COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES EXAMINATION (I), 2014
||09 Feb 2014
||02 Dec 2013
COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES EXAMINATION (I), 2014
UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
Combined Defence Service Examination (I), 2014
[Including SSC Women (Non-technical) course]
Offical Exam Notification will come out on 02nd November, 2013
Last Date to Apply - 02nd December, 2013, Monday
CDS Exam Question Papers & Study material
The Union Public Service Commission will hold the Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2014 on 09th February, 2014, Sunday for admission to the following courses:
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 138th course commencing in 2014-15 (including 32 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ certificate (Army Wing) holders) –250 vacancies
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala Course Commencing in 2014-15 Executive (Hydro/ General Service) (including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C certificate holders (Naval Wing) – 40 vacancies
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in 2014-15 Officers Training Academy, Chennai, 100th SSC Course (for Men) commencing in 2014-15 – 175 vacancies
Officers Training Academy, Chennai 14th SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in, 2015 -12 vacancies
Since women candidates are eligible for OTA only, they should give OTA as their first and only preference
If a male candidate is competing for Short Service Commission (Army) only, he should indicate OTA as the one and only choice
However, a male candidate competing for short service commission course at OTA as well as permanent commission course at IMA, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy should indicate OTA as his last preference, otherwise OTA will be deemed to be the last choice even if it is given a higher preference by the candidate
Exam CentresAgartala, Gangtok, Panaji (Goa), Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Patna, Aizawl, Imphal, Port Blair, Allahabad, Itanagar, Raipur, Bangalore, Jaipur, Ranchi, Bareily, 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
Nationality: A candidate 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 01st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or (v) 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), (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 candidate 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
For complete info visit the Eligibility of CDS Exam 2014 for Age and Educational Qualifications
For admission to IMA, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy on or before (Exact date only after notification)
For admission to Officer’s Training Academy, Chennai on or before (Exact date only after notification)
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
Physical Standards: Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2014
Application Fee: Candidates (excepting female/SC/ST candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs 200/- (Rs two hundred only) either by depositing the money in any branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner and 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
All Female candidates and candidates belonging to SC/ST 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.
|How To Apply:
Candidates are required to apply online only using the www.upsconline.nic.in 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.
All candidates whether already in Govt. service including candidates serving in the Armed Forces, Govt. owned industrial undertakings or other similar organizations or in private employment should submit their applications online direct to the commission.
Persons already in Govt. service, whether in permanent or temporary 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/Dept in writing that they have applied for the examination.
Candidates serving in the Armed Forces are required to inform their Commanding Officer in writing that they have applied for this examination.
They are also required to submit NOC in this regard at the time of SSB interview
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.
Candidates are not required to submit along with their applications any certificate in support of their claims regarding age, educational qualifications, SC/ST/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 (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.
Candidates are advised to keep ready the following documents in original along with their attested copies soon after the declaration of the result of the written part of the examination which is likely to be declared in the month of May/June, 2014 for submission to the Army HQ/Naval HQ/Air HQ as the case may be; Matric/Higher Secondary school certificate or its equivalent showing date of birth; degree/provisional degree certificate/marks sheet showing clearly having passed degree examination and eligible for award of degree.
In the first instance all qualified candidates eligible for SSB interview will carry their original Matric/Higher Secondary School certificate as also their degree/provisional degree certificate/marks sheet with them while going to the services selection centres for SSB interview.
Candidates who have not yet qualified the final year degree examination must carry with them a certificate in original from the Principal of the College/Institution stating that the candidate has appeared/is appearing at the final year degree examination
Candidates who do not carry the above certificates with them while going to the services selection centres shall not be allowed to appear for the SSB interview.
Admission Certificate: The commission will not enter into any correspondence with the candidates about their candidature except in the following cases.
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.
For downloading the e-Admission Certificate/ e-Admit Card the candidate must have his / her vital parameters like RID and date of birth or roll number (if received) and date of birth or name, father’s name and date of birth available with him/her
If a candidate does not receive his/her e-Admission Certificate or any other communication regarding his/her candidature for the examination three weeks before the commencement of the examination, he/she should at once contact the Commission.
Information in this regard can also be obtained from the Facilitation Counter located in the Commission’s Office either in person or over telephone 011-23381125/011-23385271/011-23098543
In case no communication is received in the Commission’s Office from the candidate regarding non-receipt of his/ her e-Admission Certificate at least 3 weeks before the examination, he/she himself/ herself will be solely responsible for non-receipt of his/her e-admission certificate
No candidate will ordinarily be allowed to take the examination unless he/she holds an e-admission certificate for the examination.
On receipt of admission certificate, check it carefully and bring discrepancies/errors, if any, to the notice of UPSC immediately.
The courses to which the candidates are admitted will be according to their eligibility as per age and educational qualifications for different courses and the preferences given by the candidates.
The candidates should note that their admission to the examination will be purely provisional based on the information given by them in the application form. This will be subject to verification of all the eligibility conditions.
If a candidate receives an e-admission certificate in respect of some other candidate on account of handling error, the same should be immediately brought to the notice of the Commission with a request to issue the correct e-admission certificate.
Candidates may note that they will not be allowed to take the examination on the strength of an e-admission certificate issued in respect of another candidate.
Candidates must ensure that their e-mail IDs given in their applications are valid and active.The online applications can be filled upto 02nd December, 2013, Monday till 11.59 p.m.
Date of Notification – 02 November 2013
Last date of receipt of application - 02 December 2013, Monday
Exam date – 09 February 2014, Sunday
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