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The entrance for Central Defense Services comprises of a Written Exam followed by and Intelligence and Personality Test. The details follow:

Written Examination for Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy

Paper

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

I

English

2 hours

100

II

General Knowledge

2 hours

100

III

Elementary Mathematics

2 hours

100

Total

300

Written Examination for Officers' Training Academy

Paper

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

I

English

2 hours

100

II

General Knowledge

2 hours

100

Total

200

General (but important) instructions about written examination

The papers in all the subjects will consist of Objective (multiple choice answer) Type questions only.

SI units will be used in the papers and Candidates should use only International form of Indian numerals (i.e. 1,2,3,4,5,6 etc.) while answering question papers.

Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.

Candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets). They should not, therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.

For more detailed exam instructions for Conventional and Objective type papers go through Exam Instructions

For Syllabus of the papers check the CDS Subject list.

Interview

The Union Public Service Commission will declare a qualified list of candidates (based on the written exam).

The selected candidates will appear before a Services Selection Board for Intelligence and Personality Test.

The total maximum marks for the interview will be 200 for OTA and 300 for IMA, Naval and Air Force.

Candidates for the Air Force wing and Naval Aviation will also undergo a Pilot Aptitude Test.

Two Stage Selection Procedure

Two stage selection procedure will be based on Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test.

All the candidates will be put to stage one test on first day of reporting at Selection Centres.

Only those candidates who qualify at stage one will be admitted to the second stage.

Those candidates who qualify stage II will be required to submit the original Certificates along with one photocopy each of :

o Original Matriculation pass certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth

o Bachelors Degree alongwith mark sheets in support of educational qualification

For final qualification, candidates should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in (i) Written examination and (ii) SSB test as fixed by the Commission in their discretion.

Qualified candidates will then be placed in the final order of merit on the basis of total marks secured by them in the Written examination and the Services Selection Board Tests.

The final selection for admission will be made in order of merit depending on the number of vacancies in each wing.

The selection will be subject to medical fitness and suitability in all other respects.

ELIGIBILITY

Nationality: A candidates 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 1st January, 1963with the intention of permanently setting in India, or

(v) a person of India 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 setting 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 candidates 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

AGE LIMITS, SEX AND MARITAL STATUS

i) For Indian Military Academy (IMA): Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 1993 and not later than 1st January 1998 only are eligible(19-24)

ii) For Indian Naval Academy (INA): Unmarried Male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 1993 and not later than 1st January 1998 only are eligible (19-22)

iii) For Air Force Academy (AFA) - Age: 20 to 24 years as on 01st January 2016 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 1993 and not later than 1st January 1998 (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 1991 and not later than 1st January 1998 only are eligible (19-23)

Note: Candidate below 25 years of age must be unmarried

iv) For Officers Training Academy (SSC Course for Men): Male candidates (married or unmarried) born not earlier than 02nd January 1992 and not later than 01st January 1998 only are eligible

v) For Officer Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course): Unmarried Women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorces (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible

They should have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1992 and not later than 1st January 1998 are eligible

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

i) For Indian Military Academy/Officers� Training Academy: Degree from a recognized university or equivalent

ii) For Indian Naval Academy: Bachelor of Engineering

iii) For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognized University with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or Bachelor of Engineering

Graduates with first choice as Army/Navy/Air Force are to submit proof of graduation provisional certificate on the date of commencement of the SSB interview at the SSB

For CDS exam, applicants can be from any stream but for entry to Air Force and Navy, candidates should have studied physics and maths up to Class 12

Candidates who are studying in the final year degree course and have yet to pass the final year degree examination can also apply but they will be required to subject proof of passing the degree examination to reach the Army Head Quarter/Rtd CDSE Entry, West Bloc III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066

Candidates appearing at the degree or equivalent examination are also eligible to compete. Such candidates will be required to submit the proof of passing the requisite qualifying examination by a date to be specified in the Commission�s Notice for the Examination.

PHYSICAL STANDARDS

Candidates should be physically fit as per the physical standards for admission to the Combined Defence Services Examination

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