The NCC certificate holder candidates will hence forth be given preference in Paramilitary forces. The home minister has taken a decision to give bonus marks to NCC certificate holders in direct entry for the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) examinations. The NCC ‘C’ certificate holders will get an additional 5 per cent of the total number whereas the bonus marks for ‘B’ and ‘A’ certificate holders will be 3 per cent and 2 per cent, respectively.
The NCC was formed under the National Cadet Corps Act, 1948. The home ministry has taken several steps to encourage the youth to join NCC and work in a devoted manner for the betterment of the country. The cadets are given basic military and weapons training by serving officers of the armed forces. The National Cadet Corps is the only organization of its kind, which imparts Leadership, Discipline, Integration, Adventure, Military, Physical and Community Development training to over 13 lakhs youth of the country. The Youth of the country are the future of India. NCC is the organisation to install the values of “Unity and Discipline”. The NCC has a total of 765 units in India which encompasses 586 districts in the country, covering 6985 schools and 5159 colleges.
Presently there are various vacancies reserved for NCC candidates. There are seats reserved in Indian Military Academy (IMA) Dehradun and OTA, Chennai. 6% of the seats are reserved in Indian Naval Academy. 10% seats are reserved in Indian Airforce Academy. Bonus marks or preference is given for sailors, paramilitary forces, ministry of telecommunication, CRPF and various Industries.