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Combined Defence Services Examination (I) - 2013

Introduction: 

Union Public Service Commission will conduct an Examination for Defence Services Examination (I), 2013 for admission to the Army, Navy, Air Force and Officers Training Academy.

Exam: 
UPSC
Select Exam: 
Combined Defence Services
10 Nov 2012
Deadline: 
10 Dec 2012
Exam Date: 
17 Feb 2013
Vacancies: 

1. Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 136th Course commencing in January, 2014

250 Vacancies [including 32 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders].

2. Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala-Course Commencing in January, 2014 Executive (Hydro/ General Service)

40 vacancies (including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC 'C' Certificate holders (Naval Wing).

3. Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in January, 2014 i.e. No.195th F(P) Course.

32 vacancies

4. Officers Training Academy, Chennai, 99th SSC Course (for Men) commencing in April, 2014.

175 vacancies

5. Officers Training Academy, Chennai 13th SSC Women (NonTechnical) Course commencing in April, 2014.

12 vacancies

Eligibility: 

(a) Nationality : A candidate must either be :
(i) a citizen of India, or
(ii) a subject of Bhutan, or
(iii) a subject of Nepal, or
(iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or 
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. 

Age, Sex and Marital Status

 

(i) For IMA

Unmarried male candidates 

Born between 2nd January, 1990 and 1st January, 1995 

(ii) For Indian Naval Academy

Unmarried male candidates

Born between 2nd January, 1992 (2nd January, 1990 in case of NCC Naval Wing ‘C’ Certificate holders) and 1st January, 1995

(iii)  For Air Force Academy

Unmarried male candidates

Born between 2nd January, 1991 and 1st January, 1995

(iv) For Officers' Training Academy(SSC Course for Men)

Male candidates (married or unmarried)

Born between 2nd January, 1989 and 1st January, 1995

(v) For Officers Training Academy - (SSC Women Non-Technical Course)

Unmarried Women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible.

Born between 2nd January, 1989 and 1st January, 1995.

 

Selection Procedure: 

The selection process includes a written exam and an interview.

For admission to the Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy, and the Air Force Academy there would be three papers:

  • English
  • General Knowledge
  • Elementary Mathematics

Each paper would be of 2 hrs and 100 marks.

For admission to the Officers’ Training Academy there would be only two papers:

  • English
  • General Knowledge

Each paper would be of 2 hrs and 100 marks.

How To Apply: 

Candidates can apply online only, on the official website www.upsconline.nic.in

Application fees: 

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).

Additional Information: 

Examination Centres: 

AGARTALA

GANGTOK

PANAJI(GOA)

AHMEDABAD

HYDERABAD

PATNA

AIZWAL

IMPHAL

PORTBLAIR

ALLAHABAD

ITANAGAR

RAIPUR

BANGALORE

JAIPUR

RANCHI

BAREILLY

JAMMU

SAMBALPUR

BHOPAL

JORHAT

SHILLONG

CHANDIGARH

KOCHI

SHIMLA

CHENNAI

KOHIMA

SRINAGAR

CUTTACK

KOLKATA

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

LUCKNOW

DEHRADUN

TIRUPATI

DELHI

MADURAI

UDAIPUR

DHARWAD

MUMBAI

VISHAKHAPATNAM

DISPUR

NAGPUR

 

The official notification can be referred here

http://www.upsc.gov.in/exams/notifications/2013/cds1/eng.pdf