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UPSC CDS 2017 Exam (II) Notification, Application Form, Dates

UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES EXAMINATION (II), 2017

 

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) CDS 2017 Exam (II) Notification : invites applications for recruitment for various vacancies in Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy through Combined Defence Services Examination - CDS Exam 2017 (Including SSC Women) (Non-Technical) Course).

 

UPSC CDS II 2017

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the official notification for Combined Defence Service (CDS) II Exam on 19th November 2017 (Sunday)

 

The Application Process of CDS 2017 will commence with the release of notification and all the aspirants can apply online until 08th September 2017

 

UPSC conducts the CDS exam for recruitment into India Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Officers Training Academy (OTA) and Air Force Academy (AFA) as Commissioned Officers.

 

This is a national level entrance examination conducted twice in a year - February and November. All the aspirants are advised to check the eligibility criteria to know the age and academic qualification for CDS 2017 exam before they fill the online application form.

 

UPSC CDS (2) Vacancy Details

Total No. of Posts: 414 (approx)

Name of the Post: Combined Defence Service Examination (II), 2017 (Including SSC Women (Non Technical Course)

 

i) Indian Military Academy, Dehradun - 145th (DE) Course commencing in July 2018 [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC 'C' Certificate (Army Wing) holders] - 100 vacancies (approx)

 

ii) Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala - Course commencing in July 2018 Executive (General Service) (including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC 'C' Certificate holders (Naval Wing) - 45 vacancies (approx)

 

iii) Air Force Academy, Hyderabad - (Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in August, 2018 i.e. No. 204 F (P) Course - 32 vacancies (approx)

 

iv) Officers Training Academy,Chennai - 108th SSC (Men) (NT) Course communing in Nov/December 2018 (Tentative) - 255 vacancies (including 50 vacancies for NCC ‘C’) (approx)

 

v) Officers Training Academy, Chennai - 22nd SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing October 2018 - 12 vacancies (Tentative)

CDS EXAM APPLICATION - How to Apply for CDS -II Exam 2017 ?

Candidates are required to apply online only using the link www.upsconline.nic.in click here to apply

 

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 (Registration ID) is complete in all respects like applicants’ details, examination centre, photograph, 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.

 

Candidates are not required to submit alongwith their applications any certificate in support of their claims regarding age, educational qualifications, SC/ST/OBC and fee remission etc.

 

The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination

 

The e-Admission Certificate will be made available in the UPSC website www.upsc.gov.in for downloading by candidates. No admission certificate will be sent by post

 

Information in this regard can also be obtained from the Facilitation Counter located in the Commission’s Office either in person or over telephone 011-2338527/011-23381125/011-23098543

Important Dates for CDS 2017 2 EXAM

Announcement of Exam Notification: 09th August 2017

 

Last Date for Submission of Applications: 08th September 2017 (Friday) till 06.00 pm

 

Admit card can be downloaded: September to October 2017

 

Date of CDS 2017 Exam: 19th November 2017 (Sunday)

 

Publication of Result: Updated soon

CDS 2017 Exam Centres

The Exam will be held at the following Centres: Agartala, Gangtok, Panaji (Goa), Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Patna, Aizawl, Imphal, Port Blair, Allahabad, Itanagar, Raipur, Bangalore, Jaipur, Ranchi, Bareilly, Jammu, Sambalpur, Bhopal, Jorhat, Shillong, Chandigarh, Kochi, Shimla, Chennai, Kohima, Srinagar, Cuttack, Kohima, Srinagar, Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Dehradun, Lucknow, Delhi, Madurai, Tirupati, Dharwar, Mumbai, Udaipur, Dispur, Nagpur, Vishakhapatnam

Applicants should note that there would be a ceilling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the centres except Chennai, Delhi, Dispur, Kolkatta and Nagpur

Eligibility Conditions:

See UPSC CDS Exam Eligibility Conditions

Nationality: A candidates must either be:

(i) a Citizen of India, or

 

(ii) a subject of Bhutan, or

 

(iii) a subject of Nepal, or

 

(iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently setting in India, or

 

(v) a person of India 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 setting in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii),

 

(iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Govt of India

Certificate of eligibility will, however, not be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal

 

A candidates in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination provisionally subject to the necessary certificate being given to him/her by the Govt. before declaration of result by UPSC

Age Limits, Sex & Marital Status:

 

(i) For IMA - Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd July 1994 and not later than 01st July 1999 only are eligible

 

(ii) For Indian Naval Academy - Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd July 1994 and not later than 01st July 1999 only are eligible

 

(iii) For Air Force Academy - 20 to 24 years as on 01st July 2018 i.e. born not earlier than 02nd July 1994 and not later than 01st July 1998 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 years i.e. born not earlier than 02nd July 1992 and not later than 01st July 1998) only are eligible

 

(iv) For Officers' Training Academy (SSC Course for men) Male candidates (married or unmarried) born not earlier than 02nd July 1993 and not later than 01st July 1999 only are eligible

 

(v) 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 02nd July 1993 and not later than 01st July 1999

 

Educational Qualification

i) For Indian Military Academy/Officers’ Training Academy: Degree from a recognized university or equivalent

 

ii) For Indian Naval Academy: Bachelor of Engineering

 

iii) For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognized 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 certificate on the date of commencement of the SSB interview at the SSB

 

For CDS exam, applicants can be from any stream but for entry to Air Force and Navy, candidates should have studied physics and maths up to Class 12

 

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 subject proof of passing the degree examination to reach the Army Head Quarter/Rtd CDSE Entry, West Bloc III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066

 

Candidates appearing at the degree or equivalent examination are also eligible to compete. Such candidates will be required to submit the proof of passing the requisite qualifying examination by a date to be specified in the Commission’s Notice for the Examination.

 

In the event of Air Force candidates being suspended from Flying Training for failure to learn flying, they would be absorbed in the Navigation Branch of the IAF. This will be subject to availability of vacancies and fulfilling the laid down qualitative requirements (including 60% in graduation)

Physical Standards

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2017 as per guidelines given in Appendix-IV

Fee Details

Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs.200/- 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

 

Applicants who opt for "Pay by Cash" mode should print the system generated Pay in-slip during Part-II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only

 

"Pay by Cash" mode option will be deactivated at 11.59 PM of 07th September 2017 i.e. one day before the closing date. However, applicants who have generated their Pay-in slip before it is de-activated may pay at the counter of SBI Branch during banking hours on the closing date

Selection Procedure

The candidates will be provided admission to INA, IMA, Air Force Academy, and Officers’ Training Academy through Written Examination, Personality Test and Interview

 

The candidates will be placed in the order of merit on the basis of the total marks secured by them in the written examination and in the SSB tests. The final selection will be made in order of merit subject to medical fitness and suitability in all other respects and number of vacancies available

CDS - II Exam 2017 Pattern

The Competitive examination comprises:

 

(a) Written examination as shown in para 2 below

 

(b) Interview for intelligence and personality test (vide Part ‘B’ of this Appendix) of such candidates as may be called for interview at one of the Services Selection Centres

 

The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:

 

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

 

1. English - Duration: 2 Hours & Maximum Marks 100

 

2. General - Duration: Knowledge 2 Hours; & Maximum Marks 100

 

3. Elementary - Duration: Mathematics 2 Hours; & Maximum Marks 100

 

(b) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:

1. English - Duration: 2 Hours & Maximum Marks 100

 

2. General Knowledge - Duration: Knowledge 2 Hours; & Maximum Marks 100

 

Maximum marks allotted to the written exam and to the interviews will be equal for each course i.e. the maximum marks allotted to the written exam and to the interviews will be 300, 300, 300 and 200 each for admission to the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers’ Training Academy respectively

 

The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. The question papers (Test Booklets) of General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English
In the question papers, wherever necessary, questions involving the metric system of Weights and Measures only will be set

Admit Card

The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e-Admit Card will be made available on the UPSC website www.upsc.gov.in for downloading by candidates. No e-Admit Card will be sent by post

 

All the applicants are required to provide valid & active e-mail ID while filling up online application form as the Commission may use electronic mode for contacting them