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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will hold the Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) (I), 2011 on 13th February, 2011 for admission to Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy amd Air force Academy for the Courses commencing in January, 2011 and Officers Training Academy, Chennai for the courses (Men and Women) commencing in April, 2012.

Educational Qualifications:
  1. For Indian Military Academy and Officers’ Training Academy : Degree of a recognised university or equivalent.
  2. For Naval Academy : B.Sc. (with Physics & Mathematics ) or Bachelor of Engineering.
  3. For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognised university (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering
  4. Candidates who are studying in final year Degree Course and yet to pass final year degree examination or equivalent examination can also apply for the Examination, but they will be required to submit proof of passing the Degree Examination or equivalent examination by the specified dates.
Fee : Rs. 100/- through Central Recruitment Fee Stamp only. SC/ST candidates are exempted from payment of fees. OBC candidates are required to pay full fees. Those who are applying online, required to pay Rs.50/- either in any branch of SBI by cash or by using net banking of SBI or by using Credit/ Debit card.
Name of the Course and Approximate No. of Vacancies

1.
Indian Military Academy Dehradun 132nd Course Commencing in  January, 2012 [including 32 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders].
250
2.
Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala, course commencing in January 2012 Executive (Hydro/General service) [including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate holders (Naval Wing)].
40
3.
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in January 2012 i.e. No.191st F(P) Course.
32
4.
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai  95th SSC Course (for men) commencing in April 2012.
175
5 Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai  (Madras) 9th  SSC Women Non-Technical Course commencing in April 2012 25
How to apply:

(a)  Candidates who wish to apply Offline must apply in the Common Application form devised by the Commission for its examinations, which can be purchased from the desginated 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.
(b)  Candidates except certain categories mentioned in para 5(c) can also apply Online using the link http://www.upsconline.nic.in.  Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned website.
Candidates are advised to read carefully the “Instructions for filling up the Offline Application Form” given in Appendix-II (A) and Instructions for Online Applications given in Appendix II (B) of this notice.
LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS :

(a)  Offline:
All offline 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 17th May 2011.
Candidates should note that applications will be received by hand, only one at a time, at the designated counter(s) 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 24th May 2011.
(a)  Online:
The online Applications can be filled upto 10th May 2011 till 11.59 PM after which the link will be disabled.
PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS:
Candidates should note that there will be penalty (negative marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.

FACILITATION COUNTER  FOR GUIDANCE OF CANDIDATES :

In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near  gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over Telephone No. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs.

MOBILE PHONES BANNED :

(a)  Mobile phones, pagers 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.
(b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not be bring any of the banned items including mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safekeeping cannot be assured.
7.    Candidates are advised not bring any valuables/costly items to the examination halls, as safe keeping of the same cannot be assured.  Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.

Scheme of Examination
1. The Competitive examination comprises:
(a) Written examination as shown in para 2 below.
(b) 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 of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:
(a) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy.

Subject
Duration
Maximum Marks
1.   English
2 Hours
100
2.   General Knowledge
2 Hours
100
3.   Elementary            Mathematics
2 Hours
100
(b) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy

Subject
Duration
Maximum Marks
1. English
2 Hrs
100
2. General Knowledge
2 Hrs.
100
All applicants must reach the “SController of Examination, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur house, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi – 110069” either by hand or by Post/Speed Post only or by Courier, on or before 25th October, 2010. Online – Candidate can also apply online at http://upsconline.nic.in/ upto 25/10/2010 11.59 pm.
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