- Aim-To provide basic knowledge of allotted subjects
to enable condidates to carry out detailed professional studies which will help
in competitive exam for DSSC/DSTSC.
- The conduct of Command Pre-Staff Course (CPSC)
holds unparallel importance for the aspirants of DSSC, as also for the
professional military education and career progression of the Indian Army
offrs. The conduct of CPSC in two phases. The Offline phase will be conducted by Army
Commands for Tac A, Tac B and Adm. Online Phase will be conducted by USI of
India for Science & Military Technology (SMT), Current Affairs (CA) and Mil
History (MH). This is a welcomed step
with many advantages like increased availability of offrs in the Army, such as
overcoming shortage of psc qualified offrs in fmns, flexibility, Units having
more offrs appearing can stagger attendance, not so serious offrs getting
filtered by the adopted model. Online trg is a positive transformation in
trg for future, making best available tech and minimizing cost, without
compromising on quality of trg, which is being extensively used in almost all
universities, schools as well as corporate sector. This model of trg will
remain uninterrupted, even if there is a pandemic or any other disruption.
- It’s an honour for USI of India to be entrusted
with responsibility of conducting the Online Phase of CPSC from 2023. USI of
India has long standing and proven credentials, with excellent results in
conduct of preparatory courses for DSSC/DSTSC and other promotion exams for
Army and Navy. USI of India has requisite expertise, faculty, institutional
knowledge, infrastructure, resources and facilities for undertaking the Online
model of CPSC (Brochure att). USI has successfully conducted Online as well as
Hybrid contact pgmes using virtual facilities in the last three years. Recently IAF offrs have also show interest in
undertaking USI of India courses
Proposed Modalities of Conduct of Online Phase
- It’s an honour for USI of India to be entrusted with responsibility of conducting the Online Phase of CPSC from 2023. USI of India has long standing and proven credentials, with excellent results in conduct of preparatory courses for DSSC/DSTSC and other promotion exams for Army and Navy. USI of India has requisite expertise, faculty, institutional knowledge, infrastructure, resources and facilities for undertaking the Online model of CPSC (Brochure att). USI has successfully conducted Online as well as Hybrid contact pgmes using virtual facilities in the last three years.
- Subjects.The Online Phase of CPSC will include Current
Affairs (CA), Science and Mil Tech (SMT) and Mil History (MH).
- Duration.The total duration of CPSC will continue to be
for 42 days (28 days Contact Phase to be conducted by Commands and 14 days
Online Phase to be conducted by USI of India).
- Schedule.Multiple Online Courses will be conducted to
provide suitable options/flexibility to aspirant offrs to attend the course as
per org/pers commitments. Repeated Two-week online CPSC courses will commence
from 19 Feb 2024 and will continue till end the 11 May 2024,
depending upon the No of students registered for each course with a gap of one
day between two capsules. Suitable adjustments will be made to ensure that the
Course strength in any of the courses doesn’t exceed 150 offrs. The tentative
schedule given out by HQ ARTRAC is as under :
- (a) Contact Ph.
Jan to 16 Mar 2024 (Command wise dates later)
|Ser No||COMD||Contact Ph (28 Days)|
|Ser No||Online Ph (14 Days) Year 2024|
|(i)||19 Feb - 02 Mar|
|(ii)||04 Mar - 16 Mar|
|(iii)||18 Mar - 30 Mar|
|(iv)||01 Apr - 13 Apr|
|(v)||15 Apr - 27 Apr|
|(vi)||29 Apr - 11 May|
- Modalities. In conduct of the Online Phase of CPSC, all the
facilities offered to offrs in erstwhile offline CPSC of 2022 will be
replicated, albeit on online mode. Modalities of attendance by the offrs will
be over civil internet platforms through comptrs/mobile phones with 4G/5G
connectivity. The Online Course will be conducted on WEBEX video conferencing
tool. Min three days of instructional activities, one day of mock tests for
each of the subjects (SMT, MH, CA) will be ensured. The curriculum for all
batches of CPSC will be the same, with minor improvements based on the
feedbacks, as the course progresses. The detailed instructions for online
attendance, mock tests, discussions on corrected answer sheets are attached.
The Online package will comprise of: -
(a) Online classes.
(b) Doubt clearing sessions.
(c) One Mock test per subject. The corrected answer sheet will be discussed between DS and offr who attempted it on google meet as mutually decided.
(d) Lectures by specialists including some serving offrs.
(e) Issue of printed Precis, handouts, updates and other study mtrl.
(f) Audio and visual presentations, video clips.
(g) Post Course guidance by tele conversation/video conferencing at offrs request, with specialized DS.
- Study Mtrl. Printed Precis for each subject (MH, SMT and CA)
will be issued. USI will undertake the prep and printing of the Precis and
study material for the allotted subjects, which will be issued duly approved by
ARTRAC. The distribution to the offrs registered for CPSC will commence by USI
of India after registration by the offrs with USI. Only printed Precis will be
issued watermarked with Index No specific to offr registered instead of soft
copies earlier being disseminated by ARTRAC through-WAN. Precis of Tac A,
Tac B and Adm will continue to be issued by HQ ARTRAC through WAN as earlier.
- Registration. USI of India has opened registration from 07
October 2023 for all courses scheduled in 2024 including OPSC. The subscription
fees for OPSC will be as under: -
(a) All three subjects - Rs 12000 (10500 CPSC fees + *1500 USI membership fees).
(b) Two Subjects - Rs 9500 (8000 CPSC fees + *1500 USI membership fees).
(c) One Subject - Rs 7500. (6000 CPSC fees + *1500 USI membership fees).
(* If not a Life/Ordinary
Member of USI already)