NEW DELHI: National Cadet Corps (NCC) certificate holders will now get bonus marks in direct entry examination for Central para-military forces. The system is already prevalent in armed forces examinations.
A decision to this effect was taken by home minister Amit Shah in accordance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to increase participation of the country’s youth in NCC, a home ministry release said on Thursday.
While NCC ‘C’ certificate holders will be given 5% of the maximum marks of the examination as bonus marks, NCC ‘B’ certificate holders will be given 3% of the maximum marks of the examination as bonus marks. NCC ‘A’ certificate holders will be given 2% of the maximum marks of the examination as bonus marks.
This scheme of awarding bonus marks to NCC ‘A’ certificate holders in CAPF recruitment will be applicable in the upcoming direct recruitment examination for the posts of sub inspector and constable (GD). Government of India would also urge all state governments to make similar provisions in the direct recruitment examination for their respective police forces so as to encourage NCC Certificate holders to join them. This decision will ensure the availability of trained and disciplined youth for the CAPFs, said a home ministry spokesperson.
NCC is a tri-service organization comprising of Army, Naval and Air wings. Cadets are given basic military and weapons training by serving officers of the Armed forces. Their proficiency and dexterity is periodically tested before they are awarded the certificates.
The ‘A’ certificate is awarded on passing the first level, ‘B’ certificate on passing the second level. The ‘C’ certificate is the highest certificate give to NCC cadets, after passing the tough training and examination.