Today I have made my parents truly proud, said a smiling 22-year-old Sneha Balkrishn Sapkal who bagged the third position in the special entry for Short Service Commission (SSC) in the army for NCC cadets.
Only the first eight from a total of 48 selected from NCC centres across India will join the April 2013 Short Service Commission (NT).
Sapkals father is retired from the Indian Army after serving as nayak for 17 years. She always wanted to follow in her fathers footsteps and while studying in first year in BSc at Modern College she joined No 3 (Maharashtra) AIR SQN NCC,Pune.
After her graduation she took up a job at an IT company. After working for six months,she left the job to devote her full attention to preparations to crack the entrance procedures for NCC vacancies for the army.
I had put in my hundred percent into the preparation for the three-day entrance procedure. I had to give a psychology examination followed by an interview and a ground task. The examiners select candidates who do well in all the three. If you fare well in psychology and show poor progress in ground task,you will not be selected. All the categories must meet high expectations, said Sapkal,who received her letter of joining on April 3.
She will travel to Chennai where she will undergo a training programme for 49 weeks.