Total no. of Vacancies : 417
Exam Summary :  

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has invited online applications for the Combined Defence Service Examination-I (CDS-I), 2019. Candidates who want to work in Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers’ Training Academy and who fulfill all the eligibility criteria can read the full notification and apply online through the link given below.

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  Eligibility / Fee Structure

Age Criteria
(see the notification for full details)
Graduate in any stream
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General/ OBC : 200/-
SC/ ST/ Female : Nill (Exempted)
Deposit the examination fees 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.

  Important Notes

Educational Qualifications

i.   For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy : Degree of a recognised 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.

Age Limits

(i) For IMA Unmarried male candidates born between 2 Jan 1996 and 1 Jan 2001.
(ii) For Indian Naval Academy Unmarried male candidates born between 2 Jan 1996 and 1st Jan 2001.
(iii) For Air Force Academy 20 to 24 years as on 1 Jan 2020 i.e. born between 2 Jan 1996 and 1 Jan 2000 (Upper age limit is relaxable upto 26 yrs).
(iv) For Officers Training Academy (SSC Course for men) unmarried male candidates born between 2 Jan 1995 and 1 Jan 2001.
(v) For 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 between 2 Jan 1995 and 1 Jan 2001.

Note : (a) Candidate below 25 years of age must be unmarried. Marriage is not permitted during training. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live with family out of the premises. 
(b) Male divorcee/widower candidates cannot be treated as unmarried male for the purpose of their admission in IMA/INA/AFA courses and accordingly they are not eligible for these courses.

DISCLAIMER : All the given information is sourced from public domains and is likely to change without prior notice. GEPL makes every effort to provide you the latest and correct information but is not responsible for authenticity and veracity of the given information. Students are encouraged to lookout for the official websites of the given institutions to corraborate.