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1 The Genesis of the National Cadet Corps.
a) The NCC has its genesis in the ―University Corps‖, which was created under the Indian Defence Act 1917 with
the object to make up the shortages of the Army. In 1920, when the Indian Territorial Act was passed, the
―University Corps‖ was replaced by the University Training Corps (UTC). In 1942, the UTC was renamed as
the University Officers Training Corps (UOTC). The need to create a youth organisation at National Level to
train young boys and girls to be better citizens and future leaders of our great country in all walks of life,
including Defence Forces, was rightly realised by our leaders. A committee under Pandit HN Kunzru was set up
in 1946 at the behest of our first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru.
b) The National Cadet Corps came into existence on 16 th Jul, 1948 under the NCC Act XXXI of 1948 under the
Ministry of Defence with the following aims :-
(i) To develop character, comradeship, ideals of service and capacity for leadership in the youth of
(ii) To stimulate interest in the defence of the country, by providing service training to youth ; and
(iii) To build up a reserve to enable the Armed Forces to expand rapidly in a national emergency.
2 Current Aims of NCC
In view of the changing socio-economic environment, an exercise was undertaken by the Ministry of Defence to
make aims of National Cadet Corps in tune with the aspirations of the youth. As part of recommendations of an
Evaluation Committee, the following aims have since been adopted by the National Cadet Corps :-
(a) To develop qualities of Character, Courage, Comradeship, Discipline, Leadership, Secular Outlook, Spirit
of Adventure and Sportsmanship, besides the ideals of Selfless Service among the youth to make them
(b) To create human resource of organised, trained and motivated youth, provide leadership in all walks of life
including the Armed Forces and always be available for the service of the Nation.
(a) The movement was open to both school and university students. The corps started in a small way with a
target of only 32,500 Senior Division and 1,35,000 Junior Division Cadets. Today, its sanctioned strength
stand more than 12 lakh cadets.
(b) The National Cadet Corps was given an inter-service image in 1950 when the Air Wing was added
followed by the Naval Wing in 1952. While elementary military training was given to school students
(cadets of Junior Division), college students (cadets of the Senior Division) were trained as potential
officers of the Army. Following the Chinese Aggression, to meet the requirement of the nation, the
National Cadet Corps training was made compulsory in 1963. However, on the resistance of students
against compulsory National Cadet Corps training and also on the suggestions of some Vice Chancellors,
the entry into the NCC was again made voluntary in 1968.
3 Enrolment of students into the NCC
(a) Induction into the NCC is on a voluntary basis and students (both Boys and Girls) can join immediately
on termination of the summer holidays. As per NCC Act and Rules, only citizen of India or subject of
Nepal can be enrolled in the NCC.
(b) The Age/Qualitative Requirement for Junior (Boys and Girls) and Senior (Boys and Girls) is as under :-
(i) Junior Boys and Girls should be between the age of 13 years to 18 and a half years – Class VIII
(ii) Senior Boys and Girls‘ enrolment is carried out in Class XI and 1 st year of Graduation. The
maximum age upto which a student can serve in NCC is upto 26 years.
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INCENTIVES PROVIDED TO THE NCC CADETS BY CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
4 Commission of Cadets in Armed Forces as Officers
(i) NCC ‗C‘ Certificate holders in age group 19-25 years are required to compete in
UPSC Examination for Commission through IMA or OTA.
(ii) 32 Vacancies are reserved in regular course of IMA for ‗C‘ Certificate holders,
irrespective of position in merit, subject of passing UPSC examination and clearing SSB
(iii) NCC Special Entry Scheme for SD Wings graduates in OTA in group 19-25 years
with 50% marks, through DDG of States for direct interview (SSB) every year. The Cadets are
exempted from CDS examination conducted by UPSC.
(b) Navy Upto nine vacancies per course for commission in Navy are reserved for NCC ‗C‖ Cert pass
graduate cadets with B.Sc. (Physics & Maths) or BE, in the age group of 19 to 24 years and passed by
SSB Exempted from CDS examination of UPSC.
(c) Air Force
(i) Pilots Course : 10% of vacancies for direct entry for Pilots Course for NCC ‗C‘
Certificate holders of Air Wing (Not Processed through UPSC examination).
(ii) Other Branches : 10% vacancies reserved in each branch for NCC ‗C‘ Certificate
holders. Not processed through UPSC examination.
5 Recruitment in the ranks in the Defence Forces
(a) Soldier GD Category : Bonus marks based on total marks secured in physical and written examination:
(i) NCC ‗A‘ Certificate — 5%
(ii) NCC ‗B‘ Certificate — 8%
(iii) NCC ‗C‘ Certificate — 10%
(b) Soldier Tech/Clk/SKT/Nurs.Asstt : Bonus marks will be based on total marks obtained in written
(i) NCC ‗A‘ Certificate — 5%
(ii) NCC ‗B‘ Certificate — 8%
(iii) NCC ‗C‘ Certificate — 10%
(c) Navy : Under mentioned marks are added for recruitment in Navy :
Direct Entry Sailor Artificer
(i) Certificate ‗A‘ 2 marks 5 marks
(ii) Certificate ‗B‘ 4 marks 10 marks
(iii) Certificate ‗C‘ 6 marks 15 marks
(d) Air force : Under mentioned marks are added to selection test marks of certificate holders:
(i) ‗A‘ Certificate — 3 marks
(ii) ‗B‘ Certificate — 4 marks
(iii) ‗C‘ Certificate — 5 marks
(e) Military Nursing Service : One seat is reserved for B.Sc. (Nursing) Course and 24 for Probationer
Nursing Course for NCC trained girls, possessing G-2 Certificate in order of merit.
INCENTIVES PROVIDED TO THE NCC CADETS BY PARA MILITARY FORCES
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6 Incentives provided by Para Military Forces to the NCC Cadets are :—
(a) BSF : Additional marks to certificate holders for recruitment in BSF
(i) ‗A‘ Certificate __ 4 marks
(ii) ‗B‘ Certificate __ 6 marks
(iii) ‗C‘ Certificate __ 10 marks
(b) CISF : Preferential marks to NCC certificate holders for recruitment in CISF :
(i) ‗B‘ Certificate — 1 mark
(ii) ‗C‘ Certificate — 3 marks
(c) Coast Guard : Weightage of 15 marks to NCC ‗C‘ Certificate holders for recruitment in officer cadre or
ranks, depending on education qualification.
(d) ITBP : Preference to NCC ‗C‘ Certificate holders for recruitment in officer cadre of ranks, depending on
INCENTIVES PROVIDED BY NCC HEADQUARTERS TO THE NCC CADETS
7 Scholarship Scheme : 150 Scholarships to JD/JW and 100 scholarships to SD/SW of Rs.2,000/- each awarded
annually to meritorious NCC Cadets who have undergone two years training with minimum 60% attendance.
(a) JD/JW - 10th pass with minimum 70% marks in aggregate.
(b) SD/SW - 10+2 or Pre-Degree/Pre-University/Diploma in Polytechnic, with 70% in aggregate
of science stream & 60% of art/commerce stream.
Note : Relaxation of 5% marks for SC/ST. Bonus 10% marks on securing minimum
percentage as above to SC/ST/OBC.
8 Financial Assistance to the NCC Cadets & their Families :-
NCC Cadets Welfare Society provides assistance/relief for death/injuries sustained during organised activities as
(a) Death :-
(i) 1.25 lakhs ( Due to high risk NCC activities ).
(ii) 1 lakh (During other NCC activities)
(b) Injury Reimbursement of upto Rs. 1 lakh for specialised treatment in case of permanent disability
and upto Rs. 50,000/-, for normal treatment.
NCC IN DELHI
9 Brief History
The National Cadet Corps was raised in January 1950 and was located at Delhi Cantt. To start with, it was named as
Headquarters 7 Circle Cadet Corps and constituted the States of Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and
Union Territory of Delhi. In 1962, the Directorate was shifted to the Red Fort and was rechristened as NCC Directorate
Delhi. Initially, this Directorate had 4 Group Headquarters and 26 NCC Units under its command. In July 1963, one
Group HQ and 6 Units of the State of Himachal Pradesh were placed under the command of NCC Directorate Punjab. In
1977, Group HQ ‗A‘ of this Directorate was disbanded. The Directorate now has two Group Headquarters with nine units
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(a) NCC Directorate Delhi is located in the Old Sectt. Complex, Delhi.
(b) NCC Gp HQ Delhi ‗B‘ was raised on 1 March 1965 at Patel Nagar in a hired house. It shifted to its
present location, i.e. Old Rajdhani College in Dec., 1976. Gp ‗A‘ was merged with it subsequently, it has
nine units under command, which are as under :-
(i) 2 Delhi Bn NCC ITI Pusa, New Delhi.
(ii) 5 Delhi Bn NCC Kashmee Gate, Delhi
(iii) 6 Delhi Bn NCC Kirti Nagar, New Delhi
(iv) 1 Delhi Armd Sqn NCC Kashmere Gate, Delhi
(v) 1 Delhi Naval Unit NCC Kashmere Gate, Delhi
(vi) 1 Delhi Girls Bn NCC Kashmere Gate, Delhi
(vii) 2 Delhi Girls Bn NCC Kashmere Gate, Delhi
(viii) 5 Delhi Girls Bn NCC Kirti Nagar, New Delhi
(ix) 7 Delhi Girls Bn NCC Kirti Nagar, New Delhi
(c) NCC, Gp HQ Delhi ‗C‘ was originally raised in 1965 and designated as NCC Gp HQ Delhi ‗D‘. On
re-organisation of the NCC in Delhi it was redesignated as NCC Gp HQ Delhi ‗C‘ in 1968. It also has
nine units under its command, which are as under :-
(i) 3 Delhi Bn NCC ITI, Arab-Ki-Sarai, New Delhi
(ii) 4 Delhi Bn NCC Okhla Industrial Area, New Delhi
(iii) 7 Delhi Bn NCC Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi
(iv) 2 Delhi Arty Bty NCC Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi
(v) 2 Delhi Naval Unit NCC Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi
(vi) 1 Delhi Air Sqn NCC Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi
(vii) 2 Delhi Girls Air Sqn NCC Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi
(viii) 3 Delhi Girls Bn NCC Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi
(ix) 4 Delhi Girls Bn NCC Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi
11 NCC Coverage
(a) The Delhi Directorate covers the entire state of Delhi including the rural areas. Presently it covers 53
Colleges of 4 Universities and 239 Schools. A total of 33,430 Cadets are presently enrolled out of 36,430
(b) Following is the list of the Colleges covered by the NCC Delhi Directorate :-
i) Satyawati Co-education College
ii) Shyam Lal College
iii) Ramjas College
iv) Khalsa College
v) Bhim Rao Ambedkar College
vi) Guru Teg Bahadur College
vii) Shivaji College
viii) Kirori Mal College
ix) Hans Raj College
x) Swami Shradha Nand College
xi) Rajdhani College
xii) Daulat Ram College
xiii) Miranda House
xiv) ndraprastha College for women
xv) Mata Sundri College
xvi) Kalindi College
xvii) Janki Devi Mahilla College
xviii) Bhartiya College
xix) Shyama Prasad Mukherji College
xx) Laxmi Bai College
xxi) Dayal Singh College
xxii) Pannalal Girdharilal DAV College
xxiii) ITI Arab Ki Sarai, Nizamuddin
xxiv) Indira Gandhi Institute Of Physical Education & Sports Science
xxv) Moti Lal Nehru
xxvi) Sri Aurobindo College
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xxvii) Govind Ballabh Pant College
xxviii) Shaheed Bhagat Singh College
xxix) Desh Bandhu College
xxx) ITI Malviya Nagar
xxxi) Jamia Milia Islamia
xxxii) Zakir Husain College
xxxiii) Delhi College of Arts and Commerce
xxxiv) Atma Ram S D College
xxxv) Ram Lal Anand College
xxxvi) Jamia Hamdard University
xxxvii) Lal Bahadur Shahstri Sanskrit Vidyapeeth
xxxviii) IIT Hauz Khas
xxxix) Maiteryi College
xl) Jesus & Mary College
xli) Lady Irwin College
xlii) Kamla Nehru College
xliii) Lady Sri Ram College
xliv) Gargi College
xlv) College of Vocational Studies
xlvi) ITI Pusa
xlvii) Satya College
12 Training Camps
(a) National Cadet Corps organises training camps for students in rural and urban areas. As per Policy 50%
of the enrolled strength is to take part in such Annual Camps. During these camps, the students get an
opportunity to live and work with other students in a hostel environment. Students who have not got
opportunity for community living, enjoy these camps the most.
(b) The types of camps organised by the NCC Directorate Delhi are as under :-
i) Prime Minister‘s Rally
ii) Annual Training Camp
iii) National Integration Camp
iv) Centrally Organised Camp
v) Republic Day Camp
vi) Flag Hoisting Ceremony
18 National Integration Camps
NCC in Delhi offers opportunities to young students from schools and colleges to visit various interesting places in the
country. During these visits, the students get an opportunity to stay with students from the other parts of our country and
get to know their cultural heritage. The students are also taken around on Sight Seeing visits to historical places. This
helps in imbibing nationalistic spirit.
19 Trekking and Mountaineering Expedition
NCC organises visits for young student to hill stations where they are taken out for trekking/rock climbing expeditions.
The children who perform well in such events are sent to various National Institutes of Mountaineering. Those who
volunteer are also given opportunity to go for mountaineering expeditions. These activities include Trekking, Rock
Climbing, Course at National Institutes of Mountaineering and Mountaineering Expeditions.
20 Adventure Training
Due to high costs and expensive equipment, most students of Schools/Colleges in Delhi do not get opportunity to
participate in adventure activities. In National Cadet Corps, we make an endeavour to develop a buoyant
personality of students and give them an opportunity to participate in various adventure activities, such as :
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(d) Scuba Diving
(h) Water Sports
(o) Horse Riding
(p) Basic Leadership Camps
(q) Advance Leadership
21 Youth Exchange Programme
(a) Youth Exchange Programmes give an opportunity to Cadets to interact with the Cadets of other countries
and know about their history and culture so as to broaden their horizon and outlook in the scenario of new
Global, Political and Cultural Environment.
(b) These programmes are being organized with the following countries :-
(ix) United Kingdom
(x) Sri Lanka
22 Sports Training
National Cadet Corps in Delhi sponsors students to participate in sports activities at National level. We have been
regularly fielding our teams for NCC games held at various studies across the country. Some students with potential to
excel in sports have been sponsored for further training through Sports Authority of India.
23 Cultural Activities
National Cadet Corps provides opportunity to cadets to participate in cultural activities. Those who are keen and have
potential, get an opportunity to participate in stage presentations. Culmination of most camps/other events is with a camp
fire and a cultural show organised by the students.
24 Community Development
One of the important aspects of National Cadet Corps training is community development, which aims at bringing
about an awareness of the social problems and forge them into pragmatic social workers. These activities include :-
(i) Planting of Tree Saplings
(ii) Adult Education
(iii) Blood Donation
(iv) Earth Day Awareness Campaign
(v) Anti Dowry Pledge
(vi) Cheshire Home
(vii) Eye Donation
(viii) Health Education
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(x) Pulse Polio Immunization Programme
(xi) Assistance in Disaster Management
(xii) Anti AIDS Awareness
(xiii) Rally Programme:
a. Yamuna River Cleaning
b. No use of polithic drive
25 Activities on behalf of D.G. NCC
Due to its co-location with the Directorate General of NCC, Delhi Directorate conducts various activities on behalf of
HQ, NCC. These includes the following :-
(a) Prime Minister‘s Rally : The rally is held at Garrison Parade Ground on 27 Jan. each year and presided
over by the Prime Minister. The entire conduct is by Delhi Directorate in which over 1500 cadets and all
the staff take part. It has breath taking shows of a commando drop from helicopter, an army attack by
APCs and infantry, Para sailing, Remote and Line controlled model flying, microlight flying and Mass PT
Display. It is by far, the most spectacular show by National Cadet Corps.
(b) NCC Games : The Delhi Directorate conducted the first national level games at Indira Gandhi Stadium
and Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in 1997 and again in 1998. The games are spread over a period of ten
days encompassing tournaments of Football and Volleyball and athletics meet. The entire organisation of
these sports events including the opening and closing ceremonies were conducted by Delhi Directorate,
which was at a scale and grandeur equal to that of an Asian Games. Over 3000 cadets take part in these
(c) Flag Hoisting Ceremony at Red Fort : Although the Army conducts this function of Flag Hoisting at Red
Fort by the Prime Minister, the Delhi Directorate contributes to the most critical aspect of this ceremony,
that is by providing 2200 National Cadet Corps Cadets of all wings, who are the most disciplined and
organised young spectators. These cadets also act as the Selected Group to sing the National Anthem and
other patriotic songs during the ceremony.
(d) NCC Day Ceremonies : The Delhi Directorate is also responsible for organising the following
(i) Lecture by a VVIP at NCC Auditorium, Delhi Cantt., in which the entire arrangements are
done by Delhi Directorate including provision of National Cadet Corps Cadets as audience,
NCC Song and National Anthem Singing Cadets, MC, Cane Drill Cadets etc.
(ii) Organisation of briefing to VIPs at the Motivation Hall at National Cadet Corps Delhi Cantt.
(e) Wreath Laying Ceremony on Remembrance Day : The British High Commission conducts a wreath laying
ceremony at Brar Square Cemetry, Delhi Cantt on Remembrance Day to pay homage to the departed souls
during the Second World War. As a regular feature, 20 NCC Cadets act as wreath bearers for this
(f) Kargil Divas.
(g) Delhi State Independence Day March Past at Chattarshal Stadium
(h) Delhi State Republic Day March Past at Chattrasal Stadium.
(i) Naval Regatta held at Okhla, Delhi
DIRECTIVE FOR CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION : NCC DELHI CADETS
26 General: The eligibility conditions and the general procedure for the conduct of the Certificate Examination for
Cadets of Senior and Junior Division/Wings NCC (All wings) have been issued by this HQ from time to time. The
aim of this Directive is to consolidate all such instruction and revise these, where necessary.
(a) Type of Examination: The type of Certificate Examination and the unit in which these are held are given below :
Type of Certificate NCC Unit
(i) Certificate ‗A‘ Junior Division/Wing NCC
(ii) Certificate ‗B‘ & ‗C‘ Senior Division/Wing NCC
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(b) Eligibility Conditions for Certificate Examinations:
(i) Certificate ‘A’
1) 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).
2) Break in the NCC Service of the cadet prior to his appearing. In the examination
‗should not exceed more than 12 month at one time, to count his previous service. In
case the break exceeds 12 months, the following procedure will be adopted :-
―If he has been on the unit rolls for a minimum of two years before his discharge
and had attended 75% of the total period during his NCC Service he will need
another 45 periods of training to become eligible for certificate ‗A‘ examination. In
all other cases where above conditions are not fulfilled, the cadet must attend a
minimum of 75% periods of the first and second year of training.‖
3) Must have attended an Annual Training Camp.
(ii) Certificate ‘B’ : 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).
Break in the NCC service of the cadet SD/SE prior to appearing in the exam should not exceed
more than 18 months at one time, after his discharge to count his service for Certificate ‗B‘
Examination. In case the break exceeds 18 months the following procedure will be adopted :-
―If he had been on the unit rolls for a minimum of two years before his discharge and had
attended 75% of the total periods during his NCC service he will need another 45 periods of
training to become eligible for certificate ‗B‘ Examination. In all other cases where above
conditions are not fulfilled, the cadet must attend a minimum of 75% periods of the first and
second years of training.‖
1) Must have attended one Annual Training Camp/NIC/Attachment training with regular
Army, Navy, Air Force Units.
2) Cadets possessing ‗A‘ Certificate will be awarded 10 bonus marks.
3) An Air Wing Cadet must do a minimum of 10 Glide Launches.
(iii) Certificate ‘C’
1) The Cadet must be in possession of Certificate ‗B‘.
2) The Cadet must be in third year of SD/SW NCC Training.
3) The cadet must have attended a minimum of 75% of the periods of 3 rd year syllabus
during the academic session.
4) Break in the NCC Service of the SD/SW Cadet prior to appearing in the exam should not
exceed more than 18 months at one time, after his discharge to count his previous service
for Certificate ‗C‘ examination. In case the break exceeds 18 months, the following
procedure will be adopted:-
―If he had been on the Unit rolls for a minimum of two years before his discharge
and had attended 75% of the total period during his NCC service, he will need another 45
periods of training to become eligible for Certificate ‗C‘ examination. In all other cases where
above conditions are not fulfilled, the Cadet must attend a minimum of 75% periods of the
first and second year of training‖.
(iv) Must have attended one ATC, besides one of the following :-
1) Annual Training Camp (This is in addition to the one mentioned above.)
2) RD Camp at Delhi (RDC).
3) Centrally Organised Camp (COC).
4) Para Training Camp (PTC).
5) National Integration Camp ( When applicable for SD/SW Cadets ).
6) All India Trekking Expedition (DGNCC Organised).
7) Attachment Training with :
Air Force Station
Naval Bases/Establishment/Ship/Sea Training.
8) Any of the following Adventure Courses :-
Mountaineering Basic Course.
Mountaineering Advance Course.
Water Skiing, Short Skiing Courses.
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9) Snow & Ice (Condensed) Course.
10) Sailing expedition with actual sailing exceeding 10 days, duly approved by the DGNCC.
11) Any Cadet participating in NRAI matches as part of DG-NCC team.
12) Special Services Camps (Essentially with 50% Service Training).
13) Successfully done Scuba Diving Course.
14) Canada World Exchange Programme.
15) Foreign Cruise (Navy).
(v) Break in NCC Service of the Cadet should not be more than 12 months at one time to count his
previous service for Certificate ‗C‘ Examination. In case, the break exceeds 12 months, the
following procedure will be adopted :-
―If he has passed Certificate ‗B‘ of SD/SW and has attended a total of 75% of periods of 3 rd year
SD/SW training, he will need another 30 periods of training to become eligible for Certificate ‗C‘
(vi) A Cadet who successfully completes the Exchange programme with Indo Canada Youth
Exchange will be considered as ―Present on NCC Parades‖ for competing the minimum laid
down percentage attendance on parades for ‗C‘ Certificate examination. Work on project will
be in lieu of Annual Training Camp. These Cadets may be tested for ‗C‘ Certificate
Examination after the University Examinations.
(vii) Cadets will be allowed to appear for ‗C‘ Certificate Examination only after one year of passing
(c) Details of certificate examination alongwith eligibility conditions, in tabulated form, as given in appendix
27 Permission to Appear in Certificate Examination after Discharge
(a) Cadets who ceased to be on rolls of NCC may be permitted to appear for Certificate ‗A‘ Examination for
Junior Division/Wing and ‗B‘ & ‗C‘ for Senior Division/Wing NCC at their own expense within a period
of 12 months of their discharge from the NCC, provided they were otherwise eligible at the time of their
(b) The ex-cadet so eligible can appear for the examination at any place in India by applying for the same,
alongside with discharge certificate, to Local Unit Commander. The Group Commander is empowered to
accept such requests from the ex-cadets.
28 Re-Test for Improvement of Grading : ‘C’ Certificate
With a view to give Cadets a chance to apply for the NCC Special Entry Scheme, in case their grading improves, it has
been ruled that :-
(i) Cadets who have obtained a ‗C‘ grading in the NCC ‗C‘ Certificate Exam and who wish to
improve their grading will be allowed to appear for a retest. Only one retest will be allowed.
(ii) Cadets will have to re-appear in complete examination.
(iii) Retest will be held alongwith fresh cases next year. During the period, these Cadets may
attend at least two weeks‘ Special Parade/Coaching classes to be organised by units after the
academic session. Those Cadets who do not attend the Special Parade/Classes will also be
eligible to appear in the re-test. No refreshment or other allowance will be admissible for these
29 The Director, NCC Delhi is the ‗Competent Authority for redressal of any complaints made by any citizen. The
Deputy Director (Training) NCC Directorate Delhi is the Officer-in-Charge of the Information Facilitation
Counter for any obtaining of any information pertaining to the Citizens‘ Charter.