Courses Programme

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, a large number of 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 :-

Correspondence Courses


    Registration Open for DSSC- 2016. Syllabus covered in five question papers. Cost Rs 4800/-. Additional papers are set for contact programmes. All six subjects covered.


    Registration Open for DSSC/PME (Navy) - 2016. Only Paper 1 covered consisting of Current Affairs, Military/Naval History and Maritime Strategy. Cost Rs 1000/-.

  • PART D

    Registration Open for Part D - 2015. Cost for five subjects is Rs 2700/-. Special to Corps papers are not covered by the USI.

  • PART B

    Registration Open for Part B – 2016. Cost for five subjects is Rs 2300/-.

  • Registrations for DSSC / TSOC - 2016 and Part B - 2016 open. Register immediately to commence prep through Corres Course earliest.

Course Information

The Institution runs regular correspondence courses for officers of the Armed Forces to assist them in preparing for Promotion and Defence Services Staff College / Technical Staff College examinations.

DSSC Aspirants 2016 -  Register yourself for the Corres Course and Contact Pgmes imdt, as it is on first come first serve basis, and highly oversubscribed.

For Part D – Oct 15 - You can still get entire USI Corres Course package including précis and pamphlets for Part D Oct 15 if you subscribe now, in case you have missed out subscribing earlier. Latest study mtrl, handouts being issued in addition to the existing study mtrl.

The interactive course is very active. The offrs are regularly asking question on email during their prep throughout the yr and being answered. Register yourself for USI Corres Courses for making best use of Interactive Course for Part B -2016 / Part D –Oct 15 / DSSC -2016.

Course Results

Our results have been highly encouraging, showing the efficacy of our programmes. In 2014 USI students bagged 17 out of 20 Competitive Vacancies for DSSC (ARMY), ie 85%. Out of the 239 officers nominated to attend the DSSC Course, 84% were USI students.

Fee Structure

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.

Contact Information

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Chief Instructor
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


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