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The Union Public Service Commission will hold the Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2010 on 14th February, 2010 for admission to Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy for the Courses commencing in January, 2011 and Officers Training Academy, Chennai for the Courses (Men and Women) commencing in April, 2011 .Salient features of the examination are published herein for general information of candidates. For details regarding the Eligibility Conditions, Syllabus and Scheme of the examination, Centers ofexamination, Guidelines for filling up application form etc. aspirants must consult the Detailed Notice of the examination published in the Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar dated 26th September, 2009.
Date of Examination: 14th February, 2010
Last date for submission of form: 26th October, 2009
For Remote Areas: 3rd November, 2009
Conditions of Eligibility
(A) Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status:
(i) For Indian Military Academy: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1987 and not later than 1st January, 1992 only are eligible.
(ii) For Naval Academy: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1989 (2nd January, 1987 in case of NCC Naval Wing ‘C’ Certificate holders) and not later than 1st January 1992 only are eligible.
(iii) For Air Force Academy: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1988 and not later than 1st January, 1992 only are eligible.
(iv) For Officers’ Training Academy – (SSC Course for Men) : Male candidates (married or unmarried) born not earlier than 2nd January, 1986 and not later than 1st January, 1992 only are
(v) For Officers’ Training Academy – SSC (Women Non-Technical Course): Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remained and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1986 and not later than 1st January, 1992.
(B) Educational Qualifications :
(i) For Indian Military Academy and Officers’ Training Academy:• Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.
(ii) For Naval Academy:• B.Sc. (with Physics & Mathematics) or Bachelor of Engineering.
(ii) For Air Force Academy:• Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.
Candidates who are studying in final year Degree Course and have yet to pass final year degree examination or equivalent examination can also apply for the Examination, but they will be required to submit proof of passing the Degree Examination or equivalent examination
by the specified dates published in Commission’s Notice for the Examination.
(C) Physical Standards:
Candidates must be physically fit according to the physical standards for admission to Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2010 as given in Appendix-V of Commission’s Notice for the Examination published in Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar dated 26th September, 2009.
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-lll 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.
Rs.100/— (Rupees One Hundred only) through Central Recruitment Fee Stamp only. All female candidates / SC/ ST candidates are exempted from payment of Fee. (OBC candidates are required to pay full fee).
Address and last date for receipt of applications :
All applications must reach the “Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi- 110069″ either by hand or by Post/Speed Post or by Courier on or before the 26th October, 2009.
However, in respect of candidates residing abroad or in certain remote areas specified in the Notice the last date for receipt of applications by Post/ Speed Post only (not by Hand or by Courier) is 3rd November, 2009.
Facilitation Counter And Website For Guidance Of candidates:
In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over
Telephone No.011-233852711, 011-23381125 / 011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs. and 17.00 hrs.
The Commission also has a Website at address: www.upsc.gov.in over which the candidates can obtain details of the examination as well as information about registration of their applications, venue of the examination and results etc.
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