As many as 13 students of the city-based institute Apex Careers have cleared the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy,Ezhimala (NDA&NA) entrance test,the results for which were declared on Wednesday.
Krishenpal Singh,who hails from Rajasthan and studied at the institute,stood 10th in the All India Rank (AIR). While six of those in the list are from the city,four of the shortlisted students are Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC),Dehradun,passouts and have made to NDA in their second attempt. The other two Prasad Biradar and Shreyash Srivastava are form Latur in Maharashtra and
Tejas Agham,a resident of Range Hills in Khadki who ranked 301 in the All India Merit said,Carrer in defence forces is a new found love. I was preparing for IIT entrance at Kota but when one of my professors mentioned about NDA and career in the Armed Forces,I gave a thought to join NDA. While I could not clear the IIT entrance,I decided to appear for the NDA entrance with a dream to join the Indian Air Force as a fighter pilot. Meanwhile,my father who is a teacher,told me to re-appear for the IIT entrance. Interestingly,today I have cleared both the exams and have both the options open in front of me. I have decided to join the Armed Forces as the career here is much more than just money. Agham would be joining the Army wing of the NDA in the last week of June.
Over two lakh students from across the country appeared for the UPSC written test that was held in August 2011. The Services Selection Boards (SSB) interviews took place from January 30- February 4. An All India Merit List of 837 was declared on Wednesday.
Another student,Sunny Salunkhe said,I have cleared the written and the SSB interview. However,given that my rank is low in the merit list,I might not be able to make it to the academy. But now I plan to go through 10+2 Technical Entry Scheme.
Lt Col Pradeep Brahmankar,director,Apex Careers said,I am overwhelmed. This is the first time that our student has stood 10th in the AIR. Four RIMC students have made it to NDA in their second attempt.