CDS - Combined Defence Services Exam
CDS: Combined Defence Services Examination Guide
UPSC CDS (I) 2014
Combined Defence Services Exam is conducted by the UPSC two times in a year for admissions to Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA) and Officers Training Academy (OTA).
CDS Important Dates
- Notification Date: 2 November, 2013
- Last Date to Apply: 2 December, 2013
- CDS Exam Date: 9 February, 2014 (Sunday)
CDS Exam Pattern
|S.No.||Paper / Subject||Questions||Duration||Marks|
|2.||General Knowledge||120||2 Hours||100|
|3.||Elementary Mathematics||100||2 Hours||100|
Elementary Mathematics is not required for admission to Officers Training Academy (OTA). There is penalty for wrong answers.
Women candidates are eligible for OTA only.
Age: For IMA and INA, your date of birth should be between 2nd January 1991 and 1st January 1996. For AFA and OTA, your date of birth should be between 2nd January 1990 and 1st January 1996.
Education: For IMA and OTA, you need a degree of a recognized university. For INA, degree in engineering is required. For AFA, you should have a recognized degree and Physics & Mathematics at 10+2 level.