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About The National Cadet Corps


Recently, the National Cadet Corps (NCC) celebrated its 75th Anniversary on November 26, 2023


Facts for Prelims

About the National Cadet Corps (NCC)

  • The National Cadet Corps (NCC) is a Tri-Services organization, encompassing the Army, Navy, and Air Force, dedicated to shaping the youth into disciplined and patriotic citizens.
  • Established under the National Cadet Corps Act XXXI of 1948, it operates under the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Voluntary Recruitment:
  • NCC operates as a voluntary organization, recruiting cadets from high schools, colleges, and universities across India.
Training and Preferences:
  • Cadets undergo basic military training in small arms and parades.
  • They receive preferential consideration in military service selections over regular candidates.
Aims of the National Cadet Corps:
  • Character Development:
    • Foster qualities of character, courage, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventure, and sportsmanship among the youth.
  • Youth Leadership:
    • Create an organized, trained, and motivated youth resource capable of providing leadership across various domains, including the Armed Forces.
  • Service to the Nation:
    • Instill the ideals of selfless service, encouraging youth to be available for the nation’s service.
  • Career Motivation:
    • Establish an environment conducive to motivating youth to pursue careers in the armed forces.
Leadership and Headquarters:
  • The NCC is headed by the Director General (DG), an Army officer holding the rank of Lieutenant General.
  • The headquarters of the National Cadet Corps is situated in New Delhi.

February 2024