Procedure of Selection for CDS 2016


  • The Union Public Service Commission will declare a qualified list of candidates (based on the written exam).
  • The selected candidates will appear before a Services Selection Board for Intelligence and Personality Test.
  • The total maximum marks for the interview will be 200 for OTA and 300 for IMA, Naval and Air Force.
  • Candidates for the Air Force wing and Naval Aviation will also undergo a Pilot Aptitude Test.

Two Stages of Selection Procedure are

  • Both the stages of selection procedure will be dependent on Psychological Aptitude Test as well as on Intelligence Test.
  • Candidates will be invited to stage for one test on first day of reporting at Selection Centres.
  • Those candidates who cleared the stage one will be qualified for the second stage.
  • Those candidates who cleared the stage II will need to submit the original Certificates with a photocopy each of:
    1. Original Matriculation pass certificate with the support of date of birth.
    2. Bachelors Degree with the mark sheets with the support of educational qualification.
  • For final qualification, candidates need to secure the minimum qualifying marks individually in Written examination and SSB test as fixed by the Commission in their discretion.
  • Qualified candidates will then be placed in the final order of merit, based on the total marks achieved by them in the Written examination and the Services Selection Board Tests.
  • The final selection for the admission will be made in order of merit depending on the number of vacancies in each wing.
  • The selection will be on the basis of medical fitness and suitability in all other areas.