UPSC CDS Examination-I


Examination Notice No. 02/2012-CDS-I Dated: 29th October 2011


Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)  is going to conduct a Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination on the date of 12/02/2012 for admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Officers Training Academy for men and Officers Training Academy (non-technical). Willing candidates, who fulfill the required eligibility criteria may apply for this examination up to 28th November 2011. Details are as follow:

Name of the examination: Combined Defence Services Examination

Course Name with approximately number of vacancies with eligibility criteria:

1) Indian Military Academy – 250

Sex and Marital Status: Male candidates (unmarried)

Age: The candidates born not before 02/01/1989 and not after 01/01/1994

Educational qualification: Graduate or its equivalent from recognized University

2) Indian Naval Academy – 40

Sex and Marital Status: Male candidates (unmarried)

Age:  not born earlier than 02/01/1991 and not later than 01/01/1994

Educational qualification: Should have Graduation Degree in Engineering for CDS examination and Graduation Degree in either Engineering or Science with Physics / Mathematics for NCC entry.

3) Air Force Academy – 32

Sex and Marital Status: Male candidates (unmarried)

Age: Candidates not born before 02/01/1990 and not after 01/01/1994

Educational qualification: Having either B.Tech Degree or Bachelor Degree in any subject from recognized University with as a subject Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level. (The candidates who are studying in final year of Degree course may also apply)

4) Officers Training Academy – 175

Sex and Marital Status: Male Candidates (either married or unmarried)

Age: candidates born not before 02/01/1988 and not after 01/01/1994

Educational Qualification: Bachelor Degree in any subject from a recognized University.

5) Officers Training Academy, SSC Women (Non-technical) – 30

Sex and Marital Status: Female candidates (unmarried), issue-less widows who have not remarried and issue-less divorcees who have not remarried.

Age: Candidates should have been born not before 02/01/1988 and not after 01/01/1994.

Educational Qualification: Graduate in any discipline.

Application Fees: Rs. 100/- for all candidates except SC/ST/Women candidates.

Mode of Payment: The candidates may pay their application fee either through remitting the money in any branch of State Bank of India (SBI) by cash or using Visa/Master Credit/Debit card or by using net banking facility of SBI.

Applying process: Candidates are advised that they should apply for this examination only through online process. For this they should read details instructions to fill up online applications carefully and must satisfy themselves that they are fulfilling the eligibility conditions of the examination. For filling up online applications form, log on the link provided below:

Apply Online

Important Dates:

Last date for online registration: 28-11-2011 till 11:59 pm.

Date of examination: 12-02-2012

For knowing more information about the examination, click on the link given below:

CDS Examination (I), 2012 Details

Official website of UPSC

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