CDS - I 2020 Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

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Combined Defence Services Examination - I 2020 or CDS - I 2020 is the entrance examination for admission to OFA, Chennai SSC Women - Non Technical, OFA, Chennai SSC Men - Non Technical, Flying Training, INA, Ezhimala - General Service and IMA, Dehradun - Direct Entry. CDS - I 2020 is conducted by Union Public Service Commission.

CDS - I for the year 2020 has been announced by Union Public Service Commission and will be held on 02/02/2020. The application forms will be available from 30/10/2019 till 19/11/2019. The exam is in written mode. The duration of the exam will be 360 minutes. It is being conducted in English and Hindi languages. Admit card will be available from 09/01/2020. Result is expected to be announced on 05/02/2021.

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Union Public Service Commission

CDS - I 2020 Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality: A candidate must be unmarried and must either be:
    • a Citizen of India, or 
    • a subject of Bhutan, or 
    • a subject of Nepal, or
    • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
    • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. 

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. 

Certificate of eligibility will, however, not be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal. 

A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination provisionally subject to the necessary certificate being given to him/her by the Govt. before declaration of result by UPSC. 

  •  Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status : 
    • For IMA—Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1996 and not later than 1st January, 2001 only are eligible. 
    • For Indian Naval Academy—Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2 nd January, 1996 and not later than 1st January, 2001 only are eligible. 
    • For Air Force Academy— 20 to 24 years as on 1st January, 2020 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 1996 and not later than 1st January, 2000 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 yrs. i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 1994 and not later than 1st January, 2000) only are eligible.

Note: 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. 

For Officers' Training Academy—(SSC Course for men) unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1995 and not later than 1st January, 2001 only are eligible. 

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 not earlier than 2nd January, 1995 and not later than 1st January, 2001.

NOTE: 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. 

The date of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in the Matriculation / Secondary School Examination Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University, which extract must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Matriculation / Secondary School Examination or an equivalent examination certificate. These certificates are required to be submitted only after the declaration of the result of the written part of the examination. No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, service records and the like will be accepted.

The expression Matriculation/Secondary School Examination Certificate in this part of the instruction includes the alternative certificates mentioned above. 

Sometimes the Matriculation/Secondary School Examination Certificate does not show the date of birth, or only shows the age by completed years or completed years and months. In such cases a candidate must send in addition to the self attested / certified copy of Matriculation/Secondary School Examination Certificate a self attested / certified copy of a certificate from the Headmaster/Principal of the Institution from where he / she passed the Matriculation / Secondary School Examination showing the date of his / her birth or exact age as recorded in the Admission Register of the Institution.  

NOTE 1: Candidates should note that only the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/Secondary School Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate on the date of submission of applications will be accepted by the Commission and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted. 

NOTE 2: Candidates should also note that once a Date of Birth has been claimed by them and entered in the records of the Commission for the purpose of admission to an Examination, no change will be allowed subsequently or at a subsequent examination on any ground whatsoever.

NOTE 3: The candidates should exercise due care while entering their date of birth. If on verification at any subsequent stage any variation is found in their date of birth from the one entered in their Matriculation or equivalent examination certificate, disciplinary action will be taken against them by the Commission under the Rules.

 Educational Qualifications:

  • For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy— Degree of a recognised University or equivalent. 
  • For Indian Naval Academy — Degree in Engineering from a recognised University / Institution. 

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/semester Degree course and have yet to pass the final year degree examination can also apply provided candidate should not have any present backlog upto the last semester / year for which results have been declared upto the time of submission of application and they will be required to submit proof of passing the degree examination at the time of commencement of course to reach the IHQ of MoD (Army), Rtg ‘A’, CDSE Entry, West Block III, R. K. 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-110 106 in case of Air Force first choice candidates by the following dates failing which their candidature will stand cancelled: 

  • For admission to IMA on or before 1st January, 2021, Indian Naval Academy on or before 1st January, 2020 and Air Force Academy on or before 13th November, 2020. 
  •  For admission to Officers' Training Academy, Chennai on or before 1st April, 2021. 

Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognised by government 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. 

NOTE I: Candidates, who have yet to pass their degree examination will be eligible only if they are studying in the final year of degree examination. Those candidates who have yet to qualify in the final year Degree Examination and are allowed to appear in the UPSC Examination should note that this is only a special concession given to them. They are required to submit proof of passing the Degree Examination by the prescribed date and no request for extending this date will be entertained on the grounds of late conduct of basic qualifying University Examination, delay in declaration of results or any other ground whatsoever. Candidates who are studying in the final year/semester degree course are required to submit at the time of SSB interview a bonafide certificate issued by University/College stating that they will be able to submit their proof of passing the graduation degree examination by the specified date, failing which their candidature will be cancelled.

NOTE II: Candidates who are debarred by the Ministry of Defence from holding any type of commission in the Defence Services shall not be eligible for admission to the examination and if admitted, their candidature will be cancelled. 

NOTE III: In the event of Air Force candidates being suspended from Flying training for failure to learn flying, they would be absorbed in the Navigation/Ground Duty (Non Tech) Branches of the IAF. This will be subject to availability of vacancies and fulfilling the laid down qualitative requirements. 

Physical Standards:  

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2020 as per guidelines given in the Prospectus's Appendix-IV. 

CDS - I 2020 Exam Centers

Offline Dates

Date Location(s)
02/02/2020 Port Blair, Tirupati, Visakhapatnam, Itanagar, Dispur, Jorhat, Patna, Chandigarh, Raipur, Delhi, Panaji, Ahmedabad, Shimla, Jammu, Srinagar, Ranchi, Bengaluru, Dharwad, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhopal, Mumbai, Nagpur, Imphal, Shillong, Aizawl, Kohima, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Jaipur, Udaipur, Gangtok, Chennai, Madurai, Hyderabad, Agartala, Allahabad, Bareilly, Lucknow, Dehradun, Kolkata

CDS - I 2020 Important Dates

Events Start Date Last Date
Application Form 30/10/2019 19/11/2019
Admit Card Release Date 09/01/2020 02/02/2020
CDS - I 2020 Exam Date Offline Dates
  • 02/02/2020
  • Declaration of result 05/02/2021 -
    Final Result 24/05/2021 -
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    Duration of Examination
    One Day

    Applicants should note that there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the centres except Chennai, Delhi, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur. Allotment of Centres will be on the first-apply-first-allot basis and once the capacity of a particular centre is attained, the same will be frozen. Applicants, who cannot get a centre of their choice due to ceiling, will be required to choose a Centre from the remaining ones. Applicants are, thus, advised that they may apply early so that they could get a Centre of their choice. 

    NB: "Notwithstanding the aforesaid provision, Commission reserve the right to change the Centres at their discretion if the situation demands."

    Candidates admitted to the examination will be informed of the time table and place or places of examination. Candidates should note that no request for change of centre will be granted.

    NOTE: While filling in his/her online Application form, the candidates should carefully decide about his / her choice for the centre for the examination. If any candidate appears at a Centre / Paper other than the one indicated by the Commission in his/her Admission Certificate, the papers of such a candidate will 

    25th November 2019 Notice:

    Combined Defence Service Examination (I), 2020 – Applications rejected due to nonpayment of fee - regarding.

    CDS - I 2020 Application Form

    Application Form Fee


    Candidates (excepting Female / SC / ST candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees 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.

    NOTE 1: Applicants who opt for "Pay by Cash" mode should print the system generated Pay in-slip during Part-II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only. "Pay by Cash" mode option will be deactivated at 11:59 PM of 25.11.2018 i.e. one day before the closing date. However, applicants who have generated their Pay-in slip before it is de-activated may pay at the counter of SBI Branch during banking hours on the closing date. Such applicants who are unable to pay by cash on the closing date i.e. during banking hours at SBI Branch, for reason whatsoever, even if holding a valid Pay-in-Slip will have no other offline option but to opt for online Debit / Credit Card or internet Banking Payment mode on the closing date i.e. till 6:00 PM of 26.11.2018. 

    NOTE 2: Candidates should note that payment of examination fee can be made only through the modes prescribed above. Payment of fee through any other mode is neither valid nor acceptable. Applications submitted without the prescribed fee / mode (unless remission of fee is claimed) shall be summarily rejected.

    NOTE 3: Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. 

    NOTE 4: For the applicants in whose case payments details have not been received from the bank, they will be treated as fictitious payment cases and their applications will be rejected in the first instance. A list of all such applicants shall be made available on the Commission website within two weeks after the last day of submission of online application. The applicants shall be required to submit the proof of their fee payment within 10 days from the date of such communication either by hand or by speed post to the Commission. On receipt of documentary proof, genuine fee payment cases will be considered and their applications will be revived, if they are otherwise eligible. 


    Application Form Filling Instructions

    How to Apply

    Candidates are required to apply Online using the link Detailed instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the abovementioned website.

    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 applicants' 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 Government Service including candidates serving in the Armed Forces, Government owned industrial undertakings or other similar organizations or in private employment should submit their applications online direct to the Commission. 

    N.B.I: Persons already in Government 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.

    N.B.II: 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. Candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their employer by the Commission withholding permission to the candidates applying for / appearing at the examination, their applications will be liable to be rejected/candidature will be liable to be cancelled.

    Note: Applications without the prescribed fee (unless remission of fee is claimed as in para 4 above) or incomplete applications shall be summarily rejected.

    No representation or correspondence regarding such rejection shall be entertained under any circumstances. Candidates are not required to submit along with their applications any certificate in support of their claims regarding age, educational qualifications, Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe / OBC and fee remission etc.

    The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility conditions for admission to the examination.

    Their admission at all the stages of examination for which they are admitted by the Commission viz. written examination and interview test will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If on verification at any time before or after the written examination or Interview Test, it is found that they do not fulfil any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature for the examination will be cancelled by the Commission.

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    Important Instructions To Withdraw Application
    • Candidates are advised to go through the instructions carefully before filling up the request for withdrawal of application.
    • The Commission has provided the withdrawal facility from 26.11.2019 to 03.12.2019 (till 6:00 PM) to those candidates who do not want to appear at this Examination.
    • Candidates are advised to provide the details of registered application with registration-id which was completed and submitted finally. There is no provision for withdrawing of incomplete applications.
    • Before making the request for withdrawal, candidate must ensure that they have access to the registered mobile number and email-id which were provided by them at the time of submission of application. Separate OTPs will be sent by the Commission on the registered mobile number and email-id. Request for withdrawal will be accepted only after it is confirmed by validating the OTP details sent on candidate’s mobile and email-id. Such OTPs will be valid for 30 Minutes only.
    • Request for generating OTP for withdrawal of application will be accepted only till 5:30 PM on 03.12.2019.
    • If a candidate has submitted more than one application form then the higher registration-id of Application (latest) will be considered for withdrawal and all earlier applications will be treated as cancelled automatically.
    • After the final acceptance of the request for online withdrawal of application, the candidate must print the authenticated receipt. Once application has been withdrawn by the candidate, it cannot be revived in future. 
    • UPSC has no provision to refund any fee amount paid by candidates, so in case of successful withdrawal of application the fees will not be refunded.
    • On successful completion of withdrawal of application, an auto-generated email and SMS will be sent on candidate’s registered email-id and mobile. In case any candidate has not submitted the request for withdrawal of application he / she may contact UPSC on email-id: immediately. 
    • Candidates are advised not to share the OTPs received on email and SMS to anybody.

    CDS - I 2020 Syllabus

    For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:

    Maximum Marks 
    2 Hours
    General Knowledge 
    2 Hours
    Elementary Mathematics
    2 Hours

    For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:

    2 Hours
    General Knowledge 
    2 Hours



    The standard of the papers in Elementary Mathematics will be of Matriculation level. The standard of papers in other subjects will approximately be such as may be expected of a graduate of an Indian University. 


    ENGLISH (Code No. 01)

    The question paper will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.  

    GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (Code No. 02) 

    General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The paper will also include questions on History of India and Geography of a nature which candidate should be able to answer without special study. 



    Number System—Natural numbers, Integers, Rational and Real numbers. Fundamental operations, addition, substraction, multiplication, division, Square roots, Decimal fractions. Unitary method, time and distance, time and work, percentages, applications to simple and compound interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, variation.

    Elementary Number Theory - Division algorithm. Prime and composite numbers. Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 11. Multiples and factors. Factorisation Theorem. H.C.F. and L.C.M. Euclidean algorithm. Logarithms to base 10, laws of logarithms, use of logarithmic tables. 


    Basic Operations, simple factors, Remainder Theorem, H.C.F., L.C.M., Theory of polynomials, solutions of quadratic equations, relation between its roots and coefficients (Only real roots to be considered). Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns—analytical and graphical solutions. Simultaneous linear inequations in two variables and their solutions. Practical problems leading to two simultaneous linear equations or inequations in two variables or quadratic equations in one variable & their solutions. Set language and set notation, Rational expressions and conditional identities, Laws of indices. 

      • Sine ×, cosine ×, Tangent × when 0° < × < 90° Values of sin ×, cos × and tan ×, for × = 0°, 30°, 45°, 60° and 90°
      • Simple trigonometric identities. 
      • Use of trigonometric tables
      • Simple cases of heights and distances. 

    Lines and angles, Plane and plane figures, Theorems on (i) Properties of angles at a point, (ii) Parallel lines, (iii) Sides and angles of a triangle, (iv) Congruency of triangles, (v) Similar triangles, (vi) Concurrence of medians and altitudes, (vii) Properties of angles, sides and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle and square, (viii) Circles and its properties including tangents and normals, (ix) Loci.


    Areas of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangle and circle. Areas of figures which can be split up into these figures (Field Book), Surface area and volume of cuboids, lateral surface and volume of right circular cones and cylinders, surface area and volume of spheres. 


    Collection and tabulation of statistical data, Graphical representation frequency polygons, histograms, bar charts, pie charts etc. Measures of central tendency. 


    • For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:
      • English
      • General Knowledge
      • Elementary Mathematics
    • For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:
      • English
      • General Knowledge 

    CDS - I 2020 Admit Card

    Admit Card Download Start Date 09/01/2020
    Admit Card Download End Date 02/02/2020    11:55 pm

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    CDS - I 2020 Exam Day Instructions

    Offline Dates

    • 02/02/2020

    Examination Day Instructions

    Penalty for Wrong Answers:

    Candidates should note that there will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers. 6. For both writing and marking answers in the OMR sheet (Answer Sheet) candidates must use black ball pen only. Pens with any other colour are prohibited. Do not use Pencil or Ink pen. Candidates should note that any omission/mistake/discrepancy in encoding/filling of details in the OMR answer sheet especially with regard to Roll Number and Test Booklet Series Code will render the answer sheet liable for rejection. Candidates are further advised to read carefully the “Special Instructions” contained in Appendix-III of the Notice.

    Mobile Phones Banned:

    • The use of any mobile phone (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic equipment or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smart watches etc. or camera or blue tooth devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or switched off mode capable of being used as a communication device during the examination is strictly prohibited. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.
    • Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned item including mobile phones or any valuable/costly items to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safe-keeping cannot be assured. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.

    Unfair means strictly prohibited

    No candidate shall copy from the papers of any other candidate nor permit his papers to be copied nor give nor attempt to give nor obtain nor attempt  to obtain irregular assistance of any description.

    Conduct in Examination Hall

    No candidate should misbehave in any manner or create disorderly scene in the Examination Hall or harass the staff employed by the Commission  for the conduct of the examination. Any such misconduct will be severely penalised. 

    Answer Sheet Particulars

    • Write with Black ball pen your Centre and subject followed by test booklet series (in bracket), subject code and roll number at the appropriate space provided on the answer sheet at the top. Also encode your booklet series (A, B, C, or D as the case may be), subject code and roll number in the circles provided for the purpose in the answer sheet. The guidelines for writing the above particulars and for encoding the above particulars are given in Annexure. In case the booklet series is not printed on the test booklet or answer sheet is un-numbered, please report immediately to the invigilator and get the test booklet/answer sheet replaced.
    • Candidates should note that any omission / mistakes / discrepancy in encoding / filling of details in the OMR answer sheet, especially with regard to Roll Number and Test Booklet Series Code, will render the answer sheet liable for rejection.
    • Immediately after commencement of the examination please check that the test booklet supplied to you does not have any unprinted or torn or missing pages or items etc., if so, get it replaced by a complete test booklet of the same series and subject.
    • Do not write your name or anything other than the specific items of information asked for, on the answer sheet/test booklet / sheet for rough work.
    • Do not fold or mutilate or damage or put any extraneous marking in the Answer Sheet. Do not write anything on the reverse of the answer sheet.
    • Since the answer sheets will be evaluated on computerised machines, candidates should exercise due care in handling and filling up the answer sheets. They should use black ball pen only to darken the circles. For writing in boxes, they should use black ball pen. Since the entries made by the candidates by darkening the circles will be taken into account while evaluating the answer sheets on computerised machines, they should make these entries very carefully and accurately. 

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    Important instruction for Admit Card:

    1.  Examine the e-Admit Card carefully and immediately bring discrepancies, if any, to the attention of Union Public Service Commission.
    2.  In your complete correspondence with the Union Public Service Commission, mention your name, serial number, registration ID and name and year of the examination. 
    3. To enter the examination venue, bring this e-Admit Card (printout) along with photo identity card (original), whose number is mentioned in the e-Admit Card, in each session. Keep the e-Admit card safe till the declaration of the final result, as it is necessary to present it before the Services Selection Board.
    4. You are responsible for the security of the e-Admit Card and if any other person uses this e-Admit Card, then it is your responsibility to prove that you have not taken the services of any counter-holders. 
    5.  "Candidates may note that in case of any omission / mistake / discrepancy in the OMR answer sheet, especially in respect of the serial number and series code of the test book, the answer sheet will be rejected". 
    6. Enter the examination hall at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the examination. Entrance to the examination venue will be closed 10 minutes before the scheduled start of examination in each session. 
    7. If you take the exam at any other center / sub-center from the center specified by the Commission in your e-Admit Card, then your answer sheet (script) will not be examined and your candidature will be canceled. 
    8. Please read the "Rules of Examination" available on the Union Public Service Commission website and the "poster" displayed outside the examination hall, where the instructions are mentioned. 
    9. Your candidature for the examination is provisional. 
    10. Mobile phones, calculators or any other communication device is not allowed in the premises where the examination is being conducted. Violation of these instructions will lead to disciplinary action and will be barred from future examinations. 

    No paper Admit Card will be issued for the Examination by the Commission.

    Mobile phone (even in switched off mode), pager or any electronic equipment or programmable device or storage media like pen drive, smart watches etc. or camera or Bluetooth devices or any other equipment or related accessories either in working or switched off mode capable of being used as a communication device are banned inside the Examination Hall. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action against the concerned candidates including debarment from future Examination/Selection. Valuable/costly items and bags are also not allowed inside the Examination Venue

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    CDS - I 2020 Results

    Result Declaration05/02/2021
    Final Result Date24/05/2021

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    The Union Public Service Commission shall prepare a list of candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as fixed by the Commission in their discretion. Candidates who are declared successful in the written exam will be detailed for intelligence and personality test at the Service Selection Board based on their preference by the respective service HQ. CANDIDATES WHO QUALIFY IN THE WRITTEN EXAM AND GIVEN THEIR FIRST CHOICE AS ARMY (IMA/OTA) ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER THEMSELVES ON THE RECRUITING DIRECTORATE WEBSITE WWW.JOININDIANARMY.NIC.IN IN ORDER TO ENABLE THEM TO RECEIVE CALL UP INFORMATION FOR SSB INTERVIEW. THOSE CANDIDATES WhO HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED ON THE RECRUITING DIRECTORATE WEBSITE ARE ADVISED NOT TO REGISTER AGAIN. The email ID registered with DG Recruiting website i.e. www.joinindianarmy, and that given to UPSC must be same and unique to the applicant. Results of the test conducted by Service Selection Board will hold good for all the courses [i.e. Indian Military Academy (DE) Course, Dehradun, Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala Course, Air Force Academy (Pre-Flying) Course, Hyderabad and SSC (NT) Course at OTA, Chennai] for which the candidate has qualified in the written exam, irrespective of the service HQ conducting it. Two stage selection procedure based on Psychological Aptitude Test and intelligence Test has been introduced at Service Selection Boards. All the candidates will be put to stage one test on first day of reporting at Selection Centres. Only those candidates who qualify at stage one will be admitted to the second stage/remaining tests and all those who fail to pass stage one, will be returned. Only those candidate who qualify at stage two will be required to submit photocopy each of:—(i) Matriculation pass certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth, (ii) Bachelors Degree/Provisional Degree alongwith mark sheets of all the years/semesters in support of educational qualification.

    Candidates will appear before the Services Selection Board and undergo the test there at their own risk and will not be entitled to claim any compensation or other relief from Government in respect of any injury which they may sustain in the course of or as a result of any of the tests given to them at the Services Selection Board whether due to the negligence of any person or otherwise. Candidates will be required to sign a certificate to this effect on the form appended to the application.

    To be acceptable, candidates should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in (i) written examination and (ii) SSB test as fixed by the Commission and Service Selection Board respectively in their discretion. The candidates will be placed in the order of merit on the basis of the total marks secured by them in the written examination and in the SSB tests. The form and manner of communication of the result of the examination to individual candidates shall be decided by the Commission in their discretion and the Commission will not enter into correspondence with them regarding the result.

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