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CDS (COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES)
Updated On : 03 Sep, 2022
COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES OVERVIEW
The combined defence services examination is held twice a year for the recruitment of the post in Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Airforce Academy. This examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commision.
LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION AND WITHDRAWAL OF APPLICATIONS:
(i) The Online Applications can be filled up to 11th January, 2022 till 6:00 PM.
(ii) The online Applications can be withdrawn from 18.01.2022 to 24.01.2022 till 6.00 PM.
22nd dec, 2021
18th may 2022
Last date to apply
11th jan, 2022
7th june, 2022
To download admit card
3rd week of the jan (around)
Last week of the oct (around)
10th april, 2022
4th sep, 2022
18th May, 2022
Dec, 2022 (expected to be published)
COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES APPLICATION
How to apply
- Step 1: Go through the official website of Union Public Services Exam at- Click Here
- Step 2: Click on the application form.
- Step 3: Click on new registration and complete the registration process.
- Step 4: You will receive a registration number and a password on your registered email id.
- Step 5: Log in with your details such as registration no and password.
- Step 6: Candidates need to fill in their personal and educational details in the application form.
- Step 7: Upload your recent photograph in required format and size along with a scanned copy of Sign.
- Step 8: Choose the examination center and proceed with the application form.
Step 9: Pay your application fee through net banking.
Step 10: Now, download your application and take print out.
COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
CANDIDATES TO ENSURE THEIR ELIGIBILITY FOR THE EXAMINATION:
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 the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. Mere issue of Admission Certificate to the candidate does not imply that his candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission. Verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents will be started only after the candidate has qualified for interview/Personality Test.
(i) For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai — Degree of a recognised University or equivalent.
(ii) For Indian Naval Academy— Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/Institution
(iii) For Air Force Academy—Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.
A candidate must be unmarried and must either be:
(i) a Citizen of India, or
(ii) a subject of Nepal, or
(iii) a person of Indian 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 settling in India.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii) and (iii) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
Age Limit and Marital status
Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status :
(i) For IMA—Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1999 and not later than 1st January, 2004 only are eligible.
(ii) For Indian Naval Academy—Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1999 and not later than 1st January, 2004 only are eligible
(iii) For Air Force Academy— 20 to 24 years as on 1st January, 2023 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 1999 and not later than 1st January, 2003 (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, 1997 and not later than 1st January, 2003 only are eligible.
Note: Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried. Marriage is not permitted during training. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during the training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live with family out of the premises.
(iv) For Officers' Training Academy—(SSC Course for men) unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1998 and not later than 1st January, 2004 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 2nd January, 1998 and not later than 1st January, 2004
NOTE : Male divorcee/widower candidates cannot be treated as unmarried male for the purpose of their admission in IMA/INA/AFA/OTA, Chennai courses and accordingly they are not eligible for these courses.
COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES EXAM PATTERN
a) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:—
Candidates will be rewarded with 1 mark for every right answer
0.33 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
No. of Ques
(b) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy :—
No. of Ques
COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES SELECTION PROCESS
The selection process comprises three phases which includes —
STEP 1- The candidate will have to first appear in the written examination. After clearing this stage, he will be called for the next stage.
STEP 2- The next stage to be cleared after the written examination is the SSB interview. SSB interview is divided into two phases. It is a four- five days long process in which candidates will be tested for different Officer like qualities(OLQ).
STEP 3- Candidates recommended in the SSB interview will be called for a medical examination. After the conduct of the medical examination, a collective merit list will be prepared for the successful candidates.
COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES SUBJECT WISE TREND IN LAST FEW YEARS
No. of Questions
One Word Substitution
No. of Questions
27 L1- L2
Static/ Defence Gk
No. of Questions
SI & CI
Time & distance
Time and work
Mixture & Alligation
Profit and Loss
COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES VACANCY
About 341 vacancies have been released for the UPSC CDS 1 exam 2022. Those who are interested can apply through the official website which is Click Here till 11th january 2022.
Break up of the post as per the notification —
1. Indian Military Academy, Dehradun— 100 154th (DE) Course commencing in January, 2023 [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders]
2. Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala—Course 22 commencing in January, 2023 Executive Branch (General Service)/Hydro [including 03 vacancies for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Naval Wing through NCC Special Entry ) holders ].
3. Air Force Academy, Hyderabad—(Pre-Flying) 32 Training Course commencing in January, 2023 i.e. No. 213 F(P) Course. [including 03 vacancies are reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Air Wing) holders through NCC Spl. Entry]
4. Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)— 117th SSC (Men) (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in April, 2023
5. Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 17 31st SSC Women (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in April, 2023.
NOTE (i) : The date of holding the examination as mentioned above is liable to be changed at the discretion of the Commission.
NOTE (ii) : The number of vacancies given above is tentative and may be changed at any stage by Services H.Q.
COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES SALARY
Pay scale/ salary
INR 1,39,600- 2,17,600
Lieutenant general HAG scale
HAG + scale
VCOAS/ Lieutenant General ( NFSG)/ Army Cdr
INR 2,25,000 ( FIXED)
MSP to the officer is as follows:-
Military Service Pay(MSP) to the officers from the rank of Lieutenant to Brigadier
Rs 15,500 p.m. fixed
Fixed Stipend for cadet Training:-
Stipend to Gentlemen or Lady Cadets during the entire duration of training in Service academies i.e. during training period at IMA and OTA.
Rs 56,100/-p.m.* (Starting pay in Level 10)
*On successful commissioning, the pay in the Pay matrix of the Officer commissioned shall be fixed in first Cell of Level 10 and the period of training shall not be treated as commissioned service. Arrears on account of admissible allowances, as applicable, for the training period shall be paid to cadets
COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES CUT OFF
Cut off details for the year 2021:
OTA ( MEN)
Cut off details for the year 2020:
OTA ( MEN)
COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES CENTRE DETAILS
GAUTAM BUDDA NAGAR
COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES SPECIAL GUIDANCE
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