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UPSC Examinations 2009


Combined Defence Service Examination (I), 2010
[Including SSC Women (Non-technical) course]
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1. Candidates to ensure their eligibility for the examination: The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all eligibility conditions for admission to the examination. Their admission at all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. Mere issue of admission certificate to the candidate will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the commission Commission take up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the candidate has qualified for interview/personality test
2. Application form: Candidates must apply in the Common Application Form devised by the Commission for its examinations, 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 ‘Instruction for filling up the application form’ given in appendix-II of this notice.

Important Dates

Date of Notification - 26.09.2009
Last Date for Receipt of Applications - 26th October, 2009
Date/Day of CDS 2010 Examination - 14th February, 2010

Educational Qualification

(i) For IMA and Officers Training Academy – Degree of a recognized university or equivalent
(ii) For Naval Academy – B.Sc (with Physics & 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 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

Candidates who are studying in the final year degree course and have yet to pass the final year degree examination can also apply but they will be required to submit proof of passing the degree examination to reach the Army HQ/Rtg. CDSE Entry, West Block III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066 in case of IMA/SSC first choice candidates and Naval HQ ‘DMPR’, (OI & R section) room no, 204, ‘C’ wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 in case of Navy first choice candidates and PO3(A)/Air Headquarters, ‘J’ Block, Room No. 17, Opp. Vayu Bhawan, Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110011 in case of Air Force first choice candidates by the following dates failing which their candidature will stand cancelled

(i) For admission to IMA, Naval and Air Force Academy on or before 13th November, 2010
(ii) For admission to Officers Training Academy, Chennai on or before 01st February, 2011
Fee: A candidate seeking admission to examination must pay the commission a fee of Rs 100/- (Rupees one hundred only) through a single central recruitment fee stamp of the requisite denomination. Central recruitment fee stamp (not postage stamps) may be obtained from the post office and affixed firmly on the application form in the space provided therein. The stamp must be got cancelled from the issuing post office with the date stamp of the post office in such a manner that the impression of the cancellation mark partially overflows on the application form itself but within the space provided on the form. The impression of the cancellation mark should be clear and distinct to facilitate the identification of data and the post office of issue.

All female candidates and candidates belonging to SC/ST are not required to pay any fee. No fee exemptions is, however, available to OBC candidates and they are required to pay the full prescribed fee.

Scheme of CDS Examination

For admission to Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy
English, Duration – 2 hours, Maximum marks – 100
General Knowledge, Duration – 2 hours, Maximum marks – 100
Elementary Mathematics, Duration – 2 hours, Maximum marks – 100
For admission to Officers Training Academy
English, Duration – 2 hours, Maximum marks – 100
General Knowledge, Duration – 2 hours, Maximum marks – 100
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