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CDS: Combined Defence Services Examination Guide

CDS: Combined Defence Services Examination Guide
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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
1. English 120 2 Hours 100
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.

CDS Eligibility

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.


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#118 amit dey 2014-09-22 18:29
Sir, I wish to join Indian army my date of Birth 10.01.1991. I am B.Tec ( Electrical. pass out 2013 July CGPA with 7.4
#117 ARCHANA 2014-09-21 19:37
HI am willing to take exam in 2015 am i date of birth june1991
#116 ganesh3426 2014-08-30 19:17
my date of birth is 21-05-1992 only my vision is to join in indian airforce. please tell me am I elegible to proceed the cdse entrance. how many is my oportunities i have to help my 7306974447 plz give possitive reply.
#115 saurabh singh 621 2014-08-30 14:46
I have completed diploma in mechanical engineering and now I am completing my degree in marine. Can I appear for cds exam. Plz tell me as soon as possible. my contact no 9767488311
#114 NAVLEEN KAUR 2014-08-07 12:42
hii...iam doing BCA and i want to join indian airforce & want to give e4xam cds 2015....iam eligible and birth date is 09-02-1995
#113 sunil nehra 2014-07-17 19:01
sir i have 59% in pcm(10+2) so am i eligible for cds?
#112 URGYAN PHUNTSOG 2014-05-16 10:28
Please... Can i get full syllabus of cds examination ..... :D
#111 URGYAN PHUNTSOG 2014-05-16 10:23
#110 roshan kumar singh 2014-05-15 10:03
Sir I am a student of BBA . Can I apply for IMA after completing my BBA.

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