NCC stands for National Cadet Core, a training program. It is open to the students of schools and colleges. It’s a voluntary program and any student can join it. This program teaches students to follow a disciplined life. It’s a Tri-Services Organisation and engaged in grooming the youth in India to become patriotic citizens.
NCC training offers many benefits to the trainees. After attending a minimum of 75% of NCC training, the students get a certificate from NCC according to their level. These certificates help the students to in their career. There are many benefits of NCC certificates, but not many people know about them.
So, here in this article, we will introduce you to the NCC and the benefits of NCC certificates.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
- 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.
- 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.
- NCC ‘C’ certification offers you 10–15 bonus marks in paramilitary forces recruitment i.e. BSF, CISF, CRPF, SSB etc.
- If you have NCC ‘C’ certificates then your written exam will be waived off for the post of Soldier GD.
- In Indian Navy, the NCC ‘C’ certified candidates get 6 extra marks for sailor’s job and 15 extra marks for Artificer Apprentices.
- 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.
- In Air Force, the NCC ‘C’ certified candidates get the advantage of 5 marks.
- In Pilot course total 10% vacancies are reserved for NCC cadets.
- 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.
Apart of this, many companies from private sector consider the NCC certificates as an advantage. When you mention the NCC certified or achieved NCC ‘C’ certificate in your resume, it gives a hint about your personality. So we would suggest the students should join NCC not only to join Indian Armed Forces but to be a disciplined person.
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