NDA vs TES Entry Know which is most suitable career for you

NDA vs TES Entry Know which is most suitable career for you
29-June 2018 5 Comment(s) 2.00

There is a huge difference between the two.

For NDA students from all streams can appear. Whereas for TES (Technical Entry Scheme) only students with 70% aggregate in PCM can only apply.

For TES entry you directly appear for your SSB On other side for NDA you need to clear the written.

TES candidates gradute with BTech  While NDA provides you with a BSc. or BA

NDA is for all three services namely Air Force, Army, Navy. While TES is only for Army

Technical Entry officers receive technical allowance (10k/month approx) which ex-NDA officers don't.

Through NDA Entry a cadet spends 3 years in NDA and 1 year at IMA before getting commissioned. While TES Entry cadets spend 1 year at OTA Gaya - Military Training and another 4 years at the respective military colleges at CME Pune, MCTE Mhow and MCEME Secunderabad (1 year post commission training)

Both the entries have their own merits and demerits. Anyhow none of the entries would make clearing the SSB easier than the other. SSB is a complete different topic to discuss about.

If a student is eligible for TES then he should surely go for it. And that doesn't mean that he shouldn't try for NDA. Keep all options open until and unless you have to make a final decision.

For a student with a science background and an interest in technology, TES is the best way to join the army. All the technical arms in the Indian Army (Artillery, Signals, EME, etc) have ex-TES officers excelling in their respective fields because of a clear foundation.

TES entry Officers can also join fighting arms (Infantry, Artillery, Para, Army Aviation, etc) but that's a very rare case.

Difference between the entries:-

NDA Entry

The requirements for entry into NDA is as follows:

Age16 ½ to 19½ yrs(at the day the course is expected to begin) ie. Born Between 2nd Jan to 1st Jul for Dec Course and 2nd Jul to 1st Jan for Jul Course

Qualification12th Class of 10+2 for Army and with Physics and Maths for AF/Navy

Marital Status Unmarried

Application to be Received by 10-15 Nov for Jan Course and 10-15 Apr for Jul Course

Likely SSB Date Sep to Oct and Jan to Apr

Date Commencement of Training Jan and Jul

Training Academy NDA , Khadakwasla, Pune

Duration of Training 3 Yrs at NDA and then 1 Yrs at IMA, Dehradun

Technical Entry Scheme (TES 10+2)

The TES entry is open twice a year.

Form availability Apr and Sep Notified by Additional Directorate General of Recruiting

The requirements for entry into TES is as follows:

Age 16 ½ to 19 yrs ie. Born Between 1st Jul to 1st Jul for Jan Course and 1st Jan to 1 Jan for Jul Course

Qualification 10+2 Physics, Chemistry & Maths (aggregate 70% and above to apply)

Marital Status Un Married

Application to be Received by 30 Jun and 31 Oct

Likely SSB Date Aug to Oct and Feb to Apr

Date Commencement of Training Jan and Jul

Training Academy OTA Gaya

Duration of Training – 5 Yrs (1 Yrs OTA & 4 Yrs CME Pune, MCTE Mhow and MCEME Secunderabad)

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