196 candidates declared qualified in the Combined Defence Service Exam


At least 196 candidates have been declared qualified on the basis of the results of the Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2019 conducted by the Union Public Service Commission in September 2019.

The selections have been made by the SSB interviews held by the Services Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence for admission to the 149th (DE) Course of Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala and Air Force Academy, Hyderabad.


There are some common candidates in the three lists for various courses. The number of vacancies, as intimated by the Government is 100 for Indian Military Academy including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ certificates of Army Wing holders, 45 for Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate holders (Naval Wing) and 32 for Hyderabad based Air Force Academy.

The Commission had recommended 2699, 1592 and 0611 as qualified in the written test for admission to the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy, respectively.  The number of candidates finally qualified are those after the SSB test conducted by Army Head Quarters. The results of Medical examination have not been taken into account in preparing these lists. Verification of date of birth and educational qualifications of these candidates is still under process by the Army Headquarters. The candidature of all these candidates is, therefore, Provisional on this score, said the SSB. 

Candidates are requested to forward their certificates, in original, in support of Date of Birth/Educational qualification etc. claimed by them, along with Photostat attested copies thereof to Army Headquarters, Naval Headquarters and Air Headquarters, as per their first choice.

These results will also be available on the UPSC website at http://www.upsc.gov.in.  However, marks of the candidates will be available on the website after declaration of the final result of Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) for the Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2019. 

For any further information, the candidates may contact Facilitation Counter near Gate ‘C’ of the Commission’s Office, either in person or on telephone Nos.011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 between 10:00 hours and 17:00 hours on any working day


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