CDS 2017 SELECTION PROCESS
NATIONAL LEVEL OFFLINE TEST
CDS 1 2017 will be conducted on February 5, 2017. The CDS 1 2017 result is expected to be declared by May 2017. The selection process for CDS begin shortly after the declaration of CDS result. UPSC will reveal the cut offs for the CDS 2017 examination by June 2017. Candidates who clear the minimum required marks will be eligible to participate in the further stages of CDS 2017 test.
CDS 2017 selection process involves 4 steps-
CDS selection process majorly involves 4 steps- Written Examination, Personal Interview, Candidates’ Verification and Medical Examination of the Selected Candidates.
The CDS 2017 written test is held twice a year. This will include MCQs type questions. For OTA, the exam will be of 200 marks while for IMA, INA, and IAA the exam will be of 300 marks.
The personal interview is a two stage process which involves the conduction of the two tests introduced by the Service Selection Board (SSB). The candidates are sent for stage 1 on the first reporting day at selection centers. The candidates who qualify the stage 1 of the examination qualify for the stage 2. The candidates who fail to qualify the first stage are returned by the Selection Board.
Selected candidates are requested to report for SSB interview on the date intimated to them in their call up letters for the interview session.
Requests for postponing the interview will only be considered only for very genuine circumstances. It will be considered if it is convenient for which Army headquarters /Air Headquarter /Naval HQ will be the sole deciding authority. Such kinds of requests should be sent to the Selection Centre/SSB from where the call for SSB interview has been received.
Navy candidates can download their call up letters from the naval website www.nausena-bharti.nic.in or send email atofficer-navy"nic.in 3 weeks after the declaration of CDS 2017 results.
Note: In case a candidate does not get the interview call for SSB interview for IMA by the 4th week of August, 2017(tentatively), candidates should write to-
Army HQ/Rtg. (CDSE Entry/ SSC Women Entry for Officers Training Academy)
175, West Block-III,
Ramakrishnapuram, New Delhi- 110066
OR contact on telephone No. 26176028
For similar query by the Navy/Air Force candidates, having first choice, should write to Naval HQ or Air HQ (in case of non-receipt of call by the 4th week of August, 2017).
Original certificates will be returned after the verification. Certified true copies or Photostat copies of the certificates will not be accepted in any case.
Selected candidates, who have changed their communication address as mentioned on the CDS 2017 Application Formare recommended to notify the changed address soon after the declaration of CDS 2017 result. Candidates have to notify at the following address along with the unstamped self-addressed envelope-
1. For IMA/SSC as first choice
A.G's Branch, Rtg. (CDSE Entry Section for males & SSC Women Entry Section for women candidates)
West Block-III, Ground Floor, Wing 1,
Ramakrishnapuram, New Delhi-110066
2. For Navy as first choice
IHQ of MOD (Navy) DMPR (OI&R Section),
Room No. 204, 'C' Wing,
Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011
3. For Air Force as first choice
PO 3 (A) Air HQS. 'J' Block,
Room No. 17, Opp. Vayu Bhawan,
Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110011
Failure to comply with this instruction will deprive the candidates of any claim to deliberation in the event of their not receiving the call letter for interview by the SSB.
For all the queries regarding the allotment of centers, date of SSB interview, merit list, Joining Instructions, and any other relevant information regarding the CDS 2017 selection process, candidates can visit website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in Candidates can contact to Recruiting Directorate on Telephone No- 011-26173215 and Fax No- 011-26196205 between 2PM to 5PM on all working days in case candidates having IMA or OTA as their 1st choice.
There are 3 modes of entry in F(P) Course and they are- CDSE, NCC and Airmen. Candidates who have applied for joining Air Force Academy through more than one source will be tested and interviewed at the Air Force Selection Boards (AFSB).
Candidate who are not able to complete the Computer Pilot Selection System (CPSS) or Pilot Aptitude Battery Test as an NCC or Airmen, then the candidates will be called again for OLQ (Officer Like Qualities) testing for Army/ Navy/ OTA only, if it is found that he has applied through CDS 2017 Written Exam.
Detailing for Training- Candidates recommended by the AFSBs who are medically fit by appropriate medical establishments will be considered only on the basis of merit and availability of the vacancies.The approximate duration of training for Flying Branch (Pilots) at the Air Force Academy will be of 74 weeks.
Separate merit list will be prepared for Direct Entry candidates applying through UPSC. The merit list for Direct Entry Flying (Pilot) candidates is based on the combined marks secured by the candidates in the tests conducted by the UPSC and at the Air Force Selection Boards.
The merit list for NCC candidates is prepared on the basis of marks scored by them at AFSBs.
Candidates who are selected for the training at the Indian Naval Academy (INA) will be appointed as Cadets under the GSES (Graduate Cadet Special Entry Scheme) Course. The Selection of the cadets would be based on the candidates’ qualifying in the CDS 2017 followed by the SSB interview and Medical Examination.
Meritorious candidates who are medically fit, will be appointed to the 45 vacancies according to the order of merit. 6 out of 45 vacancies are reserved for Naval NCC "C' Certificateholding candidates under the Special Entry Scheme of NCC.
The eligibility of the CDS aspirants, age-limits, and educational qualifications for the candidates applying under the Special Entry Scheme of NCC, are same as per the GSES candidates except for the below mentioned requirements:
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