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UPSC CDS Examination (II) 2014: Eligibility Criteria

Jul 19, 2014 17:44 IST

    Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will shortly conduct Combined Defence Services Examination (II) 2014 for filling up 464 vacancies under Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, and Officers Training Academy Posts. The date for examination is scheduled to be held on 26 October 2014. The candidates can submit online application on or before 18 August 2014.

    To know about the detailed information about the eligibility regarding the same, kindly go through below.

    Eligibility Criteria


    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 lndia before the 1 January, 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, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and

    (vi) 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/ her by the Govt. before declaration of result by UPSC.

    (b) Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status

    (i) For IMA-Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2 July, 1991 and not later than 1 July, 1996 only are eligible.

    (ii) For Indian Naval Academy- Unmarried Male candidates born not earlier than 2 July 1991 and not later than 1 July 1996 only are eligible.

    (iii) For Air Force Academy-Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2 July 1992 and not later than 1 July 1996 only are eligible.

    (iv) For Officers' Training Academy( SSS course for Men): Male candidates (married or unmarried) born not earlier than 2 July 1990 and not later than 1 July 1996 only are eligible.

    (v) For Officers' Training Academy (SSS course for Women): 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 2 July 1990 and not later than 1 July 1996.

    (c) Educational Qualifications

    (i) For l.M.A. and officers' Training Academy-Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.

    (ii) For Indian Naval Academy: Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/ Institution

    (iii) For Air Force Academy: 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.

    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 HQIRig. CDSE Entry, West Block Ill, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-11 0066 in case of IMA/SSC first choice candidates and Naval HO DMPR (01 & R Section) Room No. 204, 'C’ Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi- 110011 in case of Navy first choice candidates and P03(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 MA. Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy on or before 13 May, 2015

    (ii) For admission to Officer's Training Academy, Chennai on or before 1 August, 2015

    For complete details, click to the UPSC CDS Examination (II) 2014: Notification & to know to  detailed application process, go through the How to Apply

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