A Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on 13th September, 2009 for admission to the under mentioned courses.
Indian Military Academy Dehradun 129th Course Commencing in July, 2010 [includes 32 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C' Certificate (Army Wing) holders]. – Vacancies 250
Naval Academy Ezhimala, Kerala commencing in July, 2010 Executive (General service) [including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C' Certificate holders (Naval Wing)]. – Vacancies 40
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in July, 2010 i.e. No.188th F(P) Course. – Vacancies 32
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai 92nd SSC Course (for men) commencing in October 2010. – Vacancies 175
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 6th SSC Women Non-Technical Course commencing in October 2010 – Vacancies 35
Eligibility Conditions (in brief) for (CDS)
(a) Age limits, Sex and Marital Status
(i) For IMA-Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1986 and not later than 1st July, 1991 only are eligible.
(ii) For Naval Academy-Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1988 (2nd July, 1986 in case of NCC/Naval Wing ‘C’ Certificate holders) and not later than 1st July, 1991 only are eligible.
(iii) For Air Force Academy-Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1987 and not later than 1st July, 1991 only are eligible.
(iv) For Officers’ Training Academy- (SSC Course for Men): Male candidates (married or unmarried born not earlier than 2nd July, 1985 and not later than 1st July, 1991 only are eligible.
(v) For Officers’ Training Academy – (SSC Women Non-Technical Course)
Unmarried Women are eligible. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd July, 1985 and not later than 1st July, 1991.
(b) Educational Qualifications for(CDS) :
(i) For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy : Degree of a recognised University or equivalent.
(ii) For Naval Academy : B.Sc. (with Physics and Mathematics) or Bachelor of Engineering.
(iii) For Air Force Academy : Degree of a Recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.
(c) Fee : Rs. 100/- (Rupees One hundred only) (No fee for SCs/STs candidates).
Application Form :
Candidates must apply in the Common Application Form devised by the Commission for its examination, which can be purchased from the Designated Head Post Offices/Post Offices (specified in Appendix III of the notice) throughout the country against cash payment of Rs. 20/- (Rupees Twenty only). Each such form can be used only once and only for one examination.
In case of any difficulty in obtaining Application Forms from the designated HPOs/POs, the candidates should immediately contact the concerned post Master or UPSC’s “FORMS SUPPLY MONITORING CELL” over Telephone No. 011-23389366/FAX No. 011-23387310.
Candidates are advised to read carefully the “Instructions for filling up the Application Form” given in Appendix-II of the notice.
Last date for receipt of applications for (CDS II 2009):
All applications must reach the “Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi – 110069″ either by hand or by Post/Speed Post or by Courier, on or before the 25th May, 2009.
Candidates should note that applications will be received by hand, only one at a time, at the designated counters and not in bulk, till 5 PM only.
However, in respect of candidates residing abroad or in certain remote localities specified in para 6 of this Notice the last date for receipt of application by Post/Speed Post only (not by Hand or by Courier) is 1st June, 2009.
For more details visit: www.upsc.gov.in
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