CDS 2017

ABOUT CDS

ABOUT CDS

Union public Service Commission (UPSC) “Combined Defence Services (CDS)” exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for selection of candidates into the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Officers Training Academy (OTA), Naval Academy and Air Force Academy.

Serving for the armed forces of the country is a privilege and sitting in UPSC CDS exam gives the opportunity to serve for any of the three wings of the Armed Forces that are, Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force.

The Notification for the CDS examination usually comes in the months of November and July, and the examinations are held in the months of February and October respectively. From below, applicants may see the full details regarding UPSC CDS Exam Dates 2016.

Exam Pattern:

The entrance for Central Defense Services comprises of a Written Exam followed by and Intelligence and Personality Test. The details follow:

Written Examination for Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy

Paper

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

I

English

2 hours

100

II

General Knowledge

2 hours

100

III

Elementary Mathematics

2 hours

100

Total

300

Written Examination for Officers' Training Academy

Paper

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

I

English

2 hours

100

II

General Knowledge

2 hours

100

Total

200

 

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