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CDS - Combined Defence Services Exam

UPSC CDS (II) 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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Important Dates

  • Notification Date: 18 July, 2015
  • Last Date to Apply: 14 August, 2015
  • CDS Exam Date: 1 November, 2015 (Sunday)

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.

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.

CDS Syllabus

CDS Cutoff

CDS Previous Year Papers


#139 lalit nangare 2015-04-09 15:02
Sir please tell mi how I prepared cds examination and exam date ???
Please sir its my dream..please give mi information on my mail or phone . My phone no is 08888631832
#138 missshthi 2015-04-07 15:56
on being a girl what cirteria should i hv to follow as i want to join IAF on the rank of jet pilot and i hv pcb at +2 and degree of B.A.
m i elegible to give CDS exam if not let me know other alternates .plz rply fst and provide ur cntact no. so i can ask further details .
#137 sreehari534 2015-03-25 19:34
Sir, im Sreehari kk, i have written the UPSC exam on 15-2-15, with preference as AFA, IMA,OTA. I searched in the site for result, but i didint see. My roll no is 019187. If any result came will you please forward it to my mail id.
Thanking you.
#136 Samhita 2015-03-23 15:13
Dear Sir/ Madam,
I'm Gayathri.S. I'm pursuing my first year BBM (2nd semester). Can you please let me know whether I'm able to take part in CDS exam? If yes, let me know when can I take this exam.
Kindly do the needful.

Thank You
#135 abid .612 2015-03-13 11:54
Sir at what age can we write the exam
#134 NARESH BHATT 2015-03-12 18:08
sir,am naresh. now i am prsuing BBA final. plz guide about for cds
#133 NARESH BHATT 2015-03-12 18:06
Sir,am naresh now i am prsuing BBA final. plz guide about for cds.
#132 suraj ambulkar 2015-03-05 22:55
Sir, i am pursuing ma degree course in mechanical engg can u please help me fr further cds exams.
#131 sunil kumar 2015-02-28 09:11
hare krishna ;
i am persuing my degree in MNNIT.
i am in third year.
can I appear in CDS exam?
how many times in a year this exam is held?
#130 TARAN CHAWLA 2015-02-25 23:53
i am pursuing my degree in B.A.L.L.B and i wanted to know that can i appear for cds exam for IMA or not.

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