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UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (UPSC)
Shahjahan Road, New Delhi

Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) (I), 2012 including SSC (Women Non-Technical) Course

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will hold the Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) (I), 2012 on 12th February, 2012 for admission to Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy amd Air force Academy and Officers Training Academy, Chennai for the cources (Men and Women.

Vacancies :

1. Indian Military Academy, Dehradun : 250 posts
2. Naval Academy, Goa : 40 posts
3. Air Force Academy, Hyderabad : 32 posts
4. Officers Training Academy , Chennai : 175 posts
5. Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Women) : 30 posts

Conditions of Eligibility

(A) Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status:

1. For Indian Millitary Academy : Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1989 and not later than 1st January 1994 only are eligible.
2. For Naval Academy : Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1991 (2nd January, 1988 in case of NCC Naval wing ‘C’ certificate holders) and not later than 1st January 1994 only are eligible.
3. For Air Force Academy : Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1990 and not later than 1st January 1994 only are eligible.
4. For Officers’ Training Academy – (SSC Course for Men) : Male candidates (Unmarried or Married) born not earlier than 2nd January, 1988 and not later than 1st January 1994 only are eligible.
5. For Officers Training Academy – SSC (Women Non- Technical) Course : (a) Unmarried Women, issue less widows who have not remarried, and issue less divorcees (in possession of divorcee documents) who have not remarried are eligible. They should have been not earlier than 2nd January, 1988 and not later than 1st January, 1994.

Educational qualifications

Educational Qualifications :

(i) For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy-Degree of a recognised University or equivalent.

(ii) For Indian Naval Academy : Degree in Engineering for CDSE and Degree in Engineering or B.Sc. (with Physics or Mathematics) for NCC entry.

(iii) 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.

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. CDSE Entry, West Block III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066 in case of IMA/SSC first choice candidates and Naval HQ “DMPR”, (OI & R Section) Room No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 in case of Navy first choice candidates and PO3(A)/Air Headquarters, ‘J’ Block, Room No. 17, Opp. Vayu Bhawan,Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110011 in case of Air Force first choice candidates by the following dates failing which their candidature will stand cancelled.

(i) For admission to IMA, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy on or before 13th November, 2012.

(ii) For admission to Officer’s Training Academy, Chennai on or before 1st February, 2013.

Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognised by government as equivalent to professional and technical degrees would also be eligible for admission to the examination.

In exceptional cases the Commission may treat a candidate, who does not possess any of the qualifications prescribed in this rule as educationally qualified provided that he/she possesses qualifications, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission, justifies his/her admission to the examination.

Candidates who are studying in final year degree course and have yet to pass final year degree examination or equivalent examination can apply for the examination, but they will be required to submit proof of passing the degree examination or equivalent examination by the specified dates published in commission’s notice for the examination

Physical standards: Candidates must be physically fit according to the physical standards for admission to combined defence services examination (I), 2012 as given in appendix-V of commission’s notice for the examination published in employment news/rozgar samachar
How to apply

FEE :

Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred Only)
either by remitting the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI or by using Visa/ Master Credit/Debit Card.

For the applicants in whose case payments detials have not been received from the bank they will be treated as fictitious payment cases and a list of all such applicants shall be made available on the Commission website within two weeks after the last day of sumission of online application. These applicants shall also be intimated through e-mail to submit copy of proof of their payment to the Commission at the address mentioned in the e-mail. The applicant shall be required to submit the proof within 10 days from the date of such communication either by hand or by speed post to the Commission. In case, no response is received from the applicant their application shall be summarily rejected and no further correspondence shall be entertained in this regard.

ALL FEMALE CANDIDATES AND CANDIDATES BELONGING TO SCHEDULED CASTES/SCHEDULED TRIBES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PAY ANY FEE. NO FEE EXEMPTION IS, HOWEVER, AVAILABLE TO OBC CANDIDATES AND THEY ARE REQUIRED TO PAY THE FULL PRESCRIBED FEE.

NOTE 1 : Applications without the prescribed Fee (Unless remission of Fee is claimed) shall be summarily rejected.

NOTE 2 : Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Candidates are required to apply On-line using the link http://www.upsconline.nic.in Detailed instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the above mentioned website.

The applicants are advised to submit only single application; however if due to any unavoidable situation, if he/she submits another/multiple applications,
then he/she must ensure that application with the higher RID is complete in all respects like applicants’ details, examination centre, phoograph,
signature, fee etc. The applicants who are submitting multiple applications
should note that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be
entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted
against any other RID.

All candidates whether already in Government Service including candidates serving in the Armed Forces, Government owned industrial undertakings or other
similar organizations or in private employment should submit their applications direct to the Commission.

N.B.I Persons already in Government service, whether in permanent ortemporary capacity or as work charged employees other than casual or daily rated
employees or those serving under the Public Enterprises are, however, required to inform their Head of Office/Department in writing that they have applied for the Examination.

N.B.II Candidates serving in the Armed Forces are required to inform their Commanding Officer in writing that they have applied for this examination.
Candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their employer by the Commission withholding permission to the candidates applying for/
appearing at the examination, their applications will be liable to be rejected/ candidatures will be liable to be cancelled.

NOTE : APPLICATIONS WITHOUT THE PRESCRIBED FEE (UNLESS REMISSION
OF FEE IS CLAIMED AS IN PARA 4 ABOVE) OR INCOMPLETE OR DEFECTIVE APPLICATIONS SHALL BE SUMMARILY REJECTED.

No representation or correspondence regarding such rejection shall be entertained under any circumstances. Candidates are not required to submit alongwith their applications any certificate in support of their claims regarding age, educational qualifications, Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/OBC and fee remission etc.

The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility conditions for admission to the examination.

Their Admission at all the stages of examination for which they are admitted by the Commission viz. written examination and Interview Test will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If on verification at any time before or after the written examination or Interview Test, it is found that they do not fulfil any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature for the examination will be cancelled by the Commission.

“Controller of Examinations, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069
IMPORTANT DATES

LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS : The Online Applications can be filled upto 28th November, 2011 till 11.59 PM after which the link will be disabled.

Date of CDS Exam (I) 2012 Notification : 29.10.2011

Last date for receipt of form: 28.11.2011

CDS Entrance Test Date: 12.02.2012

Test Centers
Agartala, Gangtok, Panaji (Goa), Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Patna, Aizwal, Imphal, Port Blair, Allahabad, Itanagar, Raipur, Bangalore, Jaipur, Ranchi, Bareilly, Jammu, Sambalpur, Bhopal, Jorhat, Shillong, Chandigarh, Kochi, Shimla, Chennai, Kohima, Srinagar, Cuttack, Kolkata, Thiruvanandehradun, Lucknow, Thapuram, Delhi, Madurai, Tirupati, Dharwad, Mumbai, Udaipur, Dispur, Nagpur, Vishakhapatnam
Fee : Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST candidates) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 100/- either by remitting the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI or by using Visa/
Master Credit/ Debit Card..

Download Application Form :
How to Apply : Candidate must apply online at http://upsconline.nic.in/ up to 28/11/2011 11.59 pm.

Complete details and other information are available at the commission website at http://upsc.gov.in/exams/notifications/2012/cds1/cds1_2012_eng.pdf OR please see Employment News dated 29/11/2011







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