To become an officer of the Indian Army, one must clear:
- Class 12
- National Defence Academy (NDA) entrance examination or Combined Defence Services Exams for Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun
- Medical examination
- 3-year course at the NDA or 1 year at IMA and 4 years at Cadet Training Wings or
- University Entry Scheme in pre-final/ final year of engineering and then 1½ years at IMA
REFLECTION: Join the Army
If joining the armed forces for a short span of time was made compulsory in India, what would be the pros and cons?