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What is NCC

NCC is the Indian military cadet corps wing of the Indian armed forces. NCC offers training to the students of schools and colleges. This is not compulsory training for all students. The duration of this training program is 3 years. During the training of NCC, candidates get the basic military training. This training is conducted to develop the interest of young students in all three forces; the army, the navy and the air force of India. NCC offers the platform to the students so that they could check their abilities to join the Indian Defence Services. That’s why one of the benefits of the NCC certificate is that the candidate gets some relaxation during army selection.

According to the National Cadet Crops’, the main aim of NCC is to create an organized, trained and motivated youth. With this aim, NCC not only
creates soldiers for the nation but it also develops the leadership skills in the youth.

How to Join NCC ?

Any Indian student either girl or boy can join NCC. There are two wings in NCC; The Junior wing and the senior wing. Here are the details to join the junior and senior wing of NCC.

*Junior Wing:*

The minimum age to join the NCC junior wing is 13 years. The enrollment period for the training of junior wing is 2 year. To join NCC the candidate needs to contact the headmaster or principle of his/her school. If the school of the candidate is not having NCC training facility then the student can contact Commanding Officer of the nearest NCC Unit for further guidance.

*Senior Wing: *

To join the senior wing the candidate’s age should be up to 26 years. The enrollment period for this training is 3 years. To join senior wing students need to follow the same process as mentioned above.

Benefits of Joining NCC

We have already mentioned that joining NCC develops interpersonal skills of the students. NCC training helps students who want to join Indian Arm Forces but it’s not the compulsion to the trainee to join any part of Indian Army after completion of the training. Benefits of NCC also includes self-discipline and problem-solving skills.

The main benefits of NCC apart from personality developing skills, is the certificate you get. After completion of training and fulfilling other conditions like attendance etc, the candidate gets the certificate from the NCC. Based on the duration of the training, NCC offers three types of certificates. Here is the detail of the NCC certificates.

* ‘A’ Certificate
* ‘B’ Certificate
* ‘C’ Certificate

Here are the detailed *benefits of NCC certificates*.

*‘A’ Certificate*

NCC ‘A’ certificate is not as useful in government jobs as other NCC certificates. But the benefit of NCC certificate is that it gives you a glance of Indian army and it clears your way to get the certificate ‘B’. Candidates with NCC certificate ‘A’ gets some benefits of marks in all the test of all the wings of Indian Army.

The trainee will be eligible to get the ‘A’ certificate after spending 1-2 year of training in the junior wing and must have attended one training camp.

*‘B’ Certificate*

A candidate achieves the ‘B’ certificate after attending one training camp and spending 1-2 years in the junior wing. A candidate must have 75% of attendance in NCC training in the senior wing to get the ‘B’ certificate.

The benefits of NCC certificate ‘B’ help the students who want to join Indian Army as ‘Jawan’. The biggest benefit of NCC certificate ‘B’ is that now you can enroll for the ‘C’ certificate of NCC which is very useful. Trainees also get some extra marks in the department of telecommunication and few other public sectors after achieving ‘B’
certificate in NCC.

*‘C’ Certificate*

To get the ‘C’ certificate the candidate must have got a ‘B’
certificate. He/she must have attended minimum 75% of total training
parade. He must be in the third year of training and have attended
minimum 2 national pieces of training.

The ‘C’ certificate is the most important certificate of NCC training.
When we talk about the selection procedure of armed forces, the
benefits of NCC certificate ‘C’ always give an advantage to the candidate.

Have a look at the benefits of NCC certificate ‘C’

Indian Army

  1. In every regular course of the Indian Military Academy (IMA), 32
    vacancies are reserved for the ‘C’ certified NCC candidates. But to
    join IMA it’s a must for all the candidates to be declared
    successful by the Services Selection Board.
  2. The cadets with ‘C’ certificate are exempted from CDS examination
    conducted by UPSC. But for this, the cadet must have ‘A’ or ‘B’
    grade in ‘C’ certificate.
  3. NCC ‘C’ certification offers you 10–15 bonus marks in paramilitary
    forces recruitment i.e. BSF, CISF, CRPF, SSB etc.
  4. If you have NCC ‘C’ certificates then your written exam will be
    waived off for the post of Soldier GD.

Indian Navy

  1. In Indian Navy, the NCC ‘C’ certified candidates get 6 extra marks
    for sailor’s job and 15 extra marks for Artificer Apprentices.
  2. Up to 9 vacancies in navy are reserved for NCC ‘C’ certified
    candidates. To get the recruitment done on these vacancies the
    candidate must have done his/her B.Sc in physics or maths. B.E.
    candidates are also eligible for these vacancies. The age group of
    the candidate must be 19 to 24 years. He/she must have passed by SSB
    exempted from CDS examination of UPSC.

Indian Air Force

  1. In Air Force, the NCC ‘C’ certified candidates get the advantage of
    5 marks.
  2. In Pilot course total 10% vacancies are reserved for NCC cadets.

Public Sector

  1. Many organizations from the public sector give advantages to the
    cadets with ‘C’ certification like Indian Airlines, Pawan Hans Ltd,
    The National Small Industries Corp. Ltd. And many more.

How many marks does the NCC 'C' Certificate score in the written examination of CDS?

For the posts of officers, some posts are reserved for ‘C’ Certificate candidates from NCC in the Armed Forces. For NCC ‘C’ Certificate, the candidate needs to complete three years in NCC Senior Division. For some exams, they are also required to pass written exam and SSB, while for some exams, passing only SSB is considered to be a necessary criterion. Here we are giving you information about the marks obtained in the written examination in various armed forces on the basis of ‘C’ certificate, so that you can prepare accordingly.



NCC ‘C’ Certificate holders will be required to appear in the UPSC exam to get commission in the Army through IMA and OTS. However, 32 vacancies in each regular course of IMA are reserved for holders of NCC-C certificate who have passed the UPSC entrance exam and have been declared successful by the Services Selection Board. Candidates holding NCC-C certificate seeking admission in Sol (GD) are exempted from appearing in Part-I of the written examination and will be placed at the top of the merit list. As far as Sol Clk / SKT / Tech / NA is concerned, they will not be exempted from appearing in Part-1 of the written examination, but a bonus of 10% of the total marks earned in the written examination for overall placement in the merit list. Points will be awarded.
It is to be noted that out of the NCC cadets who have passed the UPSC examination and SSB, 32 cadets will be selected for IMA training beyond the general merit list position, which comes to 64 vacancies every year.


To provide commission in the Navy, 6 vacancies per course have been reserved for selection of qualified NCC cadets as Special Entry Cadets, provided they have a ‘C’ certificate from the Naval Wing, with Physics and Mathematics as B. Holding a Sc or BE degree, aged 19 to 24 and fully fit for training at the Naval Academy, Goa on behalf of the Services Selection Board. Such candidates are exempted from appearing in the Combined Defense Services (CDS) examination conducted by UPSC. The additional marks weighted to the Artificer Apprentice Diploma Holder and Seller (MER) during recruitment in the Navy is 6 and 15 marks respectively.


Air Force
10 per cent vacancies are reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate holders for direct admission to Flying Branch (Pilot) pilot courses. Their process is not conducted through UPSC entrance exam.
In other branches also, 10 percent vacancies are reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate holders. Their process is also not conducted through UPSC entrance exam. For admission in flying branch, graduation is necessary provided that physics is studied in plus 2. The branch is allocated in a centralized manner on behalf of the Indian Air Force. The selection test for Air Force (Airman) adds 5 marks for NCC- “C” certificate holders. For the ground duty branch, first class graduation is required.


Coast Guard
In this, the weightage of marks to be given to candidates holding NCC-C certificate during selection of officers is 15 marks.
NCC cadets are also taken on cruise when Coast Guard ships sail to neighboring countries.


Border Security Force (BSF)
In this, 10 additional marks are awarded to the candidates holding NCC-C certificate during appointment as constables / constables.
Under this, 10 additional marks are awarded to candidates holding NCC-C certificate even during the appointment of officers.


Central Reserve Police (CRP)
The minimum prescribed qualification for recruitment to gazetted posts such as Company Commander, Quartermasters and Deputy SP is either a first class bachelor’s degree or a second class bachelor’s degree. However, NCC-B and NCC-C certificate holders with a bachelor’s degree in class III are also considered eligible for these positions.

Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

Candidates holding NCC-C certificate get 3 marks while recruiting for the post of
constable under CISF.

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)
Qualification required to have NCC-B / NCC-C certificate during recruitment to the posts of Assistant Commandant (General Duty) and Sub Inspector (General Duty) under ITBP.
Candidates holding NCC-C certificate get 3 marks while recruiting for the post of constable under CISF.

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