Job Opportunities in Defence Sector

Indian Army is much remembered for its part in two world wars and Indo-China and Indo-Pak wars. The headquarters of Indian Army is situated at Sena Bhavan at Red Fort, Delhi. A job in defence sector is not a mere government job, but a way of rendering our service to the nation that gives unmatched satisfaction which no other job can provide.

Indian Army comes under the control of Commander in Chief called as ‘Chief of Army Staff’.  He is assisted by Assistant Military Commander, 7 Principal Staff Officers, Adjutant General, Quarter Master General, Master General of Ordnance, Military Secretary and Engineer in Chief. Indian Army is divided into 5 regional command centres namely:
i)             HQ Central Command, Lucknow
ii)            HQ Eastern Command, Calcutta
iii)          HQ Northern Command, Udhampur
iv)          HQ Western Command, Chandimandir and
v)           HQ Southern Command, Pune.

There are a hefty of jobs in Indian Army, Navy and Air Force available now. Here we are providing you the details about job opportunity available as GD in Indian Army troops:

Indian Army General Duty (GD):

Educational Qualification:
10th pass in English and Science or its equivalent

Age limit:
Upper age limit for candidates is 23 years

Indian citizenship is mandatory. Sometimes foreign nationals will be appointed as per guidelines.

Physical Requirements:
1)   Height:
Candidates must be of 167 cm in height. Relaxations may apply for candidates belonging to some specific states.
2)   Chest size:
Expanded state: 77 cm or above
Chests must be expandable to a minimum of 5 cm
3)   Weight:
50 Kg or above
4)   Others:
Candidates should not suffer from any form of cancer or heart disease. Candidate should have good eyesight and other senses. Candidates need to pass the preliminary physical test to be considered for selection.

Degree courses in Defence sector and their scope:
Apart from joining in entry level using minimum qualification, candidates who are graduates from Defence colleges can also become officers in various departments. The various courses offered in Defence colleges are given below:
i)             B.A. Defence and Strategic Studies
              The course duration is 3 years. The minimum qualification required to enroll for this course is 12th completion.
ii)            B.Sc. Defence Studies
              The course duration is 3 years. The minimum qualification required to enroll for this course is 12th completion.
iii)          M.A. (Defence and Strategic Studies/Defence and National Security Studies):
           An undergraduate degree from any of the stream is essential to enroll for this course. For some specific courses UG in Defence and Strategic Studies is essential.
iv)          M.Sc. Defence studies:
          UG in Defence and Strategic Studies is essential to enroll for this course.
v)           M.Phil Defence and Strategic Studies:
          A post graduate degree in same discipline with a minimum of 55% of marks is required. Applicants are required to clear a preliminary written test and interview to be admitted to this course. Some colleges provide this course by distant education and part time education mode also.
vi)          Ph.D. in Defence Studies:
         A post graduate degree in Defence and strategic studies is essential. Students will be selected based on their performance in the written test. The various subjects that candidates can opt for include:
         a)   Military Science
         b)   Military Sociology
         c)   Military History
         d)   Defence Economics
         e)   Map Reading
         f)    Fire safety and management
         g)   Security management
         h)   Disaster management
         i)     Security and
         j)     Counter intelligence


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