Posted on :August 28th 2017, 12:31 pm

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts The Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) twice a year for recruitment in to the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. Successful candidates are admitted into the respective Academies after an interview conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).

Eligibility Criteria

Indian Military Academy/Officers' Training Academy : The candidates must possess a degree from a recognised university or equivalent.

Indian Naval Academy: The candidates must possess a Bachelor of Engineering degree.

Air Force Academy: The candidates must possess a degree of a recognised university with Physics and Mathematics at Class 12 level or Bachelor of Engineering.

Graduates with first choice as Army/Navy/Air Force are required to submit a proof of graduation provisional certificates on the date of commencement of the SSB interview at the SSB.

For CDS exam, applicants can be from any stream but for entry to Air Force and Navy, candidates should have studied Physics and Maths up to Class 12.
Candidates who are studying in the final year degree course and are yet to pass the final year degree examination can also apply but they will be required to subject a proof of passing the degree examination