UPSC Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination - I Notification 2016

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) published notification for recruitment for Various Vacancies in Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy through Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2016 (Including SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course).

Examination Notice No.: 1/2016 CDS (I)

Posts :
Indian Military Academy: 200 Posts
Indian Naval Academy: 45 Posts
Air Force Academy: 32 Posts
Officers Training Academy (for Men): 175 Posts
Officers Training Academy (for Women & Non - Tech.): 05 Posts

Total no of Posts: 457

Educational Qualification: Degree from recognized University or equivalent for IMA & Officers Training Academy, Degree in Engineering & Degree from recognized university/ institution for Indian Naval Academy, Degree of a recognized university (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engg for Air Force Academy.

Age Limit :
Sl noName of the AcademyAge Limit
1.IMABorn not earlier than
02-01-1993
and not later than
 01-01-1998.
(Unmarried male candidates)
2.Indian Naval AcademyBorn not earlier than
02-01-1993
and not later than
 01-01-1998.
(Unmarried male candidates)
3.Air Force Academy20-24 years as on
01-01-2017
(Born not earlier than
02-01-1993 and
 not later than
 01-01-1998)
(Unmarried male candidates)
4.OTA
(SSC Course for Men)
Born not earlier than
02-01-1992 and
 not later than
 01-01-1998.(Male Candidates
 (Married or Unmarried))
5.OTA
(SSC Women Non-Technical Course)
Born not earlier than
02-01-1992
 and not later than
 01-01-1998.

Examination Fee: Candidates need to pay Rs. 200/- through the following modes. No fee for Female/ SC/ ST candidates.

  • Pay by cash Mode: Candidates have to pay the fee by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI on or before 03-12-2015 by 23:59 hrs.
  • Net Banking Mode: Candidates have to pay the fee by using net banking facility of SBI (at relevant states).
  • Online Mode: Candidates have to pay the fee by using Visa/ Master Credit/ Debit card on or before 04-12 by 23:59 hrs


How to Apply: Candidates are required to apply only, by using the website www.upsconline.nic.in

Notification : Click Here

Apply Online : Click Here

Overview of UPSC CDS I Exam : Click Here

Important Date:
Starting date of online application: 07-11-2015
Last date of online application: 04-12-2015
Written Examination: 14-02-2016 (Sunday)
Download e-Admit card: 3 weeks before the commencement of the examination.


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