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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).

Important Dates

  • Notification Date: 25 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.

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#146 mohinder 2015-08-03 10:54
can final year btech students apply for OTA ?
#145 Jasvindersingh 2015-08-02 10:55
I am ready in INA.Please reply me.
Thank you
#144 Jasvindersingh 2015-08-02 10:19
I am completed my gradution in B.SC (mathematics) 2015
if i am eligble in ATC .Please reply me.
Thank you
#143 bharani dharan 2015-07-30 19:37
helow sir
i'm completed my graduate in mechanical engineering 2015
if i am eligible to apply for AFA.pls replay me
thank you
#142 mohan palle 2015-07-29 19:46
i am complete 12th in science phy and maths
now i study sy bsc computer science
i can apply this exam?
#141 kulderp 2015-07-29 11:29
If a person is already in defence and doesn't have degree then is it possible for him to apply. Please reply soon
#140 Shiva bhardwaj 2015-07-24 15:11
Quoting Bhajan S Rissam:
As per army website the CDSE II has been postponed. Intimate position of advertisement

when will it be released then for applying online ?
#139 Bhajan S Rissam 2015-07-23 23:01
As per army website the CDSE II has been postponed. Intimate position of advertisement
#138 lakshmi31 2015-07-23 14:10
CDS -2 2015 dates is been postponed??? coz i saw in the upsc website no notifications regarding cds was updated. usually with NDA notifications it will be out.
kindly can u please suggest???
#137 Ajay kumar gupta 2015-07-23 08:20
16/07/1999 hai 10+2 me math physics h kya me cds ka form bhar skta hu
reply plz sir

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