UPSC COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES EXAMINATION (II), 2015


Union Public Service Commission

CDS Exam or Combined Defence Service Examination is an exam conducted twice every year by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). It is an exam to induct officers into the Indian Defence Forces i.e. the Army and the Airforce.

A Combined Defence Service Examination will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on 01.11.2015 (SUNDAY) for admission to the under mentioned Courses:

No of Vacancies:

(Tentative – Offical notification will be out on 18.7.2015)

  1. i) Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 141th Coursecommencing in July 2016 [including 25 vacanciesreserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders] – 200 vacancies ( Tentative – Offical notification will be out on 18.7.2015)
  2. ii) Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala course commencing in July 2016 Executive (General Service) (including 06 vacanciesreserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate holders (Naval Wing) – 45 vacancies
  3. ii) Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing inJuly 2016 i.e. – 32 vacancies
  4. iv) Officers Training Academy, Chennai __SSC Course(for Men) communing in October 2016- 175 vacancies
  5. v) Officers Training Academy, Chennai 17th SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing October 2016 – 12 vacancies

Note:

  1. i) The date of holding the examination as mentioned above is liable to be changed at the discretion of the Commission
  2. ii) The number of vacancies given above is tentative and may be changed at any state by Service Head Quarter

Since women candidates are eligible for OTA only, they should give OTA as their first and only preference

If a male candidate is competing for Short Service Commission (Army) only, he should indicate OTA as the one and only choice

However, a male candidate competing for short service commission course at OTA as well as permanent commission course at IMA, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy should indicate OTA as his last preference otherwise OTA will be deemed to be the last choice even if it is given a higher preference by the candidate

Exam Centres 

Agartala, Gangtok, Panaji (Goa), Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Patna, Aizawl, Imphal, Port Blair, Allahabad, Itanagar, Raipur, Bangalore, Jaipur, Ranchi, Bareilly, Jammu, Sambalpur, Bhopal, Jorhat, Shillong, Chandigarh, Kochi, Shimla, Chennai, Kohima, Srinagar, Cuttack, Kohima, Srinagar, Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Dehradun, Lucknow, Delhi, Madurai, Tirupati, Dharwar, Mumbai, Udaipur, Dispur, Nagpur, Vishakhapatnam

Eligibility Criteria
Age Limit

  1. i) For Indian Military Academy (IMA):Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd July 1992 and not later than 1st July 1997 only are eligible
  2. ii) For Indian Naval Academy (INA):Unmarried Male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July 1992 and not later than 01st July 1997 only are eligible

iii) For Air Force Academy (AFA) – Age: 20 to 24 years as on 01st July 2016 i.e. born not earlier than 02nd July 1992 and not later than01 July 1996 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 yrs. i.e. born not earlier than 02nd July 1990 and not later than 01st July 1996) only are eligible

Note: Candidate below 25 years of age must be unmarried

  1. iv) For Officers Training Academy (SSC Course for Men):Male candidates (married or unmarried) born not earlier than 02nd July 1991 and not later than 01st July 1997 only are eligible
  2. v) For Officer Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course):Unmarried Women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorces (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible

They should have been born not earlier than 02nd July, 1991 and not later than 01st July 1997 are eligible

Educational Qualification

  1. i) For Indian Military Academy , Officers’ Training Academy:Degree from a recognized university or equivalent
  2. ii) For Indian Naval Academy:Bachelor of Engineering

iii) For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognized University with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or Bachelor of Engineering

Graduates with first choice as Army, Navy, Air Force are to submit proof of graduation provisional certificate on the date of commencement of the SSB interview at the SSB

For CDS exam, applicants can be from any stream but for entry to Air Force and Navy, candidates should have studied physics and maths up to Class 12

Candidates who are studying in the final year degree course and have yet to pass the final year degree examination can also apply but they will be required to subject proof of passing the degree examination to reach the Army Head Quarter, Rtd CDSE Entry, West Bloc III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066

Candidates appearing at the degree or equivalent examination are also eligible to compete. Such candidates will be required to submit the proof of passing the requisite qualifying examination by a date to be specified in the Commission’s Notice for the Examination.

PHYSICAL STANDARDS

Candidates should be physically fit as per the physical standards for admission to the Combined Defence Services Examination.

Candidates should know about the paper pattern for Combined Defence Services Examination (II) 2015

Selection Procedure

The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the written examination followed by Interview, Personality Test.

How to Apply

Application Fee: Candidates (excepting Female , SC,ST candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees two hundred only) either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by Cash, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State bank of Hyderabad , State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Patiala , State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa , Master Credit, Debit Card
All Female candidates and candidates belonging to SC,ST are not required to pay any fee

How to apply?

Candidates are required to apply online only using the link click here to apply

The applicants are advised to submit only single application, however if due to any unavoidable situation, if he, she submits another, multiple applications, then he, she must ensure that application with the higher RID (Registration ID) is complete in all respects like applicants’ details, examination centre, photograph, signature, fee etc

The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID

All candidates whether already in Govt service including candidates serving in the Armed Forces, Govt owned industrial undertakings or other similar organizations or in private employment should submit their applications online direct to the commission

Persons already in Govt service, whether in permanent or temporary capacity or as work charged employees other than casual or daily rated employees or those serving under the Public Enterprises are, however, required to inform their Head of Office,Dept in writing that they have applied for the examination

Candidates serving in the Armed Forces are required to inform their Commanding Officer in writing that they have applied for this examination

They are also required to submit NOC in this regard at the time of SSB interview

Candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their employer by the Commission withholding permission to the candidates applying for, appearing at the examination, their applications will be liable to be rejected, candidatures will be liable to be cancelled

Candidates are not required to submit alongwith their applications any certificate in support of their claims regarding age, educational qualifications, SC, ST, OBC and fee remission etc

The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility conditions for admission to the examination

Their admission at all the stages of examination for which they are admitted by the commission (written examination and interview test) will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions

If on verification at any time before or after the written examination or interview test, it is found that they do not fulfil any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature for the examination will be cancelled by the commission

Candidates are advised to keep ready the following documents in original along with their attested copies soon after the declaration of the result of the written part of the examination which is likely to be declared in the month of ____ for submission to the Army HQ, Naval HQ,Air HQ as the case may be; Matric, Higher Secondary school certificate or its equivalent showing date of birth; degree, provisional degree certificate, marks sheet showing clearly having passed degree examination and eligible for award of degree

In the first instance all qualified candidates eligible for SSB interview will carry their original Matric, Higher Secondary School certificate as also their degree, provisional degree certificate,marks sheet with them while going to the services selection centres for SSB interview

Candidates who have not yet qualified the final year degree examination must carry with them a certificate in original from the Principal of the College, Institution stating that the candidate has appeared, is appearing at the final year degree examination

Candidates who do not carry the above certificates with them while going to the services selection centres shall not be allowed to appear for the SSB interview

Important Dates

Notification Date: 18 July, 2015

Last Date to Apply: 14 August, 2015

CDS Exam Date: 1 November, 2015 (Sunday)

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