The Research and Analysis Wing, or RAW, is India’s exterior intelligence agency. RAW’s objective to keep an eye on political developments that impact the development of India’s security and foreign policies.

It was in the 1960s that RAW was formed. But how does one become part of RAW? Let’s find out.

Step 1: Most of those who are recruited in RAW are chosen from the civil services and armed forces.

Step 2: You cannot apply to a position in RAW, you will be recruited from the armed or civil cervices, so you need to build a strong career. RAW agents can also be selected directly from their universities.

Step 3: If you are selected, then you sit for a National Aptitude Test in Intelligence followed by personality and psychological test as well as interviews.

Step 4: When recruited, you have to resign from your current designation. You will be sent for basic training.

It is a 10-day introduction that takes place in Delhi. During this course, you will be learn the basic terms for intelligence, classified intelligence and other basics regarding the job.

Step 5: After completing basic training, you will be sent to a Field Intelligence Bureau.

The training period here is between 1 to 2 years. You will be taught how to handle real life situations.

You are then given training in self-defence, setting up networks, facing interrogation and successful execution of intelligence missions.

Step 6: Once you have successfully completed training, you are qualified to start your appointed mission.

Candidates can join their previous jobs after they finish their mission at RAW.

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