UPSC-COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES EXAMINATION-I (CDS 2016)

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Posts: Commissioned Officers

Vacancies: 457

  • Indian Military Academy (IMA) 200 posts
  • Indian Naval Academy (INA) 45 posts
  • Air Force Academy (AFA) 32 posts
  • Officers Training Academy (OTA) 175 posts
  • Officers Training Academy (OTA) for Women – 05 posts

 

Date of Examination: 14 February, 2016

Age Limit: For IMA and INA i.e. born not earlier than 02 January 1993 and not later than 01 January 1998. For AFA age is 20 to 24 years as on 1st January 2017, i.e. born not earlier than 02 January 1993 and not later than 01 January 1997. For OTA Men and women born not earlier than 2nd July 1991 and not later than st July 1997.

Educational Qualification:

  • For IMA & OTA – Degree of a recognised University or equivalent
  • For INA- Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/ Institution
  • For AFA – Degree of Recognised University  with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or Bachelor of Engineering.

Selection Process: On the basis of Competitive Examination comprising: (for More Details read below)

  • Written examination (For OTA only English and General Knowledge)

English                                             – 2 Hrs –           100 Marks

GK                                                     – 2 Hrs –           100 Marks

Elementary Mathematics            – 2 Hrs –           100 Marks

  • Interview for Intelligence and personality test.

 

Application Fee:

  • Rs. 200/- deposited at any branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI, or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.

 

Apply Online:  www.upsconline.nic.in

Last date of Application: 04th December 2015

 

Detailed Selection Process:

CDS Exam Pattern Details: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is going to conducts Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination for recruitment of various vacancies under Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy. The exam pattern of UPSC CDS details given below…

Written Exam:
i. Written Exam consists of Objective Type questions and time duration 2hrs and maximum marks is 100 for each subject.
ii. For the candidates who are appearing for Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air force Academy written test comprising of English, General Knowledge and Elementary mathematics subjects and for candidates who are appearing for officers training academy the written test comprising of English and General Knowledge.
iii. Candidates who are declared successful in the written exam will be detailed for intelligence and personality test at the Service Selection Board based on their preference, by the respective service HQ.

(A) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 Hours 100
General Knowledge 2 Hours 100
Elementary Mathematics 2 Hours 100

(B) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 Hours 100
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.

The papers in all the subjects will consists of objective type questions only. The question papers of General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English.

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