A career in the Army promises you an exciting life .
WHAT YOU DO
An Army officer leads a platoon, company, division, brigade, crops, command or battalion in the Indian Army depending on his/her rank. It is an extremely responsible and challenging job to lead a dedicated team of young people in critical times to war, natural calamities and high-risk border areas .
YOUR TIME TABLE
6 am: PT (physical training) With the men
9 am: Train and supervise the training of soldiers
Noon: Inspect security in and around the unit
1 pm: Lunch
6 pm: Call it a day
YOUR PAY CHEQUE
After the Sixth Pay Commission, a lieutenant gets around Rs 25,000 per month. A middle-level officer like lieutenant colonel/colonel gets around Rs. 70,000 per month and a top officer like lieutenant general makes more than Rs 1 lakh per month. More than the money, the job is attractive for the perks subsidized accommodation, free medical treatment etc .
You need to have officer-like qualities (popularly known as OLQs) which are: effective intelligence, reasoning ability, power of expression, social adaptability, cooperation etc. Learn some tips and trick to ace the SSB interview at http://indianarmy.nic.in/arms/aec/join.html
You can either write the National Defence Academy(NDA) exam (If you have passed Class XII), or the Combined Defence Services(CDS) exam (If you are a graduate). OTA (Officer’s Training Academy) is for officers who want to join the short-service commission, while candidates wanting permanent commission should apply for NDA or IMA .
- Depending on the entrance test you have cracked, you are sent to one of these academies:
- National Defence Academy nda.nic.in
- Indian Military Academy joinindianarmy.nic.in/ima.htm
- Officers Training academy joinindianarmy.nic.inota.htm
WHATS GOOD & BAD
- Highly respected profession where you learn to live with a high degree lf discipline
- Very secure job like any other government service
- Family life may suffer as you have to travel very often