UPSC CDS 1 Final Result & Merit List 2016

UPSC CDS 1 Final Result & Merit List 2016

UPSC CDS 1 Final Result 2016: Today, the Union Public Service Commission released the list of candidates who have been selected for Combined Defence Services 2016. This is the final merit list of all the selected candidates for various defence institutes like The Indian Military Academy (IMA), Officers Training Academy (OTA), Indian Naval Academy (INA) and Indian Air Force (IAF) Academy.

Candidates who have appeared for the recruitment examination and interview can check UPSC CDS 1 Final Result from the section below.


UPSC CDS 1 Final Result 2016: Check Merit List

UPSC CDS 1 Final Results have been declared on the official website. The following merit list provided by UPSC for CDS 1 Examination consists of 126 candidates who have been qualified on the basis of the performances in both written examination in CDS 1 Examination and SSC Interview.

If you have appeared for the SSB Interview, have a good look at the UPSC CDS 1 Final Result and Merit List and see if you’ve made it through.

  • UPSC CDS 1 Final Result & Merit List: Click here

If your name has been mentioned in the final result, we would like to congratulate you for your fantastic performance. You need to just move ahead to the Medical Round and confirm your selection.


UPSC CDS 2016: Rank-Wise Pay Scale

(for Army, Air Force and Navy Officers)

During the training period in the respective defence academies, a fixed stipend of Rs. 21000/- per month is compensated. After you complete your training from OTA, you get commissioned by the Indian Defence Administration as a Lieutenant. The same rank is commissioned in case your training has been carried out at the Indian Military Academy (IMA). The general Pay Banks for similar ranking officers in the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force are as follows.

UPSC CDS Career: Defence Officers Pay Scale

 Rank of the Officer  Pay Scale (in Rs.)
 Lt. to Major  15,600-39,100 (PB-3)
 Lt. Col. to Maj Gen.  37,400-67,000(PB-4)
 Lt. Gen. HAG Scale  67,000-(annual increment @ 3%)-79.000
 HAG Scale*  75,500-(annual increment @ 3%)-80,000
 VCOAS/Army Cdr/Lt. Gen (NFSG)COAS  80,000/- (Fixed)90,000/- (Fixed)

*Admissible to one-third of total strength of Lt. Gens

In addition to Pay Scale, the officers are also provided Grade Pay in the following scale.

UPSC CDS Career: Defence Officers Grade Pay

 Rank of the Officer Grade Pay (in Rs.)
 Lieutenant (Lt.)  5,400
 Captain (Capt.)  6,100
 Major (Maj)  6,600
 Lieutenant Colonel (Lt. Col)  8,000
 Colonel (Col.)  8,700
 Brigadier (Brig)  8,900
 Major General (Maj. Gen.)  10,000

Apart from Pay Scale and Grade Pay, there are a number of perks and benefits enjoyed by the officers.

  • Dearness Allowance (DA)
  • Maintenance Allowance
  • Uniform Allowance
  • Transport Allowance (TA)
  • Children Education Allowance

Apart from these, casual and annual leaves are also abundant in the life of an officer. There is no doubt that the life of an army, navy and naval officer is filled with challenges. But these perks and benefits can definitely make it a little smoother. Now we turn to the final section, the retirement pension plan of defence officers.

CDS Career Retirement Pension Plan

With great perks and responsibilities, comes bigger commitments.

An officer must fulfill a minimum of 20 years in service in order to reap the benefits. Retiring pension shall be calculated at 50% of the average of emoluments reckoned for pension ( i.e. pay, rank pay and non practising allowance, if any ) drawn by the officer during the last 10 months of his service or 50% of last pay drawn whichever is more beneficial. The retiring pension in no case shall be less than  3,500/- per month.

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