UPSC Announces CDS (I) Examination For Recruitment 2013

Last Updated: 2012-11-12T12:58:50+05:30

Union Public Service commission (UPSC), New Delhi, has invited applications from eligible Indian citizens for the Combined Defence Services (CDS-I) Examination, for recruitment 2013.The examination is being conducted in order to select eligible candidates for admission into the following academies / post & its courses:
  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 136th Course commencing in January, 2014 [including 32 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders] – 250 posts
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala-Course Commencing in January, 2014 Executive (Hydro/ General Service) (including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC 'C' Certificate holders (Naval Wing) – 40 posts
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in January, 2014 i.e. No.195th F(P) Course – 32 posts
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai, 99th SSC Course (for Men) commencing in April, 2014 – 175 posts
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai 13th SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in April, 2014 – 12 posts
Selection of the candidates will be made on the basis of Written Test, followed by Personal Interview. The Written Test will be held on February 17, 2013. The written test will be conducted at Agartala, Gangtok, Panaji (Goa), Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Patna, Aizwal, Imphal, Port Blair, Allahabad, Itanagar, Raipur, Bangalore, Jaipur, Ranchi, Bareilly, Jammu, Sambalpur, Bhopal, Jorhat, Shillong, Chandigarh, Kochi, Shimla, Chennai, Kohima, Srinagar, Cuttack, Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Dehradun, Lucknow, Delhi, Madurai, Tirupati, Dharwad, Mumbai, Udaipur, Dispur, Nagpur, and Visakhapatnam. Examination centre and address will be mentioned in the candidates’ admit card.
Candidates can register online by visiting the official link of UPSC: The last date for online registration is December 10, 2012 till 11.59 pm. For complete details regarding examination and eligibility, candidates can visit the official website of UPSC:


Educational Qualification:
  • For IMA and Officers’ Training Academy - Should have obtained degree from a recognized University or equivalent
  • For Indian Naval Academy: Should have obtained degree in Engineering
  • For Air Force Academy: Should have obtained degree of a recognised 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.
For complete and detailed information regarding the eligibility criteria, candidates are requested to visit the official link of UPSC:

Application Fee: Rs 200 (Exempted for SC / ST / Female candidates)

How To Apply:

  • Candidates, who fulfill the eligibility criteria and are willing to apply for the exam, are required to apply online by filling in the online application form by visiting the official link of UPSC:
  • The last date for online registration is December 10, 2012 till 11.59 pm.
  • Candidates applying through online mode should pay the application fee of Rs 200 (exempted for SC / ST / Female candidates), either by remitting the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by net banking facility of SBI or by Visa / Master Credit / Debit card.
  • Interested candidates willing to apply have to follow the prescribed format mentioned on the official website of UPSC, else their form will be rejected.
  • For more information regarding the applying format, candidates can visit the aforementioned official website of Union Public Service Commission.

Last Date of Form Submission: 10-Dec-2012

Exams Date: 17-Feb-2013

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Union Public Service Commission
Dholpur House
Shahjahan Road
New Delhi - 110069