Join New Careers Academy to Crack Combined Defence Services Exam

New Careers Academy is known as the best Academy for CDS Coaching in Chandigarh. we at New Careers Academy provide coaching for CDS (IMA/AFA/OTA/NAVAL ACADEMY) written examinations for the past 51 years. We have a very accomplished faculty that is highly trained for providing an insight to students regarding CDS (IMA/AFA/OTA/NAVAL ACADEMY) written examinations.

Not only do we provide coaching to students regarding the complete UPSC CDS Syllabus, we also take weekly and monthly mock tests of the students. The monthly mock test being 6 hrs duration as in the case of CDS (IMA/AFA/OTA/NAVAL ACADEMY) UPSC paper. We analyse each test and also the various portions a student is weak in so that we can help the student, do better and clear the examinations.

We also go through previous years papers with the students and keep introducing a change in our notes every year. So that the students are well accustomed to the changing patterns of the Syllabus and the student can surely achieve success. Notes are provided from our side for all the topics. That is we are the best in CDS (IMA/AFA/OTA/NAVAL ACADEMY) coaching all across India. We have students coming from all across India.

Best CDS Coaching in Chandigarh (IMA/OTA/AFA and INA)

New Careers Academy is a the top Institute  which has been providing the best CDS coaching in Chandigarh for the past 5 decades and has been producing results which cannot be matched, with more than 38000+ selections over the past 5 decades. We have a team which is dedicated towards only defence coaching classes and not like the other institutes have all courses under one roof. We have faculty which is permanent, and one having decades of experience faculty which includes former officers, former Head of department of various Universities. The Coaching is provided in a way such that every student is able to score, the best possible result.

What Make us Among the Top 3 CDS (IMA/OTA/AFA and INA) Coaching Centres in India?

  • First we guarantee the papers of CDS (IMA/OTA/AFA and INA) will come from our notes, the notes are quite exhaustive and have been prepared after a going through the complete analysis of the previous year’s CDS Papers.
  • Score 50 % in our papers and we guarantee you will get through CDS (IMA/OTA/AFA and INA) for sure.
  • The classes are organised according to the capability and the strength of the student, the courses vary from a period of 40 days to 100 days to six months. (Give our Pre Admission Test and we will be able to guide and judge you better).
  • The students whose mathematic is weak are taught not only shortcuts as well but also basics. The students are taught Vedic Mathematics; this increases their speed for doing questions.
  • Doubt sessions are provided, so that student can work on their weakness and shortcomings.
  • Classes are digital with projectors so that students are provided with latest means and provision for making everything easy for them.
  • Test series are available every week and also monthly test are there. Get more than 50 % in each test we promise you will clear the paper come what may.
  • We have been solving the paper every year and also providing the Cut offs with the most accurate answer key, we are the Best CDS Coaching Centre In India because we do not make fake claims we put the money where it matters in our results.

SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course:

Candidates with Air Force as first and only choice cannot be considered as left-over for grant of SSC (OTA) if they fail in Computer Pilot Selection System (CPSS) and/or Pilot Aptitude Battery Test. Such candidates, if they desire to be considered for SSC (OTA) should exercise their option for OTA also.

New Careers Academy has tradition of producing 3rd generation officers as well as, we have produced more than 10% of the final merit list from us . Join the Best CDS Coaching Academy In India and feel the difference.

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Why Choose New Careers Academy for CDS Coaching?

The competition for CDS written exam is tremendous more than 4 lakhs students appear for the CDS written examination (IMA/OTA/AFA and INA) but only 10000 qualify out which only a selected 500 finally make it. Joining New Careers Academy makes you a winner for life. Join the best CDS coaching center in Chandigarh, an institution with more than 38000+ selections.

Estd. in 1967 , we have been providing CDS written coaching for over 5 decades, and not just a year or two ago as various other institutes. Please be aware of such institutes.

  • We can give in written a candidate will get through provided he gets 35% in our mock tests and monthly papers.
  • Our notes will carry 90% of the paper that will come in CDSE Examinations.
  • We are proud to say that over three generation of officers have got through us.
  • In every batch we have a second or third generation student coming to us for coaching.
  • We guarantee to teach you Maths short cuts and we can tell you there will be no one better than us.
  • Our CDS written batches run through out the year, with no break what so ever.
  • We have our own hostel and not a PG accommodation so that our students get best of the facilities.
  • We see to it our students in the hostel study from 9 P.M. to 12 P.M. daily in the hostel with us keeping a check on them (Separate study halls are provided in the hostel).
  • Separate Hostels for GIRL Candidates.
  • We teach 240 working hours in a month with no holidays being observed, more than anyone. Classes are held in morning as well evening and 8 hours a day.
  • All students are required to speak in ENGLISH so that a base can be set up for all students for SSB also, we believe in grooming our students to a level they can all aspire to be.
  • We are cheapest and yet the best.
  • The last batch we had 3 students whose fathers took training in 1987 under Col. Dhaliwal, who now are serving in Army, his sons also took coaching from us and now are passed out from IMA or OTA.

Terms and Duration for CDS Coaching

  1. Our batches start 1st and 15 th of every month.The classes are held 8 hours daily with no holidays are observed even national holidays are working for us.
  2. The classes will be from morning 08.00 hours to 13.00 hours and then again from 16.00 to 19.00 hours. Saturdays and Sundays are working for us.

CDS Course Fee

Written Exam:


Admission Fee
Tuition Fee (40 days)
Rs. 20000
Tuition Fee (100 days)
Rs. 40000
Tuition Fee (6 Months)
Rs. 58000
Hostel Rent (optional)
Rs. 3500
Messing Fee (optional)
Rs. 130/day
Rs.500 (Refundable)

Written Exam:


Admission Fee
Tuition Fee (40 days)
Rs. 16000
Tuition Fee (100 days)
Rs. 32000
Tuition Fee (6 Months)
Rs. 46000
Hostel Rent (optional)
Rs. 3500
Messing Fee (optional)
Rs. 130/day
Rs.500 (Refundable)
Best CDS Coaching Chandigarh

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  1. A pre scholarship test will be taken prior to admission and the scholarship ranges from 10% to 30%.
  2. If you start scoring more than 50% in weekly and monthly test 20% more scholarship will be given.
  3. If you finally get merited in; 10% for the fees would be returned back*. *The fees refunded or deducted from SSB tuition fees when the ward joins for the SSB course.

* No admission fee charged from defence personal and there wards.

* 50 percent off for war widows .

* Group schemes (5 or more candidates Rs. 500 off)

Total Number of Vacancies in CDSE Combined Defence Service Examination (IMA/OTA/AFA and INA)

We will be Putting across the number of seats that will be there for then various Entries through CDS written Papers.

Academy Name

Number of Vacancies

Indian Military Academy Dehradun
Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala
Air Force Academy Hyderabad (Pre-Flying)
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)
Officers Training Academy Chennai

CDS Exam Syllabus

Paper-1 (English)

120 questions total marks 100 (For All) 2 hours paper

  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Ordering of Words
  • Comprehension
  • Spotting Errors

Paper-2 (G.K.)

120 questions total marks 100 ( For All) 2 hours paper

  • History
  • Current Affairs
  • Geography
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Economics

Paper-3 (Maths)

100 questions total marks 100 (For IMA/N.A./AFA) 2 hours paper

  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Statistics
  • Arithmetic
  • Mensuration

Frequently asked questions for CDS Coaching

Question 1. Do we provide coaching in Hindi and English both?

No, we do not provide coaching in Hindi and English. We only provide coaching in ENGLISH. The reason being even if you clear your Written exams the cds interviews are held in ENGLISH and without a base in english in speaking it becomes difficult for a candidate to express himself better. That is why we advise our student to push for English at a starting stage and not towards the fag end, for which there is no solution.

Question 2. Who can apply for CDS Exam?

Educational Qualifications:

For IMA /OTA: A degree from a recognised University or equivalent.

For Naval Academy: B.Sc. with Physics and/or Mathematics or Bachelor of Engineering.

For Air Force Academy: B.Sc. of a recognized University or equivalent with Physics and/or Mathematics as subjects or Bachelor of Engineering.


For IMA: Unmarried male candidates between 19-24 years on 1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding the year of examination.

For Naval Academy: Unmarried male candidates between 19-22 years on 1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding; the year of examination.

For Air Force Academy: Unmarried male candidates between 19-23 years on 1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding the year of examination.

For Officers Training Academy: Male candidates (married or unmarried) between 19-25 years on 1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding the year of examination.

Question 3. Are there any year or six months CDS courses?

Let us start of by saying that we have been running NDA written coaching Courses for the past 49 years. We have been teaching students and have had a phenomenal record of students who get through and we do not recommend a year long courses. The reason’s being the following:

  • The paper Of NDA happens after every 6 months and not after a year, so any one offering you a years course is basically telling you that for sure you wont get through the first term.
  • Ask the person or the institute about the teaching hours covered in the coaching. They would be very less.
  • The candidate also looses a very important year of his life and that year cannot be given back.

Question 4. Why do we provide CDS Coaching at much cheaper rates?

It is a myth amongst most students who charge more provide the best, but that is not true. We at New Careers Academy have been providing quality education to all our students, without any compromise in the quality and standards of teachers. We provide the latest teaching techniques with the help of Audio-Visual tools to make the student understand a lot better.

We are following our founding directors Lt. Col. H.S. Dhaliwal message of providing good affordable education to all sections of students which they can afford and not exorbitant rates. We remain committed to the message of ‘Serving Our Country through our students.

Dear Aspirant, if you are looking for CDS Coaching in Chandigarh, So New Careers Academy is best option for you.

Question 5. The best centers allowed for CDS(IMA/OTA) Papers in India?

We are placing the name of the CDS written exam centres according to Alphabetical order:

Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bengaluru, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dharwad, Dispur, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur and Vishakhapatnam.

The major cities of Punjab do not have CDS Centres for Papers such as Patiala, Ludhiana, Bathinda, Moga, Gurdaspur, Mohali and Amritsar do not have CDS Centers for examination as a regional centre, so students from there flock to Chandigarh to give their paper. Similar is the case for students and wards from Himachal Pradesh belonging to cities such as Dharamshala, Kangra, Mandi, Solan , Hamirpur, Kasauli, Bilaspur, Kullu, Palampur, the wards from there go and give there paper in Shimla as the main centre.

The students from Haryana from cities such as Hisar, Panipat, Sonipat, Rohtak, Panchkula, Ambala, Sirsa will Fill either Chandigarh or Delhi as their main CDS centre for examination.

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