(Notification) UPSC Combined Defence Services Examination
No. 8/1/2015-E.I(B)- A Combined Defence Services Examination will be
conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on 1November, 2015 for
admission to the under mentioned courses:-
Name of the Course and Approximate No. of Vacancies.
1. Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 141 Course commencing in July, 2016
[including vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders]. -
2. Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala-Course commencing in July, 2016 Executive
(Hydro/ General Service) (including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC 'C'
Certificate holders (Naval Wing). (45)
3. Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in
July, 2016 i.e. No. 200/16 F/PC Course. (32)
4. Officers Training Academy, Chennai, 104th SSC Course (for Men) commencing
in October, 2016. (175)
5. Officers Training Academy, Chennai 18th SSC Women (NonTechnical) Course
commencing in October, 2016 (11)
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 from a recognised
(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.
Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status :
(i) For IMA-Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July,
1992 and not later than 1st July, 1997 only are eligible.
(ii) For Indian Naval Academy Unmarried male candidates born not
earlier than 2nd July, 1992 and not later than 1st July, 1997 only are eligible.
(iii) For Air Force Academy Age : 20 to 24 Years as on 1st July, 2016
i.e. born not earlier than 02 July, 1992 and not later than 01 July, 1996 (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 02
July, 1990 and not later than 01 July 1996) only are eligible.
Intelligence and Personality Test:
The SSB procedure consists of two stage Selection process-stage I and
stage-II. OR those candidates who clear the stage I are permitted to appear for
stage II. The details are:-
(a) Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR)
tests are Picture Perception *Description Test (PP & DT). The candidates will be
Shortlisted based on combination of performance in QIR Test and PP and DT.
(b) Stage II Comprises of Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology
Tests and the Conference. These tests are conducted over 4 days. The details of
these tests are given on the website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in The personality
of candidates is assessed by three different assessors viz. the Interviewing
Officer (IO), Group Testing Officer (GTO) and the Psychologist. There are no
separate weightage for each test. The mks are allotted by assessors only after
taking into consideration the performance of the candidate holistically in all
the test. In addition, marks for Conference are also allotted based on the
initial performance of the Candidate in the three techniques and decision of the
Board. All these have equal weightage. The various test of IO, GTO and Psych are
designed to bring out the presence/ absence of Officer Like Qualities and their
trainability in a candidate. Accordingly candidates are Recommended or Not
Recommended at the SSB.
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.