UPSC CDS-II Notification April 2010 | UPSC Combined Defence Services Examination-II Notification April 2010
F. 8/3/2009-E.I(B)-A Combined Defence Services Examination will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on 19th September 2010 for admission to the under mentioned courses.
Indian Military Academy Dehradun 131st Course Commencing in July, 2011 [includes 32 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders].
|2.||Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala, course commencing in July 2011 Executive (Hydro/General service) [including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate holders (Naval Wing)].||40|
|3.||Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in July 2011 i.e. No.190th F(P) Course.||32|
|4.||Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai 94th SSC Course (for men) commencing in October 2011.||175|
|5 Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 8th SSC Women Non-Technical Course||commencing in October 2011||23|
Note : The number of vacancies given above is tentative and may be changed at any stage by Service H.Q.
N.B. (i) (a) A candidate is required to specify clearly in column 22 of the Application Form the Services for which he wishes to be considered in the order of his/her preference. He/she is also advised to indicate as many preferences as he/she wishes to, subject to the condition given at paras (b) and (c) below, so that having regard to his/her rank in the order of merit due consideration can be given to his/her preferences when making appointment.
Since women candidates are eligible for OTA only, they should give OTA as their first and only preference.
(b)(i) “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, 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”.
(ii) Women candidates are being considered only for Short Service Commission at OTA. They should indicate OTA as the only choice.
(c) 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. Choice exercised for AFA as second or third will be treated as invalid.
(d) Candidates should note that, except as provided in N.B. (ii) below, they will be considered for appointment to those courses only for which they exercise their preference and for no other course(s).
(e) No request for addition/alteration in the preferences already indicated by a candidate in his/her application will be entertained by the Commission. No change of choice once exercised will be allowed. Second choice will come for consideration only when the first choice is not offered to the candidate by Services HQ. When first choice is offered and a candidate declines the same, his/her candidature will be cancelled for all other choices for regular commission.
N.B. (ii) The left-over candidates of IMA/Naval Academy/Air Force Academy courses viz, those who have been recommended by the Union Public Service Commission for grant of permanent commission on the basis of the final results of this Examination, but who could not be inducted on these courses for any reason whatsoever may be considered for grant of SSC even if they have not indicated their choice for this course in their applications, If they are subsequently willing to be considered for this course subject to the following conditions :
(i) There is a shortfall after detailing all the candidates who competed for the SSC Course; and
(ii) The candidates who are detailed for training even though they have not expressed their preference for SSC will be placed in the order of Merit List after the last candidate who had opted for this Course, as these candidates will be getting admission to the Course to which they are not entitled according to the preference expressed by them.
(iii) Candidates with Air Force as first and only choice cannot be considered as left over for grant of SSC (OTA) if they fail in the Pilot Aptitude Battery Test. Such candidates, if they desire to be considered for SSC (OTA) should exercise their option for OTA also.
Note 1 : NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Army Wing/Senior Division Air Wing/Naval Wing) holders may also compete for the vacancies in the Short Service Commission Course but since there is no reservation of vacancies for them in this course, they will be treated as general candidates for the purpose of filling up vacancies in this course. Candidates who have yet to pass NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Army Wing/Senior Division Air Wing/Naval Wing) examination, but are otherwise eligible to compete for the reserved vacancies, may also apply but they will be required to submit the proof of passing the NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Army Wing/Senior Division Air Wing/Naval Wing) examination to reach the Army HQ/Rtg. CDSE Entry for SSC male candidates and SSC women entry for female candidates, 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 PO 3 (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 13th May 2011. To be eligible to compete for reserved vacancies the candidates should have served for not less than 2 academic years in the Senior Division Army Wing and 3 academic years in the Senior Division Air Wing/Naval Wing of National Cadet Corps and should not have been discharged from the NCC for more than 24 months for IMA/Naval Academy/Air Force Academy courses on the last date of receipt of Application in the Commission’s Office.
Note 2 : In the event of sufficient number of qualified NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Army Wing/Senior Division Air Wing/Naval Wing) holders not becoming available on the results of the examination to fill all the vacancies reserved for them in the Indian Military Academy Course/Air Force Academy Course/Naval Academy Course, the unfilled reserved vacancies shall be treated as unreserved and filled by general candidates.
Admission to the above courses will be made on the results of the written examination to be conducted by the Commission followed by intelligence and personality test by the Services Selection Board of candidates who qualify in the written examination. The details regarding the (a) scheme, standard, syllabus of the examination, (b) Instructions to candidates for filling up the Application Form, (c) List of Head Post Offices/Post Offices where UPSC application forms are available, (d) Special Instructions to Candidates for Objective Type Tests, (e) Guidelines with regard to physical standards for admission to the Academy and (f) Brief particulars of services etc. for candidates joining the Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers’ Training Academy are given in Appendices I, II, III, IV, V and VI respectively.
2. Centres of Examination : The examination will be held at the following Centres :-
The centres and the date of holding the examination as mentioned above are liable to be changed at the discretion of the Commission. While every effort will be made to allot the candidates to the centre of their choice for examination, the Commission may, at their discretion allot a different centre to a candidate, when circumstances so warrant. 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 normally be granted. When a candidate, however, desires a change in centre from the one he had indicated in his/her application form for the Examination, he must send a letter addressed to the Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, giving full justification as to why he desires a change in centre. Such requests will be considered on merits but requests received after the 16th June 2010 will not be entertained under any circumstances.
NOTE : While filling in his application form, the candidates should carefully decide about his choice for the centre for the examination. More than one Application Form a candidate giving different centres will not be accepted in any case. Even if a candidate sends more than one completed application, the Commission will accept only one application at their discretion and the Commission’s decision in the matter shall be final.
If any candidate appears at a Centre/Paper other than the one indicated by the Commission in his Admission Certificate, the papers of such a candidate will not be valued and his candidature will be liable to cancellation
(a) Nationality : A candidate must either be :
(i) a Citizen of India, or
(ii) a subject of Bhutan, or
(iii) a subject of Nepal, or
(iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(v) 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 by the Govt. before declaration of result by UPSC.
(b) Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status :
(i) For IMA-Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1987 and not later than 1st July, 1992 only are eligible.
(ii) For Naval Academy-Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1989 (2nd July, 1987 in case of NCC/Naval Wing ‘C’ Certificate holders) and not later than 1st July, 1992 only are eligible.
(iii) For Air Force Academy-Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1988 and not later than 1st July, 1992 only are eligible.
(iv) For Officers Training Academy-(SSC Course for Men): Male candidates (married or unmarried born not earlier than 2nd July, 1986 and not later than 1st July, 1992 only are eligible.
(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 not earlier than 2nd July, 1986 and not later than 1st July, 1992
The date of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving 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 Higher Secondary 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/Higher Secondary Examination Certificate in this part of the instruction includes the alternative certificates mentioned above.
Sometimes the Matriculation/Higher Secondary 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 attested/certified copy of Matriculation/Higher Secondary Examination Certificate an attested/certified copy of a certificate from the Headmaster/Principal of the Institution from where he passed the Matriculation/Higher Secondary Examination showing the date of his 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/Higher Secondary 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 in column 8 of the application form for the Examination. 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.
(c) Educational Qualifications :
(i) For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy-Degree of a recognised University or equivalent.
(ii) For Naval Academy : B.Sc. (with Physics & Mathematics) or Bachelor of Engineering.
(iii) For Air Force Academy : Degree of Recognized 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, 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-110011 in case of Air Force first choice candidates by the following dates failing which their candidature will stand cancelled :
(i) For admission to IMA, Naval and Air Force Academy on or before 13th May, 2011.
(ii) For admission to Officer’s Training Academy, Chennai on or before 1st August, 2011.
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 possesses qualifications, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission, justifies his 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
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 admision 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/Administration/Logistic Branch of the IAF. This will be subject to availability of vacancies and fulfilling the laid down qualitative requirements (including 60% in graduation).
(d) Physical Standards :
Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2010 as per guidelines given in Appendix-V.
(a) The UPSC have developed an application form common for all their examinations which can be processed on computerised machines. This application form alongwith an Information Brochure containing general instructions for filling up the form, an acknowledgement card and an envelope for sending the application is obtainable from the designated Head Post Offices/Post Offices throughout the country as listed in Appendix-III of Notice against cash payment of Rs. 20/- (Rupees twenty only). Form should be purchased from the designated Head Post Offices/Post Offices only and not from any other agency. This form can be used only once and for only one examination. Candidates, who wish to apply offline, must use the form supplied with the Information Brochure only and they should in no case use photocopy/reproduction/unauthorisedly printed copy of the Form. Since this form is electronically scannable, due care should be taken to fill up the application form correctly. While filling up the application form, please refer to detailed instructions given in Appendix-II (A) of this Notice. The candidates should also fill up in the relevant places of the Acknowledgement Card, their Application Form Number (8-digit) and the name of the examination. The applicants are required to affix the postage stamp of Rs. 6/- on the acknowledgement card and send the same along with application form to UPSC. If an applicant fails to affix the postage stamp of requisite amount, his acknowledgement card will not be dispatched and Commission will not be responsible for non-receipt of acknowledgement card by applicant. The duly filled in application form and the acknowledgement card alongwith unstamped self-addressed envelope to receive a SSB interview call letter should then be mailed in the special envelope supplied with the Information Brochure. You should also write the name of examination viz. “Combined Defence Services Examination-(II) 2010” on the envelope before dispatching it to “Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069”.
(b) Candidates can also apply Online using the link http://www.upsconline.nic.in. Detailed Instructions for filling up the Online Applications are available on the above mentioned website.
(c) All candidates (except those serving in Armed Forces) should submit their applications direct to the Commission. If any candidate forwards his application through his employer and it reaches the Union Public Service Commission late, the application, even if submitted to the employer before the closing date, will not be considered. Persons serving under the Public Enterprises are however, required to submit an undertaking that they have informed in writing their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for this Examination. 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.
Candidates serving in the Armed Forces must submit their application through their Commanding Officer who will forward it to the Commission indicating in the forwarding letter the name of the applicant and his application form number ( 8 digit). Failure to comply with this instruction will entail cancellation of his candidature/rejection of his application.
Candidates serving in the Armed Forces who cannot apply to the Commission direct, must apply through Common Application Form and not online.
Note : Application not accompanied by the Prescribed fee (Unless Remission of Fee is claimed as in para 4 above) or incomplete or Defective 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 fulfill any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature for the examination will be cancelled by the commission.
Candidates are advised to keep ready the following documents in original along with their attested copies soon after the declaration of the result of the written part of the examination which is likely to be declared in the month of December, 2010 for submission to the Army HQ/Naval HQ/Air HQ as the case may be :
(1) Matric/Higher Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent showing date of birth. (2) Degree/Provisional degree certificate/marks sheet showing clearly having passed degree examination and eligible for award of degree.
In the first instance all qualified candidates eligible for SSB interview will carry their original Matric/Higher Secondary School certificate as also their Degree/provisional Degree certificate/marks sheet with them while going to the Services Selection Centres for SSB interview. Candidates who have not yet qualified the final year Degree examination must carry with them a certificate in original from the Principal of the College/Institution stating that the candidate has appeared/is appearing at the final year Degree examination. Candidates who do not carry the above certificates with them while going to the Services Selection Centres shall not be allowed to appear for the SSB interview. No relaxation for non-submission of the above certificates in original at the selection centre is allowed, and candidates who do not carry with them any of these certificates in original will not be permitted to appear for their SSB test and interview and they will be sent back home at their own expense.
If any of their claims is found to be incorrect/false/fraud/fabricated they may render themselves liable to disciplinary action by the Commission in terms of the following provisions :
A candidate who is or has been declared by the Commission to be guilty of:
(i) obtaining support for his candidature by any means, or
(ii) impersonating, or
(iii) procuring impersonation by any person, or
(iv) submitting fabricated documents or documents which have been tampered with, or
(v) making statements which are incorrect or false or suppressing material information, or
(vi) resorting to any other irregular or improper means in connection with his candidature for the examination, or
(vii) using unfair means during the examination, or
(viii) writing irrelevant matter, including obscene languages or pornographic matter, in the script (s), or
(ix) misbehaving in any other manner in the examination hall, or
(x) harassing or doing bodily harm to the Staff employed by the Commission for the conduct of their examination, or
(xi) being in possession of or using mobile phone, pager or any electronic equipment or device or any other equipment capable of being used as a communication device during the examination, or
(xii) violating any of the instructions issued to candidates along with their Admission Certificates permitting them to take the examination, or
(xiii) attempting to commit or as the case may be abetting the commission of all or any of the acts specified in the foregoing clauses,may in addition to rendering himself liable to criminal prosecution be liable :
(a) to be disqualified by the Commission from the examination for which he is a candidate and/or
(b) to be debarred either permanently or for a specified period
(i) by the Commission from any examination or selection held by them;
(ii) by the Central Government from any employment under them; and
(c) if he is already in service under Government to disciplinary action under the appropriate rule.
Provided that no penalty under this rule shall be imposed except after,
(i) giving the candidate an opportunity of making such representation, in writing as he may wish to make in that behalf; and
(ii) taking the representation, if any, submitted by the candidate within the period allowed to him into consideration.
Candidates may note that they should not apply to the U.P.S.C. for application form, Rules, syllabus etc. Application Form as may be purchased from the designated Head post offices/Post offices Listed in Appendix III should be used as explained above.
(i) The completed offline application form must reach the Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, New Delhi 110069 on or before 17th May 2010.
(ii) In respect of offline applications received only by post (by post/speed post) from the candidates residing in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir, Lahaul and Spiti District and Pangi Sub-Division of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands or Lakshadweep or abroad, the last date for receipt of applications is 24th May 2010. The benefit of extended time will be available only in respect of applications received by post/speed post from the above mentioned areas/regions. In the case of applications received by hand or through courier service, benefit of extended time will not be available regardless of the place of residence of the applicant.
Candidates who are claiming the benefit of extended time should clearly indicate in column 13 (II) of the application form, the area code of the particular area or region (e.g. Assam, Meghalaya, J&K etc.) where they are residing. In case they fail to do so, the benefit of extended time will not be allowed to them.
NOTE I : Candidates should clearly note that the Commission will in no case be responsible for non-receipt of their application or any delay in receipt thereof on any account whatsoever. No application received after the prescribed last date will be entertained under any circumstances and all the late applications will be summarily rejected. They should, therefore, ensure that their applications reach the Commission’s Office on or before the prescribed last date.
NOTE II : Candidates can also deliver their applications personally at the Commission’s counter. The Commission will not be responsible for the applications delivered to any other functionary of the Commission.
NOTE III : Applications received through Couriers or Courier Services of any type shall be treated as having been received “By hand” at the Commission’s Counter.
NOTE IV : Candidates should note that applications will be received by hand, only one at a time, at the designated counters and not in bulk, till 5 PM only.
B Online: The Online Applications can be filled upto 10th May 2010 till 11.59 PM after which the link will be disabled.
Immediately on receipt of an application from a candidate, the Acknowledgement Card submitted by him alongwith the application form will be despatched to him by the Commission’s office duly stamped in token of receipt of his Application. If a candidate does not receive the Acknowledgement Card within 30 days, he should at once contact the Commission by quoting his Application Form No. (8-digit) and name & year of examination. Candidates delivering the application form in person at the Commission’s Counter will be issued Acknowledgement Card at the Counter itself. The mere fact that a candidate’s application has been acknowledged by the Commission does not mean that his candidature for the examination has been accepted by the Commission. Candidates will be informed at the earliest possible about their admission to the examination or rejection of their application.
(i) Every candidate for this examination will be informed at the earliest possible date of the result of his application. Admission certificates, indicating the Roll Nos., Centre and the Courses to which admitted will be issued to the candidates who are admitted to the examination. The admission certificate will bear the photograph of the candidate. If a candidate does not receive his admission certificate or any other communication regarding his candidature for the examination three weeks before the commencement of the examination, he should at once contact the Commission. On receipt of such a communication, Admission certificate or a duplicate copy thereto will be issued to the admitted candidate. Information in this regard can also be obtained from the Facilitation Counter located in the Commission’s Office either in person or over phone Nos. 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 admission certificate atleast 3 weeks before the examination, he himself will be solely responsible for non-receipt of his admission Certificate. It may be noted that the Admission Certificate will be issued at the address as photo-copied from the application form filled in by the candidate. The candidate should, therefore, ensure that the address given by him in the application form is correct and complete with pin code.
No candidate will ordinarily be allowed to take the examination unless he holds a certificate of admission 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.
The candidates should note that their admission to the examination will be purely provisional based on the information given by them in the application form. This will be subject to verification of all the eligibility conditions by the UPSC.
(ii) In the event of a candidate receiving more than one admission certificate from the Commission, he should use only one of these admission certificates for appearing in the examina-tion and return the other(s) to the Commission’s Office.
(iii) If a candidate receives an admission certificate in respect of some other candidate on account of handling error, the same should be immediately returned to the Commission with a request to issue the correct Admission Certificate. Candidates may note that they will not be allowed to take the examination on the strength of an Admission Certificate issued in respect of another candidate.
(iv) The decision of the Commission as to the acceptance of the application of a candidate and his eligibility or otherwise for admission to the Examination shall be final.
(v) Candidates should note that the name in the Admission Certificate in some cases, may be abbreviated due to technical reasons.
(vi) A candidate must see that communications sent to him at the address stated in his application are redirected, if necessary. Change in address should be communicated to the Commission at the earliest opportunity. Although the Commission make every effort to take account of such changes, they cannot accept any responsibility in the matter.
Important : All communications to the Commission/Army Head-quarters should invariably contain the following particulars.
1. Name and year of the examination.
2. Application Form Number (8-digit)
3. Roll Number (if received)
4. Name of candidate (in full and in block letters)
5. Complete postal Address as given in the application with telephone number, if any.
N.B. : (i) Communications not containing the above particulars may not be attended to.
N.B. (ii) If a letter/communication is received from a candidate after an examination has been held and it does not give his full name and Roll number, it will be ignored and no action will be taken thereon.
N.B. (iii) Candidates recommended by the Commission for interview by the Services Selection Board who have changed their addresses subsequent to the submission of their application for the examination should immediately after anouncement of the result of the written part of the examination notify the changed address also to Army Headquarters, alongwith unstamped self-addressed envelope, A.G’s Branch, Rtg. CDSE Entry section, for males and SSC Women Entry Section for Women candidates West Block-3, Ground Floor, Wing 1, Ramakrishnapuram, New Delhi-110066 in case of IMA/SSC first choice candidates and Naval HQ (R&R Section), Room No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 in case of Navy first choice candidates, and PO 3 (A)Air HQS. ‘J’ Block, Room No. 17, Opp. Vayu Bhawan, Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110011 in case of Air Force first choice candidates. Failure to comply with this instruction will deprive the candidate of any claim to consideration in the event of his not receiving the summon letter for interview by the Services Selection Board. Candidates whose names have been recommended for interview by the Services Selection Board should address enquiries or requests, if any relating to their interview direct to the Army Headquarters, A.G’s Branch, Rtg. CDSE Entry, West Block 3, Ground Floor, Wing 1, Ramakrishnapuram, New Delhi-110066 in case of candidates having IMA or OTA as their first choice and PO3 (A)/Air Headquarters, ‘J’ Block, Room No. 17, Opp. Vayu Bhawan, Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110011 in the case of candidates having Air Force as first choice and Naval HQ (R&R Section), Room No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 in the case of candidates having Navy as first choice.
Candidates are requested to report for SSB interview on the date intimated to them in the call up letter for interview. Requests for postponing interview will only be considered in very genuine circumstances and that too if it is administratively convenient for which Army Headsquarters/Air Headquarters/Naval HQ will be the sole deciding authority. Such requests should be sent to Selection Centre/SSB from where the call for SSB interview has been received.
N.B.- In case a candidate does not get the interview call for SSB interview for IMA by 4th week of February, 2011 and by 4th week of April 2011 for OTA, he/she should write to Army Headquarters/Rtg. CDSE Entry, (SSC Women Entry for SSC Non-Tech) West Block III, Ramakrishnapuram, New Delhi-110066 or contact on telephone No. 26173215 regarding non-receipt of the call-up letter.
For similar query by the Navy/Air Force candidates, having first choice as given ibid, should write to Naval Hqrs. or Air Hqrs. as mentioned in N.B. III (in case of non-receipt of call by 4th week of February, 2011).
(vii) Original certificates submission of– Those candidates who qualify in the SSB interview will be required to submit their original certificates alongwith two attested copies thereof in support of educational qualification at Services Selection Centre after SSB interview. Those appearing for Degree Examination will be required to submit their certificates by 13th May, 2011 (1st August, 2011 in the case of SSC only). Instructions for the same will be given at SSB. Original certificates will be returned back after verification. Certified true copies or photostat copies of the certificates will not be accepted in any case.
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. Results of the test conducted by the Service Selection Board will hold good for all the courses [i.e. Indian Military Academy (DE) Course, Dehradun, Naval Academy Ezhimala Course, Air Force Academy (Pre Flying) Course Hyderabad and SSC (NT) Course at OTA Madras] 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 back. Only those candidates 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 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 S.S.B. 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.
Success at the examination confers no right of admission to the Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy or the Officers’ Training Academy as the case may be. The final selection will be made in order of merit subject to medical fitness and suitability in all other respects and number of vacancies available.
Note: Every candidate for the Air Force and Naval Aviation is given Pilot Aptitude Test only once. The Grade secured by him at the first test will therefore hold good for every subsequent interview at the Air Force Selection Board. Those who failed Indian Navy Selection Board/Pilot Aptitude Battery Test earlier and those who habitually wear spectacles are not eligible for Air Force.
Test/Interview at Air Force Selection Boards for those candidates who apply for Air Force through more than one source:-
There are three modes of entry into F (P) course viz. CDSE/NCC/Airmen. Candidates who apply for the Air Force through more than one source will be tested/interviewed at the Air Force Selection Boards only once for Air Force. Common candidates who fail in INSB/PAB tests as an NCC or Airmen candidate will be called again for OLQ testing for Army/Navy/OTS only if it is found that they have applied through CDS Exam. Candidates who qualify in the written examination for IMA (D.E) Course and/or Navy (S.E) Course and/or Air Force Academy course irrespective of whether they have also qualified for SSC Course or not will be detailed for SSB test in February to April 2011and candidates who qualify for SSC Course only will be detailed for SSB tests in April to June 2011
Candidates who were admitted to an earlier course at the National Defence Academy, Indian Military Academy, Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai but were removed there from on disciplinary ground will not be considered for admission to the Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy or for grant of Short Service Commission in the Army.
Candidates who were previously withdrawn from the Indian Military Academy for lack of officer-like qualities will not be admitted to the Indian Military Academy.
Candidates who were previously selected as Special Entry Naval Cadets but were withdrawn from the National Defence Academy or from Naval Training Establishments for lack of Officer-like qualities will not be eligible for admission to the Indian Navy.
Candidates who were withdrawn from Indian Military Academy, Officers’ Training Academy, NCC and Graduate course for lack of Officer-like qualities will not be considered for grant of Short Service Commission in the Army.
Candidates who were previously withdrawn from the NCC and Graduates’ course for lack of Officer-like qualities will not be admitted to the Indian Military Academy.
Candidates for the Indian Military Academy Course or Naval Academy Course or Air Force Academy Course or Women Candidates joining Officers Training Academy must undertake not to marry until they complete their full training. A candidate who marries subsequent to the date of his/her application though successful at this or any subsequent examination will not be selected for training. A candidate who marries during training shall be discharged and will be liable to refund all expenditure incurred on him by the government.
No Male candidate for the Short Service Commission course (a) who has entered into or contracted a marriage with a person having a spouse living or (b) who having a spouse living has entered into or contracted a marriage with any person shall be eligible for admission to the Officers’ Traning Academy/grant of Short Service Commission. Provided that the Central Government may, if satisfied that such marriage is permissible under the personal law applicable to such persons and the other party to the marriage and there are other grounds for so doing exempt any person from the operation of this rule.
12. Other restrictions during training in the Indian Military Academy or in the Naval Academy or in the Air Force Academy :
After admission to the Indian Military Academy or the Naval Academy or the Air Force Academy, candidates will not be considered for any other commission. They will also not be permitted to appear for any interview or examination after they have been finally selected for training in the Indian Military Academy or the Naval Academy or the Air Force Academy.
13. No request for withdrawal of candidature received from a candidate after he has submitted his application will be entertained under any circum-stances.
1. CANDIDATES TO ENSURE THEIR ELIGIBILITY FOR THE EXAMINATION:
The Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all eligibility condition for admit on to examination. Their admission to all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions
Mere issue of Admission Certificate to the candidate will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission.
Commission take up verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents only after the candidate has qualified for interview/Personality Test.
2. How to apply:
(a) Candidates who wish to apply Offline must apply in the Common Application form devised by the Commission for its examinations, which can be purchased from the desginated Head Post Offices/Post Offices (specified in Appendix 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 examination.
In case of any difficulty in obtaining Application Forms from the designated HPOs/POs, the candidates should immediately contact the concerned post Master or UPSC’s “FORMS SUPPLY MONITORING CELL” over Telephone No. 011-23389366/FAX No. 011-23387310.
(b) Candidates except certain categories mentioned in para 5(c) can also apply Online using the link http://www.upsconline.nic.in. Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above mentioned website.
Candidates are advised to read carefully the “Instructions for filling up the Offline Application Form” given in Appendix-II (A) and Instructions for Online Applications given in Appendix II (B) of this notice.
3. LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS :
All offline applications must reach the “Secretary, Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi – 110069” either by hand or by Post/Speed Post or by Courier, on or before the 17th May 2010.
Candidates should note that applications will be received by hand, only one at a time, at the designated counter(s) and not in bulk, till 5 PM only.
However, in respect of candidates residing abroad or in certain remote localities specified in para 6 of this Notice the last date for receipt of application by Post/Speed Post only (not by Hand or by Courier) is 24th May 2010.
The online Applications can be filled upto 10th May 2010 till 11.59 PM after which the link will be disabled.
4. 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.
5. FACILITATION COUNTER FOR GUIDANCE OF CANDIDATES :
In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over Telephone No. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs.
6. MOBILE PHONES BANNED :
(a) Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.
(b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not be bring any of the banned items including mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safekeeping cannot be assured.
7. Candidates are advised not bring any valuables/costly items to the examination halls, as safe keeping of the same cannot be assured. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.
“Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply”