UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMBINED DEFENSE SERVICES EXAMINATION, 2008
NOTE : COMBINED
DEFENCE SERVICES EXAMINATION (I), 2008
" INCLUDING SSC (WOMEN NON Ã¢â‚¬â€œ TECHNICAL) COURSE "
The Union Public Service Commission will hold the Combined
Defence Services Examination (I), 2008 on 17th February, 2008 for
admission to Indian Military Academy and Air Force Academy for the Courses
commencing in January, 2009 and Officers Training Academy. Chennai for the
Courses (Men and Women) commencing in April, 2009.
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, Centres of examination, Guidelines for filling up application
form etc, aspirants must consult the Detailed Notice of the examination
published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar dated 29th September 2007.
Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status:
For Indian Military Academy: Unmarried male
candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1985 and not later than 1st
January, 1990 only are eligible.
For Naval Academy: Unmarried male candidates
born not earlier than 2nd January, 1987 (2nd January, 1985 in case of NCC
Naval Wing Ã¢â‚¬ËœCÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Certificate holders) and not later than 1st January,
1990 only are eligible.
For Air Force Academy: Unmarried male
candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1986 and not later than 1st
January, 1990 only are eligible.
For officersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Training Academy Ã¢â‚¬â€œ (SSC Course for
Men) : Male candidates (married or unmarried) born not earlier than
2nd January, 1984 and not later than 1st January, 1990 only are eligible.
For OfficersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Training Academy Ã¢â‚¬â€œ SSC (Women Non
Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 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 2nd January, 1984 and not later than 1st January 1990.
Educational Qualifications :
For Indian Military Academy and OfficersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢
Training Academy Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Degree of a recognised university or equivalent
For Naval Academy Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Degree of a recognised
University (with Physics and
For Air Force Academy Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Degree of a recognised
University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of
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 by the the specified dates published in
CommissionÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Notice for the Examination.
Physical Standards :
must be physically fit according to the physical standards for admission to
Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2008 as given in Appendix Ã¢â‚¬â€œ V of
CommissionÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Notice for the Examination published in employment news/Rozgar
Samachar dated 29th September, 2007.
Candidates must apply in
the Common Application Form devised by the Commission for its
examinations, which can be purchased from the designated Hear Post
Offices/Post Offices (specified in Appendix Ã¢â‚¬â€œ III 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
In case of any difficulty in obtaining Application Forms
from the designated HPOs/Pos, the candidates should immediately contact the
concerned Post Master or UPSCÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“FORMS SUPPLY MONITORING CELLÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ over
Telephone No. 011 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 23389366/Fax No. 011-23387310.
Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred
only) through Central Recuritment Fee Stamp only. SC/ST candidates are
exempted from payment of Fees. (OBC candidates are required to pay full fees)
All applications must reach the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Secretary,
Union Pubic Service commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi Ã¢â‚¬â€œ
110069Ã¢â‚¬Â either by hand or by Post/Speed Post or by Courier, on or before
the 29th October, 2007.
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 5th November, 2007.
In case of any
guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature
etc, candidates can contact UPSCÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Facilitation Counter near Ã¢â‚¬ËœCÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ gate of
its campus in person or over Telephone No. 011 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 23385271/ 011 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ
23381125/011 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs. to 17.00 hrs.
For More Information Click Here! http://www.upsc.gov.in