UPSC CDS Exam 2016 Notification | Apply Online & Download Application


CDS is acronyms of Combined Defence Services. CDS Exam 2016-II notification has published by UPSC.  Interested candidates can download application form, exam dates and complete eligibility criteria to given below link of UPSC official website. Apply online for CDS 2nd 2016 application form till the last date 12th August 2016. CDS is one of the most popular examinations which get conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The main aim of conducting this examination is to select candidates for the various posts in Indian Military Academy (IMA), Officers Ranks Training Academy, Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. Interested Unmarried and eligible candidates are invited to apply for CDS exam. You can check out the complete eligibility criteria in order to fill the CDS application form. We are going to provide you all the necessary information regarding UPSC CDS Exam 2016. So just read this article completely. You can bookmark this page because official notification PDF download link will be available in this page from 16 July 2016. Continue reading this post for CDS exam preparation tips.

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UPSC CDS Exam 2016 Apply Online

CDS 2016 Application Form:

Candidates who want to apply for CDS II examination; I have informed that check application form and can apply online through official website up to 12th August 2016. Visit UPSC official website for latest updates or here we will keep latest updating.

Eligibility Criteria for CDS Exam:

  • Educational Qualification: Minimum qualification for CDS exam or IMA and Officer’s Training Academy is Candidate needs to have a bachelor degree from a recognized university.
  • For Indian Naval Academy – Candidate must have done Engineering Diploma / Training from a recognized university or institution.
  • For Air Force Academy – Candidate needs to have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with Physics and Chemistry subjects in 10+2) or Bachelor’s in Technology (B.Tech.).
  • Candidates who are appearing the final year of their required educational qualification, they can also apply for the CDS Exam 2016.

Age Limit:

  • For Indian Maritime Academy (IMA) candidates must have Unmarried Male and age should be between 18 and 22 years.
  • For Indian Naval Academy (INA) – Candidates must have unmarried Male and age limit should be between 18 and 22 years.
  • For Indian Air force Academy (IAA) – Candidates must have unmarried Male and age limit should be between 18 and 22 years.
  • For Officers Training Academy (SSC Course for Men) – Candidates can be unmarried or married male and age limit should be between 18 and 22 years.
  • For Officers Training Academy – Candidates can be Unmarried/ Widows/ Divorcees and age limit should be between 18 and 22 years.
Application Fee:

Interested and eligible candidates can get the application fee online from the official site that is Candidates belong to General and OBC category they need to pay Rs 200 and Women, SC and ST candidates do not need to pay application fee for CDS exam. Application fee payment can be done via net banking or debit card through online payment gateway.

NOTE: UPSC have conduct CDS Examinations in twice a year. First exam have conducted in the month of February and November and second exam have been conducted in October and June respectively every year. UPSC have already released Examination calendar for 2017.

Nationality: Candidate should be Indian citizen, Bhutan Citizen, Nepal Citizen or Tibetan refugee who had come in India before 1st January 2962 and must have permanent living in India.

CDS Exam-II (2nd) 2016 Important Dates:
  1. Notification will be released- 16th July 2016
  2. Last date to apply- Friday 12th August 2016
  3. Date of the examination – Sunday 23rd October 2016
Selection Procedure:

UPSC will be conducting Written Exam, Personal Interview and Personality Test for CDS examination in national level. The Documents Verification will be done after the performance of their written exam and Interview that will be decided by the UPSC.

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