Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is conducting a competitive exam termed as 'Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam II for short-listing candidates at various posts in the departments including Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy. Candidates can apply by August 18.

The selection process is mentioned below:

The exam consists of two phases:
  1. Written Exam;
  2. Interview
Written Exam:
For admissions to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:
  1. Subject: Marks: Duration
  2. English: 100 Marks: 2 hrs
  3. General Knowledge: 100 Marks: 2 hrs
  4. Elementary Mathematics: 100 Marks: 2 hrs
For admissions to Officers Training Academy:
  1. Subject: Marks: Duration
  2. English: 100 Marks: 2 hrs
  3. General Knowledge: 100 Marks: 2 hrs
  • It will be an objective-type question paper. The test booklet of 'General Language' and 'Elementary Mathematics' will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English.
Interview:
  • The candidates that qualify Phase I will be selected for Phase II. Phase II is further segregated into two parts:
  • Stage I will comprise of officer intelligence rating (OIR) tests and picture perception and descriptive test.
    Stage II will comprise of interviews, group testing officer task, psychology test and the conference.
  • The maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interview will be equal for each course i.e. the maximum marks allotted to the written exam and to the interviews will be 300, 300, 300 and 200 each for admission to the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy respectively.

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