The National Cadet Corps (NCC) Army Wing aims to instill discipline, leadership qualities, and a sense of patriotism among the youth of our nation. It prepares them for a life of service to the country and fosters a spirit of camaraderie and unity.
To groom the youth into responsible and disciplined citizens and provide them with opportunities to contribute effectively to the nation's defense and development.
Key Focus Areas:
- Leadership Development: Develop leadership skills among cadets through a structured training program that includes drills, command tasks, and leadership camps.
- Physical Fitness: Promote physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle through regular physical training sessions, sports, and adventure activities.
- Character Building: Inculcate values like discipline, selflessness, integrity, and patriotism among cadets.
- Basic Military Training: Provide cadets with basic military knowledge, including weapons handling, map reading, and field craft.
- Community Service: Encourage cadets to engage in community service and social outreach programs, fostering a sense of responsibility towards society.
- Adventure and Outdoor Activities: Offer opportunities for adventure activities like trekking, rock climbing, and camping to develop resilience and teamwork.
- National Integration: Promote unity in diversity by organizing cultural exchange programs and visits to different regions of the country.
Cadet Units: The NCC Army Wing operates through various cadet units across the country, each under the command of a dedicated officer.
Cadet Ranks: Cadets progress through ranks such as Cadet, Junior Under Officer (JUO), Senior Under Officer (SUO), and more based on their performance and leadership abilities.
Training Camps: Regular training camps are conducted at the district, state, and national levels, providing advanced training and exposure to a wider set of skills.
- Skill Development: Cadets acquire essential life skills, leadership qualities, and discipline.
- Career Opportunities: NCC 'C' Certificate holders receive benefits in various government job selections and defense services.
- Character Building: Cadets develop a strong sense of character and values.
- Citizenship: Cadets become responsible and informed citizens, actively contributing to nation-building.
Over the years, the NCC Army Wing has produced numerous leaders and responsible citizens who have made significant contributions to the country. Many NCC cadets have excelled in various fields, including the armed forces, civil services, and politics.
Continuously improve and modernize training methods and infrastructure, expand outreach to remote areas, and promote gender equality by encouraging the participation of more female cadets.
“The NCC Army Wing plays a crucial role in shaping the future of India by nurturing young leaders and responsible citizens committed to the nation's welfare and defense”.
The ‘Aims’ of the NCC laid out in 1988 have stood the test of time and continue to meet the requirements expected of it in the current socio–economic scenario of the country. The NCC aims at developing character, comradeship, discipline, a secular outlook, the spirit of adventure and ideals of selfless service amongst young citizens. Further, it aims at creating a pool of organized, trained and motivated youth with leadership qualities in all walks of life, who will serve the Nation regardless of which career they choose. Needless to say, the NCC also provides an environment conducive to motivating young Indians to join the armed forces.
- To Create a Human Resource of Organized, Trained and Motivated Youth, To Provide Leadership in all Walks of life and be Always Available for the Service of the Nation.
- To Provide a Suitable Environment to Motivate the Youth to Take Up a Career in the Armed Forces.
- To Develop Character, Comradeship, Discipline, Leadership, Secular Outlook, Spirit of Adventure, and Ideals of Selfless Service amongst the Youth of the Country.
Benefits of NCC Certificates
NCC Certificate Benefits in Career
- NCC cadets receive reservation benefits in various competitive exams.
- Indian army soldier recruitment awards additional marks for different NCC certificates.
- State government jobs give preference to candidates with a C certificate.
- Paramilitary forces provide marks advantage for possessing an NCC certificate.
- Having a C certificate grants a special entry in SSB interviews.
- NCC cadets have the opportunity to be recruited as Civilian Gliding Instructors, Girl Cadet Instructors, or Whole Time Lady Officers.
NCC Certificate Benefits
Exempted from CEE (No Exam)
Exempted from CEE (No Exam)
NCC ‘C’ Certificate Benefits in Government Jobs
- Recruitment for ORs, Sailors, and Airmen offers a bonus of 5 to 10 percent marks.
- Para Military Forces grant a bonus of 2 to 10 marks during recruitment.
- The Department of Telecommunication awards bonus marks in their recruitment process.
- CRPF allows NCC cadets holding a 3rd division degree to be eligible for recruitment to gazetted posts.
- Certain State Governments give preference to NCC C certificate holders for State Services.
- In the industry, some employers prioritize NCC C certificate holders for security-related jobs.
NCC C Certificate Benefits in CDS
Upon clearing CDSE and subsequent SSB, cadets are entitled to reservation in various academies. NCC cadets holding a 'C' certificate are placed in a separate merit list. The reservation details for different academies are as follows:
- Indian Military Academy (IMA): 13-15 vacancies reserved for 'C' Certificate (Army Wing) holders.
- Indian Naval Academy (INA): 05-08 vacancies reserved for 'C' Certificate (Naval Wing) holders.
For Special Entry (Men and Women):
- Officers Training Academy (OTA) Chennai: 50 vacancies reserved for 'C' certificate holders for NCC Special Entry (non-tech).
- Air Force Academy (AFA) Hyderabad: 10% vacancies reserved for 'C' certificate Air Wing holders in all courses.
NCC C Certificate Benefits in Army
Candidates holding the 'C' certificate and who have participated in the Republic Day parade will be exempted from the Common Entrance Examination (CEE) for rect sol clk/skt, sol tech, and sol NA categories. Instead, they will be awarded 100% marks in lieu of the CEE.
In central paramilitary forces, NCC 'C' certificate holders will receive bonus marks equivalent to 5% of the maximum marks in the examination.
NCC C Certificate Benefits in UPSC
Having an NCC C Certificate might not directly benefit you in the UPSC civil services examination, but it can create a positive impression during the interview phase. This is because the training received in NCC sets you apart from others and showcases your dedication and character.
When it comes to the UPSC Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS), possessing a C Certificate allows you to directly appear for the SSB interview, which is advantageous. Additionally, clearing the CDSE provides reservation benefits for NCC cadets.
As evident from the article, earning an NCC certificate itself is a remarkable achievement. It serves as proof of your service, diligence, and the valuable life lessons you have learned. Beyond the intangible benefits, an NCC certificate significantly enhances your career prospects. If you have the opportunity to join NCC during your teenage years, it is highly recommended to seize it. And if you already possess the certificate, you are in an even better position.
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Mr Kiran C.H
Assistant Professor -AIET
Caretaker Officer- NCC Army Wing
18 KAR BN NCC, Manglaore
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