Combined Defence Services Examination (I) 2017- Registration Starts from 9th November 2016 (Download PDF)


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Union Public Service Commission is going to conduct Combined Defence Services Examination (I) 2017on 5th February 2017 for the recruitment of various posts in Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA), and Officers Training Academy for Men (OTA), Officers Training Academy for Women (non-Technical) (OTA).

List of available vacancy will be declared with the notification.

Important Dates:

  • Notification will be available from 9th November 2016.
  • Last date of Registration 2nd December 2016 till 11:59 PM.
  • Date of examination 5th February 2017.

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Education Qualification

  • OTA and IMA: Degree of recognized university/correspondent
  • INA: Engineering Degree from recognized university/correspondent
  • AFA: Degree from recognized university/correspondent with Maths and Physics at12th or bachelor of engineering.

Note: Final year candidates are eligible but they have to submit proof of passing exam on or before the prescribed date.

Examination Pattern

  • Examination will be conducted via offline mode and there will be negative marking, 0.33 marks will be minuses for each wrong question.

Table showing the Examination Pattern

Examination Pattern of CDI (I)






2 hours



General Knowledge

2 hours



Elementary Mathematics

2 hours




Note: Candidates whose age is under 25 they have to be unmarried and not allowed for marriage during the training period. And whose age is more than 25 and married they will not allowed for any accommodation during training period.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 17, 2016

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