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COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES EXAMINATION-I (CDSE) 2018
[INCLUDING SSC WOMEN (NON-TECHNICAL) COURSE]


Name of the Course and Approximate No. of Vacancies:
ACADEMY SEATS
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun-
146th (DE) Course commencing in January, 2019 [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’Certificate (Army Wing) holders]
100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala—Course commencing in January, 2019 Executive (General Service) [including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate holders
(Naval Wing)].
45
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad—(Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in February, 2019
i.e. No. 205 F(P) Course.
32
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)—109th SSC (Men) Course (NT) commencing in April, 2019. (including 50 vacancies for NCC ‘C’certificate holders for NCC Spl. Entry) 225
Officers Training Academy, Chennai—23rdSSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in April, 2019. 12
  • Since women candidates are eligible for OTA only, they should give OTA as their first and only preference.
  • 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, Indian 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.
  • Candidates who desire to join Air Force Academy must indicate AFA as first choice, as they have to be administered Computer Pilot Selection System (CPSS) and/or Pilot Aptitude Battery Test at one of the AFSBs.

CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY

1. Nationality:
A candidate must be unmarried and must either be
  • a Citizen of India
  • a subject of Bhutan,
  • a subject of Nepal, or
2. Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status
ACADEMY AGE
INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY (IMA) Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1995 and not later than 1st January, 2000 only are eligible.
INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY (INA) Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1995 and not later than 1st January, 2000 only are eligible.
AIR FORCE ACADEMY
(AFA)
20 to 24 years as on 1st January, 2019 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 1995 and not later than 1st January, 1999
OFFICERS TRAINING ACADEMY(OTA-MEN) For Officers' Training Academy—(SSC Course for men) unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1994 and not later than 1st January, 2000 only are eligible.
OFFICERS TRAINING ACADEMY
(OTA-WOMEN)
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, 1994 and not later than 1st January, 2000.

NOTE- (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxableupto 26 yrs.i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 1993 and not later than 1st January, 1999) only are eligible.

3. Educational Qualifications
ACADEMY AGE
IMA & OTA (MEN & WOMEN) Graduation passed or appearing in any stream
INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY B.E or B. Tech passed or appearing
AIR FORCE ACADEMY Graduation passed or appearing in any stream with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or Bachelor of Engineering/B.Tech
NOTE-
  • 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 up to the last semester / year for which results have been declared up to 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.
4. 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)
5. HOW TO APPLY:
  • Candidates are required to apply Online using the link www.upsconline.nic.in
  • 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.

NOTE Every candidate for the Air Force and Naval Aviation is given PilotAptitude Test only once. The Grade secured by him at the first test (CPSS and/orPABT) will therefore hold good for every subsequent interview at the Air ForceSelection Board. Those who have failed Indian Navy Selection Board/Computer Pilot Selection System (CPSS) and/or Pilot Aptitude Battery Test earlier and thosewho habitually wear spectacles are not eligible for Air Force.

6. RESTRICTIONS ON MARRIAGE DURING TRAINING IN THE INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY OR IN THE INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY OR IN THE AIR FORCE ACADEMY:
  • Candidates for the Indian Military Academy Course or Naval Academy Course or Indian Air Force Academy Course or men &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 applicationThough 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/her by the Government.
7. SELECTION PROCEDURE

The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e-Admit Card will be made available on the UPSC website (www.upsc.gov.in) for downloading by candidates. No e-Admit Card will be sent by post. All the applicants are required to provide valid & active e-mail i.d. while filling up online application form as the Commission may use electronic mode for contacting them.

  • Written Examination conducted by UPSC
  • SSB Interview by Service Selection Boards OF Army/Air Force/Navy
8. SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

FOR-IMA/AFA/NA
PAPER SUBJECT QUE MARKS TIME MKS/Q NEG.MRKS
Paper-I Maths 100 100 2 Hrs 1 marks 0.33 marks
Paper-II English 120 100 2 Hrs 0.83 marks 0.27 marks
Paper-III GK 120 100 2 Hrs 0.83 marks 0.27 marks
FOR-OTA
PAPER SUBJECT Q. MARKS TIME MKS/Q NEG.MRKS
Paper-I English 120 100 2 Hrs 0.83 marks 0.27 marks
Paper-II GK 120 100 2 Hrs 0.83 marks 0.27 marks

Sectional cut off- It is mandatory to secure 20% marks in each paper.

NOTE-
  • The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only.
  • The question papers (Test Booklets) of General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English.
  • The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.
  • The candidates are not permitted to use calculator for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets). They should not therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.
STANDARD AND SYLLABUS OF THE EXAMINATION
ENGLISH

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

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of Every day 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.

Elementary Mathematics

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.

9. TRAINING
ACADEMY DURATION
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 18 Month
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad 18 Month
Naval Academy, Ezhimala Kerala 18 Month
Officers Training Academy, Chennai 11 Month

ARMY-NCC SPECIAL ENRY SCHEME


FOR MEN & WOMEN (INCLUDING WARDS OF BATTLE CASUALITIES OF ARMY PERSONNEL)

Vacancies-

  • NCC MEN-50 (45 for General Category and 05 for Wards of Battle Casualties of Army personnel only).
  • NCC Women. 04 (03 for Women general category and 01 for Wards of Battle Casualties of Army personnel only).

Age Limit- 19 to 25 years

Educational Qualification-
  • Graduation passed or appearing in any subject with aggregate of minimum 50% marks
  • NCC Certificate- NCC C Certificate with ‘A’ or ‘B’ Grade

Selection Procedure-SSB Interview

Form Availability-Jan/Feb & July/Aug

SSB Interview- May/June/July & Oct/Nov/Dec

How to Apply- Apply online on www.joinindianarmy.nic.in

Training- 11 Months at Officers Training Academy (Chennai)

ARMY-JAG ENTRY SCHEME

(Judge Advocate General-Law Branch)
Vacancies-

Men-10, Women-4

Age Limit- 21-27 years

Educational Qualification- Passed LLB with 55 % marks

Selection procedure-SSB Interview

Form Availability- Jan/Feb & Jul/Aug

SSB Interview- May/Jun/Jul & Oct/Nov/Dec

How to apply- Apply online on www.joinindianarmy.nic.in

Training- 11 Months at Officers Training Academy (Chennai)

ARMY EDUCATIONAL CORPS

Vacancies- 10-15

Age Limit- 23-27 years

Educational Qualification-

Post- Graduation Degree

  • M.A-English/Geography/Economics/History/Pol Science/ /International Relation
  • M.Sc.-Physics/Chemistry/Maths/ Zoology/ Botany/ Geology /Nano Science/Computer Science/Electronics
  • Foreign language (MA in Chinese)

Selection procedure-SSB Interview

Form Availability-May/Jun & Nov/Dec

SSB Interview-Sep/Oct/Nov & Mar/Apr/May

How to apply- Apply online on www.joinindianarmy.nic.in

Training- 1 Year at Indian Military Academy (Dehradun)

ARMY-SSC-TECH (MEN & WOMEN)

Vacancies- Men-175, Women-20

Age Limit- 20-27 years

Educational Qualification-Engineering degree passed or appearing with 60% aggregate

Selection Procedure-SSB Interview

Form Availability- Jan /Feb & Jul/Aug

SSB Interview- May/Jun & Oct/Nov

How to apply- Apply online on www.joinindianarmy.nic.in

Training- 11 Months at Officers Training Academy (Chennai)


COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES EXAMINATION-I (CDSE) 2018
[INCLUDING SSC WOMEN (NON-TECHNICAL) COURSE]


Name of the Course and Approximate No. of Vacancies:
ACADEMY SEATS
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun-
146th (DE) Course commencing in January, 2019 [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’Certificate (Army Wing) holders]
100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala—Course commencing in January, 2019 Executive (General Service) [including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate holders
(Naval Wing)].
45
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad—(Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in February, 2019
i.e. No. 205 F(P) Course.
32
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)—109th SSC (Men) Course (NT) commencing in April, 2019. (including 50 vacancies for NCC ‘C’certificate holders for NCC Spl. Entry) 225
Officers Training Academy, Chennai—23rdSSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in April, 2019. 12
  • Since women candidates are eligible for OTA only, they should give OTA as their first and only preference.
  • 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, Indian 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.
  • Candidates who desire to join Air Force Academy must indicate AFA as first choice, as they have to be administered Computer Pilot Selection System (CPSS) and/or Pilot Aptitude Battery Test at one of the AFSBs.

CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY

1. Nationality:
A candidate must be unmarried and must either be
  • a Citizen of India
  • a subject of Bhutan,
  • a subject of Nepal, or
2. Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status
ACADEMY AGE
INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY (IMA) Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1995 and not later than 1st January, 2000 only are eligible.
INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY (INA) Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1995 and not later than 1st January, 2000 only are eligible.
AIR FORCE ACADEMY
(AFA)
20 to 24 years as on 1st January, 2019 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 1995 and not later than 1st January, 1999
OFFICERS TRAINING ACADEMY(OTA-MEN) For Officers' Training Academy—(SSC Course for men) unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1994 and not later than 1st January, 2000 only are eligible.
OFFICERS TRAINING ACADEMY
(OTA-WOMEN)
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, 1994 and not later than 1st January, 2000.

NOTE- (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxableupto 26 yrs.i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 1993 and not later than 1st January, 1999) only are eligible.

3. Educational Qualifications
ACADEMY AGE
IMA & OTA (MEN & WOMEN) Graduation passed or appearing in any stream
INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY B.E or B. Tech passed or appearing
AIR FORCE ACADEMY Graduation passed or appearing in any stream with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or Bachelor of Engineering/B.Tech
NOTE-
  • 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 up to the last semester / year for which results have been declared up to 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.
4. 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)
5. HOW TO APPLY:
  • Candidates are required to apply Online using the link www.upsconline.nic.in
  • 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.

NOTE Every candidate for the Air Force and Naval Aviation is given PilotAptitude Test only once. The Grade secured by him at the first test (CPSS and/orPABT) will therefore hold good for every subsequent interview at the Air ForceSelection Board. Those who have failed Indian Navy Selection Board/Computer Pilot Selection System (CPSS) and/or Pilot Aptitude Battery Test earlier and thosewho habitually wear spectacles are not eligible for Air Force.

6. RESTRICTIONS ON MARRIAGE DURING TRAINING IN THE INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY OR IN THE INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY OR IN THE AIR FORCE ACADEMY:
  • Candidates for the Indian Military Academy Course or Naval Academy Course or Indian Air Force Academy Course or men &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 applicationThough 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/her by the Government.
7. SELECTION PROCEDURE

The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e-Admit Card will be made available on the UPSC website (www.upsc.gov.in) for downloading by candidates. No e-Admit Card will be sent by post. All the applicants are required to provide valid & active e-mail i.d. while filling up online application form as the Commission may use electronic mode for contacting them.

  • Written Examination conducted by UPSC
  • SSB Interview by Service Selection Boards OF Army/Air Force/Navy
8. SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

FOR-IMA/AFA/NA
PAPER SUBJECT QUE MARKS TIME MKS/Q NEG.MRKS
Paper-I Maths 100 100 2 Hrs 1 marks 0.33 marks
Paper-II English 120 100 2 Hrs 0.83 marks 0.27 marks
Paper-III GK 120 100 2 Hrs 0.83 marks 0.27 marks
FOR-OTA
PAPER SUBJECT Q. MARKS TIME MKS/Q NEG.MRKS
Paper-I English 120 100 2 Hrs 0.83 marks 0.27 marks
Paper-II GK 120 100 2 Hrs 0.83 marks 0.27 marks

Sectional cut off- It is mandatory to secure 20% marks in each paper.

NOTE-
  • The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only.
  • The question papers (Test Booklets) of General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English.
  • The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.
  • The candidates are not permitted to use calculator for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets). They should not therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.
STANDARD AND SYLLABUS OF THE EXAMINATION
ENGLISH

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

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of Every day 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.

Elementary Mathematics

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.

9. TRAINING
ACADEMY DURATION
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 18 Month
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad 18 Month
Naval Academy, Ezhimala Kerala 18 Month
Officers Training Academy, Chennai 11 Month

AIR FORCE COMMON ADMISSION TEST-1 2018 (AFCAT)

Invites Enterprising & Adventurous Indian Citizens (Men And Women) To Join The Indian Air Force As Commissioned Officers In Flying, Ground Duty (Technical) And Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches. Registration for Online Applications Will Open on 16 Dec 2017 and Close on 14 Jan 2018.

AFCAT-1 2018 EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
BRANCH EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
FLYING Graduation passed  in any stream with 60% & 12th passed with 60% marks each in  Physics & Maths
GROUND DUTY TECHNICAL Engineering degree passed with 60 %
        GROUND DUTY NON TECHNICAL Administration Graduate Degree  in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks
Logistics Graduate Degree  in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks
Accounts B. Com. Degree with a minimum of 60% marks
Education MBA / MCA or MA / M Sc degree in English / Physics / Mathematics / Chemistry / Statistics / International relations / International Studies / Defence Studies / Psychology / Computer Science / IT /Management / Mass Communication / Journalism / Public Relation with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate all papers put together in Post-Graduation (Minimum two years programme) and 60% marks in graduation.

Note-Candidates appearing in final year/semester examinations may apply for all courses provided they fulfil the following conditions:-

(a) Candidates should not have any present backlog and should have secured a minimum of 60% marks upto the last semester/year for which results have been declared at the time of online submission and at the time of AFSB.

AFCAT-1 2018 AGE, GENDER, MARITAL STATUS
BRANCH AGE GENDER
FLYING 20 to 24 years (Born between 02 January 1995 to 01 January 1999)   Men/Women
(Unmarried)
GROUND DUTY-TECHNICAL/NON TECHNICAL 20to 26 years Born between 02 January 1993 to 01 January 1999
BRANCH AGE GENDER
FLYING 20 to 24 years (Born between 02 January 1995 to 01 January 1999)   Men/Women
(Unmarried)
GROUND DUTY-TECHNICAL/NON TECHNICAL 20to 26 years Born between 02 January 1993 to 01 January 1999
TYPE OF COMMISSION
  1. Permanent Commission for Men-Candidates joining as PC officers would continue to serve till the age of superannuation.
  2. Short Service Commission for Men & Women.
    (a) The engagement period for SSC Flying Branch is fourteen years from the date of Commissioning (Not extendable). (b) The initial tenure for SSC officers in Ground Duty (Tech) and Ground Duty (Non-Tech) Branches would be for a period of ten years. An extension of four years may be granted subject to willingness, suitability, service requirements and availability of vacancies.
AFCAT-1 2018 Physical Standard
BRANCH PHYSICAL STANDARD
FLYING (a) Height: 162.5 cms, Leg Length: Min - 99 cms, Max -120 cms. Thigh Length : Max - 64 cms, Sitting Height : Min - 81.5 cms. Max - 96 cms.
(b) Weight: Proportionate to the height and age. (c) Applicable for Men & Women both.
GROUND DUTY-TECHNICAL/NON TECHNICAL (a)Height: The minimum acceptable height for male candidates is 157.5 cms. For women candidates minimum acceptable height is 152 cms. (For Gorkhas and individual belonging to hills of North Eastern region of India, Garhwali and Kumaon, the minimum acceptable height will be 5 cms less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height will be by 2 cms less. Applicable to men and women). (b) Weight: Proportionate to the height and age.
How to Apply-
Apply online on https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in or https://afcat.cdac.in
Serving Airmen-
  • Serving Airmen are required to apply online at par with other candidates. In addition, Airmen candidates would be required to apply as per the service format as given through service channel.
  • Other government employees also need to apply online after obtaining necessary permission from their concerned departments and they are to produce No Objection Certificate at the time of AFSB testing.
FEES-

Candidates registering for AFCAT entry will have to pay an amount of Rs. 250/- as examination fee.

AFCAT-1 2018 SELECTION PROCEDURE
  • For the first time, online testing will be conducted for AFCAT entry in various AFCAT centers
  • SSB Interview by Air Force Selection Board (AFSB)
Paper-1 (Only For Flying &Ground Duty Branch)
Paper Subject Que Marks Time
Paper Maths, Gk, English, Reasoning 100 300 2 Hours
Paper-2 (Only For Technical Branch)

Paper-II
Subject Que Marks Time
Engineering Knowledge Test (Ekt) Engineering Subjects 50 150 45 min
  • SSB Interview by Air Force Selection Board(AFSB) at Varanasi/Mysore/Dehradun/Gandhinagar
Change of Interview Dates-
  • Request for change of AFSB interview date should be avoided. However, as an exception, such change may be considered based on the circumstances of the case.
  • Request for such change should be forwarded to the respective AFSB from where the call letter was issued. The AFSB may consider change of date at their discretion. Email ID and telephone numbers of AFSB centres / contact details of AFSBs are available under the link of contact us at Indian Air Force website www.careerairforce.nic.in.
AFCAT-1 2018 Medical Examination
  • Medical Examination will be conducted at AFCME, New Delhi or IAM Bengaluru based on the recommendations at AFSB.
  • Non-reporting of candidates on allotted date for medicals could lead to cancellation of candidature.
  • Candidates recommended by the AFSBs and declared medically fit will be detailed for training if the candidates qualifies in the final merit list, depending on the number of vacancies available in various branches/ sub branches.
  • No compensation will be paid in respect of any injury sustained during the testing at AFSB.
NCC

10% of the vacancies are reserved for NCC Air Wing Senior Division 'C' certificate holders in Ground Duty (Technical) and Ground Duty (Non-technical) Branches. This is not to be confused with NCC special entry scheme. Advertisement for NCC special entry scheme for Flying Branch will be published separately.

Training-
Flying and Ground Duty (Technical) Branches 74 weeks Air Force Academy (AFA) Dundigal, Hyderabad
Ground Duty (Non-technical) Branches 52 weeks
NOTE
  • Training is scheduled to commence in the first week of Jan 2019 for all courses.
  • After admission to 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 Air Force Academy.
IAF OFFERS YOU-
  1. Pay (As per 7 CPC). (a) Flying Branch:-85,372/- (b) Ground Duty (Tech) Branch:-74,872/- (c) Ground Duty (Non-tech) Branch:-71,872/- NOTE-Flight cadets shall receive a fixed stipend of Rs 56,100/- per month for the period of training.
  2. Allowances-In addition to pay, allowances are applicable based on nature of duty/ place of posting and includes Flying, Technical, Field Area, Special Compensatory (Hill area), Special Force, Siachen, Island Special Duty, Test Pilot & Flight Test Engineer, Area and Remote Locality Allowance.
  3. Privileges-Air Force Officers are entitled to furnished accommodation, comprehensive medical cover for self and dependents, Canteen, Officers’ Mess facilities, loans at subsidized rates, LTC(Leave Travel Concession) and leave (60 days annual and 20 days casual) subject to service exigencies.
  4. Insurance-Rs.75 Lakhs Insurance Cover (on contribution) is applicable to serving officers. Additional cover of Rs.10 Lakhs (on contribution) is applicable to Flying Branch Officers.
  5. Sports and Adventure-Indian Air Force provides state of the art facilities to play various sports. In addition to sports, officers have an opportunity to participate in various adventure sports such as sky diving, micro light flying, mountaineering, water rafting etc.
Query-

Candidates may contact AFCAT cell on Toll free no. 1800-11-2448 or Phone number 022-25503105 or 022-25503106 to resolve any query regarding registration and submission of online application procedure. Query timings are 0930 to 1700 hours on all working days. E-mail queries may be addressed to afcatcell@cdac.in

Statutory Warning-

Selection in the Indian Air Force is free, fair and merit based. Any attempt to influence the selection process detected at any stage is liable to lead to termination of candidature or service and legal action against the concerned individual will be initiated.

Read official notification-https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in or https://afcat.cdac.in
Click here to apply online- https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in or https://afcat.cdac.in

AIR FORCE NCC SPECIAL ENTRY

Age Limit- 20 to 24 years

Educational Qualification-
  • Minimum of 60% marks each in Maths & Physics at 10+2 level and Graduate with minimum three year degree course in any discipline with minimum 60% marks.
  • or minimum of 60% marks each in Maths & Physics at 10+2 level and BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) with a minimum of 60% marks

NCC Certificate- NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate acquired on or after 06 Aug 15 is mandatory

Selection procedure-SSB Interview

Form Availability-July/Aug

SSB Interview-Oct/Nov

How to Apply- Apply online on www.careerairforce.nic.in

Training- 1.5 Years at Air Force Academy, Hyderabad

AIR FORCE METEOROLOGY BRANCH

Age Limit-20 to 26 years

Educational Qualification-
  • Post Graduate Degree in any Science stream / Mathematics / Statistics / Geography / Computer Applications / Environmental Science / Applied Physics / Oceanography / Meteorology / Agricultural Meteorology / Ecology & Environment / Geo-physics / Environmental Biology with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
  • Maths and Physics were studied at Graduation Level with a minimum of 55% marks in both.

Selection Procedure- SSB Interview

Form Availability- July/Aug

SSB Interview-Oct/Nov

How to Apply- Apply online on www.careerairforce.nic.in

Training- 1 Years at Air Force Academy, Hyderabad

COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES EXAMINATION-I (CDSE) 2018
[INCLUDING SSC WOMEN (NON-TECHNICAL) COURSE]


Name of the Course and Approximate No. of Vacancies:
ACADEMY SEATS
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun-
146th (DE) Course commencing in January, 2019 [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’Certificate (Army Wing) holders]
100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala—Course commencing in January, 2019 Executive (General Service) [including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate holders
(Naval Wing)].
45
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad—(Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in February, 2019
i.e. No. 205 F(P) Course.
32
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)—109th SSC (Men) Course (NT) commencing in April, 2019. (including 50 vacancies for NCC ‘C’certificate holders for NCC Spl. Entry) 225
Officers Training Academy, Chennai—23rdSSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in April, 2019. 12
  • Since women candidates are eligible for OTA only, they should give OTA as their first and only preference.
  • 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, Indian 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.
  • Candidates who desire to join Air Force Academy must indicate AFA as first choice, as they have to be administered Computer Pilot Selection System (CPSS) and/or Pilot Aptitude Battery Test at one of the AFSBs.

CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY

1. Nationality:
A candidate must be unmarried and must either be
  • a Citizen of India
  • a subject of Bhutan,
  • a subject of Nepal, or
2. Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status
ACADEMY AGE
INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY (IMA) Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1995 and not later than 1st January, 2000 only are eligible.
INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY (INA) Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1995 and not later than 1st January, 2000 only are eligible.
AIR FORCE ACADEMY
(AFA)
20 to 24 years as on 1st January, 2019 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 1995 and not later than 1st January, 1999
OFFICERS TRAINING ACADEMY(OTA-MEN) For Officers' Training Academy—(SSC Course for men) unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1994 and not later than 1st January, 2000 only are eligible.
OFFICERS TRAINING ACADEMY
(OTA-WOMEN)
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, 1994 and not later than 1st January, 2000.

NOTE- (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxableupto 26 yrs.i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 1993 and not later than 1st January, 1999) only are eligible.

3. Educational Qualifications
ACADEMY AGE
IMA & OTA (MEN & WOMEN) Graduation passed or appearing in any stream
INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY B.E or B. Tech passed or appearing
AIR FORCE ACADEMY Graduation passed or appearing in any stream with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or Bachelor of Engineering/B.Tech
NOTE-
  • 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 up to the last semester / year for which results have been declared up to 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.
4. 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)
5. HOW TO APPLY:
  • Candidates are required to apply Online using the link www.upsconline.nic.in
  • 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.

NOTE Every candidate for the Air Force and Naval Aviation is given PilotAptitude Test only once. The Grade secured by him at the first test (CPSS and/orPABT) will therefore hold good for every subsequent interview at the Air ForceSelection Board. Those who have failed Indian Navy Selection Board/Computer Pilot Selection System (CPSS) and/or Pilot Aptitude Battery Test earlier and thosewho habitually wear spectacles are not eligible for Air Force.

6. RESTRICTIONS ON MARRIAGE DURING TRAINING IN THE INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY OR IN THE INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY OR IN THE AIR FORCE ACADEMY:
  • Candidates for the Indian Military Academy Course or Naval Academy Course or Indian Air Force Academy Course or men &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 applicationThough 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/her by the Government.
7. SELECTION PROCEDURE

The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e-Admit Card will be made available on the UPSC website (www.upsc.gov.in) for downloading by candidates. No e-Admit Card will be sent by post. All the applicants are required to provide valid & active e-mail i.d. while filling up online application form as the Commission may use electronic mode for contacting them.

  • Written Examination conducted by UPSC
  • SSB Interview by Service Selection Boards OF Army/Air Force/Navy
8. SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

FOR-IMA/AFA/NA
PAPER SUBJECT QUE MARKS TIME MKS/Q NEG.MRKS
Paper-I Maths 100 100 2 Hrs 1 marks 0.33 marks
Paper-II English 120 100 2 Hrs 0.83 marks 0.27 marks
Paper-III GK 120 100 2 Hrs 0.83 marks 0.27 marks
FOR-OTA
PAPER SUBJECT Q. MARKS TIME MKS/Q NEG.MRKS
Paper-I English 120 100 2 Hrs 0.83 marks 0.27 marks
Paper-II GK 120 100 2 Hrs 0.83 marks 0.27 marks

Sectional cut off- It is mandatory to secure 20% marks in each paper.

NOTE-
  • The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only.
  • The question papers (Test Booklets) of General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English.
  • The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.
  • The candidates are not permitted to use calculator for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets). They should not therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.
STANDARD AND SYLLABUS OF THE EXAMINATION
ENGLISH

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

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of Every day 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.

Elementary Mathematics

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.

9. TRAINING
ACADEMY DURATION
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 18 Month
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad 18 Month
Naval Academy, Ezhimala Kerala 18 Month
Officers Training Academy, Chennai 11 Month

EDUCATION BRANCH

Age Limit- 20 to 25 years
Gender-Male
Educational Qualification-

  • M.Sc. (Physics/Nuclear Physics) with Maths in B.Sc with 60%
  • M.Sc. (Maths/Operational Research) with Physics in B.Sc with 60%.
  • M.A. (English) with 60%
  • M.A. (History) with 60%
  • BE / B.Tech (Electronics & Communication / Electrical & Electronics / Electronics & Instrumentation / Electronics & Telecommunications / Electrical Engineering) with 60%
  • BE / B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering) with 60%

Selection procedure- SSB Interview
Form Availability-March/April & Sep/Oct
SSB Interview-July/Aug & Dec/Jan
How to apply- Apply online on www.joinindiannavy.gov.in
Training- 22 Weeks at Naval Academy, Ezhimala (Kerala)

INDIA NAVY-LOGISTIC BRANCH

Age Limit- 20 to 25 years
Gender-Male & Female
Educational Qualification-

  • BE/B.Tech in any discipline/ B. Architecture with First Class with 60%
  • MBA with First Class with 60% or
  • B.Sc / B.Com / B.Sc.(IT) with first class and a PG Diploma in Finance / Logistics / Supply Chain Management / Material Management with 60% or
  • MCA / M.Sc (IT) with 60%

Selection procedure- SSB Interview
Form Availability-March/April & Sep/Oct
SSB Interview-July/Aug & Dec/Jan
How to apply- Apply online on www.joinindiannavy.gov.in
Training- 22 Weeks at Naval Academy, Ezhimala (Kerala)

INDIA NAVY-LAW CADRE BRANCH

Age Limit- 20 to 27 years
Gender-Male & Female
Educational Qualification- Degree in Law qualifying for enrolment as an Advocate under ‘Advocates Act 1961’ with 55%
Selection Procedure - SSB Interview
Form Availability-March/April & Sep/Oct
SSB Interview-July/Aug & Dec/Jan
How to apply- Apply online on www.joinindiannavy.gov.in
Training- 22 Weeks at Naval Academy, Ezhimala (Kerala)

INDIA NAVY-IT BRANCH

Age Limit- 20 to 25 years
Gender-Male & Female
Educational Qualification-

  • BE/B.Tech (Computer Science / Computer Engg/ IT) with 60%
  • M.Sc (Computer / IT) with 60%
  • B.Sc (IT) with 60%
  • M.Tech (Computer Science) with 60%
  • BCA/MCA with 60%
Selection procedure- SSB Interview
Form Availability-March/April & Sep/Oct
SSB Interview-July/Aug & Dec/Jan
How to apply- Apply online on www.joinindiannavy.gov.in
Training- 22 Weeks at Naval Academy, Ezhimala (Kerala)

INDIA NAVY-PILOT BRANCH

Age Limit- 20 to 26 years
Gender-Male & Female
Educational Qualification- Candidates who have passed Engineering Degree or are in the final year of Engineering Course in any discipline from a recognised university / educational institute with at least 60% marks till 5th / 7th semester, in regular / integrated course respectively. For ATC entry, additionally the candidate must have 60% aggregate marks in class X and XII and minimum 60% marks in English in class XII.
Selection Procedure- SSB Interview
Form Availability-March/April & Aug/Sep
SSB Interview-July/Aug & Dec/Jan
How to apply- Apply online on www.joinindiannavy.gov.in
Training- 22 Weeks at Naval Academy, Ezhimala (Kerala)

INDIA NAVY-OBSERVER BRANCH

Age Limit- 20 to 26 years
Gender-Male & Female
Educational Qualification-
Candidates who have passed Engineering Degree or are in the final year of Engineering Course in any discipline from a recognised university / educational institute with at least 60% marks till 5th / 7th semester, in regular / integrated course respectively. For ATC entry, additionally the candidate must have 60% aggregate marks in class X and XII and minimum 60% marks in English in class XII.
Selection procedure- SSB Interview
Form Availability-March/April & Aug/Sep
SSB Interview-July/Aug & Dec/Jan
How to apply- Apply online on www.joinindiannavy.gov.in
Training- 22 Weeks at Naval Academy, Ezhimala (Kerala)

INDIA NAVY-ATC BRANCH

Age Limit- 20 to 25 years
Gender-Male & Female
Educational Qualification-

Candidates who have passed Engineering Degree or are in the final year of Engineering Course in any discipline from a recognised university / educational institute with at least 60% marks till 5th / 7th semester, in regular / integrated course respectively. For ATC entry, additionally the candidate must have 60% aggregate marks in class X and XII and minimum 60% marks in English in class XII.

Selection Procedure- SSB Interview
Form Availability-March/April & Aug/Sep
SSB Interview-July/Aug & Dec/Jan
How to apply- Apply online on www.joinindiannavy.gov.in
Training- 22 Weeks at Naval Academy, Ezhimala (Kerala)

ASSSITANT COMMANDANT (GENERAL DUTY)

Age Limit-20 to 25 years
Gender- Men
Educational Qualification-

  • Should hold a Bachelor’s degree of recognised university with minimum 60% marks in aggregate (ie.1st Semester to 8th Semester for BE/B.Tech or 1st year to last year for Bachelor Degree Candidates wherever applicable) &
  • Mathematics and Physics as subjects up to intermediate or class XII of 10+2+3 scheme of education or equivalent with 60% aggregate marks in Maths & Physics[Candidates not in possession of Physics & Maths in 10 + 2 (Intermediate) level are not eligible for General Duty(GD).
Note-
  • The upper age limit of OBC/SC/ST is relaxable as per Govt. of India rules in vogue.
  • Maximum 5% relaxation in aggregate in the degree certificate for SC/ ST candidates, NCC ‘C’ certificate ('A' grade) holders, Sports person of National level (Inter State & above) and Wards of Coast Guard uniform personnel deceased while in service. No relaxation for 12th class marks.

Selection Procedure-
Pre Selection Board (PSB) & Final Selection Board (FSB) Interview
Form Availability-June/Oct
PSB & FSB Interview-Aug/Jan
How to apply- Apply online on www.joinindiancoastguard.gov.in

ASSSITANT COMMANDANTGENERAL DUTY (PILOT)

Age Limit-19 to 25 years
Gender- Men
Educational Qualification-

  • Should hold a Bachelor’s degree of recognised university with minimum 60% marks in aggregate (ie.1st Semester to 8th Semester for BE/B.Tech or 1st year to last year for Bachelor Degree Candidates wherever applicable) &
  • Mathematics and Physics as subjects up to intermediate or class XII of 10+2+3 scheme of education or equivalent with 60% aggregate marks in Maths & Physics[Candidates not in possession of Physics & Maths in 10 + 2 (Intermediate) level are not eligible for General Duty(GD).

Note-

  • The upper age limit of OBC/SC/ST is relaxable as per Govt. of India rules in vogue.
  • Maximum 5% relaxation in aggregate in the degree certificate for SC/ ST candidates, NCC ‘C’ certificate ('A' grade) holders, Sports person of National level (Inter State & above) and Wards of Coast Guard uniform personnel deceased while in service. No relaxation for 12th class marks.

Selection Procedure-
Pre Selection Board (PSB) & Final Selection Board(FSB)  Interview
Form Availability-June/Oct
PSB & FSB Interview-Aug/Jan
How to apply- Apply online on www.joinindiancoastguard.gov.in

ASSSITANT COMMANDANT (GENERAL DUTY PILOT-CPL)

Age Limit-19 to 25 years
Gender- Men/Women
Educational Qualification-

  • 12th class pass with 60% marks in aggregate and should posses current/valid Commercial Pilot License (CPL) issued/validated by DGCA on the date of submission of application

Note-

  • The upper age limit of OBC/SC/ST is relaxable as per Govt. of India rules in vogue.
  • Maximum 5% relaxation in aggregate in the degree certificate for SC/ ST candidates, NCC ‘C’ certificate ('A' grade) holders, Sports person of National level (Inter State & above) and Wards of Coast Guard uniform personnel deceased while in service. No relaxation for 12th class marks.

Selection procedure-
Pre Selection Board (PSB) & Final Selection Board(FSB)  Interview
Form Availability-June/Oct
PSB & FSB Interview-Aug/Jan
How to apply- Apply online on www.joinindiancoastguard.gov.in

ASSSITANT COMMANDANT (TECHNICAL)

Age Limit-20 to 25 years
Gender- Men
Educational Qualification-
Engineering degree with 60% marks in aggregate.

  • Engineering Branch- Naval architecture or Mechanical or Marine or Automotive or Mechatronics or Industrial and Production or Metallurgy or Design or Aeronautical or Aerospace.
  • Electrical Branch- Electrical or Electronics or Telecommunication or Instrumentation or Instrumentation and Control or Electronics and Communication or Power Engg. or Power Electronics
  • Atleast 60% marks in aggregate in Physics and Maths in 12th class. or Three year diploma course with an aggregate of 60%

Note-

  • The upper age limit of OBC/SC/ST is relaxable as per Govt. of India rules in vogue.
  • Maximum 5% relaxation in aggregate in the degree certificate for SC/ ST candidates, NCC ‘C’ certificate ('A' grade) holders, Sports person of National level (Inter State & above) and Wards of Coast Guard uniform personnel deceased while in service. No relaxation for 12th class marks.

Selection procedure- Pre Selection Board (PSB) & Final Selection Board(FSB)  Interview
Form Availability-June/Oct
PSB & FSB Interview-Aug/Jan
How to apply- Apply online on www.joinindiancoastguard.gov.in

ASSSITANT COMMANDANT GENERAL DUTY (WOMEN)

Age Limit-20 to 25 years
Gender- Women
Educational Qualification-

  • Should hold a Bachelor’s degree of recognised university with minimum 60% marks in aggregate.
  • Mathematics and Physics as subjects up to intermediate or class XII of 10+2+3 scheme of education with 60% aggregate marks of both subjects.

Note-

  • The upper age limit of OBC/SC/ST is relaxable as per Govt. of India rules in vogue.
  • Maximum 5% relaxation in aggregate in the degree certificate for SC/ ST candidates, NCC ‘C’ certificate ('A' grade) holders, Sports person of National level (Inter State & above) and Wards of Coast Guard uniform personnel deceased while in service. No relaxation for 12th class marks.

Selection procedure-
Pre Selection Board (PSB) & Final Selection Board (FSB)  Interview
Form Availability-June/Oct
PSB & FSB Interview-Aug/Jan
How to apply- Apply online on www.joinindiancoastguard.gov.in
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