National Cadet Corps
The National Cadet Corps is the Indian military cadet corps with its headquarters at New Delhi. It is open to school and college students on a voluntary basis.The National Cadet Corps in India is a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from high schools, colleges and Universities all over India. The Cadets are given basic military training in small arms and parades. The officers and cadets have no liability for active military service once they complete their course but are given preference over normal candidates during selections based on the achievements in the corps.
Motto of NCC : Unity and Discipline (Ekta aur Anushasan)
BENEFITS OF JOINING THE NCC
NCC is a highly reputed body which is also a second line of defense. In India, many youngsters are trained in line with defense in case the need arises. If young students want to make it their career option, then being a NCC cadet holds a lot of weight. As they are directly associated with the ministry of defense.
Since NCC camps are held all over India therefore there is training in various parts of the country, hence students get an opportunity to visit new places and learn the art of independence. They are required to use their social skills and their senses to get to know new places and adapt to the varying environment. Other than just social skills they also get to learn about the history and art of the new place.
Apart from military activities, the cadets are taught other skills such as parachuting, paragliding and basic aviation courses because of which they have an edge over others when appearing for the armed forces. Other than that, they also have a special quota which is very useful in case of final selection to join the armed forces.
There are a total of 32 seats which are set aside for cadets who hold NCC certificates provided they have scored 50% in graduation with at least a B grade in C level examination. If all this suffices, then they are eligible for SSC without even qualifying for a CDS written exam. All they have to do is clear the SSB interview.