India is one of the major developing countries in the world. Its defence system – Indian Armed Forces is one of the largest in the world. It comes under the Ministry of Defence and gets the highest fund in the budget. The Armed forces include these three major wings – Indian Army, Indian Air force and Indian Navy. There are several jobs awaiting talented personnel who have the dedication and the will to succeed at these prestigious jobs. The jobs can range from a soldier to a management official, a higher level executive, an engineer and plenty more. They are hiring both; fresher’s and experienced.
Indian Army/Navy/Airforce Soldier: It is every youngster’s dream to get into the army and serve the nation as a brave soldier. Even with little educational qualification you should be able to make it to the Army. The vacancies are put up by the defence department on newspapers and also in their websites. The eligibility varies depending on the kind of job/vacancy they are looking for. In general a basic SSLC/HSC qualification would serve the purpose for the basic jobs. The age criteria would also be notified which is above 18 years for most jobs.
- Some of the main qualifications in Soldier are – Soldier General Duty, Soldier Technical, Soldier Nursing Assistant, and Soldier Clerk and so on. Each category has its own educational and age qualification requirements. Once you apply, you will be called for a written examination, physical and mental ability test.
- Some categories may have more than one written examination. You should clear the test and enter/qualify in other trainings to secure the job. In the physical examination the main criteria are height, weight and chest. Each category can have its own parameters. Then come the physical fitness tests that would generally have – 1 mile Run, Pull ups, Balance and 9 Feet Ditch. You should pass all of the tests. Along with the physical fitness tests, there are also certain medical standards that are to be met – for chest, physical build, hearing, proper vision, no history of diseases and so on. The compensations and benefits for these jobs are very attractive too.
There are several external benefits in various systems across the country apart from the monetary benefits and the benefits extend to your family as well. You take care of the nation’s defence and the nation will take care of you. Sometimes you might feel it is difficult to get in as a soldier. But if you have the resolve and determination, you can train yourself well to clear the examinations and get the opportunity to work for the nation. If you think fighting and endurance is not your forte – you can still join Defence department. There are numerous jobs for technical professionals including mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, doctors and even computer professionals.