UPSC Combined Defence Services Exam (CDS-I) - 417 Vacancies

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released an employment notification at official website www.upsc.gov.in for the Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS-I) 2019 including SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course to fill 417 vacancies in Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy.

Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS-I) 2019 will be conducted on 3rd February 2019 in two stages for selection of posts. Candidates can apply online through UPSC website from 31st October 2018 to 26th November 2018, 6:00 PM.

Name of Examination: Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS -I) 2019

Total Number of Posts : 417 Posts

Name of the Courses
  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun- 148th (DE) Course commencing in January, 2020 
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala- Course commencing in January, 2020 Executive (General Service)/ Hydro 
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad- (Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in January, 2020 
  • Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai- 111th SSC(Men) (NT) Course commencing in April, 2020 
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai- 25th SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in April, 2020

Details of Vacancies
  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun – 100 Posts 
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala – 45 Posts 
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad – 32 Posts 
  • Officers' Training Academy, Chennai – 225 Posts 
  • Officers Training Academy (Women), Chennai – 15 Posts

Age Limit:
  • Indian Military Academy : Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1996 and not later than 1st January, 2001. 
  • Indian Naval Academy : Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1996 and not later than 1st January, 2001. 
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad : Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1996 and not later than 1st January, 2000. 
  • Officers Training Academy : Male candidates (Married or Unmarried) born not earlier than 2nd January, 1995 and not later than 1st January, 2001. 
  • Officers Training Academy (Women) : Unmarried Women,issue less widows who have no remarried and issue less divorcees who have not remarried are eligible and should have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1995 and not later than 1st January 2001.

Educational Qualifications
  • Indian Military Academy & Officers Training Academy : Candidate must hold Degree in any discipline from a recognized University.
  • Indian Naval Academy : Candidate must hold a Engineering Degree from a recognized University/Institution.
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad : Candidates must possess a Degree from a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at +12 level) or Bachelor Degree in Engineering.

Application Fee: Candidates applying for posts have to pay Rs.200/- as application fee. Fee can be pay either by remitting the money in any State Bank of India (SBI) Branch by cash using Bank Challan or by using Internet banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card. No fee charges for Women/ Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates .

Selection Process : Selection will be made through Competitive examination which will consist of Stage I (Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests & Picture Perception Description  Test) and Stage II (Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference). Only qualified candidates in Stage I will be called for Stage II. Stage II tests will be conducted over 04 days. Examination will be held on 3rd February,  2019.

How to Apply: Interested & Eligible candidates can submit applications on-line through official website of UPSC http://upsconline.nic.in from 31st October 2018 to 26th November 2018, 6:00 PM.

Important Dates
  • Opening Date for Online Application Submission : 31.10.2018
  • Closing Date for Online Application Submission : 26.11.2018
  • Date of Combined  Defence  Services  Exam : 03.02.2019

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