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 Centres Agartala, 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 Eligibility: 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 Union Public Service Commission 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.