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UPSC CDS Examination To Be Held On February 12

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UPSC CDS Entrance Exam Details
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is an autonomous entity that came into being on 26th of January 1950. The UPSC will hold the Combined Defense Services Examination for the year 2012 on February 12th. It is conduced in order to provide admission to Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy and Air force Academy for the courses commencing in January 2013 and Officers training academy in Chennai for the courses commencing in April 2013.

Set up under Article 315 of the Constitution, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) advises the government on matters relating to framing recruitment rules, principles followed in making appointments, promotions and transfers from one service to another and on disciplinary matters affecting civil servants. The UPSC ensures that competent candidates are selected through a fair, transparent and objective process .

The courses details based on Vacancies are as follows : 

  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 250 Vacancies :134th Course commencing in January , 2013 [including 32 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders].
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala 40 Vacancies :Course Commencing in January , 2013 Executive (General Service) {including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC 'C' Certificate holders (Naval Wing)}.
  •  Air Force Academy, Hyderabad 32 Vacancies :(Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in January , 2013 i.e. No. 193rd F(P) Course.
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai 175 Vacancies :97th SSC Course (for Men) commencing in April 2013
  •  Officers Training Academy, Chennai 30 Vacancies :11th SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in April 2013

Eligibility Criteria :

  •  For Indian Military Academy -Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1989 and not later than 1st January, 1994 only are eligible.
  • Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1991 (2nd January, 1989 in case of NCC Naval Wing ‘C’ Certificate holders) and not later than 1st January, 1994 only are eligible.
  • For Air Force Academy-Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1990 and not later than 1st January, 1994 only are eligible.
  • For Officers' Training Academy- (SSC Course for Men) : Male candidates (married or unmarried) born not earlier than 2nd January, 1988 and not later than 1st January, 1994 only are eligible.
  • For Officers Training Academy - (SSC Women Non-Technical Course)Unmarried Women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1988 and not later than 1st January, 1994.

Important dates regarding the UPSC Exam :

  • Last date for receipt of Application forms: The Online Applications can be filled upto 28th November, 2011 till 11.59 PM after which the link will be disabled.
  • Last date for receipt of form: 28.11.2011
  • CDS Entrance Test Date: 12.02.2012

This exam is conducted in various states and cities such as, Centres in 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, Thiruvanandehradun, Lucknow, Thapuram, Delhi, Madurai, Tirupati, Dharwad, Mumbai, Udaipur, Dispur, Nagpur, Vishakhapatnam .

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