The state level NCC ‘B’ certificate exam for NCC cadets of various colleges of Nagaland was conducted on March 17 at Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex Kohima.
The examination was held under the Aegis of NCC Gp HQ Kohima and was conducted by 24 Nagaland (I) Coy NCC Kohima, which has the proud distinction of being commanded by a decorated Army Officer Colonel Paramvir Yadav, Sena Medal.
A total of 100 NCC cadets of various colleges including Kohima Arts College; Kohima Science College, Jotsoma, Government College, Dimapur; St. Joseph College, Zakhama, Fazal Ali College, Mokokchung and Government College Zunheboto appeared for the exam, out of which there were 56 boy cadets (senior division) and 44 girl cadets (senior wing).
The written examination aimed to test the NCC cadets in various subjects such as drill, weapon training, national integration, leadership qualities, disaster management, social service and ecological awareness. This was followed by a practical examination wherein the cadets’ skills in various military subjects like drill, weapon handling and field craft were tested on ground by the invigilation team under Col Paramvir Yadav, Sena Medal and comprising of Col Joy Choudhary of 66 Nagaland (I) Girls Coy NCC, Associate NCC Officer (ANO) Lt Regina Razousinuo of St Xavier’s College Zakhama, and PI staff of various NCC units.
Col SN Aithal of the NCC Gp HQ Kohima handed over the question papers to the conducting officer, on behalf of the Gp HQ at the exam venue.
It is noteworthy to mention that the holders of NCC ‘B’ certificate are given priority for employment by various organizations such as para military forces, state police forces, PSUs like Coal India Ltd, Air India/Indian Airlines, Indian Oil Corporation, and corporate houses like Sahara India Parivaar, Reliance Industries and many other multi-national companies, as also by private security agencies.
According to defence release, cadets of the Army/Naval and Air Wings of NCC who pass the NCC ‘C’ certificate examination and have completed their graduation also have the opportunity to appear directly for Services Selection Board (SSB) interview for joining the armed forces as commissioned officers, without having to appear and clear the combined defence services examination, which is mandatory for all other aspirants.
As many as 64 vacancies in the officers training academy (OTA) Chennai and 50 vacancies in the Indian Military Academy (IMA) Dehra Dun are also reserved for NCC ‘C’ certificate holders for this purpose.