The Combined Defence Services Examination 2016 will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination. Their admission at all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility condition
UPSC Combined Defence Services Examination 2016 Applicants are required to apply online only, by using the website www.upsconline.nic.in. The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e-Admit Card will be made available in the UPSC website [www.upsc.gov.in] for downloading by candidates. No e - Admit Card will be sent by post. All the applicants are required to provide valid & active e-mail i.d. while filling up Online application form as the Commission may use electronic mode for contacting them.
Mobile phones, pagers, bluetooth 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. Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones/pagers, bluetooth or any valuable costly items to the venue of the examination, as arrangements for safekeeping cannot be assured
Name of Examination
UPSC Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination
Name of the Course
- Indian Military Academy
- Indian Naval Academy
- Air Force Academy
- Officers Training Academy
- Officers Training Academy
For IMA - Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1993 and not later than 1st July, 1998 only are eligible
For Indian Naval Academy - Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1993 and not later than 1st July, 1998 only are eligible
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.
For Officers' Training Academy - (SSC Course for Men) - Male candidates (married or unmarried) born not earlier than 2nd July, 1992 and not later than 1st July, 1998 only are eligible.
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 July, 1991 and not later than 1st July, 1997.
For Officers, Training Academy - (SSC Women Non-Technical Course) Unmarried Women, issue less widows who have not remarried and issue less divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd July, 1993 and not later than 1st July, 1998.
For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy - Degree of a recognized University or equivalent
For Indian Naval Academy - Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/ Institution
For Air Force Academy - Degree of a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.
Physical Standards - Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2015 as per guidelines given in Appendix-IV.
Fee - Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred Only) either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card
How to Apply - Candidates are required to apply online only, by using the website www.upsconline.nic.in. Detailed instructions are available on the abovementioned website. Brief instructions for filling up the Online Application Form have been given in the Appendix II.