ARMY OFFICER

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 .

YOUR SKILLS

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

TRAINING

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 .
                                                      

 STUDY

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

 

 

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