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Training in NCC instils qualities like nationalism, patriotism, discipline, team spirit, esprit-de-corps, leadership and self confidence and promotes overall personality development. NCC gives a tremendous opportunity to one and all for betterment, irrespective of caste, creed, religion or economic status. Based on the aims of NCC, the organisation has laid down training syllabi for the cadets. The syllabi for the Junior Division cadets covers a period of two years and for Senior Division cadets a period of three years. Except for minor variations, the syllabi for each Division is similar for both Boy and Girl cadets. The training year matches the academic and financial years.

Training Activities

The training activities of NCC can be broadly classified as under:-

  1. Institutional Training Camps and Attachment Training
    • Camp Training.
    • Attachment Training (Service/Units).
    • Naval Wing Activities.
    • Air Wing Activities.
  2. Social Service and Community Development Activities.
  3. Youth Exchange Programme (YEP).
  4. Adventure Training and Sports.

Institutional Training

This training is mostly carried out in schools and colleges by the cadets. In addition, depending upon the type of wing, basic knowledge of that Service is imparted to the cadets e.g gliding and powered flying for Air Wing cadets and boat pulling and sailing for Naval Wing cadets.

Camp Training. Camp training constitutes the most important part of NCC training. Every cadet in the NCC is expected to attend at least two camps during one’s tenure to complete the Training Syllabi.

  • Annual Training Camps (ATC). These are held within the state under the aegis of respective NCC Directorates. The camps are of 12 days duration for senior boys/girls and 10 days duration for junior boys/girls.
  • Centrally Organised Camps (COC). These camps are of an all India nature and are planned by HQ DGNCC in consultation with the Directorates nominated to conduct them. Selected cadets, as per the vacancies allotted to each Directorate, participate in these camps. The following types of centrally organised camps are conducted.
    1. Leadership Camps. These camps are conducted on all India basis. There are four Advance Leadership Camps (ALC) and three Basic Leadership Camps held each year.
    2. Thal Sainik Camp (TSC). Two TSCs are conducted at RD parade ground, Delhi Cantt every yeari.e. one for SD/JD boys and the other for SW/JW girls.
    3. Vayu Sainik Camp (VSC). This Centrally Organised Camp is organised for Air Wing Cadets. Cadets from all Directorates attend the camp. VSC is generally conducted in the month of Oct.
    4. Nau Sainik Camp(NSC). This Centrally Organized Naval Camp is conducted annually for selected Naval Wing Cadets. Boat pulling, regatta and sailing competitions are the main attractions of this camp.
    5. Rock Climbing Camps. Rock climbing camps are held each year to expose the cadets to the basics of rock climbing and to inculcate the spirit of adventure.
    6. National Integration Camps (NIC).The Camps are conducted on an all India basis and help bridge the cultural gap among various states of India. In addition the NCC conducts NICs at remote and forward areas to promote national integration. Special NICs are conducted regularly at Leh, Srinagar, North Eastern Region and at Port Blair.
    7. Republic Day Camp (RDC) and Prime Minister’s (PM’s) Rally

The Republic Day Camp is a prestigious camp inaugurated by the Vice President of India and visited by the Raksha Mantri, Raksha Rajya Mantri, Chief Minister of Delhi, the three Service Chiefs and other dignitaries. During the Camp a Horse show and cultural programmes are held wherein important dignitaries are invited as Chief Guests. The camp culminates in the Prime Minister’s Rally on 27 January every year which showcases all the activities of NCC.

Attachment Training.

NCC Army Wing cadets are given an opportunity to live and work in regular Service units in the form of attachment training. Every year a large number of officers and cadets including women officers and Senior Wing girl cadets get attached to various units ofthe Army for a duration of two weeks.

Attachment to Indian Military Academy (IMA) and Officers Training Acadamy (OTA). Every year selected SD/SW cadets are given attachment training with IMA and OTA respectively.

Naval Wing Activities.

Naval wing syllabus is common for both boys & girls. During sea training naval subjects like Seamanship, Navigation, Communication,Gunnery, Damage Control and Ship Safety are taught to cadets. Swimming, ScubaDiving and Wind Surfing are other interesting activities.

Air Wing Activities.

Gliding, Microlite Flying and attachment training with Air Force Stations/Establishments are the main activities. Social Service and Community Development

Youth Exchange Programme (YEP)

The aim of YEP is a country-to-country exchange of cadets belonging to NCC/equivalent Govt/Youth Organisations of friendly countries and participation in NCC activities of the host country to create an increased awareness among participants and appreciation of each others’ socio-economic and cultural realities.

Adventure Training and Sports

NCC takes part in Subroto Cup Football Tournament, Jawahar Lal Nehru Hockey Cup Tournament and Mavlankar Shooting Championship on regular basis. Other than this, NCC cadets take part in Mountaineering, Trekking and Cycle/Motorcycle expeditions, Parachute Sailing, Para Courses,Slithering , Desert Safari and White Water Rafting.

Eligibility Conditions for Certificate Examination

  1. ‘A’ Certificate
    • The candidate must have attended a minimum of 75% of total training periods laid down in the syllabus for the first and second years of Junior Division/ Wing NCC (All Wings).
    • Must have attended one Annual Training Camp.
  2. ‘B’ Certificate
      The cadet must have attended a minimum of 75% of total training period laid down in the syllabus for the first and second years for Senior Division Wing NCC (All Wings).
    • Must have attended one Annual Training Camp/NIC.
    • Cadets possessing ‘A’ certificate will be awarded 10 bonus marks.
    • An Air Wing Cadet must do a minimum of 10 Glide Launches.
  3. ‘C’ Certificate
    • The candidate must be in possession of Certificate ‘B’.
    • The cadet must be in third year of SD/SW NCC Training.
    • The cadet must have attended a minimum of 75% of the periods of 3rd year syllabus during the academic session.
    • Must have attended Two ATCs or one ATC and in addition one of the following:-


A cadet has to obtain 45% marks ineach paper and 50% marks in the aggregate to pass the examinations. Grading based on total marks obtained will be awarded as follows:-

  • Grading `A’ - Cadets obtaining 80% marks or above.
  • Grading `B’ - Cadets obtaining 65% marks and above but below 80%.
  • Grading `C’ - Cadets obtaining 50% marks and above but below 65%.
  • Fail - Cadets obtaining less than 45% in any paper or less than 50% of the aggregate.

Financial Benefits

The expenditure incurred on NCC training is borne by the Govt. A cadet does not have to pay for uniform, camps, parade, adventure sports, or transportation from a central place to the place of training. In addition they are given good refreshment during parade and wholesome meals during camps. In order to make cadets’ association with NCC more pleasant and rewarding, various kinds of financial assistance are also given to the deserving cadets.

Cadets Welfare Society:-

In order to provide financial assistance and relief to cadets who sustain injury/death during NCC related activities, a Society named NCC Cadets Welfare Society was established and registered in Feb 1985 under the Societies Registration Act 1860.