We are back with one more post in our off-beat career series. Read on to know more about the options you haven’t yet explored!
If you are vying for a career in the defense services, you must appear in the entrance exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi, twice a year.
The NDA Examination is divided into two parts:-
- Mathematics[300 Marks] and
- General Ability Test (GAT) [600 Marks] comprising of English [200 Marks] 50 Questions, Part B [400 Marks] Physics, Chemistry, General Science, Indian History & Freedom Movement in India, Civics, Geography, Current Events, totaling to 900 marks.
Once through to the National Defence Academy cadets have to undergo training in the following manner:
- 3 Yrs at NDA and 1 Yr at IMA(For Army cadets)
- 3 Yrs at NDA and 1 Yr at Naval Academy(For Naval cadets)
- 3 Yrs at NDA and 1 & 1/2 Yrs at AFA Hyderabad (For AF cadets).
Here is more information about the exam and the pattern.
If the sky’s the limit for you (literally!) then a Commercial Pilot is what you ought to be. Considering the number of airlines operating in India, a career as a Pilot is very promising.
Duration: 1 Year (Approx.)
Eligibility: You can enroll in Flying school after 10+2 or its equivalent. You should pass with a minimum of 50% marks in Mathematics and Physics.
Always dreamt of being an air hostess as a kid? Here is what you need to pursue a career as an air hostess or flight steward/stewardess.
- 10+2 with a graduate degree.
- Minimum height required is 157 cm for female aspirants and 170 cm for male aspirants. Height requirement may vary from one airline to another. Aspirants should weigh in proportion to their height.
- Applicant should be unmarried.
- Fluency in English and other foreign languages as required by the airline.
- Candidate must be between 18 – 26 years of age.
- Perfect eyesight & Good health are also important criteria.
The process includes an initial screening followed by a written test, group discussion, and personal interviews. Thereafter accepted candidates are put through necessary training in relevant procedures.
Diploma in Travel and Tourism:
Always had the push to explore the unknown or to travel beyond the set boundaries or show the world through your eyes? If your answer to this was a loud “YES!”, then the travel and tourism industry is the place for you. The travel industry is showing a fast growth pace due to the need for people to take a break from their mundane lives. The opportunities are endless and the degree teaches you to handle managerial operations, implement operational plans, coordinate travel activities and develop and market tourism products.
You can pursue a diploma in Travel and Tourism after your 10+2
Hotels, Restaurants, Retailing, Transportation, Travel agencies, Tour companies, Tourist attractions
Leisure, Recreation and Sport, Cultural industries.