UPSC CDS 2018: UPSC invited application form for Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2018 [Including SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course] from eligible candidates. The detailed eligibility and UPSC CDS application form procedure are given below.
UPSC CDS-Combined Defence Services Exam 2018:
|Exam Name||Combined Defence Services Examination 2018 (II)|
|Job Location||Across India|
|Last Date||3 September 2018|
|Exam Date||18 November 2018|
UPSC CDS Combined Defence Services Exam 2018 – Detailed Eligibility:
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.
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.
For IMA: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July 1995 and not later than 1st July 2000 only are eligible.
For Indian Naval Academy: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July 1995 and not later than 1st July 2000 only are eligible.
For Air Force Academy: 20 to 24 years as on 1st July 2019 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd July 1995 and not later than 1st July 1999.
For Officers’ Training Academy: (SSC Course for men) Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July 1994 and not later than 1st July 2000 only are eligible.
For Officers’ Training Academy: (SSC Women Non-Technical Course) Unmarried women candidates born not earlier than 2nd July 1994 and not later than 1st July 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 – 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 (SSC Men) – 225 Posts
- Officers Training Academy, Chennai (SSC Women) – 12 Posts
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:
|General Knowledge||2 Hours||100|
|Elementary Mathematics||2 Hours||100|
For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy :
|General Knowledge||2 Hours||100|
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, Tirupati, Udaipur, Thiruvananthapuram 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 3 September 2018.
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UPSC CDS 2018 Application Form: Click here
- Date of CDS Exam (II) Notification: 08.08.2018.
- Closing date of Online Application: 03.09.2018.
- Payment of Application Fee through Pay by Cash: 02.09.2018
- Payment of Application Fee through Online mode: 03.09.2018.
- Date of Combined Defence Services Examination: 18th November 2018