CDS EXAMINATION

The “Combined DefenceServices”Examination (CDS) is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy,Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. The Notification for the examination is usually released in the months of October and June, and the examinations are conducted in February and November respectively. Only unmarried graduates are eligible to sit for the exam. Successful candidates are admitted into the respective Academies after an interview conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).
Eligibility Criteria
 
Eligibility Criteria
 
For Indian Military Academy/Officers’ Training Academy: Degree from a recognized university or equivalent
For Naval Academy: Bachelor of Engineering
For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognized University with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and Bachelor of Engineering,Bachelor of Technology
 
Bachelor Of Technology
Age Limit
 

AcademyAge
Indian Military Academy19-24 years
Air Force Academy19-23 years
Naval Academy19-23 years
Officer’s Training Academy19-25 years

 
Scheme Of Examination
 
Indian Military Academy / Air Force Academy / Naval Academy
 
All the papers are of objective type.UPSC CDS syllabus
 

SubjectMarks
English100
General knowledge100
Elementary mathematics100

 
Officers’ Training Academy
 
All the papers are of objective type. [UPSC CDS Entrance Exam Syllabus]
 

SubjectMarks
English100
General knowledge100
Total200
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