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B certificate holders are at more advantage than the “A” certificate holders in many ways.

  • “B” certificate holders get some preference during the selection process for joining Indian army as “jawans”. They are also benefited in other corporate jobs as well. They get some extra marks in the department of telecommunication and few other public sectors.
  • To be eligible to write “B” certificate exam, you should be 17 years or above meaning that the cadet should belong to Senior Wing/Division.
  • Cadets should have completed at least two years of training in NCC.
  • Cadets must have a minimum of 75% attendance in total training periods.
  • It is compulsory to attend at least one annual training camp or any other camp like  /NIC /COC / RDC / Attachment with Regular Army/Navy/Air Force to be eligible to write the “B” cert exam.
  • Training is more intense than “A” certificate as it carries more importance.
  • “A” certificate holders get 10 bonus marks in “B” certificate examination.
  • You can get bonus marks if you’ve attended any national camp or any specialised camp other than the CATC.
  • An air wing cadet must have completed a minimum 10 glider launches.
  • Taking a break from NCC training tenure shouldn’t exceed more than 18 months if the cadet wishes to appear for the “B” certificate exam.
  • In case the break exceeds 18 months the following procedure will be adopted :-
    • If the cadet has been in the unit for a minimum of 2 years before his discharge and has attended 75% of the total periods during his NCC Tenure he/she will need 36 periods of training to become eligible to appear for the examination.
    • If any of the above conditions are not fulfilled, the cadet must attend 75% periods of 1st and 2nd years of training.
    • The highest rank that can be acquired is of a Junior Warrant Officer (JUO).

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