You can recall what you have studied only if you have done revision in last 2 weeks.

So Last 2 Weeks: Revision + Question Practice 

13. Time Management is very Crucial in AFCAT Exam (especially first 60 minutes)

First 60 Minutes of AFCAT Exam will make sure that you will clear the AFCAT Exam or not. So, focus on your strong areas initially and make sure that you have solved atleast 50 correct questions in first 1 hour (which ever section it may be!)

It will boost your confidence like anything! And you could tackle complex and difficult questions after you are damn sure about scoring 150 Marks in just first 1 hour!

14. Do not waste time in calculating number of questions attempted!

At the time of exam, your main aim must be to solve as many questions as possible that too with accuracy. If you will keep on counting attempted questions, it will take your 3 minutes. Instead of wasting this time here, try to solve additional 3-4 questions which will increase your score by atleast 10 marks.

15. Read Admit Card twice and follow A to Z Instructions (Many aspirants forget to read!)

Reading AFCAT Admit Card instructions is very important, which most of the aspirants neglect.

AFCAT Instructions

16. Be present at Exam Center 10-15 minutes before reporting time

Your body will take some time to adjust to the exam center (Mentally + Physically). So, don’t act over smart and be present at the exam well before the time.

17. Be focused and Calm in last week of preparation

Follow all above tips and tricks to crack AFCAT Exam in first attempt. And keep calm during last crucial days. You can also do meditation to achieve it.

18. AFCAT Exam is not a test match. Its a T20!

You will not be selected on the level of knowledge you have, but on the basis of number of correct questions you solve (Be practical!). So, remember that your efficiency must be maximum during the 120 minutes of Examination, which will decide whether you will make it through or not!

(And this mastery will come only with Practice and Revision). Be connected with Sarkaari service for AFCAT Mock Tests.

Watch this Video for 15+ Last Minute Tips for AFCAT Exam (For Best Experience!)

If this article has helped you in anyway, feel free to tell us in comment section below. It really motivates us to make such high quality articles for you!

Ways to Join Indian Navy as an Officer (10+ Entries)!

Ways to Join Indian Navy as an Officer
Ways to Join Indian Navy as an Officer

Hello defence aspirants. We are back with a detailed article on “Different Ways to Join Indian Navy as an Officer“. Generally we all are aware about different entries to join Indian Army as officer. Moreover, many aspirants are not aware of various career opportunities in Indian Navy. So, We will cover A to Z Entries (Direct Entry + Written Exam Entry) for Male as well as Female candidates so that you are well aware of all the entries into Indian Navy. I have seen many aspirants who couldn’t become Officers in Indian Navy just because they were not aware about the entry. So, make sure that you read this detailed guide till the end and do not miss any opportunity to be Officer in Indian Navy

(We don’t just provide details, but also detailed strategy to crack each exam!)

Ways to Join Indian Navy as an Officer!

We will go through 10+ Entries to Join Indian Navy as an Officer. We will be discussing Direct Entry as well as Written Exam Entry in detail. So, let us see some basics which will help us to understand each and every entry in a more better way.

  1. Written Exam Entry:  You might be aware of these entries in which your First Stage is Written Exam. You need to qualify the written exam to be eligible for Further Stages like SSB Interview and Medical Test (which needs systematic preparation for the exam!)
  2. Direct Entry: In Direct Entry of Indian Navy, you directly qualify for SSB Interview (without written examination). Shortlisting is done based on your graduation marks, NCC C Certificate, or any other academic parameters specificed by Indian Navy based on the post and entry you have applied for.
  3. SSB Interview: You cannot skip SSB Interview if you want to join Indian Navy as an officer (Technical, Non-Technical, Pilot, ATC, NCC Entry, etc). In simple terms, if you want to be Officer in Indian Armed forces, you have to clear SSB Interview (5 Days Interview) irrespective of your entry.
  4. Is SSB Interview of Direct Entry Difficult than other entries?  Theoretically No. (SSB Interview is same for all entries) But practically yes. Because many aspirants are eligible for Direct Entry which drastically increases competition for Direct Entries (Reporting of aspirants for SSB Interview for Direct Entries is pretty high than those who are eligible after clearing written exam like NDA, CDS, INET, etc)
Ways to Join Indian Navy as an Officer

“Soldering is a noble profession and it requires sacrifice, courage and efforts to join this fraternity of the real life heroes –THE SOLDIERS

Many young boys and girls dream to join our mighty Indian navy as an officer , wear the white uniform and lead the men to protect our motherland.  So here is our small effort for all those aspirants out there who want to join the INDIAN NAVY as an officer, but have very less knowledge about the path or ways to join this excellent organisation.

Official Websites of Indian Navy:

1. www.joinindiannavy.gov.in

2. www.indiannavy.nic.in

3 www.upsc.gov.in (for NDA and CDS Exam)

1. National Defence Academy (Navy) & National Defence Academy (Naval Academy)

National Defence Academy Pune
  • Written exam + SSB Interview+ Medical board+Merit List +Training
  • Eligibility=10+2 with any stream. ( only male )
  • Age limit=16.5– 19.5 Years
  • 3 years Training at NDA Pune & 1 year Training at INA Ezhimala

This entry is controlled by UPSC with IHQ MoD (Army)/ADG (Recruiting) as nodal agency. It consists of written examination conducted by the UPSC followed by conduct of the SSB interview, medical test by Indian Navy (Naval candidates only) and final preparation of merit list by UPSC. The appointment letter for NDA (Navy and Naval Academy) are issued by IHQ MoD (Army)/ADG (Recruiting) and IHQ MoD/DMPR respectively. The training of officers selected through this entry, commences in the month of Jan/Jul every year. The advertisement for this entry is published in Jun/Dec. Tentative examination schedule of NDA entry is as follows:-

Name of the exam Notification by UPSC Written Exam SSB interview      Joining academy
NDA & NA  1 Dec / Jan April Aug -Sept Jan next year
NDA & NA  2 Jun/July Oct/November Jan-Feb July next year
NDA Exam Pattern at a Glance: 
Subject Code of Subject Time Duration Marks Allotted
Mathematics 01 150 minutes 300
General Ability Test 02 150 minutes 600
Total Marks 900

After clearing the Written exam, you have to face SSB Interview which is of 900 Marks.

So, Final NDA Merit list  will be calculated out of 1800 Marks (Written score+SSB Score)

2. Direct Entry : Permanent Commission For Undergraduate Level Entry : 10+2 (B.Tech)

  • Procedure= Direct SSB interview + Medical Board+ Merit list+ Training.
  • Eligibility= 12th Pass with 70% in PCM and 50% in English in 10th, JEE (Mains) rank has been made compulsory to apply for 10+2(B.Tech) entry.
  • Age Limit=Same as NDA
  • Entry in a year=This entry is opened twice a year for Spring Term & Autumn Term

In this entry, candidates are shortlisted for SSB based on JEE (Main) – All India Rank (AIR) for BE/B Tech curriculum. Validity of the JEE (Main) rank for applying for the scheme is one year from the date of declaration of the JEE (Main) ranking by CBSE/NTA.

3. UES -University Entry Scheme for Pre-final year BE/ B-TECH students

  • Procedure= Pre SSB interview in college +SSB Interview + Medical Board + Merit + Training
  • Eligibility=Min 60% till 5th semester (both male & female are eligible)
  • Age= At the time of applying candidate should be between 20-23 years of age
  • Entry in a year= Once a year

4. Combined Defence Services Exam (CDSE)

Indian Naval Academy
  • Procedure= Written Exam + SSB interview + Medical Board + Merit List + Training.
  • Eligibility= BE/Btech (For Navy)
  • Age= 19 – 23 (male only )
  • Entry in a year= Twice
Name of the exam      Notification by UPSC  Written Exam SSB interview            Joining academy
CDSE  1 Nov      Feb              Sep-Oct         Jan next year
CDSE  2         July        Oct/Nov                Jan-Feb        July next year

CDS Exam Pattern at a Glance:

Subject Duration Marks Questions
English 2 hours 100 120
Mathematics 2 hours 100 100
General Knowledge 2 hours 100 120

Also Check: CDS Exam Preparation (Detailed Strategy!)

5. Indian Navy Entrance Test (INET) for Both Male & Female

  • Procedure= Written exam + SSB interview + Medical Board + Merit List + Training
  • Eligibility= Graduation with Physics & Maths , BE/ B.TECH.
  • Age = 19-24
  • Entry in a year= Same as CDSE (Twice a year) .
  • Branches available through this entry=
  1. Pilot (MR) – for men and women
  2. Pilot (NMR) – for men only
  3. Observer- for men and women
  4. Air Traffic Control (ATC) – for men and women
  5. General Service – Executive (GS/X)/
  6. Hydro– for men only
  7. General Service (Technical – Electrical & Engineering)
  8. Naval Architect- for men and women
  9. Information Technology– for men only
  10. Logistics- for men and women
  11. Education- for men and women
  12. Naval Armament Inspectorate Cadre (NAIC) – for men and women
Number of Papers in INET Exam 1 Paper only
INET Written Exam marks 400 Marks
Total Number of Questions 100 Questions
Marks Alloted for 1 Question 4 Marks
Marks deducted for 1 wrong Answer 1 Mark
Minimum Overall Passing Marks 50%
Sectional Cutoff of INET Exam 40%

Also Check: INET Preparation (Detailed Strategy!)

6. Pilot , Observer & ATC entry Short Service Entry

Indian Navy Pilot Indian Army
  • Procedure= SSB interview + Medical Board + Merit List + Training
  • Age= 18-24 for ATC, 18 to 25 for pilot & observer
  • Eligibility=
  • Both Male & Female
  • Min – 60% in 10th & 12th
  • 60% in English in 10th & 12th
  • Min 60% in BE/BTECH till 5th semester
  • Min 60% in BE/BTECH + ME/MTECH integrated courses till 7th semester
  • Entry in a year=Twice a year.

7. SSC Executive and Technical entry

  • Procedure= SSB interview + Medical Board + Merit List + Training
  • Age= 18 ½ – 24 ( only male )
  • Eligibility= Graduation ,various degrees eligible for various branches
  • Entry in a year= Twice a year

8. SSC law ,IT & Logistics Entry for both male & female

  • Procedure= SSB interview + Medical Board+ Merit List + Training
  • Age = 22 to 27  for law , 19 ½ – 25 for logistics & IT
  • Eligibility = Graduation , various degrees eligible for various branches
  • Entry in a year = Twice a year

9. NCC Entry for Both Male & Female

Indian Navy NCC Entry
  • Procedure= SSB interview + Medical board + Merit List + Training
  • Eligibility= Naval Wing Senior Division NCC ‘C’ certificate holders with B.E./B.Tech degree
  • Age= Please check the notification when published
  • Entry in a year= Notification published along with CDSE

If you need personal guidance or personal strategy for any of the above entry feel free to contact sarkaari service in the comment section below. Your doubt will be solved within 24 hours.

Jai Hind!

[Latest]10th SSC Result Date 2020 Announced! Maharashtra Board

10th SSC Result Date
10th SSC Result Date

Finally the wait and desperation of 10th SSC aspirants is over because 10th SSC Result Date 2020 is announced. Many aspirants were waiting for SSC Maharashtra board 10th result date and we are back with official announcement. We will not just tell you the 10th SSC Result date but also show you the proof from the official website, that is, mahresult.nic.in (Official website of 10th and 12th Result)

10th SSC Result Date 2020

There is a sequence of results declared by the Government. First comes the CBSE 12th result, then 10th CBSE result followed by 12th HSC Result Maharashtra Board. And the last in the sequence is 10th SSC Result Maharashtra Board. So, all the above three results are declared and only awaited is 10th SSC Result 2020 Date.

12th CBSE Result Date: 10th July 2020

10th CBSE Result Date: 15th July 2020

12th HSC Result Date: 16th July 2020

10th SSC Result Date 2020: Check below with Proof (Screenshot)

Mahresult 10th SSC Result Date (Official)

10th SSC Result 2020 was expected to release in last week of July. But as per few inside sources of MKCL and HSC Board, we can tell you that 10th SSC Result 2020 Date is 26th July 2020. That is, 10th SSC Result of exam which was held in March 2020 will be released on Sunday, 26th July 2020 sharp at 1:00pm. Here is the proof attached:

10th SSC Result Date 2020

10th SSC Result 2020

Also Check: 10th SSC Result 2020 (Check Here!)

How to Check 10th SSC Result 2020 (Step by Step Guide)

Step by Step process to Check 10th SSC Result Date and also Final result once announced:

1. Go to official website www.mahresult.nic.in

2. You can see 2 Tabs “10th SSC Result” and “12th SSC Result

3. Now click on “10th SSC Result 2020 Maharashtra Board”

4. Before 10th SSC Result is announced, you can see date of release of 10th SSC Result and time of result announcement.

5. Once the result will be announced, you must click on Check Result.

6. Now add your personal details like ’10th SSC Roll Number’ and ‘Mothers Name‘ and result will be in front of you.

7. If you cannot see Maharashtra Board 10th Result by this method, then there may be excess load on website as lakhs of aspirants as checking at the same moment. So, keep patience and try the same process atleast 2-3 times to get the result. We have provided you a list of websites (So, try to check your result on multiple platforms because maximum traffic will be on mahresult.nic.in)

Also Check: NDA Preparation (Believe me Guys, this best time to Start NDA Preparation!)

List of Websites on which 10th SSC Result 2020 will be declared!

There are thousands of website which claim that they will show 10th SSC Result 2020. But given below are the 3 main websites which are official websites of Maharashtra Government on which you can trust.

1. Mahresult.nic.in

2. hscresult.mkcl.org

3. maharashtraeducation.com

If you want 10th SSC Result on your mobile number or your mail ID, comment your:

  • 10th SSC Roll Number
  • Mothers Name
  • School Name

In the comment section. Sarkaari Service will check the result and send it on your email ID or Personal Mobile Number.

Jai Hind!

UPSC CAPF AC 2020 Preparation Strategy | Aim 160+ Marks | Topper Tips

UPSC CAPF AC 2020
UPSC CAPF AC 2020

After covering basic details related to UPSC CAPF Exam, we are back with UPSC CAPF AC Preparation Strategy where we will have a step by step approach of preparation. UPSC CAPF Preparation Tips for Paper 1, Paper 2 (Descriptive Paper), Physical Efficiency Test and Medical Test will be provided in most profound manner. We will also see exact UPSC CAPF Booklist to score maximum marks in Paper 1 and Paper 2. So, make sure that you read this article till end and watch the embedded videos related to UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Preparation.

UPSC CAPF AC Preparation Strategy 2020

It is said that we must learn from experts and successful people who have ample experience in particular field. That’s the reason why we have UPSC CAPF AC Topper Vijay Kumar Sir to guide us in this journey. Vijay Sir has huge experience about various competitive exams conducted by UPSC. Vijay sir is the true example of level of dedication needed for cracking competitive exams. Let us see educational qualification and personal details of CAPF Topper Vijay Kumar:

Name Vijay Kumar (CAPF Topper 2018)
Exam Qualified UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam
All India Rank 160
Native Place Village in Rohtak District, Haryana
Primary Education Government School, Haryana
Degree BTech from The Technological Institute of Textile and Sciences, Bhivani (Engineer)
Work Experience Private Sector (before exam preparation)
Other Experiences Various defence exams and CSE. Gave 15+ SSB Interviews but not able to make it through

Vinay Kumar Sir has guided us in detail in a ‘Youtube Video’ where he has discussed about his personal strategy to clear CAPF Paper 1, Paper 2 and Medical Test. All the sources which he has followed in UPSC CAPF Preparation are mentioned in the video given below. So, make sure you watch this ‘40 Minutes CAPF Preparation Video in detail.

Following Questions will be answered in 'UPSC CAPF Preparation Strategy'

  1. Sir, can you please Introduce yourself to our audience
  2. What exactly is UPSC CAPF AC Exam? Can only CSE aspirants clear it with ease?
  3. UPSC CAPF Preparation Strategy for Paper 1 (Objective Paper)
  4. UPSC CAPF Preparation Strategy for Paper 2 (Descriptive Paper)
  5. Please Guide regarding UPSC CAPF Physical Efficiency Test and Medical Test
  6. Please Guide for UPSC CAPF Interview so that we can score maximum marks out of 150
  7. Is Coaching Needed for UPSC CAPF AC exam? Can self preparation suffice?
  8. Should we have a Backup Plan (Plan B) while preparing for UPSC CAPF Exam? What was your backup Plan? Can we prepare for UPSC CAPF AC Exam along with Job? Sir, how to stay Motivated throughout the preparation duration of around 1 year?

Also Check: UPSC CAPF AC Syllabus (Chapter-Wise Weightage!)

UPSC CAPF Preparation for Paper 1

Paper-I: General Ability and Intelligence – 250 Marks which is an objective type paper (multiple choice) in which the questions will be asked in English as well as Hindi.

Paper-II:  General Studies, Essay and Comprehension – 200 Marks (Descriptive Paper) Precis Writing, Comprehension, and other communications/language skills is available only in English.

(You can write Essay in English or Hindi)

UPSC CAPF AC Exam Paper 1 UPSC CAPF AC Exam Paper 2
Total questions: 200 (MCQ) Total questions: 6 (Descriptive)
Marks Alloted: 250 Marks Alloted: 200
Time Duration: 2 hours Time Duration: 3 hours

Try to Score Maximum Marks in Stage 1 (Written Examination). This will highly increase your chances of getting name in Final Merit List! And even give you force of your choice.

Check this Detailed Video on UPSC CAPF Paper 1 Preparation (Score 160+ Marks)

UPSC CAPF Preparation for Paper 2

UPSC CAPF Paper 2 (Descriptive Paper) consists of Precis Writing, Comprehension, Essay and Letter writing. Apart from content, one additional thing needed in this paper is:

1. Good Writing Skill

2. Good Handwriting

3. Tremendous Practice!

Don’t prepare to just qualify this paper. Your aim must be to score high marks because it will be considered in your final merit list.

UPSC CAPF Preparation for Physical & Medical Test

Start physical exercises and test oriented practice atleast 6 months before the test. So that Physical and medical test is not a big deal for you. Given below are the test which you need to complete in given limited time frame.

Physical Test For Male Aspirants For Female Aspirants
100 Meters race In 16 seconds In 18 seconds
800 Meters race In 3 minutes 45 seconds In 4 minutes 45 seconds
Long Jump 3.5 Meters (3 chances) 3.0 meters (3 chances)
Shot Put (7.26 Kg) 4.5 Meters Not for Female Aspirants

Also Check: UPSC CAPF Latest Pattern (A to Z Details Related to CAPF Exam!)

Work Hard till you find your name in UPSC CAPF Final Merit List!

UPSC CAPF Final Merit List

Watch the above 2 videos of UPSC CAPF AC Preparation and if you still have any doubts, do let me know. Sarkari Service will solve all your queries within 24 hours.

Jai Hind!

MahaJobs Portal 2020 | Apply Now | 1000’s of Technical Jobs | Step by Step Process

Mahajobs Portal 2020
Mahajobs Portal 2020

We have a very good news for aspirants who are searching for high paying jobs in various Industrial sectors (Skilled and Unskilled). ‘Mahajobs Portal’ has been launched by Government of Maharashtra which will give employment to various unemployed youth and people who have lost their job during the COVID-19 Pandemic. These are core jobs into various sectors and industries in Maharashtra for which you can apply now. Register on Maha Jobs Portal 2020 and apply for thousands of job openings into various companies in Maharashtra.

Payment /Pay scale for various jobs via ‘Maha Jobs Web Portal‘ will depend on following parameters:

  1. Your Professional Skill Set (Based on your Graduation field)
  2. Skilled or Unskilled Job
  3. Recruiter company Profile
  4. Post you have applied for!
  5. Your Work Experience (Freshers also eligible!)

In short, this is the golden opportunity where you will get job based on your personal skill set and educational qualification.

We have discussed A to Z details related to ‘Mahajobs Portal 2020‘ and Step by Step Process to Apply for various jobs. So, keep patience till the end of this guide.

Maha Jobs Portal 2020

What is Mahajobs Portal? (in Simple Words)

“MahaJobs Portal is the Bridge to fill the gap between Employers, Local Skilled, Semi Skilled and Unskilled Employees”

Due to COVID-19 outbreak, many Skilled workers (including Engineers) lost their jobs. On the other hand, industries also need a skilled workforce to come back on the track and boost Indian economy. This motivated government to act as a mediator between these two. So, you can apply for jobs directly in the industries and no other middlemen. So, if you have the necessary skill-sets and qualities in you, no one can stop you from getting a job.

Maha Jobs Web Portal: Industrial Employment Bureau

Industrial Employment Bureau‘ tells us that all the job opening will be in various industries like Engineering, Aerospace and Aviation, Textile and Handlooms, Leathers, Automobile Industry, Capital Goods, Electronics and Hardware, Painting and Coatings, Strategic Manufacturing, Power sector, Intrumentation, Automation, Surveillance and Communication, Food Processing Industry, Iron and Steel, Life Sciences, Logistics and other general skill sectors etc

Various Industries are also welcomed to put their job openings on this government ‘mahajobs portal’ on which genuine job seekers will register and apply from the official website.

Also Check: Competitive Exams After Graduation (Class 1 Posts!)

Mahajobs Portal Registration (Step by Step Process)

Step 1: Visit Mahajobs Portal Official Website, that is, mahajobs.maharashtra.gov.in

Step 2: As you want to see various job opprtunities in Mahajobs portal, click on “Job Finder Registration”

Mahajobs

Step 3: Before Applying for Jobs, you have to First Register (Free of cost) on Mahajobs Portal. After clicking on ‘Job Finder Registration‘ you will see the below interface where you need to add basic details like Full Name, Mobile Number and Email ID as shown below.

Mahajobs portal Register

You need to Verify the Mobile Number and Email ID via OTP (One Time Password) which will be sent on your Mobile number and Email ID. So, add your personal details correctly. Click on Submit after adding the Captcha Code. (After successful verification, Mobile Number and Email Section turns into Violet Colour)

Mahajobs portal registrationn

Step 4:  Once the Registration is done, you will be redirected to Home Page. Now, Login with your Email ID and Password which you have added while registration to access your personal Dashboard.

Mahajobs portal Login Process

Step 5:  Now your Personal Dashboard is ready where you can Check for New Jobs and Status of Jobs you have applied for.

Mahajobs portal Apply Online

Step 6:  Now Click on “Search Jobs” and add all the Filters (That is your educational Qualification,Job Expectations, Filed of Work, Job Location, etc) as shown below.

Mahajobs Filter

Step 7:  Now after adding the filter, click on OK. You will see all the related Jobs for which you are eligible (as per your preference). Apply for the all the Jobs you are eligible for.

Mahajobs portal Listing

Step 8:    Now you need to “Upload Domicile Certificate” which will Prove that you are a Resident of Maharashtra State.These jobs are available only for the aspirants who are domicile of Maharashtra State. 

Also Check: Ways to Becomes Indian Army Officer (15+ Entries!)

Mahajobs Portal Login Issues

Many students are facing login issues on Mahajobs 2020 Portal. There can be following reasons for login issue on Mahajobs Online Job Portal:

  1. You have not Confirmed your ‘Mobile Number‘ and ‘Email ID‘ by putting OTP which was received at the time of registration.
  2. You have not uploaded ‘Domicile Certificate of Maharashtra
  3. Excess load on website resulting in low loading time (website down)
  4. Low Internet Connection

Solution to all above problems is to Follow Step by Step process of Mahajobs Portal 2020 as mentioned above. 

Mahajobs Portal Official Website

Let us see some official contact Number and Email ID other than just web address.

If you have any issues related to Job Nature of mahajobs, do mail your questions on above mail ID. Otherwise, you can also comment your doubts below in the comment section. Our website will clear all your doubts within 24 hours.

Category of Jobs in 'Mahajobs Portal'

Mahajob Portal has job openings in various sectors like Engineering, Aerospace and Aviation, Automobile Industry, Capital Goods, Electronics and Hardware, Food Processing Industry, Iron and Steel, Life Sciences, Logistics, etc which is mentioned below. (being a Industrial Employment Bureau)

Mahajobs portal Categories

Maha Jobs App

Currently Government of Maharashtra has launched only web version (web portal of Mahajobs 2020). There is no ‘Mahajobs App‘ launched yet. Government may think of launching Maharashtra jobs app if they get good response on Mahajobs Portal and good amount of registrations in first few months.

Maha Jobs Portal Eligibility

Apart from above mentioned eligibility criteria’s, you need to be an resident of Maharashtra state. You need a Domicile certificate to prove that you are resident of Maharashtra State. Check the newspaper cutting explaining job openings via ‘Mahajobs Portal 2020’.

Mahajobs Portal News

How to Apply on Maha Jobs Portal? (Online or Offline)

Many students were demanding the offline application process of jobs via Mahajobs Portal 2020. But I would like to tell you that there is only ‘Online Job Application‘ available on Maha Jobs Web Portal. Follow the above step by step process for detailed guidance of searching jobs, applying for jobs and checking status of applied jobs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is ‘Maha Jobs portal registration‘ compulsory?

A. Yes. If you want to apply for various jobs via Maha Jobs portal, then you have to register your mail ID and Mobile Number via OTP

Q. Is Domicile Certificate must for Maha Jobs portal?

A. Yes. ‘Maha Jobs portal’ is exclusively made for local skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers of Maharashtra.

Q. Can I apply for ‘MahaJob portal’ if I am not resident of Maharashtra?

A. No. You need a Domicile Certificate of Maharashtra to apply for these jobs.

Q. What is minimum educational qualification for Maha Jobs portal?

A. Qualification for these jobs depends on post you have applied for. Minimum educational qualification is different for skilled, semi-skilled and non-skilled jobs.

Q. Can girls apply for jobs posted in ‘MahaJobs Web portal’?

A. Definitely Yes.

Q. Which is the official website of MahaJobs portal?

A. Official website of Mahajobs online web portal is www.mahajobs.maharashtra.gov.in

UPSC CAPF AC Age Limit 2020-21 | Attempts, Relaxation

CAPF Age Limit 2021

Today we will address one of the most commonly asked questions by many CDS, CAPF and CSE aspirants, that is, UPSC CAPF Age Limit for Assitant Commandant Exam. We have covered the UPSC CAPF Eligibility in previous articles which contain many more details other than CAPF Age Limit 2020-21 like educational qualification, physical eligibility, etc.

In UPSC CAPF Exam, most confusing part is the age limit UPSC CAPF Exam. So, we will focus more on age limit part. Rather than focusing on just upper age limit of CAPF exam, we will also see age relaxations which are available for SC, ST, OBC, Central Government employees and Ex-Servicemen. So, keep patience till the end of this article for 100% clarity.

CAPF Age Limit 2021

Before beginning with actual UPSC CAPF Age Limit 2021, I would like to tell you that due to COVID-19 Pandemic, there is a probability that CAPF Exam gets cancelled (extreme case). In such case, your attempt will not go waste. UPSC will increase the age limit so that no aspirant suffers due to exam cancellation. So, please do not worry about loss of attempt!

For Example: If 2022 was your last attempt, then it will be 2023 if exams are cancelled. So, keep your main focus only on CAPF Preparation!

UPSC CAPF Age Limit 2021

UPSC CAPF Age Limit: 20-25 Years of Age

You can appear for UPSC CAPF Exam at the age of 20, if you have completed graduation or even if you are in last year of your graduation. Your upper age limit for UPSC CAPF exam is 25 years, but you must know that you need to be 25 years old at the time of joining the academy. So, your last attempt will be when you are 24 years old (hopefully you understood).

UPSC CAPF Age Limit for upcoming 4 Attempts (Upcoming 4 years)

  • UPSC CAPF Age Limit 2019: Your Date of Birth must be between 2nd August, 1994 and 1st August, 1999
  • UPSC CAPF Age Limit 2020: Your Date of Birth must be between 2nd August, 1995 and 1st August, 2000
  • UPSC CAPF Age Limit 2021: Your Date of Birth must be between 2nd August, 1996 and 1st August, 2001
  • UPSC CAPF Age Limit 2022: Your Date of Birth must be between 2nd August, 1997 and 1st August, 2002
  • UPSC CAPF Age Limit 2023: Your Date of Birth must be between 2nd August, 1998 and 1st August, 2003

Note: If there is any change in UPSC CAPF Age Limit Criteria (Exam cancellation due to COVID-19), then I will update on all platforms. Till then, you can go with above dates.

Also Check: UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern 2021 (A to Z Exam Details)

UPSC CAPF Age Relaxation

Various Categories Upper Age Limit of CAPF
General 25 years, No relaxation
OBC 3 years Relaxation i.e. 28 years
SC/ST 5 Years Relaxation i.e. 30 Years
J&K Domiciled 5 Years Relaxation i.e. 30 Years
Ex-Servicemen Commissioned officer 5 Years Relaxation i.e. 30 Years
Civilian Central Government servants 5 Years Relaxation i.e. 30 Years

Note: If you belong to OBC category, then you can take benefits only if you belong to Non-Creamy Layer’ Category. Otherwise, you will be treated as General Candidate. So, check whether you are eligible to take benefits of OBC Category or not.

Number of Attempts for CAPF exam

UPSC Civil Services exam has 6 Attempts for candidate belonging to Open Category. But thats not the case with UPSC CAPF Exam.

  • Number of Attempts for CAPF Exam= Unlimited (as far as you are within the age limit specified for each category)
  • You can give your first attempt at the age of 20 years (when you are in last year of your graduation)

Also Check: UPSC CAPF Syllabus (Chapter-Wise Weightage!)

UPSC CAPF Physical Eligibility Criteria

Task For Male Candidate For Female Candidate
100 Meters race In 16 Seconds In 18 seconds
800 Meters race In 3 minutes 45 seconds In 4 minutes 45 seconds
Long Jump 3.5 Meters (3 chances) 3.0 meters (3 chances)
Shot Put (7.26 Kgs) 4.5 Meters

Check this guide for UPSC CAPF Medical Eligibility. A to Z aspects related to eligibility are cleared.

UPSC CAPF Height Weight Chart

UPSC CAPF Official Notification 2021

UPSC CAPF Official Notification for 2020 is released. UPSC CAPF 2021 Notification will be released in March-April of 2021. You can check it on upsc.gov.in website. But don’t worry, because its my duty to keep you updated about the latest news about the exam.

CAPF Notification 2021

We have discussed A to Z aspects related UPSC CAPF Age Limit and Relaxation. If you still have any doubts related to this topic, take help from our core team for help. And comment your personal details if you want to know:

  1. Your ‘Number of Attempts Left‘ for upcoming CAPF AC Exams
  2. Your personal doubt related to CAPF Eligibility (Medical/Physical)

Jai Hind!

23+ Tips to Crack IAS Exam in First Attempt | UPSC Topper Tips

How to Crack IAS Exam in First Attempt
How to Crack IAS Exam in First Attempt

Today we will touch one of the most complicated and equally easy question which comes in mind of every UPSC aspirant. How to Crack IAS Exam in First Attempt? Can we clear IAS Exam in First Attempt? etc. So, based on various toppers tips and my personal experience of clearing UPSC Exam, I would like to give you some basic and foundational tips which can change your perspective towards UPSC IAS Examination. We always search for materialistic things around us to crack IAS Exam, but there are few fundamental rules which can yield you success in UPSC IAS Exam in first attempt. So, without wasting any time, let us begin with 23+ Tips to crack IAS Exam in very initial attempt.

How to Crack UPSC in First Attempt?

If you think that I will provide you IAS Exam booklist, notes or some secret sources to crack IAS Exam, then you are wrong. Because you all are already equipped with the UPSC IAS Exam Booklist (which is commonly available on various online platforms). In spite of joining premium UPSC coaching institutes, many aspirant fail to qualify IAS (Forget qualifying in the first attempt!)

Main reason behind this is they search for shortcut tips and some magical books from coaching. But remember guys, these 23 Tips to Crack IAS Exam will definitely get you in top 100 rank in upcoming attempt. So, stay connected till the end of this guide.

These 23+ Tips to Crack IAS Exam will give you Guaranteed Success if you follow them rigorously!

23+ Tips to Clear UPSC Exam in First Attempt

So, without wasting any more time, lets switch to tips and tricks to crack UPSC IAS Exam in First Attempt.

1. Remove Insecurities from your Mind. 'Being IAS Officer' is a Mind Game.

Insecurities has killed more dreams than any other reason in this world. Aspirants take the decision to be IAS officer, but after starting the preparation, they get afraid about the competition for this exam. This creates insecurity in their mind that they might not clear UPSC IAS Exam in First attempt. This is the first step of their failure. If you want to be successful, you need to be sure and confident that you will make it through in your first attempt.

And do not worry aout the competition. Roughly around 10 Lakh aspirants apply for UPSC IAS Exam each year. But remember that your competition is with only 20,000 serious aspirants.

2. Once you have taken the decision, there must be no way back for atleast 2 Attempts

We all have habbit of clearing university exam with just 1 month of preparaion or at the max 23 months of preparation. But UPSC Exam needs vast coverage of different subjects which demands time. Your initial 5-6 months will be invested in clearing the basics and understanding the overall exam pattern. So, sometimes it may take 1 extra attempt than what you have expected. So, if you have taken the decision to be an IAS Officer, then you must atleast keep patience and faith in yourself for 2 UPSC IAS attempts.

Also Check: UPSC CAPF Syllabus (Chapter-wise Weightage!)

3. Don't Keep a 'Plan B' (which everyone recommends)

This advice may seem strange, but it works. If you want to crack UPSC IAS Exam in First Attempt, don’t keep a plan B while IAS preparation. Because it is human tendency to perceive more comfortable and easy career option which requires less efforts. If you have a Plan B, your could not give your 100% because your mind will be knowing that even if you fail in IAS Exam, you have a backup plan. Moreover, your energy will be wasted in thinking about the ‘Plan B’ which can destroy your main game. So, devote 1.5 years of your life wholeheartedly for IAS preparation if you want to crack UPSC in first attempt.

4. First Step= Choose Optional Wisely by going through Syllabus of Probable Subjects

If you will see the General Studies Paper 1,2,3,4 marks of successful candidates, you will notice that marks scored are more or less same. So, your Optional Marks decide whether you will be in the Final Merit List or not. And if you want the service of your choice, you need to score good marks which is directly proportional to marks scored in optional. So, choose your optional subject wisely.

Selecting subject of graduation can help. But I would recommend you to go through 3-4 probable optional subjects of your interest and select the best UPSC Optional Subject based on following parameters:

  • Your Interest in that subject
  • Availability of Study Material and Guidance of that Subject
  • Check previous year question papers for analyzing
  • Is that Subject Scoring (Marks secured by toppers)

5. Before beginning actual study, mug up 'Mains' and 'Optional Syllabus' (You Read it Right!)

Before beginning actual preparation, learn prelims and Mains syllabus by heart.Reasons of mugging up the UPSC Mains, prelims and Optional Syllabus is:

  1. You will know what exactly to study and what not to study
  2. Your preparation will be targeted and exam oriented
  3. You can make section-wise notes only if you are aware of GS Papers detailed syllabus

So, undergo this task before actual UPSC Preparation.

6. Mug up questions asked in UPSC Prelims and Mains Exam of Last 10 Years (From 2010)

Your approach to UPSC Preparation must be exam centric. Many aspirants do not check the previous year questions asked in Prelims and Mains due to fear of not able to solve them. But this is completely wrong approach. Because our end result is to solve questions in Prelims and Mains (To qualify this exam). So, it becomes necessary to know the type of questions asked in Prelims and Mains in last 10 years.

Study for IAS Exam considering End Goal in Mind!

7. No Option to Daily Newspaper Reading=Preferably 'The Hindu'

Daily Newspaper reading help us to (Editorial Reading):

  • Develop views on different issues happening in India and world wide
  • Have a good updated current Affairs with us
  • Good Content and Statements for Mains Answer Writing
  • Good comprehension and grammar skills

So, you can go with The Hindu or Indian Express for daily editorial reading.

8. Atleast 1st Reading of Optional Subject Must be done before Prelims Exam

Do not underestimate Optional Subject preparation which is indirectly deciding your future. Your understanding and first reading of optional must be completed before the prelims exam. Because majority of time between UPSC Prelims and UPSC Mains must be invested in answer writing and mains test series (And not in learning new topics!)

9. Study for UPSC exam from Mains Point of View (Prelims specific in last 2 months only!)

Your Final Selection in Merit List will be based on Marks scored in Mains and Interview. Prelims examination is just qualifying in nature. Even if you score 200/200 marks in Prelims, you will stand equal to all other aspirants in Mains examination. So, set your priorities accordingly.

10. Start Answer Writing from 2nd Month of Preparation (Please don't Ignore)

Most difficult part of UPSC IAS Preparation is to write impressive answers that to in limited time and limited word limit. This can be achieved only with Daily Answer Writing Practice (Many aspirants do not practice answer writing with a fear to fail. But don’t worry about quality of your initial answers. It will improve with time and sufficient practice)

Also Check: AFCAT Exam Preparation (Score 200+ Marks)

11. Let the Question Paper Guide your way (Your best Guide)

Your biggest guide and mentor during UPSC IAS Preparation will be Previous Year Question Papers of Prelims and Mains (Along with detailed Syllabus!)

12. Even a day of distraction can be Risky (Break is OK)

Break in preparation is different from distraction. You can take a healthy break once in 20-25 days to refresh your mind. But if you are getting distracted by any external things like wasting time with friends, family functions, marriages, movies, web series, other bad habits, etc, then no one can save you from failing the exam. Remember that Every minute thing counts in Final Result. 

13. Follow only 1 Guru or 1 Strategy. Don't keep on switching

Take ample time to design a IAS Preparation Strategy for you. But make sure that once the strategy is finalized, you do not change it till final selection.

14. 1.5 Years Current Affairs is recommended for Prelims (Monthly Magazine + Personal Notes)

Along with Personal Section-Wise notes for Mains examination, you must also refer to monthly Current Affairs compilation so that you do not miss any important current affairs. You can follow Insights IAS or Vision IAS (Any One) for current affairs preparation.

15. Use 10% Rule for Notes Making (GS+Optional+Current Affairs)

Notes are made with the purpose to revise whole topic in vesry less time (at the time of exam). If yo are making extensive notes, you will end up making 2-3 notebooks of notes for each paper which is practically impossible to revise before exam.

So, if you are reading an article of 1000 words, its notes must be between 80-100 words maximum (even less will do!)

16. Before Mains, your whole Notes must be compressed in 100 Pages

Follow the rule of 10% strictly in notes making. Because before prelims and mains examination, we must have a compressed notes (which will explain the topic in minimum words) which can be practically revised before the actual examination in 1-2 hours. 

17. Whatever you are reading, make sure that you could 'REPRODUCE'

We are not here to do PhD in any subject. Our aim is to qualify UPSC IAS Exam in first attempt. So, whenever you are reading from any source, understand the topic in such a way that you could reproduce it in Prelims and Mains Examination (Always keep a end goal in Mind!)

18. Give Your 100% Each Day (Avoid Overthinking)

Divide your “Year Long Preparation Plan” into short term daily targets and stick to it on daily basis. And give your best on day to day basis.

It is said that if you will give your 200% on daily basis, you are answerable to no one.

19. Meditation and Decent Physical Activity is Must

Meditation and regular physical activity (Minimum 10-15 minutes) will keep you mentally and physically fit during your preparation phase. Maintaining mental stability and peace is must if you want to crack UPSC exam in first attempt.

20. Remember that you are already ahead of other college friends who are not preparing (No need to compare)

Don’t compare your life with your friends who are doing job and enjoying their life. Detach from social media and other communication sources to maintain isolation. Remember that you are on a mission to achieve something bigger in your life and impact life of millions of Indians (which they cannot even imagine in their lifetime!)

Also Check: Government Exams After Graduation (Class 1 Posts)

21. Follow Rule of 33% Studying, 33% Revision and 33% Answer Writing

Don’t just focus on studying new topics of IAS Prelims and Mains syllabus. Devote equal time for Revision as well as Mains Answer writing practice. Because studying and writing answers in exam hall is completely different thing. If you want to score good marks in UPSC IAS Mains exam, you must be master at answer writing which can be achieved only with rigorous practice

22. Hard Work Beats Talent when Talent Doesn't Work Hard

Thats 100% true. So, make sure that you hustle during your 1.5 to 2 years of UPSC Preparation (From day 1 to Final day of result!)

(You must be an example of Talent + Hardwork for best result in IAS Exam)

23. "Don't Take Right Decision, Take the Decision and Make it Right"

This is the most important advice which I would like to give you. During your IAS Preparation, you may think that you have taken few wrong decisions. But don’t worry about it. Because even after taking many decisions, you will always think that decision taken by others was good than yours. So, don’t wait for right decision. Take your personal decision based on your circumstances, and prove it right.

We have seen 23+ Tips and tricks to Crack UPSC Exam (IAS Exam) in first attempt. If this detailed guide have helped you in some or the other way, do post your ‘Genuine Reviews’ and ‘Thoughts’ about IAS Exam Preparation. Sarkaari Service will be glad to hear you and clear your A to Z doubts related to clearing IAS Exam.

UPSC CAPF AC Eligibility 2020 | Age Limit, Attempts, Physical, Medical

UPSC CAPF Eligibility 2021
UPSC CAPF Eligibility 2021

UPSC CAPF Exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission for the recruitment of Assistant Commandants in various para-military Forces like BSF, CISF, CRPF, ITBP, SSC, etc. This is a Class 1 Post for which more than 6-7 Lakh aspirants apply each year. UPSC CAPF Eligibility becomes important because it is best career option for aspirants who are preparing for Defence Exams like CDS, AFCAT, INET, etc and for aspirants preparing for Civil Services Exam (IAS Exam).

And Eligibility of UPSC CAPF Exam is far different from these exams in terms of age limit, number of attempts, relaxation and many more things. So, it becomes very important to understand UPSC CAPF Eligibility for different categories like General, OBC, SC, ST so that you have a clear idea about UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam. After reading this detailed article on UPSC CAPF AC Eligibility 2021, all your basic doubts will be cleared and you will be ready to prepare for upcoming CAPF Exam as per detailed strategy.

UPSC CAPF Eligibility 2021

In this detailed article, we will discuss about UPSC CAPF Eligibility for 2021 attempt as well as next attempts. But before beginning with actual eligibility criteria of UPSC CAPF Exam, I would like to give you basic overview of various stages of exam (Exam pattern) so that understanding eligibility becomes more easy.

UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Exam is conducted in 3 stages:

  1. Written Examination (Objective + Descriptive Paper)
  2. Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Medical Test
  3. Interview/Personality Test

(i) UPSC CAPF Written Exam: The written exam is generally conducted in the month of August which comprises of two papers, i.e. Paper-I and Paper-II (Currently dates are different due to COVID-19 Outbreak)

Paper-I: General Ability and Intelligence – 250 Marks which is an objective type paper in which the questions will be asked in English as well as Hindi.

Paper-II:  General Studies, Essay and Comprehension – 200 Marks It is a Descriptive Paper comprising of Precis Writing, Comprehension, and other communications/language skills (To be answered in English Only except Essay)

UPSC CAPF AC Exam Paper 1 UPSC CAPF AC Exam Paper 2
Total questions: 200 (MCQ) Total questions: 6 (Descriptive)
Marks Alloted: 250 Marks Alloted: 200
Time Duration: 2 hours Time Duration: 3 hours

CAPF Educational Qualification

Bachelors Degree from any field (Arts, Science, Commerce, Technical) from any recognized university is must to apply for UPSC CAPF Exam.

Aspirants can give UPSC CAPF in Last Year of their graduation. But after qualifying all stages of exam, you need to submit proof of Passing the Final Examination.

Also Check: UPSC CAPF Cut Off 2020 (Last 5 Year Analysis)

CAPF Age Limit 2021

UPSC CAPF Age Limit: 20-25 Years of Age

But in UPSC CAPF Exam, reservation exists. So, you can get age relaxation based on the category you belong to. Let us see CAPF Age Relaxation for all categories:

Different Categories Upper Age Limit 
General  25 years, No relaxation
OBC 3 years Relaxation i.e. 28 years
SC/ST 5 Years Relaxation i.e. 30 Years
J&K Domiciled 5 Years Relaxation i.e. 30 Years
Ex-Servicemen Commissioned officer 5 Years Relaxation i.e. 30 Years
Civilian Central Government servants 5 Years Relaxation i.e. 30 Years

Note: If you are a OBC candidate, then you can take benefits only if you belong to Non-Creamy Layer. Otherwise, you will be treated as General Candidate. So, fill form accordingly.

CAPF Physical Eligibility

Let us see UPSC CAPF Physical Eligibility which is tested through following tests (Qualifying in Nature)

Task For Male Candidate For Female Candidate
100 Meters race In 16 Seconds In 18 seconds
800 Meters race In 3 minutes 45 seconds In 4 minutes 45 seconds
Long Jump 3.5 Meters (3 chances) 3.0 meters (3 chances)
Shot Put (7.26 Kgs) 4.5 Meters

UPSC CAPF Eligibility has various relaxations in terms of age limit and attempts. But that’s not the case with CAPF Physical criteria. Given below is the screenshot which is taken from CAPF Notification 2020 related to CAPF Physical Eligibility which includes Height, Weight, Eyesight and other medical and physical criteria.

UPSC CAPF Physcial Eligibility

CAPF Medical Eligibility

Assistant Commandant being a Para-Military Forces post, Medical Criteria of CAPF Exam are tough. Here is the overview of A to Z Medical Criteria of UPSC CAPF Exam which are taken from official Notification.

CAPF Medical Criteria

CAPF Assistant Commandant Height Weight Criteria

Given below is the Height Weight Chart for UPSC CAPF Exam which tells ideal weight corresponding to your height. 

UPSC CAPF Height Weight Chart

Also Check: UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2020 (Chapter-wise Weightage)

Number of Attempts for UPSC CAPF Exam

Many aspirants think that number of attempts for UPSC CAPF Exam is 5. But thats not true. UPSC have not specified any specific number of attempts for UPSC CAPF Exam. Infact, you have unlimited attempts for UPSC CAPF Exam as far as you are within the age limit (starting from 20 Years of age)

Can I give UPSC CAPF Exam after 12th?

Central Armed Police Forces Exam conducted by UPSC recruits Assistant Commandants into different Para-Military Forces like BSF, ITBP, SSB, CISF, CRPF, etc. So, being a Class 1 Post, Bachelor’s Degree is must to be eligible for the Exam.

Various internal exams are conducted by different para-military forces which requires 10+2 as an educational qualification. So, you can focus on those exams if you are not an graduate yet.

Is Central Government Employee Eligible for UPSC CAPF Exam?

Yes. Central Government employees are eligible for UPSC CAPF Exam. Instead, they get 5 Year Relaxation for UPSC CAPF Exam (Means 5 Extra attempts for UPSC CAPF Exam!)

Only case is that they need to submit an undertaking to their office to be applicable for CAPF Exam.

And if you still have any doubts related to UPSC CAPF Eligibility 2020, do let us know in the comment section below.

Jai Hind!

How to Draw Map of India in 10 Sec? Recall 29 States, Capitals!

How to Draw Map of India in 10 Seconds
How to Draw Map of India in 10 Seconds

Hello warriors. Today we are back with article which will add value in preparation. Skill to Draw Map of India in 10 seconds may seem a simple task, but this simple skill will give you birds eye view and conceptual clarity of many topics in Indian Geography and Polity. I will explain step by step process to draw map of India and also provide a demo (Video) in which I have done the same. So, keep the patience till end of this article. I guarantee that drawing India map with states and remembering the sequence of states, capitals, etc will be a cake walk for you.

How to Draw Map of India in 10 Seconds

But why do we need to draw map of India in 10 Seconds? Good question. You may think that UPSC IAS aspirants need to master this skill to write more expressive articles in Mains examination. But believe me guys, doing this activity will also help you a lot in other exams like UPSC CAPF, NDA, CDS, AFCAT, INET, etc. Because understanding various General Studies (Indian Polity and Indian Geography) concepts are directly linked with your understanding about Political and Geographical Map of India.

Things that we will cover today (With Video Tutorial):

  1. How to Draw Map of India in 10 seconds
  2. How to Remember Location of 29 States and capitals in Logical way so that you remember it for lifetime
  3. Many more things which will add value in your competitive exams preparation. 

Maps give conceptual clarity about all topics. Not just geography and polity, it will be helpful in detail understanding of current affairs too. It will also increase your power of expression (in theory papers)

How to Draw Map of India (Step by Step Process)

Watch the above Video Tutorial  on How to Draw Map of India- Step by Step Process

Draw Map of India (Step by Step Process)

Step 1:

Try to Remember all Locations of States in just 2 minutes (Atleast try to remember most of the states) Don’t skip the step 1.

Step 2:

Understand the technique to remember ‘4 sections of India’ which I have done for convenience.

  • North East Portion
  • North, South, East, West States
  • Pakistan Surrounding States
  • Central Important States

At the end, combine them all to understand map of India and its states as a whole.

6 Tips to Draw Map of India with Accuracy:

  1. Draw Map of India (Proportional) considering North South Extension: 3214 km and East West Extension is 2933 km
  2. Draw Bangladesh Section with more care (Check Video!)
  3. Draw East and West Slopes as told in demonstration
  4. Gujarat Section and Rajasthan elevation is must for accurate map
  5. Nepal, Bhutan slots are important in map

Conclusion:

Having command over various state locations in India Map will make you more confident to study core subjects. Just make sure, along with learning, you also practice map drawing at your own pace. Initially it will seem difficult, but with practice (4-5 times), you can master the art of drawing the map of India.

Similarity, we will also come up with drawing map of world in 10-15 seconds and remaining major sections of world at a glance. This will definitely help many aspirants preparing for various competitive exams. If you want the video on “How to draw World Map and Remember important Locations”, do let me know in the comment section. Even if 50 aspirants want it, I will come up with the video.

And if you still have any doubts related to India Map drawing, make sure you comment below. All your doubts will be cleared by our team within 24 hours.

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UPSC Revised Annual Calendar 2020-21 | Good News for NDA, CDS, CAPF

UPSC New Annual Calendar 2020
UPSC New Annual Calendar 2020

Union Public Service Commission  (UPSC) is known for its certainty and exact planning of exams and their accurate implementation. UPSC is the India’s premier central recruiting agency which is responsible for recruitment of Officers for All India services and group A & group B of Central services. UPSC releases its Annual Calendar (Time table of A to Z exams) 1 year before the exam date.

And under no circumstances these dates are changed. But currently due to the COVID-19 Outbreak, UPSC is forced to reschedule its exams to avoid social gathering of students for various competitive exams. So, today we will discuss the UPSC new Annual Calendar 2020-21 and will provide each and every detail of each and every exam. These details will include:

  • Date of Release of Exam Form
  • Last Date to fill the exam form
  • Date of Commensement of the Exam
  • Duration of Exam

So, in order to be updated about the latest exam dates and revised annual calendar of UPSC, keep patience till the end of this article.

UPSC Revised Annual Calendar 2020 (New Dates!)

There was ambiguity among the UPSC aspirants whether UPSC will conduct exams in 2020 or not. Moreover, aspirants were afraid that if UPSC will announce new dates of exam within 20-25 days, how can we manage to revise the syllabus in such small time frame?

But guys, don’t worry. UPSC has taken care of aspirants too. This can be proved through following actions of UPSC:

  1. UPSC has not cancelled any exam of 2020 (It was predicted that UPSC can also cancel all the exams that will be conducted in this year)
  2. In Latest UPSC Annual Calendar, aspirants are given ample time to get back in study flow (ample time for revision)
  3. UPSC has merged exams that are conducted twice in a year (For Example: NDA 1 2020 Exam and NDA 2 2020 Exam is merged)

Major Changes in New UPSC Annual Calendar 2020-21

Major confusion was related to exams like NDA 1 2020 Exam, NDA 2 2020 exam, CDS 2 2020 Exam, UPSC CAPF Exam, UPSC CSE Exam, UPSC CSE Mains and UPSC IFS Exam, etc. So, we will discuss A to Z Details related to exam.

UPSC CSE New Annual Calendar 2020

Let us first see the Old Dates of various exams conducted by Union Public Service Commission (As per Old UPSC Annual Calendar 2020)

Exams Conducted by UPSC Old Dates 
NDA 1 2020 Exam 19.04.2020
NDA 2 2020 Exam 06.09.2020
CDS 2 2020 Exam 08.11.2020 
UPSC CAPF AC Exam 2020 09.08.2020 
UPSC Civil Services Exam 31.05.2020 
UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam 18.09.2020 
UPSC IFS Mains Exam 22.11.2020
Combined Medical Services Examination 19.07.2020

Major change has been done in NDA 1 2020 Exam new dates. NDA 1 2020 and NDA 2 2020 Exam will be conducted in combined manner (merged). CDS 2 2020 Exam new dates are not disturbed. UPSC Civil Services Prelims new dates and CSE Mains exam new dates have seen drastic change. So, its important to take a note of it. Moreover, UPSC CAPF Exam new dates have brought sense of satisfaction among aspirants who are preparing from last 1 year. Here are the new dates of UPSC Exams as per New UPSC annual Calendar 2020-21.

Exams Conducted by UPSC New Dates 
NDA 1 2020 Exam 06.09.2020
NDA 2 2020 Exam 06.09.2020
CDS 2 2020 Exam 08.11.2020 
UPSC CAPF AC Exam 2020 20.12.2020
UPSC Civil Services Exam 04.10.2020
UPSC Civil Services Mains Exam 08.01.2021
UPSC IFS Mains Exam 28.02.2021
Combined Medical Services Examination 22.10.2020

Apply for UPSC Exams which you have not yet applied

Now, we have seen that UPSC Annual Calendar has revised the exam dates of various exams. But you must know that date of application for exams is also changed for few exams. So, if you have not yet applied for some exams, then be aware about the new application dates/registration dates of these exams.

Exam Conducted by UPSC New Date of Application 
NDA 2 2020 Exam 10.06.2020 (Postponed)
CDS 2 2020 Exam 05.08.2020 
UPSC CAPF AC Exam 2020 18.08.2020
I.E.S./I.S.S. Examination, 2020 10.06.2020
Combined Medical Services Examination 2020 22.07.2020

Conclusion

We have seen new dates of various exams conducted by UPSC and also new application form dates. Now, its your duty to utilize this time period in strategic preparation of these exams. And if there is further delay in dates of these exams, we will make sure that you are well updated on this platform.

And for Official UPSC Annual Calander PDF 2021, follow the official wesite: Check Here

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UPSC CAPF AC Cut Off Marks 2020 | Last 5 Year Cutoff Analysis

UPSC CAPF Cut Off 2020
UPSC CAPF Cut Off 2020

Hello defence aspirants. We have discussed various details of the best exam to join Indian Paramilitary forces. This exam is none other than UPSC CAPF AC exam, which is conducted by Union Public Service Commission to recruit Assistant Commandants in various Central Armed Police Forces like CRPF, CISF, ITBP, SSB and BSF. We have discussed CAPF exam pattern and detailed syllabus in previous articles. Today we will focus on UPSC CAPF Cutoff 2020 and expected cut off for upcoming examination (by analyzing the trend of previous year cut off marks)

UPSC CAPF Cut Off 2020

We will majorly focus on UPSC CAPF Cut off for last 5 years which will give you a clear idea about clearing cut off of UPSC CAPF Exam 2020. First of all, we will discuss UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern at a glance so that understanding the CAPF Cut off scenario will be easy.

UPSC CAPF Assitant Commandant Exam is conducted in 3 Main stages:

  • Written Examination (Objective + Descriptive)
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Medical Test
  • Interview/Personality Test
Stages of UPSC CAPF Exam Cut off Calculation
Written Examination (Objective + Descriptive) Marks Considered in Cut Off
Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Medical Test NOT Considered in Cut Off
Interview/Personality Test Marks Considered in Final Cut Off

You need to understand 2 types of UPSC CAPF Cut Off Marks:

  1. CAPF Written Exam Cut Off (Out of 250, Only Paper 1)= To Qualify Stage 1
  2. CAPF Overall Cut Off (Out of 600)= To find your Name in ‘Final Merit List’
UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern

If Only Paper 1 Marks are considered in Cut Off, then what is the relevance of Paper 2 (Descriptive Paper)?

UPSC CAPF Paper 1 Marks are considered in Cut off Calculation. But you need to know that Paper 2 of UPSC CAPF is Qualifying in Nature. You need to score minimum 25% Marks in Paper 2 to qualify for Next Stage of Exam (Minimum Qualifying Marks are different for Ex-Servicemen which you can see in the image below!)

UPSC CAPF Cut Off

But you must aim to score high marks in Paper 2 also. Because Paper 2 Marks will be considered in Final Merit List (Out of 600)!

Is UPSC CAPF Cut Off different for various Categories?

Yes. Reservation exists in UPSC CAPF Exam. So, UPSC CAPF Cut off will be different for different categories like General, SC, ST, OBC, and Ex-Servicemen. (We will see UPSC CAPF Cut off for all the categories for more clarity!)

Also Check: CAPF Exam Pattern (A to Z Details!)

UPSC CAPF Last 5 Year Cut Off Analysis

UPSC CAPF Cut Off of the Last 5 Years will give you a basic idea of exam trend. So, you must aim to score at least 20 Marks above the previous year cut off. Let us begin with UPSC CAPF Cut Off 2019.

UPSC CAPF Cut Off 2019

UPSC CAPF Official Cut off 2019 is not declared yet. So, we will see the Expected Cut Off of UPSC CAPF Exam 2019.

Diff. Categories Paper I (Out of 250) Paper I + II (Out of 450)
General 96 – 101 166 – 176
OBC 91 – 96 162 – 172
SC 74 – 80 138 – 148
ST 72 – 76 133 – 146
Ex-Servicemen 27 – 33 55 – 65

UPSC CAPF Cut Off 2018

Diff. Categories Paper I (Out of 250) Paper I + II (Out of 450)
General 95.04 166
OBC 93.66 163
SC 78.51 142
ST 76.45 136
Ex-Servicemen 25.48 58

UPSC CAPF Final Cut Off 2018 (Out of 600)

Different Categories CAPF Final Cut Off 2018 (Out of 600)
General 282
OBC 281
SC 255
ST 251
Ex-Servicemen 169

Also Check: UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2020 (Chapter-Wise Weightage)

UPSC CAPF Cut Off 2017

Diff. Categories Paper I (Out of 250) Paper I + II (Out of 450)
General 123.65 206
OBC 123.65 206
SC 111.55 189
ST 109.54 189
Ex-Servicemen 38.31 84

UPSC CAPF Final Cut Off 2017 (Out of 600)

Diff. Categories CAPF Final Cut Off 2017 (Out of 600)
General 316
OBC 316
SC 295
ST 299
Ex-Servicemen 183

UPSC CAPF Cut Off 2016

Diff. Categories Paper I (Out of 250) Paper I + II (Out of 450)
General 114 188
OBC 113 187
SC 97 167
ST 97 166
Ex-Servicemen 38 80

UPSC CAPF Final Cut Off 2016 (Out of 600)

Diff. Categories CAPF Final Cut Off 2016 (Out of 600)
General 294
OBC 293
SC 266
ST 261
Ex-Servicemen 163

UPSC CAPF AC Cut Off is less for Ex-Servicemen because 10% of Total Seats are reserved for Ex-Servicemen and comparatively less number of Ex-Servicemen apply for the exam (With less preparation!)

UPSC CAPF Cut Off 2020

As per the new UPSC Exam Calendar, UPSC CAPF Exam 2020 is re-scheduled on 20th December 2020. So, UPSC CAPF Expected Cut off 2020 will be provided as soon as the exam will be conducted. So, stay connected for the next updates.

And if you still have any doubts related to UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandant Cut off, do let Sarkaari Service Team know in the comment section below. Your doubts will be cleared within 24 hours.

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Tour of Duty: Indian Army Notification | 3 Years | Age Limit, Salary

Tour of Duty Indian Army
Tour of Duty Indian Army

Hello defence aspirants. After receiving thousands of requests on this article, we are back with A to Z details of “Tour of Duty- Indian Army” to clear all your doubts. We will discuss each and every aspect of Tour of Duty Indian Army ranging from age limit, eligibility criteria, in-hand salary, education qualification, career opportunities after the tour of duty, etc and many more things which will give you genuine information and a strong reason to join Indian Armed Forces via ‘Tour of Duty’ Indian Army Officer Entry.

'Tour of Duty' Indian Army

Tour of Duty in Indian Army has brought A Ray of Hope for many aspirants who were not able to join the Indian Armed Forces due to some reasons. Now you have an opportunity to earn stars and be an officer in the Indian Army. Many aspirants who are serving in private sectors can also take benefit from this entry. We will also discuss commonly asked questions related to Tour of Duty-Indian Army.

Commonly Asked Questions related to 'Tour of Duty' Discussed in this Article:

  1. Can we earn 80-85 Lakhs in these 3 years of Service?
  2. Will there be SSB Interview after the written exam or not?
  3. Is Age limit of ‘Tour of Duty’ 35 years?
  4. Career opportunities after 3 years of Tour of Duty
  5. Is Work Profile Same as other PC or SSC Officers?
  6. Number of Vacancies for Officer and Jawan Entry
  7. Is ‘Tour of Duty’ available for Female aspirants?
  8. ‘Tour of Duty-Indian Army’ Exam Pattern and Syllabus

This is a One-Stop Solution for “Tour of Duty-Indian Army” details. So, invest 10-15 minutes of busy schedule thoroughly understand this entry!

What is 'Tour of Duty' in Indian Army? (Simple Terms)

This is a new entry into the Indian Armed forces where you can serve our mother nation for 3 years as an officer in the Indian Army. It will be like a ‘Tour into working Indian Army’ and you can utilize this experience in your future private-sector jobs/business. Your salary will be more than regular Indian Army Officers for this period of 3 years along with all the facilities similar to Permanent Commission and Short Service Commission Officers (for the time duration you serve in Indian Army) Few important things related to Tour of Duty-Indian Army:

  1. It is like a Contract-Basis job in Indian Army.
  2. You will get salary and facilities similar to the Indian Army Officer only during those 3 years.
  3. After the completion of 3 years, you will get upper edge and even reservation in some Private and Public Sector jobs (Similar to Ex-Servicemen Status)
  4. Your training, work profile will be same as other SSC and PC Officers.
  5. Moto of ‘Tour of Duty in Indian Army’ is to utilize the Youth Workforce of India and reduce the excess burden of salaries and pensions of Indian Army Officers (explained in detail below in this article!)
Type of Commission Years of Service Pension
Permanent Commission Depends on Post. For Example:

General- 62 years or 3 years of service (whichever earlier)

Yes
Lt. General-60 years
Major General-58 years
Short Service Commission 10-14 Years No
Tour of Duty 3 Years of Service No

Also Check: Competitive Exams After Graduation (23+ Exams for Class 1 Post)

What was the need to introduce 'Tour of Duty' in Indian Army?

Many aspirants may think that it was an attempt to fill the vacant Indian Army Officer vacancies and reduce unemployment. But this is not the case. Let’s understand the main reason for the Introduction of ‘Tour of Duty’ in Indian Army.

Pensions and Salaries together constitutes 76% of the Indian Army’s budget, which leaves very little room for modernization of weapons and high-end technology.

Considering the big picture, 38.1% of the Army’s Financial year 2021 budget is allocated for pensions alone which left just 8.8% for modernization of the Army (Weapons and High-End Technologies).

Credits: The Hindu

Breakdown of Defence Budget

But in case of Tour of Duty, the Indian Army will pay officers for 3 years of service and will not be liable to pay after that. This will save a huge amount of expenses (which are on the other hand spent on SSC and PC Officers!). These saved expenses will be utilized in modernisation of Indian Army.

A huge amount of money is spent on Salaries, Pension, Gratuity, Leave encashment, Medical facilities through the Ex-servicemen Cooperative Health Scheme ( ECHS) on SSC, and PC Officers. Let’s take the example of Short Service Commission Officer:

10 Years of Service 5.12 Crore
14 Years of Service 6.83 Crore
3 Years of Service (Newly Proposed) 80-85 Lakhs

So, expenses on Tour of Duty Officer will be far less than SSC or PC officer. This will give a free hand for investing this money in modernization.

In Tour of Duty, the Indian Army will drastically reduce expenses on Officers and focus more on modernization. And Most important is that the Indian Army will recruit Officers in their Youthful Stage (Highly Productive Phase of Life!)

Benefits of ‘Tour of Duty’ from Aspirant Point of View:

  1. Opportunity to Serve Mother Nation for 3 Years as an Officer.
  2. The best opportunity for aspirants who want to take the experience of Military as well as Civilian life
  3. Good Job Opportunities in other government sectors and private sectors after 3 years of ‘Tour of Duty’
  4. Can utilize military experiences in Private Job/ Business
  5. Fulfil the dream of wearing the uniform.

Also Check: Join Indian Army as an Officer (15+ Ways!)

In-Hand Salary of Officer via 'Tour of Duty' in Indian Army

In-Hand Salary of Officer recruited through “Tour of Duty in Indian Army” will be 90,000 Indian Rupees for a period of 3 years of service.

Is it true that we can earn 80-85 Lakh in just 3 years of 'Tour of Duty'?

It’s not true. 80-85 Lakhs is the total expenditure done on the officer which includes training cost and all other facilities provided. Even if we consider the average In-Hand salary to be 1,00,000 Indian rupees/month, the total money earned in 3 years would be 36 Lakh Rupees.

Age Limit for Tour of Duty-Indian Army Entry

Official Age Limit for ‘Tour of Duty-Indian Army’ Officer Entry is not yet released. But still, it is considered to be not above 35 years of age. Because the moto of recruiting aspirants in the youthful phase will not be fulfilled.

(For territorial army exam, the upper age limit is 42 years. So, you may think that this entry will also have an age limit as high as territorial army. But that’s not the case. Purpose of Territorial Army entry and ‘Tour of Duty’ is different!)

Career Opportunities after 'Tour of Duty' in Indian Army (Private + Government)

Believe me guys, apart from Pubic sector and government jobs, there will also be a great opportunity in the Private sector for officers who have completed “Tour of Duty” in the Indian Army.

“Considering the rigid standards of selection and training in the Indian Army, the Mahindra Group will be happy to consider their candidature”

Anand Mahindra (Chairman of Mahindra Group)

So, apart from career opportunities in the private sector, all career opportunities of SSC Retired Officer will also be available after the Tour of Duty in Indian Army.

Eligibility Criteria for Tour of Duty Officer Entry?

Age Limit for Tour of Duty Indian Army is not yet out. And talking about educational qualification, a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university (any field) will be needed for officer entry.

Number of Vacancies in "Tour of Duty-Indian Army" for Officer and Jawans?

  • Number of Vacancies for Officer Entry: 100
  • Number of Vacancies for Jawan Entry: 1000

These vacancies will be increased based on the response and productivity of this entry. So, the above vacancies will be applicable for the upcoming exam.

Also Check: Tips to Crack IAS Exam in First Attempt (Just Give a Try!)

Can we extend the term of service after 3 years in 'Tour of Duty of Indian Army'?

No. Maximum period of service through “Tour of Duty-Indian Army” is 3 Years.

Will there be SSB Interview for 'Tour of Duty' in Indian Army?

‘Tour of Duty in Indian Army’ is available for Officer entry as well as for entry as a jawan. So, for Officer entry, you will have to face the SSB Interview for sure. (Selection parameters will be as tough as other entries!)

So, start preparing for SSB Interview from today itself: Check Here

Exam Pattern and Syllabus of 'Tour of Duty' in Indian Army Entry

Exam Pattern and Syllabus of ‘Tour of Duty’ is not yet released officially. But it is expected to be on the line of Territorial army exam. I would suggest you to check syllabus of territorial army exam and prepare as per terrritorial army strategy.

Check Explanatory video on "Tour of Duty in Indian Army" (Very Helpful!)

Reading the article and ‘Watching Video’ is an altogether a different experience!

Various Exams to be Officer in Indian Armed Forces:

Instead of waiting for ‘Tour of Duty‘ Exam Notification, it’s recommended to start preparing for other exams based on your age limit and educational qualification.

  1. NDA Exam (After 12th Standard): Click Here
  2. CDS Exam(After Graduation): Click Here
  3. AFCAT Exam (After Graduation): Click Here
  4. INET Exam (After Graduation): Click Here
  5. Territorial Army Exam (Upper Age Limit is 42 Years): Click Here 
  6. 15+ Ways to Join Indian Army as an Officer: Click Here

And if you still have any doubts, feel free to ask in the comment section below. Your doubts will be cleared within 24 hours by our team.

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UPSC CAPF AC Syllabus 2020 | Chapterwise Weightage | Paper 1 & 2

UPSC CAPF Syllabus

Hello warriors. After completing a detailed article on UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern 2020, let us now shift towards the most important part of this series, that is, UPSC CAPF Syllabus or Assistant Commandant Syllabus. After understanding exam pattern, its necessary to analyze UPSC CAPF Syllabus along with Chapterwise Weightage of each topic (So that we prepare in a very strategic manner!)

Initially we will see UPSC CAPF Exam Syllabus as per official notification. Then we will see section-wise syllabus and Chapter-wise Weightage of UPSC CAPF Paper 1 and Paper 2. So, keep patience till the end of this article. I assure you that this article will definitely be a value addition in your UPSC CAPF Preparation.

It does not matter how many books you study. It matters what you study and how you focus on Relatively Important Topics. Because in the end, you have to face the exam and not gain a PhD in any subject!

UPSC CAPF Syllabus 2020

UPSC CAPF Written Exam is conducted in 2 Stages i.e. Paper-I and Paper-II.

Paper-I: General Ability and Intelligence – 250 Marks: objective type paper in which the questions will be asked in English as well as Hindi.

Paper-II: General Studies, Essay and Comprehension – 200 Marks (Descriptive Paper) which consists of Precis Writing, Comprehension, and other communications/ language skills (English Only)

(Essay Writing in English or Hindi)

UPSC CAPF Paper 1 UPSC CAPF Paper 2
Total questions: 200 (MCQ) Total questions: 6 (Descriptive)
Marks Allotted: 250 Marks Allotted: 200
Time Duration: 2 hours Time Duration: 3 hours

Now, let us begin with UPSC CAPF Syllabus as per the official notification released by Union Public Service Commission.

UPSC CAPF Syllabus Paper 1

1. General Mental Ability

Logical reasoning, quantitative aptitude including numerical ability, and data interpretation.

2. General Science

General awareness, scientific temper, comprehension and appreciation of scientific phenomena of everyday observation including new areas of importance like Information Technology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science.

3. Current Affairs:

Current Affairs in the broad areas of culture, music, arts, literature, sports, governance, societal and developmental issues, industry, business, globalization, and interplay among nations.

4. Indian Polity and Economy:

Country’s political system and the Constitution of India, social systems and public administration.

5. Indian Economy:

Economic development in India, regional and international security issues and human rights including its indicators.

5. History of India:

Social, economic and political aspects including areas of growth of nationalism and freedom movement.

6. Indian & World Geography:

Physical, social and economic aspects of geography pertaining to India and the World.

UPSC CAPF Weightage (Paper 1)

UPSC CAPF Chapter-wise Weightage will help you to focus more on marks yielding topics.

Sr. No Topics No. Of Question
1 General Mental Ability 10 Questions
2 General Science 19 Questions
3 Current Events of National and International Importance 16 Questions
4 Indian Polity and Economy 25 Questions
5 History of India 13 Questions
6 Indian and World Geography 22 Questions
6 Quantitative Aptitude 20 Questions
Total 125 Questions

UPSC CAPF Paper 1 Weightage

  • General Mental Ability
  • General Science
  • Current Affairs
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Economy
  • History of India
  • Indian and World Geography
  • Quantitative Aptitude

UPSC CAPF Weightage Marks

  • General Mental Ability
  • General Science
  • Current Affairs
  • Indian Polity
  • Indian Economy
  • History of India
  • Indian and World Geography
  • Quantitative Aptitude

UPSC CAPF Syllabus Paper 2

Part‐A of Paper 2: Essay questions to be answered in the long narrative form either in Hindi or English for Total 80 Marks. Topics are modern Indian history, geography, polity, freedom struggle and economy, knowledge of security and human rights issues, and analytical ability.

Part‐B of Paper 2: Comprehension, precis writing, other communications/ language skills (in English only) (Marks 120). The topics are Comprehension passages, precis writing, developing counter arguments, simple grammar, language testing.

Is Assistant Commandant Syllabus same for all entries?

We have discussed the syllabus of Assistant Commandant through UPSC CAPF Exam. Assistant commandants of CRPF, CISF, SSC, ITBP, and BSF. If you want to be Assistant Commandant in Coast Guard, then you need to face another exam. The above syllabus is applicable only for CAPF AC Exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission.

UPSC CAPF Syllabus Analysis = Previous Year Question Papers

Let me be very frank with you. UPSC CAPF Official Syllabus provided by Union Public Service Commission is very generalized. It will not give you clear idea about what to to study and what not to study. So, your best guide is UPSC CAPF Previous Year Question papers. Just do these 5 things for detail analysis of Syllabus and understanding the trend of exam:

  1. Get 5 Previous Year Question papers of UPSC CAPF Exam (available free of cost on upsc.gov.in)- Get Free Question Papers PDF
  2. Calculate Number of Questions asked from each Subject and also divide these questions in “Easy, Moderate and Difficult” Category
  3. Now, study from the best-recommeded sources for each subject with a view of solving difficult questions. (Your Study must be Exam Centric!)
  4. Study for the whole week, and Solve at least 30-35 questions on every Sunday from previous year question papers.
  5. This will guide you whether you are studying in the proper direction or not.

(I repeat again, “Previous Year Question Papers” are the key to success!)

UPSC CAPF Syllabus in Hindi

UPSC CAPF Syllabus is available in Hindi as well as English. You can check the syllabus in Hindi as well as English, but what matters most is the UPSC CAPF Chapter-Wise Weightage. So, plan your preparation as per weightage to that particular topic. This will increase your probability of scoring good marks in UPSC CAPF AC Paper 1, which will help you to be part of the final merit list.

Conclusion

We have seen UPSC CAPF Syllabus in detail. Now it’s your duty to prepare for UPSC CAPF Exam as per the detailed strategy provided on our channel. And believe me, you can get All India Rank in UPSC CAPF Exam with pure self-preparation.

And if you still have any doubts, do let our core team know in the comment section below. Your answer will be solved within 24 hours.

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UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern 2020 | A to Z Details

upsc capf exam Pattern
upsc capf exam Pattern

Hello aspirants. Today we are back with UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern 2020 where we will discuss each and everything related to the pattern of UPSC CAPF Exam. Many defence aspirants keep on asking about this exam as your dream wearing the uniform can be fulfilled by joining Central Armed Forces as an Officer.

Many aspirants are not aware of this UPSC CAPF exam. Moreover, the job profile, departments, promotional aspects, pay scale, work profile is not known to many aspirants as we do not come across CAPF Assitant Commandant on a daily basis. We come across Defence officers, IAS/IPS Officers, and are aware of their powers and job profile. But this particular exam is untouched by many aspirants due to less awareness.

UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern 2020

UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern is different from other conventional exams like UPSC CDS, AFCAT or even Civil Services Exam. Actually UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern it a combination of UPSC CDS and Civil Services Exam. This exam includes objective type questions, descriptive questions, personality test, physical tests as well as medical tests. So, it becomes very crucial to understand the UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern before starting the preparation.

Difficulty level of the UPSC CAPF AC Exam is above the CDS Exam and far below CSE Exam!

So, understand UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern and prepare a personal strategy based on your strengths and weakness.

What is UPSC CAPF Exam?

Let us see various exams conducted by UPSC for recruitment of Officers in different domains:

Exam Conducted by UPSC Purpose of Exam
NDA Exam Officers in Defence Forces
CDS Exam Officers in Defence Forces
Civil Services Exam Civil Servants (IAS/IPS)
Central Armed Forces (CAPF) Exam Officers (Assitant Commandant) in Paramilitary Forces

After clearing the UPSC CAPF Exam, you can be Assitant Commandant in various Paramilitary Forces of India like:

  • Border Security Forces (BSF)
  • Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF)
  • Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF)
  • Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
  • Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)
UPSC CAPF AC

UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern

UPSC CAPF Exam is conducted in 3 Main stages:

  • Written Examination (Objective + Descriptive)
  • Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Medical Test
  • Interview/Personality Test

(i) UPSC CAPF Written Exam: The written examination is generally conducted in the month of August which comprises of two papers, i.e. Paper-I and Paper-II.

Paper-I: General Ability and Intelligence – 250 Marks which is an objective type paper (multiple choice) in which the questions will be asked in English as well as Hindi.

Paper-II:  General Studies, Essay and Comprehension – 200 Marks (Descriptive Paper) Precis Writing, Comprehension, and other communications/language skills is available only in English.

(You can write Essay in English or even in Hindi)

UPSC CAPF Paper 1 UPSC CAPF Paper 2
Total questions: 200 (MCQ) Total questions: 6 (Descriptive)
Marks Alloted: 250 Marks Alloted: 200
Time Duration: 2 hours Time Duration: 3 hours

No credit will be given for the Essay Component if there is a contradiction between medium on the Attendance List/Answer Book other than the one in which he/she has written Essay.

UPSC CAPF Written exam Cut Off Ranges from 190-210 Marks for General Candidate (Out of 450 Marks). So, Try to score around 200 Marks to be on a safer side! 

Also Check: UPSC CAPF Syllabus (Chapter Wise Weightage)

UPSC CAPF Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Medical Test

After clearing the written exam, you have to face  Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Medical Test.100 Meters race, 800 Meter Race, Long Jump, Shot Put (7.26 Kgs.), etc are some PET Tests. The completion criteria for Men and Women are different. Let’s have a look.

Physical Test For Male Aspirants For Female Aspirants
100 Meters race In 16 seconds In 18 seconds
800 Meters race In 3 minutes 45 seconds In 4 minutes 45 seconds
Long Jump 3.5 Meters (3 chances) 3.0 meters (3 chances)
Shot Put (7.26 Kg) 4.5 Meters Not for Female Aspirants

UPSC CAPF Personality Test

Candidates who have cleared the Physical Efficiency Test (PET) and Medical Tests, you will be called for Personality Test. It is a 150 Marks test where your personality will be tested. UPSC CAPF interview is conducted at the UPSC office premises in New Delhi. Personal background, Educational Qualification, Important National and International issues and current events need to be studied with detailed analysis and personal views must be developed for scoring well in personality Test.

UPSC CAPF AC Final Merit List

After the Personality Test/Interview, UPSC will declare the final UPSC CAPF Result in the form of Final Merit List. Marks secured in the Written exam (out of 450) and Personal Interview (out of 150) are cumulated to create Final Merit List Out of 600 Marks.

And depending upon your All India Rank, Vacancies and your preferences, various forces will be alloted.

UPSC CAPF Preparation Strategy

UPSC CAPF Written Exam Strategy

We have discussed the UPSC CAPF Exam Pattern in detail. If you still have any doubts related to the pattern of UPSC CAPF AC Exam, let sarkaari service know in the comment section below.

Jai Hind!

Indian Polity Imp Concepts | UPSC Exam Oriented | MCQ, Notes

Indian Polity
Indian Polity

Hello aspirants. In this detailed article of Indian Polity Preparation, we will see answers to Indian Polity Conceptual Questions which were asked on our social media platforms. Along with this, we will also include those Indian Polity Videos, Indian Polity Notes, Indian Polity MCQ’s and much more material related to “Indian Polity” which will add value in your Competitive exam preparation.

Indian Polity

Indian Polity is considered as the most basic and equally important subject for all competitive exams. This subject of ‘Indian Polity’ seems to be very easy to read and understand, but due to lack of conceptual clarity, aspirants fail to solve Indian Polity MCQ with accuracy. So, on this platform, we will make sure that all your Indian Polity Questions will be solved through various Questions. These Polity questions are selected in such a way that it needs conceptual clarity to attempt them.  

I will recommend you to try each question on your own and then see the Solutions for more clarity. Our Thinking Process must develop!

Indian Polity Questions

Question 1: What is the Difference Between Republic and Democracy?

Answer: Let us first understand the basics of two terms:

  • Republic: a state in which supreme power is in the hands of people or their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch
  • Democracy: a system of government formed by the whole population (people) typically through elected representatives.

Democractic Country (Democracy) can be a Republic or even Monarch.

For Example, Indian is a Democratic as well as the Republic Country. While the United Kingdom is Democracy and Monarchy (not Republic)

So, major thing to distinguish is the process of election of the head of state. If he is elected by people, then its republic. And if this post is hereditary, then its monarchy.

Question 2: Give 5 Differences Between Presidential System and Parliamentary System?

Answer: 5 Major Differences between Parliamentary and Presidential form of Government are:

  1. In the Presidential form of government, there is the separation of power between the executive and legislative. In Presidential form, there exists fusion of power.
  2. Presidential form of government is more stable (but more prone to be converted into dictatorship)
  3. Parliamentary form of Government is more Representative and more Democratic (Ex: India)
  4. In the Presidential form of government, the head of state and head of government is the same (Not in Parliamentary system!)
  5. Parliamentary form of government is based on Collective Responsibility– Cabinet Form of Government

There are thousands of factual differences, but these 5 are more conceptual and every aspirant must know while studying Indian Polity. 

Question 3: Explain Habeas Corpus in simple terms and give some examples of Habeas Corpus

Answer: 

Definition: a writ requiring a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or into court (and specify the reasons of his arrest), especially to secure the person’s release unless lawful grounds are shown for their detention.

Example: If you file a petition with the court because you want to be brought before a judge where the reason for your arrest and detention must be specified

(Read it in detail from M Laxmikanth Book)

Question 4: Explain different types of Majority (Simple, Special, Effective and Absolute Majority)

Answer: 

You need to understand Simple, Effective, and Absolute Majority. Rest all majority comes under a special majority (There is no single type of special majority)

Types of Majority

Question 5: Explain and give the difference between Delegation, Devolution and Decentralization

Answer: All the 3 terms are related to the distribution of powers

  • Delegation- Power given by the executive order (this power can be easily taken back)
  • Devolution- Power which is given through Law made in the Legislature. (To take away the power, we need to change the law)
  • Decentralization- Power that comes from the Constitution (Strongest Power). Example: Power of Centre and States in India are derived from Constitution!

Question 6: Explain and give the difference between Socialism, Fabian Socialism and Communism

Answer: 

  • Definition of Socialism: a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole (no private entity)
  • Communism: Socialism given by Karl Marx is called Communism. (Violent and aggressive means – Red Revolutions)
  • Fabian Socialism: Non-destructive and mild form of socialism (socialism followed by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru)

Question 7: Explain and give the difference between Federation and Confederation

Answer: Federation and Confederation are types of unions.

  • Federation: It is indestructible union. For Example: United States of America which is a union of states which do not have the right to secede.
  • Confederation: It is destructible union. For Example: Former USSR

Question 8: What is Special Majority? Explain different types of Special Majorities specified in Indian Constitution

Answer: There are basically 4 types of Majorities:

  1. Simple Majority
  2. Effective Majority
  3. Special Majority
  4. Absolute Majority

We have discussed Simple, Effective and Absolute Majority in the above question. So, majority other than Simple, Effective and Absolute Majority is called as Special Majority.

There are 3 types of special majority:

  1. 2/3rd of member present and voting (For eg: Majority Needed in Article 249, Art. 312)
  2. Special Majority required for Amendment of Constitution (Article 368) and Removal for Judges of Supreme Court
  •   2/3rd of Members Present and Voting (+) 50 percent+1 of Total Membership

3) Majority needed in Impeachment of President (Art. 61)

  • 2/3rd of Total Strength of the House
Special Majority

Question 9: Explain the Term ‘Chancellor’s Democracy’ with example and its features

Answer: There are two types of Parliamentary System:

  1. West-Ministerial Type (Followed in Britain)
  2. Chancellor’s Democracy (Followed in Germany)

Major Difference Between West-Ministerial and Chancellor’s Democracy:

  • Chancellor Post in Germany is more powerful than PM post in England
  • In Germany, there is no cabinet and no collective responsibility. All policy decisions are taken by the Chancellor without any approval from ministers.
  • Germany has Constructive Vote of No-Confidence. Which means, if opposition wants to take down the current government, they must have a majority to form a new government. This increases the stability of the government in Germany.

(Chancellor post in Germany is equivalent to PM Post in England)

Question 10: Why India have adopted Parliamentary Form of Government?

Answer: We have discussed the difference between Parliamentary and Presidential form of government in the above questions. Parliamentary Form of Government is less stable but still India has adopted it because:

  • It was familiar form of government for India
  • It is more democratic (power is not concentrated in hands of 1 person)
  • It is more accountable
  • More representative. So, more suitable for India’s diversity.

Question 11: Explain the Term Co-operative Federalism

Answer: Pure form of Federalism is followed in the USA and Australia. But the Indian form of federalism is a mixture of the federation and unitary form of government. The best features of both forms are taken which are suitable for India. Co-operative federalism means that there is no strict separation of powers. States and Centre will work in co-ordination/co-operation for well being of our country. 

Indian form of federalism is also called as “Quasi-federal

Question 12: Give the Difference between Formal Equality and Substantive Equality

Answers: Formal equality is a belief that, for fairness, people must be consistently or equally treated at all times. Substantive equality, which goes beyond the basics of recognizing the equality of everyone and identifies differences among groups of people (based on various factors like social equality, economic equality) with the long-term goal of betterment (it does not treat unequals equally!)

Equality vs Equity

Question 13: Explain the Following Terms:

  1. Due Process of Law
  2. Process Established by Law

And Tell Difference Between them with Example!

Answer: ‘Due Process of Law’ is Also called as ‘Natural Justice‘. It means that the law has to be just, fair and reasonable and can be changed if the intent behind its legislation was not fair. 

‘In a procedure established by Law’ once the law is made, it cannot be changed even if it is not fair, unjust or not reasonable.

In India, we follow due process of law. Which means judiciary can challenge wisdom of legislature if particular law is unfair and unjust. 

(This is seen many times in India- Judicial activism)

Indian Polity MCQ on Historical Background

Indian Polity MCQ on Making of the Constitution

Indian Polity MCQ on Salient Features of Indian Constitution

SSB Interview Tips by Topper | FAQ’s | Self-Preparation

SSB Interview Tips
SSB Interview Tips and Tricks

After getting a tremendous response to the “SSB Interview Preparation” articles provided in this week, I am back with a new article of SSB interview in which we will see Frequently Asked Questions about SSB Interview. Some questions remain unanswered even after 2-3 years of preparation. So, it’s the right time to clear the doubts and understand the process thoroughly so that strategic preparation can be done. You will definitely get SSB Interview Tips and tricks for upcoming SSB Attempts.

SSB Interview Tips

Are you here for SSB Interview Tips? So, before starting with the tips for SSB Interview you must know that SSB interview is not like other exams which can be cracked in a matter of just a month or two. You can understand SSB Interview process in 1 day, but its preparation is a long term process. You need to bring lifestyle changes to earn ‘Officer like Qualities‘. So, be mentally prepared to work hard for your dreams.

We have discussed each and every aspect of SSB Interview in this series of 4 articles. So, you need to read these 4 articles in the sequence mentioned below so that you do target preparation.

Followed by Video Guidance of SSB Toppers (AIR 1 and AIR 4) which is provided at the end of this article!

In this article, we will understand SSB Interview through Frequently Asked Questions of aspirants. These are selective questions which will give you an overall idea of what’s seen in SSB interview.  So, keep patience till the end of this article.

SSB Interview Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1: What is exactly seen in Stories we write at SSB? Should we write a realistic story or try to impress the accessor?

Answer: Stories should be simple, straight, logical and full of actions. Even writing 6-7 lines will do. But more importance to be given to actions and each action must be filled with as many OLQs as you can. Don’t try to impress the assessor by writing in the end that “Rahul was given bravery award for his work” or “Rahul was very intelligent from starting only”. This doesn’t help. Psychologists aren’t publishers of novels. Rather they take the last intention of your words. And through each sentence, take out you from YOU. More you try to cover up your stories by writing “Tareefs”, more he will be disinterested and more you do actions, the more psychologist will be automatically impressed.

Question 2: How can I train myself in SSB (Story Writing)? Day to day practice or any schedule?

Answer: To practice story writing, assume one story at a time and write as many actions you can in a notebook. Till now don’t make a story. Just write what you can do to SOLVE the problem. You may write 20 points or more. Imagine yourself to be DSP, SDM of the story and dive deep into the picture. Take the problem as your own problem. Only then you can write real and logical stories. You may take tests at home by setting timer of 3 minutes (not 4 minutes), because if you could write here at home in 3 mins, there 4 mins will be boon for you. Same stands for WAT and SRT. Think of situations worst for SRT and think what you can do! A person showing knife and telling you to get off the car leaving your luggage? Well, scream “TRUCK AHEAD”, divert his attention, bash his head on steering, and get him to police station! How did I manage to solve this? Well by thinking! So think a lot! 

Question 3: How to develop good psychology so that any story becomes a piece of cake for me?

Answer: For good psychology development, think that you are friends with everyone. Whenever you do any task, you do in team work. You are not an island. Rather, you are someone who takes initiative. Give reasons for task done! You are the hero! Feel this from within. You can do anything possible in this world. Just expand your consciousness. Even when the current mind says while making story “Nahi ho paayega”, challenge your current thoughts and come out of the shell. Your stories will improve.

Question 4: I am conference out for 9 times. I really cannot find where I am lagging. I took multiple guidance in TAT, WAT. But still failing. Please help me. I want to prepare from scratch for upcoming attempt (last attempt!)

Answer: The last attempt of yours should be FREE. Don’t be too tensed and desperate to crack it. Take it lightly. But prepare well. Make a flow chart of the possible questions that interviewing officer can ask. Also, improve your stories. Be your own psychologist. And find out from each sentence what qualities are coming. Never assume any character weak anywhere. Even when SRT comes like you and your sister are surrounded by men with gun and molesting, THEN FIGHT TOGETHER. Don’t make your sister run away! She is as brave as you are! Put good vibes to the officers. Think that they want to take you. So be easy! If in desperation, you say things which shouldn’t have been told, then its of no use. The IO knows that you WANT to join forces. Just be a good boy. Take things easy. Think that they are for your own benefit. Keep on improving. Believe that you can do it.

Question 5: What is the best approach for WAT in SSB interview and is it necessary to include the word in the sentence formed?

Answer: Its better to include the word in WAT because that shows your mind having confidence that in 15 seconds you can write the sentence with that word. But still, even if you don’t write that word somewhere, its okay! Because its’ not sentence making competition but rather “INTENTIONS” through these words. Analyse sentences when you write sentences and THINK whether it is giving you OLQs or not! Sentences like “dogs bite each other”, has nothing to do with you! So, be a problem solver in WAT. Fight every word. DARK? Cannot you think of light dispelling darkness as a sentence? This shows confidence, determination.
Question 6: How are the responses of the WAT analyzed in SSB?

Answer: WATs are like tasting a cake. Your stories are like cakes. But if they are really good will be told by test i.e. by confirming it. The stories look beautiful, but maybe you have copied, so WAT will tell the inside of you. Suppose in a story, you are making friends, but in WAT you write “I have no friends” or “Friends are of no use”, then there is an issue with your own psychology! So, bring coherence between stories, WAT and SRT.

Question 7: What should never be done in TAT and WAT?

Answer: In TAT, never make your character do normal things like celebrating birthdays (which even a common man can do). Never do your “tareefs”, rather show your actions and let psychologist take out good things. In TAT, complete your stories. Without Planning, don’t move an inch in stories. Be full of will. Never make stories in which only the character is doing everything and not working in team-spirit. Coming to WAT, never fall in pits of negative words like if the word depression is given, never write “In depression I cannot think”. This shows your weak mind. So come out of the negative word and tell the psychologist HOW to get out of depression by writing “running/deep breath/yoga removes depression”. In WAT, never ever leave a word blank! 

Question 8: What was your daily routine when you were preparing for the SSB? What should I do, in order to get through in the 1st attempt?

Answer: Daily routine will depend from person to person, but as a whole, you should read newspaper, cut articles, prepare lectures, play outdoor games, be fit! Have good vibes for everyone (this will help you to make good stories). Try to plan for tomorrow before sleeping. Organize your room. Help your parents! Don’t hold grudges against anyone otherwise it will be reflected in stories and interview like “Sir! My colony people are very bad, you don’t know”. Thus, have a good positive attitude. Take SSB as life.

Question 9: SSB Lecturette Strategy and Few tips

Answer: Prepare tough topics in advance for lectures because easy topics you can automatically speak. Take holistic view of topics. Like Topic of India-China relations, talk about present scenario, way ahead, history, wars fought, diplomatic meet, trade etc. Don’t leave any aspect. This will show your mind’s capability to look out for things! In lecture divide the topic first and under each topic, deliver the lecture. Also, tell the reason why you choosing a particular topic. Take any slip from GTO’s desk. Don’t do inky-ponky. This will be childish! Be confident. Don’t be in hurry but finish all the divided topics in time. 

SSB Interview Tips by AIR 1 Ipupu Mena

SSB Interview Tips by AIR 4 Arvind Kaushik

Conclusion

The conclusion of this “SSB Interview Article Series” is to make you aware about the SSB Interview procedure and to make you think. Please do not copy any material as it is. Take an idea and prepare your own strategy. That the main ‘SSB Interview Tip’ which you must take from these articles.

And if these SSB Interview articles are helping you in some or the other way, make sure you let us know your reviews. It will help us to improve our content as per your requirement.

Jai Hind!

SSB Interview PPDT (Excellent Story Writing), TAT, WAT Strategy!

After getting excellent response to our SSB Interview Master article, we are back with SSB Interview Psychology preparation where we master Story Writing (which is considered as the most difficult and misunderstood part of SSB Interview.) Preparation strategy for SSB PPDT, TAT, and WAT will be provided in this article which will definitely add value in your SSB Preparation.

SSB Interview Story Writing (PPDT)

Before beginning with this article, I would like to tell you that this article is in continuation with yesterday’s article on SSB Interview (A to Z preparation of SSB Interview). So, before beginning with this article, have a look at 2 initial articles so that your preparation for SSB Interview can be completely done with Self-Preparation. 

  • SSB Interview Procedure and All Basic Terms Explained in Detail: Click Here
  • SSB Interview A to Z Preparation (Imp)Click Here

Success lies in strengthening of basic principles of SSB Interview. So, we will continue with this article considering that you have read the above articles.

SSB Interview Preparation

Let us see some basic concepts related to SSB Interview which will be necessary to understand today’s article.

PPDT ( Picture Perception and Discussion Test )

Full form of PPDT  “Picture Perception and Discussion Test”. In this SSB test, you will be shown a picture on screen (which will be Vague & confusing) for just 30 seconds, and later you have to think a story based on this characters and situation shown in the image and write story in 3 minutes. Later you will be divided in group of 17-18 members where each member should narrate his individual story followed which will be followed by group discussion among these 17-18 group members.

TAT (Thematic Apperception Test)

Full form of TAT is “Thematic Apperception Test” in which you will be shown 11 pictures on screen (Last one will be blank) and you need to write a story on each shown picture in limited time. You will be shown 1st picture for just 30 seconds, then you will get 4 minutes time to write a story. Same process will be followed for 11 slides / Pictures.

WAT (Word Association Test)

Full form of WAT is “Word Association Test”. This is also a challenging test where you will be shown 60 back to back words, in which each word will remain on the screen for only 15 seconds. You are supposed to write a sentence that comes in your mind first. Generally double meaning words are chosen to get the real person out of aspirant. Our original thinking and psychology is reflected through the answers we give in this test. (Because we write first thing that strikes to our mind in those 15 seconds)

You will get Free PDF Copy of SSB Preparation and Sample TAT, WAT, PPDT at the end of this article. But it’s recommended to read the important things provided in this article!

SSB Interview Story Writing (PPDT and TAT)

Suppose there is a picture where a girl is crying and is depressed, then why do you assume that is you? You can bring the main character from outside and help that girl to come out of her problems! Getting a character outside in these situations is important because you shouldn’t associate yourself with depression. Suppose in a story there is a person lying on road and has met an accident, so obviously, you are not the person who has met an accident and waiting for help.

Rather you are the hero and will save him! So, you can imagine yourself in these negative pictures to come out of the picture and help. Like suppose only graveyard is shown, then you don’t assume yourself to be a dead person. Rather raise the problem say related to graveyard’s space etc. DON’T FALL IN THE TRAP TO CONSIDER YOURSELF AS THE NEGATIVE CHARACTER.

For e.g., if two thieves with a gun in hand are opening up a lock, then you aren’t the thiefs! But someone who will catch hold of them! Coming out from the negative picture shows your mind’s capability! So, solve the depressed girl’s issues, but don’t be that depressed girl!

Choosing Character:

Many candidates write that “RAHUL WAS A POOR VILLAGER OR DIDN’T HAVE GOOD FINANCIAL POSITION AND SOLD HIS HOUSE AS MORTGAGE TO PAY FOR OPENING A CYCLE REPAIR SHOP”. THIS SHOWS THE LACK OF CONFIDENCE THAT YOU HAVE IN YOU (THROUGH THE WORDS IN BOLD). Why cannot he be a SARPANCH? AN IIM GRADUATE?  THINK OVER IT!

Also, suppose a person in uniform is shown, but a person who makes this character a “Havildar” or “Sepoy” and NOT AN OFFICER, has a very low confidence because his mind still feels comfortable to be at a low position and for him being an OFFICER seems unachievable (even in a story). So, Choose your character something good financially, morally, socially. YOU CHOOSE WHAT YOUR ATTITUDE CHOOSES!

Don’t Break the Circuit:

Suppose someone copies the WAT like “stranger is a friend” without actually feeling it from inside that in reality a stranger is your friend, then, you are bound to write a story which will involve “trust deficit” with other characters or in SRT you will write (if the SRT is (say) HE was in Nagaland and he saw Nagas approaching. He?) “He ran away from them”. Now, you didn’t write “he greeted them with smile and noticed their attires and made friends” because from inside you somewhere feel that strangers are danger! THIS IS CALLED BREAKING THE CIRCUIT – WHEN YOU LIGHT UP SAY WAT, BUT PUT OFF THE STORY AND SRT OR COPY THE STORY, BUT IN WAT AND SRT YOU DON’T SHOW COHERENCE. Thus, to lighten up your psychology tests, these THREE (STORY, WAT AND SRT) must be in coherence.

If the character is a good planner, then automatically in WAT and SRT planning will be shown and of the same quality. Otherwise, the psychologist will doubt your real intention and is bound to catch you. Even a single loop hole creates doubt in mind of psychologist. Thus, the best way is to develop a personality which has OLQs in it. Think that you are a good planner, read stories of people who planned out, plan your own activities at home. Make new friends. You will see, that your mind, body and soul improving day by day.

“WHAT YOU THINK, YOU BECOME”- BUDDHA

SSB Interview Sample Stories (PPDT, TAT)

  1. FEW PEOPLE SITTING AROUND A TABLE AND DISCUSSING 

Rahul was the CEO of his company named BISCUIT, which dealt mainly in cookies and other bakery items. He noticed well in advance that Diwali festival was coming near and he had to raise the supply of his products and also do product diversification. Thus, he decided to hold a meeting with his board members. He made a presentation ascertaining the amount of cookies to be produced and also gave an idea to collaborate with Lays and make a package in which many items were to be boxed and packed for the season. For this, he made  teams of three members each. Team A looked after production and packaging, Team B looked after sales and Team C looked to contact Lays company.  He looked after all the team and solved their issues. He also, with his last year’s savings bought new machine for production. He then invented some new flavours of biscuits and gave free samples to workers to give to their children and get feedback. He and his team mates convinced lays to collaborate. He contacted wholesalers of whole India and abroad and told them to get in touch with his team mates and gave them assurance of high profits. His Profits surged, sales expanded and he delivered more than demand, so some he gave to the workers along with diwali bonus and some for further sales in godown.             

2. Village Scene

Rahul was an engineer in BHEL. To meet his relatives after many years, he went to his village. While he was discussing family matters with them, suddenly electricity went and on asking, he was told that electricity came only for few hours. So, Rahul decided to provide his village 24×7 hours electricity. He held a small meeting with sarpanch and other villagers and told about his idea to which they all agreed .He first ascertained the main dark spots of his village and the number of households on which the solar panels had to be installed. He took out his phone, searched for good solar panels and contacted the distributer and also convinced him to provide it in minimum profit and as soon as possible. He then received all the panels and with help of villagers installed them especially in washroom and kitchen first. He also told sarpanch to get them repaired and maintained whenever required. He after spending some more days with relatives and new friends, went back and joined work.

3. BOY DROWNING

Rahul was doing genetic engineering course from DU and as a research project went with his classmates into the Yamuna river to collect genes of various organisms so to study them and decode the genes and publish  papers. As he approached the floodplains, he heard a loud noise of help. He quickly got to know that person was drowning and planned to save him. For this, he jumped into the river signaling his friends about the plan. He went upstream by swimming, caught hold the boy, took him onto his back, got him to the plains. He removed water from his body and asked where the boy lived and took him to his house and explained situations to his parents and also suggested boy to learn swimming. He came back with friends and collected samples and published paper.

SSB Interview WAT (Word Association Test)

Given below are some sample “WORD ASSOCIATION TEST (WAT)” which will give you a rough idea on how you should write sentences (please do not copy, just take idea from it)

  1. Mark – Common sense is mark of wisdom
  2. Confuse- Clear vision removes confusion
  3. Risk- Greater risks give greater rewards
  4. Conflict- Conflict is solved through conversations
  5. Indicate- A good suggestion indicates improvement
  6. Reach- Proper planning helps reaching goals
  7. Raise- Consciousness is raised by reading and discussing
  8. Support- support is interlinked
  9. Weak- working on oneself eradicates weakness
  10. Patient- Patience shows discipline
  11. Disease- Proper diagnoses vanishes disease
  12. Around- solutions are always around us
  13. Decrease- thinking ahead decreases pains of today
  14. Mistakes- Learning from mistakes helps us improve
  15. Down- humility is being down to earth
  16. Dull- healthy conversations never allow dullness
  17. Depend- Country’s future depend on ignited minds
  18. Fall- Rising after falling is strength
  19. Exaggerate- exaggerate shows less confidence
  20. Express- expressing feelings deepens friendship
  21. Fear- fear is removed by will
  22. Trust- trust is social capital
  23. Rest- determination to complete seeks no rest
  24. Fat- running burns extra fat
  25. Defend- defending country gives pride
  26. Creative- Creative mind searches new things
  27. Obey- Obeying boss builds relationship
  28. Responsible –Responsibility is for every step
  29. Crisis- Keeping clam helps in crisis situation
  30. Disagree- Disagreement often improves
  31. Darling- country is darling to its citizens
  32. Refrain- Caution refrains from mistakes
  33. Noise- Noise is indication of situation
  34. Rescue- rescue work is humanitarian
  35. Pardon- Pardoning people shows great heart
  36. Lead- leading others benefits all
  37. Relation- Relations grow stronger by trust
  38. Confess- Confessing mistakes is honesty
  39. Customs- customs are colourful
  40. Fast- Fasting keeps body and mind healthy
  41. Loyal – loyalty strengthens longevity
  42. Worship- worshiping nature is worshiping oneself
  43. Dear- dear things are shared with friends
  44. Need- donating helps need
  45. Judge- listening other’s first is foundation of judgement
  46. Warm – feeling one with others gives warmth
  47. Alert- being alert avoids carelessness
  48. Decline- Proper strategy improves declining profits
  49. Leader- Leader shows by examples
  50. Dark- light removes darkness
  51. Nation – Whole nation is one’s home
  52. India- India is known for hues.
  53. Politics- Electoral reforms invite clean politics
  54. Parliament – Healthy Parliamentary discussions are fruitful
  55. Human- Humans cannot live without society
  56. Right- Rights added by duties makes a good citizen
  57. Special – Everyone is special
  58. Pick – Intelligence picks concepts quickly
  59. Numbers- Numbers are magical
  60. Hurt- Confessing does away with hurt feelings
  61. Matters- Every being matters when it comes to nation building
  62. Heavy- Heaviness is relative
  63. Foreign- visiting foreign countries makes us learn so much
  64. Member- Members are one team
  65. Review: Reviewing tasks done improvises
  66. Society- In society everyone is intertwined
  67. Use- using biodegradable items ensures healthy future
  68. Water- Conserving water is need of the hour
  69. Grow- Learning each day brings growth
  70. Manage- Planning properly manages everything
  71. Risk- Taking risks bring rewards
  72. Fail- failure is a good teacher
  73. Culprit- Justice is reformation to culprits
  74. Crooks- being crook Is childish
  75. Night- Night is regaining strength for tomorrow’s work
  76. Aloof- Friendship never keeps anyone aloof
  77. Injury- Small injury in big matches doesn’t matter
  78. Discipline- Discipline of mind is greater than of body.
  79. Lure- Good vibes lures people
  80. Power – Using power judiciously can do miracles
  81. Temper- Cool temper is always liked
  82. Emotion- Emotional intelligence overpowers emotions’ handling
  83. Find- What we seek, we find.
  84. Constitution- Constitution runs the country
  85. Oath- Taking oath is building promises
  86. Army- Army is unity
  87. Test- Accepting people as they are requires no test
  88. Weekends- Weekends are utilized for constructive works
  89. Diagnose- Before execution, diagnoses is important
  90. Important- Important tasks are given priority
  91. Depress- Yoga removes depression
  92. Low- lively nature ensures no low
  93. Head- Project head keeps things in vigil
  94. Permission- Permission is given when asked for
  95. Vote- Every vote counts
  96. Soldier- Soldier is every ready
  97. Blood- Donating blood gives satisfaction
  98. Aim- Aiming high increases will power
  99. Death- Good life led ensures good death
  100. SEE- Seeing through problem sharpens mind
  101. Stranger – stranger is a friend
  102. Difficult – With team work any difficult can be solved
  103. Tired- Tireless effort takes ahead in life
  104. Smile- Smile brings enjoyment in work
  105. Attack- Sports attack lethargy
  106. Give- To give is to human
  107. Learn-Learn helps us growing
  108. Jump- High jump improves stamina
  109. Reject- Accepting rejections is courage
  110. Ego- Ego reduces when one looks at nature
  111. Emergency- In emergency leaders are born
  112. President- President is first under order of precedence
  113. Team- Cooperation helps in team work
  114. Reform – reformation is becoming new everyday
  115. Collect- Information collection brings awareness
  116. Under- Under water diving shows a new world
  117. Future- Planning for ahead makes future bright
  118. Bright- Bright mind is an asset
  119. Asset- Every hand is asset in building
  120. Cut- Saving for ahead requires cut in present needs
  121. Comfort- Out of comfort zone lies growth
  122. Sacrifice- Family members sacrifice for each other
  123. Encourage- Good work is always encouraged for further improvements
  124. Pressure- Pressure is released when thinking of ahead
  125. Struggle- Struggle of today is cake walk of tomorrow
  126. Guide- One’s intuition guides sometimes
  127. Sad- talking to friends removes sadness
  128. Bluff- Bluffing is foolish
  129. Woman- Woman and men are at par
  130. Enjoy- Enjoying each moment keeps one happy for life

 

SSB Interview Lecturette Topics which you must Master!

List of 30+ Lecturette topics which you must keep prepared all the time! (IMPORTANT)

  • FDI IN DEFENCE
  • INDIA-CHINA RELATIONS
  • ARTICLE 370
  • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
  • ROLE OF MEDIA IN DEMOCRACY
  • ELECTORAL REFORMS
  • INTERNET-BOON OR CURSE
  • INDIA AND US RELATIONS
  • BPO
  • DOPING IN SPORTS
  • NUCLEAR ENERGY
  • GLOBALISATION
  • AGRICULTURE IN INDIA
  • INDIAN ECONOMY
  • SPACE PROGRAM OF ISRO
  • RTI
  • MNREGA
  • NAXALISM
  • TERRORISM
  • UNEMPLOYMENT
  • INDIA-PAK RELATIONS
  • POVERTY 
  • ARMED FORCES SPECIAL POWER ACT
  • TOURISM IN INDIA
  • BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • NANOTECHNOLOGY
  • AADHAR CARD
  • POPULATION – MERITS OR DEMERITS
  • ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS
  • RENEWABLE ENERGY 
  • MAKE IN INDIA

SSB Interview Free PDF Material

SSB Interview Ultimate Guide- A to Z SSB Preparation

SSB Interview
SSB Interview Preparation

Hello defence aspirants. Today’s article will be the ultimate guide for SSB Interview Preparation as A to Z Preparation Strategies and various SSB Interview secrets will be revealed today. Apart from understanding the SSB Interview Procedure, we will provide a SSB Interview Tips and Tricks which will help you in your SSB Preparation. We will also see SSB Interview Toppers Tips so that you get a birds-eye view of SSB Interview Preparation. Moreover, you will get Free SSB Interview Book written by Vinay Sir which will add a feather in the cap.

You need to keep patience till the end of this article as this will be a mind-blowing experience and best opportunity to do deep introspection and prepare for SSB Interview in a targetted manner. So, let’s begin. 

SSB Interview

If you want to be an officer in the Indian Armed Forces, you have to face SSB Interview. It can be NDA Entry, CDS Entry, Direct Entry, Technical Entry or any other entry, SSB Interview remains the same. Before beginning with the Secrets of SSB Interview, its crucial to understand the SSB Interview 5 Day Process thoroughly. Because without having a detailed knowledge about SSB Interview and various tests conducted in 5 days, its very difficult to relate with this article. So, I will recommend you to read article on SSB Interview Procedure and then proceed with this article.

SSB Interview Procedure (All Tests Explained in Detail)Click Here

SSB Interview: Understanding Basics

I would like to share some secrets of SSB with you all. It’s said that a philosopher can find anything and thus, my research on SSB got me to find some of it’s secrets. After giving more than 7 attempts in service selection boards across India, I have finally come to the conclusion that all the three assessors want the Officer’s Like Qualities in us. All the tests conducted are just tools of testing the same 15 Officer Like Qualities in us. So, you need to have a personality like that so that atleast two officers recommend you or give you very high marks. Psychology, GTO and Interview are nothing but modes of testing. What the psychologist takes out via stories, GTO does the same thing by putting you under various Group tasks and the same is with an interviewing officer who asks you questions to take out the qualities. So, if a person is lacking in confidence, this will be represented automatically in stories, Progressive group tasks, and in questions asked. So, what are these three officers looking at? Let’s find out!

To be an officer, Officer Like Qualities are also required. So, try to develop these qualities through your day to day activities (Don’t contradict with what you are reading and how you are behaving!)

SSB Interview Psychology Tests

This test is done when you clear the first stage of screening. You will be shown 12 pictures (the last will be blank) and you will have to make stories out of it. So, stories should be clear and precise. You must write it within time given i.e. 4 minutes and get ready for the next picture. The character of the story is you only. So, make the character strong (but don’t say that he is strong but Show how he is strong through his actions). Also, one must not write that he is bright, intelligent or a good planner, but show his planning. The character of the story should be a problem solver. So, take one issue in a story and solve it! Keep in mind that you will be solving it with others. Don’t make story in which the character only does all the things. Involve groups in the stories. Also, don’t unnecessarily bring fear like that of “crocodile in river” or “terrorist in a building”, when you cannot even see them. This shows your fear only.

Also, if you are a hero, don’t make others weak, for e.g. If two ladies are sitting in rickshaw, then don’t write like “they both were fearful because of no light in street, so hero came and saved them”. The moment you write fear in other’s brains shows your own fear only.

Also, in the story, you are not a boy, but a man! Psychologist marks these things! So, write “Rahul was a man” and not “Rahul was a boy”. Plan your actions first in the stories and then move on. Like you can write “Rahul planned to solve this issue and for this he did these things”. Your actions should speak! When you write a story, always after writing at home, circle the keywords like “Rahul decided”, “Rahul panned”, “Rahul did”, “Rahul convinced”, these will help you to know that OLQs are hidden in these very words.

The 12th story should be related to your interests like if you like to play cricket, then hold a tournament for this. Details of writing story will be discussed further in this article. Now, lets come to WAT.

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SSB Interview WAT (Word Association Test)

In Word Association Test, we have to make a sentence of every word that is there on the screen for 15 seconds. Like this, 60 words will come up. This is basically a confirmatory test and is connected to your stories only. For e.g. a person who can write a story taking friends along, will surely write in WAT sentences like “Stranger is a friend” or “All are our friends” etc.  Don’t write suggestive sentences like we should do this or do that because suggestions anyone can give. A liar can also give suggestions to be honest. So, what kind of sentences they expect from the future officers?

  • Stranger:  Stranger is an opportunity
  • Dark: Light removes darkness
  • Emotion: Emotional intelligence keeps mind in harmony
  • Army: Army is unity
  • World: World is one big family
  • Darling: Country is darling to its citizens
  • Time: Time management leads to success
  • Leader: Leader thinks of others first

Now, in the above sentences, one can see clearly OLQs shining. These words give the psychologist glimpses that the person is a leader and will do good in service as well. Don’t write too much informational sentences because they do tell that person is well read but not his intrinsic values. Also, never leave a word empty. It creates doubts in mind of the person reading that even when stories were complete, why couldn’t the person make sentence? Did the word just swallowed up the person in memories? Like someone who lost his parents recently, a word “parent”, might cause havoc in the mind. So, practice to keep calm in every situation.

SSB Interview SRT (Situation Reaction Test)

In Situation Reaction Test, 60 situations are given and we are told to respond to them in 30 minutes overall. Try doing 45 plus SRTs. This will tell the psychologist that the person is not Overthinking and his responses are natural. A person who does less SRT is someone who is thinking much and then writing. This gives a bad image.

SRT 1: He saw a man molesting a girl

Solution: He ran towards the man, caught hold of him, called police and mean time asked the girl if she was doing well. (This shows courage, sense of responsibility)

SRT 2: He is to attend the SSB tomorrow, but lost the bag

Solution: He attended the SSB, by borrowing money from co-passengers (remember, stranger is not danger) and getting the documents print out from internet, buying necessary things for interview and also, lodging an FIR.

SRT 3: He saw a snake on his brother’s chest.

Solution: He waited for the snake to get down and then killed it. (Don’t wake your bother otherwise it will sting him). And also, kill the snake, it shows your courage only!

SRT 4: He lost his way while going into the jungle.

Solution: He found the way by taking cue from stars

Note: SSB always want to take you into the dark through SRT, but your aim should be to come out of the problem. SSB exam will write words in SRT like “DARK”, “VERY COLD”, “DENSE JUNGLE” just to scare you. Don’t be scared! Come out of it like a hero.

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SSB Interview Self Description

In SSB Interview Self Description, you have to write 5 paragraphs on:

  1. What your parents think about you
  2. What your teacher/Boss think about you
  3. What your friends think about you
  4. What You think about yourself
  5. What kind of person you would like to be

Overall, you will just get 15 minutes. So plan your paragraphs short and crisp. A paragraph left because of less time will give psychologist a cue that your organizing skills are bad. In this, don’t write your “tareef”, but show it through actions like stories. For e.g. you can say “My friends think that I give them book to borrow” (automatically you are a helper). Don’t write that I get depressed easily or I am shy or I am introvert. These things are not regarded good. When writing under parents section, one can say my parents think that I take care of the household and plan for the things that have to be bought. So, ultimately try bringing the OLQs but through back door! (as if you didn’t know that you have your tareef).

SSB Personal Interview

Personal Interview is taken after the psychology test. Here the interview should be crisp, short and straightforward. Tell each and everything to him in detail when asked. He will ask a comprehensive question of your school and college background and then ask what teachers you liked and what teachers you didn’t and the reason, what subjects you liked the most, how many friends do you have etc. Just try remember the chronology asked of the questions. Take each question as an opportunity to tackle it bringing your own quality.

Suppose you wanted to say that you like Mr. Vashisth as your teacher, then tell his quality which is mature like saying “sir! He had a good in-depth knowledge of the subject and he planned the lecture in a very good way”. Never say that “He was very smart looking and that’s why I liked him”. This is very childish approach. Now, if asked why you want to join the defence, then say “sir! It has many perks like schools, hospitals, salary, pension and gives a pride in society”. You should refrain from saying that since childhood I wanted to be in it. This is too filmy and immature.

Always, don’t try to defend what has happened in the past. Suppose, he asks you why you didn’t get good marks in graduation, then tell him,”Sir! I was busy in extracurricular activities but I should have taken studies also in a balanced way” This shows that you accept whatever has happened in the past and take responsibility now for that happening. Tell about army/navy/airforce in a very planned manner to the IO, you may start by telling current position of it, then move to past and then, tell about wars and any service it did and also, tell about future deals.

Organize it in a planned manner. He will sometimes put you in very dense and tense situations by asking more about your girlfriend/boyfriend or maybe asking you about how much liters of water can be put inside the room. Don’t be afraid! And always answer him with confidence. If some question that you don’t know says some factual things, you may say “Sir, I don’t know but I will find it out”. This shows a man becoming a gentleman tomorrow.

He may even ask what you do in your free time with family. Tell him something constructive that you do! He will not like if you say I play ludo with my mother. Be mature now! Make your PIQ simple and straight. What you haven’t played, don’t write, otherwise, he will catch you. He may even yawn in between to show less interest in you. Don’ pay attention to him. He is checking your mind level whether it gets disturbed or not easily.

SSB Interview GTO (Group Tasks Officer)

Group task officer generally take 2 days to ascertain the kundli of 8- 10 candidates in your group. The first task will be of SSB Interview Group discussion. Two GD’s will be asked and you have to discuss amongst your friends in a semi-circle. Group discussions should be calm and full of planning. You may start with “friends there are mainly three points which I want to say”. Now by saying three points, you have actually taken the aim of the points and have organized the discussion well.

Never look angry or annoyed when some other candidate scolds or doesn’t listen to you. Give a holistic view of the points i.e. 360 degrees. Suppose its asked about fire in amazon forest, then tell about everything, why did it spread, who are the affected, whats the role of international organization. Never blame any nation/people. This shows your blaming tendency.

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SSB Interview GPE (Group Planning Exercise)

Group Planning Exercises will be the second task, after conduction the two GDs. You will be given a map and told that you are a student of 8-10 and some problems have occurred as you were to go for college for presentation. And then GTO will give you paper and pen to write the solutions how will you manage the situations. So, remember, you are the character of the story here also. Bring bravery, intelligence, planning into it. Also, focus on the things which are not given like in a village, we are not shows by GTO people living there, but if you say “friends! We can also take help from villagers”, this shows that you could see what other candidates missed out.

So, write the problems to be solved in chronology, divide the group, taking YOU as the one who will handle the most serious situation. Catch hold of the miscreants by yourself and take help of police while catching terrorist. Tell the station guard about bomb placed on track. So, when discussion is going on.  Convince your group to your reasoning. A leader is a good convincer but also listen to others. Don’t fight with anyone! Behave like a Leader!

SSB Interview PGT (Progressive Group Task)

Now progressive group task, half group task will be 3rd and 4th task respectively. In PGT, plan everything first with your mates and then go forward. Never push anyone. You may say “Your plan is good, but I have a better plan and I will show you”. Its called progressive, as the level of difficulty progressive with every task (there will be many structures placed). GTO will also tell you the rules such as not to stand on ride mark, not to drop the weight given etc. Don’t forget the rules. It shows a sense of responsibility. Be determined to the plan what you had made, changing plans, again and again, shows weak will. Don’t listen to someone just because he has attended more SSBs than you. Just believe in your reasoning.

The main thing is How you do the task and not whether you finish or not. “Balli-fatta” doesn’t make you an officer, but your attitude does. Even those who don’t know how to tie rope get recommended. Love your group! Feel one with everyone! In half group task, same thing will be done, but the group will get divided into half and more attention will be paid to you now! So, be a leader here also. Plan and then move.

SSB Interview Lecturette

In lecturette, we need to pick a small slip out of many placed in front on the table by GTO. We are given 4 Topics in that slip picked up. We just have 3 minutes to prepare the topic and execute it in front of our friends. Maximum time allotted to speak is 3mins only. Now Topic number 1 on the slip shall be the most difficult, topic number 4 will be very easy and topic number 2 and topic number 3 will be average! Choosing the toughest topic shows confidence.

But are you prepared well to execute it? If you don’t have any clue, then move to topic number 2 or topic number 3. Even when you don’t have anything to speak about in all the above three topics, go for topic number 4. But the trick is to say topic number 4 in such a way that your OLQs shine i.e. if the topic is say of “MY PET”, then you may say, how you take care of the pet and plan for his day. How you got him? Why did you choose such and such a breed? And how you make sure the animal is not unwell.

Some Rules for Lecturette:

  1. Stand firm. Introduce the Topic to audience
  2. Look into candidate’s eyes and be LOUD
  3. Complete the topic well in stipulated time and thank everyone for listening
  4. Don’t fumble much, body language also should be confident
  5. Read current affairs to enrich your lecture
  6. Don’t look at GTO otherwise mind shall get disturbed
  7. Speak in organized way.

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SSB Interview Command Task

In command task under GTO, you will be made the commander and you need to call two subordinates to help you out. Don’t give commands and do nothing. But be the doer and take help with arranging materials with subordinates. Before starting the Command task, the GTO will conduct a short interview with you. Just don’t be too casual. Its like the interview which you took in cabin of officer but only difference is that it will be short and crisp. Be a mature man here! If asked “Who is more notorious, you or your bother?” Just tell him, we both are mature sir! (Don’t put the responsibility on your brother for him to be notorious)

And also, you are also not notorious now. Maybe in past childhood, where you opened up radio etc to find out what is there inside. Even if you are not getting the idea to get the Bomb which is placed in command task to fetch, don’t look confused. Rather, be confident and keep on searching for plans! Mind your facial expression.

SSB Interview Individual Obstacles

In Individual obstacles, the next task, you will have to complete 10 physical tasks and get points marked on it. But the catch it, is reality points don’t matter. What matters is how you planned your tasks and your stamina and confidence if you even performed it or not. It’s not about whether you can climb a rope or not, but whether you atleast give a try or not!

SSB Interview Final Group Task

The final Group task is not much of importance, but just cherry on cake. It is just like PGT and we have to finish it with whole group. There will be also a snake race, in which we will be competing with other SSB mates of other group and will be told to hold a rope which is called snake there and have to perform some tasks along holding the rope. What is seen is your cheerfulness, sense of responsibility towards group. These two tasks aren’t much of importance in GTO. But why to miss points even in these!

SSB Interview Conference

Three officers will discuss you in detail. If you are a borderline case i.e. someone is not much agreeing amongst officers regarding you, they will discuss you before calling you inside the room and also may discuss inside the room giving them more clarity. So, if in interview you said that “you will find it out the answer”, here is the opportunity to tell the Io when asked the answer!

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SSB Interview Screening

This takes place on the very first day in Airforce when you report and on the next day in Army. More important than OIR (officers intelligence rating) is the PPDT which will take you in the 5 day process. Make sure, you are the hero in your story. Don’t make story on army/airforce/terrorism/drugs, but be a common man or a doctor. Take an issue in mind and solve it completely. Say your narration in PPDT confidently and clearly. Then when discussion takes place, convince the group to take your story. Even when the group doesn’t agree, improvise on their story now! Speak in discussion not more than 3 times. Don’t over dominate. Keep a smile! You will be in. I have done OIRs worse and still got in due to this strategy of mine. Focus on personal narration and story more and take part in discussion!

SSB Interview Results

Believe in yourself and destiny too! Sometimes good things take time to ripe and sometimes you are ready to rock-in. Whatever the results, take them as part of life! Don’t be too happy, don’t look too sad. Ponder over your mistakes and come next time better! And till then, enjoy the whole life because SSB IS A SUB-SET OF LIFE.

SSB Interview FAQ's

What is the Full Proof Strategy to clear Screening Test of SSB Interview?

The moment you report at the railway station, your screening process starts. Now you are heading towards the Board in the bus. Make friends, talk to them! They are not your competitors. When the chest numbers are allotted to you, just talk to the people around (+5 and -5 to your chest number). Suppose your chest number is 15, so talk to 10-14 and 16-20 chest numbers in particular, so that when discussion takes place, they will not dominate you atleast! In The Officers intelligence test, since there is no negative marking, don’t hesitate and be free! OIR doesn’t solely make you IN. According to me the weightage is almost 10% of screening. Rest  90% in the PPDT. In PPDT, you will be shows hazy picture so that each candidate has a different picture and discussion can take place! So, 10 candidates in group can have 10 different perceptions.

Now, its upto you how you perceive. Perceive a normal resident or a doctor or say engineer or some businessman. Don’t try to impress the officers by putting  ARMY story everywhere. But in case, you saw (though its difficult to see stars on shoulders), then put army story but then also, say no to war, but make something creative like Rahul was an engineer in army and he noticed his tank got sand inside the engine everytime, so for that…whatever solution you can find out! Don’t make stories on terrorists or naxalites. Be loud, clear, crisp. Don’t hesitate to finish the story. Just be at normal pace as if everyone was waiting for you only to complete story. If the officer gets the idea what you wanted to speak, he will ultimately say “OKAY! NEXT”. Now, as soon as the last candidate finishes his/her story, you have to open your mouth and initiate. Speak twice or thrice. Not more than that. BUT, convince your group to take your story! Never say, “Let this candidate speak, he hasn’t spoken”

(This candidate do, when they want to show the officer that he/she is very friendly). This is wrong. Be bothered about yourself. If your story is not being taken, then improvise candidates story! You will be guaranteed selected in.

  • What are some Day to Day Activities to Develop Psychology?

To expand your consciousness, do breathing exercises. Play sports which involve group. If you do boxing, then try football. You will automatically inculcate team spirit. If you don’t have any hobby, its okay! But have lots of interests! You can try vipassana meditation. It will remove mental obstacles. Have healthy relations with parents, hug them, sit with them, listen to them! Be friendly! Test your initiative skills in train. Just make a target to make friends with strangers. This will help you to open up. Feel that the entire universe is your friend and everyone is helpful. Feel neighbours help you. There is no enemy of yours. You love everyone and everyone loves you.

You may read “Autobiography of a yogi by paramhasna yogananda” to challenge your thoughts or the book “the search that seeks you by sanghmitra amudha” to not hate anyone in life. Your friends are everywhere. In Life and so in SSB too. Take part in home activities. Be a responsible person now! Help your ageing parents. Its high time! But never forget to love everyone! 

  • How to prepare for ssb interview along with a Job?

The candidates who are preparing for SSB along with their sobs (govt or private), firstly they can in their free time, specially before going to bed read current affairs. Read views in newspaper if not news. Your mind will grow when you are able to take care of different views. Also, don’t make your boss your enemy. Feel he is there for my welfare, even he /she has to report to someone higher. He also has a family to keep. Be friends with him. Never blame your boss in self description and interview! Your boss is good enough to help you financially, morally in challenging times. Don’t say you don’t have any job in interview. Many candidates think that if you tell about job, IO will not select you thinking the candidate is busy somewhere else. But IO takes JOB=Responsibility and how you do your things in a planned way in JOB. Job questions are an opportunity for you to tell the IO that you are responsible and you convice boss over matter, your take part in job decisions etc. Don’t leave job also for SSB preparations. It will be done along. If Io asks you about your boss, tell that he is good at decision making (give IO example how) etc.

  • What are few tips to Master Story Writing?
  • 1. Dive deep into the picture. Take the character problem as your own problem.
  • 2. Watch satyameva jayate to get more points on how to remove rural problems
  • 3. Google: How to open a big business, how did a particular  start up grew up, How AMUL became a success. With this, your mind will think in a planned direction.
  • 4. Take one issue at a time in story and solve with all heart
  • 5. Don’t blame anyone in story. Like don’t write XYZ were miscreants and they used to steal things etc.
  • 6. Make stories in past tense
  • 7. Don’t cut much words in between. This shows that you are not sure of what you wrote at first
  • 8. Plan your stories well and then move

How to Master SRT?

  1. First write the sentence which the SRT wants you to solve. For e.g. If you were to attend SSB tomorrow or catch the train, then write he “Attended the ssb” or “caught the train”. Never use the word “TRY”. For e.g. he will Try to catch the thief. Instead write he caught the thief. Also, if you made a mistake of coming late and your in-laws are scolding you, just don’t start giving explanations, but say sorry to them first (They are your friends). Have a good healthy relations with everyone. Now, if a tiger pounces on the audience in the circus, don’t rely on police! Rather, make some noise to distract him and get him in the cage with help of ring master! If you will call police in first step only, then this anyone can do. Then where is your quality! If you see a thief catch him and then call police. Understand the ultimate intention of SRT. They are to scare you and create hatred towards others. But be wise and don’t be scared and love everyone!

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Ways to Join Indian Army as an Officer (15+ Entries)!

Ways to Join Indian Army as an Officer
Ways to Join Indian Army as an Officer

Hello defence aspirants. We are back with a detailed article on “Different Ways to Join Indian Army as an Officer“. We will cover A to Z Entries (Direct Entry + Written Exam Entry) for Male as well as Female aspirants so that you are well aware of all the entries into Indian Amy which will give you Stars. I have seen many aspirants who couldn’t become Officers in Indian Army just because they were not aware about the entry. So, make sure that you read this detailed article till the end and do not miss any opportunity to be Officer in Indian Army.

Ways to Join Indian Army as an Officer

We will discuss 15+ Entries to Join Indian Army as an Officer. We will be discussing Direct Entry as well as Written Exam Entry. So, let us see some basics which will help us to understand each entry in a better way.

  1. Written Exam Entry:  You might be aware of these entries in which your First Stage is Written Exam. You have to qualify the written exam to be eligible for Further Stages like SSB Interview and Medical Test (which needs dedicated preparation for the exam!)
  2. Direct Entry: In the case of Direct Entry, you directly qualify for SSB Interview (without written examination). Shortlisting is done based on your graduation marks, NCC C Certificate, or any other academic parameters based on the post and entry you have applied.
  3. SSB Interview: For Direct as well as Written exam Entry, you have to Face SSB Interview before the final Selection. In short, if you want to be Officer in Indian Armed forces, you have to clear SSB Interview (5 Days Interview) irrespective of your entry.
  4. Is SSB Interview of Direct Entry Difficult?  Theoretically No. But practically yes. Because many aspirants are eligible for Direct Entry which increases competition for Direct Entries (Reporting of aspirants for SSB Interview for Direct Entries is much higher than those who have cleared written exam)
Ways to Become Indian Army Officer

Indian Army is a kind of organization that runs on brotherhood, camaraderie and love for our motherland. So, don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of it!

1. National Defence Academy, Pune

National Defence Academy Pune

Let us begin with the Best Entry to Join Indian Armed Forces, that is, ‘National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination‘ which is held twice every year. Its best opportunity for defence aspirants as you start your career at the age of 18 years. NDA Exam is the first chance a boy gets in his life to achieve his dream of donning a uniform.

Eligibility criteria

  • Age Limit: 16 ½ to 19½ years as of the first day of the month in which course is due to commence.
  • Educational Qualification: 10+2 passed for the army , 10+2 with science and maths for airforce and navy.
  • Exam conducted: UPSC conducts the NDA & NA written exam twice a year. ( April & Nov) The written exam consists of Maths (10+2 level), General Studies, English.
  • SSB Interview: Those who clear the written exam are called for the SSB interview.
  • Course commencement: Jan & July.
  • Training:

For Army: 3 years at NDA + 1 year at IMA (Dehradun)

For Airforce:– 3 years at NDA + 1 year at AFA (Hyderabad)

  • For Navy:-3 years at NDA + 1 year at INA (Ezhimala, KL)

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2. Technical Entry Scheme:- Direct SSB interview

Depending upon candidates 10+2 PCM percentage, he directly gets a call for SSB interview. ( No written exam for this entry)

  • Notification is released twice a year ( Jan & July)
  • Usual cutoff percentage: Between 75-85 % ( PCM)
  • Age: 16 ½ to 19 ½  years
  • Training: Total training will be of 5 years, Details as under:
  • Basic Military Training: 1 year (Officer Training Academy Gaya).
  • Technical Training:

Pre Commission Training: Duration 3 Years (CME Pune, MCTE Mhow and MCEME Secunderabad)

Post Commission Training: Duration 1 year at CME Pune, MCTE Mhow and MCEME Secunderabad.

  • Award of Degree: The candidates will be awarded Engineering degree after successful completion of training.

3. University Entry Scheme : Direct SSB interview (Notification released once a year)

  • Who all can apply: Unmarried Male students of the pre-final year of Engineering Degree Course ( 3rd year of degree) can apply for this entry, if he clears percentage cutoff set by Army up to 4th semester of engineering.
  • Age: 19-25 years at the time of course commencing.
  • Selection procedure: Group discussion + personal interview( PI may or may not be taken)  by a panel of officers at respective college/university. Further selected candidates will get the opportunity to face the SSB interview.
  • Aspirants who qualify at the SSB and are found medically fit by a Medical Board. Then Final Merit List is calculated.
  • Short Service Commission will be allocated to successful candidates after training.
  • Training will take place at Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun for a period of 12months.

4. Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE ) : Written entry

CDS Exam is the Best Exam if you want to join the Indian Armed Forces after Graduation.

  • Educational criteria: Any graduate from recognised university or equivalent for IMA and OTA
  • B.Sc. with Physics & Mathematics or Bachelor of Engg for Naval Academy .
  • B.Sc. with Physics and/or Mathematics or Bachelor of Engg for Air Force Academy.

Age:

  • IMA: 19-24 Years
  • NA: 19-22 Years
  • AFA: 19-23 Years
  • OTA: 19-25 Years ( Men + women),( English + GS only , No maths paper for OTA )

The written exam of CDS Exam consists of Mathematics + English ( up to 10th class), General studies

Also Check: CDS GK Preparation  (Score 50+ Marks Guaranteed!)

5. Technical Graduate Course (TGC ) : Direct SSB interview

Indian Military Academy
  • For IMA Dehradun
  • Eligibility: All MALE engineering students studying in final year or passed out, can apply for this entry if they fulfill the eligibility criteria. Depending on respective cutoffs of engineering streams up to 6th semester of engineering, notified by Army authority, one can attend the SSB interview if he clears the cutoff.
  • Age: 20 and 27 years as of the first day of the month in which course is due to commence.
  • Procedure: Apply for TGC online
  • Army will declare the list of shortlisted candidates based on their degree percentage.
  • Get the call letter for Direct SSB Interview, if shortlisted.
  • Attended five days SSB Interview process.
  • Attend medical examination, if you are recommended.
  • Wait for the all India merit list of TGC.

Join Indian Military Academy, if Shortlisted and medically fit.

6. Short Service Commission Technical ( SSC Technical) : For both Men + Women Direct SSB interview

Officers Training Academy
  • For OTA Chennai.
  • Age Criteria: 20 to 27 years of age.

For widows of Defence Personnel- SSCW (Non Tech) [Non UPSC] and SSCW(Tech)

  • Educational Criteria: Engineering Graduates / Final year engineering students who will graduate before course commencement.
  • Cutoff percentage up to the 6th semester of engineering is considered for shortlisting purpose

7. TGC Education : Direct SSB interview

  • Age Criteria: 23 to 27 years at the time of commencement of course.
  • Education Criteria: Only those candidates who have passed Post Graduate Degree MA/M.Sc in the following subjects /M.Com/MCA/MBA with 1st or 2nd Division.
  • Important Note: Passed Post Graduate Degree MA/M.Sc in the following subjects /M.Com/MCA with 1st or 2nd Division are only eligible.
  • Comission: Permanent Comission (PC)
  • Training: Duration of training is one year

8. NCC Special Entry : Direct SSB interview ( Men + Women )

NCC Special Entry
  • Age criteria: 19 to 25 years of age
  • Educational criteria:

Degree of a recognized University or equivalent with aggregate of 50% marks. Those studying in final year are also allowed to apply provided they have secured minimum 50% aggregate marks in the first two/three years (which depends on duration of degree).

Candidate should have served minimum three academic years in the senior Wing of NCC. and a minimum of ‘B’ Grade in ‘C’ Certificate Examination of NCC.

  • Training: Duration of training is 49 weeks at OTA, Chennai

9. Judge Advocate General (JAG ) : Direct SSB interview ( Men + Women )

  • Age criteria: 21 to 27 years of age.
  • Educational criteria: Minimum 55% aggregate marks in LLB Degree (three years professional after graduation or five years after 10+2). The aspirants should be eligible for registration as an advocate with Bar Council of India/State (and from recognized college)
  • Training: Duration of training is 49 weeks at OTA, Chennai

10. Remount Veterinary Corps entry (RVC) : Direct SSB interview

  • Age criteria: 21-32 years
  • Educational criteria: BVSc/BVSc & AH degree from any of the recognized Indian universities or its equivalent foreign degree
  • Selection procedure: Shortlisting of applications followed by SSB Interview.
  • Training: Post commission training will be done at RVC Centre & College, Meerut. The successful candidate will be commissioned in the rank of Captain.

11. Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC )

Armed Forces Medical College

Both Male and Female candidates can apply for this entry. You get the opportunity to complete MBBS at AFMC and then may get a Permanent Commission or Short commission.

  • Education criteria: NEET Exam qualified with a good score (check the cutoff marks for interview call at AFMC website)
  • Procedure: Apply by following instructions given on AFMC website
  • Interview: 50 marks + English, Logic, Reasoning (ELR) test
  • Joining: AFMC Pune

12. Army Dental Corps

Indian Army Dental Corp
  • Age criteria: Maximum age for SSC is 45 years.
  • Educational criteria: BDS/MDS from a College/University recognized by the Dental Council of India (DCI from recognized college. Moreover, Candidates must have registered themselves as Registered Dental Practitioners with any State Dental Council. And Minimum 55% marks in final year BDS (aggregate) along with one-year compulsory rotatory internship.
  • Selection Procedure: National Eligibility-cum- Entrance Test, NEET (MDS)-2019  Score is considered which is conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE), New Delhi. Candidates screening ratio is 1:10 who are called for interview
  • Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be called for the interview at duly constituted Selection Board, at New Delhi.
  • The final merit list = based on the performance in the interview Only which is followed by Medical examination.

13. Military Nursing Services : For Female candidates only

Military Nursing Services

Agreement/Bond exists to serve in the Military Nursing Service (MNS) for 5 years. After successful completion of Nursing Training of  4 years, the candidates will be granted permanent/short service commission in the Military Nursing Service.

Educational Qualification: Passed/Cleared Senior Secondary Examination (10+2) or equivalent (12 Years schooling) exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany and Zoology) and English with not minimum 50% aggregate marks.

Selection procedure: Eligible aspirants have to face MCQ type written test of 90 minutes duration which includes General English, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and General Intelligence. Merit List is calculated to select eligible candidates for Interview. Final selection will be summation of merit of written test & interview which is followed by medical Test.

14. Territorial Army Exam (Men as well as Women Aspirants)

Territorial Army Exam

‘Territorial Army Exam’ is the Last Entry for defence aspirants to join ‘Indian Army’ as an officer. There is no specific schedule of its notification release (Release of Notification depends on vacancies). 

Generally, its notification releases in May/June every year.

Territorial Army Exam at a Glance (FAQ’s):

How many times is Territorial Army Exam conducted in a year Usually once in a year (Depends on the number of vacancies)
Stages of TA exam Written exam, PIB, SSB Interview, Medicals
When is Territorial Army Exam Notification Released Month of May
TA Exam Date (Officer Entry) Month of July 
How many papers are there in TA Officer Exam 2 Papers
Time duration of TA exam 2 hours for each paper (4 hours)
Sections in Territorial Army Exam English, Maths, GK, Reasoning
TOTAL Marks of Territorial Army Exam 200 Marks (100+100)
Territorial Army Exam Cut Off Overall 50% with sectional 40% in each section
Eligibility Age for Territorial Army Exam 18-42 Years
Eligibility Qualification for Territorial Army Exam Graduation from any field
Is it a permanent Job? No. You need to serve minimum 2 months in a year (which can be extended as per requirement) and in cases of emergency situations

Also Check: Territorial Army Preparation (Clear in First Attempt!)

Conclusion

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