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

Academy Age
Indian Military Academy 19-24 years
Air Force Academy 19-23 years
Naval Academy 19-23 years
Officer’s Training Academy 19-25 years

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

Subject Marks
English 100
General knowledge 100
Elementary mathematics 100

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

Subject Marks
English 100
General knowledge 100
Total 200
NDA special summer batches starting on 15th, 21st Oct, 26th Oct and 1st November. For students in +2 Regular batches starting on 15th, 22nd Aug & 1st November.