(Notification) UPSC CDS Exam (I) - 2017


(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 :—

Post Details:

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 University/Institution.

(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.

Exam Syllabus:

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 Force Academy:—

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
1. English 2 Hours 100
2. General Knowledge 2 Hours 100
3. Elementary Mathematics 2 Hours 100
(b) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy :—
1. English 2 Hours 100
2. General Knowledge 2 Hours 100

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.

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, 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 abovementioned website.

Important Dates:

  • Last Date for Submission of Applications: 02.12.2016

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Courtesy: UPSC