UPSC Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination (I) 2018

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UPSC CDS (I) Exam 2018
Union Public Service Commission - UPSC published notification for recruitment for Various Vacancies in Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy through Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2018 (Including SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course). You can view official notification by following link.

Exam Details

  • No. of Posts: 414
  • Name of Posts: UPSC CDS (I)
    • Indian Military Academy: 100 Posts
    • Indian Naval Academy: 45 Posts
    • Air Force Academy: 32 Posts
    • Officers’ Training Academy (Men): 225 Posts
    • Officers Training Academy (Female): 12 Posts

Eligibility

  • Educational Qualification: 
    • For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy— Degree of a recognised University or equivalent.
    • For Indian Naval Academy—Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/ Institution.
    • 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.
  • Age limit:
    • IMA—Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1995 and not later than 1st January, 2000 only are eligible. 
    • Indian Naval Academy—Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1995 and not later than 1st January, 2000 only are eligible. 
    • Air Force Academy— 20 to 24 years as on 1st January, 2019 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 1995 and not later than 1st January, 1999.
    • Officers' Training Academy—(SSC Course for men) unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1994 and not later than 1st January, 2000 only are eligible.
    • 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. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1994 and not later than 1st January, 2000. 
  • 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. 

Selection process

  • Stage I and stage II. Only.  those candidates who clear the stage I are permitted to appear for stage II. The details are:
    • Stage I: comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception Description Test (PP&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on combination of performance in OIR Test and PP&DT. 
    • Stage II: Comprises of Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. These tests are conducted over 4 days. The details of these tests are given on the website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in.

How to Apply

  • Candidates are required to apply online by using the website.

Important Dates

  • Examination Notice No.: 2/2018 CDS (I)
  • Online application start from: 08/11/2017
  • Last date for online application: 02/12/2016 (till 06:00 PM)
  • Date of Commencement of Examination: 04/02/2018

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