ARMY OFFICER

ARMY OFFICER

 

A BRIEF INTRO

An Army officer leads a platoon, company, division, brigade, corps, command or battalion in the Indian Army depending on his/her rank. It is an extremely responsible and challenging job to lead a dedicated team of young people in critical times of war, natural calamities and high-risk border areas. The job requires an officer to be strong – mentally and psychologically in times of crises and peace

TYPICAL WORK SCHEDULE

6 am: PT (physical training) with the men

8 am: Breakfast in mess

9 am: Train and supervise the training of soldiers

Noon: Inspect security in and around the until

1 pm: Lunch

2 pm: Rest

4 pm:  Play a round of squash at the club

6 pm: Call it a day

SALARY STRUCTURE

After the Sixth Pay Commission, a lieutenant gets around Rs. 25,000 per month. A middle-level officer like lieutenant colonel/colonel gets around Rs. 70,000 per moth and a top officer like lieutenant general makes more than Rs. 1 lakh per month. More than the money, the job is attractive for the perks – subsidized accommodation, free medical treatment, insurance worth Rs. 8 lakh through the Army Group Insurance Fund, Canteen Stores Department facilities

DESIRED QUALITIES

You need to have officer – like qualities (Popularly known as OLQs) which are: effective intelligence, reasoning ability, power of expression, social adaptability, cooperation among others Learn some tips and tricks to ace the SSB interview at http://indianarmy.nic.in/arms/aec/join.html

HOW DO I GET THERE ?

You can either write the Naitonal Defence Academy examination (if you have passed Class XII), or the Combined Defence Services examination (if you are a graduate). OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) is for officers who want to joint the short-service  commission, while candidates wanting permanent commission should apply for National Defence Academy or Indian Military Academy

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PROS AND CONS

  • Highly respected profession where you learn to live with a high degree of discipline
  • Very secure job like any other government service
  • Family life may suffer as you have to travel very often
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