The “Combined Defence Services”Examination (CDS) is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy,Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. The Notification for the examination is usually released in the months of October and June, and the examinations are conducted in February and November respectively. Only unmarried graduates are eligible to sit for the exam. Successful candidates are admitted into the respective Academies after an interview conducted by the Service Selection Board(SSB).
UPSC CDS Exam Eligibility Criteria
- For Indian Military Academy/Officers’ Training Academy: Degree from a recognized university or equivalent
- For Naval Academy: Bachelor of Engineering
- For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognized University with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Technology.
Age Limit for UPSC Exam
|Sr No||Field||Age limit|
|1||Indian Military Academy||18-24 years|
|2||Air Force Academy||19-23 years|
|3||Naval Academy||19-22 years|
|4||Officers’ Training Academy||19-25 years|
The following are the lists, in order of merit, in respect of 201 candidates who have finally qualified on the basis of the results of the Combined Defence Services Examination (I)-2014 conducted by the Union Public Service Commission and interviews held by the Services Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence for admission to the
- Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai for 101st Short Service Commission Course (for Men); and
- 15th Short Service Commission Women (Non-Technical) Course, commencing in April, 2015.
The list of 101st Short Service Commission Course (for Men) also includes the names of the candidates who were recommended earlier on the basis of the result of the same examination for admission to the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun; Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala and Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (PreFlying ) Training Course(s).
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