Combined Defence Services
Examination (I) (CDS) - 2014
No. 8/2/2013-E.I(B)- A Combined Defence Services Examination will be
conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on 9th February, 2014 for
admission to the undermentioned courses:-
|Name of the Course
||Approximate No. of Vacancies.
|Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 138th Course commencing in
January, 2015 [including 32 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate
(Army Wing) holders].
|Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala-Course Commencing in January, 2015
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 January, 2015 i.e. No.197th F(P) Course
|Officers Training Academy, Chennai, 99th SSC Course (for Men)
commencing in April, 2015.
|Officers Training Academy, Chennai 15th SSC Women (Non- Technical)
Course commencing in April, 2015
(a) 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 1st 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 Government 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.
(b) Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status : (i) For IMA-Unmarried
male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1991 and not later than 1st
January, 1996 only are eligible.
(ii) For Indian Naval Academy- unmarried
male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1991 and not later than 1st January,
1996 only are eligible.
(iii) For Air Force Academy- Unmarried male candidates
born not earlier than 2nd January, 1992 and not later than 1st January, 1996
only are eligible.
(iv) For Officers' Training Academy- (SSC Course for Men) :
Male candidates (married or unmarried) born not earlier than 2nd January, 1990
and not later than 1st January, 1996 only are eligible.
(v) For Officers
Training Academy - (SSC Women Non-Technical Course) Unmarried Women, issueless
widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce
documents) who have not remarried are eligible. They should have been born not
earlier than 2nd January, 1990 and not later than 1st January, 1996.
(c) Educational Qualifications : (i) For I.M.A. and
Officers’ Training Academy-Degree of a recognised University or equivalent. (ii)
For Indian Naval Academy : Degree in Engineering. (iii) For Air Force Academy :
Degree of a recognised 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 certificates on
the date of commencement of the SSB Interview at the SSB. 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 submit
proof of passing the degree examination to reach the Army HQ/Rtg. CDSE Entry,
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 PO3(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 the following dates
failing which their candidature will stand cancelled : (i) For admission to IMA,
Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy on or before 13th November, 2013.
(ii) For admission to Officer’s Training Academy, Chennai on or before 1st
February, 2014. 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.
(d) Physical Standards : Candidates must be physically
fit according to physical standards for admission to Combined Defence Services
Examination (I), 2014