Employment Opportunities in the Indian Defence Segment


The article will provide you with a summary of the available defense jobs, the eligibility criteria and other unknown facts about India’s Defense Segment.

Have you ever thought of stopping the frequent terror attacks and invasions in our country? Do you feel like serving the nation? In case you have answered yes for both the questions, and have the zeal and patriotism then the Indian Defense Services can be the perfect place for you. The defense wings offer a range of job opportunities and seek dynamic youngsters who match their requirements in every dimension. Keep a tab on the latest defense jobs announcements, which appear time to time in the news papers and the job forums. With so much of scope in the defense forces, you can opt for a respectable position and the above all, an excellent opportunity to serve the country.
Being a major developing country, the armed forces of India is among the strongest and largest armed forces at the global stage. The regulating authority of the Indian Armed Forces is the Ministry of Defence. The Ministry of Defence is involved in handling Integrated Defense Staff (IDS) and conducting recruitment process for Para Military, Indian Navy, Security Jobs, Special Forces and police to name a few.
The Indian Armed Forces is composed of three wings, which include the Indian Army, the Indian Air force and the Indian Navy. Every wing has its own set of requirements for recruitments, which are very stringent and rule abiding. The positions available at these wings await talented youngsters who have the complete dedication and taste success at these prestigious positions. The varied range of jobs includes that of a soldier, a management official, higher-level officer, an engineer and many others. The armed forces hire both fresher and experienced candidates for different profiles.

How to Get Into Indian Armed Forces?
The eligible candidate can apply for the entrance conducted by the National Defense Academy (NDA) or Combined Defense Services Exam (CDSE). The candidate who has cleared his intermediate-level education is eligible to apply for NDA, whereas, only graduates can apply for CDSE. Apart from these, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts “National Defence Academy” or “Naval Academy” exams annually for testing the intelligence of the applicants.
Indian Army/ Indian Navy/ Indian Air Force Soldier
As a youngster, everyone must have once dreamt of getting into the Indian Armed Forces and save the boundaries of the nation as a brave soldier. No matter if you do not have pursued higher education, you can make it to the Armed Forces. The defence department keeps on announcing available opportunities and the number of positions on the newspapers as well as on their websites. The eligibility criterion depends on the available vacancy. In general, a person having a basic SSLC/HSC degree qualifies for the basic jobs. The news announcements mention the age criteria, however, that is usually above 18 years for most of the jobs. Some of the popular job positions include:

  • Indian Army Soldier General Duty
  • Indian Army Soldier (Technical)
  • Indian Army Soldier Nursing Assistant
  • Indian Army Soldiers Clerk Exams

These segments have their own set of educational and age requirements. After applying for these jobs in defence, the candidates are sent with notifications for a written examination, and other physical tests.
Some of the segments require you to appear for more than one written examinations. You need to clear the test and qualify other training programs for securing your job. The main criteria for physical examination include height, weight and chest, whose parameters are defined. The physical examination segment further includes some more physical examinations and you need to clear all the tests.
Apart from the physical fitness examinations, you will also have to go through certain medical checks to meet the standards to seek employment in armed forces. These include physical build, hearing ability, proper vision, no history of diseases, among others. Apart from ensuring a respectable position, such jobs also bring in the best benefits. Such benefits even extend to the families of the soldiers. The mantra is – “Take care of Nation’s defence, and the nation will take care of you”.
Author Bio: A professional writer by profession, Rashmi Karan has written for a plethora of job related websites. She writes about the latest job industry trends and offers solution to all career related queries and dilemmas.


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