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UPSC Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2012

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The Union Public Service Commission will hold the Combined Defence Services Examination (II ), 2012 on 16th September, 2012 for admission to the following courses:

Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, 250 Vacancies

135th Course commencing in July, 2013 (including 32 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders)

Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, 40 Vacancies

Course Commencing in July 2013, Executive (Hydro/General Service) (including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ certificate holders (Naval Wing)

Air Force Academy, Hyderabad, 32 Vacancies

(Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in July, 2013; i.e. No 194th F (P) Course

Officers Training Academy, Chennai, 175 Vacancies

98th SSC course (for Men) commencing in October, 2013

Officers Training Academy, Chennai, 15 Vacancies

12th SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in October, 2013

The number of vacancies given above is tentative and may be changed at any stage by Services HQ

A candidate is required to specify clearly in respective column of the online application the services for which he/she wishes to be considered in the order of his/her preference

A male candidate is advised to indicate as many preferences as he wishes to, subject to the condition, so that having regard to his rank in the order of merit due consideration can be given to his preferences when making appointment

Since women candidates are eligible for OTA only, they should give OTA as their first and only preference

If a male candidate is competing for Short Service Commission (Army) only, he should indicate OTA as the one and only choice

However, a male candidate competing for Short Service Commission Course at OTA as well as permanent commission course at IMA, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy should indicate OTA as his last preference, otherwise OTA will be deemed to be the last choice even if it is given a higher preference by the candidate

Candidates who desire to join Air Force Academy must indicate AFA as first choice, as they have to be administered pilot aptitude battery test at one of the AFSB and AF Medical at Central Medical Establishment/Institute of Aviation Medicines

A candidate is required to specify clearly in respective column of the online application the services for which he/she wishes to be considered in the order of his/her preference

A male candidate is advised to indicate as many preferences as he wishes to, subject to the condition, so that having regard to his rank in the order of merit due consideration can be given to his preferences when making appointment

Conditions of Eligibility (Age Limits, Sex, Marital Status)

IMA: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd July, 1989 and not later than 01st July, 1994 only are eligible

Indian Naval Academy: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd July, 1991 (02nd July, 1989 in case of NCC Naval Wing ‘C’ Certificate holders) and not later than 01st July, 1994 only are eligible

Air Force Academy: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd July, 1990 and not later than 01st July, 1994 only are eligible

Officer’s Training Academy (SSC course for Men): Male candidates (married or unmarried) born not earlier than 02nd July, 1988 and not later than 01st July, 1994 only are eligible

Officers Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course): 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 02nd July, 1988 and not later than 01st July, 1994

Educational qualifications

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICTION

IMA, Officer’s Training Academy: Degree of a recognised University or equivalent

Indian Naval Academy: Degree in Engineering for CDSE and Degree in Engineering or B.Sc (with Physics or Mathematics) for NCC entry

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 HQ/Rtg CDSE Entry, West Block III, RK 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

For admission to IMA, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy on or before 13th May, 2013

For admission to Officer’s Training Academy, Chennai on or before 01st August, 2013

Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognised by Govt as equivalent to professional and technical degrees would also be eligible for admission to the examination

In exceptional cases the Commission may treat a candidate, who does not possess any of the qualifications prescribed in this rule as educationally qualified provided that he/she possesses qualifications, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission, justifies his/her admission to the examination

How to apply ?

FEE :

Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs 200/- (Rs two hundred only) either by depositing the money in any branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/ State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card

All Female candidates and candidates belonging to SC/ST/ are not required to pay any fee

No fee exemption is, however, available to OBC candidates and they are required to pay the full prescribed fee

Application procedure

How to apply: Candidates are required to apply on-line using the link www.upsconline.nic.in

Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the website www.upsconline.nic.in

The applicants are advised to submit only single application, however if due to any unavoidable situation, if he/she submits another/multiple applications then he/she must ensure that application with the higher RID (Registration ID) is complete in all respects like applicant’s details, examination centre, photograph, signature, fee etc

The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher
RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID

All candidates whether already in Govt Service including candidates serving in the Armed Forces, Govt owned industrial undertakings or other similar organizations or in private employment should submit their applications online direct to the Commission

Persons already in Govt service, whether in permanent or temporary capacity or as work charged employees other than casual or daily rated employees or those serving under the Public Enterprises are, however, required to inform their Head of Office/Department in writing that they have applied for the examination

Candidates serving in the Armed Forces are required to inform their Commanding Officer in writing that they have applied for this examination

They are also required to submit NOC in this regard at the time of SSB interview

The online applications can be filled upto 02nd July, 2012, upto 11.59 p.m. after which the link will be disabled

The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admission certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination

The e-Admission certificate will be made available in the UPSC website www.upsc.gov.in for downloading by candidates

No admission certificate will be sent by post

If a candidate does not receive his/her e-Admission certificate or any other communication regarding his/her candidature for the examination three weeks before the commencement of the examination, he/she should at once contact the commission

Information in this regard can also be obtained from the Facilitation Counter located in the Commission’s Office either in person or over Tele 011-23381125/011-23385271/011-23098543

In case no communication is received in the Commission’s Office from the candidate regarding non-receipt of his/ her e-admission certificate at least 3 weeks before the examination, he/she himself/herself will be solely responsible for non receipt of his/her e-admission certificate

No candidate will ordinarily be allowed to take the examination unless he/she holds an e-admission certificate for the examination

On receipt of admission certificate, check it carefully and bring discrepancies/errors, if any, to the notice of UPSC immediately

The courses to which the candidates are admitted will be according to their eligibility as per age and educational qualifications for different courses and the preferences given by the candidates

Candidates must ensure that their e-mail IDs given in their applications are valid and active

Complete Info available at UPSC website

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