How to Join RAW in India?

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How to Join RAW in India

If the ‘James Bond’ series makes you want to become just like him, or the ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ franchise has you intrigued about special agents in India, then you must know about RAW. Working for the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) is considered to be one of the most prestigious jobs you can get in India. But it surely is not a cakewalk to be a part of the Intelligence agency. There are various criteria that need to be fulfilled if you want to apply for a job at RAW. Let’s know about this job and how to join RAW in India.

Requirements to Join RAW

The eligibility criteria to become a RAW agent involve the educational qualification, age limit and experience of the applicant. 

Educational Qualification

Aspirants have to graduate from a reputed organization to apply for an Intelligence Officer post. In case of RAW, candidates should have a good education from a reputed University. Along with that, learning one foreign language is necessary to become a RAW agent.

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Age Limit

To apply for Intelligence Bureau jobs, the applicant must be under 56 years of age. 20 years of service is also required to become a RAW agent.

Other Criteria

Other criteria include that the candidate must be a citizen of India. The candidate should not have any criminal background, and should not be a drug addict.

How to Get into RAW

It is tough to get recruited in the organization as the process includes a written examination followed by an interview. The Intelligence Bureau recruitment process needs the candidates to appear for CGPE ( Combined Graduate Preliminary Exam) conducted by SSC (Staff Selection Commission).

To become a RAW agent, candidates have to take the ‘Group A’ Civil Services exam under the Central Staffing Scheme. They have to clear all the stages of the Civil Service examination and the qualified candidates are allowed to write the RAW test.

What does the Job of a RAW Agent Entail?

The job profile of a RAW agent includes monitoring the political and military developments in countries surrounding India. Some of the objectives are:

  • Gathering foreign intelligence
  • Conducting counter- terrorism operations
  • Advising policy makers in the country
  • Counter- proliferation
  • Securing nuclear program of the country

How to Join RAW- Job Profiles

Some of the job profiles for which RAW recruits include:

  • Secretary (group A officers)
  • Special secretary (group A officers)
  • Joint secretary (group A officers)
  • Deputy secretary (group A officers)
  • Senior field officer (B/C group officers)
  • Field officer (B/C group officers)
  • Deputy field officer (group B/C officers)
  • Assistant field officer (group B/C officers)

Direct Recruitment

Before being selected as a RAW officer, the civil servants must complete a foundation course from Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration. In the end, RAW conducts interviews where the candidates have to go through psychological tests and interviews. Shortlisted candidates start working at RAW for a period of one year. 

This is all you need to know on how to join RAW in India! If you have any doubt regarding your eligibility or application to be a RAW agent, Leverage Edu will help you tackle it! Feel free to connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. We wish you the best in your future. 

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