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CDS - Combined Defence Services Exam

UPSC CDS (I) 2015

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: Combined Defence Services Examination Guide

CDS: Combined Defence Services Examination Guide
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CDS Important Dates

  • Notification Date: 8 November, 2014
  • Last Date to Apply: 5 December, 2014
  • CDS Exam Date: 15 February, 2015 (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.


#157 suchithra prakash 2015-01-30 21:21
sir, iam apply for cds exam, how will gate admit card for exam?
#156 priyanka thakare 2015-01-28 09:06
Helloo sir, I m priyanka final yr BE student I want to know about CDS exam dates as it is conducted 2 times in year . Approx when second exam of CDS will be conducted????
#155 Tushar Sattiwal 2015-01-22 23:50
Hello Sir, I'm pursuing BCA from IGNOU. I would like to know, Is there any field for IT students or not?
#154 KAUSHAL KUMAR JHA 2015-01-08 14:53
sir,my name is KAUSHAL JHA and i m preparing for CDS. plz tell me which type of book should i read?
#153 niharika shrivas 2015-01-08 13:45
Sir, I want to know what is the syllabus of ota
#152 niharika shrivas 2015-01-08 13:43
pls sir give me a syllabus for OTA
#151 lothungbeni ngulli 2015-01-05 06:15
Hello sir, my name is lothungbeni ngulli and I'm going to complete my BA final in 2015 from Nagaland university and I belong to schedule tribe so can I apply for OTA???
#150 ghanshyam yadav 2015-01-03 22:45
sir which book is good for cds exam
#149 ghanshyam yadav 2015-01-03 22:43
sir I"m doing bsc from distance education shall I get a chance in cds exam.
#148 gamya 2014-12-29 22:39
I have been applied for cds.for women (OTA) elementary mathemathis is not there in the sylabus know...i have a question that is did we get seperate question paper ????? I mean exept this maths????

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