UPSC CDS Combined Defence Services Exam 2018 | 414 Vacancies | Last date: 4 December 2017

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UPSC CDS 2018: UPSC invited application form for Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2018 [Including SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course] from eligible candidates.The detailed eligibility and UPSC CDS application form procedure are given below.

UPSC CDS Exam 2018UPSC CDS-Combined Defence Services Exam 2018:

Exam NameCombined Defence Services Examination 2018 (I)
QualificationAny degree
Total vacancies414
Job locationAcross India
Last date4 December 2017

 

UPSC CDS Combined Defence Services Exam 2018 – Detailed Eligibility:

For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy:

  • Candidate should possess a Degree of a recognised University or equivalent.

For Indian Naval Academy:

  • Candidate should possess a Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/Institution.

For Air Force Academy:

  • Candidate should possess a 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.

Note: Candidates who are studying in the final year/semester Degree course and have yet to pass the final year degree examination can also apply provided candidate should not have any present backlog upto the last semester/year for which results have been declared upto the time of submission of application and they will be required to submit proof of passing the degree examination at the time of commencement of course.

UPSC CDS 2018 – List of Vacancies: 414 Posts

  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun – 100 Posts
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala – 45 Posts
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad – 32 Posts
  • Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai – 225 Posts
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai – 12 Posts

Age Limits:

For IMA: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 1995 and not later than 1st January 2000 only are eligible.

For Indian Naval Academy: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 1995 and not later than 1st January 2000 only are eligible.

For 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 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 yrs. i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 1993 and not later than 1st January 1999) only are eligible.

For 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.

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. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1994 and not later than 1st January 2000.

Note: Male divorcee/widower candidates cannot be treated as unmarried male for the purpose of their admission in IMA/INA/AFA courses and accordingly they are not eligible for these courses.

UPSC CDS 2018 – Selection Process:

Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception Description Test (PP&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on the 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.

Scheme of Examination:

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

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
English2 Hours100
General Knowledge2 Hours100
Elementary Mathematics2 Hours100

 

For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy :

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
English2 Hours100
General Knowledge2 Hours100

 

Application Fee: Rs.200/- (Female/SC/ST candidates are exempted from payment of fee)

Mode of payment: 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.

UPSC CDS 2018 – Examination Centres:

Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bengaluru, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dharwad, Dispur, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur And Visakhapatnam.

How to apply for UPSC CDS Combined Defence Services Exam 2018?

All interested and eligible candidates apply for this position in online latest by 4 December 2017.

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