Agnipath Scheme: NCC cadets will get bonus marks in Agniveers recruitment

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New Delhi, 25 June 2022: National Cadet Corps (NCC) Director General Lt Gen Gurbirpal Singh said on Friday that NCC cadets recruited under the ‘Agnipath’ scheme will be given bonus marks.

National Cadet Corps (NCC) Director General Lt Gen Gurbirpal Singh said on Friday that NCC cadets recruited under the ‘Agneepath’ scheme will be given bonus marks. The NCC officials will go among the cadets to give them detailed information about this scheme and also explain to them about its benefits.

After participating in the convocation parade of NCC women officers in Gwalior, Lt Gen Gurbirpal Singh told media persons that the recruitment process has been started in the Indian forces through the ‘Agneepath’ scheme.

Participate in more and more youth recruitment: NCC cadets who are holders of A, B and C certificates, arrangements have been made to give bonus marks to them in the recruitment of Agniveers. Presently there is NCC in every district of the country and most of the youth involved come from rural areas. In such a situation, these youths should actively participate in the recruitment.

When asked whether NCC is being made mandatory in schools and colleges, he said that a high-level empowered committee has been formed in this regard. Its report is yet to come.

Exam on 24th July.

 

The IAF on Friday started the registration process for recruitment under the ‘Agneepath’ scheme. The registration process will continue till July 5. After this, the online examination for recruitment will be held on July 24. According to the notification issued by the Air Force, the candidates will be selected on the basis of Online Examination, Physical Fitness Test, Adaptability Test-2 and Medical Examination.

 

Educational plan prepared for Agniveers

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) with the help of the Ministry of Education has prepared an educational plan for Agniveers soldiers. It will be a three-year undergraduate course for the soldiers of Agnipath scheme. The program will also recognize the skill training received while serving in the Army, Navy and Air Force.

Under the educational programmes, 50 percent weightage will be given to military service skills. The remaining 50 per cent weightage will be based on the performance of the soldiers. The academic program will be in both online and offline mode.