(Notification) UPSC CDS Exam (I) - 2017
No.F.8/2/2016.E.I(B)—A Combined Defence Services Examination will be
conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on 05th February, 2017 for
admission to the under mentioned courses :—
Name of the Course and Approximate No. of Vacancies:
1. Indian Military Academy, Dehradun— 144th (DE) Course commencing in
January, 2018 [Including 19 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Army
Wing) holders]. : 150
2. Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala—Course commencing in January, 2018
Executive (General Service) [including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’
Certificate holders (Naval Wing)].: 45
3. Air Force Academy, Hyderabad—(Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in
February, 2018 i.e. No. 203 F(P) Course. : 32
4. Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai—107th SSC(Men)(NT) Course commencing
in April, 2018. : 225 (including 50 vacancies for NCC ‘C’ certificate holders to
NCC Spl. Entry)
5. Officers Training Academy, Chennai—21st SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course
commencing in April, 2018: 11
Educational Qualifications :
(i) For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy— Degree of a recognised
University or equivalent.
(ii) For Indian Naval Academy—Degree in Engineering from a recognised
(iii) For Air Force Academy—Degree of a recognised 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 certificates on the date of commencement of the SSB
Interview at the SSB.
1. The Competitive examination comprises:
(a) Written examination as shown in para 2 below.
(b) Interview for intelligence and personality test (vide Part ‘B’ of this
Appendix) of such candidates as may be called for interview at one of the
Services Selection Centres.
2. The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum
marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:
(a) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air
|2. General Knowledge
|3. Elementary Mathematics
|(b) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy
|2. General Knowledge
The maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interviews will
be equal for each course i.e. the maximum marks allotted to the written
examination and to the interviews will be 300, 300, 300 and 200 each for
admission to the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force
Academy and Officers’ Training Academy respectively.
3. The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions
only. The question papers (Test Booklets) of General Knowledge and Elementary
Mathematics will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English.
4. In the question papers, wherever necessary, questions involving the metric
system of Weights and Measures only will be set.
5. Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances
will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write answers for them.
6. The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the
subjects of the examination.
Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status :
(i) For IMA—Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1994
and not later than 1st January, 1999 only are eligible.
(ii) For Indian Naval Academy—Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than
2nd January, 1994 and not later than 1st January, 1999 only are eligible.
(iii) For Air Force Academy—
20 to 24 years as on 1st January 2018 i.e. born not earlier than 02nd
January, 1994 and not later than 01st January, 1998 (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 January, 1992
and not later than 01st January, 1998 only are eligible.
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, or by
using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & 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.
How to Apply:
Candidates are required to apply Online using the link www.upsconline.nic.in
Detailed instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the
- Last Date for Submission of Applications: 02.12.2016