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Odishatv Bureau

New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has invited applications from the eligible candidates for Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2018.

The Commission issued notification on Wednesday announcing date and procedure for applying for Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2018 on its official website.

The examination will be held on February 4, 2018 at 41 centres across the country. These centre are-Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bengaluru, Bareilly,   Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack,  Dehradun, Delhi,  Dharwad, Dispur, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow,    Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur and Visakhapatnam.

However, the date of examination is tentative and liable to be changed at the discretion of the commission.

Approximately, 414 posts will be filled through this exam: 100 for the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, 45 for Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, 32 posts for Air Force Academy, Hyderabad, 225 posts for Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai, 109th SSC Course (NT) (For Men) and 12 posts for Officers Training Academy, Chennai—23nd SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course.

The last date for submission of application for the examination is December 4, 2017 till 6pm.

The Canidates are required to check eligibility conditions and instructions before applying for the exam, exclusively through the website www.upsconline.nic.in.

The e-admission certificate will be issued three weeks before the test. It will be available on the official website.

Candidates   are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred Only) either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.

However, all female and SC/ST andidates were exempted from paying fee. The fee exemption is not applicable to OBC canidates.

The Commission shall  prepare  a  list  of  candidates  who obtain  the  minimum  qualifying  marks  in  the  written  examination  as  fixed  by  the Commission  in  their  discretion.  Candidates  who  are  declared  successful  in  the  written  exam  will  be  detailed  for  intelligence  and  personality  test  at  the  Service Selection   Board   based   on   their   preference   by   the   respective   service   headquarters.

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