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Combined Defense Services Examination

Tell me Something about Combined Defense Services

The Combined Defense Services are those that meet the Defense functions of the Government of India. Given the extent of tasks and functions managed by the public sector this extends to a fairly broad segment in the all arms of Defense Forces in India.

Tell me Something about Combined Defense Services Examinations

The Combined Defense Services Examinations are conducted by the UPSC where only about 500 candidates selected out of more than 1,50,000 that appear ever year.

What are the Categories for which recruitment is made through the Examination?

The recruitment is for Indian Military Academy, Officer?s Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy

Why people consider joining Combined Defense Services?

Combined Defense Services is considered better based on the certain reasons. Among them some are as follows 1. It caters to the varied career opportunities for those who admire joining Defense. 2. The scope and breadth of decision making in the service 3. Facilities that go with the service as perks 4. Chances for interacting with other departments than the parent dept 5. Stability of career.

How the services are allocated to the candidate?

The services are allocated based on the final Rank the candidate had secured, Preferences of services executed by the candidate, and Vacancy of the Post

What are the Minimum Educational Qualifications required for appearing in the exam?

For IMA & OTA - Degree of a recognized University or equivalent For Naval Academy - B.Sc. with Physics & Mathematics or Bachelor of Engg For Air Force Academy - B.Sc. with Physics and/or Mathematics or Bachelor of Engg Candidates appearing at the degree or equivalent examination are also eligible to compete. Such candidates will be required to submit the proof of passing the requisite qualifying examination by a date to be specified in the Commission?s Notice for the Examination.

Is a Candidate who has done graduation without Passing Class X & Class XII eligible for CDSE ?

Yes. For Combined Defence Services Exams, the candidate is eligible since the UPSC has not specified the mode of acquiring the degree.

What is the prescribed age limit for the examination?

Indian Military Academy : 19-24 Years Officer’s Training Academy : 19-25 Years Indian Naval Academy : 19-22 Years Indian Air Force Academy : 19-23 Years There is NO age relaxation in the Combined Defence Services

What are the eligibility conditions?

Unmarried graduates alone can appear in exams. Women are eligible only for OTA.

What is the Plan of the Examination?

The Examination consists of the following papers and SSB Interview Test For Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy, English (Objective type) : 100 marks General Knowledge (Objective type): 100 marks Elementary Mathematics (Objective type): 100 marks SSB interview : 300 marks For Officers? Training Academy, English (Objective type) : 100 Marks General Knowledge (Objective type) : 100 Marks SSB interview : 200 marks SSB interview marks will be included in the Final result.

How can I apply for the Combined Defence Services Exam?

The exam is conducted twice a year. After publication of the notification of the Combined Defence Examination by UPSC in August and March Candidates have to apply online using the website http://www.upsconline.nic.inn Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the abovementioned website.