UPSC Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE) 2018 Notification - Apply Online

UPSC Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE) 2018 Notification - Apply Online 

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct Combined Defence Services (CDS 2018) examination for providing admission to candidates in Indian Naval Academy, Officers Training Academy, Air Force Academy and Indian Military Academy. The CDS exam is conducted twice in a year. The CDS 1 2018 Online Application will be started from 8th November 2017 whereas CDS -2 2018 application form will be available from 8th August 2018. All Eligible and Interested candidates can apply online before the last date. Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE) 2018 No.of Vacancies, Age limit, Eligibility, How to apply, Important dates and more details are given below...


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UPSC Combned Defence Services Examination (CDSE) 2018 Notification - Apply Online 


No. of Vacancies in CDSE 2018

We will publish here the actual number of vacancies after the announcement of its respective notification.

#Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala: 45
#Indian Military Academy, Dehradun: 100
#Air Force Academy, Hyderabad: 32
#Officers Training Academy, Chennai Women (Non-Technical) Course:12
#Officers Training Academy, Chennai: 225

Combined Defence Services Examination:

The "Combined Defence Services" (CDS) Examination is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. The Notification for the examination is usually released in the months of October and June, and the examinations are conducted in February and November respectively. Only unmarried graduates are eligible to sit for the exam. Successful candidates are admitted into the respective Academies after an interview conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).

Schedule for CDSE 2018

Schedule for CDSE 1:
Official notice will be announced on: 8th Novembe
Online application process will commence from: 8th November 2017
Closing date for the receipt of application form:4th December 2017
Admit card will be issued on: update soon
Date of written entrance exam: 4th February 2018
Result will be announced on: update soon

Schedule for CDSE 2:
Official notice will be announced on: 8th August 2018
Online application process will commence from: 8th August 2018 
Closing date for the receipt of application form: 3rd September 2018
Admit card will be issued on: update soon
Date of written entrance exam: 18th November 2018
Result will be announced on: update soon

Eligibility Criteria:

Nationality Criteria: Candidate must be an Indian National.

Age Criteria & Marital Status:

#For IMA: Unmarried male aspirants, who are not born before than 2nd January 1995 and after than 1st January 2000, are permitted to apply.

#For Indian Naval Academy: Unmarried male aspirants, who are not born before than 2nd January 1995 and after than 1st January 2000, are permitted to apply.

#For Air Force Academy: Candidates should be aged in between 20 to 24 years as on 1st January 2019. It means candidates who are born not before than 2nd January 1995 and after than 1st January 1999 are eligible. If you have a valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) then you are eligible to apply till 26 years of the age.

#For Officers Training Academy—(SSC Course for men): Married or unmarried candidates, who are born not before than 2nd January 1994 and after than 1st January 2000, are permitted to apply.

#For Officers Training Academy- (SSC Women Non-Technical Course): Candidates should be born not before than 2nd January 1994 and after than 1st January 2000 to become eligible under this category.

Educational Qualification:

#For IMA and Officers Training Academy: Candidates should be having a recognized degree of its equivalent;

#For Indian Naval Academy: A recognized Engineering degree is required to apply for this post;

#For Air Force Academy: A recognized degree with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or Bachelor of Engineering is required for appearing in the exam;

Physical Standards:

Candidates must be physically fit as per the prescribed criteria of Combined Defence Services Examination.

The minimum acceptable height for male condidates is 157.5 cms. (157 cms for Navy and 162.5 cms for Air Force). For Women candidates minimum acceptable height is 152 cms. For Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North-Eastern region of India, Garhwali and Kumaon, the Minimum
acceptable height will be 5 cms less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cms. 

Physical Conditioning : Prospective candidates are advised to keep themselves in good physical condition by following the under mentioned routine :—
 (a) Running : 2 to 4 Km. in 15 minutes
 (b) Skipping
 (c) Pushups & Sit-ups : Minimum 20 each
 (d) Chin ups : Minimum 08
 (e) Rope Climbing : 3 to 4 metres. 

How to apply:

UPSC will make the CDS 1 & CDS 2 Application Form available for the aspirants on 8th November 2017 and 8th August 2018 respectively. The CDS Application Form will be available in two parts i.e. part I and part 2. Candidates can apply online only by visiting the official website of conducting authority i.e. www.upsc.gov.in. No Application Form will be accepted by UPSC through any other mode except online. Here are some of the important highlights about the CDS application form:

Candidates need to apply online by using the official link of UPSC i.e. upsconline.nic.in.
Every candidate should submit only one application. If mistakenly you have submitted multiple applications then you must ensure that application with the higher RID (Registration ID) is complete in all aspects including details of the candidates, exam centre, signature, photograph etc.
An application without the notified fee or incomplete application is liable to be rejected.

Application Fee:

Candidates are needed to pay Rs 200/ (General/OBC Candidates) as necessary CDS 2018 Application Fees either through net banking or via Cash mode. Female/SC/ST category candidates are exempted from paying the application fee.

CDS 2018 Examination Centers:

The CDS exam will be held across 41 cities/towns in the country. Distribution of examination centers will be done on the basis of the first-apply-first-serve basis. Therefore, candidates are recommended to apply on early basis so that they could get an examination centre of their choice. List of tentative cities where exams may be conducted is as follows. If we find any change in the name of exam centres, we will update the same over here.

AHMEDABAD, AGARTALA, AIZAWL, ALLAHABAD, BAREILLY, BENGALURU, BHOPAL,
CHENNAI, CHANDIGARH, CUTTACK, DELHI, DEHRADUN, DHARWAD, DISPUR, GANGTOK, HYDERABAD, ITANAGAR, IMPHAL, JAIPUR, JORHAT, JAMMU, KOCHI, KOLKATA, KOHIMA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, MADURAI, NAGPUR, PATNA, PANAJI (GOA),
PORT BLAIR, RANCHI, RAIPUR, SHILLONG, SAMBALPUR, SHIMLA, SRINAGAR,
TIRUPATI, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, UDAIPUR AND VISAKHAPATNAM.

Syllabus:

The Syllabus of CDS 2018 will be prepared by UPSC. The examination syllabus helps the candidates while their preparation. So, candidates planning to appear in the exam should go through the Syllabus carefully.

English (Code 01):

The authority prepares the English question paper in order to check candidates’ ability towards the understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.

General Knowledge (Code 02):

This section includes questions from current events of those matters of everyday surveillance and experience in their scientific aspects. Questions will be also included from the History of India and Geography of nature.

Elementary Mathematics (Code 03):

Questions are be included in this paper from Arithmetic, Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Mensuration, Statistics, Intelligence and Personality test.

CDSE 2018 Examination Pattern:

The exam pattern for CDS 2018 has been provided below. Candidates are instructed to read the information furnished below and make a plan for the preparation accordingly. The Competitive examination will consist of following:

Written examination:

Interview for intelligence and personality test.
Here is the prescribed exam pattern for admission to Indian Naval Academy, Indian Military Academy and Air Force Academy:

Subjects                     Exam Duration Maximum Marks
English                                  2 Hours               100
General Knowledge          2 Hours               100
Elementary Mathematics   2 Hours               100


Here is the prescribed exam pattern for admission to Officers Training Academy:

Subjects                    Exam Duration      Maximum Marks
English                                 2 Hours                         100
General Knowledge         2 Hours                         100

Important Instructions:

#All the questions will be objective type only.
#Candidates will find the question papers of General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics in English as well as Hindi language.
#Candidates have to write the question paper by their own hand. Under no circumstances, they will be allowed to get help from the scribe.
#A calculator cannot be used for answering questions.

Admit card:

The conducting authority i.e. UPSC will release CDS 2018 admit card through online mode only. No Admit Card will be sent to the applicants via post. Candidates should visit the official website in order to download their admit card for CDS exam 2018. For Interview/Personality Test the commission will issue separate Admit Card.

Result:

The result of CDS 2018 will be announced in two phases i.e. written exam and SSB/interview result. Firstly the commission will announce the result of the written exam. Candidates who qualify the written exam will be further called for SSB/Personality test.

Answer key:

Candidates who successfully appeared in the entrance exam can check the answer key released by UPSC after the completion of exam. They can also download the CDS 2018 answer key from the official website of the commission.

Selection Process:

Selection of candidates will be based on some important components such as Written Exam, Personal Interview, Document verification and Medical report of the candidates. I wish all the best to all CDS aspirants. Prepare well and achieve great marks.

Important Dates:

Schedule for CDSE 1:
Official notice will be announced on: 8th Novembe
Online application process will commence from: 8th November 2017
Closing date for the receipt of application form:4th December 2017
Admit card will be issued on: update soon
Date of written entrance exam: 4th February 2018
Result will be announced on: update soon

Schedule for CDSE 2:
Official notice will be announced on: 8th August 2018
Online application process will commence from: 8th August 2018 
Closing date for the receipt of application form: 3rd September 2018
Admit card will be issued on: update soon
Date of written entrance exam: 18th November 2018
Result will be announced on: update soon

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