CDS Competitive Exams
Union Public Service Commission,
New Delhi – 110069
A Citizen of India, Bhutan, A subject of Nepal, or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
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.
- For IMA-Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1988 and not later than 1st 1st January, 1993 only are eligible.
- For Naval Academy-Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1990 (2nd January, 1988 in case of NCC/Naval Wing ‘C’ Certificate holders) and not later than 1st January, 1993 only are eligible.
- For Air Force Academy-Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1989 and not later than 1st January, 1993 only are eligible.
- For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy-Degree of a recognized University or equivalent
- For Indian Naval Academy: Degree in Engineering.
- For Air Force Academy: Degree of Recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering
Candidates who are studying in the final year Degree course and have yet to pass the final year degree examination can also apply but they will be required to submit proof of passing the degree examination to reach the Army HQ/Rtg.
Mode of Entrance Exam
The exam consists of two phases- a written exam and an interview. The written exam pattern is different for the different training institutes. The written exam pattern is given below.
- For Naval Academy, Indian Military Academy and the Air Force academy the written exam consists of three sections. They are the English section, the General Knowledge Section and the Elementary Mathematics Section. All the sections are objective type and carry 100 marks each. Therefore, the total is 300 marks.
- For Officers’ Training Academy, the exam consists of two sections only- English and General Knowledge. Both the sections are objective type and carry 100 marks each. The total is thus 200 marks.
Candidates may apply Online by using the link http://www.upsconline.nic.in Detailed Instructions for filling up the Online Applications are available on the above-mentioned website.
Candidates may also apply offline in the Common Application Form devised by the Commission for all its examinations, which can be processed on computerized machines.
Form should be purchased from the designated Head Post Offices/Post Offices only and not from any other agency. This form can be used only once and for only one examination. Candidates, applying offline, must use the form supplied with the Information Brochure only and they should in no case use photocopy, reproduction, or any unauthorized printed copy of the Form.
The duly filled in application form and the acknowledgement card along with unstamped self-addressed envelope to receive a SSB interview call letter should then be mailed in the special envelope supplied with the Information Brochure at:
“Controller of Examinations,
Union Public Service Commission,
New Delhi – 110069”.