USI courses were started in 1957 and are conducted to prepare officers for promotion examinations, Technical Staff College and Defence Services Staff College entrance examinations for Army and Navy. Only members can take up these courses. Every year, 2500 to 3000 officers take up these courses and do very well in the actual examinations. The details of the courses and the tuition fees are as under :-
Commences end Nov. Syllabus covered in five question papers. Additional papers are set for contact programmes. All six subjects covered. Cost Rs 3600/-.
Commences end Dec. Only Paper 1 covered consisting of Current Affairs, Military/Naval History and Maritime Strategy. Cost Rs 700/-.
Commences end Nov. Now consists of same subjects as DSSC (ARMY) less Tactics 'B'. Cost Rs 3000/-.
Commences mid Apr. Cost for five subjects is Rs 2400/-. Special to Corps papers are not covered by the USI.
Commences 2nd week Dec. Cost for five subjects is Rs 2000/-.
These are run for DSSC (ARMY) only. The Number run may be three to four depending on the demand. The purpose of these is to give final touches to the officers preparations and to develop confidence.
Our results have been highly encouraging, showing the efficacy of our programmes. In 2011 USI students bagged 39 out of 40 Competitive Vacancies for DSSC (ARMY), ie 98%. Out of the 214 officers nominated to attend the DSSC Course, 96% were USI students.
We endeavor to keep costs to students at the lowest possible level despite constantly escalating input costs. However to get full value officers need to attempt all papers and have these corrected at the USI. If this is done for all papers there will be a constant improvement which would enable passing of exams.
The United Service Institution of India
Rao Tula Ram Marg (Opposite Signals Enclave)
Post Bag No 8, Vasant Vihar PO, New Delhi - 110 057
Phone: +91 - (11) - 2614 6390 (Direct Line), 2614 8682 (Ext. 207), 2614 6755/56 (Ext. 210)
Fax: +91 - (11) - 2614 9773