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Re: Indian Armed Forces Academies

Postby RayC » 26 Jul 2008 15:36

Amya,

There is a great future for cmptr science graduates in the armed forces.

Good that you have joined.

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Postby RayC » 26 Jul 2008 15:41

Amya wrote:Hello,

I have been recommended for the SSC(NT)-86 course starting October, 2007. Thanks to all those who wished me to get through. I wish to live upto the huge expectations. Looking forward to join the Academy.

Lt Ben,
Sir, Any tips you have for me, like the do's and dont's before/after joining the academy are most welcome.

Thanks,
Amit


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Re: Indian Armed Forces Academies

Postby Gauravga » 12 Aug 2008 15:23

hi all ..congrats to all those who made it to ARMY..i just cleared my ssb interview from 21 ssb bhopal ..waiting for the merit list to come ...do anyone of you have any approx idea when does it comes out ...

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Re: Indian Armed Forces Academies

Postby ASPuar » 08 Oct 2008 16:03

Just received my call up letter for the territorial army commission test and Preliminary Interview Board. Excited, and a little bit nervous. This is only the first step. If I clear this business, I get to go on to the Services Selection Board and a Medical. Any forum members in the TA? Anyone have any tips? Anyone been through this before?

RayC sir, any tips? Any other forum members?

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Re: Indian Armed Forces Academies helping a friend

Postby skher » 08 Oct 2008 19:56

Sirs,

one of my friends is very interested to enlist as a Short Service Commission officer in the EME Corps.(as he's interested in Telecom/embedded systems R&D,amongst other things) via the Direct Entry scheme for Technical Graduate Candidates(TGC).

We tried hard and looked at various websites for information but were not able to answer/confirm the following queries regarding his recruitment (it's quite a mouthful and recruitment chaps didn't write back after the auto-send reply):-

a.Is 6/6 vision corrected by spectacles(if so,till what power,cylinderical?) allowed for SSC Technical cadet?What is the maximum weight for 5 feet 10 inches?

b.Remuneration parity and growth potential vis-a-vis corporate sector(infotech)?

c.Opportunities for R&D/liasioning/Trainership

d.Post-SSC scenario..would prospects be better after 5 years service than continuing in an infotech company and climbing corporate ladder?Self-employment benefits?

e.What all does an EME officer do...main responsibility....can he contribute positively towards national projects like Arjun,Radars etc.

Would be very grateful if you could help in any way.... direct answer,links,email info.
etc.

This is one proselytization unlike others,if successful,will always bind and strengthen our country.

skher

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Re: Indian Armed Forces Academies

Postby ASPuar » 08 Oct 2008 21:12

For an electronics/embedded systems/telecom enthusiast, probably the Corps of Signals is better than the EME. Signals officers work on microelectronics, comm eqpt, VHF, UHF, trunking systems, intranet, and almost all kinds of large scale comm projects.

1. To answer your question, financially, he would probably be better off after five years in the corp sector, even with current pay commission. Government salaries never keep up with civilian ones.

2. Esoterically speaking, there are a lot of benefits to military service. Esprit-de-corps, camaraderie, and the cachet of being a government officer. Unlike in civilian service, even the freshest Lt is an officer, and in that sense, already a boss, unlike in the corp sector, where one is a grunt. Especially these days. And if youve never seen army housing, some of it is awful, while some is truly magnificent. A colonel with his bn, a brig with his bde, a major general posted at a division, all can have a house several acres in size.

3. Lots of other benefits, opportunity for adventure sports, management of multi-crore projects, involvement in decisions of national importance at higher levels, army clubs, fast track memberships at civilian clubs such as Delhi Gymkhana, DGC, etc. The style is completely different from the civvy world. Government officers all get used to being bigshots in a way that civvies can never experience.

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Re: Indian Armed Forces Academies

Postby skher » 09 Oct 2008 00:47

Earnestly grateful for your prompt reply.
However,after reading your reply my friend changed his direction a bit.....he finds focusing on DRDO Junior Fellowship research/teaching a far better proposition....it's easier,more exciting and without the hush-hush operation of Signals.

Well,to each his own.

Just for my own curiosity, there's always a possibility of shifting a few gears within the establishment,right? That's public service's biggest attraction...you're boss of your growth opportunities.
It's good to hear that the ol' military estates perk is around....this is one lasting perk which is uniquely for Armed Forces in Indian context.
And most people who get it have duly earned through sweat,blood and cold blue steel.

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Re: Indian Armed Forces Academies

Postby vipins » 06 Nov 2008 20:29

sirs,
i have a doubt regarding DRDO interview for scientist B post..would there be any
benefit during interview if i have interest in military techs or weapon systems etc??
like some ques were there related to weapon systems in written exam.

any other suggestions regarding interview are most most welcome... thanks in advance.

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Re: Indian Armed Forces Academies

Postby sonam_kapadia » 11 Nov 2008 07:03

Some pictures of the OTA Martyr's hut. I have this on Video as well but not sure how to put it up. The Video was taken the day my brother Lt. Nawang Kapadia graduated on Sept 2, 2000. I am not sure if it has changed from then.

The last time, I was there 2 years ago, there were a few new hostels being put up for a increased intake

http://www.nawang.com/ota_memorial.htm

Regards

Sonam

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Re: Indian Armed Forces Academies

Postby JaiS » 11 Nov 2008 07:33

sonam, welcome to BRF.

How big is the video which you are referring to ? You can upload video upto a GB on youtube, or you can upload videos to google videos if you have a google account.

You can also consider uploading it to rapidshare from where it can be picked up and uploaded to the above mentioned sites.

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Re: Indian Armed Forces Academies

Postby negi » 11 Nov 2008 09:20

vips wrote:sirs,
i have a doubt regarding DRDO interview for scientist B post..would there be any
benefit during interview if i have interest in military techs or weapon systems etc??
like some ques were there related to weapon systems in written exam.

any other suggestions regarding interview are most most welcome... thanks in advance.

From whatever I have heard about the DRDO interview and the exam pattern , it is very similar to GATE , however interview questions might include practical references to Military hardware but again I am sure an individual with Engg acumen should be able to answer those.

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Re: Indian Armed Forces Academies

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Re: Indian Armed Forces Academies

Postby Jaeger » 24 Mar 2009 14:56

To all gurus, a query:

A friend of mine has an interview with the SSB scheduled, he has a few questions that he needs answers to. I will ctrl-v the note he sent me below:



SSB INTERVIEW

Appeared: CDS Exam, October, 2008
SSB Interview: May 9th, 2009
Place: Bangalore
Current Occupation: Agricultural Business Management at University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore.

Query:
• Can I take the SSB interview and, if I get through, join after completion of my course? The course finishes in June, 2010.
• Can I postpone my SSB interview till I finish my degree?
• Are there any other options with regard to the same? Or will I have to retake the CDS exam?



Would appreciate it if those who know can help my friend out.

Thanks.

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Re: Indian Armed Forces Academies

Postby Rishi » 24 Mar 2009 16:00

Jaeger wrote:To all gurus, a query:

A friend of mine has an interview with the SSB scheduled, he has a few questions that he needs answers to. I will ctrl-v the note he sent me below:



SSB INTERVIEW

Appeared: CDS Exam, October, 2008
SSB Interview: May 9th, 2009
Place: Bangalore
Current Occupation: Agricultural Business Management at University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore.

Query:
• Can I take the SSB interview and, if I get through, join after completion of my course? The course finishes in June, 2010.
• Can I postpone my SSB interview till I finish my degree?
• Are there any other options with regard to the same? Or will I have to retake the CDS exam?



Would appreciate it if those who know can help my friend out.

Thanks.


I remember the Army being very unsympathetic and strict wrt any requests for rescheduling. I had a CDS SSB call to which I could not appear, and unexpectedly, I was issued an OTA call 5 months later.

Wrt Joining the course after completing degree... I dont believe that the joining dates are at all flexible.

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Re: Indian Armed Forces Academies

Postby Jaeger » 24 Mar 2009 16:09

Rishi wrote:I remember the Army being very unsympathetic and strict wrt any requests for rescheduling. I had a CDS SSB call to which I could not appear, and unexpectedly, I was issued an OTA call 5 months later.

Wrt Joining the course after completing degree... I dont believe that the joining dates are at all flexible.


Thanks Rishi. Is there any person/official my friend can contact in the SSB WRT to the same?

How did you get an OTA call without SSB? Was it because of specific qualifications you may have?

Hope these are not silly questions...

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Re: Indian Armed Forces Academies

Postby Rishi » 24 Mar 2009 16:11

Jaeger wrote:
Rishi wrote:I remember the Army being very unsympathetic and strict wrt any requests for rescheduling. I had a CDS SSB call to which I could not appear, and unexpectedly, I was issued an OTA call 5 months later.

Wrt Joining the course after completing degree... I dont believe that the joining dates are at all flexible.


Thanks Rishi. Is there any person/official my friend can contact in the SSB WRT to the same?

How did you get an OTA call without SSB? Was it because of specific qualifications you may have?

Hope these are not silly questions...


I meant OTA SSB call :) On the CDS form, one has to mention the academies one is interested in. For doubts/requests etc., one has to call up Army HQ in RK Puram, Delhi.

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Re: Indian Armed Forces Academies

Postby Jaeger » 24 Mar 2009 16:26

:oops: OK! Was not aware of the modalities of the whole thing... Have passed on the info to my friend, he is also checking with his college whether he can move his course around.

BTW, he is one of those whose decision to apply for the Armed Forces has been influenced by the recession! So there are two sides to the coin after all! :mrgreen:

Thanks a lot for your patience - he was going to send a mail to the SSB, but I assured him that here on BR accurate and speedy responses are assured! :D

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Re: Re:

Postby ks_sachin » 25 Mar 2009 08:04

RayC wrote:
Amya wrote:Hello,

I have been recommended for the SSC(NT)-86 course starting October, 2007. Thanks to all those who wished me to get through. I wish to live upto the huge expectations. Looking forward to join the Academy.

Lt Ben,
Sir, Any tips you have for me, like the do's and dont's before/after joining the academy are most welcome.

Thanks,
Amit


Just remember that the slogan of - Take it and Look Busy - is not followed!

Remember you are watched by the Instructors all the time and when you become an officer, you are watched by your men all the time!


Amen to the Above ----

Get to know your men...
Get their loyalty and give them yours...

---Opt for the Infantry... :)
---Opt for the DOgras... 8)

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Re: Indian Armed Forces Academies

Postby Vikas Swarup » 11 Apr 2009 02:10

Hi
I am very interested to join the Indian Army as an infantry officer. But the most recent CDSE held in Feb 2009 was the last exam for which I was eligible due to age limits. Unfortunately, I did not sit for it.

Is there any plan to increase the maximum age limit for OTA in CDSE (II) 2009?
OR
Is any kind of relaxation provided wrt maximum age limits for CDSE?

Could you please help me out asap??!!!
Thanks
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Re: Indian Armed Forces Academies

Postby Shubham » 10 Apr 2010 20:46

In this thread I Read about Gold Medal for the standing First in Order of Merit and the Sword of Honour to the Best All Rounder cadet.

Can somebody throw more light on the "best all rounder" , what does it encompasses ?

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Re: Indian Armed Forces Academies

Postby ASPuar » 10 Apr 2010 22:15

Vikas Swarup wrote:Hi
I am very interested to join the Indian Army as an infantry officer. But the most recent CDSE held in Feb 2009 was the last exam for which I was eligible due to age limits. Unfortunately, I did not sit for it.

Is there any plan to increase the maximum age limit for OTA in CDSE (II) 2009?
OR
Is any kind of relaxation provided wrt maximum age limits for CDSE?

Could you please help me out asap??!!!
Thanks


1) No.

And

2) No.

If you have the qualifications, you can try for Army Edn Corps, JAG corps, etc, which have higher age limits, or else, you can try for Territorial Army Commission.


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