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


For any queries, doubts and suggestions, call CDS (I) 2015 Premium Helpline @ 011-40360360


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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when i can apply for cds exam? upcoming registration month??

Smrity 25th Feb, 2020


The dates to register for CDS 1 are closed but as CDS exams are taken twice a year you can take the second paper. The registration for the second CDS paper will be in the Month of August and will probably begin from 5th August,2020. Please stay updated on any notifications released on the official sites for test dates and other related information. The notification related to CDS 2 is released in the month of June probably, so, keep yourself updated on any information.

Here is the link to the official site :

Hope this helps.

All the best!


i am done 12 with pcmb with 40% individual and now in bsc computer science am i eligible for cds exam to join Indian air force and i am 20 years girl

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 22nd Feb, 2020


after completing your graduation course or if you are in final year you are eligible to apply. age limit for woman candidate is ,  should have been born not earlier than January 2, 1996 and not later than January 2, 2002. woman's are only eligible to apply in Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course), the eligibility criteria is bachelors degree in any discipline.

hope it would help.


after clearing the cds exam what will happen

Shivangini Bhatt 19th Feb, 2020
CDA exam is a gateway to the SSB interview. If a candidate manages to clear the CDS Written Exam then he/she will get a chance to show his prowes in the SSB Interview. It is essential to clear the CDS cutoff in order to appear for SSB Interview. If the candidate manages to clear the SSB interview then he/she will be appearing for the document verification and medical examination. After that, the candidate will be sent to the academy for training to become an officer.

sir, i am pursuing integrated ( MBA - B. tech) in Computer Science and Engineering. so, whether I am eligible for the CDS entrance exam Or not ?

Kalpana Sharma 19th Feb, 2020
Hi Chinmaya,
Hope you are doing great.
Yes, you are eligible for the CDS( Combined Defence Services ) exam as the basic eligibility to appear for this exam is to have graduation in any discipline with 50% marks in it.
However, under this exam , there are academies and it has different qualifications required as Air Force or Navy demands of having mainly engineering branch while in OTA and IMA ,you can go with any desirable course.
Hope it helps.

Best Wishes

i am intrested in CDS OTA 2020 i want to know is OTA sylabus of GK And english same as iMA and navy

Sharon Rose Student Expert 18th Feb, 2020
The syllabus for CDS will be same for IMA, INA, AFA and OTA.For IMA, INA, AFA candidates need to appear in Elementary Mathematics paper too.Here is the syllabus for ENGLISH and GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Sentence correction
  • Jumbled sentence
  • Reading comprehension
  • Finding errors and omissions
  • Tenses & verb
  • Vocabulary

General Knowledge
  • History
  • Geography
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Indian polity
  • Current affairs
  • Economics
  • Books and authors

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