National Cadet Corps

During the Independence movement, leaders of our nation had realised the need to create a national level youth organisation, to train and groom young boys as responsible citizens and future leaders.Our has NCC Company attached to 20th Karnataka Battalion.It provides opportunity for enrolment of 100 students( both boys and girls) to get trained in various activities.

Cadets who join the NCC are also given ranks according to their merit and seniority – Major, Captain, Lieutenant, and 2nd Lieutenant..The ranks are similar in all the Divisions. The cadet rankings only extend up to the level of NCOs and they need not salute each other (except coming to attention when standing before a Senior). The ranked cadets are known as Cadet NCOs. The Junior Division and Junior Wing donot have ranks above Sergeant Major. The Sergeant Major of a troop is known as a Troop Sergeant. During camps, ranks of Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) and Regimental Quarter-Master Sergeant (RQMS) are used.

Ranks in the NCC (Senior Division & Senior Wing) are Senior Under Officer, Under Officer, Company Sergeant Major, Company Quarter Master Sergeant, Sergeant, Corporal, Lance Corporal, and Cadet.

The NCC Directorate conducts three certificate examinations for the cadets. These certificates are issued by the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The cadets who hold these certificates are also entitled for job reservations, additional marks and promotions. However rules vary from state to state.

B Certificate: This certificate is for the Senior Division and Wing. Tests are conducted in NCC battalions every academic year. The theory part consists of special to Corps (Infantry) subjects, civil defence and first-aid. The practical test includes rifle drill, map reading, cleaning & maintaining of rifles and machine guns. Senior Wing cadets have questions regarding first-aid and signalling as part of their practical exams. Cadets who pass the B-Certificate exams are entitled for free marks in a number of Government Job exams and weight-age marks are added to their university exams marks. A cadet should have this certificate for holding the rank of a Sergeant or above.

C Certificate: This certificate is similar to the B-Certificate as far as the syllabus is concerned, but the questions are more tougher. The cadets who pass the exams have the same privileges as that of a the B-Certificate except that the weight-age marks will increase. Cadets who pass C-Certificate exams with a B grade or above are exempted from the written test required for the Officers selection tests for OTA Chennai. A cadet with C-Certificate and 50% marks can straight away apply to attend the interview conducted by the Service Selection Commission

NCC Officer

Mr. R. Suresh MA,