Notification : Combined Defence Services Examination
Including SSC (Women Non Technical) Course
Last Date for Receipt of Offline Applications 17.05.2010
Notice No. 08/2010-CDS-II
New Delhi, the 17 April 2010 : F. 8/3/2009-E.I(B)-A Combined
Defence Services Examination will be conducted by the Union Public Service
Commission on 19th September 2010 for admission to the under mentioned courses.
Name of the Course and Approximate No. of Vacancies:
Indian Military Academy Dehradun 131st
Course Commencing in July, 2011 [includes 32 vacancies reserved for NCC
‘C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders].
Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala, course
commencing in July 2011 Executive (Hydro/General service) [including 06
vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate holders (Naval Wing)].
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad
(Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in July 2011 i.e. No.190th F(P)
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai
94th SSC Course (for men) commencing in October 2011.
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 8th SSC Women
Non-Technical Course commencing in October 2011
Note : The number of vacancies
given above is tentative and may be changed at any stage by Service H.Q.
N.B. (i) (a) A candidate is
required to specify clearly in column 22 of the Application Form the Services
for which he wishes to be considered in the order of his/her preference. He/she
is also advised to indicate as many preferences as he/she wishes to, subject to
the condition given at paras (b) and (c) below, so that having regard to his/her
rank in the order of merit due consideration can be given to his/her
preferences when making appointment.
Since women candidates are
eligible for OTA only, they should give OTA as their first and only preference.
(b) (i) "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, 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".
candidates are being considered only for Short Service Commission at OTA. They
should indicate OTA as the only choice.
(c) Candidates who
desire to join Air Force Academy must indicate AFA as first choice, as they have
to be administered pilot aptitude battery test at one of the AFSB and AF Medical
at Central Medical Establishment/Institute of Aviation Medicines. Choice
exercised for AFA as second or third will be treated as invalid.
(d) Candidates should note
that, except as provided in N.B. (ii) below, they will be considered for
appointment to those courses only for which they exercise their preference and
for no other course(s).
(e) No request for
addition/alteration in the preferences already indicated by a candidate in
his/her application will be entertained by the Commission. No change of choice
once exercised will be allowed. Second choice will come for consideration only
when the first choice is not offered to the candidate by Services HQ. When
first choice is offered and a candidate declines the same, his/her candidature
will be cancelled for all other choices for regular commission.
N.B. (ii) The left-over
candidates of IMA/Naval Academy/Air Force Academy courses viz, those who have
been recommended by the Union Public Service Commission for grant of permanent
commission on the basis of the final results of this Examination, but who could
not be inducted on these courses for any reason whatsoever may be considered for
grant of SSC even if they have not indicated their choice for this course in
their applications, If they are subsequently willing to be considered for this
course subject to the following conditions :
(i) There is a shortfall after
detailing all the candidates who competed for the SSC Course; and
(ii) The candidates who are
detailed for training even though they have not expressed their preference for
SSC will be placed in the order of Merit List after the last candidate who had
opted for this Course, as these candidates will be getting admission to the
Course to which they are not entitled according to the preference expressed by
(iii) Candidates with Air
Force as first and only choice cannot be considered as left over for grant of
SSC (OTA) if they fail in the Pilot Aptitude Battery Test. Such candidates, if
they desire to be considered for SSC (OTA) should exercise their option for OTA
Note 1 : NCC ‘C’ Certificate
(Army Wing/Senior Division Air Wing/Naval Wing) holders may also compete for the
vacancies in the Short Service Commission Course but since there is no
reservation of vacancies for them in this course, they will be treated as
general candidates for the purpose of filling up vacancies in this course.
Candidates who have yet to pass NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Army Wing/Senior Division
Air Wing/Naval Wing) examination, but are otherwise eligible to compete for the
reserved vacancies, may also apply but they will be required to submit the proof
of passing the NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Army Wing/Senior Division Air Wing/Naval
Wing) examination to reach the Army HQ/Rtg. CDSE Entry for SSC male candidates
and SSC women entry for female candidates, West Block-III, R K Puram, New
Delhi-110066 in case of IMA/SSC first choice candidates and Naval HQ DMPR (OI&R
Section), Room No. 204 ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 in case of Navy
first choice candidates and PO 3 (A)/Air Headquarters, J, Block, Room No. 17,
Opp. Vayu Bhawan, Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110011 in case of Air Force
first choice candidates by 13th May 2011. To be eligible to compete for reserved
vacancies the candidates should have served for not less than 2 academic years
in the Senior Division Army Wing and 3 academic years in the Senior Division Air
Wing/Naval Wing of National Cadet Corps and should not have been discharged from
the NCC for more than 24 months for IMA/Naval Academy/Air Force Academy courses
on the last date of receipt of Application in the Commission’s Office.
Note 2 : In the event of
sufficient number of qualified NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Army Wing/Senior Division
Air Wing/Naval Wing) holders not becoming available on the results of the
examination to fill all the vacancies reserved for them in the Indian Military
Academy Course/Air Force Academy Course/Naval Academy Course, the unfilled
reserved vacancies shall be treated as unreserved and filled by general
Admission to the above courses
will be made on the results of the written examination to be conducted by the
Commission followed by intelligence and personality test by the Services
Selection Board of candidates who qualify in the written examination. The
details regarding the (a) scheme, standard, syllabus of the examination, (b)
Instructions to candidates for filling up the Application Form, (c) List of Head
Post Offices/Post Offices where UPSC application forms are available, (d)
Special Instructions to Candidates for Objective Type Tests, (e) Guidelines with
regard to physical standards for admission to the Academy and (f) Brief
particulars of services etc. for candidates joining the Indian Military Academy,
Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers’ Training Academy are given in
Appendices I, II, III, IV, V and VI respectively.
Centres of Examination : The examination will be held at the
following Centres :-
The centres and the date of
holding the examination as mentioned above are liable to be changed at the
discretion of the Commission. While every effort will be made to allot the
candidates to the centre of their choice for examination, the Commission may, at
their discretion allot a different centre to a candidate, when circumstances so
warrant. Candidates admitted to the examination will be informed of the time
table and place or places of examination.
Candidates should note that no
request for change of centre will normally be granted. When a candidate,
however, desires a change in centre from the one he had indicated in his/her
application form for the Examination, he must send a letter addressed to the
Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, giving full justification as to why
he desires a change in centre. Such requests will be considered on merits but
requests received after the 16th June 2010 will not be entertained under any
NOTE : While filling in his
application form, the candidates should carefully decide about his choice for
the centre for the examination. More than one Application Form a candidate
giving different centres will not be accepted in any case. Even if a candidate
sends more than one completed application, the Commission will accept only one
application at their discretion and the Commission's decision in the matter
shall be final.
If any candidate appears at a
Centre/Paper other than the one indicated by the Commission in his Admission
Certificate, the papers of such a candidate will not be valued and his
candidature will be liable to cancellation
CANDIDATES TO ENSURE THEIR ELIGIBILITY FOR THE EXAMINATION:
The Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that
they fulfil all eligibility condition for admit on to examination.
Their admission to all the stages of the examination will be purely
provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility
Mere issue of Admission Certificate to the candidate will not imply
that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission.
Commission take up verification of eligibility conditions with
reference to original documents only after the candidate has
qualified for interview/Personality Test.
2. How to apply:
(a) Candidates who wish to apply Offline must apply in the Common
Application form devised by the Commission for its examinations,
which can be purchased from the desginated Head Post Offices/Post
Offices (specified in Appendix III of the Notice) throughout the
country against cash payment of Rs. 20/- (Rupees Twenty only). Each
such Form can be used only once and only for one examination.
In case of any difficulty in obtaining Application Forms
from the designated HPOs/POs, the candidates should immediately
contact the concerned post Master or UPSC's "FORMS SUPPLY MONITORING
CELL" over Telephone No. 011-23389366/FAX No. 011-23387310.
(b) Candidates except certain categories mentioned in para 5(c)
can also apply Online using the link
Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are
available on the above mentioned website.
Candidates are advised to read carefully the "Instructions for
filling up the Offline Application Form"given in Appendix-II (A)
and Instructions for Online Applications given in Appendix II (B) of
3. LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS :
All offline applications must reach the "Secretary, Union
Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi
- 110069" either by hand or by Post/Speed Post or by Courier, on or
before the 17th May 2010.
Candidates should note that applications will be received by
hand, only one at a time, at the designated counter(s) and not in
bulk, till 5 PM only.
However, in respect of candidates residing abroad or in
certain remote localities specified in para 6 of this Notice the
last date for receipt of application by Post/Speed Post only (not by
Hand or by Courier) is 24th May 2010.
The online Applications can be filled upto 10th May 2010 till
11.59 PM after which the link will be disabled.
4. PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS:
Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative
marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective
Type Question Papers.
5. FACILITATION COUNTER FOR GUIDANCE OF CANDIDATES :
In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their
applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC's
Facilitation Counter near gate 'C' of its campus in person or over
Telephone No. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days
between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs.
6. MOBILE PHONES BANNED :
(a) Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices are
not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being
conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail
disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.
(b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not be bring any of
the banned items including mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the
examination, as arrangement for safekeeping cannot be assured.
7. Candidates are advised not bring any valuables/costly items to
the examination halls, as safe keeping of the same cannot be
assured. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this
"Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender
balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply"
Disclaimer : The contents of this notification are informatory in nature.
Candidates are advised to refer to the notice published in