List of Defense Service Entrance Exams


The Indian Armed Forces consists of the Indian Army, the Indian Navy, the Indian Air Force, and a variety of other organizations which are allied to it. One of the most respected and prestigious profession in this world is that of the Defense services. There are many exams through which an interested candidate can join the armed forces. The details are listed below.

List of Entrance Exam

  • I.A.F. Exam - I.A.F. Airman (Education Instructors Trade) Exam
  • I.A.F.Exam - IAF Airman Non-Tech Trades Exam
  • Indian Army Soldiers (Technical) M.E.R. Exam
  • Indian Army Soldiers Clerks Exam
  • Indian Army Soldiers General Duty (NER) Exam
  • Indian Army Soldiers Nursing Assistant’s M.E.R. Exam
  • I.N.A Exam - Indian Navy Artificer Apprentices Exam
  • Indian Navy Dockyard Apprentices Exam
  • Indian Navy Sailors Matric Entry Recruitment Exam

The Leading Institutions which gives training to candidates are Air Force Academy, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun, Naval Academy, Goa and Officers Training Academy(OTA), Chennai

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are interested to join the Army must have an IMA or an OTA Degree from a recognized University or its equivalent. Those candidates who wish to join the Naval Academy must have a Bachelors Degree with Mathematics and Physics or should be a graduate in B.Tech. Candidates who are applying to the Air Force Academy should be Graduates with Physics and/or Mathematics or have a Bachelors degree in Engineering. Those candidates who are appearing for their degree final year examinations can also apply provided that they submit the proof of passing the necessary qualifying examination.

Career Prospects

The easiest way to enter the armed forces is by the National Defense Academy (NDA). Candidates are required to be graduates of Science (PCM) to write the written test.  Another choice to achieve an admission after graduation is through the Combined Defense Services (CDS) exam. Candidates who have completed the training automatically becomes qualified officers of the service to which they have been appointed. Jobs are guaranteed to them along with the many benefits and allowances which will continue even after their retirement.  Officers who are skilled and experienced have opportunities of being promoted to higher-ranking positions over the years. Candidates who are employed in the armed forces are taken care of by the government from the time they join until the time they retire. A job in the armed forces promises respect, recognition, grandeur and a privileged lifestyle. The initial salary of a candidate is around Rs. 20,000/- per month along with other benefits. As the ranking of the officers goes higher, the pay package also increases.



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97 Responses to “List of Defense Service Entrance Exams”

  1. 97

    Respected Sir,

    My name is Mohan and I am an serving soldier in Indian Army and I am interested to apply for PC (SL) Commission. Will you please provide the details of PC (SL) Commission in Army and also the selection procedure, syllabus etc.


  2. 96

    what are the training’s where given there?

  3. 95

    iam studying bpharmacy now,i want to join in army or airforce in teaching field for army or airforce colleges
    is it possible? if yes how can i apply for it?

  4. 94
    shaik habeeb uddin:

    Sir can i join indian air force after inter in m.p.c

  5. 93
    I n s shankar:

    sir tell me the entrance exams list after 10+2 and graduation in defence (army,navy,air force)

  6. 92

    what’s physical egibility of indian army clerck?

  7. 91

    is AFMC the only main body to conduct medical entrance exams for air force hospitals and navy ?

    how does one have a career in army after doing bio-tech ?
    what are the basic qualifications and subjects needed and the appropriate college to do so after class 12th ?

  8. 90
    lakshmi prasanna:

    i want to know that wether girls can get jobs in NDA with qualification of

  9. 89
    phiroj bhoi:

    i want to know details about eligibilty,vacancies and selection procedure of acc exam for naval sailors .

  10. 88
    ramesh kumar:

    i am studying 3rd year B.E may i qualify for any entrance exam if means send it to me?

  11. 87
    mukender meena:

    what are the plus point for btech student in army

  12. 86
    Harjit kaur bhullar:

    Sir, I want to become ‘ARMY OFFICER’. Then what Ican do ?

  13. 85

    sir i completd my BE(cse) in 2013… i wud lik to join indian army…i dnt hav much knlowedge abt tht… pls guide me which are the exams can i take… nw my age is 22 years 5 months

  14. 84

    sir i am stdyng in cls 11 science, bt cnt appear fr nda exam in cls 12 as my age limit will exceded. Is there any defence academy can i join other than nda aftr my boards

  15. 83
    Deepak kumar:

    August 2013 ke bad level diffense ke form kab aayegi

  16. 82
    manpreet chauhan:

    How i join himachal police and indian army

  17. 81

    sir tell me indian army clerk form kab aa rahe hai

  18. 80
    vijendra singh dhakar:

    when will india aramy, airforce,nd nevy exm come in this

  19. 79
    janhavi soni:

    i wanna ask that can a girl join indian air force after completion of 12th with physics chemistry and biology?

  20. 78

    sir am 12 pass(sci) student . i want join indian navy ,so tell me hou can i join it plz???? num 7760952468

  21. 77
    air force:

    Sir mai desh ki sewa kerna chahta hu.per muje air force ka entrance exm ka pta hi nahi diya gaya. Jbki maine 2012 me form dala tha.meri madad kare. Num 9721257656

  22. 76
    Abhishek Lal:

    I am very much interest in indian Army and i would like to apply for it. plese suggest me.

  23. 75
    Dhamendra Das:

    Sir iam (art)12th pass student . I want to join indian navy so tell me that what can i do to

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    anshul salvi:

    Sir I want to join indian air force in any condotion qnd I am in 12 and
    I want to know exam for 12 students or for graduate students in defense services

  26. 72
    priya kushwaha:

    jai hind sir,
    i am arti kushwaha and i am studying in 1st application…..i want to go diffidence can i do this…and i am 17 year old and this is very important in my life sir plz give me some information plz help me……….

  27. 71
    priya kushwaha:

    can i ask qus in hindi

  28. 70
    yati gupta:

    i am a student and i am studying in class 9Th right now.i would like to confirm that is it possible for me to be able to join any coaching classes or prepare for some defense exam ?

  29. 69

    i have few arrears in the final year of my engg graduation. can i appear for these defence exams?

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  31. 67
    stephen raj:

    after joining in army for soldier general duty can i get promotions like major,captain

  32. 66
    Binay kumar swain:

    Army,airforce relation joining or raly kab hoti hai

  33. 65
    Binay kumar swain:

    Sir ,
    i am a studnt of b.a 1st year (ba in eng)
    can i join indian army with direct jco or havildar
    i am a regional,state,player of bsketbal kya mjhe koi ache position mil payegi n
    thank u sir
    hv a gr8 day

  34. 64
    pradeep kumar:

    sir i am student of b.pharma final year iam join indian army in officer in general duty

  35. 63
    Manoj Chaurasia:

    Sri, i am serving soldier in Army i have passed B.Com and my date of birth 04 Jun 1980 so how to get the commission in PC SL entry so pl telll me that how to prepare and what is the step for PC SL entry. thanks

  36. 62
    ayush chaubey:

    i want entry in ima dehradhun but how please tell me the procedure

  37. 61
    pilane vishal vilas:

    can i join ima(in navy) after civil engg. or any difence service

  38. 60

    hi iam studing BE mechanical to get a job for combined defence service and what are the requirement

  39. 59

    sir, I am serving as a JE (Civ) in MES, want to apply for special List ie PC (SL) commission. pls guide me

  40. 58
    Neeraj mudgal:

    tell me the exam and form out date of above given defense job.

  41. 57

    i want to join the indian army,i m a NCC cdt of army wing,so what should i’ve to do if i am not selected to SSB interview through NCC?

  42. 56
    Manpreet Singh:

    sir ,i am in B.Tech (2nd year),branch IT.I want to join defense after completing B.Tech.I want to know about the jobs in defense relevant to this course.

  43. 55
    bharat singh:

    i want to join the indian army, i am 12th pass for since but my age is around 27 i dont want to officer my age is bar iwant to the rifle man how can i searching the job. i am also contact no. 09089643548 and my email; [email protected]

  44. 54
    S. Bala Joseph:

    I want to join in INDIAN ARMY FORCE

  45. 53

    sir i’ve completed +2 with 86% with maths n physics and now i’m doing 3rd yr in ECE branch i’m very much interested to join in IAF. so can u tell me the details which i require 2 enter into airforce
    mbl no:9059859900
    email id:[email protected]

  46. 52

    I’m an arts student, i’ve passed my 12 exame with over all 50%. Am i elligible for NDA exame?

  47. 51

    dear sir,
    i have completed my Bsc in hotel administration and nutrition from ihm,,, i am 1 year experienced with taj group of hotel… i want to join any govt. sector related to my field please suggest me…

  48. 50
    Manohar jha:

    sir, main tenth pass hun .or Army main job karna chahta hun .vacancies ka pata nahi chalta h .sir jaise hi army ka vacancies nikle plz inform kare

  49. 49
    Raghunath Mishra:

    sir,i m 12th pass from commerce stream and my age is 20yrs. I wish to join indian army…please suggest me how i join these.. I have to do somthing in my life….

  50. 48

    What are latest requirements of age & service for ACC Commission to serving soldiers?

  51. 47
    simi saw:

    sir my brother is 10th pass he want to join the the indian army plz help him for exam and post

  52. 46
    animesh singh:

    i want army cadet college (application form)

  53. 45

    Sir, i’m studying 2rd year B.E (Mechtronics engineering) what procedure.

  54. 44
    sapna tandon:

    Sir,i have done my B.D.S and my eyesight is RIGHT SIDE CYLENRICAL-2 AND LEFT SIDE -SPHERICAL-3.25 AND CYLENDRICAL-1.50……………………….

  55. 43

    sir i 24 year old and completed BA graduation how can i join to indian army? pls reply me

  56. 42
    Roshan saini:

    sir, i am 12th passed student with 75%(pcm).i want to join indian army ,so tell me how can i join it plzzz…

  57. 41
    Mir Umair:

    I am 10th pass with a percentage of above 80,I am from kashmir and want to serve my nation.Could i appear in any entrance exam in the field of medical and engineering as i am a student of 12th class in Medical stream.

  58. 40
    Liyakat khan:

    I m 10th pass.& my nation is indian army s help me sir.

  59. 39
    Kulwant Rai:

    how many courses to join Indian Defense services after Matriculation.

  60. 38
    anish verma:

    after 10th pass how to join in army?

  61. 37
    Sachin s kumar:

    What is combined defence services exam? And how to get in defence after

  62. 36

    sir i completed mba how can i join to indian army? there is any posting for mba holders? pls reply me

  63. 35

    i m in class 10th
    and i hav a moto to serve for my nation
    and only bcoz of this i want to join indian defence
    so sir pls help me by providing me a way to achieve my motoand i am more interested in mechanical branch so pls guide me or help me to acieve my moto of serving for my nation. JAI HIND

  64. 34
    shikha rathore:

    i am 12th pass student iwant to join indian army so tell me that what can i do….

  65. 33
    indra prakash:

    i m final year student of from Mechanical branch, and now want to apply for defence engineering service. how many forms are there which i can fill up?

  66. 32

    I am doing my third year engineering after diploma and i have through out first class result.i want to join indian defence. Please guide me for how to apply for job in indian defence after my engineering

  67. 31
    Vijay rana:

    Sir,i have jst completed my b.pharma.I m 20yrs old.I m a sports person,ihave black belt in marshal arts &also played basket ball in my college team&in my school level.Sir,now i want to join defence,it is my ambition.But now i m frustated that which force i join in which my pharmacy degree will also considered.Plz. Give me right direction towards my goal,i would always b thankful to u for this.My keyskill is the Excellent communication&liberal at any condition.Sir,plz. Patronise me by giving right directions. U can contact me on my no.09816373345 THANKS YOU

  68. 30
    Amol patil:

    I also complet my B com. Then how i try to join army. What is the age limit for that.

  69. 29

    Pl suggest me wr can i get hmt entrence books

  70. 28

    sir,i have pass my 10+2 exam from manipur board in 2010 and my pc is 61.can i join indian army?

  71. 27
    megha sharma:

    sir i am meghasharma.i am student of final year in want indian army after my gradution soo please advise for me sir what exame benifit for me

  72. 26
    Arvind kumar sharma:

    Respected sir,
    i am arvind kumar sharma i have paas 10+2 art with 70.1% but my airforce nontech admit card is not coming so plz sir inform me .

  73. 25

    plzz detail me in exam

  74. 24
    Avadhesh kumar:

    I am a student of final year B.E(Information technology).Can I join the Indian Army by any way after completed my graduation or during graduation..

  75. 23
    sanajy kumar:

    I am a student of ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING.Can I join the Indian Army by any way after completed my graduation or during graduation?????????/

  76. 22
    Vishal Anand:

    Respected Sir,I have passed 10 2 in 2010.I want to join IAF in Flying/technical/ground branch.How can I get into it ?Plz suggest me all possible ways.My D.O.B is 07/07/1992

  77. 21
    Rohit Dutta:

    Respected Sir/Madam,

    I will be a B.A.LL.B. graduate from the University of Calcutta by 2015. Though I don’t have a 6/6 vision. still I want to join the Indian Army. Kindly tell me what would I have to do in order to pursue my dream. My mobile number is 9874405157.

  78. 20
    shakeeb ahmad:

    Sir, IAF group ‘x’ ka call letter kab tak aayega.

  79. 19
    Rishikesh kumar:

    Sir plese give detail for how take job for defance air airforce nevy army and also defance area mo no 9031770403

  80. 18
    Gulshan kumar.:

    Airforce non-tech’y'group ka exam kab hi or admit card kab aayega.

  81. 17

    i have only 10th certificate.with this i like to join,can you say am i eligible for military or not?

  82. 16
    Diwakar Mishra:

    i am intrested in indian army .
    my qalification in graduate in commarce.

    contact no 9024858503, [email protected]

  83. 15
    Dr Nilesh M Sabale:

    Does the homoeopathic students have any opportunity in defence services
    please reply

  84. 14

    tell me about the medical test in airforse

  85. 13

    Sir,i pass dgeer in can i join army as officer.
    AR Singh

  86. 12
    manish kumar:

    i am intrested in indian army .
    my qalification in graduate in commarce.

    contact no 8010120126241

  87. 11
    sanjay kumar rajak:

    I am Sanjay Kumar Rajak want to job in Indian army. Recently I am in complete the qualification High school Done in 2005in 60%,10+2 Done in Sanskrit board Bhopal Done in 2008 in 48%,ITI(Architicet Asstiant) Done in 2009 in 64.44%,DCA(Diploma in computer application) Done in 2007 in 67%,DAMPM (Diploma in advance mobile phone maintenance) in “B+” grad, 3D max Done in 2009in Prasad Consultante,Work Experience in chavi Cultural heritage values of India As a Draftsman from 01.06.2010 to 30.08.2010 , Prasad Consultants As a 3d max Designing from 19.08.2009 to 30.05.2010. Om Sai engineering Construction as a Junior Engineer. I am belongs to sc cast and language now English, Hindi, Bhojpuri. I am medically fit so I have a request in how many other entrance Exams. Thank you
    Ples contact me 08085720209, 09009263737
    Sanjay Kumar Rajak
    Email id= sanjaya_ [email protected]

  88. 10

    sir…i wnt to knw whether a soldier in technical field can give offfcr exam,..if ys thn wht is d procedure n eligibility,,,,


  89. 9
    Ashish Dutt Sharma:

    I am a graduate (B.B.A) interested in Defence which exams I can appearr for please advise ………

  90. 8

    please sir, send my call letter.
    D.O.B 12-09-1992
    EMAIL ID [email protected]

  91. 7

    Sir ssr exam date kab hai

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  93. 5

    i want exam dates of 2011 and notiicaions

  94. 4

    Hii…anybdy plz tel me i m a pre final engg student n i want to join indian army pls tel me how n the dates to fill application form.

  95. 3

    SIR ,
    I am appearing in +2 . I am intrested to join Indian army[ Navy] . I have NCC-B & C CERTIGICATE ALSO .

  96. 2

    give me the air force entrance exam forum and date.

  97. 1

    are women given the same importance in defence service as men? how to prepare for c.d.s. exams?