CDS Exam Pattern 2021 - Marking Scheme of INA, OTA,IMA & IFA, Mode, Interview
CDS Exam Pattern 2021 - UPSC mentions the CDS 2021 exam pattern in the official notification that was released on the the official website. Applicants must check the CDS exam pattern and syllabus PDF for their preparations. CDS exam pattern 2021 mentions subjects asked in the exam, exam duration, number of questions and marking scheme. Union Public Service Commission CDS exam pattern will be released separately for all the papers asked in CDS exam. According to the CDS 2021 exam pattern, the prelims and mains exam will be objective type except for the language paper. Applicants must check the CDS Exam Pattern 2021 for effective preparation strategy. Candidates must also check how to prepare for CDS 2021 for their effective preparations. UPSC 02/CDS 2021 is scheduled to be conducted on November 14, 2021. For more details about the CDS paper pattern 2021, candidates can check the article given below.
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CDS Exam Pattern 2021 - Overview
CDS Selection Process 2020
Mode of the exam
Duration of the exam
2 hours (For each paper)
Exam Papers in CDS
100 marks for each paper
Type of questions
Multiple Choice Type
One third for every wrong answer
English & Hindi
CDS Exam Pattern 2021
Union Public Service Commission mentions the CDS exam pattern in the CDS notification 2021. CDS exam pattern is released separately for all the subjects - English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics. Candidates appearing for INA, IMA & IFA entry have to attempt all three papers while OTA candidates have to appear for only English and General Knowledge. As per the CDS 2021 exam pattern, there will be a negative marking also of one-third mark for every incorrect answer in CDS exam. Candidates must also check the best books for CDS 2021 along with the exam pattern for their preparation. For more details about the CDS exam pattern and syllabus pdf, candidates can check the table mentioned below.
CDS Exam Pattern 2021 For INA, IMA & IFA
Number of questions
CDS Exam Pattern 2021 For OTA
Number of questions
CDS Marking Scheme 2021
The exam conducting authorities prescribes the CDS marking scheme in the official notification. As per the CDS exam pattern 2021, the one-third mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. In case, candidates mark more than one option then it will be considered as an incorrect answer. No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions in CDS exam.
CDS Exam Pattern 2021 - SSB Interview
Candidates who qualify the CDS 2021 written exam will be called for an SSB interview later. The SSB interview comprises various stages mentioned in the table given below
CDS Exam Pattern 2021 For SSB
Group Testing Officers Test
CDS Syllabus 2021
Union Public Service Commission prescribes the CDS 2021 syllabus in the official notification. With the help of CDS syllabus, candidates can check the important topics and chapters asked in the exam. Candidates can also make an effective study plan with the help of syllabus. Candidates must also check CDS exam pattern 2021 along with the syllabus. For more details about CDS syllabus 2021, candidates can check the table mentioned below.
CDS Syllabus 2021
CDS Question Papers 2021
Candidates can download the CDS 2021 question papers and solve them as part of their preparation. This will help the candidates to get an idea about the type of questions that are asked in the CDS exam and they will also get to know what the topics from which the questions are predominantly asked. Also the candidates will be able to learn how to manage the time while answering the CDS question papers 2021.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CDS Exam Pattern 2021 - Marking Scheme of INA, OTA,IMA & IFA, Mode, Interview
Question: What is the selection process of CDS?
CDS selection process 2021 comprises written exam, SSB interview and medical test.
Question: How to download CDS question papers?
Candidates can download CDS question papers 2021 from the official website after the conclusion of the recruitment process.
Question: What are the details required to download the admit card of CDS 2021?
Candidates can download CDS admit card 2021 through their registration number and date of birth.
Question: When will the CDS 01/2021 exam be conducted?
As per the CDS exam dates 2021, CDS 2021 will be conducted on February 07 in offline mode.
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Questions related to CDS
My DOB is June 23 1998 I am I eligible for CDS 2021?
Yes, The candidate born between 02 Jan 1998 to 01 Jan 2003 . So you will are eligible according to this years' eligibility criteria. CDS Notification is published by Union Public Service Commission. CDS follows a three-stage recruitment process it consists of:
- Written Test
- SSB Interview
- Medical Examination
- Merit List
Follow the link below for more information:
my dob is April 2004 ,am I eligible for cds paper 2in 2022
As per as your Date Of Birth, you will be 18 years of old by April 2022, which does not fulfill the required CDS Eligibility Criteria 2022 as per Age Limit which is 19 - 25 years of old( unmarried).
Candidates should be graduates and between the age group of 19 to 25 years. CDS eligiblity criteria 2021 is based on age limit, educational qualification, nationality and more.
Can 1st year BCA student apply for CDS OTA ?
I am extremely sorry to tell you dear but you are not eligible for CDS OTA if you are in the first year of BCA
This is because,
To be eligible for CDS OTA you should have completed your graduation course, also students who are in the final year of their degree examination are eligible
but you are still in the first year of your BCA ,thus you are not eligible. You can apply for CDS OTA either after the completion of your bca or in the final year of your BCA.
For your reference CDS eligibility criteria is provided below:-
-)you should be indian/nepali/bhutani
-) or you should be a tibetan refugee who came here before January, 1962 in india to settle permanently .
-)or you should be of indian origin migrated from following countries to settle here in India permanently :-
->Sri Lanka & East African Countries
The age limit and marital status for different CDS courses is provided below:-
*Indian Military Academy :- you should be between 19 to 24 years and unmarried
*Indian Naval Academy :- you should be between 19 to 24 years and unmarried
*Air Force Academy :- you should be between 20 to 24 years and unmarried
*Officers' Training Academy (Men) :- you should be between 19 to 25 years and can be either unmarried or Married
*Officers Training Academy (Women, Non-Technical) :- you should be between 19 to 25 years and unmarried or widow or a Divorcee
Educational qualifications required for CDS is provided below:-
*Indian Military Academy :- you need a bachelor's Degree in any discipline from a recognised university. Those who are in final year of their degree are also eligible.
*Indian Naval Academy :- Must have bachelor's degree in engineering or should be in final year of your engineering.
*Air Force Academy :- You should have bachelor's degree in engineering or Bachelor's Degree in any discipline with physics and mathematics in your 10+2 level . Those who are in final year of their degree are also eligible
* OTA (Men) :- you need a bachelor's Degree in any discipline from a recognised university. Those who are in final year of bachelor's degree are also eligible.
* OTA (Women - Non-Technical) :- you need a bachelor's Degree in any discipline from a recognised university. Those who are in final year of their degree are also eligible
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i have a 60.62% marks in 12th science so....can i apply for cds and afcat examination.. .
You need to hold a graduation degree in order to apply for both of the CDS and AFCAT exam. Your class 12th marks won't pose any hindrance.
The education qualification needed for CDS are:
For I.M.A. and OTA, candidates should have a bachelor's degree from a university or equivalent degree from institutions that have been recognized by the Central/State Government.
For INA candidate needs to have a Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/institution.
Also, to apply to Air Force Academy, the candidates need a degree from a recognized university( with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2) or a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
Also, apart from educational eligibility criteria, you also need to fulfill the other criteria to be eligible. Check the link below for more information regarding this
BSc(cbz) is ok to Join AFA in CDS ? PLEASE ANSWER
I am not very sure of BSc(CBZ) acceptance for CDS.
But I can provide you these links to check out:
These are the official sites of the Indian Airforce. You can check the career options from these sites.
Through these links, you can also check out which branch (flying or technical or non technical) you are eligible.
Also, please note that, CDS is not the only entrance for AFA. You have options like AFCAT and NCC Special Entry also. You can check these also through the links provided.