CDS (I) 2015
Updated on Dec 5, 2015 - 12:33 p.m. IST by Apratim Chatterjee

CDS (I) 2015- Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) shall be conducting Combined Defence Services Examination (I) 2015. Combined Defence Services Examination (I) is a competitive exam conducted for admissions to various courses including IMA Dehradun, INA Ezhimala, Air Force Academy Hyderabad and OTA Chennai.

CDS (I) 2015 is scheduled to be held on February 15, 2015.

Exam – Combined Defence Services (I)


Commonly known as – CDS (I) 2015


Exam Type – National


Exam Category – UG


Conducting Authority – UPSC


Exam Fees – Rs. 200


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CDS (I) 2015 Eligibility Criteria – Applicants should be considered eligible to appear in Combined Defence Services (CDS (I)) 2014, if they have passed Graduation (10+2+3 examination) or equivalent from a recognized institute.

Candidates need to note that the eligibility criteria for each course of CDS (I) shall differ from one other.


CDS (I) 2015 Application Form – The application form for CDS (I) 2015 are available from November 8 till December 12, 2014. Candidates applying for CDS (I) 2015 need to fill in the online application in two registration parts. While in Part I of registration, they need to fill in their essential details including name, father’s name, educational qualification, date of birth, etc, in the second part of registration, they have to upload their photograph and signature after depositing the application fee.


CDS (I) 2015 Online Application Form Link –


CDS (I) 2015 Admit Card – Candidates will be able to download CDS (I) 2015 Admit Card tentatively three weeks before the scheduled date of exam. Candidates will have take a print out of the admit card and carry it in the exam centre along with a proof of identity. No candidate shall be allowed to appear in the exam without a valid CDS (I) 2015 admit card.


CDS (I) 2015 Exam Pattern – Candidates appearing in CDS (I) 2015 Exam for IMA, INA and Air Force Academy will have three question papers comprising objective type questions of 100 marks each and those for OTA will have to appear for two papers of 10 marks each. The objective type questions shall cover three different papers including English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics. OTA candidates will not have to appear for Elementary Mathematics paper. The questions will be in English medium.


Duration of the examination – 6 hours for IMA, INA and Air Force Academy and 4 hours for OTA (2 hours each for every paper)


Total marks for CDS (I) 2015 – 300 marks for IMA, INA and Air Force Academy and 200 marks for OTA


Marking Scheme – Negative Marking is applicable for every incorrect response. One-third (1/3) shall be deducted.


For IMA, INA and Air Force Academy –

Subject Areas


Marks Allotted


2 Hours


General Knowledge

2 Hours


Elementary Mathematics

2 Hours



6 Hours


For OTA –

Subject Areas


Marks Allotted


2 Hours


General Knowledge

2 Hours



4 Hours


CDS (I) 2015 Result – UPSC has declared CDS (I) 2015 Final Result for the successful candidates. The candidates who qualify CDS (I) 2015 are invited for Services Selection Board (SSB) Interview. The candidates who qualify CDS (I) 2015 SSB Interview are declared finally selected for CDS (I) 2015 various courses.

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Sir, can I give CDS exam?. I am a student of BE(fire engineering) .

Akram Khan 1st Jan, 2020


The educational qualification for eligibility to Central defense service exam that is CDS exam is

The candidate should be graduate or appearing in the final year of the  same is eligible to apply for CDS exam.

So if you are in final year of your graduation you can apply to this exam.


cds ke peper main math kis class ki rahti hai

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 31st Dec, 2019
Mathematics paper consists of questions from arithmetic, algebra, mensuration, geometry, trigonometry and statistics. Some best books for CDS Mathematics are Arihant Pathfinder, Quantum CAT by Sarvesh Verma, Mathematics for CDS by RS Aggarwal. You can check the syllabus here-
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difference between nda syllabus and cds syllabus

niharika cherry 29th Dec, 2019

Hi Divy!

NDA and CDS have different similitudes however are not one in something very similar. NDA is for the 10+2 level, CDS is for graduation level. NDA test is for national guard institute and CDS is for IMA and OTA. The fundamental contrast is that CDS must be given by graduates. So coming to syllabus NDA has 10+2 level syllabus and CDS has graduation syllabus.

Hope this helps.

All the best!


if i join Indian army after that can i give cds exam? ple... ans in hindi

sudheer kumar 29th Dec, 2019

Hello Divy,

If you start your journey in army after 12 as an soldiers you can't give CDSE. Ek bar army mai enter hone ke baad aap dhusri entry ke apply Nahi Kar shakte. Entries such as ACC no ki serving soldiers ke liye Hoti h after 2 year of job aap de shakte h. Aap ke Pas bhut se muke mille ge army mai Jane ke baad. Jisse aap officer ban shakte h.

Best of luck!

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how to join parachute Regiment after CDS?

Hello Divy Pandey

Parachute Commandos are experts who come under a separate wing of the Indian Army. Those who are part of the Army can become Para commandos through competitive tests and by way of promotions.

They have to undergo 6 months training in the Special Forces regiments and 3 months training for normal parachute regiments. There will be physical, mental and psychological tests carried out as part of the training. Those who successfully complete the hard training program can become Parachute Commandos within the Army.

Hope it helps you.

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