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Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is granted as India’s Central Institution assigned to depart best Civil Services and Several Nationalized Services within best interface and qualitative approach. The agency’s contract has been assigned under the Constitution of India so as to provide Public Services on a broad platform. UPSC has carried out invitations for admissions within various spectrums of Defence.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has took the opportunity to conduct another leading competitive exam Combined Defence Services Examination (I) 2015 on national grounds so as to fill up the vacancies within the criteria of IMA Dehradun, INA Ezhimala, Air Force Academy Hyderabad and OTA Chennai.

Exam Name: Combined Defence Services (I) Exam

Commonly Known As: CDS (I) 2016

Exam Type: National

Exam Category: UG

Conducting Authority: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Exam Fees: Rs. 200

·         Indian Military Academy (IMA)

·         Indian Naval Academy (INA)

·         Air Force Academy (AFA)

·         Officers Training Academy (SSC Course for Men)

·         Officers Training Academy (SSC Course for Women)

·         Candidates must have obtained a valid graduation degree or equivalent from a recognized university.

·         Applicants (Boys & Girls) applying for Combined Defence Services (CDS (I)) must be unmarried.

·         Candidates must keep in mind that the clause for eligibility for each discipline of CDS (I) is different.

·         Age of the applicants must reside between 18 years to 23 years, and relaxation is applicable accordingly.

·         For the post of IMA & OTA, applicants must be a graduate from any reputed university.

·         For the post of INA, applicants must have secured a graduation degree in engineering from any reputed university

·         For the post of AFA, aspirants must be a graduate from any recognized university with Physics & Math as mandatory subjects on 10+2 level.

·         The candidates applying for CDS (I) must log onto the official website and fill the online form in two parts.

·         For Part 1, candidates must fill their essential details and requirements including personal and professional details.

·         For Part 2, scanned photograph and signature must be uploaded within the size mentioned after fee is paid.

·         After proper filling, form must be submitted accordingly.

Candidates will be able to download CDS (I) 2015 Admit Card tentatively three weeks before the scheduled date of exam. Candidates will have to take a print out of the admit card and carry it in the exam center along with a proof of identity. No candidate shall be allowed to appear in the exam without a valid CDS (I) 2015 admit card.

Candidates appearing in CDS (I) Exam 2015 will have to follow according to this exam pattern given below. The question paper will be objective based, in English as a medium, and comprises of pattern for various criteria:

IMA, INA and Air Force Academy Candidates





2 Hours


General Knowledge

2 Hours


Elementary Maths

2 Hours


OTA Candidates


2 Hours


General Knowledge

2 Hours



Marking Scheme: For every wrong response, One-third (1/3) will be deductible.

·         Candidates will be short listed on the basis of their performance in Written Test.

·         Nominated candidates will be contacted for personal interview after wards, and based on their response, they will be selected.

Results of the written exam will be declared on may 2016.

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