A, B & C Certificates of NCC: Defence And Non-Defence Benefits

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National Cadet Corps or NCC is a highly reputed body and Tri-Services Organization, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force. The main aim of NCC is to prepare the youth to join Indian Forces in coming time. It doesn’t mean that NCC welcomes only the Indian force aspirants, in fact, its open for all and students can join it on a voluntary basis. Read this blog to know the benefits of NCC certificates.

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NCC training not only prepares students to join the Indian Armed Forces, but also to be disciplined and nation-loving civilians. NCC provides its cadets with basic training in small arms and parades. NCC cadets are not fully prepared to join the Indian forces without any training, but because they have the basic training, they are given priority over others.

NCC Training helps the students to be active and the certificates they get after the training give them Defence and Non-Defence benefits. In this post, we have compiled the benefits that different NCC certificate offers to its cadets.

NCC Certificates

NCC gives three types of certificate to its cadets based on their level of training. Here is the detail of same;

  • NCC ‘A’ Certificate:  this certificate is given to the cadet when they complete the first level of training and most probably are in school. A Cadet earns this certificate after 1-2 year training and attending minimum 1 camp.
  • NCC ’B’ Certificate: This certificate is given to the cadet when the cadet has a minimum 75% of attendance in NCC training in the senior wing.
  • NCC ‘C’ Certificate: the highest certificate offered by NCC is ‘C’ certificate. It comes with many benefits. Any cadet can earn this certificate in the third year of training and after attending minimum of 2 national trainings.

NCC certificate helps the Indian Defence Services aspirants to have an edge over others when they try to get a job in this sector. There are many queries that are in the minds of defence aspirants that needs an answer, so for that there is defence career counselling, it is suggested to defence job aspirants to enroll in NCC in school time only. NCC training and certification help the defence job aspirant in defence recruitment at all levels. On gaining the highest NCC certificate, the candidates get more relaxation in defence jobs. In defence jobs and various government jobs, the NCC certificate also helps the candidates get some relaxation in minimum required marks.

Also read: List of Indian Armed Forces

Benefits of NCC Certificates

The highest certificate of NCC ‘C’ Certificate comes with a large number of benefits in Defence and Non-defence sector but rest two certificates also offer benefits  to the candidates;

Non-Defence Benefits

Many students have this belief that NCC certificates help only those who want to have a career in Armed Forces but the fact is NCC benefits you not only to be a disciplined civilian but in your education too. Here are the non-defence benefits of NCC Certificates;

  • NCC cadets are entitled to get incentives from the state or center government. NCC Cadets get the Daily Allowance, Messing Allowance, Washing & Polishing, Refreshment, and other allowances during the training period.
  • Cadets with A or B certificates get a scholarship in 12th and higher classes of Rs 6000/- and Rs 12,000/- respectively as a one-time payment.
  • 66 cadets in their ‘C’ certification also awarded with Rs 30,000/- each for one year common for Boys and Girls cadets all over India for their professional studies.
  • Candidates with NCC ‘B’ certification get a reservation in the admission in few colleges.
  • NCC Cadets get bonus marks in the recruitment in telecommunication department, state services and many other jobs related to security.
  • Many companies especially security companies prefer candidates with ‘C’ certificate to join them.

Defence Benefits

The defence is the sector where the NCC certificate helps a lot. NCC ‘C’ certificate plays an important role here too but ‘A’ and ‘B’ certificate also help the Indian Armed Force aspirants.

  • In Indian Navy NCC cadets with Artificer Apprentices, Diploma Holder gets some extra marks based on their NCC certificate for the post of Direct Entry Sailor.
  • ‘A’ certificate holders get 22 marks
  • ‘B’ Certificate holders get 44 marks and
  • ‘C’ certificate holders get 66 additional marks
  • In Indian Air Force candidates with NCC certification gets additional marks based on their certificates.
    • ‘A’ Certificate holders get 03 marks
    • ‘B’ Certificate holders get 04 marks and
    • ‘C’ Certificate holders get 05 additional marks
  • In recruitment for Indian army as a solider all 3 certificates help as follows;
  • ‘A’ Certificate holders get extra 5 marks in each examination
  • ‘B’ Certificate holders get extra 10 marks in each exam
  • ‘C’ Certificate holders who have participated in republic day parade will get 100% marks in lieu of CEE.
  • In CDSE (Men) a separate merit list is prepared for NCC cadets with ’C’ certificate.
  • For Special entry (Men & Women) 50 vacancies are reserved for ‘C’ certificate holders for NCC Spl. Entry (non-tech) in OTA Chennai. In AFA Hyderabad 10% of total vacancies are reserved for ‘C’ certificate Air Wing holders in all courses.
  • In Para Military force NCC ‘C’ Certificate cadets get 2 to 10 bonus marks.  
  • In CRPF candidates with 3rd division in degree becomes eligible to be recruited on gazetted posts.
  • In the recruitment of CRPF, ITBP and Coast Guard also the NCC certificate holders get benefits. 

Also read: Special forces in India

As the elder says, whatever information or education you get will help you for life long. The same applies to NCC. As stated above that NCC training starts at the school level and continues till graduation. The information and the habits one get in this training helps the person in his professional and personal life. NCC cadets get some relaxation and reserved seats in defence recruitment. In the private sector, many companies consider NCC as extra curriculum activities. Being a part of NCC, the cadet becomes easy to handle team members. The training gives a few tangible and non-tangible benefits to the cadets. We have already discussed the tangible once; let’s have a look at the non-tangible benefits of the training;

As the elder say, whatever information or education you get, will help you life long. The same applies to NCC. As stated above that NCC training starts at the school level and continues till graduation. The information and the habits one get in this training helps the person in his professional and personal life. NCC cadets get some relaxation and reserved seats in defence recruitment. In the private sector, many companies consider NCC as extra curriculum activities. Being a part of NCC, the cadet becomes easy to handle team members. The training gives a few tangible and non-tangible benefits to the cadets. We have already discussed the tangible once; let’s have a look at the non-tangible benefits of the training;

Non Tangible Benefits of NCC 

We have mentioned the benefits that an NCC cadet can get in terms of a job or other facilities but a part of these tangible benefits the NCC cadets get few non-tangible benefits as well. Here are the other benefits that NCC cadets enjoy;

  • Few NCC cadets get a chance to march in Republic Day’s Parade when they are students only.
  • The NCC camps give thrilling and adventures experience to the NCC cadets.
  • A few selected cadets undergo for Para jumping at PTS, Agra along with Indian commandos.
  • Few cadets also get selected for international training, Mountaineering Basic Course, Mountaineering Advanced Course, and other courses. 

NCC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. What is the age limit to join NCC?
    The age limit for JD/JW Cadets is 12 -18.5 Years and for SD/SW Cadets it is upto 26 years.

  2. If my school does not have NCC, how can I join NCC? 
    If your school does not have NCC, you need to approach the nearest NCC unit’s Commanding Officer. 

  3. What are the Physical Criterion to join NCC? 
    The Physical criterion for a student to join NCC are specified at Rule 5(d) and 6(d) of the NCC Rules.

  4. For a NCC Cadet, what is the duration of NCC Programme?
    The NCC programme duration for JD/JW Cadets is 2 years, while it is 3 years with one year extension for SD/SW Cadets. 

  5. Which NCC Certificate will I get as a JD/JW Cadet?
    JD/JW Cadets get NCC ‘A’ Certificate.

  6. Which NCC Certificate will I get as a SD/SW Cadet?
    SD/SW Cadets get NCC ‘B’and ‘C’ Certificates.

  7. What sort of activities are undertaken in NCC?
    There are a lot of activities that take place in NCC, which include 

    Institutional Training
    Air Wing Training
    Camp Training
    Attachment Training 
    Naval Wing Training 
    Remount & Veterinary Unit Training
    Youth Exchange Program
    Career Counselling and Personality Development
    Social Service & Community Development Activities
    Conduct of Certificate Examinations
    Conduct of Republic Day Camp
    Conduct of course at OTA Kamptee and OTA Gwalior for ANO’s.
    Conduct of Adventure Activities.

  8. How many States/UT across the country are covered by NCC?
    NCC covers all the states and Union Territories across the country. 

  9. What type of remuneration are given to ANO in NCC?

    Monthly Honorarium, Outfit Maintenance Allowance, Outfit Allowance, Rank Pay during Camps, Travel & Messing Expenses for Refresher courses and Pre-commission courses, and TA/DA for journey for move to and back from camps.

Bottom Line

NCC prepares the young minds to join Armed forces and to lead a disciplined life as civilians. NCC training and camps not only teach teamwork and keep the cadets physically active too. NCC develops qualities of leadership and team spirit to the youth which help them in all walks of life.    

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