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Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS)
CDS Examination (I) - CDS Exam Eligibility 2014
(a) Nationality: A candidate must either be:
1. a Citizen of India,or
2. a subject of Bhutan,or
3. a subject of Nepal,or
4. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
5.a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, SriLanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania,Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) a bove shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
Certificate of eligibility will, how ever, no tbe necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.
A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination provisionally subject to the necessary certificate being given to him by the Govt. before declaration of result by UPSC.
The date of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognized by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University which extract must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Higher Secondary or an equivalent examination certificate.
These certificates are required to be submitted only after the declaration of the result of the written part of the examination. No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, service records and the like will be accepted.
The expression Matriculation/Higher Secondary Examination Certificate in this part of the instruction includes the alternative certificates mentioned above.
Note 1: Candidates should note that only the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/Higher Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate on the date of submission of applications will be accepted by the Commission and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.
Note 2: Candidates should also note that once a Date of Birth has been claimed by them and entered in the records of the Commission for the purpose of admission to an Examination, no change will be allowed subsequently orat a subsequent examination on any ground what so ever.
Note 3: The candidates should exercise due care while entering their date of birth in column 8 of the application form for the Examination. If on verification at any subsequent stage any variation is found in their date of birth from the one entered in their Matriculation or equivalent examination certificate, disciplinary action will be taken against them by the Commission under the Rules.
1.For I.M.A. and Officers? Training Academy-Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.
2.For Naval Academy : B.Sc.(with Physics & Mathematics) or Bachelor of Engineering.
3.For Air Force Academy: Degree of Recognized 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.
Candidates who are studying in the final year Degree course and have yet to pass the final year degree examination can also apply but they will be required to submit proof of passing the degree examination to reach the Army HQ/Rtg.
CDSE Entry, West Block III,R K Puram,NewDelhi-110066 in case of IMA/SSC first choice candidates and Naval HQ?DMPR? (I.O & R Section), Room No. 204, ?C? Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 in case of Navy first choice candidates and PO3(A)/Air Head quarters, ?J? Block, Room No. 17, Opp. VayuBhawan,Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110011 in case of Air Force first choice candidates by the following dates failing which their candidature will stand cancelled.
Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognized by government as equivalent to professional and technical degrees would also be eligible for admission to the examination.
In exceptional cases the Commission may treat a candidate, who does not possess any of the qualifications prescribed in this rule as educationally qualified provided that he possesses qualifications, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission, justifies his admission to the examination.
Note I: Candidates, who have yet top ass their degree examination will be eligible only if they are studying in the final year of degree examination.
Those candidates who have yet to qualify in the final year Degree Examination and are allowed to appear in the UPSC Examination should note that this is only a special concession given to them. They are required to submit proof of passing the Degree examination by the prescribed date and no request for extending this date will be entertained on the grounds of late conduct of basic qualifying University Examination, delay in declaration of results or any other ground what so ever.
Note II: Candidates who are debarred by the Ministry of Defence from holding any type of commission in the Defence Services shall not be eligible for admission to the examination and if admitted, their candidature will be cancelled.
Note III:In the event of Air Force candidates being suspended from Flying Training for failure to learn flying, they would be absorbed in the Navigation/Administration/Logistic Branch of the IAF. This will be subject to availability of vacancies and fulfilling the laid down qualitative requirements (including 60% in graduation).
Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2014 as per guide lines given in Appendix-V.
CDS Examination (I) - CDS Exam Application Fee 2014
A candidate seeking admission to examination must pay to the Commission a fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees one hundred only)through a single Central Recruitment Fee Stamp of there quisited enomination. Central Recruitment Fee Stamp (Not postage stamps) may be obtained from the post office and affixed firmly on the application for min the space provided there in.
The stamp must be got cancelled from the issuing Post office with the date stamp of the post office in such a manner that the impression of the cancellation mark partially overflows on the application form it self but with in the space provided on the Form.
The impression of the cancellation mark should be clear and distinct to facilitate the identification of date and the Post Office of issue.
Candidates residing abroad should deposit the prescribed fee in the office of India?s High Commissioner, Ambassador or representative abroad as the case may be for credit to account the ad?051-Public Service Commission-Examination Fees? and attach the receipt with the application.
Candidates Belonging to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Are not required to pay any Fee.No Fee Exemption is, How ever, Available to OBC Candidates and they are Required to pay the full prescribed fee.
?Postage Stamps? will in no case be accepted in lieu of Central Recruitment Fee Stamp.
Note(i):Candidates should note that the Fee sent through Indian Postal Orders, Bank Draft, Money Orders, Crossed Cheque, Currency Notes or Treasury Challan Etc. will Not be Accepted by the Commission and such applications will be Treated as with out Fee and will be summarily Rejected.
Note (ii): Applications not accompanied by the prescribed Fee (Unless remission of Fee is claimed) shall be summarily rejected.
Note (iii):Fee once paid shall not be re funded under any circumstances nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.
Candidates who are claiming the benefit of extended time should clearly indicate in column 13 (II) of the application form, the area code of the particular area or region (e.g. Assam, Meghalaya,J&K etc.) where they are residing.
In case they fail to do so, the benefit of extended time will not be allowed to them.
Candidates should clearly note that the Commission will in no case be responsible for non-receipt of their application or any delay in receipt there of on any account what so ever.
No application received after the prescribed last date will be entertained under any circumstances and all the late applications will be summarily rejected.
They should, there fore, ensure that their applications reach the Commission's Office on or before the prescribed last date.
Candidate scan also deliver their applications personally at the Commission's counter.
The Commission will not be responsible for the applications delivered to any other functionary of the Commission.
Applications received through Couriers or Courier Services of any type shall be treated a shaving been received? By hand" at the Commission's Counter.
UPSC - CDS Examination(I) 2014 - Examination Scheme
1. The Competitive examination comprises:
1. One Farm Super intendent in Farm Mach inery, Training and Testing Institute
1.Written examination as shown in Para 2 below.
2.Interview for intelligence and personality test (vide Part ?B? of this Appendix)of such candidates as may be called for interview at one of the Services Selection Centres.
2. The subjects ofthe written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:
(a) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy.
S.No Subject Duration MaximumMarks
1 English 2Hours 100
2 GeneralKnowledge 2Hours 100
3 ElementaryMathematics 2Hours 100
(b) For Admission to Officers? Training Academy
S.No Subject Duration MaximumMarks
1 English 2Hrs 100
2 GeneralKnowledge 2Hrs 100
The maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interviews will be equal for each course i.e. the maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interviews will be 300,300,300 and 200 each for admission to the Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers? Training Academy respectively.
3.The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questionsonly. The question papers (test book lets) of general knowledge and elementary mathematics will be set in bilingually in hindi as well as english.
4. In the question papers, wherever necessary, questions involving the metric system of Weights and Measures only will be set.
5.Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write answers for them.
6. The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.
7.The candidates are not permitted to use calculator for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets).They should not there fore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.
Date of Examination
15th February, 2009
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