Union Public Service Commission Combined Defence Services 2016

Union Public Service Commission conducts the Combined Defence Services Entrance Examination to recruit deserving candidates for courses on various defence services.

Venue: Pan India Exam Date: 23rd October, 2016

What is the test about?

UPSC CDS 2016 will be conducted this year to admit candidates into various courses conducted in the four defence academies namely, Indian Military Academy (Dehradun), Indian Naval Academy (Ezhimala), Air Force Academy (Hyderabad) and Officers Training Academy (Chennai).

Who is eligible?

Kindly visit the link for eligibility details 

What are the test syllabus, duration and format?


  • English
  • Mathematics
  • General Knowledge
Duration: 2 hours for every paper

Format: Kindly visit the link to get information about the examination format.

key dates for application and registration

Releasing date of CDS II 2016 Notification: 16-7-2016; Final Date of Receipt of Applications: 12-8-2016.

Who conducts the test?

Union Public Service Commission

Which colleges/institutes accept the test?

Indian Military Academy (Dehradun)
Indian Naval Academy (Ezhimala)
Air Force Academy (Hyderabad)
Officers Training Academy (Chennai)


Union Public Service Commission
Dholpur House,
Shahjahan Road,
New Delhi - 110069


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