Written Exams for commission in Indian Defence forces are conducted to shortlist the candidates for SSB Interview, as there are huge number of applicants for various exams and if all of them are called for SSB then many potential candidates might get Screened Out, so there will be an initial written exam for shortlisting the candidates and then they are called for SSB Testing on various Boards.
All major written exams are conducted twice in a year like NDA and NA exam, CDSE and AFCAT. Questions in these exams are simple in nature and are based on elementary concepts. So, clearing any of these exams will not be a tough ask for you.
Below is the brief description of each of these exams if you want to know more about eligibility criteria and pattern of these exams click on the name of the exam.
This Exam take place twice a year and is conducted by UPSC for admission into National Defence Academy, The written exam has two papers first is of Mathematics and Second is of General Ability Test (GAT), The second test GAT is further divided into two parts. Part “A” is English and Part “B” is General Knowledge Read More.
CDS Exam takes place twice in a year and is conducted by UPSC, The exam is conducted for Admission in IMA, AFA, INA and OTA. For OTA there are two papers one is English and another of General Knowledge and for all the other academies an additional paper of Elementary Mathematics is necessary Know More.
AFCAT or Air Force Common Admission Test is conducted twice a year for admission into Flying, Technical and Ground Duty Branches of India Air Force. This exam has a single paper of 300 Marks having 100 Questions and the time duration is 2 Hours Read More.