Basic Information regarding Exam
The Combined Defence Services Examination Is Held By The Union Public Service Commission Twice A Year Generrally In The Months Of February And August For Admission To The Following Course:
(i) Indian Military Academy, Dehradun for the courses commencing in the following January and July respectively.
(ii) Naval Academy, Goa for the courses commencing in following January and July respectively.
(iii) Air Force Station, Begumpet, Hyderabad (Pre-flying) for the courses commencing in the following January and July respectively.
(iv) Officers Training Academy, Chennai for the courses commencing in the following May and October respectively.
A candidate must either be (i) a Citizen of India, or (ii) a subject of Bhutan, or (iii) a subject of Nepal, or (iv) A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1st, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or (v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
Certificate of eligibility will, however, not be 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 the UPSC.
AGE LIMITS, SEX AND MARITAL STATUS:
Minimum age limit of candidates as on the date of commencement of the course is 19 years (for all categories). Other details are: Read more…