**Educational
Qualifications: **

**For IMA /OTA :** A degree
from a recognized University or equivalent.

**For Naval Academy:** B.Sc. with Physics and/or Mathematics or Bachelor
of Engineering.

**For Air Force Academy:** B.Sc. of a recognized University or equivalent
with Physics and/or Mathematics as subjects or
Bachelor of Engineering.

**Age: **

**For IMA:** Unmarried male
candidates between 19-24 years on 1st January or
1st July of the year succeeding the year of
examination.

**For Naval Academy:** Unmarried male candidates between 19-22 years on
1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding;
the year of examination.

**For Air Force Academy: ** Unmarried male candidates between 19-23 years on
1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding the
year of examination.

**For Officers
Training Academy:** Male candidates
( or unmarried) between 19-25
years on 1st January or 1st
July of the year succeeding
the year of examination.

**Educational
Qualifications: **

**For IMA /OTA :** A degree
from a recognized University or equivalent.

**For Naval Academy:** B.Sc. with Physics and/or Mathematics or Bachelor
of Engineering.

**For Air Force Academy:** B.Sc. of a recognized University or equivalent
with Physics and/or Mathematics as subjects or
Bachelor of Engineering.

**Age: **

**For IMA:** Unmarried male
candidates between 19-24 years on 1st January or
1st July of the year succeeding the year of
examination.

**For Naval Academy:** Unmarried male candidates between 19-22 years on
1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding;
the year of examination.

**For Air Force Academy: ** Unmarried male candidates between 19-23 years on
1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding the
year of examination.

**For Officers
Training Academy:** Male candidates
( or unmarried) between 19-25
years on 1st January or 1st
July of the year succeeding
the year of examination.

**APPLICATION**

Blank application forms and other particulars are
published by UPSC in leading newspapers and
Employment News in the month of May/June and
November/December. A candidate seeking admission
must apply to **The
Secretary, UPSC, New Delhi** on prescribed
application form. The application forms are
available on payment of the requisite amount from
any of the designated post office throughout the
country. The examination is held in over 40
centres spread all of the country. nk application forms and other particulars are
published by UPSC in leading newspapers and
Employment News in the month of May/June and
November/December. A candidate seeking admission
must apply to **The
Secretary, UPSC, New Delhi** on prescribed
application form. The application forms are
available on payment of the requisite amount from
any of the designated post office throughout the
country. The examination is held in over 40
centres spread all of the country.

** ****SELECTION**

**Examination**

**Plan of the Examination:** The examination
comprises:

(a) Written Examination

(b) Interview for intelligence and personality
test of such candidates as may be called
for interview at one of the Services Selection
Centers

**Examination Subjects: **

The following will be subjects for the written
examination (each of 2 hours duration):

(a) For admission to Indian Military Academy,
Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:

English - This paper tests the understanding of
the English language.

General Knowledge - This tests
the general knowledge, current
events, history of ,
geography of nature and other
matters of everyday observation.

Elementary Mathematics - This paper covers
arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and
statistics.

(b) For Admission to Officers Training Academy
(OTA):

English - This paper tests the understanding of
the English language.

General Knowledge - This tests the general
knowledge, current events, history of India,
geography of nature and other matters of everyday
observation.

Note:

(i) The papers in all subjects will consist of
OBJECTIVE-TYPE (Multiple-Choice questions only).
The question papers will be set in English only.

(ii) Each paper will be of 2 hours duration and
will carry 100 marks.

**Standard of Examination: **

The standard of the paper in Elementary
Mathematics will be of the Matriculation
Examination. The standard of papers in other
subjects will approximately be such as may be
expected of a graduate of an Indian University.

**Centres of examination:**

Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bangalore,
Bareilly, Bhopal, Calcutta, Chandigarh, Chennai,
Cochin, Cuttack, Delhi, Dharwar, Dispur (Guwahati),
Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur,
Jammu, Jorhat, Kohima, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai,
Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur,
Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Tirupati,
Trivandrum, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam. The
centres and the date of holding the examination
are liable to be changed at the discretion of the
Commission.

Various concessions, like reservation in posts,
are available for NCC cadets appearing in the
exam.

**Interview and Special Tests**

Those who qualify the written test, undergo
interview and a series of intelligence and
personality tests. The tests, both verbal and
non-verbal, are designed not only to judge the
mental caliber of the candidate but also to assess
his social traits and interest in current affairs.

**Personality tests -** These tests are as
follows

**Situation Reaction Test (SRT) **- Sixty
situations are given and the candidate is required
to answer the reactions within 30 minutes.

**Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) **- A set of
12 pictures are shown and the candidate is
required to write a story in 3 minute for each
picture.

**Word Association Test (WAT)** - Sixty words
are projected and the candidate is required to
make a sentence, in 15 seconds for each word.

**Group test** - Group Test is conducted in
batches of 8-10 candidates. The test consists of
group planning, group discussion, outdoor group
tasks. The candidates are asked to take lectures
on certain topics.

**Physical Standards**

Candidates recommended by the Services Selection
Board must undergo a medical examination by the
Board of Service Medical Officers, and are allowed
to go for the training programs only after being
declared fit by the medical board.

**amination**

**Plan of the Examination:** The examination
comprises:

(a) Written Examination

(b) Interview for intelligence and personality
test of such candidates as may be called
for interview at one of the Services Selection
Centers

**Examination Subjects: **

The following will be subjects for the written
examination (each of 2 hours duration):

(a) For admission to Indian Military Academy,
Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:

English - This paper tests the understanding of
the English language.

General Knowledge - This tests
the general knowledge, current
events, history of ,
geography of nature and other
matters of everyday observation.

Elementary Mathematics - This paper covers
arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and
statistics.

(b) For Admission to Officers Training Academy
(OTA):

English - This paper tests the understanding of
the English language.

General Knowledge - This tests the general
knowledge, current events, history of India,
geography of nature and other matters of everyday
observation.

Note:

(i) The papers in all subjects will consist of
OBJECTIVE-TYPE (Multiple-Choice questions only).
The question papers will be set in English only.

(ii) Each paper will be of 2 hours duration and
will carry 100 marks.

**Standard of Examination: **

The standard of the paper in Elementary
Mathematics will be of the Matriculation
Examination. The standard of papers in other
subjects will approximately be such as may be
expected of a graduate of an Indian University.

**Centres of examination:**

Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bangalore,
Bareilly, Bhopal, Calcutta, Chandigarh, Chennai,
Cochin, Cuttack, Delhi, Dharwar, Dispur (Guwahati),
Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur,
Jammu, Jorhat, Kohima, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai,
Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur,
Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Tirupati,
Trivandrum, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam. The
centres and the date of holding the examination
are liable to be changed at the discretion of the
Commission.

Various concessions, like reservation in posts,
are available for NCC cadets appearing in the
exam.

**Interview and Special Tests**

Those who qualify the written test, undergo
interview and a series of intelligence and
personality tests. The tests, both verbal and
non-verbal, are designed not only to judge the
mental caliber of the candidate but also to assess
his social traits and interest in current affairs.

**Personality tests -** These tests are as
follows

**Situation Reaction Test (SRT) **- Sixty
situations are given and the candidate is required
to answer the reactions within 30 minutes.

**Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) **- A set of
12 pictures are shown and the candidate is
required to write a story in 3 minute for each
picture.

**Word Association Test (WAT)** - Sixty words
are projected and the candidate is required to
make a sentence, in 15 seconds for each word.

**Group test** - Group Test is conducted in
batches of 8-10 candidates. The test consists of
group planning, group discussion, outdoor group
tasks. The candidates are asked to take lectures
on certain topics.

**Physical Standards**

Candidates recommended by the Services Selection
Board must undergo a medical examination by the
Board of Service Medical Officers, and are allowed
to go for the training programs only after being
declared fit by the medical board.

** ****SYLLABUS OF C D S Exam**

**English**

The question paper will be designed to test the
candidates' understanding of English and
workman-like use of words.

**General Knowledge**

General Knowledge, including knowledge of current
events and such matters of everyday 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 of History of
India and Geography of a nature which candidates
should be able to answer without special study.

**Elementary Mathematics**

Arithmetic:

Number system, Natural numbers, Integers, Rational
and Real numbers. Fundamental Operations-addition,
subtraction, multiplication, division, square
roots, decimal fractions.

Unitary method:

Time and distance, time and work, percentages,
applications to simple and compound interest,
profit and loss, ratio and proportion, variation.

Elementary Number Theory:

Division algorithm, Prime and composite numbers,
Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 11,
Multiples and factors, Factorization Theorem,
H.C.F. and L.C.M.,

Algebra:

Basic operations, simple factors, Remainder
Theorem, H.C.F., L.C.M., Theory of Polynomials,
Solutions of quadratic equations, relation between
its roots and coefficients (only real roots to be
considered).

Simultaneous linear equations in two
unknowns-analytical and graphical solutions.
Simultaneous linear in-equations in two variables
and their solutions. Practical problems leading to
two simultaneous linear equations or in-equations
in two variables or quadratic equations in one
variable and their solutions.

Set language and set notation, Rational
expressions and conditional identities, Laws of
indices.

Trigonometry:

Sine x, Cosine x, Tangent x when 0° __<__ x__<__ 90°. Values of sin x, cos x and tan x, for x = 0°,
30°, 45°, 60° and 90°.

Simple trigonometric identities. Use of
trigonometric tables.

Simple cases of heights and distances.

Geometry:

Lines and angles, Plane and plane figures.

Theorems on:

1. Properties of angles at a point

2. Parallel lines

3. Sides and angles of a triangle

4. Congruency of triangles

5. Similar triangles

6. Concurrence of medians and altitudes

7. Properties of angles, sides and diagonals of a
parallelogram, rectangle and square

8. Circle and its properties, including tangents
and normals

9. Loci.

**Mensuration**

Areas of squares, rectangles, parallelograms,
triangle and circle. Areas of figures, which can
be split up into the figures (Field Book). Surface
area and volume of cuboids, lateral surface and
volume of right circular cones and cylinders.
Surface area and volume of spheres.

Statistics-Collection and tabulation of statistical data. Graphical
representation-frequency polygons, histograms, bar
charts, pie charts, etc. Measures of Central
Tendency.

The question paper will be designed to test the
candidates' understanding of English and
workman-like use of words.

**General Knowledge**

General Knowledge, including knowledge of current
events and such matters of everyday 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 of History of
India and Geography of a nature which candidates
should be able to answer without special study.

**Elementary Mathematics**

Arithmetic:

Number system, Natural numbers, Integers, Rational
and Real numbers. Fundamental Operations-addition,
subtraction, multiplication, division, square
roots, decimal fractions.

Unitary method:

Time and distance, time and work, percentages,
applications to simple and compound interest,
profit and loss, ratio and proportion, variation.

Elementary Number Theory:

Division algorithm, Prime and composite numbers,
Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 11,
Multiples and factors, Factorization Theorem,
H.C.F. and L.C.M.,

Algebra:

Basic operations, simple factors, Remainder
Theorem, H.C.F., L.C.M., Theory of Polynomials,
Solutions of quadratic equations, relation between
its roots and coefficients (only real roots to be
considered).

Simultaneous linear equations in two
unknowns-analytical and graphical solutions.
Simultaneous linear in-equations in two variables
and their solutions. Practical problems leading to
two simultaneous linear equations or in-equations
in two variables or quadratic equations in one
variable and their solutions.

Set language and set notation, Rational
expressions and conditional identities, Laws of
indices.

Trigonometry:

Sine x, Cosine x, Tangent x when 0° __<__ x__<__ 90°. Values of sin x, cos x and tan x, for x = 0°,
30°, 45°, 60° and 90°.

Simple trigonometric identities. Use of
trigonometric tables.

Simple cases of heights and distances.

Geometry:

Lines and angles, Plane and plane figures.

Theorems on:

1. Properties of angles at a point

2. Parallel lines

3. Sides and angles of a triangle

4. Congruency of triangles

5. Similar triangles

6. Concurrence of medians and altitudes

7. Properties of angles, sides and diagonals of a
parallelogram, rectangle and square

8. Circle and its properties, including tangents
and normals

9. Loci.

**Mensuration**

Areas of squares, rectangles, parallelograms,
triangle and circle. Areas of figures, which can
be split up into the figures (Field Book). Surface
area and volume of cuboids, lateral surface and
volume of right circular cones and cylinders.
Surface area and volume of spheres.

Statistics-Collection and tabulation of statistical data . Graphical
representation-frequency polygons, histograms, bar
charts, pie charts, etc. Measures of Central
Tendency