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Combined Defense Services Examination

Combined Defence Services Exam (CDSE)

UPSC will conduct a Combined Defence Services Examination for admission to the courses of Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Officers Training Academy.

For CDS exam pattern and topic wise questions details is given below.

Scheme of CDS Exam:

The examination will consist two parts:

  • Written Examination will be conducted by UPSC
  • Interview for intelligence and personality test will be conducted by Services
    Selection Boards (SSB).
Written Examination (Objective multiple choice type):

Permanent Commission has 3 papers

  • General Knowledge
  • English
  • Elementary Mathematics
For admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy, exam scheme will be as :
Subject Duration No. of Questions Maximum Marks
English 2 Hours 120 100
General Knowledge 2 Hours  120 100
Elementary Mathematics 2 Hours  100 100

Short Service Commission has 2 papers 

  • General Knowledge
  • English

For admission to Officers Training Academy, exam scheme will be as :

Subject Duration No. of Questions Maximum Marks
English 2 Hours 120 100
General Knowledge 2 Hours  120 100

Is it tough to clear

CDSE ?

Know the syllabus, prepare well.

Do your best.

 

Are girls eligible for

CDSE ?

In CDSE, girls are eligible for OTA.

that is Short Service Commission in Army.

 

Eligibility Criteria for CDS:

Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status for CDSE

S. No.CourseAge limit & marital statusEducational Qualification
1Indian Military Academy18 years to 24 years & Unmarried maleDegree
2Indian Naval Academy18 years to 24 years & Unmarried maleDegree in Engineering
3Air Force Academy20 years to 24 years & Unmarried maleDegree or Bachelor of Engineering
4Officer’s Training Academy19 years to 25 years & Married or Unmarried 
5Officer’s Training Academy (Women)19 years to 25 years & Unmarried women 

Note 1 : Women candidates are being considered only for Short Service Commission at OTA. They should indicate OTA as the only choice.

Note 2 : Negative Marking: One third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

Interview

Interview for intelligence and personality test of such candidates as may be called for interview at one of the Services Selection Centers.

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