However the minister’s statement has raised concerns among the students as it will surely lead to a delay of the civil services preliminary examinations scheduled for August 24. The need of a new notification will also arise if any changes are introduced in the pattern of the examination.
Eligible candidates can apply for the examination. The aspirant must be unmarried and between the age of 16 ½ to 19 years as of first day of the month in which course is due to commence. Also the student must have completed Class XII of the 10+2 System of Education/Equivalent for Army and with Physics and Mathematics for Air Force/ Navy
The Combined Defence Services II recruitment exam was conducted in two steps: the written exam was organized by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on September 2013 and the interview was conducted by the Services Selection Board of the Ministry of Defense.
There are 10 females and 15 males amongst the candidates who made it to the top 25 positions, where in nine of the total were from engineering stream, three from Medical, four from sciences and the rest nine from Commerce, Humanities and other Social Sciences. Five of them made to the merit list in their first attempts, 11 in second attempt, seven in third attempts and two in their fourth attempts.
However, the UPSC has made it clear that “Mere issuance of E-Admission certificate does not imply that a candidate’s candidature has been cleared by the Commission.” This means, candidates will be evaluated on various fronts before they can make it to the final selection.
The examination is conducted by the Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of National Defence Academy for the 132nd Course and Naval Academy for the 94th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from July, 2014.
A candidate will be permitted a maximum of four attempts for the examination. However, there is no restriction on number of attempts by a candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs). Seven attempts are permissible to an aspirant belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBCs).
The e-Admit cards for all the candidates have already been made available for download on the official UPSC Website. Letters of rejection, specifying the cause behind rejection of disqualified applicants have also been already dispatched via email.
The results of the UPSC Special Class Railway Apprentice Exam (SCRA) 2014, held earlier this year on Jan 12 will be announced by the end of March, according to new reports.
This recent change of two additional attempts for all categories was approved by The Centre. Also, the relaxation on the age will be for valid for Civil Services Examination, 2014.