UPSC CDS(II) 2015-2016 EXAM Important dates,Eligibility,Vacancies,How to Apply

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UPSC CDS(II) 2015-2016 EXAM Important dates,Eligibility,Vacancies,How to Apply

CDS Exam or Combined Defence Service Examination is an exam conducted twice every year by Union Service Commission(UPSC).It is an exam to induct officers into the Indian Defence Forces:The Army and The Airforce.The exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) .

Union Public Service Commission is going to Dispatched  the CDS 2 2015-1016 notification on the 18th  July 2015.Candidates should apply for Combine Defence Examination before 14th August 2015.

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Eligibility Criteria

Nationality:A candidate must either be

  1. A citizen of India,or
  2. A subject of Bhutan,or
  3. A subject of Nepal.,or
  4. A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st july,1962 with the intention to permanently setting in India,or
  5. A Person of India origin who has migrated from any other country and have issued the certificate of eligibility from the government of India

Certificate of eligibility will not be necessary in case of Gorkha Candidates subjects of Nepal.

Age Limit,Sex and Marital Status

For Indian Military Academy(IMA) and Indian Naval Academy (INA):Unmarried male candidates between 19-24 years i.e. born not ealier than 2nd July 1992 and not later than 1st July 1997.

For Air Force Academy(AFA):Age 20 to 24 years i.e. Not born earlier than 2nd july 1992 and late than 1st July 1996.Candidates below 25 years of age must be Unmarried.

For officers training Academy (SSC Course for men):Male candidates (both Married and Unmarried) born not earlier than 2nd July 1991 and not later than 1st july 1997.

For officers Training Academy(SSC Women non-technical Course):Unmarried Women (issue-less widows and issue-less divorced womens who are not remarried are also eligible).Born not earlier than July,1991 and later than July 1997.

Educational Qualifications

  • For Indian Military Academy/Officers training Academy-Degree from recognised university or equivalent.
  • For Indian Navy Academy-Bachelor of engineering or B.SC with physics and Mathematics
  • For Air force Academy-Degree of a recognised University with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or Bachelor of engineering


Don’t Miss Latest Notifications

Indian Army Recruitment 2016 122nd TGC and 46th SSC(T)Eligibility

Indian Army Recruitment 2016 122nd TGC and 46th SSC(T) Age Limit,Vacancies and Pay Scale



Vacancies Date Of Commencing NO. of Vacancies
Indian Military Academy,Dehradun 141th  Course commencing in July 2016 200 Vacancies including 25 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate holders
Indian Naval Academy,Ezhimala Course commencing in July 2016 45 Vacancies including 6 Vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate holders
Air Force Academy,Hyderabad Couse commencing in July 2016 32 Vacancies
Officers Training Academy,Chennai SSC Cource(MEN) commensing in October 2016 175 vacancies
Officers Training Academy,Chennai 17th SSC Women (non-tech) Commencong on October 2016 12 vacancies

Note:Tentative-official Notification on number of vacancies and for Pay scale will be out on 18th july 2015.

How to APPLY

Candidates are required to apply online by visit in the UPSC official website or Click here.


Aspirants have to pay application fee of Rs 200/- for general & OBC category.

SC/ST/Female aspirants no need to pay nay kind of fee.

Scheme of Examination

Written Examination

1)For Indian Military Academy,Naval Academy and Air Force Academy English (Objective type) 100 marks
Genral Knowledge (objective type) 100 marks
Elementary Mathematics (objective type) 100 marks


300 Marks
2)For Officers Training Academy English (objective type) 100 marks
General Knowledge (objective type) 100 marks


200 Marks

Marks For SSB Interviews


300 Marks


200 Marks


Important Dates

Date of Notification: 18th july 2015

Last date for receipt of application: 14th August 2015

Date of commencement of Exam: 1st November 2015


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  • chirag joshi

    Sir ji cds exam clear kaise kren….kya 12 ke baad chance h Indian army join krne ka please tell me in deatails

  • Sourabh Chhonker

    sir how many percentage is required in graduation for applicant.

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