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


    Commences end Nov. syllabus covered in five question papers. Additional papers are set for contact programmes. All six subjects covered. Cost Rs 4300/-.


    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 3500/-.

  • PART D

    Commences mid Apr. Cost for five subjects is Rs 2700/-. Special to Corps papers are not covered by the USI.

  • PART B

    Commences 2nd week Dec. Cost for five subjects is Rs 2300/-.

Contact Programmes

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.

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

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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